This disclaimer applies to our original e-mail, any attachments and all subsequent e-mails or attachments that sender may send from the Blend Group, or any of its subsidiaries, holding companies, operating divisions and the like (collectively referred to as the “Group”)
Group employees, agents, contractors, directors and the like are not authorised to conclude binding agreements on behalf of the Group by e-mail and nothing contained in this e-mail shall be construed as a legally binding agreement or an offer to contract. The provisions of Sections 11, 12 and 13 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 25 of 2002, in so far as e-contracting is concerned are expressly excluded and contracted out by any Group company. No data message or electronic communication will be recognised as having any legal contractual status under any circumstances. Any contract or agreement concluded by any group company shall be legally binding and recognised only once the contract or agreement has been reduced to physical writing and is physically signed by a duly authorised representative of the above Group. All other provisions of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 25 of 2002 are accepted.
The e-mail and its contents are confidential, legally privileged and protected by law, unless specifically stated otherwise. If you are not certain of the confidentiality status of an e-mail, please contact the sender to confirm this. In addition, e-mails may be logged for archival purposes and may be reviewed by parties at the Group other than those named in the message header. Any unauthorised copying, disclosure, adaption, distribution, publication and/or use of, or any other unauthorised action taken based on this e-mail message, is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful and an infringement of copyright.
RECIPIENTS OF E-MAIL FROM THE GROUP
E-mails and their attachments (collectively referred to for convenience as “e-mail”) are intended for the named recipient(s) only. This includes those persons sent copies. If you are not the named recipient (or their authorised representative) or a recipient of a copy of the e-mail, or have otherwise received the e-mail in error:
· Kindly notify the sender (as specified in the e-mail) using the contact details contained in such e-mail.
· You may not forward, copy or otherwise transmit or disseminate the e-mail or any of the contents thereof to any person other than the named sender or an employee of the Group’s IT Department.
· You may not print, save or otherwise store the e-mail or any of the contents thereof in electronic or physical form. It is intended only for the use of the intended recipient to whom it is addressed. Access/interception of this electronic communication and/or any attachments hereto by anyone other than the intended recipient is unauthorised, illegal and strictly prohibited.
RECEIPT OF E-MAIL COMMUNICATION BY THE GROUP
No electronic communication correspondence sent to the Group shall be deemed to have been received until the appropriate Group representative has expressly acknowledged receipt of the complete electronic communication. Any auto reply shall not constitute such response for the purpose of this clause. Electronic communication messages blocked by the Group virus detection and/or filtering applications shall not be deemed to have been received by the Group or the intended recipient(s).
OFFERS, WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS
E-mails from the Group do not, as a rule, contain warranties, representations or offers. You accordingly cannot rely on any purported warranty, representation or offer unless it is explicitly stated in the e-mail and the e-mail has been sent by a representative of the Group duly authorised.
All reasonable precautions have been taken by us to ensure that no viruses are present in our e-mail to you. The Group (either jointly or severally) cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage arising from the use of the e-mail or attachments. We strongly recommend that you virus check all e-mail and attachments you receive.
Information required by the Promotion to Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 and the Electronic and Communications Act 25 of 2002 can be obtained by contacting the Blend Group by electronic communication and/or telephonically on (+27) 21 464 8800, or firstname.lastname@example.org”