Terms and Conditions

AEL Mining Services Limited


This document sets out the AEL Mining Services Limited (“AEL”) terms and conditions pertaining to the access of and use of the services and functions provided on this website:

The purpose of this website is to provide general information about AEL and its products and services. The information contained herein is not intended to constitute professional advice, financial, legal or any other form of advice or services.

By accessing and using this website you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and confirm that your use for this website is for lawful purposes only. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, please exit this website immediately and refrain from using, displaying, reproducing, publishing, downloading and/or otherwise copying or distributing any of the contents of this website.

AEL reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to amend and/or replace any of, or the whole of the terms and conditions. Such amendments shall supersede and replace any previous terms and conditions and shall be made available on the website. Each time a user accesses the website and/or uses the services, the user shall be deemed to have consented, by such access and/or use, to the terms and conditions as amended and/or replaced by AEL from time to time.

In the event of a dispute as to the content of these terms and conditions at any time, a certificate signed by the administrator responsible for maintaining this website shall be prima facie proof of the date of publication and content of the current version and all previous versions.

Governing Law

This website is controlled, operated and administered by AEL from its offices within the Republic of South Africa. Therefore, these terms and conditions are governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.

Use Of The Website Content

AEL authorises you to view, download and print any of the materials on this website but solely for private, educational and research purposes and not for commercial purposes. The use or misuse of any of the contents of this website is strictly prohibited.

The user(s) is prohibited from violating or attempting to violate any of the security measures contained herein, including but without limitation to, accessing data not intended for such user, or logging onto a server, attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network, attempting to interfere with a host or network by means of a virus or flooding, sending unsolicited electronic mails, including promotions, marketing and the advertising of products or services. The unlawful use or violation of the system and network security may result in civil or criminal prosecution.

The user may not use the website in order to transmit, distribute, store or destroy material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or violate any applicable law or regulation.

The users of or visitors to this website may not post comments, statements or other materials onto the website which may be defamatory, obscene, libelous or which may infringe the copyright, trademarks or any other intellectual property rights of AEL.

The users of or visitors to this website are encouraged to report to AEL any information displayed on this website which is defamatory, illegal, untrue, inaccurate, infringing or harmful and AEL undertakes to rectify and remove any such information or part thereof provided the person reporting has given valid grounds for such allegation.

Intellectual Property Rights

The content of this website and all intellectual property herein, including but not limited to text, designs, trademarks, drawings, graphics, logos, images, video material, patents, cinematographic films, source codes, database and software are the sole property of AEL and may not be used, reproduced, adapted, distributed, sold, published, stored, broadcasted, modified, transmitted or recorded in any way and for any purposes without the prior written consent of AEL.

Any unauthorised use, reproduction, storage, sale, transmission, adaptation, publication, distribution, modification, recording or broadcasting of any of the content of this website will constitute copy right infringement in terms of South African and international copyright laws.

Disclosure In Terms Of Section 43 Of The Electronic Communications And Transactions Act

The full name and legal status of the website owner is: AEL Mining Services Limited, a company duly incorporated according to the laws of the Republic of South Africa under registration number 1973/008610/06.

Registered business and postal address for receipt of legal service is:

AECI Place
1st Floor
24 The Woodlands
Woodlands Drive
Republic of South Africa
Telephone number: (011) 606 0000
Fax number: (011) 605 0000
The website address is:

Accuracy Of The Website Content

While every effort is made to ensure that the information contained in this website is current and accurate, AEL makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy, reliability and completeness thereof. Accordingly you should not assume that the information on this website is always current or accurate. Other sources of this information should be consulted before making any decision to act on the information displayed on this website. The use of this website is at the user’s own risk.


AEL respects the privacy of all users and visitors to this website and will take reasonable steps to protect the user’s privacy.

The website is not designed for or directed at children under the age of 18 years. It is AEL’s policy not to knowingly collect or maintain information of persons under the age of 18. When posting any information on this website you agree that you are aged 18 years or older.

By using this website the user consents to the following:

  • AEL may disclose the user’s information to entities with which AEL has a business relationship with, purely for commercial reasons;
  • AEL may use the user’s information for non-personal statistical purposes;
  • AEL retains the copyright, in database, of personal information of the user; and
  • AEL may use such personal information to communicate with the user from time to time, as maybe so required.
  • AEL reserves the right to amend its privacy policy at any time.

Disclaimer And Limitation Of Liability

By accessing this website, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless AEL, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, licensor, suppliers, agents, partners and affiliates from and against any and all losses, damages, claims, costs and expenses (including, without limiting indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages, loss of profits, damage resulting from lost data or business interruption) of any nature incurred by whomsoever, resulting from the use, access, inability to access any linked website or any functionality or version of these terms and conditions.

Under no circumstance shall AEL, its suppliers or any third parties mentioned in this website be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, but without limitation to, incidental and consequential damages, loss of profits or damages) arising from the use or inability to use this website and the material, whether based on warranty, contract, delict or any other legal theory, and whether or not AEL is advised of the possibility of such damages.

AEL, its lawful agents, employees and representatives are further indemnified in respect of any costs, losses, damages or expenses which any person may suffer as a result of entering into any transaction with any third party, including AEL, its lawful agents, employees and representatives as a result of or in consequence of the reliance of any information contained on this website or any related site.


All comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed or submitted to AEL on this website or otherwise submitted or disclosed in connection with the use of this website shall be and remain AEL’s property. Such disclosure or submission shall constitute an assignment of rights, titles and interest in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the comments and the right to use the user’s name along with such comments, without restrictions and without compensation in any form.

AEL shall be under no obligation to maintain the comments in confidence nor to pay any compensation for any comments or respond to comments.

The user agrees that any comments submitted on this website will not violate these terms and conditions or any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights that will cause injury to any person or entity.


A cookie is small piece of data that a website can store on the user’s browser and later retrieve. Cookies collect non-personal information for business and marketing purposes. The cookies help AEL to provide a more valuable online experience to users. The user may set up a browser to disable cookies; however, this might cause certain features of the website to be inaccessible.

Links To Other Websites

This website may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to the user and not as an endorsement by AEL of the content displayed therein. AEL shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for the content of linked third party websites regarding the access to, inability to access, use or the accuracy of such content. The user’s access to linked third party websites will be at his or her own risk.


AEL will take all reasonable measures to secure and prevent the content of this website and the user’s information. AEL does not make any warranties or representation that the website content shall at all times be 100% safe or secure.

The user undertakes not to divulge their user name and password to any other person.

No person, business or entity is allowed to gain or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any page on the website or to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to this website.

Agreement In Terms Of Section 21 Of The Electronic Communications And Transactions Act

No information or data displayed on this website constitute an offer, but merely an invitation to do business.

Data messages, such as e-mails addressed to AEL are only deemed to be received by AEL once they have been responded to and such response does not include an automated reply (auto-reply).

Data messages to this website created and sent by the user shall conclude no agreement.

Breach of Terms And Conditions

Should the user breach any terms and conditions of this website, AEL shall be entitled, without prejudice to its rights in terms of these terms and conditions or at law, to claim damages from the user, commence criminal proceedings and/or obtain an interdict against the user.


These terms and conditions constitute the whole agreement between AEL and the user in respect of the use of this website. If any provision of these terms and conditions are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions, which shall remain in force and effect.

No waiver of any term shall be deemed to be a further and continuing waiver of such term or any other term.

Update Of Terms And Conditions

These terms and conditions were last updated on 23 March 2010.

AEL is a registered trademark of AEL Explosives Limited and its affiliates © AEL, Incorporated 1973.