Email legal notice

1. This email legal notice is enforceable and binding on the recipient / addressee in terms of sections 11(1) to 11(3) of the Electronic Communications and Transactions (“ECT”) Act 25 of 2002; section 18 of the Protection of Personal Information (“POPIA”) Act, Act 4 of 2013.

2. This e-mail transmission contains confidential information, which is the property of Grindrod Limited, registration number 1966/009846/06 of Grindrod House, 108 Margaret Mncadi, Durban, 4001, South Africa (“Grindrod”);

3. No person, other than the recipient (so indicated by the sender) may use or disclose the contents of this message, links or attachments hereto, to any person whatsoever. Unauthorised disclosure and/or use may result in civil and criminal liability;

4. The information in this e-mail, links or attachments thereto is intended for the attention and use of the addressee only – if you are not the intended addressee/recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying or distribution of the contents of this e-mail transmission or the taking of any action in reliance thereon or pursuant thereto, is strictly prohibited. Should you have received this email in error, please delete and destroy it immediately and notify the sender;

5. The e-mail address of the sender may not be used, copied, sold, disclosed, shared or incorporated into any database or mailing list for spamming and/or other online marketing practices without the prior consent of the sender and/or Grindrod;

6. Under no circumstances shall Grindrod or the sender of this email be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages, including, without limitation, any loss of profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on information handling systems or otherwise, even if Grindrod or the sender of this email have been expressly advised of the possibility of such damages;

7. Any agreements concluded with Grindrod by using electronic correspondence shall only come into effect once Grindrod indicated such contract formation in a follow up or return communication and always subject to the requirements of the ECT Act and contract law in general;

8. No e-mail correspondence sent to Grindrod shall be deemed to have been received until Grindrod has responded thereto. An auto-reply shall not constitute such “response” for purposes of this clause. Return e-mail messages blocked by Grindrod’s virus detection and/or filtering applications shall not be deemed to have been received by Grindrod and/or the addressee;

9. No warranties are made or implied that any employee and/or contractor of Grindrod is or was authorised to create and send this communication;

10. Grindrod reserves the right to intercept, filter, view, block, delete, access, copy, read and act upon this e-mail message and all e-mail messages sent as reply messages to this e-mail message or the address of the sender;

11. Grindrod retains the copyright in all e-mail messages and attachments sent from its communications systems insofar as such content is original and subject to copyright. The recipient / addressee is hereby licensed to open and read the message and/or attachments only – all other rights are reserved unless so indicated by the sender and/or Grindrod;

12. The views and opinions expressed in this e-mail message do not necessarily reflect the views and/or opinions of Grindrod If this e-mail message is used for purposes unrelated to the official business of Grindrod, Grindrod shall not be liable for any damage, liability, infringement or loss caused by the contents of this message and the sender shall take full responsibility therefore in his/her sole and personal capacity.

13. Subject to urgent and interim relief, all disputes and/or disagreements and/or damages and/or liabilities, in any manner related to the:

  • 1. Interpretation, validity, access to and enforceability of this e-mail legal notice;
  • 2. Content (including message headers, links and/or attachments) of this e-mail message;
  • 3. The time and place this e-mail was sent and/or delivered; and/or
  • 4. The identity of the sender, shall be referred to urgent and confidential arbitration in terms of the expedited arbitration rules of the
    Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa and such arbitration shall be conducted in Durban in English;

14. This email legal notice serves as notice in terms of section 18 of POPIA and should be read in conjunction with the Grindrod Privacy Notice available at

15. The law of South Africa shall govern this e-mail message and legal notice;

  • 1. Full name of Grindrod: Grindrod Limited
  • 2. Registration number: 1966/009846/06
  • 3. Directors: Click here to view the Grindrod Directors
  • 4. Postal address: PO Box 1, Durban, 4000, South Africa
  • 5. Street address: Grindrod Mews, 106 Margaret Mncadi Avenue, Durban, 4001
  • 6. Website:
  • 7. Telephone: +27 (0) 31 304 1451
  • 8. FAX: +27 (0) 31 305 2848
  • 9. Informational Information: Click here to view the Grindrod information manual

16. This email legal notice shall at all times take precedence over any other e-mail disclaimer(s) attached to return e-mails addressed to any person with an Grindrod e-mail account; and

17. Please contact the following person should you have any questions regarding this e-mail legal notice: Christo Viljoen telephone +27 (0) 31 302 7906 or email: