These terms and conditions govern your use of this website. If you disagree with any these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.


The content of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

The ASDSA does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality or reliability of the information on this website. We reserve the right to withdraw the website at any time, temporarily or permanently.

Our website may contain links to other websites. The ASDSA has no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed on any external website.


You can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, you should be aware that anonymous visitor information such as your IP address, browser type (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc), device type (laptop, tablet, phone), referring pages and pages visited on the website are automatically collected for statistical analysis of web traffic patterns. This information cannot be used to identify you.

If you use our website to subscribe to newsletters and workshops, register as a member or any other service offered, we may collect personally identifiable information/personal data from you. You will be aware that we are gathering this personal information because it will come directly from you. Personally identifiable information may include any of the following:

  • Name and contact details, e.g. email address, phone number, etc;
  • Amount and date of payments;
  • Additional comments/instructions made on any forms on the website;
  • Other information that may be exchanged in the course of engaging with our website.

If you submit a review, endorsement, query or other User Generated Content through websites such as Facebook, Instagram, Google, and other similar channels, we may share that content publicly on our website.

How we use your personal information
The ASDSA uses the personal information you provide us with for any of the following purposes:

  • to process your membership application, etc;
  • to send certificates and receipts/confirmation of your payments;
  • to respond to requests for information;
  • to distribute relevant communications, e.g. newsletters.

We will not share your personal information with other third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent.

However, we may release personal information: (i)to the extent we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with any applicable law; (ii) to enforce any provision of the Terms of Service, protect ourselves against any liability, defend ourselves against any claims, protect the rights, property and personal safety of any user, or protect the public welfare; (iii) when disclosure is required to maintain the security and integrity of the website, or to protect any user’s security or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable laws; or (iv) to respond to a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process, to the extent permitted and as restricted by law.

Retention of data
Your personal information will be retained only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Notice and to comply with applicable laws, resolve disputes and enforce our legal agreements and policies. We also retain usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or improve the functionality of our website, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.

Your rights
If you are a South African resident, South African law provides you with certain rights with regard to your personal information under the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPIA”) and Promotion of Access to Information Act (“PAIA”).

ASDSA will ensure that it gives effect
to the following rights:

  1. The Right to Access Personal Information
    You have the right to establish whether ASDSA holds any personal information related to you, and to request access to that information.
  2. The Right to Have Personal Information Corrected or Deleted
    You have the right to request that your personal information must be corrected, or deleted where ASDSA is no longer authorised to retain it.
  3. The Right to Object to the Processing of Personal Information
    You have the right, on reasonable grounds, to object to the processing of your personal information. In such circumstances, ASDSA will give due consideration to the request
    and the requirements of POPIA. ASDSA may cease to use or disclose your personal information and may, subject to any statutory and contractual record keeping requirements, also approve the destruction of the personal information.
  4. The Right to Object to Direct Marketing
    You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information for purposes of direct marketing by means of unsolicited electronic communications.
  5. The Right to Complain to the Information Regulator
    You have the right to submit a complaint to the Information Regulator regarding an alleged infringement of any of the rights protected under POPIA and to institute civil proceedings regarding the alleged non compliance with the protection of your personal information.
  6. The Right to be Informed
    You have the right to be notified that your personal information is being collected by ASDSA. You also have the right to be notified in any situation where ASDSA
    has reasonable grounds to believe that your personal information has been accessed or acquired by an unauthorised person.


You may submit a request regarding your rights under POPIA or PAIA by contacing us at info@asdsa.org.za.


We employ industry-standard and/or generally accepted security measures designed to secure the integrity and confidentiality of all information submitted through our website. However, the security of information transmitted through the internet or via a mobile device can never be guaranteed. We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the internet or for changes to or losses of data.

Cookie Policy

[last updated 11 October 2023]
Please be aware that our site uses cookies, tracking pixels, and other technologies to help improve your experience when you visit our website.

Our use of cookies may include the following different types:

  1. Advertising Cookies
    These are placed on your computer by advertisers and ad servers in order to display advertisements that are most likely to be of interest to you. These cookies are linked to a computer and do not gather any personal information about you
  2. Analytics Cookies
    These monitor how users reached the site, and how they interact with and move around the site. They let us know which features on the site are working best and which can be improved
  3. First party cookies
    These can be either permanent or temporary and are necessary in order to make the site work properly and able to provide certain features and functionalities
  4. Personalisation Cookies
    These recognise repeat visitors to the site. We use them to record your browsing history, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit the site.
  5. Security Cookies
    These help identify and prevent security risks. We use them to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorised parties
  6. Site Management Cookies
    These are used to maintain your identity or session on the site so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page
  7. Third-Party Cookies
    These may be placed on your computer by companies that run certain services we offer on our website, eg. social sharing buttons or links to YouTube videos. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you.

Control of Cookies
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies in your browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the site.

For more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings for how you can control or reject cookies, or visit the following links:

Apple Safari
Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Mozilla Firefox
Android (Chrome)
Iphone or Ipad (Chrome)
Iphone or Ipad (Safari)

You are encouraged to periodically review this Cookie Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, and to have accepted our Cookie Policy by your continued use of the site.

By using this website, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and to the ASDSA processing personal information for the purposes given.