Legal Disclaimer

While the ECDC have taken care to ensure that the content on this website is accurate, this website and the services accessible on or via this website are provided "as is" and your use of and reliance on the information on this website and the online services is entirely at your own risk.

We do not represent or warrant that the website, any tools, advice, opinion, statement, information, content or online services will be error-free or will meet any particular criteria of accuracy, completeness, reliability, performance or quality. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such tools, software, advice, opinion, statement or information shall be at your sole risk. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of this website.

Information, ideas and opinions expressed on this website should not be regarded as professional advice or our official opinion you are strongly advised to seek professional advice before taking any course of action related to them. More specifically, certain information such as share price data, interest rates and exchange rates constitute guidelines only and the provision of this data may be delayed by a period of time. Accordingly, you are strongly advised to consult us or your professional adviser before trading or acting on such information. Calculators supplied on this website are for indicative values only and we shall not be responsible or liable for any inaccuracies or miscalculations arising out of defects or incorrect use.

To the fullest extent permissible by law, we expressly disclaim all (express and implied) warranties, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, title, and fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy in respect of this website and the services accessible on this website. While we take all reasonable precautions to prevent this, we do not warrant that the website or any software available for download via the website is free of viruses or destructive code.

We and our officers, directors, employees, servants, affiliates, shareholders, agents, consultants or employees (in whose favour this constitutes a stipulation for the benefit of another) shall not be liable for and you hereby indemnify us and our officers, directors, employees, servants, affiliates, shareholders, agents, consultants or employees (in whose favour this constitutes a stipulation for the benefit of another) against any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or loss of any kind whatsoever or howsoever caused (whether arising under contract, delict or otherwise and whether the loss was actually foreseen or reasonably foreseeable) arising out of your use of this website or the online services or the information contained on this website or your inability to use this website or the online services.

Without derogating from the generality of the above, we will not be liable for:

  • any interruption, malfunction, downtime or other failure of the website or online services, our system, databases or any of its components, for reasons beyond our control;

  • any loss or damage with regard to customer data or other data directly or indirectly caused by malfunction of our system, third party systems, power failures, unlawful access to or theft of data, computer viruses or destructive code on our system or third party systems; programming defects;

  • any interruption, malfunction, downtime or other failure of goods or services provided by third parties, including, without limitation, third party systems such as the public switched telecommunication service providers, internet service providers, electricity suppliers, local authorities and certification authorities;

  • any event over which we have no direct control.

The material available on this web site is designed to provide general information only. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of our website maintained and the performance of the website is sustained as well as to ensure that our site is regularly updated, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) accepts no responsibility of any kind with respect to the website's contents, photographic images supplied or the omission of information thereon.

Furthermore, neither ECDC, its employees, associates nor those afflicted with the website can nor will be held liable for any damages incurred (direct or indirect) as a result of usage thereof or the quoting of the sites content. You, the user, accordingly indemnifies ECDC and holds it harmless against all and any loss, liability, actions, suites, proceedings, costs, demands, and damages of all and every kind, (including direct, indirect, special or consequential damages), and whether in an action based on contract, negligence or any other action, arising out of or in connection with failure or delay in the performance of this website or the use of the information / Images / binary data available on this website.

With reference to any of our sites external links (either direct or linked), ECDC cannot be responsible for the reliability thereof or it's content and does not necessary support the views or opinions expressed therein of any kind. In addition, it is not possible for ECDC to guarantee these links to be active nor have any control over their availability. When visiting linked web sites the user must refer to that linked web site's individual terms of use and cannot rely on the terms of this agreement.

Articles displayed on our website or distributed through our subscription services are derived from a range of local media sources and are acknowledged in the articles. Although due care has been exercised, ECDC cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information derived from external sources.

The contents of ECDC e-mail messages and all attachments thereto does not necessarily reflect the views of ECDC. Before acting on the contents thereof, the recipient should verify that the originator has the appropriate delegated authority. Any email messages sent from ECDC may contain information which is confidential, private or privileged in nature and subject to legal privilege. If you are not the intended recipient, of such an email you may not peruse, use, disseminate, distribute or copy the message or file which is attached. If you have received such an email message in error, please notify the sender immediately by e-mail, facsimile or telephone and thereafter return and/or destroy the original message. Please note that the recipient must scan any e-mail message received and any attached files for viruses and the like. ECDC accepts no liability of whatever nature for any loss, liability, damage or expense resulting directly or indirectly from the access of any files which are attached to an email message.

The ECDC web sites contents are protected under applicable South African Intellectual Property laws, and applicable International Intellectual Property laws and conventions. No material may be used without prior written consent which has been duly authorised and acknowledged for such usage.

The terms and conditions of this disclaimer shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with South African law. The user irrevocably agrees that the courts of South Africa shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms and conditions or the legal relationship established by them, and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the South African courts.