CRIDF privacy notice
CRIDF has created this notice which covers how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your data via our website. Please read this notice carefully and revisit this page regularly to review any changes that we have made. By using this website, you accept the terms of this notice and the terms and conditions on this website.
Introduction and General Terms
CRIDF is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the General Data Protection Regulation.
The CRIDF website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third-party websites have their own privacy policies and we urge you to review them. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third-party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
Our online services
The IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and the username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of data collected include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 14 days.
We also collect standard internet log information to track the behaviour of visitors to the CRIDF website. We do this to receive information on activity such as the number of visitors to our site. This information is collected in a way which does not identify individuals. We make no attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website and we do not associate any data gathered from the site with any personally identifying information from any source.
What information will CRIDF collect about me?
We collect this standard information by using ‘cookies’. A cookie is a small file placed on a user’s computer by a website. Cookies are widely used to make websites function properly, work more efficiently or to provide information to the owners of the site. Please see further details in section 8.
How will CRIDF use the information it collects about me?
In order to request information about CRIDF or submit an enquiry, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (name, e-mail address etc). This contact information is used within CRIDF only and is never given or sold to a third party. Your information is held in our systems for as long as you continue to use the service you requested and will be removed in the event that it is no longer needed.
Will CRIDF share my personal information with anyone else?
We will keep your information within CRIDF except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
How long will CRIDF keep my information?
Your information is held in our systems for as long as you continue to use the service you requested and will be removed in the event that it is no longer needed.
Can I find out what personal information CRIDF holds about me?
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request a copy of the personal information CRIDF holds about you and have any inaccuracies corrected. Please send your request to:
Ground Floor, Block G
333 Grosvenor Street
+27 (0)12 364 0720
Web browser cookies
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone web browser from a websites computer and is stored on your devices hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your web browser if your browsers preferences allow it. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.
The cookies we use on our site are the Google Analytics cookies outlined below:
- The _gat cookie is used to limit the collection of analytics data on sites with a high volume of traffic; it expires after ten minutes.
- The _ga cookie is used to monitor and identify areas of the website that can be improved, and to distinguish users by generating two random 32-bit numbers for them; it expires after two years.
- The _gid cookie is used to distinguish users on a website to generate statistical information about their use of our website; it expires after one day.
- The __utma cookie is used to differentiate between users and sessions. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics; it expires after two years.
- The __utmb cookie is used to identify new sessions and visits. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics; it expires after 30 minutes.
- The __utmc cookie is used to ensure interoperability with out-of-date versions. Historically used in combination with __utmb to determine if a user was in a new session/visit; it expires after the session.
- The __utmt cookie is used to throttle the request rate; it expires after ten minutes.
- The __utmz cookie is used to keep track of the traffic source or campaign, revealing some information on how the user reached the website. Updated whenever new data is sent to Google Analytics; it expires after six months.
- The __atuvc cookie is used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated; it expires after two years.
- The __atuvs cookie is used to show you an updated share count for an article, if you yourself share it and return to page later, but before the sharing cache was updated; it expires after six months.
- The loc cookie is used to help publishers understand approximately where in the world their content is being shared; it expires after two years.
- The mus cookie is used to store profile status; it expires after 13 months.
- The ouid cookie is used to give visitors the option to recommend our website content on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter; it expires after one year.
- The uid cookie is used to differentiate between users; it expires after two years.
- The uvc cookie is used to register shares and social activity; it expires after two years.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports which help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Changes to CRIDF’s Privacy Notice
This privacy notice may be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to CRIDF.
Contacting CRIDF about this Privacy Notice
If you have any questions or comments about this privacy notice please contact:
Ground Floor, Block G
333 Grosvenor Street
+27 (0)12 364 0720