Your privacy is critically important to us. At Caro Communications we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- Within our products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what can be kept private the ability to permanently delete data.
Caro Communications owns and operates several online services including carocommunications.co.za. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our online services.
Like most website operators, Caro Communications collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Caro Communications’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Caro Communications s visitors use its services. From time to time, Caro Communications may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its services.
Caro Communications also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in. Caro Communications only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain users of Caro Communications online services choose to interact with Caro Communications in ways that require Caro Communications to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Caro Communications gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask users who sign up for a Caro Communications shop user account to provide a username, email address and company information. Those who engage in transactions with Caro Communications – by purchasing additional access to the available online services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Caro Communications collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the user’s interaction with our online services. Caro Communications does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Caro Communications may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Caro Communications may monitor the most popular uses of carocommunications.co.za to better optimise the user interface in future releases. Caro Communications may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Caro Communications does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Caro Communications discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Caro Communications’s behalf or to provide online services available from Caro Communications, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Caro Communications’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Caro Communications will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Caro Communications discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to lawful legal procedure, court order or other legal governmental request, or when Caro Communications believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Caro Communications, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Caro Communications web service and have supplied your email address, Caro Communications may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Caro Communications and our products. We primarily use our various online communication mediums to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Caro Communications takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Caro Communications, a specific service, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Caro Communications goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Caro Communications or the specific service may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
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