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Privacy and Cookie Policy

Last Revision: July 2018

PRIVACY POLICY


This website www.acceleration.biz (“Site”) is operated by Acceleration eMarketing (Pty) Ltd (“Acceleration”, “We”, “Us”), a WPP 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 “Careers” and “Contact” sections 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 “Careers” and “Contact” sections of this website, email, phone or otherwise. For example, when submitting a job application to us you may submit your contact details together with your resume or CV (and this will include your career history and may include sensitive personal information e.g. ethnic origin)
  • We may also ask for additional information to assist us with our recruitment process and in the event you are offered a job.

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 e.g. via our “Contact” section.
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 informationWe may also send you information and materials which we determine would be of interest or relevant to you such as new business information, newsletters, bulletins etc.;
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 from 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.If you have asked us to keep you informed of other opportunities at Acceleration, we may periodically contact you by any means provided to or available to us (such as email, post SMS, social media, phone) to tell you about these;
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.

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 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 iCims in some countries to help us manage the application process. To learn more about the privacy practices of iCims, please click here
  • 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 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 organisational 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

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which we download onto your computer or device when you visit our website. We can recognise these cookies on subsequent visits and they allow us to remember you. Cookies come in many forms and we provide you with further details below regarding the types and categories of cookies that are used generally and on this site.

First and third-party cookies – whether a cookie is first-party or third-party refers to the domain placing the cookie. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user, the website displayed in the URL window e.g. https://www.acceleration.biz. Third-Party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookie – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

What do we use cookies for?

Cookies fall into one or more of the categories set out below. This website uses, from time to time, cookies that fall into all the categories. Also we use data from targeting cookies placed on your computer by third parties when you have visited other websites.

1. Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies certain services you have asked for cannot be provided.

2. Performance cookies – These cookies collect information on the pages visited.

These cookies collect information about how users use a website, for instance which pages users go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how the website works. Such cookies may include third party cookies provided by Google and Yahoo analytics.

3. Functionality cookies – These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may also be used to help provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity to other websites.

4. Targeting cookies or advertising cookies – these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your
interests.

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisation such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

How can I delete cookies?

If you want to delete any cookies that may already be on your computer or device, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. If you want to stop cookies being stored on your computer in future, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions by clicking “Help” in your browser menu. Further information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website.

Third Party Websites

Our website may contain links to third party websites, tools for social media sites (such as a “Like” or “Share” button) and similar third party platform operators which we do not operate or endorse. We have no control over and are not responsible for the content of those sites or how the third parties responsible for them collect and use your personal information. These sites may use cookies and collect your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. This privacy notice does not apply to third party websites and we are not responsible for third party websites.

We have set out below the main types and categories of cookies that are used on this site. Please note that the exact list may change from time to time as the website is updated.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies certain services you have asked for cannot be provided.
Cookies used

  • __cfduid

Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how users use a website, for instance which pages users go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how the website works. Such cookies may include third party cookies provided by Google analytics.
Cookies used

  • _ga
  • _gat_UA-17252696-1
  • _gid

Functional Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may also be used to help provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity to other websites.
Cookies used

  • has_js

Targeting Cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisation such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

youtube.com

  • SID
  • HSID
  • demographics
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
  • PREF
  • APISID
  • SSID
  • LOGIN_INFO
  • SAPISID

twitter.com

  • auth_token
  • twll
  • __utmz
  • secure_session
  • guest_id
  • __utma
  • remember_checked
  • remember_checked_on

google.com

  • APISID
  • SSID
  • NID
  • PREF
  • SID
  • SAPISID
  • HSID

cdn.syndication.twimg.com

  • lang

syndication.twitter.com

  • lang

doubleclick.net

  • _drt_
  • id