What personal information is collected via this website?
When you use this website, the following personal information is automatically collected:
- Your IP address, browser and operating system information
- The date and time you accessed the website
- Your geographic location
- The pages you view while using the website
- Any search terms you use when using the website’s search functionality
- Any personal information that you voluntarily provide via this website.
The personal information collected contributes to improving the functionality and content of this website.
The information that you provide voluntarily contributes to the purpose of the content outlined in this website.
Personal information provided voluntarily is not shared with third parties unless there is a justifiable reason to do so. Third parties who will have access to your personal information are the contracted parties who assist with the purpose of the content outlined in this website and the development and maintenance of the website.
Personal information collected automatically contributes to website functionality and website analytics information.
How your personal information is collected
Company: Google Inc. Services: Google Analytics, DoubleClick, YouTube
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A number of technologies are used to collect personal information automatically:
Cookies: Cookies are small files that are saved onto your computer which track, save, and store information about how you use this website. In some instances, these cookies are needed for the website to function – you can disable them in your browser but this may interfere with the proper functioning of the website.
Google analytics: This is tracking software from Google which we use to monitor how users interact with the website in order for us to improve its functionality and content.
Web-server software: Web-server software delivers web-pages to your browser. The web-server software will automatically collect your IP address whenever you connect to the website.
YouTube: This is software used to display videos. We do not collect personal information from you by placing these videos on our site or through you viewing them, but Google Inc. (which owns YouTube) collects personal information when videos are placed on webpages.
In addition, if you make use of the social media sharing buttons on the website, your information will be automatically collected by the related social media company.
Social media platforms and external links
Securing your information
While every effort is made to protect your personal information using information security safeguards, no safeguards are 100% effective all of the time. It may therefore be possible that your personal information may be accessed by unauthorised or unknown persons should the safeguards be defeated or fail.
Amendments to this Notice
This privacy notice may be amended at any time, however all amendments will be posted on this website. Unless otherwise stated, the current version will replace all previous versions of this Notice. It is your responsibility to check for changes each time you visit the website.
How to contact us
Physical address: CSIR International Convention Centre, Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria, South Africa
Telephone number: +27(0)12 841 3820