Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how the personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you may provide on the http://www.agriabout.com website (“Website” or “Service”) and any of its related products and services (collectively, “Services”) is collected, protected and used. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your Personal Information and how you can access and update this information.

This Policy is a legally binding agreement between you (“User”, “you” or “your”) and this Website operator (“Operator”, “we”, “us” or “our”). By accessing and using the Website and Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage.
This privacy policy is governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa, and you consent to the jurisdiction of the South African courts in respect of any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with the formation, interpretation, substance or application of this privacy policy. AgriAbout (Pty) Ltd ("us", "we", or "our") operates the website (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from http://www.agriabout.com
AgriAbout respects your privacy and your personal information and for this reason, we take care to protect your personal information and to keep it confidential.

When dealing with your personal information we apply the following:

  • AgriAbout will only disclose, collate and process your personal information with your express written permission unless we are legally required to do so.
  • AgriAbout will not use your personal information for any other purpose, other than that which we disclosed to you, unless you give AgriAbout your express written permission to do so, or unless AgriAbout is permitted or required to do so by law.
  • By using the Site, registering or applying online for any AgriAbout products or services, or contacting AgriAbout electronically, you provide AgriAbout with your express written permission to share your personal information within AgriAbout, in the ordinary course of AgriAbout′s business, including for purposes of providing you with the relevant products and services. You may revoke this consent in writing at any time.

Personal information refers to information that identifies or relates specifically to you, for example, your name, e-mail address or any other information you use to register for the website and all related information will also be regarded as personal information.

Your privacy is important to us, and we will therefore not sell, rent or provide your personal information to unauthorised third parties for their independent use, without your consent. If at any stage after you have given AgriAbout your consent, you no longer wish AgriAbout to use or share your personal information, you may at any stage withdraw your consent.

Protection of your personal information

AgriAbout values the information that you choose to provide and will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, or unauthorised alteration. The information AgriAbout has concerning AgriAbout clients, is stored in databases that have built-in safeguards to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of that information.

When you use the products, services, facilities, tools, or utilities provided by AgriAbout on the website, you may be required to create a username and password. You must always keep your username and password a secret and ensure that you do not disclose it to anyone.

The rights of users

You may exercise certain rights regarding your information processed by us. In particular, you have the right to do the following:

  • withdraw consent where you have previously given your consent to the processing of your information,
  • object to the processing of your information if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent
  • learn if information is being processed by us, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the information undergoing processing,
  • verify the accuracy of your information and ask for it to be updated or corrected,
  • under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of your information, in which case, we will not process your information for any purpose other than storing it,
  • under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of your Personal Information from us,
  • to receive your information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, if technically feasible,
  • to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance.
    This provision is applicable provided that your information is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on your consent, on a contract which you are part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

AgriAbout (Pty) Ltd uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including personal data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside South Africa and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including personal data, to South Africa and process it there.
Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

AgriAbout (Pty) Ltd will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

We do not share Personal Information with third parties. We will disclose any Personal Information we collect, use or receive if required or permitted by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process, and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

Information Security

We secure information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure of Personal Information in its control and custody. However, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed.
Therefore, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that:

  • there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control,
  • the security, integrity, and privacy of all information and data exchanged between you and the Website and Services cannot be guaranteed, and
  • any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party, despite best efforts.

Data breach

In the event we become aware that the security of the Website and Services has been compromised or users Personal Information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties due to external activity, including, but not limited to security attacks or fraud, we reserve the right to take reasonably appropriate measures, including, but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. In the event of a data breach, we will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals if we believe that there is a reasonable risk of harm to the user because of the breach or if notice is otherwise required by law. When we do, we will send you an email or get in touch with you over the phone.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analysing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links to other resources

The Website and Services contain links to other resources that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other resources or third parties. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Website and Services and to read the privacy statements of each resource that may collect Personal Information.

Because AgriAbout is not responsible for any representations or information or warranties or content on any third-party website (including third party websites linked to the Site, websites facilitated by us or websites that serve as social networks like Facebook or Twitter), AgriAbout does not exercise control over the privacy policies of these third parties and you should refer to the privacy policy of these third parties to see how they protect your privacy.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes and amendments

AgriAbout may amend this privacy policy from time to time. AgriAbout will give you notice of any material changes within a reasonable time; however, we recommend that you familiarise yourself with this privacy policy regularly.

The current version of this privacy policy will govern the respective rights and obligations between you and AgriAbout each time that you access and use the Site.

Any updated version of this Policy will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Policy unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Website and Services after the effective date of the revised Policy (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.

However, we will not, without your consent, use your Personal Information in a manner materially different than what was stated at the time your Personal Information was collected.

Acceptance of this policy

You acknowledge that you have read this Policy and agree to all its terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Website and Services you agree to be bound by this Policy. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Policy, you are not authorized to access or use the Website and Services.

Contacting us

If you would like to contact us to understand more about this Policy or wish to contact us concerning any matter relating to individual rights and your Personal Information, you may send an email to subscribers@agriabout.com

Date of compilation: 12 January 2019
Date of revision: 30 June 2021