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The Human Sciences Research Council, a statutory body established in terms of the Human Science Research Act, No. 23 of 1968

1. This e-mail legal notice is enforceable and binding on the recipient / addressee in terms of sections 11(1) to 11(3) of the Electronic Communications and Transactions (“ECT”) Act 25 of 2002.
2. This e-mail transmission contains confidential information, which is the property of the Human Sciences Research Council (“HSRC”). No person, other than the recipient (so indicated by the sender) may use or disclose the contents of this message, links or attachments hereto, to any person whatsoever. Unauthorised disclosure and/or use may result in civil and criminal liability.
3. Under no circumstances shall HSRC or the sender of this e-mail be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages, including, without limitation, any loss of profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on information handling systems or otherwise, even if HSRC or the sender of this e-mail have been expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.
4. The information in this e-mail or attachments thereto is intended for the attention and use of the addressee only. If you are not the intended addressee/recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying or distribution of the contents of this e-mail transmission or the taking of any action in reliance thereon or pursuant thereto, is strictly prohibited. Should you have received this e-mail in error, please delete or destroy it and any attachments thereto immediately. At no time may you act on the information contained therein.
5. The e-mail address of the sender and of those whose names are set out in the mail may not be used, copied, sold, disclosed or incorporated into any database or mailing list for spamming and/or other marketing practices without the prior consent of HSRC.
6. Any agreements concluded with HSRC by using electronic correspondence shall only come into effect once HSRC indicated such contract formation in a follow up or return communication.
7. No e-mail correspondence sent to HSRC shall be deemed to have been received until HSRC has responded thereto. An auto-reply shall not constitute such “response” for purposes of this clause.
8. No warranties are made or implied that any employee and/contractor of HSRC is authorised to create and send this communication.
9. HSRC reserves the right to intercept, filter, view, block, delete, access, copy, read and act upon this e-mail message and all e-mail messages sent as reply messages to the e-mail address of the sender.
10. HSRC retains the copyright to all e-mail messages and attachments sent from its communications systems. The recipient / addressee is hereby licensed to open and read the message and / or attachments only-all other rights are reserved unless so indicated by the sender.
11. The views and opinions expressed in this e-mail message do not necessarily reflect the views and/or opinions of HSRC. If this e-mail message is used for purposes unrelated to the official business of HSRC, HSRC shall not be liable for any damage  or loss caused by the contents of this message and the sender shall take full responsibility thereto in his / her personal capacity.
12. Subject to urgent and interim court relief, all disputes  and /or disagreements and/or damages and/or liabilities, in any manner related to the following:
  12.1 interpretation and enforceability of this e-mail legal notice;
  12.2 content ( including message headers, links and/or attachments ) of this e-mail message and/or
  12.3 sending or receipt of this e-mail message, shall be referred to urgent and confidential arbitration in terms of the rules of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa (AFSA).
13. The law of the South Africa shall govern this e-mail message and legal notice.
14. Information disclosures required by law:
  14.1 Full name of HSRC : Human Sciences Research Council.
  14.2 VAT registration number: 4550121083
  14.3 Postal Address: Private Bag X41
South Africa 0001
  14.4 Street Address: 134 Pretorius Street
South Africa 0002
  14.5 Website: http://www.hsrc.ac.za
  14.6 Promotion of Access to Information Act Manual: intranet.hsrc.ac.za/Document-45.phtml
15. This e-mail legal notice shall at all times take precedence over any other e-mail disclaimer(s) received by employees or contractors utilising the communications facilities of HSRC.