STADIO Higher Education

Faculty of Education and Humanities

School of Education

 

Privacy Policy

 

Introduction

This Privacy Policy applies to the data collected by the STADIO: Faculty of Education & Humanities, School of Education via its websites, forms and contracts (offline services). We will use this information to process information requests, admissions and applications processes as well as to personalise your registration processes.  The STADIO; School of Education will ensure all your personal information is treated in accordance with the relevant South African laws and policies including but not limited to POPI, Consumer Protection Act and Section14 of the South African Constitution which protects the right to privacy.

 

The Type of Information Collected

When you browse our website, we collect information that your browser sends to us called Log Data. This ‘Log Data’ may include information from your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser version, pages of our qualifications you visited, the time spent on these pages and the date of your visit.

Our website uses cookies to collect information to improve our services. You have the option to accept or decline these cookies. Should you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website. Cookies refer to files with small amounts of data used as an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent by your browser. These are also stored on your computer and saves site log-in information for you.

 

When you opt to supply us with your information to make a query regards a certain qualification, submit and online application or request a call-back; you provide us with your personal details such as your phone number, email address, physical address and your academic results. This information is used to assist the STADIO; School of Education to facilitate your admissions and enrolment process.

 

Keeping Your Information Safe

The STADIO; School of Education website is built with sound security and storage protocols in an effort to protect your information. The access to your personal information is strictly controlled and anyone with the access to your information is bound by strict rules of how your information may be utilised and how long we can retain it. We review our information collection, storage and communications practises and include both physical and digital security measures to prevent unauthorised access to your files and information. The STADIO; School of Education website is hosted on secure servers to ensure your information is secured at all times. We value your trust in providing us your personal information, thus we strive to use every commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.  Student results and academic information is maintained with strict confidentiality protocols and controlled access; therefore, this information is only shared with students.

 

Communication points are strictly governed to ensure that students are communicated directly with regards such critical information.  As per the mandated information holding processes mandated by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET); we store student information for provision to prospective employers and governing professional bodies. This is always done with reasonable consent protocols by the student. As a teacher training institution, student vetting is required to facilitate membership to South African Council of Educators (SACE). This process is facilitated by a secure and reputed third party partner to the institute.  The STADIO; School of Education is ethically accountable to ensure any discrepancies with this process are flagged with the relevant bodies and any relevant prospective employer check.

 

Policy Updates

The policy above may be updated according to the changing legislative environment. The latest version will be made available as per deadlines imposed by South African laws and governing bodies.