Privacy Policy

  • Landon Pickering
  • 1 May 2024

Introduction to Our Privacy Practices

At Elephant Coast Daily News, we are deeply committed to protecting the privacy and security of our users' information. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your personal information when you visit our website, participate in our services, or interact with us. Our commitment extends to ensuring compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), which governs privacy laws in South Africa. We take this responsibility seriously and strive to manage your personal information with the utmost care and respect. By accessing the services of Elephant Coast Daily News, you agree to the terms outlined in this policy.

Information Collection

We collect various types of information from our users, including but not limited to personal identification details such as name, email address, and contact details. This information is gathered through different interactions, such as when you subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, provide feedback, or participate in interactive features of our site. Our purpose in collecting this information is to provide an enhanced and personalized user experience, improve our website, and communicate with you about the news and services we think will interest you. We also collect anonymous data regarding your visits to our website, which helps us understand users' preferences and improve our offerings accordingly.

Use of Information

The information we collect is used in various ways. Primarily, it helps us deliver personalized content, improve our services, and maintain the safety of our website. For instance, through the data we collect, we can troubleshoot problems, implement security measures, and optimize the functionality of our site. By analyzing usage patterns, we can also identify areas of improvement and innovate our content delivery. Furthermore, your information allows us to respond to customer service requests, administer contests or promotions, and communicate important updates about our services that may be of interest to you.

Data Sharing and Disclosure

We treat your personal information with confidentiality and do not share it with third parties except as necessary to provide our services, comply with the law, or protect the rights, property, or safety of our users or others. This may include sharing information with third-party service providers who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. Additionally, we may share information when legally required to do so, such as in response to a subpoena or similar legal process, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our site.

Security Measures

We employ appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information under our control. The security of your information is paramount, and we continually strive to enhance our security protocols. While we take significant measures to protect your information, no security system is infallible, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.

Rights of Users

As a user, you have specific rights regarding your personal information. You can choose to change personal information, subscribe or unsubscribe from our mailing lists, and decide how your information is used. To exercise these options or discuss your data privacy concerns, please contact us at [email protected]. Moreover, in accordance with POPIA, you are entitled to ask us for a copy of your personal information and can request corrections or deletion of any inaccurate information.

Contact Information

For any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact Landon Pickering at the following address: 91 Kloof Nek Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa or by email at [email protected]. We are committed to resolving any privacy issues and ensuring that your personal data is handled in compliance with applicable laws.

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