Agreement between the user and the Department of Higher Education and Training

This Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) website is comprised of various web pages operated by the DHET.


The DHET Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the DHET Web Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

 

Links to third party sites

The DHET Web Site may contain links to other Web Sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of DHET and DHET is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site.  DHET is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site.  DHET is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by DHET of the site or any association with its operators.

 

No unlawful or prohibited use

As a condition of your use of the DHET Web Site, you warrant to DHET that you will not use the DHET Web Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the DHET Web Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the DHET Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the DHET Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the DHET Web Sites.

 

Use of communication services

The DHET Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

DHET has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, DHET reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion.   DHET reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

 

WCED 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 DHET's sole discretion.


Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. DHET does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, DHET 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 authorised DHET spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of DHET.


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.

 

Materials provided to DHET or posted at any DHET Web Site

DHET does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to DHET (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any DHET Web Site or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting DHET, 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.  DHET is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in DHET'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.