Windmill & Protea: Disclaimer, Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions


This blog, (“the Site”) is created and written with the sole purpose to share ideas, methods, tips and suggestions for home and garden renovation, DIY, décor, organization and improvement. These various home and garden ideas, methods, tips and suggestions on the Site should in no way be construed as guaranteed to be error- or fail-proof, they’re the result of the author’s personal experience in her own home and obtained in the industry of interior architecture through the course of her career.

The author does not guarantee that all content on the Site is complete, up to date or accurate at all times. Additional research and precautions are always advised and the Site cannot be held liable for any outcome, results, losses and/or damages of any home and/or garden renovation, DIY, décor, organizational or improvement undertakings which resulted from any of the content on the Site.

The author of the Site reserves the right to move, remove or replace any images or content without prior notice. The author will not be liable for any incurred damages and/or losses resulting out of this.   

Privacy Policy

By using (“the Site”), you agree to be bound by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into the Terms and Conditions below.

All personal, contact and/or other information furnished to us on the Site or otherwise are treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality. Any information acquired as such, or in any other way, will solely be utilised to subscribe a person to the mailing list to receive useful information from the author and to access to the printables library. Subscribing to the newsletter on the Site, visiting the Site, sending of emails to us and completing online forms will confirm your consent to receive electronic communications from the author of the Site as stated.

The author of the Site will never provide or share any personal, contact or other information furnished to them, for the purposes of signing up for a newsletter or to subscribe to the Site, to any person and/or company outside of the Site. The information acquired will also not be utilised and/or shared in any other way and/or to identify or contact any person for marketing purposes and/or any other reason, apart from aforementioned. We can however not in any way be liable for any damages, losses or inconvenience incurred as a result of any person entering their details into the Site as we cannot verify the validity or correctness of any personal (name and/or surname) or contact (email address) information provided to the Site via the “Subscribe” link, nor of any other information (provided in the “Contact us” section via email communication) or the identity of the person providing same to us.    

By using the Site, you represent and warrant that all information you submit to sign up or subscribe to the Site is true, accurate and current, that you agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions; that you are not under the age of 18, that you will not access the Site via automated or non-human means, whether through a bot, script, or otherwise, and that you will not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purposes which will violate any South African laws or regulations.

From time to time the Site might contain paid banner advertisements which are generated and managed by a third party sites and over which the Site do not have any control in regards to its nature and content. The Site will not be liable for any damages and/or losses incurred as a result of clicking on these advertisements and/or using and/or purchasing any products and/or services from websites linked to these advertisements. These third-party sites may use aggregated information (not including any personal, contact or other information provided to the Site) relating to views to this and other sites, in order to show advertising regarding goods and services which might be of interest to viewers of the Site.    

The Site may include relevant hyperlinks, all of which the Site do their best to clearly mark as such.  From our website, you can visit other relevant websites by following these hyperlinks to such external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites, nor can we provide any guarantee of the accuracy, appropriateness or completeness of these websites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation and/or approval in regards to the nature of and/or any of the content found on these sites. These site owners and content may change without prior notice and/or may occur before the author of the Site has the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone ‘bad’. Please also be aware that when you leave our website, other sites may have different Privacy Policies and/or Terms and Conditions of which the nature and content are beyond the control of the Site. Please be sure to review the Privacy Policies, Terms and Conditions and/or other terms of these sites prior to using these sites and/or sharing any personal or other information and/or downloading anything.

As part of the functionality of the Site, you may access the social media accounts of the Site. As a result of this liking or following us on our social media pages, you will directly and/or indirectly provide the Site with information contained on your own social media pages. This might include, but not limited to, your profile name, pictures and any other information contained on your social media accounts visible to the public. Although we will do our utmost to respect the confidentiality of the information and/or content of your social media pages, we will not be liable for any damages, losses or other consequences which result from the accessing of our social media pages via your social media accounts and any personal or other information which may become available to us as a result of this. You can deactivate the connection between the Site and your social media account/s unfriending or unfollowing our social media pages or change your account settings (if applicable).   

As from all other websites, Google analytics and cookies may collect and track data and information from visitors to the Site, which includes but is not limited to IP addresses, geographic locations, dates and times of visiting this site. The author of the Site does not have any control over this tracking and cannot be held liable for any damages, losses or any other consequences resulting from these instruments during or after visiting the Site.  

To unsubscribe from the mailing list of the Site for this or any other reason, please send an email to with the word “Unsubscribe” and email address from which you would like to unsubscribe.   An unsubscribe link will also be provided on all email communication sent from the Site.

Rights and information regarding Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 for any personal, contact or other information shared on the Site:

  1. All personal, contact or other information shared on the Site and with the author of the Site, will be obtained and processed in a lawful and fair manner. The author will solely use this information for the purposes of sharing access to printable library content with this person, to sign the person up for the newsletter of the Site and/ or to respond to queries on the Site.  Any other processing of information, beyond the scope of the aforementioned, will only be done if the owner of the information has consented to same, after an email request by the author of the Site.
  2. The author of the Site will take all reasonable security safeguards possible and put measures in place to safeguard any person sharing information on the Site against loss, damage, unauthorised or unlawful access to or processing of the information.

If any person is of the opinion or feels that any of these Data protection regulations have been contravened by the author of the Site, they are encouraged to address same via an email to the author of the Site. The author will take all steps possible to resolve the issue within the parameters of the Data protection laws of South Africa. 

Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions, in which the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy are incorporated, and your use of (“the Site“), are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Republic of South Africa.

These Terms and Conditions, constitute a legally binding agreement made between you and the author of the Site, concerning your access to and use of the Site and any of its content in any form or from any device.

You agree that by accessing the Site, you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by all of these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with all of these Terms and Conditions, then you are expressly prohibited from using the Site and you must discontinue use immediately.

Additional terms and conditions which may be posted on the Site from time to time are hereby expressly incorporated herein by reference. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to make changes or modifications to the Site and/or these Terms and Conditions at any time and for any reason.

Unless otherwise indicated, all information, ideas, methods, tips and suggestions, images, databases, website designs, video, text, photographs, graphics and/or any other content on the Site as well as the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein are the intellectual property of and owned or controlled as such by the author of the Site. All of the aforementioned is provided on the author of the Site “as is” and for your information and personal use or reference purposes only. Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, no part of the Site may be copied, reproduced, aggregated, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, distributed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose whatsoever. Please contact the Site for express permission to use any of the content and/or photos for any purpose, professional or otherwise. Provided that all of these Terms and Conditions are adhered to, you are permitted to use one photo in a blog post or article, with the watermark intact and a link is provided to the original post. In addition to this, any post on the Site’s social media pages (including all content, images and/or photos) which is shared and/or used in any way on your own social media pages should retain the reference and name of Windmill & Protea.

Provided that you are subscribed to our newsletter and printables library, and eligible to use the Site as such, you will be granted access to our “Printables Library” for downloading and printing of selected content solely for your personal, reference and non-commercial use and in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. 

You agree that your use of the Site in any way will be completely at your own risk and that you will not hold us liable for any loss, damage, liability, claim or demand, which might arise as a consequence thereof.  You further agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless, from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim or demand, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the site, breach of these Terms and Conditions, or any other harmful act toward any other user of the Site with whom you connected via the Site.