Terms & Conditions

1 ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE
  1.1 These terms and conditions of access to and use of the Life Healthcare website (the “Website”), as amended from time to time, constitute a binding agreement between you (the “user” or “you”) and Life Healthcare (“we”, "our" or "us").
  1.2 Each time you access and use the Website, these terms and conditions will govern our respective rights and obligations. You will furthermore be deemed to have read and accepted these terms and conditions each time you access and use the Website.
  1.3 In
the event that you do not agree with any of the provisions of this agreement and
do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, your access to and use of
the Website should be terminated immediately.
2 NATURE
AND PURPOSE OF WEBSITE CONTENT
  2.1 The
content on the Website is provided for information and educational purposes only
and is not intended to replace or substitute professional medical advice. In the
event that you require medical advice and/or treatment, you should contact your
medical practitioner or other qualified healthcare professional to assist you in
suitably diagnosing any ailments or diseases and to prescribe the relevant
medication and/or treatment.
  2.2 While
we have taken care to ensure that the Website content is accurate, the Website
and the services accessible on or via the Website are provided "as is" without
any warranty, whether express or implied and your use of and reliance on the
information on the Website is entirely at your own risk.
3 THIRD
PARTY LINKS AND ADVERTISING
  3.1 The
Website may contain links to other websites belonging to or operated by third
parties ("third party websites") and advertisements,with illustrations and/or
text.
  3.2 By
making the hyperlinks and advertisements available we do not endorse such third
party websites, their content, products or services they offer or the owners of
such third party websites or the products or services being advertised or
promoted, nor do we give any warranty in regard to the content, accuracy,
suitability or fitness for purpose of any material, information or data
contained in or linked to any advertisement on the Website.
  3.3 Since
we have no control over the content or security of third party websites, we will
not be liable for any loss or damage you suffer, whether directly or indirectly,
as a result of your use of third party websites or the products and/or services
advertised. You agree that where you access any third party website or make use
of products and/or services advertised on the Website, you do so entirely at
your own risk.
4 SECURITY
  4.1 We
will take all reasonable steps to secure the Website content and the information
provided by and collected from you, fromunauthorised access and/or disclosure.
We however, do not make any warranties or representations that the Website
content will be safe, secure and error-free.
  4.2 We
are under no legal duty to encrypt any content or communications from and to the
Website nor are we under any legal duty to provide digital authentication of any
page of the Website.
  4.3 You
may not deliver, or attempt to deliver, whether on purpose or negligently, any
damaging code (such as computer viruses) to the Website, our server and/or any
computer network that supports the Website. In the event that you do deliver,
whether on purpose or negligently, any such damaging code, you hereby indemnify
and hold us harmless against any and all liability for any damages and or losses
sustained by us and any other third party as a result of such damaging code.
  4.4 Should you commit any
of the offences detailed in sections 85 to 88 of the Electronic
Communications and Transaction Act 25 of 2002 (the “ECT Act”), you will,
notwithstanding criminal prosecution, be liable for all resulting
liability, loss or damages suffered and/or incurred by us an/or any of
our partners and/or affiliates. A copy of the ECT Act can be found at here.
5  PRIVACY
  5.1 Your
privacy is important to us and we are committed to ensuring the privacy and
integrity of information submitted by you when you access the Website, contact
us electronically or register for any services offered by us or a third party.
  5.2 Any
information that is of a personal nature and is provided by you to us, will be
treated confidentially. We will not sell, rent or otherwise provide your
personal information to any person without your express consent. We may however,
disclose your personal information only where we are obliged in terms of any
law, order of court, legal process or other lawful reason to disclose such
information.
  5.3 Notwithstanding
the above, you agree that by your access to and use of the Website, we may send
“cookies” from the Website to your computer. “Cookies” are information that is
sent from the Website to your hard drive, where it is saved. In this way, the
next time you use the Website, we will know who you are and that you have
visited the Website before.
6 DISCLAIMER
  6.1 We
do not warrant or represent that the Website content, the services offered on
the Website or access to the Website or any part thereof will be uninterrupted
or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website and/or the
server that makes it available to you is free of viruses or destructive code. We
furthermore do not make any warranty or representation, whether express or
implied as to the reliability, accuracy, usefulness, adequacy, quality,
currency, completeness, suitability, fitness for any purpose or otherwise of any
of the information, advertisements, services, facilities, data or material
displayed on or accessed by you from the Website.
  6.2 We and our officers, directors, employees, servants,
affiliates, shareholders, agents, consultants or employees (in whose favour this
constitutes a stipulation for the benefit of another) shall not be liable for
and you hereby indemnify us and our officers, directors, employees, servants,
affiliates, shareholders, agents, consultants or employees (in whose favour this
constitutes a stipulation for the benefit of another) against any direct,
indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or loss of any
kind whatsoever or howsoever caused (whether arising under contract, delict or
otherwise and whether the loss was actually foreseen or reasonably foreseeable)
arising out of your access to and use of the Website, the services or the
information contained on the Website or your inability to use the Website or any
services available via the Website.

  6.3 Without
derogating from the generality of the above, we will not be liable for:
    6.3.1 any
interruption, malfunction, downtime or other failure of the Website or any
services, our system, databases or any of its components, for reasons beyond our
control;
    6.3.2 any
loss or damage with regard to your personal information or other data directly
or indirectly caused by malfunction of our system, third party systems, power
failures, unlawful access to or theft of data, computer viruses or destructive
code on our system or third party systems; programming defects; any loss or
damage with regard to patient data or other data directly or indirectly caused
by malfunction of our system, third party systems, power failures, unlawful
access to or theft of data, computer viruses or destructive code on our system
or third party systems; programming defects or negligence on our part;
    6.3.3 any
interruption, malfunction, downtime or other failure of goods or services
provided by third parties, including, without limitation, third party systems
such as the telecommunication service providers, internet service providers,
electricity suppliers, local authorities and certification authorities; and/or
    6.3.4 any event
over which we have no direct control.
7 INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY
  7.1 The
content on the Website (including all registered and unregistered trademarks)
constitutes our intellectual property rights or intellectual property belonging
to third parties which are licensed to, used and/or held by us.
  7.2 You
may not copy, reproduce, display or use any intellectual property on the Website
in any manner whatsoever without our prior written permission and nothing
contained on the Website should be construed as granting any licence or right of
use of any intellectual property.
  7.3 You
also may not establish a hyperlink, frame, meta-tag or similar reference,
whether electronically or otherwise ("linking") to the Website without our prior
written consent, which consent is at our sole discretion. You may apply to
establish such a link by submitting your request to the Webmaster at lifegateway@lifehealthcare.co.za.
In the event that you have not heard from us within 5 (five) working days,
please consider your request as having been rejected.
8 AVAILABILITY
OF THE WEBSITE
  The Website may be unavailable from time to time due to
routine maintenance or emergency repairs or because of the unavailability of any
electricity, telecommunication system or networks.
9  PROMOTION
OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION MANUAL
  Our Promotion of Access to Information Manual,
as published in terms of the Promotion
of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000
 may be accessed by clicking here.
10 ALTERNATIVE
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
  Subject to urgent and/or interim relief, all disputes
regarding access to the Website, the content and services available on the
Website or these terms and conditions will be referred to arbitration in terms
of the rules of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa. The proceedings of
such arbitration will be held in Johannesburg in English. The
arbitration ruling will be final and the unsuccessful party will pay the costs
of the successful party on a scale as between attorney and own client. The rules
of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa may be downloaded from the
following web site: http://www.arbitration.co.za.
11 NOTICES
  11.1 You
may deliver notice to us at any time in writing at the following address: Life
Healthcare, Oxford Manor, 21 Chaplin Road, Illovo, 2196.
  11.2 We
may deliver notice to you at any time in writing to any email address or
physical address provided by you in your communication with us.
12 WHOLE
AGREEMENT
  These terms and conditions constitute the whole of the
agreement between ourselves relating to the access to and use of the Website and
neither you nor us will be bound by any undertaking, representation, warranty or
the like not recorded in these terms and conditions.
13 WAIVER
  Failure or neglect by us at any time to fully enforce any of
our rights or any of the provisions of this agreement, will not be construed as
a waiver of our rights.
14 AMENDMENTS
AND CHANGES
  14.1 We
reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to do any of the following, at any
time and without any prior notice:
    14.1.1 amend
the terms and conditions of this agreement
    14.1.2  change
the content and/or services available from the Website

    14.1.3 discontinue
any aspect of the Website or service(s) available from the Website; and/or
    14.1.4 change the
software and hardware required to access and use the Website.
  14.2 Any
such amendments shall come into effect immediately and automatically.
  14.3 You
agree to review this agreement whenever you visit the Website for any such
amendments and/or changes.
15 SEVERABILITY
  In the event that any of the terms of this agreement are
found to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable, such terms will be separable
from the remaining terms, which shall continue to be valid and enforceable
16 APPLICABLE LAW
  These terms and conditions will be governed and interpreted in accordance with the law of South Africa and you consent to the jurisdiction of the South African courts for any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with this agreement.