Last updated on: 9 March 2022, v22b. Publication date: 11 March 2022
Previous versions: Last updated 12 July 2021; 25 February 2022
Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd (“we”, “our”, “us”) is a private company in the Republic of South Africa. We are registered with the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education Institution (No. 2007/HE07/003). Milpark Education’s qualifications are listed on the National Qualifications Framework by SAQA. Milpark is also accredited by several SETAs to offer tuition towards a variety of TVET learning programmes. For more information, view our PAIA manual available on our website.
Our contact details:
Milpark Education, 3rd Floor, Deneb House, 368 Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925
Tel: +27 086 999 0001
Milpark Education is committed to effective Privacy Management. In July 2020, Milpark Education Executives adopted the following Privacy Vision and Objectives:
Milpark Education appreciates the importance of the human right to privacy in the Information Age, and we recognise our ethical and legal duties to protect the personal information we process. Every employee has a role to play and is guided by our organisational values, policies and training. Together, we ensure that:
(1) we limit the personal information we collect to the minimum required for the purpose,
(2) only our trained, authorised employees access personal information,
(3) personal information is only shared with third parties as allowed for by law,
(4) the security and confidentiality of personal information are protected through up-to-date security safeguards; and
(5) stakeholders are informed and involved as is reasonable and fair.
Our objectives are to:
This Website Privacy Notice is related to the use of the Milpark Education websites (www.milpark.ac.za, https://caconnect.co.za/ and https://informationofficer.co.za/milpark, and their associated pages, including online application pages https://applications.milpark.ac.za/
where this notice should be read in conjunction with the Student Privacy Notice); collectively, “our websites”, as well as to sites where third parties collect personal information on our behalf where this Privacy Notice is linked. Other privacy notices are available as follows:
Note that some links on our website may direct you to third-party websites, over which Milpark does not exercise any control. Please view their Privacy Notices on their respective websites.
“Browser” means an application used to access and view this website, including, but not limited to, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.
“Cookies” are small text files created by a website and that are stored in the user’s computer, either temporarily for that session only or permanently on the hard disk (called a persistent cookie). Cookies provide a way for the website to recognise you and keep track of your preferences.
“Data” means information in electronic form.
“IP address” means a unique address that identifies a device on the Internet or local network.
“Personal information” means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person and, where it is applicable, an identifiable, existing juristic person, including, but not limited to:
“POPIA” means the Protection of Personal Information, 2013 (Act No. 4 of 2013) in the Republic of South Africa.
“Social Networking Services” means web-based services that allow people to communicate, collaborate or connect. Examples are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.
“Tracking pixel” means a 1×1 image created with a small piece of HTML coding and that is used to track behaviour when a user lands on a website page or clicks into an email.
“Traffic data” means any data processed for the purpose of the conveyance of a communication on an electronic communications network in respect of that communication, and includes data relating to the routing, duration or time of a communication.
“User / you / your” means a person who uses a computer or other device to access this website.
Milpark Education collects the personal information that you input when you submit an enquiry, make a request, use the live chat function, request a quotation, join a mailing list, submit an online application, or use any form available on our websites or webinars. Some information may be collected automatically – please refer to Sections 6 and 7 below for more information on this.
Information collected on the website will only be used for the purpose(s) for which you provide it, including any associated processes that support that purpose, or as otherwise consented to by you, or as allowed for by law. For a more detailed list of purposes for which we process personal information throughout our business (not limited to the use of our websites), please refer to our PAIA Manual.
On our websites, mandatory data fields will be indicated and the information required in these is necessary for processing the requests that can be made through our websites. Should you wish not to provide information required by mandatory data fields, we will not be able to process your request from our websites.
Information that is collected on our website is generally hosted and processed locally, but where service providers are used in other territories, we choose and/or contract with them in such a manner that a similar level of protection is provided as in South Africa. Where this is not reasonably practicable, our applicable Privacy Notices, Terms and Conditions, or requests for consent will inform you as needed.
We respect your right to privacy, and we will only share your information with third parties if (a) you have consented to the sharing, or (b) it is required by law, or (c) it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you provided it, or (d) other legitimate reasons as provided for in law.
Student applicants should refer to the Student Privacy Notice and the Student Terms and Conditions for information regarding transborder flow of student information, other parties with whom information is shared, and other important information.
For information on your rights regarding access to information and privacy, and how to make requests in terms of POPIA and PAIA, please see our PAIA manual, available on our www.milpark.ac.za website.
Milpark Education may use tracking technologies (such as cookies and tracking pixels) on our websites, online application pages and digital adverts on third-party platforms. The information collected may include, but is not limited to:
The information listed above is collected for the following purposes:
Milpark Education uses Google Analytics and Facebook tracking to analyse non-identifiable traffic data, in order to improve our services and marketing campaigns.
Where you interact with Milpark Education via social networking services or websites belonging to third parties, those parties may collect information about you for their purposes, in accordance with their privacy and cookie policies, over which Milpark has no control.
Social networking services may track your use of Milpark Education’s website on those pages where their links are displayed. If you are logged in to those services (including any Google service) while using Milpark’s website, their tracking will be associated with your profile with those service providers, over which Milpark Education exercises no control.
We will ask for your consent before posting about you on our website or social media pages. This does not apply to responding to interactions with us initiated by you on social media.
To host webinars, Milpark Education will process the following personal information: Name, email address, IP address (without which information webinar attendance will not be possible) and any other information you voluntarily input or share while engaging with the webinar, for the purposes of webinar management, access control, sales engagement (optional), and attendance reporting. We will also store a recording of the webinar. Attendees’ information will be processed in other countries, mainly in the European Economic Area. For transborder flow of information, protections similar to those afforded by POPIA are in place. Should a webinar be an event for a corporate client, we may share an attendance list of their employees or guests with the corporate client.
Please refer to the Privacy Notices available in webinars for more information.
Please also see section 11 in this privacy notice.
Users of our websites are free to choose whether you opt in (that is, consent to) receiving further marketing messages from us (beyond a response to your initial enquiry), by selecting the relevant tick box. You may change your mind at any time, and the options for opting out are described below. Note that checking the tick box serves as your signature, as per the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 (Act No. 25 of 2002), and forms an agreement with our Marketing Manager, Claudia Katz.
Should you opt in (that is, provide consent) to receive direct marketing messages from us, we will save this instruction against your provided email address or telephone number, since we do not collect other unique identifiers for users who are not students, applicants or pre-screening candidates. Should you change your consent status using a different email address or telephone number, the new status will reflect with those contact details only. To change your consent status on the original contact details, you may use the ‘stop’ or ‘unsubscribe’ links or function that will be included in the messages, or you may send an email to [email protected], or follow the steps in our PAIA manual.
Pre-screening candidates, applicants and students are considered customers of Milpark Education, since a service is delivered to them, and so, are automatically opted in to direct marketing, and may opt out at the time of providing contact information, or by using the ‘stop’ or ‘unsubscribe’ link or function contained in direct marketing messages, or by sending an email to [email protected], or contacting us telephonically. Students may change their direct marketing consent status on the Student Portal. Customers should note that making an enquiry through the website without opting in to receiving direct marketing messages, will not automatically opt them out. To do so, please use any of the methods described above.
Signing the consent to direct marketing, on behalf of Milpark Education, is our Marketing Manager, Claudia Katz.
Note that the following messages are not considered direct marketing and are not affected by your marketing consent status:
For guidance on how to submit a request in terms of PAIA or POPIA online, see: https://informationofficer.co.za/milpark, and please refer to our PAIA manual on https://www.milpark.ac.za.
Users of our websites have the following responsibilities: