Terms and Conditions
- Intellectual Property Rights
The content of this website, including but not limited to all trade marks, articles, photographs, drawings, graphics, logos, images, cinematographic films, video clips, text and data related to Table-Mountain.com business interest, is the intellectual property of Table-Mountain.com and may not be reproduced, adapted, distributed, sold, published, stored, broadcast, modified, transmitted or recorded in any way without prior written consent from Table-Mountain.com, which consent can be obtained from webmaster@Table-Mountain.com. Any unauthorised reproduction, storage, sale, adaptation, distribution, publication, broadcasting, modification, transmission or recording of the content of this website or any part thereof, will constitute copyright infringement.
In the event of the authorised and/or lawful use of a reference and/or quotation from our website, our URL, www.Table-Mountain.com, must be clearly displayed with each and every quotation or reference, as well as the following copyright notice: © Table-Mountain.com 2004 – 2022.
- Disclosures in terms of section 43 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act.
2.1 The full name and legal status of the website owner is:
Table Mountain National Park Management SANSPark, a statutory institution in terms of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act no 57 of 2003
2.2 The full address of the website owner is detailed hereunder:
Telephone number: +27 (0)12 466 5010
2.3 The website address of this website is: www.Table-Mountain.com.
E-mail address: switchboard@Table-Mountain.com.
2.4 Physical address for receipt of legal service:
651 Leyds Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA
2.5 Main business:
Nature conservation and related activities.
2.6 A full price list is contained on this website setting out accommodation, rates, taxes and other fees and costs;
2.7 Payment is accepted in the form of direct transfers, cash, payment gateways or credit card;
2.8 Services will be rendered once booking dates have been determined and confirmed by way of payment.
- Booking form contained on website
3.1 The online booking form does not constitute an agreement between Table-Mountain.com and a user, but constitutes an offer which may or may not be accepted by Table-Mountain.com.
3.2 Table-Mountain.com reserves the right to decline or execute a booking at its absolute discretion, without the necessity to provide any reasons. Table-Mountain.com also reserves the right to cancel bookings at its sole discretion.
- Policy on cinematographic or photographic material
In terms of Regulation 20(1)(a) of the regulations under the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, nobody may in a national park undertake “the filming and simultaneous transmitting of photographic images by the use of a webcam or other image recording or transmitting device”, unless a filming permit has been obtained.
In terms of Regualtion 20(1)(h), the making of a cinematographic film or the taking of photographs in a national park for a commercial purpose – either directly or indirectly – is unlawful unless a filming permit has been obtained. The procedure for obtaining a filming permit is contained in the Table-Mountain.com Filming Policy, which can be viewed on our website at www.Table-Mountain.com. Special filming privileges are also subject to the policy.
The use of any of the cinematographic film or photographs contained on this website, or any cinematographic film or photographs obtained from any National Park, without the necessary permit, is unlawful.
- Disclaimer and Site submission rules
Users of, or visitors to, our website may not post comments, statements or other materials on our website that may be libellous, obscene, defamatory or that may infringe copyright, trade marks or any other intellectual property rights. Any such unlawful postings will immediately be removed from our site, without notice or warning.
Table-Mountain.com cannot be held liable for any comments, statements or other materials posted on our website.
Table-Mountain.com has taken all reasonable care in the preparation of the content on this website. However, Table-Mountain.com cannot guarantee the accuracy or integrity of the information reflected on our site. Table-Mountain.com shall not be liable for any loss or damage which may result from the use of our website or inability to use our site, or any information contained on our website, or services or products provided via our website. Should you wish to rely on any information contained in our website, we recommend that you contact us to verify the information.
There may be existing websites which may look similar to our website, which are operated by third parties with whom Table-Mountain.com may or may not have e-commerce or other business relations (hereinafter referred to as “third party operator websites”). Table-Mountain.com shall not be liable for the integrity or accuracy of information found or displayed on such third party operator websites, or the services or private practices of such third party operators, particularly insofar as the provision of information and access to any of the Table-Mountain.com is concerned.
Our website contains various hyperlinks to third party operator websites over which we have no control. Table-Mountain.com disclaims all responsibility and liability in respect of the use of any such hyperlinks, whether directly or indirectly, or the websites to which such hyperlinks point. Hyperlinks found on our website do not imply the endorsement of such links or the websites to which they point, by Table-Mountain.com.
- Agreement in terms of Section 21, 85, 86 and 87 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act
7.1 No information or data on this website constitutes an offer to do business, but is merely an invitation to do business.
7.2 No agreement shall be concluded merely by sending a data message to this website or its owners. Valid agreements require an acceptance of an offer by Table-Mountain.com.
7.3 No e-mail message shall be deemed to have been received by Table-Mountain.com until a response has been issued by Table-Mountain.com. An automated response, from Table-Mountain.com, shall not satisfy this requirement.
7.4 Section 85.
In this Chapter, unless the context indicates otherwise— “access” includes the actions of a person who, after taking note of any data, becomes aware of the fact that he or she is not authorised to access that data and still continues to access that data. Unauthorised access to, interception of or interference with data
7.5 Section 86.
(1) Subject to the Interception and Monitoring Prohibition Act, 1992 (Act No. 127 of 1992), a person who intentionally accesses or intercepts any data without authority or permission to do so, is guilty of an offence.
(2) A person who intentionally and without authority to do so, interferes with data in a way which causes such data to be modified, destroyed or otherwise rendered ineffective, is guilty of an offence.
(3) A person who unlawfully produces, sells, offers to sell, procures for use, designs, adapts for use, distributes or possesses any device, including a computer program or a component, which is designed primarily to overcome security measures for the protection of data, or performs any of those acts with regard to a password, access code or any other similar kind of data with the intent to unlawfully utilise such item to contravene this section, is guilty of an offence.
(4) A person who utilises any device or computer program mentioned in subsection (3) in order to unlawfully overcome security measures designed to protect such data or access thereto, is guilty of an offence.
(5) A person who commits any act described in this section with the intent to interfere with access to an information system so as to constitute a denial, including a partial denial, of service to legitimate users is guilty of an offence.
Computer-related extortion, fraud and forgery
7.6 Section 87.
(1) A person who performs or threatens to perform any of the acts described in section 86, for the purpose of obtaining any unlawful proprietary advantage by undertaking to cease or desist from such action, or by undertaking to restore any damage caused as a result of those actions, is guilty of an offence.
(2) A person who performs any of the acts described in section 86 for the purpose of obtaining any unlawful advantage by causing fake data to be produced with the intent that it be considered or acted upon as if it were authentic, is guilty of an offence.
A COPY OF THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSACTIONS ACT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM: http://www.polity.org.za/pdf/ElectronicCommunications.pdf
- Contact Information
If you have any questions, queries or wish to request permission to use any part of this website, including linking, framing, or searching please contact us at:
Postal address: Table-Mountain.com, P O Box 655, PRETORIA 0001, SOUTH AFRICA
Telephone Number: +27 (0)12 466 5010
Facsimile Number: +27 (0)12 466 5012
E-mail address: editor@Table-Mountain.com
By using this website, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the terms of this Privacy Notice and consent to use of your Personal Information (the “Privacy Notice and Consent”) and agree that we may Process your Personal Information in accordance therewith. If you do not agree to these Privacy Notice and Consent, then you are not allowed to use this Website and should immediately terminate such usage.
1.1. The following terminology applies to this Privacy Notice and Consent: “we”, “us” or “our” refers to Table-Mountain.com and “you” or “your” refers to our customer, suppliers, subscribers, visitors and/or users of our website. Any use of the aforesaid terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.
1.2. Any reference to “website” shall be deemed to include all platforms and/or portal of Table-Mountain.com made available to you either as a customer, subscriber, supplier and/or user.
1.3. Any capital term used in this Privacy Notice and Consent shall unless specifically defined, be deemed be defined in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPI Act), which can be found at the following link: www.gov.za/documents/download.php?f=204368.
2.1. We respect the privacy of everyone who visits our website. As a result we would like to inform you regarding the way we would use your Personal Information. We encourage you to read this Privacy Notice and Consent so that you understand how we Process your Personal Information. By submitting your Personal Information to us, you will be treated as having given your permission (where necessary and appropriate) for disclosures referred to in this Privacy Notice.
2.2. If you do not agree with this Privacy Notice and Consent, you may choose not to register on our website nor contact us however this may impact on our ability to interact with you, and where applicable, support you as a customer or supplier. This Privacy Notice and Consent forms part of our Terms and Conditions of Use and such shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.
2.3. This Privacy Notice explains how we obtain, use and disclose your Personal Information, as is required by the POPI Act. At Table-Mountain.com we are committed to protecting your privacy impact and to ensure that your Personal Information is processed properly, lawfully and openly.
- Who We Are
3.1. As a leading conservation authority, Table-Mountain.com is a public entity under the jurisdiction of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, where inclusive conservation as opposed to previous policies of exclusion, are central to advancing the policies in line with the National Development Framework for Sustainable Development and the national Development Plan. The National Environmental Management Protected Areas Act mandates Table-Mountain.com to create destinations for nature-based tourism in a manner that is not harmful to the environment. As Table-Mountain.com is primarily a self-funding entity generating approximately 80% of its operating budget from its ecotourism business; fulfilment of its conservation mandate is heavily reliant on a thriving and sustainable tourism operations.
- Collection of Personal Information
4.1. We collect and Process your Personal Information mainly to provide you with access to our services and products, to help us improve our offerings to you, to support our contractual relationship with you and for certain other purposes explained below. The type of information we collect will depend on the purpose for which it is collected and used. We will only collect information that we need for that purpose.
4.2. We collect Personal Information directly from you where you provide us with your personal details, for example when you purchase or supply a product or services to or from us or when you submit enquiries to us or contact us. Where possible, we will inform you what information you are required to provide to us and what information is optional.
4.3. Examples of information we collect from you are:
user-generated content, posts and other content you submit to our website
4.4. We also collect information about you from other sources as explained below.
4.5. With your Consent, we may also supplement the information that you provide to us with information we receive from other companies, platforms in our industry in order to offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with Table-Mountain.com.
- Collection of Non-Personal Information
5.1. We may automatically collect non-Personal Information about you such as the type of internet browsers you use or the website from which you linked to our website. We may also aggregate details which you have submitted to the site (for example, the products or services you are interested in). You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on this web site. We may from time to time supply third parties with this non-personal or aggregated data for uses in connection with this website.
- Cookies Policy
We use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and other similar technologies covered by the POPI Act on privacy in electronic communications.
- What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small data files that your browser places on your computer or device. Cookies help your browser navigate a website and the cookies themselves cannot collect any information stored on your computer or your files. When a server uses a web browser to read cookies they can help a website deliver a more user-friendly service. To protect your privacy, your browser only gives a website access to the cookies it has already sent to you.
- How are third party cookies used?
- How do I reject and delete cookies?
- How we use your information
11.1. We will use your Personal and Non-Personal Information only for the purposes for which it was collected or agreed with you, for example:
Analyse the effectiveness of our advertisements, competitions and promotions;
Collect information about the device you are using to view the site, such as your IP address or the type of Internet browser or operating system you are using, and link this to your Personal Information so as to ensure that the site presents the best web experience for you;
Evaluate the use of the site, products and services;
For audit and record keeping purposes;
For market research purposes;
For monitoring and auditing site usage;
Help speed up your future activities and experience on the site. For example, a site can recognise that you have provided your Personal Information and will not request the same information a second time;
In connection with legal proceedings;
Make the site easier to use and to better tailor the site and our products to your interests and needs;
Offer you the opportunity to take part in competitions or promotions;
Personalise your website experience, as well as to evaluate (anonymously and in the aggregate) statistics on website activity, such as what time you visited it, whether you’ve visited it before and what site referred you to it;
Suggest products or services (including those of relevant third parties) which we think may be of interest to you;
To assist with business development;
To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
To conduct market or customer satisfaction research or for statistical analysis;
To confirm and verify your identity or to verify that you are an authorised customer for security purposes;
To contact you regarding products and services which may be of interest to you, provided you have given us consent to do so or you have previously requested a product or service from us and the communication is relevant or related to that prior request and made within any timeframes established by applicable laws;
To notify you about changes to our service;
To respond to your queries or comments;
11.2. We will also use your Personal Information to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or industry codes to which we subscribe or which apply to us, or when it is otherwise allowed by law.
11.3. Where we collect Personal Information for a specific purpose, we will not keep it for longer than is necessary to fulfil that purpose, unless we have to keep it for legitimate business or legal reasons. In order to protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, when we delete information from our services we may not immediately delete residual copies from our servers or remove information from our backup systems.
11.4. You can opt out of receiving communications from us at any time. Any direct marketing communications that we send to you will provide you with the information and means necessary to opt out.
- Disclosure of Personal Information
12.1. We may disclose your Personal Information to our business partners, suppliers who are involved in the delivery of products or services to you. We have agreements in place to ensure that they comply with these privacy terms.
12.2. We may share your Personal Information with, and obtain information about you from:
Third parties for the purposes listed above;
Other companies in our industry when we believe it will enhance the services and products we can offer to you, but only where you have not objected to such sharing; and/or
Other third parties from whom you have chosen to receive marketing information.
12.3. We may also disclose your information:
Where we have a duty or a right to disclose in terms of law or industry codes;
Where we believe it is necessary to protect our rights.
- Personal Information Security
13.1. We are legally obliged to provide adequate protection for the Personal Information we hold and to stop unauthorised access and use of personal information. We will, on an on-going basis, continue to review our security controls and related processes to ensure that your Personal Information is secure.
13.2. Our security policies and procedures cover:
Acceptable usage of personal information;
Access to personal information;
Computer and network security;
Governance and regulatory issues;
Investigating and reacting to security incidents.
Monitoring access and usage of personal information;
Retention and disposal of information;
Secure communications; and
Security in contracting out activities or functions;
13.3. When we contract with third parties, we impose appropriate security, privacy and confidentiality obligations on them to ensure that Personal Information that we remain responsible for, is kept secure.
13.4. We will ensure that anyone to whom we pass your Personal Information agrees to treat your information with the same level of protection as we are obliged to.
- Access to your Personal Information
14.1. You have the right to request a copy of the Personal Information we hold about you. To do this, simply contact us at the numbers/addresses listed on our home page and specify what information you would like. We will take all reasonable steps to confirm your identity before providing details of your personal information.
14.2. Please note that any such access request may be subject to a payment of a legally allowable fee, as laid down in our POPI Act Policy.
- Correction of your Personal Information
15.1. You have the right to ask us to update, correct or delete your personal information. We will take all reasonable steps to confirm your identity before making changes to Personal Information we may hold about you. We would appreciate it if you would take the necessary steps to keep your Personal Information accurate and up-to-date by notifying us of any changes we need to be aware of.
- Retention of personal data
Table-Mountain.com will retain your data in compliance with the POPI Act and in compliance with other applicable legislation.
- Automated Decision Making
Table-Mountain.com does not use Automated Decision Making in connection with your personal data.
- Right to object
In terms of the POPI Act (POPIA) section 18. (h) (iv) you have the right to object to the processing of personal information as referred to in section 11(3) of the POPIA.
- Right to lodge a complaint
19.1. In terms of the POPI Act (POPIA) section 18. (h) (v) you have the right to lodge a complaint to the Information Regulator (South Africa) (IRSA). The IRSA contact details are:
JD House, 20 Stiemens Road
Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001
P.O Box 31536
Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017
Complaints email: complaint.IR@justice.gov.za
- Changes to this notice
Please note that we may amend this notice from time to time. Please check our website periodically to inform yourself of any changes.
- How to contact us
If you have any queries about this notice or believe we have not adhered to it, or need further information about our privacy practices or wish to give or withdraw consent, exercise preferences or access or correct your personal information, please contact us at the numbers/addresses listed on our website [www.Table-Mountain.com] in the Table-Mountain.com PAIA Manual.