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Manual in Terms of Section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act
Protection of Personal Information Act – POPIA
Respecting and protecting your Personal Information (please refer to the definition of Personal Information at the end of this policy statement) is very important to Stowell & Company Inc. It is also a Constitutional right, legal, and good business practice requirement, which we take very seriously.
In line with the 8 Conditions in the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (the Act), we
- Accept joint responsibility and accountability with you to responsibly manage and protect your Personal Information when providing our services to you;
- Undertake to receive, only from you or your authorised agent, and to process the Personal Information that is necessary for the purposes of providing you with our services, as required by the Act and to respect your right to withdraw your consent for the processing of your Personal Information;
- Undertake to use your Personal Information only for the purposes required to provide the necessary services required by you;
- Undertake not to share or further process your Personal Information with anyone except to the extent that you have consented thereto, or to the extent required for the purposes of providing you with our services, or to the extent required by law;
- Undertake to be open and transparent and to notify you as and when required by law regarding why and how your Personal Information needs to be collected;
- Undertake to accurately record your Personal Information as provided to us by you or your authorised agent;
- Undertake to safeguard and protect your Personal Information in our possession;
- Undertake to freely confirm what Personal Information we have in our possession, to update and correct the Personal Information on your instructions, and to keep it for no longer than legally required.
We and/or the organisations who provide or assist with providing the services you require, need to collect, use, and keep your Personal Information as prescribed by relevant laws and regulations and for reasons such as:
- To provide you with the services you have requested
- To execute your transactions
- To maintain our business relationship with you
- To conduct credit reference searches or verification with third parties
- To confirm and verify your identity or to verify that you are an authorised representative for security purposes
- For the detection and prevention of fraud, crime, money laundering or other malpractice
- For debt tracing or debt recovery
- To conduct market or customer satisfaction research and for statistical analysis
- For audit and record-keeping purposes
- To liaise with third parties who offer services that are necessary in order for us to provide you with the services you have requested
- In connection with legal proceedings
We will also use your personal information to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or industry codes.
We may need to share your Personal Information and/or enter it into software or online platforms in order to process your information for the purposes of providing you with our services. This will only be done in strict compliance with the requirements of the Act.
We or the organisations providing the services to you may use “cookies” on our respective websites. Cookies enable us one to improve your future visits to the site as well as provide you with a more user-friendly experience. The policies, where applicable, can be found on the relevant websites.
Any additional information or concerns can be found and raised with the Information Regulator, who can be contacted as per the details below however, please feel free to contact us first to discuss any questions or concerns you may have:
Tel: 012 406 4818
Your Personal Information is defined by the Protection of Personal Information Act (the Act) as:
“means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person, and where it is applicable, an identifiable, existing juristic person, including, but not limited to— (a) information relating to the race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, national, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental health, well-being, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth of the person; (b) information relating to the education or the medical, financial, criminal or employment history of the person; (c) any identifying number, symbol, e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, location information, online identifier or other particular assignment to the person; (d) the biometric information of the person; (e) the personal opinions, views or preferences of the person; (f) correspondence sent by the person that is implicitly or explicitly of a private or confidential nature or further correspondence that would reveal the contents of the original correspondence; (g) the views or opinions of another individual about the person; and (h) the name of the person if it appears with other personal information relating to the person or if the disclosure of the name itself would reveal information about the person”.