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Website Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa uses and protects any information that you provide when using this website.  The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, that information will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.


What we collect


We may collect the following information:


  • name and title

  • contact information including email address

  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

  • information relevant to examination applications, that includes but is not limited to South African ID number, contact details, HPCSA registration details, and a photograph.


 

What we do with the information we gather


We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:


  • We require your personal information for examination application processing and registration.

  • We may periodically send emails with information that is pertinent to your use of the website, using the email address which you have provided.

  • In the event that your credit card details are provided, these are provided to a third-party through a secure payment gateway to a company called MyGate, whose website is www.mygate.co.za. Neither The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa nor MyGate will store your credit card information.


 

Security


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  Credit card transactions are managed by MyGate, using SSL encryption to protect these details.  The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa website is protected by an SSL certificate issued by Thawte on all pages which are used to gather personal information.


How we use cookies


A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Links to other websites


Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Controlling your personal information


You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:



  • If you do not wish to be contacted or added to the mailing list, please do not register on the website.


We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.  If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
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  • Incorporated Association not for gain (Reg. No. 1955/000003/08)
  • Nonprofit Organisation (Reg. No. 009-874 NPO)
Examination Contact Information

  • Mrs Ann Vorster, Academic Registrar
  • The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
  • Private Bag X23, Braamfontein, 2017
  • Tel: +27 (0)11 726 7037
  • Fax: +27 (0)11 726 4036
  • Email: alv@cmsa-jhb.co.za