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Privacy & User Consent

SAPICS – the Association for Operations Management of Southern Africa (herein referred to as SAPICS) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Association of Operations Management of Southern Africa (SAPICS) and governs data collection and usage. By using the SAPICS, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

SAPICS collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. SAPICS also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your Postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by SAPICS. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by SAPICS for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SAPICS site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through SAPICS public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: SAPICS does not read any of your private online communications.

SAPICS encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from SAPICS so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. SAPICS is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the SAPICS and SAPICS family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

SAPICS collects and uses your personal information to operate the SAPICS Web site and deliver the services you have requested. SAPICS also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SAPICS and its affiliates. SAPICS may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

SAPICS does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. SAPICS may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering thaT may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition SAPICS may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SAPICS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

SAPICS does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

SAPICS keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within SAPICS, in order to determine what SAPICS services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within SAPICS to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

SAPICS web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

(a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SAPICS or the site;

(b) protect and defend the rights or property of SAPICS; and,

(c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SAPICS, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The SAPICS Web site uses “cookies” to help personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

SAPICS makes use of third party vendors for the purposes of tailoring advertising to you. These services use cookies and similar technologies to collect various data including, but not limited to, device and browser information, your activity on the South African Production and Inventory Control Web sites, cookie identifiers and data from Advertising partners.

Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies. Should you wish to control the ads you receive and the way your data is used by the third party services you can select to Opt Out. Please click here to use the Network Advertising Initiative tool to manage third party advertising to your browser and/or device. Note that you will need to perform this Opt Out action on each browser and device that you use, as well as on deletion of any cookies or upgrades on your browser.

For a full Service Privacy Notices of the vendors used by the SAPICS Web sites, as well as additional Opt Out tools, please go to:

https://www.adroll.com/about/privacy and https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Security of your Personal Information

SAPICS secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. SAPICS secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

SAPICS will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customerfeedback. SAPICS encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed ofhow SAPICS is protecting your information.

Contact Information

SAPICS welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe thatSAPICS has not adhered to this Statement, please contact SAPICS at info@sapics.org.za. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.


 

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