The Cloud Group respects customer privacy and the privacy of those accessing our website, or those websites hosted by us. We undertake to protect the confidentiality of our customers and users including all personal information supplied in the course of contracting with us for services. We undertake not to sell your personal information to third parties for commercial or marketing purposes.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
The Cloud Group collects personal data about our users when you visit a website hosted by us; apply for a service subscription; respond to a customer questionnaire; enter The Cloud Group competitions and through the use of cookie technology. We may also combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from our business partners or affiliates.
COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
We use automatically collected information and other information collected on the Service through cookies and similar technologies to:
- personalize our Service, such as remembering a User’s or Visitor’s information so that the User or Visitor will not have to re-enter it during a visit or on subsequent visits;
- provide customized advertisements, content, and information;
- monitor and analyze the effectiveness of Service and third-party marketing activities;
- monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed;
- track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities on the Service.
You can obtain more information about cookies by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
USE OF PERSONAL DATA
The Cloud Group may on occasion use your personal information to contact you about promotional offers; advise you of matters relevant to service provision and in some cases, solicit your feedback. However, The Cloud Group will provide you with an option within every communication to opt out of receiving any communications of this nature or you can contact Kevin Halliday, to ensure that you do not receive such promotional information, at (031) 714 6000, fax (031) 701 2374 or at [email protected].
The Cloud Group collects and shares aggregated user data with business partners, sponsors or other third parties for the purposes of developing content and ensuring relevant advertising and content, such user data will never be used to identify individual users. These business partners and affiliated companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
The Cloud Group may log the websites you visit; collect IP addresses and information about your operating system and the type of browser you use for the purposes of network/system administration; to report aggregate information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our site. This data however will not be used to identify individual users who will at all times remain anonymous.
Any information The Cloud Group collects from you through correspondence with us, whether via e-mail, telephonically or by written letter, will only be used to address the matters within that correspondence. If this requires referring such correspondence within The Cloud Group or to a third party to ensure customer service, your personal information will only be disclosed to the point necessary to address your query or concerns, and will otherwise be kept confidential.
PUBLIC SPACE (BULLETIN BOARDS, CHAT ROOMS AND THIRD-PARTY SITES)
Any information that customers disclose in a public space, including on any bulletin board, chat room or any site The Cloud Group may host for you, is available to anyone else who visits that space. The Cloud Group cannot safeguard any information you disclose there.
The Cloud Group will not enter into a service subscription contract with a minor unless such minor has explicit written consent from a parent or guardian to do so. The Cloud Group undertakes not to contact minors about promotional offers or for marketing purposes without a parental consent.
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
The Cloud Group reserves the right to disclose information about customers where required in good faith, to do so by law or to exercise our legal rights or defend ourselves against legal claims.
The Cloud Group further reserves the right to share information with law enforcement to investigate or prevent illegal activities being committed over our network.
The Cloud Group reserves our rights to disclose your personal information where you have given us explicit legal written consent to do so.
The Cloud Group reserves the right to monitor user and network traffic for site security purposes and prevent any unauthorized attempts to tamper with our site or cause damage to our property.