Privacy Policy
 

Latest Sightings is a social media company based in South Africa that, amongst other activities, gathers and shares wildlife Videos and / or Media received from members of the public. If you like interacting with like-minded wildlife enthusiasts, then this is the portal to explore your passion for wildlife.

 

This Privacy Policy describes how Latest Sightings – the Provider (“we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of our users (“user” or “you”). This Privacy Policy explains we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit Latest Sightings website and mobile application, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”). Please read this privacy policy carefully.  If you do not agree with the terms of this privacy policy, please do not access the site. 

 

Although we acknowledge that a 100% secure online environment is unattainable, we are committed to taking reasonable security measures to safeguard the content of its website.

 

  1. Privacy Policy Updates

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

 

You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Services after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted.  

 

  1. Definitions and Interpretations

  • “All platforms” means a video is accepted and posted on all our social media platforms including but not limited to YouTube, Facebook, and third-parties platforms. 

  • “Applicable Laws” means, applicable information protection and other laws, rules and/or other regulations of general application, relevant to the treatment or Processing of Information, from time to time;

  • “Member” means a person who has registered on the Website or on an Application and in respect of whom an account has been created, for so long as that account remains active;

  • “Monetize” means all activities undertaken by us (or by our clients, licencees, agents, partners and other third parties authorised by us), which are aimed at promoting or generating revenue from your Video and / or Media , which includes, without limitation, licensing, hiring, using, distributing, reproducing, transmitting, storing, publicly performing, making available online or otherwise, communicating to the public;

  • “Provider” means Latest Sightings (Pty) Ltd;(Registration Number 2013/110065/07), trading as Latest Sightings;

  • “Services” collectively means the collection of web pages (documents that are accessed through the internet), located at the domain name latestsightings.com and any other Applications which may be offered by us from time to time;

  • “Site” means textual, visual or aural content that is encountered as part of the User experience the website, including textual, visual or aural content encountered by the User from mobile applications;

  • “User” means any person who accesses and/or uses the Services, whether as a Visitor or a Member;

  • “Visitor” means any person who is not a registered Member of the Provider but who browses the Services;

 

  1. Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

3.1 Information we need to collect

While using our Services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information that will be used to contact and identify you. We collect personal information about you when you use the Services. Without it, we may not be able to provide you with all services requested. This information includes: first name, last name, email address, phone number, banking details, and usage data. 

 

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. 

 

3.2 Information automatically collected

When you use our Services, we automatically collect personal information. This information may include:

  • Geo-location Information - Such as precise or approximate location determined from your IP address or mobile device’s GPS depending on your device settings. We may also collect this information when you’re not using the Services if you enable this through your settings or device permissions.

  • Usage Information - Such as the pages or content you view through our Services. 

  • Log Data and Device Information - Such as details about how you’ve used our Services (including if you clicked on links to third party applications), IP address, access dates and times, hardware and software information, device information, device event information, unique identifiers, crash data, and cookie data. We may collect this information even if you haven’t become a Member of our Services.

  • Payment Transaction Information - Such as payment instrument used, date and time, payment amount, PayPal email address, your address and other related transaction details.

 

  1. Use of your Personal Data

We may use Personal Data for the following purposes: 

  1. To provide, operate and maintain our Services.

  2. To manage your requests: we may use your information to attend and manage to your requests to us. 

  3. To manage your account: to manage your registration as a User of the Services. The personal data you provide can give you access to different functionalities of the Services that are available to you as a User.

  4. To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support – in terms of password resets or reservation enquiries.

  5. To be able to contact our Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages about services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.

  6. We does not sell or rent personal information about the User (such as name, address, email address, telephone or fax number) to third parties. We does, however, reserve the right to disclose aggregated information regarding its Users and usage of the Services (such as User demographics and traffic patterns) to, amongst others, advertisers and suppliers.

  7. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations, we may disclose personal information in response to a specific request by a law enforcement agency, subpoena, court order, or as required by law.

 

Film and Earn Program

  1. If any video posted on our social media platforms for monetization purposes and earns more than R500, we will require private banking details of the contributor in order to pay the contributor their share of the earnings. 

  2. Any content posted by Users on any of our active social media platforms means that the User is giving us permission to license the intellectual property of such content and redistribute it across our platforms as well as sell it to interested third parties.

 

Should we accept the video for all platforms and monetization strategies: we will be appointed as your sole and exclusive agent with exclusive license to the footage. We have the right to delegate our mandate under our agreement by appointing and/or sub-licensing third parties to Monetize the Video and / or Media on our behalf, both the appointment as agent and the grant of the license being on a worldwide basis, to do all such things as may in our discretion be necessary to Monetize the Video and / or Media. Videos accepted for Facebook and compilations we will be appointed as your non-exclusive agent and you will grant us a non-exclusive license, we will do all such things in our discretion be necessary to Monetize the Video and / or Media.

 

  1. Correction of Personal Information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us on +27 10 900 4285 or email us at contact@latestsightings.com

 

  1. Disclaimer and Liability

In no event shall we, its lawful agents and representatives referred to in the Services, or suppliers be liable for any damages of whatsoever nature, whether for bodily, moral or material injury (including, without limiting, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages, loss of profits, expenses, costs, damage resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the Services, whether based on warranty, contractual or extra contractual liability, any other legal matters, and whether or not we, its lawful agents, employees and representatives are advised of the possibility of such damages.