THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT CUSTOMER PRIVACY NOTICE
This Notice explains how we obtain, use and disclose your personal information, in accordance with the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPIA”).
At Biddulphs International (and including this website, POPIAct-Compliance) we are committed to protecting your privacy and to ensure that your personal information is collected and used properly, lawfully and transparently.
Ever conscious of the need to respect your private life and protect the information that you provide to it, Biddulphs International complies with the legislation in effect with regard to the protection of private life and personal data.
The collection and processing of your personal data takes place in compliance with the provisions of law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on information technology, files and freedoms, as amended, and with the EU Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council of 27 April 2016 concerning the protection of natural persons as regards the processing of personal data and the free circulation of said data, and repealing directive 95/46.
In order for you to be able to browse and communicate on our website with complete peace of mind, we have put in place a confidentiality charter. We reserve the right to amend this charter on the basis of changes to the Biddulphs International website or to the legislation in effect.
Online forms on the website
The personal data collected is the data that you willingly provide when you fill in one of the online forms on the website, in order to request a quote for one of the services offered by Biddulphs International on our site, to get in touch with Biddulphs International or to give us your opinion as regards whether or not you are satisfied with the services offered.
The personal data collected thus includes:
By default, Biddulphs International will not be able to provide the services offered on its site, and in particular to draw up the quotes requested and make contact with you when you have asked to do so, and respond to your reviews and comments.
Biddulphs International can also collect information automatically by using cookies deposited on the device that you use (computer, tablet, mobile, smartphone) when you visit the site, as long as it has your consent to do so, and you can withdraw your consent at any time.
Cookies are small amounts of information stored by the Web browser on the medium that you use (computer, tablet, mobile, smartphone). Cookies may be permanent or temporary. Permanent cookies are stored on your device for a maximum of thirteen (13) months. Temporary cookies disappear each time you close your browser.
Cookies are used to:
Biddulphs International obtains your consent prior to depositing cookies.
You can alter the configuration of your browser so that it either accepts cookies or refuses to accept them, and to block or erase cookies which have already been placed on your browser.
You can configure your browser software so that cookies are saved on your machine or, on the contrary, so that they are rejected, either systematically, or depending on who issued them. You can also configure your browser software so that you are asked whether you wish to accept cookies or not in good time, before a cookie can be saved on your machine.
In terms of how cookies are managed, each browser has a different configuration. The configuration is described in your browser’s help menu, and consulting this information will enable you to know how to alter your preferences with regard to cookies:
You can also consult the website of Department of Justice and Constitutional Development or the DOJ&CD, where you will find instructions on how to configure the most commonly used browsers, at the following address: http://www.justice.gov.za/paia/paia.htm or consult the ‘Help’ section of the browser you are using.
Biddulphs International is the data controller of your personal data
Your personal data is processed by Biddulphs International for the purposes of its activity, namely:
Your personal data will be received by the authorized staff from the client, marketing and/or commercial department of Biddulphs International and the authorized staff of the data processors used by Biddulphs International and needing to access the personal data in order to carry out their assignments, in particular IT service providers and technical service providers.
Biddulphs International undertakes not to disclose your personal data to any other third party without your explicit and prior consent, or in the circumstances listed below:
Your personal data is only retained for the period of time strictly necessary in order to achieve the aims for which it was collected and processed.
Any personal data about you that is used for the purposes of marketing is retained for a period of three (3) years starting from the moment it is collected on the site.
Any personal data about you that is collected with the help of cookies is retained for a period of thirteen (13) months starting from the moment it is collected on the site.
Once the periods of time necessary in order to achieve the objectives for which it is processed are over, Biddulphs International undertakes to destroy your personal data or make it anonymous.
Biddulphs International offers a free service for subscribing to updates and newsletters from Biddulphs International. Subscribers receive information about Biddulphs International, transport and international removals at regular intervals. Unless you give your advance and express consent, Biddulphs International undertakes not to use your personal data for the purposes of marketing, in particular for the sending of promotional messages, news, subscriptions to the newsletter, or any other operation related to the provision of information.
You may withdraw your consent for the receiving of marketing messages at any time by clicking on the erasure link included in the electronic marketing messages that are sent to you, or by editing the settings in your personal account or by sending an email to email@example.com
The legislation concerning the protection of personal data gives you a number of rights, which are set out below.
The right of access enables you to access your personal data at any time.
The right to rectification enables you to rectify any personal data about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to object enables you to object, if you have legitimate grounds for doing so, to the processing of your personal data.
The right to restriction of processing enables you to restrict the processing of your personal data, in the cases set out in an exhaustive list in the current legislation.
The right to data portability enables you to receive personal data that concerns you and that you have provided to Biddulphs International, and to transmit it to another data controller, under the terms stipulated by the current legislation.
The right to erasure enables you to have your personal data erased, in the cases set out in an exhaustive list by the current legislation.
You may withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data by Biddulphs International at any time.
Furthermore, you have the right to determine what happens to your personal data after your death, by drawing up instructions (either general or specific) pertaining to the retention, erasure or communication of your personal data after your death. You are hereby informed that you are free to designate a person responsible for carrying out your instructions and that you may change or revoke said instructions at any time.
You are entitled to exercise your rights of access, to rectification, to erasure, to object, to restriction of processing, to data portability, to draw up instructions related to the retention, erasure or communication of your personal data after your death, and to express your wish to withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data by contacting Biddulphs International using the following contact details:
Biddulphs International will make every effort to act on your requests within a reasonable period of time and, in any event, within the time-limits set by the regulations in effect.
Biddulphs International will take all necessary precautions in order to verify the identity of the person making the request, before accessing, if need be, the person’s request, in order to prevent the risk of fraudulent requests.
You also have the right to submit a claim to the DOJ&CD and to file a claim against Biddulphs International in the competent courts if you believe that Biddulphs International has committed a breach of your rights with regard to personal data. If a breach is found to have occurred, you will be able to receive full and effective compensation for the damage you have suffered.
Finally, you have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
Biddulphs International applies its best efforts by taking all appropriate measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal data, to prevent them being damaged or distorted and to prevent unauthorized third parties from accessing it and misusing it.