Terms of Service / Disclaimer


1. The full usage of Alberton Online’s business listing is available only to individuals or businesses operating in South Africa, and servicing the Alberton area.

2. Alberton Online reserves the right to modify the Terms of Participation at any time and without prior notice to its Users. We may add to, change, delete or end our or your use of our service at any time. The service may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons.

3. Alberton Online is a platform only, and whilst an effort will be made to screen the site for offensive material, we cannot control the behaviour of the participants on this site. Alberton Online does not assume responsibility for the content or context of the user areas, however, we reserve the right to remove or edit postings at our sole discretion.

4. If there is a dispute between participants on this site, Alberton Online is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, You hereby release Alberton Online, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our service.

5. Alberton Online may be used only for lawful purposes. Transmission, distribution or storage of material or conduct in violation of any applicable local, provincial or national law, ordinance or regulation is prohibited. This includes without limitation any unauthorized use of material protected by patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right, material that is obscene, defamatory or libellous, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates rights of privacy or publicity, or violates export or currency control laws.

6. Alberton Online prohibits the transmission, distribution or posting of unwanted or offensive content. Prohibited transmissions include without limitation, profane or sexually explicit advertisements.

Additional prohibitions include the sale or distribution of firearms, weapons or controlled substances, make-money fast schemes, pyramid or chain letters, fraudulent or criminal offers including but not limited to registering another email address other than your own, any posting with the goal of harassment of another, sexual requests from or for a minor, racial slurs or comments, harassment, placing a fraudulent ad, and the sending of unsolicited "junk" or "spam" email or advertisements to any users whose email addresses are listed on this site.

7. Alberton Online prohibits the following for any reason, including but not limited to any item that is illegal to sell under any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation including the following:

Any messages, data, or images that might be considered by a reasonable person to be obscene or which contain racial, ethnic, religious slurs or derogatory epithets, or advocating violence, hatred or other language that is deeply or widely offensive.

8. Alberton Online strongly opposes "spam", which floods the Internet with unwanted and unsolicited email and deteriorates the performance and availability of the Alberton Online service. All forms of "spam", and all activities that have the effect of facilitating "spam", are strictly prohibited.

9.  If Alberton Online, in its sole discretion, determines that a violation of the Terms of Participation has occurred, Alberton Online may pursue any of its legal remedies, including but not limited to the immediate deletion of any offending material from its site. Alberton Online may also pursue violators with claims that they have violated various criminal and/or civil laws as applied by the relevant jurisdiction.

10. Alberton Online will cooperate with any investigation by any national, provincial or local body or any court or tribunal legitimately exercising its rights. Such cooperation may be without notice to you. If Alberton Online, believes in its sole discretion that any listing may create liability for Alberton Online, Alberton Online may take any actions that it believes are prudent or necessary to minimise or eliminate its potential liability, including but not limited to the release of user information i.e. Alberton Online reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time, and to remove any listings for any reason, and without notice.

11. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Alberton Online  users. Alberton Online reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

12. Disclaimer of warranties: you agree that use of the service is at user's sole risk. the service is provided on an "as is" and on an "as available" basis. Alberton Online expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

13. Alberton Online makes no warranty that the service will meet user's requirements, that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor does Alberton Online make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the service or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained from the service.

14. The user understands and agrees that any information or material and/or goods or services obtained through the service is done at the user's own discretion and risk and that user will be solely responsible for any damage resulting from any transaction.

15. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by user from Alberton Online or through or from the service shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.

16. Limitation of liability: user agrees that neither Alberton Online nor any of its providers of information shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, resulting from the use or the inability to use the service or for cost of procurement of substitute goods and services or resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service or resulting from unauthorised access to or alteration of user's transmissions or data or arising from any other matter relating to the service, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangible, even if Alberton Online has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The user further agrees that Alberton Online shall not be liable for any damages arising from interruption, suspension or termination of service, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages, whether such interruption, suspension or termination was justified or not, negligent or intentional, inadvertent or advertent.

The user further agrees that Alberton Online shall not be responsible or liable to user, or anyone, for the statements or conduct of any third party of the service.

17. There is no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship between Alberton Online and any user of the service.

18. We may, but are not obliged to give notice of changes to these Terms of Participation or other matters related to the Alberton Online Business Listing service, by email to users of the service.


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Last Updated (17 August 2009)