Terms and Conditions of Use for The Cannabis Institute (TCI) website governed by its Quality Management System.
Welcome to the website of the TCI.
By accessing and using this website, you signify that you have read these Terms and Conditions of Use and agree to comply with and be bound by them.
If you do not agree to be bound by these rules, you should immediately exit all sites.
Please read these Terms and Conditions of Use carefully before accessing and using this website.
The terms “institution”, “we”, “us” or “our” refer to the TCI.
The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of the TCI website.
TCI will use all reasonable endeavors to keep this website constantly available and the contents therein current, accurate and reliable. However, please note the following:
This website is for information purposes only. TCI makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, in relation to this website or the veracity, accuracy, completeness, reliability and suitability of the information, materials, products or services provided herein. Reliance by the user on any information, materials, products or services provided herein is entirely at user’s own risk and TCI will not be liable for any damages arising therefrom.
TCI makes no representations and gives no warranties as to the constant availability of this website or any of the sites herein at any given time. TCI reserves the right to modify, change or discontinue this website, or any part thereof, on a periodical basis, temporarily or permanently, without notice.
This website may contain links to other websites over which TCI has no control.
Inclusion of these links does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of anything expressed therein.
If any provision in this disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under any applicable law, the enforceability of the other provisions herein is not affected.
Intellectual Property Rights unless specifically mentioned otherwise – All intellectual property rights existing in and attaching to this website, including the TCI brand and logo, are the property of TCI, and may not be reproduced or otherwise used without the express written consent of TCI. By use of this website the user undertakes to abide by all intellectual property restrictions contained herein, including but not limited to restrictions on intellectual property owned by third parties.
Intellectual Property and Restrictions on Use. This website contains information which is owned by or is licensed to us, including but not limited to text, design, layout, graphics, organization, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other information related to the website. This information is protected under applicable intellectual property laws and reproduction, distribution, publication or any other use other than in accordance with the next paragraph is strictly prohibited. You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to:
- access and use this website strictly in accordance with these Terms;
- to use this website solely for personal, non-commercial purposes;
- to download or print out information from the website solely for personal, non-commercial purposes, provided that all copyright and other intellectual property notices therein are unchanged.
Interactive Online Forums
The access and use of any chat-room, newsgroup, bulletin board, mailing list, transaction or other online forum on our site, shall be governed by the Rules for Online Conduct.
You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without the prior written consent of TCI.
TCI reserves the right to modify these terms at any time and will publish notice of any such modifications online. By continuing to access any of the TCI sites after notice of such modifications has been published, you agree to comply with and be bound by them.
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the Republic of South Africa.
GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE CONDUCT
You agree to use these sites in accordance with all applicable laws.
You agree not to post anywhere on the website any advertising or any form of commercial solicitation, including, but not limited to, spamming.
You agree not to post anywhere on the website any content that contains viruses or other harmful items.
TCI reserves the right to remove content, block access or take other action with respect to content which violates the above rules and guidelines.
If a third-party claims that any material you have contributed to a site is unlawful, you will bear the burden of establishing that the material complies with all applicable laws.
You agree that you will not access or attempt to access any other user’s account or misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the sites.
You agree that you will not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the sites.
You agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, if any, and for restricting access to your computer, and agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.
TCI respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe your copyright has been violated on a site hosted by TCI, please give notice at: firstname.lastname@example.org
TCI will, upon receipt of such notice, use all reasonable means to remove the infringing content and inform the person that posted it of such removal and the reason therefore.
TCI has set up its website to enable the collection of information belonging to users of the website. The website allows users to, among other things, apply for admission, submit academic works, participate in online forums, make payments to TCI, and otherwise communicate with TCI.
TCI is firmly committed to the privacy of the users of its website. Subject to applicable laws and the TCI Rules, no personal information posted by users in this website will be shared or made public without the prior consent of the user thereto.
In so far as making representations to TCI that we rely on, the user warrants that such information is true and TCI may, at its sole discretion, take steps to verify these representations without further recourse to the user.
By using our pages, you agree to follow our house rules.
We welcome content and comments that:
- Are appropriate responses to comments left by others
- Have a positive, supportive and constructive tone
We cannot allow content and comments that:
- Is deemed fake news
- Are offensive or abusive in any way
- Are spam
- Use language that is not appropriate for a public page
The Cannabis Institute is committed to leading the business sector in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment.
The key points of its strategy to achieve this are:
- Minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
- Minimise toxic emissions through the selection and use of its fleet and the source of its power requirement.
- Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst its students, staff, customers and suppliers.
- Enthusiastically encourage the integration of economic development, social justice and environmental sustainability in South Africa.
- Source and promote a product range of services to minimise the environmental impact of delivery, production and distribution.
- Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to The Cannabis Institute.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use such information in the following ways:
- To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- To quickly process your transactions.
- To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
How do we protect visitor information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order, enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
- Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
- Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled It will turn off some of the features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
How can you opt out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?
You can request to have your information removed by clicking on the Contact Us/Live Chat button on this or the home page.
Please note that we may maintain information about an individual sales transaction in order to complete that transaction and for record keeping purposes.
Third Party Disclosures
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party Links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Transfer of your Personal Information
Your information, including personal information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information
Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Retention of Your Personal Information
Information Regarding Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- We need to perform a contract with you, such as when you create a Policy with us
- You have given us permission to do so
- The processing is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights
- For payment processing purposes
- To comply with the law
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to access, update or to delete the personal information we have on you
- The right of rectification
- The right to object
- The right of restriction
- The right to data portability
- The right to withdraw consent
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
We employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Website (“Service Providers”), to provide our Website on our behalf, to perform Website-related services or to assist us in analysing how our Website is used. These third-parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
We provide paid products and/or services on our Website. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).