Terms and Conditions

Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use         

  1. USAGE

1.1 Your use of this and other Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University(SMU) web sites for any reason whatsoever subject themselves to and agree to the terms and conditions and privacy policy of SMU set out below.

1.2  You should read the terms and conditions carefully before accessing any website or participate in any chatroom, newsgroup, bulletin board, mailing list, transaction or other online forum of SMU.           

1.3  By using these websites, you acknowledge that you have read these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by and comply with them.

1.4  These web sites are intended to provide the user only with information regarding the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University and the services it offers.

1.5  Users that wish to use content from this site for commercial purposes may only do so with prior written permission from SMU.

  1. COPYRIGHT

2.1 Copyright © Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Molotlegi Street Ga-Rankuwa, Pretoria ,Gauteng P O box 60 Medunsa 0204. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

2.2  You may download, view and print content from the SMU websites for lawful purposes only.

2.3 All moral rights of SMU and its employees, agents and students are reserved.

2.4 Certain terms and conditions are based on a template document licensed by (SMU Attorneys) Name.

  1. OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

All content, trademarks and data on this web site, including but not limited to, software, databases, text, graphics, icons, hyperlinks, private information, and designs are the property of or licensed to SMU, and as such, are protected from infringement by domestic and international legislation and treaties. Subject to the rights afforded to the user herein, all other rights to all intellectual property on this site are expressly reserved.

  1. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

4.1 By using this web site or communicating with SMU by electronic means, the user consents and acknowledges that any and all agreements, notices, disclosures, or any other communications satisfy any legal requirement, including but not limited to the requirement that such communications should be “in writing”.

4.2 You acknowledge and accept that the action to click on specified buttons on certain web forms on the SMU websites may constitute an expression of intent or other statement.

  1. CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS

5.1 SMU expressly reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to alter and/or amend any criteria or information set out in this web site without prior notice.

5.2 SMU reserves the right to change and amend the information, prices and rates quoted as well as the terms and conditions on this web site without any notice.

5.3 SMU reserves the right to change the terms, conditions and notices under which the web site is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the SMU websites.

  1. PRIVACY POLICY

6.1 SMU protects the user’s privacy:

6.2 SMU gathers and will be in possession of the following private and personal information:

  • Information provided by the user voluntarily – this information is used to provide a better service to users;
  • Information automatically provided (e.g. via cookies) – this information is gathered to better users’ browsing and interaction with SMU. Cookies cannot harm users’ computers nor carry viruses.

6.3 Access to the collected information is strictly controlled and will only be granted to staff, who in the course of their duties need to have access to such information        

6.4 No personal information will be disclosed to any third parties without the users consent.

6.5 By using this web site the user consents to the following:

6.5.1 SMU may use your personal information about the user to communicate with the user from time to time.

6.5.2 SMU may use the user’s information for non-personal statistical purposes.

6.6 If you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the SMU public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

6.7 Registered students may view their personal and study-related information though the student portal at https://student.smu.ac.za

  1. LINKING AND FRAMING

7.1 The SMU Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University and The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University of the site or any association with its operators.

7.2 Any third party site may link to this web site provided that such a link is directed at the home page of official SMU web site. It is expressly prohibited for any person, business, entity or web site to link to any page other than the home page of the SMU web site, without the prior written approval of SMU.

7.3 It is expressly prohibited for any person, business, entity, or web site to frame any page on this web site, including the home page, in any way whatsoever, without the prior written approval of SMU.

  1. AGREEMENTS IN TERMS OF SECTION 21 OF THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS ACT

8.1 No agreements shall be concluded merely by sending a data message to this web site or its owners.  Valid agreements require an acknowledgement an offer, of receipt from the institution.

8.2 No e-mail message shall be deemed to have been received by the institution until a response has been issued from the institution. An automated response, from the institution, shall not satisfy this requirement.

  1. SEARCHING TECHNOLOGY          

9.1 The use of search technology, such as “web-crawlers” or “web-spiders”, to search and gain information from this web site is not permitted if such technology will result in slowing down this web site’ server or copyright infringement of any data and information available from this web site.

  1. SECURITY OF INFORMATION

10.1 All reasonable steps will be taken to secure a user’s information.

10.2 User’s undertake not to divulge their user name and passwords to any other person.

10.3 It is expressly prohibited for any person, business, or entity to gain or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any information on this web site, or to deliver or attempt to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to this web site. Any person who delivers or attempts to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to this web site or attempts to gain unauthorised access to any page on this web site shall be held criminally liable, and in the event that the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University should suffer any damage or loss, civil damages will be claimed.

  1. DISCLAIMER

11.1 Subject to the provisions of sections 43(5) and 43(6) of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, SMU shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of whatsoever nature arising from the use or inability to use this web site or the services or content provided from and through this web site. Furthermore, SMU makes no representations or warranties, implied or otherwise, that, amongst others, the content and technology available from this web site are free from errors or omissions or that the service will be uninterrupted and error free.

11.2 These web sites are supplied on an “as is” basis and have not been compiled or supplied to meet the user’s individual requirements. It is the sole responsibility of the user to satisfy himself or herself, prior to entering into this agreement with SMU, that the service available from and through this web site will meet the user’s individual requirements and be compatible with the user’s hardware and/or software.

11.3 Information, ideas and opinions expressed on these sites should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of SMU.

11.4 All items purchased from SMU are made pursuant to agreements with shipping and delivery agents and risk of loss pass from SMU to such agents upon delivery of any item to such carrier.

11.5 Neither SMU nor any of its agents or representatives shall be liable for any damage, loss or liability of whatsoever nature arising from the use or inability to use any information and/or services on this web site.

11.6 Postings of any kind posted to SMU web site are not editorially controlled and therefore SMU cannot be held liable for illegal or unconstitutional content. The user indemnifies SMU from all liability in this regard.           

11.7 No information or data on this web site is an offer to do business, but is merely an invitation to do business.

11.8 No agreements shall be concluded merely by sending a data message to this web site or its owners.  Valid agreements require an acknowledgement of an offer, of receipt from the institution.

11.9 No e-mail message shall be deemed to have been received by the institution until a response has been issued from the institution. An automated response, from the institution, shall not satisfy this requirement.

  1. SEVERABILITY

12.1 These Terms and Conditions of Use constitute the entire agreement between SMU and you, the user of this web site. Any failure by SMU to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall in no way constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

12.2 In the event that any term or condition of the use of this web site is not fully enforceable or valid for any reason, such term(s) or condition(s) shall be severable from the remaining terms and conditions. The remaining terms and conditions shall not be affected by such unenforceability or invalidity and shall remain enforceable and applicable.

  1. APPLICABLE AND GOVENERING LAW

This web site is hosted, controlled and operated from the Republic of South Africa, and thus South African Law governs the use or inability to use this web site and these terms and conditions.

  1. DISPUTES         

14.1 In the event of any nature whatsoever arising between the parties on any matter provided for in, or arising out of this agreement, the South African law will apply and the appropriate courts of South Africa will have jurisdiction.    

  1.  CONTACT INFORMATION / DOMCILIUM CITANDI ET EXECUTANDI

15.1 The University may be visited or contacted at the following addresses:

  1. REFUNDS

Refunds are subject to the terms and conditions of the specific programme you are enrolling for. Please contact the relevant department for more details

Postal address:        

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

PO Box 60Medunsa

0204

South Africa

Tel: +27 (015) 521-4111

Fax: +27 (012) 560-0086

Physical Address:
Molotlegi Street
Ga-Rankuwa
Pretoria
Gauteng

Status:  Not Yet Approved