Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)
The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) is a law that has come into effect to enforce the constitutional right that everyone in South Africa has to privacy.
It sets some conditions for responsible parties (such as your Scheme or the Scheme's service providers) to lawfully process the personal information of data subjects (both natural and juristic persons, such as you as our member).
The act regulates the collection, use, sharing, storage and destruction of an individual's or organisation's personal information.
Personal information is what identifies you as a person and can include
- Identity number
- Contact details
- Race, nationality, ethnicity, origin, colour, religious or political beliefs or associations
- Age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status or family status
- Blood type or any other biometric information
- Medical information
- Financial information and criminal records
We are committed to protecting your personal data
We use your information for a number of different purposes, for example to provide our services to you or to meet our legal and regulatory obligations. We are taking every precaution to ensure that we protect your personal information.
For more detailed information on how and why we use your information, including the rights in relation to your personal data, and our legal grounds for using it, please view our Privacy information page.