Privacy Policy

Privacy and Data Protection

 

Karoo respects your privacy and seeks to protect your personal data. The information Karoo holds on you and how it uses it depends on your relationship with Karoo, and on what service you use.

 

Karoo’s use of Personal Information

 

Karoo may collect and use your personal information to administer, support, improve and obtain feedback on its service and to detect and prevent faults, breaches of network security, the law or the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Karoo may also use this information to assess what Karoo services may be of interest to individuals and to personalise its service and marketing.

If you are a registered user, Karoo may contact you to obtain feedback on that service and any improvements that could be made to it.

Karoo does not provide users’ data to third parties.

 

Accessing Karoo via Third-party Portals

 

If Karoo is accessed via the permissible third-party portals such as Facebook, Disqus, or Twitter or Karoo has no liability whatsoever for any breach of personal information that may occur through these third parties. Registration data as is required by Karoo may be held by Karoo as if registration had occurred through Karoo.

 

Use of Cookies

 

Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on the Karoo site. Cookies are user-aids, for instance, by setting a cookie on the site, the user would not have to login via a Username and Password more than once, thereby saving time while using the service.  If a user rejects a cookie, they may not be able to use Karoo. Karoo will not use cookies to collect private information from any user.

 

Proprietary Rights in Content

 

Users acknowledge and agree that the service uses and contains proprietary and confidential technology and information owned by or licensed to Karoo, and protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws and international agreements. Users are not granted any right or license with respect to the trademarks of Karoo, or any third-party. Users further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or displayed, streamed, or otherwise made available through the service may be protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws and international agreements. All material posted on Karoo, including articles, opinion-pieces, debate arguments, comments, forums, profiles, pictures, and messages do not become the property of Karoo.

However, Karoo reserves the rights to use and apply any user-submitted content of any nature without seeking permission to do so. All normal right of attribution apply.

 

Disclaimer

 

Karoo provides an internet platform for public access and users. The nature of the of the platform is largely self-regulating. Karoo does not necessarily endorse any posts or comments submitted by users. Users make use of the service at their own volition and Karoo is not liable in any way whatsoever should the Privacy Policies and Terms of Use be transgressed by users.

Karoo reserves the right to de-register any user account should the need so arise, solely at the discretion of Karoo.