Absolute Hosting POPI Statement

Absolute Hosting (PTY) LTD is a privately owned Company (hereafter referred to as Absolute Hosting)

In accordance with the Protection of Personal information Act, 2013 (POPI), this policy explains how Absolute Hosting will deal with your personal and business data.

The term “Third Parties” is used in this statement to include, but not be limited to, customers, operators, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, joint ventures, suppliers, and parties that provide products, goods, equipment, systems, and services, such as information technology.

As defined in Section 1 of Chapter 1 of POPIA, “personal information” means any information or set of information that identifies a person and is collected, processed, or retained by or on behalf of Absolute Hosting.

Customer personal information processing.

In accordance with POPIA, Absolute Hosting may process customer personal information on its systems, provided:
1. Consent is provided by customers.
2. It is necessary to carry out action for the conclusion or performance of a contract to which the customer is a party.
3. In compliance with a legal requirement imposed on Absolute Hosting.
4. To protect the legitimate interests of a customer.
5. If necessary to pursue the legitimate interests of Absolute Hosting
6. A Third Party to whom information is supplied.

Distribution of personal information to Third Parties.

Absolute Hosting may provide access to or transfer any personal information to Third Parties where it is necessary in the course of and for the purpose of giving effect to Absolute Hosting business activities with its customers, in accordance with that expressed above and in accordance with Absolute Hosting terms and conditions, or as otherwise required by law.

As part of its obligations under this policy, Absolute Hosting undertakes to take reasonable steps to ensure that all personal information of its customers provided to third parties is handled confidentially and according to applicable laws.

As required by law, Absolute Hosting shall not provide personal information to third parties in jurisdictions other than those involved in enforcing and complying with applicable laws, policies, or agreements regarding privacy, data security, and confidentiality of personal information.

Upon obtaining the necessary permissions, Absolute Hosting may disclose the personal information of customer accounts to third-party service providers whose products or services customers elect to use, or it is in terms of the conclusion and/or performance of a contract between Absolute Hosting and the customer, or there is any other justification for the disclosure and processing. Absolute Hosting will have agreements in place that will ensure that such third-parties will abide by confidentiality and privacy conditions.

Absolute Hosting intends to enter into agreements with relevant third parties to ensure a mutual understanding relating to the protection of personal information. These third parties will be required to comply with the same or substantially similar regulations that Absolute Hosting does.

Third-Party receipt of personal information.

The provision of hosting services to Third Parties by Absolute Hosting requires Absolute Hosting to collect Third Parties’ Personal Information from time to time. In accordance with its terms and conditions and in compliance with legislative requirements, Absolute Hosting will process the personal information it receives from customers on behalf of those subjects.

In keeping with the terms of POPIA, Absolute Hosting will adhere to its responsibilities when Processing or storing (as a hosting service provider) personal information of third parties.

Absolutely Hosting, as a Third Party, will comply with all the obligations outlined in POPI.

For more information, please see our terms and conditions on our website or contact our support desk for further details.

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