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Privacy Policy

Kindly take some time to read through our Privacy Policy carefully. Rest assured that our members’ and visitors’ privacy will always be extremely important to us.

At SA, we will never:

  • ask you for personal information unless we really need it;
  • share your personal information unless necessary and as stated in this Policy.

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy you are welcome to contact us at:

By using this website you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with this Policy.

What you must know as a visitor or member of SA

Like many other website operators, SA Photographers collects non-personally identifying information that web browsers typically make available; such as the browser type and language preference. SA Photographers’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use our website.SA Photographers also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments.

This site is operated by SA Photographers and may be accessed in South Africa and abroad. Kindly note that this Policy has been drafted specifically to comply with the applicable laws of the Republic of South Africa. Additional laws may be applicable when accessing the website from a foreign country.

SA Photographers is the controller and, unless stated otherwise, also the processor of the personal information. The reasons for collecting personally-identifying information are listed below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Your safety and security are extremely important to us. To prevent spam, we need to gather personally-identifying information such as username and email address.

Certain visitors to choose to interact with SA Photographers in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up as a member to provide a username and email address. In each case, SA Photographers collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with SA Photographers. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the knowing that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Personal information includes, but is not limited to:

  1. When registering or visiting the site:
    1. your username and password;
    2. your name and surname;
    3. your identity number;
    4. your mailing or physical address;
    5. email address;
    6. phone number; and
    7. IP address.
  2. When making a purchase:
    1. SA Photographers do not store any personal card data on our web server. This is done to protect our customers from any spyware or hacking attempts. Instead we use a secured third party who specializes in protecting personal card data by securing all sensitive data in a protective card vault.
    2. all the information listed in 1. above;
    3. your billing address.
  3. When registering as an author / contributor:
    1. all the information listed in 1. above;
    2. your banking information required in order for SA Photographers to compensate you;
    3. your identification or registration number for VAT or tax purposes; and
    4. a copy of your identity document or the like.

Kindly note that SA Photographers reserves the right disclose personal information to third-party service providers who perform relevant and necessary services on behalf of SA Photographers. Such third-party services include, but are not limited to:

  1. website hosting;
  2. data storage;
  3. processing of payments; and
  4. audits.

However, such third-party service providers shall:

  1. only obtain such personal information as needed to provide the specific service,
  2. protect such personal information as required by law, and
  3. be prohibited from using personal information for any purpose other than the rendering of the specific service.

SA Photographers further reserves the right to disclose personal information as necessary in terms of any merger, acquisition, sale, insolvency, or if required or permitted to do so by law.

SA Photographers will keep a record of:

  1. any third party to whom the personal information was disclosed and of the date on which and the purpose for which it was disclosed
  2. the personal information and the specific purpose for which the personal information was collected.

SA Photographers will not:

  1. electronically request, collect, collate, process or store personal information which is not necessary for the lawful purpose for which the personal information is required;
  2. use the personal information for any other purpose than the disclosed purposes without the express written permission, unless permitted or required to do so by law;
  3. electronically request, collect, collate, process or store personal information which is not necessary for the lawful purpose for which the personal information is required;
  4. disclose any of the personal information held by it to a third party other than stated herein, unless required or permitted by law or specifically authorised to do so in writing.

Aggregated Statistics

SA Photographers may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. This is done purely to increase our knowledge of visitor’s behaviour. With this information we can focus on increasing our services to our valuable members. SA Photographers may trade with such profiles and statistical data, as long as the profiles or statistical data cannot be linked to any specific person or entity by a third party.

Protection of Personally-Identifying Information We assure all our visitors and members that SA Photographers will not send, rent or sell any personally-identifying information to anyone unless by strong governmental legal appeals such as a court order, or when SA Photographers believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SA Photographers. SA Photographers takes all reasonable steps to ensure the safety and security of all personally-identifying information collected by us.

If you are a registered member with SA Photographers and have supplied your email address, we may send you emails to tell you about exciting new features in our newsletters, requesting your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with SA Photographers and our services. We primarily use our newsletter to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. In rare occasions when you send us a request that we cannot attend to for various reasons we might consider publishing it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

You can always be sure that SA Photographers takes all measures necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that most websites stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. SA Photographers also uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of SAphotographers website, and their website access preferences. SA Photographers visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers can easily set their browsers to refuse cookies before using SA Photographers’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of SA Photographers’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


In the events of ads appearing on our websites it may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Please note that the Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by SA Photographers and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Interaction with other users or visitors

SA Photographers’ website may include interactive forums such as blogs and message boards. If you use such interactive forum, you should be aware that these areas are open to the public and you use such forum at your own risk. SA Photographers is not responsible for any personal information submitted by you on such interactive forum. If you have any queries regarding our interactive forums, please email us at

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, SA Photographers may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in SA Photographers’s sole discretion. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with this policy and the changes effected hereto from time to time before visiting our website. SA Photographers encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

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