Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

By contacting us via our forms you are allowing us to use your data in order to respond.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

SAT Specific Privacy Policy

(Relates to the use of the information supplied by individuals on the site to process payments and by members wishing to register on the site.)


The Society for Asphalt Technology respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information. This policy informs you on how we look after your personal information when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and how the law protects your right to privacy.

Please refer to the glossary of terms at the end of this document where necessary.

  1. General information

Purpose of the policy

This privacy policy aims to give you information on how the Society for Asphalt Technology collects and processes your personal information through your use of this website. This includes information provided to join the Members Only section of the website, as well as any information provided by members and non-members who purchase tickets to events hosted by the Society for Asphalt Technology through the website.

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect personal information relating to children.

It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other policy we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal information about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your information. This privacy policy supplements other notices and privacy policies and is not intended to override them.

Responsible party

The Society for Asphalt Technology is the party responsible for your personal information (collectively referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy policy).

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the Society for Asphalt Technology using the details below. You have the right to make a complaint to the Regulator at any time.

Contact details

Full name of legal entity: Society for Asphalt Technology (SAT)

Email address:

Postal address: Postnet Suite 56, Private Bag X21,|Howard Place 7450

Telephone number: 021 531 2718  

Changes to the privacy policy and your duty to inform us of changes

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. (This version was updated on 1 January 2021).

It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your relationship with us.

Third party links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share information about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements.

  1. Personal information

Personal information means any information about a natural or juristic person by which that person can be identified. It does not include information where the identity has been removed (anonymous information).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal information about you as follows:

  • Identity Information includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender.
  • Contact Information includes billing address, email address.
  • Financial Information includes bank account and payment card details.
  • Transaction Information includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
  • Technical Information includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
  • Profile Information includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback, and survey responses.
  • Usage Information includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
  • Marketing and Communications Information includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Information such as statistical or demographic information for any purpose. Aggregated Information could be derived from your personal information but is not considered personal information in law as this information will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Information to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Information with your personal information so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined information as personal information which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

We do not collect any Special Personal information about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, health, and genetic and biometric information). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

If you fail to provide personal information

Where we need to collect personal information by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that information when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with services). In this case, we may have to cancel a service you have with us and you will be notified of this.

  1. How is your personal information collected?

We use different methods to collect personal information from and about you, including through:

  • Direct interactions. You may give us your identity, contact and financial information by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes personal information you provide when you:
    • Apply for our products or services;
    • Create an account on our website;
    • Apply for membership of the Society for Asphalt Technology;
    • Apply to join the Members Only section of our website;
    • Request marketing to be sent to you;
    • enter a competition, promotion or survey; or
    • Give us feedback or contact us.
  • Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we will automatically collect technical information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal information by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. We may also receive technical information about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies. Please see below section dealing with cookies.
  • Third parties or publicly available sources. We will receive personal information about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
    • Technical Information from analytics providers such as Google based outside the Republic.
    • Contact, financial and transaction information from providers of technical, payment and delivery services such as PayFast.
    • Identity and contact information from data brokers or aggregators.
    • Identity and contact information from publicly available sources.
  1. How we use your personal information

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:

  • Where you have requested that we enter into a contract with you;
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party), and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests;
  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.

Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal information although we will get your consent before sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.

Purposes for which we will use your personal information

The following table outlines all the ways we plan to use your personal information, and the  legal basis of each. We also identify our legitimate interests where appropriate.

Note that we may process your personal information for more than one lawful basis depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your information.


Type of personal information

Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest

To register you as a new member or customer

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

Performance of a contract with you

To process and deliver your order including:

(a) Manage payments, fees and charges

(b) Collect and recover money owed to us

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Financial

(d) Transaction

(e) Marketing and Communications

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)

To manage our relationship with you which will include:

(a) Notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy policy

(b) Asking you to leave a review or take a survey

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Marketing and Communications

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

(c) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how members/customers use our products/services)

To enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition, or complete a survey

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Usage

(e) Marketing and Communications

(a) Performance of a contract with you

(b) Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how members/customers use our products/services, to develop them and grow our society)

To administer and protect our society and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Technical

(a) Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our society, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or restructuring exercise)

(b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the content we deliver

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Usage

(e) Marketing and Communications

(f) Technical

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how members/customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our society and to inform our marketing strategy)

To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences

(a) Technical

(b) Usage

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To make suggestions and recommendations to you about services that may be of interest to you

(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Technical

(d) Usage

(e) Profile

(f) Marketing and Communications

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)


We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal information uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.

Promotional offers from us

We may use your identity, contact, technical, usage and profile information to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you.

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased products/services from us and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

Third party marketing

We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal information with any third party for marketing purposes.

Opting out

You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by logging into the website and checking or unchecking relevant boxes to adjust your marketing preferences, or by contacting us at any time.

Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal information provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, product/service experience or other transactions.


You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

Change of purpose

We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you require further details in this event, please contact us.

If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal information without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

  1. Cross-border transfers of personal information

We do not transfer your personal information outside the Republic of South Africa.

  1. Our retention of your personal information

We will only retain your personal information as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for or subsequently processed, unless the retention of the information is required or authorised by any legal or regulatory requirements, we reasonably require the information for lawful purposes relating to one of our functions or activities, the retention of the information is required by a contract entered into between us, or you consent to such retention of information.

We may also retain your personal information for a longer period for historical, statistical or research purposes only where we have implemented appropriate safeguards against your information being used for any other purpose (for example, by anonymising the information so that it can no longer be associated with you). To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory or other requirements.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your information as detailed below.

  1. Your legal rights

Under certain circumstances, you have the following rights under personal information protection laws:

  • Notification that your personal information is being collected. When your personal information is collected, you have the right to be informed that your information is collected and where the information is not collected from you, you have the right to be informed of the source from which it is collected.
  • Notification of security compromises. Where reasonable grounds exist for us to believe that your personal information has been accessed or acquired by an unauthorised person, you have the right to be notified.
  • Request access to your personal information. You have the right to confirm, free of charge, whether or not we hold any of your personal information and, to the extent that we do hold your information, to request a copy or description of that record for a prescribed fee or free of charge. You will be required to provide adequate proof of identity so that we can confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal information. We may need to request other specific information from you to help us process your request. This is a security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also request further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
  • Request correction of your personal information. You have the right to request us to correct or delete your personal information where it is inaccurate, irrelevant, excessive, out of date, incomplete, misleading or obtained unlawfully.
  • Request destruction or deletion of your personal information. You have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal information to comply with the law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of destruction or deletion for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
  • Object to processing of your personal information. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and your specific situation leads you to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your right to object to processing.
  • Request restriction of processing your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal information in the following scenarios:
    • If you want us to establish the information’s accuracy;
    • Where we no longer need the information for the purpose for which the information was initially collected but we need it for purposes of proof;
    • Where our use of the information is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it;
    • If you want us to transmit your personal information into another automated processing system.
  • Withdraw consent. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal information. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you.
  • Submit a complaint to the Regulator. You will only have the right to submit a complaint to the Regulator after 30 June 2021. In the interim we will endeavour to resolve any complaints or concerns you may have.
  • Institute civil proceedings. You have the right to institute civil proceedings regarding an alleged interference with the protection of your personal information. However, please note that until 1 July 2021 the Regulator does not have the power to enforce your protection under POPI.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.

Time limit to respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests as soon as is reasonably possible. Where your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests, we may take some time in order to process the request/s. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Online Payments via PayFast

Information shared with a payment provider to process payments includes:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Address
  • Phone
  • City/State/Zip
  • Unique payment identifier
  • Payment provider identifier

How payment providers use data

To better understand how a provider uses and stores the data shared with them, check their privacy policies directly:

Plugins that use Personal Data:

Memberships: ARMember Plugin

What personal data collected in ARMember

  • User’s Signup Details such as Username, Password, First Name, Last Name and Custom Fields value( Address etc)
  • User’s IP Address Information
  • User’s Basic Details Sending to opt-ins such as (Email, First Name, Last Name)
  • User’s Logged in / Logout details
  • User’s Basic Social Accounts Details

You have the option to delete your online account and data at any time on your Member Profile Page.


This information serves as a guide on what sections need to be modified due to usage of Popup Maker and its extensions.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Subscription forms

Popup Maker subscription forms are not enabled by default.

If you have used them in your popups to collect email subscribers, use this subsection to note what personal data is captured when someone submits a subscription form, and how long you keep it.

For example, you may note that you keep form submissions for ongoing marketing purposes.

If you submit a subscription form on our site you will be opting in for us to save your name, email address and other relevant information.

These subscriptions are used to notify you about related content, discounts & other special offers.

You can opt our or unsubscribe at any time in the future by clicking link in the bottom of any email.


Popup Maker uses cookies for most popups. The primary function is to prevent your users from being annoyed by seeing the same popup repeatedly.

This may result in cookies being saved for an extended period of time. These are non-tracking cookies used only by our popups.

Below is a list of all cookies currently registered within your popup settings. These are here for you to disclose if you are so required.

Cookie Name Usage Time
pum-5177 Cookie used to prevent popup from displaying repeatedly. 1 month
pum-5440 Cookie used to prevent popup from displaying repeatedly. 1 month

Suggested text: We use anonymous cookies to prevent users from seeing the same popup repetitively in an attempt to make our users experience more pleasant while still delivering time sensitive messaging.


Popup Maker anonymously tracks popup views and conversions.

How long we retain your data

Subscriber information is retained in the local database indefinitely for analytic tracking purposes and for future export.

Data will be exported or removed upon users request via the existing Exporter or Eraser.

If syncing data to a 3rd party service (for example Mailchimp), data is retained there until unsubscribed or deleted.

Where we send your data

Popup Maker does not send any user data outside of your site by default.

If you have extended our subscription forms to send data to a 3rd party service such as Mailchimp, user info may be passed to these external services. These services may be located abroad.


What we collect and store

While you visit our site, we’ll track:

  • Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
  • Location, IP address and browser type: we’ll use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
  • Shipping address: we’ll ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for XXX years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

Who on our team has access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:

  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent, and
  • Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.

What we share with others

In this section you should list who you’re sharing data with, and for what purpose. This could include, but may not be limited to, analytics, marketing, payment gateways, shipping providers, and third party embeds.


  1. Glossary

personal information” means all information relating to individuals that is processed in terms of this privacy policy and, where applicable, information relating to an identifiable, existing juristic person; and includes identity information, contact information, financial information, transaction information, technical information, profile information, usage information, marketing and communications information, and special personal information;

process” means any operation or activity or any set of operations, whether or not by automatic means, concerning personal information, including

  • the collection, receipt, recording, organisation, collation, storage, updating or modification, retrieval, alteration, consultation or use;
  • dissemination by means of transmission, distribution or making available in any other form; or
  • merging, linking, as well as restriction, degradation, erasure or destruction of information,

Regulator” means South Africa’s Information Regulator established in terms of section 39 of POPI;

responsible party” means a public or private body or any other person which, alone or in conjunction with others, determines the purpose of and means for processing personal information; and for the purposes of this privacy policy is the Society for Asphalt Technlogy.