The Thorp Motor Group (“Thorp”) and all its associated companies are committed to respecting the privacy of your personal data. To demonstrate our commitment, Thorp has created this Security and Privacy Statement in order to communicate its intent to provide effective processes for the appropriate handling of such private information and to comply with applicable legislation that governs the authentication, protection and disclosure of personal information both in South Africa as well as for our EU visitors, by complying to the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
What types of information is Thorp collecting, and how do we do it?
You will be able to explore the majority of the Services offered on this web site without us collecting any identifiable information from you. For the purpose of business communications, administration and transacting we may collect and use personal information, for example: your name, address, telephone number, e-mail and/or account details. This will enable us to:
- Respond to queries or requests submitted by you;
- Process quotes or applications;
- Resolve problems with goods and services previously supplied; and/or
- Create products or services that may meet your future requirements.
- Thorp will collect, store, process, transmit or otherwise handle private information only with the knowledge and consent of you, our customer. Mostly, this is done by completing an online form.
We may store some information (commonly known as a “cookie” or “pixel” for Facebook users) on your computer when you visit our web site. This enables Thorp to recognise you during subsequent visits. The type of information gathered is non-personal (such as: the IP address of your computer, the date and time of your visit, which pages you browsed and whether the pages have been delivered successfully. Apart from merely establishing basic connectivity and communications, Thorp may also use this data in aggregate form to develop customised services – tailored to your individual interests and needs. Should you choose to do so, it is possible (depending on the browser you are using), to be prompted before accepting any cookies, or to prevent your browser from accepting any cookies at all. This will however cause certain features of the web site not to be accessible.
What about the security of my personal data?
Thorp have implemented technology, policies and processes aimed at protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your personal information. We will update and refine these measures on an ongoing basis. Please note that Thorp cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other web sites you may access using links from this website. We recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit and that you contact that specific organisation if you have any concerns or questions. Please be aware that Internet communications are inherently insecure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may be routed through any number of countries before reaching our web site. Thorp therefore assumes no responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever for the interception or loss of personal information beyond our control.
Will Thorp disclose any of my personal information?
Thorp does not distribute any of your personal information to third parties; unless it’s required to deliver the products or services requested by you. In addition, Thorp will not sell your personal information to third parties unless you give us your specific permission to do so. For example, we may disclose your data to am authorised financial institution to obtain eligibility for a purchase you initiated. It may also be necessary to pass on your data to a supplier who will deliver the product on order. In addition, Thorp may be obligated to disclose personal information to meet any legal or regulatory requirements of applicable laws.
Amendments to this Security and Privacy Statement
Thorp reserves the right to amend or modify this Security and Privacy statement at any time in response to new privacy legislation.
Monitoring and Law Requirements
Whilst your name and e-mail address which is supplied to us when enquiring on a product or service will not automatically be made available to the recipient, we nevertheless are able to trace your contact information, and such information will be made available to the authorities if required by law.
Monitoring or recording of your calls or e-mails may take place for business purposes to the extent permitted by law, such as for example quality control, detecting fraud and training for the purposes of marketing and improving the Services especially on calls. But this is strictly notified to you before the call has begun through an automated voice message. However, in these situations, we will not disclose information that could be used to personally identify you.