Who we are
Our website address is: http://4x4afrika.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
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.
Who we share your data with
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.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
What data breach procedures we have in place
What third parties we receive data from
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
2.2 MNA Media respects your privacy and your personal information and for this reason, we take care to protect your personal information and to keep it confidential.
2.3 When dealing with your personal information we apply the following –
2.3.1 MNA Media will take all reasonable care to protect your personal information, subject to legal obligations that we may be subject to.
2.3.2 MNA Media will not use your personal information contrary to any enforceable legal provision. We will seek your permission where required.
2.3.3 By using the Site, registering or applying online for any MNA Media products or services, or contacting MNA Media electronically, you provide MNA Media with your express written permission to share your personal information within MNA Media, in the ordinary course of MNA Media′s business, including for purposes of providing you with the relevant products and services. You may revoke this consent in writing at any time.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal information refers to information that identifies or relates specifically to you which we acquire directly from you, for example, your name, age and identity number, marital status, spoken language, contact details or any other information you use to register for the website and all related information which you provide to us will also be regarded as personal information.
HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Whenever you use the Site, complete an application form, contact MNA Media electronically, or use one of the products, services, facilities, tools or utilities offered by MNA Media on the Site, MNA Media will collect your personal information.
WHY WE COLLECT AND USE PERSONAL INFORMATION
5.1 In order to make your use of the Site and the products, services, facilities, tools or utilities offered on the Site as informative and successful as possible, it is necessary for MNA Media to find out exactly what you need and want. The following are some of the reasons (i.e. disclosed reasons) why MNA Media would collect your personal information –
5.1.1 for MNA Media to process your instructions or requests;
5.1.2 for MNA Media to ensure that we meet your needs, MNA Media may collect and analyse your personal information and combine all the information that we have about you for research and statistical purposes. We may also use your personal information to personalise and tailor our services to meet your needs;
5.1.3 for MNA Media to send you our newspapers, magazines and newsletters, promotional material, relevant advertising or details which we think may be of interest to you subject to applicable laws, once MNA Media has collected and analysed your personal information,
5.1.4 to conduct market research;
5.1.5 to provide your details to the seller of the products and/or services you wish to inspect/ purchase;
5.1.6 to contact you in the future at your request; and
5.1.7 to conduct academic research. This research is conducted to evaluate and improve MNA Media’s product offerings. You are advised that information may be shared with third parties such as academics and researchers. All information collected for research purposes will be kept strictly confidential and all data will be depersonalised. No personal information will be made available to a third party without your written consent. If we publish the results of this research, you will not be identified by name.
5.2 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 MNA Media your consent, you no longer wish MNA Media to use or share your personal information, you may at any stage withdraw your consent.
5.3 You accept that we may store your personal information outside of the region or country that you may submit or use it in.
5.4 We may enter into business arrangements with third parties and as such our customer base belongs to us and is one of our more valued assets. If we do this, customer information will be one of our transferrable assets.
5.5 We collect and freely use and distribute non-identifying and aggregate (added up) information for the purposes of upgrading our Site and making it easier for you to use. This information does not include your personal information.
PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
6.1 MNA Media 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 MNA Media has, concerning MNA Media clients, is stored in databases that have built-in safeguards to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of that information.
6.2 When you use the products, services, facilities, tools or utilities provided by MNA Media on the Site, you may be given an access number, user name, password and/or personal identification number (“PIN”). You must always keep your user name, access card, password and/or PIN a secret and ensure that you do not disclose it to anyone.
6.3 MNA Media cannot be held responsible for security breaches occurring on your electronic device (personal computer or other electronic device used to browse the Site), which may result due to the lack of adequate virus protection software or spyware that you may inadvertently have installed on your device.
CORRECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you ever want to update or correct any of your personal information held by MNA Media, you can e-mail us or you can phone our contact centre.
PERSONAL INFORMATION HELD BY OR DISCLOSED BY YOU OR MNA MEDIA TO A THIRD PARTY
MNA Media may obtain or infer information about your location. We use such information to infer the demographics of our users and to provide you with enhanced services, and appropriate advertising content that may be relevant to you and to obtain aggregate statistics for our advertising customers.