The Little Gym South Africa (“TLGSA” or “we," or “us") respects the privacy concerns of visitors to the www.thelittlegym.co.za and franchise.thelittlegym.co.za websites operated by TLGSA (“TLGSA websites").
This Notice explains how we obtain, use and disclose your personal information, in accordance with the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPIA”).
We want you to know:
Generally, we may collect the information described below and use such information for the purposes described below. You can limit the information that you provide us by not submitting the online request forms described below, in which case you will not be eligible for the service requested in the form.
If you visit the TLGSA websites or download information we will automatically collect certain information (“Log Information”). Log Information may include the:
A “cookie" is a small data file that a Web site can place on your computer for record-keeping, administration, or to customize your experience. Other similar technologies that we use are web beacons and pixels. Cookies and other technologies permit us, franchisees, and selected marketing partners to customize and enhance your experience on our websites and their websites. For example, if you select the “Make This My The Little Gym Homepage" feature on a franchisee Web site, the software will place a cookie on your computer so that the next time you type www.thelittlegym.co.za, you will be directed to your selected franchisee Web site. You may block or remove cookies on your computer by following the instructions on your Web browser.
We currently use analytics to give us information about users and their experience on the site, to administer the site, to learn about visitor behaviour and demographics, and to improve our communications and services.
Third parties may collect personally identifiable information about an individual user’s online activities over time and across different Internet services when a user uses the TLGSA websites. At this time, we do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals sent from Web browsers or other mechanisms that provide users the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about a user’s online activities over time and across third party Internet services.
Any Log Information, cookies and other technologies cannot be used to personally identify you, and accordingly, TLGSA may disclose, transfer or share such non-Personal Information for any lawful purpose.
If you wish to enrol your child, you may do so either:
The TLGSA websites may collect and send any such information completed by you, including any identifying number, symbol, e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, location information, online identifier or other particular assignment to you (collectively “Enrolment Information”). Your Enrolment Information may be used for the same purposes as Log Information as described above, and as follows:
If you are interested in learning about franchise opportunities with TLGSA, you may complete the form at https://franchise.thelittlegym.co.za. If you choose to do so, TLGSA will collect your personal information on the form. This form is not an application for consideration as a franchisee. TLGSA may later send you an application form that collects additional information, including financial information such as an estimate of your available liquid capital and approximate net worth (collectively “Prospective Franchisee Information”). TLGSA will not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose the Prospective Franchisee Information you provide without first obtaining your consent. However, if you are an employee of a current TLGSA franchisee, we may communicate the fact of your application to your current franchisee employer.
If you’re interested in working at a The Little Gym® location, you may send to any franchisee your resume by email or regular mail to the addresses posted on the careers page located on each franchisee Web site. (Franchisees’ The Little Gym businesses are each independently owned and operated.) If you send information to TLGSA about your interest in employment at a franchisee’s site, we may forward that information to the franchisees located near you, but TLGSA will not rent, sell, or otherwise disclose the information. If TLGSA sends your information to a franchisee, TLGSA will ask the franchisee to not rent, sell, or otherwise disclose the personal information in your resume to any third party, but cannot guarantee that the Franchisee will not do so.
Our websites are not for children under the age of 18. We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18, and if we discover that we have accidentally done so, we will delete such information. Children under the age of 18 must ask a parent or guardian to provide us with any personal information online, should it be necessary.
We care about the security of your personal information, and when you submit personal information, such as credit card information, that information is encrypted and protected by Secure Sockets Layer Protocol (SSL) encryption technology and stored on our servers. However, no transmission over the Internet and no electronic data storage method is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of the personal information you provide to TLGSA either during its transmission or its storage on TLGSA’s systems. If you believe that the security of your data has been compromised, please notify TLGSA immediately, and if it involves your credit card, immediately notify your credit card company in accordance with their policies.
If you have questions about The Little Gym® programs or franchising opportunities with TLGSA, please see the information listed on our contact us page.
According to the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000, company records are accessible to the public under certain circumstances. If you would like records that TLGSA or its franchises might have, which you believe can be disclosed by TLGSA or its franchisees, download the fees document that lists the costs and type of information available. Then complete the form and return it to the address given in the form.