Terms of Use

Effective: 11 June 2019

Welcome to our site! We are so happy you are here, but before you use the site, please read these terms of use carefully! The section below entitled “dispute resolution” has a mandatory arbitration provision. It affects your legal rights. Please read it.

ABOUT WYNLEIGH INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION SERVICES

We own and operate the website wics.co, wynleigh.com, the related social media sites, and selected other domains (collectively, the “Sites”). These terms of use (the “Agreement”) constitute a contract between you and us. What does that mean? It means that by accessing and/or using the Sites, you agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree, do not use the Sites. As used in this Agreement, “Wynleigh International Certification Services,” “we,” “us,” and “our” shall mean Wynleigh International Certification Services (Pty) Ltd. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

The consulting and training service providers advertised on our Sites operate independently and have entered into agreements with us to provide the advertising services available to you on the Sites. The consulting and/or training service provider  is required to comply with national and local legislation, rules, regulations, and standards pertaining to the commercial sale and delivery of consulting and/or training/education services; Wynleigh International Certification Services is not responsible for the consulting and/or training service provider’s content or quality of service and does not verify any consulting and/or training service provider’s compliance with applicable laws. In addition, Wynleigh International Certification Services does not guarantee the quality of what the consulting and/or training service providers sell, nor does it guarantee the services provided by the consulting and/or training service provider. In addition, Wynleigh International Certification Services does not independently verify representations made by consulting and training service providers. Wynleigh International Certification Services indemnify ourselves and do not accept any liability for any loss, due to omission, error, action or inaction, performance, non-performance of the consulting and/or training service provider, including the consequences thereof.

OUR MATERIALS AND LICENSE TO YOU

With the exception of User Content (defined below), the Sites and everything on them, from text to photos to videos to graphics and software, (collectively, the “Materials”) are owned by or licensed to Wynleigh International Certification Services. The Sites and the Materials are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress, domain name, patent, trade secret, international treaties and/or other proprietary rights and laws of the Republic of South Africa and other countries within the SADC region. Except as otherwise indicated on the Sites and except for the trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names of other companies that are displayed on the Sites, all trademarks, service marks, logos, trade dress and trade names are proprietary to Wynleigh International Certification Services. Please be advised that Wynleigh International Certification Services enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable license to access and use the Sites and/or the Materials for your personal use, solely as expressly permitted by this Agreement and subject to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, all applicable intellectual property laws, and any Additional Terms (as defined below) contained on the Sites. Any other use of the Sites and/or the Materials is strictly prohibited. No Materials may be copied, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, distributed in any way, and/or modified without our express written permission. Nothing contained on the Sites should be interpreted as granting to you any license or right to use any of the Materials and/or third party proprietary content on the Sites without the express written permission of Wynleigh International Certification Services or the appropriate third party owner, as applicable.

Wynleigh International Certification Services reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to modify, suspend, or discontinue at any time, with or without notice, the Sites and/or services offered on or through the Sites (or any part thereof), including but not limited to the Sites’ features, look and feel, and functional elements and related services.

YOUR CONTENT AND CONDUCT

I. Content You Provide

Wynleigh International Certification Services may provide you with interactive opportunities on the Sites, including, without limitation, features such as user ratings and reviews, saved favourites, liked items and bookmarked consulting and training service providers  (collectively, “Interactive Areas”). You represent and warrant that you are the owner of and/or otherwise have the right to provide all information, comments, reviews, ratings and/or other materials and/or content that you submit, post and/or otherwise transmit to the Sites (“User Content”).

II. Use of Your Content

You grant Wynleigh International Certification Services an irrevocable, transferable, paid up, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive sub-licensable license to use, copy, display, publish, modify, remove, publicly perform, translate, distribute and/or otherwise use User Content in connection with Wynleigh International Certification Services’ business and in all forms of media now known or hereafter invented (collectively, the “Uses”), without notification to and/or approval by you.

User Content transmitted to certain parts of the Sites, without limitation, may be posted in public areas on our Sites, including without limitation in a compilation format, and as such will be publicly visible and accessible. Wynleigh International Certification Services and its officers, directors, employees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, licensors, licensees, designers, business partners, contractors, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) will not be responsible for, and you hereby expressly release the Released Parties from, any and all liability for the action of any and all third parties with respect to User Content.

Wynleigh International Certification Services may monitor any and all use of the Sites; however, we are under no obligation to do so. We may manage the Sites in a manner intended to protect our property and rights and to facilitate the proper functioning of the Sites. If any User Content or conduct on our Sites violates our standards, or any other terms and conditions of this Agreement; or interferes with other peoples’ enjoyment of the Materials or our Sites; or that we believe is inappropriate; in our sole judgment, we reserve the right to change, delete or remove, in part or in full, any such User Content or Materials; and we further reserve the right to terminate or suspend access to any Interactive Areas or any Sites. Wynleigh International Certification Services will cooperate with the authorities to the extent required by applicable law in connection with User Content.

III. Ratings and Reviews

The Sites may allow you to rate and post reviews of consulting and training service providers and other businesses (“Ratings and Reviews”). Such Ratings and Reviews are considered User Content and are governed by the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including, without limitation, your agreement regarding your use of Interactive Areas and the Sites’ standards of conduct. Ratings and Reviews are not endorsed by Wynleigh International Certification Services and do not represent the views of Wynleigh International Certification Services or of any affiliate or partner of Wynleigh International Certification Services. Wynleigh International Certification Services does not assume liability for Ratings and Reviews or for any claims, liabilities or losses resulting from any Ratings and Reviews. We strive to maintain a high level of integrity with our Ratings and Reviews and other User Content. Therefore, all Ratings and Reviews must comply with the following criteria: (1) before posting a Rating or Review, you must have had first-hand experience with the service provider; (2) you may not have a proprietary or other affiliation with either the service provider or any of its competitors; (3) you may not draw any legal conclusions regarding the consulting and training service providers ‘ products, services or conduct; and (4) your review must otherwise comply with the terms of this Agreement. Any Rating and/or Review that we determine, in our sole discretion, could diminish the integrity of the Ratings and Reviews, the Materials and/or the Sites may be removed or excluded by us without notice.

DISCLAIMER

The sites, the materials and all other content on the sites are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, the released parties disclaim, with respect to the materials and all other content on the sites, all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Wynleigh International Certification Services does not represent or warrant that the sites, the materials and/or the other content on the sites will be secure, uninterrupted and/or error-free, that defects will be corrected, and/or that the sites, the materials and/or other content on the sites are free from viruses or other harmful components. Wynleigh International Certification Services does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the sites, the materials and/or any other content on the sites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, timeliness, completeness, currentness, or otherwise. You (and not Wynleigh International Certification Services) assume the entire cost of all necessary services relating to your use of the sites, the materials and/or other content on the sites. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not fully apply to you. This exclusion is enforceable in South Africa.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In no event shall Wynleigh International Certification Services be liable to you for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, or any loss or damages whatsoever (even if Wynleigh International Certification Services has been previously advised of the possibility of such damages), in a warranty, contract, or negligence action that in any manner arises out of or in connection with the use, inability to use, performance of, or services provided on or through the sites. Wynleigh International Certification Services assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, browsing of, or downloading of any material from the sites. Wynleigh International Certification Services assumes no responsibility or liability in any manner arising out of or in connection with any information, content, products, services, or material available on or through the sites, as well as any third party website pages or additional websites linked to this site, for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, inaccuracy contained therein or harm to person or property caused thereby. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy. In no event shall Wynleigh International Certification Service’s total liability to you for all damages, losses and causes of action, whether in warranty, contract, or negligence exceed (a) the amount paid by you to Wynleigh International Certification Services, if any, or (b) R1000 (whichever is less). Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may not apply to you. This limitation is enforceable in South Africa.

You and Wynleigh International Certification Services agree that the warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability in this agreement are material, bargained-for bases of this agreement, and that they have been taken into account in determining the consideration to be given by each party under this agreement and in the decision by each party to enter into this agreement. You and Wynleigh International Certification Services agree that the warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability in these terms of use are fair and reasonable.

If you are dissatisfied with the site or do not agree to any provisions of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site, except as may be otherwise provided for in this section.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

The Sites may contain links to websites that are owned, controlled, developed, sponsored and/or maintained by third parties and which may be subject to additional terms and conditions (“Third Party Websites”). Wynleigh International Certification Services does not review, monitor, operate and/or control the Third Party Websites and Wynleigh International Certification Services makes no guarantees, representations and/or warranties as to, and shall have no liability for, the content available on or through and/or the functioning of the Third Party Websites. By providing access to Third Party Websites, Wynleigh International Certification Services is not recommending and/or otherwise endorsing the products and/or services provided by the sponsors and/or owners of those websites. Your access and/or use of the Third Party Websites, including providing information, materials and/or other content to the Third Party Websites, is entirely at your own risk. Wynleigh International Certification Services reserves the right to discontinue links to any Third Party Websites at any time and for any reason, without notice.

ADDITIONAL TERMS

Your use of the Sites is subject to any and all additional terms, policies, rules or guidelines applicable to Wynleigh International Certification Service’s services or certain features of the Sites that we may post or link to on the Sites (collectively, the “Additional Terms”), such as end-user license agreements, or other agreements or rules applicable to particular features, promotions or content on the Sites. All such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference. 

VIOLATIONS OF THE AGREEMENT

Wynleigh International Certification Services reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the Agreement, including without limitation the right to block access to the Sites from a particular account, device and/or IP address. 

CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT

We may change this Agreement from time to time and without prior notice. If we make a change to this Agreement, it will be effective as soon as we post it, and the most current version of this Agreement will always be posted under the “Terms of Use” tab (“Updated Terms”). If we make a material change to the Agreement, we may notify you. You agree that you will review this Agreement periodically. By continuing to access and/or use the Sites after we post Updated Terms, you agree to be bound by the Updated Terms, and if you do not agree to the Updated Terms, you will stop using the Sites. This Agreement will govern any disputes arising before the effective date of the Updated Terms.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Arbitration

You agree that all claims, disputes or disagreements that may arise out of the interpretation or performance of this Agreement, or that in any way relate to your use of the Sites, the Materials and/or other content on the Sites, shall be submitted exclusively to binding arbitration, except that each party retains the right to bring an individual action in small claims court and the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights. Arbitration means that an arbitrator and not a judge or jury will decide the claim. Rights to prehearing exchange of information and appeals may also be limited in arbitration. You further acknowledge and agree that you waive your right to participate as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action or representative proceeding. Further, unless both you and Wynleigh International Certification Services otherwise agree in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of any class or representative proceeding. If this specific paragraph is held unenforceable, then the entirety of this “Dispute Resolution” section will be deemed void. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, this “Dispute Resolution” section will survive any termination of these Terms of Use. You further acknowledge that any claim arising under this Agreement will be brought within one year of its accrual or it will be waived. 

WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY

Any waiver by Wynleigh International Certification Services of any provision of this Agreement must be in writing. If any portion of this Agreement is found to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then that portion shall be deemed to be superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches the intent of the original provision as closely as possible. The remainder of this Agreement shall continue to be enforceable and valid according to terms contained herein.