This privacy notice is in addition to the CSIR’s website Privacy Notice which can be accessed here.

The CSIR cares about your personal information and we therefore provide you, a potential conference attendee or speaker, with this notice. It will assist you to make an informed decision about whether you would like to share your personal information with us in order to register to attend the CSIR Conference.

As explained in our website Privacy Notice, the CSIR collects personal information either automatically or by you voluntarily sharing it with us. The information required to register as an attendee or speaker at the CSIR Conference is information that is voluntarily provided by you to us.

The personal information you provide to us when registering for the conference will be used to communicate relevant information about the conference. Your information will not be sold to third parties for marketing purposes.

Please note that if you click on a link to another website you will be directed away from the CSIR website and will be subject to the terms, conditions, and privacy notice of that particular website.

The CSIR’s website Privacy Notice contains a list of third parties that receive your personal information when you use our website. For conference registration, the additional third parties will also receive your personal information.  They are listed below together with the services they provide.  

  • PayU Payment Solutions Pty Ltd (PayU). PayU is used for processing your online payments. Information about PayU can be found here: www.payu.co.za .
  • SendGrid, Inc (SendGrid). SendGrid is used to send you email about the conference. It is an American company and information about SendGrid can be found here: www.sendgrid.com .

When you interact with these third parties, it is likely that they will collect personal information about you and you will be subject to their terms, conditions and privacy notices.

Individuals who participate in the conference as speakers acknowledge that their professional profile and contact details will be made publically available on the website and other social media platforms. For more information please contact csirconference2017@csir.co.za.      


Speakers and attendees must please be aware that photos will be taken at the conference. Therefore, you may appear in some conference photos that we will publish on our website. You can request removal or anonymisation of your photo(s) from our website by providing a description of the photo and reason(s) why you would like the photo(s) removed or anonymised.  You can direct such requests to csirconference2017@csir.co.za. The choice between removal or anonymisation will be at the CSIR’s discretion.


If you are under the age of eighteen years you must get permission from a parent or guardian to share your personal information with the CSIR before registering for the CSIR Conference. 

How to contact us:

Physical Address

Meiring Naudé Road



South Africa


Postal Address

PO Box 395

Pretoria 0001

South Africa

012-841 3267