By Kruger Engelbrecht on September 5, 2019
Intermediate

Engelbrecht Kruger Attorneys operates the https://krugerengelbrecht.co.za website. This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our website.


If you choose to use our website, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The personal information that we collect are used for providing and improving the our services. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this policy.


The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at https://krugerengelbrecht.co.za, unless otherwise defined in this policy.


This policy should be read in conjunction with the Law Society of South Africa's guidelines, available at the Law Society of South Africa and the use of internet based technologies.


Information Collection and Use

It is necessary for us to require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information when you retain our services, including but not limited to your name, phone number, and postal address, in general the normal set of FICA documents. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you. These documents are stored in hard copy. We will never ask you to complete any online form where we collect your personal information. We simply do not have or operate any online forms for the collection of personal information.


Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you visit our site, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser version, pages of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.


The collection of the above data is and remain highly limited and no personal information is collected by using our site.


Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.


Our website uses these "cookies" to collection information and to improve our site. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer.


In general, the only cookie that will be downloaded to your computer is a bookmark cookie. We strive to limit information collection as far as possible.


Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:


  1. To facilitate our site;
  2. To perform site-related services; or
  3. To assist us in analysing how our site is used.


We want to inform our site users that these third parties do not have access to your personal information.


Security

We value your trust in providing us your personal information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


In the event that you require encrypted email communications with us, please address your correspondence to kruger@doc365.org.


We advice our client's to check from time to time whether you have an online account that has been compromised in a data breach. See https://haveibeenpwned.com/.


We will also strive to provide you with electronically signed documents where appropriate. See https://krugerengelbrecht.co.za/kb/general/electronic-signatures in this regard.


In order to create a safer email environment we urge you to ensure that you have at least setup SPF, DKIM and DMARC records on your own system.


SPF, or Sender Policy Framework, is an email validation protocol designed to detect and block email spoofing. DKIM, or Domain Keys Identified Mail, lets an organisation (or handler of the message) take responsibility for a message that is in transit. DKIM attaches a new domain name identifier to a message and uses cryptographic techniques to validate authorisation for its presence. And, DMARC, or Domain-Based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance, is an added authentication method that uses both SPF and DKIM to verify whether or not an email was actually sent by the owner of the “Friendly-From” domain that the user sees.


Links to Other Sites

Our site may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.


In general, your information will not be linked to any commercial site, neither will any data be provided to any third party operator without your express consent.


We commit to:


  1. only collecting personal information for the purposes of litigation or in providing legal advice and will use the information only for that purpose;
  2. take reasonable measures to keep your personal information secure;
  3. only retaining your personal information for as long as is necessary or in accordance with applicable laws;
  4. never sell your personal data to third parties under any circumstances;
  5. ensure that when we share your personal information to any third party that they have appropriate security measures in place to protect your personal information and that you will be informed if such sharing is absolutely required.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.


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