Terms and Conditions

By accessing and looking at this website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions contained herein. Should you opt not to accept the Terms of Use stated herein, please exit our website and refrain from using it in future.

We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions of Use, or any of the site contents at will and may suspend or discontinue the whole or any part of this site at its sole and absolute discretion. Any such changes shall be effective immediately upon publishing such modifications to the website. Read our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use frequently to ensure that you stay informed.

Information provided is for general information and is not intended as legal advice. Always consult with a professional to obtain legal advice, as every situation depends on its own facts and circumstances. M J Vermaak Incorporated, t/a Martin Vermaak Attorneys (MVA) assumes no responsibility with regard to any inaccuracies, errors or omissions. Whilst MVA takes reasonable care to ensure that the information on the site is correct and up to date, users of the site should not assume that this will invariably be the case. MVA do not give any warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, validity and safety of any information appearing on the site.

This website is published via M J Vermaak Incorporated, Endaweni, Unit 3, The Oaks Office Park, 368 Oak Avenue, Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, with Registration Number 2012/067881/21. VAT Number: 402666890

All intellectual property on this website, including but not limited to copyright, content, trademarks, domain names, software, source code, meta tags, text and hyperlinks is owned by MVA and it is as such protected from infringement by domestic and international legislation and treaties. Unauthorised use of any or all of the intellectual property on this website is strictly prohibited. MVA will only consider properly motivated written applications for consent to use its intellectual property rights and may give or withhold permission in its sole and absolute discretion and subject to such conditions as it chooses.

Users may not make use of any automated retrieval robot, screen scraper or similar technology to obtain information on this website. MVA does not guarantee that any data or files downloaded or accessed through the site are free of worms, viruses, or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. MVA does not always monitor your use of the site, including email, however reserves the right to do so and by using this site, you hereby consent to the said monitoring.

Users are prohibited to attempt any violations to the security of this website or the server and computer network that support the website. Any violations may result in civil or criminal liability by the User.

MVA will not voluntarily disclose any information about individual Users to third parties, except as described in our Terms and Conditions of Use or to comply with applicable laws or valid legal process, or to protect the rights of MVA or others.

South African laws are applicable regarding the use or abuse of this website. Users consent to the Jurisdiction of the South Gauteng High Court and/or the Randburg Magistrates Court in the event of any civil dispute.

Our website contains links to other sites and MVA accepts no responsibility for the privacy practices or terms of use of such other sites.

We use IP addresses to analyse trends and these IP addresses are not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Cookies: A cookie is a piece of data stored on the Users hard drive containing information about the User. When the User closes their browser, the cookie terminates. Cookies are used only for the collection of anonymous web site traffic statistics. Some of our advertisers may use cookies on our site; we have no control over these cookies. Our Terms and Conditions of Use only cover the use of cookies by our site and it does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers/sponsors/partners/service providers.

Blogs: Should you submit any information or comments to the blog on our site, be conscious that any such information can be read, collected, or used by other Users. MVA accept no responsibility and or liability for such disclosure by you.

The stories used on the website are based on actual cases we have handled but the facts have been altered for our Clients protection. These photographs were posed for by models.

The articles on the Opinions of our Attorneys are just their own opinions and not necessarily those of anyone else, or the letter of the Law.

E-mails: E-mail transmissions contain information which may be legally privileged. The information is intended for the sole and exclusive use of the recipient outlined. If you receive e-mail in error, please notify MVA immediately by telephone and arrange for the return of the original documents to us. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking of any action in reliance of the contents of this e-mail information is strictly prohibited. Please note that all e-mail within MVA is subject to continuous and ad hoc filtering, scrutiny and reporting. E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secured and error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, created by a non-authorised source, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. MVA shall not be responsible for, and disclaims all liability for any loss, liability, damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential) and/or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by you or any third party as a result of or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly, to your receiving of this e-mail.

The User acknowledges that it has read, understands and accepts the contents of the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy.

A copy of the SCT Act is available at www.internet.org.za/ect_act.html

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