Terms and Conditions

These terms and condition outline the rules and regulations for the use of the SDI website. SDI is located at:

No. 4 Seymour Street, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and condition in full. Do not continue to use SDI’s website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Visitor”, “You”, “Donor” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting SDI’s terms and conditions. “The Organisation”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our”, and “Us”, refers to SDI. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the website visitor and ourselves, or either the website visitor or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of donations necessary to undertake our projects in the most appropriate manner, for the express purpose of meeting our affiliates needs in respect of provision of SDI’s stated services/projects, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of South Africa. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

Cookies

We employ the use of cookies. By using SDI’s website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with SDI’s privacy policy.

Like most modern day interactive websites, we use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate partners may also use cookies.

License

Unless otherwise stated, SDI and/or its subsidiary Inqolobane Trust and its affiliates own the intellectual property rights for all material on SDI. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from http://www.sdinet.org for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

Hyperlinking to our Content

1. The following organisations may link to our website without prior written approval:

  • Affiliates;
  • Donor partners;
  • Knowledge partners;
  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organisations;
  • Online directory distributors – when they list us in the directory they may link to our website in the same manner as thy hyperlink to the websites of other listed businesses; and

2. These organisations may link to our home page, to publication or to other website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

3. We may consider and approve at our sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organisations:

  • Dot.com community sites;
  • Associations or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites;
  • Internet portals;
  • Online directory distributors;
  • Internet portals;
  • Accounting, law and consulting firms whose primary clients are businesses; and
  • Educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organization if we determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavourably on us or our affiliates; b) the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of SDI; and (d) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organisation.

These organisations may link to our home page, to our publications or other website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or serviBy use of ces; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

If you are among the organisations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending us an email to info@sdinet.org. Please include your name, your organisation’s name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or email address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our website, and a list of the UL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2 – 3 weeks for a response.

Approved organisations may hyperlink to our website as follows:

  • By use of our name; or
  • By use of the uniform resource locator (web address) being linked to; or
  • By use of any other description of our website or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.

No use of SDI’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark licence agreement.

Iframes

Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our website.

Content Liability

We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your website. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your website or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libellous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our website. You agree to immediately remove all links to our website upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our website, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our website or nay linked website objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  1. Limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
  2. Limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  3. Limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  4. Exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

Credit & Contact Information

If you have any queries regarding any of our terms, please contact us.