Trademarks, Copyrights and Restrictions
This site is controlled and operated by Groot Group at Groot Plaza, Windhoek, Namibia. The phone number is +264-(61) 484-8000. All material on this site, including, but not limited to images, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips, is protected by copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights which are owned and controlled by Groot Group, its related companies or by other parties that have licensed their material to Groot Group. Material on grootgroup.com or any Web site owned, operated, licensed or controlled by Groot Group is solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Such material may not be copied, reproduced, republished, modified, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, including by e-mail or other electronic means, without the express prior written consent of Groot Group. Use of the materials on any other Web site or networked computer environment, or use of the materials for any purpose other than personal, non-commercial use is a violation of Groot Group's copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights, and is prohibited.
It is Groot group's policy that we will not accept or consider submissions of concepts, stories or potential content. Therefore, please do not send grootgroup.com unsolicited submissions. Any material you send will not be treated as confidential.
Groot Group welcomes links to this site. You may establish a hypertext link to this site, provided that the link does not state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your site by Groot Group. You may not use on your site any trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials appearing on the Groot Group site, including but not limited to any logos or characters, without the express written consent of the owner of the mark or right. You may not frame or otherwise incorporate into another Web site any of the content or other materials on the Groot Group site without prior written consent of Groot Group.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
THE MATERIALS ON GROOT GROUP'S WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. GROOT GROUP DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH, UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT, ARE IMPLIED BY LAW AND ARE INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION, OR MODIFICATION. NEITHER GROOT GROUP, NOR ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES, NOR ANY PERSON INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF GROOT GROUP'S WEB SITE WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT GROOT GROUP OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE MATERIAL THAT YOU READ ON GROOT GROUP'S WEB SITE IS PROVIDED FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES. GROOT GROUP DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR
THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN GROOT GROUP'S WEB SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE GROOT GROUP SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT NEITHER GROOT GROUP, NOR ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED ENTITIES, NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, NOR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF GROOT GROUP'S WEB SITE ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER WHATSOEVER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM THE USE OR MISUSE OF THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER GROOT GROUP WEB SITE. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, GROOT GROUP AND RELATED PERSONS AND ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION, COMPUTER VIRUS, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF PERSONAL RECORDS, OR THE RELIANCE UPON OR USE OF DATA, INFORMATION, OPINIONS OR OTHER MATERIALS APPEARING ON THIS SITE. YOU (AND NOT GROOT GROUP) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF, AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY AND ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS SITE. IN ADDITION, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT GROOT GROUP IS NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER SUBSCRIBERS OR THIRD PARTIES.
Materials contained on this Web site or in links from the Web site are dated as of the date originally issued or posted and may no longer be accurate. While Groot Group tries to ensure that any information posted on this website is both timely and accurate, errors may appear from time to time and certain information may not be the most current information available. While follow-up information and reports may be posted, the web site may continue to provide access to the original information and reports, as in an archive of press releases, for example, and Groot Group may not change the original report to reflect the new developments. Individuals looking for the most recent information should be sure that they are not accessing an outdated report. Before acting on information found on the site, facts that are important to a decision should be independently confirmed. Groot Group assumes no obligation to update any materials.
This site is controlled and operated by Groot Group from its offices within the Republic of Namibia. Groot Group makes no representation that materials in Groot Group's Web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with their local laws, if and to the extent local laws may be applicable. This agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Namibia, as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such Country. Any action you, any third party or Groot Group bring to enforce this agreement or, in connection with, any matters related to this site shall be brought only in the Courts located in the Republic of Namibia, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement, and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This represents the entire agreement between the parties relating to the matters contained herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by Groot Group.
Groot Group is very respectful about the privacy concerns of the visitors to its sites on the Internet. As a general policy, no personal information is automatically collected from visitors to this site. However, certain non-personal information of visitors is recorded by the standard operation of Groot Group's Internet servers. This information is primarily used to provide an enhanced online experience for the visitor. Information tracked includes the type of browser being used by the visitor (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system (e.g., Macintosh, Windows) in use by the visitor and the domain name of the visitor's Internet service provider (e.g., AOL, Earthlink). By having this information, Web pages optimized for a particular visitor's computer are automatically made available to that visitor. Other use of this information may include internal review of the number of visitors to this site but only in an aggregate and non-personally-identifiable form. E-mail addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors to this site are known to Groot Group only when voluntarily submitted by the users. Groot Group will only use personally identifiable data provided at this site for the purposes described at the time it is collected (for example, the e-mail addresses visitors provide in order to receive e-mail alerts will only be used for the purpose of sending these e-mail alerts). Groot Group sites, as well as any other third party sites linked to or from this Web site, may each have different privacy policies and practices. You should carefully review these other Web sites' privacy policies in order to determine how each site may use any personal information you provide.
As we operate internationally, and many of our computer systems are currently based in the United States, your personal data will be processed by us in the U.S. where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union.
COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION
We send "cookies" to your computer primarily to enhance your online experience. "Cookies" are files that can identify you as a unique customer and store your personal preferences as well as technical information (including click through and click stream data). Cookies can either be permanent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser). We may also use "Web beacons" that monitor your use of our sites. Web beacons (or Web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a Web page for the purpose of transferring data, such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the Web beacon appears, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the Web beacon appears, the time the page containing the Web beacon was viewed, the types of browser that fetched the Web beacon and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server. When corresponding with you via HTML capable e-mail, Web beacons let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail.
On their own, cookies or Web beacons do not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information can be linked to the data stored in the cookies/Web beacons.
A Special Note for Parents Concerning Privacy
On sites specifically designed for children, Groot Group makes a special effort to encourage children to consult with their parents before furnishing data. However, Groot Group believes that parents should supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a "kid-friendly" online environment. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing online their name, address, and other personal information without parental permission. For additional information about parental control tools, please consult the "Consumer Assistance" page of the Direct Marketing Association home page (www.the-dma.org).
Groot Group is committed to diversity. In keeping with this commitment, Groot Group's website is equipped with adaptive functionality designed to increase the accessibility of the website to individuals with disabilities. This adaptive functionality includes, but is not limited to, providing text equivalents for images with the use of "alt" tags and providing options to adjust the volume.