Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Our web domain is We focus on delivering content about the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

Data Collection

When visitors leave comments on our website, we gather the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string for spam detection.

An anonymized string derived from your email address (also known as a hash) may be shared with the Gravatar service to check for usage. The Gravatar service privacy policy is accessible here: Once your comment is approved, your profile picture becomes publicly visible in the context of your comment.

Media Upload

If you upload images to our website, we advise against including embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on our website.


Should you comment on our site, you have the option to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. This is for your convenience, so you don’t need to re-enter your details when you leave another comment. These cookies last for one year.

If you visit our login page, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Upon logging in, we will set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you choose “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie contains no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Our site may include embedded content (such as videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect your data, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content, including tracking your interaction if you have an account and are logged into that website.

Data Sharing

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Data Retention

If you comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to automatically recognize and approve any follow-up comments instead of placing them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if applicable), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can view, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also view and edit this information.

Your Rights Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This excludes any data we are obliged to retain for administrative, legal, or security reasons.

Data Transmission

Visitor comments may be reviewed via an automated spam detection service.

Google Adsense

Third-party ad servers or ad networks utilize technology for the advertisements and links appearing on our site, which are sent directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. Other technologies, such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons, may also be used by third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content you see.

We do not have access to or control over these cookies used by third-party advertisers. We advise consulting the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more comprehensive information on their practices and instructions on how to opt-out. Our site’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control, the activities of other advertisers or websites.

To disable cookies, you can do so via your individual browser options. For more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, please refer to the browser’s respective websites.