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Terms of Use

ECDC Website Terms of Use

Updated: 22 February 2023


This website is provided to help you learn more about the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC). Read, watch, and download the content that interests you. We want you to benefit from our site, but please do not reproduce its contents on another website or application. You may share what you have learned by directing others to this website as outlined in the Terms of Use below.



© 2023 Eastern Cape Development Corporation. All rights reserved.

This website is published and maintained by ECDC. Unless otherwise indicated, all text and other information on this website are the intellectual property of the ECDC.


All trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective holders.


Terms of Use and License to Use Website

These Terms of Use govern your use of this website. By using this website, you accept these Terms of Use, together with any Additional Terms of Use (collectively, “Terms of Use”) set forth on this website, in full. If you disagree with these Terms of Use or any part of these Terms of Use, you must not use this website.


What constitutes proper use? Subject to the restrictions set out below, you may:

  • View, download, and print ECDC’s copyrighted artwork, electronic publications, music, photos, text, or videos from this website for your own personal and non-commercial purposes.

  • Share links to or electronic copies of downloadable publications, videos, or audio programs on this site.


You may not:

  • Post artwork, electronic publications, trademarks, music, photos, videos, or articles from this website on the Internet (any website, file-sharing site, video-sharing site, or social network).

  • Distribute artwork, electronic publications, trademarks, music, photos, text, or videos from this website with or as part of any software application (including uploading such materials to a server for use by a software application).

  • Reproduce, duplicate, copy, distribute, or otherwise exploit any artwork, electronic publications, trademarks, music, photos, text, or videos on this website for a commercial purpose or for money (even if no profit is involved).

  • Create for distribution purposes, any software applications, tools, or techniques that are specifically made to collect, copy, download, extract, harvest, or scrape data, HTML, images, or text from this site. (This does not prohibit the distribution of free, non-commercial applications designed to download electronic files such as EPUB, PDF, MP3, and MP4 files from public areas of this site.)

  • Misuse the website or its services, such as interfering with or accessing the website or its services using a method other than what is explicitly provided.

  • Use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful purpose or activity.

  • Use this website or any of its artwork, electronic publications, trademarks, music, photos, text, or videos for any purposes related to marketing.

  • This website uses Google Maps services, which is a third party service we do not control. Your use of Google Maps on this website is subject to the current Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service. We are not informed of updates to the Terms of Service so please review them before using Google Maps services. Do not use Google Maps services if you do not accept the Terms of Service. No user data is returned to this website by Google Maps.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

This website and all information, content, materials, and other services made available to you through the website are provided by ECDC on an “as is” basis. ECDC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied.

ECDC does not warrant that the website is free of viruses or other harmful components. ECDC will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of any service, or from any information, content, materials, or other services made available to you through the website, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential (including loss of profits) damages.


Breach of Terms of Use

Without prejudice to ECDC’s other rights under these Terms of Use, if you breach these Terms of Use in any way, ECDC may take such action as ECDC deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your Internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing legal action against you.



ECDC may revise these Terms of Use from time to time. Revised Terms of Use will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised Terms of Use on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.


Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of South Africa., without regard to conflict of laws provisions. Any legal action relating to these Terms of Use shall be brought in a state having jurisdiction in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.



If a provision of these Terms of Use is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be void, invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, the other provisions will continue in effect. Failure of ECDC to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute or be construed as a waiver of such provision or the right to enforce such provision.


Entire Agreement

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and ECDC in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect to your use of this website.

The ECDC Privacy Policy

By using the ECDC website and/or by providing any personal data, you give your explicit consent that all personal data that you submit may be processed by us in the manner and for the purposes described in the following privacy policy and in compliance with the effective laws and regulations on personal data.


The ECDC is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you or that you provide to us will be processed on our website. We keep certain basic information when you visit our website and recognize the importance of keeping that information secure and letting you know what we will do with it. You may choose to provide us with information that is considered personal data. The term “personal data” as used in this Policy refers to information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, or any other data that can be used to identify you. You are not required to provide any personal information to browse the public areas of this website. 



This website is owned by the Eastern Cape Development Corporation, a government entity that is mandated to plan, finance, co-ordinate, market, promote and implement development of the Province and its people in the fields of industry, commerce, agriculture, transport and finance.  If you voluntarily decide to apply for our services online, opening an account, request a meeting, or otherwise take any action that involves providing personal data, you consent to this Policy, as well as to the storage of your data on our servers, and to the collection, processing, transfer, and storage of your personal data by the ECDC and its regional offices in the province. For data protection purposes, these may include ECDC cooperating organisations of the ECDC. 

The data controller for your personal data varies depending on the nature of your interaction with the website. For example, if you apply for a training programme that is ran in partnership with a business chamber, your details and contact information will be provided to that cooperating organisation. As another example, if you request a visit, your name and contact information will be provided to a regional office to fulfil your request.



We take the security and confidentiality of your personal data very seriously. We use up-to-date data storage and security techniques to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction, or accidental loss. All processors of personal data and any third parties we engage to process your personal information are obligated to respect the confidentiality of your information. We keep your personal data for only as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal reporting or document retention requirements.
We use computer systems with limited-access protocols, housed in facilities using physical, electronic, and procedural security measures to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. We keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorized access.




If you are a minor, you may submit your personal data on this website only with the involvement of your parent(s) or guardian. If you are a parent(s) or guardian and you provide consent for a minor to submit personal data on this website, you agree to this Policy in respect to the minor’s use.



At times, this website will contain links to the website of a third party we have retained to perform services on our behalf (for example, the filling out of online forms). You will know that you are on a third party’s website because it will have a different appearance and the address bar on your browser will change. Additionally, you may receive e-mails or text messages through a third party based on a request you make through this website for information, including notification of activities you have requested information about. At the time the third parties are selected, and periodically thereafter, their privacy and data protection policies are inspected to ensure that they meet the same standards we use for our own policies. However, these third parties provide apps and services whose programming, terms of use, privacy policies, and general conditions we cannot control. For this reason, your use of those apps and services on this website is subject to the current terms of service and general conditions set by the third party. We are not informed of updates, so please review the terms before using the third-party service. If you have questions about a third party’s policies, please see the policy listed on their website.

Your use of Google Maps services on this website is subject to the current Google Privacy Policy. Google is a third-party vendor whose apps, programming, and Terms of Service we cannot control. For this reason, your use of Google Maps services on this website is subject to the current Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service. We are not informed of updates so please review the terms before using Google Maps services. Do not use Google Maps services if you do not accept the terms.




We are continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this website, and improving and adding to our existing services. Because of these ongoing changes, as well as changes in the law and the nature of technology, our data practices will change from time to time. When it proves necessary to change our Policy, we will post any changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.



Scripting is used to improve the functionality of our website. Scripting technology allows the site to return information more quickly to you. Scripting is never used by the site to install software on your computer or to collect unauthorized information from you.


Active Scripting or JavaScript must be enabled in the browser for some portions of the site to work correctly. Most browsers allow this feature to be enabled or to be disabled for specific sites. Consult the browser Help documentation to learn how to enable scripting for selected sites.

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