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The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that Retina South Africa is not liable for any conduct of any other User, including, but not limited to, the types of conduct listed above.

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This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of Retina South Africa in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.

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Incorporation of all or any part of the Materials in any other work or publication, whether paper or electronic media or other form, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Retina South Africa.

Reproduction of portions of the Materials, whether in paper or electronic media or other form, is authorised for personal, non-commercial use and recopy to individual third parties for their personal information or to rare disease organisations for educational use, save where otherwise stated, provided that:

the User acknowledges the Website as the source of the Materials,

such an acknowledgement and suitable reference to Retina South Africa is made in the copy of the Materials, and  the User informs third parties that they are subject to and must comply with the conditions of this Website. This permission is, however, revocable at any time by Retina South Africa.

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The User may not modify the materials found on the Retina South Africa Website without the permission of Retina South Africa.

The User may not copy otherwise, republish, lend, post on servers, transmit or redistribute to (mailing) lists this information for commercial purposes or for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from Retina South Africa.

Some of the materials in the Retina South Africa Website may contain references to materials from third parties for which copyright must be honoured.

Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use.

Linking to Retina South Africa Website

A User who maintains an external Website can include hyperlinks to Retina South Africa  website or to any of its pages on that external site, without having to ask permission. However, this use must not infringe Retina South Africa’s  rights, in particular relating to its logo, acronym and intellectual property rights.

A link should not be used for the promotion of any commercial products or services.

Retina South Africa retains the right to revoke permission to link to the Website at its absolute discretion.

External links to Retina South Africa Website do not constitute an endorsement by Retina South Africa of the external site.

Regarding medical information

Retina South Africa cannot respond to questions concerning the medical aspects retinal degenerative disease. Retina South Africa does not employ qualified medical personnel or information specialists to give medical advice, diagnose illness, or offer referrals.

We strongly recommend that you seek the advice of your health care provider with questions regarding medical care.