Privacy policy

Disclaimer
 
This website is managed by Moore Stephens South Africa (MSA) on behalf of the member firms of Moore Stephens Africa. Moore Stephens International Limited ("MSIL"), and its member firms are legally distinct and separate entities. Nothing shall be construed to place these entities in the relationship of parents, subsidiaries, partners, joint ventures, or agents. No member firm of MSIL has any authority (actual, apparent, implied or otherwise) to obligate or bind MSIL or any other MSIL member firm in any manner whatsoever.
 
This website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.
 
No action should be taken or omitted to be taken in reliance upon information contained in this website. The information contained and accessed on this website is for general guidance and is intended to offer the user general information of interest. The information provided is not intended to replace or serve as substitute for any accounting, tax or other professional advice, consultation or service. MSA does not guarantee or warrant that the website will be uninterrupted, without delay, error free, and omission free or free of viruses. We can accept no liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of use of this website or reliance on the information contained herein.
 
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL MSA  AND/OR ITS SUCCESSORS IN TITLE AND/OR ASSIGNS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE MSA  WEBSITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE MSA  WEBSITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE MSA  WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE MSA  WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF MSA  OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE MSA WEBSITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE MSA WEBSITE.
 
As a condition of your use of the MSA website, you warrant to MSA that you will not use the MSA website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the MSA website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the MSA website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the MSA website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the MSA websites.
 
 
MSA does not warrant or offer any assurances that the website is compatible with any user's computer equipment or network through which access to the website is gained or that the use of the website will not lead to viruses or similar destructive software. Users are responsible for ensuring that their own equipment has appropriate security and virus protection features.
 
MSA reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in MSA 's sole discretion.
 
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. MSA does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, MSA specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized MSA spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of MSA.
 
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
 
MSA does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to MSA (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any MSA website or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting MSA, its affiliated companies and necessary sub licensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
 
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. MSA is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in MSA’s sole discretion.
 
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
 
As content of the website is copyrighted, any unauthorised use of any material on the website may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. Materials on this website may not be modified, reproduced or publicly displayed, performed or distributed or used for any public or commercial purposes. Third party links are provided as a convenience to users. MSA does not control this and is not responsible for any of these websites or their content. This disclaimer shall be governed by and construed in accordance with South African laws and the courts of South Africa shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
 
The invalidity or unenforceability in any jurisdiction of any of these terms shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other of these terms. If any term is held to be invalid or unenforceable it shall be deemed to be amended to the minimum extent required to render such term valid or enforceable, such amendment to be determined MSA.
 
MSA reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the MSA website is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the MSA website, if any.
 
MSA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the MSA website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. Use of the MSA website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.
 
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and MSA as a result of this agreement or use of the MSA website.
 
MSA's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of MSA's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the MSA website or information provided to or gathered by MSA with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and MSA with respect to the MSA website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and MSA with respect to the MSA website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
 
Privacy policy
 
MSA is committed to the protection of personal information supplied by clients and prospective clients. MSA provides further support and services for other independent member firms of Moore Stephens UK Limited ("participant firms"). Personal information submitted to the website may be transferred to other participant firms and other member firms of MSIL ("international firms") to the extent necessary to meet the purpose for which the information was submitted.
 
MSA is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the MSA website and governs data collection and usage. By using the MSA website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
 
Email Disclaimer
 
The information contained in this email is confidential and may contain proprietary information. It is meant solely for the intended recipient. Access to this email by anyone else is unauthorised. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or any action taken or omitted in reliance on this, is prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this in error, please notify us immediately by return e-mail or by telephone. No liability or responsibility is accepted if information or data is, for whatever reason, corrupted or does not reach its intended recipient. No warranty is given that this email is free of viruses. MSA reserves the right to monitor, intercept and block emails addressed to its users or take any other action in accordance with its email use policy.
 
Collection of information
 
MSA does not require registration for access to the website. MSA will only collect and use personal data voluntarily and openly provided to this website. Users are able to browse the website without disclosing any personal information. A user of this website may choose to provide MSA with limited personal data as required in order to register for certain services. Once registered, the information will only be used for the specified purpose(s).
 
At the present time IP addresses of authorised users are not logged for either administrative or other purposes. The IP address indicates the location of the authorised users' computer on the Internet. If it is decided to log IP addresses in the future, the information so obtained may be aggregated to provide statistical information about the users of the website. However no individual user will be identifiable from such information and IP addresses will not be used to track the access to the website.
 
It will normally be clear when personal information is being collected. The information required is the minimum necessary to enable MSA to deal with the services requested, but additional information may be requested in order for MSA to provide the most appropriate response. If such additional information is requested, it is highlighted and its provision is voluntary. Sensitive personal data includes gender, race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal records.
 
We do not solicit sensitive personal data through the website except where legally required to do so, e.g. for the purposes of recruitment. At the present time, the standard technology known as "cookies" is used on the website. Cookies are small text files placed on the authorised user's hard drive that allow the website to store tokens of information in connection with use of the website by allocation of an identifier to an authorised user while the website is in use. Use of cookies would enable MSA to analyse the operation of the website, thus permitting continuous improvement of the service that it provides, but cannot retrieve any other data from the hard drive of the authorised user's computer or capture the authorised user's e-mail address. In any event, it is not intended to link personal data to information that may be contained in a cookie to determine or track the identity of any user of the website.
 
Use of information
 
Information is used only for the following purposes except where there has been an explicit selection to receive other information from MSA. Personal information may be deleted and securely disposed of from the website at any time, and/or at the request of the user, and/or upon the expiration of the purpose for which it was provided to MSA.
 
MSA collects and uses visitors’ activities anonymously. The recorded data includes location (town and country) which is worked out from your IP address. The IP address itself is not recorded. Activity times are recorded. The purpose of this is to manage the content on our site.
 
Personal information is collected when forms are filled out on the website (for example Contact US form), for the specific purpose for which it was provided (e.g. to contact the customer as requested).
 
MSA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. MSA may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, MSA may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to MSA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
 
MSA does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
 
Requests for copies or deletion of information may be made by e-mailing pieterr@za-ms.co.za at any time.
 
Provision of information to third parties
 
MSA will only provide personal information to third parties in the following circumstances:
  • where the transfer is necessary to fulfil the requirements of the operation for which the information was provided, and the third party is a participant firm or an international firm;
  • in order to fulfil a request which involves other participant firms or international firms;
  • to assist MSA professional advisors regarding matters referred to them concerning the operation of the website;
  • where requested explicitly by an authorised user of the website; or - as required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement. MSA does not collect or compile personal data or information obtained by the website for dissemination or sale to outside parties, no participant firms or international firms for the purposes of marketing or mailing by or on behalf of third parties. MSA does not undertake marketing activities for third parties, other than participant firms or international firms.
 
Retention of information
 
Information collected from authorised users of the website will only be kept in order to provide the required services. Once the service has been completed all Information will be destroyed in accordance with MSA data retention policies. Where the information has been collected in connection with an expression of interest in working for MSA, a participant firm or an international firm, it is agreed that MSA may use, hold and destroy personal data supplied in connection with the initial expression of interest in accordance with MSA standard recruitment procedures: - details may be retained for up to the next twelve months for the purpose of notification of suitable vacancies that might arise; and - details may be used for the purpose of research and analysis designed to improve recruitment and human resources policies and practices, where it will be retained for a period of time reasonable in the context of the nature of the request. If these conditions are not acceptable the website should not be further used.
 
Security of information
 
MSA has implemented accepted standards of technical measures and security policies that are aimed at protecting the personal data it has under its control from:
  • unauthorised access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorised modification - unlawful destruction or accidental loss
All MSA personnel are required to keep personal information confidential and only authorised persons have access to such information.
 
Third party websites
 
MSA is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites to which links are provided (including websites of participant firms or international firms). The privacy policies on these websites should be checked before providing any personal information to these websites.
 
Other matters
 
The website contains links to other websites (including websites maintained by participant firms and international firms) that are not governed by this privacy statement. If you have any questions about this privacy statement please e-mail pieterr@za-ms.co.za
 
Changes to this Statement
 
MSA will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. MSA encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how MSA is protecting your information.