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Privacy Statement (English)

Introduction

The Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlands is committed to protecting the privacy of its customers and visitors to its websites, and views the protection of personal data as being of fundamental importance to the operation of its business. Personal information about customers and website visitors is held securely and is treated with the utmost care. The Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlands complies with the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act and other privacy legislation.

The party responsible for data processing is The Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlands, Wassenaarseweg 40, 2596 CJ The Hague, The Netherlands. In accordance with the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act, the supervisory authority - the Dutch Data Protection Authority in the Hague - is notified of all processing of personal data.

Processing personal data
Data is captured by the Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlands in the course of providing our services. Your personal details are stored when you take out a subscription to a publication or a newsletter, when you attend a
conference, order a publication, use our services, or contact the Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlands for some other reason. The personal information we hold includes information such as contact details, or where you have registered an interest in a product or service.

The Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlands uses this information to fulfil and process agreements with you, to provide other services, for its internal business processes, and to inform customers of (new) products and services provided by The Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlands, or by carefully selected third parties. Your details may also be passed to carefully selected third parties in order to provide you with information about offers or other relevant information. If you do not wish to receive this information, you can unsubscribe at any time.

Your e-mail address
If you have specified your e-mail address (e.g. to subscribe to a newsletter), this may be used to inform you as a customer of other relevant products and services provided by Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlandsthat may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive this information, you can unsubscribe at any time.

You may also have given your consent for relevant information about products, offers and campaigns from and by the Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlands or other companies to be sent to your e-mail address from time to time. These companies are carefully selected by us.

Use of cookies
A cookie is a small amount of data (a small file) sent to your computer by a website. The website tells the web browser you are using (e.g. Internet Explorer) to store these cookies on your computer. There are two types of cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies remain stored on your computer even after your web browser is closed. Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlandsuses cookies to make navigating the website easier, to analyse the use of the website and so improve the quality of the website. Session cookies are also used in this process. Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlandsuses cookies to collect information about its customers for the purposes of targeted communication, including the provision of service information about our products and targeted marketing of products and services provided by Reed Business bv, its group companies and, in some cases, third parties carefully selected by us.
Your user name may also be stored in a cookie if you are logged on to a Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlandswebsite. On Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlands website, your e-mail address is the user name.
Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlandswebsites that contain advertisements also use cookies. These keep track of what advertisements you have already seen. These cookies are produced by the company responsible for the advertisement, not by us.

Refusing cookies
You can refuse cookies by adjusting your browser settings (e.g. Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) to disable all or certain cookies (see your web browser manual or help function). If you disable cookies, some services may not be available to you.

The Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlands and other websites
Our ebsite contains some links to other websites. The Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlands cannot accept any liability for the handling of your information by these parties. For further information, please read the privacy statement (if available) of the website you are visiting.

Amendments
The Embassy of South Africa in The Netherlands reserves the right to make amendments to this privacy statement. Please check this privacy statement regularly for the latest version of our privacy policy.

This document was last updated on June 9th 2010