Blackwood’s strives to maintain the highest degree of privacy and security for all who visit our site. For this reason, we maintain strict guidelines concerning the secure use of the limited but important data required for transactions on the site. In the interest of full disclosure, we have provided below an outline of the guidelines we follow to keep your information safe.
Stored and Collected Information
Normal Order Placement: Information collected from normal order placement i.e. name, address, credit card numbers, etc. is stored in a private database to ease future interaction with the company. Access to this information is strictly limited through company policy and harsh penalties for any violation of this policy.
Surveys: Any information collect by Blackwood’s through a survey, poll, or questionnaire will be considered for internal use only and will only be used for the improvement of our own site and services. All information collected in this manner will be kept and secured using the same policies securing information garnered from normal order placement.
Use of Information: Blackwood’s will never use stored customer information in any way not approved by the customer. Blackwood’s will not sell, rent, or give out, any private information to any other company for any reason.
Cookies: blackwoods.co.za currently employs a system which places a very small “cookie” on the hard drive of the user. Your web browser will use this cookie to store information and preferences which will ease future use of the website. Blackwood’s guarantees that these cookies are not in any way malicious or intrusive and will not disclose any personal information.
E-mails, Web Forms, and Chat Logs
Blackwood’s may retain any e-mail, web form information, or chat-log between company and user for future, internal, use and reference. Blackwood’s guarantees that these communications will be stored for reference only and that all information disclosed there-in will be kept under the same privacy policies and procedures as all other information given through normal purchasing and use of the site.
Security and Encryption
All aspects of blackwoods.co.za are protected by industry leading SSL encryption protocols, one of the most powerful encryption algorithms available. If you are not comfortable giving your credit card information over the web and order may be placed over the phone at +27 33 342 2191.
Children and Privacy
The Site is a general audience website and is not directed to children under the age of 13. We will never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide us with personally identifiable information of any kind whatsoever. If we become aware that a user is under the age of 13 and has submitted Personal Information without verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her personally identifiable information from our files. We understand that children may not fully understand all of the provisions of this Privacy Notice or make informed decisions about the choices that are made available to adult users of the Site. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be familiar with the websites they visit. Blackwood’s does not sell products to persons under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you are required to seek the consent of your parent or guardian to purchase products from the Site.
Web Linking Policies
Any website or service accessed through a link from Blackwoods.co.za is governed by its own privacy and security measures and is wholly independent from Blackwood’s. Blackwood’s is in no way responsible for any content, quality, or security of linked websites and services.