Privacy Policy

Who we are

https://www.choices-sa.co.za is the website address for ChoicesTM, a product of the Align-Ed Network.

 

Privacy Policy

This is the main privacy policy for Align-Ed Network and Align-Ed Foundation and it applies to all our online platforms. Our ‘online platforms’ refers to all our websites, mobile sites, mobile apps, emails or any other technology or services you may use to interact with us.

This privacy policy describes how we gather, use and protect the information we collect and receive from you. By using our online platforms you are agreeing to the provisions herein.

 

Information we Collect or Receive

Your personal information includes any information that you provide to us directly, whether through our online platforms or via phone, sms, fax or any other medium, this may include information you give to us:

  • by filling in forms on our online platforms;
  • when you enter a competition, promotion or complete a survey;
  • by posting comments or content on our online platforms;
  • when you purchase one of our products or services;
  • when you contact us and when you otherwise provide information directly to us.

We collect information when you use our online platforms or services by using cookies, web beacons and other technologies. Depending on how you access and use our online platforms, we may receive:

  • Log information;
  • Information we infer about you based on your interaction with our products and services;
  • Device information;
  • Location information.

We may receive additional information about you that is publicly or commercially available or when you choose to connect with us via social networking services.

 

How Your Information Is Used

We may use your personal identifiable information in the following ways.

  • For payment purposes and to provide you with information, products or services you request from us.
  • To communicate with you regarding special offers, general announcements and news. Please note you can always opt out of receiving communication from us by contacting us through the various opt-out methods provided on our online platforms or within our communications with you.
  • To improve our service and the marketing of our service. This could include using your demographic location to improve targeting of our online platforms and customise your visit to our website.
  • Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

We will NEVER provide your personally identifiable information to any persons other than a law enforcement or regulatory agency at their request, or third parties who provide services on our behalf such as payment processing and mail distribution channels.

Other than the above, we do not under any circumstances give away or sell your information to any third parties.

Our service is not available to anyone under the age of 13 and we will never intentionally maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.

 

Cookies

Similar to other websites, our website uses a technology called ‘cookies’. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We may use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you wish. This may however prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

 

Links to Other Websites (3rd Party Sites)

This privacy policy applies only to information collected by our online platforms.

Our online platforms may contain links to other websites/platforms. Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over those other platforms and they are not governed by this privacy policy . We therefore cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such platforms . You are advised to exercise caution and look at the privacy policy applicable to any website or online platform you may visit from a link on our site. The inclusion of links to any other website or online platform does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

 

Personally Identifiable Information

Align-Ed does not share, sell, rent, or trade personally identifiable information with third parties. We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described within this privacy policy without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Your personal information is safe with us. Although it is not possible to guarantee security of information collected or received, we have taken suitable steps to safeguard your information. Our website is protected by a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which reduces the risk of unauthorised access and provides additional protection of your information.

 

How You Can Access /Correct Your Information

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You can also correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

 

Specific Terms and Conditions

Align-Ed considers email transmitted via our service to be the private correspondence between the sender and recipient. We will not monitor, edit or disclose the contents of a user`s private communications, except as required by law. By using our online platforms you acknowledge and agree that Align-Ed does not endorse the content of any user communications and are not responsible or liable for any unlawful, harassing, libellous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, tortuous, or otherwise objectionable content, or content that infringes or may infringe the intellectual property or other rights of another.

 

Use of Media

All media used on our online platforms is either the property of Align-Ed, in the public domain, or published with permission (the latter stated thus). Should you believe any content on our online platforms to be an infringement of these parameters, please contact us immediately and we will take the necessary steps to verify and rectify as a matter of urgency.

 

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our online platforms.

While we endeavour to keep the information we provide up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of our online platforms.

Every effort is made to keep our online platforms up and running smoothly. However, we takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, our online platforms being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you in the appropriate manner.

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are can be submitted using any of the “Contact” means provided on our online platforms.

 

 

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