Terms & Conditions of Use

Terms and Conditions of Use


Definitions
Use of this site
Amendments to content and information
Owner information and required disclosures
No offer
Disclaimers
Indemnity
Consumer rights and security
Delivery and Availability
Registration
Receipt of data messages
Monitoring and interception of data messages
Security
Copyright and intellectual property protection
Privacy and confidentiality of communications
Advertising and sponsorship
Automated searching
Hyperlinks, deep links and framing
Termination of this agreement
Applicable law
Consent to jurisdiction & costs
Amendment of these terms and conditions
Enforceability of these terms and conditions
Date of last review



Definitions


       “website owner” and/or “we” and/or “the supplier” and/or “ECONET Wireless” means ECO Networks cc
       “consumer” means any natural person (not a company, CC, trust etc) who enters or intends entering into an electronic transaction with this site as the end-user
       of the goods or services offered by this site
       “ECT Act” means the Electronic Communications & Transactions Act 25 of 2002
       “personal information” is as defined in the Promotion of Access to Information Act No 2 of 2000 (“PAIA”)
       “user” means any person accessing any part of the web site

Use of this site

  1. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions which thereafter constitute a binding agreement (“Agreement”) between ECONET Wireless and the user.
  2. Use of this website is strictly at the sole risk of the user.
  3. ECONET Wireless may, in its sole discretion, amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time at which time these will be brought to the attention of users and become binding on such users where they continue to use the website after such amendments have been brought to their attention.

Amendments to content and information

  1. The website owner expressly reserves the right in its sole discretion to affect any amendment or alteration to the content and information, including pricing and rates, set out in this website.
  2. Users acknowledge that it is their responsibility to familiarise themselves with any amendment or alteration affected.

Owner information & required disclosures under section 43 of the ECT Act

       Website owner: ECO Networks cc
       Registered Number: 2010/147893/23
       Licensing: 184/CECNS/FEB/2011, 184/CECS/FEB/2011
       Members: A Riddick (100%)
       Phone: 0861- ECONET (326 638)
       Fax: 086 718 3551
       E-mail: support@econet.co.za
       Web site: www.econet.co.za
       
       Postal Address
       Postnet Suite 91
       Private Bag X20015, Amanzimtoti
       4125
      VAT Number: 4830258051

No offer

  1. Users should regard nothing contained in this web site as an offer but rather as an invitation to do business.

Disclaimers

  1. THIS ENTIRE WEBSITE, INCLUDING TEXT, IMAGES, LINKS, DOWNLOADS AND CODING, IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE". ECONET Wireless MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES AS TO THE CORRECTNESS OR SUITABILITY OF EITHER THE WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT.
  2. Subject to Chapter 7 of the ECT Act, ECONET Wireless , its officers, employees, suppliers, resellers, partners, affiliates and agents, shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability, howsoever arising, incurred by users or any other persons and resulting from the use or inability to use this website.
  3. Subject to Chapter 7 of the ECT Act and to the fullest extent possible under the applicable law, ECONET Wireless disclaims all responsibility or liability for any damages, including but not limited to direct, economic, consequential loss or loss of profits, resulting from the use of this site in any manner.
  4. ECONET Wireless has no control over third party content and features which may be accessed through the use of this website and does not examine or edit such content and features or act as an agent for third parties accessible through this website. As such and to the fullest possible extent permissible under law the website owner disclaims any liability whatsoever for any loss or damage arising from the use of third party websites contents and features.

INDEMNITY

  1. USERS AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS ECONET WIRELESS, ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SERVANTS, SUBCONTRACTORS, PARTNERS, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY DEMAND, ACTION OR APPLICATION OR OTHER PROCEEDINGS, INCLUDING FOR ATTORNEYS FEES AND RELATED COSTS SUCH AS TRACING FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY AND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USER’S USE OF THIS WEBSITE, THIRD PARTY WEBSITES OR ANY OF THE SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH SUCH SITES IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PROVISION OF CONTENT.

CONSUMER RIGHTS & SECURITY

  1. Consumer rights in respect of online transactions are set out in Chapter 7 of the ECT Act. A copy of the Act is available from http://www.internet.org.za/ect_act.html.
  2. Under section 42(1)(d) of the ECT Act the cooling-off period set out in section 44 of the Act does not apply in respect of services which began with the consumer's consent before the end of the seven-day period referred to in section 44(1).
  3. Under section 42(1)(f) of the ECT Act the cooling-off period set out in section 44 of the Act does not apply in respect of goods which are made to the consumer's specifications or which are clearly personalized or which by reason of their nature cannot be returned.
  4. Under sections 43(1) and (2) of the ECT Act the web site owner is required to disclose the information and procedures set out in these sections in respect of electronic transactions. In the event that a consumer proves that the web site owner has not set out the information and procedures as required then the consumer has the right to cancel the transaction within 14 days of receiving the relevant goods or services under the transaction.
  5. Where a transaction has been so cancelled then:
    1. The consumer must return the performance of the supplier and/or immediately cease using the services performed; and
    2. The supplier must refund all payments made by the consumer less the direct cost of returning the goods, if any.
  6. Under section 43(5) of the ECT Act the supplier must utilise a payment system that is sufficiently secure with reference to accepted technological standards at the time of the transaction and the type of transaction concerned.
    1. This website does not store any user credit card information. At no stage is credit card information stored together with user personal information.
    2. Transactions are processed through the FNB payment gateway using industry standard SSL.
    3. FNB uses the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) to ensure that all credit card details are sent to the merchant server in encrypted form. SSL encrypts information and makes it impossible for anyone to read this information while it is in transit.
    4. For more information on FNB, and to view their privacy policy, visit www.fnb.co.za.
  7. Under section 43(6) of the ECT Act the supplier will be liable for any damage suffered by a consumer as a result of the failure to comply with section 43(5).

Delivery and Availability

  1. Delivery times are clearly indicated in the purchase and check-out process.
  2. Shipping, insurance costs and related costs are not included in pricing displayed on this web site and are strictly for the purchaser’s account.
  3. Users’ attention is drawn to section 46 of the ECT Act which requires a supplier to a consumer to execute an order within 30 days of receipt of the order, unless the parties have agreed otherwise. If the order is not executed within this period and where there is no agreement in place, the consumer may cancel the agreement on 7 days written notice.

Registration

  1. When registering or signing up for any service through this website, users agree that:
    1. they will be irrevocably bound by the Terms and Conditions applicable to the use of this website;
    2. they will provide full and accurate information;
    3. it is the user’s responsibility to check and update information pertaining to his/her user account;
    4. on registration they will provide a username and password;
    5. registration is for a single user and a subscriber’s username and password and may not be shared with any other person; and
    6. a single username and password cannot be used to allow multiple access to other users over a network.
  2. Registered users and users further undertake not to:
    1. impersonate any other person or use a false or unauthorised name so as to create a false identity and/or e-mail address or to misrepresent the origin or identity of any communications;
    2. modify, access or make available any data stored on a computer device which has been accessed through the website owner’s network;
    3. make available or upload files that contain software or any other material not owned or licensed to the subscriber; and/or
    4. make use of the website to collect, harvest or otherwise obtain personal information relating to other users or subscribers.

RECEIPT OF DATA MESSAGES

  1. Data messages, including email messages, sent by users to us shall be deemed to be received only when acknowledged or responded to; failing which receipt shall be deemed to have occurred on the first business day after sending.
  2. A data message sent by us to users shall be regarded as received when the complete data message enters an information system designated or used for that purpose by the recipient and is capable of being retrieved and processed by the recipient.
  3. ECONET Wireless reserves the right not to respond to any email or other data message which contains obscene, threatening, defamatory or otherwise illegal, unlawful or inappropriate content, and to take the appropriate action against the sender of such email where necessary.

MONITORING AND INTERCEPTION OF DATA MESSAGES

  1. In order to provide a relevant and secure service, and where required to do so under law, the web site owner may monitor and/or intercept electronic communications such as email which are sent to this website. To the full extent necessary under law the user hereby acknowledges that he or she is aware of such potential monitoring and/or interception and consents thereto.

Security

  1. While ECONET Wireless takes all reasonable security precautions and subject to the provisions of the ECT Act as set out above, no liability will lie for damage caused by the malicious use of this site or by destructive data or code that is passed on to the user through the use of this site.
  2. The following acts in connection with this website are expressly prohibited:
    1. Gaining or attempting to gain unauthorised access to any web page or part of this website;
    2. Delivering or attempting to deliver any unauthorised or malicious code or content to this website; and/or
    3. Any amendment to or attempt to amend any of the content or any other part of this web site by unauthorised persons; and/or
    4. Any other unlawful interference with the proper operation of this website.
  3. ECONET Wireless will pursue prosecution of and compensation from any person that delivers or attempts to deliver any destructive code to this website or attempts to gain unauthorized access to any page on or part of this website.

Copyright and Intellectual Property protection

  1. Copyright in all information, images, source codes and other original material contained in this website which is not attributed to a third party, is held by or licensed to ECONET Wireless.
  2. Unless otherwise indicated, users are welcome to copy, download or print out any of the visible text or images on this website for personal and non-commercial use.
  3. Users wishing to utilise content for their own commercial purposes may only doing so with ECONET Wireless’s prior written permission.
  4. Any use of the content or any other part of this website must be clearly accompanied by the following: “© ECO Networks + insert year in which content is copied]. All rights reserved.”
  5. ECONET Wireless grants to users a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable license to use, print and display all content and information on any machine of which the user is the primary user for non-commercial purposes only.
  6. If a user believes that this site in any way infringes a third party copyright or other intellectual property right, he or she may contact us, specifying the full details of the alleged infringement.

Privacy and Confidentiality of communications

  1. Further information regarding the manner in which the web site owner respects the privacy of users’ personal information is contained in the ECO Networks Privacy Policy
  2. ECONET Wireless may monitor interactions with this website in order to promote its secure and efficient operation. Users irrevocably agree that they consent to such monitoring as may be reasonably carried out by ECONET Wireless in terms of its Privacy Policy.

Advertising and sponsorship

  1. This website may contain third party advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion in this website complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
  2. ECONET Wireless accordingly excludes, to the fullest possible extent permissible under law, any responsibility or liability for any error or inaccuracy appearing in advertising or sponsorship material.

Automated searching

  1. Automated transactions and searches are subject to these Terms and Conditions.
  2. The use of malicious search technology is prohibited.
  3. The use of search technology in an unlawful manner or for the collecting or harvesting of data for commercial gain is prohibited.
  4. Search technology which does not unduly retard the operation of this website is acceptable but ECONET Wireless reserves the right to prohibit any specific entity from employing search technology on the website.

Hyperlinks, deep links & framing

  1. Permission to link to this website is given without assumption of any liability. ECONET Wireless reserves the right to withdraw permission granted to link to this web site at any time and for any reason.
  2. Hyperlinks and/or advertisements contained on this website and directed towards other websites or users are provided without any warranties or endorsements as to the content, suitability, accuracy or security of the site linked to. This website in no manner controls or edits the content of sites or pages linked to and disclaims all liability, direct or indirect, which may arise from the use or inability to use a link or a linked-to web site.
  3. Use of the sites or pages linked to is accordingly exclusively at the risk of the user.

Termination of this agreement

  1. ECONET Wireless reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and without prior notification, to terminate the provision of this website and/or to terminate the access rights of any user where, for example and without limitation:
    1. We regard the action or inaction of a user to constitute a breach of these Terms and Conditions;
    2. We regard the action or inaction of a user to constitute abuse of the services offered through this website.
    3. Events beyond our reasonable control, including technical failures, prevent the continuing provision of the website.

What law governs this Agreement?

  1. The user hereby agrees that the law applicable to these Terms and Conditions, their interpretation and any matter or litigation in connection therewith or arising from them will be the law of South Africa without reference to its conflicts of laws procedures.
  2. When using this site and agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, such use and agreement is deemed to have taken place in Durban, South Africa.

Consent to jurisdiction & Costs

  1. The user consents to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate's Court having jurisdiction in terms of section 28 of the Magistrate's Court Act as amended in respect of any dispute flowing from the use of this website, notwithstanding the fact that the amount of the claim may exceed the jurisdiction of such Court.
  2. Notwithstanding the above the ECONET Wireless may, in its own discretion, elect to proceed with any claim, application or action in the High Court of the Republic of South Africa, Durban, and, to the extent necessary, the user accepts such jurisdiction.
  3. The user agrees that he or she will be liable for the legal costs, including tracing fees, on the scale as between attorney and client in respect of any legal proceedings commenced by ECONET Wireless as a result of any breach of these Terms and Conditions or any additional terms and conditions contained on this website.

Amendment of the terms and conditions of this Agreement

  1. Please note that, due to legal and other developments, ECONET Wireless may be required to amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Please refer to the last revision date at the foot of this page.
  2. ECONET Wireless will attempt to give notice of any amendments, but reserve the right to effect binding amendments, additions or deletions without notice.

Enforceability of this Agreement

  1. Users may not cede, sub-license or otherwise transfer any rights they may have under these Terms and Conditions or which may otherwise have been obtained through the use of this site.
  2. In the event of any part of these Terms and Conditions being found to be partially or fully unenforceable, for whatever reason, this shall not affect the application or enforceability of the remainder of this Agreement.
  3. These Terms and Conditions contain the record of the entire agreement between the user and ECONET Wireless as regards the use of this website.
  4. Failure to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.

Last updated: May 2013