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Terms & Conditions


General Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Definitions

In this user agreement, the terms below have the following meanings:

1.1 “HDIG”, “we”, “us” and “our” shall mean the Hospital Dietitians Interest Group, being an association of hospital dietitians that was created to promote, protect and empower the special scope of practise of a dietitian working in the hospital setting.
1.2 “you” and “your” means the user of the website, and/or members of the HDIG.
1.3 “website” means the internet websites with the address [insert] as well as any other website with a URL that is validly registered to HDIG.
2. General Provisions

2.1 The headings of the clauses in this user agreement is provided for convenience and ease of reference only, and will not be used to interpret, modify or amplify this user agreement.
2.2 If any provision of this user agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, that illegality, invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the other provisions of this user agreement.
2.3 No failure or delay by the HDIG to exercise any of its rights will be regarded as a waiver of its rights, nor will it affect the validity of any part of this user agreement.
3. Conditions of Access

3.1 Your access to the Website, as well as the use of the information and resources on the Website is subject to the terms and conditions set out in this user agreement.
3.2 To avoid any confusion, you agree that these terms and conditions apply to:
3.2.1 You using the Website; and
3.2.2 Your registration for membership on the Website.
3.3 The HDIG cannot be held responsible for any charges that might be rendered by internet service providers for you accessing or downloading any content off the website.
4. Your Acceptance and Consent

4.1 By you accessing and using the Website, and/or registering as a member on the Website, you expressly agree to the terms and conditions of this user agreement, and that this user agreement applies to any information accessed on the Website.
4.2 If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions, please do not continue use of the Website.
4.3 The HDIG may change the terms and conditions of this user agreement from time to time, and cannot be held responsible should you not be aware of any changes to terms and conditions of this user agreement.
5. Your membership account

5.1 As a member you are required to keep your user name and password confidential and not allow any other people (whether or not from the dietitian’s profession) to use it.
5.2 As a member you will also be responsible for all activities that occur under your user name and password.
5.3 As a member you are warrant that the information that you provided is true and correct, and that you can prove your identity should we require you to do so. In the event that you cannot prove the validity of the information that you provided, the HDIG may refuse to provide the services and/or products in terms of your membership to you.
5.4 All members agree that the HDIG may communicate with you via the contact information furnished as part of the registration process.
5.5 Membership is for a calendar year, and the HDIG cannot be held responsible for the repayment of membership fees for any reason whatsoever.
5.6 The HDIG takes all reasonable steps to protect your personal information and maintain confidentiality, but cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any information you transmit to us online and you agree that you do this at your own risk.
6. Copyright

6.1 All content made available by the HDIG and the other contributors on the Website (for example, articles, resources, images, digital downloads etc) belong to the individuals who created same, unless we expressly state that it is not, and can therefore be used by the members.
6.2 Unless expressed permitted no portion of the Website or the resources made available on the Website may be copied or transmitted via any means available now or in the future.
6.3 Any unauthorized use, alteration or dissemination of the information or content on the Website is prohibited.
7. Disclaimer and Indemnity

7.1 The HDIG does not at any time guarantee the operation of the Website or the information, content, tools or materials on the Website.
7.2 The HDIG cannot guarantee that the Website or resources on the Website, or any electronic communications sent by us are free from viruses or other harmful components.
7.3 HDIG will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from your use of the Website or from any information, link, or materials included on or otherwise made available to you through the Website or your membership through the Website, whatsoever.
7.4 The HDIG strives to provide you with the best possible service. However, the HDIG are not responsible for, and you agree not to hold the HDIG liable for:

7.4.1 Any failure whether temporary or permanent, in the transmission, storage or delivery of information due to a power failure, equipment or software malfunction, natural disasters, fire, labour unrest, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the HDIG; or
7.4.2 Any inaccurate, incomplete or inadequate information obtained from the resources provided on the Website.

7.5 The HDIG will not be responsible for any direct or indirect loss or damages that may arise from:

7.5.1 Any of the events described in this paragraph or the paragraphs above;
7.5.2 Your actions or omissions that result in a breach of this user agreement;
7.5.3 Any links to other websites from the Website, or resources from other third party contributors. You also acknowledge that we cannot control the content of or the products offered on those websites;

7.6 The HDIG shall have the right to deny a party access to the Website, including the membership account should we believe or have reason to believe that you are conducting activities that are illegal, abusive, would attack the integrity of the Website or put HDIG in disrepute.
7.7 To the extent that clinical information may be provided on the Website, it is based on best practice and on current recommendations and industry guidelines of the time. The information provided should by no means replace the advice of a registered healthcare provider. You should not discontinue any treatment you may be receiving on the basis of information found on this Website without first consulting your healthcare provider.
7.8 The HDIG accepts no responsibility for any application, use or interpretation of the information contained on this server and disclaims all liability for direct, indirect or consequential damages or loss resulting from the use of this Website and membership services.
7.9 You accept that some of the information, content, tools or materials on the Website come from third party contributors and / or sources independent from the HDIG (including independent practitioners in healthcare), and you agree that the HDIG is not responsible, and will not be held liable, for any information or content, received from these external sources whether contained in links or tools from the Website or posted on the Website.
7.10 The HDIG does not represent any link or other source of information on this Website, nor does it represent its approval of such information or link nor that it represents such business, person or organisation.
8. Applicable law

8.1 By accessing and using the Website, you agree that the laws of the Republic of South Africa will govern this user agreement, and you consent to the jurisdiction of the South African magistrates courts in respect of any dispute which may arise from this user agreement.

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