The Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa (OTASA) is the owner and operator of the OTASA website and asks that you please read the terms and conditions of use before using the website. OTASA reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the website at any time if required. By choosing to use the website you are agreeing to the terms and conditions, should you disagree we ask that you please do not use the website.

Privacy/Security Statement

OTASA is committed to protecting your privacy and to using technology that gives you a secure on-line experience. Most of our web site will not require your personal information. However, there may be occasions when we will need information to provide services that you request, and this statement of privacy explains data collection and use in those situations. This privacy policy governs the use of all information collected by OTASA including that collected on this web site. OTASA complies with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 for standards for collection, use and disclosure of information pertaining to any member, staff or individual served by the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa. The Membership Privacy Notice can be read here

Collection of Personal Information

OTASA will request personal information from individuals for the purposes of:

  • Assessing eligibility for membership
  • Providing services offered by the Association;
  • Obtaining statistical information for use by OTASA for planning and relevant research for the occupational therapy profession;
  • Investigating ethical complaints regarding the actions of a member.

On-Line Surveys

If you choose to participate in our on-line surveys, this response will be recorded for statistics only.


When you send us an e-mail, we use your e-mail address to thank you for your comment and/or reply to your question, and we will store your communication and our reply in case we correspond further. Beyond our initial reply, we will never use your e-mail address to send you any unsolicited message or information, nor will we share it with or sell it to anyone else for such use. Read the OTASA Data Retention and Data Protection policies.

E-mail Disclaimer

The information contained in this communication is confidential and maybe legally privileged. It is intended solely for the person or entity to whom it is addressed.

If you are not the intended recipient, you are not entitled to read, copy, use or disclose any information contained in this message to others. Disclosure and / or use may lead to civil liability. If you received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to this e-mail or by telephoning the sender and thereafter permanently deleting this message and any attachments to it.

OTASA does not guarantee that this message is secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. Recipients are requested to scan this message and all attachments to ensure that it is virus free.

Linking to Other Sites

Please remember that when you use a link to go from www.otasa.org.za to another web site, the OTASA Web Site Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including any site that has a link on www.otasa.org.za is subject to the rules and policies of that site.