EarthPLAN (www.earthplan.net, www.earthplan.io and www.earthplan.co.za) appreciates your business and trust. We are a Malta (EU) and Johannesburg (South Africa) based company that provides advisory services in the environmental and business consulting sphere. Our experience spans more than 20 years, predominantly in the Minerals & mining (including Oil & Gas), Construction, Agricultural and Forestry sectors.
Personal Data we collect and why:
2. DATA COLLECTED
Collection of personal information in order to deliver our services, EarthPLAN needs to process the following categories of personal data.
· Personal Information: The type of information we collect may include: name; contact details including email address, address and telephone number; occupation and work experience; and any other information requested on this Site or otherwise requested by us or provided by you.
· Your use of our Site: As with most online businesses, we may log information about your access and use of our Site, including through the use of Internet cookies, your communications with our Site, the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
We collect personal information relating to you when you contact us through the contact forms on this website. This information may include your name, email and your phone number. We will only use this information to respond to your request. We will never use this information to market to you unless you have specifically requested us to reach out to you through the contact form.
Information submitted through the contact form on our site is sent to our company email, hosted by MWEB and GoDaddy (region depending). These providers adheres to the EU/US “Privacy Shield” policy. These submissions are only kept for customer service purposes they are never used for marketing purposes or shared with third parties.
We use Google Analytics on our site for anonymous reporting of site usage. So, no personalised data is stored. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behaviour on our website please use this link: Google Analytics Opt-out.
Cases for Using Personal Data
We use your personal information in the following cases
· Providing consultancy assistance;
· Sending updates to our users with important information to inform about news/changes;
· Customize the website to make your experience more personal and engaging;
· Guarantee overall performance and administrative functions run smoothly.
· To contact and communicate with you; and/or
· For market research and business development
3. EMBEDDED CONTENT
Pages on this site may include embedded content, like YouTube videos, for example. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you visited the other website.
Facebook & Instagram
We may use web beacons on this Site from time to time. Web beacons or clear .gifs are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behaviour and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page.
5. SECURITY MEASURES
We use the SSL/HTTPS protocol throughout our site. This encrypts our user communications with the servers so that personal identifiable information is not captured/hijacked by third parties without authorization.
In case of a data breach, system administrators will immediately take all needed steps to ensure system integrity, will contact affected users and will attempt to reset passwords if needed.
6. YOUR DATA RIGHTS
Your privacy is critically important to us. Going forward with the GDPR we aim to support the GDPR standard. EarthPLAN permits residents of the European Union to use its Service. Therefore, it is the intent of EarthPLAN to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation.
For more details please see here: EU GDPR Information Portal.
7. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
EarthPLAN may post links to third party websites on this website. These third-party websites are not screened for privacy or security compliance by EarthPLAN, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third-party websites.
All social media sharing links, either displayed as text links or social media icons do not connect you to any of the associated third parties, unless you explicitly click on them.
8. RELEASE OF YOUR DATA FOR LEGAL PURPOSES
At times it may become necessary or desirable to EarthPLAN, for legal purposes, to release your information in response to a request from a government agency or a private litigant. You agree that we may disclose your information to a third party where we believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. We may also proactively report you, and release your information to, third parties where we believe that it is prudent to do so for legal reasons, such as our belief that you have engaged in fraudulent activities. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants.
Any passing on of personal data for legal purposes will only be done in compliance with laws of the country you reside in.