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Terms & Conditions

Introduction

This website can be accessed at www.dotmade.co.za, related mobi-sites and software applications (the “Website”) and is owned and operated by Dreams Of Tomorrow Marketing and Designz (Pty) Ltd (“DOT made”, “we”, “us” and “our”).

These Website Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ordering, sale and delivery of Goods, and the use of the Website.

These Terms and Conditions are binding and enforceable against every person that accesses or uses this Website (“you”, “your” or “user”), including without limitation each user who registers as contemplated below (“registered user”). By using the Website and by clicking on the “Register Now” button on the Website, as may be applicable, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

The Website enables you to shop online for an extensive range of goods including sport, home and kitchenware, baby and toddler products, electronics, health and beauty products, movies and TV, gaming, books, eBooks, music, toys and pet supplies (“Goods”).

DOT made allows third party sellers to list and sell their Goods on the Website (each a “Third Party Seller”). DOT made will indicate on relevant product pages and checkout pages when Goods are for sale by a Third Party Seller. Certain terms in these Terms and Conditions only apply to purchases from Third Party Sellers, and others only apply to purchases from DOT made. This will be made clear in the relevant clause.

Important Notice

These Terms and Conditions apply to users who are consumers for purposes of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (the “CPA”).

These Terms and Conditions contain provisions that appear in similar text and style to this clause and which –

  • may limit the risk or liability of DOT made or a third party; and/or
  • may create risk or liability for the user; and/or
  • may compel the user to indemnify DOT made or a third party; and/or
  • serves as an acknowledgement, by the user, of a fact.

Your attention is drawn to these Terms and Conditions because they are important and should be carefully noted.

If there is any provision in these Terms and Conditions that you do not understand, it is your responsibility to ask DOT made to explain it to you before you accept the Terms and Conditions or continue using the Website.      Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended or must be understood to unlawfully restrict, limit or avoid any right or obligation, as the case may be, created for either you or DOT made in terms of the CPA.

DOT made permits the use of this Website subject to the Terms and Conditions. By using this Website in any way, you shall be deemed to have accepted all the Terms and Conditions unconditionally. You must not use this Website if you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions.

These Terms and Conditions are divided into three sections, as follows:

Part A – Orders and Sales;

Part B – Privacy Policy; and

Part C – General Legal Terms.

 

Returns

Please refer to our Returns Policy for more information. Third party sellers have their own return policies, we advise the buyer to read the products return policies before purchase.

 

Registration and use of the website

Only registered users may order Goods on the Website.

To register as a user, you must provide a unique username and password and provide certain information and personal details to DOT made. You will need to use your unique username and password to access the Website in order to purchase Goods.

You agree and warrant that your username and password shall:

be used for personal use only; and not be disclosed by you to any third party.

For security purposes you agree to enter the correct username and password whenever ordering Goods, failing which you will be denied access.

You agree that, once the correct username and password relating to your account have been entered, irrespective of whether the use of the username and password is unauthorized or fraudulent, you will be liable for payment of such order, save where the order is cancelled by you in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

You agree to notify DOT made immediately upon becoming aware of or reasonably suspecting any unauthorized access to or use of your username and password and to take steps to mitigate any resultant loss or harm.

By using the Website you warrant that you are 18 (eighteen) years of age or older and of full legal capacity. If you are under the age of 18 (eighteen) or if you are not legally permitted to enter into a binding agreement, then you may use the Website only with the involvement and supervision of your parent or legal guardian. If your parent or legal guardian supervises you and gives his/her consent, then such person agrees to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to be liable and responsible for you and all your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

You agree that you will not in any way use any device, software or other instrument to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website. In addition, you agree that you will not in any way use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor, copy, distribute or modify the Website or the information contained herein, without the prior written consent from an authorized Company representative (such consent is deemed given for standard search engine technology employed by Internet search websites to direct Internet users to this Website).

You may not use the Website to distribute material which is defamatory, offensive, contains or amounts to hate speech or is otherwise unlawful.

You may not in any way display, publish, copy, print, post or otherwise use the Website and/or the information contained therein without the express prior written consent of an authorized Company representative.

Conclusion of sales and availability of stock

Registered users may place orders for Goods, which DOT made or the Third Party Seller may accept or reject. Whether or not DOT made or the Third Party Seller accepts an order depends on the availability of Goods, correctness of the information relating to the Goods (including without limitation the price) and receipt of payment or payment authorization by DOT made for the Goods.

NOTE: DOT made or the Third Party Seller will indicate the acceptance of your order by delivering the Goods to you or allowing you to collect them, and only at that point will an agreement of sale between you and DOT made or the Third Party Seller come into effect (the “Sale”). This is regardless of any communication from DOT made stating that your order or payment has been confirmed. DOT made will indicate the rejection of your order (by DOT made itself or the Third Party Seller) by canceling it and, as soon as possible thereafter, refunding you for any amount already paid.

Prior to delivery or your collection of the Goods, you may cancel an order at any time provided you do so before receiving a dispatch or delivery notice. After delivery or your collection of the Goods, you may cancel the Sale only in accordance with the Returns Policy.

Placing Goods in a shopping basket without completing the purchase cycle does not constitute an order for such Goods, and as such, Goods may be removed from the shopping basket if stock is no longer available. You cannot hold DOT made or the Third Party Seller liable if such Goods are not available when you complete or attempt to complete the purchase cycle at a later stage.

You acknowledge that stock of all Goods on offer is limited. In the case of Goods for sale by DOT made, DOT made will take all reasonable efforts to monitor stock levels and ensure that when stock is no longer available, that offers thereof are discontinued on the Website. However, we cannot guarantee the availability of stock. When Goods are no longer available after placing an order, DOT made will notify you and you will be entitled to a refund of the amount paid by you for such Goods.

In the case of Goods for sale by a Third Party Seller, DOT made relies on inventory information supplied by the relevant Third Party Seller and DOT made accordingly bears no liability for any inaccuracies in the information supplied to it. Consequently, should you order any Goods from a Third Party Seller which are in fact sold-out, any resulting dispute should be resolved between you and the relevant Third Party Seller, your respective rights and obligations being as set out in these Terms and Conditions.

Please see details relating to Pre-orders in our FAQ’s: Pre-Order, which are incorporated by reference.

Payment

We are committed to providing secure online payment facilities. All transactions are encrypted using appropriate encryption technology.

  • Whether the Goods are for sale by DOT made or a Third Party Seller, payment can be made for Goods via –
  • debit card;
  • credit card: where payment is made by credit card, we may require additional information in order to authorize and/or verify the validity of payment. In such cases we reserve the right to withhold delivery until such time as the additional information is received by us and authorization is obtained by us for the amounts. If we do not receive authorization your order for the Goods will be cancelled. You warrant that you are fully authorized to use the credit card supplied for purposes of paying the Goods. You also warrant that your credit card has sufficient available funds to cover all the costs incurred as a result of the services used on the Website;
  • direct bank deposit or electronic funds transfer: if you pay via direct bank deposit or electronic funds transfer, payment must be made within 5 (five) days of placing your order. DOT made will not accept your order if payment has not been received;
  • Instant EFT;
  • cash on delivery;
  • cheque deposits: cheque deposits may be made by prior arrangement with DOT made. DOT made will not accept your order if notification of clearance of the cheque deposit has not been received.

The above payment options are explained in more detail in our Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”): Payment, which are incorporated by reference.

You may contact us via email at dotstore@dotmade.com to obtain a full record of your payment. We will also send you email communications about your order and payment.

Once you have selected your payment method and you accept these Terms and Conditions, you will be directed to a link to a secure site for payment of the applicable purchase price for the Goods.

Delivery of goods

DOT made offers 2 (two) methods of delivery of Goods to you. You may elect delivery via:

courier; or

self-collection.

Please see details of our delivery and shipping terms and conditions in our FAQ’s: Shipping and Delivery, which are incorporated by reference.

Where it accepts your order, DOT made or the Third Party Seller will deliver the Goods to you as soon as reasonably possible, but no later than 30 (thirty) days of receipt of your payment (“Delivery Period”). We will notify you if we are unable to deliver the Goods during the Delivery Period. You may then, within 7 (seven) days of receiving such notification elect whether or not to cancel your order for the Goods. If you elect to cancel your order, we will reimburse you for the purchase price.

Errors

We shall take all reasonable efforts to accurately reflect the description, availability, purchase price and delivery charges of Goods on the Website. However, should there be any errors of whatsoever nature on the Website (which are not due to our gross negligence), we shall not be liable for any loss, claim or expense relating to a transaction based on any error, save – in the case of any incorrect purchase price – to the extent of refunding you for any amount already paid, or otherwise as set out in the Returns Policy.

Third Party Sellers

DOT made will indicate on relevant product pages and checkout pages when Goods are for sale by a Third Party Seller. In such cases DOT made only provides the platform to facilitate transactions between Third Party Sellers and DOT made customers. DOT made is neither the buyer nor the seller of these items unless otherwise specified.

The sale formed on acceptance of your order for Goods that are for sale by a Third Party Seller is therefore solely between the registered user and such Third Party Seller. DOT made is not a party to that sale.

The Third Party Seller is solely responsible for fulfillment of delivery of the Goods. The Third Party Seller is also responsible to provide an invoice to the registered user if required.

Because DOT made wants the registered user to have a safe and consistent experience, DOT made will handle any returns under the CPA or the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 2002 (“ECT Act”), by the registered user arising out of or in connection with the Sale between a registered user and a Third Party Seller on behalf of the Third Party Seller according to DOT made’s own Returns Policy. Should such claim escalate into being a dispute, although DOT made reserves the right to become involved in an attempt to resolve it, DOT made is not obliged to do so and any disputes must be resolved between you and the relevant Third Party Seller alone.

Privacy policy

We respect your privacy and will take reasonable measures to protect it, as more fully detailed below.

Should you decide to register as a user on the Website, we may require you to provide us with personal information which includes but is not limited to –

  • your name and surname;
  • your email address;
  • your physical address;
  • your gender;
  • your mobile number; and
  • your date of birth.

Should your personal information change, please inform us and provide us with updates to your personal information as soon as reasonably possible to enable us to update your personal information.

You may choose to provide additional personal information to us, in which event you agree to provide accurate and current information, and not to impersonate or misrepresent any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with anyone or anything.

Subject to clause 11.6 below, we will not, without your express consent: use your personal information for any purpose other than as set out below:

  • in relation to the ordering, sale and delivery of Goods;
  • to contact you regarding current or new Goods or services or any other goods offered by us or any of our divisions and/or partners (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us);
  • to inform you of new features, special offers and promotional competitions offered by us or any of our divisions and/or partners (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us); and
  • to improve your experience on our Website by, inter alia, monitoring statistical non-personal browsing habits, and to transact with us; or

disclose your personal information to any third party other than as set out below:

to our employees and/or third party service providers who assist us to interact with you via our Website, email or any other method, for the ordering of Goods or when delivering Goods to you, and thus need to know your personal information in order to assist us to communicate with you properly and efficiently;

to our divisions and/or partners (including their employees and/or third party service providers) in order for them to interact directly with you via email or any other method for purposes of sending you marketing material regarding any current or new goods or services, new features, special offers or promotional items offered by them (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from them);

to our suppliers in order for them to liaise directly with you in the event of you submitting a warranty claim regarding any Goods you have purchased which requires their involvement; and

to any Third Party Seller for purposes of sending you an invoice for any Goods purchased from such Third Party Seller, which disclosed information will be limited to your email address (refer to clause 10 above).

We will ensure that all of our employees, third party service providers, divisions and partners (including their employees and third party service providers) having access to your personal information are bound by appropriate and legally binding confidentiality and non-use obligations in relation to your personal information.

We will –

  • treat your personal information as strictly confidential;
  • take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that your personal information is kept secure and is protected against unauthorized or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage, alteration, disclosure or access;
  • provide you with access to your personal information to view and/or update personal details;
  • promptly notify you if we become aware of any unauthorized use, disclosure or processing of your personal information;
  • provide you with reasonable evidence of our compliance with our obligations under this policy on reasonable notice and request; and
  • upon your request, promptly return or destroy any and all of your personal information in our possession or control.
  • We will not retain your personal information longer than the period for which it was originally needed, unless we are required by law to do so, or you consent to us retaining such information for a longer period.
  • DOT made undertakes never to sell or make your personal information available to any third party other than as provided for in this policy, unless we are compelled to do so by law. In particular, in the event of a fraudulent online payment, DOT made reserves the right to disclose relevant personal information for criminal investigation purposes or in line with any other legal obligation for disclosure of the personal information which may be required of it.
  • Whilst we will do all things reasonably necessary to protect your rights of privacy, we cannot guarantee or accept any liability whatsoever for unauthorized or unlawful disclosures of your personal information, whilst in our possession, made by third parties who are not subject to our control, unless such disclosure is as a result of our gross negligence.

If you disclose your personal information to a third party, such as an entity which operates a website linked to this Website or anyone other than DOT made, DOT made SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, HOWSOEVER ARISING, SUFFERED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF THE DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION TO THE THIRD PARTY. This is because we do not regulate or control how that third party uses your personal information. You should always ensure that you read the privacy policy of any third party.

In relation to eBooks

The DOT made eReader is based on Adobe software. When you use the DOT made eReader, you agree that your data may be collected by and transmitted to Adobe via the DOT made eReader.

Adobe may collect, receive, use and share this data, but only in accordance with Adobe’s RMSDK Privacy Policy and general Privacy Policy contained at http://www.adobe.com, as amended time to time.

Data, in this clause 11.14, means any information relating to a registered user including all information that could be used to identify, locate, or contact an individual, and data relating to a registered user’s use of the relevant Reader Application, which Adobe indicates it may collect in accordance with its Privacy Policy identified above.

This Website makes use of “cookies” to automatically collect information and data through the standard operation of the Internet servers. “Cookies” are small text files a website can use (and which we may use) to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s on-going access to and use of a website and allow a website to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow the website operator to improve the functionality of the website and its content. The type of information collected by cookies is not used to personally identify you. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature. Please note that cookies may be necessary to provide you with certain features available on our Website, and thus if you disable the cookies on your browser you may not be able to use those features, and your access to our Website will therefore be limited. If you do accept a “cookie”, you thereby consent to our use of any personal information collected by us using that cookie subject to the provisions of this clause 11.

Changes to these terms and conditions

DOT made may, in its sole discretion, change any of these Terms and Conditions at any time. It is your responsibility to regularly check these Terms and Conditions and make sure that you are satisfied with the changes. Should you not be satisfied, you must not place any further orders on, or in any other way use, the Website.

Any such change will only apply to your use of this Website after the change is displayed on the Website. If you use the Website after such amended Terms and Conditions have been displayed on the Website, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

Electronic communications

When you visit the Website or send emails to us, you consent to receiving communications from us or any of our divisions or partners electronically in accordance with our privacy policy as set out in clause 11 above.

Ownership and copyright

The contents of the Website, including any material, information, data, software, icons, text, graphics, lay-outs, images, sound clips, advertisements, video clips, trade names, logos, trade-marks, designs and service marks which are displayed on or incorporated in this Website (“Website Content”) are protected by law, including but not limited to copyright and trade mark law. The Website Content is the property of DOT made, its advertisers and/or sponsors and/or is licensed to DOT made.

You will not acquire any right, title or interest in or to the Website or the Website Content.

Any use, distribution or reproduction of the Website Content is prohibited unless expressly authorized in terms of these Terms and Conditions or otherwise provided for in law. To obtain permissions for the commercial use of any Website Content contact our Admin Manager at 011 050 0248 or e-mail dotstore@dotmade.com.

Where any of the Website Content has been licensed to DOT made or belongs to any third party, your rights of use will also be subject to any terms and conditions which that licensor or third party imposes from time to time and you agree to comply with such third party terms and conditions.

Disclaimer

The use of the Website is entirely at your own risk and you assume full responsibility for any risk or loss resulting from use of the Website or reliance on any information on the Website.

Whilst DOT made takes reasonable measures to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate and complete, DOT made makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, as to the quality, timeliness, operation, integrity, availability or functionality of the Website or as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information on the Website.

DOT made disclaims liability for any damage, loss or liability, whether direct, indirect or consequential in nature, arising out of or in connection with your access to or use of the Website and/or any content therein unless otherwise provided by law.

Although Goods sold from the Website may, under certain specifically defined circumstances, be under warranty, the Website itself and all information provided on the Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, completeness, or non-infringement, as may be allowed in law.

Any views or statements made or expressed on the Website are not necessarily the views of DOT made, its directors, employees and/or agents.

In addition to the disclaimers contained elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions, DOT made also makes no warranty or representation, whether express or implied, that the information or files available on the Website are free of viruses, spyware, malware, trojans, destructive materials or any other data or code which is able to corrupt, destroy, compromise, disrupt, disable, harm, jeopardize or otherwise impede in any manner the operation, stability, security functionality or content of your computer system, computer network, hardware or software in any way. You accept all risk associated with the existence of such viruses, destructive materials or any other data or code which is able to corrupt, compromise, jeopardize, disrupt, disable, harm or otherwise impede in any manner the operation or content of a computer system, computer network, any handset or mobile device, or your hardware or software, save where such risks arise due to the gross negligence or willful misconduct of DOT made, its employees, agents or authorized representatives. DOT made thus disclaims all liability for any damage, loss or liability of any nature whatsoever arising out of or in in connection with your access to or use of the Website.

Linking to third party websites

This Website may contain links or references to other websites (“Third Party Websites”) which are outside of our control, including those of advertisers. These Terms and Conditions do not apply to those Third Party Websites and DOT made is not responsible for the practices and/or privacy policies of those Third Party Websites or the “cookies” that those sites may use.

Notwithstanding the fact that the Website may refer to or provide links to Third Party Websites, your use of such Third Party Websites is entirely at your own risk and we are not responsible for any loss, expense, claim or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising from your use of such Third Party Websites or your reliance on any information contained thereon.

Limitation of liability

DOT made cannot be held liable for any inaccurate information published on the Website and/or any incorrect prices displayed on the Website, save where such liability arises from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of DOT made, its employees, agents or authorized representatives. You are encouraged to contact us to report any possible malfunctions or errors by way of email to dotstore@dotmade.co.za or by contacting 011 050 0248.

DOT made SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGES WHICH MIGHT ARISE FROM YOUR USE OF, OR RELIANCE UPON, THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE; OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, AND/OR UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY ON THE WEBSITE AND/OR ANY LINKED THIRD PARTY WEBSITE.

YOU HEREBY INDEMNIFY DOT made AGAINST ANY LOSS, CLAIM OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY BE SUFFERED BY YOURSELF OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND/OR ANY LINKED THIRD PARTY WEBSITE.

Availability and termination

We will use reasonable endeavors to maintain the availability of the Website, except during scheduled maintenance periods, and reserve the right to discontinue providing the Website or any part thereof with or without notice to you.

DOT made may in its sole discretion terminate, suspend and modify this Website, with or without notice to you. You agree that DOT made will not be liable to you in the event that it chooses to suspend, modify or terminate this Website other than for processing any orders made by you prior to such time and to the extent possible.

If you fail to comply with your obligations under these Terms and Conditions, including any incident involving payment of the price of an order for any Goods, and you fail to remedy such failure within 7 (seven) days of notice to you by us, this may (in our sole discretion) lead to a suspension of your access to the Website without any prejudice to any claims for damages or otherwise that we may have against you.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions and our relationship and/or any dispute arising from or in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa. Your continued use of the Website will constitute your consent and submission to the jurisdiction of the South African courts regarding all proceedings, transactions, applications or the like instituted by either party against the other, arising from any of these Terms and Conditions.

In the event of any dispute arising between you and DOT made, you hereby consent to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa (Gauteng division, Johannesburg) notwithstanding that the quantum in the action or proceedings may otherwise fall below the monetary jurisdiction of that court.

Nothing in this clause 21 or the Terms and Conditions limit your right to approach any court, tribunal or forum of competent jurisdiction in terms of the CPA.

Notices

DOT made hereby selects 547 Thulo Street, Tsolo section, Katlehong 1431 as its address for the service of all formal notices and legal processes in connection with these Terms and Conditions (“nominated address”). DOT made may change this address from time to time by updating these Terms and Conditions.

You hereby select the address specified on the Goods order form as your nominated address, but you may change it to any other physical address  by giving DOT made not less than 7 days’ notice in writing.

Notices must be sent either by hand, prepaid registered post, telefax or email and must be in English. All notices sent –

  • by hand will be deemed to have been received on the date of delivery;
  • by prepaid registered post, will be deemed to have been received 10 days after the date of posting;
  • by telefax before 16h30 on a business day will be deemed to have been received, on the date of successful transmission of the telefax. All telefaxes sent after 16h30 or on a day which is not a business day will be deemed to have been received on the following business day; and
  • by email will be deemed to have been on the date indicated in the “Read Receipt” notification. ALL EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN YOU AND US MUST MAKE USE OF THE “READ RECEIPT” FUNCTION to serve as proof that an email has been received.

DOT made information

For the purposes of the ECT Act, DOT made’s information is as follows, which should be read in conjunction with its product descriptions and other terms and conditions contained on the Website:

Full name: Dreams Of Tomorrow Marketing and Designz (Pty) Ltd, a private company registered in South Africa with registration number 2014/287687/07

Main business: Marketing and Advertising

Physical address for receipt of legal service (also postal and street address): 547 Thulo Street, Tsolo section, Katlehong, 1431 (marked for attention: CEO and Legal)

Phone number: +27 11 050 0248

Official email address: dotstore@dotmade.co.za

General

DOT made may, in its sole discretion, at any time and for any reason and without prior written notice, suspend or terminate the operation of the Website or the user’s right to use the Website or any of its contents subject to us processing any orders then already made by you.

You may not cede, assign or otherwise transfer your rights and obligations in terms of these Terms and Conditions to any third party.

Any failure on the part of you or DOT made to enforce any right in terms hereof shall not constitute a waiver of that right.

If any term or condition contained herein is declared invalid, the remaining terms and conditions will remain in full force and effect.

No variation, addition, deletion, or agreed cancellation of the Terms and Conditions will be of any force or effect unless in writing and accepted by or on behalf of the parties hereto.

No indulgence, extension of time, relaxation or latitude which any party (the “grantor”) may show grant or allow to the other (the “grantee”) shall constitute a waiver by the grantor of any of the grantor’s rights and the grantor shall not thereby be prejudiced or stopped from exercising any of its rights against the grantee which may have arisen in the past or which might arise in the future.

These Terms and Conditions contain the whole agreement between you and DOT made and no other warranty or undertaking is valid, unless contained in this document between the parties.