Updated: 22 February 2023
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This website is published and maintained by ECDC. Unless otherwise indicated, all text and other information on this website are the intellectual property of the ECDC.
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What constitutes proper use? Subject to the restrictions set out below, you may:
View, download, and print ECDC’s copyrighted artwork, electronic publications, music, photos, text, or videos from this website for your own personal and non-commercial purposes.
Share links to or electronic copies of downloadable publications, videos, or audio programs on this site.
You may not:
Post artwork, electronic publications, trademarks, music, photos, videos, or articles from this website on the Internet (any website, file-sharing site, video-sharing site, or social network).
Distribute artwork, electronic publications, trademarks, music, photos, text, or videos from this website with or as part of any software application (including uploading such materials to a server for use by a software application).
Reproduce, duplicate, copy, distribute, or otherwise exploit any artwork, electronic publications, trademarks, music, photos, text, or videos on this website for a commercial purpose or for money (even if no profit is involved).
Create for distribution purposes, any software applications, tools, or techniques that are specifically made to collect, copy, download, extract, harvest, or scrape data, HTML, images, or text from this site. (This does not prohibit the distribution of free, non-commercial applications designed to download electronic files such as EPUB, PDF, MP3, and MP4 files from public areas of this site.)
Misuse the website or its services, such as interfering with or accessing the website or its services using a method other than what is explicitly provided.
Use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful purpose or activity.
Use this website or any of its artwork, electronic publications, trademarks, music, photos, text, or videos for any purposes related to marketing.
This website uses Google Maps services, which is a third party service we do not control. Your use of Google Maps on this website is subject to the current Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service. We are not informed of updates to the Terms of Service so please review them before using Google Maps services. Do not use Google Maps services if you do not accept the Terms of Service. No user data is returned to this website by Google Maps.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
This website and all information, content, materials, and other services made available to you through the website are provided by ECDC on an “as is” basis. ECDC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied.
ECDC does not warrant that the website is free of viruses or other harmful components. ECDC will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of any service, or from any information, content, materials, or other services made available to you through the website, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential (including loss of profits) damages.
Law and Jurisdiction
RESPECTING YOUR PRIVACY
The ECDC is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you or that you provide to us will be processed on our website. We keep certain basic information when you visit our website and recognize the importance of keeping that information secure and letting you know what we will do with it. You may choose to provide us with information that is considered personal data. The term “personal data” as used in this Policy refers to information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, or any other data that can be used to identify you. You are not required to provide any personal information to browse the public areas of this website.
DATA CONTROLLER INFORMATION
This website is owned by the Eastern Cape Development Corporation, a government entity that is mandated to plan, finance, co-ordinate, market, promote and implement development of the Province and its people in the fields of industry, commerce, agriculture, transport and finance. If you voluntarily decide to apply for our services online, opening an account, request a meeting, or otherwise take any action that involves providing personal data, you consent to this Policy, as well as to the storage of your data on our servers, and to the collection, processing, transfer, and storage of your personal data by the ECDC and its regional offices in the province. For data protection purposes, these may include ECDC cooperating organisations of the ECDC.
The data controller for your personal data varies depending on the nature of your interaction with the website. For example, if you apply for a training programme that is ran in partnership with a business chamber, your details and contact information will be provided to that cooperating organisation. As another example, if you request a visit, your name and contact information will be provided to a regional office to fulfil your request.
DATA SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
We take the security and confidentiality of your personal data very seriously. We use up-to-date data storage and security techniques to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction, or accidental loss. All processors of personal data and any third parties we engage to process your personal information are obligated to respect the confidentiality of your information. We keep your personal data for only as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal reporting or document retention requirements.
We use computer systems with limited-access protocols, housed in facilities using physical, electronic, and procedural security measures to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. We keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorized access.
If you are a minor, you may submit your personal data on this website only with the involvement of your parent(s) or guardian. If you are a parent(s) or guardian and you provide consent for a minor to submit personal data on this website, you agree to this Policy in respect to the minor’s use.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
We are continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this website, and improving and adding to our existing services. Because of these ongoing changes, as well as changes in the law and the nature of technology, our data practices will change from time to time. When it proves necessary to change our Policy, we will post any changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.
Scripting is used to improve the functionality of our website. Scripting technology allows the site to return information more quickly to you. Scripting is never used by the site to install software on your computer or to collect unauthorized information from you.