PRIVACY POLICY


(Effective as of November 20th, 2012)

Savant cares about your privacy. We collect user information in an effort to improve your online experience, to support your ability to access and edit your payment information, and to communicate with you about our products, services and promotions. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. As described in this policy, we do, however, share your information with third parties that provide services on our behalf or with whom we have partnered to offer a particular product or service. This policy describes the information we collect about you, why we collect it, how we use it and when we share it with third parties. Our policy also describes the choices you can make about how we collect and use your information. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, you can always contact Savant here:

Email: smarthomes@savant.co.za

Call us: +27 31 708 1222

If our privacy policy changes, we will post an updated version on our website. The policy revision date will be posted at the top of the page. You may exercise your choices about how we collect your information at any time.

What kind of information does Savant collect about me?

We collect information you voluntarily submit to Savant, for example:

- Identifying information such as your name and email address
- Security information such as your username, password, and acceptance of policies, licenses and warranties
- Contact information such as your company name, mailing address and phone number
- Billing information such as credit card, expiration date, billing address and account history, if you are an Authorized
- Savant Dealer Savant user type, such as Consumer, Dealer, etc.
- Queries to Customer Service and Technical Support
- Site behavior such as pages visited, downloads, or searches requested
- Browser information such as browser version, IP address, and the presence of various plug-ins and tools

While we may possess social security numbers of our employees, consultants and contractors, we do not collect social security numbers of website users

How do you use my information?

Savant collects information from you when you voluntarily submit that information to Savant, including, for example: registering on our websites, placing an order, subscribing to services, participating in one of our surveys, contests or promotions, attending a company seminar, training session or trade show booth, requesting literature, or contacting the company for technical or customer support. After you have registered your email address on our websites and if you have clicked "Remember Me" or signed in to the sites, Savant may collect site behavior and browser information as you navigate through the site. We may use this information to improve the site, tailor information to you, and/or to direct pertinent marketing promotions to you.

Does Savant share my information with third parties?

Savant employs third party vendors, service providers and suppliers to perform various functions on our behalf. Third-party services may include, but are not limited to: customer information management; processing credit card or check card payments analyzing data; developing, hosting and maintaining our websites and databases; or to communicate with our customers about Savant. We do not authorize any of these service providers to make any other use of your information or to contact you outside the context of these services. In the unlikely event of a sale of some or all of our business, Savant will disclose your personal information to a purchaser that agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of this privacy policy.

How do I access my information?

How do I change or delete my information? Your information can be accessed and edited by contacting us using the contact information below: smarthomes@savant.co.za

How does Savant protect kids' privacy?

The Savant site is generally not intended for use by children. We do not knowingly sell or market to, solicit information from, or sell products or services for purchases to people under 18. If you are a parent of a child under the age of 18 and your child has used our websites, you may contact us using the contact information below and we will delete any personal information about your child as soon as reasonably possible.
smarthomes@savant.co.za

What are cookies? How does Savant use cookies on its site?

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us through cookies. A cookie is a small data file written to a user's hard drive. Like many websites, we use cookies, and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses savantsystems.co.za. This enables Savant to provide you with a personalized experience at savantsystems.co.za and helps save you time when you are on the site.

How do I know if my subscription information is secure?

Savant utilizes security measures to protect the customer information we collect. We have implemented physical, technological and organizational procedures designed to protect the integrity and security, and to ensure the appropriate use, of your personal information collected or used by Savant.

What about links to other websites and services?

The Savant site may contain links to other sites. Savant does not control the privacy practices of those websites. You should review any privacy policies applicable to those websites before providing any personal information. Savant is not responsible for the content or practices of any linked websites, and we provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.

Can Savant change this privacy policy?

Yes, Savant can change this privacy policy at any time without notice. However, if our privacy policy changes, we will post an updated version on our website. The policy revision date will be posted at the top of the page.

Social Security Number Protection

With respect to employees, consultants and contractors or other persons for whom we possess Social Security number information, we take your privacy seriously. As a result, we have adopted the following policies and procedures to protect the confidentiality of the Social Security numbers in our possession, to limit access to the Social Security numbers, and to prohibit the unlawful disclosure of the Social Security numbers:

- Intentionally communicating or otherwise making available to the general public an individual's Social Security number is strictly prohibited.
- Printing anyone's Social Security number on a card that the person or entity must use to access the person or entity's products or services is strictly prohibited.
- Requiring anyone to transmit his or her Social Security number over an unsecured or unencrypted connection to the Internet is strictly prohibited.
- Requiring anyone to use his or her Social Security number to access the Internet, without also requiring a password or unique personal identification number or other authentication for access, is strictly prohibited.
- Access to Social Security numbers is strictly limited to employees with a business need to access such information. These employees may not disseminate Social Security numbers to any other employee or to any third party, except to fulfill a necessary business function of [COMPANY], to further an authorized transaction or to comply with a court order, service of process, or other applicable legal requirement.
- Paper documents containing Social Security numbers must be destroyed prior to disposal. To the extent any paper document containing a Social Security number is disseminated to a Savant employee who does not regularly receive such information or to any third party (in accordance with the restrictions above), it must be transmitted with written instructions to the recipient to destroy the document prior to disposal.

Any violation of this policy, whether intentional or not, must be immediately brought to the attention of Savant management for necessary corrective action up to and including termination of employment.