This privacy notice explains what personal data we collect from you when you sign up to receive our newsletters, how it is used and for how long, the purpose of collecting and processing of data, as well as your rights in relation to such data. In collecting and processing your data, the data controller is the South African Research Chair: Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development.  

Data collection

You can subscribe to our newsletter via our website at by providing your email address. In order to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask you for your name, surname and email address. 

The purpose of the data collection

We will use your email address solely for the purpose of sending you newsletters. You may unsubscribe at any time and we will not send you our newsletter once we receive your withdrawal of consent.

The newsletter is sent via Mailchimp, a delivery service offered by The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a Mailchimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA. You can find more information on their privacy policies on The section on 'contacts' is applicable to you as a subscriber to our newsletter. 

By signing up, you are giving a free, explicit voluntary consent for the collection, processing and storing of your personal data for the purpose of receiving our newsletters.

Safeguarding your data

We collect, store and process received personal data in accordance with applicable privacy laws and apply all necessary technical and organisational measures for personal data protection. Your data is stored in our database and shall not be shared with any third parties or used for any other purpose than sending our newsletter. We will not use your personal data to make any automated decisions that might affect you.

Your personal data shall be kept for as long as you continue to consent to receive our newsletter.

Access to and Correction of Personal Information

You may access and correct, if necessary, your personal information that we hold by emailing us at