Bertuzzi Distribution (Proprietary) Limited of postal address No 3, Stella Road, Montague Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7441 (“We”/”Us”/”Our”) respect your personal privacy.
We take Our obligations for the processing of personal information very seriously and We are committed to protecting your privacy.
The “responsible party”, as referred to in the Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013 (“POPI”) is Bertuzzi Distribution (Proprietary) Limited. We have appointed Heinrich Reynecke as Our Information Officer.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on Our website, www.bertuzzi.co.za. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use Our website, subscribing to Our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter Our website, seek information on Our website, and when you report a problem with Our website.
- If you contact Us, We may keep a record of that correspondence.
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that We use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
- Details of transactions you carry out through Our website, including but not limited to data inputted with regards to clothing, as well as data which can be used to personally identify you.
- Details of your visits to Our website including, but not limited to, website analysis, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for Our own purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES
We may collect information about your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device used to access the Website (“your device”), including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to Our business partners. This is statistical data about Our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a “cookie file” which is stored on your device. “Cookies” refers to information that is sent from Our website to your device where it is saved and contains information to personalise your experience on Our website. In this way, the next time you use Our website, We will know who you are and that you have visited Our website before. They may help Us to improve Our website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They also enable Us:
- To estimate Our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store information about your preferences, and so allow Us to customise Our website according to your individual interests.
- To speed up your searches.
PERSONAL INFORMATION HELD BY OR DISCLOSED BY YOU TO A THIRD PARTY
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
The data We collect from you and that We transfer to a third party outside of the Republic of South Africa shall only be to a third party who is subject to a law, binding corporate rules (as defined in POPI) or binding agreement (as defined in POPI) which provides an adequate level of protection that:
- Is in accordance with this policy;
Where We have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of Our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although We will do Our best to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to Our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once We have received your information, We will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from Our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device(s).
- To provide you with information, products or services which We feel may interest you.
- To carry out Our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and Us.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of Our service.
- To notify you about changes to Our service.
We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and We or they may contact you about these by post or telephone. Such third parties may also use your data for academic and/or statistical research purposes and may contact you with regard to this.
If you are an existing customer, We will contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous transaction with you.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information to any directly affiliated entity or group company of Bertuzzi (Proprietary) Limited. Directly affiliated entities and group companies include Rush Retail Corporation (Proprietary) Limited, a subsidiary to which We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that We sell or buy any business or assets, in which case We may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If Bertuzzi Distribution (Proprietary) Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
- We are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation.
- To protect the rights, property, or safety of Bertuzzi Distribution (Proprietary) Limited, Our customers, or others.
This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
You have the right to ask Us not to process your personal data for marketing or academic purposes. You can exercise the right at any time by contacting Us at email@example.com.
Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of Our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
We will only retain your personal information for as long as is necessary. We undertake to regularly review the personal data We hold and to delete your personal information which We no longer require. We will keep your personal information for only so long as We need it in order to:
- to honour your choices;
- to fulfil the purposes described in this document; or
- as required or permitted by applicable laws and regulations.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can correct factual errors, review and/or update information held about you at any time by contacting us at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any access request may be subject to a fee to meet Our costs in providing you with details of the information We hold about you.
The Copyright Act, 1978, governs the making or printing of copies or other reproductions of the content of Our Website. No part of Our Website nor any content contained on Our Website may be copied or reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written consent of Bertuzzi (Proprietary) Limited. All rights are reserved.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LEGAL ADVISORS
Spoor & Fisher Attorneys
Pretoria, South Africa