WE VALUE YOUR PARTICIPATION AND TRUST AND ARE COMMITTED TO A NO-SPAM POLICY.
What information is collected and how it is collected
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers, which serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" IP address. When a visitor requests a page from vanguard.co.za our web servers automatically recognise that visitor's domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine website interactivity. Our web servers do not record e-mail addresses of the visitors.
How we use single-pixel gifs or tracking scripts
What other information do we request?
We may also request your personal details, including but not limited to e-mail address, mailing address for the purposes of registering as a site user, conducting a survey or to provide additional services (for example, subscriptions to e-mail newsletters, announcement lists or information about seminars).
Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the enquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict no-spam policy. We will also not sell or rent your e-mail address to a third party.
When you enter a contest or other promotion, we may ask for your name, address and e-mail address so that we can administer the contest and notify winners.
Will we disclose the information we collect to outside, third parties?
Vanguard will disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
What else should I know about my privacy when online?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example through e-mail, discussion lists or elsewhere – that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.
This is how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site.
This information enables us to run site usage tools and create statistics about our site. These statistics help us to better understand how our site is being used and what we can do to make it more useful to visitors.
Information you provide
We use the information that you provide us (both online and off-line) for responding to your requests and customising the material presented to you based on your past visits to our website, to communicate with you, to improve the content of our website and to improve our service offering. The primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with customised services, features and content and to give you an efficient personalised experience that best meets your needs.
If you choose to identify yourself by sending us an e-mail or completing an online form, Vanguard employees will have access to such information in order to contact you for direct marketing purposes. We also aggregate information on what pages you access. Information submitted by you, such as survey information and/or comments or feedback, may be stored in a personally identifiable format and will only be used for internal purposes and will not be shared with people or organisations outside of Vanguard.
Use of "cookies"
"Cookies" are small files that are placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing customised and personalised services. No personal information is stored in this “cookie”.
From time to time, Vanguard may send a “cookie” to your computer. A “cookie” is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A “cookie” can't read data off your hard disk or read “cookie” files created by other sites. “Cookies” do not damage your system. We use “cookies” to identify unique website users and which areas of the Vanguard website you have visited. This information may be used to personalise our services to you.
WE DO NOT RECORD ANY INFORMATION OTHER THAN HOW YOU INTERACT WITH THE VANGUARD WEBSITE.
You can choose whether to accept “cookies” by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all “cookies” or allow your browser to show you when a “cookie” is being sent. If you choose not to accept these “cookies”, your experience at our site and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
Vanguard from time to time distributes an online newsletter as well as announcements relating to Vanguard which we believe our stakeholders will be interested in. Vanguard recognises that users may not wish to be contacted about new or related services, therefore you may opt out of any e-mail marketing or newsletters that may result from use of the site. When you receive an e-mail, you will be given instructions on how to remove yourself from that list.
All our e-mail communications are tracked to evaluate interaction success and to better understand how stakeholders are responding to communications. Typically, Vanguard uses e-mail tagging to identify which links in the e-mail you click on and how you interact with the Vanguard website. This information may be linked to the unique “cookie” stored on your hard drive.
Your consent to this agreement
The above policies are effective as of April 10, 2018. Vanguard reserves the right to change this policy from time to time without prior notice.
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