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SAMRA Website Privacy Policy

In general, personal data includes any identifying information about an individual, such as a) 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, birth; b) education or medical, financial, criminal or employment history; c) any identifying number, symbol, email address, physical address, telephone number, location information, online identifier or other particular assignment; d) biometric information; e) personal opinions, views or preferences; f) correspondence sent, that is implicitly or explicitly of a private or confidential nature or correspondence that would reveal the original correspondence; g) other people’s views or opinions about the person; h) the name of the person if it appears with other personal information relating to the person or if the disclosure of the name would reveal information about the person.

Although SAMRA does not gather and use all of the personal information listed above, we do gather and use some personal data of our stakeholders, including SAMRA members. We collect and store personal data in order to communicate with our stakeholders about our activities (unless you have opted out from communications with us), and to process membership applications, event bookings, advertising in our publications, or delivering any other products or services offered by SAMRA. Where we communicate with you about our activities via email, an Unsubscribe option will always be provided. If you no longer wish to receive information from SAMRA about our activities, products, or services, please let us know through our online contact form or via email to To update your details, you can log into the SAMRA website and change your profile information, or contact SAMRA through our online contact form or via email to the

All personal data collected is stored on a secure server or offline, no online payments are processed and SAMRA does not store credit card details. We do not sell, rent, loan, or trade any personal data to any third party. Where we otherwise transfer any personal data that we have gathered to any third party, we do so only if this is necessary to deliver SAMRA’s mandate and products and services, or if you have requested us to do so to receive information from them.

Any personal information shown on the SAMRA website, for example, in member listings or advertisements, may not be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes, unsolicited communications of a commercial, sales or promotional nature, research, or spam of any kind. This privacy policy applies to, and does not extend beyond the SAMRA website to any third party websites.

ESOMAR (and SAMRA) define a cookie as “a small amount of data that is sent to your computer browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your computer, if your browser’s preferences allow it. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access its own cookies, not the cookies sent to you by other sites…You have the opportunity to set your web browser to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time.” The SAMRA website uses cookies in order to identify users on our website who log into secure areas that are reserved for specific types of users (e.g. SAMRA members), and to simplify form completion on our website if you are a registered user. These cookies store your login information so that you can come and go without having to re-supply and duplicate some of your information every time you log in. We also use cookies to monitor activity on our site, and to allow you to access our social media networks. Therefore, if you choose not to accept cookies, the functionality on some part of our website and your user experience might be negatively affected.

SAMRA may make periodic changes to the information, at any time and without notice.

SAMRA is based in the Republic of South Africa, and falls under the jurisdiction of the courts and the laws of the Republic of South Africa.

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