FUNNEL has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: www.funnel.co.za. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. Our site's newsletter subscription form(s), "submit your site" form(s), affiliate distribution partner program form(s), and bidding account form(s) require users to give us contact information (like their name and email address). We use customer contact information from the registration form to send the user information about their account details. We may also send the user information on our products or any other information relating to our company. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below. Information about you is not shared with outside agencies. This policy shall not be construed as preventing us from complying with any court order, court authorized discovery, or agency authorized discovery of your name or information. This policy does not provide you with any remedy or cause of action against us in the event that we provide your name or information to a third-party or agency in compliance with any legal obligation of the Company, which shall be determined at our sole discretion. This site contains links to other sites. Funnel is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
This site has powerful security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor. This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database, to not receive future communications, or to no longer receive our service. You can send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funnel search, and some other services do not require any personally identifying information. Funnel collects limited non-personally identifying information your browser makes available whenever you visit a website. This log information includes your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your query and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We use this information to operate, develop and improve our services. Some of our services require you to register for an account. Funnel asks you for some personal information in order to create an account (typically your name, email address and a password for your account) and we will use that information to provide the service. For certain services, such as our advertising programs, we may request credit card or other payment information which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers. When we require personally identifying information, we will inform you about the types of information we collect and how we use it. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing your personal information with us.
As a general rule, Funnel will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described further.
Web servers serving Funnel automatically collect information about which pages each user visits and the domain name of visitors. This information is used for internal review, to tailor information to individual visitors and for traffic audits. We also provide this information (as well as information from third-party market researchers) about our users on an aggregated, anonymous basis to our advertisers. Any personally identifiable information provided by subscribers online as part of an online advertising promotion, or in order to access a third party service, may be provided directly to the advertiser or third party concerned.
Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. When you request more information about a particular promotion, your e-mail address may be shared with the sponsor of that promotion.
Online merchants providing services in association with Funnel have separate privacy and data collection practices. Funnel has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. For more information regarding the merchant, their store, and their privacy policies, return to that store's home page and click on the appropriate link.
Funnel may also disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our policies or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Funnel's rights or property, other Funnel users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
Statistics and advertisements:
Funnel may perform statistical analysis of user behaviour in order to measure interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners. Funnel also uses demographic information to allow advertising banners on our Web site to be targeted, in aggregate, to the readers for whom they are most pertinent. This means that readers see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer's experience and the effectiveness of the ads. In this statistical analysis and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form.
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personally identifying information for many of our services.
Links to Other Sites
The sites displayed as search results or linked to by Funnel's servicesare developed by people over whom Funnel exercises no control. These sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. Since we do not control these sites; we are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or content of such sites. Funnel may present links in a format that enables us to understand whether they have been followed. We use this information to understand and improve the quality of Funnel's search technology. For instance, this data helps us determine how often users are satisfied with the first result of a query and how often they proceed to later results.
Consent and Changes to this Privacy Statement
By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of your information as we have outlined in this privacy statement and to our Terms of Service. Funnel may decide to change this privacy statement from time to time. When we do, we will post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.
Who Can I Ask If I Have Additional Questions?
Feel free to contact us any time with any questions you may have regarding our privacy statement.
FUNNEL (PTY) LTD
Reg. No. 2005/003437/07
57 Sloane Street
Tel: (011) 575 3496