Who we are
Our website address is: https://grounded.co.za.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
- Email address
- Birth date
- Organization name
Why we collect it:
For people who complete the Contact Form, to be able to reply to them
For people who subscribe to our Newsletter, to be able to send them newsletters
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
When visitor fill in a Contact Form, we store the Names and Email addresses, to be able to reply to the Comment.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use analytics to monitor website effectiveness. The analytics we perform are using Google Analytics, and do not allow us to track or see any personal data.
Who we share your data with
We don’t share your data (Names and email addresses) with anyone without your explicit consent.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Contact information is stored in a database
How we protect your data
The Grounded’s contacts database sits in Podio, and in Mailchimp. The terms and conditions of these companies for data protection apply.
Only selected Grounded staff have access to these databases.
If you do not want your data to be kept by us, you can send us an email and we will remove your personal data from our systems.
What data breach procedures we have in place
If we are made aware of the fact that personal data has been breached from our systems, we will immediately deliver a breach notification directly to the victims. In addition, we will use other media platforms where necessary and relevant to communicate the breach.
What third parties we receive data from
We do not receive any data from third parties which is then used on our website/platforms.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We currently do not do any automated decision making and/or profiling with our user data.