Please read the following terms and conditions carefully.
Your use of the site situated at the domain name http://www.chimesvanwyk.co.za (“the site”) which is owned/administered by A Chimes Van Wyk Inc. (ACVW) is strictly in terms of these conditions. By accessing and using this site you agree to be bound by these conditions. If you do not wish to be bound, you mat not proceed to make use of the site in any manner whatsoever.
ACVW may amend these conditions from time to time without prior notice to you. Amendments will be posted on the site at this address and will be effective immediately. Your continued use of the site after the posting of amendments will constitute your agreement to be bound by the amending conditions.
2. Copyright and trademarks
ACVW or its licensors are the owners of all intellectual property rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark rights in ACVW and related service names and any other trademarks and all content appearing on the site. The copying or conversion of any of the site contents without the permission of the rights holder is prohibited. ACVW will only consider properly motivated written or e-mailed applications for consent to use its intellectual property rights and may give or withhold permission in its sole and absolute discretion and subject to such conditions as it chooses.
Whilst ACVW takes reasonable care to ensure that the information on the site is correct and up to date, users of the site should not assume that this will invariably be the case. ACVW does not give any warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, validity and safety of any information appearing on the site.
Articles or opinions on the site do not constitute legal advice and in every case users should consult their legal advisers to obtain legal advice.
ACVW shall not be liable for any loss or damage directly or indirectly caused by your use of, or inability to use, this site. In addition ACVW shall not be liable for any damage or loss caused by information changes, deletions, site suspension or discontinuation, or for any errors or reliance upon any information, contained in this site.
ACVW reserves the right to change or delete any of the site contents without prior notice and may suspend or discontinue the whole or any part of this site at its sole and absolute discretion.
ACVW does not guarantee that any data or files downloaded or accessed through the site are free of worms, viruses, Trojan horses or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. Accordingly, you download or access data, files, software and the site at your own risk.
4. No offer
Nothing contained in this website should be construed as an offer, which, if accepted, would lead to the creation of a legally binding agreement. This website is intended to provide information only.
5. Acceptable Use
You agree to act responsibly when using the site.
Your use of the site may not be for any purpose that may be illegal in South Africa or within the jurisdiction from which you are accessing the site.
You may not introduce viruses or code with destructive or contaminating properties or anything of a nature that may damage, place unreasonable burdens on, or interfere with, the operation of the site or the systems on which it runs, nor may you attempt to gain access to any restricted areas of the site without the permission of ACVW.
You may not collect any information about other users of the site without their consent.
6. Links to other websites
This site may contain links to third-party websites. Those sites are independently managed and maintained by such third-party companies or individuals. ACVW does not control those linked sites.
ACVW bears no responsibilities for any loss or damage caused by using any websites that are linked to our site and you use such websites at your own discretion and risk. Please note that other websites may contain sexually explicit, violent, racist or other types of material which are objectionable or which may be offensive to you, and user discretion is advised.
Additionally, these links do not suggest that ACVW holds any special affiliations or associations with the companies or individuals which own, manage, maintain, advertise on, or link to, these sites.
7. Attorney-client relationship and confidential information
The use of this website does not constitute the forming of an attorney client relationship with ACVW and nor does it provide you with attorney-client privilege in respect of any communications you may make with us. Use of this website does not constitute an invitation to the user to communicate confidential information to us. The user furthermore agrees that the law firm will have no duty to either retain the information, or keep confidential any information the user may choose to transmit to the law firm. Before communicating any information to any attorney over the Internet, or via any other format, you should first establish if that attorney to whom you intend communicating the information, represents an opposing party in your matter or is prevented from taking your case due to a conflict of interest, or any other reason.
8. What law governs this Agreement?
This website is owned, hosted and maintained within the Republic of South Africa and the user agrees that the law of the Republic of South Africa will govern this agreement and any consequences which may flow from it.
Users are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the applicable South African law as contained in the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002.