Privacy Policy

Corruption Watch (RF) NPC is a registered NPO (102-843-NPO) and NPC (K2011/11/8829/08).

What is this privacy policy for?

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. 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.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion to amend this privacy policy from time to time. By continuing to access this site you agree to be bound by the terms of the policy.

This privacy policy will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of South Africa. To the extent that a court has jurisdiction over any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with this privacy policy, we both submit to the jurisdiction of the High Court.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website, and the website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

Personal information means all information of a personal nature which identifies you as the source of the information and can expose you when this was not anticipated by you. This could take place through your identification, your cell number; e-mail address and the use of social media.

The website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience.

Use of cookies

This website uses cookies to improve the user experience while visiting the website. Where applicable, this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer or device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer or device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the user with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computer’s hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information.

Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts (e.g. Facebook Tracking Pixel, Google Tag Manager for AdWords and AdSense, Twitter Ads etc.). Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact and communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. We subscribe to the principles outlined in Section 51 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 2002 (‘ECT Act’), which sets out your right to have your personal information kept private. The ECT can be accessed here: Download ECT Act 2002.

Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to e-mail submission process, but we advise users using such form to e-mail processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products or services we offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any e-mail newsletter program the website operates – but only if this was made clear to you, and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to e-mail process. Also, whereby you, the consumer, have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the e-mail newsletter relates to.

This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving e-mail marketing material.

Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

E-mail newsletter

This website operates an e-mail newsletter program (MailChimp), used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process, should they wish to do so, but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies or people outside of the company that operates this website.

E-mail marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual e-mail. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of e-mails, forwarding of e-mails, the clicking of links within the e-mail content, or the times, dates and frequency of activity.

This information is used to refine future e-mail campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

Subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each e-mail campaign. If an automated unsubscription system is unavailable, clear instructions on how to unsubscribe will by detailed instead.

External links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites)

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website, despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social media platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are subject to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate or engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms. We encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact us through primary communication channels such as by telephone or e-mail.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened links in social media

This website and its owners, through their social media platform accounts, may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs (this is an example:

Users are advised to exercise caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Reporting corruption to us

Corruption Watch receives reports daily that may or may not involve corruption. Every single report is processed and recorded on a secure database that ensures confidentiality of the information provided.

Reports are further categorised and analysed according to the corruption topic, for example all reports on alleged police corruption or abuse will be placed in one category.

Corruption Watch respects your privacy and personal information and we have taken all reasonable measures to protect your personal information in terms of our policy. Only designated individuals will be granted access to information and Corruption Watch security measures are in place internally and externally.

All employees will only access and utilise information received for the purposes for which they are intended and as set out in Corruption Watch’s aims and objectives. In this regard, all employees are required to sign a confidentiality agreement as part of their employment. Records of personal information and other data supplied to CW will not be retained longer than is necessary for achieving the purpose for which the information was collected.

We subscribe to the principles outlined in Section 51 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 2002 (‘ECT Act’), which sets out your right to have your personal information kept private. The ECT can be accessed here: Download ECT Act 2002.

We will only reveal your personal information: if we are compelled to do so in terms of a court order or by law enforcement agencies; or with your consent.


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

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

(last updated: September 2016)