Privacy Policy

Global InfoSwift believes that the establishment of trust and privacy is instrumental to the continued growth of the Internet. We also believe that the efficient collection, use and transfer of information serve to enhance the development of the Internet and electronic commerce, provided that such information is handled in a fair and responsible manner.

Introduction

In order to inform you of our policies and activities with respect to the collection, use and transfer of personal data on the Internet, Global InfoSwift is providing you with an electronic copy of this Policy. This Policy applies to websites in the African Union that are owned and operated by Global InfoSwift and/or companies that Global InfoSwift controls, directly or indirectly (collectively, “Global InfoSwift”). In this capacity, Global InfoSwift is registered with appropriate data protection authorities with respect to the processing of personal data via its website(s). In this Policy, “Personal Data” means information which relates to an individual and which identifies that individual, either directly or indirectly (together with other information that is reasonably likely to come into Global InfoSwift possession), such as your name, e-mail address or telephone number.

Collection of Personal Data

Generally, you can visit Global InfoSwift website(s) without providing any Personal Data about yourself. However, for accessing some parts of our websites, such as downloading certain documents, or in connection with another specific purpose, we may need to collect Personal Data from you. Providing Personal Data to us in these events is voluntary. If you do not provide Personal Data to us, then you will not be able to benefit from the respective functionality offered by our websites, such as communication, downloading of documents or recruitment. The purposes, for which your Personal Data is collected, are described below, along with a brief description of how your Personal Data may be handled in each case.
  • Communicating with you. We will follow up on comments and other requests that you submit to us through our website, such as online queries or registering your attendance at a conference. This may include calling you back by telephone or communicating with you via email.
  • Direct marketing and promotion. Direct marketing and/or promotional efforts by or on behalf of Global InfoSwift may include providing you with specific information that you have requested online or providing more general information about other Global InfoSwift offerings. When we collect Personal Data for direct marketing or promotional purposes, however, we generally offer you appropriate choices regarding the use of your Personal Data.
  • Recruitment. If you submit a resume or job application online, we will use your Personal Data for recruitment-related purposes, which may include contacting you via email, telephone or post. In some cases, you may be required to register on our website in order that you may track the progress of your application online. Except where you request otherwise, Global InfoSwift may keep your Personal Data on file for an appropriate time in order to consider you for other employment opportunities with Global InfoSwift in the future.
  • Supplier administration. Some Global InfoSwift website(s) enable third-party suppliers to register their interest in supplying products and services to Global InfoSwift. We will use this Personal Data in connection with entering into or performing a transaction with the supplier and for other procurement-related purposes.
  • Maintaining the website and conducting customer satisfaction surveys. We will use your Personal Data in order to maintain and improve our website. We may also use your Personal Data in order to conduct customer satisfaction surveys. Compiling aggregate statistics regarding the use of its website.
  • Compiling aggregate statistics regarding the use of its website.

Cookies and clicktrails

We may collect information through our website by using cookies and clicktrails. All information collected by means of cookies or clicktrails will be anonymised, aggregated and only used to develop and track traffic patterns and the volume of use of our websites. Sometimes cookies are used to assist you in reaching the appropriate information and to tailor your visit to your individual preferences. For example, a cookie can be used to remember your login information if you choose the "Remember me" option while signing in. If you do not want to receive a cookie from our website, you may set your browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when you receive a cookie, which you may then refuse upon such notice. To understand how to do this, please consult your browser's help section. However, refusing the cookies may prevent you from accessing some parts of the websites.

Third-party suppliers

Like many organisations, we use third-party suppliers to collect, use and otherwise process Personal Data on our behalf. Our practice is to require such third parties to handle Personal Data in accordance with Global Infoswift’s privacy and security policies.

Business reorganisations

Like many organisations, Global Infoswift may re-organise its business operations around the world from time to time, whether by buying new businesses or selling or merging existing businesses. This may involve us disclosing Personal Data to prospective or actual purchasers of parts of our business, or receiving personal data from potential sellers. It is our practice to seek appropriate confidentiality protection for Personal Data disclosed in these types of transactions.

Legal disclosures

Global Infoswift may disclose your Personal Data in order to enforce our website, Terms of Use or in urgent circumstances to protect personal safety, the public or Global Infoswift website. It is also possible that we may be required by law to disclose your Personal Data pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders, potentially, in any country where we do business.

Sensitive Personal Data

As a general rule, Global Infoswift does not collect "Sensitive Personal Data" through its website. "Sensitive Personal Data" means Personal Data concerning racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, or concerning health or sex life. By volunteering unsolicited sensitive Personal Data to us (e.g., by submitting your resume or a job application online), you expressly consent to your Personal Data being used as described in this Policy.

Accessing, correcting, updating and deleting Personal Data

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Policy, or would like to request a copy of your Personal Data, then please send a mail to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . Also, if you consider your Personal Data to be incorrect or wish to have it deleted, send in a mail to request your details or have it updated or deleted as the case maybe.

Data security and integrity

Global Infoswift uses various technological and procedural security measures in order to protect the Personal Data we collect, use or transfer from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. However, you should be aware that, due to the open and unsecured character of the Internet, Global Infoswift cannot be responsible for the security of transmissions of the Personal Data over the Internet.

Third-party websites

Global Infoswift website may provide links to third-party websites. Global Infoswift does not make any representations or warranties with respect to such third-party websites. You should be aware that the owners and operators of such third-party websites might collect, use or transfer personal data under different terms and conditions than Global Infoswift. Upon linking to a third-party website, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies of such third party websites. You should also be aware that third-party websites may use cookies. Notification of changes to this Policy This Policy was last updated on August 7th 2013. In order to check updates to this Policy, please consult this page on a regular basis.