This privacy policy governs the manner in which Corruption Watch treats your personal information. We obtain this information when you use this website or contact us electronically or in person. The policy applies to this website which is served by Corruption Watch (RF) NPC and governs the privacy of those who choose to use it.



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Personally identifiable information (“personal data”, or “personal information”), means any information about an individual, both natural and juristic entities, from which that entity can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

1. We may collect, use, store and transfer (“process”) different kinds of personal data about you, under the following headings:

• Identity Data
• Contact Data
• Financial Data
• Transaction
• Social Media
• Technical
• Profile
• Biometric
• Data Concerning Health
• Special Categories of Data
• Usage Data
• Marketing and Communications Data

For the full description and explanation of the types of data we may collect, please see our Privacy and Personal Data Protection Policy

2. We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose – this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific Website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

3. We do collect Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, criminal complaints, information about your health and genetic and biometric data), for which you hereby expressly give consent to Corruption Watch. We process Special Categories of Personal Information in accordance with South African laws requiring us to do so, and also because Corruption Watch is an organisation that requires such personal information to operate, which you understand and expressly consent to. We enforce additional special precautions regarding the safety and integrity of any Special Categories of Information provided to us.

4. Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with services or allow your access to the Website). In this case, we may have to cancel Website access or services you have with us, but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.


  1. We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to and for legitimate reasons, which you hereby expressly understand and consent to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
    1. where we need to consult with you or act on the engagement we are about to enter into or have entered into with you;
    2. where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests; and/or
    3. where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. 
  2. Purposes for which we will use your personal data: For a comprehensive table which features information on all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so, please see clause 5 in our full GDPR / POPIA policy. Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table. All Special Categories of Data will not be used for any marketing, nor be provided to any External Third Parties and its use will be strictly reserved for limited and necessary purposes for your participation as an engagee with Corruption Watch.


We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in clause 5.

  1. Internal Third Parties as set out in the Glossary;
  2. External Third Parties as set out in the Glossary;
  3. Specific third parties listed in the table in clause 5 in our full GDPR / POPI policy; and/or
  4. Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our organisation or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other organisations or merge with them. If a change happens to our organisation, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this Privacy Policy.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions and standards.


  1. We share your personal data within Corruption Watch and its parent organisation, and this may involve transferring and processing your data outside of South Africa. However, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to this data:


  1. We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed by using industry- standard security including but not limited to: firewalls, antivirus, encryption, regular backups and secure network access. We limit access to your personal data to those parties who have a legitimate need to know, and they will only process your personal data on our instructions and under a duty of confidentiality. We have also put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.


1. We use Google Analytics (GA) for aggregated, anonymised website traffic analysis. In order to track your session usage, Google drops a cookie (_ga) with a randomly-generated ClientID in your browser. This ID is anonymised and contains no identifiable information like email, phone number, name, etc. We also send Google your IP Address. We use GA to track aggregated website behaviour, such as what pages you looked at, for how long, and so on. This information is important to us for improving the user experience and determining site effectiveness. If you would like to access what browsing information we have – or ask us to delete any GA data – please delete your _ga cookies, reach out to us via our contact channels, and/or install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On: (

2. We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data; see below for further information. In circumstances where we anonymise your personal data, we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Express cookies provision
  1. The Website may make use of cookies to automatically collect information and data through the standard operation of the Internet servers. The type of information collected by cookies is not used to personally identify you.
  1. Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. Please contact us to find out more about, or manifest, these rights:
    1. request access to your personal data;
    2. request correction of your personal data;
    3. request erasure of your personal data;
    4. object to the processing of your personal data;
    5. request a restriction of processing your personal data;
    6. request transfer of your personal data; and/or
    7. right to withdraw consent.

2. Usually no fee required  

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

3.   What we may need from you  

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

4. Time limit to respond  

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.


This website has been compiled with the utmost care. Nevertheless, Corruption Watch gives no guarantee that the information provided is current, accurate, complete or error-free. Corruption Watch accepts no liability for damage or loss arising directly or indirectly from the use of this website, provided it has not been caused intentionally or by gross negligence.

Corruption Watch expressly reserves the right to modify, append and delete the website in part or in whole without prior notice, or to halt publication completely or for a limited period.

This site contains links to other websites. We expressly distance ourselves from the content matter of linked external pages. Corruption Watch has no control over these pages and is not responsible for their content.

Cartographic presentations in no way constitute recognition under international law of boundaries and territories.

Links to the Corruption Watch homepage may be created, provided the Corruption Watch website opened is then the sole content of the browser window.


Contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy, guiding principles or practices. To the contact page.