Privacy policy

Last update: 04.07.2023

This policy (together with our terms of use (see far below) and any other documents referred to in it) describe how we collect and use your personal data during your use of the Centre for Digital Transformation and Innovation Africa website ( (the ‘website’) in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and related South African data protection legislation.

A) Who is using your personal data?

The Centre for Digital Transformation and Innovation Africa is the “data controller" for the information that we collect when you visit the website. This means that we decide how to use it and are responsible for looking after it in accordance with the GDPR. Access to your personal data within the Institute will be provided to those staff who need to view it as part of their work in connection with the operation of the website. It will also be shared with the third parties described in Section E. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. We may update this policy at any time

B) Glossary

Where we refer in this policy to your ‘personal data’, we mean any recorded information that is about you and from which you can be identified. It does not include data where your identity has been removed (anonymous data). Where we refer to the ‘processing’ of your personal data, we mean anything that we do with that information, including collection, use, storage, disclosure, deletion or retention.

C) Types of data we collect about you

We will automatically collect, store, and use the following categories of data when you browse and search our site, if you have consented to our use of cookies: - Technical information, for example, the type of device (and its unique device identifier) you use to access our site, the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, mobile network information and platform; and - Information about your visit to our site including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from the website (including date and time), pages you viewed, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

D) How we use your data

 We process your data for purposes arising from your use of the website, for example, to ensure that we understand who uses our site and how our site is used and to improve our site and ensure it is secure. This processing occurs because it is necessary to meet our legitimate interests in operating and improving the website, analysing its use, and ensuring its security. We will only use your data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another related reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your data for an unrelated purpose, we will seek your consent to use it for that new purpose.

E) Sharing your data with third parties

 We may share your data with third parties who provide services on our behalf, such as those who help us to operate the website. All our third-party service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your data in line with our policies. We do not allow them to use your data for their own purposes. We permit them to process your data only for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions. We may also share your personal data with third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our site terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our site, our users, and others. Where your data is shared with third parties, we will seek to share the minimum amount necessary.

F) Where we store or use your data

 We may store data collected by the website manually or electronically. The data is stored on our secure servers and/or in our premises within South Africa. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to the website and any transmission is at your own risk.

G) Third party websites

 Our site contains links to and from various third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

H) Retaining your data

 We will only retain your data for as long as we need it to fulfil our purposes, including any relating to legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

I) Your rights

 Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to: - Request access to your data (commonly known as a "subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of your data and to check that we are lawfully processing it. - Request correction of your data. This enables you to ask us to correct any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you. - Request erasure of your data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove your data under certain circumstances, for example, if you consider that there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your data where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below). - Object to processing of your data where we are relying on our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. - Request the restriction of processing of your data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your data, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it. Request the transfer of your data to another party. Depending on the circumstances and the nature of your request it may not be possible for us to do what you have asked, for example, where there is a statutory or contractual requirement for us to process your data and it would not be possible to fulfil our legal obligations if we were to stop. If you want to exercise any of the rights described above or are dissatisfied with the way we have used your information, you should contact the Institutes’ team via We will seek to deal with your request without undue delay, and in any event in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR. Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues which you raise.

J) Cookies

 Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site.

K) Changes to this policy

 Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.

L) Contact

 If you wish to raise any queries or concerns about this privacy policy please contact the institute’s team by email via


Last update: 04.07.2023

Ownership, Liability and Use

1. Unless otherwise indicated, this website and its contents are the property of The Centre for Digital Transformation and Innovation Africa (Pty) Ltd, whose premises are situated at 777 14th Road Noordwyk, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. The copyright in the material contained on this website belongs to the institute and it’s licensors. The trademarks appearing on this website are protected by the laws of South Africa and by international trademark laws. 2. The information placed on this website by the institute has been prepared solely for the purpose of providing selected information about the institute, its subsidiary companies and organisations with which it is associated; and about the respective services which they offer. 3. The institute does not make any warranty that information contained on this website, or on any site linked to this website, is complete, accurate or up-to-date; and the institute is not responsible for the results of reliance on any such information. 4. The institute does not make any warranty that use of the website will be uninterrupted, virus-free or error-free; or that use of the website will not affect other software or operating systems used to access the website. Any warranties provided under the general law are expressly excluded to the fullest extent possible. In particular, the institute does not warrant that use of the website will not infringe the rights of any other person or organisation; nor that the website is of reasonable quality or fit for any particular purpose, even if the institute has received notice of an intention to use the website for that purpose. 5. Unless they are contained in institute information, or unless expressly stated otherwise, opinions given on this website are those of the individuals making them, and not those of the institute: the institute is not responsible for such opinions or any claims resulting from them. 6. To the extent permitted in law, the institute accepts no liability for any loss or damage which may be suffered by other parties as a direct or indirect result of using this website (including loss of profit, loss of opportunity, loss of business, and consequential loss). 7. Persons submitting material other than institute Information to this website are solely responsible for the material and for any claims relating to its content, whether made against the institute or otherwise. Whilst the institute does not exercise editorial control over any content posted to the website by users, the institute reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove any content which it has been notified is objectionable, whether or not the objection is substantiated, and otherwise to review, edit or delete any comments posted by users which it deems defamatory, unlawful, threatening or otherwise objectionable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and to the extent permitted in law, the institute accepts no responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties via the website. 8. Subject to the above, those gaining access to this website are authorised to make use of the website (and of any chatrooms and interactive facilities which are available through it) for any lawful purposes. The following is a non-exclusive list of uses which are expressly prohibited: a. using the website to commit or encourage unlawful acts, including unlawful copying of copyright material; b. misrepresenting the user's identity or authority; c. distributing any type of virus or other device intended to cause nuisance, loss or corruption of any information on the website or accessed through it, or of any systems used to operate the website or any systems accessed through it; d. tampering with communications which are not the user's, or making any alteration to any information on the website; e. accessing or attempting to access other parties' user accounts; f. hacking or attempting to hack any part of the website, or any system used to run it, or any system accessed through the website; g. disrupting the flow of communications in interactive areas; h. storing personal data derived from the website; i. posting material which: i. infringes intellectual property rights; ii. defames or threatens other people or organisations; iii. is offensive, obscene or hateful, or which other users of the website are likely to consider offensive, obscene or hateful. 9. Use of this website by members of the institute is also subject to the institutes rules and regulations 10. The institute collects e-mail addresses and other contact details, together with any comments provided voluntarily via this website. The institute also collects information on what pages are visited. This information is used to improve the content of the website and to make contact for marketing purposes and for the supply of information. 11. These terms are governed by South African law, and the courts of South Africa have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to them. 12. If any of these terms is found to be illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the term(s) in question will be severed; but the remaining terms will continue in force.