Terms and Conditions

WEBSITE TERMS

1.  Who we are

We are search67.com, an online news publication published by Volongonya (Pty) Ltd

We are registered in South Africa.

South Africa –Volongonya (Pty) Ltd – registration number 2017122378/07. You can find us at Stand No. 1057, Tshiawelo Street, Ha-Tshikota A, Munzhedzi, 0948.

2.  Content on this website

Most of the content on this website is ours and subject to our copyright, but some of the content is owned by others. For instance where we link to other websites.

You may:

  • use and enjoy the content for your own personal information purposes; and
  • share our posts on social media.

If you want to use the content for any other purpose, please ask our permission first. You can contact us at sigogo.sigogo@gmail.com.

3.  Rules of use

  • Do comply with all applicable laws when using our website.
  • Don’t use any element of our website, including our name, logo, trademark and design, without out written consent.
  • Don’t use any automated means (like spiders or crawlers or interface that we have not authorised) to access the website, extract data or otherwise interfere with or modify content, functionality or rendering.
  • Don’t access or tamper with non-public areas of the website, our computer systems, or any of our suppliers’ systems.
  • Don’t avoid, deactivate, reverse engineer or damage any security measures that protect our website.
  • Don’t forge headers or manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of content.
  • Don’t upload content or any file to our website.
  • Don’t create new links for our content.
  • Don’t send us spam, ads or malicious communication.
  • Don’t reproduce, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit any part of the website for commercial reasons.

4.  Opinions

The opinions of advertisers, writers, commenters and contributors are theirs and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of search67.com, Volongonya or any of our affiliates.

5.  Your personal information

We will keep your personal information confidential. Read our privacy notice to see how we collect and use personal information.

6.  Third-party websites

Sometimes we link to third-party websites that are not ours or under our control. We cannot accept responsibility for the quality, content, nature, or reliability of third-party websites.

PRIVACY NOTICE

1.  What this notice is about

During  our interactions, you share personal information with search67.com, a division of Volongonya (Pty) Ltd.

This notice tells you what to expect when we collect and use your information. We may need to update it occasionally, but we will inform you when we do. You should read this notice along with the terms of use.

If you have any questions, please contact us at sigogo.sigogo@gmail.com

2.  We collect your information when you interact with us

2.1.  When you contact us, we collect information from your message

When you contact us by social media, email, telephone, or online chat with a query, complaint, or request, we collect the information included in your message. We use the information we collect to reply to, investigate, and resolve your query, complaint, or request.

Legal basis for processing

Data protection legislation allows us to process personal information when it is in our interest and we have chosen the least invasive way to process the information. It is in both our interest to reply to, investigate, and resolve your queries, complaints, and requests.

2.2.  When you send us your CV and writing examples

If you are interested in writing for us, you may send us your CV and an example of your writing. We will use this information to consider you as a volunteer writer.

Legal basis for processing

Data protection legislation allows us to process personal information when it is necessary to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, or for the performance of a contract with you.

2.3.  When you subscribe to our newsletter

We have a weekly newsletter  that is delivered by email.

We’ll ask you whether you want to receive the newsletter, and if you agree it is important that you know you can unsubscribe at any time by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or contacting us.

Legal basis for processing

Data protection legislation allows us to process personal information when you have given us your consent for direct marketing.

2.4.  When you take part in a survey

You may choose to complete your name and contact details when you take part in one of our surveys, although you always have the option to take part anonymously. We may use this information to give you feedback about the survey.

Legal basis for processing

Data protection legislation allows us to process personal information when it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you.

2.5.  When you take part in a competition

We will use your information to administer the competition and to communicate with you about the competition.

Legal basis for processing

Data protection legislation allows us to process personal information when it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you.

3.  We share your information with others we trust

We use suppliers and service providers who we trust to assist us in providing our services to you. They have agreed to keep your information secure and confidential, and to only use it for the purposes for which we have shared it with them.

We share your information with service providers when they help us:

  1. to store information
  2. to manage our social media interactions
  3. to deliver our newsletter
  4. to help monitor the effectiveness of our promotions and advertising
  5. to manage our business, for instance accountants and professional advisors
  6. with IT services
  7. to maintain our website

Sometimes we will be required by law to share your information. For instance, we may be required to share your information with the authorities or with regulatory bodies.

We will not share your information with third parties for the purposes of direct marketing.

4.  We send your information to other countries

Some of the service providers that we use may be located in other countries. For instance, our cloud storage service. These countries may not have the same levels of protection of personal information as South Africa. If this is the case, we require that they undertake to protect the personal information of our users to the same level that we do.

We provide for appropriate safeguards by means of contracts between us and our foreign service providers.

5.  We don’t keep your information longer than we need to

We will not retain your information for longer than we need to, unless we are legally required to.

6.  We have taken reasonable steps to minimise the impact of a breach

We have implemented reasonable security measures based on the sensitivity of the information we hold. These measures are in place to protect the information from being disclosed, from loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, and from being altered, or destroyed.

If something should happen, we have taken steps to minimise the threat to your privacy. We will let you know of any breaches that affect your personal information and we will inform you how you can help minimise the impact.

7.  You have the right to be informed about the personal information we have, and what we do with it

You have the right to

  1. ask us what we know about you;
  2. ask what information was sent to our suppliers, service providers, or any other third party;
  3. ask us to update or correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal information we hold about you;
  4. ask us to delete the personal information we hold about you;
  5. unsubscribe from any direct marketing communications we may send you; and
  6. object to the processing of our personal information.

You can request access to the information we hold about you or correct your personal information by contacting our deputy information officer by emailing sigogo.sigogo@gmail.com.

It can take us up to 21 days to respond to your request, because there are procedures that we need to follow. In certain cases, we may require proof of your identity.

8.  Your rights in terms of the GDPR

If you are in the European Union, you have these rights in terms of the GDPR:

  • The right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal information.
  • The right to access your personal information. You may make such a request from us by contacting sigogo.sigogo@gmail.com.  We may take one month to respond to your request and may charge a fee in some circumstances. We will let you know if this is the case.
  • You have a right to have inaccurate personal information corrected or completed if it is incomplete. You may make such a request from us by contacting sigogo.sigogo@gmail.com.  We may take one month to respond to your request and may refuse in certain circumstances.
  • You have the right to have your personal information erased, also known as the ‘right to be forgotten’. You may make such a request from us by contacting sigogo.sigogo@gmail.com.  We may take one month to respond to your request and may refuse in certain circumstances.
  • You have the right to request that we restrict or suppress your personal information. You may make such a request from us by contacting sigogo.sigogo@gmail.com. We may take one month to respond to your request and may refuse in certain circumstances.
  • You have the right to reuse your personal information for your own purposes across different services, also known as the right to data portability.
  • You have the right to object to us processing your personal information in certain circumstances. You may make your objection by contacting sigogo.sigogo@gmail.com.  We may take one month to respond to your request. There are legitimate reasons why we may refuse your objection, which depend on why we are processing your personal information.
  • You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority in the Member State where you live or work, or where the infringement took place.

COOKIE NOTICE

1.  What this notice is about

Our website, like many others, stores information on and retrieves information from your browser using cookies. Cookies are files containing small amounts of data (usually text) that a website generates and saves through your web browser. Cookies can be used to improve how efficiently a website functions, remember certain information about its users, or even to keep a website operational. It is not personally identifiable to you, but it can be used to give you a more personalised web experience. Some cookies are only kept per session, and some are saved for persistent use.