While we provide our services to you for certain legitimate purposes,
there are certain purposes for which you should not use our services under any
circumstances. This policy describes what you cannot do with our services. We
trust you as our customer and person of integrity to abide by this policy, but
if you breach the policy or help others to do so – we may suspend or terminate
your use of the services.
In this policy, the following words have the following meanings:
content means any submissions made to the website, whether public or private, including messages or comments on the content of other users;
policy means this acceptable use policy;
services means the web services offered by us on or through the website;
website means the website located at www.theauctioneer.co.za and
system means any network, computer or communications system, software application, or network or computing device.
You are responsible for your conduct, profile, and content on the
website. You understand that your actions could have consequences, and may
result in criminal or civil liability. We do not endorse, take any
responsibility, or accept liability for your actions.
You retain the intellectual property rights to your copyrighted content.
By submitting content to the website, you grant us a licence to use,
distribute, reproduce or adapt the content for any purpose. This licence is
worldwide, irrevocable, and free from royalty.
You may not use, or help others to use, the website for any illegal or
harmful purposes, including:
illegal content – including sharing or advertising child pornography or content that infringes the intellectual property rights of others (such as their copyright or trademarks), inciting or encouraging harm against others, or conducting or advertising illegal transactions (such as selling drugs or promoting unlicensed gambling);
fraudulent content – including offering, sharing or promoting false information relating to goods, services, or schemes, or otherwise misleading others in a way that is harmful or illegal;
abusive content – including content that is defamatory or vulgar, infringes another’s right to privacy (such as their personal information), or is otherwise unreasonably or objectionable; or
destructive content – including content or software designed for the purpose of malicious damage to computers, systems, or data, or to control or otherwise access any of these things.
You may not use, or help others to use, the website or its services to
interfere with the connections or security of networks, systems, or other users
unauthorized access – including accessing or attempting to access a network, system or user’s profile without permission;
surveillance – including the surveillance of any data on a network, system or user’s profile without permission;
intentional harm – including intentionally damaging the structure or efficient working of a network, system or user’s profile through physical or electronic means (such as Denial of Service attacks);
spam – including sending or promoting unsolicited mass electronic communications without permission;
data manipulation – including the malicious and fraudulent altering of any data on or sent by a network, system, or user’s profile without permission; or
system manipulation – including the malicious and fraudulent alteration of a network, system, or user’s profile without permission.
You may not develop, support or use software, devices, scripts, robots, or any other means or processes (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, or any other technology) to scrape the content of this website or otherwise copy adverts and other data from this site without prior written consent from The Auctioneer.
Investigation and enforcement
We will investigate any breach of this policy. During and after an
investigation, we can alter or remove any content that breaches this policy, or
share this content or related information with any relevant third party,
including other users or law enforcement agencies. This section applies to any
agreements that you have with us.
Your duty to report breaches
You agree to notify us of any breach of this policy, via email or any other
reporting process that we have set up.
We may change the terms of this policy at any time. We will notify you
of any changes by placing a notice in a prominent place on the website or by
email. If you do not agree with the change you must stop using the services. If
you continue to use the services following notification of a change to the
terms, the changed terms will apply to you and you will be deemed to have
accepted such terms.
Manage Cookie Consent
To provide the best experiences, we use technologies like cookies to store and/or access device information. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behavior or unique IDs on this site. Not consenting or withdrawing consent, may adversely affect certain features and functions.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.