Privacy Policy


  • “this website” means and
  • “the website owner” and “we” means Gauteng Film Commission
  • “user” and “you” means any person accessing any part of the website

Status and amendments

1. GFC respects your privacy and is committed to the voluntary privacy protection principles contained in Chapter 8 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act.

2. This Privacy Policy statement sets out GFC information gathering and dissemination practices.

3. This Privacy Policy forms part of the Terms and Conditions of use of this website. If you do not agree with this policy then you may not use this website and are required to cease doing so immediately.

4. The website owner reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy at any time. While the website owner will attempt to flag changes to this Policy as and when implemented, users remain at all times responsible for ensuring that they are aware of the current terms of this policy whenever accessing this website, and continued use of the site subsequent to any amendments having been affected constitutes users’ acceptance of the policy as amended.

Collection of personal data

1. Where personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and credit card information) is submitted to the site by the user, for example through sending an e-mail or filling in required fields, the following principles are observed in the handling of that information:
i. This website collects, processes and stores only such personal information regarding users as is necessary to provide the services offered. The specific purpose for which information is collected is apparent from the context in which it is requested.
ii. This website will not use the personal information submitted for any other purpose other than the efficient provision of services, including this website and services offered through it by third parties, without obtaining the prior written approval of the user or unless required to do so by law. The names and e-mail addresses of subscribers and persons taking advantage of the trial offer are retained for verification purposes.
iii. This website will keep records of all personal information collected and the specific purpose for which it was collected for a period of at least one year from the date on which it was last used.
iv. Subject to b. above, this website will not disclose any personal information regarding a user to any third party unless the prior written agreement of the user is obtained or the website is required or permitted to do so by law.
v. If information is released with the user’s consent this website will retain a record of the information released, the third party to which it was released, the reason for the release and the date of release, for a period of one year.
vi. This website will destroy or delete any personal information under its control, which has become obsolete.

2. Information collected about users through their use of this website and newsletter service is the property of the website owner.

3. The website owner will retain all ownership of and copyright in any database of users’ personal information submitted to or collected by this website or any service offered through it.

4. The website owner will not utilise personal and other information submitted by users through the use of this website in order to provide further information about the website and related services unless users have expressly given prior permission.

5. In the event of the sale of the website owner or this website or associated services and sites, the website owner will stipulate that the sale be subject to the condition that the purchaser observes the provisions of this privacy policy in the handling of personal information.

6. No credit card information is retained or stored by the website owner.

7. Note that, as permitted by the ECT Act, this website may use personal information collected to compile profiles for statistical purposes and trade in these profiles. No information contained in the profiles or statistics will be able to be linked to any specific user.

Links to other websites

We have no control over and accept no responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party sites to which hyperlinks may have been provided and we strongly recommend that you review the privacy policy of any site you visit before using it further.


1. While reasonable measures are taken to ensure the security and integrity of information submitted to or collected by this site, this website can not under any circumstances be held liable for any loss or other damage sustained by a user or users as a result of the intentional or accidental release of information by the website owner, an employee of the website owner or any third party.

2. Users and/or subscribers are prohibited from releasing their username and/or password to any other person.