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Terms and Conditions
Medical Women Association of South Africa(Hereinafter referred to as MWASA)
Acceptance and usage
These conditions become effective when you access the site for the first time and constitute a binding
agreement between us (MWASA) and yourself, which will always prevail. The current version of these conditions
will govern our respective rights and obligations each time you access this site. MWASA offers services such as
consultation, knowledge share and various others.
Your use of this website is subject to the terms and conditions as set out herein, including, but not limited
to the documents that are referred to in some of the clauses.
You should read the terms and conditions carefully before you access any website or participate in any chatroom, newsgroup,
knowledge sharing, bulletin board, mailing list, transaction or other on-line forum of MWASA.
By using this website, you acknowledge that you have read these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by and comply with them.
When you subscribe for the services offer by MWASA, you will be issued with a user name and password. Your registration number with the
different medical associations will be your key to using the site, or any of the services such as knowledge share, consultation, electronic
data services or any other services. By using the user name and password to access the service and/or by using the service, you will be
signifying your acceptance of these terms and conditions of use, which will form a binding agreement between you and MWASA.
MWASA's online products and services ("Online Services") are subject to certain procedures and approvals, which MWASA may reject at their
Interpretation of this Agreement
MWASA may, from time to time, impose in respect of the service, as amended and updated from time to time.
"effective date" - means the date on which MWASA activates your subscription to the service;
"fees"- Any consultation services entered into by a member will be free of charge to the member.
All services and data on the website is to be used free of charge. This clause is entered into without
prejudice to MWASA's right to charge fees on discretion for any other service or agreement entered into.
"service(s)" - means any service offered by MWASA or its business partners, any service described in
these terms and conditions, consultations services, knowledge sharing, and any other service that you may
subscribe to or which may form part of MWASA's offering from time to time;
- Electronic communications
When you visit the MWASA website and during that visit complete a web form to request information or when you
send an e-mail to MWASA, and do not explicitly request a non-electronic communication medium, you consent to
receiving communications from MWASA electronically and agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other
communications sent by MWASA satisfy any legal requirements, including, but not limited to the requirement that
such communications should be "in writing".
In the event that a consultation agreement is entered into, the member authorises MWASA to act on his/her
behalf and to act on behalf of the member's best interests. Any consultation serves will be entered into
by the member by clicking on a "Consult Me" button. No other data usage or use of the website is deemed to
be a consultation service and is free of charge as is any consultation. In the event that a member enters
into a consultation contract, the member will be supplied with working papers as well as an opinion and
conclusion expressed by MWASA, which will serve as evidence of the service rendered.
Once the service has been delivered and the member has given consent as to the opinion expressed by MWASA, MWASA will
represent the member at the chosen company. MWASA will not recover any expenses from the represented member but will
be paid a fee from the applicable company. The nature of the fee will constitute a referral fee, as negotiated in the market.
Limited License to General Users:
- The MWASA Website and the content may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, resold, visited or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express prior written consent of MWASA.
- The license does not allow the User to collect product or service listings, descriptions or other information displayed here.
- MWASA grants to the User, subject to the further terms of these Terms and Conditions, a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited and revocable right to access, display, use, download and otherwise copy the current and future Content for personal, non-commercial and information purposes only.
- The User may not frame nor use framing technologies to enclose the Website or the Content nor any part thereof without the consent of MWASA
- MWASA does not offer products or services to minors. If you are under the age of 18, you may not respond to or otherwise accept or act upon any offers in the Website.
- MWASA, their affiliates or subsidiaries reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit Content, or cancel orders at their sole discretion.
- Any unauthorised use terminates this agreement.
Using search 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 or infringe the intellectual property rights of MWASA.
Knowledge share is an information sharing tool embedded in the website, where all health care professionals can share and search for information. The feature allows for a doctor to express his/her opinion on matters and doctors that choose to comment thereon or use it, do so at their own risk. MWASA, MWASA employees, MWASA shareholders or MWASA members will not be held liable for any losses incurred due to the use of the knowledge share feature, as this does not constitute the opinion of MWASA, but that of the individual posting the comment.
The User is may only use this function for legitimate purposes and warrants that he/she shall not use the Website to transmit material or content which is in violation of any law or regulation, which is obscene, intimidating, racist, menacing, offensive, insulting, in breach of an duty of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property rights, or otherwise objectionable or unlawful.
Furthermore, other than for individual and non-commercial use, the user may not print copies of extracts from the knowledge share function, and other than for personal and non- commercial use, "mirror" or cache any of the Content of Website on a server, or re-use the text or graphics obtained from the website, without the prior written permission of MWASA.
It should also be stated that the knowledge share will be strictly monitored for any distasteful topics, or content as set out above, or comments as set out above, and will be removed by the administrator without warning. Members can report any such occurrences on the website.
We may use the services of other organisations to provide information on the site. We have no control over this information and make no representations or warranties of any nature as to its accuracy, appropriateness or correctness. You agree that such information is provided "as is" and we will not be directly or indirectly liable for any damages that may arise from your reliance on it. Please refer to the disclaimer as well.
Linked third party sites and third party information
This site may contain links to other websites with information and material produced by other parties. While we try to provide links only to reputable websites, we cannot accept responsibility or liability for the information provided on other websites. A link from our site to any other website does not mean that we have scrutinized or endorsed the owners or administrators of the websites or their business or security practices and operations.
All third party information regarding products advertised or listed (example EDI products, PMA products or pharmaceuticals) on the website was obtained from the owner/supplier of the product and MPC will not be held liable for any errors in data communicated by the legal owner. MPC will always strive to displaying accurate and correct data.
MWASA does not constitute the accuracy of the claims made by the owners of the product but merely serves as a communication portal. Any such errors are to be taken up with the owner of the product.
The user needs to maintain hardware and software of sufficient performance ability on the Website. Your failure to use advanced browsers may cause some or all of the functionality of the site not to operate properly.
No warranty is given that any files, applications, or functions available on the site are free of viruses, Trojans, bombs, or other data errors.
The law governing our relationship
The conditions will be governed and construed in accordance with the law of the Republic of South Africa without reference to any conflict of law provisions.
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We at Medical Women Association of South Africa need to collect personal information if we are to meet our obligations to you, to follow your instructions, to inform you of new services and to ensure that our business is geared towards your needs.
We respect your privacy and your personal information. For this reason, we take all reasonable measures, in accordance with this Policy, to protect your personal information and keep it confidential.
Further to the requirements of the ECT Act, we will disclose your personal information without your consent:
- If we are required to do so by law or court order
- If disclosure is in the public interest
- It is necessary to protect our rights
How we collect personal information
Whenever you complete an application form or contact us electronically, we will collect your personal information.
Your privacy is important to us. We will therefore not sell, rent or provide your personal information to unauthorised entities or other third parties for their independent use without your consent.
Mail, E-mail or SMS
Provided you have agreed to this, we may use your personal or other information to send you information on new services or products that may be of interest to you. This may include mail, e-mail or SMS information concerning us, our products and services, or our partners and their products or services. If you do not wish to continue receiving this information you may contact us and we will remove you from our mailing list.
Whenever we commission other organisations to provide support services to us, we will bind them to our privacy policies as far as they may be required to have access to our customers' personal information to perform such services.
Storing personal information
We value the information that you choose to provide us with and will therefore take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration. Foundation for Professional Development has physical, technological and procedural security safeguards in place and will use its best endeavours to protect your personal information.
Which laws apply?
Right to amend this privacy and security statement
We reserve the right to amend the privacy and security statement at any time. All amendments to the privacy and security statement will be posted on the website. Unless otherwise stated, the current version will supersede and replace all previous versions of the privacy and security statement.
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Neither Medical Women Association of South Africa( MWASA ) nor any provider of third party content or their respective agents warrants that the service will be uninterrupted or error free; nor does MWASA, any third party content provider, or their respective agents make any warranty as to the results to be obtained from use of the service or the content. The service and the content are distributed on an "as is, as available" basis. None of MWASA, third party content providers and their respective agents makes any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the service, any content or any products or services sold through the service. Neither MWASA nor any third party content provider warrants that any files available for downloading through the service will be free of viruses or similar contamination or destructive features. You expressly agree that the entire risk as to the quality and performance of the service and the accuracy or completeness of the content is assumed solely by you.
Neither MWASA, nor any third party content provider nor their respective agents shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the service, even if such party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Unless otherwise specified, this web site is directed primarily at users in the Republic of South Africa. MWASA makes no representation that any product or service referred to in any materials on this web site is appropriate for use, or available, in other locations. Anyone who accesses this site from other locations is responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, we do not warrant that:
- this website will be constantly available or available at all; or
- the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.
Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require advice in relation to any [legal, financial or medical] matter you should consult an appropriate professional.
Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit our liability in respect of any:
- death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
- fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of us; or
- matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for us to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.
These disclaimers and exclusions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with South African Law. If any provisions of these disclaimers and exclusions shall be unlawful, void or for any reasons unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.
MWASA shall use reasonable endeavors to keep the system available at all times, however, the user agrees that MWASA shall not be liable to the user or any other person or entity whatsoever in respect of (and the user or any such person or entity shall have no claim against MWASA and the user hereby indemnifies and holds MWASA free from liability in respect of) any loss or damage:
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