You may be thinking: "To hell with data protection, what about my profits?" or "I have nothing to hide". Surely, there is money to be made from people's private information. Most tech companies monetise the information they collect from people – by selling or exchanging raw data, or by processing it ... Read / View all
... because in today's technology-driven world, advertising can only be ethical if it respects its audiences as persons that are in control over which information they share about themselves. + Read : Why data protection and privacy? In advertising, the ends do not justify the means — there aren't any ... Read / View all
Company Jeroen Arthur Seynhaeve trades as a sole proprietorship under the name of Online Brand Ambassadors, and specialises in the development and management of online applications and advertising, as well as data protection compliance. We are registered for tax in South Africa. Services & Qualifications We develop custom websites, online ... Read / View all
In a nutshell The "Website" OnlineBrandAmbassadors.com is owned and managed by Jeroen Seynhaeve T/A Online Brand Ambassadors, based and registered in Cape Town in South Africa, and governed by South African statutory law, including the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 ("CPA"). We sell globally. We are not registered for ... Read / View all
Contact information displayed on our website is personal information in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act, and may not be incorporated into any filing system for any purpose. Information Officer If you have any requests or complaints relating to the information we process about you and your access ... Read / View all
Download PAIA / POPIA manual PAIA : Access to Information In terms of your constitutional right of access to information and the Promotion of Access to Information Act (2 of 2000), you may request access to any information held by Online Brand Ambassadors, only if:- You comply with ... Read / View all
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What can online advertising do for your business? Establish credibility and trust with a professional website that is easy to access on any device Sell your services and products via your website Advertise to potential customers when they are searching for services and products similar to yours Connect with potential ... Read / View all
Just like the security of any digital data, managing the security of your email is not a simple matter of flipping a switch or installing an app. Rather, it is a combination of measures on both sides of the data traffic – sender and recipient. While you may have no ... Read / View all
All societies have to balance privacy claims with other moral concerns. However, while some concern for privacy appears to be a common feature of social life, the definition, extent and moral justifications for privacy differ widely. Are there better and worse ways of conceptualising, justifying, and managing privacy? These are ... Read / View all
Establishing and maintaining a trusting, understanding relationship with you is central to delivering our best work. Understanding your company and establishing a trusted relationship with you are central to delivering our best work. The first step is therefore for us to get a grasp of your company goals, philosophy, and ... Read / View all
Why should you advertise a business online? What can online advertising do for your business? Establish credibility and trust with a professional website that is easy to access on any device Sell your services and products via your website Advertise to potential customers when they are searching for services and ... Read / View all
Check for the latest notices and updates here 1 Protection of Personal Information (POPIA) Regulation Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 Regulations relating to the Protection of Personal Information, 2018 Guidance Note on Information Officers and Deputy Information Officers, 1 April 2021 Guidance Note on ... Read / View all
Not much is known about the old Greek philosophers with much certainty. Some of them decided not to write anything down, while most of the works of those that decided otherwise have been destroyed, distorted, or forged in times that followed. Pythagoras, for example, did not record any of his ... Read / View all
We choose to advertise ethically, by leaving it up to our target audiences to decide (and remain in control of) which personal data they wish to share with us. This allows us to build trusted, direct relationships and long-term value with your customers. Advertising is all about persuading people – ... Read / View all
Two factor authentication improves the security of the admin login of your website, by requiring a separately generated code in addition to username and password. Here's how to install two factor authentication for our websites. 1. Install Google’s Authenticator app on your phone 2. Go to yourwebsite.com/admin and navigate to ... Read / View all
Technology, and in particular information and communication technology (ICT), often relies on sensitive data about people to deliver the results we want from them. There is nothing inherently wrong with this: our social, scientific, political and economic institutions and progress rely on this data, and would be seriously hampered if ... Read / View all
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Transparency about which information is being collected, who collects and gets access to the information, and for what purpose it will be used, is one of the most important principles of POPIA compliance. In fact, an entire section of POPIA is devoted to the notification obligation: Section 18. If personal ... Read / View all
When you contact people in person, or by mail, or by any form of electronic communication (including automatic calling machines, fax, SMS, or email) to promote a product or service, POPIA's special "direct marketing" rules apply. In broad terms, you may electronically market your services and products to people that ... Read / View all
The Promotion of Access to Information Act in a nutshell Download PAIA Additional resources PAIA regulates the constitutional right of 'access to information' held by public and private institutions, and stipulates conditions for how one may request access to this information. "Everyone has the right of access to - (a) ... Read / View all
The Protection of Personal Information Act in a nutshell Download POPIA Additional resources POPIA is South Africa's answer to a global call for the protection of people's information. Like the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), POPIA regulates how that information may be collected and used, in light of ... Read / View all
If the information you're about to share with us, is personal information (*), please add evidence of your compliance with the following. EU citizens Article 13 GDPR : Download GDPR You must notify the person you share data about, of:- your identity, your data protection officer and contact details the ... Read / View all
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We write, design, structure, and publish your information. Tailored to specific audiences, purposes, platforms and technologies. Elegantly, accurately, and efficiently.
We at Glen Mira, had very specific website requirements – in terms of aesthetics and functionalities – and Online Brand Ambassadors managed to tick all the boxes. Their custom design and programming expertise allowed them to balance our requests with suggestive advice on current advertising trends and possibilities.
We love working with Online Brand Ambassadors. Their down-to-earth willingness to help together with their twenty years of expertise in the digital advertising space, makes them an indispensable partner for our company. Jeroen is easy to work with, fair and transparent about costs, and very knowledgeable about web design, social media and advertising.
We had very specific requirements in terms of our website aesthetics and functionalities. Online Brand Ambassadors not only exceeded our expectations in this regard but did so in a way that was transparent and professional. Their 1-stop approach means that one single agency manages all our digital requirements, including website, newsletters, pay-per-click and social media campaigns, as well as data privacy compliance. Highly recommended!
We have used several web design and web service companies in the past and we’ve found Online Brand Ambassadors to be the best from concept through to ongoing support. Informing us of upcoming compliance changes and security items is also ideal for us. Would definitely recommend their services.
We were first introduced to Online Brand Ambassadors (OBA) in 2010. Since then they have worked on several projects for us including three new websites, the rebranding of a financial services company and the creation of a wine estate brand. We have always had a very clear idea of what we are trying to achieve. Through this, we previously we have struggled to find a company that firstly has the skill (i.e. both creative and technological) and secondly is prepared to work with a client like ourselves – who are very involved in the process. Working with Jeroen of OBA truly struck the perfect balance. This relationship has developed over time where they now have a deep understanding of our needs and business interests and have in turn become an integral part of our overall team. Although they are cutting-edge in their ideas, they are uniquely old-school in business dealings. All discussions and dealings are transparent and very comfortable. It is an absolute pleasure working with them.
Online Brand Ambassadors managed to tick all the boxes when it came to professionalism, expertise and flexibility. Working with Jeroen is an absolute breeze! There is nothing that he cannot do in terms of aesthetics and functionalities. With our specific website requirements, he was able to capture our vision and deliver an awesome product!
Communication was also a commendable attribute to add to the list as I always received swift and helpful feedback.
It has been a pleasure to work with Jeroen from Online Brand Ambassadors on a new website for Torburnlea Homestead.
Jeroen was amazing at realising the design we had envisioned and had great advice for how best to structure the website.
He is very knowledgeable on how to boost traffic through websites, privacy policies, back of house statistics and how to best improve the performance of the site. We feel happy and confident that our website is in good hands!
We are very happy with our website, it is easy to navigate and relevant. The support has been remarkable from Jeroen and I would not hesitate to recommend his web design company.
I have worked with Online Brand Ambassadors for only a short while but in that time have found them to be not only extremely helpful & knowledgeable, but quick to offer advise & assistance.
As a group of companies, we absolutely recommend working with Online Brand Ambassadors - a professional and friendly service, great turnaround time, creative input and support. Jeroen is an expert in his field, on top of the newest digital developments and legal matters to take into consideration.
The process was easy and we are to proud to have the final product as our brand ambassador!
On behalf of the WinField United South Africa Retail Division
You may be thinking: "To hell with data protection, what about my profits?" or "I have nothing to hide". Surely, there is money to be made from people's private information. Most tech companies monetise the information they collect from people – by selling or exchanging raw data, or by processing it ... Read / View all articles
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