Please read these privacy terms carefully as they apply to your use of the website under the domain name https://www.misssa.co.za (the “Website”).
- The Website
The Website is operated by Miss South Africa Proprietary Limited (“Miss SA”). Accordingly, the Website is primarily designed for clients and other persons that are interested in Miss SA. Given the purpose of the Website, only limited personal data is processed in connection with it, if any. These privacy terms only govern these instances of data processing on the Website.
We know that you care about how information about you is gathered and shared and we appreciate your trust in us to do this carefully and responsibly. We respect your privacy and will take all reasonable measures to protect it, as more fully detailed below.
- Data controller and contact details
Miss SA of Morningside Hub, 313 Rivonia Road, Morningside, Sandton, South Africa is the data controller of the Website and responsible for its operation.
For any data protection related comment or question you may have in connection with the Website you can reach us at the physical address indicated above (Attention: Privacy Compliance Officer) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What personal data do we process?
As a matter of principle, Miss SA only processes personal data that you have submitted to us. Typically, this data is limited to your name, email address and/or physical address and country of residence, and sometimes also your phone number and postal address.
When you use the Website, we automatically collect metadata about your browsing session such as your browser, the IP address of your computer or device, your internet service provider, the site from which you navigated to the Website, the duration of your visit to the Website and what type of device you are using (e.g. a computer, a smart phone or a tablet and the respective operating system). We also keep a record of the pages that you view during your visit.
The metadata collected are used to improve the way in which our website operates, for statistical and systems administration purposes (which may include the security of the Website).
- For what purposes do we process your personal data?
We only process your personal data to enable us to interact with you in accordance with your corresponding request:
Either, you have submitted your data to us since you want us to contact you in connection with a query etc.
Or you have submitted your data to us since you subscribed to our newsletters or other publications;
You have submitted your data to us in order to enter a competition or promotion being run through or with entry forms on our App or Website; to carry out contractual arrangements with you;
To assess and deal with any requests;
Or you have submitted your data to us since you subscribed to our App, offerings, newsletters or other publications;
In relation to the ordering, sale and delivery of Goods;
To contact you regarding current or new Goods or services (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us) and/or to inform you of new features, special offers and promotional competitions offered by us or any of our divisions, affiliates and/or partners (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us);
To our suppliers, in order for them to liaise directly with you in the event of you submitting a warranty claim regarding any Goods you have purchased which requires their involvement; and
Pursuant to a corporate transaction in terms of which we sell any of our businesses or assets to a buyer of such businesses or assets.
We are entitled to use or disclose your personal information if such use or disclosure is required in order to comply with any applicable law, order of court or legal process served on us, or to protect and defend our rights or property.
- On what legal basis do we process your personal data?
The Website processes your personal data based on your consent. You can revoke this consent at any time (see below).
- Data recipients
In connection with the operation of the Website, Miss SA uses service providers. It is conceivable that such service providers process your personal data in connection with the service provision to us (under the terms of appropriate data processing agreement).
From time to time we may disclose personal information to: our service providers and subcontractors, including our affiliates, retained to perform functions on our behalf or to provide services to us, such as marketing and advertising; data processing; software development; digital platform hosting and management; legal, accounting, audit and other professional service providers; and further provided such service provider does not collect, use or disclose the personal information for any purpose other than to perform such functions or to provide services to us or as otherwise required by law.
We are entitled to use or disclose your Personal Information if such use or disclosure is required in order to comply with any applicable law, order of court or legal process served on us, or to protect and defend our rights or property.
- Cross border transfers
We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that the third party who receives your Personal Information is subject to a law or binding agreement that provides an adequate level of protection.
Notwithstanding the above, it may occur that service providers we use in connection with the operation of the Website may be located in or have access to your personal data form a “third country”, i.e., a country that is not recognized to possess an adequate level of data protection by the standards of South African law. In these cases, we put appropriate safeguards in place to make the respective cross border data flow lawful.
- How long your personal data kept for?
We retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected or to comply with legal, regulatory or internal policy requirements. In connection with newsletter or similar subscription services you have signed up to this for example generally means that we keep your data up and until you notify us that you no longer want to obtain the respective newsletter etc.
- Your rights
To the extent that the Protection of Personal Information Act applies to our processing of your personal data (or other laws that include similar rights), you have several rights, of which we would like to inform you; the right to access your data, the right of data alteration (if your data is inaccurate), the right of deletion (if the retention of your data is no longer necessary in relation to the envisioned purpose of the processing), the right to confine the data processing (e.g. if you contest the accuracy of your data that we process), the right to data portability and the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. At any time during which we process your data, you can revoke your consent to the processing by contacting Miss SA and requesting that your data be removed.
Miss SA will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that your personal information is kept secure and is protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage, alteration, disclosure, or access.
- Links to external websites and social media channels
The Website may contain links to other websites. Miss SA is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites.
The Website contains links to the media channels of Miss SA on social media sites (e.g. Twitter, Facebook YouTube). Typically, you will only be able to sign up to the respective Miss SA channel if you are logged on with your user credentials to the respective social media service. The data processing on such social media sites when you visit the respective media channel of Miss SA is subject to the privacy policies of the respective social media site operator and outside the control of Miss SA.
These privacy terms are subject to amendments and changes at any time at Miss SA’s sole discretion. Accordingly, we advise that you consider the above privacy terms intermittently for updates.
Miss SA undertakes to never sell or make your personal information available to any third party other than as provided for in this policy, unless compelled to do so by law. In particular, in the event of a fraudulent online payment, Miss SA expressly reserves the right to disclose relevant personal information for criminal investigation purposes or in line with any other legal obligation for disclosure of the personal information which may be required of it.
Whilst we will do all things reasonably necessary to protect your rights of privacy, we cannot guarantee or accept any liability whatsoever for unauthorised or unlawful disclosures of your personal information, whilst in our possession, made by third parties who are not subject to our control, unless such disclosure is as a result of our gross negligence.
If you disclose your personal information to a third party, such as an entity that operates a website linked to this Website or anyone other than Miss SA. We do not regulate or control how that third party uses your personal information and accordingly, MISS SA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, HOWSOEVER ARISING, SUFFERED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF THE DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION TO THE THIRD PARTY.
Miss South Africa competition – Entrants to Crown Chasers presented by Miss South Africa:
We know that you care about how information about you is gathered and shared and we appreciate your trust in us to do this carefully and responsibly. We respect your privacy and accordingly, ensure that the way we process your Personal Information complies fully with POPI ACT and have implemented reasonable organizational and technical controls as a result.
In compliance with its obligations under the POPI Act, the Miss SA Organisers assure the applicant that it stores their details safely and that the Organisers will not distribute those details to any other parties save as for when same is in the legitimate interest of the Miss SA Organiser’s business interests and the competition to which the Entrant is applying.
By submitting an entry form the Entrant further consents to the collection, processing and storing, use and transfer within South Africa and cross- border outside South Africa, of your information, personal information and the data as may be collected in relation to the Miss South Africa Competition.
By submitting the entry form, you consent to the processing, collection, storage and use of your Personal Information you provide for the purpose of entering Miss South Africa 2023. By submitting the entry form the Entrant consents to and grants the Miss SA Organiser the right to distribute any personal information or details when in the legitimate interest of the Organiser’s business interests and sharing certain details and personal information in order to position the Entrant in the Miss South Africa competition program for that year, including sharing such information with auditors, producers and the selection committee (as well as those disclosures set forth above).
In compliance with its obligations under POPIA, Miss SA assure the Entrant that it stores those details safely and that Miss SA will not distribute the Entrant’s details to any other parties save as for when same is in the legitimate interest of Miss SA’s business or as per the above disclosures. Furthermore, the Entrant expressly consents to the above and further consents to Miss SA sharing certain details and personal information in order to position the Entrant through the Miss South Africa Competition program, including sharing such information with auditors, production and/or judges.