ASISA Privacy Notice


Who we are

The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa NPC, a non-profit company with registered address at Bridge House, Boundary Terraces, 1 Mariendahl Lane, Newlands, 7700 (“ASISA”) represents the collective interests of the country’s asset managers, collective investment scheme management companies, linked investment service providers, multi-managers and life insurance companies.

Purpose of this Privacy Notice

We at ASISA respect and are committed to ensuring the privacy of the persons we deal with and that that their personal information is collected and used appropriately, lawfully and transparently.

This Privacy Notice sets out briefly how we use your personal information in accordance with the law, especially the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPIA”).

In this Privacy Notice, “Personal Information” has the meaning given to it in POPIA and basically means any personal information that identifies or relates to a natural and legal person.

If you provide Personal Information to us about another person, you must inform that person about this Privacy Notice and get their permission (where possible) for sharing their Personal Information with us.

It is important that you read this Privacy Notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing Personal Information about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your information. This Privacy Notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.

Responsible party

ASISA is a “responsible party” under POPIA and, as such, is responsible for the Personal Information we have about you and is registered with the South African Information Regulator.

We have appointed an Information Officer who is responsible for overseeing ASISA’s compliance with POPIA. If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or any of ASISA’s privacy practices, please contact our Information Officer using the details set out below.

Contact details of the Chief Information Officer

Name:               Sipho Solfafa

Email address:

Landline:          (021) 673-1620/50

Cell number:     +27724801169

Changes to the Privacy Notice and your duty to inform us of changes

This version was last updated in May 2024.

This Privacy Notice does not form part of any contract to provide our services. We may update this Privacy Notice at any time.

It is important that the Personal Information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Personal Information changes during your relationship with us.

Third-party links

Our website and social media platforms may contain links to third party websites and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share information about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.


To provide our services and run our business, we may collect, use and disclose your Personal Information. Where we do this, we rely on one or more of the following reasons for processing your Personal Information:

  • you consenting to our processing your Personal Information for a specific purpose

  • where processing is necessary for the performance or conclusion of a contract to which you are a party;

  • where processing is necessary to achieve our legitimate interests;

  • where processing is necessary to comply with an obligation imposed on us by law;

  • where processing is necessary to protect your legitimate interests; and

  • where processing is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests or those of a third party to whom the Personal Information is supplied.


The exact Personal Information we collect from you depends on the circumstances, for example what you have asked us to do or what we are contracted to do for you. This may include:

  • general identification and contact information, including information that is necessary to verify your identity;

  • information about your location or similar location-based information and demographics;

  • information to assess and your suitability for the ASISA board, committees or working groups (including your curriculum vitae, details of tertiary qualifications, professional background, your role in your organisation and practical experience);

  • information we require to assess, manage and administer your membership;

  • bank account details and tax information for purposes of invoicing or payment;

  • information regarding your communications and marketing preferences for purposes of our newsletters and other publications and to provide you with updates and information relevant to you, such as changes to regulation;

  • information we require to provide our services to you;

  • your views on regulation and policy and industry matters in general in order for us to put forward collective industry views;

  • your statistical information, where you have agreed to participate in any of our statistics programmes;

  • photographs and videos of you, if you have agreed or where we record meetings which you attend.

If you visit our website, we generally collect information that is not used to personally identify you, but is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the website and the web pages viewed, browser and device information, website and application usage data, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies. We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience. If you do not wish to accept cookies you can adjust your internet browser settings to refuse the cookies.

We will tell you when the Personal Information we ask for is mandatory or voluntary. If you do not provide us with mandatory information, we may not be able to provide you with our services or give effect to your requests.

We may collect special (sensitive) categories of Personal Information about you. This may include information about your race or ethnicity, religious beliefs, trade union membership, your health and any criminal convictions and offences. Please note we do not generally collect special Personal Information unless you have agreed, you provide it to us in connection with the services we are providing to you, it is necessary to exercise your or our rights in, or is required by, law or it is public information.

We will only use your Personal Information for the purposes for which we collected it unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose.


We use different methods to collect Personal Information from and about you including through:

  • Direct interactions. As far as possible, we will collect Personal Information directly from you. You may, for example, give us your Personal Information as part of an initial enquiry about our programmes or other services or once you have become a participant, funder of business partner of ours.

  • Third parties. We may receive Personal Information about you from various third parties, such as our business partners, trainers or programme facilitators, your employer or your education institution.

  • Publicly available sources. We may collect Personal Information from publicly available sources.

  • Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect technical data. We collect this Personal Information by using cookies and other similar technologies.


We will only collect and use your Personal Information for specific and lawful purposes, for example to:

  • support and maintain our membership or other contractual relationship with you;

  • deliver our services to you, give effect to your mandates to us and inform industry views;

  • generate statistics;

  • maintain our records;

  • operating our business day to day;

  • communicate with you and send you information about what we do, and what is happening in the industry;

  • address you queries and concerns;

  • conduct market research and statistical analysis;

  • keep a record of any discussions that take place during meetings;

  • comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements;

  • prevent, investigate and detect any unlawful activities, including crimes such as fraud and money laundering;

  • conduct our business activities, such as audits and business planning;

  • measure and improve our services, including website services.


We may share Personal Information about you with certain third parties, but only for the purposes collected, where you have consented or where it is otherwise lawful. These third parties include:

  • our third-party service providers, such as our IT service providers and statistics collection and collation service providers;

  • entities with whom we have partnered (financial institutions or otherwise) to jointly create and offer our content and services;

  • other ASISA entities where you have agreed; or

  • governmental, legal and regulatory bodies;

  • law enforcement and fraud prevention agencies;

  • the organisation you work for;

  • other members, if it is necessary to do so to respond to any matter you raise with us or where you have agreed.


Given the nature of our business and information technology infrastructure, your Personal Information may be transferred to other countries for processing. We will only transfer your Personal Information abroad if it is permitted under POPIA, for example where the other country provides an adequate level of legal protection of your Personal Information, or you have consented to such transfer. 


We also process your Personal Information to help us to give you the best service and improve our offerings. For example, we would like to use your Personal Information to keep you informed about our services, or those of the other ASISA entities which may be of particular interest to you.

You may opt out at any time if you don’t want to receive any communications of this nature by contacting us at


We keep your Personal Information only as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information was collected or as required by law or to meet regulatory or legislative requirements or as otherwise permitted by law.

When your Personal Information is no longer required, we will securely dispose of it.


Cookies are small pieces of data, that act as a tracking file, sent from a website and stored on the user’s computer by the user’s web browser while the user is browsing. Please note that some parts of our website may not function fully if you disallow cookies. Cookies do not personally identify you, but rather your browser. The cookies simply operate as a unique identifier, which help us to know what our users find interesting and useful in this website. We do not link this information back to other information that you have provided to us, unless required by law or you have agreed. We do not store any Personal Information inside cookies. We may engage third party services from time to time for website monitoring, reporting and analysis purposes. Those services may also use cookies and gather anonymous web usage information (as described above) through this website. Note that we do not use cookies for tracking purposes.


Sometimes, as part of our business operations, decisions are taken about you using automated computer software and systems. These decisions do not involve human input. We do not envisage that any decisions will be taken about you using automated means, however if this position changes, we will only use automated decision making if it is lawful for us to do so and we have notified you.


We secure the integrity and confidentiality of your Personal Information by taking appropriate and reasonable technical and organizational measures against loss of, or unauthorized destruction of your Personal Information and unauthorized access to or processing of your Personal Information.

When we provide your Personal Information to our third-party service providers, we require the third-party service provider to use appropriate security measures to keep your Personal Information confidential and secure.


You have a number of rights under POPIA in connection with our use of your Personal Information. These rights include:

  • a right to access your Personal Information;

  • a right to correct inaccurate Personal Information that is held by us;

  • a right to erase data or suspend our use of your Personal Information;

  • a right to object to our use of your Personal Information;

  • a right to withdraw consent;

  • a right to complain to the Information Regulator.

    Contact details of the Information Regulator:

    Physical address: JD House, 27 Stiemens Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001

    Postal address: P.O Box 31533, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017

    Complaints email:

    General enquiries email:

Please bear in mind that if you erase or suspend our use of your Personal Information or if you object or withdraw consent, this may affect our ability to carry out the tasks mentioned above for your benefit.

If you would like to exercise any of your rights set out above, please contact us at