Session International is subject to all applicable laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal data and privacy in South Africa including (without limitation) the Consumer Protection Act and all other industry guidelines (whether statutory or non-statutory) or Codes of Practice issued by the Information Commissioner relating to the processing of personal data or privacy or any amendments and re-enactments thereof.
Notice of Collection of Data
What data is being collected?
If you are merely visiting the public areas of sessionint.com, we do not collect any personal data about you, however, we may automatically collect information about your visits, such as browsing patterns. Information collected in this way does not reveal your contact details or any type of personal data. This information is only used in aggregate form to analyze, manage and develop sessionint.com and is not linked to any individual.
We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. If you choose to fill out any reader surveys, enter a competition, apply for an offer or make a purchase from our online shop, you will be asked to supply some information about yourself, including your name, address, phone number and email address.
Session International also collects the details provided by you on registration together with information we learn about you from your use of our service and your visits to sessionint.com and other sites accessible from it. We also collect information about the transactions you undertake including details of payment cards used.
We may also collect additional information in connection with information you provide when giving us feedback or completing profile forms.
How we collect data
We collect data from information supplied by you. When you give sessionint.com your email address in response to marketing emails, you are asked to let sessionint.com know how it can be used. You may 'opt in' to receive regular email newsletters that contain information sessionint.com believe to be of value to you, specifically events, special discounts and offers selected by the Session International marketing department.
All marketing emails will contain a link to opt out of further communications from sessionint.com. If you make a purchase via sessionint.com the assumption may be made that you will be interested in similar products and you may receive emails with information about these products.
Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. "Cookies" are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. You can find out more about the way cookies work on http://www.cookiecentral.com.
Non-registered visitors of the site are sent anonymous cookies to keep track of their browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile. In addition, any visitor who has clicked on a sessionint.com advertisement on another site that links to sessionint.com will be sent anonymous cookies that will allow us to analyze advertising effectiveness and manage our relationship with affiliate sites.
Whilst you do not need to allow your browser to accept cookies in order to browse much of our web site or to access many of our services, you must have cookies enabled if you wish to shop online at any of our stores or access any areas reserved for registered users.
Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser.
sessionint.com cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you and you have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, some interactive features of sessionint.com may not work if cookies are disabled. Cookies can be disabled in your browser by following the instructions found at: www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.
Why data is being collected?
We collect data for a number of reasons. It helps us tailor and personalize you experience with sessionint.com and enables us to send you relevant information about products or services that may be of interest to you. We may use data to send you offers and news about Session International products and services or those of other carefully selected companies which we think may be of interest to you. Your information may be passed to and used by all Session International licensees and affiliates.
What we do with the information collected
The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists.
We will use your contact details to communicate with you.
We use personal data for the purpose of providing you with the services you have requested and to personalize our service to you. We may use your information to send you offers and news about Session International products and services or those of other carefully selected companies which we think may be of interest to you. Your information may be passed to and used by all Session International licensees and affiliates.
From time to time we may enter into a commercial arrangement with another company that is not owned by us to provide additional features. Session International may also, from time to time, use third party suppliers to provide part of our service to you. Any personal data that you provide when signing up on a co-branded page may be shared with our third party partner.
We may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individual customers are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes and aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.
In some circumstances outside service providers may be based in countries outside South Africa whose laws provide for a different standard of protection for your personal data than that provided under South African Law.
Save as explained above and subject to the provisions below Session International will not pass on your individual user details to third parties without asking for explicit permission.
sessionint.com cooperates with all law-enforcement inquiries and reserves the right to disclose personally identifying or aggregate information to detect and prevent fraud and in connection with a subpoena or other court-sanctioned demand for such information.
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.
How do we keep data secure?
sessionint.com has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under sessionint.com’s control. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings. You can also opt out of further emails other than service emails which are an integral part of our service, such as purchase confirmations, invoice emails, and customer notices such as those relating to data management and similar purposes.
We use appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security measures to try to prevent that personal data from being accessed by unauthorized persons and to ensure that you may input personal data safely. This means that sometimes we may ask for proof of identity before we disclose personal data to you.
Only aggregate statistics about the number of users and their traffic patterns will be given to advertisers. Individual user details will not be passed on without prior consent. If sessionint.com ever requests that you volunteer additional information, such as financial data or age (in an online survey, for example) your response will always be voluntary and this data will only be used as an aggregate of data in conjunction with users of sessionint.com as a whole.
Despite these efforts, sessionint.com cannot guarantee that a hacker will not obtain access to communications between users and sessionint.com.
Requests for Personal Information
To obtain a copy of the personal information Session International holds about you and to contact sessionint.com regarding this policy by email, please address your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will supply this information, at a charge of ZAR50.