Acceptance of Terms
Fortress Entertainment and its owner/operator will here forth be referred to as Fortress of Solitude.
Fortress of Solitude is the sole operator of https://www.fortressofsolitude.co.za
By accessing and using Fortress of Solitude you agree to the following terms:
- Your usage of the website will not be for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions.
- By using this website you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers in this notice.
- Fortress and its affiliates reserve the right to refuse publication of articles, or edit content in their sole discretion.
- This policy is subject to change at any time.
If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, do not use this website.
Author’s Work and Content
Fortress of Solitude is not responsible for any intentional or unintentional misuse of another author’s work. All material received and used on this site is considered original and submitted by its original owner.
All material on this site is under copyright to each individual author and may not be republished without the explicit written permission from that author.
All content provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Fortress of Solitude makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.
The views expressed on this site are not necessarily those of the publisher.
The Fortress of Solitude is not affiliated with any of the companies represented on the site. The views and opinions are of their respective authors.
1.1We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.
1.2This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
1.4In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Fortress of Solitude (Fortress Entertainment). For more information about us, see Section 13.
2.1This document was created using a template from Docular (https://docular.net).
3.How we use your personal data
3.1In this Section 3 we have set out:
(a)the general categories of personal data that we may process;
(b)in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data;
(c)the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
(d)the legal bases of the processing.
3.2We may process data about your use of our website and services (“usage data”). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent or our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.
3.3We may process your account data (“account data”). The account data may include your name and email address. The source of the account data but only with your explicit permission. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
3.4We may process your information included in your personal profile on our website (“profile data”). The profile data may include names, email addresses and IP addresses. The profile data may be processed for the purposes of enabling and monitoring your use of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
3.5We may process your personal data that is provided in the course of the use of our services (“service data”). The service data may include the timing, frequency and pattern of service use. The source of the service data is you. The service data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
3.6We may process information that you post for publication on our website or through our services (“publication data”). The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.
3.7We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (“notification data”). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.
3.8We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us (“correspondence data”). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.
3.9In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
3.10Please do not supply any other person’s personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.
4.Providing your personal data to others
4.1We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy.
4.2We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
4.3We may disclose email addresses to our suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for sending you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter).
4.4In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
5.International transfers of your personal data
5.1In this Section 5, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
5.2The hosting facilities for our website are situated in South Africa. The European Commission has made an “adequacy decision” with respect to the data protection laws of each of these countries. Transfers to each of these countries will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
5.3Mailing databases are situated in US. The European Commission has made an “adequacy decision” with respect to the data protection laws of each of these countries. Transfers to each of these countries will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield.
5.4You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.
6.Retaining and deleting personal data
6.1This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
6.2Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3We will retain and delete your personal data as follows:
(a)Profile data containing personal data will be retained until a request is made for it to be removed or is no longer needed.
(b)Cookie data will be retained for no longer than 30 days.
6.4Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
7.1We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
7.2You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
7.3We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging system on our website.
8.1In this Section 8, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
8.2Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a)the right to access;
(b)the right to rectification;
(c)the right to erasure;
(d)the right to restrict processing;
(e)the right to object to processing;
(f)the right to data portability;
(g)the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
(h)the right to withdraw consent.
8.3You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.
Provision of such information will be subject to:
(a)the first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies will be subjected to a R200 (Rand) administration fee; and
(b)the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
8.4You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
8.5In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
8.6In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
8.7You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
8.8You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.
8.9If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
8.10To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
8.11You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by contacting us using the details outlined in section 13.
9.1A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
9.2Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
9.3Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
10.Cookies that we use
11.Cookies used by our service providers
12.1Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(d)https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e)https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
12.2Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
12.3If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
13.1This website is owned and operated by Fortress Entertainment.
13.2We are registered in South Africa under registration number 2017/264469/07, and our registered office is at De Velde Estate, Firgrove Rural, Somerset West, 7130.
13.3Our principal place of business is at De Velde Estate, Firgrove Rural, Somerset West, 7130.
13.4You can contact us:
(a)by email, using this email address [email protected]
Competitions and Prizes
All prize and/or giveaway winners are chosen at random. This process may include the user of third part randomization software, which Fortress of Solitude has no control over.
The start and end dates for competitions will appear on the competition’s post. Competitions will close at midnight on the closing date. Competition closing dates will not be extended under any circumstances.
The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Prizes are not transferable and hold no cash (monetary) value.
All travelling costs to claim the prize will be at the winner’s expense unless specified.
Winners are not eligible for another prize for 6 months after the closing date of the competition they have won. No exceptions will be made. If a previous winner (within this clause) has been randomly selected for a new prize, Fortress of Solitude will randomly select another winner
Prizes and giveaways not claimed within 15 days will be redrawn and a new winner will be randomly selected.
Any entrants suspected of misuse the rules, competition entry criteria, or deemed “cheating” will be disqualified from the competition,
Fortress of Solitude will not be held accountable for prizes/giveaways/rewards lost, damaged or stolen in post or transit.
Fortress of Solitude is not liable for prizes/giveaways/rewards sponsored by third party companies. If the third party company cancels the competition or is unable to render over the prizes, Fortress of Solitude will not be held accountable for any loss or damages.
Prizes will only be issued after the close of the competition. Please allow for a two to eight week delivery period. This can change depending on the sponsor and the prize will typically be delivered directly from the sponsor or sponsors representative.
Fortress of Solitude and its associate sponsors reserve the right to cancel the competition without notice at any time, if deemed necessary in their opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of their control. In the event of such cancellation, all participants agree to waive any rights that they may have in terms of this competition and acknowledge that they have no recourse against Fortress of Solitude and the sponsors.
Entrants under the age of 18 must obtain express permission from their parents or guardians before entering any competitions held by Fortress of Solitude.
Your entry into the competition and/or your acceptance of a prize (in the event that you win a prize) constitutes your binding acceptance of the terms and conditions on behalf of yourself and any person with whom you may share a prize (in the event that you win a prize which is for you and one or more additional persons (“your partner”).
It is your responsibility to ensure that any information which you provide to us is accurate, complete and up to date.
Any costs or expenses which you may be incurred, other than in respect of those items specifically, included in a prize are for your own account. Fortress of Solitude will not be responsible for any costs or expenses which you, or your partner (if applicable), incur during and for purposes of your entry into the competition and your acceptance and/or use of a prize.
We do not make any representations or give any warranties, whether expressly or implicitly, as to a prize, and in particular, but without limitation, make no representations and give no warranty for any products.
By entering a competition, and winning a prize, you agree to have your image and/or information shared publically for promotional purposes. Fortress of Solitude will not hold the rights to any of this information. An entrant’s name, address, and the city of residence may be used for these promotional purposes, but that is the extent of the information used.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Fortress of Solitude, Fortress Entertainment, Facebook, Inc., and said sponsor are not responsible for, and entrant hereby releases Fortress of Solitude Facebook, Inc., and said sponsor from any claims arising from: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (iv) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and (vi) use of any Prize.