Privacy Policy

The University of Cape Town’s Knowledge Translation Unit operates the CoronaWise website:

This information below provides details for visitors to the CoronaWise Website (the “Website”) regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information.

Personal Information Collection and Use

If you choose to use our Website, then you agree to the collection and use of information as follows. The Personal Information that we collect is only to provide and improve the Website.

The only Personal Information we are collecting is your Log Data which provides us with your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address browser version, pages of our CoronaWise website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics. This Privacy Policy excludes any Personal Information you may share with us should you be in touch on email.


The CoronaWise website uses cookies which are files with small amount of data that is commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive. Our website uses these “cookies” to collect information and to improve our Website. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Website. For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies”.

Third-party Service Providers

We will not use or share your Personal Information with anyone except with third-party Service Providers (including companies and individuals) we employ to:

  • To build our Website;
  • To host the Website on our behalf;
  • To perform improvements and additions to the Website; and
  • To assist us in analyzing where and how our Website is used.

We want to inform our Website users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information (IP addresses only). The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.


We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information (IP addresses only), thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

Our Website may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Website is not intended to be used directly by anyone under the age of 13 although it does contain advice pertaining to the care of children. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.