2. The information we collect
2.2 In using and/or accessing the Website you may provide us with (or we may, from time to time, require you to provide us with) certain "personal information" which may include, but is not limited to, information pertaining to your:
2.2.1 name and surname;
2.2.2 email address; and
2.2.3 mobile number.
3.1 The Website uses "cookies" or similar technology through which we may automatically collect personal information about you (being your name, surname, email address and mobile number). "Cookies" will further be used to record the properties that you have browsed. We collect this information in order that we may show those properties to you again and provide you with recommendations based on your search criteria. Please see the terms and conditions applicable to "Cookies" under our Terms and Conditions.
3.3 The Website also utilises remarketing (or similar audiences) in Google AdWords, allowing us to show ads to users who have previously visited the Website as they browse the Web. In other words, if you visit our Website and then visit another unrelated website, an ad for our Website may be shown on that site. Through this we are able to present you with highly relevant advertisements and offers across the Web.
3.4 The remarketing tag is placed across all non-sensitive pages on our Website. When you visit different pages, your "cookie" identity is added to the remarketing list.
4. Social media
4.1 If you share our Website or Website Content (as defined under the Terms and Conditions) on any social media (such as Facebook or Twitter) your personal information (e.g. your name and the fact that you are interested in anything advertised or displayed on the Website) will be visible to all the visitors of your personal webpage on Facebook and/or Twitter.
4.4 If you disclose your personal information to a third party such as Facebook or Twitter, Home News will not be liable for any loss or damage, howsoever arising (whether direct, indirect or consequential), suffered by you as a result of the disclosure of your personal information to such third parties. This is because Home News do not regulate or control how such third parties use your personal information. You should always ensure that you read and understand the privacy policies of such third parties / social media website/s.
5. Our Facebook page
6. How we use your personal information
6.1 Home News will only use your personal information to compile the Website, provide you with information, communicate with you, respond to enquiries made by you, manage our relationship with you and provide services or marketing material to you, including alerts on new property for sale or property to let matching your search criteria (where you have opted to receive such material or submitted your details to receive regular information from us via email).
6.2 Further to the above, by using the Website, you consent to Home News using or disclosing your personal information for purposes of:
6.2.1 statistical and/or data analysis;
6.2.2 processing any contact, communication or transaction which you have initiated, requested or otherwise indicated an interest in;
6.2.3 the ordinary course of Home News's business; and
6.2.4 promotion and marketing.
6.3 We or our agents and/or sub-contractors may contact you by post, email or telephone from time to time to ask you for your feedback and comments on our services. On each occasion you will be provided with the option to "opt-out".
6.5 Your personal information may, in the ordinary course of business, move between different companies or business units in Home News. This may involve the transfer of your personal information outside the borders of South Africa, provided that the disclosure of your personal information shall be in accordance with the purpose for which the personal information was collected from you. There may also be situations where the law requires us to disclose your personal information. In all other situations, Home News will not disclose your personal information without giving you prior notice thereof and an opportunity to give your consent thereto where required.
6.6 Home News will not use your personal information for any purpose (other than as stated above) without your consent.
7. Sale of business
7.1 In the event that Home News's business is sold or integrated with another business your personal information may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchaser and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you (by posting on the Website or via an email sent to your email address provided to us) of any such change.
8. How do we protect your personal information
8.1 You acknowledge that the Internet is not a secure medium; however, we have put in place various security measures to protect your personal information.
8.2 Home News takes security and privacy of your personal information seriously and we have internal procedures in place which cover storage, access and disclosure of your personal information.
8.3 We will ensure that all Home News employees, agents and/or third party service providers having access to your personal information are bound by appropriate confidentiality and non-use obligations in relation to your personal information.
9. Our commitment
9.1 Home News will-
9.1.1 treat your personal information as strictly confidential;
9.1.2 take certain technical and organisational measures to protect your personal information;
9.1.3 provide you with reasonable access to your personal information on on request in order to view and/or update personal details;
9.1.4 as soon as reasonably possible after the discovery of a compromise, and insofar as we can establish your identity, notify you that there are reasonable grounds to believe that your personal information has been accessed or acquired by an unauthorised person; and
9.1.5 upon your reasonable written request, return or destroy any and all of your personal information which may be in our possession or control.
9.2 Whilst Home News will do all things reasonably necessary to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee nor do we accept any liability of whatsoever nature for any unauthorised or unlawful disclosure and/or use of your personal information, either by employees and/or agents and/or made by third parties (including third party service providers) who are not subject to our control, unless such disclosure and/or use is as a result of our gross negligence.
10. Updating your personal information
10.1 Should your personal information change or if you would like to review or delete your personal information you should do this by contacting Home News by email or telephone:
10.1.1 call Home News on our office telephone number as listed in our Contact us section on the Website;
10.1.2 email Home News on email@example.com;
10.2 Upon receipt of such request, we shall, as soon as is reasonably practicable:
10.2.1 correct your personal information;
10.2.2 de-identify your personal information;
10.2.3 provide you with evidence in support of the personal information held by us.
10.3 We shall provide you with reasonable confirmation that the abovementioned actions (whichever may be applicable) have taken place.
11.2 Home News has a global reach. As such, there is a possibility that your personal information may have to be transferred to countries outside of South Africa. Insofar as your information may be transferred outside of South Africa, Home News shall take reasonable organisational and/or contractual measures to ensure that your personal information is processed by such third parties for the purposes for which it has been provided to us and that the required levels of protection have been implemented by such third parties to safeguard your personal information. By using the Website and submitting your personal information to us, you consent to your personal information being transferred outside of South Africa.
12. Opting out
12.1 Should you not wish to receive any marketing and promotional or other information from Home News, you may request Home News to cease sending you such information or request that your personal information be removed from our database or mailing list at any time. You will have the right to opt-out of receiving any communications from Home News by notifying Home News in writing.
14. Contact us