Privacy Policy

(Version effective as of 1 July 2019)

Introduction

This Privacy Policy describes the principles and practices that apply to the collection and use
of personal information that Decathlon South Africa Sports (Pty) Ltd (“Decathlon”, “we” or
“us”) collects from or through  www.decathlon.co.za  from individuals (“user”, “buyer” or
“you”). Decathlon is committed to safeguarding any personal information the Buyer shares.
Moreover, this policy applies to all personal information, whether it was provided to us
through our website, mobile applications or through any other form of communication such
as email, telephone, or otherwise.

Consent

By using decathlon.co.za you are consenting to us processing your personal information. This
can be done by Decathlon or on behalf of Decathlon by third parties as set forth in this policy.
By using the website, you agree to the terms of this Policy as updated from time to time.
Should you choose to use the website or continue to interact with us after we have notified
you about material changes to our Privacy Policy, such action will be deemed as an
acceptance of the new terms and conditions.
What information do we collect and how do we collect it?
When the user visits decathlon.co.za we collect information about the respective device that
the prospective buyer is using. This includes but is not limited to device and log information.

User

First time users and/or returning users’ information may be collected through cookies and
other technologies, such as information pertaining to a user’s online activity, the pages of our
website that the user visits, search terms and any link which the user clicks.
Should the user choose to contact us, decathlon.co.za may keep record of your contact
information and the interaction with the user should the user contact us for any reason. We
may also obtain information from affiliates, business partners and publicly available
databases for marketing and sales purposes.

Registered User

Users can only purchase goods and services from the website when registered. Registered
users are required to submit contact information should they wish to purchase from the
website. In this case, the user becomes a “Registered User” or “Buyer”.
After registration, we may collect contact information such as name, surname, phone number,
email address, payment information, and shipping address from Buyers.

Buyers purchasing a product for delivery to a third party are subjected to disclose the contact
information and shipping address of the third party in question.
Why do we collect your information?
We use your private information to:

  • Help our users navigate through our website
  • Assist the user to complete a payment on the website
  • Interact with our users (advise on stock availability, delivery costs etc.)
  • Better understand our users’ needs
  • Communicate directly with the user should the user have any queries regarding our
    products

How do we use your information?

We will not use any private information for any intention other than the one stated above. We
may be obliged to share personal information to third parties such as our delivery partners,
payment merchants and consultants should they be required to process procedural activities
for us such as deliveries and refunds.
Delivery is outsourced at Decathlon South Africa. As such, the user’s home address should
be shared with the delivery suppliers to enable door-to-door delivery or locker deliveries.
When making payment on decathlon.co.za the payment is validated by a third party. When
users make their payments, they choose our payment partners Pay U who collects payment
information on our behalf and provides us with feedback about the status of your payment.
With whom do we share your information?

Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties to perform and provide services, including
but not limited to:

  • Hosting and maintaining the website
  • Database management
  • Credit card processing
  • Shipping Chat
  • Web analytics and optimization
  • Direct marketing (i.e. sending newsletters)

Business Partners

We may team up with other companies (“business partners”) to offer certain promotions.
Should the user decide to participate in the promotions, the personal information collected
from the relevant subsite will be collected by both Decathlon and the business partner(s)
participating in the promotion.

We will use that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and our business partner
will use the information according to its own Privacy Policy.

Lawful Extent

We may use or share your personal information:

  • To protect Decathlon or protect the Website
  • To establish or exercise our legal rights

To respond to a breach of our Website Terms of Use when we believe it is appropriate
to protect the property and rights of Decathlon or a third party, the safety of our
company, and our customers

To prevent, take action against, or stop fraudulent, illegal, unethical, or legally
actionable activity in connection to our website, or other products

For other purposes as you may consent to or as may otherwise be lawfully permitted,
including for purposes of protecting our and/or your legitimate interests and that of our
suppliers and customers.

We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent
necessary to perform these functions and provide such services.
Security

We will strive at all times to ensure that your records will always be protected against
unauthorized or accidental access, processing or loss. We maintain this commitment to data
security by implementing appropriate reasonable technical and organizational measures to
safeguard and secure your information.

Legal Disclaimer

Decathlon South Africa Pty (Ltd) reserves the right to disclose the user’s personal
information to government bodies, exchanges and other regulatory bodies should Decathlon
be required to do so by law.
decathlon.co.za contains links to external websites (i.e. tracking parcels). Decathlon cannot
be held liable for the privacy policies of third parties and the manner in which the third
parties choose to manage user’s personal information.

Decathlon updates its policies on a continual basis and can do so without informing the user.
Users should review this policy frequently as the amended policy will be the policy
governing Decathlon procedures and not the previous policies.
When communicating with us, users should provide accurate and relevant personal
information. This is important because we will use this information to deliver products to
you, refund your money or communicate with you about your order.

Should the customer want to update and/or change their personal information, they can do so
on their own by making said updates on their online accounts required to make a purchase on
our website.

For further information please send an email to contactsouthafrica@decathlon.com

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