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Privacy Policy

The Western Cape Education Department ePortal website respects your privacy.

Some anonymous information about you is automatically collected by the website. This information may include: your browser type, access times, referring web site addresses and viewed pages. This information is collected to generate general aggregate statistics about the use of the ePortal website and is used to improve our service.

The WCED collects the following Personal Information on registration with the e-Portal Website:

  • the name, surname and email address of Users or Content Providers;
  • the school, grade and subject, where relevant, of Users.

In accessing and using the e-Portal Website, Users and Content Providers consent to the use of Personal Information, where relevant, for the following purposes:

  • the efficient functioning of the e-Portal Website and its offered services;
  • disclosure of Personal Information in response to a specific request by a law enforcement agency, a subpoena, a court order, or as required by law; and
  • any other purpose specified in the Terms of Use read together with this Policy.

Our website also uses a “cookie” which collects non-personal information relating to its use. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a webpage server. Cookies cannot be used to run programmes or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

You can accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer.

No other information is collected by our website without your knowledge. We will not pass on any individual user details we may have obtained, automatically or with your knowledge, unless we have your prior consent. We only share anonymous aggregate statistics about our users and traffic patterns. We are not responsible for any breach of security or for the actions of third parties.