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Medical Network is a division of Davnor International (Pty)Ltd Regno. 2014/110495/07

The access to and continued use of the Medical Network website at the domain name * (the “Site”) constitutes your acceptance of and compliance with the following provisions contained herein. You must familiarize yourself these provisions and if you do not agree with it, you should immediately discontinue the use of this Site. The last revision date for these terms and conditions is set forth below.

Last revised: 3 June 2015

Medical Network reserves the right to change, modify, add to 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 the Site and it is your obligation to periodically check these terms and conditions at the Site for changes and updates. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes or updates will be considered notice of your acceptance to abide by and be bound by these terms and conditions, including such changes and updates.

1. Reserved Rights and Grant of Limited Licence

Medical Network owns the intellectual property rights, including copyright, or has acquired the necessary licenses, in the information, including all text, HTML code, multimedia clips, images, graphics, icons, code, and the selection and arrangement of the contents of the Site ( the "Information").

You are granted a limited license to access and to use short extracts of the Information for your own personal non-commercial use only, provided the Information is not modified. Medical Network will not be responsible for any consequential damages resulting from such use. Any other use of the Information is prohibited. None of the Information may be otherwise reproduced, republished, re-disseminated, downloaded (other than page caching), modified in any manner or form.

Medical Network reserves the right to terminate the permission or license granted by it in terms hereof and/or to restrict the use of and access to the Site.

2. Solicitation

No part of the Site should be taken to constitute an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or services. Some products or services mentioned on the Site may only be available in certain areas or jurisdictions.

3. Endorsement

The Site may contain links to other sites. These links are provided as references to help you identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest. These other sites were independently developed by parties other than Medical Network, and Medical Network does not assume responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information contained at such sites. In providing links to other sites, Medical Network is in no way acting as a publisher or disseminator of the material contained on those other sites and does not seek to control the content of, or maintain any type of editorial control over, such sites.

A link to another site should not be construed to mean that Medical Network is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the link or the description of the link to such other sites.

The mention of another party or its product or service on the Site should not be construed as an endorsement by Medical Network of that party or its product or service.

4. Advice or Warranties

The Information on the Site including, but not limited to, newsletters, articles, opinions and views, is provided for educational or information purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal, accounting or medical advice and should not be relied upon in that respect. You should not act or rely on any information at the Site without seeking the advice of a professional.

Medical Network is not responsible for any content or information that you may find undesirable or objectionable.

5. Liability

Medical Network will not be responsible for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damage or any other damages whatsoever and howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Site or in reliance on the information available on the Site, including but not limited to, any loss of use, lost data, lost business profits, business interruption, personal injury, or any other pecuniary loss, whether the action is in contract, delict (including negligence) or other delictual action.

6. Trademarks

Certain words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on the Site may constitute trademarks, service marks or trade names of Medical Network or other entities. The display of any such marks or names on the Site does not imply that a license has been granted by Medical Network or other entities for use thereof.

7. Confidentiality

Medical Network may need to provide, collect, use, store or process Personal Information. You hereby authorise such collection, use, storage and processing where the need arises.

Medical Network shall only provide, collect, use, store or process Personal Information:

  1. in compliance with the South Africa Protection of Personal Information Act ( POPI);
  2. as is necessary for the purposes of this agreement; and
  3. in accordance with the lawful and reasonable instructions of the Party providing the Personal Information.

Medical Network shall comply with the security and information protection obligations equivalent to those imposed on them in terms of POPI and other applicable data protection legislation, and failing such legislation, they shall take, implement and maintain all such technical and organisational security procedures and measures necessary or appropriate to preserve the security and confidentiality of the Personal Information in its possession and to protect such Personal Information against unauthorised or unlawful disclosure, access or processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.

Medical Network shall follow its archiving procedures for Customer Data as set out in its Back-Up Policy as may be notified to the Customer from time to time, as such document may be amended by Medical Network in its sole discretion from time to time. In the event of any loss or damage to Customer Data, the Customer's sole and exclusive remedy shall be for Medical Network to use reasonable commercial endeavours to restore the lost or damaged Customer data from the latest back-up of such Customer data maintained by Medical Network in accordance with the archiving procedure described in its Back-Up Policy. Medical Network shall not be responsible for any loss, destruction, alteration or disclosure of Customer Data caused by any third party (except those third parties sub- contracted by Medical Network to perform services related to Customer Data maintenance and back-up).

Medical Network shall, in providing the Services, comply with its Privacy and Security Policy relating to the privacy and security of the Customer Data available at such website address as may be notified to the Customer from time to time, as such document may be amended from time to time by Medical Network in its sole discretion.

If Medical Network processes any personal data on your behalf when performing its obligations under this agreement, the parties record their intention that the Customer shall be the data controller and the Supplier shall be a data processor and in any such case:

  1. The Customer shall ensure that the Customer is entitled to transfer the relevant personal data to Medical Network so that Medical Network may lawfully use, process and transfer the personal data in accordance with this agreement on the Customer's behalf;
  2. the Customer shall ensure that the relevant third parties have been informed of, and have given their consent to, such use, processing, and transfer as required by all applicable data protection legislation;
  3. Medical Network shall process the personal data only in accordance with the terms of this agreement and any lawful instructions reasonably given by the Customer from time to time; and
  4. each party shall take appropriate technical and organisational measures against unauthorised or unlawful processing of the personal data or its accidental loss, destruction or damage.

Computer Viruses

Every effort is made to ensure that all information provided at the Site does not contain computer viruses, you should however take reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses and should ensure that you have a complete and current backup of the applicable items of information contained on your computer system.

8. Conformance with Law

Your use of the Site shall not violate any local, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law. Some jurisdictions may have restrictions on the use of the Internet by their residents.

9. Applicable Law

The laws of the Republic of South Africa shall govern this agreement notwithstanding your domicile, residence or physical location. You hereby consent and submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of South Africa in any action or proceeding instituted under or related to this agreement.

10. General

Medical Network makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this Site or the information, content, materials or products included on this Site. You agree that the use of this Site is at your sole risk. You should not assume that the Site will be error-free or that the Site will operate without interruption.

Medical Network does not warrant that this Site, its servers, or e-mails sent from it are free of viruses or other harmful code. Medical Network will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this Site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive and / or consequential damages.

11. System Security

Medical Network is not liable for any damages whatsoever and howsoever arising as a result of any stolen or lost user data, or the unauthorised use of such user data save as for provided in the POPI Act.