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This notice applies to everyone that visits our website. We may need to update this notice periodically, but we will let you know when we do. If you have any questions about this notice, please email us at deonvdw@nsa.edu.za

Cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy. You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website. Your consent applies to the following domains: nextstepac.com

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

We collect information when you contact us through our website

We only use your information to communicate with you about your message.

We have taken reasonable steps to minimise the impact of a breach

We recognise that we have a legal obligation to provide adequate protection for the personal information we hold and to stop unauthorized access and use of personal information. In line with this, we continually review our security controls and related processes to ensure that your personal information remains secure. We have reasonable security measures in place to protect your personal information. Our security measures are in place to protect your personal information from

  • loss
  • misuse
  • unauthorised access
  • being altered
  • being destroyed

We base our security measures on the sensitivity of the personal information that we hold.

 

We have taken reasonable steps to protect your information

No system is perfect, and we cannot guarantee that we will never experience a breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards, but we regularly monitor our systems for vulnerabilities. If something should happen, we have taken steps to minimise the threat to your privacy, and we will let you know if your personal information has been compromised. We will also let you know how you can help minimise the impact of the breach.

While our servers are protected, emails can still be intercepted. It is better not to share personal information with us in an email.  Rather, give us a call or complete our online contact forms.

 

Access to and updating of your information

You have the right to ask us for the personal information we have on record by contacting us through the contact details on our website. Similarly, you have the right to ask us to update, correct or delete your personal information. Let us know the information you require or would like changed, and include a copy of your ID document so we can confirm your identity, before we disclose, update, correct or delete your information.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the "Privacy & Cookie Policy" tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely. In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.