Who we are
Our website address is: https://thebeltshop.co.za.
If you’re here, then I’m guessing you’ve already fallen in love with our belts and want to know a little more about who the people are behind the beautiful belts you’re seeing.
Well firstly, we’re just that. People. We’re like a family here at The Belt Shop. I know companies say that all the time, but we mean it. Pop into the Durban factory anytime for a cup of coffee and you’ll see that the team at The Belt Shop are the number one priority followed closely by quality and workmanship. By supporting us, you’re getting yourself a belt that is made to last and you’re also supporting fellow South Africans by purchasing locally made merchandise. You’ll thank us for your belt when you get it because it’s that good, but we want to thank you now for supporting us.
We love our craft. We hope our customers value our belts, but we also like to believe that they love dealing with us.
We’ll outline how exactly your data is used below but here’s the short of it. You know how the barista at your favourite coffee shop greets you by name as you walk in? And as you sit down your favourite drink arrives without you even having to ask for it and then minutes later the exact breakfast arrives that you had planned to order? If you know what I mean then you, like me, should probably start drinking less coffee but that’s a conversation for another time.
The point is that the convenience you experience of your favourite things being brought to you without any effort is because the team at the coffee shop recognises and knows you. Well that’s basically what we use your data for. We obviously can’t physically see or talk to you but we want to get to know you well enough that we can create a similar red carpet experience for you!
We understand and respect that your data is highly valuable to your privacy, as ours is to us, so rest assured that we will never share your data with anyone else! Ever!
It is YOUR data after all so if you would like to have it erased, just ask. No problemo.
Well I hope that explanation helps you to understand the below legal stuff:
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
We collect and store information via our contact form on our website (https://thebeltshop.co.za/contact). This information includes your Name, Email Address and the message that you send us. We also track the IP Address that the information was sent from however we do not store that info.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use Google Analytics for reporting and usage tracking on our website. If you are signed in to your google account while visiting our website then Google might track your interests, age group and gender. This is the same for all website using Google Analytics. We do not store any personal information via any of our Google Accounts.
Sharing your data
We do not share your data with anyone.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments will be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you have any questions regarding your data please contact us via our website. You can use the contact form via this URL – https://thebeltshop.co.za/contact
How we protect your data
Our website has got 256bit SSL security in place. Your data is stored on our database server which also has industry standard security.
What third parties we receive data from
We receive information via two Google accounts. This information is not personal but more anonymous user interaction and website performance driven data. We also receive information via our spam detection service. We have no other third party services running on our website.