1.1. Hortative Investments Private Limited (“Hortative Investments Private Limited/we/us/our”) is a Zimbabwean retailer of tiles, sanitary ware, and other related home-finishing products. The Group’s retail brands are Tile and Carpet Centre and Ceiling and Aluminum and Partitioning Solutions (C.A.A.P.S)
1.2.1. What Personal Information Hortative Investments Private Limited collects;
1.2.2. For what purpose Hortative Investments Private Limited collects Personal Information;
1.2.3. How Hortative Investments Private Limited collects Personal Information;
1.2.4. How long Hortative Investments Private Limited retains Personal Information; and
1.2.5. Your rights as a data subject.
2.1. Hortative Investments Private Limited has implemented the following approach concerning Personal Information:
2.1.1. To be transparent in its standard operating procedures that govern the collection and processing of Personal Information;
2.1.2. To comply with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements regarding the processing of Personal Information;
2.1.3. To collect Personal Information by lawful and transparent means and to process Personal Information in a manner compatible with the purpose for which they were collected;
2.1.4. To strive to keep personal Information accurate, complete and up-to-date and reliable for their intended use;
2.1.5. To develop reliable, safe and sustainable means of protecting the Personal Information of individuals whether physical or digitally so as to prevent leakage, loss, alteration or misuse of said information;
2.1.6. When consigning to outside entities for the protection of said information, Hortative Investments Private Limited will only select those with the ability to safeguard and manage the said information.
2.1.7. This policy will be made known to Hortative Investments Private Limited’s customers, employees or prospective employees, suppliers and service provider; and
2.1.8. Hortative Investments Private Limited will strive to continuously improve this policy and all other systems for the protection of Personal Information so as to adapt to a changing environment or according to legal needs.
- Personal Information Collected by Hortative Investments Private Limited
3.1. Personal information is defined as information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person, and where it is applicable, an identifiable, existing juristic person, including, but not limited to:
3.1.1. Information relating to the race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, national, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental health, well-being, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth of the person;
3.1.2. Information relating to the education or the medical, financial, criminal or employment history of a person;
3.1.3. Any identifying number, symbol, e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, location information, online identifier or other particular assignment to the person;
3.1.4. The fingerprints or other biometric information of the person;
3.1.5. The personal opinions, views or preferences of the person;
3.1.6. Correspondence sent by the person that is implicitly or explicitly of a private or confidential nature or further correspondence that would reveal the content of the original correspondence;
3.1.7. The view or opinions of another individual about the person; and
3.1.8. The name of the person if it appears with other Personal Information relating to the person or if the disclosure of the name itself would reveal information about the person.
3.2. Depending on the type of business we conduct with you or the relationship you have with us, we may process any of the types of Personal Information as defined above, although it will only be processed in so far as it is adequate, necessary, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purposes for which it is required.
- Purpose for Which Personal Information is Collected by Hortative Investments Private Limited
4.1. Primarily, we use your Personal Information to conduct business activities in order to conclude a contract or transaction with you and to carry out the obligations in terms of that contract or transaction.
4.2. The purpose for which we use your Personal Information is ultimately dependent on our relationship with you and will include amongst others:
4.2.1. When you are a customer:
18.104.22.168. identify you and conduct appropriate checks, audits and procedures;
22.214.171.124. marketing and promotions (including contacting you for such purposes);
126.96.36.199. administer and manage our products and services we offer to you;
188.8.131.52. address and resolve customer complaints;
184.108.40.206. participation in promotional competitions;
220.127.116.11. provision of access to Hortative Investments Private Limited’s premises; and
18.104.22.168. get a better understanding of you, your needs and how you interact with us, so we can engage in product and service research, development and business strategy including managing the delivery of our services and products via the ways we communicate with you.
4.2.2 When you are a supplier or service provider:
22.214.171.124. identify the company and conduct appropriate checks, audits, due diligence and procedures;
126.96.36.199. payment for the goods and/or services acquired and used;
188.8.131.52. communication in relation to the goods and/or services supplied;
184.108.40.206. review, compare and evaluate the goods and/or services supplied;
220.127.116.11. record keeping in accordance with the applicable legislation;
18.104.22.168. performance of the parties’ respective obligations under the applicable agreement for the supply of the goods and/or services.
4.2.3. When you are an employee or prospective employee:
22.214.171.124. identify you and conduct appropriate checks, audits and procedures;
126.96.36.199. payment of employment benefits and related deductions;
188.8.131.52. record keeping and reporting in accordance with the applicable legislation;
184.108.40.206. contacting purposes;
220.127.116.11. provision of access to Hortative Investments Private Limited’s premises;
18.104.22.168. review and evaluate your work experience and qualifications; and
22.214.171.124. recruitment purposes.
4.3. Further to above, we may use your Personal Information to:
4.3.1. pursue our legitimate interests such as to compile reports and statistical analysis;
4.3.2. comply with requests for information from any internal or external auditor, or any regulatory body;
4.3.3. provide you with information about our products and services from time to time via email, telephone or other means (see Marketing section below);
4.3.4. meet legal and regulatory requirements to which we may be subject;
4.3.5. use in connection with legal proceedings; and
4.3.6. assist with any criminal or similar investigation.
4.4. Hortative Investments Private Limited may share your Personal Information with the following third parties:
4.4.1. Those required in order to meet our transactional or contractual obligations to you (such as transporters for the delivery of goods purchased from us);
4.4.2. Hortative Investments Private Limited’s external auditors; and
4.4.3. Regulators, governments and law enforcement authorities.
4.5. Where Hortative Investments Private Limited shares your Personal Information with the above third parties, the latter will be obliged to use that personal information for the reasons and purposes it was disclosed for. To this end, we have agreements in place with these third parties to ensure this.
4.6. Your Personal Information may also for cloud storage purposes or through the use of any of our websites, be transferred or processed outside of Zimbabwe. Any disclosures of your Personal Information to third parties outside Zimbabwe are done in line with the requirements set out in prevailing laws governing Zimbabwe.
4.7. Unless you have consented, Hortative Investments Private Limited will not sell, exchange, transfer or otherwise make available any personal information about you to any other parties and you indemnify Hortative Investments Private Limited from any unintentional disclosure of such information to unauthorised persons.
4.8. You may refuse to provide us with your Personal Information in which case it is likely that we will not be able to meet our obligations to you or would have to terminate our relationship.
- How Hortative Investments Private Limited Collects Personal Information
5.1. Hortative Investments Private Limited collects Personal Information in the following manner:
5.1.1. Directly from you: We collect most Personal Information directly from you, for example capturing of details at point of sale and on applications for employment positions.
5.1.2. From third parties: Occasionally we will collect or process Personal Information obtained from third party sources or sources in the public domain, such as credit and fraud checks. We will inform you prior to conducting credit and fraud checks.
6.1. If you are a past or current customer, we may contact you from time to time to inform you of products or services similar to those you have purchased from us before. We may also provide you with other material including newsletters with appropriate content as a value-add customer experience.
6.2. We may share your Personal Information between companies in the Hortative Investments Private Limited group, so that they may offer you their products and services.
6.3. You may object to the above at any point by following the steps as set out in the direct marketing you receive or by contacting the relevant customer helpdesk.
- Retention Period of Personal Information
7.1. In accordance with POPIA, Hortative Investments Private Limited will keep your Personal Information on record for as long as:
7.1.1. It is legally obliged to do so;
7.1.2. A contract or agreement with you requires us to keep it;
7.1.3. You have consented to us keeping it;
7.1.4. We reasonably require it to achieve the purpose set out in the terms of transaction or contract with you;
7.1.5. We require it for legitimate business purposes; or
7.1.6. There is ongoing litigation, investigation or tax or other regulatory query relating to the Personal Information.
- Your Rights as a Data Subject
8.1. As a data subject you have a legal right in terms of the law to:
8.1.1. Request access to your Personal Information we hold;
8.1.2. Request correct and/or deletion of your Personal Information we hold;
8.1.3. Request the restriction of or object to the processing of your Personal Information we hold;
8.1.4. Withdraw your consent to the processing of your Personal Information;
8.1.5. Withdraw your consent to receiving marketing messages from us; and
8.1.6. Complain to the Information Regulator as set out below.
8.2. For further information on how to exercise these rights, please refer to our website on www.tileandcarpetcentre.co.zw
8.3. Important to note with regards to your rights is the following:
8.3.1. We will require adequate proof of identification from you prior to responding to you (which we will do within a reasonable time);
8.3.2. We will correct or delete information unless we are required or entitled to keep such information under applicable laws, in which case we will inform you.
8.3.3. If we believe information does not require correction, we will provide you with credible reasoning for such.
- Security Breaches
10.1. Hortative Investments Private Limited has implemented appropriate technical and structural security measures to protect Personal Information that is in its’ possession against accidental or illegal damage, loss, modification, unauthorised disclosure, or unauthorised access, in accordance with applicable laws. Despite these measures, you acknowledge that Personal Information may be accessed by an unauthorised third party (for e.g. as a result of criminal activity).
10.2. In the event of a data breach leading to the accidental or illegal damage, loss, modification, unauthorised disclosure or any unauthorised access to any Personal Information that has been transmitted, stored or otherwise processed by Hortative Investments Private Limited, the company has the relevant instruments and policies in place in order to cater for and assess the details relating to any such data breach in a prompt and efficient manner. Hortative Investments Private Limited will notify you of such data breach as soon as possible in accordance with prevailing laws of Zimbabwe.
10.3. As stated above, when we contract with third parties, we conclude agreements with them in terms of which we impose appropriate security, privacy and confidentiality obligations on them to ensure that personal information is kept secure.
10.4. Whilst we will do all things reasonably necessary to protect your rights of privacy, we cannot guarantee or accept any liability whatsoever for unauthorised or unlawful disclosures of your personal information, whilst in our possession, made by third parties who are not subject to our control, unless such disclosure is as a result of our gross negligence.
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