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Terms & Conditions

This notice applies to the entire contents of this Website under the domain name www.sectre.com ("Website") and to any correspondence between us, SECTRE (Pty) Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “SECTRE”) and you. Please ensure that you fully read and understand the items below. These terms have been put in place to protect all parties involved and to prevent any misunderstanding. Using this Website indicates that you accept these terms regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us.

This notice is issued by SECTRE (Pty) Ltd, registered in South Africa No. 2018/286314/07, registered address Manhattan Place 1009, 130 Bree Street, Cape Town, 8001.

The following definitions apply:

  • "Services" means services provided by SECTRE on the Website. Services are divided into services provided to the Clients and services provided to the Candidates.

  • "Client" means the company or vessel which would like to use or is using the services of SECTRE to find a potential Candidate.

  • "Candidate" means an individual seeking a job.

  • General

    • SECTRE endeavours at all times to comply with its obligations under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (“MLC”).

    • These terms and conditions should be read in a way that is consistent with the MLC and related legislation at all times and where conflict arises the MLC will take priority.

    • The MLC certification is downloadable on this Website. MLC criteria relating specifically to Candidate terms and conditions is downloadable here.

    • You acknowledge that SECTRE’s systems may not work occasionally due to, but not limited to, maintenance or software upgrades. SECTRE will not be held liable for any failure or inability to provide continuous, error free, uninterrupted services relating to this or other facts beyond SECTRE’s control.

    • You will be able to access some areas of this Website without registering your details with us. Certain areas of this Website are only open to you if you register.

    • By accessing any part of this Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions in full.

    • SECTRE may revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should check this Website from time to time to review them, because it is binding.

  • Membership

    • The Website services are not available to persons under the age of 16 years of age. If you are under 16 years old, you can use this service with the supervision of a parent or guardian.

    • If you are a business entity, you agree that you have the authority to bind that entity to this agreement.

    • By registering with the Website you agree to receive free email communication from SECTRE and its Clients. The use of the Website is free for Candidates. If you do not wish to receive any emails from us, you have to delete your Candidate account (via email request to SECTRE). You cannot opt out from receiving emails from us and our Clients without deleting your Candidate account.

    • SECTRE shall maintain a database of Candidates’ details and Client criteria.

    • If a Candidate is deemed suitable for a job vacancy, SECTRE will obtain permission from that Candidate before approaching a Client.

    • This is an introduction only service and any final engagement shall be negotiated and entered into directly between the Candidate and the Client as per a contract or SEA determined by the Client. The Client is solely responsible for all remuneration to the Candidate.

  • Registration

    • You must choose a password when registering on the Website. You shall be responsible for all actions taken under that password and shall only access the Website using your own password. You should not disclose your password to any other person.

    • You accept the risk that data transmitted electronically via this Website or otherwise may be intercepted before reaching its intended destination or accessed by unauthorised third parties and may be exploited unlawfully by such third parties. SECTRE does not assume responsibility for guarding against the acts of such third parties and shall not be liable for any consequential damage resulting from third parties' interception of or access to data of whatever nature.

  • Fees

    • No fees or charges for Candidate recruitment or placement or for the provision of employment for Candidates will be borne directly or indirectly in whole or in part by the Candidate with the exceptions of the costs of a seafarer obtaining:

      • a national statutory certificate;

      • the national seafarer’s book;

      • a passport or similar travel document, but not including however the costs of visas which shall be borne by the Client.

    • The Candidate recognises that SECTRE may charge the Client for successful placements of Candidates.

    • The Candidate shall not withhold any information which may prohibit SECTRE charging or recovering the appropriate fee from the Client.

  • Changes

    • SECTRE may make changes in or withdraw any of the services described in this Website and at any time without notice.

    • The services which SECTRE offers to Candidates are entirely free and SECTRE shall not be obliged to maintain or continue any services offered to Candidates on this Website. SECTRE reserves the right to suspend or cancel the provision of any service to any particular Candidate for any reason whatsoever.

    • SECTRE reserves the right to change these terms and conditions of use by changing them on this Website.

  • Information you send and/or submit

    • You should ensure that information you send to us is accurate and you are prohibited from sending any material that is libellous, obscene, indecent, seditious, pornographic, menacing, threatening, offensive, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience, fraudulent, which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, gives rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringes the rights of any third party, in South Africa, or any other country in the world; which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data) or for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals.

    • You may not misuse the Website (including, without limitation) by hacking or committing fraud.

    • SECTRE will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing SECTRE to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material, misusing the Website or otherwise purporting to breach the law in contravention of paragraphs 6.1 or 6.2.

    • If you breach of any of the terms contained in paragraphs 6.1 and 6.2, SECTRE will terminate the services provided by this Website.

    • SECTRE accepts no responsibility or liability for the use by any Client of any CV about you forwarded whether by SECTRE or you.

    • If you apply for any job or jobs using the Website you consent to SECTRE monitoring and storing the information provided, along with the contents of any email.

    • Candidates are responsible for the accuracy of information on their CV’s and the information contained within their profiles on SECTRE’s database.

  • Copyright

    • This Website contains copyright material, trade names and other proprietary information, including but not limited to, design, text, software and graphics. The entire contents of this Website are protected by copyright law. SECTRE own copyright and/or database rights in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it.

    • You may download information from this Website for your own personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copyright, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without our express permission and that of the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyright material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyright material.

    • If you breach any of the terms in this legal notice, your permission to use this Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from this Website.

  • Use of information about you

    Please visit our Privacy Policy page for guidance on how we use information about you. By registering with the Website you consent to the use of information in such a manner.

  • Job posting

    • By submitting a job to the Website, the Client is authorising SECTRE to post such vacancy and submit Candidates (according to the conditions stipulated in the signed contract supplied to the Client).

    • The Client is responsible for the content of the vacancy and will indemnify SECTRE against any claim, loss, liability, expense and/or damage in connection therewith.

    • The Client shall provide sufficient details about itself and the vacancy in order for SECTRE to appropriately advertise for the vacancy and submit Candidates to the Client. The details should include, but are not limited to, a brief job description, the nature of the Client’s business, the nature of the role, the type of work to be performed, the commencement date, the likely duration, the location, and the remuneration.

    • The Client will comply with all applicable laws relating to the job posting.

    • The Client accepts responsibility for any detriment which it may suffer or incur in respect of the engagement of an applicant and shall hold SECTRE harmless against any losses in connection therewith as stipulated within the contract between SECTRE and the Client. The Client shall use all reasonable endeavours to ascertain that it will not be detrimental to the interests of the applicant it intends to engage (if any) to work for the Client in the vacancy posted.

    • SECTRE reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to remove any job at any time without reason. Examples of jobs that may be removed include, but are not limited to:

      • those that SECTRE considers illegal, inappropriate or fraudulent

      • those that have been indiscriminately posted or duplicated across multiple sectors

      • those that advertise multiple positions in a single job posting

    • Some jobs posted on this Website can be published on third party partner Websites, such as job aggregators. However, Candidates can apply for such jobs only via this Website.

    • SECTRE reserves the right to remove a job posting from the Website if it does not comply with these terms and conditions.

    • SECTRE reserves the right to post job placement holding positions in order to prepare for the provision of urgent placements and provide candidates with sample vacancies as a tool to attract potential candidates. Such placeholder jobs will be shown as closed or awaiting confirmation.

  • Referrals

    • It is SECTRE’s sole discretion to pay individuals a referral bonus for referring Candidates to SECTRE.

    • Referral bonuses are only paid on permanent (including permanent-rotational) placements and is not applicable to contract or temporary work.

    • The Referrer and Referee cannot be the same person.

    • You cannot refer a Candidate or Client that is already registered with SECTRE.

    • A Candidate must never previously have been a Candidate with SECTRE and have accepted a job offer for full time or permanent employment of an indefinite term.

    • The Candidate employed must verify the person who referred him/her to SECTRE during the registration process in order for referral bonuses to be deemed valid.

    • Referral bonuses are only paid after completion of the probation period as determined within the SEA or contract for the Candidate placed.

    • You are limited to one Candidate referral bonus for each Candidate (i.e. future accepted job offers from a Candidate will not qualify for additional Candidate referral bonuses).

    • Eligibility is not limited to current Candidates of SECTRE. We reserve the right to cancel, reduce, or change the amount of the Candidate referral bonus or stop offering the Candidate referral bonus at any time.

  • Signing bonus

    • Candidates must notify SECTRE if they accept a job offer.

    • Candidates placed by SECTRE will only be paid a signing bonus once they have completed the mandatory probation period as defined in the Candidates SEA or contract.

    • The signing bonus is only applicable to permanent (including permanent-rotational) positions and is not applicable to temporary or contract work.

    • The percentage signing bonus is 10% of the gross monthly salary package up to and not exceeding €1000.

    • In the event that the Candidate does not act in good faith regarding a signed and executed job offer and SECTRE becomes aware of it, the Candidate shall not be entitled to receive any signing bonus.

    • We reserve the right to cancel, reduce or change the amount of the signing bonus or stop offering the signing bonus at any time without advance notice.

  • Liability

    • SECTRE excludes all liability it may have to you to the fullest extent permitted by law (and whether such liability arises in contract, tort or otherwise) as a result of your use of this Website or your accepting of a job vacancy obtained directly or indirectly through this Website.

    • If your use of material on this Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data you assume all costs thereof.

  • Disclaimer

    • While SECTRE endeavours to ensure that the information on this Website is correct, SECTRE does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on this Website. SECTRE may make changes to the material on this Website at any time without notice. The material on this Website may be out of date, and SECTRE makes no commitment to update such material. Please note that you will be required to use caution, common sense and good awareness as there are also risks of dealing with persons or people acting under false pretences. By using the Website you agree to all risks and agree that SECTRE is not responsible for the acts or omissions of others.

    • SECTRE provides you with this Website on the basis that SECTRE excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms which but for this legal notice might have effect in relation to this Website.

    • SECTRE shall not be liable to you for any loss or damage suffered, of any nature whatsoever as a result of your using this Website or our services.

  • Governing law

    The contract under which you use this Website shall be deemed to have been made in South Africa and the validity of these terms and conditions of use shall be governed in all respects by law of South Africa.