Terms and Conditions

Aptronics (Pty) Ltd Web Site Terms & Conditions

THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE BINDING AND ENFORCEABLE AGAINST ALL PERSONS THAT ACCESS THE APTRONICS (PTY) LTD WEB SITE OR ANY PART THEREOF (THE Aptronics (Pty) Ltd WEB SITE) IN TERMS OF SECTION 11(3) OF THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS (ECT) ACT 25 OF 2002.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS YOU MUST LEAVE THE APTRONICS (PTY) LTD WEB SITE NOW, AS FURTHER USE WILL AUTOMATICALLY BIND YOU TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

A COPY OF THE ECT ACT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM: http://www.gov.za/documents/acts

DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATION

a) “Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site” means the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site located at http://www.aptronics.co.za and includes any part or element thereof;
b) “User” means any person who enters or uses the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site, notwithstanding the fact that such a person only visited the home page of the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site;
c) References herein to the singular includes the plural and vice versa; and
d) Notwithstanding the fact that hyperlinks in these terms and conditions to copyright notices and legislation should be deemed part of these terms and conditions in terms of section 11 of the ECT Act, the fact that some or all of the hyperlinks may be non-operational, shall not play a role in determination of the validity and interpretation of these terms and conditions.

1. GENERAL

Aptronics (Pty) Ltd is a privately owned company, a leading BEE IT services company (www.aptronics.co.za) Aptronics (Pty) Ltd. The leaders of Aptronics (Pty) Ltd are IT professionals and Entrepreneurs with a vast amount of IT experience and good business acumen.

Our staff complement includes certified HP, EMC, VMware, Microsoft, Novell technical and Linux certified staff. The company seeks to employ IT professionals with a proven track record in the above vendor technologies which should include valid certifications issued by the vendors.

2. ALLOWED USE AND LICENSE

2.1 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd licenses the User to view, download and print the content of the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site, provided that such content is used for personal, educational and/or non-commercial purposes only.
2.2 Content from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site shall not be used or exploited by Users for any commercial and non-private purposes without the prior written consent of Aptronics (Pty) Ltd.
2.3 Users may only access and use the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site for legal purposes.
2.4 The caching of the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site shall only be allowed if:
2.4.1 The purpose of the caching is to make the onward transmission of the content from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site more efficient;
2.4.2 The cached content is not modified in any manner whatsoever;
2.4.3 The cached content is updated at least every 12 (twelve) hours; and
2.4.4 The cached content is removed or updated when so required by Aptronics (Pty) Ltd.
2.5 If any User uses content from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site in breach of the provisions detailed herein:
2.5.1 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to claim damages from the User;
2.5.2 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to institute criminal proceedings against the User; and 2.5.3 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss or liability that resulted from the use of such content by the User or any third party who obtained any content from the User.
2.6 Hyperlinks to the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site from any other source shall be directed at the home page of the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site. Aptronics (Pty) Ltd shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss or liability that resulted from the use of content from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site, if such content was accessed through a hyperlink not directed at the home page of the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site. Persons that wish to link to content beyond the home page of the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site shall do so at their own risk and indemnify Aptronics (Pty) Ltd against any loss, liability or damage that may result from the use of content from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site, if such content was accessed through a hyperlink not directed at the home page of the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site.
Aptronics (Pty) Ltd non-liability for deep linking is based on the fact that deep links bypass these terms and conditions.
2.7 Users may quote small and reasonable amounts of content available from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site only if such quote is placed in inverted commas and acknowledged.
2.8 No person may frame the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site, in any manner whatsoever, without the prior written consent of Aptronics (Pty) Ltd.
2.9 Apart from bona-fide search engine operators and use of the search facility provided on the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site by Users, no person may use or attempt to use any technology or applications (including web crawlers or web spiders) to search or copy content from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site for any purposes, without the prior written consent of Aptronics (Pty) Ltd.
2.10 All licenses and/or permissions granted in terms of this clause 2 are provided on a non-exclusive and non-transferable basis and may be terminated or cancelled by Aptronics (Pty) Ltd at any time without giving reasons therefore.

3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND DOMAIN NAME USE

3.1 All intellectual property on the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site, including but not limited to content, trademarks, domain names, patents, design elements, software, databases, text, graphics, icons and hyperlinks are the property of or licensed to Aptronics (Pty) Ltd and as such, are protected from infringement by domestic and international legislation and treaties. Subject to the rights licensed to the User in clause 2, all other rights to intellectual property on the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site are expressly reserved.
3.2 “Aptronics (Pty) Ltd” is a registered trademark and Users agree not to use the trademark as an elements of a domain name or sub domain name, notwithstanding the fact that such domain name use or registration may be allowed in terms of trademark and/or constitutional law. Upon request to do so a User shall immediately cease to use such domain name and transfer it to Aptronics (Pty) Ltd at the cost of the User.

4. SOFTWARE AND EQUIPMENT

It is the responsibility of the User to acquire and maintain, at his/her own expense, the computer hardware, software, lines and access accounts required to access the Internet and the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site and/or download content from this web site.

5. DISCLOSURES REQUIRED BY SECTION 43 OF THE ECT ACT

Access to the services, content, software and content downloads available from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site is classified as “electronic transactions” in terms of the ECT Act and therefore Users have the rights detailed in Chapter 7 of the ECT Act and Aptronics (Pty) Ltd has the duty to disclose the following information:
5.1 The full name and legal status of the web site owner: Aptronics (Pty) Ltd, 2001/017007/07;
5.2 Physical address: Aptronics House, 288 Main Avenue, Randburg 2194
5.3 Postal address: P.O. Box 2732 Randburg 2125;
5.4 Physical address for receipt of legal service: Aptronics House, 288 Main Avenue, Randburg 2194
5.5 Main business: The main business of Aptronics (Pty) Ltd is detailed at http://www.Aptronics.co.za
5.6 The web site address of the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site is: http://www.Aptronics.co.za
5.7 The official e-mail address of the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site is: info@Aptronics.co.za;
5.8 Membership of self-regulatory or accreditation bodies: None;
5.9 Codes of conduct to which the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site subscribes: None;
5.10 Management: The management profile of Aptronics (Pty) Ltd is available from http://www.Aptronics.co.za;
5.11 The costs associated with the access and use of the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site are as follows: free access;
5.12 Alternative dispute resolution: Subject to urgent and/or interim relief, all disputes regarding:
5.12.1 access to the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site;
5.12.2 the inability to access the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site;
5.12.3 the services and content available from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site; or
5.12.4 these terms and conditions, shall be referred to arbitration in terms of the expedited rules of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa and such arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in Johannesburg in English. The arbitration ruling shall be final and the unsuccessful party shall pay the costs of the successful party on a scale as between attorney and own client.
The expedited rules of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa may be downloaded from the following web site: http://www.abritration.co.za
5.13 Cooling-off period: In terms of the operation of section 42(1)(d) of the ECT Act, the cooling-off provisions of the ECT Act do not apply to this web site; and
5.14 Users may lodge complaints concerning the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site with Aptronics (Pty) Ltd at info@Aptronics.co.za or by telephone during normal business hours on 011 577 0800

6. CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS

Aptronics (Pty) Ltd expressly reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to do any of the following, at any time without prior notice:
6.1 change these terms and conditions;
6.2 change the content and/or services available from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site;
6.3 discontinue any aspect of the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site or service(s) available from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site; and/or
6.4 change the software and hardware required to access and use the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site.

7. PRIVACY

7.1 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of Users and for the purpose of this clause, “personal information” shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA).
The PAIA may be downloaded from: http://sahrc.org.za
7.2 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd may electronically collect, store and use the following personal information of Users:
7.2.1 name and surname;
7.2.2 contact numbers;
7.2.3 non-personal browsing habits and click patterns;
7.2.4 e-mail address; and
7.2.5 IP address.
7.3 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd collects stores and uses the abovementioned information for the following purposes:
7.3.1 communicates requested information to the User; and
7.3.2 to compile non-personal statistical information about browsing habits, click-patterns and access to the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site.
7.4 Information detailed above is collected either electronically by using cookies or is provided voluntarily by the User.
Users may determine cookie use independently through their browser settings.
7.5 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd may collect, maintain, save, compile, share, disclose and sell any information collected from users, subject to the following provisions:
7.5.1 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd shall not disclose personal information from Users unless the User consents thereto;
7.5.2 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd shall disclose information without the User’s consent only through due legal process; and
7.5.3 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd may compile, use and share any information that does not relate to any specific individual.
7.6 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd owns and retains all rights to non-personal statistical information collected and compiled by Aptronics (Pty) Ltd.
7.7 The Manual published in terms of section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 of the owner of the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site may be requested from info@Aptronics.co.za; or down loaded from here.

8. HYPERLINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

8.1 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd may provide hyperlinks to web sites not controlled by Aptronics (Pty) Ltd (target sites) and such links do not imply any endorsement, agreement on or support for the content of such target sites; and
8.2 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd does not editorially control the content on such target sites and shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for the access to, inability to access or content available on or through such target sites.

9. SECURITY

9.1 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd shall take all reasonable steps to secure the content of the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site and the information provided by and collected from Users from unauthorised access and/or disclosure. However, Aptronics (Pty) Ltd does not make any warranties or representations that content shall be 100% safe and secure;
9.2 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd is under no legal duty to encrypt any content or communications from and to the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site and is also under no legal duty to provide digital authentication of any page on the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site;
9.3 Users may not deliver or attempt to deliver, whether on purpose or negligently, any damaging code, such as computer viruses, to the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site or the server and computer network that support the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site. Notwithstanding criminal prosecution, any person who delivers any damaging code to the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site, whether on purpose or negligently, shall, without any limitation, indemnify and hold Aptronics (Pty) Ltd harmless against any and all liability, damages and losses Aptronics (Pty) Ltd and its partners / affiliates may suffer as a result of such damaging code;
9.4 Users may not develop, distribute or use any device to breach or overcome the security measures of the Product and Aptronics (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to claim damages any and all persons concerned with a security failure or breach; and
9.5 Any User who commits any of the offences detailed in sections 85 to 88 of the ECT Act shall, notwithstanding criminal prosecution, be liable for all resulting liability, loss or damages suffered and/or incurred by Aptronics (Pty) Ltd and its partners / affiliates.
The ECT Act may be downloaded from: http://www.gov.za/documents/acts

10. DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

10.1 Subject to the provisions of sections 43(5) and 43(6) of the ECT Act, if applicable, and as far as allowed by law, Aptronics (Pty) Ltd (including its owners, employees, suppliers, Internet service providers, partners, affiliates and agents) shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of any nature incurred by whomever and resulting from:
10.1.1 access to the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site;
10.1.2 access to web sites linked to the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site;
10.1.3 inability to access the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site;
10.1.4 inability to access web sites linked to the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site;
10.1.5 content available on the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site;
10.1.6 services available from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site;
10.1.7 downloads and use of content from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site;
10.1.8 any other reason not directly related to Aptronics (Pty) Ltd’ gross negligence.
10.2 The Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site is supplied on an “as is” basis and has not been compiled to meet the User’s individual requirements. It is the responsibility of the User to satisfy himself or herself, prior to entering into this agreement with Aptronics (Pty) Ltd, that the content available from and through the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site meet the User’s individual requirements and is compatible with the User’s computer hardware and/or software.
10.3 Information, ideas and opinions expressed on the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of Aptronics (Pty) Ltd and Users are encouraged to consult professional advice before taking any course of action related to the information, ideas or opinions expressed on the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site.
10.4 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd does not make any warranties or representation that content and services available from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site will in all cases be true, correct or free from any errors. Aptronics (Pty) Ltd shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality and accuracy of content available from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site.
10.5 Aptronics (Pty) Ltd does not make any warranties or representations that the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site shall be available at all times. Users acknowledge that the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site may be unavailable due to updates or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Aptronics (Pty) Ltd, including, but not limited to virus infection, unauthorised access, power failure or other “acts of God”.

11. REMOVAL AND CORRECTION OF CONTENT

Users are encouraged to report untrue, inaccurate, defamatory, illegal, infringing and/or harmful content available from the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site to Aptronics (Pty) Ltd and Aptronics (Pty) Ltd undertakes to correct and/or remove such content or any part thereof if the person reporting such content provided reasonable grounds to prove the alleged nature of the content.

12. INTERCEPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS

12.1 Subject to the provisions of the Regulation of Interception of Communications (RIC) Act 70 of 2002, the User agrees to Aptronics (Pty) Ltd’ right to intercept, block, filter, read, delete, disclose and use all communications send or posted by the User to the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site, its staff and employees; and
12.2 The User agrees and acknowledges that the consent provided by the User in clause 12.1 satisfies the “writing” requirement as detailed in the ECT Act and the RIC Act.

13. ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND SEVERABILITY

13.1 Subject to the provisions of the Content Use License, these terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between Aptronics (Pty) Ltd and the User and shall take precedent over any disclaimers and/or legal notices attached to any communications and/or postings received by Aptronics (Pty) Ltd from the User.
13.2 Any failure by Aptronics (Pty) Ltd to exercise or enforce any right or provision shall in no way constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
13.3 In the event that any term or condition detailed herein is found unenforceable or invalid for any reason, such term(s) or condition(s) shall be severable from the remaining terms and conditions. The remaining terms and conditions shall remain enforceable and applicable.

14. AGREEMENT IN TERMS OF SECTION 21 OF THE ECT ACT

The User and Aptronics (Pty) Ltd agree that:
14.1 the User shall be bound to these term and conditions and such agreement is concluded in Cape Town (South Africa) at the time the User enters the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site for the first time or immediately after the User indicated consent as required in Content Use Agreement;
14.2 data messages (as defined in the ECT Act) addressed by the User to Aptronics (Pty) Ltd shall only be deemed to have been received if and when responded to;
14.3 data messages (as defined in the ECT Act) addressed to the User by Aptronics (Pty) Ltd shall be deemed to be received by the User as detailed in section 23(b) of the ECT Act;
14.4 data messages (as defined in the ECT Act) addressed by the User to Aptronics (Pty) Ltd shall be deemed to have been created and send by the User from within the geographical boundaries of South Africa;
14.5 electronic signatures, encryption and/or authentication is not required for valid electronic communications between the User and Aptronics (Pty) Ltd; and
14.6 the User agrees and warrants that data messages that are sent to Aptronics (Pty) Ltd from a computer, IP address or mobile device normally used by or owned by the User, was sent and/or authorised by the User personally.

15. APPLICABLE AND GOVERNING LAW

Subject to clause 5.13, the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site is hosted, controlled and operated from the Republic of South Africa and therefore the South African law enforced by the South African courts governs the use or inability to use the Aptronics (Pty) Ltd web site, its content, services and these terms and conditions.

16. LEGAL COSTS

Aptronics (Pty) Ltd shall not be liable for costs incurred by Users to obtain professional advice relating to these terms and conditions.