AngloGold Ashanti is committed to protecting your privacy and complying with applicable data protection and privacy laws. You can visit most pages, and access most information, on our site without giving us any information about yourself. However, if you choose to register with our site in order to (1) customize the site to suit your needs, or (2) subscribe to receive notifications of additions to the site, or if you submit information in a bursary application, then this Privacy Policy will apply in respect of the use and retention of any personal information that you have provided to AngloGold Ashanti.

This Privacy Policy applies when you provide any information that is personal information to AngloGold Ashanti. This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you of AngloGold Ashanti’s privacy practices and to explain how we collect, store, use, transfer and disclose your personal information. We also describe the kinds of information that AngloGold Ashanti collects from you.

The AngloGold Ashanti site may include links to other companies’ websites and other third party services that have privacy policies of their own, for example, the facilitator of the Careers Portal. We recommend that you read and familiarise yourself with these policies – AngloGold Ashanti will not be held responsible for any negative consequences, legal or otherwise, that may result from your use of any third party websites or services.

By accessing and using the AngloGold Ashanti site and/or by submitting personal information to AngloGold Ashanti through any other means, you agree to the processing of your personal data in the manner provided for in this Privacy Policy.

Personal Information We Collect

Personal information or personal data is information that can be used to identify you. Personal information includes, for example, your name, contact information, email address, identity number, and information about your online behaviour. Information that does not identify a particular individual, such as statistical information, is not personal information and is not covered by this Privacy Policy.

Site registration information

If you choose to register with our site, we will ask you to provide certain personal information, including your first and last names, your email address, language, country or location, telephone number and other contact information. This personal information collected by AngloGold Ashanti, which may also include other personal information when such other information is required, allows us to contact you, to provide a service to you, and to provide you with the information that you have requested. You will always be given an opportunity to opt-out of receiving any communications as a result of your registration with our site.

Bursary application information

If you apply for a bursary by downloading a bursary application form from our site, we will ask you to provide certain personal information, including your first and last names, your email address, country or location, telephone number and other contact information, and information relating to your education history. This personal information which is collected by AngloGold Ashanti allows us to assess your bursary application, and to contact you to notify you of the outcome of our decision on your bursary application.

Online information

Our site may also collect certain information about your computer hardware and software for the purposes of processing information and in order to provide a better service, through the use of a “cookie”. A “cookie” is a small piece of information which a website stores on your computer and can later retrieve. It tells us that you are accessing our site, and collects information such as, among other things: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of our site and to provide statistics regarding the use of our site. We may also collect personally identifiable information about which pages or areas of our site you visit. Overall, we use cookies to improve the functionality of our site. By using this site, you agree that AngloGold Ashanti may use cookies when you access our site, as described above.

Other than the data that you choose to share with us, a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you may decline cookies by modifying your browser settings. However, if you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from our site, you may not be able to view all content available on our site or benefit from all aspects of our site’s functionality.

Use of your Personal Information

Only personal information or data that is necessary for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy will be collected and used by AngloGold Ashanti. We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to provide the information or services that you request;
  • to provide you with updates regarding our site, if you have requested this;
  • to help us provide you with information most relevant to you; and/or
  • to help us assess your application for a bursary.
Disclosure of information to third parties

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering information, answering questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing registration information. We will only provide those companies with the information that they need to deliver the service, which may include your personal information. These companies are contractually required to protect your information and they will be prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. Information will also only be shared by AngloGold Ashanti to provide or improve our services; it will not be shared with third parties for marketing purposes, or any other purposes, without your consent.

Cross-border transfers of personal information

Personal information that is collected by AngloGold Ashanti may be stored and processed outside your country of residence, including in South Africa or in any other country in which AngloGold Ashanti or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. These other countries may be subject to different laws or requirements regarding the protection of personal information from those that apply in South Africa. In such cases, AngloGold Ashanti will always take steps to ensure that your personal information is adequately protected. These steps may include concluding appropriate agreements or requiring that appropriate technical, operational or security measures are put in place. By using this site, you consent to any such collection and transfer of information outside of your country.

Collecting the data of minors

AngloGold Ashanti does not knowingly collect any information from persons under the age of 18 who do not have the consent of their parents or guardians. Our databases may nevertheless contain personal data of children under 18 because it is not always possible for us to determine precisely the age of the user. To the extent that we receive an application for a bursary from a person under the age of 18, we also require that such person obtains the signature of their parents or guardians on such application form.

Control of your Personal Information

When you register with our site, or otherwise give us personal information, AngloGold Ashanti will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. Your personal information will also only be used for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Registering with our site also allows you to tell us how or whether you want AngloGold Ashanti to communicate with you. After registering, you can log in to the “YOUR ACCOUNT” area of our site and modify your selections at any time.

Access to your Personal Information

We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal data we collect and store is accurate, complete and up-to-date. We also endeavour as best we can to delete any out-of-date, incorrect or unnecessary personal data. We will thus provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Once you register with our site, you can review and edit your personal information by logging back in to the “YOUR ACCOUNT” area of our site. In the event that AngloGold Ashanti collects information that is not accessible via the “YOUR ACCOUNT” area of our site, you can access your personal information by contacting AngloGold Ashanti as described in this Privacy Policy.

Please remember that it is your responsibility to provide us with correct details as well as to update the personal data you previously provided to us in the event of any changes.

Security of your Personal Information

AngloGold Ashanti is committed to protecting the security of your personal information and will take all reasonable steps to secure the context of this site. We use a variety of security technologies and physical, electronic and managerial procedures to help protect the personal information that we have collected, or that you have provided, from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. This will minimise the risk of loss, misuse, alteration, disclosure and unauthorised access of your information that is under our control. However, AngloGold Ashanti does not make any warranties or representations that such loss, misuse, alteration, disclosure or unauthorised access of your personal information will not occur.

Retention of your Personal Information

We will keep your personal information only for as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose for which the information was collected. For example, if you deregister from the site, we will delete the information that we collected from you in order to administer your account.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

AngloGold Ashanti may change or update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy. If you have registered with our site, we will notify you via email and require that you agree to the revised Privacy Policy the next time you visit our site. We also recommend that you revisit this Privacy Policy from time to time when you access and use the AngloGold Ashanti site, to learn of any such changes to the Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

AngloGold Ashanti welcomes your questions regarding the personal information we may collect and/or comments regarding this Privacy Policy. Our contact details are as follows.