Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. This privacy policy explains the personal data processes, how processes it, and for what purposes. offers a wide range of educational products, including online applications processes used to help students and applicants of the University of South Africa (Unisa) in South Africa, application and registration forms  you may download, software that students use at school, and services developers use to create and host what’s next. References to Microsoft products in this statement include Microsoft services, websites, apps, software, servers, and devices.

Please read the product-specific details in this privacy statement, which provide additional relevant information. This statement applies to the interactions OnlineUnisa has with you and the products and sevices listed below, as well as other onlineunisa products that display this statement.

What Information do We Collect?

  • Personal identification information
    We can collect personal identity information from Users in a number of ways, such as when they visit our site, subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form, and in conjunction with other events, programs, features, or tools we make available on our Site. Users can be asked for their name and email address, if needed. Users can, however, visit our Site without disclosing their identities. Users’ personal identity information can only be collected if they knowingly provide it to us. Users have the ability to fail to submit publicly identifying information, but doing so can prohibit them from participating in such Site-related activities.
  • Non-personal identification information
    When users connect with our Site, we can gather non-personal identity information about them. To analyze patterns, manage the web, monitor user’s behavior around the site, and gather demographic details, non-personal identity information can include IP addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit sites, and the number of clicks. IP addresses and other related data are not connected to any publicly identifiable information.
  • Web browser cookies
    To improve the user experience on our site, we can use “cookies.” Cookies are stored on a user’s hard drive by their web browser for record-keeping and also to track information about them. Users may configure their web browser to reject cookies or to notify them when cookies are submitted. More specifics about cookie handling in various web browsers can be found on the respective browsers’ websites.

How We Use Collected Information may collect and use users personal information for the following purposes:

To improve our website: We may use feedback you provide to improve our tutorials, design, products and services.
To personalize user experience: We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
To improve customer service: Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
To send periodic emails: We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If the user decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the user would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.

Third-Party Websites

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non-personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google Adsense
Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to and other sites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.