Terms and Conditions

Website Terms and Conditions of Use Relating to ska2014.ska.ac.za

These Terms and Conditions (“the Terms and Conditions”) govern your (“the User”) use 

of the SKA Africa (“Provider”) website located at the domain name ska2014.ska.ac.za 

(“the Website”). By accessing and using the Website, the User agrees to be bound by 

the Terms and Conditions set out in this legal notice. The User may not access, display, 

use, download, and/or otherwise copy or distribute Content obtained on the website for 

marketing and other purposes without the consent of the Provider.

Electronic Communications

By using this Website or communicating with the Provider by electronic means, the user 

consents and acknowledges that any and all agreements, notices, disclosures, or any 

other communication satisfies any legal requirement, including but not limited to the 

requirement that such communications should be in writing.

E-Commerce & Privacy

The Website ska2014.ska.ac.za sells conference registration online. The use of any 

product or service bought from this Website is at the purchaser’s risk. The purchaser/ 

user indemnifies and holds the Provider harmless against any loss, injury or damages 

which may be sustained as a result of using the products sold on the Website. 

The private information required for executing the orders placed through the e-commerce 

facility, namely the User’s personal information and credit card details, delivery address 

and telephone numbers will be kept in the strictest confidence by the Provider and not 

sold or made known to third parties. Only the necessary information, that is the delivery 

address and contact phone number will be made known to third parties delivering the 

product. Credit card details are not kept by the Provider under any circumstances.

The Provider cannot be held responsible for security breaches occurring on the User’s 

electronic device (Personal Computer or other electronic device used to browse the 

Website), which may result due to the lack of adequate virus protection software or 

spyware that the User may inadvertently have installed on his/her device.

The Provider will supply all goods to the delivery company in good order. The Provider 

will not be held liable for the condition of goods arriving at the User’s chosen delivery 


Online Payment – MyGate Payment Gateway

All online credit card payments are processed by the MyGate Internet Payment Gateway. 

Card Holders may go to www.mygate.co.za to view MyGate security policy.

Refund and Return Policy

The provision of goods and services is subject to availability. In cases of unavailability, 

the provider will refund the client in full within 30 days. Cancellation of orders by the client 

will attract a 10% charge for administration costs. 

The Provider reserves the right to cancel an order for which payment has already been 

received. This may occur if stock is insufficient or the quality of goods ordered does 

not meet the Provider’s standards. Should the Provider exercise this right, the User will 

receive a full refund with no deductions.

Any complaints regarding the standard and quality of the product or products 

bought by consumers through the e-commerce facility should be directed to 


Updating of these Terms and Conditions

Provider reserves the rights to change, modify, add or remove from portions or the 

whole of these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Changes to these Terms and 

Conditions will become effective upon such changes being posted to this Website. It is 

the User’s obligation to periodically check these Terms and Conditions at the Website for 

changes or updates. The User’s continued use of this Website following the posting of 

changes or updates will be considered notice of the User’s acceptance to abide by and 

be bound by these Terms and Conditions, including such changes or updates.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights

Provider provides certain information at the Website. Content currently or anticipated to 

be displayed at this Website is provided by Provider, its affiliates and/or subsidiary, or 

any other third party owners of such content, and includes but is not limited to Literary 

Works, Musical Works, Artistic Works, Sound Recordings, Cinematograph Films, 

Sound and Television Broadcasts, Program-Carrying Signals, Published Editions and 

Computer Programs (“the Content”). All such proprietary works, and the compilation of 

the proprietary works, are copyright the Provider, its affiliates or subsidiary, or any other 

third party owner of such rights (“the Owners”), and is protected by South African and 

international copyright laws. The Providers reserve the right to make any changes to the

Website, the Content, or to products and/or services offered through the Website at any 

times and without notice. All rights in and to the Content is reserved and retained by the 

Owners. Except as specified in these Terms and Conditions, the User is not granted a 

license or any other right including without limitation under Copyright, Trademark, Patent 

or other Intellectual Property Rights in or to the Content.

Limitation of liability

The Website and all Content on the Website, including any current or future offer of 

products or services, are provided on an “as is” basis, and may include inaccuracies 

or typographical errors. The Owners make no warranty or representation as to the 

availability, accuracy or completeness of the Content. Neither Provider nor any holding 

company, affiliate or subsidiary of Provider, shall be held responsible for any direct or 

indirect special, consequential or other damage of any kind whatsoever suffered or 

incurred, related to the use of, or the inability to access or use the Content or the Website 

or any functionality thereof, or of any linked website, even if Provider is expressly advised 


Privacy: casual surfing

The User may visit the Website without providing any personal information. The Website 

servers will in such instances collect the IP address of the User computer, but not the 

email address or any other distinguishing information. This information is aggregated 

to measure the number of visits, average time spent at the Website, pages viewed, etc. 

Provider uses this information to determine use of the Website, and to improve Content 

thereon. Provider assumes no obligation to protect this information, and may copy, 

distribute or otherwise use such information without limitation.

Choice of Law

This Website is controlled, operated and administered by Provider from its offices within 

the Republic of South Africa. Access to the Website from territories or countries where 

the Content or purchase of the products sold on the Website is illegal is prohibited. The 

User may not use this Website in violation of South African export laws and regulations. 

If the User accesses this Website from locations outside of South Africa, that User is 

responsible for compliance with all local laws. These Terms and Conditions shall be 

governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa, and the User consents to the 

jurisdiction of the Witwatersrand High Court in the event of any dispute. If any of the 

provisions of these Terms and Conditions are found by a court of competent jurisdiction 

to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent 

permissible so as to give effect to the intent of these Terms and Conditions, and the 

remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall continue in full force and effect. These 

Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the Provider and the User 

with regard to the use of the Content and this Website.