- PURPOSE AND SCOPE
Du Toit Lambrechts Incorporate (“DTL LAW”) comprises a network of member firms, companies and practitioners that provide legal, debt counselling, correspondent, property, advisory and related services throughout South Africa (“member firms”).
- A list of member firms can be requested by using the contact details herein.
- The member firms are part of a network of firms offering similar services and each member of the network, is a separate and distinct legal entity, with no authority to bind or otherwise obligate any other member.
- Use of the words “we”, “us”, “our” or “the firm” will mean each separate individual member firm, or DTL LAW, as may be relevant in each case.
- In general, this policy indicates how and why we collect and process personal information.
- Due to the nature of our business, we are necessarily involved in the collection, processing and disclosure of personal information of clients, prospective clients and other persons who interact or attempt to transact with us. Any person whose information we collect is known as a “data subject” in this policy.
- We may collect and process personal information for any legitimate purpose, including (but not limited to) the following: to ensure that we offer sound and professional services; to ensure the good upkeep, development and safeguarding of our business; and to protect and promote our legitimate interests (collectively, the “DTL LAW MISSION AND PURPOSE”).
- In compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013, we commit to processing the personal information of data subjects lawfully and in a reasonable manner.
- WHY WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
- In general, we will collect and process personal information as necessary for any legitimate purpose related to the Moore Purpose, including (but not limited to):
- Performance of any services requested of us;
- Undertaking of any other activities requested of us;
- Any further purpose ancillary to the performance of such services or activities;
- Undertaking of know-your-client and related background checks, which may be required by law or which may be industry practice;
- Conducting conflict checks amongst any members of the Moore network, whether or not in South Africa;
- Recruitment and related activities;
- Marketing and related activities.
- Although providing personal information is generally voluntary, we reserve the right to decline to transact or deal with any person who fails to provide personal information which we have requested and which we deem necessary, in our sole discretion. This will also apply to situations where consent is withdrawn or where a data subject objects to the processing of personal information.
- HOW WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
- Personal information is usually collected directly from a data subject or their representatives. We may collect personal information through electronic communications, meetings, telephone calls and in general dealings with data subjects or their representatives.
- We may refer to a data subject’s website and any social media and online profiles, to better understand their activities and ethos and to collect personal information from these and other public platforms.
- We may collect personal information about data subjects from third parties where necessary. In this regard, we may run checks on, inter alia, identity, criminal record and credit history.
- We may monitor activity on any of our IT and electronic networks and our website and gather information about who is visiting and using our website and how, in order to fulfil the DTL LAW mission and purpose.
- SAFEGUARDS AND STORAGE
- We may store personal information physically and/or electronically (which may include cloud-based storage).
- Our servers are located around SA, and personal information may be stored in any one of them.
- We will take reasonable and appropriate measures to keep personal information secure, although we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
- We store and process personal information for so long as we maintain a business relationship or contact with such data subject, and for so long as may be permitted by law thereafter. This is to:
- ensure that we maintain personal information of all data subjects who could benefit from our services and activities; and
- carry out good record-keeping practices.
- EMPLOYEES AND THIRD PARTIES
- To carry out the DTL LAW mission and purpose, the firm’s owners, managers, employees and consultants will need to review, consider, verify and discuss the personal information collected by it.
- To carry out the DTL LAW mission and purpose, we may transfer or disclose personal information to third party contractors, subcontractors, and/or their subsidiaries and affiliates.
- Examples of third party contractors we use are providers of IT services, website management, data backup, security, and cloud storage.
- Where required by law, some or all of the personal information collected by us may be disclosed to any governmental authority or regulatory body.
- We may also disclose your personal information to third parties where necessary to carry out the services or activities requested of us, or to protect our legitimate interests, including where the disclosure is necessary for us to perform in terms of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken in response to a request from the data subject.
- TRANS-BORDER INFORMATION FLOW
- If we collect or process your personal information, your personal information may be transferred to and stored outside South Africa or the country where you are located. This may include countries that do not have laws that provide specific protection for personal information.
- In general, the firm will not transfer personal information to a party in a foreign country, unless:
- the data subject consents to the transfer, or
- the transfer is necessary for us to perform in terms of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken in response to a request from the data subject; or
- the foreign country has a law that provides adequate protection; or
- there is an agreement between the firm and the relevant foreign party that provides adequate protection; or
- there are binding corporate rules that provide adequate protection.
- DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS
- We will take reasonable and appropriate measures to accurately record a data subject’s personal information as provided by them or their representatives and make reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information is complete, accurate and not misleading.
- Data subjects have the right to access their personal information and the right to request the correction, reduction or deletion thereof, subject to reasonable qualifications.
- Any such request must be in writing and submitted to the information officer of the firm concerned.
- Each data subject has the right to:
- withdraw any of the consents given in relation to the processing of their personal information (however, we may continue to process the personal information to the extent necessary to implement a contract with the data subject, or to protect the legitimate interests of the data subject, or to protect our legitimate interest, or to comply with any legal obligation);
- ask us to reveal what personal information we have relating to the data subject and who has had access to that information (in which case we will respond as soon as reasonably practicable);
- ask us to correct or delete any of their personal information, which is inaccurate, irrelevant, out of date, incomplete or misleading (in which case we will respond by altering our records, or substantiating our records, as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable);
- ask us to destroy or delete any of their personal information if it is no longer lawful for us to retain it (in which case we will respond as soon as is reasonably practicable, allowing time for us to seek legal advice if necessary);
- object to us processing any of their personal information where the processing is:
- not covered by consent;
- not necessary for carrying out a contract between us and the data subject;
- not necessary to discharge a legal obligation or protect our legitimate interests, and provided that the data subject has reasonable grounds for objection (in which case we will cease processing the personal information);
- Subject to the processing any of their personal information to prevent any direct marketing by us (in which case we must cease processing the personal information for this purpose);
- lodge a complaint to the Information Regulator at:
JD House, 27 Stiemens Street
PO Box 31533
Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017
- Each firm will appoint an information officer. Each information officer is responsible as information officer only in respect of the member firm for which he or she is appointed.
- The details of each member firm’s information officer can be obtained from the DTL LAW OFFICE:
|Name and Surname
| Carel du Toit
| +27 (0)44 690 3666
+27 (0)51 433 1415
For queries relating to the processing of personal information, data subjects are requested to contact the relevant information officer.
- agreeing to our terms of engagement; or
- agreeing to our standard terms and conditions (STCs); or
- by providing us, or permitting us to be provided with, their personal information in order for us to carry out any service or legitimate activity.
- REVISION HISTORY
|1 July 2021