Privacy Policy

1. INTRODUCTION 

Niya Consulting Pty Ltd (NIYA) recognizes the importance of privacy and the protection of personal information provided to it and is committed to the safeguarding of such information. This privacy policy explains how NIYA collects and uses personal information. It contains information regarding the rights of natural and juristic persons to whom personal information relates (data subjects). NIYA reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy or add provisions to it at any time by publishing an updated version on its website. 

2. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION 

NIYA collects personal information in various instances, including when: 

  • data subjects contact NIYA or request information or services; 
  • NIYA provides services to data subjects; 
  • persons apply for employment at NIYA; 
  • when persons use NIYA’s websites or engage with NIYA through social media. 

NIYA may collect the information directly from a data subject or from third parties (such as regulators, government authorities and registries, or attorneys representing our clients’ counterparties). 

The interaction with the firm on an NIYA website will result in the collection of information regarding the person’s activities on the website. Similarly, when anyone engages with the firm via any one of NIYA’s social media platforms. This information includes, but is not limited to, the person’s name, contact details and information regarding the matter with which they need assistance. In the course of engaging with clients on matters, NIYA will naturally be exposed to and collect personal information which includes the data subject’s name, contact details, financial information as well as information regarding the matters that the firm assists them with. 

As part of its recruitment processes, NIYA collects information from graduates and employment applicants. This information includes educational information as well as employment history. By enquiring regarding employment opportunities at NIYA or applying for employment, applicants are deemed to 

provide their consent to NIYA’s processing of their personal information for recruitment purposes, which may include screening as well as background and reference checks. 

3. BASIS AND PURPOSE FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION 

NIYA may process personal information: 

  • to provide services to clients. 
  • to comply with legal or regulatory obligations. 
  • • if a data subject has provided their consent; or 
  • • if the processing is allowed by law. 

The purposes for which NIYA processes personal information include, but are not limited to: 

  • marketing and promotion of NIYA’s services; 
  • • providing and improving services to clients; 
  • improving users’ experience when using NIYA’s websites, and all other social media platforms; 
  • communicating with persons for NIYA’s internal purposes; 
  • enabling NIYA’s internal operations; 

4. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION 

NIYA may release personal information or disclose it to third parties in certain circumstances. These include, but are not limited to: 

  • if NIYA is required or authorised to do so by law or a court order; 
  • in order for NIYA to enforce its rights; 
  • in order for NIYA to provide services to its clients. 

The third parties to whom we disclose personal information include, but are not limited to: 

  • third party service providers to NIYA or its clients; 
  • third parties who provide research services to NIYA or its clients; 
  • government authorities and registries, organs of state, regulators, courts, tribunals and law enforcement agencies 

5. RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION 

NIYA retains personal information for as long as may be reasonably necessary in accordance with applicable law. 

6. SECURITY 

NIYA takes all reasonable steps to protect and avoid unauthorised access to personal information. It has implemented various policies, procedures and software to safeguard personal information and routinely reviews its operations in order to ensure that personal information is adequately protected. 

7. DATA SUBJECT RIGHTS 

The law might provide data subjects with rights to access, amend or delete personal information that is in the possession of NIYA. However, NIYA may, in certain instances, legally refuse or decline such requests. If applicable, a data subject may also have the right to object to NIYA’s processing of their personal information or to file a complaint with a regulator. If a data subject wishes to exercise their rights, they can contact NIYA at the details provided below. NIYA may charge data subjects a fee for accessing, amending or deleting their personal information. Data subjects are encouraged to contact NIYA in order to update their personal information as and when necessary. 

8. CONTACT DETAILS 

In order to contact NIYA for purposes relating to this privacy policy, please contact us using these contact details: 

The Compliance Officer 

T Nala Niya Consulting Pty Ltd 36 Newport Avenue 

Glenashley 

4051 

Telephone: 072 637 0736 

E-mail: thandeka@niyaconsulting.co.za