Privacy Policy

This is the main privacy policy for dailycement.com and for certain services provided through these, by GTR Media.

At Daily Cement we collect different types of information about our users for four main reasons:

  1. To provide personalised services unique to individual users.
  2. To help us to monitor and improve the services we offer.
  3. To sell advertising space on the site. This helps us to keep some of the content on the website free for people who visit it.
  4. If we have permission from the user, or where otherwise allowed by law, to market services to them.

There may be other privacy policies that apply to certain services we provide. Please read these when you register or subscribe to these services on our site.

Please see below more information.

  1. Our principles
  2. Registration
  3. Updating your personal information
  4. Use of Cookies
  5. About our advertising
  6. Changes to the privacy policy

Our principles

1 We do our very best to protect your privacy by using security technology appropriately. This means:

  • we make sure that we have appropriate security measures to protect your information; and
  • we make sure that when we ask another organisation to provide a service for us, they have appropriate security measures.

2 We will respect your privacy. You should receive marketing (whether by email, post, SMS or telephone) only from us. We will make sure it is clear when you can make these choices, for example, we have boxes you need to tick if you want to receive marketing and you can change your preferences if you no longer want to receive it. However, we may email you occasionally with information or questions about your registration, your subscription account or postings, for example, with reminders, warnings or copyright requests.

  1. We will collect and use individual user details only if we have your permission or we have sensible business reasons for doing so, such as collecting enough information to manage subscriptions.

4 We will be clear in our dealings with you as to what information about you we will collect and how we will use it.

5 We will use personal information only for the purposes for which it was originally collected, and we will make sure we delete it securely.

  1. If we or our service providers transfer any information out of the European Economic Area (EEA), it will only be done with the relevant protection (stated under UK law) being in place.

How we use your information

What information do we collect?

We collect information on you:

  • when you register or become a member of the Daily Cement
  • when you use the website
  • through cookies, and
  • when you enter sales promotions and competitions.

Certain services that we provide may involve us collecting extra information (Premium Membership, for example), such as where you are, so the service can be provided as designed. This may also apply to certain apps that you download, or which we provide.

Registration

The minimum information we need to register you is your name, email address and password. We do not have access to your password at any time. We will ask you more questions for different services, including sales promotions. Unless we say otherwise, you must answer all the registration questions.

We may also ask some other, voluntary questions during registration for certain services (for example, professional networks) so we can gain a clearer understanding of who you are. This also allows us to personalize services for you.

After you have registered, and with your permission, we may send you emails we think may interest you. Newsletters may be personalized based on what you have been reading on dailycement.com. At any time, you can decide not to receive these emails and will be able to ‘unsubscribe’.

Updating your personal information

Who we share data with

Depending on where you live, your personal information may be shared with the Daily Cement company that is based in South Africa.

We will not share your personal information with others for marketing purposes unless you have given us your permission. If we have your permission, we will share your information only with other organizations we have chosen carefully.

We may make other organizations’ services available, through our sites, although we are not necessarily operating these sites. We process any information which we collect when you access a service provided by another organization under this privacy policy. The information these other organizations collect is governed by their own privacy policies.

We can access and release personal information to keep to relevant laws and government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both us and our users.

Any other organizations who access your information by providing services on our behalf will be governed by strict contractual restrictions to make sure that they protect your information and keep to data-protection and privacy laws which apply. We may also independently audit these service providers to make sure that they meet our standards. We may use service providers to help us run these sites (or services available on the sites), some of whom may be based outside the EEA.

Some of our web pages use plug-ins from other organizations (such as the ‘Facebook Recommend’ function). These other organizations may use information about your visit to our websites on their pages. If you browse these pages while still also logged in to your account with us, the information they collect may be connected to your account on their site. For more information on how these organizations use information, please read their privacy policies.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies for several reasons.

1 For statistical purposes to track how many users we have and how often they visit our websites. We collect information listing which of our pages are most frequently visited, and by which types of users and from which countries.

2 We use other organizations to collect anonymous user information, sometimes through cookies and web beacons, (information embedded in images which allow them to analyze how the website is being used and the number of visitors). For example, our website uses Active Campaign CRM Management software that allows us to see what pages you have visited, what news you are interested in so we can personalize your content. You can read more about Active Campaign here:  https://www.activecampaign.com/gdpr-updates/.

3 We and other advertisers may use statistical cookies to track who has seen an advert and clicked on it. You can find more information on this in the online behavioral advertising section of this privacy policy.

4 Placing cookies on your computer means we can show you adverts that you might be interested in and allows us to control the number of times you see them and measure how effective the ad campaign has been. Advertising helps us to keep the site free for you to use.

5 We or other companies may use cookies to suggest and deliver content which we believe may interest you.

By using the sites you are agreeing to the use of cookies as described.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our sites for anonymous reporting of site usage and for advertising on the site. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behavior on our site please use this link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/)

About our advertising

Advertising

Our sites contain links to other websites from which we may earn revenue. Our articles are never influenced by advertisers or affiliates, nor are they written for promoting a product, except when clearly branded as a ‘sponsored by’, ‘brought to you by’ or ‘supported by’ ‘Supported by’, ‘Paid content/paid for by’ or ‘Advertiser content’/from our advertisers’ to represent sponsored content, advertisement features and foundation-funded features respectively.

Changes to the privacy policy

Should we elect to change our privacy policy we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email all our registered users with the new details. Where required by law, will we obtain your consent to make these changes.

How to contact us

GTR Media is a private company registered in South Africa on August 17, 2015. Registration number: 2015/286556 / 07. Address: Potchefstroom, South Africa.

General Information & GDPR: info@dailycement.com
Editorial Contact: editorial@dailycement.com
Sales & Marketing: anna@dailycement.com
Subscription & Advertising: sales@dailycement.com
Phone number: +27 110 835 529