- Companies utilising the services of any SEO Professional or Company listed on our website do so at their own risk.
- The Association of SEO Professionals South Africa (SEOPSA) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation established by members of the SEO industry in South Africa.<
- The SEOPSA publishes a list of SEO Professionals (SEOPSA members) who have voluntarily agreed to adhere to the SEO Code of Ethics and Best Practice Guidelines in the interest of protecting the SEO trade in South Africa.
- While the SEOPSA strives to establish best practice guidelines for the SEO Industry in South Africa, it does not act as a legal entity, body or representative on behalf of either its members or companies utilising the services of its published members.
- The SEOPSA will not participate in any dispute resolutions in respect to any disagreements between a client and a registered SEO Professional or member of the SEOPSA.
- The SEOPSA encourages company’s to notify us of any suspected violation of the code of ethics by an SEOPSA member. All reported incidents will be investigated.
- Should the registered member be found in violation of any of the best practice guidelines, the Association will issue a warning to the member. Should the member continue to violate the code of ethics then the SEOPSA reserves the right to remove its endorsement of an SEO Professional (the member will be removed from the directory and will be instructed to refrain from using the SEO Professionals South Africa logo). We are unable to enforce any legal action upon the individual or company.
- The Association of SEOPSA reserves the right to publish any violations on its website in order to protect the trade in South Africa.
What is an Association
“A professional association (also called a professional body, professional organization, or professional society) is usually a nonprofit organization seeking to further a particular profession, the interests of individuals engaged in that profession, and the public interest.
A group of people in a learned occupation who are entrusted with maintaining control or oversight of the legitimate practice of the occupation;” also a body acting “to safeguard the public interest;” organizations which “represent the interest of the professional practitioners,” and so “act to maintain their own privileged and powerful position as a controlling body.” This, in turn, places the burden of enforcing a Profession ban upon these associations as well.
Many professional bodies are involved in the development and monitoring of professional educational programs, and the updating of skills, and thus perform professional certification to indicate that a person possesses qualifications in the subject area. Sometimes membership of a professional body is synonymous with certification, though not always. Membership of a professional body, as a legal requirement, can in some professions form the primary formal basis for gaining entry to and setting up practice within the profession; see licensure.”