Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act) – POPIA
The following terms shall apply to the user of this website:
For purposes of this website disclaimer:
“Vanilla Rain” shall mean Vanilla Rain Creative cc. (Registration Number: 2007/087865/23) any direct or indirect subsidiaries of the companies within the meaning of section 3 of the Companies Act, any partnership, unincorporated joint venture, or trust in which the companies may have a direct or indirect interest.
By viewing this website, you hereby acknowledge that you expressly give Vanilla Rain consent to collect, process and retain your personal information that identifies or relates specifically to you and/or to your company, for example, your name, age, gender, identity number and your email address which may be provided because of using the facility in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (“POPI”).
Vanilla Rain shall take all reasonable measures to protect the personal information of data subjects and collects, retains, and uses the data subject’s information primarily to communicate requested information, to provide services to the data subject as requested, to authenticate the data subject, to provide the data subject with access to restricted pages on this website, or to compile non-personal statistical information about browsing habits, click patterns and access to Vanilla Rain’s website
The information we maintain concerning our clients is stored in databases that have built-in safeguards to ensure its privacy and confidentiality.
Vanilla Rain accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage (whether direct, indirect, special, or consequential) and/or expenses of any nature whatsoever which may arise because of, or which may be attributable directly or indirectly from information made available on these pages or links, or actions or transaction resulting therefrom.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
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.
Embedded content from other websites
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.
Who we share your data with:
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
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.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways in connection with activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.. Users may visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
Web browser cookies
How we use collected information
Vanilla Rain Creative cc may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
– To improve customer service
The information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates, and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
This document was last updated on May 28 2021