Privacy Notice

1. Privacy Notice

We know that you care about your personal data and how it is used, and we want you to trust that we, Siqalo Foods, use your personal data carefully. This Privacy Notice will help you understand what personal data we collect, why we collect it and what we do with it.

Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our privacy practices and let us know if you have any questions by submitting a request through the “Contact Us” form on our websites.

We have tried to keep this Notice as simple as possible, but if you’re not familiar with terms, such as cookies, IP addresses, and browsers, then please read about these key terms first .

You have the right to object to certain uses of your personal data including the use of your personal data for direct marketing. See what are your rights and how you can exercise them here.

2. Who is collecting it?

3. What personal data is being collected?

  • Personal data you give us directly,
  • Personal data we collect automatically, and
  • Personal data we collect from other sources.
  • Personal data you give us directly. We collect data about how you use our services and products, such as the types of content you view or engage with, or the frequency and duration of your activities. We also collect personal data you provide us when you sign up for a marketing newsletter, complete a survey or register for an account to buy our products. In so doing, we may ask for personal data, such as your name, gender, date of birth, address, email address, telephone number or credit card details. Some Siqalo Foods brands may collect “special categories of personal data” about you with your explicit consent. For more information on the special categories of data we collect and how we use it, please refer to the relevant section below.
  • Personal data we collect automatically. We also receive and store certain types of personal data whenever you interact with us online. For example, we use cookies and tracking technologies (to find out more, see our privacy key terms ) to obtain personal data when your web browser accesses our websites or advertisements and other content served by or on our on other websites. Your personal data is also collected when you search, buy, post, participate in a contest or questionnaire or communicate with our customer service teams. Examples of the types of personal data we collect include; IP address (to find out more see our privacy key terms ), device ID, location data, computer and connection information such as browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, and purchase history – which we sometimes aggregates with similar information from other consumers. During some of your internet browsing on our websites we may also use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We may also collect technical information to help us identify your device for fraud prevention and diagnostic purposes.
  • Personal data we collect from other sources. We collect personal data from other sources including our trusted partnerships with third-parties and where we operate accounts on third-party platforms: For example, when you use the “like” functionality on Facebook or the +1 functionality on Google+. Additionally, we receive information about you and other visitors’ interactions with our advertising to measure whether our advertising is relevant and successful. We also collect information about you and your activities from a third-party when we jointly offer services or products, or from third-party data enrichment providers (to find out more see our privacy key terms ) who may deliver insights to us about the personal data we hold.
  • Similarly, we collects personal data related to consumers’ allergies to provide consumers with ads and promotions for products which are relevant to their needs.

4. What purpose do we use your data for?

  • To process your payments, if you purchase our products, to provide you with your order status, deal with your enquiries and requests, and assess and handle any complaints;
  • To process and answer your inquiries or to contact you to answer your questions and/or requests;
  • To develop and improve our products, services, communication methods and the functionality of our websites;
  • For the purposes of competitions or promotions that you have entered;
  • To communicate information to you and to manage your registration and/or subscription to our newsletter or other communications;
  • To manage our everyday business needs regarding your participation in our contests, sweepstakes or promotional activities or request;
  • To authenticate the identity of individuals contacting us by telephone, electronic means or otherwise;
  • For internal training and quality assurance purposes;
  • To understand and assess the interests, wants, and changing needs of consumers, to improve our website, our current products and services, and/or developing new products and services; and
  • To provide personalised products, communications and targeted advertising as well as product recommendations to you.
  • we collect data, with your consent, from:
    • Our websites about what you view and the way you interact with our content;
    • Our digital display advertising that we serve to you on social platforms and other publisher’s websites; and
    • Forms you fill in online and send to us about what your interests are.
  • We also track the products you buy when you click on one of our display adverts and go on to purchase something from a selection of our retail partners.
  • If you have asked to receive emails or SMS communications from us, we track whether you open, read or click on the content to see what you are interested in so that we can give you more content that we think you are more likely to enjoy.
  • We use this data to profile your likes and dislikes. For instance, if we see that you are regularly viewing Vegan recipes on a website, and you have opted in to receiving emails from us, we might give you an update on the new Vegan recipes that have just hit the site for your interest, or we may tailor our web content when you visit towards things we think you’ll be most interested in.
  • Based on this profile information, we may also give you advertising that we think you will like and want to see as you view content from us or from our network of publishers that we advertise with. Sometimes, with your consent, we may use your current location to serve advertising to you that is to do with promotions or events that are happening nearby that we think you might be interested in.
  • We may also use information you have provided to selected third-parties and consented to be shared, like your age, gender, life stage, lifestyle and wider interests to identify people who we think will have similar interests to you and who we believe will be interested in similar advertising.
  • we use game simulations of science-based behavioural assessments and data science techniques to assess prospective employees. Candidates are required to play a set of games and the behavioural patterns exhibited during gameplay are assessed by a customised algorithm to predict the candidate’s potential for a specific role. This algorithm is regularly tested to ensure it remains fair, effective and unbiased.
  • to obtain human intervention;
  • to express your point of view;
  • to obtain an explanation of the decision reached after an assessment; and
  • to challenge such a decision.

5.  Who will it be shared with?

  • Third-party service providers. In order to carry out your requests, respond to your inquiries, fulfil your orders, honour coupons, provide you with samples, enable you to participate in sweepstakes or make various other features, services and materials available to you through our websites we share your personal data with third-party service providers that perform functions on our behalf, such as companies that: host or operate our websites, process payments, analyse data, provide customer service, postal or delivery services, and sponsors or other third-parties that participate in or administer our promotions. They have access to personal data needed to perform their functions but may not use it for other purposes. Further, they must process this personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice and as permitted by applicable data protection laws and regulations.
  • Other third-parties. Your personal data will also be used by us or shared with our sponsors, advertisers, advertising networks, advertising servers, social media networks, and analytics companies or other third-parties in connection with marketing, promotional, data enrichment (to find out more about our privacy key terms follow the link ) and other offers, as well as product information.
  • Business transfers. Your personal data will be used by us or shared within our group of companies  for internal reasons, primarily for business and operational purposes. As we continue to develop our business, we may sell or purchase assets, subsidiaries or business units. In such transactions, your personal data generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, you consent otherwise). If another entity acquires us, our businesses or substantially all or part of our assets, or assets related to our websites, your personal data will be disclosed to such entity as part of the due diligence process and will be transferred to such entity as one of the transferred assets. Also, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, all such personal data will be considered an asset of ours and as such it is possible they will be sold or transferred to third-parties.
  • Legal disclosure. We may transfer and disclose your personal data to third-parties:
    • To comply with a legal obligation;
    • When we believe in good faith that an applicable law requires it;
    • At the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation;
    • To verify or enforce our “Terms of Use” or other applicable policies;
    • To detect and protect against fraud, or any technical or security vulnerabilities;
    • To respond to an emergency; or otherwise
    • To protect the rights, property, safety, or security of third-parties, visitors to our websites or the public.
  • To follow your instructions;
  • To comply with a legal duty; or
  • To work with our agents and advisers who we use to help run our business and services.
  • Transfer to a non-South African Country whose privacy legislation ensures an adequate level of protection of personal data than South Africa;
  • Put in place a contract with the foreign third-party that means they must protect personal data to the same standards as South Africa; or
  • Transfer personal data to organisations that are part of specific agreements on cross-border data transfers with South Africa.

6.  How do we protect your personal data?

7.  How long do we keep your personal data for?

8.  What are your rights?

  • The right to be informed. You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your personal data and your rights. Therefore, we’re providing you with the information in this Notice.
  • The right to access and rectification. You have the right to access, correct or update your personal data at any time. We understand the importance of this and should you want to exercise your rights, please contact us.
  • The right to data portability. The personal data you have provided us with is portable. This means it can be moved, copied or transmitted electronically under certain circumstances.
  • The right to be forgotten. Under certain circumstances, you have right to request that we delete your data. If you wish to delete the personal data we hold about you, please let us know and we will take reasonable steps to respond to your request in accordance with legal requirements. If the personal data we collect is no longer needed for any purposes and we are not required by law to retain it, we will do what we can to delete, destroy or permanently de-identify it.
  • The right to restrict processing. Under certain circumstances, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to object. Under certain circumstances, you have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing (i.e., receiving emails from us notifying you or being contacted with varying potential opportunities).
  • The right to lodge a complaint with a Regulatory Authority. You have the right to lodge a complaint directly with any local Regulatory Authority about how we process your personal data.
  • The right to withdraw consent. If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal data (i.e., we rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data), you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (although if you do so, it does not mean that anything we have done with your personal data with your consent up to that point is unlawful). You can withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time by contacting us with the details provided below.
  • Rights related to automated decision-making. You have the right not to be subject to a decision which is based solely on automated processing and which produces legal or other significant effects on you. In particular, you have the right:
    • to obtain human intervention;
    • to express your point of view;
    • to obtain an explanation of the decision reached after an assessment; and
    • to challenge such a decision.

9. How do you contact us?

10. How do we keep this notice up to date?

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