LEX Africa makes no warranties, representations, undertakings, statements, or guarantees with regard to the LEX Africa website (this website) and/or any information contained therein. Any errors or omissions in all or any of the information contained on this website shall not result in any liability for LEX Africa and/or any of its officers, employees, representatives, agents, and/or members. The information has been prepared by both internal and external sources in good faith and is believed to be accurate at the time that it was placed on this website.
Neither LEX Africa nor any of its officers, employees, representatives, agents, and/or members shall be responsible for any loss, liability, damage, and/or expense (whether direct, indirect, or consequential) that may be suffered and/or incurred by any user of this website and/or the third party and which directly or indirectly arises out of any access or use of the website and/or any information contained on and/or accessed through this website.
This disclaimer is governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa.
Terms and conditions
This is the website of LEX Africa. The address of LEX Africa for correspondence relating to this website is:
The Central, 96 Rivonia Road, Sandton, 2196
Private Bag 10015, Sandton, 2146
Docex 111, Sandton
All communications regarding this website should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The content and design of the website pages are subject to copyright owned by LEX Africa or used under license from third party copyright owners. You are welcome to print pages for your personal use but no part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted for any other purpose.
From time to time this website may feature content related to the law and legal developments. Such content is intended to provide general guidance only and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances.
LEX Africa has its offices in Johannesburg and alliances with law firms in Africa. However, content related to the law and legal developments featured on this Web site is based upon the laws of South Africa unless otherwise expressly stated.
From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided in order to enhance the interest of other featured content and are not intended to signify that LEX Africa endorses or otherwise has any responsibility for the content of the linked website.
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of the website are subject to the laws of South Africa. Any dispute arising out of the use or publication of this website is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa.
This website is made available for public viewing on the basis that LEX Africa excludes to the extent lawfully permitted all liability whatsoever for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use of this website or reliance upon the content of this website.
LEX Africa is regulated by the Law Society of South Africa and authorized by the Society to conduct investment business. The members are solicitors or registered foreign attorneys.
- LEX Africa (“LEX Africa“, “we“, “us“, “our“) manages and operates https://lexafrica.digitalhumanitydev.co.za/ (“the website“). We respect your privacy and are committed to protect it in all respects with a view to offer the best and most enriching experience to you (“you“, “your“).
- This Policy explains how we protect and use your personal information. Personal information for purposes of this policy means information as defined in terms of section 1 of the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA“) and includes, but is not limited to, any information which identifies you, such as your name, address, contact numbers, email addresses, user names, city and country.
- By using the website and by providing us with personal information (in terms of the opt-in subscription process), you hereby explicitly and unambiguously consent to the processing of your personal information as further described in the policy by LEX Africa.
- You understand that LEX Africa holds and processes certain personal information about which includes your first and last name, company, job title, email, city and country.
- You hereby authorize LEX Africa to receive, possess, use, retain and transfer such data as may be required for the administration of the website and offering services and/or products to you which includes, inter alia, monthly newsletters, holiday cards, events and other news relating to the alliance.
- You may withdraw consent at any time by using the unsubscribe link contained in the footer of any email, on the website or by sending an email to email@example.com.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
- We may collect or obtain personal information about you –
- directly from you;
- when you subscribe via the LEX Africa website;
- in the course of our relationship with you; and
- when you visit and/or interact with our website and/or our social media platforms.
- In addition to the above, we may also collect personal information about you from, inter alia, your communications, and interactions with us, including but not limited to, your attendance at our events, subscription to our newsletters, and other mailing interactions with you during the course of our digital marketing campaigns.
TYPE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
- To operate the website and avail certain services and/or products to you, we require you to provide us with certain personal information. The personal information we require includes your first and last name, company, job title, email, city and country, attendance records at our events, information relating to your visits on our website (via Google Analytics).
- LEX Africa may use your personal information in the distribution of monthly newsletters, holiday cards, events, religious cards (based on religious holidays in certain countries) and other news relating to the alliance to you. In addition, we may also use your personal information to improve our website, your experience therein and generally our offering by, for example, monitoring your browsing habits and your attendance at our events.
If you do not disable “cookies”, you are deemed to consent to our use of any personal information collected using those cookies, subject to the provisions of this clause. For more information about our Cookies, kindly visit our Cookies Policy.
LINK TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
- We implement appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your Personal Information that is in our possession against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized access, in accordance with applicable law.
- These security measures include reviews of our storage, databases, data collection, processing practices, and security measures. All information obtained by LEX Africa is stored on dedicated servers within the borders of South Africa. The server is secured behind a firewall and access to the server is password protected and strictly limited.
- Where there are reasonable grounds to believe that your personal information that is in our possession has been accessed or acquired by any unauthorized person, we will notify you and the relevant regulator, unless a public body responsible for detection, prevention, or investigation of offenses or the relevant regulator informs us that notifying you will impede a criminal investigation.
- The internet is an open system, as such, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will implement all reasonable measures to protect your Personal Information that is in our possession, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted using the internet and we cannot be held liable for any loss of privacy occurring during the course of such transmission.
ALTERATION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
- The Personal Information provided to LEX Africa should be accurate, complete and up-to-date. Should Personal Information change, the onus is on the provider of such personal information to notify LEX Africa of the change and provide LEX Africa with the accurate data subject to any requirement, law, or rule for such personal information to be retained by us.
- Prior to the amendment, correction, or removal of the user’s personal information, we require the user to identify themselves and to identify the personal information requested to be amended, corrected, or removed. A request for the amendment, correction, or removal of personal information may be declined if the process of the request is unreasonably repetitive, requires disproportionate technical effort, jeopardizes the privacy of others, or would be impractical.
- The services of access and correction of personal information are done free of charge, except to the extent that it would require a disproportionate effort. Once personal information is deleted, residual copies of the information may take a period of time before they are deleted from our servers and may remain in our backup systems.
RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
- The personal information you provide to us is securely stored on our InterAction platform indefinitely until either one of the following happens –
- you unsubscribe from LEX Africa communications via the unsubscribe button on our mailer or they email us requesting removal from communications;
- we receive an auto response email from you advising that you are no longer part of the company you worked for;
- your details appear in a ‘bounce back management’ folder on InterAction after an email is dispatched; and
- you unsubscribe via Werksmans communications.
- Upon the happening of one of the above, we will promptly return or destroy any and all of your personal information in our possession or control, save for that which we are legally obliged to retain.
- In addition to the above, We may also retain your personal information to the extent and duration that we have a legitimate interest to process your personal information.
COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES
- Any complaints or concerns with regards to content or to report any contraventions of laws or breach of these terms may be directed to our information officer –
Private Bag 10015
Docex 111 Sandton
via email: Celeste Oates
- If we do not manage to resolve your complaint you may also lodge a complaint to the office of the Information Regulator of South Africa at https://www.justice.gov.za/inforeg/.
To improve our Website for all users, we use “cookies” and similar technologies (“cookies“) to understand the user’s individual interests using the identified device.
WHAT ARE COOKIES
This Website makes use of “cookies” to automatically collect information and data through the standard operation of the Internet servers. “Cookies” are small text files a website can use (and which we may use) to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s on-going access to and use of a website and allow a website to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow the website operator to improve the functionality of the website and its content, and to display more focused advertising to a user by way of third-party tools.
WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE
There are four types of cookies that LEX Africa utilizes, each providing different functionality. These are –
- Essential Cookies: Help make our website usable by enabling basic functions like navigation, login and access to secure areas of the website. Our website cannot function without these cookies.
- Functionality Cookies: Enable us to remember information that changes the way the website behaves, for example, your preferred language.
- Performance Cookies: Help us to understand how visitors interact with our Website by collecting and reporting information anonymously. These cookies also help us provide accurate reading statistics for our publishers.
- Advertising Cookies: These are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant.
To opt-out of cookies, kindly activate the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Website.