Privacy Policy

General information

This policy is specific to Marna Oettle Dietetics, (the “Responsible Party”).

The following information describes what happens with personal information provided to the responsible party either while visiting our website (, or during the course of normal business operations. Personal information is data which could be used to identify you as a person, as described in the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013.

The Protection of Personal Information Act can be accessed at

The information collected by The Responsible Party, and the process to access  this information is contained in the PAIA Manual which is accessible on request.

Information Privacy

Marna Oettle Dietetics takes the protection of your personal information very seriously. We respect the confidentiality of this information and act according to the relevant      regulations on information security as well as this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various personal information may be collected. Information transmission via the internet (e.g. email communication) can be subject to security vulnerabilities, and it is not possible to completely protect the information against access by third parties. Nonetheless, Marna Oettle Dietetics adheres to recognized information security practices in order to secure this information.

Reference to the responsible authority

The responsible authority for Personal Information management at Marna Oettle Dietetics is:

The Information Officer

Marna Oettle, RD

Business address:

25 Punta Del Mar

De Mist Circle

Bluewater Bay

Port Elizabeth


The responsible authority is the natural person or legal entity which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal information (e.g. name, email address, etc.).

Policy Statements

The Responsible Party commits to the following behaviors when collecting, processing, sharing, archiving or deleting your information.


The Responsible Party will only collect and process personal information in accordance with the       prescripts of law.


The Responsible Party will only collect and process information that is justified for defined business purposes, or for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

Authorized Access

Only The Responsible Party staff that are authorized to view or process your information in the course of their duties will be granted access to do so.


Where possible, The Responsible Party will obtain explicit, or implicit consent for the collection     of information.

The voluntary provision of information to The Responsible Party on this website, or in the course of business operations is deemed to constitute implicit consent for the processing of this information.

Information, blocking, erasure

You may, at any time, request information regarding the use of your personal information. The request must be made via the processes described in the PAIA Manual, as specified above.

Withdrawal of your consent to processing your information

You may, at any time, object to the usage of the information, or revoke consent given regarding the processing of your information. The request must be made via the processes described in the PAIA Manual, as specified above.

The legality of the information already processed before the withdrawal is not affected by the withdrawal.

Deletion of your Information

The Responsible Party will only retain your information for as long as it is required to effect a  business purpose, or to satisfy legislative or regulatory requirements.

Information will then be deleted in accordance with recognized practice.

Right of appeal to the Information Regulator

In case of violations of information protection provisions, you may appeal to the Information Regulator at

Right of information portability

You have the right to request to have any information we process automatically on the basis of your consent, or in the performance of a contract, handed over to you or a third party in a common machine-readable format. The processes to request this are described in the PAIA Manual, as specified above.

Information collection on our website


We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and saved by your browser. Cookies do not cause any harm to your computer and do not contain any viruses.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “Session-Cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser at your next visit.

Our cookies do not facilitate the collection or processing of personal information without your consent.

You can set your browser to inform you whenever a cookie is placed and only allow the reception on a case-by-case basis, only for certain cases or generally prohibit cookies. You can also set your browser to automatically delete cookies when quitting your browser. If you deactivate the use of cookies in general, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Website visitors

Like most website operators, the website collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The website’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how its visitors use the website. From time to time, the website may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The website also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. The website only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of personally-identifying information

Certain visitors to the website choose to interact with the website in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the website gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. We collect email addresses of those who wish to join the Masterclass or download a freebie. In each case, the website collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the website. The website does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to this website. For instance, the website may monitor the most popular pages on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. The website may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, the website does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.


Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Contact forms

If you use our contact forms to send an enquiry, the enquiry and the contact information you supplied in that enquiry will be saved to process your enquiry and for any follow-up questions. We will not share this information with third parties without your consent.

The information entered in the contact form will remain in our systems until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent for saving it or until the purpose of saving the information is rendered obsolete (e.g. after your enquiry is completed). Mandatory legal provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.

Facebook plugins

We integrated Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, on our website. You can identify the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “like button“ on our website.

An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:

If you visit our page, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server, allowing Facebook to receive the information that you visited our page with your IP address.

If you click the Facebook “like button“ on our website, while being logged in to Facebook, you can link the content of our website on your Facebook profile.

Facebook can thereby match your visit on our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that we as the operator of this website are neither aware of the information which is submitted to Facebook nor do we have knowledge of the usage of the information by Facebook. Further information can be found in the Facebook privacy policy at:

If you do not want Facebook to match your visit of our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account before visiting our website.


Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated website YouTube. Youtube is provided by: YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages which contains a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established telling the YouTube server which of our pages you visited.

If you are simultaneously logged in to your YouTube account you enable YouTube to directly assign your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. This can be avoided by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information regarding the user information usage of YouTube can be found in the YouTube privacy policy at:

Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps map service via an API. Google Maps is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To enable the functionality of Google Maps, it is required to save

your IP address. This information is generally transmitted and saved on a Google server in the USA. The Responsible Party has no influence over this information transmission.

Further information regarding the user information usage of Google Maps can be found in the Google privacy policy


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyse user behaviour on our website.

Google Analytics uses “Cookies“ – small text files, which are saved on your computer. The information collected by the cookies is generally transmitted and saved to a Google server in the USA.

This website uses the anonymizeIp function. The users IP address is shortened, ensuring that the visitor is not personally identifiable. Within the framework of the agreement on information processing which the website provider has made with Google Inc., Google creates analyses of the users website activity and behaviour with the collected information, and provides The Responsible Party with services connected to internet usage.

If you do not want to have the cookie saved on your device, you can disable it in the preferences of your browser. However, we cannot ensure that you can access all functions without any limitations if your browser does not accept cookies.

Furthermore, you can use a browser plugin to prevent Google Inc. from obtaining and using the information which is collected by the cookie (including your IP address). The following link directs you to the plugin:

You can find further information on information usage by Google Inc. here:

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.