Privacy policy

The Joburg Green Map commits to ensuring your privacy is protected.

This privacy policy describes what information is collected by the Joburg Green Map website and how it is used. This policy may be updated in future and you should check this page periodically to be kept up to date with changes. This policy is effective from 1 August 2012.

What personal information we collect

To make use of some of the features on the Joburg Green Map website such as signing up for the newsletter, commenting, applying to join the mapmaking team, and suggesting sites for the map, we require registration on the website.

We may collect the following information from you:

  • First Name and Surname
  • Location (the city, town or suburb in which you live)
  • Gender
  • Email address

The Joburg Green Map website uses a session cookie to control the display of the site. The cookie is stored on the user's computer. This is a feature of the content management system we use and no personally identifiable information (email address, name, etc.) is collected with the cookies that we set. Accepting cookies while on the Joburg Green Map website will not put the user at risk for marketing to other sites.

IP addresses are stored to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

What we do with the information we gather

We will not share, sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. We will not disclose your personal information unless we are required by law to do so.

We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners, sponsors, and donors for the purpose of fundraising and promotion.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter your details will be used to notify you of news, events or services that may be of interest to you. Your email address will never be shared with or sold to any third party.

You may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by logging in to your account on the website and deselecting the “Subscribe to the newsletter” checkbox. Alternatively email info@joburggreenmap.co.za to be removed from the mailing list.

Open Green Map

The Joburg Green Map website makes use of the Open Green Map platform provided by Green Map System. When interacting with the embedded interactive map on the Joburg Green Map website you are also using the Open Green Map website.
Open Green Map requires anyone posting comments, impacts, ratings, videos, photos, etc. to provide a screen name that is public and an email address and name that will be used for internal purposes only and will not be sold to or shared with any third parties.

Open Green Map’s Terms of Use (including privacy policy – section 12) can be viewed here.

Sitemakers

Individuals or organisations that would like to add multiple sites to the Joburg Green Map can register as a Sitemaker. This entails registration on the Open Green Map website and is subject to Open Green Map’s privacy policy and terms and conditions.
Except for the screen name which is public, the required name, email address, and other information will be used for Open Green Map internal purposes only and will not be sold to or shared with any third parties.

Open Green Map’s Terms of Use (including privacy policy – section 12) can be viewed here.

Links to other websites

The Joburg Green Map website contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not exercise any control over the other website.

We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such sites and so you should exercise caution and read through their privacy statements.

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