At SovTech Connect we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors.
We respect your right to privacy and are committed to maintaining it. We only collect, store and process your personal information in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations.
We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.
In running and maintaining our website we may with your expression of consent, collect and process the following data about you:
User information on registration:
This personal information might include:
We will use this personal information to fulfil your account, provide additional services and information to you as we reasonably think appropriate, and for any other purposes set out in this policy.
We may gather information about your general internet use by using the cookie. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer's hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally. It is statistical data. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.
You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish. This can easily be consentThe Connectordone by activating the reject cookies setting on your computer.
We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you:
SovTech Connect collects and processes some or all of the following types of information from you:
Where your consent has been provided in advance we may allow selected third parties to use your data to enable them to provide you with information regarding unrelated opportunities which we believe may interest you. Where such consent has been provided it can be withdrawn by you at any time.
In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:
The collected data will be used solely for the recruiting process. The purposes for whichSovTech Connect may process the collected data are the following:
You may request for the correction and update of your data at any time, deny your previous consent for the processing of your data, restrict the processing on its object, request for your data in structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, request for the deleting of your data or lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
Personal information of data subjects in the Connector's possession is safeguarded against unauthorised access and use, disclosure, alteration, damage and/or loss, by the deployment of reasonably practicable organisational and technological safeguards. SovTech Connect also takes reasonable steps to ensure the integrity, accuracy and updating of personal information held by it. SovTech Connect has implemented adequate access control, encryption, governance practices, and other best practices to protect personal data.
We will, on an ongoing basis, continue to review our security controls and related processes to ensure that your personal information is secure.
We will hold on to your information for as long as you have your account with the Connector, or as long as it is needed for us to be able to provide the relevant goods or services to you. The Connector's general retention policy is to retain information for 5 years.
In some circumstances, such as to meet our legal or regulatory obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce our terms and conditions, we may hold onto your personal information after we've finished providing services to you, or for longer than our general retention policy.
Unfortunately, the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion, such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically, sending such information is entirely at your own risk.
We may share your personal information with:
We may transmit or transfer personal information outside of the country in which it was collected to a foreign country and process it in that country. Personal information may be stored on servers located outside the country in which it was collected in a foreign country whose laws protecting personal information may not be as stringent as the laws in the country in which it was collected. You consent to us processing your personal information in a foreign country whose laws regarding processing of personal information may be less stringent.
In order to provide our goods and services, we may need to transfer your information from your country of residence to another country in the usual course of our business. By dealing with us and submitting your personal information, you agree to the transfer, storage, and/or processing of your personal information outside of your country of residence as set out below.
You may choose to correct or update the personal information you have submitted to us, by clicking the relevant menu in any of the pages on our website or contacting us by phone or email.
Furthermore, as a user you have rights under the Protection Of Personal Information Act (POPI) outlined below. SovTech Connect will always fully respect your rights regarding the processing of your personal data, and has provided below the details of the person to contact if you have any concerns or questions regarding how we process your data, or if you wish to exercise any rights you have under the POPI Act.
These rights are:
How to make use of those rights
Right to be informed about what we do with your information
Right to access your information
You can request access to the personal information we hold about you. In most cases, this is free of charge.
Right to correct your information
If you believe that the personal information we hold about you may be incorrect, then the easiest way to correct this is through updating your profile in the Platform. If you don't want to do it this way or don't have a project, you can ask for us to update your information.
Right to object to, or restrict, SovTech Connect using your information
In certain circumstances (including where we use legitimate interests as set out below) you can ask us to stop processing your information or ask for us to limit the ways in which we process this information. However we can refuse a request in some cases — we will provide you with information explaining why we have refused your request if we do this.
Right to delete your personal information
Some people call this the “right to be forgotten”. Unless we have a reason for keeping your personal information (for example, where we need this to provide a service to you or deal with an ongoing complaint), you can request for us to stop holding your personal information. If we need to hold on to your information we will tell you why we need to do this when we respond.
Right to stop direct marketing messages
You can do this easily through unsubscribing at the bottom of our emails, contacting us (see the contact section below).
Right to portability of your information
You can ask us to move, transfer or copy your information so that you can use this information in a different service. To the extent we are able to do so, we will make this information available to you in a commonly used format so that you can transfer this to another service.
Personal Data shall be processed lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent manner. SovTech Connect will not use personal data for any monitoring or profiling activity or process, and will not adopt any automated decision-making processes.
If you have a complaint about our use of your information, we would prefer you to contact us directly in the first instance so that we can address your complaint. However, you can also contact the Information Regulator via their website at https://www.justice.gov.za/inforeg/ or write to them at:
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