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Christo's Privacy Policy  
Policy  
 Overview

 Christo.co.za (referred to herein as "Christo," "We," or "Us") is committed to maintaining the privacy of your information and to safeguard your privacy online. Please read the information below about our use of your Personal Information (defined below). This privacy policy, which is a part of our Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement, sets forth our practices regarding the collection and use of "Personal Information" from independent professionals who have registered with Christo. "Personal Information" means information that personally identifies you, including for example, your name, address, email address, work experience, range of payment for your services, references, skills and educational background, and in the future your credit card or other payment information. If you are a Hirer, "Personal Information" means information that personally identifies you, including for example, the name of your company, your name, your title, phone number, address, email address, a description of the Project you are posting including payment, range and skills desired, a description of the hiring organization and your credit card or other payment information. "The global Site" means the website located at URL www.christo.co.za.

 Questions, comments, or requests regarding this privacy policy should be directed to us as follows: Christo, P.O. Box 1395, Honeydew, 2040, South Africa, or by email at osirius@hotmail.com.

 Collection Of Information
 You provide certain Personal Information to us when you (a) register at christo.co.za and register your email address with us; (b) enter sweepstakes or contests sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) sign up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) send email messages, submit forms, use some of our on-line tools, or send other information. We may collect Personal Information from you at other points on our site that state that Personal Information is being collected.

 We do not wish to obtain Personal Information from individuals under the age of 18.

 Disclosure Of Information
 Unless we tell you otherwise, we do not give, sell or rent your Personal Information to any third parties without your approval. However, we may give, sell or rent aggregated (anonymous) information about our users generally. If you expressly indicate that you would like to receive information about products and services from third parties, we may disclose your name and email address to these parties. In addition, in order to provide you with certain features of the Web Site that will be provided by our third party partners in the future, we will need to disclose some of your Personal Information to these third party partners. You should note that Personal Information that you voluntarily disclose in any chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or news groups that are offered on the Web Site may be disclosed to and used by third parties.
 Use Of Information
 We use Personal Information, among other things, to anticipate and resolve problems with your service, to personalize your service, to investigate activity that may violate our Terms of Service, to analyse site traffic, and to develop and market services that may be of interest to you. In some instances, we use third party service providers to assist us in these activities; however, we require that these service providers maintain the confidentiality of your information. If you sign up for an email newsletter or other correspondence, we will send the email newsletter or correspondence to the address you provide us. We will use Personal Information about you to deliver information to you that targets your interests. However, unless you tell us otherwise, we will not use Personal Information collected from the Web Site to send unsolicited mailings to you.
 Third Party Sites
 This policy only addresses our activities from our servers. Other sites (including those third party sites or services which we co-brand) may have their own policies and practices, which we do not control, and thus are not addressed by this policy.
 Review And Removal Of Your Personally Identifiable Data
 If you provide us with Personal Information during your use of the Web Site, we will provide you with a way to review the information we have on file and either change or remove such data from your Profile. If you delete such information, it cannot be used by us or disclosed to third parties in the future. Users who register on christo.co.za will be given the opportunity to choose whether or not to receive email correspondence and newsletters from Christo at the time of registration. If you do not make a choice, you will automatically receive email correspondence and newsletters from Christo. All users may also cancel any subscription that may no longer be of interest at any time.

 We will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your information is removed from our records as quickly as possible. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you should understand that Personal Information previously disclosed by us to third parties before you delete or change such information in our database will be used according to such third parties' privacy policies.

 Cookies And Other Tracking Methods
 When you view our Web Site, we may store some information on your computer. Our servers automatically collect information about which pages you visit, your browser type, your IP address, your most-recently visited URL, your preferences, and in the future, we may save your password and other Personal Information so it doesn't need to be re-entered. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your computer hard drive, not on our site. Cookies do not spy on you or otherwise invade your privacy, and they cannot invade your hard drive and steal information. Rather, they help you navigate a website as easily as possible. Cookies can help us provide information that is targeted to your interests, and they allow us to better understand how you like to use our Web Site, which in turn helps us focus our resources on features that are the most popular. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly in that case. In some cases we may track or collect information about your use of our service by the numeric address assigned to the computer you are using (your IP address) or by the URLs that you come from or leave to. These methods allow us to resolve server problems or administer your service. Generally, we do not associate this information with any other Personal Information that you have provided to us. We may also automatically collect and store statistics and other information about you and your use of the Web Site both on an aggregate, non-personally identifiable basis and in a manner that may allow us to associate such information with other Personal Information about you.
 Security
 We use industry-standard methods to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access. Among other techniques, we store such information on a computer in a secure location, and we restrict the number of employees internally who can access such data. We are not responsible if some other third party gains access to the database by evading our security measures or otherwise obtains access to the database.
 Amendments
 Amendments to this policy will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted.
 Further Information
 We cannot ensure that your private communications and other Personal Information will not be disclosed to third parties. By way of example, without limiting the foregoing, we may be forced to disclose information to the government under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or we might disclose your information to other sites as part of offering additional functionality to you. Additionally, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your Personal Information to private entities, law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate. Therefore, we do not promise that your Personal Information or private communications will remain private.

 You acknowledge that this privacy policy is part of our Terms and Conditions of Use and you agree to be bound by all of its terms and conditions.

 Disclaimer
 Christo and his contributors accept no responsibility or liability for articles or extracts which have not been attributed to their rightful author/publisher, or incorrect bibliographies. However, if such a matter arises and is brought to our attention, we will make every possible effort to remedy the situation, and if no satisfactory solution can be found, the article will be removed.

 We accept reader contributions in good faith.

 We also accept no responsibility or liability for the accuracy of any of the information listed. Content 'accuracy' is a very hard thing to define. However if an article has been published that contains information that could be dangerous or life threatening (as notified to us by a professional body governing that area of expertise) we will consider removing it.

 The opinions expressed in the articles are not necessarily those of the Site Owner.

 If a typographical error has been made in your listing, especially any affecting your contact details, please notify us as soon as possible for rectification.

 

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Last updated on Saturday, 19 February 2011.
Site creation date: 23 December 1998.