WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Virtual Reality Cycling (Pty) Ltd t/a Cycology (Registration Number: 2018/107355/07)
These terms and conditions are binding and enforceable against all persons that access the Virtual Reality Cycling (Pty) Ltd web site or any part thereof (“the Cycology web site”) in terms of section 11(3) of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 (“the ECT Act”).
If you do not agree to these terms and conditions you must leave the Cycology web site now, as further use will automatically bind you to these terms and conditions.
A copy of the ECT Act may be downloaded from http://www.polity.org.zaunder the heading “Legislation and Policy”.
Definitions and interpretation
a.”Cycology ” means Virtual Reality Cycling (Pty) Ltd t/a Cycology (Company Reg No. 2018/107355/07)
b.” Cycology web site” means the Cycology site located at www.cycologystudios.com and includes any part or element thereof
c.”User” means any person who enters or uses the Cycology web site, notwithstanding the fact that such a person only visited the home page of the Cycology web site
d. References herein to the singular includes the plural and vice versa; and
e. Notwithstanding the fact that hyperlinks in these terms and conditions to copyright notices and legislation should be deemed part of these terms and conditions in terms of section 11 of the ECT Act, the fact that some or all of the hyperlinks may be non-operational, shall not play a role in determination of the validity and interpretation of these terms and conditions.
Cycology was established in 2018 as an indoor cycling studio operator and currently operates from a facility in Port Elizabeth within the Republic of South Africa.
- ALLOWED USE & LICENSE
2.1. Cycology licenses the User to view, download and print the content of the Cycology web site, provided that such content is used for personal, educational and/or non-commercial purposes only.
2.2. Content from the Cycology web site shall not be used or exploited by Users for any commercial and non-private purposes without the prior written consent of Cycology.
2.3. Users may only access and use the Cycology web site for legal purposes.
2.4. The caching of the Cycology web site shall only be allowed if:
2.4.1. purpose of the caching is to make the onward transmission of the content from the Cycology web site more efficient;
2.4.2. The cached content is not modified in any manner whatsoever;
2.4.3. The cached content is updated at least every 12 (twelve) hours; and
2.4.4. The cached content is removed or updated when so required by Cycology.
2.5. If any User uses content from the Cycology web site in breach of the provisions detailed herein:
2.5.1. Cycology reserves the right to claim damages from the User;
2.5.2. Cycology reserves the right to institute criminal proceedings against the User; and
2.5.3. Cycology shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss or liability that resulted from the use of such content by the User or any third party who obtained any content from the User.
2.6. Hyperlinks to the Cycology web site from any other source shall be directed at the home page of the Cycology web site. Cycology shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss or liability that resulted from the use of content from the Cycology web site, if such content was accessed through a hyperlink not directed at the home page of the Cycology web site. Persons that wish to link to content beyond the home page of the Cycology web site shall do so at their own risk and indemnify Cycology against any loss, liability or damage that may result from the use of content from the Cycology web site, if such content was accessed through a hyperlink not directed at the home page of the Cycology web site. Cycology non-liability for deep linking is based on the fact that deep links bypass these terms and conditions.
2.7. Users may quote small and reasonable amounts of content available from the Cycology web site only if such quote is placed in inverted commas and acknowledged.
2.8. No person may frame the Cycology web site, in any manner whatsoever, without the prior written consent of Cycology.
2.9. Apart from bona-fide search engine operators and use of the search facility provided on the Cycology web site by Users, no person may use or attempt to use any technology or applications (including web crawlers or web spiders) to search or copy content from the Cycology web site for any purposes, without the prior written consent of Cycology.
2.10. All licenses and/or permissions granted in terms of this clause 2 are provided on a non-exclusive and non-transferable basis and may be terminated or cancelled by Cycology at any time without giving reasons therefore.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS & DOMAIN NAME USE
3.1. All intellectual property on the Cycology web site, including but not limited to content, trademarks, domain names, patents, design elements, software, databases, text, graphics, icons and hyperlinks are the property of or licensed to Cycology and as such, are protected from infringement by domestic and international legislation and treaties. Subject to the rights licensed to the User in clause 2, all other rights to intellectual property on the Cycology web site are expressly reserved.
- SOFTWARE & EQUIPMENT
It is the responsibility of the User to acquire and maintain, at his/her own expense, the computer hardware, software, lines and access accounts required to access the Internet and the Cycology web site and/or download content from this web site.
- DISCLOSURES REQUIRED BY SECTION 43 OF THE ECT ACT
Access to the services, content, software and content downloads available from the Cycology web site is classified as “electronic transactions” in terms of the ECT Act and therefore Users have the rights detailed in Chapter 7 of the ECT Act and Cycology has the duty to disclose the following information:
5.1. The full name and legal status of the web site owner: Virtual Reality Cycling (Pty) Ltd
5.2. Street address: 152 Main Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6070
5.3. Postal address: P.O. Box 19443, Linton Grange, Port Elizabeth 6015
5.4. Physical address for receipt of legal service: 8 Marguerite Street, Kragga Kamma Park, Port Elizabeth 6070
5.5. Main business: The main business of Cycology is detailed at www.cycologystudios.com
5.6. The web site address of the Cycology web site is: www.cycologystudios.com
5.7. The official email address of the Cycology web site is:email@example.com
5.8 Users may lodge complaints concerning the Cycology web site with Cycology at telephone 041 581 0605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS
Cycology expressly reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to do any of the following, at any time without prior notice:
6.1. change these terms and conditions;
6.2. change the content and/or services available from the Cycology web site;
6.3. discontinue any aspect of the Cycology web site or service(s) available from the Cycology web site; and/or
6.4. change the software and hardware required to access and use the Cycology web site.
7.1. Cycology shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of Users and 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:http://www.polity.org.za.
7.2. Cycology may electronically collect, store and use the following personal information of Users:
7.2.1.name and surname;
7.2.3.non-personal browsing habits and click patterns;
7.2.4.email address; and
7.2.5. IP address.
7.3. Cycology collects stores and uses the abovementioned information for the following purposes:
7.3.1. communicate requested information to the User; and
7.3.2. to compile non-personal statistical information about browsing habits, click-patterns and access to the Cycology web site.
7.4. Information detailed above is collected either electronically by using cookies or is provided voluntarily by the User. Users may determine cookie use independently through their browser settings.
7.5. Cycology may collect, maintain, save, compile, share, disclose and sell any information collected from users, subject to the following provisions:
7.5.1. Cycology shall not disclose personal information from Users unless the User consents thereto;
7.5.2. Cycology shall disclose information without the User’s consent only through due legal process; and
7.5.3. Cycology may compile, use and share any information that does not relate to any specific individual.
7.6. Cycology owns and retains all rights to non-personal statistical information collected and compiled by Cycology.
- HYPERLINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
8.1. Cycology may provide hyperlinks to web sites not controlled by Cycology (target sites) and such links do not imply any endorsement, agreement on or support for the content of such target sites; and
8.2. Cycology does not editorially control the content on such target sites and shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for the access to, inability to access or content available on or through such target sites.
9.1. Cycology shall take all reasonable steps to secure the content of the Cycology web site and the information provided by and collected from Users from unauthorised access and/or disclosure. However, Cycology does not make any warranties or representations that content shall be 100% safe and secure;
9.2. Cycology is under no legal duty to encrypt any content or communications from and to the Cycology web site and is also under no legal duty to provide digital authentication of any page on the Cycology web site;
9.3. Users may not deliver or attempt to deliver, whether on purpose or negligently, any damaging code, such as computer viruses, to the Cycology web site or the server and computer network that support the Cycology web site. Notwithstanding criminal prosecution, any person who delivers any damaging code to the Cycology web site, whether on purpose or negligently, shall, without any limitation, indemnify and hold Cycology harmless against any and all liability, damages and losses Cycology and its partners / affiliates may suffer as a result of such damaging code;
9.4. Users may not develop, distribute or use any device to breach or overcome the security measures of the Product and Cycology reserves the right to claim damages any and all persons concerned with a security failure or breach; and
9.5. Any User who commits any of the offences detailed in sections 85 to 88 of the ECT Act shall, notwithstanding criminal prosecution, be liable for all resulting liability, loss or damages suffered and/or incurred by Cycology and its partners / affiliates. The ECT Act may be downloaded from:http://www.polity.org.za
- DISCLAIMER & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
10.1. Subject to the provisions of sections 43(5) and 43(6) of the ECT Act, if applicable, and as far as allowed by law, Cycology (including its owners, employees, suppliers, Internet service providers, partners, affiliates and agents) shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of any nature incurred by whomever and resulting from:
10.1.1. access to the Cycology web site;
10.1.2. access to web sites linked to the Cycology web site;
10.1.3. inability to access the Cycology web site;
10.1.4. inability to access web sites linked to the Cycology web site;
10.1.5. content available on the Cycology web site;
10.1.6. services available from the Cycology web site;
10.1.7. downloads and use of content from the Cycology web site;
10.1.8. any other reason not directly related to Cycology gross negligence.
10.2. The Cycology web site is supplied on an “as is” basis and has not been compiled to meet the User’s individual requirements. It is the responsibility of the User to satisfy himself or herself, prior to entering into this agreement with Cycology, that the content available from and through the Cycology web site meet the User’s individual requirements and is compatible with the User’s computer hardware and/or software.
10.3. Information, ideas and opinions expressed on the Cycology web site should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of Cycology and Users are encouraged to consult professional advice before taking any course of action related to the information, ideas or opinions expressed on the Cycology web site.
10.4. Cycology does not make any warranties or representation that content and services available from the Cycology web site will in all cases be true, correct or free from any errors. Cycology shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality and accuracy of content available from the Cycology web site.
10.5. Cycology does not make any warranties or representations that the Cycology web site shall be available at all times. Users acknowledge that the Cycology web site may be unavailable due to updates or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Cycology including, but not limited to virus infection, unauthorised access, power failure or other “acts of God”.
- REMOVAL & CORRECTION OF CONTENT
Users are encouraged to report untrue, inaccurate, defamatory, illegal, infringing and/or harmful content available from the Cycology web site to Cycology and Cycology undertakes to correct and/or remove such content or any part thereof if the person reporting such content provided reasonable grounds to prove the alleged nature of the content.
- INTERCEPTION OF COMMUNICATION
12.1. Subject to the provisions of the Regulation of Interception of Communications (RIC) Act 70 of 2002, the User agrees to Cycology right to intercept, block, filter, read, delete, disclose and use all communications send or posted by the User to the Cycology web site, its staff and employees; and
12.2. The User agrees and acknowledges that the consent provided by the User in clause 12.1 satisfies the “writing” requirement as detailed in the ECT Act and the RIC Act.
- ENTIRE AGREEMENT & SEVERABILITY
13.1. Subject to the provisions of the Content Use License, these terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between Cycology and the User and shall take precedent over any disclaimers and/or legal notices attached to any communications and/or postings received by Cycology from the User.
13.2. Any failure by Cycology to exercise or enforce any right or provision shall in no way constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
13.3. In the event that any term or condition detailed herein is found unenforceable or invalid for any reason, such term(s) or condition(s) shall be severable from the remaining terms and conditions. The remaining terms and conditions shall remain enforceable and applicable.
- AGREEMENT IN TERMS OF SECTION 21 OF THE ECT ACT
The User and Cycology agree that:
14.1. the User shall be bound to these term and conditions and such agreement is concluded in Cape Town (South Africa) at the time the User enters the Cycology web site for the first time or immediately after the User indicated consent as required in Content Use Agreement;
14.2. data messages (as defined in the ECT Act) addressed by the User to Cycology shall only be deemed to have been received if and when responded to;
14.3. data messages (as defined in the ECT Act) addressed to the User by Cycology shall be deemed to be received by the User as detailed in section 23(b) of the ECT Act;
14.4. data messages (as defined in the ECT Act) addressed by the User to Cycology shall be deemed to have been created and send by the User from within the geographical boundaries of South Africa;
14.5. electronic signatures, encryption and/or authentication is not required for valid electronic communications between the User and Cycology; and
14.6. the User agrees and warrants that data messages that are sent to Cycology from a computer, IP address or mobile device normally used by or owned by the User, was sent and/or authorised by the User personally.
- APPLICABLE & GOVERNING LAW
Subject to clause 5.13, the Cycology web site is hosted, controlled and operated from the Republic of South Africa and therefore the South African law enforced by the South African courts governs the use or inability to use the Cycology web site, its content, services and these terms and conditions.
- LEGAL COSTS
Cycology shall not be liable for costs incurred by Users to obtain professional advice relating to these terms and conditions.