NHFC Website Privacy Notice

NHFC Website Privacy Notice
Last updated: 12 July 2021
 
The NHFC cares about your privacy and personal information and we therefore provide you (the user of this website) with this privacy notice so that you may make an informed decision about whether you would like to use this website or not. By using any of NHFC’s websites, you agree to be bound by this privacy notice.
 
If you do not agree to be bound by this privacy notice, you must stop using this website immediately.
 
Overview of This Notice
This notice describes how NHFC collects, uses, shares and secures information on our websites. Although you should read through the entire notice for complete information, the following table provides you with some of the most important aspects of our privacy practices.
 

WHAT WE COLLECT AND WHY

Voluntary contact information (e.g. your name, email, phone number) – only if you provide it to us so that we may contact you in connection with a service or function.Voluntary contact information (e.g. your name, email, phone number) – only if you provide it to us so that we may contact you in connection with a service or function.Automatic information such as IP address for usage statistics and website improvements. 

WHO WE SHARE IT WITH
 
Third party organisations who provide us with analytics also have access to information collected automatically.
 

SECURITY

We take appropriate and reasonable technical and organisational measures to secure your personal information, but cannot guarantee that it will remain secure in all circumstances.

 CONTACT US

For more information on how to request access, to correct or delete your information contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 
 
What Personal Information Do We Collect?
 

When you use this website, NHFC collects the following personal information automatically (this will always be recorded without you having to do anything):

  • Your IP address, browser and operating system information
  • The date and time you accessed the website and the duration of your visit
  • Your geographic location
  • The pages you view while using the website
  • Any search terms you use when using the website’s search functionality

 In addition, we collect and store any personal information that you voluntarily provide to NHFC. For example, your name, email address, contact details or other personal information should you submit a CV or subscribe to a newsletter.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
 
Our primary purpose in collecting information about you is to provide you with a service, facilitate a function, or for other compatible purposes. Most information is provided voluntarily by you, but some information is collected automatically as described below.
 
The personal information we collect automatically is to help NHFC improve the functionality and content of its website, by understanding usage trends and preferences of our visitors.
 
How Do We Collect Your Personal Information?
 
For personal information which you provide voluntarily on this website, we will usually collect it through a web-based form or a file upload.
 
For personal information that is collected automatically, we make use of the following technologies:
 
Cookies: Cookies are small files that are saved onto your computer which track, save and store information about how you use this website. In some instances, these cookies are needed for the website to function – you can disable them in your browser, though this may interfere with the proper functioning of the website.
 
Google Analytics: This is tracking software from Google which we use to monitor how users interact with the website in order for us to improve its functionality and content.
 

Web-server Software: Web-server software delivers web-pages to your browser. The web-server software will automatically collect your IP address whenever you connect to the website.

YouTube: This is software used to display videos. We do not collect personal information from you by placing these videos on our site or through you viewing them, but Google Inc. (which owns YouTube) collects personal information when videos are placed on webpages.

AddToAny: This is software that is used to place social media buttons on our website which allows you to share content on our website through social media. We do not collect personal information by placing these buttons on our site, but the AddToAny company does.

 

With Whom Do We Share Your Personal Information?

We treat the personal information that you provide voluntarily differently to the information that is collected automatically.

Personal Information Provided Voluntarily:

We do not share this personal information with third parties unless we have a justifiable reason to do so. Typically, the third parties who will have access to your personal information are the contracted parties who assist us with the development of the website, IT maintenance and related matters.

In certain circumstances we may be required by law to share your personal information, for example, when served with a court order or other valid request. In other circumstances we may share personal information that has been anonymised so that it will not be possible to link the information back to you.

Personal Information Collected Automatically:Personal Information Collected Automatically:

Some of the personal information that is collected automatically is collected by third parties whose technology we use to provide website functionality and acquire website analytics information (analytics information helps us build and maintain a better website by understanding how our website is used).

In addition, if you make use of the social media sharing buttons on the website, your information will be automatically collected by the social media company that you use to share content (see the “Social Media Platforms and External Links” section below).

Social Media Platforms and External Links:

This website may make use of social media platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn. Whenever you make use of any such platforms on this website please note that any personal information you share on these platforms is subject to their privacy policies and not NHFC’s.

This website may also contain links to external (non-NHFC) websites. Whenever you click a link and are taken to an external website, note that your use of these websites is governed by their privacy policies and not NHFC’s. NHFC is not responsible for the content or the security and privacy practices employed by other websites or social media platforms. We recommend that you always read the privacy notices and terms and conditions on these websites and platforms.

How Do We Secure Information?

We take care to protect your personal information using appropriate and reasonable technical and organisational measures. We employ information security safeguards aligned with good practice against loss or theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

Please note, however, that no information security measures can be guaranteed to be completely effective and we cannot promise that information about you will remain secure in all circumstances.

How Do You Access, Correct or Update Your Information?

You have a right to request access to any personal information which NHFC has collected about you. Should you need to correct or update any of your personal information, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us on +27 11 644 9800.

What Law Governs This Notice?

NHFC servers are located in the Republic of South Africa and are thus subject to its laws. As such, if you use any NHFC website, you agree to your information being used or disclosed according to this privacy notice and South African law.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy notice, please email us at privacy @nhfc.co.za, or call us on +27 11 644 9800.

You may also send us a letter to the following address:
NHFC CIO
The Isle of Houghton
Old Trafford 3
11 Boundary Road
Houghton

Changes to This Notice

NHFC reserves the right to amend this privacy notice at any time. When we do, we will revise the last updated date at the top of this notice. All amendments will be posted on this website. Unless otherwise stated, the current version will replace all previous versions of this notice. It is your responsibility to check for changes each time you visit the website. If you use this website after any changes to the privacy notice have been made, it is assumed that you agree to all of the changes.

Other Information

How Long Do We Keep Your Personal Information?

We will only retain personal information for as long as necessary in order to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected. You may request that NHFC deletes your information, provided that this does not conflict with any other legal requirements.

Business Transfers

In the event that NHFC enters into a new business transitional arrangement (such as the formation of a new business, or a merger or acquisition) we may share all types of information, including personal information we have collected, with the other party/parties. The NHFC will take reasonable steps to notify you of such an event via email or via a notice on our website, as well as any choices which you may have regarding your personal information.

 
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