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The following are the Terms of Use for the official website ("our website") of the Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve ("CWBR").  CWBR reserves the right to update the Terms of Use at any time, without notice.

1. Intellectual Property Rights

The content of this website, including but not limited to all trademarks, articles, photographs, drawings, graphics, logos, images, cinematographic films, video clips and text, is the intellectual property of CWBR and may not be reproduced, adapted, distributed, sold, published, stored, broadcast, modified, transmitted or recorded in any way without prior written consent from CWBR, which consent can be obtained from webmaster@capewinelandsbiosphere.co.za.  Any unauthorised reproduction, storage, sale, adaptation, distribution, publication, broadcasting, modification, transmission or recording of the content of this website or any part thereof, will constitute copyright infringement.

In the event of the authorised and/or lawful use of a reference and/or quotation from our website, our URL, http://capewinelandsbiosphere.co.za, must be clearly displayed with each and every quotation or reference, as well as the following copyright notice: © CWBR 2007 - 2014.

2. Disclosures in terms of section 43 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act.

2.1 The full name and legal status of the website owner is:

Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve,  Company Registration Number: 2010/016218/08

2.2 The full address of the website owner is detailed hereunder:

Telephone number:  +27 21 888 5194 / 082 377 5038

2.3 The website address of this website is: http://capewinelandsbiosphere.co.za.

E-mail address: quinton@capewinelands.gov.za  

2.4 Physical address for receipt of legal service:

Mazars House, Rialto Road, Grand Mornings Precinct, Century City, Cape Town     

2.5 Main business:

Facilitating sustainable development  and implementing UNESCO related biosphere reserve functions; A conservation function- to contribute to the conservation of landscapes, ecosystems, species and genetic variation; A development function- to foster economic and human development which is socio-culturally and ecologically sustainable; A logistic function-to provide support for research, monitoring, education and information exchange related to local, national and global issues of conservation and development.

3. Disclaimer and Site submission rules

Users of, or visitors to, our website may not post comments, statements or other materials on our website that may be libellous, obscene, defamatory or that may infringe copyright, trademarks or any other intellectual property rights. Any such unlawful postings will immediately be removed from our site, without notice or warning.

CWBR cannot be held liable for any comments, statements or other materials posted on our website.

CWBR has taken all reasonable care in the preparation of the content on this website. However, CWBR cannot guarantee the accuracy or integrity of the information reflected on our site. CWBR shall not be liable for any loss or damage which may result from the use of our website or inability to use our site, or any information contained on our website, or services or products provided via our website. Should you wish to rely on any information contained in our website, we recommend that you contact us to verify the information.

There may be existing websites which may look similar to our website, which are operated by third parties with whom CWBR may or may not have e-commerce or other business relations (hereinafter referred to as “third party operator websites”). CWBR shall not be liable for the integrity or accuracy of information found or displayed on such third party operator websites, or the services or private practices of such third party operators.

Our website contains various hyperlinks to third party operator websites over which we have no control. CWBR disclaims all responsibility and liability in respect of the use of any such hyperlinks, whether directly or indirectly, or the websites to which such hyperlinks point. Hyperlinks found on our website do not imply the endorsement of such links or the websites to which they point, by CWBR.

4. Non-compliance

CWBR reserves the right to use IP addresses and cookies to identify users, when we feel it necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use, Rules and Policies, or to protect our rights, services or website.

Any non-compliance with our Terms of Use or Rules and Policies will be met with the disclosure of user information to law enforcement authorities. CWBR reserves the right to disallow access to this website.

5. Agreement in terms of Section 21 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act

5.1 No information or data on this website constitutes an offer to do business, but is merely an invitation to do business.

5.2 No agreement shall be concluded merely by sending a data message to this website or its owners. Valid agreements require an acceptance of an offer by CWBR.

5.3 No e-mail message shall be deemed to have been received by CWBR until a response has been issued by CWBR. An automated response, from CWBR, shall not satisfy this requirement.

A COPY OF THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS ACT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM: http://www.polity.org.za/pdf/ElectronicCommunications.pdf

6. Severability

In the event that any of these terms of use are found not to be valid or enforceable for any reason whatsoever, such term(s) shall be severable from the remaining terms of use. The remaining terms shall not be affected by such invalidity or unenforceability and shall remain enforceable.

7. General

7.1 These terms of use will be governed by and construed in accordance with South African laws.

7.2 These terms of use shall be for the benefit of CWBR and may be waived at CWBR's own discretion.

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