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Privacy Policy

Introduction to Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Village Gazette, where your privacy is paramount. This Privacy Policy outlines our practices and your choices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information when you use our website. Our commitment is to protect your privacy and ensure that your personal data is handled responsibly. We understand the importance of privacy, and this policy details how we comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), ensuring that we collect, use, process, and disclose your personal information in a lawful, fair, and transparent manner. This Privacy Policy applies to all users of our website,, and covers personal data that we collect both online and through other interactions with our community.

What Information We Collect

When you visit the Village Gazette, we collect various types of information to enhance your user experience and improve our services. This includes personal information such as your name, contact details, email address, and any other details you provide when registering on our site, subscribing to our newsletters, or participating in our services. Additionally, we collect non-personal information such as browser type, operating system, IP address, and other technical data that helps us analyze and optimize our website's performance. All personal information collected is provided by you voluntarily and is subject to this comprehensive Privacy Policy.

How We Use Your Information

The information collected from you is used to personalize your experience on our platform, provide the services you request, and communicate important information. This can include sending updates about local events, community news, or changes to our policies. We may also use your data to improve our website’s functionality, carry out administrative functions, and enhance overall service delivery. Your information is critical for us to innovate and provide a user experience that not only meets but surpasses your expectations. We assure you that our use of your personal data is limited to the purposes stated herein, and we take every possible measure to protect it.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Your personal data may be shared with third parties in certain circumstances. For example, we may disclose your information to service providers who assist us in our operations, such as IT support, email services, analytics, and marketing campaigns. However, these third parties are obliged by law to protect your information and use it only for the purposes for which they are contracted. It is our policy to never sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties without your explicit consent, unless required by law such as in compliance with warrants, court orders, or other legal processes.

Your Rights

Under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), you have specific rights concerning the personal information we hold about you. This includes the right to access and correct your personal data, the right to delete or restrict the use of your information, and the right to object to processing. To exercise these rights, please contact us at [email protected]. We strive to provide you with easy means to manage your information and maintain its accuracy. If you have any concerns about privacy at Village Gazette, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at our postal address: 1 Musgrave Rd, Berea, Durban, 4001, South Africa or via email at [email protected]. Your feedback is important to us as it helps improve our policies and the ways in which we protect your personal data. We are committed to maintaining transparency and fostering a trustful relationship with all users of our site.