The Green Economy Journal attaches great importance to respecting the right to privacy of the visitors of its website and adheres to the Republic of South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013 (POPIA).
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Every visitor of this website, people who subscribe to our newsletter, those who register for a webinar on this website, and those who contact us via the contact form.
2. Information collected
Your Personal Data is only processed when you have consented to it or for our own legitimate interests.
We handle the hereunder mentioned personal data, collected directly from you, or via cookies (see cookies policy).
2.1 When you make use of our website
We use Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to measure the number of visitors to various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify you personally. We do not make, and do not allow Google Analytics to make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will declare what we intend to do with it.
This data processing is based on your consent (Condition 6 of the Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013) and you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (see Your Rights hereunder).
2.2 When you register for newsletters or webinars
Based on your consent:
- We collect and process your identification data (first name, last name, and email address) for registration and delivering of our newsletters. We use a service provider to deliver our newsletters. You may unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time. We will not keep your data once you have unsubscribed.
- When you register for webinars, we may collect, through a service provider, your identification data (first name, last name, email address) and professional data (position and institution). Should you not provide us with this data, your participation in webinars will be compromised.
- Should you speak during a webinar, your voice will be recorded.
- The data we collect for webinars is kept as long as you do not oppose it in order to invite you to other events that might be relevant to you.
- Webinars will be posted on The Green Economy Journal’s Youtube channel and accessible there as long as their content is relevant.
- When you register for webinars we may ask you whether you agree to:
- include your contact details in the list of participants to be made available to all participants for networking purposes;
- appear in pictures taken during webinars for promotional and information purposes, including on the Green Economy Journal and its social media platforms. Not providing your consent for taking pictures will not impact your participation in events, workshops or webinars.
Based on our legitimate interests:
- When you register for newsletters, we gather statistics around email opens and clicks, using industry standard technologies. This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
2.3 When you email us, submit a message on the contact page, chat with us or otherwise contact us:
We process your contact details, when required, in order to provide you with the requested support. This data is kept as long as you do not oppose it. This data processing is based on your consent (Condition 6 of the Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013) and you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (see Your Rights hereunder).
2.4 We can also collect data that you otherwise made public in order to contact you when we think it is relevant for your and our business.
This data processing is based on our legitimate interests and aims to create collaboration in our fields of activities. We retain this data as long as it is relevant.
2.5 When you contact us to make use of your data subject rights:
We process your contact details and the proof of your identity you send us in order to address your request. We can also, depending on your request, process other personal data we have collected in order to address your request.
This data processing is based on our obligation to comply with data protection legislation (Condition 8 of the Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013). We will store this data for a duration of one year, starting from 1 January of the year following the one where the request was made. Further, all our emails are archived for audit purposes for the duration of our audit obligations.
3. Use of service providers and transfer to third parties
We do have recourse to service providers as mentioned above.
Those service providers otherwise referred to as data processors are third parties who provide elements of support to the Green Economy Journal. We have contracts in place with our data processors which exclude the transfer of personal data to another party.
This means that they cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share your personal information with any organisation apart from us. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct.
We do not transfer any of your data collected as mentioned above to any third party for commercial purposes.
4. How do we protect your personal data?
Your personal data is handled in full confidentiality. We take all necessary precautions to take technical and organisational measures that might be required so as to ensure security of your personal data.
5. Your rights
Under Condition 8 of the Republic of South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013 on data subject participation with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you.
You have the:
- right to request access to your data and rectification of your personal data;
- right to request erasure of your data (right to be forgotten);
- right to obtain from us restriction of processing where there is contestation about the data processing for a period enabling to solve the issue;
- right to data portability;
- where the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent means that we will not make use of your data any longer. However, use made of your data in the past remains valid.
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data which is based on our legitimate interests. To exercise those rights, please send us an email to [email protected] together with a proof of your identity. Please note that you always have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Regulator.