The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (“KZN EDTEA”) respects the user’s privacy and takes the protection of personal data very seriously. The purpose of this statement is to describe the way that we collect, store, use and protect data that can be associated with the user or another specific natural or juristic person and can be used to identify the user or that person (personal data).
This statement complies with the Protection of Personal Information, 2013 (Act No. 4 of 2013), and by visiting our website, the user consents to the transfer and processing of their information as set out below. EDTEA will take all reasonable measures, in accordance with this statement, to protect the user’s personal information and to keep it confidential. We reserve the right to amend this statement at any time, without prior notice, by posting the amended statement on our website.
Our privacy statement applies to this website and governs data collection and usage. The KZN EDTEA website collects personal identifiable information of the user’s name, surname and email address if they become a subscriber. Once a user subscribes, they can provide comments on articles in order to facilitate discussions, and their name and surname are visible together with their comment. We may collect website usage information using “cookies” which allows us to collect standard internet visitor usage information. Our website also makes use of Google Analytics and therefore information such as use of the user’s IP address, time of visit, time spent on each page, and type of web browser used are obtained by this third party in order to provide the Department with statistics.Security of Personal Information
KZN EDTEA collects and uses the user’s personal information to operate their website. The Department does not rent, lease or sell its customer lists to third parties. The Department does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion or political affiliations without the user’s explicit consent. However, the Department may disclose the user’s personal information without notice to third parties in certain circumstance, which include, but are not limited to the following instances:
The Department has appropriate and reasonable technical and organisational measures in place to prevent any unauthorised or unlawful access, loss of, damage to or unauthorised destruction of personal information. In addition, we have implemented various policies, procedures and standards to safeguard personal information. Notwithstanding such measures, and to the extent permissible by law, the Department will not be held liable for any loss, claim and/or damages arising from any unauthorised access, disclosure, misuse, loss, alteration or destruction of the user’s personal information.User’s Rights
Subject to the Protection of Personal Information Act provisions, the user has the right to –
The Department may use “cookies” to enhance the experience of the user when using the website. The user’s web browser places “cookies” on their hard drive for record keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. The user may choose to set their web browser to refuse “cookies” or to be notified when “cookies” are being sent. If the user does so, note that some parts of the website service may not function at all.Supporting Terms and Conditions
Any user accessing this website is subject to, and agrees to, the terms and conditions set out in this legal notice. If the user does not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, the user may not display, access, use, download and/or otherwise copy or distribute content obtained on this website.Updating of Terms and Conditions
The Department reserves the right to change, modify, add to or remove from portions or the whole of these terms and conditions of use from time to time. Changes to these terms and conditions will become effective upon such changes being posted to this website. It is the user’s obligation to periodically check these terms and conditions of use at this website for changes and updates. The user’s continued use of this website following the posting of changes or updates will be considered notice of the user’s acceptance to abide by and be bound by these terms and conditions of use, including such changes and updates.Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights
Content currently or anticipated to be displayed at this website is provided by the Department, its affiliates and/or subsidiary, or any other third party owners of such content. All proprietary works, and compilation of proprietary works, are copyright of the Department, its affiliates or subsidiary, or any other third party owner of such rights, and is protected by South African and International copyright laws. The Department reserves the right to make changes to the website at any time and without notice. All rights in and to the content is reserved and retained by the third party owners. Except as specified in these Terms and Conditions, the user is not granted a license or any other right including without limitation under Copyright, Trademark, Patent or other Intellectual Property Rights in or to the Content.Limited License to General Users
The website and all Content on the website, including any current or future offer of products or services, are provided on an “as is” basis, and may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. The third party owners make no warranty or representation as to the availability, accuracy or completeness of the Content. The Department, shall not be held responsible for any direct or indirect special, consequential or other damage of any kind whatsoever suffered or incurred, related to the use of, or the inability to access or use the Content or the website or any functionality thereof, or of any linked website, even if the Department is expressly advised thereof.Contact Details
In the event that you need to contact the Department for purposes related to these Terms and Conditions, please use the following details: