Terms and conditions

The Road to Health online application hereinafter the “Application” includes any website or program accessed or used via your Desktop computer or mobile device for the following main purposes to:

  1. Inform you, the User, on the recommended vaccines for children (based on national recommendations by local health authorities or information from international non governmental organizations on vaccines) and their related schedules, including alerts on their timing; and
  2. Include, store and follow up on data of children(s), including, amongst other, information such as: Personal information: name, ID number, Date of Birth.

By using the Application you signify your acceptance to these Terms and Conditions and also undertake to respect these Terms and Conditions without reservation. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use the Application.

National Department of Health (as defined below) may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time.  We advise you to consult these Terms and Conditions regularly, as they may be modified from time to time and without notice. Your continued usage of the Application will be understood as your acceptance to those changes to the Terms and Conditions.

Content of the Online Application

The contents of the Application, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from the Application licensors, and other material contained in the Application (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. National Department of Health reserves the right to change at any time the Content and without any prior notice.

Moreover, the Application may contain information relating to health, fitness, the medical domain and various kinds of medical treatment reserved exclusively for use by human beings. This Content is for information purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the Content contained herein for diagnosing any illness or physical problem or in order to prescribe or use any medication presented on the Application.. You should always consult your own physician or seek the advice of other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Application.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or a healthcare professional immediately. The Application does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned or included or referred to by the Application. Reliance on any information provided by the Application, or in connection to the Application, or other is solely at your own risk.

Use of the Application and Intellectual Property

This Application is developed and maintained by HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) on behalf of National Department of Health. The Content and each of the materials, including trademarks, logos, graphics, text and Content of the Application, are protected by the applicable laws as regards to Intellectual Property, including but not limited to Copyright law, and are owned by National Department of Health who has endorsed this Application.

HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) authorizes you to use material or content on the Application solely for your personal and noncommercial use, recognizing the following copyright notice “©2016 – HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED” and other copyright and proprietary rights notices that are contained in the Application. Any special rules for the use of certain software and other items accessible through the Application may be included elsewhere within the Application and are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference.

No Content or material from the Application may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, uploaded, distorted, transmitted or distributed in any way, on any support, in total or in part, without Department of Health prior to written consent, on condition that intellectual property rights and all other property rights are respected. The use of the Application are for personal, non-commercial, home use.  All authorized use of visuals, whether constituting the Application or included within it, must not be distorted, modified or altered in any way whatsoever. Any use of the Content or the Application not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the discretion of National Department of Health . All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) and its licensors.

If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use the Content automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Content. HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) or its subsidiaries reserve the right to take legal action against any counterfeit of its intellectual property rights.

Nominative information and other information

This Application is not intended or designed to provide access or transfer to National Department of Health and HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) any personal identifiable information from you or information from any person included in the Application. All information, including personal information, registered or included in the Application by you -the User- will be stored online; You are responsible for any personal data entered to the Application, as well as to any access provided, either voluntarily or involuntarily, including any lost of information.

If you are to contact or communicate with National Department of Health, and by such contact or communication you provide any personal information to National Department of Health, we will not divulge to any third party said information. Any personal information you provide to National Department of Health, will be used for the sole purpose of replying to you in the most efficient way possible.  However, in the event your information is collected, you give us consent to use, process and transfer your information across border and nationally as provided in data protection law.

In accordance with the local legislation Information Technology Act, 2000, you have a right to access, to modify, to rectify and to suppress any personal data concerning you, simply by requesting it in writing to the address at the bottom of these Terms and Conditions.

The Application is not designed to transmit or share any information you store or include in it.  In addition, the Application is not designed to receive any confidential information, personal or business information, idea, concept, invention or any content that infringes or violates any rights of any third party which you may submit. As a result, and with the exception of the personal data outlined above, all information, whatever form it is in: document, data, graphics, questions, suggestions, concepts, remarks or other – which you send, communicate or transmit to National Department of Health and HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) will in no way be considered as confidential. As result of this, the simple fact of your transmitting this data to us grants us the right to use, reproduce, diffuse or modify this data, or to transmit it in the aim of processing your request.

Limitations of liability

The use of the Application and the Content is at your own risk. National Department of Health and HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) makes every effort to ensure to the best of its abilities the accuracy and updating of the information and Content of the Application. Nonetheless, National Department of Health and HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) cannot fully guarantee the accuracy, precision, updating or exhaustiveness of the information and Content made available on the Application. As a result, and with the exception of direct damage resulting from wilful misconduct or gross negligence by National Department of Health and HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC), the latter cannot be held liable for:

  • any imprecision, inaccuracy or omission relative to the information provided on the Application;
  • any damage resulting from fraudulent intrusion by a third party leading to the modification of the information or materials provided by the Application;
  • in a more general way, any damage, direct or indirect, regardless of its cause, origin, nature or consequences, even whilst National Department of Health and HEP HIV Care Association (NPC) has been aware of the possibility of such damage, whether it be the result of (i) access or inability to access the Application, (ii) the use of the Application, including any damage or virus which may infect your computer or mobile device or any other product, and/or (iii) credit given to any information provided directly or indirectly by the Application.

The Content and any other materials in the Application are provided “as is”, without any kind of warranty, whether express or implied. National Department of Health and HEP HIV Care Association (NPC does not offer any express or implied warranty relative without limitation to their merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

You acknowledge that (i) it is technically impossible that the Application will be provided, function, execute, work or be downloaded free of defaults and that National Department of Health and HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) cannot take any responsibility for this, (ii) that defaults may lead to the temporary unavailability of the Application,  and that (iii) the operation of the Application may be adversely affected by conditions and performances outside National Department of Health and HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) control, such as, for example, transmission and telecommunication links between your computer or mobile device and other systems and/or networks.

When using the Application, information can be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of National Department of Health and/or its suppliers.  Accordingly, National Department of Health and HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Application.

National Department of Health and HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) and/or its suppliers may, at any time, temporarily or permanently modify or interrupt the availability, all or part of the Application in order to perform maintenance work and/or make improvements and/or changes to the Application. National Department of Health and HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) is not liable for any modification to or suspension or interruption of the Application.

Legal framework

The Application and its Content are governed by the Laws of South Africa and any disputes relating thereto are subject to the jurisdiction of the competent courts of South Africa.

Access or use of the Application is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms and Conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.

Links to other sites

National Department of Health and HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) will not be responsible with regards to any third-party site or link to which you may have gained access via the Application or that provided you with access to the Application. We have no way of controlling the content of these third-party sites or links which remain totally independent of HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) . In addition, the existence of a link between the Application and any third party site in no way implies that National Department of Health in any way approves of the content of this site or link, or, moreover, any use to which such content may be put.

Furthermore, it is your responsibility to take the necessary precautions to prevent the Application as well as your computer or mobile device being contaminated by, including, but not limited to, one or more “viruses”, “Trojan horses” or any other “parasites”.

External sites may contain hyperlinks leading to the Application. Any such hyperlink shall not be installed without HEP HIV Care Association ( NPC) express prior consent. In any case, National Department of Health is in no way responsible for the unavailability of such external sites and National Department of Health does not review, control, approve, nor is it responsible for any content, advertising, products or other materials available on or accessible via those sites or links.

Complete Agreement

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and National Department of Health with respect to the use of the Application and Content, unless otherwise specified herein (or in any other definitive agreement), and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and National Department of Health with respect to the Application. National Department of Health is not bound by any express or implied term representable warranty or the like not recorded herein.

If any provision of this Terms and Conditions is found unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction then the remaining provisions of the Terms and Conditions shall continue in full force and effect to the fullest extent permitted by law.

No amendment or variation hereto shall be valid unless signed and accepted by National Department of Health.

The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever: Limitation of Liability, Content of the Application, Nominative information and other information, legal framework, and Complete Agreement.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the Application helpful and convenient to use! Questions or comments regarding this Application, including any reports of non-functioning links, should be submitted to: info@hephivcare.org.za

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