To open a user account and allow you to begin to access the file2fly service we need to have your agreement and commitment to the provisions, terms and conditions set out below. Please read these terms and conditions carefully and fully, using the scrollbar to reach parts of the text that may be hidden from view. To obtain an easier-to-read paper hardcopy, please use the "Print" function.
By checking the "I confirm that I have read and understood all provisions, terms and conditions and fully accept their content" box, you declare your agreement and commitment with the provisions, terms and conditions set out here and to use this website and the services described hereafter accordingly.
Ownership and Copyright
The site is owned by Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company Limited ("ATNS") of Private Bag x15, Kempton Park 1620 and the site is hosted and managed in the Republic of South Africa.
The user acknowledges that ATNS is a state owned and limited liability company in terms of Act no. 45 of 1993. The provisions of the Act and the Regulations pertaining thereto therefore bind ATNS
All content made available on this website and the manner in which it has been offered is protected by both national and international copyright laws and conventions, and all ownership, intellectual property rights and title vests with ATNS. The user may use the information retrieved from the website only for it's own personal use and is prohibited from altering, re-constructing, varying, reformatting, reproducing, modifying, translating, selling, retransmitting or otherwise making the information available in any manner to third parties and may not hold itself out as to be the owner of this information, unless it has obtained ATNS's prior written consent to do so.
The right to access information contained on the website does not in any way convey or transfer any rights to the user in or to any intellectual properties found on the website, any information contained or accessed from the website, or in any trade mark, domain name, knowhow, trade secret or other intellectual property right which may vest with ATNS.
Limitation of flight plan submission
The availability of file2fly services is limited to the briefing and submission of flight plans for pilots, foreign pilots residing in the country and foreign pilots departing a South African aerodrome.
Consent to the use of personal data:
You hereby confirm that you are aware of the fact that ATNS may use and exchange personal data relating to yourself to perform the file2fly services ("USE OF DATA"). This USE OF DATA will include but will not be restricted to
The customization of the content provided, the responding to your requests for products and services, the improvement of services, statistical purposes and other kinds of processing and transmitting of personal and other data disclosed in your initial application for system access and/or in the course of using the file2fly system,
The comparison of these data with other data relating to myself, for purposes of present and future functioning of the file2fly system, as for instance system access initialization, Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Services, delivery, checking and forwarding of flight plans as well as charging of fees, and
The disclosure of such data by transmission to external data processors for the performance of these tasks.
You hereby give your consent to the USE OF DATA.
Conditions for use of this website:
All materials, information, software, products and services included in or available through this web site are provided "as is" and "as available". ATNS does not warrant that the contents are accurate, reliable, complete, comprehensive, correct or up-to-date, that this web site will be available at any particular time or location, that any defects or errors will be corrected or that the content is free of viruses or other harmful components. ATNS shall endeavor to correct any error brought to its attention. The use of AIS publications via this web site is under the sole responsibility of the user. ATNS shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, or consequential damages that results from the use or inability to use the AIS publications, in particular for, but not limited to, errors, or omissions in the contents of this web site or the consequences of its use, nor for inaccurate transmission or misdirection, even if ATNS has been advised of the possibility of such damage. This limitation applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, or any other basis. It is the users` responsibility to make sure that they are using the most up-to-date information available. ATNS may change materials on the web site without prior notice. Intellectual Property The contents of this website are protected by copyright. No part of this website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, microfilming, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission from ATNS, with the exception of any data supplied specifically for the purpose of being entered into and executed on a computer system, for exclusive use by the visitor of this website.
The use of this file2fly service is at the sole discretion of ATNS and users unconditionally accept, and commit accordingly, to these term and conditions. The user acknowledges that the terms and conditions may change from time to time and without prior notification, to which it will remain bound.
The user acknowledges that it is familiar with the Air Traffic and Navigation Services Act no. 45 of 1993 (Reference: Aviation Legislation in South Africa, Volume 1 Issued 9) and the regulations promulgated therewith.
The user acknowledges that it will at all times during the use of the website accede to the terms and conditions thereof.
The contents of the Regulations and the Act are hereby incorporated herein by reference.
Abuse of Web site
The user undertakes not to abuse the Pilot Self-Briefing portal by filing bogus flight plans or by interfering with, changing of or deleting flight plans filed by other users, or by doing anything else which may be detrimental to ATNS or its website users.
ATNS may suspend or terminate the user's access to the Pilot Self-Briefing portal should it determine that the user is not using the site in compliance with this agreement.
Conditions of Use
Only users who hold a South African Pilots license or have a postal/residential address in the Republic of South Africa may make use of the service.
The user undertakes to protect its username and password and will always keep it in a safe place.
ATNS shall at all times and for whatever reason, have the sole and exclusive right to suspend or terminate the service without any prior notification or giving any reason for such termination or suspension.
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The Law Governing The Relationship
The conditions will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.
All disputes arising as a result of the use of the site will, on the interpretation of these conditions or on any matter which in terms of the conditions requires agreement by the parties, be submitted to and decided by arbitration.
The arbitration will be held with only the parties and their representatives present at the offices of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa. The arbitration will be governed by the rules of the Arbitration Foundation in terms of South African Law and will be heard by an arbitrator appointed by the Foundation.
Either party will be entitled to have the award made an order of Court of competent jurisdiction. The parties will keep the evidence in the arbitration proceedings and any order made by any arbitrator confidential unless otherwise contemplated. The arbitrator will have the power to give default judgment if any party fails to make submissions on due date and / or fails to appear at the arbitration.
I confirm that I have read and understood all provisions, terms and conditions and fully accept their content.