CPC = CAPE POINT CHALLENGE
South Africa recently implemented a “Protection of Privacy Act” which directly impacts on how race administrators and trustees protect information obtained from race participants. The Protection of Personal Information Act (called the POPI Act or POPIA) regulates the use and processing of personal information. POPIA is essentially the South African Data Protection Bill or Data Protection Act.
The basic principles of data protection are:
- For all data collected, be it statistics, personal information, images, etc., there should be a stated purpose.
- Information collected from an individual cannot be disclosed to other organizations or individuals unless specifically authorized by law or by consent of the individual.
HOW DOES THE NEW PRIVACY ACT IMPACT ON CPC PARTICPANTS, RACE ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND SPONSORS?
CPC takes the protection of the data that it holds about participating paddlers and organising staff seriously and will do everything possible to ensure that data is collected, stored, processed, maintained, cleansed, and retained in a compliant manner.
Although the online entry function is owned by a third party (CSA), this service provider is held accountable by the same laws mentioned above.
THE INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CPC ORGANISING COMMITTEE
When you complete the CPC online entry through CSA, the CPC administration officer will collect certain information about you which will include your name, email address, club name, emergency contact info and telephone number. This data is used only for the purposes of the normal administration of running a well-managed event.
- the electronic delivery of race information,
- capturing results via age category
- Safety notices
- Ordering the right size race garment
- Ensuring correct emergency contact information, in the event that such contact is necessary.
The data that CPC collects from you is visible only to the administration officer and the race timekeepers when needed. This information is not shared with other members.
Update August 2021