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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 31, 2021.

We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. By visiting or using TheFuzzFuzz.com, and related Services, you are accepting the practices described in our privacy policy.

Like most other websites, we use cookies or pop-ups. By using our website you are agreeing to us using cookies in the ways described in our privacy policy.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of the user of the website. The Fuzz-Fuzz values the trust of its subscribers and all others who work withit. The Fuzz-Fuzz recognise that maintaining your trust requires transparency and accountability in how The Fuzz-Fuzz handles your personal information. This privacy statement is incorporated into and is subject to The Fuzz Fuzz’s standard Terms and Conditions relating to the use of the Website.

During the ordinary course of business, The Fuzz-Fuzz may collect, use, and disclose personal information. Anyone from whom The Fuzz-Fuzz collects such information can expect that it will be lawfully protected as far as reasonably possible and that any use of this information is subject to consent, as required by law. This is in line with the general privacy practices of The Fuzz-Fuzz.

We comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013 (POPIA) and the principles outlined in Sections 50 and 51 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No.25 of 2002 (ECTA) which govern your right to having your personal information kept private.

This privacy statement sets out how The Fuzz-Fuzz collects, uses, discloses, and safeguards the Personal Information it processes during its business.

In this privacy statement The Fuzz-Fuzz makes use of the following terms:

  • “Personal Information” means all information which may be personal in nature or information about an identifiable natural or existing juristic person in terms of POPIA.
  • “User, you, your or yourself” refers to any person who makes use of the Website.

What personal information does the Fuzz-Fuzz collect and why?
The Fuzz-Fuzz may collect personal information in conducting its ordinary business operations, including using its Website. In processing such personal information, The Fuzz-Fuzz ensures that it complies with the provisions of POPIA, and personal information is used for legitimate business purposes.

The Fuzz-Fuzz limits the use and disclosure of personal information to include only what is permitted in terms of POPIA, where consumers have consented to such collection, use and disclosure.

Confidentiality of your personal information is important to us. Unless we have your consent or permitted under the national laws, we will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to others. We will not use or share your personal information in ways unrelated to the circumstances described in this Website Privacy Statement.

Use and disclosure of personal information
The Fuzz-Fuzz operates its Website, and conducts its business in general, in accordance with South African legislation. The Fuzz-Fuzz considers it imperative to protect the privacy interests of data subjects. If The Fuzz-Fuzz sends personal information outside of South Africa (including if such information is hosted offshore), The Fuzz-Fuzz will ensure that it takes all reasonable steps to ensure that it complies with all applicable laws in this regard, including POPIA.

Unless permitted under the law or your consent is obtained, The Fuzz-Fuzz will not transfer your personal information outside the Republic of South Africa.

Retention of personal information
All personal information retained on The Fuzz-Fuzz’s database, including such information obtained using the Website, is in accordance with the retention provisions set out in the laws and regulations of South Africa, including those set out in POPIA.

We retain your personal information for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected and to comply with laws and your consent to such purpose, remains valid after termination of our relationship with you.

The Fuzz-Fuzz aims to ensure that your personal information is accurately recorded. To be able to achieve this, we adhere to processes that help ensure and maintain data accuracy. We provide individuals with reasonable access to review and correct their personal information. The Fuzz Fuzz’s contact information is as set out on the Contact Us page of this Website.

When you make a request regarding your personal information, The Fuzz-Fuzz will take reasonable steps to confirm your identity. There may be times when The Fuzz-Fuzz cannot grant access to your personal information, including where granting you access would interfere with the privacy of others, or result in a breach of confidentiality. The Fuzz-Fuzz will always provide you with reasons if this is the case.

It is important, however, to understand that if you withdraw your consent for The Fuzz-Fuzz to use some of your personal information, it may affect the quality and level of service that The Fuzz-Fuzz can provide to you.

The Fuzz-Fuzz takes security and the protection of personal information seriously. We maintain physical, technical, and organisational safeguards to protect any data that we collect. We have adopted procedures to secure storage of personal information and are committed to working with our data suppliers to protect the security of personal information during any transfer to or from us.

We have also instituted safeguards to identify and help prevent the fraudulent use of personal information. Your personal information is only accessible to those employees, agents, or contractors for business purposes and on a strictly need-to-know basis. For security purposes we then move all the personal information that we collect or obtain about you, to an environment on our network that has controls in place to limit access to and secure the data.

On the Website, we take precautions to secure your personal information. If we ask you to provide your personal information, we will do so through a web page that uses the industry standard secure transport protocol. This protocol provides security for your information by encrypting it as it travels from your computer to our computer. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making alterations to data we maintain.

The Fuzz-Fuzz has adopted a security model to protect your personal information that complies with generally accepted information security practices and procedures.

Children’s privacy
This website contains information about our books and products for children, but it is directed at adults, not children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children through this website. You must be over 18 to sign up to receive our email newsletters.

The Fuzz-Fuzz defines children as individuals under the age of 18. This Website is not intended for the unsupervised use of children, and we do not intend to collect information about children through the Website. This Company does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 18. We encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. You must be at least 18 to access or use any products or services through the Website or become a subscriber of any program entitled to subscription benefits.

Third-party websites
The Fuzz-Fuzz Website may offer links to third-party websites, including payment gateways for credit card payment. You should be aware that operators of linked websites may also collect your personal information (including information generated using cookies) when you link to their websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, it is important to note that these websites have their own terms of use and privacy policies and that The Fuzz-Fuzz does not accept any responsibility or liability for them.

As The Fuzz-Fuzz is not responsible for any representations, information, warranties, or content on any website of any third-party. The Fuzz-Fuzz does not exercise control over third-parties’ privacy policies. The Fuzz-Fuzz is not responsible for how such parties collect, use, or disclose your information. It is important for you to familiarize yourself with their privacy policies before providing them with your personal information.

The Fuzz-Fuzz may use Google Analytics or other similar analytical tools to obtain information collected to display, optimise, and personalise advertisements and customer experience on our Website to determine which advertisements you may find useful, and to personalise your experience on the Website.

By providing The Fuzz-Fuzz your e-mail address you consent to us sending you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. We may also use your e-mail address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features, or special offers (”Other Messages”). If you do not want to receive Other Messages, you may opt out by changing your e-mail preference settings in the ”Email Preferences” section of TheFuzzFuzz.com after you have signed in using your personal password. Opting out may prevent you from receiving e-mail messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.

Cookies and Other Identifiers
To enable our systems to recognize your browser or device and to provide and improve the Service, we use cookies and other identifiers. We use cookies, pixels, and other technologies (collectively, "cookies") to recognize your browser or device, learn more about your interests, and provide you with essential features and services and for additional purposes, including:

  • Recognizing you when you sign-in to use our services. This allows us to provide you with product recommendations, display personalized content, and provide other customized features and services.
  • Keeping track of your specified preferences. This allows us to honour your preferences, such as your language of choice. You may set your preferences through your “My Account” page.
  • Keeping track of items stored in your shopping basket.
  • Conducting research and diagnostics to improve The Fuzz-Fuzz’s content, products, and services.
  • Preventing fraudulent activity.
  • Improving security.
  • Delivering content, including ads, relevant to your interests on TheFuzzFuzz.com, and third-party sites for how we use cookies in serving interest-based ads).
  • Reporting. This allows us to measure and analyze the performance of our services.

The Fuzz-Fuzz’s cookies allow you to take advantage of some of The Fuzz-Fuzz’s essential features. For instance, if you block or otherwise reject our cookies, you may not be able to add items to your Shopping Cart, or proceed to Checkout.
Approved third parties may also set cookies when you interact with The Fuzz-Fuzz services. Third parties include providers of analytics services and advertising companies. Third parties use cookies in the process of delivering content, including ads relevant to your interests, to measure the effectiveness of their ads, and to perform services on behalf of The Fuzz-Fuzz.
You can manage browser cookies through your browser settings. The 'Help' feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, how to block cookies, and when cookies will expire. If you block all cookies on your browser, neither we nor third parties will transfer cookies to your browser. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some features and services may not work.

If you continue to use our website without changing your settings, then you consent to our placing cookies on your browser. As we have explained above, if you decide to change your settings and disable cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features.

The Fuzz-Fuzz Interest-Based Ads Notice

Interest-Based Ads
Interest-based ads are sometimes referred to as personalized or targeted ads. We show interest-based ads to display features, products, and services that might be of interest to you. In providing interest-based ads, we follow the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising developed by the Digital Advertising Alliance (a coalition of marketing, online advertising, and consumer advocacy organizations).

What sort of information do we use to show interest-based ads?
To serve you interest-based ads, we use information such as your interactions with our sites, content, or services. We do not use information which on its own identifies you, such as name or e-mail address, to serve interest-based ads. As is common in the advertising industry, we use cookies, pixels, and other technologies (collectively, “cookies”), which enable us to understand the effectiveness of the interest-based ads we show you by measuring what ads are clicked or viewed, and to provide you with more useful and relevant ads. For example, if we know what ads are shown to your browser we can be careful not to show the same ads repeatedly.

How Do We Work With Third Parties To Show You Interest-based Ads?
We work with third parties, such as advertisers, publishers, social media networks, search engines, ad serving companies, and advertising companies working on their behalf, to improve the relevance of ads we serve. In providing you interest-based ads we do not associate your interactions on unaffiliated sites with information which on its own identifies you, such as name or email address, and we do not provide any such information to advertisers or to third-party sites that display our interest-based ads. Advertisers and other third parties may assume that users who interact with or click on an interest-based ad or content are part of the group that the ad or content is directed towards (for example, users in a particular geographical area or users who purchased or browsed for classical music). Some third-parties may provide us pseudonymized information about you (such as demographic information or sites where you have been shown ads) from offline and online sources that we may use to provide you more relevant and useful advertising. Third party advertisers or advertising companies working on their behalf sometimes use cookies in the process of delivering content, including ads, directly to your browser or device, and they may automatically receive an IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies to measure the effectiveness of their ads, show you more relevant advertising content, and perform services on behalf of The Fuzz-Fuzz.

Advertising Preferences
The Fuzz-Fuzz serves interest-based ads through third party ad networks. You can generally opt out of receiving personalized 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 Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt out pages on the NAI website and DAA website.

We use your personal information to display interest-based ads for features, products, and services that might be of interest to you. We do not use information which on its own identifies you, such as name or e-mail address, to serve interest-based ads.

Report A Security Issue
If you're a security researcher and you believe you have found a security issue within any of The Fuzz-Fuzz’s services, e-mail the details of your findings to hello@thefuzzfuzz.com. We will evaluate security incidents.