Terms and conditions

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before you start to use the website. By using the website, you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions and the other documents referred to in these terms and conditions (our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, which can be accessed via the footer on all pages). If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, please do not use the website.

This page sets out the terms on which you may access and use www.whitelions.org (the “website”).

1 Information about us

This Website (or the “Site”) is operated by The Global White Lion Protection Trust (“We”, “Us”, or the “Trust”), a registered non-profit organisation registered in South Africa (registered NPO no: 048-229; registered PBO no: 980019129) and our registered address is at Tsau! Conservancy, Guernsey 81 KU – Portion 21, Limpopo, South Africa.

2 Website Use and Access

2.1 We may at any time and without prior notice to you replace or amend these terms and conditions. Your continued use of this Site after amendments are made means you accept the terms and conditions as updated. Therefore, please do visit this page regularly to review these terms and conditions.

2.2 Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Site without notice. We will not be responsible if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

2.3 From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Site, or the entire Site.

2.4 We do not guarantee that the functions or materials accessible from or contained in the Site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Site or the server that makes it available are free from viruses or faults. You are responsible for ensuring that your computer system and or mobile device used to access the Site meet all technical specifications necessary to use the Site and is compatible with the Site.

2.5 The content on the Site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Site.

2.6 We aim to update the Site regularly and may change content at any time. However, any of the material on the Site may be out of date at any given date, and we are under no obligation to update such material. We make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

2.7 You may not alter the Site in any way or do anything that might or will damage or disrupt the good working order of the Site.

2.8 You also agree:

2.8.1 not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Site;

2.8.2 not to access without authority, interfere with, alter, damage or disrupt:

(a) any part of the Site;

(b) any equipment (including telecommunications equipment) or network on which the Site is stored;

(c) any software used in the provision of the Site; or

(d) any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

3 Intellectual Property rights and use of content

3.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Site, and in the material published on it. All such rights are reserved. Those works are protected by copyright and treaties around the world.

3.2 The Site contains a variety of: (i) materials and other items relating to The Trust, including all layout, information, articles, posts, text, data, files, images, scripts, designs, graphics, button icons, instructions, illustrations, photographs, audio clips, music, sounds, pictures, videos, URLs, technology, software, interactive features, the “look and feel” of the Site, and the compilation, assembly, and arrangement of the materials of the Site and any and all copyrightable material (including source and object code); (ii) trademarks, trade dress, logos, trade names, service marks, and/or trade identities of various parties, including those of The Trusts (collectively, “Trademarks”); and (iii) other forms of intellectual property (all of the foregoing, collectively “Content”).

3.3 The Site (including past, present and future versions) and the Content are owned or controlled by The Trust and their licensors and certain other third parties. All right, title, and interest in and to the Content available via the Site is the property of The Trust or their licensors or certain other third parties, and is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property rights and laws to the fullest extent possible. The Trust owns the copyright in the selection, compilation, assembly, arrangement, and enhancement of the Content on the Site.

3.5 When using the Site, you must respect the intellectual property and other rights of The Trust and others. Your unauthorised use of Content may violate copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, communications, and other laws, and any such use may result in your personal liability, including potential criminal liability.

3.6 Unless otherwise specified, the Content on the Site is presented solely for the purpose of providing information about and promoting Our programs, events and other products available in South Africa, the US, the UK and other territories. We may alter, suspend, or discontinue the Site at any time for any reason, without notice or cost. The Site may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons.

3.7 You must not use any part of the materials on the Site for commercial purposes without obtaining written consent from us or our licensors. Please send any written requests to use content from the Site using our general enquiry contact form or email info@whitelions.org

4 Linked Sites

4.1 Where the Site contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We make no representations about any other websites. When you access any other website through the Site (including the websites of our conservation, commercial and charity partners) you understand that it is independent from us and that we have no control over that website and can accept no responsibility in relation to its content or the way you interact with it.

5 Linking to the Website

5.1 You may link to any part of this Site provided you ensure that by doing so you breach no law or rights of others, and that the linking to this Site does not suggest any association, patronage, approval or endorsement, except with our prior written consent.

5.2 Our Site must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

6 Information about you and your visits to the Site

6.1 Any personal information which you provide to us through the Site will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which is accessible through a footer on the Site. By using the Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

6.3 Please consult your local tax authority regarding whether your donations made to The Trust will qualify as a charitable donation for tax purposes. While we cannot guarantee that any donation you make to The Trust will qualify as a charitable donation, the Trust is a registered non-profit organisation South Africa and as such we can provide South African tax certificates for your donations.

6.5 If you use a payment card on the Site, you must be the authorised user of the card and have permission and funds to make the relevant payment or donation.

6.6 If you have made a donation of money in error please contact our us using the information available at our Contact Us page.

7 Cookies

7.1 Our Cookie Policy sets out information about the cookies on the Site.

8 Liability

8.1 Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by South African law.

8.2 The material displayed on the Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, the Trust, our affiliated organisations and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

8.2.1 all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute or common law;

8.2.2 any liability for any loss or damage whether direct, indirect or consequential incurred by any user in connection with the Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it; for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by negligence, breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

8.3 This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

8.4 You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks to satisfy your requirements.

9 Jurisdiction and applicable law

9.1 The South African courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the Site.

9.2 These terms and conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa.

9.3 We have used reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Site complies with South African law, but cannot ensure that it is appropriate or available for use in every territory outside South Africa. Those who visit the Site from other territories are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. If use of the Site and/or viewing of it, or use of any material or content on the Site or services, are contrary to or infringe any applicable law in your jurisdiction(s), you are not authorised to view or use the Site and you must exit immediately.

10   Variations

10.1 We may revise these terms and conditions at any time and without prior notice by amending this page or posting a new set of terms and conditions on the Site. You are expected to check this page frequently to take notice of any changes we made. Your continued use of the Site after amendments or a new set of terms and conditions are posted constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions as modified. Some of the provisions contained in these terms and conditions may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Site.

11 General Provisions

11.1 We may transfer or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under these terms and conditions at any time.

11.2 If any provision or term of these terms and conditions shall become or be declared illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, such term or provision shall be separated from the other terms and conditions and shall be deemed to be deleted from them.

11.3 All notices shall be given:

11.3.1 to us via email to info@whitelions.org; or

11.3.2 to you at the email address you provide when using the Site.

12 Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material that appears on the Site, please contact us using the email info@whitelions.org.

If you contact us or we contact you in relation to the Site, we will do so in accordance with our Privacy Policy (accessible through a footer on the Website).

Thank you for visiting the Site.

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