Privacy Policy | Stangen

Privacy Policy

We know that you value your privacy, and so do we; therefore we will do our best to respect it. We will exercise care in dealing with your personal and confidential information submitted to Wise About Life via the website www.wiseaboutlife.co.za (Website), and commit to deal with it in a lawful manner. This privacy statement sets out the practices applicable to the protection of information on Wise About Life website.

Personal Information

Wise About Life is committed to keeping your personal information confidential. Wise About Life will only use your personal information to enhance your experience; the service that Wise About Life provides to you and to communicate with you, unless express directly by you not to do so. Should you wish to access the personal information records maintained by us, Wise About Life will make this information available following receipt of such request. 

Information used for monitoring purposes

You will be able to browse the Website without Wise About Life collecting any personal information from you. However, the Website servers will collect the IP address of your computer for analytical purposes (including to determine which areas of the website are most popular etc.) but will not collect your e-mail address or any other distinguishing information. The information that is collected will be aggregated which means that identification is possible. The process of gathering this information is known as “cookies”. If you do not wish for us to collect information from your browser, you should allow the disablement of cookies. 

Processing and collection of certain personal information

Wise About Life may collect and process certain personal information for communication and administrative purposes. Collection and processing of this information will help us render better service to you, and create content tailored to meet your needs. Subject to the exceptions stated below, Wise About Life will obtain your express consent before collecting, processing, maintaining or disclosing your personal information for marketing purposes. Information that we collect may be stored and processed in, and transferred to, countries outside South Africa, but such countries shall have the same level of data protection as is applicable in South Africa. In the following circumstances, Wise About Life may collect, process or deal with your personal information without your consent:

• If Wise About Life is specifically requested, and required by law, to deliver certain personal information

• If the disclosure of personal information is necessary to protect Wise About Life’s interests

• If the disclosure of personal information is in the public interest (e.g. for the prevention of crimes) and there are legitimate grounds for such disclosure

• If de-identified personal information is required for statistical purposes

We may share your personal information with our partners, who include:

Our contracted service providers whose assistance we require to conduct our business operations; credit bureaus for certain specified information, as allowed in terms of the law.

Collection of information by third parties

Owners or information system administrators of third party websites that have links to Wise About Life may collect personal information about you when you use these links. Wise About Life does not control the collection or use of personal information by third parties and this privacy statement does not apply to third parties. 

Analytics data

Wise About Life may collect anonymous information from visitors to its website to help it provide better customer service. For Example, Wise About Life keeps track of the domains from which people visit its website and also measures visitor activity on its website. In doing so Wise About Life ensures the information cannot be used to identify you. Wise About Life or its analytics vendors may use this data to analyse trends and statistics and to help it provide better customer service. If you do not wish your personal information be used this way, please notify us on wiseaboutlife@stangen.co.za

Personalised URL link

On occasion, a personalised URL (link) is displayed on the Wise About Life website that directs a visitor to a personal web page. The personal URL is readily identifiable and may result in the disclosure of personal information. By clicking on that link and accessing a personal web page you agree to allow Wise About Life to collect information about your session visits. Wise About Life may use this information to help it provide you with information that matches your interests. If you do not wish your personal information to be used in this way, please notify us on wiseaboutlife@stangen.co.za

Children

While few, if any, of Wise About Life’s pages are directed towards children, Wise About Life is committed to comply with all applicable laws aimed at the protection of children and in particular the protection of their personal information. 

Interception of Communications

You agree that Wise About Life shall have the right to intercept, block, filter, delete, disclose and use all communications sent or posted by you to the Website, subject to the provisions of the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act, 2002 (RICA). Furthermore, you agree that the consent provided by you can be deemed to satisfy the requirement for written consent, as detailed in the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002, and RICA.

Updating of the privacy policy

Wise About Life may, from time to time, in its sole discretion, amend this privacy policy to meet legislative and other requirements. All amendments thereto will be posted on the Website. In the event of conflict, the most recent version of the privacy policy shall supersede and replace all previous versions of the privacy policy.