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Use of this website, www.consultancyafrica.com, signifies your full agreement to the following Terms & Conditions. Please read these terms carefully before you use the website. This website, www.consultancyafrica.com, is owned and operated by Consultancy Africa Intelligence (Pty) Ltd. (hereafter CAI), and the contents of the site, including all intellectual property, trademarks, logos, design and text, are the exclusive property of CAI, and are protected, throughout the world, without limitation, pursuant to copyright and trademark laws. No materials from www.consultancyafrica.com may be modified, copied, downloaded, uploaded, reproduced, repackaged, republished, transmitted, redistributed or resold in any way, either in whole or in any part, without the prior written permission and consent of CAI, which permission and consent, if and as individually granted under specific terms and conditions of use, in no way compromises the copyright, trademark and proprietary rights of CAI, all of which are left intact and unaltered at all times.
CAI makes no representations or warranties, and accepts no liability of any kind for any loss or damages resulting from the use of this site or any materials contained on it, which are provided 'as is' and 'as available'. CAI makes no representations or warranties that the materials on this site are error-free, or that they are fit for any particular purpose or requirements. Nor does it warrant the mechanical operation of www.consultancyafrica.com or any of its contents. No statement on this website is to be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell assets, or to provide investment advice. The client/subscriber has purchased a non-transferable, non-exclusive, license to access specific CAI products, which will be subject to the following terms and conditions.
Detailed description of goods and/or services
CAI is a business in the research and intelligence industry that markets Africa-related research and analysis primarily focusing on Africa’s economic, financial, political and social affairs. In addition to producing tailored research and/or analytical reports as per clients’ specific requirements, CAI produces three monthly reports available via subscription, the Africa Monthly Monitors (AMMs). These three reports include the: Africa Asia Monthly Monitor (AAMM), Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor (ACMM) and Africa Insight Monthly Monitor (AIMM). Subscriptions to the AMM reports are available via 1, 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions.
Subject to confirmation of payment, new AMM subscriptions will be processed within 48 hours. At that time, new AMM Subscribers will receive access to the latest edition of the report/s to which they have subscribed. Access to future AMM reports to which the Subscriber has subscribed will be provided to the subscriber on a monthly basis throughout the subscription period.
CAI reserves the right to suspend the subscription services temporarily in the event of technical difficulties or other circumstances beyond the reasonable control of CAI. In the event of any such temporary suspension of subscription services, CAI will use all reasonable endeavours to resume these services as soon as practicable but shall not be liable for any loss, damage or claim caused by such temporary suspension.
AMM Premium Subscriptions
Premium subscriptions to CAI's AMM reports grant the premium subscriber a 5-10 page tailored report on a topic relevant to the AMM report to which the premium subscriber subscribes. The topic for the aforementioned report must be discussed and agreed upon between the premium subscriber and CAI's Director. CAI's Director has the right to decline topics which he deems beyond the scope of a complimentary 5-10 page tailored report. In such as circumstance, CAI's Director and the AMM team will propose alternative topics for consideration by the premium subscriber.
Payment & refund policy
Payment for tailored research projects and AMM subscriptions is to be paid in full. With regard to AMM subscriptions, this refers to payment in full for the full subscription period. The client/subscriber undertakes to settle invoices issued by CAI in respect of the services within 30 days of receipt, unless otherwise specifically agreed. Failure to settle in full on these terms may lead to the imposition of interest charges upon the client/subscriber at 6.5% per annum. CAI will not provide a pro rata refund once an AMM subscription has been made available to the subscriber (except in the case of failure of service, as is outlined below in 'Limitation of liability"), as all subscriptions will run their full term.
CAI may terminate this Agreement, with immediate effect and without notice, in the event that the Subscriber has defaulted in the performance of any material provision contained in this agreement and (where capable of remedy) such default has not been remedied within 30 days after written notice thereof shall have been given to the defaulting party. Termination of this Agreement for any reason shall not affect CAI's right to recover any moneys due at the time of termination or to recover damages for any breach of contract before termination.
Limitation on liability
In the event of an established failure of the services, CAI's obligation shall be limited to (a) using its reasonable efforts to remedy any deficiencies in the relevant services, and if these deficiencies can not be remedied, to (b) refunding all payments from the client/subscriber in respect of any period for which the services have failed to be delivered. The obligation to correct defects or refund a proportionate part of the payments described above shall constitute the full extent of CAI's liability in respect of any loss or damage sustained by the client/subscriber whether caused by breach of this Agreement, misrepresentation, negligence of CAI (or its employees or agents) or from any other cause, and in particular, CAI shall not be liable for any consequential, economic or other direct or indirect loss (including but not limited to any damages payable to a third party, loss of profits or wasted resources) suffered by the client/subscriber. The foregoing exclusions and limitations of liability shall not apply in the case of death or personal injury.
Ownership of Intellectual Property
CAI's clients and subscribers acknowledge that:
The client/subscriber undertakes that it will not copy, reproduce, extract or transmit in any form or otherwise deal with in any way, the whole or part of the data, materials or information contained in the Services except as provided in sub-clauses below.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing in advance by CAI, the material (in whole or in part) may not be sold, nor passed on, communicated, or disseminated in any form, nor access granted to any third party (including but not limited to clients/potential clients/suppliers/agents/partners in other ventures/accountants/solicitors/bankers/ brokers/licensees). Nor to any subsidiary, associated or holding company (whether direct or indirect) of the subscriber, whether trading or non-trading, or to any entity trading under the same umbrella trading name where the direct equity interest is different in any way to that of the subscriber.
The client/subscriber may only use the Services in the course of its own normal day-to-day business, unless otherwise agreed in writing between CAI and the client/subscriber. The client/subscriber may not pass materials to clients and prospects unless done so as part of a presentation or similar, where CAI is referenced as owner of all copyrights and intellectual property, and that passing material to third parties is carried out on an ad-hoc non-systematic basis.
Where the client/subscriber effectively copies, or has effectively copied, the intellectual property onto a hard disk, file server or equivalent at its own premises for ease of use, reference or any other reason, it is hereby agreeing to limit access to the agreed-upon number of users unless otherwise agreed in writing, and upon payment of additional fees to CAI.
The client/subscriber (or any subsequent user, whether licensed or unlicensed) will not place financial reliance upon any figure, statement or inference contained within any CAI report or intellectual property, or invite investment from others, without first obtaining the written consent of CAI to do so. In the event that the client/subscriber (or any subsequent user, whether licensed or unlicensed) does not follow this procedure, it (or any subsequent user, whether licensed or unlicensed) agrees to fully and effectually indemnify CAI against any claims, howsoever arising.
CAI shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of users. For the purpose of this clause, "personal information" shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from:
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Payment may be made by bank transfer into the CAI bank account, the details of which will be provided within all invoices.
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Country of domicile
This website is governed by the laws of South Africa and CAI chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature.
CAI may, in its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof at any time without notice.
This website is run by Consultancy Africa Intelligence (Pty) Ltd a private company based in South Africa trading as Consultancy Africa Intelligence (CAI) and with registration number 2007/019399/07 and Jonathan Peter Mundell, CAI owner and director.
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