Privacy Policy

"User" a person who uses and/or access computer Software and/or material via the Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa website;

"Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa" This Website, its sponsors, affiliates and creators;

"Data" means any data (including Personal Information) provided to Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa by a User;

"Personal Information" Including but not limited any Data or information about an identifiable User, including an email address;

INTRODUCTION

Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa wants to help you maintain your privacy on the Internet. Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa has formulated this Privacy Policy to explain how Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa collects Data and for what purposes.

In this agreement unless it appears to the contrary, the singular shall include the plural and visa versa, any reference to any gender shall also includes the opposite gender and any reference to a natural person, shall include legal person and visa versa.

COLLECTION OF DATA

If a User registers with Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa by completing a submission form, including but not limited to a newsletter registration form, an information enquiry form or a registration to gain access to a password protected zone, a User is not anonymous to Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa. For the purposes of online purchasing, a User may also be prompted to provide necessary Personal Information to process a credit card or PayPal payment.

Information collected by Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa is stored in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public.

If a User does not wish to submit any personal identifying information, the User should not submit any information within submission form fields on Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa.

Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa does not have any motive or intention to gather contact Data of visitors who are under the age of 13 and would prefer that parental Data be supplied instead on behalf of a child under the age of 13.

It is the nature of the Internet and websites that Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa by default records User information on Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa's server traffic reports from the browser which the User is using to view Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa, including an IP address and which web pages were visited.

Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa uses cookie technology. Cookie technology consists of trace elements of data that is stored on the User's computer's hard drive and which contains information about the User, so that next time the User visits Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa the Cookie recognises the User's prior visit.

USE OF DATA

Users of Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa understand and agree that in order to offer certain services or functions, Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa must collect and use personal information about Users.

Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa may send to a User messages by Email and/or SMS regarding their account.

It is an optional condition of a User submitting Data to Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa that Users agree to receive future Promotional messages from Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa by Email and/or SMS or to Opt-out from future communications. A User can choose to opt-out of promotional messages at any time by contacting Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa or following the unsubscribe link or instructions on the future communication.

Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa uses cookie technology and generates and saves User and session ID's to the User's Internet browser and computer to track and analyse website usage of the User. Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa does this to be able to identify any technical problems with the workings of Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa and to correct these to ensure a better online experience for the User.

AUTHORISED ACCESS TO DATA

Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa may disclose information to any authorized official if required to do so by law or if it is required to protect the safety of other Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa Users or the public, or if Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa believes that such action is necessary to protect and defend Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa rights or properties.

Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa will not sell, rent, share, or distribute Personal Information to any entity other than 3rd parties which are vital in the administration of Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa and the supply of goods or services that have been requested by the User, including but not limited to: hosting service providers, web administrators and online purchase and delivery service providers.

Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa may need to share Data with employees and employees of 3rd parties that require access to the Data to perform their day-to-day functions for Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa.

Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa may disclose anonymous demographic and biometric statistics about the Data within the database for business purposes.

In the event of Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa changing ownership to a new entity, Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa may transfer its rights to the Data to the new owner. The new owner of Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa is required to notify each User of the transfer and the User may choose to modify its Personal Data at that time or choose to remove it.

SECURE STORAGE OF DATA

Information collected by Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa is stored in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public.

All Data is available only to the User and those authorized employees to whom Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa has granted permissions by issuing a username and password.

It is the responsibility of each User to maintain the confidentiality and security of their password and to alert Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa or reset their password if compromise of security is suspected.

Any unauthorised use of Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa systems and attempts to access Data without express authorisation is a violation of the Agreement, the act of which is prosecutable by Law.

EDITING OR REMOVING DATA

A User is able to update or remove the Data they have submitted to Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa, either by logging in or by contacting Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa. User updates or removal will reflect in Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa's active database, but Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa may retain Data in backup files and archives or to prevent a User from being accidentally re-added to the database after they have expressly unsubscribed.

LIMITATION

Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa has no control over information or privacy policies of 3rd party websites hyperlinked to from Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa. These 3rd party links are being provided for the convenience of the Users of Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa and Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for the content, nature or reliability of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa takes no responsibility for monitoring, updating, supplementing or correcting any information on any linked website and makes no representation or warranties regarding such information. Please be aware that in linking to these outside websites, Users are leaving Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa and that Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa is not responsible for the content of any other site.

ENQUIRIES

Any questions or concerns related to should be directed to the contact person listed on Personal Collection by Thompsons Africa.