While every effort has been taken to provide complete and up-to-date data from authoritative sources, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies, gaps or the lack of representation of data sources. Use of the National Oceans and Coastal Information Management System (OCIMS) Water Quality Decision Support Tool (DeST) is free and DEA and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) carries no risk associated with the use thereof.
In terms of a limited licence granted for general use, the DEA grants the user, subject to these terms and conditions, a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited and revocable right to use, display the content of the OCIMS WQ DeST provided by DEA and acknowledge it as the source of the Internet Platform and separately acknowledge the relevant data sources.
By using the OCIMS WQ DeST you agree that you will not use the viewer or the data contained in it for any unlawful purpose, or to further any unlawful purposes, including committing a criminal offence.
Accuracy of data:
The data contained in the OCIMS WQ DeST has been collated from various sources with authoritative mandates as far as possible, therefore its accuracy cannot be guaranteed and it will change over time without notice. Although the greatest care has been taken to ensure that the data is up to date and accurate, DEA and its entities give no warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, utility or completeness of this data.
Exclusion of liability:
While every effort has been taken to provide complete and up-to-date data as well as appropriate assessment guidance, DEA does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies, gaps or the lack of any data used in the OCIMS WQ DeST.
By using the data contained in the OCIMS WQ DeST, you expressly agree that the use of the data is entirely at your own risk. The data contained in the OCIMS WQ DeST is provided on an “as is” basis, and DEA, its entities and personnel make no representations or warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, to the accuracy of the content of the OCIMS WQ DeST.
DEA, its entities, employees, officials, agents and/or representatives shall not be liable for any loss or damage whether direct, indirect or consequential, or any expense of any nature whatsoever, which may be suffered by the user, which arises directly or indirectly from the reliance on the content of the OCIMS WQ DeST.
By the use of the OCIMS WQ DeST, you indemnify the DEA, its entities, employees, officials, agents and/or representatives, and keep them fully indemnified from and against any loss or damage suffered or liability incurred in respect of any third party.