Privacy Policy

Last modified on: 20 February 2017

This privacy Policy should help you to understand the nature of the personal information that 2CapeTown.com collects and we use this personal information. We respect your privacy and limit the amount of data we take to a minimum in order to give you the experience required of modern websites today. We also apply best security practices to ensure that there is as little exposure to your information as possible. Please read our policy carefully and feel free to contact us should you have any questions.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Personal information we collect

In order to provide you with the services you are used to, we collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information that you supply to us by way of forms that you fill in, including consent to our terms of service. This can include user data in order to create a profile or your email address and name submitted in forms.
  • information about how and when you use our website – also known as log data.
  • information about your browser, device, screen resolution and public IP address most commonly used for logging and statistic purposes, and to adapt the content to better suite your browsing experience. Location information (normally from the IP address) may be used in some systems.
  • information on any subscription or transactions that you may initiate on our website. We may store your credit card information using strict encryption standards.
  • information you may submit to us including any comments, contributions, articles and all other user submitted information.
  • we make use of the new HTML 5 web standards that include offline storage of information in your browser and cache. This is not only more secure, but offers great user experience functionality. Most browsers (such as Google Chrome) give you full control over how to manage this information.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website.

  • Cookies have been instrumental to the success of services on the internet. Internet banking, blogging, Facebook etc. all make use of cookies. They are part of the web standard protocol.
  • Cookies are used to help track your session between page requests and in some cases may be used to link you to your user account. The information stored usually does not identify you using personal information – it normally uses a unique reference number. This reference number is used to reference your personal information we may have of you.
  • Some cookies are persisted in the browser, however most expire at short intervals or when the browser is closed.
  • Third-party cookies are used to allow partner websites such as Google, Facebook, Twitter etc. offer their services on our website for your benefit. The Facebook Like button is a good example of where these cookies are used.

Use of personal information

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to enhance your experience through custom content, secure access and to help secure your identification.
  • we may automate certain aspect of the information presented to you based on your preferences and usage in some cases.
  • we mostly use information aggregated (not personally identifiable) with other user data to determine performance, popularity and other patterns for a better user experience.
  • we may use your profile photo or name as part of information you submit to the website. e.g. comments or posts
  • we may use your email address to verify your user information ownership, to change your password or for general correspondence and notifications to subscribed services or posts
  • we may send you copies of invoices, orders, payment confirmations, notifications relating to your subscriptions, services, paid services or any other aspects of our service offering
  • should you use any e-Commerce or payment service as part of our website, we may collect authorised payments via a merchant facility.
  • we may send you marketing information from time, to time as well as news or updates on our services.

We may disclose or share certain information between our partner sites in order to maintain security and offer a more engaging user experience for you. We will not sell your personal identification information to external companies, marketing agencies etc. We treat our your data the way we expect to be treated on other sites. Any employees, agents, partners or sub-contractors are required to uphold our privacy and confidentiality policies, further protecting you.

2Capetown.com may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law under our legal system, or as part of investigations into potential infringements or violations of the Terms of Usage.

Due to the nature of modern network infrastructure, your data could be transferred between servers internationally. This could be for redundancy, performance or for specific services only available in other countries.

Data Security

We make use of encryption to protect user data that is sensitive or that can be used to identify you to the greatest extent possible, bearing in mind that some information at your discretion is public. Encryption can hamper server performance, so we try balance the encryption by mainly encrypted identification data. We use technology such as one-way hashing, SSL, and modern encryption algorithms, such as AES. We do not store credit card data on our servers, only a reference to a transaction through a merchant or banking facility.

Consent to Electronic Communications

By accessing the Website and/or using the Services, you consent to receiving electronic communications from us. Such communications may include notices about your account and information concerning or relating to the Services. You agree that any electronic notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including any requirements that such communications be in writing.

Changes and Updates

This and our other policies may change without your consent. We will post the new changes to our website and services. We will try to notify you where possible of the changes, however you should check back to this page to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other Website Links

Where we link to third-party websites, we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of these sites.

Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us here