The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)
The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) is a South African law which obliges organisations to deal appropriately with the processing of personal information.
POPIA protects your constitutional right to privacy and the right to access of information. It was signed into law by our President on 1 July 2020 to be effective by 1 July 2021 and much work has taken place behind the scenes in preparation for this deadline.
What does the POPIA mean for you as a Scrolla reader?
Scrolla’s operating company Olduvai Pty is now obliged by law to deal with your personal information with far more diligence than ever before. This includes how and why information is collected, how it is processed, shared, stored as well as access to this information.
The privacy of your personal information
We care about the privacy, security, and online safety of your personal information and we take our responsibility to protect this information very seriously.
Below is a summary of how we deal with your personal information.
- Processing your personal information: The only personal information we currently collect is for competitions - such as our news quiz - and for any application of enquiry forms for any of our sponsors' products. This information is encrypted and then deleted within 1 week or after a competition draw takes place.
- Sharing your personal information: We will notify any Scrolla users if any of your information is to be shared with third parties or sponsors - such as if you fill in a form asking to be contacted about a product. This will include your personal name and contact details. Additionally advertisers and agency details will be shared with our independent accountants.
- Protecting your personal information: We take every reasonable precaution to protect your personal information from theft, unauthorised access, and disruption of services.
Please contact us on [email protected] if you have any queries about POPIA or the treatment of your personal information.