Spartan is a privacy conscious South African organisation. The following privacy statement explains how we protect visitors’ information gathered via this website. If you as a visitor choose to register or submit information to this website, you agree to the use of such data in accordance with this privacy statement and legal disclaimer. Please note that this site contains links to other sites, including sites maintained by affiliates and alliance partners of Spartan, which may not be governed by this privacy statement.If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the website. The site collects only personally identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, current job title, company address, email address and telephone and fax numbers. We do not usually seek sensitive information (e.g., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation) from visitors. We will, where necessary, obtain visitors’ explicit consent to collect and use such information.
Spartan will only disclose personal data to third parties that have agreed in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection. As such, we may disclose your personal information for the following reasons:
- Where the transfer is necessary to fulfil your request and involves a third party organization with which Spartan has a relationship; or
- When explicitly requested by you, the site visitor; or
- As required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement;
Spartan does not collect or compile personal data or information obtained by this site for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes or host mailings on behalf of third parties.
Data Amendments and Retention:
Information collected from visitors to the site will only be kept in order to provide the required service. Once the service has been completed all information will be destroyed in accordance with Spartan’s data retention policies. Should you require your information to be updated, amended or deleted from our records please contact us outlining your requirements.
Cookies (i.e. small text files placed on your computer when you first visit the site) are used on some of our websites. Most browsers now recognize when a cookie is offered and permit you to refuse or accept it. If you are not sure whether your browser has this capability, you should check with the software manufacturer, your company’s technology help desk or your Internet service provider.
Cookies are primarily used to enhance your online experience and are not used to track the navigational habits of identified visitors, unless we obtain your permission to do so. If you visit our sites to read or download information, such as news stories or articles, much of the information we do collect is statistical only (e.g., the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site) and not personally identifiable. We use this information about the number of visitors and their use of the sites in aggregate form to make our sites more useful and attractive to you.
This privacy statement is not intended for use by children. We understand the importance of protecting children’s information, especially in an online environment, and we do not knowingly collect or maintain information about children.
Changes to This Policy:
Spartan may change this policy statement as needed. If changes to the statement are made, please note that it may take up to 30 business days before new privacy practices are implemented. Check this page periodically if you would like to monitor changes.
The information contained and accessed on this site (the “Site”) is provided by Spartan as owner of the Site (“Spartan”) for general guidance and is intended to offer the user general information of interest. The information provided is not intended to replace or serve as substitute for any services provided to you.
The application of laws and regulations may vary depending on specific facts or circumstances. Due to the nature of electronic communication processes, Spartan does not guarantee or warrant the Site will be uninterrupted, without delay, error-free, omission-free, or free of viruses. Therefore, the information is provided ‘as is’ without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including accuracy, timeliness and completeness. In no event shall Spartan, its related entities, principals, agents or employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, consequential or other damages whatsoever (including but not limited to, liability for loss of use, data or profits), without regard to the form of any action, including but not limited to, contract, negligence or other tortious actions, arising out of or in connection with the Site, any content on or accessed by use of the Site, or any copying, display or other use hereof.
As content on the Site is copyrighted and proprietary, any unauthorised use of any materials on the Site may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. Should a user download the materials on the Site for personal or non-commercial use, the user must retain all copyright, trademark or other similar notices contained in the original materials or on any copies of the material. Materials on the Site may not be modified, reproduced, publicly displayed, performed, distributed or used for any public or commercial purposes without explicit written permission from the appropriate content or material provider (including third-party links). Spartan bears no risk, responsibility or liability in the event that a user does not obtain such explicit written permission as advised by Spartan.
Third-party links are provided as a convenience to our users. Spartan does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. Spartan is obligated to protect its reputation and trademarks and Spartan reserves the right to request removal of any link to our Web site.
The following Web link activities are explicitly prohibited by Spartan and may present trademark and copyright infringement issues:
- Links that involve unauthorised use of our logo a form of link that disguises the URL and/or bypasses the homepage
- Pages containing the entity copyright, legal disclaimer and online policy statement