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Terms and Conditions for BizReview

Last Update: 25.01.2024

1. Introduction

Welcome to BizReview, a platform dedicated to providing a space for users to review and discover South African businesses. These terms and conditions govern your use of our website and services.

2. Acceptance of Terms

By accessing BizReview, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, our Privacy Policy, and any additional terms and conditions that may apply to specific sections of the website or to products and services available through the website.

3. User Registration

You may be required to register to use certain features. Your registration must be accurate and kept updated. Responsibility for the security of any passwords issued rests with you.

4. User Conduct and Responsibilities

  • Users must conduct themselves in a respectful and lawful manner.
  • ​Reviews must be honest, factual, and based on personal experience.
  • No offensive, defamatory, or discriminatory language.
  • No spamming or commercial advertisements.

5. Content Ownership and Rights

  • Users retain ownership of their content but grant BizReview a license to use, reproduce, and modify the content as necessary for the website's operation.
  • BizReview has the right to remove or edit content at its discretion.

6. Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights in the website and its content, including design, text, graphics, and others, belong to BizReview or its licensors.

7. Copyright Compliance and Image Use

7.1 User Responsibility: Users and business owners agree to only upload or share images to which they own the rights or have obtained appropriate permission or licensing. By uploading images, you represent and warrant that you have the right to use and distribute these images and that they do not infringe on any copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights of third parties.

7.2 Prohibited Actions: Users and business owners shall not upload, post, or otherwise transmit any material or images that violate the intellectual property rights of any party. This includes any unauthorized use of copyrighted materials, including but not limited to photographs, logos, trademarks, and artwork.

7.3 Enforcement and Removal of Content: BizReview reserves the right, but not the obligation, to review and monitor content, including images, to ensure compliance with these terms. We reserve the right to remove any content that is found to be in violation of these terms or any applicable laws.

7.4 Reporting Infringement: If you believe that any content on BizReview infringes upon your intellectual property rights, you may submit a claim to BizReview detailing the infringement. Your notice should include evidence of your rights and a statement that the information in your notice is accurate.

7.5 Indemnification for Infringement: Users and business owners agree to indemnify and hold harmless BizReview from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including attorney's fees) arising from the infringement of any intellectual property rights related to the images they upload.

8. Limitation of Liability for User Content

8.1 No Endorsement of User Content: BizReview is a platform for users to share their individual opinions and experiences. The views and opinions expressed in user reviews are solely those of the authors and do not reflect the opinions, policies, or positions of BizReview.

8.2 Non-Liability for User-Generated Content: BizReview is not liable for any statements, representations, or content provided by its users in any public forum, personal home page, or other Interactive Area. While BizReview has no obligation to screen, edit, or monitor any of the content posted, we reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, to remove, screen, or edit any content at any time and for any reason without notice.

8.3 Indemnity for Claims Related to User Content: You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BizReview, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms and Conditions or your use of the Site, including, but not limited to, any use of the Site's content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms and Conditions or your use of any information obtained from the Site.

8.4 No Responsibility for Reputational Damage: BizReview shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource.

9. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

  • The website is provided 'as is,' and BizReview disclaims all warranties.
  • BizReview is not liable for any damages arising from the use of the website.

10. Indemnification

Users agree to indemnify BizReview against claims arising from their use of the website.

11. Changes to Terms

BizReview may modify these terms at any time, with updates posted on this page.

12. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms are governed by the laws of South Africa and subject to jurisdiction of its courts.

13. Contact Information

For questions about these terms, contact support @ bizreview.co.za.

14. Acknowledgement

By using BizReview, you acknowledge and agree to these Terms and Conditions.