We respect your right to privacy.
Where we refer to “personal information,” it means “personal information” as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (“POPI “), and “personal data” as per the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“the GDPR “). Personal information includes any information about a person that can be used to identify a person directly or indirectly. It includes information like a name, an identification number, location information, an online identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that person. POPI includes the personal information of juristic persons in its ambit – A juristic person’s information will be protected in the same manner as any other person’s personal information.
For any comments or queries relating to this policy, please contact our manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The personal information we collect:
How we collect personal information:
Use of your personal information
We may use your personal information for any legitimate business purposes relating to our services and/or business activities. Some of the purposes for which we use your personal information include:
When you become a client, you will be added to our mailing list. We use this mailing list to send you valuable information about our business, the services we offer, legal developments, news, and event invitations. You can also add yourself to our mailing list on our website.
You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time which will result in us no longer marketing to you. We include a link in every marketing communication allowing you to unsubscribe from marketing communication and you can email us to ask us to remove you from our mailing list.
If you unsubscribe from our mailing list, we may still contact you in other instances, such as in the course of providing you with services or to collect outstanding fees. In these instances, the relevant practitioner will contact you directly and not through the mailing list.
Sharing your personal information
We will only share your personal information for purposes of providing services to you or any other legitimate business purpose relating to our business activities, including but not limited to, the protection of our or your rights, complaints, marketing, or enforcing any agreement between us.
Where required for our business operations, we may share your personal information with our service providers. We only share information with service providers after we enter into an agreement with the service provider to regulate the way in which the personal information will be secured.
Where the law requires us to do so, we may also share your personal information with third party service providers, agents, contractors, employees, law enforcement agencies or business affiliates. We will only share your personal information in these instances where it is necessary for us to do so and only to the extent that your personal information is needed for such third parties to perform their services or obligations.
Will we send your personal information trans-border?
We may transfer your information cross border for our legitimate business purposes, such as for cloud storage and for our billing practices. All information transfers will comply with the applicable laws.
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is protected. We protect and manage personal information that we hold about you by using electronic and computer safeguards like firewalls, data encryption, and physical and electronic access control to our buildings. We only authorise access to personal information to those employees who require it to fulfill their designated responsibilities.
Links on our website
We may include links to other third-party websites which do not fall under our supervision. We cannot accept any responsibility for your privacy or the content of these websites, but we display these links to make it easier for you to find information about specific subjects.
Right to object
You may, on reasonable grounds, object to us using your personal information. If you object, we will stop using your personal information, except if the law allows its use.
Lodging a complaint
If you believe we are using your personal information unlawfully, please let us know first (on email@example.com or +27 (18) 468-5524). You may lodge a complaint to the Information Regulator (South Africa) with the following contact details:
Address: SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, Pretoria.
Contact number: 012 406 4818.
Fax number: 086 500 3351.
If you are in the European Union or the United Kingdom, the following details may be used for the relevant regulatory authority.
GDPRThe European Commission Online complaint procedure: https://ec.europa.eu/info/about-european-commission/contact/problems-and-complaints/how-make-complaint-eu-level/submit-complaint_en
Address: European Commission, Secretary-General
B-1049 Brussels, BELGIUM
The independent Data Protection Authority (“DPA “) per member state Website listing all DPA’s per member state: https://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htmData Protection Act, 1998 (UK)The Information Commissioner’s Office Website: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/
Tel: 0303 123 1113
Retention of Information
We will report any security breach to the Information Regulator and to the individuals or companies involved. If you want to report any concerns about our privacy practices or if you suspect any breach regarding your personal information, kindly notify us by sending an email for the attention of our manager at firstname.lastname@example.org