Terms & Conditions

THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONSTITUTE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (NDOH) AND ANY PERSON ACCESSING THE B-WISE WEBSITE (USER) AND ARE VALID AND ENFORCEABLE AGAINST ANY USER OF THE B-WISE WEBSITE, AND ANY PAGES OR PART THEREOF. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS IN THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE DISCONTINUE YOUR USAGE OF THE WEBSITE AS YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE WEBSITE BINDS YOU TO THESE TERMS.

Unless otherwise provided, the B-Wise Website, located at https://BWisehealth.com/, is operated and owned by NDOH.

NDOH may at any time, in its sole discretion, make changes to this Agreement or to the content and/or services available on the Website without prior notice by updating this posting on this Website and specifying the effective date of the new version of the Agreement. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of a new version of the Agreement constitutes your acceptance of any such changes. Please check to see if a new version of the Agreement has been posted whenever you visit the Website.

If you have any questions or concerns with respect to this Agreement or the Website you may contact our B-Wise moderators by email at bwisemoderators@gmail.com.

This Website is not intended for children under the age of ten years. If you are under the age of ten years you must refrain from accessing or using the Website. If you are between the ages of ten years and eighteen years you are required to obtain permission to use the Website from a parent or guardian and bind yourself to these Terms of Use. The Website audience is constituted by Users and Members as defined below with varying levels of obligations and undertakings.

“User” means any person who enters or uses the B-Wise Website, even if such person only visits the home page of the B-Wise Website.

“Member” means any User who signs up to the Website as a registered member of the Website community.

NDOH shall take all reasonable steps to protect personal information collected by virtue of your use of the Website. By submitting your personal information, you specifically acknowledge and consent to the use of your personal information for authorised purposes in connection with your Website usage and your arising relationship with the NDOH and the Website community.

The contents of the B-Wise Website, such as text, graphics, images, medical information, and other material (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition, including sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, pregnancy, or mental health conditions like Depression. Do not disregard or reject professional medical advice you have obtained or delay in seeking such advice based on any of the Content accessed through the B-Wise Website. Information, ideas and opinions expressed on this site should not be regarded as professional advice or our official opinion; you are strongly advised to seek professional advice before taking any course of action related to them.

B-Wise does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the site. Reliance on any information provided by B-Wise, B-Wise employees and others appearing on the site at the invitation of B-Wise, or other visitors to the site is solely at your own risk. Please note that the Website may contain health – or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit.

To the fullest extent permissible by law, we expressly disclaim all (express and implied) liability. While we take all reasonable precautions to prevent this, we do not warrant that the website or any software available for download via the website is free of viruses or destructive code.

We, the NDOH and our officers, directors, affiliates, shareholders, agents, suppliers, consultants or employees (in whose favour this constitutes a stipulation for the benefit of another) shall not be liable for and you hereby indemnify us and officers, directors, affiliates, shareholders, agents, suppliers, consultants or employees (in whose favour this constitutes a stipulation for the benefit of another) against any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or loss of any kind whatsoever or howsoever caused (whether arising under contract or otherwise and whether the loss was actually foreseen or reasonably foreseeable) arising out of your use of the B-Wise site.

You are responsible for all Content that you submit, post, or otherwise make available to or through the Website, including user-generated content. User-generated content includes but is not limited to blogs, tweets, podcasts, wikis, chats, and photographic, video and audio files created by users of online services or systems. By doing so, you represent and warrant to NDOH that such content is not confidential, is not defamatory and unlawful and that you have all necessary permission to submit, post and otherwise make available such Content. NDOH makes no claims to ownership of Content that you submit, post or otherwise make available to or through the Website and you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content and the right to use your Content as you determine. However, you do grant to NDOH and its affiliates a worldwide, nonexclusive, perpetual, fully sub-licensable, royalty-free right and license as set below:

  • with respect to Content other than photos, graphics, audio, video, or journals that you submit, post or otherwise make available to public areas of the Website (e.g. not intended as a private communication), or via any writing competitions that you participate in, the license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute , publicly perform, and publicly display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide via the Website or otherwise, and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology including other websites or websites or publishing platforms now known or later developed; and
  • with respect to photos, graphics, audio, video or journals that you submit, post or otherwise make available to public areas of the Website, the license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display such Content for the purpose for which such Content was submitted, posted or made available.

With respect to (a) and (b), you grant NDOH the right to use your Content should you terminate your Membership of the Website.

If you do not want to grant NDOH permission to use the Content you contribute in accordance with this Agreement, please do not submit your Content on the Website.

This Website is owned by the NDOH. All right to, title to, and interest in the Website Content (not User Content) available via the Website, the Website look and feel, the designs, trademarks, service marks, and trade names displayed on the Website, and the Web Site URLs, are the property of the NDOH or its third party contributors or licensors, and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws.

The NDOH where applicable and authorised, grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to view, copy, print, Website Content only for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you do not remove or obscure any copyright notice, trademark notice, or other proprietary rights notices displayed on or in conjunction with the Content. You may not use any Content available via the Website in any other manner or for any other purpose without the prior written permission of the NDOH or applicable third parties. All rights not expressly granted in this Agreement are expressly reserved to the NDOH and relevant third parties.

All trademarks, service marks, logos and designs used on this Website, whether registered or unregistered, are owned by the NDOH, or other third parties. You may not use or display any trademarks, service marks, logos or designs without our prior written consent from the relevant owner.

If you would like to make a complaint regarding any intellectual property infringements on this Website, please contact, in writing: BWisemoderators@gmail.com

Contact With Advertisers or Other Third Parties and Other Sites

Your dealings with advertisers or other third parties found on or accessible through the Website are solely between you and the third party. These links are provided solely as a convenience to Users and should not be construed as an endorsement by the NDOH of content, items, or services on those third-party Web sites. You access and use such sites, including the content, items, or services on those sites, solely at your own risk.

The NDOH makes no representations or warranties with respect to any content or privacy practices, or otherwise with respect to such third parties or any items or services that may be obtained from such third parties, and you agree that the NDOH will have no liability with respect to any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any third party, or as a result of the presence of such third parties on the Website.

Disclaimer of Warranties With Respect to Website

THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE NDOH EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

THE NDOH DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS, IF ANY, WILL BE CORRECTED. PRAEKELT FOUNDATION MAKE NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, QUALITY, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

THE NDOH AND ITS AFFILIATES ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENCE RELATING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO ANY ACTION OR INACTION YOU TAKE BASED ON THE CONTENT AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE. YOU MUST EVALUATE, AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH, THE USE OF ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF SUCH CONTENT. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE NDOH IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF USERS OR THIRD PARTIES.

ADDITIONALLY, IN NO EVENT WILL THE NDOH OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER SUCH DAMAGES, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, DELICT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), OR OTHERWISE RESULTING FROM (1) THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE; (2) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, ITEMS, OR WEBSITES; (3) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (4) THE STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE; OR (5) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE. THESE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT THE NDOH HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the NDOH, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates, from and against any and all liability, damages, losses, claims, expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) directly or indirectly related to (1) your breach of the Agreement; or (2) the Content you submit, post, or transmit through the Website.

Any user that attempts to gain unauthorised access to any page on the Website, or transmits or attempts to transmit any damaging code or malware to this Website could face criminal prosecution. The NDOH may also, at its sole discretion, institute civil action for damages suffered as a result of such conduct, or exercise any other remedy available under South African law.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords or usernames associated with your Membership, monitor all activity under the Membership, and assume full responsibility for all activities that occur under your Membership (unless we cause a security breach).

The NDOH may at any time modify, discontinue, or suspend the operation of this Website, or any part thereof, temporarily or permanently, without notice to you.

If any User or Member uses the Website in breach of the terms set out in this Agreement, then the NDOH shall have the right to immediately terminate such User’s or Member’s access to the Website.

After termination, you shall no longer access the Website. The provisions of this Agreement which by their intent or meaning intended to survive such termination shall continue to apply indefinitely.

If any provision of the Agreement is found by a court or other binding authority to be invalid, you agree that every attempt shall be made to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in that provision, and the remaining provisions contained in the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

This Agreement and the resolution of any dispute related to this Agreement or the Website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any legal action or proceeding between the NDOH and you related to the Agreement shall be brought exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction in South Africa and you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.