Vaal Barrage and Vaal Dam
The Vaal Barrage and Vaal Dam
Catchment Forums (hereafter referred to as “Catchment Forums")
respects its members privacy and personal information. This Privacy
Policy aims to let you know how Catchment Forums will treat any
personal information that it may have about you, and how you can
access such personal information held. Catchment Forums will take
all reasonable measures, under this Policy, to protect your personal
information and to keep it confidential. This policy is in alignment
and compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of
2 DEFINITION OF PERSONAL
Personal Information is “personal
information” as defined in section 1 of the Protection of Personal
Information Act (“POPIA”). This is information relating to an
identifiable, living natural person or existing juristic person.
Please refer to the POPIA for a detailed definition and various
types or categories of personal information.
3 CATEGORIES OF DATA SUBJECTS AND
PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
Catchment Forums only collects
general personal information (some of which may be publicly
available) and aims to only collect that personal information which
is necessary for it to carry out its services and other facilities
provided to you.
Catchment Forums collects the
following personal information about its members:
The Catchment Forums website (https://reservoir.co.za)
4 HOW PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal information is
obtained directly from you via online application forms on our
website, email communications, event and training registrations,
requests for quotes and/or proposals, hard copy forms submitted to
Catchment Forums (such as training facilitator review forms); and on
occasion telephonically (only under specific circumstances and at
5 PURPOSE FOR COLLECTING
Catchment Forums collects
personal information for the following purposes:
To provide you with services
offered and requested.
To understand your specific
needs and requirements, and to improve Catchment Forums
membership benefits, services, and value offerings.
To provide you with Catchment
Forums communications about the services being rendered and on
offer, and keeping you informed of governance-related updates.
Catchment Forums will always
ask for your permission before it uses your personal information
for any purpose not disclosed above or unrelated to the
operations/services of Catchment Forums and its use in the
ordinary course of business.
6 RECIPIENTS OF PERSONAL
The personal information
collected is used only by Catchment Forums and its Trustees in the
rendering of its purpose and services. Only in instances where the
sharing of personal information to recipients outside of Catchment
Forums is necessary to fulfil a Catchment Forums obligation or
service, will such information be provided (See clause 7 below for
7 PERSONAL INFORMATION
SHARED TO THIRD PARTIES
As part of the benefits provided
to Catchment Forums members, Catchment Forums may be required to
provide third party service providers with certain minimal member’s
personal information (such as for example name, membership number,
contact details) to provide such benefits.
Personal information provided to
third-party service providers for such purposes will be limited to
only that information which is necessary for the member to enjoy
such benefit which he/she is entitled to.
No further information will be
provided, and third-party service providers are prohibited from
using any members details for any purpose other than providing the
membership benefit, or for statistical and historical purposes.
Your privacy is important to us.
Catchment Forums will therefore not sell, rent or provide your
personal information to unauthorised entities or third parties for
their independent use, without your consent.
Catchment Forums will release
your personal information to a party if it believes that Catchment
Forums is required by law or ordered by a court to do so. Catchment
Forums will also disclose your personal information only if
Catchment Forums believes that it is necessary to prevent, or
lessen, any unlawful or harmful actions in terms of the Catchment
Forums Members Code of Conduct, and to protect and defend legitimate
interests, rights or property of Catchment Forums.
8 PROTECTION OF PERSONAL
Catchment Forums values the
information that you choose to provide to us and will, therefore,
take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from
loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration.
When you use the services or
facilities provided by Catchment Forums, you may be given a
membership number, username and/or password. You must always keep
your membership number, username and password a secret and ensure
that you do not disclose it to anyone. Catchment Forums shall not be
held responsible for personal information accessed as a result of
you providing someone with your Catchment Forums profile username
and password. Upon your request, Catchment Forums will provide you
with its records of the personal information you provided to us. For
security reasons, this information will only be sent to the e-mail
address on file for the member associated with it.
9 STORAGE OF PERSONAL
INFORMATION AND RETENTION THEREOF
Personal information is stored on
the Catchment Forums website server as hosted by the ISP for
Personal information will only be
retained for as long as is necessary to carry out the functions and
services provided by Catchment Forums.
10 LINKS ON CATCHMENT FORUMS
WEBSITE OR EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS
Catchment Forums is not
responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites of
other institutions to which it may link you to – mainly for
information purposes and access to documents provided by such
institutions. The use of other third-party websites and content is
at your sole discretion. This policy applies solely to information
collected by Catchment Forums.
Catchment Forums is not
responsible for any representations or information or warranties or
content on any website of any third party (including websites linked
to the Catchment Forums website). Catchment Forums does not exercise
control over third parties' privacy policies, and you should refer
protects your privacy.
11 PERSONAL INFORMATION
HELD BY OR DISCLOSED BY YOU TO THIRD PARTIES
If you disclose any personal
information to a third party, such as anyone other than Catchment
Forums, you must be aware that Catchment Forums does not regulate or
control how that third party uses your personal information. You
12 CORRECTION OF PERSONAL
It is your responsibility to
ensure that the personal information provided to Catchment Forums is
true, correct, and accurate at all times. You may update and correct
your personal information at any time, either yourself via your
online Catchment Forums profile through the website, via email
communications to Catchment Forums or telephonically by calling
Catchment Forums. Catchment Forums may not vet or check the
information provided to it, and thus will not be held responsible
for any incorrect or outdated information on your membership profile
which may be used to provide you with relevant and important
13 ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION
HELD BY CATCHMENT FORUMS
Catchment Forums will at all
times abide by the Promotion of Access to Information Act No.2 of
14 CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
Catchment Forums may change this
policy at any time. Any change to this policy will be displayed on
the Catchment Forums website. If you use this website or any of the
services or facilities offered by Catchment Forums after Catchment
Forums has displayed a change to this policy, you will be deemed to
have read and agreed to the change.
15 APPLICABLE LAWS
This policy will be governed by
the laws of the Republic of South Africa. Specifically, Catchment
Forums undertakes to comply with the spirit of the Protection of
Personal Information Act No.4 of 2013 (“POPIA”) and the Promotion of
Access to Information Act No.2 of 2000 (“PAIA”).
You consent to the jurisdiction
of the South African courts for any dispute which may arise out of