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Terms of Service

Acceptance of Terms

By accessing and using the Village Gazette website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service, all applicable laws, and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. By using the site, you explicitly accept the full responsibility of understanding and agreeing to the terms listed. This acceptance is considered unconditional and includes any and all of your interactions and dealings with the site, its content, and services provided.

User Responsibilities

As a user of the Village Gazette, it is expected that you will use the website responsibly. Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense. You must not use the website in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged, or impaired in any way. This includes engaging in conduct that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, or invasive of another's privacy. You also agree not to transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature. By accessing the website, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the website owner and its affiliates from and against any and all liabilities, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable legal fees, resulting from any violation of these terms or any activity related to your account by you or any other person accessing the site using your Internet account.

Content Ownership and Copyright

The content provided on the Village Gazette, including articles, photographs, images, logos, and other graphic representations, are the intellectual property of the Village Gazette and/or its content suppliers. You may not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the materials on our site, except as generally and ordinarily permitted through the website according to standard fair use in journalism and reporting. It is strictly prohibited to use the content for commercial purposes without obtaining a license from us first. All rights not explicitly granted are reserved by the Village Gazette.

Modification of Terms

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Service at any time. If a revision is material, we will try to provide at least 30 days' notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion, with common indicators including alterations in data usage, privacy practices, and content ownership. Your continued use of the site following the notification of revised terms will mean you accept and agree to the changes.

Contact Information

For any questions or queries regarding these Terms of Service, please contact the Village Gazette owner, Elara Mkhize, at [email protected]. Postal address: 1 Musgrave Rd, Berea, Durban, 4001, South Africa.