Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Terms & Conditions of Use

General terms and conditions for the www.astrea.co.za website (the "website") and database proprietor: Astrea (the "Proprietor")

By proceeding to view and / or make use of this website, you hereby consent, acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions, as stipulated herein.

The products and services (collectively, the "Products and Services") offered by or through the www.astrea.co.za website are made available subject to the following Terms and Conditions. By using the www.astrea.co.za website, you agree to be bound by, and to comply with, these Terms and Conditions and any further Terms & Conditions that the Proprietor may prescribe from time to time. The Proprietor reserves the right to make changes to this site and these disclaimers, terms, and conditions at any time.

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully, and should you have any legal questions please directed them to:

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1. Copyright Notices

© Astrea - 2016

All Rights Reserved.

1.1. All content included on this website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, databases and software, is the property of the Proprietor or its content suppliers and protected by South African and international copyright laws. Furthermore, the compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on this website is the exclusive property of the Proprietor and protected by South Africa and international copyright laws.

1.2. Without derogating from the above, the Proprietor authorises you to view, copy, download to a local drive, and print the content of this website, or parts thereof, provided that:

1.2.1. Such content is used for information purposes only;

1.2.2. Such content is used for non-commercial purposes. You are expressly prohibited from incorporating any of the material from this website in any other work, publication or website of your own or belonging to another.

1.2.3. Any reproduction of material from this website or portion thereof must include this notice in its entirety.

2. Liability Disclaimer

2.1. The information, content, services, products and materials published on this website, including without limitation, text, graphics and links, are provided on an "as is" basis. The Proprietor makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this website or the accuracy, correctness or completeness of the information, contents, materials, or products included on this site. Without limiting the generality of the aforegoing:

2.2. The Proprietor does not warrant that this website, will be error free, or will meet any particular criteria of accuracy, completeness or reliability of information, performance or quality; and

2.3. Whilst the Proprietor has taken reasonable measures to ensure the integrity of this website and its contents, no warranty, whether express or implied, is given that any files, downloads or applications available via this website are free of viruses, Trojans, bombs, time-locks or any other date or code which has the ability to corrupt or affect the operation of your system.

3. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall the Proprietor and / or its directors, shareholders, employees, agents and / or suppliers, be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this website. Such limitation shall also apply with respect to damages resulting from the inability to use this website, the operational failure of this website, or for any information, data, products, and services obtained through this website, or otherwise arising out of the use of this website, whether based on contract, delict, strict liability or otherwise, even if the Proprietor / or its directors, shareholders, employees, agents and / or its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages.

4. Professional Information

4.1. Although reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the contents, data and information on this site, there may be instances where such information proves to be inaccurate or incomplete. Before placing any reliance on the data and information provided on this site please consult the Proprietor directly or approach your own professional advisors. You should take all reasonable steps to ensure and verify the accuracy of the contents, data and information obtained from this site.

4.2. No information provided on this website, whether relating to any law or legal development should be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice from one of our legal practitioners and any such information is intended to provide general information only.

4.3. Without limiting the generality of the aforegoing:

This website could include technical, typographical or other inaccuracies and you are urged to contact the Proprietor or your own professional advisors to confirm all information contained on this website prior to placing reliance thereon. Changes are periodically made to the information herein and these changes will be incorporated in new editions of this website.

5. Applicable Law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa without giving effect to the principles of conflicts of laws. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) in respect of any disputes arising in connection with this website.

6. Privacy Policy

Your right to privacy and security is very important to us. Astrea treat personal information obtained through the use of this website as private and confidential and are committed to providing you with secure access to our online services.

6.1. How we use the personal information we collect

We need to collect personal or other information if we are to meet our obligations to you, to follow your instructions, to inform you of new services and to ensure that our business is geared towards your needs.

6.2. Use of technology to monitor your use of our website

We gather and analyse information on our visitors use of this website. We use this information to monitor which areas of the website are most frequently visited, to assist us to continue developing a value-added service. This information is pooled in such a manner that individual personal information, behaviour or patterns cannot be identified.

6.3. Cookies

On some parts of our website we use so-called "cookie" technology. Cookie technology consists of small pieces of data or a small text file which is given to your browser by our webserver when you visit our website. This data is stored on your browser. The cookie is sent back to our webserver each time you visit our website. Cookies are not computer programs and do not run on a computer-like programs do. They cannot gather information or function on their own. They cannot collect any personal information about you or your machine and cannot gather data or information about what you do on the Internet. Cookies merely enable us to provide a more valuable online experience to you. While you can set up your Internet browser to disable cookie technology, we do not recommend that you do this since some parts of this website and our online services may not function properly, or at all.

6.4. Mail, email or SMS promotions

Provided that you have agreed to this, we may use your personal or other information to send you information on new services or products that may be of interest to you and from time to time will mail, email or SMS information to you about us, our products and services, or our partners and their products or services. If you do not wish to continue receiving this information you may contact us and we will remove you from our mailing list.

6.5. Third parties

Whenever we commission other organisations to provide support services to us, we will bind them to our privacy policies as far as they may be required to have access to our customers' personal information to perform such services. Our website may contain links to or from other sites. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content or the security or privacy practices employed by other sites. We recommend that you always read the privacy and security statements on such sites.

6.6. When we will disclose personal Information without consent

We will not disclose personal information to anyone outside of our business without your permission unless:

6.6.1. we are compelled to do so by law or in terms of a court order;

6.6.2. it is in the public interest to do so;

6.7. Storing personal information

Personal information we collect via the website is stored in a secure environment and is not available to any person outside our business.

6.8. Our security practices

Our Internet servers are protected by firewalls and intrusion detection systems. Access to information on these servers is restricted to authorized personnel only.

6.9. Right to amend this privacy and security statement

We reserve the right to amend this privacy and security statement at any time. All amendments to this Privacy and Security Statement will be posted on the website. Unless otherwise stated, the current version shall supersede and replace all previous versions of this privacy and security statement.

7. Violation and Waiver

7.1. Should you violate these Terms and Conditions or any other rights of the Proprietor, we reserve the right to pursue any and all legal and equitable remedies against you. If we should fail to enforce any right or provision in these Terms and Conditions, you agree that this failure does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision or of any other rights or provisions in these Terms and Conditions.

7.2. If a court should find that one or more rights or provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions are invalid, you agree that the remainder of the Terms and Conditions shall be enforceable and that, to the extent permitted by law, the court shall give effect to the parties' intentions, as reflected in any such right or provision that has been declared invalid or unenforceable.

7.3. If you do not want to be informed (anymore) in the future about are new products and services, please contact us by ordinary mail at our Company address below. If you don't wish to receive further e-mail notifications, please use the unsubscribe possibility listed in your e-mail.

Physical address:
Unit 27, Monument Office Park Shopping Centre
73 Skilpad Road,
Monument Park

Postal address:
P O Box 974 / Docex 97