Our clients’ privacy is of vital importance to Van Zyl Hertenberger and we take our responsibility to protect your personal information very seriously. As such we have strict compliance procedures in place dealing with how and when your personal information is collected, used, shared and/or destroyed.
What Personal Information We Collect
The type of personal information Van Zyl Hertenberger collects depends on the service we are engaged to render to you.
How We Collect your Personal Information
The personal information we collect is generally supplied directly by you or by certain third parties gathered under the auspices of your mandate to Van Zyl Hertenberger. There are also certain situations in which we may collect personal information about you from public sources, related companies, your organisation, your representatives and information service providers.
Why We Collect your Personal Information
We collect personal information about you in order to carry out your mandate to Van Zyl Hertenberger.
Who We Share your Personal Information With
Van Zyl Hertenberger is committed to keeping your personal information safe and secure. Van Zyl Hertenberger has engaged the services of third-party systems aggregators who operate under strict instructions and who are only permitted to process your personal information for the purpose intended. This means your personal information may be stored outside South Africa, and any government authorities which have jurisdiction over them may be entitled to access any personal information provided. Third party aggregators to whom Van Zyl Hertenberger discloses personal information are currently located in South Africa and the United States of America.
Van Zyl Hertenberger will otherwise use or disclose your personal information with your express consent following a notification to you of the intended use or disclosure. Van Zyl Hertenberger may be required by law to disclose your personal information, which may include assisting law enforcement agencies.
For Your Protection
Please take care not to provide Van Zyl Hertenberger with more of your personal information than is requested.
Van Zyl Hertenberger is required by law to retain your personal information after your mandate with Van Zyl Hertenberger has terminated.
Even though Van Zyl Hertenberger monitors the system processing your personal information, it is not entirely impossible that the system may be breached. Van Zyl Hertenberger will immediately advise you should a system compromise affecting you come to our attention.
Destruction of Personal Information
Your personal information will be destroyed by Van Zyl Hertenberger once the legal time-period for holding same has run its course.
Van Zyl Hertenberger will destroy your personal information by shredding; de-identifying and deleting it from the Van Zyl Hertenberger database and back-up software.
For further information about the Protection of Personal Information in South Africa, or if any of your concerns are not resolved to your satisfaction, you may contact the Office of the Information Regulator whose responsibility it is to ensure that companies, such as Van Zyl Hertenberger, manage your personal information responsibly. The Information Regulator is located at SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, Pretoria, Tel: 012 406 4818, Fax: 086 500 3351,
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