Africa4us Privacy Protection Policy
We understand the importance of protecting the personal information of our customers and our employees. Africa4us shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of users. For the purpose of this clause, “personal information” shall be defined as detailed
To earn and maintain your trust we have designed our policy to meet or exceed the requirements of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) and the ten principles set forth in the Canadian National Standard for the Protection of Personal Information, and as defined in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from: http://www.polity.org.za/attachment.php. In addition, we are constantly looking for new and better ways to secure your personal information and to ensure that it is used in a responsible and respectful manner.
Africa4us has a Privacy Office that is responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of PIPEDA. Should you have any questions regarding this policy or concerns with respect to Africa4us’s compliance with the requirements of PIPEDA, you may contact us at email@example.com.
Detailed description of goods and/or services
Africa4us is a business in the tourism industry that markets overland safaris in Southern and East Africa.
On receipt of payment, reservations will be processed within 7 days and confirmed by way of an e-mail in the form of a booking voucher.
Cancellation & Refunds policy
Should you cancel your booking, cancellation charges will be imposed. Cancellation charges are calculated as a percentage of the total tour price per person cancelling excluding any amendment charges and insurance premiums. These charges are calculated from the day a written notification is received. Where suppliers have conditions which require the payment of higher or different charges (including the imposing of a 100% cancellation charge in advance of the normal balance due date) you will be responsible for payment in the event of a cancellation. You will be advised if these terms apply to your tour on confirmation of your booking. Amendment charges are not refundable if you cancel your booking. Travel insurance is compulsory if you travel with us. We strongly advise comprehensive insurance that will cover you for a cancellation. Depending on the reason for the cancellation, you may be able to reclaim the cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your insurance policy. Cancellation charges in excess of the amount already paid to us by the time of cancellation, applies only to the booking at that time and cannot be transferred or added on to as a part payment for another booking. We reserve the right to waive cancellation fees in case of family emergencies. We should be notified immediately if this is the case by telephone as well as in writing.
Cancellation by Client/Traveller:
a) Deposit payment: Deposit (15%) is transferable to alternative tour (non-refundable) and to be used within 1 year.
b) 15-30 days before tour start date: 50% of tour price
c) Less than 14 days before tour start date: 100% of tour price
Cancellation by Service Provider:
The client acknowledges that the tour is subject to a minimum booking of 5 passengers per tour.
If the minimum booking is not obtained, Africa4us reserves the right to cancel the tour and refund the tour price to the client, in which event the client shall have no claim for any damages against Africa4us. We will contact you well in advance to notify you if this would be applicable to your tour.
Identifying Purpose of Collection
When you purchase an Africa4us product, by contacting Africa4us reservations, or by booking directly online you will be required to provide certain personal information to complete your transaction. This may include name, address, telephone number, payment card number and expiry date. The information is required to identify you, in order to contact you, if necessary and to complete the process of your purchase.
If you request a customized service we may also need to collect additional personal information as described below.
Payment options accepted
Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express credit cards or by bank transfer into the Africa4us bank account, the details of which will be provided on request.
Credit card acquiring and security
Credit card transactions will be acquired for Africa4us via PayGate (Pty) Ltd who are the approved payment gateway for Standard Bank of South Africa. PayGate uses the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) and no credit card details are stored on the website. Users may go to www.paygate.co.za to view their security certificate and security policy.
Customer details separate from card details
Customer details will be stored by Africa4us separately from card details which are entered by the client on PayGate’s secure site. For more detail on PayGate refer to www.paygate.co.za
Merchant Outlet country and transaction currency
The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. Transaction Currency is United States Dollar (USD).
Africa4us takes responsibility for all aspects relating to the transaction including sale of tour packages sold on this website, customer service and support, dispute resolution and delivery of product purchased.
Africa4us’s can offer special meals to accommodate a range of dietary requirements. Availability must be determined at the time you book your tour. If you are able to make such a request the information must be recorded in your booking. This information is then transferred to the responsible crew on tour.
Safety is always a top priority at Africa4us. To assure the safety of our passengers and crew we need to know of any special requirements for assistance. This allows us to plan and reserve the seating arrangements as well as to maximize safety.
Children up to 18 years may not travel unaccompanied with Africa4us, unless prior arrangement was done.
As is true of most websites, we may gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.
We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
Some information is also collected automatically every time you visit africa4us.com (e.g., cookies and conversion beacons). We and our marketing partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers, use technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts, to analyse trends, administer the website, tracking users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual and aggregated basis.
A cookie is a small non-executable file that is stored on your hard drive for the purpose of identifying your computer. While it is possible to make a booking at africa4us.com by having your browser’s Internet security set such that it will not accept cookies your online experience may be greatly reduced.
Africa4us uses both session cookies and permanent cookies at africa4us.com. Session cookies are active only during the period you are logged on to africa4us.com website and are removed when you leave. They help us track the sections of the website that you use to allow us to make improvements in keeping with observed user preferences.
Permanent cookies remain on your hard drive until you remove them through your browser’s Internet security settings. Permanent cookies are used to store user preferences such as preferred language and thus eliminate your having to make the same entries on each visit.
This Privacy Notice sets out how we may use, process and store your personal identifiable information (PII). We may get that information from you or our partners, through contracts or other legal arrangements you have with us or our partners on behalf of us, to deliver contractual/legal obligations. In other cases, we will get that information from you with your permission and consent, or we may receive your personal information from third parties who you have given consent to pass this information on to us. Africa4us may collect information from you because we have a legal reason (allowed by law or under contract) to collect the information, or because you have consented for us to do so for a specific purpose.
You may give us information about you with your consent, for example:
• Through Contractual agreements
• By filling in a form or sending us an e-mail
• Marketing responses
This information may be personal, financial, business or related to your contractual history with us. You may give us information for legal reasons, such as to enter into a contract with us, when you are buying tour services from us, or when you are considering these options.
Information we collect about you
If you visit our website, we may automatically collect information about you, for example:
• Information about what type of device you use to connect to our website
• How you interact with our website, (tours etc)
Information we receive from other sources
We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate, any other services we provide, or from our business partners instructed to collect information on our behalf. We also work with third parties, including, for example, business partners, online travel agencies, payment portals and may receive information about you from them as part of the service we provide you, or for legal reasons.
How We Use Information
We never sell personal information
We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party.
Use of personal information
We use the information collected through our website, online promotions, newsletter sign up and other methods by our customers for the following purposes: (a) to provide a monthly newsletter with tour updates, specials, and country updates; (b) to respond to customer support requests.
Africa4us also uses Conversion Beacons (small, simple snippet of HTML code) inserted in the source of the designated website pages. Conversion Beacon technology works by leveraging industry standard browser based cookie technology and simple standard html coding. Email recipients who receive a Conversion Beacon enabled email message will receive a small unique cookie that is stored in their browser session. This unique cookie is later used to connect the email recipient with the subsequent recipient activity on the client website.
The purpose of tracking the activity is to better understand the email flow of our subscribers and to measure the effectiveness of ads. For this reason, our Conversion Beacons are tied to personally identifiable information (email address).
When you book your tour or join africa4us.com, you provide Africa4us with your implied consent to use your information to fulfil your request.
Africa4us email offers
When you book your travel at africa4us.com you are added to our email list that will be used to contact you occasionally with offers that we feel will be of interest to you. If you do not want Africa4us, to contact you with offers you may withdraw your consent at any time simply by changing your profile information and opting out of any or all of the email offers. Some information is collected automatically every time you visit africa4us.com (e.g., cookies and conversion beacons).
If you opt in to one or more of Africa4us’s email offers you are consenting to allow Africa4us, to contact you regarding those offers.
You may withdraw your consent at any time simply by changing your profile information or by following the instructions on how to “unsubscribe” contained in all emails sent by Africa4us.
When you purchase a product or book your tour at africa4us.com, you provide Africa4us with your implied consent to be added to our email list that will be used to contact you occasionally with commercial electronic messages such as offers and promotions (“promotional emails”) that we feel will be of interest to you.
When you opt in to one or more of Africa4us’s promotional emails, you provide Africa4us with your express consent to allow Africa4us to be added to our email list that will be used to contact you occasionally with promotional emails.
You may withdraw your consent at any time simply by changing your profile information and opting out of any or all of the promotional emails you no longer wish to receive
Note that service emails are not promotional emails and provide important information that must be communicated to you. Service emails must be transmitted to you in order to carry out Africa4us’s business activity. Service emails include, but are not limited to, emails containing information on purchases made on www.africa4us.com,
Third Party Bookings, Changes to Bookings
If a third party who has booked your tour or who otherwise has your full name and booking reference contacts us and seeks information on your booking or wishes to make changes to it, we will disclose your booking information and allow such third party to make changes as we will conclude that you have given them your consent to do so. If you do not want an individual to be able to obtain information on or make changes to your booking, you should not share your booking reference with them.
Africa4us will limit the collection of personal information to that which is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected.
Africa4us uses contractual and other means to ensure that your personal information is afforded protection that meets the requirements of PIPEDA whenever one of our third party service providers is used to perform services on our behalf, including, without limitation, services relating to information technology, marketing, data processing and storage, research, conducting surveys and customer relations. Our third party service providers may contact you directly on our behalf to conduct research or surveys. Research and survey data is reported back to Africa4us as aggregated data with no reference to individual customers. These third parties may not use any personally identifiable information for their own marketing purposes. In some cases, Africa4us’s third party service providers are located outside Canada. As such, your personal information may be processed or stored in other countries, including the United States. In certain circumstances, Africa4us’s third party service providers may be required to disclose information to government authorities, regulators, courts, or law enforcement in those countries.
Customers who do not wish to be contacted for research, marketing or survey purposes should advise the Africa4us privay office.
Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
Africa4us will not use or disclose your personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected without your explicit consent or as required by law. You should understand that tour operators, including Africa4us, are required by new security laws in the U.S. and several other countries to give border control agencies access to passenger data. Accordingly, any information we hold about you and your travel arrangements may be disclosed to customs and immigration authorities of any country in your itinerary.
We may also disclose your personal information:
• as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request,
• if Africa4us is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information
• to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.
Customer information is retained for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
When you join africa4us.com you can ensure that the personal information we hold is accurate and up to date. You supply the information and if it should change, you have to inform Africa4us in writing of any such changes.
Links to Third Party Sites
Social Media Widgets
We display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of our pages utilize framing techniques to serve content to from our partners while preserving the look and feel of our site. Please be aware that you are providing your personal information to these third parties and not to africa4us.com.
Your personal information is treated as strictly confidential by Africa4us, and Africa4us has taken the appropriate technical and organizational security measures against loss or unlawful processing of this information. To this end, Africa4us uses several security techniques including secure servers, firewalls and encryption, as well as physical safeguard of the locations where data is stored.
Personal information is encrypted as it travels over the Internet. Depending on your web browser you may see a secure webpage indicator, for example a closed lock in the lower right hand corner of the Internet Explorer browser.
The use of Secure Socket Layer protocol (SSL) allows all personal information such as your payment card number, to be encrypted as it travels from your computer to Africa4us’s booking system. Once received, the information is unencrypted and processed in the same way as a payment card transaction placed via the telephone.
Africa4us’s privacy practices are as outlined within this policy. Should you have any questions or comments you may contact us at email@example.com.
With certain limited exceptions as provided in the PIPEDA you have a right to access your personal information held by Africa4us. You may request your personal information held in your africa4us.com profile by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
If you want access to your personal information on your travel booking through an Africa4us office, you should have your booking reference number available to help us ensure that you are entitled to access the information.
If you have other queries you may contact the Africa4us office at the address provided above.
If you have any concerns regarding Africa4us’s compliance with the 10 principles of the PIPEDA and PAIA you may address those concerns to the Africa4us office at the address provided above. Complaints concerning Africa4us’s compliance with PIPEDA and PAIA are taken seriously and all complaints are investigated.
Country of domicile
This website is governed by the laws of South Africa and Africa4us chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature, 59 Owl Street, Joostenbergvlakte, Kraaifontein, South Africa.
Africa4us may, in its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof at any time without notice.
This website is run by Africa4us (PTY) Ltd (private company) based in South Africa with registration number 2014/ 54968/07 and 1 (Director).
Africa4us contact details
Support Email: email@example.com
Support Telephone: +27 21 200 5767
This policy takes effect on 01 January 2016. Africa4us reserves the right to unilaterally modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy we will notify you prior to making the changes on our homepage and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.