CyipCO Privacy Policy

CyipCO refers to the global organisation, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of CyipCO Joint Venture members, each of which is a separate legal entity. The data controller collecting and processing the personal information provided by a visitor to or or or cyipco.ze or (“Our Site”) is the CyipCO member firm in the visitor’s country or another CyipCO member firm to which the visitor has submitted their personal information.

This statement, set forth below, is our privacy statement for the global organisation of CyipCO firms and other entities within CyipCO. Here we describe the practices we follow to respect the privacy of all visitors to Our Site.

In this statement, personal information means data which relates to an individual and which identifies that individual, either directly or indirectly, such as your name or your contact information.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal information, please contact us or your CyipCO representative.

Collection, use, disclosure

Registration is not required for you to use Our Site. If you are merely a visitor, we do not collect any personal information about you, except to the limited extent through the use of cookies, which are described below. However, there may be circumstances in which you choose to register and receive ongoing updates from CyipCO. In these cases, CyipCO may contact registrants to invite them to special events, provide them with information about our services, publications and products, or for other marketing purposes.

For example, you may choose to register for:

Email alerts

CyipCO offers an email alert service to site visitors, in which we send subscribers email updates when new information is added to Our Site. If you decide to subscribe, we will collect basic contact information about you, such as your name and email address.


CyipCO may conduct surveys via its Site/s. Survey participants may be asked for personal information (name, contact information, etc.) in addition to opinions or feedback. The type of information collected in surveys will vary.
Event registration
CyipCO may facilitate event registration via ist sites or, at times, via third party web sites. Personal information may be collected via event registration forms and the type of information collected will vary. CyipCO may share registrant information with third parties in association with the event.

Examples of "third parties" include hotels, sponsors or co-sponsors, promoters, event organisers (including via third party web sites), speakers, panelists, etc. Please check the details provided at individual events to understand fully how your information will be used and retained.

CyipCO Client Portal

If you have been given access rights to CyipCO Client Portal by your CyipCO contact, we would recommend you take note of the full privacy notice associated with this service. You will have access to the notice once you log onto CyipCO Client Portal. The information collected at registration is protected using industry-standard encryption technology as it is sent over the Internet.

If you register on Our Site, your personal information will be stored in our customer relationship management (CRM) system. Data of registrants who have been out of active use for 18 months will be deleted from our CRM system.

If you have opted out for receiving future CyipCO publications, your contact details will remain on our opt-out list to prevent that you receive any further publications from CyipCO.

Special categories of personal data

CyipCO does not intentionally collect any special categories of personal data (sensitive personal information) via its sites. Sensitive personal information includes: information revealing racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade-union membership; the processing of genetic or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person; information concerning health; information concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation; and in some cases, social security numbers or financial information.


CyipCO works to protect the confidentiality and security of information it obtains in the course of its business. Access to such information is limited and policies and procedures are in place, designed to safeguard the information from loss, misuse and improper disclosure.


CyipCO may only disclose your personal information outside of CyipCO:

Where the disclosure is necessary to fulfill your request and involves a third party organisation with which CyipCO has a relationship (see “Third Party Links” below); or
When explicitly requested by you, the site visitor; or
As required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement; or
Where the disclosure is reasonably related to the sale or other disposition of all or part of our business.
CyipCO may use external service providers to assist with, for example, information technology and other administrative support services to operate its sites.

Transfer of personal information

CyipCO has a comprehensive global privacy compliance program and will only disclose your personal information to third parties that have agreed in writing to provide an adequate level of privacy protection,

Controlling your personal information

CyipCO does not collect or compile personal information obtained by its sites for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

You are legally entitled to request details of the personal information we are holding about you. CyipCO provides you the ability to keep your personal information accurate and up-to-date. If at any time you would like CyipCO to rectify, erase or restrict the processing of your personal information, or you would like to obtain confirmation whether or not your personal information is processed by CyipCO, access your personal information, exercise your right to data portability or withdraw your consent to processing, please contact us.

Third-party links

Please be aware that sometimes contains links to other sites that are not governed by this privacy statement. Visitors to our sites may be directed to third-party sites for more information, such as about our thought events, content sponsorships, vendor services, government entities, non-profits, and social networks.

CyipCO makes no representations or warranties regarding how your information is stored or used on third-party servers. We recommend that you review the privacy statement of each third-party site linked from our sites to determine their use of your personal information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Our Site uses cookies, Web Beacons and other web technologies such as CAPTCHA’s to improve Our Site’s performance and to enhance your browsing experience. Certain areas of our sites also use cookies to understand more about you, so we can offer you a more personalised browsing experience.

What is a cookie?
A "cookie" is technology that allows our sites to store tokens of information (an 'identifier') in your browser used only by our sites while you are on our sites. Cookies are not used to determine the personal identity of anyone who is merely visiting our sites. They serve to help us track traffic patterns to determine a user’s preferred location and language so that we can direct them to the correct country home page when they visit our sites.

On certain pages of Our Site, cookies are used to help us track your interests while you browse the internet, so we can tailor more relevant advertising to you, and to understand what is important to you.

How do I disable cookies?
If you do not want to receive a cookie from our site, you have the option of setting your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, so that you may determine whether to accept it or not. However, please be aware that if you do turn off 'cookies' in your browser, you will not be able to fully experience some of our sites. For example, you will not be able to benefit from automatic log-on and other personalisation features.

What cookies do we use?
The cookies used by our sites perform four functions, as classified below:

Essential/Strictly Necessary Cookies
Some cookies we use are essential to the functioning of our sites. For example, remembering your log-in details to certain parts of our sites.

Performance Cookies
Some cookies help us with the performance and design of our site. This allows us to measure how many times a page has been visited, whether a page has been visited on our Site through an advertisement or by other means.

Functionality Cookies
Some cookies help us to remember your settings which you may have selected, or assist with other functionality when you browse and use our sites. This helps us to remember what you have selected, so on your return visit we remember your preferences.

Targeting and Tracking Cookies
On certain pages of Our Site, we use cookies to help us understand your interests as you browse the internet, so we can tailor and deliver to you a more personalised service in the future. This assists us in delivering relevant advertising to you during various advertising campaigns we may run from time to time through participating third party sites.
These cookies collect information relating to the origin of your visit, where you were exposed to CyipCO advertising, what advertising feature you saw, whether you arrived directly or indirectly to our sites, the device you used to visit our sites and which downloads you performed. This information is collected on an anonymous basis via third party suppliers.

In addition, we also utilise cookies on certain pages of our sites to communicate with third party data suppliers in order to extrapolate your digital behaviour. This help us to understand and target more relevant advertising in the future. The information we receive is all aggregate and anonymous, but will include statistics such as demographics, online behaviour, product interests and lifestyle. Targeting and tracking cookies are provided via trusted third party suppliers. Should you require more information regarding our suppliers and how these cookies operate please contact us.

What are Web Beacons?
CyipCO occasionally advertises on third party web sites. As part of our effort to track the success of our advertising campaigns, we may at times use a visitor identification technology such as "web beacons," or "action tags," which count visitors who have come to our sites after being exposed to a CyipCO banner ad on a third party site. We do not use this technology to access your personal information and it is only used to compile aggregated statistics about visitors who come to our sites to gauge the effectiveness of our ads.

By navigating on our site/s, you agree that we can place cookie and web beacons on your computer or device. If you prefer not to receive cookies or web beacons, then you should stop using our site, or consult your browsing settings.

Social Media Platforms
You may wish to participate in the various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media platforms hosted by CyipCO (“Social Media Platforms") which we make available to you. The main aim of these Social Media Platforms is to facilitate and allow you to share content. However, CyipCO cannot be held responsible if you share personal information on Social Media Platforms that is subsequently used, misused or otherwise appropriated by another user.

CyipCO may also provide links to other social media platforms maintained on separate servers by individuals or organisations over which CyipCO has no control. CyipCO makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or any other aspect of the information located on such servers.

A link to a third party’s website should not be construed as an endorsement by either CyipCO or that third party of the other or its products and services. CyipCO makes no representations or warranties regarding how user data is stored or used on third-party servers. We recommend reviewing the privacy statement of each third-party site linked from our Site to determine their use of your personal information.

This website (Our Site) is not intended for use by children. We understand the importance of protecting children’s information, especially in an online environment, and we do not knowingly collect or maintain information about children.

Changes to this privacy statement

CyipCO may change this privacy statement as needed. If changes to the statement are made, please note that it may take up to 14 business days before new privacy practices are implemented. Check this page periodically if you would like to monitor changes.


CyipCO gives you choices regarding the collection and usage of your personal information. If you have registered for any CyipCO related updates through, and do not wish to receive future e-mails, please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


If you are concerned about an alleged breach of privacy law or any other regulation by CyipCO, you can contact us, your usual local CyipCO representative. A CyipCO Privacy Officer will be made available to investigate your complaint and give you information about how it will be handled.

If you are not satisfied with the way in which CyipCO has resolved your complaint, you have the right to complain to the data protection authority in your country. You may also refer the matter to a court of competent jurisdiction.

Contact us

If you have questions or you do not feel that your concerns have been addressed in this privacy statement, please contact us or your usual CyipCO’s representative.

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