- The background images used on this page are not royalty-free. Please use images from your own collection.  
 
- The page SAMPLE is a "hidden" page that contains sets of elements grouped into "sections": Title + photo, Icons + text, text + icons + video, etc...  
 
Select the section that best fits the design desired and copy/paste it onto your page (to “paste” in a specific location, right-click and choose Paste). Be sure to take the entirety of the section by selecting its external container (the one containing the background image or color). 
 
- Important: each "section" must have one, and only one, inner container (element group) for the section content. The outer margins of this sub-container set minimum distances from section boundaries.
 
- The "Horizontal" button in the "Selection" menu controls the automatic centering of an element. 

- To change the order of elements - i.e. place an element below another in a "relative" positioned container (like most of the content in the sections), use the Element Explorer on the left: green "arrow buttons" will appear when it is possible to change the order. Icons under an element and above the element group allow to put elements onto the same "line" and modify alignment.
 
- The entire header menu can be modified in its dedicated Layer (e.g. "Base_MenuRetractable"; simply change the page’s Layer to use a different menu). Use this to modify menu links (by copy/pasting existing links), change the colors etc. Note that these elements are pre-programmed to work with one another, so try to avoid “dragging” new ones on that could disrupt the general responsive behavior of the menu (favor using copy & paste).
 
- For more information, please consult the Wiki:  
 
http://wiki.openelement.com/en/index.php?title=Responsive_Templates_%22Centered%22
 
Please delete this notice before publishing the final version of your website.

To change the appearance of the page, edit the styles of the corresponding elements (in most cases by using the "Main Frame" Style Zone).  
 
To change the menu’s links: edit, copy-paste, or delete the Link Elements within. 
 
To hide an element without deleting it, use its property Visible.
To "activate" displaying of an arrow, use its property "Visible"
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The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013
"Training in law by professionals at law"
The Protection of Information Act

The Protection of Information Act, that goes by the endearing (albeit misleadingly innocent) nickname POPI, is likely to come into operation in 2016 after being signed into law in 2013. Since the proverbial writing was slapped on the wall on that fateful day in Parliament, many a financial institution and company has scrambled to prepare themselves for the inevitable implementation of this beautiful piece of legislation.  
 
It is a well- crafted, state of the art piece of legislation, albeit one with significant impact on just about everyone and every organisation in South Africa and then there’s the fact that it comes with teeth. 
 
So, what will POPI mean for you? Basically everyone will be affected by this Act- all public and private organisations will have to put systems in place to protect any personal information they obtain from you. 
 
It means so much more than most imagine. You know those receptionists or security guards who stop you at the entrances and require you to fill out a form with your name, ID number and contact details? Once POPI comes into operation, even they will have to explain why they need the information and what they’re going to do with it. And that is just the tip of the ice- berg. Every company that in any way collects, processes or stores any personal information that can be used to identify you- even something like a Twitter handle- will have to pull up their socks and comply.  
 
But who is going to enforce it, you may ask. An Information Regulator that is being established will be in charge of handling consumers' complaints and with appeals concerning breaches of the law. Also, it’s not going to be one of those Regulators that have no real powers and that you never hear from either. Remember the teeth I mentioned, they’re pretty large. The Regulator will be able to issue R10-million fines or imprison people for up to 10 years if they don’t respect your information and handle it with utmost care.  
 
But wait, there’s more.  
 
Sound like something you want to or should find out what that “more” might be? Contact us today to arrange a training session. If you already know but still need some assistance with policy drafting and compliance- check out our “Consulting” page. 
 
Our POPI programme will cover the following: 

- What is the Protection of Personal Information Act? 

- When will it come into operation? 

- Who will be affected? 

- What will it mean for me? 

- How will it impact me and what will its effect be? 


- Compliance 

- Protected disclosures 

- What are the consequences of the Act and non- compliance with its provisions? 

- Regulatory bodies and operation 

- Compliance checklist 

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