Our Terms and Conditions
Last updated: August 2022
Welcome to bransoncentre.co.za
The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa operates bransoncentre.co.za on its own behalf. Branson Centre and bransoncentre.co.za ("we" or "us") ask that you take the time to read these Terms and Conditions carefully. They explain a number of things including, for example, the rules covering your use of this site and other information regarding your rights. By using bransoncentre.co.za you'll be confirming you have read, understood and agree to these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions may change from time to time, and if they do, the up-to-date version will always be available on the bransoncentre.co.za website. We will indicate at the top of these Terms and Conditions when they were last updated.
Please ensure you check these Terms and Conditions regularly to view any changes that may have been made because, by continuing to use the site after these Terms and Conditions have changed, you will be confirming you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by any revised Terms and Conditions.
Your Information and Privacy
This site will contain some content that does not come from us, whether such content is posted by users or anyone other than us (together, "Third-Party Content"). Because of the open nature of the site, this Third-Party Content is not approved by us. We have to state that any views expressed in such Third-Party Content may not represent our views, and we shall not be responsible or liable for any Third-Party Content or the consequences of its use of it.
We will include, on the site, Third-Party Content that is personal opinion, political or controversial in its nature. These views do not necessarily reflect our beliefs, and we cannot accept any responsibility for those views.
We may occasionally keep an eye on Third-Party Content, but please note that we have no obligation to police it. If we have any concerns, we may remove Third-Party Content from the site with or without notice.
If you have any concerns about content appearing on this site, please click here to contact bransoncentre.co.za.
For our open forum to work, you, the user, must bear sole responsibility for the content you post on the site and not post anything unless you have appropriate permission and authority to do so. By posting User Content, we have to assume you warrant you have the permission and authority to do so and that, if at any point you no longer have that permission and authority, you will remove the User Content.
In posting User Content to the site, you are granting bransoncentre.co.za and The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, transferable licence to publish, display, copy, modify, create derivative works from and distribute the User Content on the site. You also grant bransoncentre.co.za and The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa the licence to use the User Content in any way to publicise the site as well as the products and services of The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa as well as other Virgin companies and grant sub-licences on the same basis.
We may keep an eye on User Content from time to time, but please note that we don't have any obligation to police it. We may remove or block access to any User Content at any time. For example, we may do this where we reasonably believe someone has broken the law, infringed upon a third party's intellectual property rights or breached a duty of confidentiality. We can bear no liability in respect of any loss or damage from any of these actions.
The following section — User Code of Conduct — gives you our common-sense guidelines for contributing to the site to avoid causing harm or offence to yourself and others and avoiding having your User Content removed.
If you have any concerns about content appearing on this site, please click here to contact bransoncentre.co.za.
User Code of Conduct
We are excited about customers and users being able to communicate and share ideas. However, we want all our users to be able to feel safe and at ease while using our site. The best way of addressing this balance is to have a user code of conduct. Using our site, you'll agree to these Terms and Conditions, including the Code of Conduct in this section.
Our community is designed, where possible, to manage itself. Every comment left by a user can be rated and flagged by any other user. A user can positively, neutrally or negatively rate a comment. Also, a user can flag a comment as inappropriate or offensive by clicking a link that says "flag" next to each comment. Flagged comments may be reviewed by the moderators of bransoncentre.co.za, who may remove those comments if they are inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions.
So if we believe that a user's behaviour is likely to cause offence or harm to other users or The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa or is otherwise unacceptable, we may issue that user with a warning. In addition, we may need to remove any content they have shared or posted on the site. We will try to give that user warnings through the flag and probation system outlined here, but we're not obliged to provide the user with that notice.
To protect our users and the site's reputation, we may keep an eye on the interaction between users from time to time, but please note that we have no obligation to police it.
We cannot take responsibility or liability for any person using our site. In addition, we are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of our site.
We ask that in using this site, you show respect for other users and the property of others.
To behave in a respectful way to all other users;
Not to post or otherwise make available content that is, in our view, likely to impair others' enjoyment of this site;
Not to breach the law or encourage a breach of the law;
Not to post or otherwise make available content that is, in our view, abusive, offensive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or of a sexual nature, illegal, threatening, intimidating, in breach of privacy, confidentiality or third-party rights or otherwise unacceptable;
Not to post or otherwise make available content that, in our view, portrays unacceptable violence;
Not to behave in a way that threatens, intimidates, harasses or bullies, or is offensive, abusive, defamatory, discriminatory or demeaning, or to stalk or violate the rights of others, including individuals' privacy rights;
Not to do, cause or permit anything to be done that may infringe, damage or interfere with any copyright, moral rights, performing rights, design rights, trademark rights or other proprietary or intellectual property rights of Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, Virgin Unite, Virgin.com, any other Virgin company, their respective licensors or any third party;
To only upload content that is an original work created by you;
Not to share any information that is confidential to any other person;
Not do anything that will or might damage, interfere with, disrupt access to, overburden, interrupt or impair the functionality of the site, the materials available on the site or any software or hardware;
Not to obtain or attempt to get unauthorised access to the site, any part of it or any private account areas;
Not to obtain, or seek to obtain, personal information, confidential information or passwords from any other person;
Not to circumvent or attempt to circumvent any filters we may use on this site;
Not to do anything that may cause any liability for the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, Virgin Unite, Virgin.com or any other Virgin company;
Not to distort or misrepresent any individual or thing;
Not to register as or on behalf of anyone else, impersonate anyone else, seek to take on a false identity or misrepresent yourself, your identity or your age;
Not post or otherwise make available content containing financial information (such as account, credit or debit card details) or information that identifies an individual personally or is capable of identifying an individual personally (such as names, phone numbers, email addresses or postal addresses);
To respect information you obtain on our site and use it only in accordance with this User Code of Conduct and our Terms and Conditions;
Not to advertise, promote or endorse any goods or services; and
Not use our site to send chain letters, junk mail, "spam" material or any other form of bulk communication.
Protecting the online privacy of children is especially important to us. By accessing the site or providing us with any of your personal information, you represent and warrant that you are 18 years or older and agree to these Terms and Conditions. If you are under 18 years old, please do not attempt to use bransoncentre.co.za and do not provide us with your name, contact details or any other information about yourself. If we reasonably believe a user to be under 18, we may need to remove the details provided by them from our site and our records.
bransoncentre.co.za guest blogs
Guest blogs posted on our site don't necessarily represent the views of The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, Virgin.com, Virgin Unite or the Virgin Group.
Any positive or other review of any venue, restaurant, hotel, museum or otherwise does not constitute a recommendation, endorsement or guarantee, and we do not represent quality.
All ratings are intended as a guideline only, and we do not guarantee their accuracy. We make no endorsements, recommendations, guarantees or representations about any restaurants, hotels, museums or other reviews published on this site. The reviews don't necessarily represent our views. Please read these terms and conditions for further details.
Prices, menus, hotel amenities and other indicators in any review published by us are accurate as of the date of going to press but are subject to change. We make no guarantee that any such information, or information in reviews posted by other users, will be accurate or up to date at the time you read it.
Always review travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before visiting an international destination. The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa will not be responsible or liable for any injury, loss or damage incurred or suffered due to any review.
This section should be read in accordance with the applicable local laws.
Our legal legends have said that we need to include this section, which protects the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa against people suing us for something wrong happening:
In using this site, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, bransoncentre.co.za and all other Virgin companies, their subsidiaries and holding companies, the subsidiaries of their holding companies and each of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (and you shall continue to indemnify them and hold them harmless) in respect of all losses, liabilities, costs, claims, damages and demands suffered in connection with your conduct in using the site, your behaviour towards us, other Virgin companies, our and their representatives, other users, any breach of law, any breach of these Terms and Conditions or any breach of any third-party rights.
All text, graphics, audio, video or image files, content, software, applications and information displayed on or available from this site, and all copyright, trademark rights, design rights and other intellectual property rights in them (together, the "Proprietary Content") are the property of The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, Virgin Unite, Virgin.com, other Virgin companies, our users, suppliers or licensors. This includes, without limitation, the organisation and layout of the site and the underlying software that we own, other Virgin companies, our users, suppliers or licensors.
By using the site, you agree that Proprietary Content is available for personal use only and that you will not copy, reproduce, publish, distribute or dispose of in any way any Proprietary Content. Neither The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, the Virgin name, nor any other Virgin company name, trademark, logo or design may be used or copied in any manner.
Links to Other Sites
bransoncentre.co.za provides, amongst other things, convenient links to other Virgin companies websites. You can also contact the Virgin companies through the Find a Virgin Company section of the site. Our site also contains links to other third-party websites, resources, advertisements or sponsorships.
We reserve the right to remove a link at any time.
When using bransoncentre.co.za, you may occasionally get pop-ups. We use these for many reasons, such as competition entry forms, signing up to our newsletters and questionnaires to help us improve our service to you. Pop-up boxes from The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa are clearly marked with a heading from The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa. You might also get pop-up boxes from other Virgin companies. Again, you should be able to identify these as they should be marked with a heading from the relevant Virgin company.
You might also get pop-up ads from third parties. These may appear due to software you have installed, deliberately or unknowingly, on your computer. Unfortunately, The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa and bransoncentre.co.za cannot control these pop-up boxes because they haven't come from us.
We do not endorse any website or product that appears in any pop-ups that do not come from The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa.
If you have trouble using our website with certain web browsers or other software or if you want to let us know how we can improve accessibility, please let us know by clicking here to contact bransoncentre.co.za. We appreciate your feedback and your suggestions will help us improve our service to you.
Site information and downtime
This site may be unavailable occasionally for maintenance, updating or otherwise. Where this happens, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. However, we shall not be liable for any loss, damages or inconvenience resulting from such unavailability.
We take great care in seeking to present accurate, transparent and useful information to you as a user. However, as an open platform, there is content on this site that is not generated by us, for example, Third Party Content, as described above. Therefore, we're letting you know that information on this site might be out of date, incomplete, contain some errors or be in some way unreliable. Just to be sure, please check any information obtained from this site before acting upon it in any way.
Please note we may make changes to the site, its functions and services from time to time.
Other Limitations of Liability
It's important to note that using the internet does have its dangers. Our aim is to ensure a fast, reliable and secure service and to protect your personal information. However, we cannot take responsibility for:
Any breach of security of bransoncentre.co.za;
Any damage, loss or corruption of any data, information or material;
Any viruses or other malicious programs that may infect your computer equipment or other property; or
Any breach of security by hackers in relation to bransoncentre.co.za.
The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, Virgin Unite, Virgin.com and the other Virgin companies won't be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or economic loss (or for any exemplary or punitive damages) in connection with the use of bransoncentre.co.za or any other site. The same applies to the employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, Virgin Unite, Virgin.com and/or the other Virgin companies. This paragraph only applies to the extent that it can in accordance with applicable laws.
Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions and any dispute in relation to them are governed by South African law and we reserve the right to bring proceedings in the courts in any location, the South African courts or whichever forum we feel is appropriate.
As a user, the laws of your location may apply to your online dealings with bransoncentre.co.za and you may have additional legal rights and/or obligations than those provided under South Africa law. We always recommend you seek local legal advice, however, we encourage you to speak to us if you have any concerns to see if they can be resolved.
Other Terms — a final word from our lawyers
These Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policies constitute the entire agreement between you, the user, and us in relation to your use of our site (which includes details on our approach to cookies) and supersede all prior agreements and arrangements between us in relation to your use of our site.
If any provision or part of these Terms and Conditions is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the legality, validity and enforceability of all of the other provisions and parts of these Terms and Conditions will not be impaired.
No failure or delay by the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, bransoncentre.co.za or any other Virgin company, in exercising or enforcing any right, power or remedy that arises under these Terms and Conditions shall operate as a waiver of that or any other right, power or remedy. No waiver by the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa or any other Virgin company shall be effective unless in writing and signed by an authorised representative of the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa or any other Virgin company.
Finally — if in doubt, talk to us
If you have any queries, comments or complaints regarding the site or these Terms and Conditions, just get in touch. You can write to us at:
Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa (Proprietary) Limited
3rd Floor MontClare Place,
Cnr Main Road and Campground Road, Claremont,
Cape Town, 8000
If you have any queries, comments or complaints regarding the websites of any other Virgin companies or the products or services you receive from them, then please contact them directly.