Bluestone Digital | Boutique Digital Marketing Agency

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Bluestone Digital (Pty) Ltd, provides Digital marketing services such as specialised website design, maintenance, Social Media Management, Search Engine Marketing (Google Ads, Google Display ads) and Content Creation.
 
Our website address is https://bluestonedigital.co.za.
 

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Data Collection, Usage & Privacy Policies

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to provide transparency around how we collect information online, in connection with our Services.

We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of all individuals with whom we interact and to fostering user confidence in online advertising.  Accordingly, we support and promote relevant industry guidelines.

Newsletter subscribers

If you opt-in to subscribe to our Newsletter list then we will collect your name and email address. This information will be used to share valuable insights, special offers and more through our newsletter with you. We may on occasion use this information to share new promos and services that might be of interest to you.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

The contact forms and contact details you provide will be used to get into contact with you should you require us to do so. We will only add you to mailing lists if you have subscribed.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that store selective data on your web browser platform which is used to enhance your online experience. These cookies are anonymous and completely harmless.

You may change the settings on your browser to refuse or prevent the use of “cookies”. While most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

External websites

Articles on this site may include external website links where these websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Please note that these external websites may not be operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the privacy of the information on these websites.

Analytics

We share all Data with Google Analytics where Bluestone Digital adheres to Google Analytics Terms of service.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page with amended terms. You should check this page on occasion to ensure that you are aware of any changes.

The contents of this Privacy Policy shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa. If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, you’re welcome to contact us.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information on how we collect, use and disclose personal information. The terms of our Privacy Policy (as amended from time to time) are incorporated herein by this reference.

Ownership of the Site and its Contents

You acknowledge that this Site, and all intellectual property rights therein vest in, Bluestone Digital, our licensors, advertisers or third-party content providers (as applicable) and that any unauthorised use thereof is expressly prohibited. Unless otherwise indicated, all of the content featured or displayed on this Site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, photographic images, moving images, sound, illustrations, software, and the selection and arrangement thereof (“Site Content”) are owned by Bluestone Digital, our licensors, advertisers or third-party content providers (as applicable).

All elements of the Site, including the Site Content are protected by copyright, trade dress, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to the protection of intellectual property. We reserve the right at any time to change or discontinue, without notice, any aspect or feature of the Site.

Use of the Site

This Site and the Site Content are intended for Bluestone Digital’s users. You may not use this Site or the Site Content for anything other than personal and non-commercial purposes. You are specifically prohibited from:

(i)             printing, downloading, copying, adapting or re-transmitting any or all of the Site or the Site Content otherwise than through your bona fide, personal, non-commercial use of the Site without, or in violation of, a written licence or agreement with us;

(ii)            using any data-mining, robots or similar data-gathering or extraction methods;

(iii)          manipulating or otherwise displaying the Site or the Site Content by using framing or similar navigational technology; and (iv) using the Site or the Site Content other than for their intended purpose. Such unauthorised use may also violate applicable laws, including, without limitation, copyright and trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and applicable communications legislation and regulations.

You represent and warrant that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including, without limitation, those relating to the Internet, data, electronic communications, privacy, and the transmission of data exported from the Republic of South Africa, the country from which you export the data or the country in which you reside.

Trademarks

Our logos and any other product or service name or slogan contained in the Site are registered or unregistered trademarks of Bluestone Digital and our suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Bluestone Digital or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use metatags or any other HTML tags, comments or hidden text utilising “Bluestone Digital”, “Bluestone Digital (Pty) Ltd’s” or any other name, trademark or product or service name of Bluestone Digital without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site (including, without limitation, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts) is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of Bluestone Digital and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by us.

Links

You may not use a Bluestone Digital logo or another proprietary graphic of Bluestone Digital to link to this Site (or any other site) without our express written permission. Further, you may not frame any of our trademarks, logos or other proprietary information, including the Site Content, without our express written consent.

We make no claim or representation regarding, and accept no responsibility for, directly or indirectly, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party Web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or Web sites linking to the Site. Such sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. We provide such links (if any) to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by us of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that Bluestone Digital’s terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.

Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through the Site, regarding the payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that we will not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or other matters of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.

Warranties and Undertakings

You undertake to conduct all dealings with Bluestone Digital and with other users of the Site with the utmost good faith and in accordance with all applicable laws.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless, as well as our subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, employees, agents, sponsors, third party information providers and independent contractors, against any and all claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to your use of the Site (including, without limitation, any information you disclose in any dealings you have with any other user of the Site), your conduct, your use of or inability to use the Site, your breach or alleged breach of the Site Terms or of any representation or warranty contained herein, your unauthorised use of the Site Content, or your violation of any rights of another

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall we, our directors, members, employees or agents be liable for any direct, special, indirect or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, loss of use, loss of profits or loss of data, whether in an action in contract, delint (including, but not limited to, negligence) or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the Site, the Site Content or the materials or services contained in or accessed through the Site, including, without limitation, any damages caused by or resulting from your reliance on any information obtained from us, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or e-mail, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of God, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorised access to Bluestone Digital’s records, programs or services. In no event shall our aggregate liability, whether in contract, warranty, delint (including negligence, whether active, passive or imputed), product liability, strict liability or other theory, arising out of or relating to the use of the Site exceed any compensation you pay, if any, to us for access to or use of the Site.

Dispute Resolution and Governing Law

These Site Terms are governed by and will be interpreted according to the laws of the Republic of South Africa, and all disputes, claims and other matters in connection with these Site Terms will be determined in accordance with such laws.

Any dispute relating in any way to your use of the Site or the Site Content will be submitted to confidential arbitration to be held in Sandton under the rules of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (or its successor in title), to which arbitration you hereby consent; except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate our intellectual property rights, we may seek interdictory, injunctive or other appropriate relief in any applicable court in the Republic of South Africa, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts. The arbitrator’s award will be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these Site Terms may be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to the Site Terms, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.

Termination

Notwithstanding any of these Site Terms, we reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to restrict or block your use of the Site.

Miscellaneous Provisions

These Site Terms (as varied from time to time in accordance with the “Changes to Site Terms” section below) constitute the sole record of the agreement between you and us in relation to your use of the Site. Neither you nor Bluestone Digital will be bound by any express, tacit or implied representation, warranty, promise or the like not recorded herein. Unless otherwise specifically stated, these Site Terms supersede and replace all prior commitments, undertakings or representations, whether written or oral, between you and us in respect of your use of the Site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, our licensors, advertisers or third-party content providers may be granted access to the Site by virtue of a separate written agreement with Bluestone Digital. If this applies to you, these Site Terms must be read in conjunction with such agreement, which takes precedence over these Site Terms in the event of any conflict.

Failure or neglect by us to enforce at any time any of the provisions of the Site Terms may not be construed as a waiver of our rights. Any waiver of any provision of the Site Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by us.

If any provision of these Site Terms is found to be unenforceable, wherever possible this will not affect any other provision and each will remain in full force and effect.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Changes to Site Terms

Bluestone Digital reserves the right to change any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in our sole discretion. When we make changes, we will revise the “Last Updated” date at the top of these Site Terms. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. We encourage you to review the Site Terms whenever you visit this Site.

Contact Information

Questions or comments about the Site or Site Terms may be directed to Bluestone Digital at [email protected]

Last updated June 2021

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