Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are a South African based Life Coaching and Counselling company based in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. Our website address is: http://continuousgrowth.co.za

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you complete the contact form on our website, a representative of the company will receive your name and surname, contact number, e-mail address, a subject and a message. We keep this information until we are asked to remove it by the individual in question or by any other third party company as per a court order.

The information collected in this contact form is not shared with any other third party company, organizations or persons. This information is also not used for marketing reasons.

There is also a form on the website to subscribe to our newsletter. Our newsletters are sent out through Mailchimp. Thus the information inserted into this form will be collected in a Mailchimp database. The information requested will be name, surname, birthday and e-mail address. You can read their privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. For more information on Google’s privacy policy, please visit their site.

This site makes use of Wordfence Security system. Wordfence does not collect any personal-, individually identifiable information about a user. As per their privacy policy, the only information they collect is: “This collection may include, but is not limited to: your domain name and host for Internet access, the Internet address of the site from which you came, the date and time of your access, your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, browser, and host, the date and time you access the Service and the pages you visit.” For more information refer to their privacy policy.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Data collected by Google Analytics will be kept for no longer than 14 months as per the predefined setting of the Google Analytics platform.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

This website is hosted by Afrihost. Afrihost does not collect any website users personal data. Only website owner’s data is collected/used in some way shape or form as specified in their privacy policy.

Your contact information

If you wish to contact the website owner regarding any privacy specific concerns, please use the following information:

E-mail address: info@continuousgrowth.co.za

Additional information

How we protect your data

Please note that all access-points to data collected through the contact form or comment form is protected by two-factor authentication. Only the website owner and the website developer (DecoDev) knows the information necessary to access this information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

This website makes use of a security platform called Wordfence security which prohibits suspicious activity or entrance into the data collected by the contact form or comment form. Wordfence retains a list of malware related IP Addresses to identify possible threat entries to the website and they also check any related code or software to the website for any possible security threats/entry-points.