Data & Privacy Policy

Terms of use

Material on our website is subject to the Creative Commons Copyright Policy (unless otherwise stated by a third/outside party). Any use of material must be done according to a Creative Commons licence: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA).

If you have any questions about linking to our content you can get in touch via our contacts page.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Open Restitution Africa and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Data and Privacy – Restitution and Museums Information

We take our obligations for the processing of information very seriously and we are committed to ensuring transparency and accountability with all information. Material on our website is subject to the Creative Commons Licence (unless otherwise stated by a third/outside party). All information is Open which means that anyone is free to access, use, reuse and redistribute it. Because of this we work with you to ensure that the information used on our site is as accurate as possible, and that only information that you want publicly shared is incorporated.

How we use information

There are two main ways that we use information for the purposes of this website and the research and analysis we conduct with it. Should you wish to share information, it can be used in one or both ways depending on the terms by which you choose to share it with us:

  1. Blind Data

Blind data refers to information that gets entered into data analysis tools in such a way that we are not able to identify who the data is connected to. This data tends to be combined with other blind data sets that help us to ascertain trends and averages. Due to our open data policy, both the data sets and the analysis are accessible to anyone to access, use, reuse and redistribute. However this remains ‘blind’.

  1. Identifiable information

Identifiable information is written stories, documents and content that identifies the entities involved. This includes policies, best practice, case studies, news articles etc. Due to our open data policy, any information we share would be fully accessible to all.

There are some exceptions to the creative commons licence where indicated, including certain images or published materials which are subject to copyright laws and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, or otherwise published in any format, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

Data and Privacy – Personal Information

We take our obligations for the processing of personal information very seriously and we are committed to protecting your privacy.

This privacy policy governs the manner in which we treat your personal information and/or personal data which we collect from you or you provide to us. We respect your privacy, your personal information and your personal data and, for this reason, we take all reasonable measures in accordance with this privacy policy to protect your personal information and personal data and to keep it confidential. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Open Restitution Africa may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.


The “responsible party”, as referred to in the Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013 (“POPI”) is Open Restitution Africa (Pty) Limited of Metropolitan Park, 1st Floor, Block B, 8 Hillside Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2196. You may direct your queries in regard to the protection of personal information via the details on our contact page.

Applicable law

This privacy policy will be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa. You consent to the jurisdiction of the South African Courts for any dispute which may arise out of this privacy policy.

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