Privacy Policy

— Your privacy is critically important to us.

Who We Are

The Bright Beetle is an online store based in South Africa.

It is The Bright Beetle’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to https://www.thebrightbeetle.com (hereinafter, “us”, “we”, or “https://www.thebrightbeetle.com”). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.
This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and conditions posted on our Website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

– Website Visitors


Like most website operators, The Bright Beetle collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Bright Beetle’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Bright Beetle’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Bright Beetle may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Bright Beetle also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://www.thebrightbeetle.com blog posts. The Bright Beetle only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

– Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information


Certain visitors to The Bright Beetle’s websites choose to interact with The Bright Beetle in ways that require The Bright Beetle to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Bright Beetle gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at https://www.thebrightbeetle.com to provide a username and email address.

– Security


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

-Acceptance

Acceptance required. You must accept all the terms of this policy when you order any of our goods or order, register for, or use any of our services. If you do not agree with anything in this policy, then you may not order any of our goods or order, register for, or use any of our services.

You may not order any of our goods or order, register for, or use any of our services if you do not accept this policy.

Legal capacity

You may not access our website or order our goods or services if you are younger than 18 years old or do not have legal capacity to conclude legally binding contracts.

Deemed acceptance

By accepting this policy, you are deemed to have read, understood, accepted, and agreed to be bound by all of its terms.

Your obligations

You may only send us your own personal information or the information of another data subject where you have their permission to do so.

-Retention

We will only retain your personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes explicitly set out in this policy, unless:

retention of the record is required or authorized by law; or
you have consented to the retention of the record.
During the period of retention, we will continue to abide by our non-disclosure obligations and will not share or sell your personal information.

We may retain your personal information in physical or electronic records at our discretion.

We will only retain your personal information for as long as is necessary.

– Advertisements


Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by The Bright Beetle and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

– Links To External Sites
Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

– Https://www.thebrightbeetle.com uses Google AdWords for remarketing
Https://www.thebrightbeetle.com uses the re-marketing services to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.

– Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information


The Bright Beetle discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Bright Beetle’s behalf or to provide services available at The Bright Beetle’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Bright Beetle’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Bright Beetle will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Bright Beetle discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Bright Beetle believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Bright Beetle, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of https://www.thebrightbeetle.com and have supplied your email address, The Bright Beetle may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Bright Beetle and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Bright Beetle takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

– Aggregated Statistics


The Bright Beetle may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. The Bright Beetle may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Bright Beetle does not disclose your personally-identifying information.

– Cookies


To enrich and perfect your online experience, The Bright Beetle uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Bright Beetle uses cookies to help The Bright Beetle identify and track visitors, their usage of https://www.thebrightbeetle.com, and their website access preferences. The Bright Beetle visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Bright Beetle’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Bright Beetle’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to The Bright Beetle’s use of cookies.

– E-commerce


Those who engage in transactions with The Bright Beetle – by purchasing The Bright Beetle’s services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Bright Beetle collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Bright Beetle. The Bright Beetle does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Privacy Policy Changes


Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Bright Beetle may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Bright Beetle’s sole discretion. The Bright Beetle encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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