This privacy policy concerns information relating to the Industry-Wide Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme, thereafter known here as IWMPS.

Your comfort in using the IWMPS website is paramount, and consequently the site editor takes your privacy rights extremely seriously. This privacy policy deals with personally-identifiable information, thereafter known here as ‘data’, which may be collected by this site.

This policy does not apply to other entities that are neither owned nor controlled by the site editor. The policy does not apply to persons that are not employees or agents of the site editor, or those who are not under the site editor’s control.

1. Collection of Data

Our website serves primarily to provide information, and supporting documentation, to IWMPS members. However, there may be occasions where your data is collected in the form of your name and email address, such as that provided when you contact us.

Please be aware that any information you provide may render you personally identifiable, and may possibly be displayed on this website intentionally (depending on choices you make during the registration process, or depending on the way in which the site is configured) or unintentionally (subsequent to a successful act of intrusion by a third party). To request to view, or delete, any information that we may hold regarding your usage of this site, including that provided to us, please contact us.

As is common in website usage, the site editor may automatically receive general information resulting from your usage of the site. This may include your IP address, and cookie information. Please see below for further information regarding this website’s use of cookies.

2. Cookies

This website sets, and uses, cookies in order to enhance your user experience; this may include, for example, remembering your personal settings. Cookies also help to understand how you use this website in order to commit to its continuing improvement.

Should advertisements be displayed on this website, the advertising owner may set, and access, cookies on your computer. The advertising parties typically use anonymous, or non-personally identifiable, codes to gather information regarding your visit to this website. These cookies are subject to the privacy policy of the advertising provider, and not the site editors or owners of this website; the parties providing the advertising have no access to this website’s personal cookies.

Should you choose to click to access any of the content provided by these advertising parties, or access any other links to external websites that are not under the control of IWMPS, this is done entirely at your own risk. IWMPS has no control over the content, nature or availability of such external sites, nor should the inclusion of any external link necessarily imply an endorsement or recommendation of the views expressed within the external content, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

3. Use of Data

Your data may be used to both customise and improve your user experience on this site.

Efforts will be made to prevent your data being made available to third parties, unless in the following cases: (i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy; (ii) your consent to share your data is obtained; (iii) a service provided on our site requires interaction with a third party, or is provided by a third party, such as an application service provider; (iv) pursuant to legal action or law enforcement; (v) it is found that your use of this site violates the site editor’s policy, terms of service, or other usage guidelines, or if it is deemed reasonably necessary by the site editor to protect the site editor’s legal rights and/or property; or (vi) this site is purchased by a third party, in which case that third party will be able to use the data in the same manner as set out in this policy.

Should you choose to use links displayed on this website to visit other, external, websites, you are advised to read the privacy policies published on those individual sites.

4. No Guarantees

This privacy policy states standards for maintenance of data, and efforts will be made to meet these standards; however, the site editor is in no position to guarantee compliance. Please be aware that there may be factors beyond the site editor’s control that may result in disclosure of data. Consequently, the site editor offers no warranties or representations in respect to the non-disclosure or maintenance of data.

We endeavour to keep the information provided correct and up-to-date. However, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the accuracy, reliability, availability, completeness, or suitability with respect to the website or the services, information, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Therefore, any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk.

In no event will IWMPS or the site editor be liable for any loss or damage, including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Every effort is made to keep the website active and running smoothly. However, IWMPS will not be liable for, and takes no responsibility for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to any issues, technical or otherwise, beyond our control.

5. Changes to this Privacy Policy

From time to time, changes may be made to this policy. You will be notified of substantial changes to this policy; this will be done either by a message sent to the email address you have previously provided, or through the posting of a prominent announcement on the site.

6. Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about this policy or this website.