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Privacy and Cookie Policy

Last Revision: February 2021

PRIVACY POLICY

This website www.acceleration.biz (“Site”) is operated by Acceleration eMarketing (Pty) Ltd (“Acceleration”, “We”, “Us”), a Wunderman Thompson Company. This policy only applies to the sites where it is posted. We take the privacy of our website users and the security of their personal information very seriously and are committed to best practices.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to set out the principles governing our use of personal information that we may obtain about you. We ask you to read this privacy policy carefully. Please click here to learn more about how we use cookies.

We may change our privacy policy from time to time. Please check it occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version that will apply when you access this website.

PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

What information do we collect?

At times, we may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information or you may choose to provide us with your personal information by emailing us via the “Contact” section of this website. Generally, this information is requested or provided when you want us to provide you with information.

We may gather the following information about you when you use this website:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • IP address (a unique identifier for your computer or other device)
  • Mobile device ID
  • Such other personal information provided by you when contacting us via the “Contact” sections of this website, email, phone or otherwise.

How do we use it?

We will use your personal information in the following ways. We are also required by law to state a “legal basis for processing”, i.e. to tell you on what grounds we are allowed to use your information, and this is also set out below:

How we will use your personal information
Our legal basis for processing
How we will use your personal informationTo provide you with information and materials that you have requested
Our legal basis for processingConsent – we only use your personal information for this purpose if you have asked us to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time.
How we will use your personal informationTo send you information and materials that may be of interest to you, such as newsletters, whitepapers, news bulletins and other business information.
Our legal basis for processingOur legitimate interests – we use your business-related contact information such as your work email address to communicate such information to you.
How we will use your personal informationTo respond to specific queries you may raise regarding Acceleration and its various operating companies and brands;
Our legal basis for processingConsent – we only use your personal information for this purpose if you have asked us to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time.
How we will use your personal informationTo provide you with better ways of accessing information on this website.
Our legal basis for processingOur legitimate interests – we use your personal information to help us to deliver the best online experience to you and other website users.
How we will use your personal informationTo process and consider your queries and requests such as those submitted via or pursuant to the “Contact” and “Careers” section, such as job applications.We will update you on your application, and keep you informed of other opportunities if you have asked us to, via the methods you have selected.
Our legal basis for processingOur legitimate interests – we use your personal information to assess the information you have submitted to us and to communicate and respond accordingly. For example, if you submit a job application, we will need to keep you updated throughout the application process.
How we will use your personal informationTo allow you to submit information to our new business teams;
Our legal basis for processingOur legitimate interests – we only use your personal information to assess the information submitted for new business purposes.
How we will use your personal informationTo process your registration for events, seminars, conferences and meetings vis the acceleration.biz website for Acceleration, its affiliates.
Our legal basis for processingOur legitimate interests – we use your personal information to assess the information to book you on the requested events and to send confirmation to you and the event organizer.

For how we use your information that is collected using cookies and similar technologies please see the “Cookies” section here.

Acceleration may also collect and store aggregate or anonymous information about a user’s interaction with the Site.

We may use this aggregate or anonymous information we collect about our customers, traffic patterns, and related site information to better design our Site and to share with reputable third-party vendors. Please note, aggregate and anonymous information is not personal information and cannot directly or indirectly identify an individual on its own.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

For your convenience, this website may contain links to other websites as well as to our respective social media accounts on YouTube and Facebook. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those other websites. We recommend that you read the respective privacy notices to obtain information about data collection and data processing.

SHARING YOUR INFORMATION

Do we pass your information to third parties?

  • We may send your personal information to other Acceleration and WPP group companies, affiliates and third parties to help us process your personal information for the purposes set out in this notice. Further details of our group companies can be found here.
  • We may disclose your personal information if we or any of our assets are the subject of a sale or similar corporate transaction. We will ensure that the third parties who receive your personal information are required to keep it confidential.
  • We may disclose personal information to third parties when we reasonably believe we are required or permitted by law (such as third parties who provide services on our behalf), and in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual unlawful or otherwise prohibited activities, including, but not limited to, fraud.
  • We may also share your personal information with third parties where required for processing. For example, when applying for a job through our website, we work with a company called Greenhouse in some countries to help us manage the application process. To learn more about the privacy practices of Greenhouse, please click here.

If you have previously applied to a job with Acceleration and would like to request that we update or delete the information that we hold about you, or you would like a copy of that information, please send your name and email address to careers@acceleration.biz with as many details of your application as you can. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept new job applications via this email address.

We will always take steps to require such third parties to keep your personal information confidential.

How long do we keep your information?

We only keep your personal information for as long as we need to, to be able to use it for the reasons given in this privacy notice, and for as long as we are required to keep it by law. For example, following a job application, we may keep your information to inform you of any other opportunities that become available; however, we will only keep your information for a limited period and your details will not be kept longer than is reasonably necessary or as required by law.

SECURITY

How do we protect your information?

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that your personal information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

This web site is not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from or about any person under the age of 16. If you are under 16 years old and wish to ask a question or use this site in any way which requires you to submit your personal information, please get your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf. Likewise, if you are a parent or guardian and think your child may have submitted their personal information to us by mistake, please let us know, privacy@acceleration.biz, and we will delete that data.

WHERE DO WE SEND YOUR INFORMATION?

We are a global company and therefore we may transfer your personal information to countries around the world including the US and other countries outside Europe. We will, where the country to which your data is transferred has not been found to provide an adequate level of protection, put in place appropriate safeguards (we use standard contractual clauses) to ensure your information is protected.

YOUR RIGHTS

You are entitled to ask:

  • 1. for a copy of the personal information we hold about you, and details about how we are processing your personal information;
  • 2. to have any inaccuracies in your personal information corrected;
  • 3. if we are processing your personal information by automated means and on the basis of your consent (see “How do we use it?”, above), for us to provide your personal information to you in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format. You can also ask us to provide your personal information directly to a third party in this format, and, if technically feasible, we will do so; and
  • 4. to have your personal information erased, or for our use of it to be restricted (for example, if your preferences change, or if you don’t want us to send you the information you have requested).

Please contact us using the details set out below if you would like to exercise any of these rights.

You also have the right to make a complaint to the supervisory authority if you’re not happy with how we’ve handled your personal information. Please refer to the local data protection authority where you are located. For example, if you are in the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) (http://www.ico.org.uk); In France the supervisory authority is the Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) (https://www.cnil.fr/).

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you wish to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal information or if you have any queries about how we use your personal information, please let us know by contacting us via the contact section of our website or via privacy@acceleration.biz

Cookies

LAST UPDATED MARCH 3, 2020

In this Cookie Statement, when we refer to “us”, “we” or “our”, we mean Acceleration eMarketing (Pty) Ltd, (“Acceleration”) or companies which provide you with this website. Cookie Statement explains how we use cookies and similar technologies in the course of our business, including through our websites that link to this Cookie Statement, such as https://www.acceleration.biz or any website or mobile application owned, operated or controlled by us. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them. Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined in this Cookie Statement have the meanings given to those terms in our Privacy Policy. In some cases, we may use cookies and other tracking technologies described in this Cookie Statement to collect personal information, or to collect information that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information. For more information about how we process your personal information, please consult our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by online service providers in order to (for example) make their websites or services work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies set by the website owner or service provider (in this case, Acceleration eMarketing (Pty) Ltd) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third-party cookies”. Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website or service you are using (such as interactive content and analytics). The third parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website or service in question and also when it visits certain other websites or services.

WHY DO WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES?

We use first party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies enable us and the third parties we work with to track and target the interests of visitors to our websites, and we refer to these as “performance” or “functionality” cookies. For example, we use cookies to tailor content and information that we may send or display to you and otherwise personalize your experience while interacting with our websites and to otherwise improve the functionality of the website. Finally, third-parties serve cookies through our websites for analytics, and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

COOKIES SERVED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE

The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in further detail below:

Cookie List

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

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Functional Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.

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Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

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HOW CAN I CONTROL COOKIES?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

Website Cookie Preference Tool: You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on our Websites by visiting our cookie settings preference center, available here: Cookie Settings

Browser Controls: You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Websites though your access to some functionality and areas of our Websites may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

HOW OFTEN WILL YOU UPDATE THIS COOKIE STATEMENT?

We may update this Cookie Statement from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Statement regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Statement indicates when it was last updated.

where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please let us know by contacting us via privacy@acceleration.biz.