Blackhill Solutions (Pty) Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “Blackhill”, “we”, “us” or “our”), are committed to respecting the privacy of your personal data and to providing you with the best possible service whilst still maintaining the integrity of any information you may share with us.
To demonstrate our commitment, Blackhill has created this Data Privacy and Security Policy in order to communicate its intent to provide effective processes for the appropriate handling of such private information and to comply with applicable legislation that governs the authentication, protection and disclosure of personal information. By engaging in an IT related hardware, software, services and/or solutions (“services and/or products”) capacity with Blackhill, you consent to the use of your personal identifiable information within the scope of the engagement practices described in this statement.
“You” and “Your” in these Terms refers to: (i) Your subscribing organization, (ii) you, an individual, and (iii) any other subscribing organization personnel engaging with Blackhill on the subscribing organization’s behalf. If you are engaging with Blackhill on behalf of a company, entity, or organization (collectively, a “subscribing organization”) then you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of that subscribing organization with the authority to bind such subscribing organization to this policy, and that you consent to this policy on behalf of such Subscribing Organization.
This policy governs any engagement and/or interaction between you and Blackhill. You acknowledge that you have read, understood, and expressly consent to be bound by the contents of this policy.

What constitutes personal information:

For purposes of this policy, personal information is any information that can be used to personally identify an individual, for example your name and surname, contact details, address and country of residence.

Types of Information that may be collected by Blackhill:

For the purpose of business communications, administration and transacting we may collect and use your personal identifiable information, for example:

• your name or your company name and details;
• your address or your company address;
• home/business telephone number;
• e-mail address;
• account details.

Due to the nature of the IT Services, solutions and/or products provided to you, we may collect information about your computer hardware and software. This data could be collected manually or automatically. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, software installations and referring Web site addresses.

This will enable us to:
• Respond to queries or requests submitted by you;
• Process orders placed by you or applications submitted by you;
• Provide you with the requested services and/or products;
• Resolve problems with goods and/or services previously supplied; and/or
• Create products and/or services that may meet your future requirements.

This information is used by us to build a current state technology overview of your environment in order to provide the most suitable technology solution or advisory service to you. Your personally identifiable information may be used to inform you of other products and/or services available from Blackhill. We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services and/or products provided or of potential new services and/products that may be offered.

How Blackhill collects personal information, We collect personal information directly from you in different ways and through various situations, which includes:
• when you place orders with Blackhill;
• when we respond to your requests and inquiries;
• when we communicate with you via telephone, email or in person;
• when we market our products, services and solutions to you;
• when you access and use our website.

The security of personal identifiable data:

Blackhill has implemented technology, policies and processes aimed at protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your personal information. We update and refine these measures on an on-going basis. However, Blackhill cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other web sites you may access using links from Blackhill web sites. We recommend that you check the policy of each web site you visit and that you contact that specific organization if you have any concerns or questions regarding their privacy policies and practices. Please be aware that internet communications are inherently not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may be routed through any number of countries before reaching our web site. Blackhill therefore assumes no responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever for the interception or loss of personal information beyond our control.

Disclosure of Personal Identifiable Information

Blackhill does not distribute, sell, rent or lease any of your personal information to third parties; unless it’s required to deliver the products or services requested by you. In addition, Blackhill will not sell your personal information to third parties unless you give us your specific permission to do so. For example, we may disclose your data to a credit card company to obtain payment for a purchase you initiated. It may also be necessary to pass on your data to a Distributor who will deliver the product on order. In addition, Blackhill may be obligated to disclose personal information to meet any legal or regulatory requirements of applicable laws or to adhere to any court orders. Blackhill may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you an email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Blackhill, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Blackhill may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. Blackhill does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Your consent and accessing your information Blackhill will collect, store, process, transmit or otherwise handle personal identifiable information only with the knowledge and consent of you as provided by you in this document and the applicable agreement(s) entered into by and between you and one or more affiliates of Blackhill.
Blackhill requires your consent to provide you with its services and/or products. Without your consent, Blackhill will not be able to provide you with its services and/or products. You have the right to update, correct or delete your personal information that has been previously provided to us at any time. You are under an obligation keep your personal information up to date and accurate. If you wish to access, update, correct or delete any of your personal information, please send a written request to: legal@blackhill.co.za.
Blackhill will assist you with your request timeously. Please be aware that we may require certain information and/or documentation from you for security purposes. Certain information will be retained in order to fulfil any obligations that we might have towards you.
You furthermore warrant that all information, personal identifiable information and personal data provided by you to Blackhill is true, correct and accurate and indemnify Blackhill from any liability, whether direct or indirect, howsoever arising, from its reliance on such information provided.

Amendments to this Data Privacy and Security Policy

Blackhill reserves the right to amend or modify this Data Privacy and Security Policy at any time in response to new privacy legislation.
Monitoring or recording of your calls, e-mails or SMS’s may take place for business purposes to the extent permitted by law, such as for example quality control, detecting fraud and training for the purposes of marketing and improving the products and/or services we provide you. However, in these situations, we will not disclose information that could be used to personally identify you.

Processing of Personal Identifiable Information

Blackhill will process your Personal Identifiable Information in accordance with the contents of this Policy. For any queries please send a written request to: legal@blackhill.co.za.