This Agreement governs the Terms and Conditions with regards to SIZA membership. By registering with SIZA, you as a SIZA member, agree to the following:
The MySIZA platform and its security are 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, SIZA cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit or receive from SIZA, and you do so at your own risk. All SIZA employees and service suppliers 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. Although our information technology systems are operated and developed on Salesforce by Cloudsmiths, (a Salesforce Cloud Partner and AppExchange Partner), and although SIZA has partnerships with other platforms, 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.
This will include the relevant regulations as promulgated by the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (“POPIA”) to ensure that the responsible parties acknowledge, protect, and actively safeguard the gathering, storage, and processing of personal information.
“Personal information” means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person, and where it is applicable, an identifiable, existing juristic person, including, but not limited to:
These Terms and Conditions, the SIZA PAIA Manual, and data protection and privacy policies endeavour to ensure that the eight (8) POPIA Conditions are met.
The responsible party must ensure that the conditions and all the measures set out in the Act that give effect to such conditions are complied with at the time of determining the purpose and means of the processing.
Personal information may only be processed in a fair and lawful manner and only with the consent of the data subject.
Personal information may only be processed for specific, explicitly defined, and legitimate reasons.
Further Processing Limitation:
Personal information may not be processed for a secondary purpose unless that processing is compatible with the original purpose.
The responsible party must take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information collected is complete, accurate, not misleading, and updated where necessary.
The data subject whose information you are collecting must be aware that you are collecting such personal information and for what purpose the information will be used.
SIZA members’ information will only be gathered, stored, and evaluated when the SIZA member joins the programme by formally registering on the MySIZA Platform, and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions. The information is then gathered through the completion of a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) which is completed by the SIZA member, and/or via Digital Monitoring Tools, which is also completed by the member themselves, and information related to the SIZA member following a third-party audit conducted by a recognised audit firm. Consent to obtain the information during the audit is included in the SIZA Terms and Conditions but allows for further consent to be given between the SIZA member and the audit firm.
Personal information must be kept secure against the risk of loss, unlawful access, interference, modification, unauthorised destruction, and disclosure.
Data Subject Participation:
Data subjects may request whether their personal information is held, as well as the correction and/or deletion of any personal information held about them.
Although SIZA will take precaution to keep data confidential, SIZA has a responsibility according to the programme specifications to involve and notify relevant parties that will be at risk, such as buyers, when a critical finding has been made or severe practices in breach of the SIZA code principles/legislation have been identified.
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 Retha Louw (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You may stop using the SIZA programme at any time. Cancelling your profile can be done by completing a cancellation form and notifying the SIZA office. It is important to note once you cancel your SIZA membership and profile that all visibility on partner platforms will also be cancelled and all data will be deleted on all platforms. In any event where you decide to register an account again, you will have to start from the beginning to build up credibility and visibility with stakeholders.
Membership granted to you will continue until membership expires or a cancellation notification is received as described in the Termination/cancellation paragraph. Terms & Conditions will be valid and applicable until a termination/cancellation application is submitted by the member to the SIZA office.
SIZA may modify these Terms and Conditions Agreement, for example, to reflect changes to our Service or for legal, regulatory, or security reasons. SIZA will provide reasonable advance notice of any modifications to this Agreement and the opportunity to review these changes. However, changes addressing newly available features of the Programme or changes made for legal reasons may be effective immediately without notice. Changes will only apply going forward. If you do not agree to the modified terms, you may cancel your membership by notifying the SIZA office.
By accessing any part of the MySIZA Platform or the SIZA Programme, you shall be deemed to have accepted these terms in full. These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with relevant South African and applicable international legislation.