Site Privacy Policy

This policy describes the information practices of the ScaryByte website/portal (the “Site”). By using our Site, you consent to the data processing described in this policy. This policy does not govern or apply to information collected or used by ScaryByte through any means other than the Site.


The purpose for which we collect information is to permit you to use the Site, and to permit us to improve the Site. When you interact with us through our Site, we may collect or receive the following types of information:

Information you provide directly to us. If you contact us through the Site, we may collect, with your consent, your contact information to permit us to respond to your request. This policy does not govern or apply to job applications and curriculum vitae processing.

Information we collect automatically. We may collect certain information automatically when you use our Site, including Internet protocol (IP) address, mobile device type identifier, browser type, operating system, Internet service provider, the date and time of visit, information about clicked links and viewed pages within the Site, referrer page, and other standard server log information.

We may use cookies (including Google analytics), pixel tags, Local Shared Objects (LSO), and similar technologies to automatically collect information. Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by your computer’s web browser. Pixel tags are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images, also known as “web beacons” or “clear GIFs,” that can recognise cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the pixel tag is placed, and similar information from your computer or device. LSO (sometimes called “Flash Cookies”) are similar to standard cookies except they can be larger and are downloaded to a computer or mobile device by the Adobe Flash media player. By using the Site, you consent to our use of cookies and similar technologies.

You may be able to refuse or disable cookies by adjusting your web browser settings. Because each web browser is different, please consult the instructions provided by your web browser. Please note that you may need to take additional steps to refuse or disable LSO. LSO can be controlled through the instructions on Adobe’s Setting Manager page. If you choose to refuse, disable, or delete these technologies, some Site functionalities may no longer be available to you.

Data retention. We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected.


We generally use the information we collect for the following general purposes:

  • For contact information, to fulfill your requests for information
  • Analyse use of the Site to understand, improve, and operate our website
  • Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities
  • For any other purposes pursuant to your consent


We may share information with third-parties for these purposes:

  • Authorised service providers. We may share information with third-party service-providers that help us with specialised services such as business analytics and data processing.
  • Legal purposes. We may disclose information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, law-enforcement requests, legal claims or government inquiries, detect fraud, and to protect and defend the rights, interests, safety, and security of ScaryByte, our affiliates, users, or the public.
  • Business transfers. We may share information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of a website, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
  • With your consent. We may share information for any other purposes pursuant to your consent.


You may be entitled to request access to your information, and to provide us with corrections to your information. Email requests to


We take measures to help protect information from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorised access. However, no data storage system or transmission of data over the internet can be 100 percent secure.


We do not knowingly collect information on the Site from children under the age of 14, unless permitted by law. Upon notice, we will delete any information we may have inadvertently received on the Site from a child under 14.


The Site is intended for a South African audience and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of South Africa. We make no representation that the Site is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of any other nations. By using the Site and providing us with information, you understand and agree that your information may be transferred to and processed outside your resident jurisdiction. You consent to the transfer of such data to South Africa, the EU, or the United States for processing by us in accordance with this policy. If we do, you can expect a similar degree of protection in respect of your personal information.


When we update the policy, we will revise the “Effective Date” date above and post the revised policy. Any changes will be effective when we post the revised policy. Your continued use of our Site after any changes or revisions to this policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of the revised policy.


If you have any questions about this policy or our practices, please contact us at

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