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.

Media

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

This Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy gov­erns the man­ner in which Vanil­la Rain Cre­ative cc col­lects, uses, main­tains and dis­clos­es infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed from users (each, a “User”) of the www.vanillarain.co.za web­site (“Site”). This pri­va­cy pol­i­cy applies to the Site and all prod­ucts and ser­vices offered by Vanil­la Rain Cre­ative cc.

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

Our Site may use “cook­ies” to enhance User expe­ri­ence. User’s web brows­er places cook­ies on their hard dri­ve for record-keep­ing pur­pos­es and some­times to track infor­ma­tion about them. User may choose to set their web brows­er to refuse cook­ies, or to alert you when cook­ies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not func­tion properly.

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.

Adver­tis­ing

Ads appear­ing on our site may be deliv­ered to Users by adver­tis­ing part­ners, who may set cook­ies. These cook­ies allow the ad serv­er to rec­og­nize your com­put­er each time they send you an online adver­tise­ment to com­pile non­per­son­al iden­ti­fi­ca­tion infor­ma­tion about you or oth­ers who use your com­put­er. This infor­ma­tion allows ad net­works to, among oth­er things, deliv­er tar­get­ed adver­tise­ments that they believe will be of most inter­est to you. This pri­va­cy pol­i­cy does not cov­er the use of cook­ies by any advertisers.

Changes to this pri­va­cy policy

Vanil­la Rain Cre­ative cc has the dis­cre­tion to update this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy at any time. When we do, we will post a noti­fi­ca­tion on the main page of our Site, revise the updat­ed date at the bot­tom of this page. We encour­age Users to fre­quent­ly check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are help­ing to pro­tect the per­son­al infor­ma­tion we col­lect. You acknowl­edge and agree that it is your respon­si­bil­i­ty to review this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy peri­od­i­cal­ly and become aware of modifications.

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