Copyright Notice

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Last Updated: March 2024

By using the Whistleblower House Website, you (the user) acknowledge and agree to the following copyright terms:

  1. These terms serve as a binding agreement between the website owners and the users of the website and/or the benefactors of its services.
    1. The user hereby declares that he/she is legally competent to accept, agree to and enter into this agreement.
  2. The website owners reserve the right to effect, in their sole discretion, amendments to these terms from time to time. Users will not be informed of any amendments and accept that it is their duty to frequently read through the terms, in order to stay abreast of any changes thereto.
    1. The user’s continued use of the website and services, in the event of an amendment to the terms, will constitute the user’s acceptance of, and agreement to, such amendment. The user will be entitled, if not in agreement with an amendment, to withdraw from the relationship with the website owners.
  3. Definitions
    1. Copyright application” means the application and extent of the provisions of the Copyright Act 98 of 1978 as amended. The website and web application services are to be deemed as “works” in accordance with section 2 of the Act, and therefore subjected to copyright.
    2. Intellectual Property” means the inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, symbols, names and images used by, and belonging to, the website owner.
    3. Materials” means any products, services and web content including, but not limited to, software, images, text, and various downloads owned by the website owner.
    4. User” means any individual that uses, or has registered to use, the website;
    5. Website Owner” means The Whistleblower House NPC (Registration Number: 2021/717060/08), a company with limited liability and duly incorporated in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, with its registered address at 1003 Otto du Plessis Drive, Big Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, being the owner of the website and web application (also referred to herein as “the company”).
    6. Website” means the set of related web pages under the domain name whistleblowerhouse.org or any other related domain associated with the website owner.
    7. Web application” means the software that runs in the users web browser, which is owned and maintained by the website owner.
  4. Any infringement of the copyright, trademark or any intellectual property laws may lead to an action for an interdict, claim for damages, claim for restitution or any other protection in terms of the common law.
  5. All materials and intellectual property available through the website owner’s website or web application is owned by the website owner, or by vendors who have given the website owner permission to use the materials.
  6. Intellectual Property means any creation designed, developed, and owned by the Company, of every kind and sort, whether or not registered or registerable in any country, including intellectual property related to the Products / Services provided by us and referred to herein, and any and all kinds coming into existence after the day on which you agree to these Terms of Service.
  7. You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Website and any related content or resources available for download from the Website strictly in accordance with these Terms of Service. Should you have signed up for Products/Services legitimately, you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to utilize the Products/Services and any material that is part of the Products/Services for personal or business use and in accordance with the principles of fair use and not for any reason other than for what is intended by the Products/Services. Under no circumstances may you use the Website and/or any Products/Services and any material thereto for your own commercial use. You acknowledge that any use of the Website and/or any Products/Services and any material thereto other than for your own personal use or business use, shall result in a material breach of these Terms and Conditions and you shall be held liable for direct and/or indirect and/or consequential damages.
  8. All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Website and/or any Products/Services, is the property of the Company or its suppliers and protected by South African and international intellectual property laws and conventions, and other laws that protect proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
  9. You will not modify, publish, reverse engineer, reproduce, redistribute, alter, or transmit, or participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Website and/or any Products/Services or any of the related content or resources available for download from the Website and/or any Products/Services.
  10. The Company’s Website content and its Products/Services are not for resale. Your use of the Website and/or any Products/Services or any of the related content or resources available for download from the Website and/or any Products/Services does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular, you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your individual use and will make no other use of the Products/Services or related content or resources without the express written permission of the Company and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of the Company or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms of Service.
  11. The Company name, the Company logo, the Company slogan, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of the Company and/or its affiliates and/or licensors. You must not use such trademarks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product, and service names, designs, and slogans on this Website and/or any Products/Services are the trademarks of their respective owners.
  12. All copyright, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights in any material or content (including without limitation software, data, applications, information, text, photographs, music, sound, videos, graphics, logos, symbols, artwork, and any other material or moving images) contained in, or accessible via the app or services, is either owned by the website owners, or has been licensed to a third party by the rights owner(s) for use as part of the website services.
  13. Copyright notice
    ©2022 The Whistleblower House or its licensors. All rights reserved. The Whistleblower House, the Whistleblower House logos, and the Whistleblower House product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of the web application and its owners or its licensors. All other trademarks are the property of the respective owners.