Privacy and Cookie Policy

University of Venda Privacy and Cookie Policy

Welcome to our privacy, cookie & terms of use policy

WHO WE ARE

The University of Venda, situated in Thohoyandou in the scenic Vhembe district of the Limpopo Province of South Africa was established in 1982. The university has ever experienced tremendous growth and change. From its early years, staff members were drawn from various backgrounds in South Africa but by 1994 staff members were increasingly recruited from other African countries and overseas.

For the rest of this policy, we will mostly refer to ourselves as, “Univen”.

Physical Address: University Road, Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province, 0950

Postal Address: Private Bag x5050, Thohoyandou, Limpopo Province, 0950

GPS Coordinates: Latitude -22,9757 / Longitude 30,4444

Telephone: +27 15 962 8000, Email: info@univen.ac.za

If you have any question or concern about any of our websites and would prefer to email us, you can send that email to webmaster@univen.ac.za. We would love to hear from you.

THIS PRIVACY, COOKIE AND TERMS OF USE POLICY AND ITS EFFECT ON THE WEBSITES WE OPERATE
This Privacy Policy applies to all of the websites on which this privacy policy can be found. That includes, but isn’t limited to, univen.ac.za and any subdomains of univen.ac.za. A few examples are celcatits.univen.ac.za, integrator.univen.ac.za and myuniven-moodle.univen.ac.za. We also operate a few stand-alone websites such as uigc.co.za and univenfm.co.za. Again, we’ll post this policy on all of the websites that we operate on which this policy is meant to cover. If you’re reading it, it covers the site that you’re on.

It is Univen’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. We are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through any one of our websites.

We have adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

WEBSITE VISITORS
Like the vast majority of companies who have websites on the internet, Univen collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

Univen’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Univen’s visitors use our websites. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our sites.

We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blog posts and other areas of our sites. Univen only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

GATHERING OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Certain visitors to Univen’s websites choose to interact with Univen in ways that require Univen to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Univen gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. As one of many possible examples, users who request more information from Univen will be asked to complete a form to help us understand who you are, what you’re looking for and how we can best help you. Students, Staff and other users may be asked to register as a user on the site. In those cases, we do keep and store that information both for administering the sites themselves (e.g. logged in user info) and for marketing purposes.

SECURITY
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

ADVERTISEMENTS
We don’t typically run ads directly on our website, but if and when we do, those ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Univen and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

LINKS TO EXTERNAL SITES
Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

UNIVEN USES GOOGLE ADWORDS AND OTHER PLATFORMS FOR REMARKETING
univen.ac.za and other websites we operate use the remarketing services to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a task on our site, for example using the contact form to make an inquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or a site in the Google Display Network.

Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits. Of course, any data collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.

PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Univen discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Univen’s behalf or to provide services available at Univen’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Univen’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Univen will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Univen discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Univen believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Univen, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of https://www.univen.ac.za and have supplied your email address, Univen may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Univen.

COOKIES
To enrich and perfect your online experience, Univen uses “Cookies”, similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Univen uses cookies to help Univen identify and track visitors, their usage of https://www.univen.ac.za (and our other website), and their website access preferences. Univen visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Univen’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Univen’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to Univen’s use of cookies.

E-COMMERCE
Those who engage in financial transactions with Univen on our websites are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary, the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Univen collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Univen. Univen does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Univen may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Univen’s sole discretion. Univen encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at webmaster@univen.ac.za or by phone at 015 962 8621