Dear valued client

  1. Thank you for your ongoing support as our client. As an organization, we respect your privacy and are committed to keeping the personal information of our clients secure and confidential. As you might be aware that the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) came into effect on 01 July 2021. The Protection of Personal Information Act, Act No. 4 of 2013 (POPIA) aims to protect the personal data of all persons and further outlines how institutions should safeguard, collect, process, store, share and manage this information.
    The information we collect
  2. We collect and process your personal information in accordance with the applicable laws, as the case may be, for GGDA Group. Information is processed for the purposes of trade development and export promotion purposes. For this purpose, we may collect and process your data linking to relevant or suitable markets and business opportunities. We need the data to assess the impact linking to our trade promotion programmes and initiatives, information such as company physical address, company profiles, tracking of trade deals, conducting impact analysis on the value add of the portal, our reporting purposes. “Process” means anything that is done with your personal information whether or not by automated means, including but not limited to, organising, collecting, recording, storing, structuring, adapting, and transmission. We use your personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected.
    Disclosure of information
  3. We may disclose your personal information to our service providers/stakeholders who are involved in the delivery of products and/or services to you. Third parties and service providers are obligated, in their own right, to ensure that they further process your information in accordance with the POPI regulations and protocols. We may also disclose your information where we have a duty to disclose such information in terms of Law.
    Information Security
  4. We are legally obliged to provide adequate protection for the personal information we hold and to prevent unauthorised access and use of personal information. We will, on an ongoing basis, continue to review our security controls and related processes to ensure that your personal information remains secure.
    Your Rights in terms of Section 15 of POPIA
  5. You have the right to ask us to update, correct or delete your personal information and we would appreciate it if you could ensure that your personal information is accurate and updated. You further have the right to have your personal information processed only in accordance with the conditions of the POPIA, to ask what information of yours is held by the organisation, to object on reasonable grounds to the processing of personal information, to submit a complaint to the Information Regulator regarding personal information that has been handled incorrectly and to be notified if personal information has been acquired by an unauthorised person. Contact us should you have any questions.

Clause for Contracts

Compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (hereinafter referred to as ‘POPIA’): The Parties acknowledge their respective obligations to comply with the substantive provisions of POPIA. In any event where any party receives any personal information as defined in POPIA it shall ensure that it fully complies with the provisions of the Act and only process the personal information to fulfil its obligations under this Agreement or permitted purpose. The personal information received shall not be further processed or disclosed without the consent of the disclosing party. Each party retains its full rights to pursue legal or equitable remedies in the event of any breach or threatened breach of the provisions dealing with POPIA, and may prevent the other party, any of its agents or subcontractors, or any third party who has received such records from violating this Agreement.