Terms & Conditions


SIZA Membership Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions govern the terms and conditions with regards to SIZA membership. By registering with SIZA, you as a SIZA member, agree to the following:

  • To implement the requirements of the SIZA social and/or environmental standards and to uphold the principle of continuous improvement beyond the audit process, in the business between audit periods.
  • To implement the SIZA programme requirements, which include but are not limited to, annual renewal of membership, annual updating of the self-assessment questionnaire and completion of third-party audits according to the SIZA risk matrix and corrective action plan in the given timeframes.
  • In cases where businesses knowingly exclude production units or sections on the farm/business without SIZA’s knowledge, the business risks the rejection of the audit report from SIZA and buyers, or perhaps membership suspension. SIZA will not be liable or responsible in such a case for any misconduct, risk, or cost related to the issue.
  • To implement the necessary measures within your business to ensure personal information is shared with the required permission from employees and relevant third parties.
  • To allow the SIZA programme to have access to any documentation in relation to the profile, self-assessment questionnaire, remedy actions, best practices and third-party audit data.
  • SIZA can share member data according to the market choices made on the platform.
  • To allow SIZA to undertake the necessary checks and balances that are in the interests of maintaining the integrity of the programme.
  • To not deliberately breach the SIZA code requirements/legislation.
  • To not pervert the course of the audit through fraud, coercion, deception, interference.
  • To not deliberately damage the SIZA brand reputation or integrity in any way.


Data Protection and Confidentiality

The MySIZA platform and its security is monitored regularly, and great importance is placed on the security of your personal information, however, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So, while we strive to protect your data, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit or receive from us and you do so at your own risk. All SIZA employees who deal with personal information are notified and reminded about the importance that is placed on privacy and what measures to follow to ensure that your information is protected. Our information technology systems are operated by Salesforce and we have partnerships with other platforms, but we endeavour to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place to prevent unauthorised disclosure of any personal information. SIZA, will not be held liable for breach of information, for any reason whatsoever, at any time.   

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the MySIZA platform is available 24 hours a day, we will not be liable if, for any reason whatsoever, the site is unavailable or not accessible for any period. 

By accessing any part of this website, you shall be deemed to have accepted these terms in full. These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance to relevant South African legislation.


Assignment of rights

Although SIZA will take precaution to keep data confidential, SIZA has a responsibility according to the programme specifications to involve and notify relevant parties, such as buyers, when a critical finding has been made or severe practices in breach of the SIZA code principles/legislation have been identified.


The use of the SIZA logo/branding

SIZA members shall use the SIZA trademark or logo and or any other IP rights of SIZA in the manner and according to the rules provided by SIZA and shall not alter, modify or distort them in any way. For more information regarding the use of the SIZA logo and branding, please contact Carmen Botes (carmen@siza.co.za).


Terms and Termination

The agreement becomes effective on the date membership is approved by SIZA and has a fixed term until it is cancelled in writing by the member.

If the above-mentioned specifications are in breach, a SIZA member has infringed or diluted the status of the SIZA programme or membership payments are not up to date, SIZA can terminate membership within 30 days after notice has been given in writing.