Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

OUR USE OF YOUR DATA:

PERSONAL DATA: We will use your Personal Data for the purposes for which it was provided. For example, if you provide Personal Data to become a user, member or premium subscriber of the site, register for a newsletter or a text messaging service, to enter a contest or a sweepstake, or to purchase goods or services, we will use it to register you for or provide you with those goods or services. We may also use your Personal Data to provide you with information about features, services and other offerings that may be of interest to you. We also may send information or offers to selected groups of Site users on behalf of other businesses. When we do this, we do not give those businesses your name or address. Under certain circumstances (for example if you win a contest) we may post your Personal Data on the Site. We will notify you of this possibility when you provide the Personal Data and, if possible, when the Personal Data is posted.

Cookies and similar tools may be used to relate your use of the Site and AA Data to Personal Data obtained from you. If any AA Data is linked with Personal Data, the linked AA Data will then be treated as Personal Data.

AA DATA: We may also use Personal Data in aggregate form for purposes of research or analysis. In order to better understand and serve the users of the Site and Other Services, ABN Digital often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behaviour based on Personal Data we gather. Although this aggregated data may be based in part on Personal Data, it does not identify you personally. ABN Digital may share this type of AA Data with a variety of third parties, including its affiliates, agents, and current and prospective business partners.

We may use AA Data collected from the Site for site administration, advertising and promotional purposes, and we may share such information with various affiliated and unaffiliated entities for such purposes. For example, IP addresses are used for the purposes of system administration and to provide AA Data to advertisers about the volume of use on the Site, and Clickstream Data and demographic AA Data may be shared with our advertisers and business partners. We may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess technology that allows the Site to customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the Site. This data (including Clickstream Data about your activities on our Site) may be shared with these companies for this purpose.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA:

DISCLOSURE TO AFFLIATES: Personal Data collected by this Site may be shared with our affiliates which include other entities owned or controlled by ABN Digital, CNBC Africa or its parent companies. We reserve the right to share both Personal Data with our affiliates. If you do not want us to share your Personal Data with our affiliated companies for their marketing purposes, you may opt-out of such sharing by contacting us at [email protected]

DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES: ABN Digital, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions on our behalf such as hosting specific portions of the Site, maintaining databases, administering contests, providing wireless services, mailing information and processing payments. When we employ a third party to perform these functions, that third party will only be provided with the particular Personal Data it needs to perform its function, and is required to protect the Personal Data. With your consent, we may also share Personal Data with pre-screened third parties for their marketing or promotional purposes. We will provide you with an opportunity to elect or decline these services or opportunities (see “Your Choices” below). In the event you have elected to “unsubscribe” from any of our services, we will share your Personal Data with third parties with whom we jointly offer such services solely to the extent necessary to ensure that your request not to receive such communications is honoured. In addition, for third-party sponsored sweepstakes, contests or promotions, we may request Personal Data from you that may be shared with the sponsor upon request. When you register on the Site you will be able to opt-in or opt-out of such sharing on the Member Centre page.

DISCLOSURE TO OTHERS: In addition, we may disclose Personal Data without providing you with a choice under the following limited circumstances to: (1) protect the legal rights, privacy or safety of ABN Digital, or its owners, subsidiaries, affiliates or its or their employees, agents and contractors; (2) protect the safety and security of visitors to our web sites or other properties; (3) protect against fraud or other illegal activity or for risk management purposes; (4) respond to inquiries or requests from public authorities; (5) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; (6) enforce our Terms of Use; or (7) comply with the law or legal process.

If ABN Digital sells all or part of this Site or makes a sale or transfer of assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, we may, in our sole discretion, transfer, sell or assign your Personal Data to a third party as part of or in connection with that transaction. Upon such transfer, the Privacy Policy of the acquiring entity may govern the further use of your Personal Data.

THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISING AND LINKS TO OTHER SITES:

This Site includes third-party advertising. These third parties’ websites and advertisers, or the Internet advertising companies that work on their behalf, may use technology to send (or “serve”) the advertisements that appear on our Site directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They also automatically receive and record information from your computer and browser, including your cookie information. They may also use cookies, Javascript, Pixel Tags and other technologies to deliver advertisements, collect information about the effectiveness of their advertisements, and to collect anonymous information about your visits to the Site, such as the number of times you have viewed an ad or to customize the advertising content you see (but not your name, address, or other Personal Data). ABN Digital lets the companies that show advertisements on the Site, set and access their cookies on your computer. The third parties’ use of their own cookies is subject to their own privacy policies. It is your personal responsibility to obtain information about how these specialised cookies and other technologies function and how to “opt-out” should you wish to.

Please note that this Site contains links to other sites that will not follow the same Privacy Policy as our Site. For instance, clicking on an advertisement or on links or other elements on the Site may take you to an entirely different site. Links to other sites may use our Site logo or style as a result of a co-branding agreement. These sites may send their own cookies to you and may collect data and make use of that data in ways that this Site would not. Once you’ve left this Site, this Privacy Policy will no longer apply to Personal Data or any other data collected from or provided by you. You should check the applicable privacy policy to determine how that site will handle such data.

YOUR CHOICES:

You can use the Site and certain Other Services without providing any Personal Data, but if you decline to provide Personal Data, you may not be able to use certain services or features. If you have previously provided Personal Data to the Site and have subscribed to one or more email newsletters or are receiving emails or other communications from the Site and you do not want to receive such emails, please discontinue your subscriptions by selecting the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any message, visiting the Member centre section of the Site or contacting us at: [email protected] . You may opt-out of receiving offers from us and related products and services offered by third parties by adjusting your Site preferences at our “Member centre” link on the home page. If you ask that we stop using your Personal Data, we will honour that request. However we will retain records of your Personal Data as needed in order to comply with applicable all applicable laws.

ACCESS AND CORRECTION:

If you would like to review, correct or change the Personal Data that you have previously provided us, please go to the Member centre section of the Site and follow the appropriate instructions or contact us [email protected] We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession.

CHILDREN AND PRIVACY:

We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be fully familiar with the sites visited by their children. At various places on the Site or Other Services, we may ask users for their age. By using the Site or Other Services you agree to respond truthfully and accurately about your age. Children under the age of 16 years of age are expressly prohibited from submitting or posting any Personal Data on the Site or Other Services.

MESSAGE BOARDS, CHAT ROOMS, BLOGS AND OTHER USER FORUMS:

Please remember that information posted to message boards, chat rooms, blogs and other user forums becomes public information. Use caution when posting. Individuals under the age of 18 should be especially careful not to provide any personally identifiable information when participating in any area of the Site where postings might become public.

DATA SECURITY DISCLAIMER:

ABN Digital takes reasonable security precautions to secure the Personal Data that you choose to provide against the loss, misuse, alteration or unauthorized access of such information. Unfortunately, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of ABN Digital to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your Personal Data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Personal Data you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. If you believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us of the problem by contacting us at [email protected]

EXCLUSIONS:

This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to ABN Digital on or through this Site or Other Services. All such Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential, and ABN Digital shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution

OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Your access to and use of this Site or Other Services is subject to the Terms of Use.

In respect of deliverables of affiliated Companies on sold under this agreement by CNBC Africa, CNBC Africa will act as agent and not principal in order to facilitate receipt of payment under this agreement.

APPLICABLE LAW:

We control and operate this Site from the Republic of South Africa. The Site is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the Republic of South Africa. Please note that we do not represent or warrant that the Site is appropriate for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Site do so at their own initiative and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY:

From time to time, we may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect industry initiatives, changes in the law or technology, or changes in our practices regarding information collection and use. If we make revisions to the way we collect or use Personal Data, we may provide notice of those changes by either: (1) announcing the change on the home page of the Site or (2) taking such other action as we deem appropriate under the circumstances, including without limitation, posting the revised draft of this Privacy Policy on the Site.. Any changes to this policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Privacy Policy on the Internet, accessible through the Site. By continuing to use the Site following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time, in whole or in part, please do not continue using this Site.

CONTACTING ABN DIGITAL REGARDING YOUR PRIVACY:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, Personal Data gathered by this Site or Other Services, or about the operation of this Site or Other Services, or if you wish to unsubscribe from the Site or Other Services, please contact us at [email protected]

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