This is our Privacy Statement Agreement.
This Privacy Statement covers www.thehomehub.co.za (the Website) and other sites that reference this Privacy Statement. Some of The Home Hub entities, programs and/or sites may have their own, possibly different, privacy statements. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each of the The Home Hub websites you visit and any program information you visit or review.
1. Global Privacy Fundamentals
Our privacy practices reflect current global principles and standards on handling personal information. These principles include notice of data use, choice of data use, data access, data integrity, security, onward transfer and enforcement/oversight.
By using this Website, you consent to the collection and use of the information as described here. If we decide to make changes to this Privacy Statement, we will post the changes on this site so that you will always know what information we collect, and how we use it.
From time to time, as may be required by applicable law, we may also seek your explicit consent to process certain data and information collected on this website or volunteered by you.
3. Collection and Processing of Your Personal Data
To serve you better and understand your needs and interests, The Home Hub collects, exports and uses personal information with adequate notice and consent, along with required filings with data protection authorities, when applicable.
We may further collect and process any information and data that you volunteer to us, e.g. when you register for events, subscribe to newsletters, participate in online surveys, discussion groups or forums, or when you make purchases.
4. Use and Purpose of Collected Personal Data
The information the Website collects to understand your needs and interests helps The Home Hub deliver a consistent and personalised experience. We will use such information only as described in this Privacy Statement and/or in the way we specify at the time of collection. We will not subsequently change the way your personal data is used without your consent, as required by applicable law. Unless stated otherwise at the time of collection, we will use your personal data only in the following ways:
- To process your orders and deliver the products and services that you have ordered;
- To keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, software updates, software upgrades, security patches, system enhancements, special offers and other information. This may occasionally include information from other technology companies or business partners about products and services that can add value to your The Home Hub products;
- To tailor information about our products and services to your individual interests. For example, during a visit to our site, it allows us to provide you with specific information on products and services that may be of interest;
- To provide the ability to create personal profile areas and view protected content;
- To conduct online “Click to Chat” and “Click to Call” sessions;
- In order to ensure and control the quality of the information and experience you have during chat sessions with The Home Hub by educating our personnel to effectively answer your questions;
- To provide the ability to contact you, and provide you with shipping and billing information, and to provide customer feedback and support;
- To provide other marketing or promotional activities on the the Website or affiliate websites. Personal data may be collected to administer those programs;
- To conduct questionnaires and surveys in order to provide better products and services to our customers and end users. Your completion of any questionnaires is voluntary;
- To support recruitment inquiries; and
- To meet contractual obligations.
5. IP Addresses
We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems, to administer our website and to gather demographic information. We may also use IP addresses or other information, such as your The Home Hub user information you have shared on the Website or at any earlier occasion or a campaign code, to determine which pages on our sites are being visited and topics that may be of interest so we can provide you with information about relevant products and services. The Home Hub will aggregate such data only in an anonymous way and will not tie it to a particular individual unless he or she has given consent. When you visit our site, we recognise only your domain name.
The Home Hub may also collect IP addresses (and other technical information such as browser type) during a Click-to-Chat or Click-to-Call sessions that you initiate. This information is collected when you connect to The Home Hub so that we may identify your session, deliver content based on the technical capabilities of your browser, and for quality control purposes. Your IP address will not be used to identify you unless you provide your prior consent.
The Home Hub will only gather information related to your visit to the The Home Hub site. We do not track or collect personal information from your visits to companies or entities outside the The Home Hub Group of companies.
6. Automated Tools
In addition to the information you provide, The Home Hub may also collect information during your visit to the Website through automated tools, which include Web beacons, cookies, embedded Web links and other commonly used information-gathering tools. These tools collect certain standard information that your browser sends to the Website, such as your browser type and language, access times and the address of the website from which you arrived at the Website. Using these tools, The Home Hub is also able to confirm receipt of e-mails that the recipient consented to receive, and can track other information such as pages visited on the Website and whether or not the recipient registers for an event offered by The Home Hub and certain other aggregate data that is not related to a particular individual.
9. Payment Options
Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express credit cards or by bank transfer into the The Home Hub’s bank account, the details of which will be provided after checkout.
Credit card acquiring and security
Credit card transactions will be acquired for The Home Hub via approved payment gateways. Our payment gateways use the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) and no credit card details are stored on the website.
Customer details separate from card details
Customer details will be stored by The Home Hub separately from card details.
Merchant Outlet country and transaction currency
The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. Transaction Currency is South African Rand (ZAR).
10. Your information, Privacy and Data Protection
You understand and agree that The Home Hub collects, uses, stores and otherwise processes Your personal information and utilisation data and may share such data with third party service providers for the purposes of improving or providing the Services subject to The Home Hub’s Privacy Statement. Data to be processed includes Your name, email address, and other information which may include but is not limited to Your telephone number, and postal address.
You agree that The Home Hub may access, preserve and disclose Your personal information and/or Content if required to do so by law or to: (i) comply with a legal process; (ii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties or (iv) protect the rights, property or personal safety of The Home Hub, Users, and the public.
12. Email Communication Choice/Opt-Out
We communicate with users who subscribe to our services on a regular basis via e-mail, and we may also communicate by phone to resolve customer complaints or investigate suspicious transactions. We may use your e-mail address to confirm your opening of an account, to send you notice of payments, to send you information about changes to our products and services, and to send notices and other disclosures as required by law. Generally, users cannot opt out of these communications, but they will be primarily informational in nature rather than promotional.
The Home Hub provides you the opportunity to exercise an opt-out choice if you do not want to receive other types of communication from us, such as e-mails or updates from us regarding new services and products offered on this Website or if you do not want us to share your personal information with third parties.
13. Data Retention
The Home Hub will not retain your personal data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.
14. Children’s Privacy
The Home Hub does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected Personal Data on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that data from our systems.
15. Inquiries, Access and Updating Your Personal Data
The Home Hub needs your help in keeping the personal data you have shared with us accurate and up to date. You may also make these updates or other changes by login and updating your account details on the Website.