Torch Solutioneers (Pty) Ltd (hereafter “Solutioneers” or “we” or “us” or “our”) respects your privacy and protection of your personal information is important to us. We are committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection.
This privacy statement, together with Solutioneers’ Data Management and Protection Policy, aims to inform you of how Solutioneers will treat any personal information received from a data subject and how you can access such personal information held. Reference made to “POPIA” means the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 and reference made to “PAIA” means the Promotion of Access to Information 2 of 2000 as amended.
By visiting our website, communicating electronically with us and using our services, you consent to the processing and transfer of your personal information as set out in this privacy statement below. Solutioneers will take all reasonable measures, in accordance with this statement, to protect your personal information and to keep it confidential.
For purposes of this privacy statement, “personal information”, “data subject” and “processing” will have the meanings given to them in the POPIA.
We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement at any time, without prior notice, by posting the amended statement on our website.
APPLICATION OF THE PRIVACY STATEMENT
Our privacy practices apply to the processing of your personal information collected by us or on our behalf, such as data subjects who make use of our website and/or our products and services, and/or who provide us with products and services, customers and any other data subjects who engage with us.
This privacy statement does not apply to third party websites linked to our website, or websites that link to or advertise on our website.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal information may be provided to us by you and/or collected by us when you engage with us on the website and/or on your use of our products and services, and/or when you provide us with your products and services.
The type of personal information we collect will depend on the purpose for which it is collected and used. The specific purpose for which the information is collected will be apparent from the context in which the information is requested including but not limited to when:
You purchase and/or use our products and services.
You submit enquiries to us or contact us and you may be required to provide your name and surname, postal or street address, title, contact numbers or e-mail address.
You make use of our website or interact with us on social media, we may collect your non-personal browsing habits and click patterns, e-mail address, IP address, telephone data information or username and password.
You apply for employment opportunities at Solutioneers you may be required to provide your name and surname, identity number, employment history, and criminal behaviour.
Where possible, we will inform you what information is voluntary or mandatory for you to provide to us and the consequences for failing to provide the requested information.
We will only retain your personal information as long as necessary for the fulfilment of those purposes as have been identified by us and/or as required by law and/or as agreed with you.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
Personal information will only be processed for the purposes for which it was collected and/or to comply with legal and regulatory obligations and/or as authorised by law and/or with your consent.
The purposes for which we process personal information includes, but is not limited to:
- Respond to your enquiry.
- Provide services or products to you.
- Comply with legal requirements or industry codes.
- Market or promote our services and products.
- Safety and security reasons.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Solutioneers may disclose your personal information to third parties in certain circumstances, which include, but are not limited to:
- Where we have your consent.
- Where we are required to do so by law.
- To our service providers who are involved in the delivery of products or services to you, where we have agreements in place to ensure that they comply with these privacy terms.
Third parties who we disclose personal information to include, but are not limited to:
- Service providers to Solutioneers.
- Regulators, courts, tribunals and law enforcement agencies.
- We may compile, use and share any information that does not relate to any specific individual and retain all rights to non-personal statistical information collected and compiled by us.
TRANSFER OF INFORMATION
We may need to transfer your personal information to another country for processing or storage. We will ensure that anyone to whom we pass your personal information agrees to treat your information with similar protection as provided for in the POPIA.
We may, with your consent, transfer your information to other countries which do not have similar protection as provided for in the POPIA.
We take appropriate and reasonable technical and organisational measures to prevent any unauthorised or unlawful access, loss of, damage to or unauthorised destruction of personal information.
We have implemented various policies, procedures and standards to safeguard personal information.
We regularly verify that the safeguards are effectively implemented and ensure that they are continually updated in line with best practice.
Solutioneers has implemented procedures to address actual and suspected data breaches, and undertake to notify you and the relevant regulatory authorities of breaches in instances in which Solutioneers is legally required to do so and within the period in which such notification is necessary.
Notwithstanding the points above, to the extent permissible by law, we shall not be liable for any loss, claim and/or damage arising from any unauthorised access, disclosure, misuse, loss, alteration or destruction of your personal information.
DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS
Subject to the POPIA provisions, you have the right to:
- Request access to your personal information.
- Request, where necessary, the correction, destruction or deletion of your personal information.
- Object to the processing of your personal information.
- Submit a complaint to the Information Regulator regarding the alleged interference with the protection of the personal information.
- Institute civil proceedings regarding the alleged interference with the protection of your personal information.
Solutioneers collects, stores and uses the above mentioned information for the following purposes:
- To communicate requested information to the User.
- For newsletter or email subscription services.
- To remember who has already taken part in surveys or questionnaires.
- To compile non-personal statistical information about browsing habits, click-patterns and access to the Solutioneers website.
Information detailed above is collected either electronically by using cookies or is provided voluntarily by the User. Users may determine cookie use independently through their browser settings. For purposes of this clause, a cookie means a tiny computer file created by a web browser to save user information for web site.
Cookies ensure that Solutioneers is able to continually improve its website. We utilise third party cookies (not originating from us) to provide traffic analysis and tracking.
These third parties include, but are not necessarily limited to, Google Analytics. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Solutioneers also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Privacy enquiries may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the addresses below:
The Information Officer
Postnet Suite 381
Private Bag X01
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Regulator in writing as per their website https://www.justice.gov.za/inforeg/contact.html to:
Complaints email: complaints.IR@justice.gov.za
General enquiries email: email@example.com
House 27 Stiemens Street
PO Box 31533