Legality

Legal Matters

Visiting Ashi.co.za

Using and visiting Ashi.co.za is done with the acknowledgment, understanding, and agreement with the disclaimers, legality, privacy policy, and terms and conditions.

Legal Entity

Christo A. Scheepers is the founder and owner of Ashi.co.za and operate it as a subdivision of Dr. C.A. Scheepers, a sole proprietorship located in Cape Town, South Africa that legally pays tax for all income received and makes use of a valid South African bank account and Accountant to finalise annual financial statements and tax returns in accordance with operational procedures for sole proprietorships.

Jurisdiction

This agreement is subject to and shall be interpreted and construed in terms of the laws of the Republic of South Africa and is subject to the jurisdiction of a competent court in the Bellville/Cape Town jurisdiction in the province of the Western Cape of the Republic of South Africa. The parties agree that this agreement does not fall within the jurisdiction of the National Credit Act of 2005.

Legal Costs

Should The Practice of Christo A. Scheepers commence legal proceedings as a result of a visitor to Ashi.co.za being in breach of the online disclaimers, legality, privacy policy, and terms and conditions, the visitor to Ashi.co.za undertakes to pay all legal costs relating to the recovery of the outstanding monies in respect of professional services rendered or products sold, including attorney fees on an attorney-own-client scale, collection fees and commission, interest and tracing costs.

Mailing List

When joining the Ashi.co.za mailing lists, the visitor consents to become part of the various mailing lists associated with the Practice and subdivisions of Christo A. Scheepers to receive updates about The Practice and Ashi.co.za and related matters and relating newsletters from time to time and understand he/she will never be spammed or harassed with constant emails.

Personal Information

Personal information of the visitor to Ashi.co.za will never be sold or made available to any third parties, other than the information that affiliate websites may collect when a visitor is referred to such a site for a recommended product or service and personal information is treated as confidential in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, Act 4 of 2013.  The visitor to Ashi.co.za hereby authorises The Practice to collect, share and exchange credit information concerning them, when necessary or required, with any credit bureau or any other person or corporation with whom they may have had or may have financial dealing, as well as, where applicable, other information requested pursuant to, or in any circumstances contemplated in the National Credit Act, Act 34 of 2005.

Therapeutic Services

Therapeutic Services provided and promoted via Ashi.co.za falls within the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) industry or the Beauty-Health-Skincare-Spa industry and where it is legally regulated, The Practice of Christo A. Scheepers complies with the necessary legislation, regulations and restrictions:

(1) Legal Status of Therapeutic Reflexology

Therapeutic Reflexology holds statutory registration status in South Africa with the Allied Health Professions Act (Act 63 of 1982) as amended and promulgated on 12 February 2001.  The Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) formally regulates the practice of Therapeutic Reflexology and it is illegal to financially gain from the profession without being formally registered and regulated by them.  Due to this regulation by the AHPCSA, there are clear boundaries of what Therapeutic Reflexologists may and may not do as pertained in the AHPCSA Regulations and Scope of Practice for Therapeutic Reflexology.  The Private Practice of Christo A. Scheepers is legally set up to provide therapeutic reflexology in a separate entrance office and making use of a separate website at christoscheepers.co.za to keep any additional services separate from the therapeutic reflexology practice as per legal requirements.

(2) Legal Status of Specialist Wellness Counselling (including Bodywork)

Wellness services offered are offered at the Private Practice of Christo A. Scheepers as part of the Specialist Wellness Counsellor (SAQA Reg ID 896) profession, a designation of the Association of Supportive Counsellors and Holistic Practitioners (ASCHP), a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) recognised professional body (SAQA ID 984) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (Act 67 of 2008).  Registration with ASCHP provides para-professional status to Specialist Wellness Counsellors as it is a non-statutory profession regulating non-psychological counsellors in South Africa.  Bodywork forms part of the Scope of Practice of Specialist Wellness Counsellors and may include unregulated massage techniques (as in the beauty/spa/health & skincare industry) as per the training of the Specialist Wellness Counsellor.  At the Private Practice of Christo A. Scheepers, bodywork and specialist wellness counselling and related services are offered legally from the same premises by making use of a separate entrance office.

(3) Legal Status of Massage

Christo A. Scheepers does not practice therapeutic massage and therefore any reference made to massage is not within the domain of formal regulation by the AHPCSA, as therapeutic massage is a formally regulated profession.  Any reference made to massage is done within the confines of the boundaries of bodywork therapy and/or within the domain of unregulated massage (the so-called "body rub") as used within the Beauty-Health-Skincare-Spa industry.