31 May 2022
- Our details
- The Act
- Applicable legislation
- Access to records and availability
- How to request access to records
- Prescribed fees
- Availability of our Manual
- Updates to our Manual
We are Bi-me (Pty) Ltd, a Financial services Provider operating within the financial services industry in South Africa and registered with the Financial Sector Conduct Authority.
Our client-base consists of Small and Medium sized Business purchasing their business insurance policies through the Bi-me Online Platform.
We shall use our reasonable best efforts to provide services in a commercially reasonable manner and with the care, diligence, and skill that a prudent compliance practice would possess and exercise.
The purpose of this Manual is to tell you what type of information we have, and where applicable help you to access our information and any other information that we have.
2. OUR DETAILS
Our details are as follows:
|Registered Company Name:||Bi Me (Pty) Ltd|
|Date of Incorporation:||07 January 2021|
|Business Address:||15 Christopherson Road, Dunkeld 2196|
|Postal Address:||15 Christopherson Road, Dunkeld 2196|
|Telephone:||010 446 7750|
|Directors:||F Potgieter (Managing Director) R Hopley Y Hockman A Kantor|
We have appointed one information officer for our company.
|Information Officer||Mr Francois Potgieter|
|Business and Postal Address||Same as above|
|Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 011 446 7750|
3. THE ACT
3.1 Some key objectives of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) are to promote transparency, accountability and effective governance of all public and private bodies.
3.2 The Information Regulator is responsible for the regulatory mandate functions relating to PAIA.
3.3 PAIA grants a requester access to records of our company, if the record is required for the exercise or protection of any rights. If a public body lodges a request, the public body must be acting in the public interest.
3.4 Requests in terms of PAIA shall be made in accordance with the prescribed procedures, at the rates provided. The forms and charges are dealt with in paragraphs 6 and 7.
3.5 Requesters are referred to the ‘Guide’ compiled by the Information Regulator, which is available in
a range of official languages and contains information for the purposes of exercising constitutional
Please contact the Information Regulator or visit their website for more information on how you can get access to information under PAIA, and to access the Guide.
The contact details of the Information Regulator are:
Postal address: P.O Box 3153, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017
Physical address: JD House, 27 Stiemens Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001
Phone number: 010 023 5200
E-Mail address: email@example.com (general enquiries)
complaints.IR@justice.gov.za (to lodge a complaint)
The Guide can also be made available upon request, in writing, to our information officer.
4. APPLICABLE LEGISLATION
The records we hold for the purposes of PAIA are in terms of various laws; the main laws are as follows, although not limited to:
No 75 of 1997 Basic Conditions of Employment Act
No 53 of 2003 B-BBEE Act
No 55 of 1998 Employment Equity Act
No 130 of 1993 Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease Act
No 66 of 1995 Labour Relations Act
No 85 of 1993 Occupational Health and Safety Act
No 30 of 1996 Unemployment Insurance Act
No 68 of 2008 Consumer Protection Act
No 61 of 1973 Companies Act
No 25 of 2002 Electronic Communications and Transactions Act
No 37 of 2002 Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act
No 121 of 1998 Prevention of Organised Crime Act
No 38 of 2001 Financial Intelligence Centre Act
No 12 of 2004 Prevention & Combating of Corrupt Activities
No 33 of 2004 Prevention of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorist & Related Activities
No 2 of 2000 Promotion of Access of Information Act
No 4 of 2013 Protection of Personal Information Act
No 89 of 1991 Value Added Tax Act
No 19 of 2020 Cybercrimes Act
5. ACCESS TO RECORDS AND AVAILABILITY
We hold the following subjects and categories of records.
Please be advised that, as specified below, not all records are automatically available. The method of requesting information is detailed further on in this Manual.
|Public Affairs||Information on our services Marketing material Public corporate records Media releases||Freely available on our website at www.bi-me.co.za|
|Company and Business:||Financial statements Financial and tax records (Company & Employees) Banking details and records Asset register Share register Management accounts Finance agreements Rental agreements Insurance arrangements Minutes of board of directors’ meetings Records relating to the appointment of directors, auditor, secretary, etc. Operational records and internal correspondence Standard operating procedures and company policies||Not automatically available. We are a Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd) – and we are not required to disclose this information or make it freely available|
|Documents of incorporation Directors’ names||Available from CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission)|
|Personnel||Records relating to current and previous staff Contractual agreements with service providers and consultants||Not automatically available|
|Client information||Details about our clients, their contact information, their personnel, and our services and communications to them||Not automatically available|
Description of the categories of data subjects (the individual to which the information relates) and of the information or categories of information relating thereto, in terms of the information we process:
|Categories of Data Subjects||Personal Information that may be processed includes|
|Service providers and consultants||Names, registration number, vat numbers, address, trade secrets and bank details.|
|Employees||Name, address, phone and personal e-mail contact, qualifications, salary, bank details, gender, race, religion, next of kin, medical details, and disciplinary matters.|
|Directors and shareholders||Same as ‘Employees’|
|Our clients||Business information of the company, including name, address, registration numbers or identity numbers, bank details. Business plans, budgets, intellectual property, trade secrets, third party service provider details. Details of customer / policyholder complaints.|
Our purposes for processing personal information, who we share information with, any transborder flows of such information, as well as our information security measures are detailed within our Privacy statement, which is available on our website.
6. HOW TO REQUEST ACCESS TO RECORDS
To facilitate the processing of your request, kindly:
6.1 Use the prescribed form, available on the website of the Information Regulator at
https://www.inforegulator.org.za/ under the section ‘Documents / Forms’.
6.2 Address your request to our Information Officer.
6.3 Provide sufficient details to enable us to identify:
(a) The record(s) being requested;
(b) The requester (and if an agent is lodging the request, proof of capacity);
(c) The form of access required;
(d) i) The postal address, email address or fax number of the requester in the
ii) If the requester wishes to be informed of the decision in any manner (in
addition to written), the manner and particulars thereof;
(e) The right which the requester is seeking to exercise or protect with an explanation of
the reason the record is required to exercise or protect the right.
All requests will be carefully considered in terms of PAIA. Our Information Officer will notify you in writing as to whether your request for access has been approved or denied. You will receive such notification within 30 days after we have received the fully completed request form.
Please note that in certain cases, we may refuse you access to the requested record/s in order to protect others. This can include the following instances where we have a duty to:
- Protect the privacy of a third party
- Protect confidential information in terms of an agreement
- Protect the privacy and safety of a person or a juristic person
- Protect information in legal proceedings
You will however be notified of the reasons in writing should we refuse to provide the requested record/s to you.
If your request for access is denied or we do not handle your request in an acceptable manner, and after allowing us the opportunity to respond to and attempt to resolve the issue, you are still dissatisfied, you may lodge a complaint with the Information Regulator by completing a Complaint Form and submitting it to PAIAComplaints@inforegulator.org.za, or you can complete the online complaint form available at https://www.justice.gov.za/inforeg/
The Complaint Form is available on the website of the Information Regulator at
https://www.inforegulator.org.za/ under the section ‘Documents / Forms’.
For your ease of access, our website contains a link to the Information Regulator’s website.
7. PRESCRIBED FEES
You will be required to pay a fee to us, as stipulated by law, before your request is considered or the records that you have requested are made available to you. Records may be withheld until the applicable fee/s have been paid.
You may have to pay a further access fee for any time that has exceeded the prescribed hours to search and prepare the requested record/s.
The prescribed fees are set out in Annexure B of the Regulations relating to the Promotion of Access to Information, 2021, as issued by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.
A copy of the Regulations can be made available upon request to our Information Officer.
8. AVAILABILITY OF OUR MANUAL
Our Manual, in English, is available on our website.
9. UPDATES TO OUR MANUAL
We may update this Manual at any time and without notice to you whenever we make material changes to the current information, by publishing an updated version on our website, and from the stated revision date our amended Manual will then be applicable.