Terms and Conditions of Use


  1. Terms and Conditions of Use

Any person accessing this blog is subject to, and agrees to be bound by, the terms and conditions set out herein. If the user does not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, the user may not access, display, use or download and/or otherwise copy or distribute content obtained at this blog.

  1. Disclaimer

This site is intended purely as a resource guide for educational and informational purposes and is not intended to provide specific individual medical advice.

Dr. Francois Retief or any of his employees or his agents or any other author on the blog (herein after Dr. Francois Retief) strives at all times to give accurate and up-to-date information.  However, the site should never be used as a substitute for medical advice from your medical practitioner.  The use and receipt of the information offered on this site is not intended to create, nor does it create, a medical practitioner-patient or other similar relationship between Dr. Francois Retief and any user of the blog.

Dr. Francois Retief does not assume the responsibility as a doctor or other professional for any person acting on the information accessed on the blog.   Information, ideas and opinions expressed on or accessed through this site should not be regarded as professional advice on any individual’s particular situation.  The use of the content of this blog is at the user’s own risk.

The information contained in or accessed through this blog is intended to provide general information on a particular subject or subjects and is not an exhaustive treatment of such subject(s).

The comments on the blog are solely the opinions of the individuals leaving them. Dr. Francois Retief in no way endorses, condones, agrees with or sponsors these comments. Any information provided on this blog or in the comments should be taken at your own risk.

Dr. Francois Retief makes no representations or warranties, implied or otherwise, that, amongst others, the content and technology available from this site are free from errors or omissions or that the service will be 100% uninterrupted and error free or will meet any particular criteria of performance or quality.

Certain links or advertisements in the blog lead to resources maintained by third parties over whom Dr. Francois Retief has no control and he makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of, or any other aspect relating to, those resources.

Dr. Francois Retief from time to time responds to questions on the blog.  There is no obligation on him to respond to any questions within a certain time-frame or to respond to any questions at all and he will in no way be liable for any failure to respond, any failure to respond within a certain time-frame, or any failure to respond in any certain way.  Any advice obtained in this regards is also at your own risk.


  1. Hyperlinks

For your convenience, Dr. Francois Retief may include hyperlinks to websites on the Internet that are owned or operated by third parties. Such linked websites are not under the control of Dr. Francois Retief cannot accept responsibility for the contents of or the consequences of accessing any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. Furthermore, the hyperlinks provided in this website shall not be considered or construed as an endorsement or verification of such linked websites or the contents therein by Dr. Francois Retief.  You agree that your access to and/or use of such linked websites is entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use contained therein.

  1. Exclusion of Liability
  • This blog is made available for public access on the basis that Dr. Francois excludes to the extent lawfully permitted all liability whatsoever for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of use of this blog or reliance upon the content of this blog.
  1. Our Address for legal notices or correspondence regarding this blog is:

2 Joe Hanna Street, P.O Box 2183, White River 1240, reference SMI81/0001

  1. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
  • Your use of this blog and any dispute arising out of this blog is subject to the laws of South Africa. Any dispute arising out of the use or publication of this blog is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa.
  1. Waiver and severability

These terms and conditions of use constitute the entire professional or other relationship between Dr. Francois Retief and the user of this blog. Any failure by Dr. Francois Retief to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms and conditions of use shall in no way constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term or condition of the use of this blog is not fully enforceable or valid for any reason, such term(s) or condition(s) shall be severable from the remaining terms and conditions. The remaining terms and conditions shall not be affected by such unenforceability or invalidity and shall remain enforceable and applicable.

  1. Updating of these terms and conditions

Dr. Francois Retief reserves the right to change, modify, add to or remove portions or the whole of these Terms and Conditions of Use from time to time. Changes to these Terms and Conditions of Use will take effect upon such changes being posted to this blog. It is the user’s obligation to periodically check these Terms and Conditions of Use at this blog for changes or updates. The user’s continued use of this blog following the posting of changes or updates will be considered notice of the user’s acceptance to abide by and be bound by these terms and conditions of use, including such changes or updates.

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