Privacy Policy


DEFINITION

“User” a person who uses and/or accesses computer software and/or material and/or information via the website;
“www.SmartIQ.co.za” This Website, its sponsors, affiliates and creators, and the official Website of the Institute of Sport Group (Pty) Ltd;
“Data” means any data (including Personal Information) provided to IOS Group by a User;
“Personal Information” Including but not limited to any Data or information about an identifiable User, including an email address;


INTRODUCTION

Institute of Sport Group wants to help you maintain your privacy on the Internet and has formulated this Privacy Policy to explain how Institute of Sport Group collects Data and for what purposes. In this agreement unless it appears to the contrary, the singular shall include the plural and vice versa, any reference to any gender shall also include the opposite gender and any reference to a natural person, shall include a legal person andvice versa.


COLLECTION OF DATA

If a User registers with Institute of Sport Group by completing a submission form on www.IOSGroup.co.za, including but not limited to a newsletter registration form, an information enquiry form or a registration to gain access to a password protected zone, a User is not anonymous to Institute of Sport Group. For the purposes of online purchasing, a User may also be prompted to provide necessary Personal Information to process a credit card or PayPal payment. Information collected by Institute of Sport Group is stored in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public. If a User does not wish to submit any personal identifying information, the User should not submit any information within submission form fields on www.IOSGroup.co.za. Institute of Sport Group does not have any motive or intention to gather contact Data of visitors who are under the age of 18 and would prefer that parental Data be supplied instead on behalf of a child under the age of 18. It is the nature of the Internet and websites that by default Institute of Sport Group records User information on www.IOSGroup.co.za’s server traffic reports from the browser which the User is using to view www.IOSGroup.co.za, including an IP address and which web pages were visited. www.IOSGroup.co.za may use cookie technology. Cookie technology consists of trace elements of data that is stored on the Users computer’s hard drive and which contains information about the User, so that the next time the User visits the www.IOSGroup.co.za Website, the Cookie recognises the Users prior visit.


USE OF DATA

Users of www.IOSGroup.co.za understand and agree that in order to offer certain services or functions, Institute of Sport Group must collect and use personal information about Users. Institute of Sport Group may send to a User messages by Email and/or SMS regarding their account. It is an optional condition of a User submitting Data to Institute of Sport Group that Users agree to receive future Promotional messages from Institute of Sport Group by Email and/or SMS or to Opt-out from future communications. A User can choose to opt-out of promotional messages at any time by contacting Institute of Sport Group or following the unsubscribe link or instructions on the future communication. Institute of Sport Group may use cookie technology and generate and save User and session IDs to the Users Internet browser and computer to track and analyse website usage of the User. Institute of Sport Group does this to be able to identify any technical problems with the workings of www.IOSGroupd.co.za and to correct these to ensure a better online experience for the User.


AUTHORISED ACCESS TO DATA

Institute of Sport Group may disclose information to any authorised official if required to do so by law or if it is required to protect the safety of other Users or the public, or if Institute of Sport Group believes that such action is necessary to protect and defend rights or properties. Institute of Sport Group will not sell, rent, share, or distribute Personal Information to any entity other than 3rd parties which are vital in the administration of Institute of Sport Group and the supply of goods or services that have been requested by the User, including but not limited to: hosting service providers, web administrators and online purchase and delivery service providers. Institute of Sport Group may need to share Data with employees and employees of 3rd parties that require access to the Data to perform their day-to-day functions for Institute of Sport Group . Institute of Sport Group may disclose anonymous demographic and biometric statistics about the Data within the database for business purposes. In the event of changing ownership to a new entity, Institute of Sport Group may transfer its rights to the Data to the new owner. The new owner of Institute of Sport Group is required to notify each User of the transfer and the User may choose to modify its Personal Data at that time or choose to remove it.


SECURE STORAGE OF DATA

Information collected by Institute of Sport Group is stored in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public. All Data is available only to the User and those authorised employees to whom Institute of Sport Group has granted permissions by issuing a username and password. It is the responsibility of each User to maintain the confidentiality and security of their password and to alert Institute of Sport Group or reset their password if compromise of security is suspected. Any unauthorised use of Institute of Sport Group systems and attempts to access Institute of Sport Group Data without express authorisation is a violation of the Agreement, the act of which is prosecutable by Law.


EDITING OR REMOVING DATA

A User is able to update or remove the Data they have submitted to Institute of Sport Group , either by logging in or by contacting Institute of Sport Group. User updates or removal will reflect in Institute of Sport Group active database, but Institute of Sport Group may retain Data in backup files and archives or to prevent a User from being accidentally re-added to the database after they have expressly unsubscribed.


LIMITATION

Institute of Sport Group has no control over information or privacy policies of 3rd party websites hyperlinked to from www.IOSGroup.co.za. These 3rd party links are being provided for the convenience of the Users of www.IOSGroup.co.za and Institute of Sport Group does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for the content, nature or reliability of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. Institute of Sport Group takes no responsibility for monitoring, updating, supplementing or correcting any information on any linked website and makes no representation or warranties regarding such information. Please be aware that in linking to these outside websites, Users are leaving and that Institute of Sport Group is not responsible for the content of any other site.


ENQUIRIES

Any questions or concerns related to www.SmartIQ.co.za should be directed to admin@IOSGroup.co.za.