Data Protection Policy
At Portside, we take data protection very seriously, and we are committed to complying with the Data Protection Act (POPI) in South Africa. This act is designed to protect individuals’ personal information by regulating how it is collected, processed, stored, and used.
We only collect and process data for specific and lawful purposes.
When we collect personal information, we do so for a specific purpose that is clearly stated to the individual. We only process that data for that purpose, and we do not use it for any other purpose without the individual’s consent.
We ensure that personal information is accurate and up-to-date.
We take steps to ensure that the personal information we collect and process is accurate and up-to-date. If an individual’s personal information changes, we will update our records accordingly.
We keep personal information secure.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to keep personal information secure. This includes using encryption and access controls to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure.
We limit the retention of personal information.
We only keep personal information for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. Once that purpose has been fulfilled, we securely delete or destroy the information.
We respect individuals’ rights.
Individuals have certain rights under the Data Protection Act, including the right to access their personal information, to have it corrected or deleted, and to object to its processing. We respect these rights and have processes in place to ensure that individuals can exercise them.
We train our employees.
All of our employees are trained on the Data Protection Act and the importance of protecting personal information. They understand their responsibilities and are committed to complying with the act.
By following these steps, we believe that we are fully compliant with the Data Protection Act in South Africa. We take our obligations seriously and are committed to protecting personal information and respecting individuals’ rights. If you have any questions or concerns about how we handle personal information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.