Privacy Policy

BDA Privacy policy


This privacy policy explains how the Royal Bafokeng Digital Archive uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website, including requesting to access certain parts of our site.


The Royal Bafokeng Digital Archive is dedicated to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should you be asked to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be certain that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.


The Royal Bafokeng Digital Archive may change this policy by updating this page. Please check this page from time to time to ensure that you are kept informed of any changes. The current policy is effective from January 2012.


By registering and using the Royal Bafokeng Digital Archive you agree to abide by the terms and conditions and acknowledge copyright restrictions of material.


Why we ask you to formally request material on this site

The Royal Bafokeng Digital Archive is committed to ensuring that historical and heritage materials from our archives are as widely accessible as possible for educational and non-commercial purposes. We are strongly opposed to the misappropriation of heritage materials for commercial gain.


By asking users to formally request before downloading digital copies of our archival materials and acknowledge the intellectual property issues when agreeing to our term and conditions, the Royal Bafokeng Digital Archive is highlighting some of the copyright issues related to heritage materials as well as any intellectual property rights that may reside in these materials.


How we use the information we gather

 We require your information to understand your needs and to provide you with a better service.
 We will use the information that you provide to enhance your experience when using the website and digital archive.
 We may periodically send you emails about new collections, publications or other information that we think you may find interesting using the email address that you have provided.


From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.



Royal Bafokeng Digital Archive is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been put in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


Your personal details will not be sold, rented or leased to 3rd parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.


Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting linked sites.



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