1.1 For the purposes of this section, Personal Information will be understood in accordance with the definition provided in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 ("the Act") and in accordance with the definition of Personal Data in Article 4(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation GDPR (EU) 2016/679.
1.2 All electronic personal information is collected as outlined in the Act. We endeavour to ensure the quality, accuracy and confidentiality of Personal Information in our possession.
1.4 In utilizing our website, using our services or otherwise if your information is submitted to us through the regulatory requirements, users may be asked to provide the following information (Personal Information):
1.6 We will not collect, use or disclose sensitive information (such as information about racial or ethnic origins or political or religious beliefs, where relevant) except with your specific consent or in the circumstances permitted by law.
1.8 Although absolute security cannot be guaranteed on the internet, we have in place up-to-date, reasonable technical and organizational security measures to protect your Personal Information against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, misuse, destruction or against unauthorized disclosure or access to the information we process online.
1.9 While we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Personal Information you provide to us, we will continue to maintain and improve these security measures over time in line with legal and technological developments.
1.10 We store your Personal Information directly, or alternatively, store your Personal Information on, and transfer your Personal Information to, a central database. If the location of the central database is located in a country that does not have substantially similar laws which provide for the protection of Personal Information, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that your Personal Information is adequately protected in that jurisdiction by means of ensuring that standard data protection clauses are enforced as envisaged by the GDPR.
1.12 The Personal Information we collect from users shall only be accessed by our employees, representatives and consultants on a need-to-know basis, and subject to reasonable confidentiality obligations binding such persons.
1.13 We shall have the right, but shall not be obliged, to monitor or examine any information and materials including any website link that you publish or submit to us for publishing on the Site. You shall be solely responsible for the contents of all material published by yourself.
1.14 We will not sell, share, or rent your Personal Information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by us will only be in connection with our regulatory statutory mandate.
2.1 A user has the right:
We do not disclose your Personal Information to anyone outside Party.
4.1 At any point while the SACAP is in possession of/or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, shall have the following rights:
5.1 When you visit the website, even if you do not create an account, please note that we may collect information, such as your IP address, the name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider), your browser, the website from which you visit us, the pages on our website that you visit and in what sequence, the date and length of your visit, and other information concerning your computer's operating system, language settings, and broad demographic information.
5.2 The above information is aggregated and anonymous data and does not identify you specifically. However, you acknowledge that this data may be used to identify you if it is aggregated with other Personal Information that you supply to us. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within the company on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above, without your explicit permission.
6.2 This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the site’s functionality.
6.3 There are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. Disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this site and many other websites that you visit. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
6.6 This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
6.7 This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
6.9 When you submit data to us through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
6.10 In order to provide you with a great experience on this site, we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.
6.12 This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
6.13 The cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you. Features of these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience while on the site and ensure that we understand which optimizations our users appreciate the most.
7.1 The services available through the Website, may contain links to other third-party websites, including (without limitation) social media platforms, payment gateways, appointment scheduling and/or live chat platforms ("Third Party Websites"). If you select a link to any Third-Party Website, you may be subject to such Third-Party Website's terms and conditions and/or other policies, which are not under our control, nor are we responsible therefore.
7.2 Hyperlinks to Third Party Websites are provided "as is", and we do not necessarily agree with, edit or sponsor the content on Third Party Websites.
7.3 We do not monitor or review the content of any Third-Party Website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and we should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of other websites, either.
7.4 Users should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any Third-Party Website before disclosing any personal information to them. We do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.
8.1 Where the processing of personal data is based on the POPI Act, the legitimate interests SACAP pursues are to carry out its responsibilities as a regulatory authority, in favour of the well-being of all stakeholders including registered persons and the public and for the maintenance of the integrity and the enhancement of the status of the architectural profession.
8.2 The SACAP considers that its Registered Persons, members of the public and all stakeholders rely on being kept up to date about the regulation of the architectural profession. The SACAP collects and uses personal data to regulate the architectural profession in the interests of the public, registered persons and stakeholders.
8.3 The SACAP uses and otherwise processes data for the registration of persons in the architectural profession, the accreditation of educational programs at Educational Institutions, protection of the public, continuing professional development, and for professional skills, conduct, performance and ethics.
8.4 SACAP processes personal information through the administration of registration, reregistration’s, and reinstatements. As well the processing payments for registrations, reregistration’s, reinstatements, applications fees of professional practice examination, extensions of continuing professional development and other related fees.
8.5 SACAP processes personal information through communicating with registered persons, members of the public and other stakeholders. Administrative communications may include responses to registered persons, members of the public and other stakeholders’ inquiries or requests including handling of complaints of improper conduct against registered persons from members of the public.
8.6 Maintaining the integrity and security of our websites and services, and preventing and detecting security threats, fraud or other criminal or malicious activity that might compromise your information. We may also maintain additional security measures, such as CCTV, to safeguard our physical locations.
8.7 Conducting ordinary business operations, verifying your identity, conducting business research, analytics, planning and strategy, corporate reporting and management, staff training and quality assurance purposes (which may include monitoring or recording calls to our customer support) and outreach
8.8 Innovating new and existing new services using research and development tools and incorporating data analysis activities.
8.9 Compliance with applicable laws, regulations, court orders, government and law enforcement requests, and to protect ourselves, our users and our Registered Persons, the public and other stakeholders to solve any disputes. Information collected may also be used to investigate security incidents and potential breaches of personal information, notify individuals and third parties of the breach and prepare to defend lawsuits.
8.10 When using our services, you may create sign-in credentials. When you create these credentials with your e-mail address and password, a unique identifier is created that allows you to use the same credentials for all our services. Depending on the services you are engaged with, the information associated with your credentials or account may also include delivery address, device and connection settings, and device service usage data.
8.11 Marketing and advertising are generally seen as an important tool, but the SACAP wants to respect the wishes of its marketing recipients. Under POPIA you have an absolute right to object to direct marketing and if you wish to do so, please contact SACAP at email@example.com.
8.12 The SACAP will only process your personal data on these grounds if it is determined that the information is relevant to you or/and your organization. Material that the SACAP sends to you may be relevant based on your profile, because of the type, size or location of the field/organization that you work in, or because you are the relevant registration/post-holder for a certain set of decisions based on factors such as your location, role, seniority, and responsibilities.