In this policy the following words and expressions shall, in addition to their respective ordinary meanings, bear the following meanings assigned to each of them respectively:
“Act” means the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013;
“NIHSS” means National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences;
“Device” means any computer used to access the Service, including without limitation a desktop, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, or other consumer electronic device;
“Service” means nihss.ac.za including it sub domains (i.e. gms.nihss.ac.za, vs.nihss.ac.za)
Information Provided by You - When you register on the Website, you are required to provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, phone number, billing information, email address and business postal addresses.
Log Data - When you use the Service, we automatically record information from your Device, its software, and your activity using the Services. This may include the Device’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, the web page visited before you came to our website, information you search for on our website, locale preferences, identification numbers associated with your Devices, your mobile carrier, date and time stamps associated with transactions, system configuration information, metadata concerning your Files, and other interactions with the Service.
Cookies - We may also use “cookies” to collect information and improve our Services. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your Device. We may use “persistent cookies” to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to the Service. We may use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of the Service, to better understand how you interact with the Service and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on the Service. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all aspects of the Service.
How We Use Personal Information
Personal Information - In the course of using the Service, we may collect personal information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information is or may be used: (i) to provide and improve our services and/or products and/or the website, (ii) to administer your use of the Service, (iii) to better understand your needs and interests, (iv) to personalize and improve your experience, and (v) to provide or offer software updates and product announcements. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in any of those communications, or update your Profile information.
Analytics - We also collect some information (ourselves or using third party services) using logging and cookies, such as IP address, which can sometimes be correlated with Personal Information. We use this information for the above purposes and to monitor and analyze use of the Service, for the Service’s technical administration, to increase our Service’s functionality and user-friendliness, and to verify users have the authorization needed for the Service to process their requests.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Your Use - Your Information may be displayed to other users in the course of utilising the Service. We will however always endeavor to ensure that such disclosure falls within the ordinary parameters of the product design and use, and your selected parameters for such use. You can review and revise your information at any time. We do not sell your Information to any third party.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of the NIHSS’s Rights - We may disclose to third parties’ files stored in your account and information about you that we collect when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary in order to:
in order to comply with a law, including the Act;
in order protect the safety of any person from death or serious bodily injury;
prevent fraud or abuse; or to protect the NIHSS’s property rights.
Non-private or Non-Personal Information - We may disclose your non-private, aggregated, or otherwise non-personal information, such as usage statistics of our Service.
Changing or Deleting Your Information
We follow generally accepted standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our website, contact us at 0114802300.