ZACollective Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy:

Easy to read version:

Please read the full terms below. To simplify things, here are a few bullet points to understand our privacy policy and how we handle data.

  • Most of what we do is automated. All the data you see on The ZACollective YouTube Directory and The ZACollective Twitch Streamer Directory is data that is publically accessible already. No private information is stored, shown or shared, unless explicitly stated and requested and permission is granted. Requests for users appearing on this list have been manually approved. Anyone can submit a request for themselves or somebody else to be added. This site was created completely for free public use, using free public data to help promote South African creators.
  • We don't have a login system nor do we use personalised adverts, so we don't explicitly use cookies, although third-party plugins or scripts may create, collect and use cookies as they see fit, such as Google Analytics.
  • We provide this service free of charge. Currently, we do not monetize the site via ads.
  • The goal is to help South African creators find others to collaborate with, viewers to find new content and brands or companies to find personalities they might be interested in. The site tries not to include large brands or companies in the list to promote individual creators.
  • Applications to be added are sent via e-mail to the site's administrator, where they can be approved or denied. We don't send responses for everything, so make sure to check back to see if you were added or not. We try to keep actual creators in, and channels with 'one video from a year ago' out.
  • This informal section should help. See below for the more "legal" version, but nothing surprising should appear there if you've already seen this section.

The privacy policy and what it means to you

ZACollective's Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes how we collect, use, and share information from visitors to our website and (the "Sites") and the services ("Services") available through our site.

ZACollective may change any of the terms and conditions in this Policy at any time for any reason. A notice of material change will be posted on ZACollective's website, and you are responsible for reviewing changes. If you do not agree with them, do not continue to use ZACollective's websites, and refrain from using our data.

By visiting our Sites and/or using any of our Services, you agree to have your personal information handled as per this Policy. ZACollective collects information about you directly from you, from third parties, and automatically through your use of our Site and/or Services.

The ZACollective website may use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by the web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

Information gathered from third parties includes data and statistics from YouTube and Twitch. This data is PUBLIC INFORMATION. If you do not want to have this information shared on ZACollective, you will have to adjust your privacy settings on YouTube and/or Twitch. ZACOLLECTIVE WILL NOT REMOVE PUBLIC INFORMATION FROM IT'S WEBSITE WITHOUT A LEGALLY BINDING ORDER TO DO SO.

ZACollective uses technology to collect information about your use of our Site and Services through cookies and third-party tracking technologies. These include your domain name, your device ID, your operating system, your browser type, web pages you view on our website, links you click, your IP address, the length of time you use our Site and/or use our Services, and the referring URL that led you to our site.

ZACollective uses your information for the following purposes:

To provide Services to you; to communicate with you; and to respond to your questions/support tickets. To understand how users use our Site and Services.

ZACollective may share your information for the following reasons:

We may disclose the information we collect from you to third-party vendors, service providers, contractors, or agents who perform functions on our behalf. We may disclose the information we collect from you to comply with the law, a court order, or other legal process.

We may disclose the information we collect from you where we believe it is necessary to investigate, or prevent illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violates our Terms of Use or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

We may share aggregate information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research, or similar purposes.

Cookies and other tracking technology

ZACollective uses third-party analytic tools to evaluate the use of our Site and to help us improve our Site, Services, and user experiences. These providers may use cookies, clear GIFs, tracking pixels, or other technologies to compile statistics about Site usage.

User-generated content

You are welcome to post content on our Discord chat, or other Services. If you post content, all the information posted and the username you identify yourself with will be available to the Public. ZACollective cannot prevent your posting from being used in a manner that would violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy.

Third-party links

ZACollective's Site includes links to third-party websites. Access to and use of linked websites is governed by those third-party websites' privacy policies. ZACollective is not responsible for their information practices.

Data sources

In order to keep statistical data updated, ZACollective utilises API services of third parties including but not limited to Twitch and YouTube. Unless specific access is asked for at time of use (i.e to validate your identity), we are only gathering publicly available data from each of the API services, not anything private about your account.

Contact us

If you have questions about either our Agreement or Policy, or would like to make a complaint, please contact us via:

This Document is Effective as of May 14th, 2020. Last Updated: May 14, 2020.

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