Cookie Policy

INTRODUCTION This web site is intended to provide general information on the Employment Equity network and the professional services and solutions provided by the Employment Equity member firms. We gather information from users of this web site automatically and when you decide to provide us with information, for example, when you complete a form on This information is treated with confidence, and is only used by Employment Equity as per the terms of the Privacy Statement. We may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. COOKIES Cookies are small text files which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a web site or application. Your web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) then sends these cookies back to the web site or application on each subsequent visit so that they can recognise you and remember things like personalised details or user preferences. Cookies do not damage your system. You can reset your browser so as to refuse any cookie or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent. To improve your experience and to make our service better we use cookies for the purposes of system administration and analytics of our web site. This gives us information about the number of visitors to different parts of our website. Employment Equity does not share this data with third parties. Our cookies do not store sensitive information such as your name or address, they simply just enable us to see behaviour on the web site to help us improve your experience. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from [website URL], or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences. HOW TO CONTROL MY COOKIES There are various ways that you can control and manage your cookies which are discussed in a bit more detail below. Please remember that any settings you change will not just affect cookies. These changes will apply to all web sites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from particular web sites). MANAGING COOKIES IN MY BROWSER Most modern browsers will allow you to:
  • See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis
  • Block third party cookies
  • Block cookies from particular web sites
  • Block all cookies from being set
  • Delete all cookies when you close your browser
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. This includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you block cookies completely many websites will not work properly and some functionality on these websites will not work at all. MANAGING ANALYTICS COOKIES It is possible to opt out of having your anonymised browsing activity within web sites recorded by analytics cookies. [website URL] uses Google Analytics and you can opt out of their cookies by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page. Please note that this will take you to Google Analytic’s website and generate a ‘no thanks’ cookie, which will stop any further cookies being set by those third parties. FURTHER INFORMATION If you’d like to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit* *Please note that we can’t be responsible for the content of external web sites.

Employment Equity Email Disclaimers

Service provision within the Employment Equity network of independent associates and member firms (‘the Employment Equity network’) is coordinated by in South Africa with its statutory seat in Cape Town. Each of Employment Equity’s associates or member firms, is a separate legal entity and has no liability for another such entity’s acts or omissions.  Nothing in the arrangements or rules of the Employment Equity network shall constitute or imply an agency relationship or a partnership between Employment Equity and/or the member firms of the Employment Equity network. Employment Equity is the brand name for the Employment Equity network and for each of the Employment Equity member firms. The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the use of the addressee. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken or any action omitted as a result of reliance thereon is prohibited and may be unlawful. When addressed to our clients any opinions, advice or information contained in this email should be acted upon only after proper / adequate consultation with the relevant director. Although we make every effort to ensure this message is free of malicious programme code, Employment Equity accepts no liability for any loss or damage, whether direct, indirect, consequential or economic, however caused, which may result directly or indirectly from this communication or from any attached files. Save for bona fide company matters, Employment Equity does not accept any responsibility for any material contained in this email.

Protection of Personal Information Act Privacy Notice

INTRODUCTION Employment is a South African consulting service provider and is a supplier to both the private and public sectors of the market. Employment operates through a decentralised, autonomous operating model that consists of different commercial business units in South Africa. These commercial divisions are supported by shared services. As part of managing the business and creating value for its various stakeholders, Employment is required, in certain instances, to process personal information. Accordingly, EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA is required to protect the personal information as set out in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013, including its Regulations (POPI Act). This notice constitutes EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA ’s policy statement to declare its commitment to comply with the POPI Act. Accordingly, it provides insights on how EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA processes personal information of data subjects as set out in the POPI Act. EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA shall ensure that personal information is processed within the parameters of the law. This notice must be read in conjunction with the POPI Act and its Regulations, where applicable. OBJECTIVE The objective of this notice is to give effect to the POPI Act and to provide clarity on the following: What personal information EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA collects about a data subject and the basis thereof;  How EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA uses and protects the personal information of a data subject; How long EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA keeps the personal information of a data subject. The rights of a data subject regarding their personal information; and What the data subject should do if he/she does not want to provide EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA with his personal information. INTERPRETATION AND DEFINITIONS In this notice: Clause headings are for convenience and reference only and shall not be used in the interpretation thereof; Any gender includes the other genders and a natural person includes a juristic person and vice versa; All the annexures (if any) hereto are incorporated herein and shall have the same force and effect as if they were set out in the body of this notice; The following words and/or expressions shall, unless the context indicates otherwise, bear the meaning assigned to them below and in the POPI Act;  “Cookie/s” (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing to inter alia remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user’s browsing activity. “Data subject” means the person to whom Personal information relates;  “Employee” means a permanent, fixed-term or temporary employee of EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA ;  “Operator” means a third party that processes Personal information in terms of a mandate or contract with EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA , without coming under the direct authority of EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA ;  “Information officer” means the person appointed by EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA , from time to time, who is responsible for the monitoring of compliance, by EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA , with the conditions for the lawful processing of Personal information; dealing with requests made to EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  in terms of the POPI Act; working with the Regulator in relation to investigations conducted in relation to prior authorisation by the Data subject and ensuring compliance by EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  with the provisions of the POPI Act;  “Person” means any person, company, close corporation, trust, partnership or other entity;  “Personal information” means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person, and where it is applicable, an identifiable, existing juristic person, including, but not limited to— Information relating to the race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, national, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental health, well-being, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth of the person; Information relating to the educational, medical, financial, criminal or employment history of the person; Any identifying number, symbol, e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, location information, online identifier or other particular assignment to the person; The biometric information of the person; The personal opinions, views or preferences of the person; Correspondence sent by the person that is implicitly or explicitly of a private or confidential nature or further correspondence that would reveal the contents of the original correspondence; The views or opinions of another individual about the person; and The name of the person if it appears with other personal information relating to the person or if the disclosure of the name itself would reveal information about the person;  “Privacy Notice or Notice” means this Notice as amended from time to time;  “Processing” means any operation or activity or any set of operations, whether or not by automatic means, concerning Personal information, including— The collection, receipt, recording, organisation, collation, storage, updating or modification, retrieval, alteration, consultation or use; Dissemination by means of transmission, distribution or making available in any other form; or Merging, linking, as well as restriction, degradation, erasure or destruction of information. PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION Personal information EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA collects about a data subject and the basis thereof The Personal information EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA collects in the ordinary course of business includes: Only information that is adequate, necessary, and relevant to enable it to effectively render a service or assist in any manner required, such as the Data subject’s name, identity number (where applicable), registration number, Data subject’s employees or its director’s Personal information, contact information etc; Electronic communications sent to EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA ; Information submitted to EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  in response to a vacancy advertisement; Technical information, for instance through the use of cookies, such as – activity data, such as when the Data subject completes a form on the EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA website, subscribes to a newsletter, alerts or other services from EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  or taking part in a competition, prize draw or survey; Information from the Data subject’s visits to the EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  website, including the type of browser and operating system that the Data subject uses, access times, pages viewed, urls clicked on, his IP address and the pages visited before and after navigating the EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  website; Social media tracking pixels that allow platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to interact with the EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  website and give feedback on the Data subject’s actions; Device information, including the unique device identifier, hardware model, operating system and version and mobile network information; Personal information that EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  collects when it monitors other websites may include the Data subject’s public Personal information, for example when EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  monitors digital conversations on public platforms to understand what people are saying about it or the pharmaceutical industry in general.  EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  may combine information that it has about a Data subject from various sources; and The EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  website uses various technologies including “cookies” which allow the website to recognise and respond to the Data subject as an individual. The Data subject can elect to accept or decline cookies. If a Data subject elects to decline cookies, not all elements of the website may function as intended, so his website experience may be affected. Protecting the Data subject’s Personal information EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  uses a variety of security measures and technologies to help protect Personal information of a Data subject from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction in line with applicable Personal information protection and privacy laws. For example, when EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  shares the Personal information of a Data subject with external suppliers, it shall put in place a written agreement which commits the suppliers to keep the Data subject’s Personal information confidential, and to put in place appropriate security measures to keep it secure. The transmission to EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  of information via the internet or a mobile phone network connection may not be completely secure and any transmission is at the Data subject’s risk. Despite the security measures that EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  has in place to protect Personal information of a Data subject (firewalls, password access and encryption methods), the Data subject acknowledges that it may be accessed by an unauthorised third party, e.g. As a result of an illegal activity. From time to time EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  may provide links to websites or mobile applications that it does not own or control. This Notice does not apply to those websites. If a Data subject chooses to use those websites, he must check the legal and privacy policies or statements posted on each website or mobile application he accesses to understand their privacy practices. How does EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  use the Personal information of a Data subject EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  may use the Personal information of a Data subject to provide the Data subject with information and services including, Online events, such as webcast events, Press releases, Job postings, Financial results. Marketing communications about EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  products and services. EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  will obtain consent for marketing to the extent required by law. Contact and interact with the Data subject, including to: Respond to requests from the Data subject (for instance in case the Data subject applied for employment); and Provide important notices and updates, such as changes to terms, standard operating procedures (sops), policies, security alerts and administrative messages. Operate EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA ’s business, including: Screening visitors through CCV footage, conducting searches for dangerous weapons and completing the attendance register for security purposes to ensure that only authorised persons enter the premises of EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA . Complying with applicable laws, regulations and guidance; and Complying with demands or requests made by regulators, governments, courts and law enforcement authorities. Improve EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA ’s day-to-day operations, including: For internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis and research to help EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  deliver and improve its digital platforms, content and services; To monitor and analyse trends, usage and activities in connection with EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  products and services to understand which parts of EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  digital platforms and services are of the most interest and to improve the design and content of those platforms; To improve EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  products and services and communications to the Data subject; and To ensure that EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  has up-to-date contact information for the Data subject, where applicable. How long will EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  keep Personal information of a Data subject EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  will always keep the Personal information of a Data subject for the period required by law and where it needs to do so in connection with legal action or an investigation in which it is involved. Otherwise, EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  will keep Personal information of a Data subject: For as long as needed to provide the Data subject with access to services he has requested; Where the Data subject has contacted EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  with a question or request, for as long as necessary to allow EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  to respond to the question or request and as required by law. Instances where sharing of Personal information of a Data subject by EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  is permitted EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  may share Personal information of a Data subject with the following third parties: EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  agents and suppliers, including those who provide it with technology services such as data analytics, hosting and technical support; EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA ’s professional advisors, auditors and business partners; Regulators, governments and law enforcement authorities; and Other third parties in connection with re-organising all or any part of EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA ’s business. Personal information of a Data subject may be processed by EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  and EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA ’s third party suppliers outside of the Data subject’s home country. Personal information laws in the countries to which the Personal information of a Data subject is transferred may not be equivalent to, or as protective as, the laws in the Data subject’s home country. EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  will implement appropriate and reasonable measures to ensure that the Personal information of a Data subject remains protected and secure when it is transferred outside of the Data subject’s home country, in accordance with applicable Personal information protection and privacy laws. These measures include data transfer agreements implementing standard data protection clauses. The Data subject’s rights regarding his Personal information The Data subject is entitled to: Request EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  for access to Personal information EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  holds about him; Request the correction and/or deletion of his Personal information; Request the restriction of the processing of his Personal information, or object to that processing; Withdraw his consent to the processing of his Personal information (where EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  is processing his Personal information based on his consent); Withdraw his consent to receive marketing messages; Request for the receipt or the transfer to another organisation, in a machine-readable form, of the Personal information that he has provided to EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA and complain to his local data protection authority if his privacy rights are violated, or if he has suffered as a result of unlawful processing of his Personal information. What the Data subject should do if he/she does not want to provide EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  with his Personal information Where a Data subject is given the option to share his Personal information with EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA , he can always elect not to do so. If a Data subject objects to the processing of his Personal information, or if he has provided his consent to processing and he later choose to withdraw it, EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  will comply with the request in accordance with its legal obligations. EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA ’s legal obligations in respect of the withdrawn information shall therefore cease to exist. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO DATA SUBJECTS By visiting EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA ’S website and communicating electronically with EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA , the Data subject consents to the processing, including transfer of his Personal information as set out in this Notice. EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  is continually improving its methods of communication and adding new functionality and features to its website. Due to these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA ’s data protection practices will change from time to time. If and when its protection practices change, EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.CO.ZA  will update this Notice to describe its new practices. The Data subject is encouraged to check it regularly. CONTACT US For any questions or requests regarding this Notice or if a Data subject would like to exercise his rights including contacting the Information officer, please use the following contact information of the Information officer: