Privacy Policy


1. Introduction

This privacy policy is complementary to and should be read and understood together with, the terms and conditions of use of Group Editors, all of its stakeholders, subsidiaries the subsidiaries of Group Editors’ subsidiaries and respective holding companies, the subsidiaries of such holding companies, divisions and affiliates and partners (“Group Editors”). Reference to Group Editors in this Privacy Policy shall also be deemed to be a reference to the relevant legal entity which operates the website concerned.

2. The General Principles of Our Privacy Policy

2.1 This privacy policy covers how we treat your personal information collected electronically when you use the Group Editors website (the “Site”), register or apply online for any Group Editors products or services, or when you contact Group Editors electronically.

2.2 Group Editors respects your privacy and your personal information.

2.3 Group Editors is fully compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act.

2.4 When dealing with your personal information we –

2.4.1 Take reasonable care to protect your personal information.

2.4.2 Obtain user consent prior to collecting and/or processing your personal information.

2.4.3 Do not use your personal information contrary to any legal provisions.

2.5. Express Consent

By using the Site, registering or applying online for any Group Editors products or services, or contacting Group Editors electronically, you provide Group Editors with your express written permission to share your personal information within Group Editors, in the ordinary course of Group Editors′ business, including for purposes of providing you with the relevant products and services. You may revoke this consent in writing at any time.

3. What Do We Mean by Personal Information

Personal information refers to information that identifies or relates specifically to you, for example, your name, age and identity number, or contact details. For a more detailed definition, see section 1 of the Protection of Personal Information Act.

4. How and Why We Collect Your Personal Information

Whenever you use the Site, complete an application form, contact Group Editors electronically, or use one of the products, services, facilities, tools or utilities offered by Group Editors on the Site, Group Editors will collect your personal information. Group Editors uses your personal information for the purpose of conducting its day to day activities that include publishing, news reporting, advertising, and related research and statistics. Group Editors may make use of third parties, affiliates and business partners in conducting these activities.

Note that Group Editors may collect personal information from, or share personal information with, affiliates, business partners or third parties for lawful purposes, such as in order to improve its services and products for your benefit. Group Editors will at all times request these third parties to honour its POPIA policy, and this policy.

5. Why We Collect and Use Personal Information

5.1 In order to make your use of the Site and the products, services, facilities, tools or utilities offered on the Site as informative and successful as possible, it is necessary for Group Editors to find out exactly what you need and want. The following are some of the reasons (i.e. disclosed reasons) why Group Editors would collect your personal information –

5.1.1 for Group Editors to process your instructions or requests;

5.1.2 for Group Editors to ensure that we meet your needs, Group Editors may collect and analyse your personal information and combine all the information that we have about you for purposes such as those listed in clause 4 above. We may also use your personal information to personalise and tailor our services to meet your needs;

5.1.3 for Group Editors to send you our newspapers, newsletters, promotional material, relevant advertising or details which we think may be of interest to you subject to applicable laws, once Group Editors has collected and analysed your personal information;

5.1.4 to conduct market research;

5.1.5 to provide your details to the seller of the products and/or services you wish to inspect/ purchase. Note that you consent to Group Editors providing your personal information to such product or service providers by submitting it via this site.

5.1.6 to contact you in the future; and

5.1.7 to conduct academic research. This research is conducted to evaluate and improve Group Editors’ product offerings. You are advised that information may be shared with third parties such as academics and researchers.

5.3 You accept that we may store your personal information outside of the region or country that you may submit or use it in.

5.4 We collect and freely use and distribute non-identifying and aggregate (added up) information for the purposes of upgrading our Site and making it easier for you to use. This information does not include your personal information.

6. Protection of Your Personal Information

6.1 Group Editors values the information that you choose to provide and will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration. The information Group Editors has, concerning Group Editors clients, is stored in databases that have built-in safeguards to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of that information.

6.2 When you use the products, services, facilities, tools or utilities provided by Group Editors on the Site, you may, in certain cases, be given an access number, user name, password and/or personal identification number (“PIN”). If this is the case, you must always keep your username, access card, password and/or PIN a secret and ensure that you do not disclose it to anyone.

6.3 Group Editors cannot be held responsible for security breaches occurring on your electronic device (personal computer or other electronic device used to browse the Site), which may result due to the lack of adequate virus protection software or spyware that you may inadvertently have installed on your device.

7. Correction of Personal Information

If you ever want to update or correct any of your personal information held by Group Editors, you can e-mail us or you can phone our offices using the contact details made available on this website.

8. Personal Information Held By Or Disclosed By You Or Group Editors To A Third Party

Group Editors is not responsible for the contents of any third-party website (including third party websites linked to the Site, websites facilitated by us or websites that serve as social networks like Facebook or Twitter). Group Editors does not exercise control over the privacy policies of these third parties and you should refer to the privacy policy of these third parties to see how they protect your privacy.

9. Cookies

This site stores and uses cookies.

Cookies are text files that are transferred to your digital device whenever you visit a website or app.

How are cookies used?

Cookies ‘remember’ information about you. The information helps Group Editors to understand how our website users are utilising our services, assisting us in improving them. With it, we can remember your preferences, previous website usage and browsing history, and keep this in mind when providing you with content. In so doing, we can bring you an enhanced experience and customised content and services. With cookies, we are able to provide our advertisers with the ability to direct relevant advertisements to their audiences. We are able to track the responses to advertising.

How to turn cookies off/opt-out:

You are able to control advertising cookies and remove them through the tools on your web browser.


1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome menu button in the upper right-hand corner of the browser bar.
2. Click “Settings.”
3. Scroll down to the Privacy and Security section.
4. Click “Site Settings”.
5. Click “Cookies and site data”.
6. In the Privacy and Security section, click Content Settings.
7. Customise settings so as to block cookies.


1. Click the Settings and more button in the upper right-hand corner of the browser bar.
2. Click Settings.
3. Click Privacy & Security.
4. In the Cookies section, turn on “Block third-party cookies” or add desired sites in the “Block” section to block the cookies.

Internet Explorer 11

1. Click Tools or the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of the top of the browser bar.
2. Select Internet Options.
3. Click the Privacy tab and then the Advanced button on that tab.
4. Customise settings so as to reflect your preferences.


1. Click the Open menu button in the upper right-hand corner of the browser bar.
2. Click Options.
3. Click Privacy & Security.
4. Customise settings so as to reflect your preferences.


1. Click Safari > Preferences.
2. Click on the Privacy tab.
3. In the “Cookies and website data” section, customise settings according to your preferences.

For help with your browser’s cookie settings, visit its “Help” or “Support” section.

10. Location

Group Editors may obtain or infer information about your location. We use it to provide you with enhanced services, and appropriate advertising content that may be relevant to you and to obtain aggregate statistics for our advertising customers.

11. Changes to This Privacy Policy

11.1 Group Editors may amend this privacy policy from time to time. Group Editors will carry details of changes to its policy on its websites. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this privacy policy regularly.

11.2 The current version of this privacy policy will govern the respective rights and obligations between you and Group Editors each time that you access and use the Site.

12. Which Laws Apply to This Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa, and you consent to the jurisdiction of the South African courts in respect of any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with the formation, interpretation, substance or application of this privacy policy.

– Created in June 2016. Date of this publication: May 1, 2024.