Radiological Society of South Africa Radiological Society of South Africa RSSA

Terms and Conditions

By using the website, you agree to be bound by the website terms. All terms and conditions are
material. Please review them carefully before proceeding. The website terms apply to the website
in its entirety including all services offered by or through the website. Please read this page carefully
and consult a member of the web team if there is anything written here that you
have difficulty understanding.

The contents of this website (including without limitation all articles, statements, text, images, logos,
and design) are ©2020 Radiological Society of South Africa. All rights reserved.


1.1 “Personal information” has the meaning ascribed to it in the Protection of Personal
Information Act (Act 4 of 2013), and “information” has a similar meaning unless the context
requires otherwise, and includes any information that identifies or relates specifically to you
such as your name, age, identity number, contact details, address, gender, practice details,
qualifications and information you use to log onto the website.

1.2 “RSSA” means the Radiological Society of South Africa.

1.3 “Website” means the internet website with the address or any website with
a URL that is validly registered to the RSSA.

1.4 “Website terms” mean these website terms and conditions.

1.5 “You” / “your” means the user of the website and the services offered by the RSSA on or
through the website.


The main purpose of the website is to provide relevant information to members of the RSSA and
information about radiology and radiological practices to the public.


3.1 To avoid any confusion, you agree that the website terms apply to your use of the website,
any third-party website licensed to the RSSA and any information accessed via the website.

3.2 If you use the website, you must keep your access details (including your username and
password) confidential and not allow other people to use them. You accept full responsibility
for all activities that occur under your access details or password and accept responsibility
for sharing your user name and password. Any use of your access details shall be regarded
as if you were the person using such information.

3.3 Materials from the website may be copied and distributed on a limited basis for non
commercial purposes only, provided that any material copied remains intact and that all
copies include the following notice in a clearly visible position: 'Copyright © 2020 Radiological
Society of South Africa. All rights reserved.' These materials are for personal use only. Any
copying or redistribution for commercial purposes or for compensation of any kind requires
prior written permission from the RSSA.

3.4 By using the website, you guarantee that you will not and you will not allow third parties on
your behalf to

3.4.1 make and distribute copies of the website;

3.4.2 attempt to copy, reproduce, alter, modify, reverse engineer, disassemble,
decompile, transfer, exchange or translate the website; or

3.4.3 create derivative works of the website of any kind whatsoever.

3.5 You acknowledge that the terms of the agreement with your Internet provider will continue
to apply when using the website. As a result, you may be charged by the Internet provider
for access to network connection services for the duration of the connection while accessing
the website or any such third-party charges as may arise. You accept responsibility for any
such charges that arise.

3.6 If you are not the payer of the device being used to access the website, you will be assumed
to have received permission from the payer for accessing and using the website.


4.1 The website contains confidential information, which is the property of the RSSA and/or its
members and/or its business partners. Unauthorised disclosure and/or use of this information
may incur civil or criminal liability.

4.2 Any of your personal information available on the website and which you supply to the RSSA
when using the website will be used by the RSSA in accordance with its Privacy Policy and
subject to legislation. 4.3 You guarantee that all information provided by you on or via the website is true, accurate,
current and correct and you undertake to update the information as and when required. 4.4 All information that you provide to us may be stored electronically and with third parties,
which parties are bound by strict levels of confidentiality. These electronic records shall be
proof of the information unless you can prove otherwise. 4.5 The RSSA takes all reasonable steps to protect your personal information and maintain
confidentiality, including by making use of encryption technology. However, the RSSA cannot
guarantee the security or integrity of any information you transmit to it online and you
agree that you do so at your own risk.


5.1 All trademarks, copyright, database and other intellectual property rights of any nature in the
website together with the underlying software code as well as any content made available on
the website (e.g. text, graphics, logos, images, etc.) are owned either directly by the RSSA or
by the RSSA’s licensors unless expressly stated otherwise. 5.2 You do not obtain any trademark, copyright, database or any other intellectual property right
of any nature or licence by using the website. 5.3 You are not granted any license or right to use any trademark without the RSSA’s prior written
permission and/or that of any third party.


If you breach the website terms, the RSSA shall have the right to claim damages from you, including
special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages. In addition, the RSSA shall be allowed to
claim loss of profits and loss of business and to recover all legal costs on a scale as between attorney
and own client.


7.1 The RSSA may in its sole discretion terminate your use of the website at any time by giving notice of termination to you. 7.2 Upon termination of use as contemplated in this clause 7, the rights granted to you by the
website terms shall terminate. 7.3 You agree that the following actions shall constitute material breaches of the website terms
that shall result in the termination of your access to the website:

7.3.1 Signing in as, or pretending to be another person; 7.3.2 Transmitting material that violates, or could violate, the intellectual property rights or
the privacy of others; 7.3.3 Using interactive services in a way that is intended to harm, or could result in harm to
you or to other users of the website; or 7.3.4 Gathering information about others without obtaining prior written consent.


8.1 The RSSA tries to ensure that the most sophisticated technology protects the information
on the website. However, the RSSA cannot be held responsible for any consequences that
may result from the unlawful breach of copyright or unlawful dissemination of information
by third parties copying information off the website. If you suspect a breach or where a
breach may have taken place and this comes to your knowledge, please contact the RSSA as
soon as possible so that the problem can be addressed.

8.2 The website and all information, content, tools and materials are provided by the RSSA "as
is" and on an "as available" basis without warranty of any kind.

8.3 The RSSA does not guarantee the operation of the website or the information content, tools
or materials on the website.

8.4 While the RSSA makes every effort to ensure that the content and information on the
website is complete, accurate and up-to-date, it makes no guarantee about the suitability
of the products and services and provide no representation or warranty, express or implied,
regarding the accuracy, correctness and completeness of information contained on the

8.5 The RSSA does not guarantee that the website, information, content, tools or materials
included on the website, the RSSA’s servers or any electronic communications sent by it are
free from viruses or other harmful components.

8.6 The views and opinions expressed on this website, links or attachments hereto do not necessarily reflect the views and/or opinions of the RSSA. The RSSA cannot endorse all statements or opinions made on the website. Regardless of the vast professional knowledge
and scientific expertise in the field of radiology that the RSSA possesses, it cannot inspect
all information to determine the truthfulness, accuracy, reliability, completeness or
relevancy thereof.

8.7 Although the RSSA is fully committed to providing you with the best possible service, it shall not be responsible for:

8.7.1 any interrupted, delayed or failed transmission, storage or delivery of information due to a power failure, equipment or software malfunction, natural disasters, fire,
labour unrest, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the RSSA, or

8.7.2 any inaccurate, incomplete or inadequate information supplied by you and obtainable from the website.

8.8 The website and all of its component elements, including text, graphics, images, hyperlinks and other materials supplied by third parties, are for general educational purposes only and must not take the place of professional medical advice. To the extent that clinical information may be provided on the website, it is based on best practice and/or current recommendations and guidelines, which may change from time to time. The information
provided does not replace the advice of a registered health care practitioner. You should
not discontinue any treatment you may be receiving on the basis of information reflected
on this website without first consulting your health care practitioner and you should seek
professional advice should any symptoms you may be experiencing persist.

8.9 You agree to use the website at your own risk.

8.10 The RSSA, its officers, employees, contractors and website contributors shall not be liable to you or any other person or entity for, and you agree to indemnify them against, any claim
or damages of any kind, including for direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive and/or
consequential damages as well as loss of profit or the like whether or not in the
contemplation of the parties, whether based on breach of contract, delict (including
negligence), product liability or otherwise, arising from

8.10.1 your use of the website or from any information, content, tools or materials
included on or otherwise made available to you through the website, including any
damage or alteration to your equipment, including but not limited to computer
equipment, handheld devices or mobile telephones;

8.10.2 for any decision taken or acted upon as a result of reliance on the information or
philosophies contained or expressed within the website;

8.10.3 any of the events described in this clause 8;

8.10.4 your actions or omissions that result in a breach of the website terms;

8.10.5 any links to other websites from the website. You also acknowledge that the RSSA
cannot control the content of or the products offered on those websites; and/or

8.10.6 a denial of access to the website should the RSSA have reason to believe that you
are conducting activities that are illegal, abusive, would affect the integrity of the
website or place the RSSA in disrepute.


The RSSA use industry-wide technologies such as “cookies” to collect information about the use of its
website, your preferences and past browsing history. “Cookies” refer to information that is sent from
the website to your hard drive, where it is saved. This will allow the RSSA to improve its services and
your experience when you use the website again.


The laws of the Republic of South Africa shall govern these website terms.


The RSSA may in its sole discretion amend the website terms from time to time without prior notice.
The latest website terms available on the website shall at all times take precedence over any other
version of the website terms. It is your responsibility to make sure you are satisfied with any changes
before continuing to use the RSSA’s website. If you have questions about these website terms, please
send an e-mail to