Terms & Conditions

Definitions:

  • “PPS Foundation” shall mean the Professional Provident Society Foundation, a registered Public Benefit Organisation. Registration No. IT 873/2016(G)
     
  • “CLIENT” shall mean the entity on whose behalf the online application for access to the Professionals Connect Career Portal database is being made.
     
  • “CLIENT DATABASE” shall mean CV’s and other personal information of candidates exclusive to the client. 
     
  • “PPS DATABASE” shall mean candidates registered on the Professionals Connect Career Portal searchable by all registered clients.
     
  • “DATABASE” shall mean the collective client and PPS databases.

 

1. INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Professionals Connect website, www.professionalsconnect.co.za. This portal is a corporate social responsibility initiative by the PPS Foundation and its services are not designed for commercial gain. The site, owned and hosted by PPS, is located within the Republic of South Africa.

 

2. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

This site is owned and operated within the Republic of South Africa. By using or browsing this site, you accept that the laws of South Africa will govern these terms without giving effect to any conflict of laws and principles.

 

3. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS THROUGH USE

By using this website, you signify your agreement to all terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein (the "Terms of Use"). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use please do not access, use, download, copy or distribute any of the content on the site. We reserve the right, at our discretion; to update or revise these Terms of Use therefore please check them periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of the changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those modifications.

 

4. SERVICE

4.1 The Professionals Connect portal service primarily consists of the www.professionalsconnect.co.za site and other features such as a variety of content.

4.2 Professionals Connect may discontinue or alter any service level or aspect of the service at any time, without notice, without liability and at Professionals Connect’s sole discretion.

4.3 Professionals Connect reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of this site, with or without notice.

4.4 PPS will, as far as it is practically possible and insofar as it falls within its reasonable control, provide the client with the following:

4.4.1 Unlimited online access to the Professionals Connect Career Portal database allowing the client to place job advertisements and to search for and gain access to all CV’s contained on the database.

 

5. THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE CLIENT

5.1 The client shall be entitled to place an unlimited number of job advertisements on the Professionals Connect Career Portal and to perform unlimited searches of the PPS database for suitable candidates.

5.2 The client will upon being requested to do so provide PPS with the client’s logo in the format as prescribed by PPS and the client hereby consents to the display of its logo on the Professionals Connect website.

5.3 The client shall be entitled, as far as it is practically possible and insofar as it falls within PPS’ reasonable control, to unlimited online access to the database.

5.4 The client shall not be entitled to cede, assign, transfer, sell, let, license, transmit, make over, allow access to, or distribute the service provided by PPS in terms of the Professionals Connect portal, to any third party without PPS’ written approval.

5.5 The client is obliged to report any technical problems experienced with the Professionals Connect portal and/or the database to PPS as soon as possible in order to ensure that PPS can provide the client with an optimal service.

5.6 Once the client has submitted an application and it has been approved, PPS shall provide the services in terms of the Professionals Connect portal and access to the database for an indefinite period, however subject to the right of PPS to terminate the services for convenience by giving the client three (3) months written notice of its intention to terminate the services. This does not detract from any right of PPS to terminate the services in the event of a breach committed by the client as stipulated in paragraph 4.

 

6. RULES OF USER CONDUCT

By posting information on any other communications service that may be available to you, you agree that you will not upload and/or disseminate any content pertaining to this site that:

6.1 Is unlawful, intimidating, offensive, defamatory, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals);

6.2 Victimizes or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;

6.3 Infringes on any copyright or other proprietary right of any party;

6.4 Constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail considered as spamming, any other form of unauthorized solicitation;

6.5 Contains software viruses or any other computer files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage or limit the operation of any software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or to obtain unauthorized access to any data and/or other information of any third party; or

6.6 Impersonates any employees or representatives of Professionals Connect.

 

7. ACCURACY OF INFORMATION

While every effort is made to ensure that the information provided on the website is current and accurate please note that this might not be always the case, and you are advised to consult other sources before acting on this information.

 

8. PRIVACY

We respect the privacy of all visitors to this site. You may use this site without providing any personal information. In order to improve the site, we do collect information for reporting purposes on the number of visits to the site, pages viewed, etc.

Professionals Connect subscribes and fully adheres to the Protection of Personal Information Act. Therefore, we are accountable to process data and personal information in accordance to the clauses stipulated in the act.

 

REGULATION OF INTERCEPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS ACT 70 OF 2002 (RICA)

You hereby provide us with permission in terms of Section 4(1) of the Act to intercept any communication and by accepting these terms and conditions and using the website you agree to the writing requirements imposed by the act.

 

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS ACT 25 OF 2002 (ECT ACT)

Section 21 of the Act requires us to reach agreement as to the transmission of data messages and by using the PPS website you agree that:  

  • This agreement is concluded in Johannesburg South Africa.  
  • Data messages addressed by you, can only be deemed to have been received by us, if they have been responded to.  
  • An automated response, generated by our systems shall not constitute a response to you.  
  • You agree that data messages sent to PPS from a computer, IP address or mobile device normally used by you, was sent or authorised to be sent by you personally.

 

9.      PRIVACY POLICY FOR MINORS

Professionals Connect acknowledges that some of the content published will be accessed by users who are under the age of 18 years. However, we do not permit underage users to register their profiles, unless this is for the purpose of bursary applications, on the site and strongly discourage that personal information from these candidates be made available to us. An exception will be made to users who wish to access the bursary application feature.

 

10.  COPYRIGHT AND USE OF MATERIAL

Professionals Connect retains copyright in the website and all current and future content displayed on the website which is not owned by third parties.

In terms of a limited licence, granted for general use, Professionals Connect grants the user, subject to these terms and conditions, a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited and revocable right to access, display, use, download and otherwise copy the current and future content of the website for your personal, non-commercial and informational purposes only.

In addition, Professionals Connect grants you permission to copy and distribute information from the website for non-commercial purposes, provided that www.professionalsconnect.co.za is acknowledged as the source by reference to the website address.

This website and its contents may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, resold or otherwise used for any commercial purpose without the express prior written consent of Professionals Connect.

 

11.  COMMENTS

We value feedback received from visitors to our site. However, you agree not to transmit any material that is unlawful, harmful, defamatory, abusive, threatening, vulgar or obscene. You remain liable to any third party for your comments, and Professionals Connect is not liable to any third party for the content of your comments.

 

12.  EXTERNAL LINKS AND ADVERTISING

Reliance on any links to other websites or advertisements provided on the Professionals Connect website should be made entirely at your own risk.

Please note that accessing links hosted on Professionals Connect may redirect you to external websites whose privacy policies may differ significantly from that of Professionals Connection. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your personal information collected there.

 

13.  LINKING

Any third party wishing to link to this website from their website must obtain permission from Professionals Connect, and permission may be granted on terms and conditions agreed on.

 

14.  EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY

You explicitly agree that the use of this website is entirely at your own risk. The website and all its contents are provided on an "as is" basis and Professionals Connect makes no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, to the accuracy of the contents of the website. Professionals Connect does not warrant that the website's functions will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the site or its server is free from viruses or other harmful components.

Professionals Connect as an entity, including its employees and representatives, shall not be liable for any loss or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, or any expense of any nature whatsoever, which may be suffered by the user, which arises directly or indirectly from reliance of the website and/or its content.

 

ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this site, you signify your assent to Professional Connect’s Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. The terms of this policy may change from time to time without prior notice to you, so please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those amendments.

 

Contact details for any purposes related to these terms and conditions

Telephone: +27 (0)11 644 4200

E-mail: professionalsconnect@pps.co.za