Privacy Policy

Data Protection Information on Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Waterkloof Baptist Church uses Google Analytics data to improve its website for its users. This data helps reducing load times, simplifying navigation and generating content of interest to visitors to the site.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies” – text files which are saved on your computer and make it possible to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports on website activities for the website operator, and to develop other services connected with the use of the website and Internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties insofar as this is prescribed by law or the third parties process this information on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP with other Google data.

You may prevent cookies from being installed by using the respective setting in your internet browser software; however, we would like to make you aware that this may prevent you from using all the functions available on this website. In using this website, you acknowledge that any data gathered about you may be processed by Google as described above and for the purposes described above.

Website and Email Privacy Statement of WATERKLOOF BAPTIST CHURCH

We collect, process and store information of data subjects as a usual course of our business. We need to continue doing so whilst being compliant with POPI (the Protection of Personal Information Act). We are fully compliant with POPI and this statement serves as our disclosure to Data Subjects and other interested parties, in broad terms, of how we achieve that. Data Subjects are defined as a natural or legal person whose information is collected, processed or stored.


  • As a company that provides data subjects with a service or with data interaction for a lawful reason, we need to gather certain information to be able to do so and in a certain manner.
  • The information we collect will depend on the reasons for which it is collected and used. This might differ in our various interactions. We will only collect information that we need for that particular purpose as agreed upon and no more than necessary. We’ll also tell Data Subjects what information they need to provide to us and what information is optional.


  • We have a fully developed POPI compliance framework in place which comprises impact assessments and a POPI Policy, among others.
  • We will usually obtain information from a Data Subject directly via various different means but may from time to time also obtain publicly available information.
  • Data Subject information may be processed by third parties like regulators, our software providers or other suppliers to ensure Data Subjects get great service and may be transferred cross border, for instance where we use cloud services to store data or if one of our own service providers are situated overseas.


From time to time, we may collect some of the information below of natural or legal persons, which is defined as personal information in terms of POPI. However, our specific interaction with the Data Subject will detail what information we need exactly:

  • information relating to the education or the medical, financial, criminal or employment history of the person;
  • any identifying number, symbol, email address, physical address, telephone number, location information, online identifier or other particular assignment to the person;
  • the biometric information of the person;
  • the personal opinions, views or preferences of the person;
  • correspondence sent by the person that is implicitly or explicitly of a private or confidential nature or further correspondence that would reveal the contents of the original correspondence;
  • the views or opinions of another individual about the person; and
  • the name of the person if it appears with other personal information relating to the person or if the disclosure of the name itself would reveal information about the person;
  • information relating to the race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, national, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental health, well-being, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth of the person.
  • personal information concerning a child.

Data Subject Rights

Data subjects have a right not to share the information as set out above but in that instance, we cannot offer Data Subjects our services. They may contact us to enquire what information of theirs we hold. They also have the right to correct their information or to request us to delete the information, unless the law states that we must hold the information. They have a right to revoke this consent.  If a Data Subject would like to contact us in relation to Data Subject information, please see our contact details on our website.

Enquiries or Complaints

Anyone can approach us on our contact details on our website where you found this notice to speak to our Information Officer or to submit any data queries or complaints.

You have the right to lodge a complaint to the Information Regulator at: or search their office on the internet at .


By visiting our website and communicating electronically with us, the Data subject consents to the processing, including transfer of his Personal information as set out in this Notice.