Privacy Policy

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 Use of this website and related products and/or services shall be governed by, and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of South Africa, and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the South African courts.

 Use of this website or information, products and services available on this website is at the user’s own risk. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 43(5) and 43(6) of the Electronic Communications and Transaction Act, OFM accepts no liability whatsoever relating to any loss, expense, claim or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising from the information on this Website, your use of this Website or any actions or transactions resulting therefrom, even if OFM has been advised of the possibility of such loss, expense, claim or damages.

 OFM Radio makes no presentation or warranty, whether express or implied, as to the operation, integrity, availability or functionality of this Website or as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information obtained from this Website.

 OFM also makes no warranty or representation, whether express or implied, that the products, information or files available on this Website are free of viruses, destructive materials or any other data or code which is able to corrupt, compromise or jeopardise the operation or content of a computer system, computer network or your hardware or software. You accept all risk associated with the existence of such viruses, destructive materials or any other data or code which is able to corrupt, compromise or jeopardise the operation or content of a computer system, computer network or your hardware or software. OFM Radio accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions on this Website.

 OFM may, in its sole discretion, at any time, suspend or terminate the operation of this website or any of the products or services provided in terms of this Website, without prior notice.

 Notwithstanding the fact that this Website may refer to and/or provide links to other websites, your use of such other websites is entirely at your own risk and OFM is not responsible for any loss, expense, claim or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising from your use of such other Website. OFM also does not endorse, warrant or make any representations about the content, products, services, security or reliability of such other websites.

 All rights reserved.

When interacting with OFM through our digital platforms including this website, SMS shortcode (36636), Telegram (084 222 9497), email, and social media platforms: Facebook (OFM, the sound of your life); Twitter (@OFM9497); Instagram (OFM9497), a third party service provider acts as processor of personal information on behalf of OFM as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (POPIA).

Personal information stored include:

Mobile number, gender, personal opinions, email address, social media name or handle, IP address, cookie, profile picture, voice notes and other media shared.

This data is processed with the purpose of:

Competition management, aggregated analytics, drawing winners, moderation of unsafe content, notifying and awarding winners, fraud detection, consumer insights, managing of opt-in status, managing of permission to process, segmentation of entrants, remarketing, data augmentation and data profile building.

When filling in a form on ofm.co.za (for example when entering a competition) ID number, physical address, contact number, email address, name and any other fields filled in by the user will be captured and stored in OFM’s database on a secure server, accessible only by authorised parties through a password.

Through engaging on OFM’s digital platforms to enter competitions, request songs, participate in programmes, make enquiries, contact details will be shared securely with relevant staff to execute request or award prize.

On ofm.co.za, additional opt in fields will be provided on forms for authorisation to share with third parties and purpose explicitly stated.

Users may be invited by OFM to opt in to participate in research conducted by the radio station or on behalf of third party.

On ofm.co.za, industry related research is conducted by third parties through pop-up surveys.

Disclaimer on E-mails

 The information is or attached to this e-mail message is confidential and may be subject to legal privilege and client confidentiality. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail or the authorised representative of the recipient then please notify the sender of this e-mail immediately by return e-mail and delete this message from your system. You may not print, store, forward or copy this message or any part thereof or disclose or cause information on this message to be disclosed to any other person.

 OFM cannot be held liable for any harm or loss resulting from malicious software code or viruses in this message or attachments, including data corruption resulting there from.

 Employees or representatives of OFM are not permitted to send unsolicited messages (“spam”) and OFM cannot be held liable for their sending of such mail. If you regard this message as spam, please inform us immediately by sending an e-mail to info@ofm.co.za

 If this message obtains offensive, derogatory or defamatory statements or materials, it means the message has been sent outside the senders scope of employment with OFM and only the sender can be held liable in his/her personal capacity.

CMG Disclaimer:

 Central Media Group, the umbrella company of OFM, Mahareng Publishing, Digital Platforms, Redstar Agency, and Central Outdoor, welcomes and encourages open discussions and the expression of opinions on CMG’s social media websites and encourages people to share their comments, stories, and experiences.

 CMG makes reasonable efforts to monitor content posted on its social media platforms and to engage with users to build a great relationship with listeners and readers.

 However, we ask people to remember that legislation regarding defamation, discrimination, privacy violation and media law still applies to content and authors of comments on these platforms.

 CMG reserves the sole right to review, hide and/or delete comments. The visitor can also be blocked and not allowed to participate in any conversation on these platforms. We reserve the right to terminate the involvement of users who post undesired comments. Undesired comments contain any of the following:

 • abusive or hurtful comments;
 • off-topic comments (this includes promotion of events, companies, groups, pages, websites, organisations, chain letters or ‘spam’);
 • comments that use foul language or "hate speech", as well as “hateful speech” towards race, gender, age, religion, and profession;
 • personal attacks or defamatory statements or comments (i.e., making negative personal or false comments about another participant on the platform), instead of just criticising his/her posting, opinion or comments;
 • comments that violate the privacy of people and their families; and
 • the expression of opinion must still be responsible and based on the facts.

 The views and opinions expressed on social media and websites of CMG do not necessarily represent those of CMG. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, objectivity, fairness and reliability of information posted by external parties.

Competition Rules

All OFM competitions are conducted in accordance with the provisions of Section 54 (1) of the Lotteries Amendment Act (46 of 2001) and in accordance with the Consumer Protection Act of 2008.

OFM competitions are open to all South Africans listening, or tuning in, within OFM’s broadcast area, unless otherwise stated. Competitions are not open to employees, agencies, prize sponsors or contractors of OFM, AME and Central Media Group or any person directly or indirectly involved in the organisation or running of the competition or their immediate family members.

By entering OFM’s competitions, interacting on OFM’s digital platforms via SMS, Telegram, email, social media and the website, persons consent to the personal information they provided to be securely shared with relevant staff in order to execute the competition and award prize.

Specific opt ins to authorise sharing of information with third parties as well as the purposes will be explicitly made available on forms.

No person may enter the same or any other competition hosted partly or in whole by OFM within sixty (60) days of winning the same or any other competition hosted partly or in whole by OFM.

This rule also extends to the immediate family or household members of the winner.

The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Please note: the procedure for getting a winner on air requires the presenter to phone a number from entries selected by our automated audited system.

Should the call not be completed due to technical difficulty or the receiver rejecting the call, another number will be selected.

Should the winner be cut while on air, the presenter will attempt three times to get the winner back on air.

If unsuccessful, and the entry qualifies for the win (for example the correct answer is given in text or voice note) the winner will be congratulated on air but notified off-air of the win at a later stage. However, should the competition mechanic require the contestant to give the answer for the first time on-air or participate in the on-air game to win, another contestant will be drawn after failure to get the contestant back on the line.

Prizes other than cash are not transferable, cannot be deferred or exchanged for cash and are not negotiable.

Entrants participating for cash prizes need to be 18 years or older.

Winners use and accept prizes at their own risk.

To enter OFM competitions, please read the entry mechanics appropriate to the competition you would like to enter and visit OFM Competitions for more information.

OFM, AME and Central Media Group and the prize sponsors (and/or their respective agencies) cannot be held responsible for any accident, injury, or loss of property experienced as a result of winning, accepting and/or utilising prizes won.

In addition, OFM, AME and Central Media Group and the prize sponsors (and/or their respective agencies) will not be held liable for entries not received for any reason whatsoever and will not be responsible for network connectivity, delivery of communications or hardware issues experienced while participating.

By participating in the promotion, the winner(s) agree(s) to have the winner(s) name, voice and likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to the promotion without additional financial or other compensation.

If for any reason this promotion cannot be executed as planned, including, but not limited to, as a result of infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the station that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, or if the promotion is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, the station reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the promotion.

The station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process. Failure to comply with the rules of the promotion may result in a contestant’s disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prize or prizes. If the station makes a good faith determination that an entrant has cheated or committed fraudulent activity in connection with the promotion, the station reserves the right to disqualify that entrant from entering and/or winning future promotions and to prosecute and seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by South African law.

The station reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the promotion, including, without limitation, the substitution of a prize of equivalent value.

Cookies 

OFM uses cookies, including similar technologies.  The word “cookie” refers to information that is sent from the Site to your hard drive, where it is saved.  In this way, the next time you use the Site, OFM will know who you are and that you have visited the Site before.  

We also collect information about how you use the website, your preferences and past browsing history.  Cookies allow us to provide you with an enhanced experience and customized content and services.  

We are able to provide our advertisers with an ability to direct relevant advertisements to their audiences.  We are able to track the responses to advertising.  You are able to control advertising cookies and remove them through the tools on your web browser. If you require more information on this aspect you may visit www.allaboutcookies.org

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at info@ofm.co.za.

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