Coast KZN

Terms & Conditions

CoastKZN is operated by the Oceanographic Research Institute (ORI). Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to ORI. ORI offers this website, including all information and tools available from this site to you, the user, conditional upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.

By visiting our site and/or utilising the tools on site, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (hereafter “Terms”). These Terms apply to all users and visitors to the site. Please read these Terms carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of CoastKZN, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any tools or information presented on it.

Any new features or tools added to CoastKZN shall also be subject to these Terms. You can review the most current version of the Terms at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms; it is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of, or access to, the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

CoastKZN is presented by the ORI, in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) for the purpose of disseminating coastal and estuarine information for improved decision making on coastal matters and for the benefit of the general public. The host, custodian and the contributor to CoastKZN is ORI.

Intellectual Property of content on CoastKZN

  • Unless otherwise stated, ORI own the intellectual property (IP) rights to CoastKZN and the information provided therein, all IP rights are reserved.
  • RI shall own all IP developed by ORI members in the normal course and scope of their duties, that has contributed to the content of CoastKZN.
  • ORI will be guided by the provisions of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act (Act No. 28 of 2013) when ORI, its members or collaborators generate IP for CoastKZN from South African public funding.


CoastKZN has taken great care to ensure that information presented on this website is accurate and up to date. We do not guarantee data and information, nor do we accept any legal liability whatsoever arising from, or connected to, the use or secondary use of any information or data contained on this website.

CoastKZN may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by CoastKZN. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites. We shall not be responsible or liable directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused, or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with use of, or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on, or through, any such web sites or services.

Restricted Access

Access to certain areas of CoastKZN is restricted to particular categories of users, due to the nature of the content in these sections. CoastKZN reserves the right to restrict access to areas of this website at its discretion.

Registered users will have a user ID and password to enable access to these sections of the site; as determined by the registration profile. Users are to ensure that user IDs and passwords are kept confidential; your user ID and password may be disabled at the sole discretion of CoastKZN without notice or explanation.