Email Disclaimer

This disclaimer pertains to any electronic mail (‘e-mail’) you receive from an employee or representative of the company, including any attachments thereto. Every e-mail (and attachment, if applicable) is subject to the following:

  1. Your acknowledgment that the e-mail may contain information that is confidential, private, subject to legal privilege, or otherwise protected by law. If you are not the stated addressee (or such person’s authorised representative) you must:
    • notify the sender of this fact immediately by return e-mail or telephone and delete the e-mail from your system.
    • refrain from printing, copying, forwarding, or otherwise disseminating any information contained in the e-mail or any part thereof; and
    • refrain from reading, storing, selling, or otherwise using any information contained in the e-mail or any part thereof for any purpose whatsoever.
  2. Failure to adhere to the above, may amount to the unlawful interception of a communication, the infringement of copyright and/or the infringement of the right to privacy, thus exposing you to criminal and/or civil liability.
  3. Neither the company, the sender of the e-mail, nor any other representative of the company will be liable for any loss, damage, or expense of whatever nature (including that caused by the corruption or loss of data, damage to software programs, and interruption of business operations) resulting directly or indirectly from the transmission of the e-mail (including any malicious software code or viruses transmitted together with the e-mail, or any corruption to or loss of data contained in the e-mail).
  4. Note further that the views and opinions expressed in the e-mail do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the company.
  5. Should an e-mail from the company be sent for purposes unrelated to the company’s official business, that e-mail is contrary to our electronic communications policy and falls outside the scope of employment of the individual concerned. As a result, the company shall not be liable for any loss, damage, or expense of whatever nature resulting therefrom.
  6. We reserve the right to read, monitor, access, block, delete, copy, or otherwise intercept any e-mail transmitted to or from the company mail servers.
  7. Where the time or date on which the e-mail was transmitted is in issue, unless the content thereof expressly provides otherwise, the company will be deemed to have –
    • sent the e-mail once reflected in our log files as “sent” on our mail servers; and
    • received, but not deemed to have read, an e-mail once reflected in our log files as “received” on our mail servers

This disclaimer will be deemed to supersede any terms contained in any e-mail received by the company insofar as these may conflict with this disclaimer.