Promotion of Access to Information Act
The Promotion of Access to Information Act, no. 2 of 2000 (Republic of South Africa) was enacted to give effect to the constitutional right of access to any information held by any private or public body that is required for the exercise or protection of any rights. Certain requirements, however, have to be met for access to any information being granted. The Act requires that a manual be prepared to assist people in exercising their right of access to information.
Your privacy is very important to us. At LOYD Sessions we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
• We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
• We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
• We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
It is LOYD Sessions’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, LOYD Sessions collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. LOYD Sessions ’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how LOYD Sessions’ visitors use its website. From time to time, LOYD Sessions may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
LOYD Sessions also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. LOYD Sessions only discloses logged in user and commenter’s IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commente’r IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to LOYD Sessions’ website choose to interact with LOYD Sessions in ways that require LOYD Sessions to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that LOYD Sessions gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Technology updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, LOYD Sessions collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with LOYD Sessions. LOYD Sessions does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
LOYD Sessions may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, LOYD Sessions may monitor the most popular pages on the list25.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. LOYD Sessions may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, LOYD Sessions does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
LOYD Sessions discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on LOYD Sessions ’s behalf or to provide services available at LOYD Sessions’ website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using LOYD Sessions’ website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. LOYD Sessions will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, LOYD Sessions discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when LOYD Sessions believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of LOYD Sessions , third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an LOYD Sessions website and have supplied your email address, LOYD Sessions may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with LOYD Sessions and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. LOYD Sessions takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If LOYD Sessions , or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that LOYD Sessions goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of LOYD Sessions may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.