Terms & Conditions
1. Website terms and conditions of use
1.1 This page sets out the terms and conditions (“Terms”) of The Law Box (Pty) Ltd with company registration number 2020/777384/07 (“Service Provider”) pertaining to the access and use of the information, products, services and functions provided on www.thelawbox.co.za (“Website”).
1.2 Should any person that accesses the Website (“you” or “user”) disagree with any of the Terms, you must refrain from accessing the Website and/or using our services.
1.3 By accessing the Website you confirm that you are above the age of 18 years. If you are under the age of 18, you must refrain from accessing the Website and/or using our services unless you obtain your parents’ or legal guardians’ advance authorization, permission and consent to be bound by these Terms before purchasing any products or utilizing any services.
1.4 You understand and agree that in accessing the website and utilizing the services, no attorney-client relationship is created with the service provider. Answers provided through the website are provided on an as-is basis and for informational purposes only and are not intended to act as a substitute for the formation of an attorney-client relationship. You understand and agree that your submission of payment for a paid question will be considered the payment of a consultation fee for general information and will not be deemed to create an attorney-client relationship.
1.5 You understand and agree that the Service Provider has not performed a conflict check and makes no warranty or guarantee that the Service Provider is free of client conflicts. The Service Provider will not be held responsible or liable for any client conflicts, whether real or perceived.
1.6 The Service Provider reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend and/or replace any of, or the whole of, the Terms. Such amendments shall supersede and replace any previous Terms and shall be made available on the Website. Each time a user accesses the Website and/or uses the services, the user shall be deemed to have consented, by such access and/or use, to the Terms, as amended and/or replaced by Service Provider from time to time. If you are not satisfied with the amended Terms, you should refrain from using the Website.
1.7 The Service Provider will, however, give you prior notice where we have collected personal information from you and the purpose for which we collected that information, is affected by the intended amendment.
1.8 If there is anything in these Terms that you do not understand then please contact us as soon as possible – see clause 11 below for contact details. Please note that calls may be monitored for training, security and quality assurance purposes.
2. Content of the website
2.1 The Service Provider reserves the right to make improvements, to change or to discontinue, without notice, any aspect or feature of the Website and any information or content on the Website.
2.2 The Service Provider reserves the right to change and amend the products, prices and rates quoted on this Website from time to time without notice.
2.3 The Service Provider may use the services of third parties to provide information on the Website. The Service Provider has no control over this information and makes no representations or warranties of any nature as to its accuracy, appropriateness or correctness. The user agrees that such information is provided “as is” and that the Service Provider and its online partners shall not be liable for any losses or damages that may arise from the user’s reliance on it, howsoever these may arise.
2.4 The Service Provider makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information, data and/or content on the Website, including without limitation:
2.4.1 the Service Provider does not warrant that the Website or information or downloads shall be error-free or that they shall meet any particular criteria of performance or quality. Service Provider expressly disclaims all implied warranties, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy;
2.4.2 whilst the Service Provider has taken reasonable measures to ensure the integrity of the Website and its contents, no warranty, whether express or implied, is given that any files, downloads or applications available via this Website are free of viruses, or any other data or code which has the ability to corrupt, damage or affect the operation of the user’s system; and
2.4.3 the Service Provider disclaims any responsibility for the verification of any claims. Information published on this Website may be done so in the format in which the Service Provider receives it and statements from external parties are accepted as fact.
3. Linked third party websites and third party content
3.1 The Service Provider may provide links to third party websites on the Website. These links are provided to the user for convenience purposes only and the Service Provider does not endorse, nor does the inclusion of any link imply the Service Provider’s endorsement of, such websites, their owners, licensees or administrators or such websites’ content or security practices and operations.
3.2 While the Service Provider uses its best endeavors to provide links only to reputable websites or online partners, the Service Provider cannot accept responsibility or liability for the information provided on other websites. Linked websites or pages are
not under, nor subject to, the control of Service Provider. The Service Provider is not
responsible for and gives no warranties or makes any representations in respect of the
privacy policies or practices of linked or any third party or advertised websites on the
3.3 You agree that the Service Provider shall not be held liable, directly or indirectly, in any
way for the content, the use or inability to use or access any linked website or any
link(s) contained in a linked website, nor for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as
a result of any dealings with, or as the result of the presence of such third party linked
websites on the Website. Any dealings that you may have with any linked websites,
including advertisers, found on the Website, are solely between you and the third
4. Usage restrictions
The user hereby agrees that it shall not itself, nor through a third party:
4.1 copy (other than for backup, archival or disaster recovery purposes), reproduce,
translate, adapt, vary, modify, lease, licence, sub-licence, encumber or in any other
way deal with any part of the Website for any reason and in any manner, unless it is
consistent with the intent and purpose of these Terms;
4.2 de-compile, disassemble or reverse engineer any portion of the Website;
4.3 write and/or develop any derivative of the Website or any other software program
based on the Website;
4.4 modify or enhance the Website. In the event of a user effecting any modifications or
enhancements to the Website in breach of this clause, such modifications and
enhancements shall be the property of Service Provider;
4.5 without Service Provider’s prior written consent, provide, disclose, divulge or make
available to or permit the use of or give access to the Website by persons other than
4.6 remove any identification, trademark, copyright or other notices from the Website;
4.7 post or transmit, by means of reviews, comments, suggestions, ideas, questions or
other information through the Website, any content which is unlawful, harmful,
threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, ob-scene, sexually-explicit,
profane or hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable content of any
4.8 notwithstanding anything contained to the contrary in these Terms, use the Website
for any purpose other than information purposes.
5.1 In order to ensure the security and reliable operation of the services to all Service Provider’s users, Service Provider hereby reserves the right to take whatever action it may deem necessary to preserve the security, integrity and reliability of its network and back-office applications.
5.2 You may not utilise the Website in any manner which may compromise the security of Service Provider’s networks or tamper with the Website in any manner whatsoever, which shall include without limitation, gaining or attempting to gain unauthorized access to the Website, or delivering or attempting to deliver any unauthorized, damaging or malicious code to the Website, all of which is expressly prohibited. Any person or entity which does so, or attempts to do so, shall be held criminally liable. Further, should Service Provider suffer any damage or loss, civil damages shall be claimed by Service Provider against the user.
5.3 Any user who commits any of the offenses detailed in Chapter 13 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 (“ECTA”) (specifically sections 85 to 88 (inclusive)) shall, notwithstanding criminal prosecution, be liable for all resulting liability, loss or damages suffered and/or incurred by Service Provider and its affiliates, agents and/or partners.
6. Intellectual property rights
6.1 For the purpose of this clause, the following words shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:
6.1.1 “Intellectual property rights” means all and any of the rights in and to intellectual property of any nature whatsoever owned and/or controlled directly or under licence by Service Provider, now or in the future, including without limitation, Service Provider’s rights, title and interest in and to all technology, source code/s, trade secrets, logos, systems, methods, trademarks, trade names, styles, insignia, designs, patents and copyright, and all similar proprietary rights which may subsist in any part of the world, whether registered or not.
6.2 All copyright and other intellectual property rights in all content, trademarks, software, data, material, including logos, databases, text, graphics, icons, hyperlinks, confidential information, designs, agreements, and multimedia works, published on or via the Website (“proprietary material”), are the property of, or are licensed to, Service Provider and as such are protected from infringement by local and international legislation and treaties.
6.3 By submitting reviews, comments and/or any other content (other than your personal information) to Service Provider for posting on the Website, you automatically grant Service Provider and its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and licence to use, reproduce, publish, translate, sub-license, copy and distribute such content in whole or in part worldwide, and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or hereinafter developed, for the full term of
any copyright that may exist in such content. Subject to this licence, you retain any and all rights that may exist in such content.
6.4 All rights not expressly granted are reserved and no right, title or interest in any proprietary material or information contained in this Website is granted to you.
6.5 Except with Service Provider’s express written permission, no proprietary material from this Website may be copied or re-transmitted.
6.6 Irrespective of the existence of copyright, the user acknowledges that Service Provider is the proprietor of all material on the Website (except where a third party is indicated as the proprietor), whether it constitutes confidential information or not, and that the user has no right, title or interest in any such material.
6.7 Service Provider authorises you only to view, copy, temporarily download to a local drive and to print the content of this Website, or any part thereof, provided that such content is used for personal purposes and for information purposes only, and such content is used for non-commercial purposes.
7. Risk, limitation of liability and indemnity
7.1 The user’s use of this website and the information contained on the website is entirely at the user’s own risk and the user assumes full responsibility resulting from the use thereof.
7.2 The transmission of information via the internet, including without limitation e-mail, is susceptible to monitoring and interception. The user bears all risk of transmitting information in this manner. Under no circumstances shall the Service Provider be liable for any loss, harm, or damage suffered by the user as a result thereof. The Service Provider reserves the right to request independent verification of any information transmitted via e-mail and the user consents to such verification should the Service Provider deem it necessary.
7.3 To the extent permissible by law:
7.3.1 Neither the Service Provider, its affiliates, shareholders, agents, consultants or employees shall be liable for any damages whatsoever, including without limitation any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, howsoever arising (whether in an action arising out of contract, statute, delict or otherwise) related to the use of, or the inability to access or use the content of the website or any functionality thereof, or the information contained on the website, or of any linked website, even if the Service Provider knows or should reasonably have known or is expressly advised thereof.
7.3.2 The liability of the Service Provider for damages suffered by the user, whether direct or indirect, as a result of the malfunctioning of the website shall be limited to the Service Provider rectifying the malfunction, within a reasonable time, provided that the Service Provider is notified immediately
of the damage of the website. This liability shall fall away and be expressly excluded if the user attempts to correct or allows third parties to correct or attempt to correct the website without the prior written approval of the Service Provider. However in no event shall the Service Provider be liable to the user for loss of profits or for special, incidental, consequential or punitive losses or damages arising out of or in connection with the Website or its use or the delivery, installation, servicing, performance or use of it in combination with other computer software.
7.3.3 You hereby unconditionally and irrevocably indemnify service provider and agree to hold the Service Provider free from all loss, damages, claims and/or costs, of whatsoever nature suffered or incurred by the Service Provider or instituted against the Service Provider as a direct or indirect result of:
188.8.131.52 your use of the Website;
184.108.40.206 software, programs and support services supplied by, obtained by or modified by you or any third party without the consent or knowledge of Service Provider;
220.127.116.11 your failure to comply with any of the Terms or any other requirements which the Service Provider may impose from time to time;
18.104.22.168 the actions or requirements of any telecommunications authority or a supplier of telecommunications services or software; or
22.214.171.124 any unavailability of, or interruption in, the service which is beyond the control of the Service Provider.
7.4 The Service Provider makes no warranty or representation as to the availability, accuracy or completeness of the content of the website. You expressly waive and renounce all your rights of whatever nature that you may have against the Service Provider for any loss suffered by you, as a result of information supplied by the Service Provider being incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate.
8. Service provider privacy
8.2 Personal information when used in this Policy means information that can identify you as an individual or is capable of identifying you. By personal information we don’t mean general, statistical, aggregated or anonymized information.
8.3 Your use of our services signifies your consent to us collecting and using your personal information as specified below.
8.4 How we collect information about you
In utilizing our services, you may provide personal information to us when communicating with us or in providing our services we may ask for your name, address and e-mail address and any other relevant information about you.
8.5 How we use your information
We may use your information to confirm your satisfaction with our services, or to contact you to invite you to form part of our consumer panel or various research groups.
8.6 How long do we keep your information for?
The time periods for which we keep your information may vary according to the use or purpose attached to the information. Unless there is a specific legal requirement requiring us to keep your information, however, we will not keep it for longer than necessary for the purpose for which the information was collected or for which it is to be processed.
8.7 Disclosing your information to third parties
We may provide aggregate statistics about our sales, customers, traffic patterns and other website information to third parties, but these statistics will not include any information that could identify you.
8.8 How can you manage your privacy preferences?
If you’d like us to stop processing your information for marketing purposes, please write to us at the address set out in clause 11 below.
9.1 By subscribing as a user, you agree that you shall hold in the strictest confidence and not disclose to any third party information acquired in connection with any aspect of the products and/or services offered by the Service Provider. You shall notify the Service Provider should you discover any loss or unauthorized disclosure of the information.
9.2 Any information or material sent to the Service Provider, save for information identifying any individuals, will be deemed not to be confidential, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the user and Service Provider.
10. Breach or cancellation by Service Provider
10.1 The Service Provider is entitled without notice, in addition to any other remedy available to it at law or under these Terms, including obtaining an interdict, to cancel these Terms, limit or deny such user use of the Website and services, or to claim specific performance of any obligation whether or not the due date for performance has arrived, in either event without prejudice to Service Provider’s right to claim damages, should any user:
10.1.1 breach any of these Terms;
10.1.2 in the sole discretion of Service Provider, use the Website in an unauthorized manner; or
10.1.3 infringe any statute, regulation, ordinance or law.
10.2 Breach of these Terms entitles the Service Provider to take legal action without prior notice to the user and the user agrees to reimburse the costs associated with such legal action to Service Provider on an attorney and own client scale.
11. Compliance with section 43(1) of ECT Act
In compliance with section 43(1) of the ECT Act, the following is noted:
11.1 Full name: The Law Box (Pty) Ltd
11.2 Registration number: 2020/777384/07
11.3 Registered address: 26 Skool Street, Malmesbury, Western Cape, 7299
11.4 Telephone number: 063 130 8724
11.5 Website address: www.thelawbox.co.za
11.6 E-mail address: email@example.com
11.7 Registered at: Companies and Intellectual Property Commission
11.8 Description of services: Legal directory service /information services provider
11.9 Complaints and disputes procedure: As per e-mail at clause 11.6.
12. Compliance with laws
You shall comply with all applicable laws, statues, ordinances and regulations pertaining to your use of and access to this Website.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (in the case of the Service Provider) and to the e-mail address you have provided to Service Provider (in your case), or such other address that has been specified. Notice shall be deemed given 48 (forty eight) hours after an email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, the Service Provider may give you notice by registered mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address which you have provided to Service Provider. In such case, notice shall be deemed given 7 (seven) days after the date of mailing. You acknowledge that all agreements, notices or other communication required to be given in terms of the law or these Terms may be given via electronic means and that such communications shall be “in writing”. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, a written notice or communication actually received by a party shall be an adequate written notice or communication to it, notwithstanding that it was not sent to or delivered at its chosen address(es) for that purpose.
14.1 These Terms shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the Republic of South Africa as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed within South Africa.
14.2 This Website is controlled, operated and administered by Service Provider from its offices within the Republic of South Africa. The Service Provider makes no representation that the content of the Website is appropriate or available for use outside of South Africa. Access to the Website from territories or countries where the content of the Website is illegal is prohibited. If the user accesses this Website from locations outside of South Africa, that user is responsible for compliance with all local laws.
14.3 The Service Provider does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our services, as operation of our Website may be interfered with as a result of a number of factors which are outside of our control.
14.4 In the event that any provision of these Terms & Conditions is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms & Conditions, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.
14.5 The Service Provider’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not constitute a waiver of our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.
14.6 You shall not be entitled to cede your rights or assign your rights or delegate your obligations in terms of these Terms to any third party without the prior written consent of the Service Provider.
14.7 No party shall be bound by any express or implied term, representation, warranty, promise or the like not recorded herein, whether it induced the contract and/or whether it was negligent or not.
14.8 The head notes to the paragraphs to these Terms are inserted for reference purposes only and shall not affect the interpretation of any of the provisions to which they relate.
14.9 Words importing the singular shall include the plural and vice versa, and words importing the masculine gender shall include females and words importing persons shall include partnerships and corporate and unincorporated entities.
14.10 These Terms set forth the entire understanding and agreement between Service Provider and you with respect to the subject matter hereof.
Financial Terms & Conditions
1. Detailed description of goods and/or services
The Law Box Pty Ltd is a business in the consulting industry that does online legal consultancy.
2. Delivery policy
Subject to availability and receipt of payment, requests will be processed within 1 day and delivery confirmed immediately via email.
3. Export restriction
The offering on this website is available to South African clients only.
4. Return and Refunds policy
Refunds will be made if proof can be provided that payment was made erroneously. No refunds will be made on services rendered
The Law Box Pty Ltd shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of users. For the purpose of this clause, “personal information” shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from:
6. Payment options accepted
Payment may be made via Visa, MasterCard, Direct Bank Payment & Paypal
7. Card acquiring and security
Card transactions will be acquired for The Law Box (Pty) Ltd via PayGate (Pty) Ltd who are the approved payment gateway for all South African Acquiring Banks. PayGate uses the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) and no Card details are stored on the website. Users may go to www.paygate.co.za to view their security certificate and security policy.
8. Customer details separate from card details
Customer details will be stored by The Law Box (Pty) Ltd separately from card details which are entered by the client on PayGate’s secure site. For more detail on PayGate refer to www.paygate.co.za.
9. Merchant Outlet country and transaction currency
The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. Transaction currency is South African Rand (ZAR).
The Law Box (Pty) Ltd takes responsibility for all aspects relating to the transaction including sale of goods and services sold on this website, customer service and support, dispute resolution and delivery of goods.
11. Country of domicile
This website is governed by the laws of South Africa and The Law Box (Pty) Ltd chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature.
The Law Box (Pty) Ltd may, in its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof at any time without notice.
13. Company information
This website is run by The Law Box (Pty) Ltd based in South Africa trading as
The Law Box (Pty) Ltd and with registration number 2020/777384/07 and Sharné Calista Gous.
14. The Law Box (Pty) Ltd contact details
Company Physical Address: 8 Faure Street
Tel: 063 130 8724