Terms and Conditions

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1.  COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2014 © Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X 021, VANDERBIJLPARK, 1900, South Africa. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only

you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

2.  DISCLAIMER

2.1  Whilst every effort has been made by the Vaal University of Technology and its suppliers of information to ensure the proper performance of this website, the accuracy of the information or images and the reliability of the data on this website, its affiliated companies, suppliers, or any of their employees, do not guarantee the availability of services, content and information offered on this website or the accuracy of the information and/or images on this website.

2.2 This web site is supplied on an “as is” basis and has not been compiled or supplied to meet the user’s individual requirements. It is the sole responsibility of the user to satisfy him or herself, prior to entering into this agreement with Vaal University of Technology, that the service available from and through this website will meet the user’s individual requirements and be compatible with the user’s hardware and/or software.

2.3 Information, ideas and opinions expressed on this site should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of Vaal University of Technology.

2.4 Neither Vaal University of Technology nor any of its agents or representatives shall be held liable for any damage, loss or liability of whatsoever nature arising from the use or inability to use any information and/or services on this website.

2.5 Postings of any kind posted to this website are not editorially controlled and therefore Vaal University of Technology cannot be held liable for illegal or unconstitutional content. The user indemnifies Vaal University of Technology from all liability in this regard.

3.   USAGE

3.1 You may only use the Vaal University of Technology website for lawful purposes and you warrant that you shall not:

3.1.1 use the website to receive or transmit material which is in violation of any law or regulation, which is obscene, threatening, racist, menacing, offensive, defamatory, in breach of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property rights, or otherwise objectionable or unlawful;

3.1.2 use the website for the transmission of “junk mail”, “spam” or “chain letters”;

3.2 Persons using the Vaal University of Technology website for any reason whatsoever subject themselves to, and agree to, the terms and conditions and privacy policy of Vaal University of Technology when accessing the website as set out below.

3.3 This website is intended only to provide the user with information regarding Vaal University of Technology and the services and programmes it offers.

3.4 Without derogating from the foregoing, Vaal University of Technology hereby authorises the user to view, copy, download to a local drive, print and distribute the content of this website, or any part thereof, provided that:

3.4.1 such content is used for information and/or non-commercial purposes only;

3.4.2 any reproduction of the content of this website, or portion thereof, must include the following copyright notice: © Vaal University of Technology 2010. All rights reserved.

3.4.3 users who wish to use content from this site for commercial purposes may do so only with prior written permission from Vaal University of Technology.

4.  PRIVACY POLICY

4.1 In the case the website of the Vaal University of Technology collects private information from users, such information shall not be disclosed to any third party unless agreed upon between the parties or through due legal process.

4.2 The Vaal University of Technology is committed to respecting the privacy of your personal data. We strive at all times to comply with applicable legislation that governs the authentication, protection and disclosure of personal information.

4.3 Vaal University of Technology retains the copyright in databases of personal information of users.

5.   SECURITY

5.1 All reasonable steps will be taken to secure a user’s information.

5.2 Users undertake not to divulge their user name and passwords to any other person.

5.3 It is expressly prohibited for any person, business or entity to gain or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any information on this website, or to deliver or attempt to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to this website. Any person who delivers or attempts to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to this website or attempts to gain unauthorised access to any page on this website shall be held criminally liable, and in the event that Vaal University of Technology should suffer any damage or loss, civil damages will be claimed.

6.    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

All the content, trademarks and data on this website, including text, logos, graphics, icons, hyperlinks, private information, databases, software, designs and agreements, are the property of the University and as such are protected from infringement by local and international legislation and treaties. Subject to the rights afforded to the user herein, all other rights to all intellectual property on this site are expressly reserved.

7.   ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

By using this web site or communicating with Vaal University of Technology by electronic means, the user consents and acknowledges that any and all agreements, notices, disclosures, or any other communications, satisfy any legal requirement, including but not limited to the requirement that such communications should be “in writing”.

8.   LINKING AND FRAMING

8.1  Any third party site may link to this website provided that such a link is directed at the home page of this website. It is expressly prohibited for any person, business, entity or website to link to any page other than the home page of this website without the prior written approval of Vaal University of Technology.

8.2 Vaal University of Technology may provide links to other websites only as a convenience to the user and the inclusion of any link does not imply the University’s endorsement of such sites.

8.3 Linked websites or pages are not subject to the control of the Vaal University of Technology. The University shall not be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for the contents, use, or inability to use or access any linked websites or any links contained in a linked website.

9.    SEARCHING TECHNOLOGY

The use of search technology, such as “web-crawlers” or “web-spiders” to search and gain information from this website is not permitted if such technology will result in slowing down this website’s server; or copyright infringement of any data and information available from this website.

10.   AGREEMENT IN TERMS OF SECTION 21 OF THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS ACT

10.1 No agreements shall be concluded merely by sending a data message to this website or its owners. Valid agreements require an acknowledgement of an offer and acknowledgement of receipt from the institution.

10.2 No e-mail message shall be deemed to have been received by the institution until a response has been issued from the institution. An automated response from the institution shall not satisfy this requirement.

10.3 No information or data on this website is an offer to do business but is merely an invitation to do business.

11.  CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS

11.1 Vaal University of Technology expressly reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to alter and/or amend any criteria or information set out in this website without prior notice.

11.2 Vaal University of Technology reserves the right to change and modify the information, prices and rates quoted, as well as the terms and conditions, on this website without notice.

12.   SEVERABILITY

12.1 These Terms and Conditions of Use constitute the entire agreement between Vaal University of Technology and you, the user of this website. Any failure by Vaal University of Technology to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall in no way constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

12.2 In the event that any term or condition of the use of this website is not fully enforceable or valid for any reason, such term(s) or condition(s) shall be severable from the remaining terms and conditions. The remaining terms and conditions shall not be affected by such unenforceability or invalidity and shall remain enforceable and applicable.

13. REFUNDS

Refunds are subject to the terms and conditions as specified on section 3.9 of Student Fee Guide Booklet. Please download the Student Fee Guide Booklet for more details.

14.   APPLICABLE AND GOVERNING LAW

This site is hosted, controlled and operated from the Republic of South Africa and therefore the South African law shall govern any action in terms of the use or inability to use this site.

15.   CONTACT INFORMATION

The University may be visited or contacted at the following addresses

Postal Addresses:

VANDERBIJLPARK CAMPUS (Main Campus)

Andries Potgieter Blvrd

Private Bag X021

Vanderbijlpark

1900

Tel: +27 16 950 9000

Fax: +27 16 950 9777[/fusion_text][/one_full][/fullwidth]