Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

26 September 2022 | Version 1

I respect your privacy. Please read the full privacy policy because it applies to you.



Welcome to my privacy policy. I am Catherine Barnhoorn (Sole Proprietor business) and this is my plan of action when it comes to protecting your privacy. I respect your privacy and take the protection of personal information very seriously. The purpose of this policy is to describe the way that I collect, store, use, and protect information that can be associated with you or another specific natural or juristic person and can be used to identify you or that person (personal information).



This policy applies to you if you are:

  • visitor to our website; or
  • customer who has ordered or requested the goods or services that I provide.


Personal information

Personal information includes:

  • certain information that I collect automatically when you visit my website;
  • certain information collected on registration (see below);
  • certain information collected on submission; and
  • optional information that you provide to me voluntarily (see below);


but excludes:

  • information that has been made anonymous so that it does not identify a specific person;
  • permanently de-identified information that does not relate or cannot be traced back to you specifically;
  • non-personal statistical information collected and compiled by me; and
  • information that you have provided voluntarily in an open, public environment or forum including any blog, chat room, community, classifieds, or discussion board (because the information has been disclosed in a public forum, it is no longer confidential and does not constitute personal information subject to protection under this policy).


Common examples

Common examples of the types of personal information which I may collect and process include your:

  • identifying information – such as your name, date of birth, or identification number of any kind;
  • contact information – such as your phone number or email address;
  • address information – such as your physical or postal address; or
  • demographic information – demographic information


Sensitive personal information

Depending on the goods or services that you require, I may also collect sensitive personal information including your:

  • financial information – such as your bank account details
  • sensitive demographic information
  • medical information



Acceptance required

You must accept all the terms of this policy when you order my products or request my services. If you do not agree with anything in this policy, then you may not order my products or request my services.


Deemed acceptance

By accepting this policy, you are deemed to have read, understood, accepted, and agreed to be bound by all of its terms.


Your obligations

You may only send us your own personal information or the information of another data subject where you have their permission to do so.



I may change the terms of this policy at any time by updating this web page. I will notify you of any changes by placing a notice in a prominent place on the website or by sending you an email detailing the changes that I have made and indicating the date that they were last updated. If you do not agree with the changes, then you must stop using the website and my products or services. If you continue to use the website or our goods or services following notification of a change to the terms, the changed terms will apply to you and you will be deemed to have accepted those updated terms.



On registration

Once you register on my website, you will no longer be anonymous to me. You will provide me with certain personal information when you register on our website.

This personal information may include:

  • your name and surname
  • your email address
  • your telephone number
  • your company name
  • your postal address or street address; and
  • your username and password
  • your birthdate


I will use this personal information to fulfil your account, provide additional services and information to you as I reasonably think appropriate, and for any other purposes set out in this policy.

I collect certain information on registration, when you register on our website.


On order or request

When you order my products or request my services from me, you will be asked to provide us with additional information on a voluntary basis (products or services information).


From browser

I automatically receive and record Internet usage information on our server logs from your browser, such as your Internet Protocol address (IP address), browsing habits, click patterns, version of software installed, system type, screen resolutions, colour capabilities, plug-ins, language settings, cookie preferences, search engine keywords, JavaScript enablement, the content and pages that you access on the website, and the dates and times that you visit the website, paths taken, and time spent on sites and pages within the website (usage information). Please note that other websites visited before entering our website might place personal information within your URL during a visit to it, and I have no control over such websites. Accordingly, a subsequent website that collects URL information may log some personal information.



I may place small text files called ‘cookies’ on your device when you visit my website. These files do not contain personal information, but they do contain a personal identifier allowing me to associate your personal information with a certain device. These files serve a number of useful purposes for you, including:

  • tailoring my website’s functionality to you personally by letting me remember your preferences
  • improving      how my website performs
  • allowing third parties to provide services to my website; and
  • helping me deliver targeted advertising where appropriate in compliance with the applicable laws.

Your internet browser generally accepts cookies automatically, but you can often change this setting to stop accepting them. You can also delete cookies manually. However, no longer accepting cookies or deleting them will prevent you from accessing certain aspects of my website where cookies are necessary. Many websites use cookies and you can find out more about them at


Third party cookies

Some of my business partners use their own cookies or widgets on my website. I have no access to or control over them. Information collected by any of those cookies or widgets is governed by the privacy policy of the company that created it, and not by me.


Web beacons

Our website may contain electronic image requests (called a single-pixel gif or web beacon request) that allow me to count page views and to access cookies. Any electronic image viewed as part of a web page (including an ad banner) can act as a web beacon. My web beacons do not collect, gather, monitor or share any of your personal information. I merely use them to compile anonymous information about my website.


Optional details

You may also provide additional information to us on a voluntary basis (optional information). This includes content or products that you decide to upload or download from our website or when you enter competitions, take advantage of promotions, respond to surveys, order certain additional goods or services, or otherwise use the optional features and functionality of my website.


Purpose for collection

I may use or process any products or services information, or optional information that you provide to me for the purposes that you indicated when you agreed to provide it to me. Processing includes gathering your personal information, disclosing it, and combining it with other personal information. I generally collect and process your personal information for various purposes, including:

  • products  or services purposes – such as collecting orders or requests for and providing my products or services;
  • marketing purposes – such as pursuing lawful related marketing activities;
  • business purposes – such as internal audit, accounting, business planning, and joint ventures, disposals of business, or other proposed and actual  transactions; and
  • legal purposes – such as handling claims, complying with regulations, or pursuing good governance.


I may use your usage information for the purposes described above and to:

  • remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you access the website;
  • monitor  website usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages accessed; and
  • track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other      activities in connection with your usage of the website.


Consent to collection

I will obtain your consent to collect personal information:

  • in accordance with applicable law;
  • when  you provide me with any registration information or optional information.



Our obligations

I may use your personal information to fulfil our obligations to you.


Messages and updates

I may send administrative messages and email updates to you about the website. I may wish to provide you with information about new goods or services in which I think you may be interested. This means that in some cases, I may also send you primarily promotional messages.


Targeted content

While you are logged into the website, I may display targeted adverts and other relevant information based on your personal information. In a completely automated process, computers process the personal information and match it to adverts or related information. I never share personal information with any advertiser, unless you specifically provide us with your consent to do so. Advertisers receive a record of the total number of impressions and clicks for each advert. They do not receive any personal information. If you click on an advert, I may send a referring URL to the advertiser’s website identifying that a customer is visiting from the website. I do not send personal information to advertisers with the referring URL. Once you are on the advertiser’s website however, the advertiser is able to collect your personal information.




I may share your personal information with:

  • an affiliate, in which case we will seek to require the affiliates to honour this privacy policy;
  • my products or services providers under contract who help provide certain products or services or help with parts of our business operations, including fraud prevention, bill collection, marketing, technology services (our contracts dictate that these goods or services providers only use your information in connection with the goods or services they supply or services they perform for me and not for their own benefit);
  • credit bureaus to report account information, as permitted by law;
  • banking partners as required by credit card association rules for inclusion on their list of terminated merchants (in the event that you utilise the services to receive payments and you meet their criteria); and
  • other third parties who provide me with relevant services where appropriate.



I may disclose your personal information as required by law or governmental audit.


Law enforcement

I may disclose personal information if required:

  • by a subpoena or court order;
  • to comply with any law;
  • to protect the safety of any individual or the general public; and
  • to prevent violation of my customer relationship terms.


No selling

I will not sell personal information. No personal information will be disclosed to anyone except as provided in this privacy policy.


Marketing purposes

I may disclose aggregate statistics (information about the customer population in general terms) about the personal information to advertisers or business partners.


Change of ownership

If I undergo a change in ownership, or a merger with, acquisition by, or sale of assets to, another entity, I may assign my rights to the personal information I process to a successor, purchaser, or separate entity. I will disclose the transfer on the website. If you are concerned about your personal information migrating to a new owner, you may request me to delete your personal information.



I take the security of personal information very seriously and always do my best to comply with applicable data protection laws. My hosting company will host my website in a secure server environment that uses a firewall and other advanced security measures to prevent interference or access from outside intruders. I authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfil their job responsibilities. 


Accurate and up to date

I will try to keep the personal information I collect as accurate, complete and up to date as is necessary for the purposes defined in this policy. From time to time I may request you to update your personal information on the website. You are able to review or update any personal information that I hold on you by accessing your account online, or emailing me. Please note that in order to better protect you and safeguard your personal information, I take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your account or making any corrections to your personal information.



I will only retain your personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes explicitly set out in this policy, unless:

  • retention  of the record is required or authorised by law; or
  • you have consented to the retention of the record.

During the period of retention, I will continue to abide by our non-disclosure obligations and will not share or sell your personal information. I may retain your personal information in physical or electronic records at my discretion.


Transfer to another country

I may transmit or transfer personal information outside of the country in which it was collected to a foreign country and process it in that country. Personal information may be stored on servers located outside the country in which it was collected in a foreign country whose laws protecting personal information may not be as stringent as the laws in the country in which it was collected. You consent to us processing your personal information in a foreign country whose laws regarding processing of personal information may be less stringent.


Updating or removing

You may choose to correct or update the personal information you have submitted to us, by clicking the relevant menu in any of the pages on my website or contacting me by email.



I are not responsible for, give no warranties, nor make any representations in respect of the privacy policies or practices of linked or any third party websites.



If you have any questions or concerns arising from this privacy policy or the way in which I handle personal information, please contact me – catherine[at]