BETA INTERNATIONAL

DATA PROTECTION AND DATA USAGE POLICY

BETA International is committed to transparency about stakeholder data protection and stakeholder data use. Please read our policy before using this site.

  1. Scope and Consent

This policy covers BETA International’s treatment of information gathered from you when you are using BETA International’s online digital platforms and services. BETA International’s stakeholders include customers, employee candidates and suppliers. Please read the entire policy before using our online platforms and services. By registering for and using our online platforms and services you are accepting the terms of this policy.

  1. How Does BETA International Protect Your Information?

Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, BETA International designs its online platforms and services with your security in mind. Strict, robust and modern systems are deployed, maintained and constantly reviewed to ensure your personal information and payment related information are safeguarded from unauthorised deletion, negligent loss, unauthorised alteration or access and any other unauthorised processing.

  1. What Happens in the Event of a Data Breach?

In the unlikely event of a data breach, we will attempt to make contact with you to inform you of a data breach via the different contact details you would have provided.

  1. What Rights Do You Have as a Data Subject?

BETA International Upholds your rights as a data subject as follows: your right to,

  • Be informed – you have the right to be informed of the use of your personal information.
  • Access – you have the right to request access to any and all of your information that BETA International retains.
  • Object – you have the right to object to the processing of your information.
  • Modify – you have the right to request correction of false or misleading information about you.
  • Delete – you have the right to request that BETA international delete any data we may collect on you.

 

  1. For What Purposes Does BETA International Use Your Personal Information?

BETA International uses your personal information to operate, provide, develop, and improve the, experience, products and services that we offer our customers and other stakeholders. These purposes include:

  • Purchase and delivery of products and services. We use your personal information to take and handle orders, deliver products and services, process payments, and communicate with you about orders, products and services, and promotional offers.
  • Provide, troubleshoot, and improve BETA International’s Online Services. We use your personal information to provide functionality, analyse performance, fix errors, and improve the usability and effectiveness of our digital platforms and services.
  • Recommendations and personalisation. We use your personal information to recommend products, opportunities and services that might be of interest to you during your digital experience.
  • Comply with legal obligations. In certain cases, we collect and use your personal information to comply with laws. For instance, we collect bank account information for identity verification and other purposes.
  • Communicate with you. We use your personal information to communicate with you via different channels.
  • Fraud Prevention and Credit Risks. We use personal information to prevent and detect fraud and abuse in order to protect the security of our customers, BETA International and other stakeholders.

 

  1. What Information Does BETA International Collect About You?

We collect your personal information in order to provide and continually improve our products and services. We also collect non-personally identifiable information from you when you visit our online platforms. Here are the types of personal information we collect:

  • Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you provide in relation to BETA International’s products and services.
  • Automatic Information: We automatically collect and store certain types of information about your use of our online platforms, including information about your interaction with products, content and services. We use “cookies” and other unique identifiers, and we obtain certain types of information when your web browser or device accesses our online platforms and other content.

We also collect personal information from you when you:

  • Subscribe to our email list,
  • Attend/participate in online and/or in-person events,
  • Contact us directly by email, phone, social media or other communication methods.

 

  1. How Does BETA International Retain or Delete Your Information?

For stakeholders that register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information except for account security and credit card information. The information we retain can be deleted upon request.

  1. Does BETA International Share Your Information?

There may be limited times when we disclose your personal information to third parties. This disclosure may be required for us to operate or provide your access to our services, comply with our legal obligations, enforce our policies, or prevent fraud or illegal activity perpetrated through our services. We do not disclose your personally identifiable information to third-parties for advertising or promotional purposes.

If we are required by law to disclose information you submitted, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to make contact with you to provide this notice via the different contact details you would have provided. We will independently object to overly broad requests for access to information about users of our digital services. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.

  1. Does BETA International Collect Information on Children?

BETA International does not knowingly collect information on nor from children.

  1. How Are Changes to This Policy Handled?

BETA International may make minor changes to this policy from time to time, in response to legal and technical changes and at our discretion. We encourage stakeholders to frequently check this page for any changes. If we change this policy in any substantial way, we will notify you by posting a notice of the change on our website. Your access to this policy will not be affected after changes are made to it. Your continued use of BETA International’s online platforms after any change in this policy constitutes your acceptance of these changes.

  1. Can I Contact a Human Being About This Policy?

All questions related to this policy should be directed in writing to BETA International’s Data Protection Officer on [email protected]

Godfrey holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Hons) degree from the University of London and an MBA from the University of Zimbabwe. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics (UK), the Institute of Directors (UK) and the Zimbabwe Institute of Management. He began his career in 1982 as a Graduate Trainee with British Rail (United Kingdom), before joining Afretair as the Marketing Executive in 1983, a position he held until 1986 when he was promoted to become the Commercial Director and then Chief Executive in 1991. In 1999, he joined the Civil Aviation Authority as its Chief Executive. He moved to Reacon Services in 2001 to become the Managing Director. In July 2003, he joined the BETA Group as the Group Chief Operating Officer becoming Group CEO in November 2004. He also sits on the Boards of BETA International Holdings, James North Zimbabwe, Premier African Minerals (UK). He is also the non- executive Chairman of Zimnat Asset Management, and TCT Limatada (Mozambique).

Kudzanai holds a Bachelor of Technology Honours in Production Engineering from Chinhoyi University of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration from Africa University. She has 15 years of experience in the construction industry. She started her career with Zimtile Pvt Ltd as a Graduate trainee and upon completion worked in the Quality Assurance department. In 2012 she joined Beta Holdings and worked as the SHEQ Manager where she spearheaded certification in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. She holds a Diploma in Clay studies with the University of Derby. In June 2021 she moved to Beta International as Research and Innovation Manager. She is currently studying for a Master’s of Science in Innovation, Leadership and Management with the University of York

Rushil is the co-Chief Investment Officer at Inside – a private equity fund focused on supporting SME’s in the South East African region. As co-CIO, Rushil’s main areas of focus include deal flow management and value creation initiatives with the team on Inside’s portfolio. Prior to leading the merger of United Beta Zambia (formally Kalulushi Clay Bricks) with Beta Holdings, Rushil was appointed acting CEO to help stabilize the business and position the organization for its future growth. Rushil also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for 12 years as a transactions and restructuring expert. He worked on various assignments across many sectors in Zambia and the region. Rushil holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, and is a Member of CIMA UK.

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