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Terms and Conditions for the use of the Hospitality People Connected Website
The term Hospitality People Connected or 'our', 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is P.O.Box 224, Bergvliet, 7806 Western Cape. Our company registration number is pending and place of registration is Cape Town. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.
These terms and conditions are divided into five sections:
1. General terms and conditions.
2. Terms and conditions for members.
3. Terms and conditions for using the free advice.
1. General terms and conditions
Certain areas of our website are unrestricted and access to certain areas of our website is restricted for members only. We reserve the right to restrict access to other areas of our website, or our whole website, at our discretion. Members are provided with a user ID and password to access the restricted areas of our website and members must keep their user ID and password confidential.
The following services on our website are unrestricted:
The following areas are restricted for members only and are subject to the member's terms and conditions:
This website and its content is the copyright of Hospitality People Connected. All rights reserved.
Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.
All contents on the Hospitality People Connected website are owned by Hospitality People Connected or other third parties, and the following copyright indication must be made, 'HOSPITALITY PEOPLE CONNECTED All Rights Reserved'
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Hospitality People Connected and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Hospitality People Connected. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Hospitality People Connected takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
Breach of terms and conditions
Any member who would like to lodge a complaint or requires support should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take every measure to address the query or complaint timeously.
Amendments to terms and conditions
Amendments to the terms and conditions may be made from time-to time and will be affected via on-line notifications. If you do not agree with any terms or conditions you should not use the website or register as a member online. Any member who disagrees with an amendment is free to terminate their membership.
2. Member's terms and conditions
This Membership Website Usage Policy, details the terms and conditions set forth to members by Hospitality People Connected for registration and usage of the Web Services, referred to as 'services' offered by us as part of its membership services.
Application for Membership
As a member you are required to:
As a general rule, Hospitality People Connected shall accept all member applications when no restrictive issues regarding service and technical processes occur. Hospitality People Connected can reject member applications in the following cases:
Hospitality People Connected can withhold acceptance of membership applications until issues such as the following are resolved.
Member Information Protection and Usage
Hospitality People Connected:
Hospitality People Connected's responsibilities
Hospitality People Connected shall:
By applying for membership with us you agree to the following responsibilities, as a member:
Hospitality People Connected reserves the right to delete, move, and/or reject any notice/posting without notice if any of the following cases apply.
Rights of use of content
Members are strictly prohibited from selling, and/or using for any commercial purpose any information sourced from the use of services.
Hospitality People Connected and/or third parties can post links to other websites and/or files. We do not hold the right to control such links, and we are therefore not responsible for any website, content, advertisement, and/or product links that fall outside the bounds of any distinct cases of Hospitality People Connected intent or negligence.
Service Usage Restrictions
3. Free advice service terms and conditions
Hospitality People Connected offers a 'free' advice service. By using our FREE advice service you are agreeing that, under no circumstances, will Hospitality People Connected be liable for any information given whether or not the information is correct, current or complete or for any consequences of any action that is taken, or failed to be taken by any person as a result of the advice.
Hospitality People Connected will not be responsible for:
These terms and Conditions were last updated on the 30 June 2012.
Privacy and Security Policy
When using the HOSPITALITY PEOPLE CONNECTED website we may ask you for some personal information. You are free to decide as to whether you wish to pass this information to us or not. Some services that we offer may not be available if you do not supply the information requested.
We may request personal information in the following circumstances, when you:
We may share information with our parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures or other companies under common control, where it may be used to provide joint services or for purposes such as internal statistics, strategic decision-making, customer reviews, identifying customer trends, customer verification, fraud prevention and security.
Product and special offer e-mails
We may collect technical information about your computer when you visit our website. This may include your IP address, operating system, web browser software, screen resolution and referring web site.
We do not link any of this computer information to any personal information we hold about you. This information is used purely to ensure our web site is built to provide the best experience for you.
When you register as a member with us we will hold the information you submit to process your request. You should expect to receive an email confirmation from us shortly after you complete your membership application. In addition we may call you if necessary to fulfil the service offered to you.
Feedback and surveys
If you submit feedback to us regarding our services, we will use the information submitted to improve our services. We may contact you by email or phone to discuss any feedback that you provide.
Some portions of HOSPITALITY PEOPLE CONNECTED website allow you to contribute ratings, comments, reviews and other content to the site to other members and non-members. We may use the public content to develop aggregate ratings, personalize site views and market products.
If you register to receive a newsletter from us you can expect to receive emails regarding all of our services and products. The details you submit for this request will not be used for any other purpose and will not be shared with any third parties.
Is your information secure?
Information you submit to our website
All information you provide to HOSPITALITY PEOPLE CONNECTED is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt or scramble data before you send it to us.
Electronic links to third parties
All credit card details are passed through a dedicated secure payment gateway to our bank for payment processing. We may pass any personal information to a third party electronically to fulfill a booking request; this will always be via a secure link.
HOSPITALITY PEOPLE CONNECTED does not store any credit card details.
Your details are held securely by HOSPITALITY PEOPLE CONNECTED. These are protected from the Internet by industry standard firewalls and several layers of Internet security and virus protection.
Emails are not secure
Any information emailed between you and HOSPITALITY PEOPLE CONNECTED will be via standard email methods. This is not encrypted and you should be careful about placing personal information in an email. We would advise you to never place your credit card details in an email and we will never ask you to do so.
HOSPITALITY PEOPLE CONNECTED does not tolerate spam. We do not send emails to anyone without permission, and we do not sell or rent email addresses to any unauthorized third party. This does not mean that we can prevent spam from happening on the Internet. If you believe that you have received an unsolicited email from us, please contact us and we will investigate.
What are cookies?
The HOSPITALITY PEOPLE CONNECTED website does not use Session Cookies.
Persistent cookies help us recognise you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to our website and to allow us to tailor content or advertisements to match your preferred interests or to avoid showing you the same adverts repeatedly.
Persistent cookies are used to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users navigate our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.
Third party cookies
There are no third parties on the HOSPITALITY PEOPLE CONNECTED website who will issue you a cookie.
Use of web beacons
Some of our Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information which including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides. We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.
Disabling / enabling cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of the HOSPITALITY PEOPLE CONNECTED website site if cookies are disabled.
HOSPITALITY PEOPLE CONNECTED reserves the right to change and amend this policy for any reason. The policy, which was in place at the time you submitted information to us, will apply.
HOSPITALITY PEOPLE CONNECTED welcomes your questions and comments about privacy, as well as any other aspect of our service. Please use the 'Contact us' link at the top of our website to get in touch with us by email.
The Conditions will be governed exclusively by and construed in accordance with the laws of The Republic of South Africa, whose Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute, save that we have the right, at our sole discretion, to commence and pursue proceedings in alternative jurisdictions.
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