Last Updated: 29 June 2021
The Services and the Site are owned and/or operated by the Cedars Treatment Facilities (Pty) Ltd (“Cedars”, “us”, “we”, “our”) and may be accessed both in South Africa and abroad. For data protection purposes, the Cedars is the controller and, unless otherwise noted, is also the processor of data. You consent to any of your personal information collected by us being retained indefinitely, and agree that it may be stored, processed, accessed, and used in jurisdictions whose privacy laws may be different and less protective than those of your home jurisdiction.
Your privacy is important to us, so we’ll strive to protect the information you share with us. To protect your privacy, we follow certain basic principles in accordance with global best practices relating to client privacy and data protection. Except to the extent provided for in this policy, we won’t sell or give away your name, e-mail address, phone number, billing address, credit card number or any other personal information to anyone without your express consent and we’ll use industry-standard security measures to protect your information from unauthorised users.
Collection of Your Personal Information
When you visit the Site or make use of our Services, certain kinds of information may be collected manually or automatically.
Personal information (i.e. any information by which you can be identified and which relates to you as an identifiable individual, such as your name, e-mail address, sex, age, etc.) may be collected when you register for or receive any Services, access or contact us through the Site or otherwise provide us with same as part of communications with us. Additional personal information (e.g., your credit card details and billing address) may be collected to process transactions or to provide you with products or Services.
You warrant that: (i) any personal information that you provide to us shall be and remain complete, accurate and correct, (ii) you will keep us informed of any changes in such personal information, and (iii) you will provide us with any reasonable assistance that we may require in order to enable us to comply with our obligations under applicable privacy laws, and you indemnify us against and hold us harmless from any claim, damages, penalty or fine as a result of a breach of any of these warranties.
Use of Your Personal Information
We collect and use your personal information to operate our facilities and to improve the Site and the Services, to process your transactions and provide the Services, to better understand our clients, to provide better products and Services, and to assist us with administration, such as with troubleshooting any problems, detecting fraud, resolving disputes, and for any purposes deemed necessary or required by the Cedars to enforce the Site terms and conditions and other terms or conditions applicable to any portion of the Site or your use of the Services.
We may also use your contact information to enable us to communicate with you. We may send transaction-related communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, and purchase confirmations. We may also send you newsletters or marketing communications to inform you of new products or Services or other information that may be of interest. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications, you should follow the “unsubscribe” instructions included within each communication. Please keep in mind that, if you choose not to receive marketing communications, you will continue to receive transactional or account communications (e.g., confirmation e-mails and account balance statements), where applicable.
Personal information collected by us may be stored and processed in South Africa or any other country in which we or our service providers or agents maintain facilities, and by using the Site and/or our Services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
You expressly consent to us sharing your personal information with service providers who perform Services on our behalf. Specifically, we may hire other companies or persons to handle the processing of payments, to provide data storage, to host web sites, to assist in direct marketing, to conduct audits, etc. Those companies or persons will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the Service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or protect the rights, property or safety of our company, employees, users, or the public.
Security of Your Personal Information
Whilst we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information, we take all commercially reasonable measures and precautions to keep it secure and protect it from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure by following generally accepted security practices, including the use of encryption and logical and physical access control mechanisms, as well as taking reasonable steps to identify all reasonably foreseeable internal and external risks to the personal information in our possession or under our control, establishing and maintaining appropriate safeguards against the risks identified, regularly verifying that the safeguards are effectively implemented, and ensuring that the safeguards are continually updated in response to new risks or deficiencies in previously implemented safeguards. However, we cannot accept any liability whatsoever for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information despite our best endeavours.
Access to Your Personal Information
You can write to the Cedars at any time to obtain details of the personal information we may hold about you at the following address:
78 Corlett Drive
Please quote your name and address and a brief description of the information you want a copy of to enable us more readily to locate your data. We will take all reasonable steps to confirm your identity before providing you with details of any personal information we may hold about you. We may charge a fee to cover the reasonable administration costs involved.
In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies, including single-pixel images on our site and in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters. These tiny electronic images assist us in determining how many users have visited certain pages or opened messages or newsletters. We do not use these images to collect personal information.
We provide e-mail addresses and online submission forms on the Site which enable you to contact us. In order to check for viruses and the presence of inappropriate content, we reserve the right to intercept, monitor and inspect all material and information transmitted over our system.
The Site may include interactive areas or services, including, without limitation, blogs, discussion forums, chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you, registered members/users or third parties create, post or store any information, content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the Site (“Interactive Areas”).
As a rule, children and persons under the age of 18 should not transmit personal data to us without the permission of a/the parent/s or legal guardian/s.
We may link to web sites that have different privacy policies and practices from those disclosed here. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of such linked sites and encourage you to become acquainted with them prior to use.
The Cedars does not exclude (i) liability for damage to any property or death or personal injury caused by the negligence or wilful misconduct of the Cedars, its employees or authorised representatives or (ii) liability for fraud.
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