Privacy Policy

We are the South African Stomaltherapy Association. Our website address is:

Your privacy is important to us. Our Privacy Policy applies to all users and members of this website and sets out the basis upon which any personal information we collect from you  (or that you provide to us) will be processed by us.

When we collect information from you it is in order to provide you with information you have requested or to improve our website content and services.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

If you use our contact forms we will collect data about you such as your name and contact details. 

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.

When you are processing member payments you will be directed to a secure payment gateway. We do not store any personal financial information on our website. 

Who we share your data with

The South African Stomaltherapy Assocation will never share your data with anybody. Any personal data ( such as your name and contact details ) are only used for the purposes of responding to your queries and providing the information and services you have asked to receive. 

How long we retain your data

Under the Protection of Personal Information Act we will only hold personal identifiable information for the maximum retention periods:

  • Enquiries and emails: 2 years
  • Financial Data : 7 years

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site 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.

Updated: July 2020. If you have any queries please contact