Any visit to or use of this website is deemed to include an acceptance of this policy. Please ensure that you have read, fully understand and agree with the provisions contained in this policy before browsing or using this website.
This website is not intended to be browsed by children who are 18 years of age or younger and we do not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone falling within that age category.
This policy may be revised from time to time to take into account any changes in applicable laws, our services, this website or any aspect related to our business generally. We will inform you and, if appropriate, seek your consent if we intend to materially change the way in which we use your data, We therefore encourage you to monitor this policy periodically to note any changes made to it.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES COSMO GAS & WELDING EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD T/A COSMO INDUSTRIAL COLLECT?
Cosmo Gas & Welding Equipment (Pty) Ltd t/a Cosmo Industrial is subject to the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (“PoPIA”).
We may collect certain information about you when you visit this website. The type of information we collect will depend on the purpose for which it is collected and used. We will only collect information that we need for that purpose. The information we collect includes–
In general, you may navigate this website without directly providing Cosmo Gas & Welding Equipment (Pty) Ltd t/a Cosmo Industrial with any personal information. Any domain name information that Cosmo Gas & Welding Equipment (Pty) Ltd t/a Cosmo Industrial collects is not used to personally identify you but is instead aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on this website and the web pages viewed. Such other information includes browser and device information, website and application usage data, IP addresses, demographic information such as marketing preferences, geographic location, home language, and information collected through cookies and other technologies or information that has been anonymised or aggregated. Cosmo Gas & Welding Equipment (Pty) Ltd t/a Cosmo Industrial uses this information to improve its contents. If we link this information with your personal information, we will treat such linked information as personal information.
You can choose not to provide personal information to us when requested. However, if this is necessary to provide you with our services, access to our Internet Services, or to perform administrative functions, we may be unable to do these things.
Certain of your survey responses may reveal information about you which is considered to be a “special personal information” (this may include details about). We will only ask questions which relate to special categories of data where we are permitted to do so by the law.and we will also give you an option to “prefer not to say” as a response to any questions which concern any special personal information.
WHERE DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM
As far as possible, we will always collect personal information about you directly from you, except in the following circumstances:
WHEN DO WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
From time to time, we may collect your Personal Information from trusted third parties, in such event we will ensure that you have provided your consent to those third parties for your Personal Information to be disclosed to us
LEGAL BASIS FOR OUR PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We rely on one or more of the following reasons for processing your personal information –
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use the personal information provided by you for the following purposes (“purpose/s”) –
RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal information is retained by us for our business purposes and to comply with any applicable laws and regulations. To the extent not specifically prohibited or prescribed by applicable laws, we will retain your personal information for periods that we believe are reasonably necessary to serve our legitimate business interests.
When we no longer have an ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or de-identify it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and keep it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
RIGHTS AVAILABLE TO YOU IN RELATION TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have the right to control the manner in which your personal information is processed by Cosmo Gas & Welding Equipment (Pty) Ltd t/a Cosmo Industrial, including the following rights–
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Complaints email: complaints.IR@justice.gov.za
General enquiries email: email@example.com.
You will not be subject to decisions that will have a significant impact on you based solely on automated decision-making, unless we have a lawful basis for doing so and we have notified you.
We do not envisage that any decisions will be taken about you using automated means, however we will notify you in writing if this position changes.
To ascertain whether you are eligible for, and, to send a request with regards to, any one of the above rights please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We may charge a small fee, to the extent lawfully prescribed or permissible, for any such request where we believe the request to be unfounded, repetitive or excessive.
Before processing any one of the above-listed requests, we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity. This is a security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We maintain technical, physical and administrative security measures aimed at protecting your personal information against accidental or unlawful access, damage, alteration, loss or destruction, by implementing reasonable and appropriate physical, administrative, organizational and technical safeguards. We require the same standards of protection from any third parties to whom we disclose your personal information.
Despite the above security measures, the transmission of data over the internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure and protected. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you send to us or receive from via electronic transmission. This is particularly true for information you send to us via email, which we cannot guarantee is protected in transit. Once we receive your information, we apply the methods mentioned above to ensure its protection while in our possession. If you are concerned about submitting your personal information to us electronically, please contact us to enquire about making other arrangements.
SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES AND LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
There are instances when we need to share your personal information with and obtain information about you from third parties, all to the extent necessary for, and incidental to, the performance of our services and/or your use of this website. These include sharing your information with –
Given the nature of our business and information technology infrastructure, your personal information may be transferred to other countries, some of which may have different data protection laws to those that are applicable in the country in which you reside. We will at all times ensure that your personal information is protected in terms of this Policy. You consent to your personal information being transferred to other countries regardless of the data protection laws applicable in those countries.
Our website may contain links to third party websites and applications. We are not responsible for and make no representations or warranties in relation to the privacy practices or content of any third-party websites and applications. Your use of such websites and applications is subject to the applicable third-party privacy statement and is at your own risk.
CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP
We may share your Personal Information with third parties in the event of a reorganisation, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other type of sale of all or any portion of our business, assets or stock.
Cookies are small pieces of data, that act as a tracking file, sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. A cookie enables us to analyse usage patterns on our website and tailor the website to your needs. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies, however if you do not wish to accept cookies you can adjust your internet browser settings to refuse the cookies. Please note that some parts of this website may not function fully if you disallow cookies.
Cookies do not personally identify you, but rather your browser. The cookies simply operate as a unique identifier, which help us to know what our users find interesting and useful in this website. We do not link this information back to other information that you have provided to us, unless required by law. We do not store any personal information inside cookies.
OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a web browser setting that requests that a web application disables its tracking of an individual user. When you choose to turn on the DNT setting in your browser, your browser sends a special signal to websites you encounter while browsing to stop tracking your activity. We honour DNT signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a DNT browser setting is activated.
Should you have any queries regarding this Policy or the manner in which your personal information is processed, please feel free to contact us as follows –
Cosmo Gas & Welding Equipment (Pty) Ltd t/a Cosmo Industrial Office
449 Pretoria Road