Privacy Policy


Welcome to PurpleZA's Privacy Policy. PurpleZA respects your privacy as well as the protection of your personal information.

PurpleZA may from time-to-time effect changes to this Privacy Policy. When PurpleZA effects any substantial changes to this Privacy Policy, PurpleZA will place a notice on the Website to notify all Users of such changes, in advance. Any changes will be effective from the date published on the Website and do not require your acceptance thereof.

  1. This Privacy Policy is to be read in conjunction with any other agreement or policy which may be in place between the you (the "User") and PurpleZA. It is intended to supplement such agreements and not to override them. Any definition assigned to any words in this Privacy Policy shall be the definition assigned to it in the PurpleZA Website Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, as amended from time-to-time.
  2. The objective of this Privacy Policy is to inform the User how PurpleZA collects and processes the User’s personal information and data obtained whilst the User utilises the Services, general service or through the use of the Website and Platform.
  3. PurpleZA respects the privacy and personal information of the User, and shall take reasonable measures to protect this, as is required and prescribed by legislative framework in the Republic of South Africa, which includes but is not limited to the Protection of Private Information Act, 4 of 2013 (the "Act"), and as delineated below.
  4. The User is usually employed by an educational institution or appointed as an educator at an educational institution (the "Employer"), being a client of PurpleZA. When the Employer registers a PurpleZA Account on behalf of the User, the Employer is likely to submiy the User's personal information to PurpleZA when registering a PurpleZA Account on behalf of the User, or as a User on the Website or for the Service. The User agrees that PurpleZA may collect, process, store, collate, and otherwise use the types of information about the User when he or she is using the Website and the Platform ("Personal Information"), or when such Personal Information is submitted to PurpleZA by the Employer, as set out in this Privacy Policy.
  5. Our services, the Website and the Platform are not intended to apply to minors.
  6. Controller and Processor
    PurpleZA is the data controller and is responsible for the User's Personal Information in instances where PurpleZA decides the processing operations concerning the User's Personal Information.
  7. PurpleZA may also from time-to-time operate as a processor of Personal Information on behalf of a third-party data controller, where that data controller’s privacy terms will apply, but PurpleZA will, insofar as reasonably possible, draw the User’s attention to them, when applicable.
  8. PurpleZA has appointed an information officer at PurpleZA who is responsible for overseeing queries relating to this Privacy Policy, who is contactable at the following address:
    Carmen Viljoen
    Email Address:



    1. PurpleZA collects Personal Information (information about the User that is personally identifiable such as but not limited to the User’s name, address, age, geo-location, employer name, qualifications, gender, e-mail address, SACE registration number, phone number(s) and other unique information such as the User’s Identity Document number and passwords, product and service preferences and contact preferences that are not otherwise publicly available).
    2. When a User visits the Website and/or the Platform, or sends correspondence or emails to PurpleZA, Users consent to receiving communications from PurpleZA or any of its affiliates electronically in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

    1. PurpleZA receives and stores information which is transmitted automatically from the User’s device when the User browses the internet or uses the Website. This information includes information from cookies (which are described in this Privacy Policy), the User’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, web beacons, geo-locationary information, embedded web links, results from Courses, sign-up details, and other commonly used information-gathering tools. These tools collect certain standard information that the User’s browser sends to the Website such as his or her browser type and language, access times, and the address from which he or she accessed the Website. In most cases, PurpleZA’s records of the User’s Personal Information will automatically update when the Employer updates the Personal Information. The User acknowledges that PurpleZA will receive the Personal Information from the Employer without the express consent or knowledge of the User. Should the User’s personal information change, he or she shall inform PurpleZA and provide PurpleZA with the updated personal information as soon as reasonably possible to enable PurpleZA to update it. PurpleZA is however under no obligation to ensure that the User’s Personal Information or any other information supplied by the User or by any person on behalf of the User is correct.
    2. The User further warrants that the personal information disclosed to PurpleZA or the Website is directly from you as the User of the Website or in connection to the Service is true and correct.
    3. The User may choose to provide additional personal information to PurpleZA, in which event he or she shall provide accurate and current information, and, generally, agrees to not impersonate or misrepresent any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent his or her affiliation with anyone or anything.

    Any processing of the User's personal information shall be reserved for legitimate business purposes of PurpleZA, and as a necessary function of the User’s engagement with the Website, the Platform and/or the Service. The User hereby consents to this. PurpleZA shall not however, without the express consent of the User:

    1. use the personal information of the User for any purpose other than as set out below:
      1. contact the User regarding current or new information, products or service or any other service offered by PurpleZA, or any of its affiliates (unless the User has opted out from receiving marketing material from PurpleZA, possible through same contact);
      2. inform the User of new features, new Courses, results from completion of Courses, special offers, and promotional competitions offered by PurpleZA or any of its affiliates (unless he or she has opted out from receiving marketing material from PurpleZA, possible through same contact); and
      3. improve the service selection and the User’s experience on the Website and the Platform by, for example, monitoring his or her browsing habits, or tracking the User’s progression through Courses on the Platform, including results of Courses.
    2. disclose the User's personal information to any third party other than as set out below:
      1. PurpleZA's employees and/or third parties who assist PurpleZA to interact with the User via the Website, the Platform, e-mail or any other method, for the ordering of their services, and therefore need to know the User’s personal information in order to assist PurpleZA with communicating with the User in an efficient and proper manner;
      2. to PurpleZA's affiliates (including their employees and/or third party service providers) in order for them to interact directly with the User via email or any other method for the purposes of obtaining feedback on Course content and the User’s progress through the Courses, or for the purposes of circulating marketing material regarding any current or new product or services, new features, special offers or promotional items offered by them (unless the User has opted out from receiving marketing material from PurpleZA or its affiliates, through correspondence with PurpleZA);
      3. to law enforcement, government officials, fraud detection agencies, or any other regulatory authorities or third parties, when PurpleZA believes in good faith that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report or support the investigation into suspected illegal activity or the contravention of an applicable law, or to investigate violations of any terms or this Privacy Policy; and
      4. to PurpleZA's service providers (under contract with PurpleZA) who help with parts of its business operations (fraud prevention, marketing, technology, and likewise services). However, PurpleZA will takes steps to ensure that contracts with such service providers provide that these service providers shall only use the User’s information in connection with the services they perform for PurpleZA, under the same standards as to how PurpleZA operates or higher, and not for their own benefit.
  4. PurpleZA shall use or disclose the User’s personal information if such use or disclosure is required to comply with any applicable law, subpoena, order of court or legal process served on it, or to protect and defend its rights or property. In the event of a fraudulent online payment or any other fraud detected, PurpleZA shall disclose relevant personal information for criminal investigation purposes or in line with any other legal obligation for disclosure of the personal information which may be required of it.
  5. PurpleZA shall ensure that all of its employees, associated third parties, independent contractors, directors, affiliated companies (including their employees and third-party service providers), or other affiliates that have access to the User’s Personal Information are bound by appropriate and legally binding confidentiality obligations. These persons shall further process the User’s personal information at standards equal to or higher than PurpleZA’s.
  6. As regards the personal information of the User, PurpleZA shall:
    1. treat the User's Personal Information as strictly confidential, save where PurpleZA entitled to share it as set out in this Privacy Policy;
    2. take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that the User’s Personal Information is kept secure and is protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage, alteration, disclosure or access;
    3. provide the User with reasonable access to the User’s Personal Information to view and/or update personal details when necessary;
    4. promptly notify the User if PurpleZA becomes aware of any unauthorised use, disclosure or processing of the User’s personal information;
    5. provide the User with reasonable evidence of its compliance with its obligations under this Privacy Policy on reasonable notice and request; and
    6. upon the User's request, promptly correct, return or destroy any and all of his or her personal information in the possession or control of PurpleZA, save for that which PurpleZA is legally obliged or entitled to retain (acknowledging that some Website and/or Platform functionality might be lost if certain personal information is amended and/or destroyed).
  7. PurpleZA shall not retain the User's Personal Information longer than the period for which it was originally needed, unless PurpleZA is required by law to do so, or the User consents to PurpleZA retaining such information for a longer period.
  8. PurpleZA shall not provide the User’s personal information to any third party other than as provided for in this Privacy Policy.
  9. While PurpleZA shall do all things reasonably necessary to protect the User’s privacy rights, PurpleZA cannot and hereby does not guarantee nor accept any liability whatsoever for unauthorised or unlawful disclosures of the User’s personal information, whilst in its possession, made by third parties who are not subject to the control of PurpleZA, unless such disclosure is as a result of its gross negligence. PurpleZA is committed to ensuring that all Personal Information is secure, and to assist in preventing any unauthorised access to the User’s Personal Information, PurpleZA has appropriate measures in place to secure the Personal Information collected.
  10. If the User discloses his or her personal information to an associated third party, such as, but not limited to, an entity which operates a website linked to the Website or the Platform or anyone website other than the PurpleZA website, PurpleZA shall not be liable for any loss, costs or damages, howsoever arising, suffered by the User as a result of the disclosure of such information to the third party. This is because PurpleZA does not regulate or control how that third party uses the Personal Information of the User. It is the duty and responsibility of the User to always ensure that he or she has read the privacy policy of any third party.

    1. The Website may make use of "cookies" to automatically collect information and data through the standard operation of the Internet servers. "Cookies" are small text files a website can use (and which PurpleZA may use) to recognise repeat users, facilitate the User’s on-going access to and use of the Website and the Platform, and allow the Website to track usage behaviour and compile aggregate data that will allow the Website operator to improve the functionality of the website and its content. Cookies further aims to display more focused advertising to a user by way of third-party tools. The type of information collected by cookies is not used to personally identify the User. If the User does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the User to deny or accept the cookies feature. Please note that cookies may be necessary to provide the User with certain features available on the Website, and thus if the User disables the cookies feature on his or her browser she or he may not be able to use those features, and the User’s access to the Website will therefore be limited. If the User does not disable “cookies”, she or he is deemed to consent to PurpleZA’s use of any personal information collected using those cookies, subject to the provisions of the Website Terms and Conditions of Service and Use, as well as this Privacy Policy.
    2. The User may request access to any of the relevant Personal Information held by PurpleZA and where such access is necessary for the User to exercise and/or protect any of his or her rights. For any Personal Information held by any third party, the User must approach that party for the realisation of the User’s personal information rights, rather than PurpleZA.

    1. PurpleZA will only use the User's Personal Information for the purposes for which it collected it, unless PurpleZA reasonably considers that it needs to use such Personal Information for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose.
    2. Should the User require an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact the Information Officer described herein.
    3. Should PurpleZA require the Personal Information for an unrelated purpose, PurpleZA will notify the User and PurpleZA will explain the legal basis which allows PurpleZA to do so.
    4. PurpleZA may retain any Personal Information collected for as long as it requires it, provided that such Personal Information is kept for the purposes for which it was intended.
    5. Kindly note that PurpleZA may process the User’s Personal Information without the User’s knowledge or consent, in compliance with this Privacy Policy, where this is required or permitted by law.


Should the User wish to contact PurpleZA in connection with this Privacy Policy, the User can contact the Information Officer, Carmen Viljoen at the following email address: