IntroductionThe CHE (Council on Higher Education) respects your constitutional right of privacy and processes personal information lawfully and in a reasonable manner that does not infringe the privacy of data subjects, in compliance with applicable data processing legislation.
PurposeThis Privacy Statement establishes how The CHE (Council on Higher Education) processes personal data collected from or provided by you in using this website.
AudienceThis Privacy Statement applies to you as a data subject using this website.
- Personal Information means information relating to a living person (including juristic) and includes, but not limited to race, gender, sex, marital status, financial, criminal and contact information, and excludes anonymous, de-identified, non-personal statistical, and public information;
- Processing means the collection, receipt, recording, storing, distributing, updating, modifying, deleting, destroying or using of personal information;
- We, us, our refers to The CHE (Council on Higher Education); and
- You means the reader of this Privacy Statement.
The CHE (Council on Higher Education) data protection statements
- The CHE (Council on Higher Education):
- is accountable for and processes personal data in compliance with the conditions and principles governing its lawful processing.
- collects personal data for specific, explicitly defined and lawful purposes and does not further process personal data in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes.
- only processes personal data that is adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purpose of the processing.
- processes personal data transparently to the data subject and in a manner that is fair and does not infringe the privacy of the data subject.
- does not process personal data unless it is lawfully justified to do so and where it relies on the justification of consent, such consent is freely given, specific, informed and is an unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes, indicated by a clear affirmative action.
- collects personal data directly from the data subject unless it is permitted by law to collect the information from other sources.
- takes appropriate measures to safeguard the integrity and confidentiality of personal data and to prevent its loss or damage, unlawful access and unauthorised destruction.
- by written contract, binds third parties processing personal data on its behalf, to establish and maintain appropriate security safeguards as well as comply with the principles set out in this Privacy Statement.
- puts in place an incident management process that ensures timely notification of data protection authorities, and, when needed, the data subjects of a compromise to their personal data as required by law.
- processes personal data transparently to the data subject and takes reasonably practicable steps to ensure that the information is accurate and kept up to date.
- permits and facilitates data subjects to access their personal data and corrects or deletes information that is inaccurate, as required by law.
- facilitates data subject objections to the processing of their personal information as required by law.
- retains personal data as required by law, or contract, or as may be reasonably required for lawful purposes, but not for any longer than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which the information was collected and processed.
- avoids processing of special personal information unless necessary and in line with the authorisation requirements as required by law.
- will not use personal data for the purpose of unsolicited electronic communication, nor for automatic decision-making, without the consent of the data subject.
- only transfers personal data across borders to jurisdictions that effectively uphold the principles and conditions governing the protection of personal data established in the Republic of South Africa, alternatively if the data subject has consented to the transfer.
- appoints an Information Officer/s authorised and empowered to fulfill the responsibilities stipulated in relevant legislation.
- The CHE (Council on Higher Education):
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