What personal data we collect and why we collect it

What personal information we collect from you

The information we collect may include the following:

Generally, we collect and hold information such as (but not limited to) names, e-mail and physical addresses, contact information, ID numbers and any other information which assists us in conducting our business and complying with our legal obligations. We collect personal information by way of face-to-face meetings and  interviews, business cards, telephone conversations, emails, our website and from third parties, such as when receiving a business lead or requiring an employee reference. We may collect and hold information from current and prospective resellers and customers and their employees, suppliers and their employees, our own employees and prospective employees, as well as contractors and others. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

You would be able to use most of our website services without us collecting any identifiable personal information from you. We may collect and process details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.

What do we do with the information collected from you?

We use personal information to provide services relating to the distribution and re-sale of Google Cloud Products. Information gathered by the completion of the online form on this website will be used solely for the purpose or purposes indicated by the given form.

Personal information relating to suppliers, customers and resellers or potential resellers is used to conduct the normal operations of our business. If you apply for employment with us, we use the personal information you supply to process your job application. Other than as set out in this privacy policy, we will not share your personal information unless we are required to do so by law.

Third party service providers Media

We employ other companies and individuals to perform certain ancillary functions on our behalf.  Examples include authorised credit information bureaus, accountants and other professionals. They must process any personal information as required by South African data protection legislation.

We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by email or telephone. This includes connecting customers with resellers where we are aware that a customer is seeking a reseller for a specific opportunity.

Protection of the Company and others

We will only release personal information when we believe that such a release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our mandated or other agreements; or protect the rights, property or safety of the Company. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, sharing or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information in our possession for commercial purposes in a way that is contrary to the commitments made in this privacy policy.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How secure is the information held by us? 

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Storage of data

We retain your personal data only for the period necessary for the purposes set out in this policy or in accordance with the provisions of any applicable legislation.

Do you use my contact information for marketing purposes?

Upon your agreement, we may use your contact information for marketing purposes. You have the right to restrict the receipt of unwanted marketing material subject to the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act.

What choices do I have?

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you or to object to the processing of personal information held about you. To do this, contact us at the addresses listed earlier and specify what information you would like. We will take all reasonable steps to confirm your identity before providing details of your personal information.

You have the right to ask us to update, correct or delete your personal information. You may do this by contacting us at the numbers/addresses provided earlier. We will take all reasonable steps to confirm your identity before making changes to personal information we may hold about you.

What about amendments to the Privacy and Security Policy?

We reserve the right to amend and/or modify this Policy at any time, in response to local laws and at times, international laws.