Terms & Conditions
Welcome to the website of National Foundations Dialogue Initiative. Please read the following.
- ACCESSING THIS SITE
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
- RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
- OUR LIABILITY
- UPLOADING MATERIAL TO THE WEBSITE
- VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
- LINKING TO THE WEBSITE
- LINKS FROM OUR WEBSITE
- ONLINE DONATIONS
- JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
National Foundations Dialogue Initiative is an NPC (2015/332300/0) with PBO status in South Africa.
National Foundations Dialogue Initiative NPC
1 st Floor, Block B, Metropolitan Park,
8 Hillside Road, Parktown, 2193 Johannesburg
Tel: 011 480 4860
In these terms and conditions, the following capitalised words shall have the following meanings:
“Content” means all material including: without limitations and including text, video, graphics and audio, published on the Website, whether copyright of National Foundations Dialogue Initiative or a third party contracted by them;
“Intellectual Property Rights” means all patents, designs rights, trademarks, trade and business names and all associated goodwill, rights to sue for passing off, copyright, moral rights and related rights, rights in databases, domain names, rights in information (including know-how and trade secrets) and all other similar or equivalent rights existing now or in the future in any part of the world, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights for their full term;
“NFDI” means the National Foundations Dialogue Initiative NPC.
“Website” means this website.
2. ACCESSING THIS SITE
By using the Website you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions, which shall take effect from your first use of the Website. If these terms and conditions are not accepted in full, the use of the Website must be terminated immediately.
NFDI reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of the Website after any changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended. You agree to review this agreement periodically to ensure you are aware of any changes.
NFDI reserves the right to withdraw or amend the service it provides on the Website without notice and will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, NFDI may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users who have registered.
If you choose, or are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. NFDI reserves the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by or allocated to you, at any time, if, in the reasonable opinion of NFDI, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms and conditions.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.
NFDI does not warrant that the functions contained in the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the content.
No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure; therefore any information sent by e-mail or submitted through the Website is at your own risk.
The Website is provided “as is” without any representations or any form of warranty (whether made expressly or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
You agree to use the Website for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, nor restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of, the Website.
3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Unless specifically excluded, all intellectual property rights existing in and attaching to this website, including NFDI’s brand and logo, are the property of NFDI, and may not be reproduced or otherwise used without the express written consent of NFDI.
All Content on the Website is the copyright of NFDI or third parties.
You may view the Content on screen. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit or otherwise use the Content in any way except for non- commercial personal or educational use.
You agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any of the Content except for non-commercial personal or educational use. Any other use of the Content requires the prior written permission of NFDI.
The status of NFDI (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of any Content must always be acknowledged.
If you copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit or otherwise use the Content in breach of these terms and conditions, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.The names, images and logos identifying NFDI or any other third parties referred to on the Website and their products and services may be subject to copyright, design rights or trade mark rights. These trademarks may not be reproduced without the consent of the relevant owners. Nothing contained in these terms and conditions shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trademark, design right or copyright of NFDI or any other third party.
4. RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
Commentary and other materials posted on the Website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. NFDI therefore disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
NFDI updates the Website regularly, and may change the Content at any time. Any of the Content on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
5. OUR LIABILITY
NFDI will not be liable for any damages, including indirect or consequential damages, or any damages arising from the use or loss of use of the Website, or the loss of data or profits, whether in contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising from or in connection with the use of the Website.
Nothing in these terms and conditions affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
We process information about you in accordance with The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) [No.4 of 2013. By using the Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
7. UPLOADING MATERIAL TO THE WEBSITE
Contributions must be your own, they must be civil and tasteful. They must not contain any unlawful or objectionable content and they must not infringe the law. Should you identify contributions which are unlawful, distasteful or otherwise objectionable then please contact NFDI: email@example.comWhen you provide your details or contributions to us you are stating that you are over 18 years of age or are a minor with parental consent. You agree that any information you provide to us about yourself upon registration or at any time will be true and accurate.
NFDI will not be responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the Website.
NFDI has the right to remove any material or posting you make on the Website if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with these terms and conditions.
8. VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website.
You must not attack the Website via denial-of-service attach or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
If you breach any of the above terms and conditions, you will be committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. NFDI will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease immediately.
NFDI will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any Content, or any website linked to the Website.
9. LINKING TO THE WEBSITE
You may link to the Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage the reputation of NFDI or take advantage of it either commercially and non-commercially. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on the part
of NFDI where none exists.
You will remove any such link immediately if requested to do so by the NFDI.
10. LINKS FROM OUR WEBSITE
Your use of any third party websites is at your own risk and subject to their respective terms & conditions and privacy policies. NFDI accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage that may result from your use of any third party websites.
11. ONLINE DONATIONS
Acceptance of online donations
NFDI accepts online donations via its website using the Given Gain online donation form. Donors can make a single, monthly or annual donation to NFDI.
All donations made to NFDI underlie the NFDI Donation Policy.
Refusal of donations
NFDI reserves the right to refuse donations and reimburse the donor should it be found that the source of the money is not in alignment with our Donor Policy and contradicts the values that NFDI as an accredited Transparency International chapter stands for.
Cancellation of donation
Donors can cancel their monthly or annual donation at any time via email or telephone (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 011 480 4860/ 081 780 0212). Please note that NFDI cannot refund any donations that have already been processed for past months or years.
NFDI shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of users. For the purpose of this clause, “personal information” shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from:
Payment options accepted
Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Diners or American Express credit cards or by bank transfer into the NFDI bank account, the details of which will be provided on request.
Credit card acquiring and security
Given Gain is an official Crowd Funding Website of the NFDI. Customer details will be stored by NFDI separately from card details which are entered by the client on Given Gain’s secure site. For more detail on Given Gain refer to www.givengain.com
Merchant Outlet country and transaction currency
The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. Transaction currency is South African Rand (ZAR).
NFDI upon request will issue an 18A certificate at the end of our financial year. Individual and Corporate donations that total over a R100 within NFDI’s financial year are eligible for a Section 18A certificate.
12. JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW
The terms and use of the Website shall be governed by the laws of South Africa and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms and conditions on your country of residence or any other relevant
If you have any concerns about material which appears the Website, please contact:
NFDI Supporter Care on:
Telephone: 011 480 4860