Privacy Notice - Municipal Capability & Partnership Programme

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The Municipal Capability & Partnership Programme (MCPP) is a programme that is being implemented by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on behalf of Anglo American (AA).  The MCPP cares about your personal information. Therefore, we provide you with this notice so that you may make an informed decision about whether or not you would like to continue using this website. This notice regulates the manner in which we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your personal information.

Please note that by using this website you consent to this Privacy Notice. If you do not consent to this Privacy Notice, you must stop using this website immediately.
What personal information do we collect?
When you use this website, the MCPP collects the following personal information from you.

Information that is automatically collected (this will always be recorded without you having to do anything):
  • Your IP address, browser and operating system information;
  • The date and time that you accessed the website;
  • Your geographic location and the pages you view while using the website; and
  • Any search terms you use when using the website’s search functionality.
In addition, we collect any personal information that you voluntarily provide to the MCPP when you:
  • Use the Contact Us form on the MCPP Website to communicate with us,
  • Subscribe to services that may be provided or
  • When you communicate with us via email, per phone or via online apps.  
What do we do with it?
The information we collect automatically is to help the MCPP to improve the functionality and content of its website.

The information we collect that you provide voluntarily is to provide you with a service or facilitate a function where your personal information is required to provide the service or fulfil the function.
Who do we share it with?
We share voluntary personal information that you provide and the personal information that we collect automatically, differently.
Personal information provided voluntarily by you:
We do not share your personal information with third parties, unless we have a justifiable and legal reason to do so. Typically, the third parties who will have access to your personal information are the contracted parties who assist us with the development and maintenance of the MCPP website, to provide technical support, and related matters.

In certain circumstances, we may be forced by law to share your personal information, for example, when served with a court order or other valid request from a lawful authority.

In other circumstances, we may share personal information that has been anonymised and it would be impossible to link the information to a specific individual.
Personal information collected automatically:
Some of the personal information that is collected automatically is collected by third parties whose technology we use to provide website functionality and acquire website analytics information. The table below lists these third parties, where they are located, details on opting out of their personal information collection and, if available, their contact details for privacy queries.
Google Inc.
Google Analytics,
Opt-Out / Privacy Contact
Google Privacy PolicyGoogle Analytics Opt-out
In addition, if you make use of the social media sharing buttons on the website, your information will be automatically collected by the social media company that you use to share content (see the “Social Media Platforms and External Links” section below).
How do we collect your personal information?
With regard to the personal information we collect, we make use of a number of technologies that collect personal information automatically.

Cookies are small files that are saved onto your computer, which track, save and store information about how you use this website. In some instances, these cookies are needed for the website to function. You can disable them in your browser, but this may interfere with the proper functioning of the website.

Google Analytics:
This is tracking software from Google, which we use to monitor how users interact with the website, in order for us to improve its functionality and content.

Web-server Software:
This delivers web pages to your browser. The web-server software will automatically collect your IP address whenever you connect to the website.
Social media platforms and External links
This website may make use of social media platforms, such as Facebook or LinkedIn. Whenever you make use of any such platforms on this website, please note that any personal information you share on these platforms is subject to their privacy policies and not the MCPP.

This MCPP website may also contain links to external websites. Whenever you click a link and are taken to an external website, note that your use of these websites is governed by their privacy policies and not the MCPP.
Your correspondence with the MCPP team
If you correspond with us by e-mail, the postal service or another form of communication, we may retain such correspondence and use it to respond to your inquiry; to notify you of the MCPP teams other services; or to keep a record of your compliment, complaint, and the like. As always, if you wish to have the MCPP ‘erase’ your personal information or otherwise refrain from communicating with you, please contact us at (cc:

Note: If you ask the MCPP not to contact you by e-mail at a certain e-mail address, the MCPP will retain a copy of that e-mail address on its “Do Not Contact” list, in order to comply with your no-contact request.

The MCPP has a legitimate interest in maintaining the personal information of those who communicate voluntarily with it.
Securing your information
We take reasonable care to protect your personal information using reliable information security safeguards. However, you should be aware that no safeguards are 100% effective all of the time. Therefore, it is possible that your personal information may inadvertently be accessed by unauthorised or unknown persons if these safeguards be defeated or fail.
Changes to this Notice
We may amend this Privacy Notice at any time. All amendments shall be posted on this website. Unless we state otherwise, the current version will replace all previous versions of this notice. It is your responsibility to check for changes each time you visit the website.
How to contact us:
CSIR Privacy Office
MCPP team
Contact Number
012 842 7235
Physical Address:
CSIR Privacy Office, Building 23
Meiring Naudé Road
South Africa
Postal Address:
CSIR Privacy Office
PO Box 395
Pretoria 0001
South Africa
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