Website Terms and Conditions of Use Relating to www.nordienlaw.co.za
These Terms and Conditions (“the Terms and Conditions”) govern your (“the User”) use and purchase of the products and services rendered by Nordien Law (“Provider”) located at the domain name www.nordienlaw.co.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.
By using the 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 markets legal services of the Provider, and sells legal services and products online. The use of any product or service bought from this Website is at the User’s risk. The 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, 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.
Although the Provider cannot guarantee the absolute security of the User’s personal information the Provider will take reasonable steps and/or measures to keep it secure. 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.
Use of Personal Information
The Provider, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies may use your personal information in the ordinary course of business to provide the User with services, for trend analysis and to send the User marketing material relating to any other similar sites that the Provider may be involved with. The User is entitled to unsubscribe at any time and thereafter his/her personal information will not be used.
Refund and Return Policy
Purchasers are not entitled to any refund in the event that the products and/or services are delivered in accordance with the User’s instructions.
The Provider reserves the right to cancel an order for which payment has already been received. 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 the Manager, PO Box 1186, Milnerton, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updating of these Terms and Conditions
The Provider reserves the right to amend, modify, add or remove portions or the whole of these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Amendments 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
The 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 thereof.
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.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
This Website is operated and administered from 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 shall be 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 expressly consents to the jurisdiction of the Cape Town High Court in the event of any dispute.
If any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions are found to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision(s) shall be severable from the remaining terms and conditions, 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 the Website. Any failure by the Provider to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall in no way constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
Any information, queries or requests to use any part of the Website can be directed to:
Nordien Law Incorporated
THE FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE ACT (“FICA”)
As attorneys, Nordien Law Incorporated falls within the definition of an ‘accountable institution’ in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, No. 38 of 2001, and were are therefore required to comply with the provisions of FICA.
This means that, like financial institutions, we are required to collect and retain certain information from our clients, and to keep this information on record for the duration of the mandate and for a certain number of years thereafter. In terms of FICA we are also compelled to report money-laundering activities.
Should you have any queries regarding our FICA obligations or the effect this may have on legal privilege (protected communications between attorneys and clients), please feel free to contact our office for further information.