Loads o Local is committed to upholding the confidentiality and security of your personal information. The information below explains what we do with the data we collect and applies to information submitted anywhere on this site.
If you do not agree with any term of this privacy statement, you must cease your access of this website immediately.
Loads o Local website privacy statement – effective 06 June 2020
DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
“personal information” means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person and where it is applicable, identifiable, existing juristic person, including all information as defined in the protection of personal information act 4 of 2013.
“collect” or “collection” means the creation, generation, communication, storage, destruction of personal information as more fully defined in the protection of personal information act 4 of 2013.
“user”, “you” means any person who accesses and browses this website for any purpose.
“member” or “registered user’” means any person who registered with the website in order to contribute content to the website in the form of reviews and/or contact forms
“listing owner” means any natural or juristic person listing on the website for the purpose of promoting their business and/or product.
“website” means the website of Loads o Local at url www.loadsolocal.co.za or such other url as Loads o Local may choose from time to time.
INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE
By providing your personal information to the Loads o Local you acknowledge that it has been collected directly from you and consent to its processing by the Loads o Local.
TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION LOADS O LOCAL COLLECTS
Where you submit Personal Information (first and last name, business name, screen name, profile pictures, business images, email address, physical business address, telephone number, details about your telephone device (e.g. mobile phone) and your telephone service provider, and if you are listed with us, information related to the method in which you pay your listing fees) via the website (e.g. through completing any online form) the following principles are observed in the processing of that information:
We may passively collect some of your Personal Information from the mobile device which you use to access and navigate through our Website, using various technological means, for instance, using server logs to collect and maintain log information. The information which we may passively collect from your mobile device may include your identifying information, contact details, device and device event information, site activity information, log information, telephony log information, location information, unique application numbers and any other information which you permit us, from time to time, to passively collect from your device.
When users 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, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.
COLLECTION OF ANONYMOUS DATA
Loads o Local may use standard technology to collect information about the use of this website. This technology is not able to identify individual users but simply allows the Loads o Local to collect statistics.
Loads o Local or our third party partners (e.g. listing owners) may utilise cookies to keep track of users’ browsing habits. A cookie is a small file that is placed on your hard drive in order to keep a record of your interaction with this website and facilitate user convenience. Cookies can either be permanent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e. they last only until you close your browser).
Cookies by themselves will not be used to identify users personally but may be used to compile identified statistics relating to use of services offered or to provide the Loads o Local with feedback on the performance of this website.
The following classes of information may be collected in respect of users who have enabled cookies:
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.
If you do not wish cookies to be employed to customize your interaction with this website it is possible to alter the manner in which your browser handles cookies. Please note that, if this is done, certain services on this website may not be available.
We may also collect other information, including your interests, preferences, purchasing behaviour, transaction information, geographical location (which could include various technologies that determine your actual location, such as geographical data from your mobile device (GPS or IP location)) and demographics.
When you visit our Website, our web server also automatically records the name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider), the website from which you visit us, the pages on our sites you visit and in what sequence, and the date and length of your visit. This information is aggregate and anonymous data and does not identify you specifically.
We may also use “web beacons” that monitor your use of our sites. Web beacons (or web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a web page for the purpose of transferring data, such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the web beacon appears, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the web beacons appear, the time the page containing the web beacon was viewed, the types of browser that fetched the web beacon and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server. When corresponding with you via HTML capable e-mail, web beacons let us know whether you received and opened our email.
HOW DO YOU USE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We may use your Personal Information to:
Where you choose to receive mobile services and content via SMS, MMS and other mobile services, we use this information to deliver such mobile services and content to you, to carry out market research, to track sales data and to plan other promotional or educational activities which may be of interest to you.
WHAT ABOUT PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT IS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE?
WILL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION BE USED FOR MARKETING PURPOSES?
We may use your Personal Information for the purposes of:
Loads o Local takes reasonable measures to ensure the security and integrity of information submitted to or collected by this website, but cannot under any circumstances be held liable for any loss or other damage sustained by you as a result of unlawful access to or dissemination of any personal information by a third party.
We may transmit or transfer personal data outside of the country in which it was collected to a foreign country and process it in that country. Personal data may be stored on servers located outside the country in which it was collected. You consent to us processing your personal data in a foreign country whose laws regarding processing of personal data may be less stringent.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Sharing of personal information
Loads o Local will not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any personally identifiable information to any third parties outside our listing owners that you interacted with willingly or information shared by listing owners for any other purpose than to promote your business on your behalf.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION LOADS O LOCAL HOLDS ABOUT ME?
To see the Personal Information we have collected through this Website that relates to you, to cancel it and/or to correct or update this Personal Information, please email us at email@example.com. In addition, we will always give you the opportunity to update your preferences regarding our use of your Personal Information.
To protect your privacy and security we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access.
MOBILE APPLICATION AND USE OF FACEBOOK USER DATA (WHERE APPLICABLE)
Our official application may access information from user’s Facebook accounts once they give us permission to do so whilst using the Facebook-related functionality of the application. Once permission is granted, our application accesses a user’s friends list
and location only.
Our Facebook page may access information from your Facebook accounts once you give us permission to do so. Once permission is granted, the application accesses a user’s name, gender, birthday, locale, email address and spice result.
HOW CAN I CONTACT LOADS O LOCAL?