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The contents of this site are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The owner of this site, the authors of these contents and in general anybody connected to this site in any way, assume no responsibility for errors or omissions in these contents. We reserve the right to modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the website (or any part of) without notice. In an effort to assist our users, we may provide links to other websites or sources. We are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, you should be aware that anonymous visitor information such as your IP address, browser type (Mozilla, Internet Explorer, etc), device type (laptop, tablet, phone) referring pages and pages visited on the website are automatically collected for statistical analysis of web traffic patterns.
In addition, we collect personal information (also commonly known as personally identifiable information or personal data) directly from you, if you use our website to make donations, enter competitions, subscribe to newsletters, register as a volunteer or any other service offered. This information may include any of the following:
The Durban & Coast SPCA uses the personal information described above for any of the following purposes:
We may communicate with you using email, SMS, and other channels. You have the right to withdraw consent to receive such communications, as permitted by law. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by submitting a request to email@example.com or by using the unsubscribe link in any email communication you may have received. You may also express you communication preferences by contacting us at the above address.
We may provide access to your personal information to employees of the Durban & Coast SPCA, our consultants and other businesses or persons involved in processing donations, providing services requested or compiling communications. We require that these parties agree to protect the confidentiality of your information consistent with the terms of this Privacy Notice.
We will not share your personal information with other third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent.
In addition, we may release personal information: (i)to the extent we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with any applicable law; (ii) to enforce any provision of the Terms of Service, protect ourselves against any liability, defend ourselves against any claims, protect the rights, property and personal safety of any user, or protect the public welfare; (iii) when disclosure is required to maintain the security and integrity of the website, or to protect any user’s security or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable laws; or (iv) to respond to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process, to the extent permitted and as restricted by law.
The Durban & Coast SPCA will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Notice and to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies. We also retain usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our website, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.
If you are a South African resident, South African law provides you with certain rights with regard to your personal information under the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPIA”) and Promotion of Access to Information Act (“PAIA”), as well the Consumer Protection Act.
Throughout this Privacy Notice you will find information required by POPIA regarding what type of personal information we collect from you; the purposes for which it is used, and the third parties with whom your data may be shared. POPIA and PAIA allow you to make inquiries regarding to your personal information. Specifically, you have the right to request disclosure or action your personal information, including:
We employ industry-standard and/or generally accepted security measures designed to secure the integrity and confidentiality of all information submitted through our website. However, the security of information transmitted through the internet or via a mobile device can never be guaranteed. We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the internet or for changes to or losses of data.
Credit card details are not collected or stored on our website. All online credit card transactions are processed by Virtual Card Services, a division of DPO Paygate, which is certified 'Verified by Visa' and 'Securecode'. The company protects the security of information during transmission by using 128 bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information supplied by the cardholder. Encryption complies with international standards.
VCS servers are protected by firewalls and intrusion detection systems. The company registration documents and the site's registered domain name are checked and verified by Thawte.
All transactions are processed in South African Rand [ZAR]. Should you wish for any reason to cancel your online donation, you may do so within seven (7) days and receive a full refund (less bank charges). Kindly notify us of any refund required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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