The Bead Coalition

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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Terms & ConditionsIntroduction

www.beadcoalition.com (“the site”) enables buyers to shop for items including beaded bracelets, clothing, beaded items and accessories by selected local and international manufacturers (“the products”) online. All visitors to the site (“users” or “you”) will be able to see and purchase the products on offer.

Legally binding contract

All users, including those that buy from the site (“buyers”) are bound by terms and conditions (“Ts & Cs”). By purchasing any product, or using the site at all, you recognize that you’ve read and accepted these terms and conditions.

With whom are you entering into a contract?

The site is owned and run by THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD, registration number 2012/125121/07, a company incorporated in the Republic of South Africa.

Products and availability

Please note that the stock of all items on offer is limited. THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD will make all reasonable attempts to ensure that special offers are brought to an end when stock runs out. If it happens that THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD is unable to fulfill any order at the advertised price because stock is sold out, THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD will let you know and you’ll be entitled to a reimbursement for the monetary / currency value you have paid for such product.

Buying products

The site allows you, the user, to place electronic orders (“order”) for one or more products on offer as long as such products are available and not sold out.

A purchasing contract (“sale”) between you and THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD only comes into effect once you have fully completed AND submitted the online order form for one or more products in your basket (“shopping cart”) AND your payment has been authorised by THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD (or has been received into THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD’s bank account). The above is dependent on the product being available.

Products on THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD cannot be reserved to be bought at a later stage, and placing an item in your basket without completing the order does not amount to a sale or an order. This means that THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD may remove any item from your basket before the sale actually takes place in the event of the product going out of stock. THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD cannot be held responsible if an order has become unavailable by the time you try to complete a purchase at a later stage. A copy of this invoice will be included in your parcel.

Cancelling and ending orders

THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD reserves the right, in the interest of preventing fraud, to refuse processing of payment for any order and/or to cancel any purchase, partially or completely, with notice given to you. THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD will be liable for reimbursing you the rand value paid only if you have already paid for the cancelled order. You have the right to return item(s) purchased.

What you pay for

The price of each product is given in the product information. In case of a sale or special offer, the discount price is shown.

Purchase price

The price you pay is the price reflected on THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD website

Delivery fees

THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD delivers via SAPO (South African Post Office) to PO Box address or Postnet to Postnet at their standard delivery rates or, on request, via Courier to a street address at the rate quoted by courier service. Irrespective of the delivery location, THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD aims to deliver within 6 working days. Deliveries are sent to a PO Box or POSTNET to nearest POSTNET are to be collected by you. Street deliveries will only be done via courier service. Postnet deliveries are sent via Postnet to the relevant or nearest POST NET based on the delivery address. POSTNET will notify you when the parcel is available at the nearest POSTNET for collection.

Customs and Duties

THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD is not liable for any customs or duties payable in the destination country. These customs and duties are payable by the buyer

Errors

THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD makes every reasonable attempt to display purchase prices and delivery costs accurately. If, however, the product is offered at an erroneous price (or an incorrect delivery cost is displayed), THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD will not be obliged to supply products at the incorrect price/delivery fee. THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD will only be liable to return payment already made by you in the case you choose to cancel the sale once you have been made aware of the correct price/delivery fee.

Paying by credit card

We accept payments made by credit card [Visa and MasterCard] and EFT. When you place an order, the transaction details are presented to the bank for authorisation of the payment amount. If authorisation is not obtained, the order is cancelled. If authorisation is obtained, payment is usually immediate. You guarantee that you are fully authorised to use the credit card for payment of your order and that there are sufficient funds in this credit card account to cover the costs of any transactions you complete on THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD.

Delivery

Place of delivery THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD delivers within business hours in the Republic of South Africa and to most international regions. As buyer, you indicate where you require delivery, as well as contact numbers to be used in connection with delivery. Your parcel will be delivered to the address you specify in the checkout process. Delivery time and delays Unless we inform you otherwise, before you place your order and before the final confirmation, the estimated maximum delivery time for an order in South Africa is 10 working days. Deliveries are made to PO Box addresses and to POSTNET branches. Delivery to an address in Namibia or Botswana or an international region is estimated to take a maximum of 21 working days. Delivery completed A delivery is considered complete as soon as the parcel is sent to a specified South African postal delivery address, a specified South African POSTNET branch, and / or a specified international delivery address. Lost parcels If the parcel fails to reach you within 21 working days, you need to email our support centre at info@beadcoalition.com and if found, it will be sent to the specified delivery address by the usual procedure. THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD will attempt to track the parcel but cannot guarantee the recovery of the parcel. Defective items, returns and reimbursement If you are dissatisfied with your purchase due to a defect, you may return it to THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD within 30 working days of delivery, and receive a replacement product.

Sales records

Complete records of each transaction between you and THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD are kept on the site for 12 months after a particular purchase or related transaction. During this time, you’ll be able to view and print out these records. After the 12-month period the responsibility of keeping such record falls onto you.

Security

Anyone downloading or trying to download malware or damaging coding on this site, or who tries to gain unauthorised access to any page on this site, will be prosecuted. THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD will claim civil damages from such person if THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD suffers any damage or loss.

You allow THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD to take all steps reasonably possible to ensure the integrity and security of the site and in the administrative office.

All credit card transactions on the site are protected by SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption and reinforced by various encryption processes with the aim of offering the most effective possible protection of any sensitive information. THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD has no access to any confidential information regarding your payment method. For this reason your bank details are requested anew with each purchase. Only THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD’s banking partner will access confidential information (such as your credit card number, expiry date, CVV etc.) from time to time. THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD’s registration documents and the registered domain name are verified and underwritten by Thawte.

Indemnity

THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD is responsible for adhering to the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (“CPA”) with the sale of any products from the site. Similarly, THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD is responsible for adhering to articles 43(5) and 43(6) of the Electronic Communication and Transactions Act in terms of payment systems and security.

However, neither THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD nor any of its representatives will be held responsible for any loss or accountability of any kind that arises from the use of (or inability to use) this site, its services or content. Furthermore, THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD provides no guarantee, implied or otherwise, that the content or technology attached to this website is free or errors or omissions. Nor is there any guarantee whatsoever that service will be 100% uninterrupted or faultless. We encourage you to report any possible malfunctions and errors by emailing info@beadcoalition.com.

Although the products on the site may be under guarantee, the site itself is offered on an “as it is” basis and is not set up or delivered according to your individual specifications. It is your responsibility, before accepting these Ts & Cs, to determine whether the service available through this website satisfies your individual needs and is compatible with your hardware or software.

Information, ideas and opinions expressed on this web site should not be regarded as professional advice, or as THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD’s official stance. We encourage you to obtain professional advice before taking any action on the strength of information, ideas or opinions expressed on this site.

Applicable Laws

This site is offered, controlled and run from the Republic of South Africa. As such it is governed by South African legislation, and subject to the disputes clause in these Ts & Cs. You and THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the South African courts. Each and every section of these terms and conditions must be read as individual and separable from the rest of the terms and conditions.

Should any court or qualified authority find that any of the terms are invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms and conditions will remain standing, despite invalidity or unenforceability of an individual term.

Privacy

THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD has to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. For the ends of this clause, “”personal information”” is defined according to the details in the Promotion of Access to Information Act, number 2 of 2000 (PAIA). THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD is authorised to gather, store and use the following of your information:

THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD is entitled to gather, store and use the above information for the following purposes:

THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD is entitled to gather, store, compile and share any information gleaned from you, subject to the following conditions:

Changes to terms and conditions

THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD may, at its own discretion, change these terms and conditions or any part thereof. It will be your own responsibility to visit the website to check whether the terms and conditions have changed, and to make sure you’re satisfied with the changes. If you’re dissatisfied with any changes, you should not use the site in any way.

Disputes

Barring urgent or interim legal help that may be granted by a court of law:

In the event of any disputes of any kind between you and THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD, arising out of any situation catered for in these terms or conditions (or that arises out of these terms and conditions) and that cannot be resolved by the serviced of our offices, the dispute may be presented for confidential arbitration. Such arbitration will be handled according to the rules stipulated by the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa. These rules can be found here.

Legal notice address

THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD elects as address for all purposes regarding these terms and conditions, whether for legal notices or serving of other communication documents of any kind, the following address:

THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD Offices, Suite 106, South Wing 1st Floor, Hyde Park Corner shopping Centre, Johannesburg 2192

An electronic copy is to be sent to info@beadcoalition.com and a copy must be delivered in conjunction with physical copy for serving to be effected.

Terms and discontinuation

These terms and conditions take effect on the date of first publication of the website and continue indeterminately. They may be revised by THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD from time to time (as described above), for as long as the website continues to exist and be operated. THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD is entitled to terminate these terms and conditions or close down the website at any time, subject to processing any pending purchases.

If you don’t meet your obligations regarding these terms and conditions, including any incidents about payment and price or an order, and you neglect to rectify such non-adherence within 5 working days, THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD reserves rights in respect of your actions. Such action on the part of THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD will not have any negative effect on any damages THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD may claim.

Copyright and other intellectual property

Any and all copyright relating to the website, including these terms and conditions, is held by THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD (and partners). All rights not expressly given are reserved. You may download, view and print content from this site only for private and non-commercial ends. To obtain permission for commercial use of any content from this site, please send an email info@thebeadcompany.co.za, or call the client service line: +27 83 609 1111. THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD is unable to edit or screen all content on the site, and will not be held accountable for illegal, libellous or obscene content. We advise you to inform THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD of any offensive or illegal material.

All content, trademarks and data on this website, including but not limited to software, databases, text, graphics, icons, links, private information,designs and agreements, are the property of or under license of THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD. As such they are protected by local and international legislation and
agreements.

Electronic communication

When you conclude a purchase, visit the site or send an email to info@beadcoalition.com you agree to get electronic communication from THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD.

Links, ‘Framing’ , ‘Spiders’ and ‘Crawlers’

No person, business or website may be linked to any page on this site without prior written permission from THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD. Such permission can be obtained by sending an email to info@thebeadcompany.co.za or by calling the client service line at + 27 83 609 1111.

Links to non THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD sites given on this website are provided “voetstoots” and THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD does not necessarily agree with the content of such sites, which THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD is unable to edit or underwrite.

No person, business or website may use any technology to glean information from this site without prior written permission from THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD. Such permission can be obtained by sending an email to info@thebeadcompany.co.za or by calling the client service line at +27 83 609 1111.

beadcoalition.com corporate information

The Electronic Communication and Transactions Act determines that when goods or services are provided via certain electronic transactions, the seller must make certain information public on the site where the goods or services are offered.

THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD information is as follows:

038385/06

Core business:

Retail and online retailer

Legal notice address:

THE BEAD COALITION (PTY) LTD (Pty) Ltd

26 Tregoning Street, Linksfield, Johannesburg 2192

Tel. +27 11 485-2984

Website:
www.beadcoalition.com

Official email address :
info@beadcoalition.com