The Botswana government, (hereinafter: the Authority) offers the information on this on-line site/internet site (hereinafter: the service) pursuant to the following terms. The term "User" as follows shall mean each person who establishes or accesses a connection to the service.
According to the law of copyright in Botswana and pursuant to international treaties, copyright in the office's publications, including those provided by the service, belong to the Republic of Botswana. These rights apply, inter alia, to text. Pictures, drawings, maps, audio tracts, video tracts, graphics and program applications (hereinafter: the protected material), unless stated explicitly that the copyright in the protected material belongs to another party.
User may make "fair use" of the protected material as set out under law. Such fair use includes quoting from the protected material in a reasonable manner.
When quoting from the protected material, User must attribute the source of the quotation, whether it is the office or a third party. User may not alter, modify or in any other fashion change the protected material, and may not do any other act which might diminish the value of the protected material in a manner which would cast aspersion on the creator of the protected material.
Subject to the law of copyright, User may not copy, redistribute, retransmit or publish protected material, without the prior written consent of the office.
Any questions about this service, or about the activities of the office may be sent directly to the office by e-mail, at the following address:
Office of the President
Answers will be given as soon as possible, but no later than 14 days from receipt of the query.
The service is provided to the public "as is".
The Republic of Botswana shall not be held liable for the suitability of the service to User's needs. Nor shall the Republic of Botswana be held liable for any error or mistake found in the material provided by the service.
The Republic of Botswana shall not be held liable for any changes made in the material provided by the service if such changes were made by User or by a third party.
User alone shall bear all responsibility for the way in which he/she uses the service.
For the purposes of the above terms, " Republic of Botswana " includes its employees and agents.
The links are solely for the convenience of User.
Unless otherwise stipulated in this site, no legal or commercial relationship exists between the office and external sites not maintained by the Republic of Botswana (third party sites), and the office has no control over the content of said third party sites.
The Republic of Botswana is not responsible for the content of third party sites.
Links to third party sites shall not be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the Republic of Botswana or by the office of said third party sites, including documents and other materials to be found therein, of the operators of said sites or of products offered on said sites.
At the time each link was included in this site, it was found that the material in the linked-to site was relevant to the purposes of this service, and that the link itself was functional. However, it is possible that with the passing of time, the contents of the linked-to sites have changed. If User feels that material on a linked-to site is not fitting, or if User finds that a link is no longer operational, he/she is requested to inform the Webmaster of such. In addition, if User feels that there is an additional site relevant to the subject matter of this service, he/she is requested to inform the Webmaster of such.
Personal information given to the office through this service will be kept confidential in accordance with The Privacy Law of the Republic of Botswana.