Privacy Policy

Panthera Media Proprietary Limited (“the Company” and/or “Panthera”) manages and operates (“the website”). Panthera respects the privacy of its users and is committed to protect it in all respects with a view to offer the best and most enriching experience to its users. The site celebrates the achievements of South African automotive dealers and dealer groups and share actionable news and insights about the wider industry.


By using the website or its services, you (interchangeably referred to as “the user”) hereby explicitly and unambiguously consent to the collection, use and transfer, in electronic or other form, of your personal data as described in this document by and among, the Dealer platform, Panthera.

You understand that the Panthera Media, the Body Shop News Africa platform and its Partners (click here for a list of the Body Shop News Africa partners) hold certain personal information about you, including –

Surname; and
Email address.
You further understand that the Body Shop News Africa and its partners will transfer data among themselves for purposes of implementation, administration and management of the user’s participation on the Body Shop News Africa platform.

You hereby authorize the Body Shop News Africa and Panthera to receive, possess, use, retain and transfer such data as may be required for the administration of the Body Shop News Africa platform.

You may withdraw consent at any time by using the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email or by sending an email to elza@pantheramedia.

Where we have processed personal data on the lawful basis of consent, you may have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.


To avail certain services on our website, users are required to provide certain information for the registration process that may include but not limited to your name, your surname, email address and password for the website. The information as supplied by the users enables us to improve our website, services and provide you the most user-friendly experience.

All required information is service dependent and Panthera may use the above said user information to maintain, protect and improve its services (including advertising services) and for developing new services.


Panthera automatically collects limited information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, mobile number, including your IP address, when you visit our website. We automatically receive and log information from your browser, including your IP address, your computer’s name, your operating system, browser type and version, CPU speed, and connection speed. We may also collect log information from your device, including your location, IP address, your device’s name, device’s serial number or unique identification number, your device operating system, browser type and version, CPU speed, and connection speed.

To view our cookies policy, please click here. Terms of Use


The website includes links to other websites. Such websites are governed by their own privacy policies. Once you leave our servers, use of information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting. That privacy policy may differ from Panthera’s. It is your responsibility to understand the privacy policies of such websites.

When Panthera presents information to its advertisers for marketing purposes, it is usually in form of aggregated statistics on traffic to various pages within our website. Once registered with us, we will contact you from time to time to update you on the personal information you provide us to enable us to provide features that may benefit you.


Panthera shares the personal information to any third party without prior consent of the user when it is required by law or by any Court or Cabinet and its committees or the Executive Council or authority to disclose, for the purpose of verification of identity, or for the prevention, detection, investigation including cyber incidents, or for prosecution of crimes. These disclosures are made in good faith and belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary for enforcing these terms; for complying with the applicable laws and regulations.


When you as the user use our website, we undertake to provide you with access to your personal information and we ensure that any personal information found to be inaccurate or incomplete shall be corrected or amended as feasible subject to any requirement or rule for such personal information to be retained by law.

Prior to the amendment, correction or removal of the user’s personal information, we require the user to identify themselves and to identify the portion information requested to be amended, correct or removed. A request for the amendment, correction or removal of personal information may be declined if the process of the request is unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others or would be impractical.

The services of access and correction of personal information is done free of charge, except to the extent that it would require disproportionate effort. Once personal information is deleted, residual copies of the information may take a period of time before they are deleted from our servers and may remain in our backup systems.

It is important that any information you provide directly to us is accurate and correct. Please let us know as soon as you can if any information we hold about you is no longer correct.

Providing false or inaccurate information in order to obtain a product or service may also result in services being restricted or cancelled.


Panthera takes reasonable, appropriate technical and organization measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of personal information. These measures include reviews of our storage, data collection, processing practices and security measures.

All information obtained by Panthera is stored on a dedicated servers within the borders of South Africa. The server is secured behind a firewall and access to the server is password protected and strictly limited. Notwithstanding this, no security measures or systems are impenetrable. We cannot make any guarantees against data breaches.


As a data subject, you have a number of data privacy rights. These rights include the right to request from Panthera access to, correction or deletion of your personal data or restriction of processing concerning your data or to object to the processing of your personal information. All the rights of a data subject are contained in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. The information on these rights can be found at the Information Regulator’s website at, to whom you have the right to make a complaint, if we do not resolve your complaint.


All the information you provide to us is kept for as long as you are a member.


Panthera will only send you direct marketing when you have either provided consent or where we believe we can demonstrate a legitimate interest and have balanced this with your interests and privacy. You have the right to opt out of receiving direct marketing at any time by following the appropriate channels, e.g. you may click an unsubscribe box on our website.


Any complaints or concerns with regards to content or to report any contraventions of laws or breach of these terms may be directed to our designated Information Officer Elza Smit (“the Information Officer”) –

via post: Suite 215

1 Wedgewood Link



via email:

The following information must be submitted in your complaint –

Identification of the material of the website that is alleged to be infringing;
A statement which depicts how the material complained about is contrary to any copyright owners, its agent or the law; and
the contact details of the complaining party including address, telephone and email address.
If we do not manage to resolve your complaint you may also lodge a complaint to the office of the Information Regulator at


Given the ever changing reality of the internet, we may change our privacy policy from time to time to accommodate future changes as necessary. The future updates and changes will be consistent with the policy under which the personal information was collected.

It is the responsibility of the user to ensure to check our website from time to time to view the updated privacy policy.

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