DIGNET

Dignet is ‘n webtuiste vir alle digters wêreldwyd wat in Afrikaans dig. Dignet bied die geleentheid aan veral jong, opkomende digters, om hulle werke voor te lê vir opbouende kommentaar en/of dit te plaas op die Dignet-webtuiste sodat hulle gedigte deur ander digters en belangstellendes gelees kan word.

Dignet bied ook inligting wat gedurig uitgebrei en aangepas word aan digters rakende die woordkuns, letterkundige begrippe, digvorme, digsoorte, versboumiddele, style, ens.

Digters kan van tyd tot tyd aan kompetisies deelneem. Dignet behou die reg voor om van tyd tot tyd taal- en ander projekte aan te pak ten einde ook ander tale, soos byvoorbeeld Vlaams, Nederlands, ens., te akkommodeer.

Dignet Terme en Voorwaardes word hieronder in Engels uiteengesit ten einde dit wêreldwyd toeganklik te maak vir digters wat nie Afrikaans as Moedertaal besig nie. Daar gaan, gesien in die lig van die geskiedenis van die Afrikaanse taal, van die veronderstelling uit dat alle Afrikaanssprekendes meer as een taal (insluitende Engels) behoorlik magtig is.

Digters en/of ander belangstellendes, genoem webgebruiker (user), wat teks van enige aard op die webtuiste van Dignet plaas, bevestig deur die plasing daarvan, dat dit hulle eie werk/skepping(e) is. Indien van intertekstuele of intratekstuele teks gebruik gemaak word, sal die betrokke skrywer of belangstellende die oorspronklike skrywer daarvan behoorlik identifiseer en erken ten einde plagiaat te voorkom. Die betrokke webgebruiker bly ten alle tye verantwoordelik vir die inhoud van sy/haar teks en/of enige ander gepaardgaande materiaal van welke aard ookal.

DISCLAIMER

Accessing any pages on Dignet implies that the user agrees to the following terms and conditions of use of this website. Whilst every effort has been made by Dignet and its suppliers of information to ensure the proper performance of this website, the accuracy of the information or images and the reliability of the data on this website, its affiliated companies, suppliers, or any of their employees, do not guarantee the availability of services, content and information offered on this website or the accuracy of the information and/or images on this website. Dignet makes no representations or warranties, whether expressed or implied, and assumes no liability or responsibility for the proper performance of this website and/or the information and/or images contained on this website, and the services are thus used at your own risk. In particular Dignet make no warranty that the services will meet your requirements, are uninterrupted, complete, timely, secure or error free. Users are encouraged to report any possible malfunctions to Dignet. Neither Dignet nor any of its agents or representatives shall be liable for any damage, loss or liability of whatsoever nature arising from the use or inability to use this web site or the services or content provided from and through this web site. This web site is supplied on an “as is” basis and has not been compiled or supplied to meet the user’s individual requirements. It is the sole responsibility of the user to satisfy itself prior to entering into an agreement with Dignet that the service available from and through this web site will meet the user’s individual requirements and be compatible with the user’s hardware and/or software. Information, ideas and opinions expressed on this site should not be regarded as professional advice or the official opinion of Dignet. Dignet cannot be held liable for illegal or unconstitutional content. The user indemnifies Dignet from all liability in this regard.

INDEMNIFICATION

The user, or any other person, or entity whatsoever,  indemnify and hold Dignet harmless against all and any loss, liability, actions, suits, proceedings, costs, demands and damages of all and every kind, (including direct, indirect, special or consequential damages), and whether in an action based on contract, negligence or any other action, arising out of or in connection with the failure or delay in the performance of the services and/or information offered on this website, or the use of the services, information and/or images available on this website, whether due to Dignet’s negligence or not.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2012 Dignet, dignet.co.za, South Africa. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. To obtain permissions for the use of any content on these sites contact: The Owner, Dignet, at Dignet.co.za.

USAGE

You may only use the website for lawful purposes and you warrant that you shall not:
–    use the website to receive or transmit material which is in violation of any law or regulation, which is  obscene, threatening, racist, menacing, offensive, defamatory, in breach of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property rights, or otherwise objectionable or unlawful;
–    use the website for the transmission of “junk mail”, “spam” or “chain letters;
–    other than for your personal and non-commercial use, store on your computer, or print copies or extracts from this website, and you may not, other than for your personal and non-commercial use “mirror” or cache information provided via this website on your own server, or copy, adapt, modify or re-use the text or graphics from this website without prior written permission from Dignet.
Persons using Dignet corporate of other product websites for any reason whatsoever, subject themselves to and agree to the terms and conditions and privacy policy of Dignet when accessing the web site as set out below. Without derogating from the foregoing, Dignet hereby authorises the user to view, copy, download to a local drive, print and distribute the content of this web site, or any part thereof, provided that:
–    such content is used for information and/or non-commercial purposes only; and
–    any reproduction of the content of this website, or portion thereof, must include the following copyright notice: © 2012 Dignet. All rights reserved, or, such copyright notice as specifically mentioned by Dignet when copyright is vested in any other party. Users that wish to use content from this site for commercial purposes may only do so with prior written permission from Dignet.

PRIVACY POLICY

If Dignet collects private information from users for reasons other than poetry or poetry related information, such information shall not be disclosed to any third party unless agreed upon between the parties or through due legal process. Dignet is committed to respecting the privacy of your personal data. We strive at all times to comply with applicable legislation that governs the authentication, protection and disclosure of personal information.

SECURITY

It is expressly prohibited for any person, business, or entity to gain or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any information on this web site, or to deliver or attempt to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to this web site. Any person who delivers or attempts to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to this web site or attempts to gain unauthorised access to any page on this web site shall be held criminally liable, and in the event that Dignet should suffer any damage or loss, civil damages will be claimed. Dignet may store some information on your computer when you visit our website. This enables Dignet to recognise you during subsequent visits. The type of information gathered is non-personal (such as: the IP address of your computer, the date and time of your visit, which pages you browsed and whether the pages have been delivered successfully. Apart from merely establishing basic connectivity and communications, Dignet may also use this data in aggregate form to customise our web information – tailored to your individual interests and needs. Should you choose to do so, it is possible (depending on the browser you are using), to be prompted before accepting any cookies, or to prevent your browser from accepting any markers at all. This will however cause certain features of the web site not to be accessible. All reasonable steps will be taken to secure users information. Users undertake not to divulge their user name and passwords to any other person. Dignet aims to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your personal information. Please note that Dignet cannot be held responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites you may access using links from this website. We recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit and that you contact that specific organisation if you have any concerns or questions.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION

By using this website or communicating with Dignet by electronic means, the user consents and acknowledges that any and all agreements, notices, disclosures, or any other communications satisfy any legal requirement, including, but not limited, to the requirement that such communications should be “in writing”.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

All the content, trademarks and data on this web site, including text, graphics, icons, hyperlinks, private information, databases, software, designs and agreements, are the property of Dignet or any such entity in which specific copyright concerning any intellectual property reflected on this website may vest, and as such are protected from infringement by local and international legislation and treaties. As the user you acknowledge that Dignet owns the intellectual property rights in and to this website, and all services or information contained herein, and that the unauthorised use thereof is expressly prohibited. The words or marks, Dignet, and the logo, however represented, including stylised representation, all associated logos and symbols and combinations of any of the foregoing with another word or mark, used on this site, are trademarks of the respective owners.

LINKING AND FRAMING

No person, business, advertisement or website may link to any page on this site without the prior written permission of Dignet. Such permission could be obtained from the person referred to in  the clause “copyright” hereof. Dignet may provide links to other web sites only as a convenience to the user and the inclusion of any link does not necessarily imply Dignet’s endorsement of such sites. Hyperlinks provided on this site, if any, are provided as is and Dignet does not necessarily agree with or sponsor the content on such web pages. No person, business or web site may frame this site or any of the pages on this site in any way whatsoever. Linked web sites or pages are not subject to the control of the Dignet. Dignet shall not be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, in any way for the contents, use, or inability to use or access any linked web sites or any links contained in a linked web site.

SEARCHING TECHNOLOGY

No person, business or web site may use any technology to search and gain any information from this site without the prior written permission of Dignet. Such permission could be obtained from the person referred to in “copyright” hereof. The use of search technology, such as “web-crawlers” or “web-spiders”, to search and gain information from this web site is not permitted. Such technology can result in slowing down this website’s server or copyright infringement of any data and information available from this website.

CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS

Dignet expressly reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to alter and/or amend any criteria or information set out in this web site without prior notice. Dignet reserves the right to change and amend the information, prices and rates quoted as well as the terms and conditions on this web site without any notice.

GENERAL

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa, and you shall abide to an South African Arbitration Process. The arbitrator will be appointed by The Law Society of the Northern Provinces, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
These terms and conditions are severable, in that if any provision is determined to be illegal or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, then such provision shall be deemed to have been deleted without affecting the remaining provisions of the terms and conditions.
Our failure to exercise any particular rights or provision of these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision, unless acknowledged and agreed to by us in writing.
These terms and conditions, as varied by us from time to time, constitute the sole agreement between you and ourselves.
These terms and conditions shall be for the benefit of Dignet and may be waived by us in our discretion.
This site is hosted, controlled and operated from the Republic of South Africa and therefore the South African law shall govern any action in terms of the use or inability to use this site.

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