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BLINC SECURITY WEBSITE PRIVACY STATEMENT

Blinc Security is committed to protecting your privacy and takes its responsibility regarding the security of customer information very seriously. Our website Privacy Statement sets out what information we collect, how we collect it, what we do with it and how we protect this information. Any personal data is collected and processed in accordance with South Africa data protection laws.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

Information you provide to us, we collect personal details from you together with information we learn about you from your use of our website. These details may include (where applicable) your name, address, telephone number, e-mail and IP addresses, credit/debit card or other payment details, personal goals, account profile photos, ratings, webinar chat, or otherwise provide information to us through our services elsewhere.

Information we collect automatically: We collect information about you and your use of our service, your interactions with us and our advertising, as well as information regarding your computer or other device used to access our service (such as smart TVs, gaming systems and mobile devices). This information includes:

  • your activity on the Blinc Security service, such as purchases;
  • details of your interactions with Customer Service, such as the date, time and reason for contacting us,
  • device IDs or other unique identifiers;
  • device and software characteristics (such as type and configuration), connection information, statistics on page views, referring source (for example, referral URLs), IP address (which may tell us your general location), browser and standard web server log information;

To provide location-based services we may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your computer or device through GPS, Bluetooth, and your IP address, along with crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations. This location data is collected anonymously, unless you provide consent. You may withdraw consent to Blinc Security and our partners’ collection, use, transmission, processing and maintenance of location and account data at any time by not using the location-based features and turning off the Location Services settings (as applicable) on your device and computer.

USE OF PERSONAL DATA

We use information to provide, analyze, administer, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts, to process your registration, your orders and your payments, and to communicate with you on these and other topics. For example, we use information to: provide products and services you request, contacting you regarding your course, credit or other payment card verification/screening, legal purposes, statistical and marketing analysis, systems testing, customer surveys, customer relations communications and offering you services and products we believe may interest you.

Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Statement will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect and use it. We will normally collect personal information from you where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you (for example, to provide our services to you), where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms (for example, our direct marketing activities in accordance with your preferences), or where we have your consent to do so (for example, for you to participate in certain consumer insights activities like specific surveys and focus groups). In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person (for example, to prevent payment fraud or confirm your identity). For questions about our use of your personal information (including legal bases and transfer mechanisms we rely on), cookies or similar technologies, please contact our Data Protection Officer/Privacy Office by email at security@blincsecurity.com.

SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of student information.

We may disclose your information to trusted contracted companies who act as “data processors” on our behalf for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement. Blinc Security has transfer agreements in place with all entities to which it transfers data for processing on its behalf. The agreements provide for specific and limited processing of user data in service of Blinc Security’s operations and have been prepared so as to meet the requirements of South African Law.

We may also pass your information on to government authorities or enforcement bodies for compliance with legal requirements.

Blinc Security operates businesses in multiple jurisdictions, some of which are not located in South Africa (SA). While countries outside the SA do not always have strong data protection laws, we will ensure that Blinc Security and our services providers process your information in a secure manner and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

You may be able to access third party social media services through our website or before coming to our website. When you are registered with your social service account, we will obtain the personal information you choose to share with us through these social media services pursuant to their privacy settings in order to improve and personalize your use of our website. This may include a list of friends and reviews of other users in your network. We may also use social media plugins on our website. As a result your information will be shared with your social media provider and possibly presented on your social media profile to be shared with others in your network. Please refer to the privacy policy of these third-party social media providers to find out more about these practices. 

YOUR CHOICES

Email and Text Messages: If you no longer want to receive certain communications from us via email or text message, simply click the “unsubscribe” link in the email or reply STOP (or as otherwise instructed) to the text message.

Push Notifications: You can choose to receive mobile push notifications from Blincforhome. If you subsequently decide you no longer wish to receive these notifications, you can use your mobile device’s settings functionality to turn them off.

Interest-Based Ads: Interest-based ads are online ads that are tailored to your likely interests based on your use of various apps and websites across the Internet. If you are using a browser, then cookies and web beacons can be used to collect information to help determine your likely interests. If you are using a mobile device, tablet, or streaming media device that includes an advertising identifier, then that identifier can be used to help determine your likely interests. For your choices about interest-based ads from Blincforhome, please see the “Cookies” section (below).

SITE TRACKING

We use tracking software to monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of the websites. This software does not enable us to capture any personal passenger information.

SECURITY

We take great care to ensure the security of our website. The data you provide to us is protected using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology. SSL is the industry standard method of encrypting personal information and credit card details so that they can be securely transferred over the Internet.

YOUR RIGHTS

You can request access to your personal information or correct or update out-of-date or inaccurate personal information we hold about you.

You can most easily do this by visiting the “account” section within your Account, where you have the ability to access and update your contact information. You must be signed in to access the “account” section. You may also request that we delete personal information that we hold about you.

To make requests, or if you have any other question regarding our privacy practices, please contact our data protection officer/privacy office at security@blincsecurity.co.za. We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. Please also see the “your choices” section of this privacy statement for additional choices regarding your information.

You can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information; if we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time; withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent; you have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information by contacting us here.

We may retain information as required or permitted by applicable laws and regulations, including to honor your choices, for our billing or records purposes and to fulfill the purposes described in this privacy statement. We take reasonable measures to destroy or de-identify personal information in a secure manner when it is no longer required.

OUR REGISTERED ADDRESS IS:

Blinc Security (Pty) Ltd, 6 Asbes Avenue, Jukskei Park, South Africa, 2153

CHANGES TO PRIVACY STATEMENT

Our Privacy Statement may change from time to time and any changes to the statement will be posted on this page.

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