Effective as of 1 January 2021
any information we obtain through the Gerieflijk service (the “Service”).
We collect information when you:
We also collect information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the Service, and we own all rights to such information. We may also collect information about you from other outlets and mediums (like social media, in person events, etc.) and we may add that information to information you give us through the Service.
Information Collection – Anyone may browse the public-facing pages of the Service for free, but to become a registered user (a “User”), you must provide us with certain information to register. To register as a customer (a “Customer”), you must provide information, including your name, email address, phone number, province with postal code and also must create a username and password. You may also provide other optional information and if you are a Customer, you will be asked to take a style quiz so we can learn more about what you are looking for in an interior decorator or designer and to answer questions about the space you are seeking designs for, including colour and texture preferences, use and occupants of the space, and other personal preferences and information relevant to creating comprehensive designs. If you provide us with any photos, images, dimensions, room layouts, etc. we will collect that information as well.
Social Sign-On – If you are a Customer, you may register using a social network, such as Facebook or Pinterest. We collect information from the social network when you use your social media credentials to log into the Service. For example, when you log in with your Facebook credentials, we may collect the information you have made publicly available in Facebook, such as your name and profile picture. We may also obtain any other information you have authorized Facebook to share with third party applications. For example, if you authorize us to access your Pinterest account, we as Gerieflijk and your decorator(s) or designer(s) may access and collect the photos, images, or other content that you have pinned or saved there.
Referrals – If you provide us with contact information (including emails) of any friends we may contact those friends and say you have referred us to them. We may also receive information about you from your friends, if they provide us information about you. You should not give us any contact information for anyone unless you have their permission to do so. You may only provide us contact information for actual people you know who live in South Africa.
Using the Service – We collect information you post through the Service. For example, we collect any information you post when you interact with other Users during a design project (a “Project”), including any information you post. If you are a decorator (a “Decorator”) or designer (a “Designer”), the Service will also collect any information you add to your Profile, as well as any communications you have through the Service. As part of this, we will collect any interim or final design renderings, plans, or recommendations, which we shall own, and we may use (or share) for any purpose so long as we do not share it with any other information that can identify you personally as the source.
Making Payments – If you are a Customer, when you make payments through the Service, you may need to provide information to our third-party service providers, such as your credit card number and billing address and they may store that information.
Receiving Payments – If you are a Decorator or Designer, we will pay you via a third-party service provider, which may need to collect your bank account number, address, name and phone number.
Customer Support – We may collect information through your communications with our customer-support team.
Location Information from Your Mobile Device – We may collect and store your location information if you enable your mobile device to send it to us. Collection of this information may improve the provision of the Service.
We use information to:
In addition to the uses described above, we use your personal information in the following ways:
Internal and Service-Related Usage – We use information for internal and service-related purposes only and may provide it to third parties to allow us to facilitate the Service, these third parties may include marketing partners, furniture and goods suppliers, credit card processors, hosting providers and other third party vendors, partners or suppliers. We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve our services.
Communications – We may send email to the email address you provide to us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, or system maintenance.
Marketing – We may use information (including your email) to provide online advertising on the Service and to facilitate transmittal of information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you. This may be information about our products and services or third-party products and services
Aggregate Data – We may anonymise and aggregate data collected through the Service and use or share it for any purpose, including for marketing purposes.
We may share your information:
We do not rent, sell, or share personally identifiable information about you with unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes, unless you have opted into such sharing. We may allow access to other data collected by the Service to enable the delivery of online advertising on this website, or otherwise facilitate transmittal of information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you.
We Use Vendors and Service Providers – We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of the Service. For example, if you purchase something through our Service, we will share your information with the supplier and their shipping and fulfilment partners. We will also share your information with our credit card processors.
We have Partners – We may share any information we receive with any entities with whom we have partnered with to provide you the Service.
Displaying to and Sharing with Other Users – The content you post to the Service may be displayed on the Service and may be seen by the Customers, Decorators or Designers (as applicable) with whom you work, as well as others. All visitors of the Service, whether registered or not, may be able to see some information about you, such as your full name and picture if you are a Decorator or Designer. Customers may also be able to see each Decorator’s and Designer’s location, user rating, the number of Projects such Designer has conducted, specialties and photos of the Designer’s work. If you are a Customer, Decorators and Designers will be able to see your name, location and personal information, gender and the information you share about your design needs. We are not responsible for privacy practices of the other Users who will view and use any posted information.
Social Networking and Other Websites – The Service may allow you to share information with social networking websites, such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn. We do not share your personally identifiable information with them unless you direct the Service to share it. Their use of the information will be governed by their privacy policies, and you may be able to modify your privacy settings on their websites.
Marketing – We do not rent, sell, or share personally identifiable about you with unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes, unless you have opted into such sharing. We may allow access to other data collected by the Service to enable the delivery of online advertising on this website, or otherwise facilitate transmittal of information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you.
As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures – We may access, preserve, and disclose your information if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect yours’, ours’ or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers – If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract. If another company acquires our company or our assets, that company will possess the information collected by it and us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your information collected by us as described in this policy. We may also otherwise disclose your information with your permission.
By using the Service or providing information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Service. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Service or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Access & Control Your Personal Data
You have the following data protection rights:
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at email@example.com We will respond to your request to change, correct, or delete your information within a reasonable timeframe and notify you of the action we have taken.
To Unsubscribe From Our Communications
You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our emails, updating your communication preferences, or by sending us email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated – 1 January 2021