Effective November 2012
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NGC and our service providers collect the following information from and about you:
Registration Information is the information you submit to register for a NGC Service, for example, to create an account, post comments, receive a newsletter, or enter a contest. Registration Information may include, for example, name, email address, gender, post code and birthday.
Public Information and Posts consist of comments or content that you post to the NGC Services and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, which may include a name, user name, comments, likes, status, profile information and picture. Public Information and Posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.
Activity Information. When you access and interact with the NGC Services, we may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the NGC Services, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the NGC Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geolocation data, or other transactional information for that device.
Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies) are comprised of small bits of data that often include a de-identified or anonymous unique identifier. Websites, apps and other services send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer so the website can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that service. These technologies may also be used to collect and store information about your usage of the NGC Services, such as pages you have visited, content you have viewed, search queries you have run and advertisements you have seen.
Third parties that support the NGC Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing you to share content or tracking aggregate NGC Services usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information. NGC does not control these third-party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies. For more information about third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info/consumers, and to opt-out of such ad networks’ and services’ advertising practices, go to www.aboutads.info/choices.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information. Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website, see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security/privacy_policy/faq.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content or personalization available through the NGC Services.
We use the information we collect from and about you to provide the NGC Services and features to you, including: to measure and improve those NGC Services and features; to improve your experience with both online and off-line NGC Services by delivering content you may find relevant and interesting, including advertising and marketing messages; to allow you to comment on content, and participate in online games, contests, or rewards programs; to provide you with customer support and to respond to inquiries. When the information collected from or about you does not identify you personally, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties.
We may use the information we collect from and about you for these additional purposes:
To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing the NGC Services. NGC may make your information available to certain third party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide the NGC Services. These service providers may not use personal information for any purpose other than the specific service they are providing to you and NGC.
To contact you. NGC may periodically send notifications related to the NGC Services such as notifications of changes to the NGC Services or policies.
To send promotion or marketing materials. NGC may periodically send promotional materials provided you have consented to this. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials, you can change your account setting in your account page or follow the unsubscribe instructions in our communications.
To share with business partners. NGC may share your information with business partners to permit them to send you marketing communications provided that you have consented to this. If you want to stop receiving these marketing communications you should contact the relevant business partner.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If NGC sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, NGC may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
NGC uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information.
5. USER ACCESS AND CONTROLIn certain jurisdictions, you have certain rights to see information we hold about you. Any request for such information may be subject to a small fee to meet our costs in providing you with such details. Please email us at email@example.com or write to us at Legal Team, Unit 3.5 Shepherds Building East, Richmond Way London W14 0DQ if you would like further information on this.
If you would like to access, review, correct, update, suppress, or otherwise limit our use of your personal information you have previously provided directly to us, you may contact using the mechanisms provided below. In your request, please include your email address, name, address, and telephone number and specify clearly what information you would like to access, change, update, or suppress. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
You may request that we not share your personal information on a going-forward basis with NGC Affiliates or unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes by natgeotv.com/za/users/unsubscribe. We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.
We give you many choices regarding our use and disclosure of your personal information for marketing purposes. You may opt-out from:
Receiving electronic communications from us: If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out of receiving these marketing-related emails by: natgeotv.com/za/users/unsubscribe
Our sharing of your personal information with NGC Affiliates for their marketing purposes: If you would prefer that we do not share your personal information on a going-forward basis with NGC Affiliates for their direct marketing purposes, you may opt-out of this sharing by: natgeotv.com/za/users/unsubscribe
Our sharing of your personal information with business partners for their marketing purposes: If you would prefer that we do not share your personal information on a going-forward basis with business partners for their direct marketing purposes, you may opt-out of this sharing by: natgeotv.com/za/users/unsubscribe
Remember that even after you cancel your account, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for example, you have shared information with social media or other services. Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancelation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies. It is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information due to technical constraints, contractual, financial or legal requirements.
Sensitive Information. We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (such as social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the NGC Services or otherwise.
Mail: Legal Team, Unit 3.5 Shepherds Building East, Richmond Way London W14 0DQ
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