Valid from: 11 February 2013 - Present
Version Number: 1.0
Please read these conditions carefully before using the Mammas Chat (“MC”) website. When you use the MC website or comment on any products or services you will be bound by the latest terms and conditions. The terms and conditions may be amended from time to time. You should check them after each transaction to check whether they have been amended.
1 OWNERSHIP OF THE SITE: We are Mammas Chat (Pty) Ltd, the owner
of the Mammas Chat (“MC”) website and a South African registered
company with our registered offices at Boschenmeer, Wemmershoek
Road, Paarl, 7646. Our company registration number is 2012/103300/07.
You can contact us on at:
2 OUR BUSINESS: We provide a platform for consumers to comment on
products and services and to advise other consumers on what to do to
get the services or products they need. We also allow advertisers to
advertise their services and products on our website.
3 AGE: To comment on products or services or to advertise on our website
you must be at least 18 years old.
4 POSTING: You are entitled to comment on any products or services on our
website providing that you do NOT:
4.1 Post defamatory comments (comments which make a person look bad);
4.2 Knowingly post incorrect or misleading information;
4.3 Post comments knowing that they might lead to someone suffering harm
(for example like assuring someone a health product is safe when you are
not sure that the product is safe);
4.4 Post negative comments (we only allow positive comments about
businesses and people on our website);
4.5 Post junk messages (spam) on our website;
4.6 Pretend to be someone else to receive or to post comments;
4.7 Post discriminatory, obscene, lewd, offensive, threatening, abusive,
harassing, harmful, hateful comments or comments which contain
pornography, religious or racial slurs or threatens or encourages bodily
harm or which may violate any person’s rights;
4.8 Violate another person’s intellectual property rights (such as use their
trademark without their permission);
4.9 Tamper with or compromise our security or the security of the users of the
5 SOUTH AFRICA: If you choose to access this website from outside South
Africa, then you do so at your own risk, because we cannot guarantee that
any product or service advertised on this website will be available to
consumers outside South Africa. Certain products and services are only
offered in certain geographical locations and it is your responsibility to
make sure that the product or service referred to is available in your
geographical location. If you access the website or decide to advertise
from outside South Africa you are responsible for compliance with any
laws which may be applicable. This website is subject to the laws of
6 ENDING YOUR ABILITY TO COMMENT: At any time we can immediately
expel you as amember of the website if, in our opinion, you have
breached these Terms and Conditions.
7 ADVERTISING: We require you to complete our advertisers form if you
want to advertise on our website. Please note that advertising on our
website has additional terms and conditions which includes the fee we
charge to advertise on our website. We have set these out in the advertising
8 RESPONSIBILITY FOR HARM: MC is not the supplier of the product or
service advertised and we do not moderate the website. MC cannot take
any responsibility for any harm which you may suffer (such as injury, illness,
damage or loss of you property) due to the use of the product or service or
if the supplier fails to provide the product or service or if you relied on a
comment which turned out to be untrue or misleading.
9 RECEIVING COMMUNICATIONS FROM US: By posting on our website you
agree that we may send you administrative and promotional e-mails. We
may also send you information regarding updates to the Website. (You can
always unsubscribe from our promotional e-mails at any time by clicking the
'unsubscribe' link which will appear on the e-mail.)
10 SERVICE DISRUPTIONS: We reserve the right to limit or discontinue
the site. While we strive to be continually online, we cannot exclude
cases in which the pages maybe unavailable for a few moments. In
rare cases this may cause data loss.
11 SECURITY: We will supply you with a username and password when you
register on our website. You must keep these details secret. If you become
aware that someone else knows your username and password you must
inform us immediately. You are responsible for any action taken relating to
your username and password unless you have indicated to us in good time
that the secrecy of your details has been compromised.
12 PRIVACY STATEMENT: We are committed to protecting your privacy. We
will sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use
your e-mail address to advertise products and services only if you have
more information on how we deal with your Information.
13 COPYRIGHT NOTICE: All intellectual property contained on the website is
either our property or the property of a third person and is not in any way
licensed or sold to you, provided that you can view the website and send a
link to any of our pages directly. You may not copy our web site or any of
our intellectual property (such as our trademarks) without our written
consent (and we can provide this consent by email). The images used on
the web site may not always reflect the particular product or service which
you are interested in.
14 EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY: We will not be responsible for any damage
you suffer if the reason for the damage is your failure to provide
complete or accurate information to us (such as the wrong contact details).
We do not accept any liability for any injury, illness or death or damage
to or destruction of property arising from your use of the product or
services as we are not the suppliers of the products and the services.
While all precautions have been taken to ensure the accuracy of
information on this website we cannot be held liable for any inaccuracies,
injury or damages. We provide links to other websites. We have no control
over the content of those pages and cannot accept any liability for the
contents and the accuracy of those sites. We do not trial or test the products
or services and the comments about these services are not our comments
but those of our readers. Please use caution when relying on these
15 ECTA AND PAIA
15.1 In addition to the information we provided to you in clause 1 of these
Terms and Conditions we are required to inform you of the following
information in terms of the Electronic Communications and
Transactions Act no. 25 of 2002 (ECTA) and the Promotion of Access
to Information Act no.2 of 2000 (PAIA).
15.2 We are not a member of self-regulatory or accreditation bodies and we
do not subscribe to a code of conduct and we do not have an alternative
dispute resolution service that we subscribe to.
15.3 Our director is A Ferreira.
16 WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR MESSAGES
16.1 We are deemed to have received any message you sent only if and when
we respond to your message, or when we acknowledge receipt. Despite
section 23(b) of the ECTA, we are not be deemed to have received a data
message if that message was blocked, filtered and/or destroyed by our
content filtering and virus security systems.
16.2 Data messages we address to you are deemed to be:
16.2.1 received by you when they are received by your Internet Service
16.2.2 sent from our physical address (see clause 1); and
16.2.3 sent by you from within the geographical boundaries of the Republic of
16.3 Electronic signatures, encryption and/or authentication are not required
for valid electronic communications between you and us.
16.4 You can download our manual published in terms of the Promotion of
Access to Information Act, 2000 from the MC website.
17 CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS: We will change these
Terms and Conditions from time to time and we will not inform you each
time we do so. Please read the terms and conditions (and especially the
version number of the Terms and Conditions) in order to see whether the
Terms and Conditions have been updated.