Privacy Policy

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

What personal data we collect and why

 

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 anonymized 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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

Analytics

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

 

 

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 will only be used by Sutherland Sites Pty (Ltd). It will not be knowingly or willingly shared with third parties without our clients consent. We will only use this information to manage our client database. We will not share your contact information with anyone without a verified email from the email address which an account was originally registered with. 

 

All information gathered is information you enter on our contact forms through the sutherlandsites.co.za website. 

 

Additional information

 

How we protect your data

 

We maintain our website and regularly change our passwords to prevent hackers from stealing your information. We also use SSL certificates to further secure our clients information. 

 

What data breach procedures we have in place 

Should a breach happen we will advise our clients of the information that has been made vulnerable. We will then provide steps via an email or sms for our clients to follow to further protect their own information. This may include firewalls, IP blocking, password changes etc. It will depend on the situation that will have to be analyzed and dealt with accordingly.

 

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data from Google Analytics, Facebook and your devices general information.

 

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

Nothing as of yet, Should we update our privacy policy we will send out a communication to all our clients. 

 

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

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