LEGAL DISCLAIMER - Early Stage Investing Course | Western Cape Government

LEGAL DISCLAIMER - Early Stage Investing Course

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Legal Disclaimer - Early Stage Investing Course



The Western Cape Government via its Department of Economic Development and Tourism, (DEDAT) and its members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, suppliers and service providers (collectively “DEDAT”) provides this content (the “Content”) for information purposes only.  Use of and access to the Content, any other information, materials, and services available on or through the Moodle or other platforms (“Platforms”) are subject to these terms of use and all applicable laws. The Content is made available to you, as “the User” only for the purposes of providing information and guidance on the subject matter.



The Content is for information purposes only, the User may not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice. Nothing contained in the Content constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by DEDAT or any third party service provider to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments. All Content on this site is information of a general nature and does not address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Nothing in the Content constitutes professional and/or financial advice, nor does any information in the Content constitute a comprehensive or complete statement of the matters discussed or the law relating thereto. The User assumes the sole responsibility of evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of any information or other Content on the Platforms before making any decisions based on such information or other Content. By using the Site, the User agrees not to hold DEDAT, its affiliates or any third-party service provider liable for any possible claim for damages arising from any decision the User makes based on information or other Content made available through the Platforms.



As a convenience to the User, DEDAT may provide hyperlinks to websites operated by third parties.  By selecting these hyperlinks, the User will be leaving the DEDAT site.  Because DEDAT has no control over such hyperlinked sites or their content, DEDAT is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or their content, and DEDAT does not adopt, endorse, nor accept responsibility or liability for any such sites or their content, including advertising, products or other materials, on or available through such sites or resources.  Other web sites may provide links to the Content with or without our authorization.  DEDAT does not endorse such sites and shall not be responsible or liable for any links from those sites to the Content, or for any content, advertising, products or other materials available on or through such other sites, or any loss or damages incurred in connection therewith.  DEDAT may, in its sole discretion, block links to the Content without prior notice.

Your use of third-party websites and content, including without limitation, your use of any information, data, advertising, products, or other materials on or available through such websites, is at your own risk and is subject to the terms of use of the said sites.



The content is provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind.  The User, by using this site agrees to bear all risks associated with the use of the site and content, including without limitation, any reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any content available on the site.  DEDAT and its employees, officers, directors, partners, agents, representatives, suppliers and service providers, disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, without limitation, all warranties of title, non-infringement, accuracy, completeness, usefulness, merchantability, and fitness for a particular use, and warranties that may arise from course of dealing/performance or usage of trade.



Your exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction or any issue arising from use of the content is to stop using the site and content.  DEDAT is not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages, under any theory of liability, howsoever arising, including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, use, data, or loss of other intangibles.  In particular, and without limitation, DEDAT will not be liable for damages of any kind resulting from the use of or inability to use the content.

Whilst DEDAT makes every effort to maintain the integrity and security of the Platforms and the servers from which the Platforms operate, we do not guarantee that the Platforms or Content is or remains secure, complete or correct, or that access to the Content will be uninterrupted or error-free.  The Content may include inaccuracies, errors and materials that violate or conflict with these Terms.



The User agrees to be bound by any affirmation, assent or agreement that you transmit on or through the Site or any other aspect of DEDAT’s services that the User accesses by computer or other electronic device, including internet, telephonic and wireless devices, including but not limited to any consent given to receive communications from DEDAT solely through electronic transmission. The User agrees that, when in the future the User clicks on a “Submit” or “I agree” or other similarly worded “button” or entry field by use of the mouse, keystroke or other device, such agreement or consent will be legally binding and enforceable and the legal equivalent of the User’s handwritten signature.



The User is permitted to use the Content for personal, non-commercial use only.  The Content is and shall remain the property of DEDAT and is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other intellectual property, proprietary, work product rights and laws.  The User may use the Content for personal, noncommercial use, provided that the User keeps intact all copyright, trademark, patent and other proprietary notices.  Except as expressly authorized in advance by DEDAT, in writing, you agree not to reproduce, modify or create derivative works based on, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, publish, publicly perform or display, reverse engineer, de-compile or dissemble, all or any part of the Content.

Trade names, trademarks and service marks of DEDAT include, without limitation, DEDAT and any associated logos.  All trademarks and service marks on the Site not owned by DEDAT are the property of their respective owners.  Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of DEDAT’s trade names, trademarks or service marks without our express prior written consent.



DEDAT, in its sole discretion, may terminate the User’s access to or use of the Content, at any time and for any reason.  The User’s access to or use of the Content may be terminated without notice.  DEDAT shall not be liable to the User or any third party for any termination of access to the Content, or to any such information or files, and shall not be required to make such information or files available to the User after any such termination.



The use of the Content is conditional upon the User’s compliance with the rules of conduct set forth here.  The User shall not:

•    Use the Content for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose.

•    Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Site or Content or the servers or networks used to make the Content available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks.

•    Restrict or inhibit any other person from using the Content (including without limitation by hacking or defacing any portion of the Site or Content).

•    Use the Content to advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services without DEDAT’s express prior written consent.

•    Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Content.

•    Modify, adapt, reverse engineer, de-compile/disassemble any part of the Content.

•    Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or materials originating from the Content.

•    Frame or mirror any part of the Content without DEDAT’s express prior written consent.

•    Create a database by systematically downloading and storing Content.

•    Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device to retrieve, index, “scrape,” “data mine” or in any way gather Content or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Platforms without Company’s express prior written consent.



By accessing and using the Content, the User agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless DEDAT (specifically including its officers, directors, owners, partners, employees, agents, information providers, licensors and licensees) (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all claims, losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to (a) any breach (or claim, that if true, would be a breach) by the User of these Terms and (b) your use of or activities in connection with the Site. DEDAT reserves the right, at the User’s own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by the User. The User shall not enter into any settlement agreement which affects the rights of any of the Indemnified Parties or requires the taking of any action by any of them, without our prior written approval.



The conditions will be governed and construed in accordance with the law of the Republic of South Africa.


The content on this page was last updated on 11 February 2020