Privacy & Disclaimer

Disclaimer

This website is intended to provide general information to the public. South-Coast-Online.com accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies, in the information provided. Further, it will not be liable to anyone in respect of any loss, damage, injury or expense, suffered or incurred as a result of reliance on the information on this website.

Visitors to this website are advised that: Material on this website is information of a general nature only, is not legal advice, and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity. For specific legal advice, please contact a lawyer.

This website contains links to third party websites which are not under the control of South-Coast-Online.com. South-Coast-Online.com is not responsible or liable for the contents of any linked website, or any link contained in a linked website. South-Coast-Online.com provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by South-Coast-Online.com.

Further, the appearance on the website of any advertisements, product or service information does not constitute an endorsement by South-Coast-Online.com and South-Coast-Online.com does not investigate any claims made by any advertiser. Product information is based solely on material received from suppliers.

South-Coast-Online.com reserves the right to exclude any material submitted, and any decision to exclude material will be at the sole discretion of South-Coast-Online.com;

South-Coast-Online.com may change, delete, add to, or otherwise amend information on this website without notice; each page on this website must be read in conjunction with this disclaimer and any other disclaimer that forms part of it.

The views and opinions of authors, other than those employed by South-Coast-Online.com, expressed on this website do not necessarily state or reflect those of South-Coast-Online.com.

When submitting articles, authors are to note that they are agreeing that: “I/We warrant that the material presented is true and accurate in all material respects and I/We indemnify South-Coast-Online.com for any losses incurred as a result of the publication of the material.

We strive to provide accurate content. If you find a mistake or something that should not be there, please contact us. Linked website content may change significantly over time. Please contact us if you find that a website that we currently link to, does not meet the appropriate standards.

We do not accept

  • Material which breaches the Human Rights Act, e.g. racist, sexist or homophobic content.
  • Adult or offensive content.
  • Statements that are libellous, slanderous, defamatory or otherwise damage an individual’s or organisation’s reputation.
  • Material which infringes copyright.
  • Exploitive or commercially unethical content.

Linking to this website

Appropriate links to this website are encouraged.

Copyright

The material on this website is copyright. The copyright owner is South-Coast-Online.com. The material may be copied for personal use, or for educational or research purposes provided that it is attributed to South-Coast-Online.com including a reference to this website. The material on this website must not be used for any other purpose without the prior written consent of South-Coast-Online.com.

Where any inconsistency exists between this copyright statement and any copyright statement contained in any document on this website, any such inconsistency shall be resolved in favour of the latter document.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for this website; www.South-Coast-Online.com and served by Earnshaw & Associates cc t/a South-Coast-Online.com, 568/7 Daddywahl Drive, Ramsgate 4285, RSA and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre-GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhered to. Additionally, it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you. Our contact information is provided at the foot of this page if you have any questions.

Compliance with Applicable Law

Protecting Customer privacy is of utmost importance to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Privacy Policy in order to safeguard the Customer’s personal information and to protect the confidentiality thereof. In so doing, we have taken cognisance of the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act, 108 of 1996, the Electronic Communications Act, 25 of 2002 and the common law so as to ensure compliance with all relevant statutory requirements and best practice under South African law. This website complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from May 2018.

No Liability for Unauthorised Disclosure

While we will do all things reasonably necessary to protect the Customer’s rights of privacy whilst on our website, we cannot accept any liability whatsoever for unauthorised or unlawful disclosure of the Customer’s personal and confidential information made by third parties who are not subject to our control.

Personal Information

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “personal information means the Customer’s name, surname, address, e-mail address, telephone number, cell phone number, physical address, company name, credit card or banking details.”

Consent to Collection

By subscribing to our services, the Customer consents to our collection of personal information on an ongoing basis for the continued duration of the Customer’s relationship with us, subject to the limitations set out in this Privacy Policy.

Types of Personal Information Collected

South-Coast-Online.com collects personal information when a Customer submits an application form to make use of our services or to inquire about our products and services. If you choose to pay for the services you order from us by way of debit order, we will request your banking details to include in the periodic debit order transactions. We also collect personal information for purposes of improving our service offering and for purposes of increasing service efficiency.

Customer Data

The Customer Data collected by South-Coast-Online.com is used solely in connection with granting you access to the website, to your client area and for purposes of monitoring the use of the website so as to limit or prevent breaches of security. We may also use information collected for research regarding the effectiveness of the South-Coast-Online.com website and related marketing and advertising efforts. Electronic communications will be sent by South-Coast-Online.com using the Customer’s personal contact information to inform them of new products, important industry news or about general services provided by South-Coast-Online.com. We adhere strictly to permission-based email standards and as such all emails that are sent will have an option to unsubscribe. Unsubscribe requests are fulfilled within minutes and no further communication will be sent to the Customer.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Subject to your right to withdraw your consent in certain instances, you agree that we may obtain your personal information and use it, for certain specified purposes, including for, South-Coast-Online.com marketing and contract administration as well as to enable us to collect your debit order payment. We will also provide personal information to law enforcement authorities in response to subpoenas and other lawful requirements where we believe that the disclosure of such personal information is necessary to identify, contact or institute legal proceedings against third parties who jeopardise the provision and rendering of the Services by South-Coast-Online.com.

Information collected from Customers may be disclosed to independent contractors and business partners, including South-Coast-Online.com’ payment processors and mail marketing service provider, provided that they (i) have agreed to hold this information in confidence, (ii) do not use it for any purpose other than carrying out the service they are providing for us, and (iii) observe our information handling procedures.

Retention of Personal Information

All personal information will only be retained for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes mentioned in the clause above.

Security

We use encryption, firewalls and other security technology and procedures to help protect the confidentiality of your personal information and prevent unauthorised access or improper use thereof. All personal information is securely stored in our Customer Database.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the user’s experience while visiting the website. As required by legislation, where applicable this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of /saving of cookies on their computer / device.

What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.

Website Visitor Tracking

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser's website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may, in turn, be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should, therefore, note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Downloads & Media Files

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available users are advised to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.

We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.

Contact & Communication With us

Users contacting this us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in 'The policy' above.

Email Mailing List & Marketing Messages

We operate an email mailing list program, used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or news we supply/publish. Users can subscribe through an online automated process where they have given their explicit permission. Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in 'The policy' above. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time through an automated online service, or if not available, other means as detailed in the footer of sent marketing messages (or unsubscribe from all Mailchimp lists). The type and content of marketing messages subscribers receive, and if it may contain third party content, is clearly outlined at the point of subscription.

Email marketing messages may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data relating to engagement, geographic, demographics and already stored subscriber data.

Our EMS (email marketing service) provider is Mailchimp and you can read their privacy policy here.

External Website Links & Third Parties

Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should, therefore, note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Policy & Usage

We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify the authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page.

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