BlockPlan offers professional services pertaining to architecture and interior design projects. In order for BlockPlan to offer these services in a manner specifically tailored to our clients’ needs, we require to keep personal information in an attempt to balance the interests of our clients, service providers, talent and third parties.
The approach we take when it comes to your personal data is aligned with the POPI Act. These principles include:
This will include, but is not limited to; your name, e-mail address, home address, telephone details, gender, date of birth, skills, banking details and specific details of your, of another Data Subject’s property (which could include photographs)
We will only process any personal information relating to you for lawful purposes, relating to our business in circumstances where:
In South Africa, a child is a person under the age of 18. We will process the personal information of children where it is permitted by law. We will only process the personal information of children if any of one of the following applies:
In the event that information of a related person is provided to us, you warrant that the related person is fully aware of the fact that you are sharing such personal information with us, and that the related person has consented thereto. Accordingly, we will process the personal information of the related person in a manner as stated in this document and in line with the POPI Act.
In the event that you provide any personal information to BlockPlan, we accept that:
Personal Information is processed in order to:
We take, and will continue to take, appropriate and the reasonable, technical, physical, and organisational measures, which are in line with the relevant data protection laws, which includes, but is not limited to:
Although we understand that no data transmission over the internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be completely secure, we will always strive to have the highest level of security in order to ensure that your personal information is secure at all times, as best we can. In the event that you feel that the security of any personal information has been compromised, please immediately notify us at email@example.com.
In the event that we provide personal information to any of our service providers, which we will only do so with your consent, in terms of a legal obligation or as otherwise provided for in the POPI Act, we will require such a service provider to sign an agreement with us whereby they agree to appropriate measures in order to protect the confidentiality and security of the personal information.
In considering that we offer services internationally, we may transfer personal information to service providers located across the globe. These countries may have different data protection legislation than we do. However, we will always strive to ensure that your data is protected in line with this policy, together with the POPI Act.
As far as is reasonably possible, we will ensure that your personal information which we process, is accurate, complete and reliable for its intended use, which will be a specific, explicitly defined and lawful purpose related to a function or activity of the company. We will always endeavour to ensure that you are aware of such purpose. We will only retain personal information for the period that is necessary in order to fulfil the purpose that the information was obtained in the first place, and as is provided for in this Policy, unless we are required to keep the personal information for a longer period in terms of any applicable legislation. We will only keep your personal information for as long as:
Please take note that, in light of the nature of business that BlockPlan is involved in, the deletion of certain personal information may lead to the termination of your business relationship with us.
Your personal information may change during the course of an agreement that was entered into with us and we kindly request that you always ensure that the personal information that we hold is accurate and correct. This is to ensure that the personal information that we hold is complete, accurate, not misleading and updated.
You have the right to complain in the event where any of your rights in terms of the POPI Act have been infringed. BlockPlan views all complaints in a serious light and will address all personal information/ privacy related complaints in accordance with the following procedure:
Information Officers and Deputy Information Officers in BlockPlan are appointed according to the legal and regulatory requirements and will fulfil their regulatory obligations to protect personal information in BlockPlan. The information officer and deputies are responsible for:
BlockPlan has established an Information Protection Committee, which will convene when the need arises and as required, when any problems pertaining to non-compliance and breach activity is reported or suspected.
The Information Protection Committee will consist of:
The target audience of this Policy is all people/companies that provide BlockPlan with information.