AECI (hereinafter called The Company) commits and adheres to both POPIA “The Protection of Personal Information Act No 4 of 2013 as well as PAIA “The Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000” as well as other legislation as set out by The South African Government.
Personal information is thus understood in accordance with the definition provided in both POPIA and PAIA (“the Acts”.). The Company also adheres to the principles for electronically collecting personal information as outline in the Acts, and the further legislation referred to therein. We endeavour to ensure the quality, accuracy, and confidentiality of any Personal Information in our possession.
All payment information will be captured through this website. Further, The Company shall not retain payment information on behalf of its users/data subjects. We will not collect, use, or disclose any sensitive information, except with your specific consent or in the circumstance permitted by law. In addition, as a registered data subject (in context of sale) to our site is an indication that the data subject approves “opt-in” for future marketing by our Company.
Personal Information collected from users/data subject shall only be accessed by The Companies’ employees, representatives, and consultants on a need-to-know basis, and subject to reasonable confidentiality obligations binding such persons. We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your email address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by our Company will only be in connection with the provision of our services and/or the marketing thereof.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles etc) Embedded content from other websites behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Section 14 of The Constitution of South Africa 1996
The Company additionally recognises that section 14 of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996, provides that everyone has the right to privacy which includes the right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of said information and that the State must respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights, bearing in mind that consonant with the constitutional values of democracy and openness, the need for economic and social progress, within the framework of the information society, requires the removal of unnecessary impediments to the free flow of information, including personal information and to regulate, in harmony with international standards, the processing of personal information by public and private bodies in the manner that gives effect to the right of privacy subject to the justifiable limitation that is aimed at protecting other rights and important interests.
Should there be any concerns on personal information held by our Company, please contact us.
The Company uses Analytics for this website internal viewer research purposes. It indicates the audience viewing the website including age, gender, interests, devices, and location.
While we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personal information you provide us, we will continue to maintain and improve these security measures over time in line with legal and technological developments, the Company does however follow the following steps in the event of a breach or unauthorised access to personal information.
What are Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?
A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on and accessed from your device when you visit one of our Sites, to the extent you agree. The other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place small data files on your devices or monitor your website activity to enable us to collect information about how you use our Sites. This allows our sites to recognise your device from those of other users of the Sites. The information provided below about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies.
To administer our Sites and for research purposes, The Company also has contracted with third party service providers to track and analyse statistical usage and volume information from our Site users. These third-party service providers use persistent Cookies to help us to improve the user experience, manage our Site content, and analyse how users navigate and utilise the Sites.
First and Third-Party Cookies
“First party Cookies” are cookies that belong to The Company and that The Company places on your device. “Third party Cookies” are cookies that another party places on your device through our Site. The Company may contract with third party service providers to send e-mails to users who have provided us with their contact information. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, and/or to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on, the third-party service providers may place Cookies on the devices of these users.
For more information on how these companies collect and use information on our behalf, please refer to their privacy policies as indicated below. Depending on the Site, we use the following types of cookies:
- Session Cookies – Session Cookies are temporary and deleted from your machine when your web browser closes. We use session Cookies to help us track internet usage as described above. You may refuse to accept browser Cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting, you may be unable to access certain parts of the Sites.
Our Cookies are used for the following purposes:
- Strictly Necessary/ Technical – These Cookies are necessary to allow us to operate our Sites so you may access them as you have requested. These Cookies, for example, let us recognise that you have created an account and have logged into that account to access Site content. They also include Cookies that enable us to remember your previous actions within the same browsing session and secure our Sites.
- Analytical/ Performance – These Cookies are used by us or third-party service providers to analyse how the Sites are used and how they are performing. For example, these Cookies track what pages are most frequently visited, and from what locations our visitors come from. If you subscribe to a newsletter or otherwise register with the Sites, these cookies may be correlated to you. These Cookies include, for example, Google Analytics cookies.
- Functionality – These cookies let us operate the Sites in accordance with the choices you make. These Cookies permit us to “remember” you in-between visits. For instance, we will recognise your user name and remember how you customised the Sites and services, for example by adjusting text size, fonts, languages, and other parts of web pages that are alterable and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.
If you do not want Cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some Cookies and to alert you when a Cookie is placed on your device. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or functionalities of our Sites.
If you want to remove previously stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Sites from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.
How do we use Other Tracking Technologies in our communications?
The Company may collect information about whether you open or click any links in the knowledge, research, or event communications that we send to you through web beacons.A web beacon is a graphic image, which is placed on a website or in an email that alone or in conjunction with cookies compile information about your usage of or your interaction with the Company website or email. For example, we may add web beacons to the knowledge, research, or event communications that we send to you to determine whether you have opened our email or clicked a link.
The analysis gathered helps us improve the effectiveness of content and format of our websites and email communications.
How do I refuse or withdraw my consent to the use of Web Beacons?
You may avoid web beacons by configuring your email reader program to disable the functionality that enables remote images to load and by refraining from clicking on any links in email messages.