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Disclaimer & Terms Of Use

Please take the time to read through the disclaimer and terms of use page before you use my website.

Updated: July 2021

Disclaimers for The VA Coach

All the information on this website – https://www.melissanicholson.com – is published in good faith & for general information & services purpose only. The VA Coach does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability & accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (The VA Coach), is strictly at your own risk. The VA Coach will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of my website.

From my website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites. While I strive to provide only quality links to useful & ethical websites, I have no control over the content & nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners & content may change without notice & may occur before I  have the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone ‘bad’.

Please also be aware that when you leave my website, other sites may have different privacy policies & terms which are beyond my control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their “Terms of Service” before engaging in any business or uploading any information.


By using my website, you hereby consent to my disclaimer & agree to its terms. My disclaimer was created with the help and guidance of a lawyer operating in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Should I update, amend or make any changes to this document, those changes will be prominently posted here.

Welcome to The VA Coach

These terms & conditions outline the rules & regulations for the use of The VA Coach’s Website.

The VA Coach is located in South Africa.

By accessing this website I assume you accept these terms & conditions in full. Do not continue to use The VA Coach’s website if you do not accept all of the terms & conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms & Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice & any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You” & “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website & accepting the Company’s terms & conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” &“Us”, refers to my Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client & myself, or either the Client or myself. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance & consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of my assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of the provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of South Africa. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation &/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable & therefore as referring to same.


I employ the use of cookies. By using The VA Coach’s website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with The VA Coach’s privacy policy.

Most of the modern-day interactive websites use cookies to enable me to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of my site to enable the functionality of this area & ease of use for those people visiting. Some of my affiliate / advertising partners may also use cookies.


Unless otherwise stated, The VA Coach &/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for
all material on The VA Coach websites & external course platforms. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view pages from https://www.melissanicholson.com for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • Republish material from https://www.melissanicholson.com or the external sites The VA Coach uses for coaching
  • Sell, rent or sub-license material from https://www.melissanicholson.com or the external sites The VA Coach uses for coaching
  • Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from https://www.melissanicholson.com or the external sites The VA Coach uses for coaching
  • Redistribute content from The VA Coach or the external sites The VA Coach uses for coaching, which is an offence, subject to legal action.
  • Request as third party access to The VA Coach material without being provided consent by Melissa Nicholson, The VA Coach is strictly prohibited. Only access granted to The VA Coach’s coaching clients may have access to The VA Coach’s material. Any and all such breach is subject to legal action.

Intellectual Property Notice

All images, text, designs, graphics, trademarks, course material, coaching material & service marks are owned by & property of Melissa Nicholson, The VA Coach. It is a violation of the law to use any of my Intellectual Property in whole or in part, & modification of any materials contained on this site is illegal & may be prosecuted to the fullest extent permissible should I choose to do so, including asking for financial penalties (damages) &/or an injunction forcing you to stop using Melissa Nicholson, The VA Coach’s Intellectual Property immediately.

Hyperlinking to my Content

The following organisations may link to my site without prior written approval:

  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organisations.

These organisations may link to The VA Coach home page, to publications or to other website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party & its products or services; & (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

The VA Coach will approve link requests from these organisations if I determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavourably on The VA Coach or my accredited businesses (for example, trade associations or other organisations representing inherently suspect types of business, such as work-at-home opportunities, shall not be allowed to link); (b) the organisation does not have an unsatisfactory record with The VA Coach; (c) the benefit to The VA Coach from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organisation.

These organisations may link to The VA Coach home page, to publications or to other website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

If you are among the organisations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to The VA Coach website, you must notify me by sending an e-mail to melissa@melissanicholson.com.

Please include your name, your organisation name, contact information (such as a phone number &/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to The VA Coach website, & a list of the URL(s) on The VA Coach site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organisations may hyperlink to The VA Coach website as follows:


  • By use of The VA Coach corporate name; or
  • By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to; or
  • By use of any other description of The VA Coach website or material being linked to that makes sense within the context & format of content on the linking party’s site.
  • No use of The VA Coach’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.


Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around The VA Coach pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of The VA Coach website.

Reservation of Rights

The VA Coach reserves the right at any time & in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to The VA Coach website. You agree to immediately remove all links to The VA Coach website upon such request. The VA Coach also reserves the right to amend these terms & conditions & its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to The VA Coach website, you agree to be bound to & abide by these linking terms & conditions.

Removal of links from The VA Coach website

If you find any link on The VA Coach website or any linked website objectionable for any reason, you may contact me about this. The VA Coach will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond
directly to you.

Whilst The VA Coach endeavours to ensure that the information on this website is correct, I do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do I commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Content Liability

The VA Coach shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your website. You agree to indemnify & defend The VA Coach against all claims arising out of or based upon your website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your website or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libellous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.


To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, The VA Coach excludes all representations, warranties & conditions relating to The VA Coach website & the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose &/or the use of reasonable care and skill).

Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  • limit or exclude The VA Coach or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation limit any of The VA Coach or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  • exclude any of The VA Coach or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
  • The limitations & exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; & (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) & for breach of statutory duty.
  • To the extent that the website & the information & services on the website are provided, The VA Coach will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

Disclaimer regarding earnings through my programs

Please note that any success stories and testimonials posted from previous or current clients are all examples of what can be achieved with my courses and programs. This is due to the application of my material, plus very hard work. Please note that my programs do not guarantee financial gain to my students and clients. You agree that I am not responsible for what you can earn through your own Virtual Assistant/Online Business. Also that the success or failure of your business venture or income now in the future is completely in your hands. 


If you require any more information or have any questions about my site’s disclaimer, please feel free to contact me via email at melissa@melissanicholson.com.


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