Privacy Policy

Introduction

When visiting our website, [Global International Meter Services CC] ("Global International", "we", us") may collect and process personal data ("Personal Data") about you.

This privacy notice ("Privacy Notice") sets out which Personal Data that we collect on our websites and for which purposes the Personal Data are processed. Throughout this Privacy Notice the term "processing" is used to cover all activities involving your Personal data, including collecting, handling, storing, sharing, accessing, using, transferring and disposing of information. "Personal Data" is defined as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Conditions Of Use

Global International Meter Services wants you to make full use of its web site and all of the information and other facilities included within its pages. However, it is important that users should understand its limitations. Please read the following conditions of use. If you are using the web site on behalf of any one else (such as an employer) you are responsible for making them aware of these conditions.

Disclaimer

The information, services and other tools and facilities provided by this web site are intended as a service to the public. Global International Meter Services will take reasonable steps to ensure that everything on its site is correct.

However users should not rely or act upon any of the information contained or obtained through these pages. If you do so, it will be entirely at your own risk. The user is solely responsible for deciding whether or not the information held or obtained from this web site is suitable for any purpose.

Please remember also that the information contained may not necessarily be up to date. This applies particularly to account information and meter price information.

Global International Meter Services does not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions made. No liability is accepted for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of this web site or the interpretation of information held.

Hypertext Links

Global International Meter Services cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies of other information that may be accessed from its own page sites through the hypertext links. You must respect the copyright of any material accessed through the hypertext links.

Viruses

All reasonable care will be taken to prevent damage to computer systems by computer viruses. However Global International Meter Services cannot be held responsible for the introduction of any computer viruses into any user's system. This applies particularly, but not solely, to material accessed via Global International Meter Services's own page to sites through the hypertext links or by use of any e-mail facility.

Cookies – why do we collect and process your Personal Data

Global International uses cookies and other similar techniques to collect information about you and your device (such as phone or computer) when you visit our website. For more information regarding Global International's use of cookies and a description of the current purposes your Personal Data may be used for, please view our cookie policy. The purposes for which we use cookies include:

Personalize our interactions with you - offering relevant products and services

When you visit our websites, landing pages and submit forms on those websites we may collect and process your Personal Data in order to better understand you as a customer and to personalize our interactions with you, for example to show you products and services we think you may like. We look at your use of the website, for example where you have clicked, your visit frequency, time spent per visit etc.

Personal Data processed for these purposes include:

  • IP-address
  • Device id
  • Country or region
  • Post / zip code
  • Email address
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Company/organization name
  • Job role
  • Phone number
  • Business sectors
  • Areas of interest
  • Global International.co.za activities such as Document downloads, Video views, contact form submissions, page views, visit frequency etc
  • Original source ("referral") before visiting Global International.co.za, such as which email link, website, social media post, advertisement clicks, etc that led your visit to our website.

The legal basis for the above processing of your Personal Data is that the processing is necessary in order to fulfil our legitimate interest to better understand you as a customer and to personalize our interactions with you to show you relevant products and services.

Identify potential customers and business opportunities

When you visit our websites, landing pages and submit forms on those websites we may collect and process your Personal Data in order to identify if you could be a potential customer or business opportunity. We look at your use of the website, for example where you have clicked, your visit frequency, time spent per visit etc.

Why do we collect and process your personal data

To be able to provide you with information such as Newsletters, Meter Product Catalogues and Press Releases of related electricity businesses.

Answer your Questions and handle Feedback in general

Most of our websites provide functionality for the visitor to communicate with us to ask questions and give feedback regarding our meter reading services and business. Where you use such functionality, Global International will processes your Personal Data for the purposes of answering your questions and handle feedback from you.

Handle communications and meter orders by you through e-mail, fax and similar

If you send an e-mail or facsimile to one of our employees we will process your Personal Data provided to handle your request or meter order.

Manage your request for a quotation or meter order relating to our products and services

Some of our website pages allow you to request a quotation or order products and services provided by Global International. Where you provide us with a request for a quotation or an order, Global International will process your Personal Data for the purposes of managing the request or order.

For how long do we keep your personal data

Global International will retain Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by local law to which Global International is subject. We are using the following criteria to establish our retention period: (i) as long as we have an ongoing relationship with you (either as an individual or in your capacity as employed by one of our corporate customers, suppliers or co-operations partners or media, or as an tenant/investor/owner or board member); (ii) as required by legal obligations to which Global International is subject (such as VAT and accounting obligations); and (iii) as advisable in light of our legal position (such as applicable statutes of limitations).

Security

We will ensure that the access to your Personal Data is accurately secured by applying appropriate safeguards, depending on the circumstances taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk. In support of this scommitment, we have implemented appropriate technical, physical and organizational measures to protect your Personal Data against: unauthorized or accidental destruction, alteration or disclosure; misuse; damage; theft or accidental loss; or unauthorized access.

Right of rectification

Global International will take steps in accordance with Applicable Data Privacy Laws to keep your Personal Data accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you identify that any Personal Data related to you is inadequate, incomplete or incorrect, you are entitled to have the Personal Data corrected.

Moreover, you also have the right to request access to the Personal Data that we process about you.

Applicable Law

The applicable law relating to all matters concerning this web site shall be deemed to be the Law of Global International Meter Services.

Copyright 2007: Global International Meter Services cc

Permission is granted for information, documents and related graphics obtained from this web site to be printed or downloaded to a local hard disk for private use.

Copies of material obtained from this site may be taken and distributed for any purpose, providing that where the copyright of the material is held other than by Global International Meter Services does not thereby infringe the rights of the individual copyright. In particular all photographic images are unless otherwise stated, the property of the photographer concerned and should not be copied or distributed in any form whatsoever without the express permission of the photographer.

All copies should clearly display the above copyright and any relevant permissions. All other rights are reserved.

The name "Global International Meter Services " or any related logo or trademark may not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of this information without specific, written prior permission.

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