B.E.T will be the entity that will be managing the Platform. The personal information that you share on the Platform may be shared with other active users of B.E.T and associates of B.E.T that have been and are directly involved in the design and implementation of the Platform.
The Services B.E.T provides through the Platform is a voluntary platform within which users can obtain relevant information about how to run and manage their business/es. We need to collect and process your personal information in order to perform monitoring and evaluation as per our obligations to you as part of the B.E.T services.
What type of Personal Information do we collect on the Platform?
“Personal Information” when used in this policy means information that can identify you as an individual. By “Personal Information” we do not mean general, statistical, aggregated, de-identified, or special personal information.
The Platform may collect certain information about your visits, such as the name of the Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) and the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address you use to access the internet and the Platform; the date, time, and duration of such access and the internet address from which you connected to the Platform. This information is used to assist us in improving the Platform, analyzing trends, and administering the Platform.
B.E.T may use, via the Platform, cookies and tracking technologies. This information is useful in collecting information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Platform, and how users use the Platform. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies or other tracking technologies or systems; however, cookies may be associated with previously provided personal information. This information may be shared with other parties, according to law and this policy. You may amend your cookie settings on your browser, should you wish to do so.
When you use the Platform, we collect information relating to you and your use of our services from a variety of sources. These are listed below:
Registration information. You need a Platform account before you can use the Services. When you register, we may collect personal information such as, but not limited to your name, telephone number, business name, country, industry, and e-mail address.
Billing Information. If you make a payment to us, we require that you provide your billing details, such as name, e-mail address, and financial information, corresponding to your selected method of payment (e.g. credit card number, expiry date, CVV number, or a banking account number). If you provide such billing information, we will regard that as the location of the account holder.
Passwords. Your password length for the Platform is stipulated when registering. Passwords are not stored in our database and should you forget your password, you may reset this by selecting the “Forgot Password” link where a unique authorization link is sent to you in an email and cannot be re-used for password resetting.
Other data you intentionally share. We may collect your Personal Information if you submit it to us in other contexts such as the business directory on the Platform for other active users to connect with you.
Special Personal Information
B.E.T does not intentionally collect special personal information and it is not B.E.T’s intention to use such information on the Platform. Special personal information is personal information concerning –
- religious or philosophical beliefs, race or ethnic origin, trade union membership, political persuasion, health or sex life or biometric information; or
- criminal behavior to the extent that such information relates to –
- the alleged commission of an offense; or
- any proceedings in respect of any offense allegedly committed or the disposal of such proceedings.
How do we use the personal information we collect?
We may use your Personal Information internally to monitor, maintain and improve our Services and features. This directly benefits you, as we are able to provide a more improved offering by virtue of collecting your personal information.
To update our records about you.
For internal record-keeping purposes.
To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. We are required by law to provide Personal Information to any government authorities in terms of legal requests made by them.
For how long do we keep your Personal Information?
Unless there is a specific legal requirement requiring us to keep your Personal Information for longer, we will not keep your information for longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the information was collected or in terms of the law. As soon as reasonably possible after completing this purpose or after being requested to do so, B.E.T will destroy, delete and/or de-identify a record relating to a user’s personal information.
To whom do we share or disclose your information?
We disclose your information in terms of the purpose for which it was collected.
According to law, we are required to protect your Personal Information, unless requested by a relevant government authority.
When and where else do We use your Personal Information?
If you stop using the Platform and do not remove your Personal Information from the Platform, such Personal Information will be deactivated (in accordance with the law) from the Platform and not visible to other B.E.T users, unless it forms part of B.E.T’s purpose and for as long as the Personal Information is required to perform such purpose.
How can you manage your privacy settings?
By managing your security settings on your web browser.
B.E.T is committed to making sure that your Personal Information is kept secure. B.E.T has put in place the appropriate technical, physical, administrative, and managerial measures to safeguard your Personal Information. B.E.T employees and associates are obliged to respect your confidentiality and that of your Personal Information. The systems B.E.T uses to safeguard your Personal Information make use of reasonably secure data transmission and storage protocols and technologies to reasonably protect your Personal Information and prevent unauthorized disclosure of your Personal Information, and for its maintenance and integrity. These protocols and technologies’ implementation is essential to B.E.T’s running of the Platform efficiently and effectively. If you do not approve of B.E.T’s incorporating such protocols and technologies, you are advised to refrain from using our Platform and to delete your profile from the Platform.
B.E.T will inform you (in writing by email, physical address, postal address, placed prominently on the Platform, published in news media, or as may be directed by the Information Regulator, as determined by law and regulation, as the case may be) and the Regulator (in writing, if there has been a breach of B.E.T’s security relative to your Personal Information), as soon as reasonably possible after such a breach, where there are reasonable grounds to believe that your Personal Information has been accessed or acquired by any unauthorized person unless your identity cannot be established.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the alleged breach of privacy law, please contact us.