PODIT is a mobile self-storage company in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Strand, Upington and Johannesburg. All transactions are done online - online payments, statements, inventories, bookings, shopping and notifications.
PODIT would like to take this opportunity to provide you with information concerning visits to and the use of the PODIT website. The POPI Act of South Africa covers the use of personal information of a natural and juristic person. PODIT subjects to this act and is therefore sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet and recognises the importance of safeguarding all information you provide us.
PODIT acknowledges all data provided by you on its website as well as offline services. We will use the provided information during our joint trading to process requests and orders to provide a personalised online experience. PODIT will ensure that all personal information is treated in accordance with the POPI Act of South Africa.
While using PODIT Services, we may ask our clients to provide us with certain personal information to facilitate contact and detection. Personal data may include, but is not limited to:
PODIT uses personal data for the following purposes:
The above internal administration will enable PODIT to improve our services and website content to create a valuable service to PODIT customers.
As mentioned before cookies are used in buying online items from PODIT’s online packing material shop. Further purposes of computer cookies include:
Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you. Under normal circumstances, cookies cannot transfer viruses or malware to your computer, because the data in a cookie does not change when it travels back and forth.
An IP address is the acronym for Internet Protocol Address. It is an identifying number that is associated with a specific computer or computer network when connecting to the Internet. An IP address serves two functions:
When connected to the internet, the IP address allows computers to send and receive information to and from PODIT.
When visitors on the PODIT website leave comments, its data is collected to obtain the following:
Comments can be positive or critical. PODIT regards comments as important, because they can ask questions and they can add to the relevant information on the page. Comments can increase the traffic and interactions on the PODIT website. In short – they create a conversation.
Data includes text, images, graphics, videos, numerical values, etc.
For users that register on our website, PODIT stores provided personal information in each client’s user profile. All users can see their own data and edit their personal information at any time - except their email address and client code cannot be changed. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
As a client of PODIT your data stays on our website indefinitely. If you leave a comment, the comment and its data are retained indefinitely. With this data PODIT can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically.
Although the security of your data is important to us, PODIT cannot guarantee its absolute security as no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is not 100% secure. PODIT will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely.
We do not share, sell, lend, or lease any of the information that uniquely identify a subscriber of the PODIT website (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone. PODIT only uses it to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.
PODIT may disclose information when legally compelled to do so or to protect our legal rights or property. PODIT may disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our services or to protect the safety of our users and the public.
Often links to other websites are provided as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of the PODIT website.
Links to and from other sites on our website are not operated by the PODIT website, therefore PODIT is not responsible for the practices or contents employed by other websites.
PODIT may employ third party companies and/or individuals to facilitate our service on our behalf. A Service Provider will perform the following services:
These third parties have access to your personal data. Service providers may only perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
PODIT may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service such as Google Analytics and Firebase.
Google offers a web analytics service to track and report website traffic with which they monitor the use of our service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. For more information on the privacy practices of Google visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Firebase is analytics service provided by Google Inc. Firebase provides tools for tracking analytics, reporting and fixing app crashes, creating marketing and product experiment. For more information on safeguarding your data visit: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245. For more information on what type of information Firebase collects, visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised. PODIT asks that children (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us. Minors can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from parents or guardians.
Your personal data may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those from your jurisdiction.
Please note that PODIT will transfer your personal data (which you have provided to us) to South Africa if you are situated outside the borders of South Africa. Your personal data will be processed under the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) which includes "safe harbour" language for the cross-border transfer of personal information.
PODIT will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely. No transfer of personal data will be provided to another country or organization unless there are adequate controls in place which includes the security of your data and other personal information.