Terms and Conditions and Disclaimers of our website and e-mails

Acceptance of Terms

A Chimes and Van Wyk Inc permits the use of this Website subject to these terms and conditions ("the Terms and Conditions"). By using this Website in any way, you shall be deemed to have accepted all the Terms and Conditions unconditionally. You must not use this Website if you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions. Your use of any product and/or service offered by us will also be subject to applicable provisions of the Terms and Conditions.

Use of the Website

The contents of this Website, including any content, information, software, icons, text, links, graphics, lay-outs, images, sound clips, trade names, logos, trademarks and service marks are protected by law, including but not limited to copyright and trade mark law, and are owned by or licensed to A Chimes and Van Wyk Inc. No license to or right in any of such contents is granted to or conferred upon you. Any unauthorized use, distribution or reproduction of the said contents is prohibited.

By entering this Website, you agree that you will not use any device, software or other instrumentality to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website and that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.

In addition, you agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy the pages of the Website or the content contained herein, without the prior written consent from an authorized A Chimes and Van Wyk Inc representative (such consent is deemed given for standard search engine technology employed by Internet search websites to direct Internet users to this Website). You may not use the Website to distribute material which is defamatory, offensive, and unlawful or contains hate speech.

Disclaimer and confidentiality note

While A Chimes and Van Wyk Inc takes reasonable measures to ensure that the contents of this Website are accurate and complete, A Chimes and Van Wyk Inc makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, as to the quality, timeliness, operation, integrity, availability or functionality of this Website or as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information on this Website. A Chimes and Van Wyk Inc reserves the right to make changes, corrections and/or improvements to the information and to the products and programs described in such information, at any time without notice.

A Chimes and Van Wyk Inc will use reasonable endeavours to maintain the availability of the Website, except during scheduled maintenance periods, and reserves the right to discontinue providing the Website or the service or any part thereof with or without notice to you. Any person who accesses this Website or relies on this Website or on the information contained in this Website does so at his or her own risk.

In addition to the disclaimers contained elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions, A Chimes and Van Wyk Inc also makes no warranty or representation, whether express or implied, that the information or files available on this Website are free of viruses, spyware, malware, trojans, destructive materials or any other data or code which is able to corrupt, destroy, compromise or jeopardise the operation, stability, security functionality or content of your computer system, computer network, hardware or software in any way. A Chimes and Van Wyk Inc does not accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions on this Website.

Please note everything in our e-mails and any attachments relating to the official business of A Chimes & van Wyk inc Attorneys is confidential, legally privileged and protected by law. Note that the recipient addressed in this e-mail is the sole authorized recipient. Please notify the sender immediately if it reached you in error on 044-874-1621 or by return e-mail. No warranty is given that this e-mail is free from viruses, interception or interference. Any disclosure, copying distribution or action on the contents of the e-mail is strictly prohibited. As e-mail is an informal method of communication and subject to corruption or mistakes, our company accepts no liability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.

Please take note: Our office will never change or amend our trust account banking details via email or other electronic forum. Please contact our office for formal verification should you receive any correspondence of such nature. You should not act on any email purportedly from us changing our bank details, but kindly inform us immediately.

Email disclaimer

This disclaimer pertains to any electronic mail (‘e-mail’) you receive from a director, employee or representative of A Chimes van Wyk Inc including any attachments thereto. Every e-mail (and attachment, if applicable) is subject to the following:

  1. Your acknowledgement that the e-mail may contain information that is confidential, private, subject to legal privilege or otherwise protected by law. If you are not the stated addressee (or such person’s authorised representative) you must:
    • notify the sender of this fact immediately by return e-mail or telephone and delete the e-mail from your system;
    • refrain from printing, copying, forwarding or otherwise disseminating any information contained in the e-mail or any part thereof; and
    • refrain from reading, storing, selling or otherwise using any information contained in the e-mail or any part thereof for any purpose whatsoever.
  2. Failure to adhere to the above, may amount to the unlawful interception of a communication, the infringement of copyright and/or the infringement of the right to privacy, thus exposing you to criminal and/or civil liability.
  3. Neither A Chimes van Wyk Inc, the sender of the e-mail, or any other representative of A Chimes van Wyk Inc will be liable for any loss, damage or expense of whatever nature (including that caused by the corruption or loss of data, damage to software programmes and interruption of business operations) resulting directly or indirectly from the transmission of the e-mail (including any malicious software code or viruses transmitted together with the e-mail, or any corruption to or loss of data contained in the e-mail).
  4. Note further that the views and opinions expressed in the e-mail do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of A Chimes van Wyk Inc.
  5. Should an e-mail from A Chimes van Wyk Inc be sent for purposes unrelated to A Chimes van Wyk Inc’s official business, that e-mail is contrary to our electronic communications policy and falls outside the scope of employment of the individual concerned. As a result,  A Chimes van Wyk Inc shall not be liable for any loss, damage or expense of whatever nature resulting therefrom.
  6. A Chimes van Wyk Inc reserves the right to read, monitor, access, block, delete, copy or otherwise intercept any e-mail transmitted to or from the A Chimes van Wyk Inc mail servers.
  7. Where the time or date on which the e-mail was transmitted is in issue, unless the content thereof expressly provides otherwise, A Chimes van Wyk Inc will be deemed to have –
    • sent the e-mail once reflected in our log files as “sent” on our mail servers; and
    • received, but not deemed to have read, an e-mail once reflected in our log files as “received” on our mail servers

This disclaimer will be deemed to supersede any terms contained in any e-mail received by A Chimes van Wyk Inc insofar as these may conflict with this disclaimer.