Privacy Policy

SARL Online Privacy Policy

Your Privacy and the SARL

The SARL is committed to upholding the confidentiality and security of your personal information. The information below explains what we do with the data we collect and applies to information submitted anywhere on this site.

Who we are

We are the South African Radio League (SARL) at the following websites: and

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The SARL collects information voluntarily provided to us through this site. The SARL does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals.

On Registration

Once you register on our website, you will no longer be anonymous to us as you will provide us with mandatory membership and personal information which include:
  – Name, surname, callsign
  – Postal address, email address, telephone number, postal code
  – Unique user ID (email), password
  – Payment of membership fees or donations

Optional details

You may also provide additional information on a voluntary basis (“optional information”). This includes content or product that you decide to upload or download from our website or when you enter competitions, take advantage of promotions, respond to surveys, register and subscribe for certain additional services, or otherwise use the optional features and functionality of the website.


You must accept all the terms of this policy when you register for membership or to use any of the services. If you do not agree with anything in this policy, then you may not register for and use any of the services. You may not access our website or use our services if you do not have legal capacity to conclude legally binding contracts. By accepting this policy, you are deemed to have read, understood, accepted, and agreed to be bound by all its terms.


We may change the terms of this policy at any time. We will notify you of any changes by placing a notice in a prominent place on the website or by email. If you do not agree with the change you must stop using the services. If you continue to use the services following notification of a change to the terms, the changed terms will apply to you and you will be deemed to have accepted such terms.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms and Lookups

Contact forms and Lookups are intended to help members of the SARL find each other. We ask that you use good judgment and discretion when sending messages to other members on the list. Please do not use information found here for the purpose of commercial promotion of any kind. SARL does not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties.

All registrations are voluntary. The only individuals listed in Lookups are those who have registered themselves here and meet the current requirements for SARL Membership. SARL does not add individuals to the database, therefore if you do not find someone in Lookups it is because they have not registered themselves with SARL.

The Lookups section of the website allows you to post your name, e-mail address, ICASA callsign and other information permitting SARL members to contact you. You may at your own discretion delete, update or correct this information at any time by going into your entry and logging on with your User ID (your e-mail address) and with the password you selected.

Please remember that when you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (such as your first and last name, e-mail address, ICASA callsign etc.) in Lookups, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third party entities. SARL is not responsible for who may contact you by using this information.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

If you edit or publish a comment or an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics and Links

This web site contains links to other sites controlled and maintained by third parties. SARL is not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any site linked to the SARL web site. The inclusion of hyperlinks to such web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material of those web sites or any association with their operators. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive a 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

SARL will not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any personally identifiable information to any third parties outside our partner organisations and those working directly with them in connection with SARL activities. We will only disclose personally identifiable information we maintain to those not directly working in connection with SARL activities when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena.

Personal information collected by SARL and our websites are stored in secure operating environments and can only be accessed by SARL employees, consultants, or volunteers exclusively for the management of the SARL operations. At present, we centralise records of personal information in South Africa. However we may perform some of our data processing of your personal information outside your country of residence. The transfer and processing of your information may be governed by the laws of the United States of America, or another jurisdiction, which may not offer the same rights and remedies as the laws in South Africa. SARL will protect your personal information no matter where we process or store it, following this privacy statement. By submitting your personal data to SARL, you hereby consent to this transfer and processing of your personal information.