Who we are
Our website address is: http://africasportsconsultancy.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
This section notes what personal data you collected from users and site visitors and why. Personal data is not just created by a user’s interactions with this site. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third-party embeds.
Content Management System
The website’s core management is WordPress. By default WordPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users accounts.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
For Google Analytics Advertising Features, you can opt-out through Google Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt-out listed above). Google also provides a Google Analytics opt-out plug-in for the web.
Who we share your data with
We don’t share your data with third-parties in a way as to reveal any of your personal information like email, name, etc. or for marketing purposes. However, some data is transferred and/or stored with third-party services we use, like our website provider and other cloud-based services.
Our Website design, support and development company
Our website services are provided and managed by Rocz Online Development. They provide ongoing support and maintenance for the website. Rocz Online Development do not share that data with anyone outside of the company. They can access and edit all information held on the website. Rocz Online Development business operations and third-party hosting servers are held in South Africa.
Videos from YouTube
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you\’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Social Media Networks
We provide social media sharing buttons, links to our social media and a twitter feeds on our website to make the website better and improve communication across our community.
When you use social media platforms with this website, each platform has its own technologies and policies to be aware of. For information on limiting the use of widgets and sharing functions with social networks, see below:
- For Twitter widgets, you can find more information here.
- For Facebook widgets, you can find more information here.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
The personal data that we collect from you will be stored on servers inside South Africa. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with the GDPR and our data protection policies.
Copies of website files and database files may be taken and held on Rocz Online Development database for security and development purposes.
Data such as username and email address may occasionally exchanged via email between our users, system admin and Rocz Online Development for resolving support queries. For security monitoring purposes, notification emails are also sent to a ASC site administration address when new users are created and user passwords are changed.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
We take the protection of your personal information seriously and aim to ensure this this site is as secure as possible. We have implemented restrictions related to the storage of and the ability to access your personal information. These include:
- Daily malware scanning done automatically on our hosting servers.
- Making regular, secure backups of your website data.
- Backups are kept in secure storage.
- Encouraging strong, unique passwords on all user accounts, using the integrated password strength indicator tool and encouraging user to change passwords periodically.
- Limiting the number of people with access to the website’s CMS and admin
- Restricting access to sensitive website files with current best hardening practices.
- Individual accounts for users – no shared logins.
- Removing accounts (or reset of associated passwords) when employees with user accounts leave our community
- Transferring of website files between local to public environments by secure transfer protocols (SFTP).
Our website platform is continually being upgraded and maintained by our website provider Rocz Online Development , to keep up to date with latest versions, security practices and technologies, to help minimise security risk.
Please note that no transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In case of a data breach, our system administrators will go through affected users and will attempt to reset passwords if needed after informing the user. We will create a fresh backup, scan the site for malware and attempt to identify the breach, removing any associated code and means of access. Subsequently we will look at preventative measures that will prevent a similar breach from happening again, and take action where possible.
What third parties we receive data from
This website contains links to other websites. This Notice does not apply to, nor are we responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or service to which the Website links including but not limited to social media sites. The inclusion of a link on the Website does not imply our endorsement of the linked site or service.
This disclaimer governs your use of our website; by using our website, you accept this disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, do not use our website.
2. Intellectual property rights
Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all our intellectual property rights are reserved.
3. Limitations of liability
The information on this website is provided free-of-charge, and you acknowledge that it would be unreasonable to hold us liable in respect of this website and the information on this website.
Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we not commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on this website is kept up-to-date.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill).
Our liability is limited and excluded to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. We will not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising under this disclaimer or in connection with our website, whether arising in tort, contract, or otherwise – including, without limitation, any loss of profit, contracts, business, goodwill, reputation, data, income, revenue or anticipated savings.
However, nothing in this disclaimer shall exclude or limit our liability for fraud, for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
We may revise this disclaimer from time-to-time. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.
5. Entire agreement
This disclaimer constitutes the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersedes all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.
6. Law and jurisdiction
This notice will be governed by and construed in accordance with the law, and any disputes relating to this notice shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts.
7. Our contact details
Please see About us page for our contact details.