T&Cs and Privacy policy

Terms & Conditions

Welcome to The Research LampPost. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy governs our relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website. The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without prior written consent.

Using our property

The names, logos, icons and graphics used on this website in connection with or identifying our products and/or services are proprietary marks of The Research LampPost unless otherwise indicated. Your access does not imply a licence to reproduce, transmit and/or distribute this information or these names, logos, icons and graphics in any form or by any means. If you wish to do any of these things you must first obtain prior written consent from us.


We believe in protecting your privacy. We will not collect any personal information from you via this web site that you do not volunteer. We do not sell, share, or rent personal information to third parties without your consent, except in certain specific cases described below.

If you choose to register or submit personally identifiable information to us, you agree to the use of such information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Types of Information We Collect

As a general visitor to this web site, The Research LampPost does not collect any personally identifiable information about you. However, we may automatically record information sent by your browser in our server logs, including your IP address, the pages you visit, and other non-personally identifiable information, which we use to analyze our web traffic and administer our servers.

If you participate in our research projects you may be asked to provide your name, street address, state, postal code, telephone number and/or e-mail address. This information will not be used for any purpose other than research and will never be sold or transferred to anyone without your permission.


On certain parts of the site, we may use cookies to enable additional functionality. If you reject cookies, you may still use the site; however, you may not be able to access all areas or features.

Job Applications

If you submit a job application to The Research LampPost, we may use the personal information that you supply, such as your email address and phone number, to contact you about possible job openings. We may also contact previous employers and references.

Please do not send us original documents. Please only send us copies of documents or provide a link to an online portfolio.

We will not return any documents sent to us as part of a job application to the original sender.

We do not accept unsolicited ideas as part of any job application and we make no guarantee that if you send us unsolicited ideas as part of a job application that these ideas or proposals will be treated as confidential or proprietary.

Please see our policy regarding Unsolicited idea submission policy further down the page.

Subscription Registration

If you register for a subscription we will use the registration information that you submit to process your request. We will keep this information in a database. In addition, we may contact you about future publications and The Research LampPost services that may be of interest to you. You will always have an opportunity to opt out of receiving such communications.

Other Contact

If you send an email to us, we will use your email address or other contact information in order to respond to your inquiry. If you request information about our products or services, we may follow up with you in the future with additional information that we think may be of interest to you. You will always have an opportunity to opt out of receiving such communications.

Parties to Whom We Disclose Information

The Research LampPost does not disclose your personal information to anyone without your consent except in the following situations:

  1. To comply with a validly issued and enforceable subpoena or summons, a court order, or as requested by other government or law enforcement authority.
  2. To investigate network abuse or a violation of our Terms of Use or other published guidelines.
  3. As a part of any actual or threatened legal proceedings or alternative dispute resolution proceedings either initiated by or against us.

We also reserve the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement for investigation or prosecution.


The purpose and contents of this website are for finding out about our services and general information only.

The Research LampPost has taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information on this site is accurate when first made available. However the information may be superseded by events or cease to be accurate. No obligation to update the information is accepted and The Research LampPost accepts no liability for the accuracy or completeness or use of the information contained on this site. The information should not be construed as the giving of advice or the making of a recommendation and should not be relied on as a basis for any decision or action.

Third Party Sites and Links

The site may contain links to other web sites which may or may not be owned or operated by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any of those web sites, including their use of any information that is collected when visitors to our site click through links to those sites or link to the site through those other sites.

This Privacy Policy only addresses our use and disclosure of any information we collect from you. To the extent you disclose personal information on other web sites, even those to which you have linked through the site, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of that information to third parties. We do not control the privacy practices of those sites and therefore strongly encourages users to familiarize themselves with the privacy practices and customs of any web site controlled by a third party before disclosing any personal information on that site.

Sites or pages which are linked to this site are for information only; they have not been reviewed by The Research LampPost. The Research LampPost has no responsibility for the content of sites or pages linked or linking to this site and accepts no responsibility or liability for any losses or penalties whatsoever that might be incurred as a result of linking to any location on any linked sites or pages.

Links to other sites does not imply that The Research LampPost or this site sponsors, endorses or is associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trade mark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site or page is authorized to use any trade mark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of The Research LampPost or any of its subsidiaries.

Unsolicited idea submission policy

We do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new products or technologies, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names.

Please do not send any original creative artwork, samples, demos, or other works. We will not return these works to the sender at any cost to ourselves, nor will we keep these works in our possession. We will simply destroy these items.

If the sender requires the return of any items sent to us and we still have them in our possession, the cost of returning these works to the original sender will be at the original senders cost.

The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when our products or marketing strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to us.

If, despite our request that you do not send us your ideas and materials, you still send them, we make no assurances that your ideas and materials will be treated as confidential or proprietary.

Changes to this Policy

From time to time, we may revise this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change our terms of use, disclaimer, copyright and privacy policy at any time.

Please check the policy periodically for changes.

If you have questions or concerns about this policy, if you want to correct or change any information previously provided to us, or if you have provided us with personally-identifiable information and would like that information deleted, please e-mail us.

Copyright notice

© 2023 The Research LampPost. All rights reserved.

We do not authorize you to incorporate any content from this website in any commercial document or website, or in any material sold or otherwise made available for profit without our prior written consent. Framing or deep linking this website is not permitted without our prior written consent. Apart from this you may not reproduce or store any part of this website on any other website without our prior written consent.


If you have any questions about these terms and our privacy policy, please contact duncan@researchlamppost.co.za

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