Privacy Policy

Introduction

Business Ireland Southern Africa includes all it’s associated Chapters wherever located. Business Ireland Cape Town (BICT) is an associated Chapter of Business Ireland Southern Africa (BISA).

Business Ireland Southern Africa respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how any personal information you provide on our site is processed and used by us. This privacy policy is designed to protect you, our users, by informing you what personal information is collected, what we do with that information, with whom we share it, and the methods we use to collect it. Your use of the Business Ireland Southern Africa websites and any micro-sites is subject to your agreement with this policy

Business Ireland Southern Africa is proudly committed to complying with various relevant Data Protection Acts of South Africa and any digital marketing efforts we undertake adhere strictly to their provisions.

Information we collect

Simply put, our function is to facilitate your efforts to find a product or web site that suits you so the collection of personal information is limited and always voluntary. As a user of our website, you may opt-in to receive information from us, in which case we will require certain personal data from you. This will include your name and email address, and we may also ask for your telephone number so that we can contact you in the event that a problem arises. In all cases, you can be assured that we will only seek the most basic details needed to get the information you requested to you in a timely fashion. Business Ireland Southern Africa does not attempt to collect further data without user consent that enables personally identifiable profiling of our users. We collect and collate generic information on all our site traffic that is only ever represented in aggregate format.

Members database

Members have freely given information on the membership application form, which is stored on the Business Ireland database. This database may be accessed by all members of Business Ireland allowing them to find out more about other members and start making networking connections. This database is secured by username and password for use only by members.

Use of your information by third parties

Business Ireland Southern Africa does not sell or pass on your personal details to third parties without your consent, except in the following, highly unlikely instances:

  • where it is required by applicable law or pursuant to a court or similar order
  • where it is required urgently to prevent serious loss or damage to property of Business Ireland Southern Africa
  • where it is required for the purposes of obtaining legal advice or for the purposes of, or in the course of, legal proceedings to which Business Ireland Southern Africa is a party or a witness.

From time to time, we conduct joint promotional email campaigns with third parties. As part of such campaigns, we may forward promotional emails to your email address containing information on products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. Such emails may include links to the websites of third parties, and in this regard we would refer you to the section headed ‘Security’ below. We will not make your personal information available to any third party and any promotional emails will always be sent by us. When you register with us on our contact us page or membership application, you will have the opportunity to opt out of receiving promotional information from us. This can be done by simply checking the relevant box that appears in our registration form.

If after a certain period of time you decide that you no longer wish to receive promotional information, you can contact us and we will remove you from our mailing list.

Analysis of click trails

On Business Ireland Southern Africa websites, IP addresses are logged to track a user’s session while the user remains anonymous. We analyse this data for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. We do not link your IP addresses to anything personally identifiable to you.

Cookies

Cookies, or small items of code placed on your computer by the website, are vital to the functioning of the modern web. Cookies allow website operators to determine how users browse their sites and are a technical prerequisite for the operation of more advanced websites, such as those which require their users to log-in.

We use cookies – if you do not wish to accept new cookies or wish to disable cookies altogether, you can set your internet browser accordingly using its settings and this will not affect your use of our site, but will inhibit your ability to successfully use the membership area.

Email disclaimer

This email and the information in it may be confidential, legally privileged and/or protected by law. It is intended solely for the use of the person to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose the contents to any other person, use it for any purpose, or store or copy the information in any medium. Please also delete all copies of this email and any attachments from your system.

Unless otherwise expressly stated, this email is not intended to constitute a business letter, order form or other offer or invitation to you, nor does this email form the basis of any contract. Contracts may not be concluded by email and any contract or agreement attached is subject to a written contract being concluded with Business Ireland Southern Africa (BISA) and shall not and is not intended to create a legally binding relationship. Nothing in this email shall be taken or read as suggesting, proposing or relating to any agreement concerted practice or other practice that could infringe South African competition or any other legislation.

Copyright in this email and any attachments belong to BISA. Should you communicate with anyone at BISA by email, you consent to BISA monitoring and reading any such correspondence.

BISA cannot guarantee the security or confidentiality of email communications. BISA do not accept any liability for losses or damages that you may suffer as a result of your receipt of this email including but not limited to computer service or system failure, access delays or interruption, data non-delivery or mis-delivery, computer viruses or other harmful components. This email is sent by or on behalf of BISA or it’s constituent Chapters or the relevant subsidiary undertaking of BISA with which you are dealing. BISA and its Chapters have adopted legal constitutions, which can be read on the BISA website.

This disclaimer forms part of the content of this email for purposes of section 11 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 (Act No. 25 of 2002)

Security

Business Ireland Southern Africa takes appropriate measures to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to our sites, and periodically updates its security measures in light of current technologies. You need to be aware, however, of inherent risks associated with the transmission of information via the Internet. Business Ireland Southern Africa cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any personal information you submit to our sites. If you have concerns in this regard, Business Ireland Southern Africa has other ways of obtaining and providing information such as post or telephone.

Business Ireland Southern Africa sites may also be linked to websites operated by third parties. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third party sites do not constitute endorsement on the part of Business Ireland Southern Africa of those sites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of the owners and operators of those sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and practices on each site which asks you to submit personal information.

Conditions of use and revisions

Business Ireland Southern Africa’s function may change in the future and Business Ireland Southern Africa reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at our discretion. Any modifications that do occur will be effective upon such time as the amendments are posted on the website. Users shall be deemed to accept the modified policy by continuing to access Business Ireland Southern Africa’s site on or after the date of modification.

Your consent

By accessing the Business Ireland Southern Africa web site you consent to the collection and use of information by Business Ireland Southern Africa as outlined in this Privacy Policy including the use of Cookies. Your use of the Business Ireland Southern Africa web site is subject to your agreement with this Privacy Policy.

Queries

If you have any queries regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us .

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