AlumnusOnline (NPC) is a non-profit company established under the laws of South Africa, having its offices at Building 2 Glass House Office Park, 309 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, La Lucia Ridge, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, registered at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission in South Africa under registration number 2017/464348/08 (hereinafter referred to as “Alumnus”).
Alumnus is a public benefit organisation that facilitates the donation of funds between Educational Institutions and potential funders through the Platform. SARS’ Tax Exemption Unit has granted Alumnus approval as a public benefit organisation as well as approval in terms of section 18A of the Income Tax Act, 1962.
Alumnus has defined some of the words used in these Terms. These words begin with a capital letter. Singular words include the plural and plural words include the singular.
(i) be used for personal use only; and
(ii) not be disclosed by the User to any third party.
a) Provide accurate information to Alumnus and keep it updated at all times;
b) Use the User’s real name on the User’s Profile;
c) Use the Platform and/or Services in a professional manner
The User agrees that the User will not:
a) Act in an unlawful or unprofessional manner in connection with Alumnus’ Platform and/or Services, including being dishonest, abusive or discriminatory;
b) Post inaccurate, defamatory obscene, shocking, hateful, threatening or otherwise inappropriate content or airing personal grievances or disputes;
c) Use an image that is not the User’s likeness or a head-shot photo for the User’s Profile
d) Create a false identity on the Platform and/or Services. The occasional creation of clearly fictional profiles by Alumnus or with Alumnus’ express permission in connection with a promotional campaign does not waive this obligation;
e) Misrepresent the User’s identity (e.g. by using a pseudonym), the User’s current or previous positions, qualifications or affiliations with a person or entity;
f) Create a Profile for anyone other than the User’s (a real person)
g) Send or post any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any form of solicitation unauthorised by Alumnus;
h) Imply or state that the User is affiliated with or endorsed by Alumnus without Alumnus’ express consent (e.g., representing the User as an accredited Alumnus trainer);
i) Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Platform and/or Services or related data;
j) Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetise the Platform and/or Service without Alumnus’ consent;
k) Deep-link to the Platform and/or Services for any purpose other than to promote the User’s Profile or a Group on the Platform and/or Services, without Alumnus’ consent;
l) Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Platform and/or Services;
m) Remove, cover or obscure any advertisement included on the Platform and/or Services;
n) Use bots or other automated methods to access the Platform and/or Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages;
o) Monitor the Platform and/or Services’ availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;
p) Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Platform and/or Services;
q) Overlaying or otherwise modifying the Platform and/or Services or their appearance;
r) Access the Platform and/or Services except through the interfaces expressly provided by Alumnus, such as its mobile applications and www.alumnusonline.com;
s) Use a Service for tasks that it is not intended for;
t) Override any security feature of the Platform and/or Services;
u) in any way use any device, software or other instrument to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Platform and/or Services. In addition, the User agrees that the User will not in any way use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor, copy, distribute or modify the Platform and/or Services or the information contained herein, without the prior written consent from an authorised Alumnus representative (such consent is deemed given for standard search engine technology employed by internet search websites and applications to direct internet users to this Platform).
(i) The User is either the sole and exclusive owner of all User Content or the User has all rights, licenses, consents and releases necessary to grant Alumnus the license to the User Content as set forth above, except for the limited license granted above;
(ii) neither the User Content nor the User’s submission, uploading, publishing or otherwise making available of such User Content nor Alumnus’ use of the User Content as permitted herein will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s Intellectual Property or proprietary rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation;
(iii) The User shall not provide User Content that is defamatory, libellous, hateful, violent, obscene, pornographic, unlawful, or otherwise offensive, as determined by Alumnus in Alumnus’ sole discretion, whether or not such material may be protected by law. Alumnus may, but shall not be obligated to, review, monitor, or remove User Content, at Alumnus’ sole discretion and at any time and for any reason, without notice to the User.
In the event that an Educational Institution has been removed from the Platform and/or Services because it did not comply with Alumnus’ rules, the donated funds will be directed and utilised for any other Educational Institution at the discretion of the Alumnus board.
Once a User specifies that the donated funds are to be utilised to the benefit of the Educational Institution:
(i) Alumnus shall require the Educational Institution to obtain alternative quotations from three reputable service providers that in Alumnus’ sole discretion are appropriately qualified and suitable to render the services or provide the goods to the Educational Institution necessary to fulfill the Selected Purpose.
(ii) Alumnus undertake to vet and select a service provider(s) with the assistance of Alumnus’ Strategic Partners.
(iii) The donated funds will be paid directly to the service provider on behalf of the Educational Institution.
Once a User specifies that the donated funds are to be paid directly to the Educational Institution, Alumnus will pay any donation directly to the relevant Educational Institution.
Once payment for the donated funds has been processed, 15% (fifteen percent) of the User’s donation will be utilised towards the costs of administering the funds and operating the Platform and/or Services. The balance of the donated funds will be paid directly towards the User’s Selected Purpose. This administration fee of 15% of the User’s donation is due and processed immediately.
At the end of each financial year, Alumnus will provide the User with a report accompanied by supporting documentation and verification setting out the details of any funding that the User has provided to the benefit of “black” beneficiaries as defined in section 1.4 of the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice, which may contribute towards the User’s BBBEE status.
Alumnus may, in Alumnus’ sole discretion, create promotional codes that may be redeemed for Account credit, or other features or benefits related to the Platform and/or Services and/or a third party provider’s services, subject to any additional terms that Alumnus establishes on a per promotional code basis (“Promo Codes”). The User agrees that Promo Codes: (i) must be used for the intended audience and purpose, and in a lawful manner; (ii) may not be duplicated, sold or transferred in any manner, or made available to the general public (whether posted to a public form or otherwise), unless expressly permitted by Alumnus; (iii) may be disabled by Alumnus at any time for any reason without liability to Alumnus; (iv) may only be used pursuant to the specific terms that Alumnus establishes for such Promo Code; (v) are not valid for cash; and (vi) may expire prior to the User’s use. Alumnus reserves the right to withhold or deduct credits or other features or benefits obtained through the use of Promo Codes by the User or any other user in the event that Alumnus determine or believe that the use or redemption of the Promo Code was in error, fraudulent, illegal, or in violation of the applicable Promo Code terms or these Terms.
Standard data costs will be charged by the User’s ISP every time the User uses the Platform and/or Services.