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Privacy Policy

Principa is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Principa Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Principa website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Principa may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Principa may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Principa. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Principa for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Principa Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Principa public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Principa does not read any of your private online communications.

Principa encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Principa so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Principa is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Principa family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Principa collects and uses your personal information to operate the Principa Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Principa may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Principa and its affiliates.

Principa does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Principa may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Principa, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Principa does not use or disclose sensitive person al information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Principa keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Principa, in order to determine what Principa services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Principa to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Principa Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if re quired to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Principa or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Principa; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Principa, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Principa Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies i s to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Principa services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Principa secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Principa secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.

Changes to this Statement

Principa will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Principa encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Principa is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Principa welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Principa has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Principa at iso@principa.co.za. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem