Terms and conditions


1.1 © 2002, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).
1.2 Users may download, view and print content from this site for private and/or commercial but non-profit purposes only. To obtain permission for the profitable use of any content on this site contact (please insert name) at (please insert telephone number with international dialling code and email address).
1.3 All moral rights of the HSRC and its employees/agents are strictly reserved.
1.4 If any content from this site is used for private and/or non-profit purposes, the HSRC should be clearly acknowledged as the copyright owner therein.


All the content, trademarks and data on this web site, including but not limited to, software, databases, text, graphics, icons, hyperlinks, information, designs and agreements, are the property of or licensed to the HSRC and as such are protected from infringement by local and international legislation and treaties.


When a user visits the HSRC site or sends e-mails to the HSRC, such user consents to receiving communications from the HSRC electronically and agrees that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications sent by the HSRC satisfy any legal requirements, including, but not limited to, the requirement that such communications should be in writing.


4.1 No person, business or web site may link to any page on this site without the prior written permission of the HSRC. Such permission could be obtained from the person referred to in clause 1 hereof.
4.2 Hyperlinks provided on this site to non-HSRC sites are provided as is and the HSRC does not necessarily agree with, edit or sponsor the content on such web pages.


No person, business or web site may frame this site or any of the pages on this site in any way whatsoever, without the prior written permission of the HSRC. Such permission can be obtained from the person referred to in clause 1 hereof.

No person, business or web site may use any electronic technology to search and gain any information from this site without the prior written permission of the HSRC. Such permission can be obtained from the person referred to in clause 1 hereof.


7.1 Neither the HSRC nor any of its agents or representatives shall be liable for any damage, loss or liability of whatsoever nature arising from the use or inability to use this web site or the services or content provided by and through this web site. Furthermore, the HSRC makes no representations or warranties, implied or otherwise, that, amongst others, the content and technology available from this web site are free from errors or omissions or that the service will be 100% uninterrupted and error free. Users are encouraged to report any possible malfunctions and errors to the person referred to in clause 1.
7.2 This web site is supplied on an as isbasis and has not been compiled or supplied to meet the user's individual requirements. It is the sole responsibility of the user to satisfy theirself prior to entering into this agreement with the HSRC that the service available from and through this web site will meet the user's individual requirements and be compatible with the user's hardware and/or software.
7.3 Information, ideas and opinions expressed on this site should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of the HSRC and users are encouraged to consult professional advice before taking any course of action related to information, ideas or opinions expressed on this site.


This site is hosted, controlled and operated from the Republic of South Africa and therefore the South African law and the jurisdiction of the South African courts shall govern any action(s) in terms of the use or inability to use this site.


This site collects private information from users and such information shall not be disclosed to any third party unless agreed upon between the user and the HSRC or through due legal process. Users agree that the HSRC may, from time to time, communicate with users.


Any person that delivers or attempts to deliver any damaging code (e.g. viruses) to this web site or attempts to gain unauthorised access to any page on this web site shall be prosecuted and civil damages shall be claimed in the event that the HSRC suffers any damage or loss.


The HSRC may, in its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof, at any time without notice.


All disputes in terms of this agreement or relating to the use or inability to use the HSRC web site shall be referred to arbitration in terms of the rules of the South African Arbitration Foundation and such arbitration shall be held in Pretoria in English and the unsuccessful party shall pay all costs incurred by the successful party.