Belkaboo Proprietary Limited ("Belkaboo") is a private company duly incorporated in accordance with the laws of South Africa.
Belkaboo is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of customers' personal information, which includes information that identifies or relates specifically to a person such as their names, email address and physical address, mobile phone numbers, date of birth and gender ("customer information").
Belkaboo also receives vendors' personal information and is committed to maintaining the privacy and security of its vendors ("vendor information").
The security of such customer information and vendor information submitted via the Belkaboo electronic platform (known herein as "the platform")
This policy sets out the following:
- What customer information and vendor information Belkaboo collects and holds
- Why Belkaboo collects that information
- To whom Belkaboo discloses customer information and/or vendor information to
- How long Belkaboo holds customer information and/or vendor information for
- How Belkaboo safeguards customer information and vendor information
- Transfer of customer information and/or vendor information inside and outside South Africa
- Customers' and vendors' rights to access and correct such information
- Belkaboo's Cookies policy
- Changes to this Policy
- How to contact Belkaboo
By using the Belkaboo platform, the customer and/or vendor agrees to the terms and conditions stated in this policy.
What Customer information and vendor information Belkaboo collects and holds
Customers may access certain areas of the platform without registering any details. However certain areas of the platform may require the customer to register on the platform.
If a customer submits an application to access these areas, the customer is indicating that it has read this policy and is willing for Belkaboo to deal with such customer's customer information as set out in this policy.
Belkaboo is not directly involved in the transactions between customers and vendors and does not hold any customer information other than as specified in this policy.
The type of information Belkaboo collects and holds will depend on the purpose for which it is collected and used. We will only collect information that we need for that purpose:
Belkaboo requires the following customer information from a customer as part of the customer registration process to enable a customer to have access to certain areas of the platform (i.e. to purchase items listed on the platform):
Belkaboo requires the following vendor information as part of the vendor registration process to enable a vendor to sell list and items on the platform:
Belkaboo has also entered into contracts with third party operators who process customer information and/or vendor information on behalf of Belkaboo. In circumstances where a third party operator may provide services to Belkaboo whereby such operators would need to access customer information and/or vendor information, such operators enter into an agreement to uphold Bekaboo's privacy undertakings as set in this policy.
Why Belkaboo collects that information
Belkaboo collects such information about the customer and/or vendor only for the purpose for which it was collected, including:
To whom Belkaboo discloses customer information and vendor information to
Belkaboo discloses customer information to its vendors. Belkaboo only discloses certain customer information to the vendor to enable the vendor to deliver an item to the customer which the customer has purchased on the platform.
In addition, Belkaboo will only disclose customers' customer information if:
Belkaboo will only disclose vendor information if:
How long does Belkaboo hold customer information and/or vendor INFORMATION for
Belkaboo generally retains the customer information and/or vendor information while the customer's account and/or vendor's account is in existence, or for as long as is necessary if legally required even after closure of a customer account and/or vendor's account.
How Belkaboo safeguards that information
Belkaboo is dedicated to safeguarding information and as such takes reasonable precautions to protect customer information and vendor information and prevent the misuse of such information, as supplied to Belkaboo. Belkaboo implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of customer and vendor information. Belkaboo offers the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database, only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems. Such authorized personnel are required to keep the information confidential.
The customer and vendor are responsible at all times for keeping their password and username safe.
Transfer of information inside and outside South Africa
The customer information and/or vendor information that Belkaboo collects may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who works for Belkaboo or one of our operators. By making an application on this platform and providing the platform with customer information and/or vendor information, the customer or vendor, as the case may be, hereby consents to the transfer of their customer information or vendor information both inside and outside the European Union and/or South Africa.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Belkaboo will do its best to protect customer information and vendor information, but cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to the platform; any transmission is at your own risk.
Customers' and Vendors' rights to access and correction OF SUCH information
As the information which is uploaded onto the Belkaboo platform may be customer information and/or vendor information, the customer or vendor has a right to request access to their information that Belkaboo holds in respect of such customer or vendor.
Should any customer or vendor request access to customer information or vendor information Belkaboo holds in respect of such customer or vendor respectively, or if the customer or vendor wants to update or correct any of its information held by Belkaboo, the customer or vendor (as the case may be) can contact Belkaboo or the customer or vendor can update and correct their information themselves by logging onto their account.
Belkaboo's Cookies policy
Belkaboo uses "cookies" when a user visits the platform.
A "cookie" is a small text file that is downloaded onto an electronic device, when a user of the electronic device accesses a website, such as this platform. It allows the website to recognize that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions.
To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the 'Help', 'Tools' or 'Edit' facility) or contact Belkaboo.
Changes to this Policy
Belkaboo reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend this policy at any time by posting the amended policy on our platform. Unless otherwise stated, the current version will apply each time a user accesses our platform.
Users agree to review this policy whenever users visit this platform for any such amendments.
Save as expressly provided to the contrary in this policy, the amended version of this policy shall supersede and replace all previous versions thereof.
How to contact Belkaboo
Should a user wish to contact Belkaboo regarding the customer information that it holds in respect of the customer, the way in which customer information is being used or this policy, please contact Belkaboo on:
P.O. Box 317 Bloubergstrand 7436
Cape Town South Africa
Belkaboo Proprietary Limited, is a private company duly incorporated in accordance with the laws of South Africa
Date of this policy: FEBRUARY 2018