Privacy policy

SADiLaR provides certain services and data sets that require verification of users to ensure that they are associated with a recognised research institution. Personal data and log files are used for:

  • User authorisation;
  • Investigating abuse of resources or services;
  • Statistics and development of the service.

Personal information is retrieved from the identity provider service of your home institution through the national identity federation SAFIRE.

The following information is retrieved every time you log into the service:

  • Name (given name and surname)
  • Email address
  • Unique ID to identify the user
  • Roles in your organisation

Personal information is only collected when you voluntarily submit the information, and all information is kept private. The information is stored in log files which have a data retention period in excess of 5 years.

No personal data is disclosed to third parties.

SADiLaR is committed to the GÉANT Data Protection Code of Conduct accessible at:

You have the right to access, rectify and delete the Attributes held about you as the End User; Send email to if you want to do this.

SADiLaR’s address is:

Buildings F16 C & F16 D
Potchefstroom Campus
North-West University
South Africa

And is in the jurisdiction of the Republic of South Africa