Terms of Use

Preamble

 

You are about to read the Karoo Internet Website’s Terms of Use Agreement (“the Agreement”). Please read the Agreement carefully and take note of its contents and requirements.

Due to the specific character of the Karoo Internet Website Service (the “Service”), and the general nature of websites, it is necessary to have a set of legal parameters that govern the relationship between; (i) a User (someone who accesses and registers to use the Service), and (ii) a visitor (someone who accesses the Site but does not register to use the site).

Once you access the Karoo Website (“Karoo”) you are considered to have become a “Visitor”, and thus a party to this Agreement. Notwithstanding the need to indicate your acceptance of these Terms of Use during the formal Registration process for becoming a User, all parties that access Karoo are bound by this Agreement. Failure to read the Agreement will in no way exempt you from its terms of use.

If you do not agree to the Terms of Use Agreement, you may not access or otherwise use Karoo.

The Karoo Terms of Use should be read in conjunction with the Karoo Privacy Policy.

 

Conditions of Making Posts

 

  • By Posting any material on Karoo, Users accept that other Users may read and or comment on such material or the comments of the User. Other Users may not (cannot) modify, alter or delete another User’s Users accept that such material may be moved, modified, altered or deleted at Karoo’s own discretion, as per the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
  • By Posting any material on Karoo, the User neither forfeits ownership of such material nor surrenders any legal consequences that such material may give rise to.

  • While Karoo does not claim ownership of Posted material, User Postings may be used by Karoo for any purpose including, but not limited to reproduction, broadcasting, transmission, editing, cutting, reformation, adapting, posting, or any other use as long as complying with the requirements of general copyright laws.

  • Users will be solely responsible for their own Postings and any claims, damages, third party rights, as well as any legal action or proceedings that arise out of the Postings of material.

  • By submitting any User Postings, Users hereby affirm, represent and warrant that they have the right to submit such material, and that they have obtained all necessary clearances, licenses, consents, rights and permissions to authorise Karoo to use such material submitted.

  • Users undertake that they will not Post or submit or disclose on Karoo any material or information that is protected by or subject to any copyright, trade secret or any third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless all rights have been obtained from the rights owners to Post or submit the material and/or information to Karoo.

  • While Freedom of Expression is a core Principle of Karoo, this does not imply that Users are encouraged to make Posts or submit any material or information that is generally deemed unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libellous, threatening, harassing, hateful, bigoted, considered as a criminal offence, gives rise to a civil liability, encourages criminal action, incites violence, or violates the law or generally acceptable norms and codes of ethics.

  • Karoo has the right and final say on the display of User Postings, and under no circumstances is Karoo obliged to display or include on the site all or part of any User Posting or submission.

  • Karoo does not undertake to procedurally edit or police User’s Postings. Users are solely responsible for their Postings. Any changes or edits that Karoo makes to a User’s Posting may be annotated and date stamped.

  • Should Users’ Postings contravene any of Karoo’s Principles, Terms of Use or Privacy requirements, such Postings may be deleted without notice and/or Usership terminated without notice.

  • Users may only be individuals.

  • Users may not solicit or advertise any products or services for commercial or other purposes. Commercial or other advertising may be provided as an independent service by Karoo.

     

 

Code of Conduct

 

You agree to use the Karoo Service in accordance with the following Post content code of conduct.

  • Users will not upload, copy, distribute, share, or otherwise use unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation. To protect Users from such advertising or solicitation, Karoo reserves the right to restrict the number of postings that a User may make in any given period, to a number that Karoo deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

  • Users will not upload, copy, distribute, share, or otherwise use Content that contains or embodies software viruses, worms, Trojan horses, bugs, or any other malicious computer code that is designed to interrupt, undermine, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment, or that is designed to perform functions on any software, hardware, or equipment without the owner’s express verifiable consent.

  • Users will not disclose their password or transfer their account to any third-party, or allow any third-party to access their account.

  • Users will not impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation Karoo officials, staff, and/or other Users.

  • Users will not access Karoo by any means other than through the interfaces provided by Karoo for use in accessing the Service.  This includes not using or launching any automated system, including without limitation any spider, robot (or “bot”), scraper, or offline reader, that accesses the Service in a way that sends more request messages to the KKaroo servers in a given time period than a human can reasonably produce in the same period using a conventional online Web browser. Notwithstanding this, Karoo grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy Content from the Site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available, searchable indices of such Content, but not caches or archives of such Content. Karoo reserves the right to revoke these exceptions, in general or specific instances.

  • Users will not interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, make the Service available over a network (other than Karoo’s network) where it could be used by others, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Service.

  • Users will not use the Service to artificially generate traffic or page links to a Website or for any other purpose not intended for personal, non-commercial use of the Service.

  • Users will not collect, harvest, or store any personally identifiable information, including User account information, from the Service.

  • Users will not translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify, or create derivative works based on the Service, in whole or in part.

  • Users will not circumvent, disable, violate, or otherwise interfere with any security related feature of the Service, or any technology or feature that restricts or prevents copying or use of Content or that enforces limitations on use of the Service or Content.

  • Users will not rent, lease, sub-license, transfer, sell, trade, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service (including without limitation User account information), use of the Service, or access to the Service.

  • Users will not use the Service to harass or “stalk” anyone.

  • Users will not use the Service in any way that violates the terms of this Agreement, or that aids, encourages, or purports to authorise anyone else to violate the terms of this Agreement.

     

Acceptance of Terms of Use

 

This Agreement is an electronic contract that sets out the legally binding terms of use of Karoo and your Usership of the Service, and by accessing the Karoo Website or becoming a User, you consent to have this Agreement presented to you in electronic form.

This Agreement may be amended by Karoo from time to time. Any such amendments will be effective upon posting on the Karoo Website.

 

Term

 

This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Karoo Service or are a User.  You may terminate your Usership at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the User’s Account Settings page.

 

Communications with Users

 

Users agree that once they have registered they may receive communications from Karoo depending on the options they have exercised on registration. Users have the right to change such options at any time.

 

User Disputes

 

Users are solely responsible for their interaction with other Karoo Users or Users, whether online or offline. Karoo reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between Users. If you have a dispute with one or more User or User, you release Karoo (and our officers, directors, agents, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such dispute.

 

Disclaimers

 

The Service (including any software contained therein) is provided “as-is.” Any use of the Service is at your own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Karoo expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and title. Karoo makes no representation or guarantee that the Service will be free from loss, damage, destruction, corruption, interference, viruses, worms, bugs, Trojan horses, attacks, hacking, or other security breaches; and Karoo disclaims any liability relating thereto. Karoo cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Service. You are solely responsible for creating and maintaining your own personal backup of any of your Posts or Content uploaded to Karoo.

 

Editorial Policy

 

Karoo takes no responsibility for editing POSTS / Content in any form other than limiting POST / Content length, data size, setting out undesirable content parameters, and some automated formatting. It is the responsibility of Members to ensure their content is acceptable to the site requirements and generally acceptable language, grammar, and any applicable laws.

 

Service Levels

 

The Service may be unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. Under no circumstances will Karoo be held liable for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, loss, corruption, defect, delay, theft, destruction, unauthorised access to, or alteration of communications, or any other delay or failure in performance. Without limiting the foregoing, Karoo will not be held liable for any problem, technical malfunction, or failure of the Internet or any telecommunications equipment, network, or line, computer online system, server or provider, computer or other equipment, email, media player, or other software or hardware – whether resulting from technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, or any other reason. Karoo will not be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond Karoo’s reasonable control, including without limitation other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third-parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heating, lighting, or air conditioning. Karoo will not be held liable for any loss, damage, injury, or death of any person, or any loss or damage to any computer or other equipment, resulting directly or indirectly from participation in the Service, from accessing or using Posts Content or other materials in connection with the Service, and/or from any other reason set forth herein. Without prior notice, Karoo may modify, suspend, or discontinue any part of the Service (including any Posts or Content) or your use of them; and in the event Karoo does so, it will not be liable to you or any third-party.

 

Inaccuracies

 

Users acknowledge that their uploading of any Posts or Content to Karoo is done at their own risk. Karoo will not be held liable for any loss, damage, or injury relating to such Posts or Content in any way. Karoo will not be held liable for any incorrect or inaccurate Posts or Content on the Site or in connection with the Service, whether caused by Users, Users, or any equipment or programming associated with or used in the Service. Karoo will not be held liable for the conduct of any User or User. Under no circumstances will Karoo be held liable for any loss, damage, or injury, including without limitation personal injury or death, resulting from any use of the Service, any Post or Content on the Service or transmitted to Users, or any interaction between Users or Users, whether online or offline.

 

Third-Parties

 

Some of the Posts or Content, products, and services available through the Service may include materials belonging to third-parties. Karoo or its partners may present advertisements or promotional content on or through the Service. Karoo has no control over and does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume liability for any Post or Content, product, or service that is advertised, promoted, or offered by a third-party through the Service or any hyperlinked Website, or featured in any banner or other advertising. Your dealings with, or participation in promotions of, any third-party advertiser on or through the Service are solely between you and the third-party. You agree that Karoo will not be held liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss, damage, or injury of any kind incurred as a result of any such dealings or the presence of such third-parties on the Service. As when dealing with any product or service provider, you should use your best judgment and exercise caution as appropriate.

 

Indemnity

 

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Karoo, its officers, directors, agents, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates from any claim, suit, action, demand, loss, and damages, including without limitation attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses, made or incurred by any third-party arising out of or relating to your use of the service, any Posts or Content that you upload, your use of Posts or Content accessed from the site or Service, your violation of this Agreement, and/or your violation of any third-party rights.

 

Disputes

 

By visiting the Karoo Site and/or Service, you agree that the laws of the Republic of South Africa, without regard to principle conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute that may arise between you and Karoo or our affiliates.

 

Notices

 

Karoo may provide you with notices, including without limitation notices regarding changes to the Agreement by eMail, Postings on the Service. Unless the notice states otherwise, it will become effective immediately.

 

Personal Safety

 

Users need understand that meeting new people, by whatever method or means, always requires taking normal precautions you should otherwise follow in establishing new relationships. Those may include, but are not limited to, meeting in public places, checking with mutual friends, free or fee-based internet background checks or searches, and otherwise using common sense about protecting yourself and your property. You understand that you are responsible for protecting yourself and your personal and financial information, that you are not entrusting that responsibility to anyone else, and that you understand that nothing on KKaroo is designed to or should be expected to do any of that for you.

 

Passwords

 

When you Sign Up to become a User, you will be asked to provide a User-name and a Password.  You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Password. You agree not to use the account, Username, or password of another User at any time or to disclose your Password to any third party. You agree to notify Karoo immediately if you suspect any unauthorised use of your account or access to your Password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.

 

Miscellaneous

 

This Agreement (including all Karoo, guidelines, rules, and notices incorporated by reference herein) represents the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between Karoo and you regarding the use of the Karoo Site or Service; and it supersedes any prior proposal, oral or written agreement, and any other communications between Karoo and you relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. Any failure of Karoo to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the remainder of the Agreement will continue in full force and effect. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement. Unless expressly provided in this Agreement, there will be no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

 

Contacting Karoo

 

If you have any questions about the Terms of Use Agreement, the practices of the site, or your dealings with Karoo, you can contact:

Karoo at: admin@karoo.world