Groupon Goods South Africa Privacy Statement

Please note that this privacy statement only applies to you if you purchase a product from Groupon Goods.


Effective Date: 10.08.2015
Last Updated: 10.08.2015

This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) explains how Etrocode (Pty) Ltd, with address at 3rd Floor, Velocity House, 30 Keerom Street, 8001 Cape town, South Africa (“Groupon Goods”, “us”, “our”, and “we”), processes and uses information about you. This Privacy Statement applies only to information we process in order to facilitate your purchase of products sold by us on the Groupon South Africa website, featured on www.groupon.co.za (the “Site”). The Site is owned and operated by Twangoo South Africa (Pty) Ltd (trading as Groupon South Africa), a South African company, trading from 3rd Floor, Velocity House, 30 Keerom Street, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa (“Groupon ZA”).

This Privacy Statement was adopted as of the “Effective Date” above, and may be amended from time to time. In the event of a material change, we may notify you of such changes. You can determine when this version of the Privacy Statement was most recently adopted by referring to the date it was “Last Updated” above.

1. Personal data collected

Groupon Goods is the data owner in respect of your personal data that is necessary to provide you with the products you purchased from us on the Site. This includes information such as your name and delivery address. Groupon Goods directly processes your data in accordance with the international practices it employs across its business relating to the protection and processing of personal information. (the “Applicable Privacy Practices”).

Please note that Groupon ZA is the data owner in respect of all information you provide or is made available about you when you interact with the Site. This includes, for example, information necessary to create a Groupon account or to subscribe to email marketing. Your customer relationship is with Groupon ZA, which processes your personal in accordance with Applicable Privacy Practices and its Privacy Statement.

2. How Groupon Goods uses information

Groupon Goods processes your personal data in order to fulfill your order. This consists of information related to:
· the delivery and shipment of the products you have purchased from us; and
· managing everyday business needs functional to sale and post-sale.
Groupon Goods will also process your data in order to comply with laws, regulations and legislation, as well as enforcement of our judicial rights. Please note that if you purchase products for individuals other than yourself, it is your responsibility to ensure that you do so with their consent in respect of your submission to us of their personal information.

3. When and Why Groupon Goods Discloses Information

We are not in the business of selling or renting personal data. When we process your personal data for the purposes set out in section 2 above, we may pass or share your personal data with the following third parties, as may be necessary from time to time:
· With affiliated and unaffiliated technical and organisational service providers relevant to our business. This includes Groupon ZA and Groupon, Inc. Groupon, Inc. has its registered offices at 600 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois - 60610, USA.
· To third parties to report or collect on debts owed to us or our suppliers or other business partners.
· To third parties in order for us to to perform contractual obligations toward you, combat fraud or criminal activity, or as part of legal proceedings affecting us.
· To law enforcement officers or other government officials, to comply with legal orders and government requests, or as needed to support auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions.

Please note that it is likely some recipients of your data may be located outside of South Africa, in countries with an inadequate level of data protection. You recognise and understand that when you purchase a product, we may pass your personal information to a service provider or business partner who supports delivery of your product to you and that this service provider or business partner may be located (or process your personal data) outside of South Africa.

4. Security of Personal Data

We process data mainly in electronic form in line with the Applicable Privacy Practices security requirements; Groupon Goods has implemented an information security program that contains administrative, technical and physical controls that are designed to reasonably safeguard your personal data, including industry-standard encryption technology.

5. Retention of Personal Data and Your Rights in relation to Personal Data

We will retain your personal data for as long as necessary to perform our contractual obligations to you and as required by applicable law. Should you wish to know more about the personal data we have about you, you can exercise your rights of access at any time. Should you wish to do so, please email us at support@groupon.co.za. You may also write to us at: Groupon Goods, 3rd Floor, Velocity House, 30 Keerom Street, 8001 Cape Town.

Please note that while we are ready to assist you, we cannot always delete records of past interactions and transactions. For example, we are required to retain records relating to previous purchases for financial reporting and compliance reasons.