Monday 15 April

SECTION27 is committed to respecting and protecting your right to privacy as a visitor to our website.

This privacy statement relates to personal information provided to us on this website. It does not apply to other parties’ websites, including websites or social media platforms that may be linked to or from our website.

The information on the website does not constitute legal advice.

For assistance, please contact Patience Phiri on email: phiri@section27.org.za

Collection of personal information:

SECTION27 collects personal data on the website in two ways:

  • Actively from you, for example, through the information that you provide to us through the website.
  • Passively from the device that you use to access and navigate through our site: this may include the use of server loggers, cookies, or anonymous identifiers. We use cookies and anonymous identifiers which enable us to improve our service to you.

If you are concerned about the collection of your personal information on our site, you may opt-out of tracking at any time by activating the “Do Not Track” setting in your browser. You may also consider downloading, among others, the Tor Browser, or configure Ghostery and uBlock Origin in your current browser.

Storage and usage of personal information:

We take industry-standard security measures to protect personal information under our control from loss, misuse, and breach, but as is the case with every website, there are risks associated with uploading your information online.

We will only use the personal information that you provide to us in for the purposes for which you provided it to us. We will not sell, rent, or lease personal information.

Use of cookies:

A cookie is a small data text file that contains a personal identifier. A cookie is sent from our site to your browser and is then stored on your hard drive and saves user preferences and other information. We use cookies for the following reasons:

  • To improve your experience while you navigate through the website, including by speeding up your searches.
  • To help us analyse usage of our site, ensure that our records are complete and accurate, and compile aggregate information about your access to and use of the site.
  • We also use third-party cookies that help us analyse and understand how you use this website. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies but opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience.

If you are concerned about your privacy and the use of cookie technology, you may set your web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You may also configure your browser to refuse the cookies our site attempts to send you (although this may result in you not being able to enjoy all the site features and functionality).

Data transfers:

The data that we collect may be transferred to and stored at, a destination outside of South Africa. We will seek to ensure that data remains within jurisdictions with adequate protections for personal information, or that we have agreements in place to seek to ensure a legally enforceable commitment to protect the personal information transferred. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storage, and processing.

Updates and contact:

This privacy statement is effective as of 1 July 2021. SECTION27 reserves the right to update this privacy statement and will strive to notify all affected stakeholders of any changes. We will archive all versions of this privacy statement and provide links on this page.

Should you wish to exercise any of your rights as a data subject or to view our information governance policy, please email us at privacy@section27.org.za

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