Your engagement online should be in a safe and trusted space, so it’s important to Scripture Union South Africa (“SUSA,” “we” “us” or “our”), that when you use the website www.sumag.co.za (“the website”) and any of the services, you have knowledge of how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information.

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your Personal Data, please contact us via the contact details at the end of this policy.

This policy is effective as of 8 May 2021. We review our privacy practices on an ongoing basis, and as such we may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content. Your continued use of this site after any change to this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

What information do we collect?

Monthly newsletter

If you voluntarily subscribe to our monthly newsletter on www.sumag.co.za, the website will record your email address and name. You can refuse to supply personal information, but that will exclude you from certain related activities such as receiving the monthly newsletter and free offers. When subscribers click on a link in one of the emails or fills out a form, the websitesite may record this information (see below how this information is used).

Subscribers may unsubscribe at any time. You may ask for all your data to be deleted at any time.

Giveaways and contests

If you enter a giveaway, your email address and name is collected. If you win a physical prize, you will be asked to give your name and physical address.

Blog comments

When you fill in a blog comment form. The personal data collected is your name, email address, IP address, and any data you provide to us in the text comment box.

Purchases

We do not collect credit card information. You will be redirected to a secure third-party site (Payfast) in order to make any purchases.

Non-personal information

This website may collect non-personal information about visitors when they interact with the site. This information may include the browser name, means of connection to the site, and other non-identifying information.

Internet cookies

We use cookies to track your use of our website and to compile aggregate data about site traffic and purchase activity, which helps us to develop and improve our website, our products, and our marketing. We do this via third-party services that track this information on our behalf such as Google Analytics and Facebook.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access parts of our website.

How is the information used?

Newsletter subscribers’ names and emails will only be used for receiving the monthly newsletter, or communication from SUSA.

Giveaway entrants will be sent emails only about the giveaway, unless they also signed up for the monthly newsletter.

Information on which email links are clicked on the most will help SUSA choose links that interest readers in future emails.

Sharing of personal information

We share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on our behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services to us. These third parties may include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website and conducting our business, as well as social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google AdWords for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences. Please note that we have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom we share Personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on our behalf.

Third-party links

Sometimes SUSA will include third-party links through email or on the website. These sites have their own policies, and you should read those before subscribing or purchasing from them.

Security of information

All information is saved by SUSA and only SUSA can access them. Should a data breach ever occur, subscribers will be notified within 7 days.

Use of the website by minors

All subscribers must be eighteen years or older or have the consent of a parent or guardian.

Information officer

We have appointed an Information Officer, whose role is to regularly monitor and maintain the systems and processes relating to our compliance with the information security and other legal requirements.

Access to and control over your personal data

You have legal rights under applicable laws in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting us via email info@sumag.co.za or via our postal address:

• see what Personal Data we hold about you (if any), including why we are holding it and who it could be disclosed to;

• ask us to change/correct your Personal Data;

• ask us to delete your Personal Data;

• object to the processing of your Personal Data;

• ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;

• withdraw any consents you have given us to the processing of your Personal Data; and

• express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.

Your acceptance of these terms

By visiting and using www.sumag.co.za, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, you can simply not use the site. Continued use of the site means you accept the policy and any periodic changes.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or anything else on www.sumag.co.za, please email SUSA at info@sumag.co.za or contact us at 83 Camp Ground Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town.