GAP Essentials

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us and it is our policy to do the best to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website/s that we manage/own.

This privacy policy sets out how we use and collect data when you use this website. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will be used in accordance with this privacy policy. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this information. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are satisfied with any changes.

Our website address is: https://www.gapessentials.co.za
What we collect

We endeavour to only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used. We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

We gather your contact details because they are necessary to accept and process your orders. We require this information to understand the users who interact with the website and to assist us in providing you with a better service and for internal record keeping. We may use the information to improve our products and services and to customize the website according to your interests

If you subscribe/register with us we may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. Rarely we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.

Our store works with other companies that help us provide the best service for you, and these third parties also use some of the personal details you’re leaving. We limit the data they can access to only what is necessary for them to perform their obligations.

  • Payment services use your credit card number, your name and surname to verify and process your payments for our products
  • Our manufacturers and stock keepers use the data of your order contents to assemble the necessary package for you
  • Postal services use your first name, last name, and physical address to arrange the product delivery for you

If you continue browsing our website we assume that you’ve read this Privacy Policy and that you give us the consent to use your personal details for the purposes explained herein. If you don’t agree to these terms, please do not use the website. Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms, Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. Comment form cookie which remembers a user’s name or email address.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that  website. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy  applicable to that website.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is committed to protecting your data. The Privacy Policy explains how it uses and stores your data, including what is shared with marketplace developers.

Payment Gateways

eCommerce payment gateways such as:

Analytics

Google Analytics . Advertising programs like Google Adsense which track users. Facebook’s Page Plugin web and like button cookies. Other social media platform widgets that track users.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure and to safeguard and secure the data we collect online. We are doing our best to guarantee the security of your personal details while keeping and using them.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our website address is: https://www.gapessentials.co.za