Rurik McKaiser Attorneys Incorporated (“RMA INC”) fully complies with the provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (“POPIA”), as amended, which regulates the handling and processing of Personal Information received from other persons.
RMA INC is sensitive to the Personal Information that you and other persons provide to them.
By providing RMA INC with your personal information, you:
This Policy applies to all external parties with whom RMA INC interact. This includes, but is not limited to, our natural and juristic clients and their representatives, our visitors, other users of our legal services, and anyone who might gain access to it.
RMA INC may collect or obtain your Personal Information in the following ways:
RMA INC may create the following categories of Personal Information from you:
When RMA INC needs to process your sensitive Personal Information, we will do so in the ordinary course of our business, for a legitimate purpose, and in accordance with applicable law and POPIA.
RMA INC will process your Personal Information in the ordinary course of the business of providing legal and other related services. RMA INC will use your Personal Information only for the purpose for which it was originally obtained. RMA INC will use your Personal Information for a secondary or other purposes only if such purpose(s) constitute a legitimate interest and are closely related to the original purpose for which the Personal Information was obtained. RMA INC may subject your Personal Information to processing during the course of various activities, including:
RMA INC may process your Personal Information for relationship management and marketing purposes in relation to our services (including, but not limited to, processing that is necessary for the development and improvement of our legal and related services), for accounts management, and for marketing activities in order to establish, maintain and/or improve our relationship with you and with our service providers.
RMA INC may process your Personal Information for internal management and management reporting purposes, including but not limited to:
RMA INC may disclose your Personal Information to our associates and service providers, for legitimate business purposes, in accordance with applicable law and subject to applicable professional and regulatory requirements regarding confidentiality. In addition, RMA INC may disclose your Personal Information:
If RMA INC engage a third-party operator to process any of your Personal Information, RMA INC recognises that any operator who is in a foreign country must be subject to a law, binding corporate rules or binding agreements which provide an adequate level of protection similar to POPIA. RMA INC will review our relationships with operators that RMA INC engage and, to the extent required by any applicable law in force, RMA INC will require such operators to be bound by contractual obligations to:
RMA INC may transfer your Personal Information to recipients outside of the Republic of South Africa.
Subject to paragraph 6.2, Personal Information may be transferred outside of the Republic of South Africa provided that the country to which the data is transferred has adopted a law that provides for an adequate level of protection substantially similar to POPIA, the Operator/third party undertakes to protect the Personal Information in line with applicable data protection legislation and the transfer is necessary in order to provide the legal and other related services that are required by RMA INC’s clients.
Personal Information transferred outside the Republic of South Africa will be done so in accordance with Section 72 of POPIA.
Section 72 provides that Personal Information may only be transferred outside of the Republic of South Africa if the recipient organisation is able to adequately implement and maintain a similar level of protection as contained in POPIA.
Personal Information may be transferred outside the Republic of South Africa if:
RMA INC has implemented appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your Personal Information that is in our possession against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure, unauthorised access, in accordance with applicable law.
Where there are reasonable grounds to believe that your Personal Information that is in our possession has been accessed or acquired by any unauthorised person, we will notify the relevant regulator and you, unless a public body responsible for detection, prevention or investigation of offences or the relevant regulator informs us that notifying you will impede a criminal investigation.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will implement all reasonable measures to protect your Personal Information that is in our possession, RMA INC cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted using the internet and cannot be held liable for any loss of privacy occurring during the course of such transmission.
Personal Information provided to RMA INC should be accurate, complete and up to date. Should Personal Information change, the onus is on the provider of such data to notify RMA INC of the change and provide RMA INC with the accurate data.
RMA INC will restrict its processing of Personal Information to data which is sufficient for the fulfillment of the original purpose for which it was collected.
RMA INC shall only retain and store Personal Information for the period for which the data is required to serve its original purpose or a legitimate interest or for the period required to comply with an applicable legal requirement, whichever is longer.
You may have rights under South African and other laws to have access to your Personal Information and to ask us to rectify, erase and restrict use of your Personal Information. You may also have rights to object to your Personal Information being used, to ask for the transfer of Personal Information you have made available to us and to withdraw consent to the use of your Personal Information.
RMA INC may process your Personal Information for the purposes of providing you with information regarding services that may be of interest to you. You may unsubscribe for free at any time.