TERMS AND CONDITIONS

DISCLAIMER

The online opinions of writers, reader commentators and advertisers are theirs and are not necessarily shared by the United South African and affiliates.

Copyright of all original materials is held by the United South African, unless otherwise stated.

The Subscriber and/ or User of the United South African service does so at his or her own risk.

Neither the United South African, its affiliates, employees, agents, third party content providers, licensors or licensees warrant that this service shall be free from interruptions or error nor do they warrant that any information obtained using this service shall always be accurate.

This disclaimer of liability applies to any damage/s or injury caused directly or indirectly by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, delay in operation or transmission, unforeseen computer virus, unforeseen and unsolicited permanent or temporary storage of information, communication line failure, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to and/ or alteration of any record, whether for breach of contract, negligence or delict or under any other cause of action.

The United South African shall not be liable for any breach of data protection, privacy or security legislation that may ensue pursuant to the Subscriber/ User’s participation in any activity provided or made possible by this service.

The Subscriber /User of this service therefore waives any claims against the United South African that may result from incidents mentioned above.

PRIVACY

Who we are

Our website address is: https://unitedsouthafrican.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

By default the United South African does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.

Comments

The United South African has currently disabled comments and likes.

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.

Media

All uploaded files are usually publicly accessible.

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

By default the United South African does not include a contact form.

Cookies

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. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

By default the United South African does not collect any analytics data.

Who we share your data with

By default the United South African does not share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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 profile. 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Should you have any privacy-specific concerns kindly email info@unitedsouthafrican.com

Anti Spam

We collect information about visitors who comment on our sites that using out anti-spam service. The information we collect typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

How we collect and use statistics data for site owners / users

This feature requires usage of the following information and data: WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com-connected blog ID, domain name, site timezone, blog charset, blog admin color preference, Jetpack version, site title and description, and permalink settings.Additionally, for activity tracking (detailed below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

How we collect and use statistics data for site visitors

IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Please also see Data Visibility and Rentention information for this feature.

How we track statistics activity for site owners / users

We track when, and by which user, the feature is activated and deactivated. We also track when, and which, configuration settings are modified (and by which user).If the user viewing the stats explicitly requests to view them without Javascript turned on, we will set a cookie to remember preference.

We also track stats page views in your dashboard.

Additionally, if the site’s settings are configured to record events for logged-in users of the site, the following events will also be recorded: post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search terms, and country.

How we track statistics activity for visitors

Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file we use for Stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.).

Statistics Data synced for site owners / users

We sync options that identify whether or not the feature is activated and how its available settings are configured.

Statistics Data synced for visitors

None.

Statistics Data Visibility and Retention

Any piece of data explicitly identifying a specific user (IP address, WordPress.com ID, WordPress.com username, etc.) is not visible to the site owner when using this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post.

Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used only for the purpose of powering this feature.