We set out here the Terms and Conditions under which you may use the website at www.compliserve.co.za (“Site”).
Certain areas of the Site are only available to you if you register. However, these Terms and Conditions will apply whether or not you are a registered user.
Please read this page carefully. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions then you may not use the Site. In using the Site you are accepting these Terms and Conditions. We may revise these terms at any time by updating this posting.
The terms ‘you/your’ used here refers to all persons accessing the Site for any reason, and ‘we/us’ refers to Compli-Serve SA Pty Ltd. And it’s subsidiaries.
The following terms and conditions apply to Site users, whether they be visitors or registered users.
Your Use of the Site
On acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, visitors may browse the areas of the Site that do not require registration,
Subject to registration, you may:
register for the online knowledge centre;
register for jobs as a candidate;
use the other compliance news, information and research facilities available as a visitor.
You will ensure that any information or material you post or submit for publication on the site:
is accurate, and complete in all material respects, up-to date and not misleading;
is not defamatory, threatening, abusive or obscene, does not infringe any third party intellectual property rights and does not contain any other unlawful content; and
You will ensure that your use of the site is lawful and does not cause any damage or interference to the Site or its facilities. In particular, you will not:
upload or post any viruses, files or code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Site or any computer software or equipment; or
upload or post any spam onto the website.
On registration, you must provide us with accurate and complete registration information and it is your responsibility to inform us of any changes to that information.
We encourage you to use discretion while browsing the internet. Our Site contains links to external sites. Although we check such links from time to time, we have no control over these sites nor do we have any responsibility for them. We cannot therefore be responsible for any content that some people may find offensive or inappropriate or which is inaccurate, misleading or in any other way unlawful. For the same reason, we cannot be responsible for information, materials, products or services on or available from external sites or any third parties you access through the Site, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused, or alleged to be caused, by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any information, materials, content, advertising, products or services available from such external sites or third parties. Regardless of whether links are provided by us free of charge for the information of users or for a fee from an advertiser we do not endorse any third party or their product or service – we are merely saying they might be worth you investigating further.
Any dealings between you and any third party accessed on or via the Site, including payment for and delivery of information, materials, products, services and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations, associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the relevant third party. You agree not to hold us liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of such dealings.
We are confident in the resilience of the Site, check its content and data for integrity on a regular basis and are confident in its performance but we cannot give any warranty or other assurance regarding the information and materials available or the content, operation or the functionality of the Site or that the Site will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, secure or error or virus free. We do not make any warranty or representation, whether express or implied, in relation to the Site or as to results or the accuracy of any information or material obtained by you through the Site. All implied warranties or conditions of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, completeness or accuracy are hereby excluded, to the maximum extent permissible.
Access to the Site may be interrupted, restricted or delayed. If for any reason the Site or our service to you is interrupted we will aim to restore our service as quickly as possible (to the extent that it is within our reasonable control to do so), although we shall be under no obligation to do so and shall not be liable in the event that we have not done so. Distribution cannot be guaranteed on the internet, just as distribution cannot be guaranteed by post.
The name and logo of Compli-Serve SA Pty Ltd and it’s subsidiaries are our trade marks. You are not permitted to use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce these trade marks for any reason.
All copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content supplied as part of the Site shall remain at all times vested in us or our licensors. We grant you a non-exclusive licence to access and use the content on the Site for your personal use only and you may not (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material or content. If you become aware of any such distribution or commercial exploitation, you agree to notify us immediately. The html in the site is part of the copyright.
You acknowledge that by posting materials on the Site you grant to us and our licensors and assigns an irrevocable, perpetual royalty free world-wide licence to use the materials other than your trademark within the Site and in any other manner. The licence extends to copying, distributing, broadcasting, and otherwise transmitting, and adapting and editing such materials. We may use such materials in our discretion and may remove them from the Site at any time without notice to you.
You are not allowed to deep link to our pages unless we have asked you to link to us in which case it is at your discretion. Otherwise the only permissible link is to our home page at www.compliserve.co.za/index.htm.
Through your use of the Site you may have access to sensitive or confidential information or materials belonging to other parties. You agree not to disclose any such information or materials to any other person and not to use such information or materials other than for the purposes for which you were given access to it on the Site.
Age, responsibility & location
You represent that if you are an individual you are 18 years of age or older, and in any case a resident of the republic Of South Africa unless you have notified us otherwise and we have given you specific and express permission to use the Site. You are responsible for anything you say or post. You understand that you are responsible for uses of the Site by you and those using your login information. You must notify us immediately if you suspect or become aware of any non-authorised person using your login information.
If you are browsing from outside the Republic of South Africa , exit now, because we will not contract outside the aforementioned Republic and by proceeding into this site you might incite, procure, attempt, cause or assist a breach of the rule of law in your own jurisdiction or in the Republic of South Africa.
Changes to the Terms and the Site
We reserve the right to alter or remove the Site or any part of it and any information, material and facilities incorporating the Site, without any notice to you.
We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to or use of all or some areas of the Site without any notice to you at any time.
No compensation will be payable to you as a result of any removal, alteration or termination.
We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Such revised Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Site. By continued use of the Site after such Terms and Conditions have been posted, you agree to abide by such changes. You are advised to check these Terms and Conditions upon each visit or session by refreshing the page. You can sometimes do this by clicking the refresh or reload button in your browser, but if your ISP uses proxy caching you will have to override it by adding a ? to the address and pressing Return.
We reserve the right not to publish information or materials which you submit for the website.
You will have no right to compensation as a result of any removal, alteration, non-publication or termination. We may, in our sole discretion, refund to you any part of payments already received by you in respect of any removed or non-published information or material.
Registration is effected by clicking “I accept these terms and conditions” on the home page and using the form that pops up.
Limitations of liability
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our servants, agents or employees.
You acknowledge that the information and material available on or through the Site is for your general information and use and is not intended to address your particular requirements. In particular, any information or material provided by authors of the Site or any of its contents is their opinion only. It is provided for your general information only and is not necessarily endorsed by us and is not advice. You have not paid us to double check the information and we do not know your circumstances, so you should not act upon anything you read on the Site. You should seek independent advice before making any decision based on anything you have seen on the Site.
You acknowledge that we have no control over some of the information and material which can be accessed by or through the Site and that we do not know the nature of the information and material you or other users are sending, uploading or posting on the Site. We therefore exclude all liability of any kind (including for libel, breach of confidence, intellectual property right infringement, invasion of privacy, defamation and negligence) for the transmission or reception of such information or material of whatever nature by, about or to you.
You acknowledge that your use of the Site and any information or material you download or obtain through the Site is at your own risk and we will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of content, information or material uploaded or transmitted through the Site. You confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to, suspension of or discontinuance of the Site.
You further acknowledge that it is your decision to use the Site and, where applicable to (or not to) post, submit, remove or alter information or material on, to or from the Site. You agree that you do this at your own risk and that we shall have no liability for any loss or damages incurred by you or any other party as a result of you doing or failing to do the same.
To the full extent permissible by law, you agree that we will not be liable for any consequential, incidental or indirect loss or damages in contract, tort or otherwise, for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from or in any way connected with your use of the Site, including, without limitation, damage for any loss in business projects, loss of profits, loss of privacy or other consequential losses arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or the inability to use the Site or any information or material appearing on it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the Site or any such information or material. This includes, but is not limited to, the exclusion of any implied warranty that the information and material it contains is lawful, accurate, complete or up-to-date or is suitable for any particular purpose.
You acknowledge that any agreements entered into by you and any third party as a result of or in connection with your or their use of the Site are made at your and their sole risk and responsibility. We do not vet other users of the Site and cannot vouch for their character, solvency or suitability for your purposes and accept no liability to you or them in connection with any aspect of your arrangements, dealings or agreements with them.
You agree that your only recovery for any damages that you incur, and your exclusive remedy, shall be limited to a refund of any subscription fee you have paid for the Site and related services.
We aim to provide a consistent and high level or service to all our customers but please note any assistance provided to you by us after an enquiry by you to our staff must be solely at your risk.
We shall not be liable for any delay in or non-performance of our obligations under this agreement to the extent that the delay or non-performance is due to any cause beyond our reasonable control including but not limited to the acts, defaults or omissions of suppliers or subcontractors, failure of any telecommunications or power network, war, undeclared hostilities and terrorism, industrial action and acts of God.
Each provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be construed as separately applying and surviving even if for any reason one or other of those provisions is held to be inapplicable or unenforceable in any circumstances.
No waiver by us shall be construed as a waiver of any preceding or succeeding breach of any provision.
These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to their subject matter and exclude any representations and warranties previously given or made other than any negligent or fraudulent misrepresentation and may be amended only by us on notice to you by posting on the Site.
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership or any other form of joint enterprise between you and us.
These Terms and Conditions are exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa whose courts will have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute, save that we have the right at our sole discretion to commence and pursue proceedings in alternative jurisdictions.
No party to this contract may become bankrupt or enter into receivership or liquidation.
This site is published by Compli-Serve SA Pty Ltd. registered in the Republic of South Africa , Registration number 2003/010619/07, Registered Office:2nd floor East Block Tannery Park Rondebosch Cape Town: tel 021 6893579 , fax 021 689 2296, firstname.lastname@example.org
You represent to us that you have authority to accept this contract.
Shall be made under the terms and conditions of the relevant Service contract
Page Sponsorship gives you the run of a page in the site. Pick pages relevant to your offering. This enables you to dominate the content relevant to your product or service. We will agree with you a design which balances your profile with the underlying subject content. Site advertising is priced per projected pixel per page view/ad request.
Banner Ads can go virtually anywhere on the site. These enable you to gain visibility with compliance professionals. The specification is IAB full 468×60, half 234×60, vertical 120×240, wide skyscraper 160×600 or skyscraper 120×600, normally up to 6K.
Button Ads can go virtually anywhere on the site. These provide a discreet presence where required, to maintain awareness among compliance professionals. The specification is IAB type I 120×90, type II 120×60, square 125×125 or micro 88×31, normally up to 2.5K.
Hyperlinks are allowed virtually anywhere on the site in various fonts, point sizes and colours. This is a low cost way of appearing on a page related to your product or service or of appearing in a directory of providers on the site.
Email Bulletins allow you to piggyback on our monthly, weekly or daily mailing list with news of your conference, vacancy, software, books, products and services. The fee is per addressee and the distribution list can be targeted.
We do not guarantee any level of response to advertisements.
We reserve the right to change the format of the Site or to discontinue the Site. If this happens you will be entitled at your discretion to a pro rata refund for the period or space you have lost.
By giving us the advertisement you authorise us to publish it.
There are no refunds for cancellations, as we will have already incurred the administrative costs of providing the service. We may at our discretion issue a credit note.
Advertisers warrant that their adverts are legal, decent, honest and truthful.
Site advertising other than for events and vacancies is priced per projected pixel per page view/ad request.
Images should be maximum 72pdi JPEGs (if more than 256 colours), otherwise GIFs. Text should be spellchecked and in Microsoft Publisher Word, Wordpad or Notepad format. Graphical layout of copy cannot be guaranteed to be retained when converted to html format for web publication. You can ask for an advance copy of the html page to preview what will appear on the website.
We do not undertake to correct or format CVs but we reserve the right to do so.
We are a compliance services company, not an agency, and so will not attempt to find candidates a job, rather will attempt to find candidates for our client’s vacancies. If a candidate matches an employer’s profile they will hear from us but we have no duty to proactively create jobs for candidates.
Complaints against us will be dealt with in accordance with our complaints procedure.
Complaints will be acknowledged within 7 days and our initial response will be issued within 28 days.
Complaints not pointing to a breach of the rule of law will be dealt with verbally. Complaints pointing to a breach of the rule of law will be dealt with verbally, with escalation if necessary to correspondence and ultimately court action.
If you are not happy with our initial response, within 28 days of us sending it you may ask us to conduct an internal review of your complaint, which we will do within 28 days before sending you our internal review response.