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Privacy Policy

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Scope and Content

Fly me to the moon farm Inc. (“Growzit”) is the operator of growzit.co.za (“the Site”) and the data controller. This Privacy Notice describes:

•    the personal information we collect and how we use that information
•    when we might disclose your personal information; and
•    how we keep and protect your personal information.

The Privacy Notice applies to this Site and to any applications, services or tools (collectively “Services”) where this Privacy Notice is referenced. By using our Services and/or registering for an account, you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use.

Data collection

We collect, process and retain personal information from you and any devices (including mobile devices) you use when you: register for an account with us, use our Services, give us information on a web form, update or add information to your account, join community discussions, chats or when you otherwise contact us.

We collect information you give us including:

•    When you register for an account: Information such as your name, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses or user ID (where applicable) when you register for an account with us
•    When we verify you or your account: we may collect and process information (as permitted by law) to authenticate you or your account, or to verify the information that you provided to us
•    When you transact on our Services: such as when you post an ad, reply to an ad, information you provide during a transaction or other transaction-based content. We may also collect your financial information (such as credit card or bank account numbers) if you buy a feature from us or are required to pay fees to us
•    When you engage with our community: such as when you submit a web form or participate in community discussions or chats
•    When you interact with your account: such as updating or adding information to your account, adding items to alerts lists and saving searches. Sometimes you may also give us your age, gender, interests and favourites
•    When you contact us: such as through a web form, chat or when we otherwise communicate with each other. We may also record our calls with you (if we have your consent to do so)

We collect information automatically including:

•    Information from the devices you use when interacting with us or our Services such as device ID or unique user ID, device type, ID for advertising and unique device token
•    Information about your location such as geo-location
•    Computer and connection information such as statistics on your page views, traffic to and from the sites, referral URL, ad data, your IP address, your browsing history and your web log information

We collect information using cookies, web beacons and similar technologies including:

•    Information about the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on our Services, or within our advertising or email content. For more information about our use of these technologies and how to control them, see our notice on Cookies, Web Beacons and Similar Technologies.

Information we collect from other sources including:

•    Information we get from third parties such as publicly available demographic information, publicly available contact information, credit check information and information from credit bureaus, as allowed by applicable national laws

•    Information from social media sites when you use those sites to register, share information or connect to your account. Those sites may automatically give us access to some personal information they hold about you (e.g., content you viewed, content you liked, and information about the advertisements you were shown or clicked on, etc.). If you give us access to any account with video content, we may share your video viewing with, or collect information about your video viewing from, third-party social media sites for at least two years or until you withdraw consent. You control the personal information we have access to through your privacy settings on the social media site and the permissions you give us when you grant us access. When you grant us access to information held by social media sites you agree that we may collect, use and retain it in accordance with this Privacy Notice

•    Information other users may provide about you. If another user gives us information about you, they must tell you about our collection, use, disclose and retention policies before giving us the information. They must also get your explicit consent before giving us your information

Use and Retention

We use your personal information to: provide and improve our Services, give you a personalised experience on our sites, contact you, provide customer service, provide you with personalised advertising and marketing, and detect, prevent and investigate fraud and/or other illegal activities.

We keep personal information from active accounts as long as it is needed for our operations. We also keep personal information from closed accounts when we’re legally required to and also to stop fraud, collect outstanding fees, troubleshoot problems, help with investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and take other actions under applicable national laws.

We use your personal information to provide, improve and personalise our Services

Your personal information allows us to:

Provide you with access to and use of our Services as well as access to your history, internal messages and other features we may provide
•    Offer you site content that includes items and services that you may like
•    Provide you with credit offers and opportunities on behalf of other members of our corporate family and their financial institution partners. However, we don’t share financial information without your explicit consent
•    Customise, measure and improve our Services
•    Provide other services requested by you as described when we collect the information
•    To provide you with location-based services (such as advertising, search results and other personalised content)

We use your personal information to contact you about your account:

We may contact you via Growzit whatsapp, email, telephone, SMS messages or postal mail:

•    To give you customer support about your account such as to troubleshoot problems, to collect fees or monies owed to us, or to get your opinion through surveys
•    For other reasons such as to enforce our Terms of Use or policies and any other agreement we may have with you

We use your personal information to personalise our advertising and marketing, including to:

•    Personalise, measure and improve our advertising
•    Contact you, either via email, telephone, SMS text messages or postal mail to offer you discounts and special promotions and to let you know about our Services and those of our corporate family (if you have consented to this contact). Message and data rates may apply
•    Deliver targeted marketing, service updates and promotional offers

We use your personal information for legal compliance reasons, including to:

•    Prevent, detect, mitigate and investigate fraud, security breaches, potentially prohibited or illegal activities
•    Enforce our Privacy Notice, our Terms of Use or other policies

Retention of personal information:

If your account is active, we will keep your personal information as long as we need it for our operations. We may also keep personal information from closed accounts to comply with national laws, stop fraud, collect fees owed, assist with any investigation, enforce our Terms of Use and take other actions under applicable national laws. If we no longer need your personal information, we securely dispose of it

We use your personal information for onsite and offside marketing purposes, including to:

All information submitted to the site by vendors, including posts, media, and content is free for use by Growzit to market the site and business on the site and off the site. All marketing will be done for generic use on the site and not to market a different product or vendor.

Choice and Access

You choose how we use your personal information to communicate with you. You can access and correct your personal information.

Marketing Communications. If you don’t want to receive marketing communications from us, you can unsubscribe via the link in the email you received. Registered users may also unsubscribe via the communication preferences options in their profiles.

Push Notifications. Upon download of certain Services, you are provided the option to opt into receiving push notifications from Gumtree on your device and within the application. We send you push notifications from time-to-time to (a) inform you of service related messages, (b) let you know you have messages from others in the Gumtree community and (c) update you about any events or promotions that we may be running. If you no longer wish to receive notifications from us, you can, where applicable, change your preferences by logging into your account or by disabling notifications in your device settings. To ensure you receive proper notifications, we will need to collect certain information about your device such as operating system and user identification information.

You can see, review and change your personal information by signing in to your account. Please update your personal information immediately if it changes or is inaccurate.

•    Once you make a public posting, you may not be able to change or remove it. If you ask us to, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and as required under applicable national laws.

•    We will honour your right to request access to, or modification or deletion of, your personal information. We may have the right to withhold that access or refuse to modify or erase your personal information under applicable national laws, but we will give you reasons if we do so. To contact us about access and to find out if any fees apply, please contact support.

Disclosure

We may share your personal information with other companies in our group and third parties to provide you with our Services, to comply with the law, to enforce our policies, to enable our marketing and advertising activities, or to prevent, detect, mitigate and investigate fraud or other illegal activities. We don’t give your personal information to third parties for their marketing and advertising purposes unless you give us permission.

Security

Security: We protect your information using technical and administrative security measures.

We protect your information using technical and administrative security measures. Our safeguards include firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls to data centres and information access authorisation controls. If you believe your account has been abused, please contact Customer Service.

Questions or Complaints

If you have a question or a complaint about this Privacy Notice or our privacy practices,  you can write to: Growzit, Attn: Legal – P.O.Box 639, Mossel Bay, South Africa 6500, or follow the instructions on how to contact us at contact us page

Important notice

Important Information: This section sets out some important information about your use of our Services.

“Social login”

When you use social login:

•    If you sign into your social network account using the same email that you previously used to register for an account with us, you will access your existing account with us.
•    If you sign into your social network account using an email address that we don’t recognise in our systems, a new account will be created in our systems for you.

You may use social login or regular sign in each time you login into your account with us. If you use regular sign in but a password has not been issued to you (because you registered through social login) you need to get a password through the password reset flow.

When you use social login the “keep me signed in” policies of the social network provider apply. We do not control those policies. For your safety we recommend that you:
•    Don’t use social login if you are accessing our Services using a public or shared device
•    Visit your social network provider site to learn about their sign in policies and your options

Unwanted or threatening email

We do not tolerate abuse of our Services. You do not have permission to add other users to your mailing list, call or send SMS messages for commercial purposes, even if a user bought something from you, unless the user has given their explicit consent. Sending unwanted or threatening email and SMS messages is against our Terms of Use. To report spam or spoof emails please contact Customer Service.

Third party privacy practices

This Privacy Notice addresses only the use and disclosure of personal information we collect from you. If you disclose your information to others, or if you are directed to a third party website, their privacy notices and practices will apply.

We can’t guarantee the privacy or security of your information once you provide it to a third party. You should check the privacy and security policies of your trading partner before entering into a transaction and choosing to share your information, even when dealing with buyers or sellers on our site.

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