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The purpose of this privacy policy is to explain to you the manner in which the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (“SAIMM”) is committed to protecting your privacy as well as the manner in which the SAIMM manages data collection and use. By accessing the SAIMM website, you are deemed to have accepted and agreed to the information collection and use practices set out in this privacy policy.


When you use the SAIMM website you may be asked to provide the SAIMM with certain personal identifiable information (“PII”) that allows us to identify you. PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. This may include your name, email address, as well as other facts about yourself and/or your business and/or your profession and/or your product preferences. Furthermore, you may be asked for certain information when registering for or accessing a particular product or service provided by the SAIMM. The SAIMM may also automatically collect certain usage information resulting from your use of the SAIMM website which will in turn allow the SAIMM to determine how visitors and the users of the SAIMM website use the website, how long such visitors and users spend on the website as well as the origin of their IP addresses.

The SAIMM does not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to third parties your information. While the SAIMM does not share your information with any third parties, where it is necessary to disclose the information in terms of any law or in connection with any legal proceedings, the SAIMM reserves its rights to disclose this information.


Any information collected from you as well as any website usage information or any information from other sources may be stored on any server presently operated by the SAIMM and may be used by the SAIMM to improve your experience on the website, to develop new products and services from time to time, and to offer you new products and services both from the SAIMM and its affiliates. By using the website you consent to the SAIMM storing the information on its server and to the SAIMM providing you with its own new products and services as well as those of third parties from time to time. You also consent to the SAIMM sharing statistical information with third parties in relation to your usage of the website.


Cookies are small files stored by your browser on your computer when you visit our website. Most browsers accept cookies unless you change your browser options to refuse the acceptance of cookies by your browser. If you set your browser to refuse cookies, you may not be able to experience all of the features of the SAIMM website. Cookies allow us to recognise you as a repeat user of the SAIMM website and to facilitate your ongoing access to and use of the website as well as to track your usage of the website.


When you connect to the Internet, an address (which may be a fixed or variable address) will be used to identify your computer. This is known as an IP address. Your IP address will be automatically collected and identified every time you use the SAIMM website. The SAIMM will also collect and store any other IP address/es which you may use when accessing the SAIMM website.


We may send you e-mails from time to time which may include news, updates, special offers as well as other information relating to the SAIMM and its affiliates. You may unsubscribe from these e-mails by amending your preferences on the SAIMM website. The SAIMM reserves its rights to send you e-mails relating to the operation of the website as well as your continued use of the website.


Should you wish to change any information which you provide to the SAIMM, you may do so by changing your preferences in relation to your account on the SAIMM website.


The SAIMM website may contain certain links to websites operated by third parties. The SAIMM is not responsible for the content provided in respect of such websites and/or the privacy policies of such websites. Before navigating to any website from a link on the SAIMM website, you acknowledge that the SAIMM has no responsibility for the content thereof and the SAIMM advises you to check both the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policy of any third party website.


The SAIMM’s services are intended solely for persons 13 years of age and older. If you are under the age of 13, you may not access or use the SAIMM website. By using the SAIMM website you represent and warrant to the SAIMM that you are 13 years of age or older.


The SAIMM may amend this privacy policy from time to time and post any such changes on the SAIMM website.


If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:
5 Hollard Street, Cnr Sauer & Marshall Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2107
South Africa