South African Listings Privacy Policy

Last Update: 30 June 2021


This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information when interacting with our website or dealing with South African Listings and its employee to provide and/or fulfil a service or product offering.

We use your personal data to provide and improve our service. By using our services, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We respect your privacy and your personal information, and for this reason we will take all reasonable measures, in accordance with this Policy, to protect your personal information to keep it confidential, even when you are no longer directly involved with South African Listings at a given time.

By submitting your Personal Information to South African Listings, you will be treated as having given your permission – where necessary and appropriate – for disclosures referred to in this policy. By using this website, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the terms of this Privacy Policy to the use of Personal Information and agree that we may collect, use and transfer your Personal Information in accordance therewith.

This Privacy Policy forms part of our website Terms & Conditions, and such shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa. We will maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and comply with the Protection of Personal Information, Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) when processing your personal information.

Who we are

South African Listings is a subdivision and brand of Adarna.

South African Listings is aimed at assisting South African residents both find suppliers and service providers as well as promoting suppliers and service providers. Businesses are eligible to “list” themselves on South African Listings website or sub-website such as The public is then able to search for businesses that are listed on the website.

Adarna (Pty) Ltd, trading as Adarna, is a focused on providing advertising, business, financial wellness and marketing services and products. Services and products are aimed at both businesses and individuals. In addition, to provide these services we have created subdivisions and brands focused on specific services and products and are as below:

Money 101

Financial Education

Money 101 is aimed at educating South African residents about financial related topics through a blog website.

Smart Money

Financial Wellness

Smart Money is aimed at assisting South African residents with their financial wellness through the Smart Money website and platform together with our financial wellness programmes offer through Smart Money by Adarna.

As these subdivisions and brands fall under Adarna they are governed by the same Privacy Policy of Adarna PTY Ltd.

Adarna company details:

Information disclosure

Personal Information

Personal information refers to any information that identifies you or specifically relates to you.

Personal information includes, but is not limited to, the following information about you:

Any information about what you buy, where you shop, where you bank, and all related information will also be regarded as personal information.

In short, any information that we know about you will be regarded as your personal information.

When personal information is collected, South African Listings will indicate, where possible, the purpose for the collection and whether the information required is compulsory or voluntary.

Special Information

Special personal information is personal information that is not limited to demographic and contact information that could include, but is not limited to the below:

When special information is collected, South African Listings will indicate, where possible, the purpose for the collection and whether the information required is compulsory or voluntary.

Usage Data

Usage Data may include information such as your device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the website by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website or when you access the website by or through a mobile device.

How we process your information

When do we process information?

We will only process your personal information for lawful purposes related to our business if the following circumstances apply:

We collect and process your Personal Information mainly to provide you with access to our services and products, to help us improve our offerings to you, to support our contractual relationship with you. The type of information we collect will depend on the purpose for which it is collected and used. We will only collect information that we need for that purpose.

We may process your special personal information under the following circumstances:

The type of information we collect will depend on the purpose for which it is collected and used. We will only collect information that we need for that purpose.

We may process your usage data under the following circumstances:

Reasons for processing your information.

We will use your Personal and Non-personal Information only for the purposes for which it was collected or agreed with you. We will process your personal information for any of the following possible reasons:

Confidentiality and security

Routine precautions

South African Listings has physical, technological, and procedural security safeguards in place and will use its best endeavours to protect your personal information.

Personal information refers to information that identifies or relates specifically to you as outlined in the Information disclosure.

Personal Information Security

South African Listings will take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. The company will store all the personal information in secured environments.

We will, on an on-going basis, continue to review our security controls and related processes to ensure that your Personal Information is secure.

Our security policies and procedures cover:

Review and correct your personal information.

You can request to review your personal information contained in South African Listings‘ records at any time to correct or update the information. If the purpose for which your personal information was requested initially does not exist anymore, for example you no longer have a contract with us, you may request information held by the company to be removed.

However, South African Listings can decline your request to delete the information from its records if other legislation requires the continued retention thereof or if it has been de-identified.

Please note that any such access request may be subject to a payment of a legally allowable fee, as laid down in our POPI Act Policy.

Retention of personal information

South African Listings will retain your personal information and data in compliance with the POPI Act and in compliance with other applicable legislation.

We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Sharing your information

South African Listings will only share your personal information with third parties if you have consented to such disclosure. If consent has been obtained, South African Listings may share your personal information with persons or organisations within and outside of South African Listings.

South African Listings may be obliged to disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, or for the purposes of protecting the interest of its members, for example, fraud prevention or to give effect to an agreement.

Your privacy is important to us. We will therefore not sell, rent or provide your personal information to unauthorised entities or other third parties, for their independent use, without your consent.

Third-Parties access to your personal information

Where South African Listings discloses personal information to intermediaries, other institutions, insurers, suppliers, manufacturers or any other third parties, the third parties will be obliged to use that personal information only for the reasons and purposes it was disclosed for.

When we contract with third parties, we impose appropriate security, privacy and confidentiality obligations on them to ensure that Personal Information that we remain responsible for, is kept secure.

We will ensure that anyone to whom we pass your Personal Information agrees to treat your information with the same level of protection as we are obliged to.

Children’s Privacy

Our website does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us.

If South African Listings becomes aware that we have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.

If we need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your information and your country requires consent from a parent, we may require your parent’s consent before we collect and use that information.

Tracking and links

South African Listings uses Cookies and similar tracking technologies on to track the activity on our website and store certain information. Tracking technologies used could include cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our service and offering.


The technologies we use may include:

Cookies or Browser Cookies.

A cookie is a small file placed on your Device. You can instruct your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept Cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of our website. Please note, unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, we may use Cookies.

Flash Cookies.

Certain features of our website may use local stored objects (or Flash Cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences or your activity on our Service. Flash Cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as those used for Browser Cookies. For more information on how you can delete Flash Cookies, please visit for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally.

Web Beacons.

Certain sections of our website and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit South African Listings, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

Type of Cookies

Cookies can be Persistent or Session Cookies.

Persistent Cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

Necessary / Essential Cookies

Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies

Functionality Cookies

Third-Party Tracking and Links

Our website may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We do not exercise control over affiliate parties’ privacy policies (personal information and third parties). Because we are not responsible for any representations, information, warranties or content on any website of an affiliate party (including websites linked to this website or websites facilitated by us), we do not exercise control over affiliate parties’ privacy policies, and you should refer to the privacy policy of any such affiliate party to see how such party protects your privacy.

Google AdSense and Ads

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

Right to object and complain

Right to object

In terms of the POPI Act (POPIA) section 18. (h) (iv) you have the right to object to the processing of Personal Information as referred to in section 11(3) of the POPI Act.

Right to lodge a complaint

In terms of the POPI Act (POPIA) section 18. (h) (v) you have the right to lodge a complaint to the Information Regulator (South Africa) (IRSA).

The IRSA contact details are:


This Privacy Policy will be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of South Africa. To the extent that a court has jurisdiction over any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with this Privacy Policy, we both submit to the jurisdiction of the South African courts.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails:

Changes to privacy policy

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion to amend (including without limitation, by the addition of new terms and conditions) this Privacy Policy from time to time.

You agree to review the Privacy Policy whenever you visit this website for any such amendments. Save as expressly provided to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, the amended version of the Privacy Policy shall supersede and replace all previous versions thereof.

At our discretion we will inform you via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, prior to any significant changes becoming effective.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this policy or South African Listings’s treatment of your personal information, send an email to: