Terms and Conditions

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  1. ACCEPTANCE
    South African Post Office Limited (Registration Number: 1991/005477/06) and/or any subsidiary, division, affiliate or related company of the South African Post Office Limited ("SAPO") provides you with access to its website, www.trustcentre.co.za.These terms and conditions set out what is expected from you when accessing the Trust Centre Site. By accessing the Trust Centre Site, you will be deemed to have read, understood and accepted these terms and conditions. In terms of section 11 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 and the common law of contract, these terms and conditions are valid, binding and enforceable against all persons that access the Site.

  2. PRIVACY POLICY
    SAPO recognises the importance of keeping your personal information private and has formulated a Privacy Policy setting out the manner in which we collect, store, process and use your personal information. You understand that the Privacy Policy forms part of these terms and conditions and you are deemed to have read, understood and accepted the provisions of our Privacy Policy by your acceptance of these terms and conditions. The Privacy Policy is accessible on the Trust Centre Site and we recommend you read and familiarise yourself with its provisions.

  3. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY SAPO ON THE SITE
    1. SAPO offers products and services on the Trust Centre Site. When you enroll to obtain a product or service from SAPO on the Trust Centre Site, you accept the specific agreement applicable to that product or service. Your use of any such product or service offered on the Trust Centre Site is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for that product or service.
      Information that SAPO publishes on this Trust Centre Site may contain references or cross references to products or services that are not available or approved by the appropriate regulatory authorities in your country.
      Such references do not imply that SAPO endorses or intends to announce or make available such products or services to the general public, or in your country. For further information in this regard please contact the SAPO Trust Centre at admin@trustcentre.co.za to determine which products and services are available to you.
    2. SAPO reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, products and/or services or any part thereof with or without notice to you. SAPO will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modifications, suspension, or discontinuance of any product and/or services.

  4. CONTENT AND INFORMATION
    You are responsible for your use of the Trust Centre Site and no content may be placed on the site at all.

  5. USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES
    1. You will only use this Trust Centre Site for legitimate and lawful purposes and you agree to abide by all laws when using the Trust Centre Site. You agree not to engage in any activities that may cause any damage or loss to SAPO.
    2. You may not and agree not to
      1. monitor, intercept or modify any communication that is not addressed to you;
      2. use any harmful or malicious code, such as viruses, trojan, horses, worms or spiders, to interfere or access any data, communications or software associated with the Trust Centre Site;
      3. send any unsolicited communication to SAPO or to any user of the Trust Centre Site;
      4. use the Trust Centre Site in such a manner as to threaten, harass, embarrass or invade the privacy of any person or organisation;
      5. abuse, harass, threaten, intimidate, or harm any other user or any member of SAPO's staff
      6. impersonate any other user of the Trust Centre Site or any other person; and/or
      7. use post or attach content on the Trust Centre Site for any purpose that is defamatory, pornographic, an invasion of privacy, obscene, abusive, illegal, racist, offensive, harmful to a minor or an infringement of any intellectual property rights of a third party or would otherwise violate the rights of any third party.
    3. SAPO makes no claims that the Trust Centre Site may be lawfully accessed and/or the content lawfully viewed or downloaded outside the Republic of South Africa. Access to the Trust Centre Site and/or the content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Trust Centre Site from outside of the Republic of South Africa, you do so at your own risk and you are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of, or applicable to, such jurisdiction.

  6. RESTRICTIONS ON CONTENT AND USE OF SERVICES
    1. SAPO reserves the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to monitor any activity and content on the Trust Centre Site. SAPO may investigate any reported violations of these terms and conditions or any complaints and take any such steps or action as it may deem necessary. admin@trustcentre.co.za SAPO also reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as they reasonably believe is necessary to:
    2. satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request;
    3. enforce these terms and conditions, including investigation of potential violations hereof;
    4. detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues;
    5. respond to reported violations and/or complaints; or
    6. protect the rights, property or safety of SAPO, the Trust Centre Site, users of the Trust Centre Site and the public.

  7. Whilst SAPO reserves the right to delete or remove content deemed offensive by SAPO, SAPO does not guarantee that offensive content will be removed or deleted. Failure by SAPO to remove or delete any offensive content does not constitute a waiver by SAPO of its right to remove or delete offensive content in subsequent or similar cases and you agree that SAPO will not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from any such failure.

  8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
    1. All right, title, and interest in and to the Trust Centre Site including all related intellectual property rights (excluding content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of SAPO and all its licensors. The Trust Centre Site and content thereof is protected by intellectual property laws. Nothing in these terms and conditions gives you a right to use the SAPO name or any of SAPOSAPOs trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features.
    2. You agree that SAPO may place your public key on the relevant public domains and that SAPO will list your certificate status including as revoked or expired as soon as SAPO becomes aware of such status. this
    3. Such additional uses by SAPO, or other companies, organisations or individuals who partner with SAPO, of your certificate active or revocation status may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available on the Trust Centre Site.
    4. We may modify or adapt such status information in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to your content as are necessary to conform and adapt that content to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media.

  9. THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND LINKS
    1. The Trust Centre Site may contain services provided by third parties and/or links to third party websites, or resources. You acknowledge and agree that SAPO does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for the availability or accuracy of such third party content, services, websites, and/or resources.
    2. You agree that SAPO does not endorse any such a third partiesSAPO content, services, websites, and/or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your access and/or use of any such third party content, services, websites, and/or resources. You indemnify, defend and hold SAPO harmless against any claim by any third party for any loss or damage of any kind arising out of or in connection with your use of third party content, services, websites and/or resources.

  10. USER WARRANTY
    You represent and warrant to SAPO that:
    1. you have full power, authority, and legal capacity to enter into these terms and conditions and follow its obligations;
    2. you will provide complete and accurate information to SAPO which you warrant is true and correct;
    3. you will adhere to these terms and conditions;
    4. you are 18 (eighteen) years of age or older; and
    5. in the event that your use of the Trust Centre Site is dependent on using a cellular phone, personal computer, bandwidth or such other device or technology belonging to another person, you have the necessary permission from that person.

  11. INDEMNITY
    You agree to indemnify, defend and hold SAPO, its officers, agents, licensors, employees and any other partners harmless from any and all claims, losses, expenses, damages, actions, demands, liabilities or costs, including but not limited to legal fees resulting from your violation of these terms and conditions, your violation of any rights of a third party, and/or any content posted by you on the Trust Centre Site.

  12. AMENDMENTS TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    SAPO reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time, for any reason with or without notice to you. The amended terms and conditions shall enter into force on the date that they are published on the Trust Centre Site or from the first time you access the Trust Centre Site subsequent to such amendments, whichever occurs first.

  13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

  14. WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY
    The failure of SAPO to enforce any rights or provision of these terms and conditions will not be deemed a waiver of such rights or provisions. In the event of any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions will remain in full force and effect.

  15. NOTICES, COMPLAINTS AND QUERIES
    Please direct any notices, complaints, queries and reports to SAPO, at the following address: admin@trustcentre.co.za

  16. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
    These terms and conditions and the relationship between you and SAPO will be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

  17. GENERAL
    These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and SAPO relating to the subject matter hereof and these terms and conditions supersede and replace any prior agreements between you and SAPO. Any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Site or the terms and conditions must be filed within 1 (one) year after the claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

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