Terms of Use

  1. DEFINITIONS
    1. Unless otherwise inconsistent with the context, reference to “we”, “us” or “our” shall refer to Morris Fuller Williams Incorporated (REG NO: 2008/004398/21).
    2. Unless otherwise specified, the website shall refer to mfwwdurbanattorneys.co.za.
    3. Unless otherwise specified, the content shall refer to all of the data and information which is published on the website, including (but not limited to) text, images, video, audio, data and hyperlinks.
    4. Headings of clauses shall be deemed to have been included for the purposes of convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
    5. Unless inconsistent with the context, words relating to one gender shall include the other gender, words relating to the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and words relating to natural persons shall include associations of persons having corporate status by statute or common law.
  2. TERM OF AGREEMENT
    1. Your use of the website and the services it offers constitutes your acceptance of this agreement and indicates your consent to be bound by the terms contained herein.
    2. This agreement shall apply to any subsequent use that you make of the website.
  3. OWNERSHIP OF THE WEBSITE CONTENT
    1. All of the content on the website is either owned by us, or is content for which we have a valid usage license. Said content is protected by international copyright law.
  4. NO WARRANTY
    1. The content published on the website is for general reference only and has not been verified by us. We provide no warranty whatsoever as to the accuracy or completeness of the content.
    2. By using the website you waive any rights to make us, our sub-contractors, officers, directors, agents, suppliers, endorsers or employees liable to you or any other party for any damages of any kind, which arise from the use of the website or any content or features therein, or any action taken on the basis of content on the website.
    3. By using the website you waive any rights to make us, our sub-contractors, officers, directors, agents, suppliers, endorsers or employees liable to you or any other party
    4. for any damages of any kind, which arise from a failure of any aspect of the website to work correctly.
  5. USE OF THE WEBSITE CONTENT
    1. The following use of the website content is expressly prohibited:
    2. Redistributing or republishing the content in any way, except where we have given our express permission for you to do so, in writing.
    3. You are allowed to print website content for your personal, non-commercial use only, and any such printout must contain a reference to the website as the source of the content.
  6. USER GENERATED CONTENT
    1. Where the website offers the opportunity for you to publish content (for example, a comments section for an article), you expressly undertake to refrain from generating any content which:
      1.  Is offensive to public morals;
      2. Directly engages in a religious or political mandate;
      3. Contains any form of discrimination (direct or indirect) against anyone on one or more grounds, including race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth;
      4. Is related to any illegal activity;
      5. May be defamatory to any person or group of people;
      6. Amounts to hate speech;
      7. Is threatening in nature;
      8. Is pornographic in nature;
      9. Incites violence;
      10. Contains nudity;
      11. Contains  graphic or gratuitous violence;
      12. Amounts to an advertisement or any form of ambush marketing;
      13. It is expressly recorded that you will assume exclusive legal responsibility for any content which you publish on the website.
      14. We are under no obligation to provide the means to edit or delete content that you have generated on the website, nor are we responsible for ensuring that any such features work correctly if they are present.
    2. By publishing content on the website:
      1.  You explicitly guarantee that you have a valid legal right to publish such content, including (but not limited to) content created by you, and content for which you have a valid license;
      2. You give us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license in that content, and waive all rights to make any claim of an alleged infringement of intellectual property rights against us, in relation to said content;
      3. You guarantee that any other license or terms that apply to your use of that content allows you to give us the license referred to in clause 4.5 above;
    3. By publishing content on the website you give us the right to publicly or privately associate you with that content.
  7. CHANGES IN THIS AGREEMENT
    1. The terms of this agreement are subject to change. Any use that you make of the website constitutes an acceptance of any such changes, whether or not your attention has been brought to any changes by us.
  8. MINORS
    1. In terms of this agreement you acknowledge that in order to use the website you must be eighteen years of age or older, or you must have the permission of your parent or legal guardian to use this website.
    2. We will not knowingly accept information from a minor through the website, unless we have the express written consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian.
    3. We will not knowingly communicate or interact with a minor through the website, unless we have the express written consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian.
  9. INVALID CLAUSES
    1. Should any clause in this agreement be legally invalid for any reason, it shall have no force or effect, and will not affect the validity of any other clauses in this agreement.
  10. VARIATIONS, RELAXATIONS AND INDULGENCES
    1. No addition to, variation or consensual cancellation of this agreement shall be of any force or effect unless in writing and signed by or on behalf of both parties.
    2. No indulgence which any party (the "grantor") may grant to the other (the "grantee") shall prejudice or constitute a waiver of the rights of the grantor, who shall not thereby be precluded from exercising any rights against the grantee which may have arisen in the past or might arise in the future.
  11. BREACH
    1. Should at party (the “defaulting party”) commit a breach of any of the provisions of this agreement, then the party who is not in breach (the “aggrieved party”) shall be entitled to give the defaulting party written notice to remedy the breach.
    2. If the defaulting party fails to comply with that notice with 10 (TEN) days of the date of delivery thereof, subject to any other provisions of this agreement to the contrary, the aggrieved party shall be entitled to cancel this agreement or to claim specific
    3. performance, in either event without prejudice to the aggrieved party’s rights to claim damages. 
    4. The aforegoing is without prejudice to such other rights as the aggrieved party may have in common law or statute.

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