PRIVACY STATEMENT 

Below you will find information concerning visits to and the use of Dance Africa Network website. 

Dance Africa Network (“we” or “us” or “our”)  is sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet and recognises the importance of safe guarding all information we receive from you. This Privacy Statement applies to data provided by you and collected by Dance Africa Network through its websites online services. We will use the provided information in the course of our dealings with you to process successful dance studio discovery & registration, dancer or dance crew database information including user registration, latest news, third party videos & images and to provide a more personalised internet and online experience. Dance Africa Network will ensure that all personal information is treated in accordance with the applicable data privacy legislation’s.

For your information, we have provided this statement explaining our online information practices.

Who We Are

Our website address is: https://dance-africa.com.

What Personal Data We Collect & Why We Collect It

In general, you are able to visit Dance Africa Network website without revealing who you are or any information about yourself. However, our web servers will collect information (standard information that your browser sends to every website visited) for statistical purposes, such as the number of visits, the pages viewed, which website you came from before clicking into the Dance Africa Network website, the key words used to find our site, your IP-address, the browser type and language, access time, location if using the Dance Studio Locator etc. Dance Africa Network uses this information for improving its site and services.

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website located at www.dance-africa.com (“Website”).

When creating a profile as a dancer, dance crew,and/or choreographer we ask you to consent to providing personal information, such as your email address, name, telephone number, etc. This information is not displayed in the searchable databases until you change the privacy setting of our user interface to make it displayable. The membership database is only accessible to logged in users. Other user roles are not visible to logged in/out users. We required this information in order for us to verify that you are directly or indirectly involved in the dance business. This information will therefore be kept by us as long as is necessary for us to use your information as described above or to comply with our legal obligations.

This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website (where relevant), subscribing to our service, or requesting further services and/or information. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion and when you report a problem with the Website. If you provide your Facebook, Google or other third-party accounts to Dance Africa Network, it provides us with a link to your social networks.

We will do our best to protect your Personal Information, and we will use technology that will help us to do this, however, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of your information to our Website is entirely at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping that password confidential. Please do not share your password with anyone.

As we operate the Website from South Africa, all the information, including any personal information we collect or that you submit to us will be stored and processed in South Africa.

We will keep your personal information only for a reasonable time to enable us to use it for the purposes described in this privacy policy.

We only collect information you authorize us to have. We do not sell your information to third-party vendors. We utilize information you authorize for us to have to help optimize and improve our applications for your benefit.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. 

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 anonymised 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.

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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

In some instances, our third-party service providers may use Cookies on the Website. We cannot control or access Cookies used by third party service providers. This Privacy Policy covers only Cookies used by us, and not any Cookies used by third parties.

Cookies enable us to estimate our Website’s audience size and usage pattern, store information about your preferences, which allows us to customize the Website according to your individual interests, recognise you when you return to the Website.

You have the ability to either accept or decline the use of Cookies on your computer, whether you are registered with us or not. Typically, you can configure your browser to not accept Cookies. However, declining the use of Cookies may limit your access to certain features of the Website.

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.

Disclosure Of Your Information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in the Companies Act No. 71 of 2008.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties, in the event that we refer or sell service for proposed business, in which case we may disclose your personal information to the prospective buyer of such business or service.

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.

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 have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. 

Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the Websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these Websites, please note that these Websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal information to these Websites.

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Where We Send Your Data

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

Governing Law

The contents of this privacy policy shall be governed by South African Law.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to [email protected]