This is the main privacy policy for Awesim Telecoms Proprietary Limited and it applies to all our Platforms. When we talk about our “Platforms” we refer to all our websites, mobile sites, mobile apps, emails or any other technology or services you may use to interact with us. We strive to provide you with a dynamic, interactive experience on all our our Platforms. It is our aim to keep you informed by presenting you with the latest and most relevant news and content relating to our industry. We analyse information we collect and receive from you in order to determine what you might be interested in. This privacy policy describes how we handle the information we collect and receive from you. By using our Platforms you are agreeing to the provisions of this privacy policy. You must be older than 13 years old to use our Platforms. If you are below 18 years old, you must get permission from your parent/s or guardian/s before you use our Platforms or give us your personal information.

Information we collect
Information you give us
    This includes any information that you provide to us directly, whether through our Platforms or via phone, sms, fax or any other medium.
    This may include information you give to us:
  • by filling in forms on our Platforms. Like when you sign-up for an account or when you subscribe or register to use services on our Platforms;
  • when you enter a competition, promotion or complete a survey;
  • by posting comments or content on our Platforms;
  • when you purchase one of our products or services;
  • when you contact us and when you otherwise provide information directly to us

  • Information we collect or receive when you use our Platforms, products or services
    We collect information when you use our Platforms or services by using cookies, web beacons and other technologies. Depending on how you access and use our Platforms, we may receive:
  • Log information (for example information about your interactions with our Platforms and other services you use, the content you view and the search queries you submit);
  • Information we infer about you based on your interaction with our products and services;
  • Device information (for example the type of device you’re using, how you access our Platforms, your browser or operating system and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address);
  • Location information (for example, your device’s GPS signal and information about nearby WiFi networks and cell towers. We get this information when you use location-enabled services).

  • Information from third-party sources
    We may receive additional information about you that is publicly or commercially available and combine that with the information we have collected or received about you in other ways.
    We may also receive information about you when you choose to connect with social networking services while using our Platforms.

    How we use the information we collect and receive
    We use the information we collect and receive for the following general purposes:
  • To provide you with information, products or services you request from us.
  • To communicate with you. We may want to notify you about changes to our Platforms or provide you with information about competitions, products or services that we feel may interest you.
  • To be effective and relevant in the services we provide you. We want to ensure that content from our Platforms is presented to you in the most effective manner for you and for the device you use. We also want to provide you with content that you are likely to find relevant and engaging.
  • How we share the information we collect and receive
    We don’t sell your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes.

    We may share information with:
  • Business partners. We may share non-personally identifiable information with select business partners. This means that we do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our business partners (in other words, we do not give them your name and contact details), but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help our business partners reach the kind of audience they want to target.
  • Other parties in response to legal process or when necessary to conduct or protect our Platforms. We may disclose your information if we are under a duty to disclose or share your information in order to comply with any legal obligation or to protect our Platforms. We may also disclose your information during the process of debt collection, or to our attorneys in connection with any potential, threatened or actual litigation, or to our auditors for the purpose of auditing our accounts.
  • Other parties in connection with certain business transactions. In the event that we sell any of our businesses or assets, we may disclose your personal information to the prospective buyer of such business or assets.
  • Companies that provide services to us. Companies that provide services to us or act on our behalf may have access to information about you. These companies are limited in their ability to use information they receive in the course of providing services to us or you.
  • Audience-measurement companies, which help us measure the overall usage of our Platforms and compare that usage to other online services and social networking services (like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram) that enable you to register and log in to certain services of ours and to share things you find on our Platforms with your social network.
  • These third parties may collect or receive information about your use of our Platform (including through the use of cookies, web beacons and other technologies) and this information may be collected over time and combined with information collected on different websites and online services. It’s important to remember that we don’t control the privacy practices of these (or any other) third-party services. So we encourage you to read the privacy policies of these services before connecting to them.
  • Your choices
    You have the right to ask us not to contact you for marketing purposes. You can exercise this right at any time by using any of the various “opt-out” options that we will always provide to you when we communicate with you. Our Platforms use cookies. If you wish to reject our cookies, you can configure your browser to do so. A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier which we transfer to your hard drive through your web browser when you visit our Platforms. It enables our own system to recognise you when you visit our Platforms again and improve our service to you. Cookies may also be used to compile aggregate information about areas of our Platforms that are visited most frequently. This traffic information can be used to enhance the content of our Platforms and make your use of it easier.

    Our commitment to security
    Although no one can guarantee the security of the information collected and received, we do employ a number of safeguards intended to mitigate the risk of unauthorized access or disclosure of your information. We will do our best to protect your personal information and use up to date technology that will help us to do this.

    Links to other websites
    Our Platforms contain links to and from websites, mobile applications or services of third parties or affiliates. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other parties and advise that you to read the privacy statements of each website you visit which collects personal information.

    International users
    Awesim Telecoms is based in South Africa, and, regardless of where you use or access our Platforms, products, or services, your information may be transferred to and maintained on servers located in South Africa (or elsewhere in the world). Please note that any information we obtain about you will be stored in accordance with South African privacy laws, regulations and standards, which may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence. By using our Platforms you consent to this collection, transfer, storage and processing of information to and in South Africa.

    Changes to this Privacy Policy
    We may update this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, communicated to you in the appropriate manner.