1. Introduction

Technoswitch Fire Detection and Suppression (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We ask that you read this Privacy Policy carefully as it sets out the basis on which any personal data and sensitive personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us (“Your Data”), will be processed and used by us.

This Privacy Policy, together with our Website Terms of Use and any other documents referred to on it, sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting https://www.technoswitch.co.za (our “website”) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

  1. Information we may collect from you

Information that you provide by filling in a form on our website. This includes information which you provide to us when making an enquiry about an online course and/or information provided at the time of registering for an account to be able to register for online courses. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our website.

Details from communication if you contact us, as we may keep record of that communication.

Details obtained from surveys/questionnaires, which we may ask you to complete, that will be used for research purposes. You are not obliged to complete our marketing surveys/questionnaires.

Details of your visits to our website including, but not limited to traffic data, location data, web blogs and other communications data, whether this is requires for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

  1. User’s IP Address

We may collect data from your computer and/or smart device, applicable to 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.

  1. Cookies

Cookies are files containing small amounts of information which are stored by your browser on any Internet-enabled device, for example your computer, smart phone, or tablet, when you visit a website. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use Cookies and other technologies to ensure visitors to our website have the best possible experience and to provide targeted advertising.

If you leave a comment on our website you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login persists for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.

  1. Uses Made of the Information

General administrative purposes:

    1. To ensure that content from our website is presented at optimal performance for our students and computer/smart devices;
    2. To allow students to participate in interactive features of our Online Learning Platform, when you choose to do so;
    3. To notify students about our changes to our services;
    4. To notify students of other services that may be of interest to them;
    5. If you have applied for a course or are enrolled on a course with us:

– To process your application;

– To provide the course support;

– To process payment of the course fees;

– For reporting on our Skills Development Program. 

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