Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing this website and communicating electronically with us (SpecCon), you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this manner.
1. Information That We Collect:
We may ask you for, or you may voluntarily submit, personally identifiable information when you are using the Service. The personally identifiable information which you may provide to us includes your name, your email address, your address, your phone number, and your IP Address.
When you access our Service, we may automatically collect non-personally identifiable information from you, such as IP host address, web pages viewed, browser type, operating system, referring service, search information, device type, page views, usage and browsing habits on the Service and similar data. We may also aggregate demographic information collected from our users (such as the number of users in a particular geographical location) in a manner which does not identify any one individual. We may also aggregate information collected offline in connection with the Service, obtain non-personally identifiable information from third party sources and develop aggregate information by anonymizing previously collected personally identifiable information.
It is possible at times when collecting non-personally identifiable information through automatic means that we may unintentionally collect or receive personally identifiable information that is mixed in with the non-personally identifiable information. While we will make reasonable efforts to prevent such incidental data collection, the possibility still exists. If you believe that we have inadvertently collected your personal information, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, opt-in to our email list, fill out a form, or enter information on our site.
3. Why we use your information:
We will only use your personally identifiable information as described below, unless you have specifically consented to another type of use, either at the time the personally identifiable information is collected from you or through some other form of consent from you or notification to you:
We may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your inquiries or requests.
4. How we collect information
We automatically collect information about your device and how your device interacts with our website. The types of data we collect and the methods by which we may collect such data include the following:
Cookies, Web Beacons, and Embedded Scripts
We may also use web beacons, small graphic images or other web programming code (also known as “1x1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”), which may be included in our web pages and e-mail messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to our website, to monitor how users navigate our website, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
We may also use embedded scripts in connection with the provision of its Services. “Embedded scripts” are programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with a website, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server, is active only while you are connected to the website containing the embedded script, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
5. How we share information
We may share your personally identifiable information collected in connection with providing the Service.
We may share your personally identifiable information with third parties (collectively, the “Third Party Vendors”) to further the purpose for which you provided such information to us. For example, we may share your information with PayPal or other payment platforms for the purpose of administrating the payment of any fees due and payable by you the user for any of our products and/or services. We urge you to read the privacy practices of all of our Third-Party Vendors before submitting any personally identifiable information through the Service.
We may disclose personally identifiable information as required by law or legal process.
We may disclose personally identifiable information to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, or the terms or policies for our services or our sponsors.
Non-personally identifiable or aggregate information may be used by us for any purposes permitted by law and may be shared with any number of parties, provided that such information shall not specifically identify you.
Log File Information
Your web browser automatically sends information to every website you visit, including ours. For example, our server logs may receive and record information such as the pages you access on our website, referring URLs, your browser type, your operating system, the date and time of your visit, and the duration of your visit to each page.
User Agent Strings
Log file information may also include a user agent string, a series of characters automatically sent with your Internet requests that provide information necessary for smooth Internet communications, such as the operating system and browser you used. A user agent string might be used to identify the device originating a message.
We may also request access to or otherwise receive information about your device location when you access the Services. Your location data may be based on your IP address and other location-aware technologies. We use location data in connection with providing our services and to help improve our services.
The privacy and confidentiality of our members and prospects is upheld with the highest consideration. We will never disclose of any personal or identifying information to any third party in any form. A member’s financial information is kept fully secured as to prevent any possibility of identity theft and the contact information is protected from any third parties seeking marketing information.
To better serve our users, we may reserve the right to collect aggregate data to improve the site’s layout and performance. This will never be any individual data and will be used as a statistical study only. By accessing this page, a user has consented to our right for such aggregate information collection.
6. Storing of data
As our data is stored and kept in South Africa and Germany, we are obligated to ensure full compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act 08 of 2013 and the relevant sections of the GDPR.