Our travellers are from many different countries – in recognition of this, we endeavour to process all data in accordance with principles of internationally accepted best practice, and compliance regulations. We regularly review our compliance with this policy and whenever we receive a formal complaint, we will contact the person who made the complaint to attempt to resolve his or her concerns.
Please note that by using our websites (as a user browsing the websites), you are consenting to our collection and use of your information as more fully set out in this policy. If you have any concerns about the use of your information, or the contents of this policy, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
African Safari Group will keep all personal information you give us as strictly confidential and no personal information will be made available to third parties unless obliged to do so in order to fulfil the service that our clients expect us to deliver (travel bookings, arrangements, transfers and similar) by law or legal process.
African Safari Group may send e-mail messages to our customers from time to time with news and special offers and users may, by return mail, indicate whether they would prefer not to receive any such mail in future.
DATA PROTECTION POLICY:
Protection of your personal data
Once we receive your personal information, we will protect such information from unauthorised access and use.
We have implemented and maintain appropriate technical and organisational security measures, policies and procedures designed to protect the personal data that you share with us and safeguard the privacy of such information. For example, the measures we take include:
- Placing confidentiality requirements on our staff members and service providers;
- Following security procedures in the storage and disclosure of your personal data to prevent unauthorised access to it; and
- Using secure communication channels on our website such as SSL (“secure sockets layer”) for transmitting data that is sent to us. SSL is the industry standard encryption protocol used to protect online transaction channels.
Storage of your personal data
In some circumstances, we may store your personal data for longer periods of time, for example, where we are required to do so in accordance with legal, regulatory, tax, or accounting requirements. In specific circumstances, we may store your personal data for longer periods of time so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation relating to your personal data or dealings.
Personal data you provide us
Information we may collect from you:
The sort of personal data we collect will be information such as name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, and personal travel arrangements. In addition, we may also be required to obtain your passport details. We will need to collect this information to arrange the travel and other services you are requesting ourt assistance with.
In some cases, we may also need to collect more sensitive personal data such as information concerning medical conditions, disabilities and special requirements such as dietary requests, which may disclose your religious beliefs, so that we can consider your particular needs in relation to a booking.
Personal data we collect for legal, compliance, regulatory and crime detection and prevention purposes
We process your personal data so that we can meet our legal, compliance and regulatory obligations, for legal purposes, such as to respond to a valid legal claim, summons or regulatory order, and to protect our property, rights and interests as well as the property, rights and interests of other persons.
We also process your personal data for crime prevention and detection purposes, including the prevention of fraud for online payments, for identity verification, for credit checking and credit scoring purposes and accounting or audit purposes. If you visit one of our offices you may be monitored by closed circuit television for security purposes. In each case, we do so in compliance with applicable laws.
Personal data we collect from third parties
We collect personal data from third parties who you have authorised to provide your personal data to us (for example, this may be your travel agent or another person making a booking on your behalf, your travel companion, your travel coordinator, our promotion partners, social media and other digital website). We also collect personal data from individuals who may refer you as a friend to our products or services. We ask these individuals to confirm that you are happy to hear from us.
Sensitive personal data we collect
We do not generally collect sensitive personal data from you (or those you are booking for), but where we do, we seek to minimise the collection and use of it and handle it with extra care. We also share this information with third parties (who help manage our business and deliver services such as those parties who provide wheelchairs at airports) and other companies (who help manage your booking or journey), and we transfer it globally.
Where you (or any passenger travelling) provides us with sensitive personal data you agree that you have voluntarily provided such information, and you consent (and the passenger travelling consents) for us to use that information for the purposes for which it was collected.
In addition to personal information that you choose to give us we may also collect information about your computer, this may include your IP address, operating system, web browser software, screen resolution and referring website.
We do not store financial details such as credit card numbers.
How we use this information:
Any personal information such as email address or postcode is held by us for the sole purpose of communicating with you as you have requested and for completion of your travel planning and arrangements. That means sending you newsletters if you have subscribed or replying to you if you give us feedback or communicated with us.
We will not share this information with any other parties unless specifically stated in any special terms and conditions as is sometimes the case with competition entries.
What is a cookie?
Opting out of cookies
Please note that our websites may not work correctly if you change certain preferences, such as disabling all cookies.
Please also note that after applying these settings, you will continue to receive advertising, although it may not be tailored to your likely interests using information collected from cookies and similar technologies on your device.
Third Party Cookies. If you would like to opt-out of third-party cookies, here are some options:
- If you would like to opt-out of receiving personalised ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising, you can by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website or click here to opt out.
- Google provides a suite of tools to control its cookies:
- If you wish to block other cookies, including those being served by companies that are not part of the NAI or the DAA you can use the browser-level cookie controls described below.
Browser-level cookie controls
Most browsers allow you to manage cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the ‘Settings’, ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ menu of your browser. The links below are provided to help you find the settings for some common browsers.
You have certain rights in relation to your personal data. In order to exercise your rights, we may ask you for additional information to confirm your identity and for security purposes, in particular before disclosing personal data to you.
You can exercise your rights by emailing us at [email protected].
Access your personal data
You have the right to be given reasonable access to your personal data. You may also have the right to request copies of personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.
Rectify inaccurate or incomplete personal data
You have a right to request that we rectify inaccurate personal data. We may seek to verify the accuracy of the personal data before rectifying it.
Erase your personal data
If you no longer want us to use your information, you can also request that we erase your personal data in limited circumstances where:
- It is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected; or
- You have withdrawn your consent (where the data processing was based on consent); or
- Following a successful right to object; or
- It has been processed unlawfully.
We are not required to comply with your request to erase personal data if the processing of your personal data is necessary:
- For compliance with a legal obligation; or
- For the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Please note that if you request the erasure of your personal data:
- We may retain some of your personal data as necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud detection and prevention and enhancing safety;
- Due to maintenance reasons and protection from accidental or malicious loss and destruction, residual copies of your personal data may not be removed from our backup systems for a limited period of time.
Object to us processing of your personal data
You can object to any processing of your personal data, which has our legitimate interests as its legal basis if you believe your fundamental rights and freedoms outweigh our legitimate interests.
African Safari Group
Point Business Park
c/o Koeberg & Marinus Road