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Terms and Conditions

  1. Introduction
    1. This website can be accessed at www.4uofficenational.co.za (“the Website“) and is made available by 4U Computers and Stationers (Pty) Ltd, registration number 2004/007734/07, a limited liability private company incorporated in the Republic of South Africa and having its registered address at 99 Viljoen Street, Lydenburg and Shop 5A, Burgersfort Mall, Burgersfort (“the Company“, “we“, “us” and “our“).
    2. These Website Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions“) govern the sale of Goods (as defined below) and the use of the Website.
    3. (“you“; “your” or “user“) that accesses or uses this Website or registers as a user as contemplated below. By using the Website and/or by clicking on the “Register” button on the Website, as may be applicable, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
    4. The Website enables you to shop online for an extensive range of stationery, office products, office furniture, computer products and accessories (“Goods“).


  2. Important Notice

    1. These Terms and Conditions apply to all users including users who are consumers for purposes of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (“the CPA”). Nothing herein should however be read or interpreted to extend to any party other than consumers (as defined in the CPA) the rights attributed to them (consumers) in terms of the CPA.
    2. These Terms and Conditions contain provisions that appear in similar text and style to this clause and which -
      1. may limit the risk or liability of the Company or a third party; and/or
      2. may create risk or liability for the user; and/or
      3. may compel the user to indemnify the Company or a third party; and/or
      4. serves as an acknowledgement, by the user, of a fact.
    3. Your attention is drawn to these Terms and Conditions because they are important and should be carefully noted.
    4. If there is any provision in these Terms and Conditions that you do not understand, it is your responsibility to ask the Company to explain it to you before you accept the Terms and Conditions or continue using the Website.
    5. 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 the Company in terms of the CPA.
    6. The Company 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.


  3. Registration and use of the website

    1. Only registered users may purchase Goods on the Website.
    2. To register as a user, you must provide a unique user ID and password and provide certain information and personal details to the Company. You acknowledge that you will use your unique user ID and password to access the Website and to purchase Goods.
    3. You agree and warrant that your user ID and password shall:
      1. be used for personal or company use only; and
      2. not be disclosed by you to any third party.
    4. For security purposes you agree to enter the correct user ID and password whenever purchasing Goods, failing which you will be denied access.
    5. You agree that the Company will accept and process your order for Goods once the correct user ID and password have been entered, irrespective of whether the use of the username and password is unauthorised or fraudulent and that you will be liable for payment of such order, save where the order is cancelled by you in terms of the provisions of clause 16.
    6. You agree to notify the Company immediately upon becoming aware of or reasonably suspecting any unauthorised access to or use of your user ID and password and to take steps to mitigate any resultant loss or harm.
    7. 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.
    8. 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 authorised Company representative (such consent is deemed given for standard search engine technology employed by Internet search websites to direct Internet users to this Website).
    9. You may not use the Website to distribute material which is defamatory, offensive, contains or amounts to hate speech or is otherwise unlawful.
    10. 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 authorised Company representative.


  1. Ownership and copyright

    1. The contents of the Website, including any material, information, 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 the Company, its advertisers and/or sponsors and/or is licensed to the Company.
    2. You will not acquire any right, title or interest in or to the Website or the Website Content.
    3. Any use, distribution or reproduction of the Website Content is prohibited unless expressly authorised 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 Marketing Manager at 011 704 0056 or e-mail info@officenational.co.za .
    4. Where any of the Website Content has been licensed to the Company 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.


  2. Disclaimer

    1. 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.
    2. Whilst the Company takes reasonable measures to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate and complete, the Company 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.
    3. The Company 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Any views or statements made or expressed on the Website are not necessarily the views of the Company, its directors, employees and/or agents.
    6. In addition to the disclaimers contained elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions, the Company 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, jeopardise, 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 wilful misconduct of the Company, its employees, agents or authorised representatives. The Company 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.


  3. Linked third party websites

    1. This Website may contain links or references to other websites (“Third Party Websites“) outside of our control, including those of advertisers. These Terms and Conditions do not apply to those Third Party Websites and the Company is not responsible for the practices and/or privacy policies of those Third Party Websites or the “cookies” that those sites may use.
    2. 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.