Our commitment to Privacy and Protection of your Personal Data
Meklo CC is a legal entities (collectively “Meklo”) recognize that our employees, and the individuals who represent companies with whom we conduct business, value their privacy. However, in order to conduct a global business in this increasingly electronic economy, the collection of the personal data of individuals is often necessary. We respect your right to privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. It is our goal to balance the benefits of e-commerce with your right, as an individual, to prevent the misuse of your personal data.
What is Personal Data
Personal data means any information that, when used alone or combined with other data, may be used to identify an individual. This includes, but is not limited to, an individual’s first and last name, e-mail address, mailing and/or residential addresses, telephone number, title, birth date, gender, occupation, customer contact information and/or other personal information that may be required in order for us to provide a service you request, or may have requested, at our web sites.
Compliance with the Laws
Meklo CC strives to comply with all applicable and known laws around the world that are designed to protect your right to privacy and prevent misuse of your personal data. Although legal requirements may vary from country to country, we intend to adhere to the principles set forth in this Global Privacy and Data Protection Web Site Policy Statement even if we transfer your personal data from your country of residence to countries that may not provide the same privacy rights or require the same level of protection for your personal data. Our commitment is to protect your personal data no matter where it is collected, transported, processed or retained.
Websites covered by our Privacy Statement
This Meklo CC Global Privacy and Data Protection Website Policy Statement apply to all websites and domains of Meklo CC (www.meklo.co.za). Meklo CC websites may provide links to unaffiliated third-party websites for your convenience and information; however, Meklo CC does not control those unaffiliated third-party websites or (except where Meklo CC is providing your personal data to a third party with whom Meklo CC has contracted for services) their privacy policies or practices as they relate to the use and protection of your personal data. You may visit those third-party links at your sole discretion and should read their privacy policies and statements before providing them your personal data.
Collecting your Personal Data
You will be able to browse our websites anonymously unless you have previously indicated that you wish Meklo to remember your login identification and/or password. In some circumstances, we may request you to provide personal data. Your response to such a request is strictly voluntary. Meklo uses this personal data to customize your experience on our websites. We also may use your personal data for other business purposes, such as alerting you to products and services that can assist you in your business, promoting site registration, order processing and online customer service.
When you visit certain Meklo web pages, you may need to be registered and create a password in order to log in. The use of those web pages, and the downloadable information on such web pages, may be governed by a written agreement between you, or your employer, and Meklo. Unless you request your personal data to be deleted, it may be retained by Meklo, pursuant to applicable laws, to: (1) verify compliance with the agreement, (2) track software and documents you download; or (3) track page visits and usage of other applications available on the Meklo websites.
We also may receive your personal data from our business partners and suppliers. We intend to use such personal data only if it has been collected in accordance with acceptable privacy practices consistent with the Meklo Global Privacy and Data Protection Policies as well as applicable laws.
Use of your Personal Data
When we collect your personal data from you, we will inform you at the time as to the reason we are requesting such personal data. The personal data will be used only for Meklo business purposes such as: (1) responding to your requests for products, documentation and/or services; (2) processing your order or invoice; (3) conducting a commercial transaction; (4) corresponding with you and/or your company; (5) enabling your subscription or event registration; (6) handling a job application; (7) sending direct marketing information; and/or (8) performing market research. We will also use your personal data to personalize the content you review and to better understand how you use the websites in order to improve the services Meklo provides as well as the website information.
In specific cases, Meklo may request your direct consent to use your personal data by providing an “opt-in” and/or “opt-out” checkbox in information fields before your personal data can be used for any additional purposes to that for which your consent has been or is given.
Disclosure of Your Personal Data to Third Parties
If you elect to provide us with personal data, we may transfer that personal data within the Meklo entities or to Meklo affiliated third parties or business partners. Your personal data may be transferred within your country and/or across borders from your country of residence or jurisdiction to Meklo entities, affiliated third parties and/or business partners in other countries around the world so that such Meklo entities, affiliated third parties and/or business partners may provide services and other operations required to transact business with you. Such personal data may include, but is not limited to, account information, credit card information and ordering/invoicing information.
In addition, Meklo may share your personal data (with the exception of account, credit card, and ordering information) with other Meklo business partners who may desire to alert you to new products and services to improve your competitive edge, and only in cases where we believe your business interests will be served.
Meklo will share your personal data with its business partners only if you have provided us with your consent to do so. If you do not want to receive marketing materials from any of our business partners, please do not provide contact information via the Internet, or let them know directly that you wish to be removed from their contact list.
Meklo works with certain companies that deliver Meklo advertising and undertake surveys on behalf of Meklo. These companies may collect information to help us determine which products, services and offerings are of most interest to our current and future customers. Unless you have given your consent, implicitly or explicitly, the information collected is not identifiable at an individual level. However, it may be identifiable at a company level, with or without your consent, or aggregated at an anonymous level to provide us with general statistics and trends.
In the event that Meklo sells a part or parts of its business, the personal data that we have collected could be transferred to the acquiring company unless you instruct Meklo not to do so in writing.
Meklo reserves the right to share your personal data to respond to information requests by duly authorized governmental authorities and subject to applicable laws. In exceptionally rare circumstances, where national, state or company security is at issue (such as with the World Trade Center terrorist act in September 2001), Meklo reserves the right to share our entire database of employees, visitors, vendors and customers with the appropriate governmental authorities duly authorized by applicable laws.
Collecting Your Domain Information
Meklo also collects domain information as a part of our analysis of the use of our web sites. This data enables us to become more familiar with the individuals who visit our web sites and pages, how often they visit, and what parts of the web sites they visit most often. Meklo uses this information to improve our web-based offerings. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part.
Collecting Your Information through Cookies
Securing Your Information
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to (1) prevent unauthorized access to your personal data, (2) maintain personal data accuracy, (3) ensure correct use of information, and (4) safeguard and secure your personal data we collect online.
Please take note of the following to ensure the security of your personal data and other confidential information you may provide online:
- You should be aware that when you disclose personal data or other confidential information in discussion forums, blogs or chat rooms, such personal data or other confidential information is accessible to and collectable by others who are present or who may have access to the forum, blog or chat room.
- Meklo advises you to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your computer and disclosure of your Meklo password.
- If you believe that your password has been compromised, you should immediately change your password.
- If you believe there has been a security breach at Meklo involving your personal data, please contact Meklo at the address provided below.
Supporting Children’s Privacy
Meklo websites do not target, and are not intended to attract, children under the age of 16. Meklo does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 16 or send requests to children for personal data.
Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Data
Meklo wants to ensure that any personal data you provide remains accurate. If you have changes to your personal data, you can review and update your personal data after logging onto the website with your user name and password. You can correct errors in your personal data by sending us a request and pointing out the error. To protect your privacy and secure your personal data, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making the corrections.
Electronic Product Registration
When you buy and install a new product, we may ask you to register your purchase electronically. When you do, we merge your registration information with any information you’ve already left with us (we call that information your personal profile). If you haven’t previously registered with us, we create a personal profile for you from your product registration information. If you ever want to review or update that information, you can visit the Profile Center, click on Update Profile, and edit any of the Personal Information in your profile. If you haven’t already created a Registration ID, we will ask you to do so. This ensures that only you can access your information.
We value your opinions and feedback. Please email us any questions or comments about our Global Privacy and Data Protection Website Policy Statement, or write to us at:
Chief Privacy and Data Protection Counsel – Law
PO Box 1330, Vanderbijlpark, 1900, Gauteng, South Africa
Complying with and Changing our Website Policy Statement
The Meklo Global Privacy and Data Protection Website Policy Statement were last updated on 22 April 2014. Meklo utilizes the self-assessment approach to assure our continuing compliance with our Global Privacy and Data Protection Website Policy Statement. From time to time, Meklo verifies that the policy statement is accurate and in line with applicable laws, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented, and in conformity with the Republic of South Africa Commerce Department’s Principles.
Meklo reserves the right to make changes to this policy statement from time to time without notice to you. We recommend that all visitors and users of this web site re-visit the Meklo Global Privacy and Data Protection Website Policy Statement page occasionally to learn of any new privacy practices or changes to our policy. Your continued use of the Meklo websites indicates your acknowledgement and/or acceptance of any changes to the Meklo Global Privacy and Data Protection Website Policy Statement.