Privacy Policy

Privacy & Cookies Policy

The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPI”) came into complete commencement on 1 July 2021, in this regard we have a number of obligations and duties in terms of POPI that we must comply with. The protection of your personal information is a high priority for us and we have taken steps to ensure that your personal information is protected and remains private.

In addition to this document serving as our privacy policy, this document will also serve as our data subject notification as contemplated in section 18 of POPI. In this regard, this document will inform you of what personal information we collect, why we collect it, how we use it and what safety measures are in place to protect it.

Where we refer to “process”, it means how we collect, use, store, make available, destroy, update, disclose, or otherwise deal with your personal information. As a general rule we will only process your personal information if this is required to deliver or offer a service, provide a product or carry out a transaction.

We may combine your personal information and use the combined personal information for any of the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy.

In this document any reference to “we” or “us” or “our” is reference to the following legal entities:

Design Colab (Pty) Ltd
If you use our services, goods and/or products, you agree that we may process your personal information as explained under this Privacy Policy.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time if the law or our business practices requires it.

The version of the Privacy Policy displayed on our website at the time of your interaction with us will be applicable.

What is personal information?

Personal information refers to any information that identifies you or specifically relates to you. Personal information includes, but is not limited to, the following information about you:

Criminal history
E-mail address
Employment history
Ethnic origin

Financial history
Identity number
Location information
Marital Status
Mental Health
Medical History
National Origin
Online identifier
Other particular assignment
Personal opinions
Personal preferences

Personal views
Physical address
Physical health
Sexual orientation
Social origin
Telephone number
Well being

Is the supply of the personal information voluntary or mandatory?

The supply of certain personal information is mandatory, meaning we have to collect this personal information from you by law. If you do not supply this information, we cannot comply with our legal obligations. In this regard, if you do not supply this personal information we cannot do business with you.

We collect personal information as is required by the following legislation:

Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No 75 of 1997
Continuing Education and Training Act (previously known as Further Education and Training Colleges Act) 16 of 2006
Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, No. 130 of 1993
Credit Agreement Act, No. 75 of 1980
The Criminal Procedure Act, No. 51 of 1977
Debt Collectors Act, No. 114 of 1998
Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998
Financial Intelligence Centre Act, No. 38 of 2001
Higher Education Act 101 of 1997
Income Tax Act 58 of 1962
Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995
National Credit Act, No. 34 of 2005
NQF Act No 67 of 2008
Pension Funds Act, No. 24 of 1956
Skills Development Act 97 of 1998
Unemployment Insurance Act, No. 63 of 2001
Financial Advisory and Intermediary Service Act, No. 37 of 2002
Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993
Prevention of Organised Crime Act No. 121 of 1998

In other instances the supply of personal information is voluntary, which means there is no law imposed on us to collect this personal information. Even though there is no law that imposes the collection of the personal information, we require the personal information to deliver the products and/or services to you. In this regard, if you do not supply the personal information, we cannot do business with you.

When will we process your personal information?

We will only process your personal information for lawful purposes relating to our business if the following applies:

  • if you have consented thereto.
  • if a person legally authorised by you, the law, or a court, has consented thereto.
  • if it is necessary to conclude or perform under a contract, we have with you.
  • if the law requires or permits it.
  • if it is required to protect or pursue your, our or a third party’s legitimate interest.

What is special personal information?

Special personal information is personal information about the following:

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