1.   Introduction

Welcome to the website black24.co.za. The website is owned and operated by Dongol (Pty) Ltd. This Privacy Policy forms part of our Terms and Conditions of Use (the terms).  By accessing and using black24.co.za, you agree that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms and Conditions of Use. You hereby agree and provide consent that we may process your Personal Information. Processing personal information includes the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making it available.

2.   Scope

This policy applies equally to all Black24 products, such as mobile sites, apps and websites.

3.   What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We may collect, transmit, and store information about you in connection with your use of the website, including any information you send to or through the website. We use that information to personalize your experience with the website, to improve the website’s functionality, improve the quality of our service and review our service offering.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

4.   Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.




When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

6.   Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving 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 will persist 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 1 day.

7.   Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

8.   Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with any other company. Our staff may access your data for the purpose of contacting you in relation to our services.
We do not share your data with any other third party company for the purposes of up-selling or on-selling goods or services to you.

We use Google Analytics to analyse data. Website data may be transferred to Google for this purpose. No personally identifiable data is used although Google may extract your IP address in part or in full during this process.

9.   How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username).  The website administrator can also see and edit that information.

10.        What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

11.        Your contact information

Your personal contact information is entered into our database. If you would like to have it removed, please get in contact with us. We do not supply your contact information to any third party

12.        Promotions

We may send you emails regarding promotions or special offers from time to time. If you do not wish to receive these offers, simply unsubscribe from the email when you receive it.

13.        How we protect your data

All information we collect is protected by standard security procedures in order to prevent unauthorised access or use of data. SSL – Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’. It means that all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.

Personal information we may collect include your private information, such as your  search history, likes, name and surname, physical location, date of birth, age, your home address, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, social media account details, profile pictures, preferences and other information.