Privacy Statement

We at FIHRST believe that data privacy is important when utilising the Internet. This statement outlines our data privacy principles with regards to FIHRST.com. The privacy statement may be updated from time to time and it is important for you as a user to familiarise yourself with the Privacy Statement periodically.

What is personal information?

Personal information is any information whereby an individual could be identified from or whereby an individual is identifiable from.
Personal information includes but is not limited to: Name/Telephone Number/ID number/Banking Details/Religious beliefs/Medical and Employment History/email address/credit card number etc.

How is personal information collected, utilised, and disclosed?

On some of our sites, we may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, such as your e-mail address, street address, and telephone number. This will enable us to enhance your site visit and to follow up with you after the site visit. By voluntarily providing your personal information, you automatically consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described below.FIHRST may share personal information with trustworthy business partners. FIHRST do not sell or rent personal information collected through this site.FIHRST may provide aggregate statistics about visitors to our sites, such as volume, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third-party vendors. These statistics will not include personal information. FIHRST may disclose personal information where such action is necessary to:
  • Conform to legal requirements or comply with legal processes;
  • Protect and defend our rights or property;
  • Enforce the Web site Terms and Conditions of Use; or
  • Act to protect the interests of our users or others.

What is “Cookies” and how is it utilised?

Some FIHRST sites, like many other commercial web sites, may use technology called “cookies” to collect information about how our site is utilised.“Cookies” was designed to help web site operators determine that a particular user visited the site previously and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site.Cookies are small strings of text that web sites send to your browser. Cookies cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or obtain your e-mail address. If you are simply browsing a FIHRST informational site, a cookie may be used to identify your browser as one that has visited the site before.We may also make use of memory-based cookies in support of authenticating the user of certain FIHRST web applications. Similarly, if you are a registered user of a site providing service to FIHRST clients (and have a user ID and password), we may use cookies so that we can provide personalised information based on preferences you have indicated while using the site.Although you have the ability to modify your browser to either accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is sent, or reject all cookies, it may not be possible to utilise FIHRST services which require registration if you reject cookies.

What are your choices regarding the collection, use, and distribution of your personal information?

Where you have voluntarily provided personal information, you consented to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement.
Should FIHRST request to use your personal information in a way not described in this Privacy Statement and you do not wish to permit that use, you can elect not to use the particular service.
Where you voluntarily provided personal information, FIHRST may, from time to time, send you mail or e-mail regarding products and services.
Should you elect not to receive such offers and mailings you can indicate that by selecting the appropriate box on the submission form.

How can you access, and update your personal information?

You may view and edit your personal information at any time by contacting us using the link provided on the FIHRST web site.

How do we protect your personal information?

We exercise great care in protecting your personal information. This includes industry standard techniques such as firewalls, encryption, intrusion detection and site monitoring. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us. This is especially true for information you transmit to us via e-mail. We have no way of protecting that information until it reaches us. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our servers.
Internally, access to personal information is restricted to employees who require the information to perform their duties. These employees are limited in number, and are committed to our privacy policies.
We will review our security arrangements from time to time as we deem appropriate.

How can you help protect your personal information?

If you are using a FIHRST web site for which you registered and chose a password, we recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Also remember to sign out of the registered site and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This will ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence should they have access to your computer.