The Gordon Institute of Business Science, a division of the University of Pretoria ("GIBS", "our" or "us") is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
The types of Personal Data that we may Process includes information necessary for our legitimate business interests and the categories of personal information identified in relevant data protection laws in the Republic of South Africa. This may include personal information which contains identifiable information such as (amongst other things) your first and last name, identity number, email address, postal address, telephone numbers, date of birth, and information related to your educational history ("Personal Data").
We will attempt to limit the types of Personal Data we Process to only that to which you consent and which is necessary for our legitimate business interests. Should you not consent to providing Personal Data which is necessary for us in our legitimate interests, we reserve the right to not provide a Service.
GIBS will collect your Personal Data in several ways, including:
When you visit our Website, our web server also automatically records the name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider), the website from which you visit us, the pages on our sites you visit and in what sequence, and the date and length of your visit. This information is aggregate and anonymous data and does not identify you specifically.
We may use your Personal Data to:
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a computer whenever it is connected to the Internet. We log IP addresses, or the location of computers on the Internet.
We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of the Website. We do not ordinarily link IP addresses to personal information, which means that your session may remain anonymous. However, we cannot guarantee that this will always be the case, as it may be necessary to identify a particular user when it is necessary to enforce compliance with the Terms or to protect our Website, its users or other interests.
If we obtain your prior consent, we may use your Personal Data for the purposes of:
You are entitled to request that we desist from using your Personal Data for the purposes of direct marketing, and we will provide you with the necessary functionality for you to do so with ease, each time we market to you.
Although absolute security cannot be guaranteed on the Internet, we have in place up-to-date, reasonable technical and organisational security measures to protect your Personal Data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, misuse, destruction or against unauthorised disclosure or access to the information we Process online.
While we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Personal Data you provide us, we will continue to maintain and improve these security measures over time in line with legal and technological developments.
We store your Personal Data in a customer relationship management database located in GIBS’ server rooms in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Website is hosted on cloud services in Ireland, however the Personal Data is securely transferred and not cached on the portal.
Should you be a student, Personal Data may also be stored in our Learner Management System (Blackboard) hosted in Europe.
Should you be a debtor, relevant Personal Data will be stored in our Financial Management system in Johannesburg.
Should you consent to being a direct marketing subject, only your Electronic contact data will be provided to our marketing platform (Rocketseed) hosted in Johannesburg.
If the location of the central database is located in a country that does not have substantially similar laws which provide for the protection of personal data, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that your Personal Data is adequately protected in that jurisdiction.
While we will attempt not to disclose any of your personal information to third parties, we may disclose your Personal Data to the following entities:Blackboard for hosting purposes.
Except when we have your permission or for purposes of our legitimate business interests, we do not guarantee that your personal information will not be shared with third parties without your permission.
You agree that your de-identified aggregate personal information may be shared under the following circumstances:
To see the Personal Data we have Processed through this Website that relates to you, to cancel it and/or to correct or update this Personal Data, please email us on the compliance details published under Support & Legal at https://www.gibs.co.za/pages/contact.aspx. In addition, we will always give you the opportunity to update your preferences regarding our use of your Personal Data.
You will also have the right to object, at any time, to the Processing of your Personal Data and lodge a complaint with the regulatory authorities pursuant to any applicable data protection legislation.
To protect your privacy and security we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access. If you have any additional questions about Personal Data we hold about you, please contact us on the compliance details published under Support & Legal at https://www.gibs.co.za/pages/contact.aspx.
The Website is not targeted at children under the age of 18. We will not knowingly collect information from persons in this age group.
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