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Last updated on 15 Jan 2023.

This Privacy Statement describes how Element8 manages personal data and personal information, and respects your privacy. This policy may be amended from time to time. We encourage visitors to and users of our sites to regularly review our Privacy Policy.

All “Personal Information” (which is defined as any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains) that we collect and maintain will be subject to this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time. To update your information and preferences, see the section entitled “Updating Your Personal Information and Privacy Preferences.”

1. Copyright Policy

This website (HTML, database, and content) is copyright of Element8 (2020). All logos, images, graphic designs and text used on this website, whether of Element8 or another company, are the property of their respective owners. Any distribution, reproduction or manipulation of the content, or parts thereof, for commercial use is strictly prohibited.

Downloading, storage or distribution of the content exclusively for personal use is allowed, if clearly acknowledging the website as the source of the material, or otherwise with written permission from Element8.

2. Collection of Personal Information

As a visitor to our Site, you can engage in many activities without providing any Personal Information.

However, in order to provide certain services we may collect the following Personal Information from you:

-Contact information such as your name, phone number, address and email address
-Billing information such as the number, expiration date, card type and billing address of your credit card
-Demographic information such as your job title, job description and company name and company type

Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.

As is true of most websites, when you use the Site, Element8 may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of the Site and its services. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer. We use these environmental variables to facilitate and track your use of the Site and its services.

Element8 also uses such environmental variables to measure traffic patterns on the Site. To better understand the needs of our visitors to the Site we may occasionally match such information with your Personal Information.

3. How Your Personal Information Is Used

Element8 collects your information in order to provide services to you, comply with our legal obligations, and to improve our services. We do not sell, rent or share your personally identifiable information to or with third parties in any way other than as disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

Element8 may use this information to:
-Process your financial transactions
-Send you booking confirmations
-Respond to customer service requests, questions and concerns
-Send you requested product or service information
-Keep you informed about special offers and services of Element8 and selected third parties
-Investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities and/or violations of our Terms of Service
-Meet our research and product/service development needs and to improve our Site, services and offerings

We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, transparent images, and/or third party sources to create a summary of your preferences. You may request the deletion of your Personal Data from our systems and/or opt-out of further processing of your Personal Data by emailing information@element8.co.za.

4. Cookie and Tracking Technologies

The Site may automatically collect information as you browse, such as Internet Service Provider, browser type and version, operating system and device type, average time spent on our site(s), pages viewed, information accessed, the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet and other relevant statistics. Such information is sometimes referred to as web analytics and/or clickstream data.

We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, to improve marketing, analytics, and provide site functionality.

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by Element8 and our analytics services to provide site features and functionality. These technologies are used in analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

A cookie is a small, unique text file that a website can send to your computer when you visit a site. We may use session cookies, which terminate when a user closes his or her browser, and/or persistent cookies, which remain on the user’s computer until manually deleted. Most web browsers can either alert you to the use of cookies or refuse to accept cookies entirely. If you do not want us to deploy cookies to your browser, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer. Rejecting cookies may affect your ability to use the Site.

5. Changes in Privacy Policy

Element8 reserves the right to amend the Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion and will provide notice by email or on the home page of the Site when we make material changes to this Privacy Policy prior to the change becoming effective.

6. Non-Discrimination

Element8 has a strict non-discrimination policy. We believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Element8 will not discriminate against or deny any individual services.

7. Links to third party sites

Our Site includes links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Shutterstock. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any Web site you visit.

8. Entities Collecting Personal Information

ElementEight (Pty) Ltd
The Pivot, 3rd Floor, Block C,
Montecasino Boulevard Johannesburg,
Gauteng 2191
South Africa
Phone: +27 11 595 8458
Email: information@element8.co.za

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests about this privacy notice, how we manage your Personal Information, or any other issue relating to your Personal Information, please contact us at information@element8.co.za.