SIAH-I is strongly committed to safeguarding members privacy on SIAH-I Website and Forums. SIAH-I operates under the following set of strict privacy principles:
The only information we obtain about our members is information for verification of your SIAH-I profile and/or to alert you to any information that you have specifically requested you be notified about. That information is never revealed, resold, or made public for any reason.
Personally, identifiable information provided by members (name, e-mail, expertise and position) is never disclosed to anyone.
At SIAH-I we have only one type of member:
Our cookies enable us to manage your visit and remember and preferences made - eg: to remember whether a visitor consented to cookies and so disable the pop-up notice.
Members can contact SIAH-I champion or administrators using the Contact Form provided
Completing the Contact Form As this requires an email to reply to, Guests give consent to the message being sent to us using secure transmission. Guests consent to us responding to that message The thread is kept to ensure continuity of correspondence All emails are retained to protect our company in the event of litigation
Completing the Challenge Membership form. The form requires the potential member to provide 'Member Data': name, email, username, strong password, expertise, positions and country. Member Data is stored, securely in our Members Database. Member Data is needed to allow the Forums only member to login and access privileged content in the Members Area. Member Data allows the members to participate in private forums.
The contact name and email address is copied to our email service. The email service will send a confirmation message for permission to follow-up with the members. We do not sell, swap or trade email addresses. Emails are used to help members progress their interest into improving their knowledge in affordable housing.
Complete a registration form and complete member profile allow a member access SIAH_I website, forums and library. The registration form requires consent from the potential member to provide minimal personal information. This data is used to verify the member. SIAH-I never requires any sort of payment or any information related to bank details.
Right of Access - Members can verify their information at any time using the Manage Your Profile link.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation https://www.eugdpr.org/ (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy
Lawful Basis for Processing:
(a) Consent: Each member must give clear consent for SIAH-I to process their personal data to participate in SIAH-I forums and using library
(b) Legal obligation: The processing of data is necessary for SIAH-I to comply with the law
How We Use Your Data:
1 Personally identifiable data is requested to process membership only. This is encrypted and held, securely by SIAH-I technical contractor
2 Personally identifiable data sent to us via forms on our site is always secured using the latest encryption - currently TLS 1.2
3 Personally identifiable data are stored on our secure database and is used to allow us to identify, service and support our members
4 members can instantly and at any time access and manage their personally identifiable record by navigating to 'Manage Your Profile' link. Your account history is portable as it can be exported in a CSV format
5 members have the right to withdraw permission which they can do by clicking on the unsubscribe link in our communications or using the Contact Page
Each time a member logs into SIAH-I, we store a temporary "cookie" in the browser files of the member computer. This cookie is used during your online session to allow you free access to the member's area, without repeatedly requiring you to re-enter your username and password.
Whenever you log off or leave the site, the cookies file is automatically removed.
In order to provide members with greater information, some of our pages may provide links to various third-party Web sites or SIAH-I partners.
In no case, is member information or 'cookies' provided to the third-party sites. However, keep in mind that many sites do attempt to capture visitor information when you browse those sites.
We provide our members with a multi-tiered message board (also known as "forum" or "forums") that makes sharing information with other members easy.
To protect your privacy when posting or replying to messages in the message board, your personal information and email is not revealed.
However, remember that any information that you disclose in the message board areas can be read by all other members, so exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
In addition, when you sign up for membership and choose your username, that username will be displayed inside the members-only forum. You can use your real name as your member username but remember that it will be displayed inside the members-only area each time you make a post. If you prefer, you can use a pseudonym or nickname as your member username for more privacy.
SIAH-I Website, forums and library have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. SIAH-I employs strict security measures to safeguard personal information is stored in a secured database and always sent via an encrypted Internet channel.
SIAH-I gives members the opportunity to opt-in to receive emails or other communications. You can be assured that SIAH-I never reveal, sell, or make available your email address to anyone for any purpose.
SIAH-I also gives members options for removing their information from database.
How we gather information from users
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters, or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our site.
Like most Web sites, SIAH-I also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to members. The cookie may store your username and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting SIAH-I. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means.
In certain cases, you can choose not to provide information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do you may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the site's features according to your preferences.
What we do with the information we collect
Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers, affiliates and business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.
We may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on SIAH-I to communicate with you about your training workshops and other relevant activities to affordable housing we think you might find of interest.
In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop SIAH-I, we may merge or partner with other housing organisations. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to SIAH-I, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note we may provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements
SIAH-I expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices.
Also, through SIAH-I you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, contests or programs offered by other parties. SIAH-I is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed by other members and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of SIAH-I and this policy.
SIAH-I does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 18 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 18 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe SIAH-I has any information from or about anyone under 18, please contact SIAH-I administration.
Membership termination, rule violations and privacy
In the event of a serious violation of website rules, policies or terms of agreement, contest reserves the right to reveal a member's identity and personal information for legal purposes.
We can be reached by contacting:
Postal address: Department of Construction Economics and Management, University of Cape Town
Changes to this Policy
SIAH-I reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes, particularly if you are a previous member and re-joining. Your continued use of SIAH-I following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.
WEBSITE TERMS OF SERVICE
BY USING THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND ARE OTHERWISE LEGALLY QUALIFIED TO ENTER INTO AND FORM CONTRACTS UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. This Agreement is void where prohibited.
Subject to Your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, SIAH-I grants You a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable as stated in this Agreement, non-transferable license to use the Website and Services. The Website, or any portion of the Website, may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, modified, sold, resold, distributed, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of SIAH-I. Except as expressly set forth herein, this Agreement grants You no rights in or to the intellectual property of SIAH-I or any other party. The license granted in this section is conditioned on Your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In the event that You breach any provision of this Agreement, Your rights under this section will immediately terminate.
6. THE WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL DESIGN, ENGINERRING AND LEGAL SERVICES OR ADVICE
SIAH-I provides the Website for informational and sharing knowledge and experience purposes only. THE WEBSITE DOES NOT CONTAIN OR CONSTITUTE, AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS, LEGAL ADVICE OR OPINION. SIAH-I is not a consulting professional, and SIAH-I does not provide consulting services or render consulting advice. The Website and Forums are not a substitute for the advice of a Design, Engineering or Legal professional, and the information made available on or through the Website and Services should not be relied upon when making professional decisions. If you require professional advice or services, You should consult a housing consultant professional. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE DOES NOT CREATE A PROFESSIONAL-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND SIAH-I OR ANY MEMBER OR EXPERT OF SIAH-I.
7. RELIANCE ON THIRD-PARTY CONTENT
Opinions, advice, statements, or other information made available by means of the Website and Services by members and experts, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied on. Such authors are solely responsible for such content. SIAH-I DOES NOT: (I) GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE; OR (II) ADOPT, ENDORSE OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT MADE BY A THIRD-PARTY BY MEANS OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SIAH-I BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OR TRANSMITTED TO OR BY ANY THIRD-PARTY.
8. RISK ASSUMPTION
YOU KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL RISK WHEN USING THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES. YOU, ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF, YOUR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND YOUR HEIRS, HEREBY VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, HOLD HARMLESS, DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY SIAH-I AND ITS CHAMPION, EXPERTS, MEMBERS, AFFILIATES AND PARTNERS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS OR LOSSES FOR BODILY INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER DAMAGES OR HARM, WHETHER TO YOU OR TO THIRD PARTIES, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES.
9. USER INFORMATION; PASSWORD PROTECTION
You will also be asked to provide a username and password in connection with Your use of certain of the Services. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password. You may not use the account, username, or password of any other Website member at any time. You agree to notify SIAH-I immediately of any unauthorized use of Your account, username, or password. SIAH-I shall not be liable for any loss that You incur as a result of someone else using Your password, either with or without Your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by SIAH-I, its champion, members, experts, affiliates and partners due to someone else's use of Your account or password.
10. PUBLIC PROFILES; INFORMATION PROVIDED BY MEMBERS
As part of registration with the Website, members must create public profiles, which contain certain identifying information (such as username, expertise, etc.). In addition, members have the option to post photographs and other information (such as likes and dislikes) on their public profiles. SIAH-I relies on its members to provide current and accurate information, and SIAH-I does not, and cannot, investigate information contained in member public profiles. Accordingly, SIAH-I must assume that information contained in each member public profile is current and accurate. SIAH-I DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE CURRENCY OR ACCURACY OF PUBLIC PROFILE INFORMATION, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY MEMBERS BY MEANS OF PUBLIC PROFILES OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES.
11. YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT SIAH-I HAS NOT, AND DOES NOT, IN ANY WAY: (A) SCREEN ITS MEMBERS; (B) INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF ITS MEMBERS; OR (C) REVIEW OR VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF ITS MEMBERS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INFORMATION OR REPRESENTATIONS CONTAINED IN PUBLIC PROFILES. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO EXERCISE REASONABLE PRECAUTION IN ALL INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS. SIAH-I DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT, ENDORSE OR GUARANTEE THE CONDUCT OF ITS MEMBERS OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL SIAH-I BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ANY MEMBER'S CONDUCT IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH MEMBER'S USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF PRIVACY OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS BETWEEN MEMBERS.
12. MEMBER DISPUTES
SIAH-I reserves the right, but disclaims any perceived, implied or actual duty, to monitor disputes between Website members. You agree to hold SIAH-I harmless in connection with any dispute or claim You make against any other member.
13. CONSENT TO RECEIVE EMAIL FROM SIAH-I
By registering with the Website, you thereby consent to receive periodic email communications regarding the housing, survey, publications and other matters.
14. CONSENT TO RECEIVE EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS FROM MEMBERS
By registering with the Website, your thereby consent to receive electronic communications, including forum notification and instant messages from other Website members.
The membership of the SIAH-I is totally free
16. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
The Website is linked with the websites of third parties ("Third-Party Websites"), some of whom may have established relationships with SIAH-I and some of whom may not. SIAH-I does not have control over the content and performance of Third-Party Websites. SIAH-I HAS NOT REVIEWED, AND CANNOT REVIEW OR CONTROL, ALL OF THE MATERIAL, INCLUDING COMPUTER SOFTWARE OR OTHER GOODS OR SERVICES, MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES. ACCORDINGLY, SIAH-I DOES NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR ENDORSE ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE, OR THE ACCURACY, CURRENCY, CONTENT, LAWFULNESS OR QUALITY OF THE INFORMATION MATERIAL, GOODS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES. SIAH-I DISCLAIMS, AND YOU AGREE TO ASSUME, ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES OR OTHER HARM, WHETHER TO YOU OR TO THIRD PARTIES, RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES.
17. USER CONTENT
18. PUBLIC FORUMS
"Public Forum" is any area, site or feature offered as part of the Website (including without limitation public profiles, discussion forums, message boards, blogs, chat rooms, emails or instant messaging features) that enables You (a) to upload, submit, post, display, perform, distribute and/or view User Content, and/or (b) to communicate, share, or exchange User Content with SIAH-I experts or other members. You acknowledge that Public Forums, and features contained therein, are for public and not private communications. You further acknowledge that anything You upload, submit, post, transmit, communicate, share or exchange by means of any Public Forum may be viewed on the Internet by the general public, and therefore, You have no expectation of privacy with regard to any such submission or posting. You are, and shall remain, solely responsible for the User Content you upload, submit, post, transmit, communicate, share or exchange by means of any Public Forum and for the consequences of submitting or posting same. SIAH-I DISCLAIMS ANY PERCEIVED, IMPLIED OR ACTUAL DUTY TO MONITOR PUBLIC FORUMS AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED THEREON.
19. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEFAMATORY COMMENTS
You agree and understand that you may be held legally responsible for damages suffered by other SIAH-I members or third parties as the result of Your remarks, information, feedback or other content posted or made available on the Website that is deemed defamatory or otherwise legally actionable. SIAH-I is not legally responsible, nor can it be held liable for damages of any kind, arising out of or in connection to any defamatory or otherwise legally actionable remarks, information, feedback or other content posted or made available on the Website.
20. OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT
You represent and warrant that you shall not use the Website or Services to upload, post, transmit, display, perform or distribute any content, information or materials that: (a) are libellous, defamatory, abusive, or threatening, excessively violent, harassing, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or pornographic; (b) constitute child pornography; (c) solicit personal information from or exploit in a sexual or violent manner anyone under the age of 18; (d) incite, encourage or threaten physical harm against another; (e) promote or glorify racial intolerance, use hate and/or racist terms, or signify hate towards any person or group of people; (f) glamorize the use of hard core illegal substances and drugs; (g) advertise or otherwise solicit funds or constitute a solicitation for goods or services; (h) violate any provision of this Agreement or any other SIAH-I agreement or policy; or (i) is generally offensive or in bad taste, as determined by SIAH-I (collectively, "Objectionable Content"). SIAH-I DISCLAIMS ANY PERCEIVED, IMPLIED OR ACTUAL DUTY TO MONITOR THE CONTENTS OF THE WEBSITE AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREON. Without limiting any of its other remedies, SIAH-I reserves the right to terminate Your use of the Website and Services or Your uploading, posting, transmission, display, performance or distribution of Objectionable Content. SIAH-I, in its sole discretion, may delete any Objectionable Content from its servers. SIAH-I intends to cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of this Agreement or of any applicable laws.
21. PROHIBITED USES
SIAH-I imposes certain restrictions on Your use of the Website and the Services. You represent and warrant that you will not: (a) "stalk" or otherwise harass any person, or contact any person who has requested not to be contacted; (b) provide false, misleading or inaccurate information to SIAH-I or any other member; (c) impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent affiliation, connection or association with, any person or entity; (d) create more than one unique public profile; (e) harvest or otherwise collect information about SIAH-I members, including email addresses and phone numbers; (f) use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to harvest or otherwise collect information from the Website for any use, including without limitation use on third-party websites; (g) access content or data not intended for You, or log onto a server or account that You are not authorized to access; (h) attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Services, the Website, or any associated system or network, or breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (i) interfere or attempt to interfere with the use of the Website or Services by any other user, host or network, including, without limitation by means of submitting a virus, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing," or "crashing"; (j) use the Website or Services to send unsolicited e-mail, including without limitation promotions or advertisements for products or services; (k) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any uploading or posting to, or transmission, display, performance or distribution by means of, the Website or Services; or (l) attempt to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by the SIAH-I Parties in providing the Website or Services. Any violation of this section may subject You to civil and/or criminal liability.
22. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
(a) Compliance with Law You represent and warrant that, when using the Website and Services, You will obey the law and respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Website and Services is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property generally. You agree not to upload, post, transmit, display, perform or distribute any content, information or other materials in violation of any third party's copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VIOLATIONS OF ANY LAWS AND FOR ANY INFRINGEMENTS OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES. YOU BEAR THE SOLE BURDEN OF PROVING THAT CONTENT, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT VIOLATE ANY LAWS OR THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics, logos and domain names appearing on the Website may be the trademarks of third-parties. Neither Your use of the Website and Services nor this Agreement grant You any right, title or interest in or to, or any license to reproduce or otherwise use, the Fitness Renaissance Marks or any third-party trademarks, service marks, graphics, logos or domain names. You agree that any goodwill in the website generated as a result of Your use of the Website and Services will inure to the benefit SIAH-I, and You agree to assign, and hereby do assign, all such goodwill to SIAH-I. You shall not at any time, nor shall You assist others to, challenge SIAH-I 's right, title, or interest in or to, or the validity of, the SIAH-I.
(b) Copyrighted Materials; Copyright Notice All content and other materials available through the Website and Services, including without limitation the SIAH-I logo, design, text, graphics, and other files, and the selection, arrangement and organization thereof, are either owned by SIAH-I or are the property of SIAH-I and suppliers. Except as explicitly provided, neither Your use of the Website and Services nor this Agreement grant You any right, title or interest in or to any such materials. Copyright © 2020 to the present, SIAH-I. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
(c) DMCA Policy
As SIAH-I asks others to respect SIAH-I's intellectual property rights, SIAH-I respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you have evidence, know, or have a good faith belief that your rights or the rights of a third party have been violated and you want SIAH-I to delete, edit, or disable the material in question, you must provide SIAH-I with all of the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringed or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit SIAH-I to locate the material; (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit SIAH-I to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted; (e) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. For this notification to be effective, you must provide it to SIAH-I 's administrator:
Admin @ SIAH-I.com]
23. DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(a) NO WARRANTIES. SIAH-I, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND PARTNERS, HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES. THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SIAH-I, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND PARTNERS, EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. NEITHER SIAH-I NOR ITS PARTNERS WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. NEITHER SIAH-I NOR ITS PARTNERS HAS ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES. (b) YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE; BACKUP OF DATA YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU WILL NOT HOLD SIAH-I OR ITS PARTNERS, AS APPLICABLE, RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO ANY OF YOUR COMPUTERS OR DATA. THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. IMPORTANTLY, YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT A CATASTROPHIC SERVER FAILURE OR OTHER EVENT COULD RESULT IN THE LOSS OF ALL OF THE DATA RELATED TO YOUR ACCOUNT. YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BACKUP YOUR DATA TO YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER OR EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE AND TO ENSURE SUCH BACKUPS ARE SECURE. (c) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THE LIABILITY OF SIAH-I AND ITSPARTNERS IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL SIAH-I OR ITS PARTNERS BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, LOSS OF PRIVACY, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES OR OF ANY ADVICE OR NOTICE GIVEN TO FITNESS RENAISSANCE OR ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY OR FORM OF ACTION. YOU AGREE THAT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REPRESENTS A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK AND IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN SIAH-I AND YOU. THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. (You represent and warrant that Your use of the Website and Services will be in accordance with this Agreement and any other SIAH-I policies, and with any applicable laws or regulations.
25. INDEMNITY BY YOU
Without limiting any indemnification provision of this Agreement, You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SIAH-I and its champion, experts, affliations, partners, members, and Industry Professionals (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, causes of action and other proceedings (collectively, "Claims"), including but not limited to legal costs and fees, arising out of or relating to: (i) Your breach of this Agreement, including without limitation any representation or warranty contained in this Agreement; (ii) Your access to or use of the Website or Services; (iii) Your provision to SIAH-I or any of the Indemnified Parties of information or other data; or (iv) Your violation or alleged violation of any foreign or domestic, federal, state or local law or regulation. The Indemnified Parties will have the right, but not the obligation, to participate through counsel of their choice in any defense by You of any Claim as to which You are required to defend, indemnify or hold harmless the Indemnified Parties. You may not settle any Claim without the prior written consent of the concerned Indemnified Parties.
(a) Termination; Survival Either party may terminate this Agreement and its rights hereunder at any time, for any or no reason at all, by providing to the other party notice of its intention to do so. This Agreement shall automatically terminate in the event that You breach any of this Agreement's representations, warranties or covenants. Such termination shall be automatic, and shall not require any action by SIAH-I. Upon termination, all rights and obligations created by this Agreement will terminate, except that Sections 1-2, 4, 6-12 and 15-29 will survive any termination of this Agreement. For clarification, termination of this Agreement will not relieve You of Your obligation to pay any fees owed SIAH-I. (b) Effect of Termination Any termination of this Agreement automatically terminates all rights and licenses granted to You under this Agreement, including all rights to use the Website and Services. Upon termination, SIAH-I may, but has no obligation to, in SIAH-I 's sole discretion, rescind any services, including without limitation registered agent services, and/or delete from SIAH-I 's systems all Your Personal Information and any other files or information that You made available to SIAH-I or that otherwise relate to Your use of the Website or Services. Subsequent to termination, SIAH-I reserves the right to exercise whatever means it deems necessary to prevent Your unauthorized use of the Website and Services, including without limitation technological barriers such as IP blocking and direct contact with Your Internet Service Provider. (c) Legal Action If SIAH-I, in SIAH-I's discretion, takes legal action against You in connection with any actual or suspected breach of this Agreement, SIAH-I will be entitled to recover from You as part of such legal action, and You agree to pay, SIAH-I 's reasonable costs and attorneys' fees incurred as a result of such legal action. The SIAH-I Parties will have no legal obligation or other liability to You or to any third party arising out of or relating to any termination of this Agreement.
All notices required or permitted to be given under this Agreement must be in writing. SIAH-I shall give any notice by email sent to the most recent email address, if any, provided by the intended recipient to SIAH-I. You agree that any notice received from SIAH-I electronically satisfies any legal requirement that such notice be in writing. YOU BEAR THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF ENSURING THAT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON FILE WITH SIAH-I IS ACCURATE AND CURRENT, AND NOTICE TO YOU SHALL BE DEEMED EFFECTIVE UPON THE SENDING BY SIAH-I OF AN EMAIL TO THAT ADDRESS. You shall give any notice to SIAH-I by means of mail, postage prepaid, to [Department of Construction Economics and Management, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa].
SIAH-I and its champion, experts and administrations reserve the right to cancel any membership for any reason whatsoever. Memberships will be cancelled with no assurance of refund and no possibility of reinstatement, if any website, forum or member rules are violated.
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Brief Membership protocol
Messages should be limited to SIAH-I project matters and a specific theme of forums research, academic interest and industry issues in the Sustainable Innovative Affordable Housing, including Policy and Finance, Design, Construction, Social and Environment.
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Messages with predominantly political, lobbying, protest or charitable appeal content are not permitted on SIAH-I, and invitations to join social networking sites on the internet are discouraged. Members who fail to observe these guidelines may have their posting privileges restricted. Anyone posting pornographic material or links will be banned from SIAH-I.
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The materials in SIAH-I library could be found in two formats, downloadable materials such as PDF if the materials are opensource or link to the main database of materials if the materials are not opensource.
Requests for SIAH-I members to fill in survey questionnaires should only be made with the approval of your ethical committee/group of your organisation and should be restricted to topic areas within the SIAH-I discipline fields. Request messages should include a brief description of the research topic, preferably within the subject header so that SIAH-I members can immediately decide if they wish to respond. Ideally, the request message should contain a link to an online version of the questionnaire or an attached file that can be completed and returned by email without a respondent having to print or scan material. Questionnaires should be fully pretested before distribution.
For any survey completion request, think carefully about your intended target audience. SIAH-I members come from many disciplines associated with housing. Not all of them will be relevant for your research focus. Thus, if you want to target only architects, post in the relevant forum and make this explicit in the message.
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