Welcome to Post-Discharge Stroke Support (PDSS)
Receiving support early makes a big difference to survivor recovery. This is the philosophy behind Post Discharge Stroke Support (PDSS). Once you have registered, you will be able to log in to the PDSS portal and submit questions via ‘Ask Okey’ and participate in the Discussions forum.
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You need the password to log in to PDSS portal (https://pdss.strokesurvivors.org.za to submit questions to Ask Okey. You can also use this password to log in to use the Strokefocus main site: https://www.strokefocus.net .
The Stroke Survivors Foundation (Registration no. 2010/002369/08) ("SSF") website does NOT provide medical advice. The download documents, brochures, leaflets, cards and forms on this website are intended for informational purposes ONLY and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the SSF website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 10117 or 112 in South Africa. Dial 911 internationally and also in South Africa.
This privacy policy applies in relation to all content on the website located at www.strokesurvivors.org.za (the “website”). The website is owned and operated by SSF. This privacy policy is binding on everyone who chooses to complete the registration form by accessing the website, without qualification or exception. By using this website and/or completing the registration form, the person accessing it (the “User”) agrees to be bound by this policy and acknowledges that the User has read and understood it. If the User does not agree to any of the terms of this policy, the User should not complete the registration form on the website.
By completing the registration form, the User hereby consents to data collection and collation by SSF. Any publication of this data by SSF will be on an anonymous basis. SSF's data collection methods include information actively provided by Users and information arising from customer surveys and general feedback. The types of personal information collected by SFF from the User include first name, surname, contact information and identity number. Upon registration, the User has an option to elect whether it consents to its personal information being shared with third parties by SSF. SSF will only ever share contact information with third parties and third parties will then reach out to the User to get their consent to participate in the third party's project.
SSF will not generally share any other individualised data, such as a User's stroke incident, with third parties without additional consent. Should SSF wish to share a User's individualised data that relates to something other than personal information with a third party, such User will be contacted by SSF to provide consent. If the User does not consent to this then the information will not be shared
The User’s information is used to aid SSF with its provision of various products and services, which include research, health outcomes measurements, as well as for in company business use. SFF may publish or provide to third parties aggregated or anonymous information based on the data that it collects from its Users.
SSF does not share the User’s personal information with any third parties except as disclosed in this policy under the "information collected" section. SSF may provide personal information to its contractors, employees, officers, insurers, agents, suppliers and professional advisers and researchers (which shall be bound by privacy obligations) to assist the SSF in the uses disclosed herein.
SSF will never disclose or use the User’s information outside of the consent provided by the User. All SSF staff are bound by the strictest confidentiality and data security measures.
Personal information is stored in a combination of paper and electronic files. SSF will store all the personal information provided by the User on secure servers and will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of the User’s personal information.
The User is responsible for keeping the password used for accessing the website, confidential; the Foundation will not ask the User for his/her password.
The User may review his/her personal information contained in SFF’s files by contacting SFF. If a User believes that any of their personal information is inaccurate, SFF will make any appropriate corrections.
SFF uses cookies for the convenience of users. Cookies automatically authenticate a user. The User can access the website with the cookie feature turned off; however, in doing so the User may find himself/herself being asked for username and password information on multiple occasions while visiting the website. SFF also uses cookies to track the User’s visits and uses that information to improve the User’s experience.
The website may contain links to information at other websites. When a User clicks on one of these links the User moves to another website. The User must be aware that SSF is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. The User is encouraged to read the privacy statements of these linked websites as their privacy policies may differ from those of SSF.
SFF may amend this privacy policy from time to time. If such amendments materially affect how SFF uses or discloses the User’s personal information already collected by SFF, SFF shall obtain consent from the User.
By requesting or indicating that the User would like to receive marketing material from SFF, the User agrees to SFF sending to the User marketing material and any other information or material which SFF believes may be of interest to the User.
The User accepts that by completing the registration form and using the website, the User consents to any processing or storage of the User’s personal information and warrants that any and all data provided by the User is up-to-date and accurate.