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'Cry the Beloved Country' and the
early life of Alan Paton


Terms of Use

Welcome to The Alan Paton website and its affiliates provide their services to you subject to the following conditions. When you visit, you automatically accept these conditions. Please read below.

1. Privacy Policy

Please refer to the Privacy Policy below page.

2. Copyright

All content included on this site, such as text, photographs, logos, graphics, button icons, data compilations and software, and the selection, arrangement and layout thereof are the property of The Alan Paton website or licensed The Alan Paton website and as such, are protected by South African and international copyright laws.

3. Prohibitions

Attempts to upload information or change information on The Alan Paton   Web Site are strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized in writing by The Alan Paton Will Trust. This prohibition does not apply to a user providing information through an online form created by The Alan Paton website for that purpose.

4. Third Party Links

4.1 You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of  The Alan Paton website Web Site as long as the link does not portray The Alan Paton website or its affiliates, in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner.

4.2 The Alan Paton website Web Site may contain hypertext links to other sites on the internet. However, The Alan Paton website is not responsible for any information contained in other internet sites, nor is it liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive, or illegal materials found on other Internet websites.

5. Disclosures Required by Section 43 of the South African Electronic Communications and Transaction Act

5.1. The full name and legal status of the web site owner is The Alan Paton Will Trust

5.2. The full address of the web site owner is, Hillcrest, South Africa

5.3. Membership to self-regulatory or accreditation bodies: N/A

5.4. Codes of conduct to which this web site subscribes: None

5.5. Legal persons:

5.6. Physical address for receipt of legal service:

5.7. Main business: Student mentorship

6. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

6.1 Subject to the provisions of sections 43(5) and 43(6) of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, The Alan Paton website shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of whatsoever nature arising from the use or inability to use this Web Site or the services or content provided from and through this web site. Furthermore, The Alan Paton website makes no representations or warranties, implied or otherwise, that, amongst others, the content and technology available from this web site are free from errors or omissions or that the service will be 100% uninterrupted and error free.

6.2 This web site is supplied on an “as is” basis and has not been compiled or supplied to meet the user’s individual requirements. It is the sole responsibility of the user to satisfy itself prior to entering into this agreement with The Alan Paton website that the service available from and through this web site will meet the user’s individual requirements and be compatible with the user’s hardware and/or software.

6.3 Information, ideas and opinions expressed on this site should not be regarded as professional advice or as the official opinion The Alan Paton website, and users are encouraged to consult professional advice before taking any course of action related to information, ideas or opinions expressed on this site.

7. Governing Law

This web site is operated from the Republic of South Africa, and thus the South African Law governs the use or liability to use this web site and these terms and conditions.

Privacy Policy

At The Alan Paton website we recognize that privacy is important to you.

How we collect information and how we use it:

A number of services that we offer do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us. In order to provide our full range of services, however, we may collect the following types of information:

  • User communications – When we receive emails or other communications at The Alan Paton website, we may retain these in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
  • Cookies – The The Alan Paton website Web Site may make use of cookies.
  • Other sites – This Privacy Policy applies to Web Sites and services that are owned and operated by The Alan Paton website. We do not exercise control over other linked sites. Be aware that these other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

Data integrity

The Alan Paton website processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy. We monitor our collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information which is needed to provide or improve our services.

Changes to this policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. However, we will not reduce your rights under this Policy without your explicit consent. Any Policy changes will be duly posted on this page and each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date.

Please feel free to contact us any time through this Web Site, if you have any additional questions or concerns about this Policy.


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