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: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any question or concern about any of our websites and would prefer to email us, you can send that email to email@example.com. We would love to hear from you.
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.
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.
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.
LINKS TO EXTERNAL SITES
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.
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.
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.
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.