Human Interest understands that your privacy is important. Human Interest is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information you provide or as you access and use materials on humaninterest.co.za (the “Site”), including the Site subscription pages or other websites or apps that post a link to this Privacy Statement. In addition, information that you submit to Human Interest in response to an email request for information or other outreach from Human Interest, will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
Human Interest may, in its discretion, amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. To ensure you are able to remain informed about the information we collect and how we use it, material changes to our statement will be reflected here. This Site may contain links to external sites which are not governed by this Privacy Statement. Human Interest does not take responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party sites to which we link. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any such sites before you submit information there.
Your Acceptance of this Privacy Statement
Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. By browsing our website, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement.
Information That We Collect, and How We Use It
What information do we collect?
Human Interest collects information from you when you subscribe for email newsletters or seek additional information regarding our services.
Personal information that we collect includes: names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers.
How do we use personal information?
The purposes and uses of your personal information will depend on the use of the Site and the personal information provided. We process your personal information:
- To respond to your enquiries directed through our Website; and
- To share our latest Articles as requested by you.
Retention of your Personal Information
Human Interest retains your personal information for so long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. We may retain your personal information for longer if they may be the subject of a legal claim, or may otherwise be relevant for future litigation.
If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further communications from us in any or all forms you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by means of a link provided in every e-mail that is sent to you by us.
Cookies and other tracking technologies
We use the following types of cookies:
“persistent cookies” to improve your experience when using the Site.
“session cookies” to enable your use of our Site and to remember your settings. Session cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your visit.
“web analytics cookies”. These cookies are used by us or third-party providers to analyze how the Site and our services are used, including the following types:
By continuing to browse or use our Sites and services, you agree that we can store and access cookies and other tracking technologies as described herein.
Human Interest has in place appropriate technological and operational security processes designed to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorised employees and contractors will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. Each employee or contractor having access to any personally-identifiable information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality. Although we take steps that are generally accepted as industry standard to protect your personally-identifiable information, Human Interest cannot guarantee that your personally-identifiable information will not become accessible to unauthorized persons and Human Interest cannot be responsible for any actions resulting from a breach of security when information is supplied over the internet or any public computer network.
Links to Other Web Sites
This website contains links to other Web sites not operated by Human Interest.
Human Interest is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any non-Human Interest web sites to which we link from the Site. We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting other websites and sites not governed by our Privacy Statement. We cannot control the content or security of such websites. We cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage incurred by a user as a result of visiting such websites. No links are intended to be, nor should be construed as, an endorsement of any kind by us of that other website.
Compliance With Law
Human Interest complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. Human Interest may be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal or administrative order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules and regulations of any nation, state or other applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the terms and conditions of use of the Site or a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through the Site, we may disclose personal user information to our affected business partners or legal authorities.
In accordance with applicable data protection laws, including but not limited to the GDPR, you have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and details of how we use that information. If any of the information held about you is incorrect or out of date, you have the right to amend or rectify it, please follow the process outlined below and we will amend our records where appropriate. You also have the right to require us to erase your personal data, stop processing your personal data, restricting the processing of your personal information, right of portability of your personal information and/or to withdraw your consent to processing. This may not apply if there are other legal justifications to continue processing. If you think we may have incorrect personal information, or would like a copy of the personal information we hold on you, or to exercise any other data protection right, please contact us. Please note that we need you to prove who you are before we can provide you with any information.
You also have a right to lodge a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority.
Human Interest understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, particularly in their online interactions. This Site is not designed for and does not intentionally target or solicit to children 18 years of age and younger.
Use of the Human Interest Site
Your access to and use of the Site are subject to this Privacy Statement and certain other terms and conditions, contained in our Terms and Conditions of Use.
Any further question may be directed to us through the Contact Us portal of the Site.