Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

PRIVACY STATEMENT

INTRODUCTION

B&B Tubular Products (Pty) Ltd trading as Distinct Collection and hereafter referred to as Distinct Collection welcomes you to our website and appreciates your interest in our products and services.  Distinct Collection respects your right to privacy and has created this privacy statement to inform you of our Privacy Policy and practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected online and how that information is used.

This Privacy Policy demonstrates our firm commitment to data security, with the protection of your privacy as our primary concern.  In general, the Distinct Collection website can be visited without visitors having to identify themselves or reveal their personal information.  By accessing or using the Distinct Collection website, you agree to our Legal Terms as outlined in our Terms and Conditions document.

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the www.bette.co.za domain.

LINKS TO NON- DISTINCT COLLECTION WEBSITES

Distinct Collection links to third-party (external) websites for your convenience and information.  Distinct Collection website does not control those sites or their privacy practices and cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal information, because the personal data you choose to give to unrelated third parties is not covered by the Distinct Collection Privacy Statement.

TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT

This Privacy Statement covers personal information, non-personal data collection and aggregate reporting.

  1. Personal information

Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity.  The Distinct Collection website contains a number of registration, subscription and transaction forms, as well as online surveys and competitions, which might require users to provide their contact information (e.g. name and e-mail address) and demographic information (e.g. postal code, age, or income level).

The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, surname, physical address, postal address, phone numbers, e-mail address, user IDs and passwords, contact preferences, educational and employment background and general information.

  1. Use of personal information

The personal information gathered from the above mentioned forms will be used by Distinct Collection to send you information about new product launches, special offers, industry and company related news or to contact you when necessary.  Users may ‘opt out’ of receiving future communication of this nature.

Distinct Collection uses personal information to understand the needs and interests of our visitors better.  Once you choose to provide us with personal information, you can be assured it will be used only to support your customer relationship with Distinct Collection and in conformity with the provisions of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25/2002.  We take the trust you place in us very seriously and will therefore not disclose your personal information to others.

  1. Non-personal information

Non-personal information is gathered automatically when you visit our website and is stored for use in our system.  Non-identifiable information includes all data relating to usage and service operations that are not associated with a specific personal identity.  Distinct Collection collects and analyses non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the Distinct Collection website.

  1. Use of non-personal information

The non-personal data we collect is used for aggregate reporting and may include the pages visited on the Distinct Collection website, unique URL’s visited within www.bette.co.za, browser type and IP address.  We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website and to gather broad demographic information.  Most non-personal data is collected via cookies or other technologies for data analysis and personalization services.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Distinct Collection is committed to protecting the privacy rights of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests.  Distinct Collection does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and does not target its website to children under 13.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

Distinct Collection uses your personal information to provide you with services and to help us understand your needs and interests better.  Specifically, we use your information to communicate with you, to provide service and information, to update you on services, information, promotions, competitions, launches, product information and to personalize promotional offers.

Occasionally we may also use your information to contact you for market research regarding Distinct Collection products or services.

Personal data collected online may also be combined with information you provide Distinct Collection through other sources such as dealer registration, call centres or public events such as trade shows or seminars.

Non-personal data is aggregated for reporting about the usability, performance and effectiveness of the Distinct Collection website and is used to improve the user experience, usability and site content.

WHO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH

Distinct Collection will not sell, rent or lease your personal information to others. Distinct Collection shares customer information across Distinct Collection business entities and companies working on our behalf, but only as described above in “How we use your information”.

Distinct Collection contracts third-party service providers and suppliers to deliver complete products, services and customer solutions.  Suppliers and service providers are required to keep the information received on behalf of Bathroom Butler® confidential and may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Distinct Collection.  These service providers may change or we may contract additional service providers to better accommodate our customers.  Distinct Collection will not share personal information with any other third parties without your permission, unless required by law enforcement action, subpoena, or local law.

YOUR CHOICES

Distinct Collection gives you the choice of receiving a variety of information that complements our services.  You can subscribe to or unsubscribe from receiving certain product-specific information and general Distinct Collection marketing communications.  Distinct Collection communications may include new product information, special offers or an invitation to participate in market research.

YOUR PRIVACY PREFERENCES AND OPTING OUT

  1. Non-subscription services

Distinct Collection will not use your personal information for a purpose other than the one stated when you provided your data.  Examples of unrelated uses include sending communications about special offers, product information and marketing messages.  You can, however, choose to opt out of receiving non-subscription communications that you have expressly requested, such as e-mail newsletters, software updates, etc.

  1. One of the following methods can be used:

Select the “unsubscribe” link on the e-mail received to be unsubscribed automatically

Contact Distinct Collection to unsubscribe

Contact the web master to unsubscribe

KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SECURE

Distinct Collection is committed to protecting the information you provide us.  To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy and to ensure the appropriate use of the information, Distinct Collection has appropriate managerial procedures in place to safeguard the information we collect.  All information presented on this website is copyrighted by Distinct Collection and cannot be reproduced without written consent from Distinct Collection.

CHANGED TO THIS STATEMENT

If there are updates to the terms of Bath Distinct Collection’s Online Privacy Statement, we will post those changes and update the revision date in this document, so you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it and what choices you have.  For material changes to this Statement, Distinct Collection will provide notification to affected customers by e-mail notification or through a notice on our website.

CONTACTING US

We value your opinion.  If you have comments or questions about our privacy policy, please send them to the e-mail address or write to us at the following address:

Postal address:
PO Box 260817
Excom
2023
South Africa

Tel:  + 27 11 334 8100

Fax:  +27 866 568 409

E-mail: info@distinctcollection.co.za

* A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web.  For example, www.bette.co.za  is the URL for Distinct Collection’s home page.

* An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network, such as the World Wide Web.  Networks use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination.  In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web, allowing Web servers to locate and identify your computer.  Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet, browse and shop.

* A “cookie” is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer’s hard drive.  Distinct Collection sends cookies when you surf our site, request or personalize information or register yourself for certain services.  The cookies used on our site does not give us access to your personal information.  We use the cookies to identify your computer.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser.  If you turn off cookies, there may be some features of our site that will not be available to you and some web pages may not display properly.


DISCLAIMER

The information contained within the www.bette.co.za website has been acquired from many different sources.  B&B Tubular Products (Pty) Ltd trading as Distinct Collection and hereafter referred to as Distinct Collection is not responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided at any time. Distinct Collection does not guarantee that the information or software is accurate, reliable, complete, up to date or free from any errors or viruses.  Liability claims against Distinct Collection regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information that is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore not arise.

All offers are non-binding and without obligation.  Parts of the pages or the complete website, including all offers and information, may be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by Distinct Collection without separate announcement.

REFERRALS & LINKS

Distinct Collection is not responsible for any contents linked to or referred to in their pages.  If any damage occurs through the use of information presented there, only the companies or individuals responsible for the respective pages might be liable, not those who are linked to these pages.  Furthermore, Distinct Collection is not liable for any postings or messages published by users of discussion boards, guest books or mailing lists provided on their page.

COPYRIGHT

The copyright for any material created by Distinct Collection is reserved.

DATA SECURITY

If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (e-mail addresses, name, and addresses) is given, the input of this data takes place voluntarily.  The use and payment of all offered services are permitted – if and so far technically possible and reasonable – without specification of any personal data or under specification of anonymized data or an alias.

LEGAL VALIDITY OF THIS DISCLAIMER

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication from which you were referred.  If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.

GENERAL

Distinct Collection shall not in any circumstances whatsoever be liable for any damage or prejudice which the client may suffer arising out of and in connection with any information made available by Distinct Collection.  Whilst Distinct Collection is not responsible for the information (see paragraph 1 above), it is acknowledged by the client that Distinct Collection has no obligation to check on the accuracy or otherwise of the information displayed.  Distinct Collection merely conveys the information made available to it without assuming any onus or obligation.

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