We, Appoint Talent (Pty) Ltd, a company incorporated in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa, with registration number 2016/040525/07, and registered address at 3 Exchange Square, 1st Floor, 87 Maude Street, Sandown, Gauteng, 2196 (“Appoint Talent “, “we” or “us“) are the “responsible party” for purposes of applicable data protection legislation in respect of all your Personal Information that you submit to us via the website: https://appointafrica.com (“Website“) and/or that may be collected by us through any correspondence and/or communication with you. Please note paragraph 9 below as it deals with Personal Information you submit to third parties.
The primary purpose of the Website is to provide you with information regarding the services provided by the Appoint Talent group of companies and consultants to its clients. In certain countries, you may use the Website to view and apply for jobs.
We recognise the importance of protecting your privacy in respect of Personal Information collected by us.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT ABOUT YOU
When you visit the Website, we may collect certain information that is not Personal Information such as your Internet Protocol (“IP“) address (see paragraph 7.1 below), operating system, browser type, and Internet service provider. This type of information does not identify you personally.
In certain countries, you may be able to set up a user account. You will be asked to register a username and password so that you can gain secure access to your account.
The supply of your Personal Information is voluntary, however you acknowledge that we cannot make certain services available to you on the Website if you do not wish to supply such Personal Information.
Where you provide us with Personal Information relating to a third party data subject (for example, details of a referee or potential contact), you warrant that you have obtained all necessary consents from such third party, including the third party’s consent for you to share such Personal Information with us to process on your behalf.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS USED AND DISCLOSED
If you wish to apply for a job, we will need to collect basic information about you, including your Personal Information.
We use the Personal Information we collect about you for a number of purposes:
personalising the look and feel of the Website, to fit personal preferences which we have inferred from your usage of the site (see the and “Cookies” section for more information); rendering of our services, in partnership with our clients, on whose behalf we are instructed to find a suitable candidate for a role. This means that if we obtain your information directly or indirectly we may pass your details on to the relevant client to proceed with the application and you understand and agree that this means you may receive further direct correspondence from them; rendering of our services and processing job applications, in partnership with our clients, on whose behalf we are instructed to advertise job vacancies. This means that if you apply for a specific job from an advertisement we may pass your details on to the relevant client to proceed with the application and you understand and agree that this means you may receive further direct correspondence from them; for equality monitoring purposes, to understand the diversity of our applicant pool (this information is anonymised and aggregated); to add to and maintain our proprietary database of potential candidates; and improving the services, we offer – for example you may be asked to complete one of our online surveys.
We will not use your Personal Information for any purpose (other than as stated above) without your express consent. We will not use or disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your consent, unless the use or disclosure is – required in order to comply with applicable law, order of court or legal process served on Appoint Talent; and/or disclosure is necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of Appoint Talent.
We work closely with trusted partners with whom we need to share Personal Information to help us run this Website and provide our executive search services. Our partners include:
Appoint Talent entities around the world; and our clients, for whom we provide executive search services.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM US
Where you have indicated that you would like to receive newsletter(s) from us, we may send email alerts and bulletins to inform you about our services (and about jobs we think you may be interested in).
You can also unsubscribe from receiving electronic marketing messages by following the “unsubscribe” instructions included in our communication (and you may change your preferences and cease receiving direct marketing from us through your account settings).
PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We recognize that protecting your privacy is important to you. For this reason, we are committed to protecting the Personal Information you provide in a variety of ways.
treat your Personal Information as strictly confidential;
take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that your Personal Information is kept secure and is protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage, alteration, disclosure or access;
promptly notify you if we become aware of any unauthorised use, disclosure or processing of your Personal Information;
We will not retain your Personal Information longer than the period for which it was originally required, unless we are required by law to do so, or you consent to us retaining such information for a longer period. Where your information is no longer required, we will ensure it is disposed of in a secure manner and, where required by applicable law we will notify you when such information has been disposed of.
If you register with us, or with a local partner who provides a job application portal on our behalf, please do keep your details up to date and notify us of any changes to the Personal Information. You can do this by updating your user preferences through your account login or by contacting us using the details set out in paragraph 8.4 below.
STORAGE AND SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will do our best to protect your Personal Information, and we will use technology that will help us to do this, however, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of your information to our Website is entirely at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping that password confidential. Please do not share your password with anyone.
You hereby consent to the transfer, storage or hosting of your Personal Information on servers outside of South Africa. We will at all times ensure that appropriate security safeguards are in place to secure and protect such Personal Information.
COOKIES AND IP ADDRESSES
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
Cookies enable us to:
estimate our Website’s audience size and usage pattern; store information about your preferences, which allows us to customise the Website according to your individual interests; speed up your searches; and recognise you when you return to the Website.
In some jurisdictions you may have the right to request copies of your Personal Information which is within our custody and control together with details about how we use that information. If you think any of the Personal Information we hold about you is inaccurate, you may also request us to correct it. You may also have a right, in certain circumstances, to require us to stop processing your Personal Information. In relation to all of these rights, please email or write to us at the address set out in paragraph 8.4 below. Please note that we may, where permitted under applicable law, charge a small administrative fee and/or request proof of identity. We will respond to your requests within all applicable timeframes. In certain circumstances (for example where required or permitted by law) we might not be able to provide you with access to some of your Personal Information, but where appropriate we will notify you of the reasons for this. You may request access to the Personal Information that we collect about you by sending an email to us at email@example.com. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the information regulator if you think we are in breach of any applicable data protection legislation.
You agree to provide accurate, truthful and current information, and not to impersonate or misrepresent any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with anyone or anything. Failure to adhere to this requirement will entitle Appoint Talent inter alia, to terminate your use of the Website and/or the services.
You may access, remove, review, and/or make changes to Personal Information that you have provided to us. If you register, we may send you certain notifications and advertisements. We may also send you any legally required notifications and certain notifications, including but not limited to, service related notices or notices regarding a change to any of our policies. For example, we may send you a notice regarding server problems or scheduled maintenance to the Website. In order to opt-out of receiving these notices, you may need to deactivate your account. You can opt out of certain email communications from us including our marketing and promotional communications by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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