Online Disclaimer

1. Content

The author reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected.

All offers are not-binding and without obligation. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the author without separate announcement.

2. Referrals and links

The author is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from his pages - unless he has full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors of his site from viewing those pages. If any damage occurs by the use of information presented there, only the author of the respective pages might be liable, not the one who has linked to these pages. Furthermore, the author is not liable for any postings or messages published by users of discussion boards, guestbooks or mailing lists provided on his page.

3. Copyright

The author intended not to use any copyrighted material for the publication or, if not possible, to indicate the copyright of the respective object.

The copyright for any material created by the author is reserved. Any duplication or use of objects such as diagrams, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author's agreement.

Trademarks are protected under the common law. The delict of unlawful competition is derived from the common law and deals with many matters in trademark law. The general remedy under unlawful competition is to compensate a party for damage caused by another’s intentionally wrongful act. This includes the act of passing off, where a trader misrepresents its business or product as that of or associated with that of another, resulting in a reasonable likelihood of confusion among the public. The proprietary right protected in a passing-off action is the reputation of a mark, get-up or trade dress, which forms part of the goodwill of the business or product.

Section 35 of the Trademarks Act affords protection to well-known marks under the Paris Convention. It allows for infringement actions against the use of well-known and unregistered trademarks. Provision is also made for opposition in similar circumstances under Section 10(6). Well-known marks are afforded protection regardless of whether the party claiming entitlement to the well-known mark carries on business or has any goodwill in South Africa.

4. Data security

If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, name, addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. The use and payment of all offered services are permitted - if and so far technically possible and reasonable - without specification of any personal data or under specification of anonymized data or an alias.

5. Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remains uninfluenced by this fact.