Last updated: June 4, 2018
Please read these Terms of Service (“Terms”) before using the www.SiliconCape.com website (“the Website”) operated by The Silicon Cape Initiative.
Access and use of the Website is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and any party who accesses the Website.
Use of the Website constitutes acceptance of these Terms as they are written. If you do not accept these Terms, please refrain from using the Website.
Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties:
Use of the Website is entirely at your own risk and The Silicon Cape Initiative makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the Website or the information, content, materials, suppliers or products cited on the Website.
The views, opinions, or positions expressed by blog authors, by those providing comments and by other participants are personal to the author or speaker, and do not reflect those of The Silicon Cape Initiative, its Board, Community Council, management, employees, or any of its agents.
The Silicon Cape Initiative seeks to ensure information on the Website is current and accurate. However, The Silicon Cape Initiative does not warrant the Website’s accuracy and does not commit to ensuring the Website remains available, or that the material on the Website is current.
The Website may include links providing direct access to external resources or websites. The Silicon Cape Initiative has not participated in the development of these resources or websites and is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in such resources or websites. Reliance on information presented by external resources or websites is done at your own risk.
Neither The Silicon Cape Initiative nor any of its officers, agents nor any other party involved in creating, administering, producing or delivering the Website shall be liable in any manner whatsoever for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the accessing of, use of or inability to use the Website or any other website linked from the Website, or for any errors or omissions in the content thereof.
Content Rights and Responsibilities:
You are responsible for any content you post on the Website. By posting content on the Website, you agree that The Silicon Cape Initiative may delete, edit, or alter the content in any manner The Silicon Cape Initiative deems appropriate. Furthermore, you agree that any and all posts will not contravene South African law, nor violate any international copyright or trademark laws or restrictions in any manner.
In these Terms, “content” means any material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to the Website, for any purpose. You grant to The Silicon Cape Initiative a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute any content you post on the Website in any existing or future media. You also grant to The Silicon Cape Initiative the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.
The Silicon Cape Initiative reserves the right to:
- Block, delete, edit, or alter in any manner it sees fit event announcements, comments, forum posts or blog entries on its site which, at its sole discretion, it deems to be in violation of these Terms, its Event Policy, copyright or other law, or it otherwise deems unacceptable for display on the Website.
- Remove any advertisement or similar commercial material posted on the Website, which it deems, at its sole discretion, to violate these Terms or to be unacceptable for display on the Website for any and all reasons.
- Revoke membership privileges or access to the Website of anyone who, in its sole discretion, is found to have abused membership privileges or use of the Website in any manner or to have violated any provision of these Terms.
- Revise, without prior notice, these Terms as it sees fit.
Updates to These Terms:
To ensure compliance, review these Terms regularly. The Silicon Cape Initiative need not notify users of any updates or additions to these Terms before removing content or advertisements, revoking membership or any other disciplinary action resulting from a violation of these Terms. Revised Terms will apply to any use of the Website from the date of publication of the revised Terms.
Absent an alternative agreement signed by The Silicon Cape Initiative or one of its representatives, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and The Silicon Cape Initiative regarding your use of the Website and supersede any previous agreements relating to your use of the Website.
Should any provision, clause or subsection of this agreement be deemed void, unenforceable, or illegal by a court of law, it may be severed from and will not affect the remainder of these Terms, including these Terms’ meaning and purpose.
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with South African law and any disputes relating to these Terms will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa.
Data Processing and Consent:
The Silicon Cape Initiative collects users’ personal data in the form of names and email addresses of users who provide such data for the purpose of signing-up for The Silicon Cape Initiative’s weekly newsletter. The Silicon Cape Initiative does not collect any Special Categories of Personal data as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Providing the aforementioned data to The Silicon Cape Initiative operates as consent to the processing of such personal data, including the collection, organization, storage, and use of personal data. This consent is the legal basis for The Silicon Cape Initiative’s processing of personal data under the GDPR. Furthermore, The Silicon Cape Initiative has a legitimate interest in the processing of the personal data provided by users for the purpose of distributing the weekly newsletter. The Silicon Cape Initiative has implemented appropriate measures to protect the security of all personal data collected by The Silicon Cape Initiative.
Purpose of Data Processing and Third Parties:
The Silicon Cape Initiative collects the names and email addresses of those who choose to provide this information solely for the purpose of distributing the weekly newsletter and contacting newsletter recipients regarding The Silicon Cape Initiative business. The Silicon Cape Initiative neither sells personal data to third parties nor uses any automated decision-making in the processing of users’ personal data.
The Silicon Cape Initiative may share users’ personal data with MailChimp or Google, specifically Gmail, for the purpose of distributing the newsletter and contacting newsletter recipients. The Silicon Cape Initiative seeks to ensure that all personal data shared with third parties is properly secured and treated in accordance with the law.
All personal data collected by The Silicon Cape Initiative is stored indefinitely for the purpose of distributing the newsletter. Any users who wish to have their personal data removed from The Silicon Cape Initiative’s database may unsubscribe from the newsletter using a link provided at the bottom of each email containing the newsletter. Once unsubscribed, the user will cease receiving emails from The Silicon Cape Initiative and their personal data will be removed from The Silicon Cape Initiative’s database.
Under the GDPR, any user residing in the European Union has the right to withdraw consent to data processing, erasure of all personal data stored in The Silicon Cape Initiative’s database, and file a complaint with the proper local data protection authority.