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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is SECTRE’s sole discretion to pay individuals a referral bonus for referring Candidates or Employers to SECTRE.
Referral bonuses are only paid on permanent (including permanent-rotational) placements and are not applicable to contract or temporary work.
The Referrer and Referee cannot be the same person.
You cannot refer a Candidate 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 for both Candidate and Employer referrals 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.
Candidates must notify SECTRE if:
they accept a job offer,
any change is made to their probation period or their probation status,
they decide to terminate their employment prior to completing their probation period,
they have completed their probation period.
Failure to comply with 11.1.1 to 11.1.4 may impact the Candidate’s entitlement to the signing bonus.
Candidates placed by SECTRE will only be paid a signing bonus once they have completed their mandatory probation period as defined in each Candidate’s SEA or contract. SECTRE shall inform Candidates should our Client make any alterations to the agreed probation period or known date of probation completion.
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 currently set at 10% of the gross monthly salary package up to and not exceeding €1000. This value is, however, still unique to each placement and the amount paid remains at the discretion of SECTRE.
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.
In the event that the Candidate’s probation period is extended for any reason, including but not limited to poor performance or an onboard grievance, the payment of the signing bonus will be made at the discretion of SECTRE.
A signing bonus will be paid, up to a period of no longer than 3 months, after the completion of a Candidate's probation period. SECTRE will, in all cases, strive to pay each candidate their signing bonus within this time period, but SECTRE reserves the right to not pay the signing bonus should this period have passed or for any other justifiable reason.
Candidates are to be offered the choice of how their SECTRE signing bonus is paid. These options are as follows:
Paid to themselves
Paid to a SECTRE charity partner – Surfers Not Street Children
Paid to a SECTRE charity partner – LIV Village
Paid to a SECTRE charity partner – Save the Rhino
Paid to a SECTRE charity partner – The Ocean Cleanup Project
Paid to a SECTRE charity partner – Orca Foundation
Candidates are required to comply with the following items in order to be eligible to receive the signing bonus:
Candidates are to be registered on the SECTRE website.
Candidates are to complete the SECTRE Signing Bonus Form in full.
Candidates are to follow the @sectregroup Instagram account and the SECTRE Maritime Group LinkedIn account.
Candidates are to agree to allow SECTRE to advertise their placement and feedback at SECTRE’s discretion.
Candidates are to repost the SECTRE social media post of their placement on their Instagram wall or story and LinkedIn account feed. Posts need to be active for a minimum of 24 hours, be public and unrestricted, be made in good faith, without profanity or negative sentiment, and be made in accordance with our terms and conditions.
Candidates are required to provide a clear, colour photograph of themselves, in action, in their new work environment. The company or vessel logo must be hidden from view, otherwise a non-branded item of clothing must be worn. Passport photos, CV photos, and previously received profile photos will not be accepted. Should a candidate be away from their place of work, they will either need to wait to take the photo when they return or provide a photo in a similar maritime environment, e.g., in a marina, a shipyard, a maritime training college, or onboard a similar vessel. SECTRE reserves the right to accept or reject a supplied photograph.
Candidates are to provide SECTRE with their banking details. SECTRE will not be held liable should this information be provided in error for whatever reason.
Candidates are to provide feedback on the SECTRE recruitment process via the SECTRE signing bonus form.
The signing bonus payment will only be paid after the successful completion of all of the above requirements.SECTRE reserves the right to withhold the signing bonus payment should the above requirements not be met.
All social media posts will be made without company or vessel names, unless permission has been granted by the Candidate, company or vessel. SECTRE accepts no liability on behalf of a Candidate or charity from the uploading of a social media post which is done in good faith and in accordance with these terms.
SECTRE understands that some candidates may not have an Instagram or LinkedIn account and may not be active on social media. However, following and posting to these social media accounts is a mandatory requirement of the signing bonus program. SECTRE may consider allowing Candidates to post to a Facebook account as an alternative, but this remains at SECTRE’s discretion.
If a candidate has been paid their signing bonus and then chooses to unfollow a SECTRE social media account, the candidate will not qualify to be paid a future signing bonus should this candidate be placed by SECTRE at a later stage. This includes all social media platforms that were followed as part of the signing bonus payment process.
SECTRE offers Candidates the opportunity to donate their signing bonus to charities which SECTRE has partnered with. Any funds donated to a SECTRE partnered charity are made without any conditions attached and are to be given in good faith for the charity to use at their discretion. SECTRE will, however, accept requests from Candidates as to where they would like the funds to be allocated, but no guarantee is given in this regard.
Candidates who elect to donate their signing bonus to a charity are provided the option of reposting the SECTRE post of their donation and will not need to provide a photograph. SECTRE will create a post informing our followers that a donation was made by one of our placed candidates to the charity. It is the Candidate’s decision if they would like SECTRE to mention their name (and tag) in this post and whether they would like the donation to remain anonymous with the charity.
Once completed and submitted, the SECTRE signing bonus form is final. Any change in the manner in which the signing bonus is to be paid will be at the discretion of SECTRE. SECTRE will not allow changes if a payment has already been made to a Candidate or charity. Similarly, no changes will be allowed should SECTRE have already posted about the Candidate’s signing bonus on social media.
SECTRE accepts no liability whatsoever on behalf of a Candidate’s tax obligation by SECTRE paying the Candidate a signing bonus and/or a Candidate accepting the signing bonus. The same applies to the payment of signing bonuses to a SECTRE charity. Candidates are advised to consult their tax adviser prior to opting in to be paid their signing bonus.
SECTRE reserves the right to cancel, reduce, or change the amount of the signing bonus or to stop offering the signing bonus at any time without advance notice.
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.
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.
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.