OUR WEBSITE TERMS AND HOW WE USE DATA
Swisher Post is an online entertainment and lifestyle news platform established by IWUW Publications (Pty) Ltd.
We are registered in South Africa under IWUW Publications (Pty) Ltd – registration number 2019/597681/07.
1. About the content on this site
The content on this website is ours and subject to our copyright, with the exception of external links (links to other websites).
This content is published for readers to be informed of current events taking place in South Africa.
Readers who enjoy our content are well within their rights to share our articles on social media.
Should you be interested in using our content for commercial purposes, please contact us at [email protected].
2. Rules to follow when interacting with our website
Follow these simple, straightforward rules and you won’t be hearing from our legal team.
- Do not plagiarise our content
- Do not use our name, logo, trademark and design, without our written consent
- Do not attempt to access the back-end of our website or our computer systems
- Do not tamper with security measures that protect our website
- Do not attempt to upload unauthorised content onto our website
- Do not use our information without properly crediting our writers
3. Discretionary notice
The opinions of our writers, contributors and advertisers found on our website and other affiliate platforms do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Swisher Post, IWUW Publications (Pty) Ltd or any of our affiliates.
4. Your personal data
5. Third-party websites
Swisher Post and any of our subsidiaries and partners do not accept responsibility for the quality, content, nature, or reliability of third-party websites we link in our content.
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you visit our site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device.
Additionally, as you browse the site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to us, and information about how you interact with the site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”
We collect Device Information using the following technologies:
- Cookies – are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
- Log files – track actions occurring on the site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps. Web beacons, tags and pixels – are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the site.
Additionally, when you sign up to receive push notifications or newsletters, we collect certain information from you, including your full name, email address and phone number. We refer to this information as “User Information.”
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We use the User Information that we collect generally to repurpose our content directly to your device of choice. Additionally, we use this User Information to:
- Communicate with you;
- Keep you updated with current affairs covered by our site; and
- Provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).
SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how our visitors use the site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page.
You can opt out of targeted advertising by visiting:
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal.
DO NOT TRACK
Please note that we do not alter our site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.
Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Africa, Canada and the United States.
We will maintain your User Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.
This site is intended for individuals of all ages. However, some of our content may contain graphic material. In instances such as these, we remind visitors to practice caution and viewers’ discretion is strongly advised.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected].