Last Updated on 1 September 2010
Thank you for visiting supernews.co.za. (“Supernews”). This privacy statement explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on supernew.co.za
The information we collect
At supernews.co.za, you can among other things, sign up, enter competitions, vote, donate money or gifts, express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our email alerts, participate in one of our online forums or communities or send in information. In the course of these various offerings, we’ll need to collect some personal information. For example, name, e-mail address, contact number, credit card information, among other things. At supernews.co.za, you may also be able to submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a person’s name, e-mail address, contact number, among other things.
We, our service providers, newsvertisers and partners may collect various types of non-personally identifiable information when you visit supernews.co.za. A representative list of the types of non-personally identifiable information we may collect include: current Internet protocol address and type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Hetzner, Internet Solutions), the web pages you have visited, the content you have accessed and the newsverts™ you have been shown and/or clicked on.
How we use the information
We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries, to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you, to enforce the legal terms that govern your use of supernews.co.za, and/or for the purposes for which you provided the information.
We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our competitions or when we make changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you to receive headline news reports by email, or to contact you about your account with us. We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to contact them. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.
The information we collect in connection with our online forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services. If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., a letter to our editors, comments sent to our news team, a posting to a blog or a discussion board), we may publish your name and other information you have provided to us. We may on occasion combine information we collect through our site with information that we collect from other sources.
Information sharing and disclosure
Our agents and contractors who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this privacy statement by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for us.
Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this privacy statement.
Newsvertising™ practices (newsvertise)
This section describes certain of our newsvertising practices, such as the collection and use of information to deliver newsvertising. We, our service providers, newsvertisers or partners may collect various types of non-personally identifiable information when you interact with us or visit any of our sites. A representative list of the types of non-personally identifiable information that may be collected include: current Internet protocol address and type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Hetzner, Internet Solutions), the web pages you have visited, the content you have accessed and the newsverts you have been shown and/or clicked on. The non-personally identifiable information collected may be combined with information from other sources and/or shared with third parties.
The non-personally identifiable information collected may be used to improve the design and content of our site, and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. This information may also be used to provide you with additional product and service opportunities and to make inferences about your interests in order to deliver more relevant marketing messages and newsverts. We also may use this information to analyze usage of our site.
The practices described in this section are enabled by the technologies and relationships described in the “Cookies & Web Beacons” and “Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites, Ad Servers, and Sponsors” sections below.
Cookies & Web Beacons
To enhance your online experience, we use “cookies” or similar technologies. Cookies are text files placed in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies do not contain personally identifiable information; however, once you choose to furnish a site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
We, our third party service providers, newsvertisers or our partners may also use “web beacons” or clear .gifs, or similar technologies, which are small pieces of code placed on a web page, to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons may be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page.
Collection of information by third-party sites, ad servers, and sponsors
supernews.co.za may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different from ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
supernews.co.za covered by this privacy statement sometimes may offer content (e.g., competitions) that is sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. We have no control over these third parties’ use of this information. The site will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if these third parties will obtain such information.
We also use the services of reputable third parties to provide us with data collection, reporting and ad response measurement, as well as to assist with delivery of relevant marketing messages and newsverts. These third parties may view, edit or set their own cookies. We, our third party service providers, newsvertisers and/or partners may also place web beacons for these third parties. The use of these technologies by these third parties is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by this privacy statement.
By the very nature of the internet, Supernews operates beyond South African borders, so it may sometimes be necessary to transfer your information internationally. By using this site you consent to your information being collected and used as set forth in this privacy statement.
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to use correctly the information we collect online.
How you can access or correct information
Access to personally identifiable information that is collected from our site may be accessible for a limited period of time from the point of collection. For example, if you created a password-protected account within our site, you can access that account to review the information you provided.
If you have any questions or concerns about the online privacy statement for this site or its implementation you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From time to time, we may update this privacy statement. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a ‘Last Updated’ notice on this page. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always know what information we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it.