Disclaimer – Protection of Personal Information – PoPI Act
West Rand Engineering (Pty) Ltd (WRE) would like to welcome you to its website.
By viewing this website you hereby acknowledge that you have read and accept the following Protection of Personal Information (POPI) disclaimer.
WRE shall take all reasonable measures to protect the personal information of users and for the purpose of this disclaimer “personal information” shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000 (“PAIA”) and the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act 4 of 2013 (“POPI”).
The Collection of Personal Information
WRE collects Personal information primarily for the following purposes:
1. Employee and Contractor Information
To Remunerate the person;
To comply with laws authorising or requiring such processing, including (but not limited to) the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997; the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995; the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998; the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993, the Income Tax Act 58 of 1962 and the VAT Act 89 of 1991;
To Admit the person to the Pension Fund and/or Medical Aid providers, if applicable;
To conduct criminal, credit, employment reference and other related reference checks; and
To provide value-added services such as human resource administration, training, performance reviews, talent management and other reasons related to the management of employees and/or contractors.
2. Customer Information
To render customer-related services and administration of customer accounts;
To conduct criminal, credit, reference and other related reference checks;
To authenticate the customer; and
To provide the customer with information which WRE believes may be of interest to the customer, such as information relating to public awareness campaigns and matters of general public interest in which WRE is involved or has decided to lend its support to.
3. Supplier and Third Party Contractor/Service Provider Information
To secure the products and services of the supplier/service provider or contractor as part of WRE’s product and service offering;
To manage the WRE supply chain and relationship with the supplier and/or contractor for any purposes required by law by virtue of the relationship between the supplier and WRE;
To render services relating to the administration of supplier/service provider or contractor accounts; and
To provide the supplier/service provider or contractor with information which WRE believes may be of interest, such as information relating to public awareness campaigns and matters of general public interest in which WRE is involved or has decided to lend its support to.
Sources of Personal Information
Personal information may be collected from the following sources:
Directly from the person when he/she applies for any WRE-related employment, provides services to WRE, submits form requests or transactions, uses our websites or makes use of any of the WRE services;
From public registers, credit bureaus and law enforcement agencies and any other organisation from which WRE may acquire your information; and
From people and entities employed by WRE to provide services to WRE which may be legally entitled to provide WRE with personal information.
The Storage of Personal Information
All personal information collected by WRE will be stored as follows:
Securely and safely according to strict information security principles with safeguards to ensure its privacy and confidentiality;
For no longer than is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected unless further retention is
Required by law or contractual obligation;
Otherwise reasonably required by WRE for lawful purposes related to its functions and activities;
Retained further with the person’s consent
After which the information will be de-identified and disposed of as per the WRE Control of Records policy.
Sharing of Personal Information
To the divisions and entities in the WRE Group, including directors, employees, contractors, agents, auditors, legal and other professional advisors who are authorised to process this information;
To financial and government organisations who may request information from WRE, in which case the data subject will be notified in advance; the provision of such information, including banks, governmental, judicial, regulatory and law enforcement bodies including the South African Revenue services and the National Credit Regulator;
To persons employed by WRE to provide services on our behalf and that adhere to principles similar to WRE regarding the treatment of personal information;
To any person to whom WRE cedes, delegates, transfers or assigns any of our rights or obligations pertaining to products and/or services provided to the person or contracts concluded with the person;
To any person who acts as legal guardian, executor of an estate, curator or in a similar capacity;
To any person or persons who may be permitted by applicable law or that you may consent to, including persons or entities who may request such information to evaluate the creditworthiness of the person.
Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information
A data subject (employee, contractor, supplier and/or customer) has the following rights to his/her personal information collected, processed and stored by WRE:
Right of access to and the right to rectify or update the personal information collected;
The right to object at any time to the processing of personal information in which event the consequences of the objection will be explained to the data subject.
The right to request WRE to no longer process the personal information of the data subject should the information not be required for further processing or by law.
General Conditions Pertaining to Personal Information
WRE accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage (whether direct, indirect, special or consequential) and/or expenses of any nature whatsoever which may arise as a result of, or which may be attributable directly or indirectly from information made available on these pages or links, or actions or transaction resulting therefrom.
The Laws of the Republic of South Africa will govern all terms and conditions of any products and services contained in these pages. Should you request products or services through the WRE Website you hereby consent and submit to the jurisdiction of the South African courts regarding all proceedings, actions, applications or the like instituted by each party against the other, and in any way arising from any stated terms and conditions.