Website Privacy Policy | Privacy Policy Template (South African Law and GDPR Compliant)

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Website Privacy Policy (South African Law and GDPR Compliant)

A Privacy Policy is a statement or a legal document that states how a company or website collects, handles and processes data of its customers and visitors. It describes how you collect information from you visitors, and how you treat it. For example, it explains if information is kept confidential, or is shared with or sold to third parties. The privacy policy is required by law in South Africa with the you most certainly will have to post a Privacy Policy on your website (or give in-app access to the full Privacy Policy agreement

As such, this website Privacy Policy is designed to comply with the South African Protection of Personal Information Act and other South African legislation as well as the European GDPR.


With the introduction of POPI all South African websites that collect data from their visitors are required by law to have a privacy policy. This privacy policy ensures that you and your website fully compliant to POPI.

To learn more about POPI, visit our blog.


We have a full POPI and PAIA manual available which comes with an 30 minute consult with one of our attorneys here

What choices do you have to mold the Privacy Policy:

Our unique questionnaire will allow you to mold at least the following aspects, and alot more, to suit your website’s needs:

  • Who you and your business are, as well as such contact details required by the ECT Act;
  • Specify what personal information you collect;
  • Specify what you do with such personal information;
  • Record your cookie policy (if known);
  • Specify whether you collect payments on your website, and if such payment details are retained; and
  • Specify whether you allow others to advertise on your website.

Mobile App / Software Application Privacy Policy

This is our website privacy policy, for our Mobile App / Software Application Privacy Policy, please click here

POPI only privacy policy.

If you do not expect any visitors from the EU on your website, our POPI-only privacy policy will suffice in your needs as well. You can find it here.


This document is part of our Webshop Starter Package

How does it work?

When you start the questionnaire, you will be guided through the questions with the helping hand of explanations and additional information. Based on your answers, the eCommerce Website Terms of Service will be tailor-made by our system. If you log in or create an account, you can also save the progress of the questionnaire and come back later.


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied, we will provide a full refund.


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Further Reading

Read more about The Essentials to Start and Run an E-Commerce Website, click here

Learn more about the Key Aspects to Consider before Combining your Website Terms and Conditions, click here

Barter McKellar Law

This document is supplied by Barter McKellar Law.

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