Terms

Terms and Conditions for the Use of this SME Online Digital Platform
The following terms and conditions of use must be read before making use of this SME Online Digital Platform [hereinafter referred to as The Business World]. In using The Business World and/or any other branded SME Online Digital Platform that is powered by Leap (Pty) Limited, you agree to these terms and conditions of use. Leap (Pty) Limited reserves the right to update these terms and conditions at any time without notice to you.
Definitions
The terms "The Business World”, "Leap (Pty) Limited ", “Leap ”, “us”, “SME Online Digital Platform” "we", "our" and "ours" when used in these Terms and Conditions mean Leap  (Pty) Limited. The terms “the user”, "you", "your" and "yours" when used in these Terms and Conditions mean any user of this website.
Use of The Business World
The Business World is operated and owned by Leap (Pty) Limited, trading as Leap. Leap (Pty) Limited (Registration No 2007/022287/07) is incorporated in the Republic of South Africa with its registered address at 10 Hunter Street, Randburg. Email: business@businessworld.co.za, Telephone 0861 333335.
To address any queries you may have about this SME Online Digital Platform , please contact Leap  at the above address or telephone number.
Intellectual Property Rights
A portion of the material on this website is owned by or licensed to Leap and is protected by intellectual property laws including, but not limited to, copyright. This material includes, but is not limited to, the overall look and feel, the design, layout, data, graphics and appearance.
You may only view, download, copy and print the information and documentation as held on The Business World if:
 

  • The information and documentation is used solely for personal use or for research in connection with your business or your employer’s business, and only in relation to products and suppliers. Any form of Commercial use is not permitted.
  • The information and documentation is not altered, amended of modified without first obtaining permission from Leap, regardless of the nature of the amendment, alteration or modification.
Aside from the abovementioned instances, you may not, without the express permission of Leap, copy, distribute, sell or publish any of the materials or content found on The Business World . Any unauthorised use of The Business World and/or any other branded SME Online Digital Platform that is powered by Leap (Pty) Limited, may give rise to a claim for damages and/or criminal charges.
 Changes to The Business World Terms and Conditions
From time to time the terms and conditions on The Business World may be changed without prior notice to you. The current terms and conditions can always be found at www.leap .co.za. Your use of this SME Online Digital Platform after any revisions to the terms and conditions have been posted constitutes your acceptance of the terms as revised.
Privacy
Our Privacy Policy contains a description of the  data we collect and the manner in which we use it.
Advice
The information provided on The Business World is subject to change without notice and any downloads from the SME Online Digital Platform constitute information of a general nature only. Leap gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the information and makes no representations in this regard. Further, Leap is not responsible for any inaccuracies. The user understands that the information was not customised or personally prepared for the user and thus does not constitute professional advice or. It is the sole responsibility of the user to satisfy themselves that the information is relevant and suitable to themselves and their purposes.
Use of The Business World is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, a contractual relationship or an offer to enter into a contractual relationship, unless the user expressly opts into The Business World’s Value-Add products or a Membership Agreement.
Trademark
As a user of The Business World / any materials on The Business World, you are not authorised to use the names and trademarks of Leap.
Site Errors/Downtime
Some of the information on The Business World may occasionally be outdated, and errors may occasionally appear on The Business World. Please confirm any facts/information found on The Business World before acting upon and/or relying on the facts/information.
The Business World may occasionally experience malfunctions or periodic maintenance with the result that the user may not be able to access/operate the website. The inaccessibility or inoperability of The Business World may also be due to causes beyond our control or which we cannot reasonably foresee.
Other Leap Websites
These Terms and Conditions apply to www.businessworld.co.za and all the branded SME Online Digital Platforms that are operated by Leap (Pty) Limited. The Business World may contain links to websites that are not operated by Leap. We do not have any control over the websites not operated by ourselves and have provided links to these websites solely for your interest, reference and convenience. As such, The Business World cannot be held liable for any information, materials or representations contained in such websites and all links are used at your own risk.
Links from other websites
Any source website providing access to The Business World is solely responsible for its own content and the accuracy thereof, as well as opinions expressed and privacy policies, and for any representations made that concern The Business World.
Adverts / Special Offers
Business World does not assist with nor take responsibility for special offers made by advertisers on The Business World. Terms and conditions of the advertiser may apply and we suggest that you check any terms and conditions with the advertiser before use.
Registration Process, Usernames and Passwords
To obtain access to certain materials and services on The Business World, you will be asked to register on the site, during which process you will be given / select your username and password for entering The Business World. The user must supply accurate and complete information during this process. Further, the user agrees that they will register under their own name and not that of another person. The Business World reserves the right to reject or terminate usernames that can be deemed offensive. The confidentiality of the user’s password is the user’s sole responsibility and the user is to notify The Business World of any unauthorised use of the user’s account, or suspicion of such unauthorised usage.
The owners of The Business World reserve the right to remove your registration from this website in the instance that information is misrepresented, whether through intention or neglect, during the registration process.
Connection to The Business World
The Business World is designed to operate on any internet platform or browser. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that they maintain compatibility with the SME Online Digital Platform and all of the requirements for using the site [i.e. hardware and software, physical requirements]. This includes, without limitation, functioning telecommunications and Internet access, as well as the equipment and services required to operate The Business World.
Payment Security
The Business World makes use Paygate for any credit card transactions. You can also place your order by emailing business@businessworld.co.za or telephonically on Telephone 0861 333335.
Limitation of liability
Under no circumstances shall The Business World be liable to the user or any other person for any damages [be they indirect, incidental, special or punitive] for any matter arising from or relating to the site or the Internet generally. Included in this, and without limitation, is the limitation of liability for the user’s access to the site, delay in transmission of data, any transactions or contractual relationships facilitated or created by the site, regardless of the manner in which the liability arises.  Any dissatisfaction that the user may experience with the site can only be remedied by discontinuing use of the site.
Indemnity
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, including our directors, officers, agents harmless from and against any action, cause, claim, damage, debt, demand or liability, including reasonable costs and attorney’s fees, asserted by any person or company, arising out of or relating to your breach of these terms.
Warranty
The Business World makes no warranties for the site, neither express nor implied, and the site is provided "as is". Use of the site is at the user’s own risk, and we do not warrant that there will be no interruptions in usage, or that there will be no errors across the site. The Business World makes no implied warranties of merchantability or merchantable quality, and we do not guarantee that the site will suit your specific purpose. The Business World makes no warranty for effectiveness, non-infringement, completeness, accuracy, and title.
Dispute Resolution
Leap supports the principle of mediation as opposed to litigation. Users of The Business World are encouraged to engage a mediator before embarking upon litigation, and, where necessary and expedient, to refer disputes for arbitration.
Protection of Private Information (POPI) Act 4 of 2013
By using The Business World, you acknowledge that the information you have uploaded onto you your company profile is in the public domain and is accessible to other users of The Business World, as well as any other branded SME Online Digital Platform that is powered by Leap (Pty) Limited. By registering as a user of The Business World, you acknowledge that your company profile is in the public domain. The Business World is designed as a marketing facility for your company to increase visibility and reach potential buyers.  
In keeping with the POPI Act, Leap will maintain the confidentiality of personal information such as identification numbers and banking details. Your company information will not be used for bulk, unsolicited marketing communication. Your company information may be used for research purposes, but only distributed in this instance to Leap partners.
Leap will communicate with members of The Business World occasionally via email or telephone calls. By virtue of being a member of The Business World, you will receive communication to update you on The Business World and our Value-Add   solutions, including special offers and products. You can opt out of said communication by emailing us at business@businessworld.co.za or calling us at 0861 333335.
Governing law
These Terms and Conditions are governed by and understood in accordance with the laws and jurisdiction of the Republic of South Africa.
Disclaimer: 
     

The Business World makes no warranties for the site, neither express nor implied, and the site is provided "as is". Use of the site is at the user’s own risk, and we do not warrant that there will be no interruptions in usage, or that there will be no errors across the site. The Business World makes no implied warranties of merchantability or merchantable quality, and we do not guarantee that the site will suit your specific purpose. The Business World makes no warranty for effectiveness, non-infringement, completeness, accuracy, and title.
Under no circumstances shall The Business World be liable to the user or any other person for any damages [be they indirect, incidental, special or punitive] for any matter arising from or relating to the site or the Internet generally. Included in this, and without limitation, is the limitation of liability for the user’s access to the site, delay in transmission of data, any transactions or contractual relationships facilitated or created by the site, regardless of the manner in which the liability arises.  Any dissatisfaction that the user may experience with the site can only be remedied by discontinuing use of the site.