About these Terms
These Terms, along with our Privacy Notice, is the framework for our relationship and it is important to make sure that we are always on the same page. This agreement will apply automatically when you use our website.
Because we know that people hate reading small print, we have tried to write it in accessible language and we have given you an easy to read (hopefully!) paragraph in Italics first and have bolded particularly significant clauses, but remember that the other bits are binding too, so if you have any questions, please contact Conrad.Strydom@newmedia.co.za.
The last time this notice was changed? 19 February 2020
1 This is us
This website is run by newmedia.co.za (Medical Academic). We are part of New Media, a division of Media24 (Pty) Ltd.
1.1 This website is run by Medical Academic, a brand owned by New Media, a division of Media24 (Pty) Ltd. Whenever we refer to ‘us’ or ‘we’ this is who we mean. 1.2 We are a South African company. So, if there is ever a dispute between us, South African laws will apply.
2 We own the intellectual property
The stuff on the website is ours. Please don’t use it without asking.
When you post a review or provide us with other info, you give us permission to publish it.
2.1 All the content on newmedia.co.za is subject to our copyright, unless another copyright holder is credited. You may use (‘using’ includes copying, downloading, amending, publishing, broadcasting and sending by means of the internet) any content on this website: 2.1.1 For private use; 2.1.2 for commercial purposes, but only if we have provided our prior written permission for you to do so. Please send us your request for permission to Conrad.Strydom@newmedia.co.za; 2.1.3 if you use the content of this website for commercial reasons, you must include this copyright notice: (2017) © New Media, a division of Media24 (Pty) Ltd – All Rights Reserved. 2.2 Unless it is clearly indicated otherwise, all the content, trademarks and data on our website, including software, databases, text, graphics, icons, hyperlinks, private information, and designs are our property or licensed to us, and are protected from infringement by domestic and international legislation and treaties. 2.3 We may revoke any licence that we grant you to use our copyright as set out in these terms, at any time and at our discretion and each licence is a non-exclusive licence. 2.4 The images used on galleries and articles are provided by the relevant medical professional, author, pharmaceutical company and/or Shutterstock.com
2.5 While we have permission to use them on our site, we do not own the images and therefore cannot give permission for them to be taken off our site and used in any way. 2.6 We may embed Instagram images in our articles, which automatically include the owner’s account handle and which click through to their account (if the Instagram account is public). 2.7 If you post on our website (for example a comment or review) or provide us with content to post on our website (for example your company details) (we call this ‘your content’) you give us an irrevocable, perpetual, world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license and right to use your content, and all intellectual property rights therein. By ‘use’ we mean use, copy, display, distribute, modify, translate, reformat, incorporate into advertisements and other works, promote, and to create derivative works. 2.8 You grant us the right to use the name or username you submit in connection with your content, but we are not obliged to include your name or username.
3 Oh behave (please)
You must stick to the rules when you use our website.
3.1 You must not post any content or engage in any activity which: 3.1.1 Is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, indecent, defamatory, discriminatory, vulgar, profane, libellous, hateful, or invasive of another’s privacy; 3.1.2 constitutes an inauthentic or knowingly erroneous review; 3.1.3 violates any third party right, including the right to privacy, right to publicity or any intellectual property rights; 3.1.4 is illegal; 3.1.5 is an attempt to impersonate another person or entity; 3.1.6 distributes computer viruses or malicious code. 3.2 If we get a whiff of anything like this (and please tell us if you spot something!), we have the right to remove the content.
4 Paid for content
We publish ‘native content’. What is it? It is paid for content that looks and feels like any other Medical Academic content. We create the content (not the advertiser) and it will be labelled.
We also publish sponsored content. This kind of content is clearly pushing the advertiser’s message.
We also place advertisements. The advertisers themselves are responsible for these advertisements.
4.1 It is content which is linked to an advertiser’s brand or product but makes sense without it. In other words, it feels like all the other content on Medical Academic but is paid for. 4.2 Native content must follow our editorial policy. We determine what is in the content, not the advertiser. The content of the article (including the wording, the images used, the restaurants mentioned, the sources contacted etc) is independent, and will not be influenced by the advertiser. This means that readers can still trust the recommendations and information in the article. 4.3 We make sure that native content can be identified by labelling it ‘brought to you by ABC’ and a short message from the advertiser at the end of the article.
4.4 This content is created by Medical Academic according to a brief supplied by the advertiser, but it is not published as editorial content. 4.5 This kind of content can be edited by the advertiser. 4.6 Medical Academic also sells advertising space. 4.7 We ask our advertisers to ensure that their advertisements comply with all advertising and consumer protection laws, do not infringe anybody else’s intellectual property rights and that it is not offensive. 4.8 The advertisers are responsible for any inaccuracies or any loss caused by their advertisements.
5 Where our responsibility ends
This website is provided ‘as is’ and you use it at your own risk.
You must help us keep your information secure.
5.1 The internet is a dangerous place, and you should take precautions. 5.2 The website is provided ‘as is’. For the lawyers, this means that we make no representations or warranties. 5.3 Specifically, we do not promise that: 5.3.1 this website will be constantly available or available at all; or that 5.3.2 the information on this website is true, accurate, complete or not misleading. 5.4 We will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature that you may suffer if you rely on the content of the website or any third-party websites we refer to. 5.5 You are responsible for your own security when you use our website or any third party website that we reference in the website 5.6 Although we will try to prevent it from happening, we are also not responsible for or any malicious code (such as a virus) which may come from this website. 5.7 When you write a review or comment, you will be asked to give us personal information and to create a username and a password. You must keep these details a secret. 5.8 If you become aware that someone else knows your username and password you must inform us immediately. 5.9 You are responsible for everything that happens on your account, even if it was not authorised by you.
6 Your privacy is important to us
We don’t collect a lot of personal information, but what little we do collect is private.
Like much in life, this contract will have to change from time to time. Please check it regularly.
7.1 From time to time, we will have to make changes to these terms. The ‘new’ terms will be in force from the date published at the top of this page. 7.2 If you continue to use our website after the terms changed, it means that you accept the changes. We encourage you to check the terms regularly.