Privacy Policy

Welcome to AboutTheGifts.co.za

AboutTheGifts.co.za is owned and operated by About The Gifts (Pty) Ltd.

About The Gifts knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.

This notice outlines our practices regarding the collection and use of (“Personal Data”) such as your name, e-mail address, physical address and telephone number that About The Gifts collects about you on or via our website aboutthegifts.co.za.

The terms “us”, “we” and “our” refers to About The Gifts (Pty) Ltd. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our website. About The Gifts (Pty) Ltd and/or its affiliates, provide website features and products & services to you when you visit our online shop AboutTheGifts.co.za. We provide these products and services subject to the following conditions.

By visiting AboutTheGifts.co.za, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

Collection of Information

The information we learn from customers helps us personalise and continually improve your experience with us. Here are the types of information we gather.

  • Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, improving our online store, fulfilling your orders and communicating with you.
  • Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we use “cookies,” and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses AboutTheGifts.co.za or advertisements and other content served by or on behalf of About The Gifts on other websites.
  • E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from About The Gifts if your computer supports such capabilities. We also compare our customer list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our customers. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us, please adjust your subscription preferences or email info@aboutthegifts.co.za.

Cookie Technology

Like most companies, we use “cookie” technology on our website. The cookie tells us whether you’ve visited us before or are a new visitor and doesn’t extract any information from your computer. Cookies are simply the best way for us to be able to offer you the most enjoyable and hassle-free online shopping environment. Cookies are unique identifiers that we transfer to your device to enable our systems to recognise your device and to provide features such as purchasing, personalised recommendations and advertisements on other websites, and storage of items in your Shopping Cart between visits.

Sharing of Information

About The Gifts is committed to ensuring your privacy. While the website can automatically recognize your internet service provider, we cannot specifically identify any customer. For customers who make a purchase on www.aboutthegifts.co.za, we do collect information on which pages you viewed within our site. This information is used to improve your overall shopping experience. We keep track of information volunteered during the order and registration processes. Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others.

Third-Party Service Providers:

We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending e-mail, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

Security of Information

We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. The information you send via the Internet can be trusted to arrive privately and unaltered. In order for SSL security to work, you must use an SSL-enabled browser. Supported browsers include Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

Note that email is not encrypted and is not considered a secure means of transmitting credit card numbers. Please keep in mind this is NOT the means by which your credit card information is sent via the online ordering process of this web site. If you are still concerned about ordering electronically, you can place your order by phone or email.

Terms of Use, Notices, and Revisions

If you choose to visit aboutthegifts.co.za, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Terms of Use. If you have any concern about privacy at About The Gifts, please contact us with a thorough description, and we will try to resolve it. Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Terms of Use will change too. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, but you should check our website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.