1.TYPE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED AND HOW IT IS COLLECTED
a. Information which the User provides upon registration
i.In order to make use of certain services offered on the Website, the User will need to:
ii.Register an account with HouseME: By doing so, the User is required to provide personal information;
iii.Once a User has been registered and is able to log on to the Website through his personal account, further information will be provided during the login process;
iv.All User information collected will be used according to the instructions of each User, provided during registration of a personal account.
b. Information provided during the tender process
i.Each time that a User places an advertisement for a specific property, he will be required to provide information, which will be made available to the prospective tenants interested in placing a tender on that specific property.
c. Demographic and other data
d. Information from other sources
i.HouseME may receive information about Users from other sources (e.g. missing information about a User's postal or email addresses) and add it to the personal information which we hold about the User.
2.HOW HOUSEME USES THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
HouseME owns the information which it collects through this Website. This information will be used as follows:
a. For purposes of conducting a credit check to ensure that a User can fulfil all financial obligations, that his credit record is acceptable and that there are no current or pending liquidation (or similar) applications against a User;
b. To provide the User with services or information requested;
c. To contact the User from time to time regarding his registered account with HouseME;
d. To confirm or reject an advertisement the User has submitted;
e. To monitor or improve the performance of the services available through this Website;
f. To customise the advertising and content that the User sees;
g. To monitor compliance with HouseME's terms and conditions of use of this Website, enforce HouseME's rights and protect the safety of others including investigating and, if necessary, removing any content about which HouseME receive a complaint;
h. To send the User promotional materials or special offers on behalf of HouseME or on behalf of HouseME's marketing partners. Should the User wish not to receive marketing information, he must notify HouseME thereof during the registration process. The User can choose to stop receiving marketing information at any time by changing his marketing preferences;
i. For any purpose if HouseME is required to do so by any law or other regulatory or government authority; and
3.SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
a. HouseME uses third parties to perform certain functions on its behalf including fulfilling advertisements, sending emails, website analysis, data analysis, translation services and processing of credit card payments. One of the third parties used by HouseME is Profit Science which is hereby specifically authorised to use the information provided to them by HouseME. Profit Science will have access to a User's personal information if necessary to perform their function, but they cannot use or disclose that information for any other purpose, unless specifically given consent to do so.
b. HouseME may also use one or more third parties to conduct credit checks on a User, for purposes of verifying ability to fulfil financial obligations, acceptable credit record and no current or pending liquidation (or similar) applications against a User. You agree that those third parties are authorised to use your personal information required to perform their function, but that they cannot use or disclose your personal information for any other purpose, unless you specifically consent thereto.
HouseME may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information, such as demographics and Website usage statistics, with advertisers, sponsors and other organisations.
5.OPTION TO RECEIVE MARKETING INFORMATION
6.THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES
7.MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE OF INFORMATION
8.LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
This Website contains links to a wide variety of other websites and HouseME display advertisements from third parties on this Website. HouseME may monetise some of these links using third party affiliate programmes. Notwithstanding such affiliate programmes, HouseME is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these websites or for third party advertisers (even if they use this Website's logo as part of a co-branding agreement), nor for the way in which information about their users is treated. The User shall be responsible for ensuring that such websites have sufficient private policies before submitting any personal information to such websites.
In accordance with the requirements under the Protection of Personal Information Act, HouseME shall adopt reasonable security procedures to help prevent unauthorised access to User information. HouseME shall not be liable for any attempt to hack or crack or otherwise gain unauthorised access to any part of this Website including any of your information and you agree not to hold HouseME liable for any loss or damage sustained by you as a result thereof.
13.DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION
a. The terms you and User are used interchangeably and refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing this Website.
b. The terms we and HouseME are used interchangeably and refer to HouseME and all individuals and/or entities acting on behalf of HouseME.
c. The term Website means the website located at the URL www.House.ME and any sub-pages, mobile app and any other means of connecting to HouseME servers and/or services.
d. Words importing the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and words importing one gender shall include the other two genders and words importing persons shall include partnerships and bodies corporate.
If you have any questions about this Website, the User information collected or the use thereof, please contact HouseME on +27 021 300 1944 or firstname.lastname@example.org