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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us and maintaining your trust and confidence is one of our highest priorities. We make every effort to ensure that your privacy is protected.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. It outlines the information we collect about you and about your use of PATMF’s website. It also explains the choices you have about how your personal information is used and how we protect that information.

The information we collect

To provide you with a fully functional experience on our website, we collect anonymous, non-personal information through Google Analytics that cannot identify you or allow us to contact you. This information is collected by cookies set on your internet browser and is analysed by authorized PATMF personnel.

We also use Google Analytics to help us improve the website's content. See the Google Analytics Privacy Policy for more information.

How we
use your information

We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information collected offline to outside parties. Your personal information may be transferred to government authorities when required by law.

The information we collect from you is used to:

  • Respond to your inquiries

  • Obtain your feedback on our site and our services

  • Send you personalized emails and eNewsletters pertaining to PATMF news, announcements, reminders, and opportunities

  • Statistically measure and analyse user behaviour and activity

  • Improve your PATMF online experience and customize it according to your needs and interests

Emails and

When you register as a member with the PATMF, you will be given the option of receiving recurring informational materials such as eNewsletters and emails related to travel medicine. We use a 3rd party email service (MailChimp) to create and send these emails. At any time you can choose to opt out of receiving these materials by following the directions included at the bottom of the eNewsletter or email, or by contacting us. See contact information below.

Information security

We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. When you enter personal information, we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology.

We retain your personal information to provide you with membership and travel medicine news. At any time you can instruct us to remove your personal information. We also retain your personal information as necessary to comply with legal obligations.

Data breach

In the event we become aware that the security of the website has been compromised or personal information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including, but not limited to, security attacks or fraud, we reserve the right to take reasonably appropriate
measures, including, but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. In the event of a data breach, we will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals if we believe that there is a reasonable risk of harm to the user as a result of the breach or if notice is otherwise required by law. When we do, we will send you an email or get in touch with you by phone.

How we use

We use cookies to keep track of authenticated sessions. This allows our website to remember your preferences every time you visit the PATMF website.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We also use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to users' needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to enable you to visit other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide when visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

By using our website, you consent to our Privacy Policy. If you do not want your personal information used by PATMF as outlined in this Privacy Policy, you should not register as a member.

You can correct, update, delete, or review the personal information you have previously submitted to PATMF by contacting us. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. If you wish to delete your personal information, we will delete it from our active databases and where feasible, from our back-up media.

You can contact us in the following ways:


Mail: Pan African Travel Medicine Federation
Attn: Information Officer
30 Savell Avenue
KwaZulu-Natal 4051

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be effective upon being posted unless otherwise noted. If we make any changes to this policy, we will notify you by email and / or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. Please check this page periodically for the latest information on our privacy practices.

September 8, 2021

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