Data Privacy

Data Privacy

Welcome to our website! We are glad to note your interest in DQS South Africa (hereafter “DQS”). Maintaining the data privacy of our customers and other interested parties is very important to us; so is adhering to the secrecy of telecommunications when designing our products and services.

All of the publicly accessible sites may be visited without any user authentication. In order to continuously improve the DQS Internet presence, statistical information is being gathered during visits to our website, such as the number of visitors to the site. What is being recorded is the user, IP address, type of computer and browser, date of visit, Internet provider, time of visit and the access logs of files in the download area. This information will only be used for internal purposes.

Tools used on this website include Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text data that is stored on your computer and which enables an analysis of your use (frequency, navigation, links, preferences etc.) of this website. The Cookie-generated information on your visit to this site (including your IP Address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA for storage. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, draw up reports on the totality of activity on the site for the site’s webmaster and for the purposes of further advancing and refining Internet services. Google may provide such information to third parties, insofar as this is legally required or permissible or insofar as theses third parties are contract processing the data for Google. On no account may Google bring together such data or other Google data with your IP Address. By adjusting your browser you can prevent the cookies from installing: however, we should mention that doing this may affect your full access to all functions of this website. By using this website you are giving your agreement to the gathering and processing by Google of data on your internet activity within the context, of the type and for the purposes given above. For more detail on this, please read Google’s general terms of business at:

Without your express permission there will be no automatic gathering, processing or use of personal data from your visit on the Internet. You will not be required to reveal personal data in order to use our website. But there will be some cases where we will need to know your name and address as well as additional information in order to provide the requested services. We shall alert you whenever that is the case. Furthermore, we will only archive data you have submitted to us voluntarily or automatically.

For example: when you enter data in a contact form, you are submitting it to DQS voluntarily. The forms will be forwarded online via e-mail directly to DQS, with no additional encryption used. We would like to point out that during transmission all information submitted may be accessible to third parties. For security purposes you should not submit any passwords or other information you want to be kept secret. All data provided by you in our online forms will be archived electronically. If you want to make changes or corrections to data you have stored with us or if you want to delete anything, please notify us by e-mail. All personal data requested will be treated in accordance with current German data protection laws. These is protected by us and our partner organizations, which have been carefully selected in accordance with § 11 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), according to the requirements of the BDSG and the TDSSG (Teleservices Data Protection Act) by technical and organizational means. There will be no forwarding of data to third parties unless required for the processing of your inquiries.

Whenever we have partners assist us with data processing, we bind them by contract to handle data carefully in accordance with data protection directives and our own requirements, not to use them for purposes of their own and not to forward them to third parties. We shall only make data available to public bodies where prescribed by law. Both our employees and our business partners are bound by us to maintain confidentiality.

We use cookies on our website to facilitate use. Cookies are small text files that a web server sends to your browser and that are saved on your hard drive. Browsers are usually set up to allow cookies. Most browsers, however, allow cookies to be disabled, or can be adjusted to display a warning before accepting cookies.

As far as direct or indirect hyperlinks to other Internet sites outside of the area of responsibility of DQS are concerned, any potential liability of DQS is limited to cases where DQS has knowledge of the contents and where it would be both technically feasible and reasonable for DQS to prevent the use of illegal content. We herewith expressly declare that at the time of setting of the hyperlinks, no illegal content was in evidence on the sites to be linked. We have no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content, or copyright of the linked sites. We herewith expressly distance ourselves from all contents of all linked sites that have been changed after the hyperlinks had been placed, and from any content that may be illegal or immoral.

We accept no responsibility for sites of other organizations that are accessed via hyperlinks from our website.

Content on this website is subject to copyright. Except for private or other use of one’s own according to BDSG, information and content proffered may only be used with our permission.

Upon request and in accordance with applicable laws, we will advise you in writing if any what personal data of yours we have stored. Our public index of procedures includes a summary of data according to § 4e BDSG. In accordance with § 35 BDSG you have to right of correction, erasure, and blocking of this personal data at any time.

DQS employs technical and organizational security measures in order to protect submitted data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously being upgraded in order to conform to the latest technological developments.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please feel free to contact our data protection official, who will also handle your queries, requests, or complaints.

Address: 2nd Floor, Process House, 279 Kent Avenue, Randburg, South Africa

Phone: +27 (0)11 787-0060

Fax: +27 (0)11 787-0115