Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://hemptons.co.za.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. While we avoid embedding content from other websites in our site, we do not accept responsibility for the privacy controls and practices and controls enforced on those websites.

Analytics

Site analytics are limited to determining the effectiveness of the content shared on this site and is not used to track your behaviour or movement anywhere else on the internet. Standard WordPress and Google analytics services may be used for this purpose. Analytics data collected does not contain personally identifiable information and is not shared with partners or third parties.

Who we share your data with

We will not share personally identifiable data with partners unless you have provided us with consent to share such data in our efforts to deliver services or products that you have contracted from us.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Your contact information is never made publicly accessible unless you include in any comments, feedback, or registration information that is confirmed to be publicly available on this site. Should you have inadvertently published such data and wish to have it removed, please contact the site admin via the Contact Us page.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We only solicit services from trusted IT service providers who have a track record of integrity and reliability in the products and services that they provide. We take all reasonable steps possible within the context of the resources and capabilities we have at our disposal to ensure that your data is not abused, or shared in a way that violates the consent we have received from you for the processing of your data.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Please report any suspected data breach to our site admin via the Contact Us page so that we can investigate the merits thereof and advise on any corrective action to be taken, if needed.

What third parties we receive data from

We will only receive data from third parties that you have already contracted for this purpose. We do not solicit personally identifiable data from any third parties for marketing or research except through legally allowable means, and never for publication on a public platform without your explicit consent being obtained.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

None.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We endeavour to abide by all regulatory requirements in the markets in which we operate by respecting the spirit of the legislation and not only the letter of the law.