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POPI Act of South Africa

We usually reach out to you to announce feature updates, interaction notifications or exciting new content. However, we too are updating our Privacy Policy document and clarifying our data handling practices in response to the launch of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) of South Africa. Whilst not as exciting as a dive trip, we take your personal data seriously and want to make sure you’re informed about our updates.

Simply put, nothing is changing about the way we process or handle your data. We’ve always kept our users’ data private. While POPIA only holds us accountable for how we process South Africa users’ personal data, we’ve taken this opportunity to review our practices to ensure that our high standards for data privacy extend to our members within the Southern Africa countries. All the information that you provide us is handled securely and transparently.

For more details, take a look at our updated Privacy and Copyright Policies, simply click the links below.

Update Your Details

We are busy making improvements to the DAN member portal.

These improvements are aimed at the user experience including updating our privacy policy to comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) of South Africa. We plan to launch the new member portal during the second quarter of 2019 and therefore we need your help to update your contact details via the current member portal.
 
To ensure that there is clear communication between Divers Alert Network Southern Africa (DANSA) and its members it is extremely important that you notify DAN of any changes to your contact details. We prefer sharing important information such as the latest DAN news, renewal reminders, changes to the membership benefits, new safety products, dive research projects and more via email. Renewal and lapsed membership reminders are also sent via text message.
 
In addition, there are a number of situations when we may need to contact a family member (or a designated alternative contact and therefore request current email, cell phone and physical address details). Such situations may be whilst assisting you due to a diving emergency, follow-up treatment or a general follow-up after an incident.
 
Kindly update your contact details via the DAN member portal by clicking the “MEMBER LOGIN” link below. If you have forgotten your login details click the “FORGOT PASSWORD” link. Alternatively, you may contact the DAN office for further assistance via email at mail@dansa.org or via telephone on +27 11 266 4900.

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