Last updated on 18 June 2021
Who is Adopted Child
Adopted Child is a service for children that were placed in foster care or given up for adoption. We help to reunite children, siblings and parents.
Our website address is: https://www.adoptedchild.co.za.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
Names, surnames. date of birth and places of birth are published at https://www.adoptedchild.co.za/ only after individuals have given their explicit consent for us to do so.
How long we retain your data
The names of individuals looking for children, siblings or birth parents will be displayed on this website indefinitely or until a request has been received to erase the personal information completely.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If your personal information is listed on this site, or you have a registered account or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
Any personal information collected via the contact form on the Contact page will be used for answering the query and will be stored in the message thread.
None of the information collected or displayed on this website will be used for commercial purposes nor for more complex processing.
Third party applications
This site uses third party applications to track and monitor search engine indexing and results. We also monitor traffic and IP addresses against spam bots and malicious attacks.