Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy details how Fosh Africa (Pty) Ltd collects, processes, and uses data and information from users of this website.

2. Identify of website owner

www.fosh.co.za and www.fosh-learning.co.za (these websites) are owned by Fosh Africa (Pty) Ltd, incorporated in the Republic of South Africa with Company Registration Number 2016/306917/07 and its registered address at 215 Broadlands, 16 Tyrwhitt Avenue, Rosebank, Gauteng, 2196, who hereinafter will be referred to as “FOSH”, “us” or “our”.

3. Governing law

The collection, processing, storage, and use of all data and information obtained from these websites will be done in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa, most notably the Protection of Personal Information Act and the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, as amended from time to time.

4. Scope

This Privacy Policy governs the data and information obtained from users who engage with these websites and those who register and become learners on our platform.

Please note that if you decide to enroll for a course, distinct terms and conditions, including privacy provisions, may apply to that particular course.

5. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you visit a website. They are employed to store various information, such as your login details and website preferences.

For more detailed information on the types of cookies that are used, the data they collect, and how you can manage them, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

6. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics collects non-personally identifiable data and information about website users and their behaviour online to help businesses improve their online marketing.

The privacy policy of Google Analytics can be found here.

FOSH only uses the non-personally identifiable data and information provided by Google Analytics and does not aggregate it with other data or information that could deanonymise the users.

By disabling cookies by default these websites attempt to block Google Analytics until the website user has provided consent. Consent is obtained when a user accepts analytical cookies via the cookie banner that is presented when the user first visits these websites.

7. Data and information collected from you

FOSH can collect data and information from website users through automated processes and voluntary submissions by the user.

To register as a user with FOSH at  https://www.fosh.co.za/user-account you must provide personally identifiable information. This information is required by FOSH to deliver its service to you by, among other things, identifying the person enrolling in a course and issuing a certificate of completion to that person. Your email address is required to verify you as a user, communicate information regarding the courses you enroll in, and enable you to reset your password if needed.

Upon registering as a user on the website a profile will be created for you. Your personal information will be securely transferred and shared with FOSH’s learning platform hosted at www.fosh-learning.co.za, where a profile specific to you will be established. 

Non-personally identifiable data and information is gathered from website users through cookies and Google Analytics, including:

For more information about the data collected by cookies and Google Analytics, please refer to the respective sections in this policy.

You can also voluntarily provide data and information to FOSH through direct communication by calling the numbers provided on these websites, emailing FOSH using the email addresses provided on these websites, or using the contact forms available on these websites.

8. Use of your data and information

The non-personally identifiable data and information collected about you through cookies and Google Analytics are used by FOSH to improve its marketing efforts and service offerings.

The personally identifiable data and information about you will be used by FOSH to deliver its services to you.

Your data and information will be retained by FOSH for as long as is legally required or permissible.

9. Sharing of your data and information

FOSH may share your data and/or information with third parties who provide relevant services.

FOSH may also share your data and/or information when required to do so by law or to protect their legal interests.

10. Protection of your data and information

FOSH uses the following measures to protect your data and information from unauthorised access, use and/or disclosure:

11. Deletion of your data and information

If there is no legal requirement for FOSH to retain your data and/or information, you may contact the Information Officer and request the deletion of your data and information.

Non-personally identifiable data and information about you cannot be deleted, because it cannot be linked to you.

12. Requesting a copy of your data and information

You may request from the Information Officer to provide you with a copy of all the data and information that FOSH possesses of you.

Non-personally identifiable data and information about you cannot be provided, because it cannot be linked to you.

FOSH may charge a reasonable administration fee for this service. 

13. Information Officer

The Information Officer of FOSH is Janine Julies and can be contacted at janine@fosh.co.za.

Please ensure that the subject line of the email includes the words “Information Officer” to ensure it is directed to the Information Officer.

14. Effective date of policy

This Privacy Policy is effective from 08 January 2024 and may be updated from time to time.

The effective date will be displayed on the cookie acceptance pop-up banner to inform website users. If changes are made to this Privacy Policy, the cookie acceptance pop-up banner will be displayed again to returning website visitors to enable them to make an informed choice after reading the updated policy.

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