VDT #POPIpack Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and will protect your personal information. This policy tells you how we, VDT (a law firm), will process and protect your personal information. In order for us to assist you, you will have to share information with us and we will ensure that we comply with the lawful processing requirements stipulated in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act and keep your personal information strictly confidential.

Important Notice! We respect your privacy and will protect your personal information. This policy tells you how we, VDT (a law firm), will process and protect your personal information. In order for us to assist you, you will have to share information with us and we will ensure that we comply with the lawful processing requirements stipulated in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act and keep your personal information strictly confidential.

As a law firm that focusses on privacy, data protection, confidentiality and the protection of intellectual property, we take these issues very seriously. We also know how important confidentiality and privilege is to you. We are professional legal advisers governed by the law society’s rules and must keep the affairs of present and former clients confidential (unless otherwise required by law). We give independent legal advice that is confidential, privileged and protected, and any such legal advice will be governed by a separate letter of engagement which we will require you to sign once you seek our advice, and if you make use of the products and/or services of any of our partners, such use of the products and services will be subject to the terms and conditions of the respective partners.

When you visit our #POPIpack site, or require any of our products and services, or that of our partners, or via the site, we may collect the following personal information: -

  • While you use this website, we may collect your personal information or you may provide it to us (for example by subscribing to our products and/or services). We may ask you for your name (or that of your company), email address or telephone number, contact information, billing information VAT registration number, for example.
  • To send you a quote or invoice you, we might collect your publicly available personal information from the Internet.
  • We are required by law to verify the identity of our clients. So we may ask you to provide us with various personal information.

Use of Cookies

We use “cookies” on our website which enable us to improve your future visits to our site as well as provide you with a more user-friendly experience.

Why do we use cookies?

These files serve a number of useful purposes for you, including:

  • granting you access to restricted content;
  • tailoring our website’s functionality to you personally by letting us remember your preferences, location or device type;
  • improving how our website performs;
  • understanding who our audience is so that we can provide content most relevant to you;
  • allowing third parties to provide services to our website; and
  • helping us deliver interest-based advertising where appropriate in compliance with the applicable laws.

Deleting cookies

Your internet browser generally accepts cookies automatically, but you can often change this setting to stop accepting them. Deleting or no longer accepting cookies may prevent you from accessing certain aspects of our website where cookies are necessary or because the website forgot your preferences.

How we use your Personal Information

We may use your personal information to:

  • respond to your enquires and/or subscriptions,
  • send you a quote for any of our products and/or services or solutions,
  • verify your identity,
  • provide you with our products/services,
  • improve our service to you by analysing it for trends,
  • invite you to attend events we hold,
  • send you updates on the latest legal developments and changes to our products and/or services, and
  • send you marketing material (including electronic communications) relating to other solutions you might be interested in. You can unsubscribe from your annual subscription at any time and thereafter you will no longer receive access to latest versions of our products and/or services.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We will not disclose your personal information to anyone except as provided in this policy. By visiting our site, and or subscribing to our products and/or services you automatically consent to us processing your personal information.

It may be necessary for us to disclose or transfer your personal information to suppliers, affiliates, partners or agents in order to provide you with our products and/or services.

We and our partners will need to disclose your personal information to our employees in order to provide you with our products and/or services. Our employees are contractually bound to keep all personal information confidential.

We will also disclose your personal information if we are required to do so by law.

Security of Personal Information

We take all reasonable and appropriate measures to keep your personal information secure however, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information.

Access to and Correction of Personal Information

You may access and correct, if necessary, your personal information that we hold by emailing us.

Links to other Sites

When you use our products/services and/or visit/view our site, you could be directed to other site/s that are beyond our control. These other site/s may send their own cookies to you, collect data or solicit personal information. We do not control the privacy policies of those third party and we cannot be held liable for the use thereof by you for any reason whatsoever.

Updates to this policy

We may occasionally make changes to this policy. When we make material changes to this policy, we will provide you with a prominent notice on our website or send you an email.

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