The Legalities and How Tos
Last updated 2 July 2021
In light of the Protection of Personal Information Act, No. 4 of 2013 (POPIA) regulations coming into effect on 1 July 2021, we would like to assure you that protecting your personal information is one of our top priorities. MegaTech AI is committed to safeguarding the personal data of our users and collecting information that is required to operate the platforms/apps, service membership, manage user benefits and improve our offering in line with changing user needs.
The purpose of POPIA is to protect your right to privacy and to regulate how personal information is processed. Based on its conditions, upfront and proactive consent and compliance is essential.
In addition, MegaTech AI may be required to share your personal information with some of our suppliers, service providers and business partners to ensure seamless service delivery to you. Our service providers, suppliers and business partners have legal agreements with MegaTech AI by which they are legally bound to keep your personal information secure and confidential, and to exclusively use it for purposes which they have been contracted for.
POPIA empowers you to request that we correct or delete your personal information that is inaccurate, irrelevant, excessive, outdated, incomplete, misleading, or unlawfully obtained.
Your privacy and protection of your information is important to us. We do not sell, rent or provide your personal information to unauthorised entities or other third parties, for their independent use.
COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
MegaTech AI may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect via the Application depends on the content and materials you use, and includes:
Demographic and other personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) that you voluntarily give to us when choosing to participate in various activities related to the Application, such as chat, posting messages in comment sections or in our forums, liking posts, sending feedback, and responding to surveys. If you choose to share data about yourself via your profile, online chat, or other interactive areas of the Application, please be advised that all data you disclose in these areas is public and your data will be accessible to anyone who accesses the Application.
Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Application, such as your native actions that are integral to the Application, including liking, re-blogging, or replying to a post, as well as other interactions with the Application and other users via server log files.
Data from Social Networks
User information from social networking sites, such as [social media sites that your mobile app connects to], including your name, your social network username, location, gender, birth date, email address, profile picture, and public data for contacts, if you connect your account to such social networks. This information may also include the contact information of anyone you invite to use and/or join the Application.
MegaTech AI may request access or permission to and track location-based information from your mobile device, either continuously or while you are using the Application, to provide location-based services. If you wish to change our access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.
Mobile Device Access
MegaTech AI may request access or permission to certain features from your mobile device, including your mobile device’s [list all features that your app can connect to (eg. bluetooth)]. If you wish to change our access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings.
Mobile Device Data
Device information such as your mobile device ID number, model, and manufacturer, version of your operating system, phone number, country, location, and any other data you choose to provide.
MegaTech AI may request to send you push notifications regarding your account or the Application. If you wish to opt-out from receiving these types of communications, you may turn them off in your device’s settings.
Information from third parties, such as personal information or network friends, if you connect your account to the third party and grant the Application permission to access this information.
Data From Contests, Giveaways, and Surveys
Personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, MegaTech AI may use information collected about you via the Application to: [Choose from the options below, or add your own]
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
MegaTech AI may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
By Law or to Protect Rights
If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.
With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
Interactions with Other Users
If you interact with other users of the Application, those users may see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity, including sending invitations to other users, chatting with other users, liking posts, following blogs.
When you post comments, contributions or other content to the Applications, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Application in perpetuity
MegaTech AI may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Application. These companies may use information about your visits to the Application and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
MegaTech AI may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions of interest to you.
The Application may display a third-party-hosted “in-app advertising.” Such an in-app advertising allows third-party advertisers to offer virtual currency, gifts, or other items to users in return for acceptance and completion of an advertisement offer. Such an in-app advertising may appear in the Application and be displayed to you based on certain data, such as your geographic area or demographic information. When you click on an in-app advertising, you will leave the Application. A unique identifier, such as your user ID, will be shared with the in-app advertising provider in order to prevent fraud and properly credit your account.
Social Media Contacts
If you connect to the Application through a social network, your contacts on the social network will see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity.
Other Third Parties
MegaTech AI may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
Sale or Bankruptcy
We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly
Cookies and Web Beacons
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
MegaTech AI uses administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.
POLICY FOR CHILDREN
MegaTech AI does not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided (Social@megatechai.co.za).
CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION
You may at any time review or change the information in your account or terminate your account by: [Choosing from the options below]
Emails and Communications
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from u MegaTech AI, you may opt-out by: [Choose from the options below]
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
Right to Privacy – The South African constitution
Section 14 of the 1996 Constitution of the Republic of South Africa provides for an express, justiciable right to privacy. It states:
“Everyone has the right to privacy, which includes the right not to have –
(a) their person or home searched;
(b) their property searched;
(c) their possessions seized;
(d) the privacy of their communications infringed.”
This superseded section 13 of the interim Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act 200 of 1993 (“the interim Constitution”), which was framed in largely the same terms.
Section 10 of the Constitution also contains a right to human dignity: “Everyone has inherent dignity and the right to have their dignity respected and protected.”
The Constitution is the supreme law in South Africa (section 2), and the state is required to respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights (section 7(2)). It is binding on both state and non-state actors (section 8). All rights in the Bill of Rights can be limited by a law of general application, to the extent that the limitation is reasonable and justifiable in an open and democratic society (section 36). Certain statutes also compel organs of the state or other parties to protect private information obtained from the public, such as the National Health Act 61 of 2003; the National Credit Act 34 of 2005; the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008; the Electronic Communication and Transactions Act 25 of 2002; and the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000.