This Club [The Country Club Johannesburg] (“the Club”), is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of our Members and associates. The Club is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. We will not share, sell, or otherwise distribute the financial or personal information of our members, or those who otherwise provide personal information to us, to any other persons or organisations in any way other than what is disclosed in this Notice. This Club is aware of its personal data obligations towards its Members, GolfRSA and all affiliates and associates of GolfRSA and hence this Notice and the Club’s personal data protection policy and practical implementation will always be compliant with South African law and international best practice.
We respect the privacy of everyone who visits this website. As a result, we would like to inform you regarding the way we would use your Personal Information. We recommend you read this Privacy Notice & Consent to Use of Personal Information (“Notice”) so that you understand our approach towards the use of your Personal Information. By submitting your Personal Information to this Club, you will be treated as having given your permission – where necessary and appropriate – for disclosures referred to in this Notice.By using this website, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the terms of this Notice and agreethat we may collect, use and transfer your Personal Information in accordance therewith. If you do not agree with these terms, you may choose not to use our website and please do not provide any Personal Information through this website. This Notice forms part of our Website Terms and Conditions of Use (where relevant or standalone if not displayed) and such shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa. This Notice explains how we obtain, use and disclose your personal information, as is required by the Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4. Of 2013 (“POPIA”). This Club is committed to protecting your privacy and to ensure that your Personal Information is collected and used properly, lawfully and safely.
We collect and process your Personal Information mainly to provide you with access to our services and to interface with other Clubs, GolfRSA and the handicaps network provider. The type of information we collect will depend on the purpose for which it is collected and used. We will only collect information that we need for that purpose. We collect information directly from you where you provide us with your personal details, for example when you join this Club, or enter a competition associated with this Club. This Club collects Personal Information from when you register with us as a Member or to enter a competition played on our course. We will only use this information to carry out the processes for the purpose for which you registered with us. We will protect your Personal Information in accordance with this Notice and POPIA. If you agree, we will use your information to send marketing information to you (it will always have an “opt-out” element). This Club will not share your Personal Information with external third parties, save for the GolfRSA appointed handicaps network operator.
The Club will only collect Personal Information from you when the purpose for collection has been explicitly defined and agreed. We undertake to ensure that as the data subject, you are aware of the purpose for collecting your Personal Information. Where reasons for processing for further purposes arise, these will be explicitly defined and agreed. The Club will take reasonable steps to ensure that information is complete, accurate, not misleading and where necessary, updated. The Club will ensure that appropriate information security measures are established to ensure that Personal Information is protected in line with industry practices and standards. If the data has not been collected directly from the data subject, the source of collection will be provided together with name and address of the party.
1. According to POPIA ‘‘Personal Information’’ means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person, and where it is applicable, an identifiable, existing juristic person. The POPIA, which has more specific examples if you need them, can be found at the following link: https://popia.co.za/section-1-definitions/. Examples of information we collect from you are (“Personal Information”):
- Residential address
- Email address
- Telephone/cell number
- Race (for BBE purposes)
- Possibly details of prior club
- Banking details (where debit orders are implemented)
- Proposer and seconder information
We also collect information about you from other sources as explained below. With your consent, we may also supplement the information that you provide to us with information we receive from other associates under the auspices of GolfRSA, in order to offer you a more consistent and personalised experience in your interactions with Club. We may automatically collect non-personal information about you, such as the type of internet browsers you use, or the website from which you linked to our website.
We may also aggregate details which you have submitted to the website (for example, the products or services you are interested in). You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on this website. We may from time to time supply third parties with this nonpersonal or aggregated data for uses in connection with this website. Cookies Policy: We use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and other similar technologies covered by POPIA on privacy in electronic communications.
Cookies remember the type of browser you use and which additional browser software you have installed. They also remember your preferences, such as language and region, which remain as your default settings when you revisit the website. Cookies also allow you to rate pages and fill in comment forms. Some of the cookies we use are session cookies and only last until you close your browser, others are persistent cookies which are stored on your computer for longer. For some of the functions within our websites, we use third-party suppliers, for example, when you visit a page with videos embedded from or links to YouTube.