It was our intention, when we designed BlackPages.co.za, to make it easy to share information with your business partners and businesses around you. We understand you may not want everyone to have the information you share on BlackPages.co.za; that is why we give you control of your information.
The Information We Collect
When you visit BlackPages.co.za you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Website use information collected by us as you interact with our Website.
When you register with BlackPages.co.za, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, your address and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.
When you enter BlackPages.co.za, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all BlackPages.co.za visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to BlackPages.co.za. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.
When you use BlackPages.co.za, you may set up your personal Profile, send messages, perform searches and queries and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalised features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your friend list. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend's email address. We will send your friend an email or instant message in your name inviting him or her to visit the site, and may send up to two reminders to them. BlackPages.co.za stores this information to send invitations and reminders and will be to your benefit if your invitation is accepted, as you will accumulate points that can be used to purchase advertising space on BlackPages.co.za.
BlackPages.co.za may also collect information about you from other sources in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalised experience.