The Website generally Processes Personal Information with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, when you enter any competition, complete a survey, make a purchase or register for any portion of our services, you are asked to provide information such as your e-mail address, name or phone number ("Personal Information").
Our servers may also automatically Processes information about your computer when you visit the Website, including without limitation the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the Website that referred you, and your Internet Protocol address.
Only your email address, name and surname, contact details and such other information as we specify from time to time, constitutes compulsory information. All other information is optional. If you do not agree to share compulsory information with us, then you will not be able to make full use of the features that are offered to users. If you do not agree to share your optional information with us, then you might not be able to enjoy all of the features and functionality on the Website.
In the paragraph above, you agree and accept that there is certain compulsory information you must provide us with if you want to enjoy all of the features and functionality on the Website. If you decide not to provide us with such compulsory information, you agree that we may limit certain features and functionality on the Website.
The Personal Information we Process about you is used:
For example, we may use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice. We may also use the information to communicate with you about new features, products or services, and/or to improve the services that we offer by tailoring them to your needs. You may opt-out from receiving future promotional information from us or our affiliated companies, or direct that we not share your information with any affiliated companies.
We reserve the right to use the information we collect about your computer, which may at times be able to identify you, for any lawful business purpose, including without limitation to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information and to otherwise administer our Website.
While your Personal Information is protected as outlined above, we reserve the right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, de-identified data about our users as a group for any business purpose, such as analysing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners.
In addition, as our business changes, we may buy or sell various assets. In the event all or a portion of the assets owned or controlled by AutoZone, its parent or any subsidiary or affiliated entity are sold, assigned, transferred or acquired by another company, the information from and/or about our Website users may, subject to applicable law, be among the transferred assets.
A cookie is a piece of information that is deposited on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you use our computer server. The cookies enable us to recognise you and give us information about your previous visits. We learn which advertisements bring users to our Website. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter your settings to prevent automatic acceptance. If you choose not to accept cookies, this may disable some of the features of our Website. The information that we collect and may share with our advertisers is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your Personal Information.
Certain mobile service providers uniquely identify mobile devices and we or our third-party service providers may receive such device information if you access the Website through mobile devices. Certain features of our Website may require collection of mobile phone numbers, and we may associate that phone number to mobile device identification information. Additionally, some mobile phone service providers operate systems that pinpoint the physical location of devices that use their service. Depending on the provider, we or our third-party service providers may receive this information.
An embedded script is a programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Website, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
Information collected through passive means may be non-identifying or may be associated with you. If the latter, it will be treated as Personal Information.
If you send someone else a communication from the Website, such as sending Website content to a friend, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses etc.) is used to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly say otherwise. Please be aware that when you use any send-to-a-friend functionality on our Website, your e-mail address may be included in the communication sent to your friend.
Because no data transmission over the internet is completely secure, and no system of physical or electronic security is impenetrable, AutoZone cannot guarantee the security of the information you send to us or the security of our servers or databases, and by using the Website you agree, as far as the law allows, to assume all risk in connection with the Personal Information sent to us or collected by us when you use the Website. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you. If notification is required by law, we may notify you by e-mail, provided that we have your e-mail address.
In this paragraph, you acknowledge that you know and you accept that technology is not absolutely secure and there is a risk that your Personal Information will not be secure when Processed by means of technology. We do not promise that we can keep your Personal Information completely secure. You will not be able to take action against us if you suffer losses or damages in these circumstances.
We store your Personal Information:
From time to time, AutoZone and its service providers may need to transfer to and/or store your Personal Information on servers in a jurisdiction other than where it was collected, and we hereby notify you, and you acknowledge, that such jurisdiction may not have comparable data protection legislation.
If the jurisdiction to which Personal Information is transferred does not have laws which provide for the protection of Personal Information in a manner which is at least similar to the protections afforded under South African law, we will take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that your Personal Information is adequately protected in that jurisdiction.
Our Website may link to or contain links to other third party websites that we do not control or maintain. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party Website. We encourage you to note when you leave our Website and to read the privacy statements of all third party Websites before submitting any Personal Information.
We are not liable if you suffer losses or damages when visiting third party websites by following a link to that website from the Website. You accept that there may be risks when you use such third party websites, and you do so at your own risk.
All rights, including copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property rights embodied in any logos, text, images, video, audio or other material on this Website are owned by or licensed to us. All data and information communicated to or from the Website including its database also belongs solely to us or our licensors. You agree to sign all documents as we may reasonably require in order to assign any rights that you may acquire in the content of our Website. You agree also to waive any moral rights in such content. You are permitted to view, print or store electronically a copy of any information on our Website, including these Terms, solely for your personal, lawful, non-commercial use. Unauthorised use, reproduction, modification and/or distribution is strictly prohibited and constitutes an unlawful infringement of our intellectual property rights.
You will have a right to lodge a complaint to the Information Regulator ([email protected]) for any contravention of POPIA.