PRIVACY POLICY

GENERAL PRIVACY POLICY

De Villiers Chocolate is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Statement applies to the De Villiers Chocolate website and governs data collection and usage. By using the De Villiers Chocolate website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. 


Collection of your Personal Information


De Villiers Chocolate collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. De Villiers Chocolate also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites. 


There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by De Villiers Chocolate. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by De Villiers Chocolate for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the De Villiers Chocolate website. 


Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through De Villiers Chocolate public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: De Villiers Chocolate does not read any of your private online communications. 


De Villiers Chocolate encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from De Villiers Chocolate so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. De Villiers Chocolate is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the De Villiers Chocolate family of websites. 


Use of your Personal Information 


De Villiers Chocolate collects and uses your personal information to operate the De Villiers Chocolate website and deliver the services you have requested. De Villiers Chocolate also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from De Villiers Chocolate and its affiliates. De Villiers Chocolate may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. 


De Villiers Chocolate does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. De Villiers Chocolate may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, De Villiers Chocolate may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to De Villiers Chocolate, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. 


De Villiers Chocolate does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. 


De Villiers Chocolate keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within De Villiers Chocolate, in order to determine what De Villiers Chocolate services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within De Villiers Chocolate to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. 


De Villiers Chocolate websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on De Villiers Chocolate or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of De Villiers Chocolate; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of De Villiers Chocolate, or the public. 


Use of Cookies 


The De Villiers Chocolate website uses “cookies” to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. 


One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise De Villiers Chocolate pages, or register with De Villiers Chocolate site or services, a cookie helps De Villiers Chocolate to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same De Villiers Chocolate website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the De Villiers Chocolate features that you customised. 


You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the De Villiers Chocolate services or websites you visit. 


Security of your Personal Information 


De Villiers Chocolate secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. De Villiers Chocolate secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. 


Changes to this Statement 


De Villiers Chocolate will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect company and customer feedback. De Villiers Chocolate encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how De Villiers Chocolate is protecting your information. 


Contact Information 


De Villiers Chocolate welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe that De Villiers Chocolate has not adhered to this Statement, please contact De Villiers Chocolate at info@devillierschocolate.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.