Terms and Conditions
The DSTM website is part of our commitment to providing you with information and tools that will equip you to live a more healthier, fitter life.
NOTE: The DSTM website is an information resource and should not be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
DSTM’s Terms and Conditions explain our Site rules, terms and conditions. Please read the Terms of Service carefully before you use or register for this Site.
The following terms constitute an agreement between you and DSTM, the operator of the Site (“we” or “us”). This agreement (“Terms of Service”) governs your use of the Site as a casual visitor.
1. About the Site
The Site contains a range of information and tools about health and wellbeing. Our content is written by us or writers we’ve commissioned, and there may also be user-generated content including blogs, group discussions, wellbeing goals, comments and product ratings. The content we write and commission is written by health and veterinarian experts and reviewed by health, veterinarian and regulatory experts before it is posted. Content submitted by users is not reviewed or verified by us. Everything we offer on the Site is referred to in these Terms of Service collectively as “the Services.”
2. Changes to These Terms of Service
We may change these Terms of Service at any time, as we deem appropriate. If we make changes we will let you know by noting on the Site that the Terms of Service have been updated. If you disagree with the changes to these Terms of Service, discontinue your use of the Site, or if you have registered as a member, cancel your registration. Your ongoing use of any Service or of the Site after the changes take effect signifies your agreement to the new terms. We encourage you to review the Terms of Service regularly.
4. Your Responsibilities
You may use the Site and Services for lawful, non-commercial purposes only. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or networks, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site and Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Services or computer systems or networks, through hacking or any other means. We may take any legal and technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce these Terms of Service.
5. Limitation on Use of Automated Tools
You may not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site or Services for any purpose without our express written permission.
6. Links to Other Sites
The Site may include links to other websites. Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. These links are provided for your convenience only and do not mean that we endorse these sites or the products and services they provide. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the content or accuracy of these other sites.
7. Additional Terms
Certain Services on the Site may have additional terms (such as policies and guidelines) that will further govern your use of that particular Service and supplement these Terms of Service. If you choose to register for or access any such Service, you will be presented with any relevant additional terms and conditions at that time. By using those Services, you agree to comply with such additional guidelines and rules.
8. No Spam
You may not use contact information provided by our users, or harvest information about our users, for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate the sending, of unsolicited bulk communications such as SPAM or SPIM.
9. Your Use of Content
All of the Content available on or through the Site is owned by us, and our contributors, and is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret laws, other proprietary rights, and international treaties, and also may have security components that protect digital information. We give you permission to use the Content for personal, non-commercial purposes only. You may also print, download, and store articles and other information for your own convenience, but you may not distribute, republish (except as permitted in this paragraph), sell, mine, exploit, frame or scrape any of the Content, or exploit the Content for commercial gain.
10. Linking To This Website
You generally do not need to obtain permission from DSTM to put a text link on your site that links back to the Site. We reserve the right to revoke permission to the link at any time in our sole discretion. If we revoke such consent, you agree to immediately remove and disable any and all of your links to the Site. In the absence of a written agreement with us specifying how you may link to the site, contact us for guidelines on how you should display the link.
We may offer competitions on the Site. Competitions shall be governed by specific rules accessible from the page offering the competitions and will be presented to you at the time you choose to participate.
12. International Use
The Site, including the information provided on the Site, are designed for and intended for users in South Africa only. We make no representation that the Site or Services are applicable to, appropriate for, or available to users in locations outside South Africa. Accessing the Site and Services from territories where the content is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access the Site and Services from a location outside South Africa you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with local laws.
13. We Do Not Provide Medical Advice
This site and the services offer health, fitness and nutritional information, but are designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor do they replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a health-care professional. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health-care professional because of something you may have read on this Site. The use of any information provided on this Site is solely at your own risk. Nothing stated or posted on this site or available through any services are intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medical or counselling care. Developments in medical research may impact the health, fitness and nutritional information that appears here. No assurance can be given that the information contained in this site will always include the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular material. Your access or use of this Site and the Services does not create in any way a practitioner/patient, confidential, or privileged relationship, or any other relationship that would give rise to any duties on our part or the part of our contributors. We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, health-care professionals, procedures, opinions, or other information that may appear on the Site. If you rely on any of the information provided by this Site, its employees, or its guests or visitors, you do so solely at your own risk.
14. General Limitation of Liability
Your sole and exclusive remedy for any dispute with us or our contributors is the cancellation of your registration. We shall not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages arising from your use of or inability to use the site and services.
Upon a request by us, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our employees, contractors, officers, directors, agents, parent, other affiliated companies, and suppliers, from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney’s fees, that arise from your use or misuse of the Site and the Services. We reserve the right to assume control of the defence of any third party claim that is subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defences.
16. Electronic Contracting and Notices
Your affirmative act of using this Site and/or registering for the Site or Services constitutes your electronic signature to these Terms of Service and your consent to enter into agreements with us electronically. You also agree that we may send to you in electronic form any privacy or other notices, disclosures, reports, documents, communications or other records regarding the Services (collectively, “Notices”). We can send you electronic Notices (1) to the e-mail address that you provided to us during registration, or (2) by posting the Notice on the applicable Service or otherwise through the Site. The delivery of any Notice from us is effective when sent by us, regardless of whether you read the Notice when you receive it or whether you actually receive the delivery. You can withdraw your consent to receive Notices electronically by cancelling or discontinuing your use of the applicable Service. In order to receive Notices electronically, you must have a personal computer with a modem connected to a communications source (telephone, wireless or broadband), and a Windows-based operating system with an Internet browser or a Macintosh-based operating system with an Internet browser. You will need a printer attached to your personal computer to print any Notices. You can retrieve an electronic copy and a printable version of this contract by clicking on the “Terms of Service” link on any web page that hosts any of the Services. All contracts completed electronically will be deemed for all legal purposes to be in writing and legally enforceable as a signed writing.
17. Entire Agreement
This contract and any supplemental terms, policies, rules and guidelines posted on the Site and the Services constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all previous written or oral agreements. If any part of these Terms of Service is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
18. Choice of Law and Location for Resolving Disputes
You agree that the law of Johannesburg, South Africa governs these Terms of Service and any claim or dispute that you may have against us. You further agree that any disputes or claims that you may have against us will be resolved by a court located in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Last updated: September 2018