General Terms of Use

This document states the General Terms of Use under which the website may be used which are located at Please do not use the website if you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of use.

This service is being strictly provided for personal use. The information being made available via the website is non-contractual and may be changed without the giving of any prior notice. The contents on this website are protected by copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights under national and International laws. Unauthorised use of information may violate the Intellectual Property Rights of HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated or other third parties.

The information and material provided on the website may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the information or about the results to be obtained from using the Website and the information. Under no circumstances may the information accessible on the website be regarded as a consultation or advice of any kind.

HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated may not under any circumstances be held liable for losses of any kind related to the consultation or use of the website by its users. In this respect you hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated, any of their officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, costs, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use or misuse of the material, the Website or your breach of these Terms of Use.

This Website is based in South Africa. HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated makes no claims that the materials are appropriate. Access to the materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside of South Africa you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. The construction, validity and performance of these General Terms of Use shall be governed in all respects by South African law, and the Parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the South African Courts.

Personal data may be collected from visitors during their use of the site when they fill in the Contact Us forms provided on the site, mainly when they are requesting to be contacted, or when a complaint is being made. HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated reserves the right to terminate your use of the website if any of the General Terms of Use are breached.


HLB International is a global network of independent advisory and accounting firms, each of which is a separate and independent legal entity, and as such HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated has no liability for the acts and omissions of any other member. HLB Barnett Chown Incorporated is limited liability companies constituted and registered under the South African Laws which co-ordinates the international activities of the HLB International network but does not provide, supervise or manage professional services to clients. Accordingly, these South African registered companies have no liability for the acts and omissions of any member of the HLB International network, and vice versa and expressly disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to fitness for particular purposes and warranties of satisfactory quality.

In no event will these companies be liable for the acts and/or omissions of any member of the HLB International network, or for any direct, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information or other pecuniary loss) arising directly or indirectly from the use of (or failure to use) or reliance on the content of this Website or any third party website, or from your use of any member’s services and/or products. Any reference to a member’s services or products should not be taken as an endorsement.