Terms and Conditions & Privacy Policy


1. Purpose This document sets out the terms and conditions of use for the SAIA Auction Search Application of the South African Institute of Auctioneers(SAIA). It sets out your rights and obligations and those of SAIA in relation to your access to the Application; your use of the Application; any communications sent to you via the Application, or from or on behalf of SAIA; all information, products, software, services, features and materials contained on or offered in conjunction with the Application. By accessing the Application you accept without limitation the terms and conditions in this Agreement.

2. Variation We may, at our discretion, vary or amend from time to time this Agreement. All such amendments or variations will be effective immediately upon posting of such amended or varied document on the Application or once such amendment or variation is otherwise notified to you. The amendment or variation shall apply to your use of the Application and to any services offered to you upon such posting or notification. Except as provided for in the preceding paragraph this Agreement may otherwise not be amended or varied except in writing signed by both parties.

3. The Application

3.1 Users Anyone who accesses the Application is a user (a "user"). Users are free to contact us using the info@auctioneering.co.za. As a user, you will be able to access material on all areas of the Application.

3.2 Contacting Us Communication to us confirms your agreement to the provisions of this Agreement. users should also read and understand our Privacy Policy that forms part of this Agreement and governs the way we will use any information that is submitted to us.

3.3 User Information By submitting an email or communicating with us you warrant that all the information submitted to us ("user Information") is true and accurate in all respects and you have the authority and capacity to complete the email from the Application or communicate with us. You agree to notify us immediately in writing of any changes in user Information. You are solely responsible for the user Information. If you provide us with an email address that will result in any emails we may send you being sent to you via a computer network operated by or on behalf of your employer (or similar) then you are warranting that you are entitled to receive emails at that address. You also agree that we may refrain from sending you any emails to such address without notifying you, even if you have asked to receive them, if we receive a request from your employer to stop sending emails to that address.

3.4 System Integrity You undertake to us that you will not use and that you will not permit the use of use any device, software or programming routine that interferes or attempts to interfere with the working and functionality of the Application. You undertake not to take or permit the taking of any action that (in our sole discretion) imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. The Application contains robot exclusion headers and you agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automotive device or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained on the Application without our prior written consent.

4. Use of the Application and associated email newsletters and alerts

4.1 Content The Application and associated email newsletters and email alerts may include facts, views, opinions, adverts and recommendations of individuals and organisations. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of, or otherwise endorse, these views, opinions, adverts or recommendations. The content on the Application and associate newsletters and alerts, including any research does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation or arrangement by us and is not intended to be relied upon by users. We, in our sole discretion, may add, delete or change some or the entire Application at any time. The content contained in the Application is presented for informative purposes only. The content should not be considered complete nor should it be relied upon.

4.2 Proprietary information You acknowledge and agree that the materials used and displayed on the Application including but not limited to text, music, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, page layout and design, illustration and artwork, names, logos, trademarks, service marks and all other materials are the property of SAIA and/or its licensors, and are protected by copyright trademark and other laws. You agree not to modify, copy, reproduce, re-publish, upload, post, transmit, rent, loan, sell, lease, license, sub-license or distribute any material on the Application or create in any way content and/or derivative works based on the content of the Application or the Application itself or services provided by, or on behalf of SAIA in whole or in part without our prior written consent.

4.3 Postings The Application may contain communities and/or other message or communication facilities. You are solely responsible for any and all information you send, distribute, disseminate, publish, post or upload ("Postings’) using the Application or send to us for use or publication on the Application and any consequences that may result from your Postings. You agree that you will be solely liable for any errors or omissions contained in that Posting. By way of example and not limitation your Postings shall not:

(1) infringe any rights of third parties (including, but not limited to any intellectual property rights publicity rights or privacy rights which such third parties may have in their domestic jurisdictions);

(2) violate any law, statute or other governmental or supra-governmental connection or regulation (including, without limitation, those regulations relating to export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, misleading advertisements, and to discrimination);

(3) be defamatory, libellous, threatening or harassing;

(4) be obscene, indecent, or contain pornography;

(5) contain any virus or other computer programming routines, which are intended to damage, interfere with insert or extract data or personal information used on or by the Application.

(6) falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded to the Application You agree and acknowledge that we are not, and do not hold ourselves out as, a publisher with respect to Postings. Accordingly we make no representation or warranty that we will read or screen Postings for content or compliance with this Agreement or otherwise exercise any form of editorial control over the same. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse or remove a Posting or to remove any information or materials in whole or in part at our sole discretion.

4.4 Permission to use Postings You agree to hereby grant us a perpetual royalty free, fully paid-up licence directly (or indirectly through our agents or distributors) to use, distribute, sub-license, display, perform, modify, lease and market, reproduce, copy, and re-publish the Postings (and any information contained therein) and prepare derivative works thereof in any form or format and via such media as we in our sole discretion may deem fit.

4.5 Disclosure of Personal or Confidential Information You undertake not to include in any Posting, or otherwise disclose on or in connection with your use of the Application any confidential information or Personal Information (as defined in our Privacy Policy) relating to third parties without their express written consent. You acknowledge that in the course of utilising the Application and concluding transactions on it you may receive certain confidential information that has been provided by other users. You agree and undertake to keep such information confidential and not to disclose any part of such information to any third party, unless required to do so by law. Such information shall not be used for any purpose without the prior written consent of the user to whom such information is confidential. If you provide Personal Information in your Postings you should be aware that this Personal Information would be public and available to any user unless you expressly tell us in writing not to publish your Personal Information. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself. Please read our Privacy Policy before you submit any Personal Information.

5. Services Services offered on the Application are available only to persons companies or other corporate bodies who are capable of forming valid legally binding contracts under their domestic governing law. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more users you agree to indemnify SAIA Auction Portal (and our agents, officers and employees) from any costs, charges, claims, demands, damages or expenses (howsoever arising) incurred by us arising out of or in any way connected with such dispute. Should you have a dispute with another user you agree to resolve the dispute directly with that user. You acknowledge that we will not become involved in such disputes and will not act as a mediator between users. If for any reason we do become involved in a dispute you agree to bear all our costs and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable legal fees and disbursements) incurred in connection with the dispute.

6. Updates by push notifications In the future, we may give you the option to subscribe to our push notification service ("Updates by push notifications) which will update you on events organised by SAIA or individuals and organisations on other events,adverts, news or articles which we consider to be of interest to you. Your use of the content received through the email information service will be subject to these Terms outlined in 4. Use of the Application and associated email newsletters and alerts.

7. Links to third party Applications Third parties or we may provide links to other web Applications or resources. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and are not an endorsement by us of the contents of such third party web Applications. We have no control over such Applications and resources and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external Applications or resources and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, product, services or other materials on or available from such Applications or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance of any such content, goods or services on or available through any such Application or resource. If you decide to access linked third party web Applications you do so at your own risk. Any concerns regarding any external links should be directed to its respective Application administrator or web master.

8. Privacy You are asked to read our Privacy Policy, which forms a part of this Agreement and sets out the way in which we handle your personal data.

9. General

9.1 Termination of this Agreement We reserve the right to terminate this Agreement forthwith if you are or appear to be in breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement, including the provision of false registration details or other misuse of the services offered through this Application. Either party may terminate this Agreement with or without cause by providing 30 days advance written notice to the other

9.2 Indemnity You agree to pay, indemnify, and hold SAIA (and its directors, officers, employees and agents) harmless from any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgements, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements of any kind or nature whatsoever with respect to: (1) Any third party claim, action or allegation of infringement, misappropriation, or violation of copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of any third party based on any content (including but not limited to your Postings) submitted by you; (2) any breach of this Agreement by you; [(3) any third party claim action or allegation brought against SAIA arising out of in relation to a dispute between users or in relation to your use or misuse of the Application; and/or] (4) any action taken by SAIA under your instructions in relation to the use of the Application.

9.3 Disclaimer of Warranties Your use of the Application and any services offered on or in connection with your use of the Application is at your sole risk. Services provided with the Application are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. We to the fullest extent permitted by law disclaim all warranties, including but not limited to warranties of title, fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability and non-infringement of proprietary or third party rights. We make no warranties about the accuracy reliability, completeness or accuracy of the material, services, software, text, graphics, and links. We make no warranty that: (1) the service will meet your requirements; (2) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error free; or (3) the quality of any services information or other material obtained by you through your use of the Application will meet your expectations. If your use of the Application will require your replacing equipment or data you will be responsible for the costs of such replacement. Your use of the Application and services offered in connection with the Application is at your own risk. If you are dissatisfied with any part of the Application offered through the Application or with this Agreement or any other rules or policies your sole remedy is to discontinue use of the Application.

9.4 Limitation of Liability You expressly understand and agree that we shall not be liable for any direct (other than for death or personal injury arising directly from use of the Application), indirect incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages including but not limited to, loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages) resulting from: (1) the use or the inability to use the Application or any service provided in connection with the Application; (2) the cost of procurement of substitute and services resulting from any, data, information, services purchased or obtained and messages received and transactions entered into through or from the Application; (3) unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data;


We are dedicated to respecting the privacy rights of all visitors to our Application. By using this Application, you signify your assent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Disclaimer. If you do not agree with any term in this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use, kindly uninstall this Application.

Any personal information collected on the site comprising your device id is protected and is not given out to any other organizations or individuals. Please note we will never sell or rent your personal information to third parties except as described in this Privacy Policy. If you object to your information being transferred or used in this way, please uninstall this Application.

Special Cases. It is our policy not to use or share the personal information about you in ways unrelated to the ones described herein without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. However, we may disclose personal information about you or information regarding your use of the website, for any reason, if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so; including: to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Use Policy or other use policies; to operate the site properly; or to protect SAIA Portal or our agents.

Cookies – What They Are And How We Use Them A “cookie” is a small data file that can be placed on your hard drive when you visit certain Applications to give you a unique identifier. Cookies help make it easier for you to navigate our application. A cookie generated by our site contains a unique session identifier used only for session control, meaning used by our application to control the electronic requests of your Browser to our site with the exception of containing your device ID in those instances where you have decided to install the application or register for notifications.

Commitment to Children’s Privacy Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to us. It is our policy to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. We recommend that children ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to us, or to anyone else online.

Change to Privacy Policy We reserve the right to modify or amend this privacy policy at any time by posting the revised policy on our site. The changes will only affect the information we collect after the effective date of the change to our privacy policy unless we clearly express that the change is now effective.

Questions or Comments If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please email us at admin@auctioneering.co.za. For all other enquiries please make contact with us directly.

South African Institute of Auctioneers - P.O. Box 90758, Gardfontein, 0042, South Africa - Telephone: 021 813 6342 Email: admin@auctioneering.co.za