Privacy Policy

ABANTU VILLAGE PRIVACY POLICY

 

i)                    WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

 As part of the buying and selling process, when you purchase items from our website, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address to be able to process your online order.

When you sign up for our newsletter, blog or email notifications we will send you emails about our store, new products and other updates. You can unsubscribe for these at anytime.


 ii)                   CONSENT

 How do we get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, consent is implied for Abantu Village to use this information to process your order. Additional consent for marketing and updates will be directly asked for your expressed consent and an opportunity to opt out is given.

 How do I withdraw my consent?

After you consent for marketing and updates, you may change your mind. You may withdraw your consent for Abantu Village to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at info@abantuvillage.com or following the unsubscribe link included in the email.

 

iii)                 DISCLOSURE

Your personal information may be disclosed if Abantu Village is required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

 

iv)                 OPENCART

 Our store is hosted on OpenCart. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through OpenCart’s data storage, databases and the general OpenCart application. They store your data on a secure encrypted server behind a firewall.

 Payment:

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then OpenCart stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

 All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

 PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

To contact OpenCart directly, please follow the link below: (https://www.opencart.com/index.php?route=support/support).


v)                   THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

 In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in the United States and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in Canada, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under Canadian legislation.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

 

Links

When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

 

vi)                 SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

 

vii)               COOKIES

 We use cookies on our websites for a variety of reasons which you can learn about below. The cookies we use do not store personally identifiable information nor can they harm your computer. We want our website to be informative, personal, and as user friendly as possible and cookies help us to achieve that goal.

 By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies and other technologies as set out in this policy. We appreciate some users may like more individual control over their visit to our website and can adjust their settings accordingly. If you do not agree to such use, please refrain from using the website.

  

How Do We Use Cookies

We use two analytics packages in order to constantly improve your browsing experience on our websites.

Trusted partners like Google Analytics provide us with advertising and analytics information. Please read their privacy policies to ensure that you’re comfortable with the manner in which they use cookies.

 Google Analytics

 

viii)              AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your province or state of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your province or state of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

 

ix)                 CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

 We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

 

x)                   SMS/MMS/WhatsApp MOBILE MESSAGING MARKETING PROGRAM


We respect your privacy. We will only use information you provide through the Program to transmit your mobile messages and respond to you, if necessary. This includes, but is not limited to, sharing information with platform providers, phone companies, and other vendors who assist us in the delivery of mobile messages.  WE DO NOT SELL, RENT, LOAN, TRADE, LEASE, OR OTHERWISE TRANSFER FOR PROFIT ANY PHONE NUMBERS OR CUSTOMER INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THE PROGRAM TO ANY THIRD PARTY.

 

Nonetheless, We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, to avoid liability, or to protect Our rights or property. When you complete forms online or otherwise provide us information in connection with the program, you agree to provide accurate, complete, and true information. You agree not to use a false or misleading name or a name that you are not authorized to use. If, in our sole discretion, we believe that any such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, or you have opted into the Program for an ulterior purpose, we may refuse you access to the Program and pursue any appropriate legal remedies.

 

This Privacy Policy is strictly limited to the Program and has no effect on any other privacy policy (ies) that may govern the relationship between you and us in other contexts.


QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

 If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at info@abantuvillage.com or by mail at Abantu Village

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