Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Acknowledgement & Acceptance of Agreement

This Listings Service Agreement (along with all other applicable terms and conditions, including, without limitation, the Alberton Business Directory Terms of Use, the Code of Conduct and the Editorial Guidelines, which are hereby incorporated by reference in this ‘Agreement’) is made and entered into by the Alberton Business Directory, and the business entity identified by you when registering and accepting this Agreement (the ‘Advertiser’ or ‘you’) by clicking on an ‘I Accept’ button or similar button or link, where such action is identified as having the effect of accepting this Agreement.

You acknowledge, represent and warrant that you are authorized to enter into this Agreement on behalf of the Advertiser, that your Acceptance of this Agreement has the effect of making the Advertiser a party bound to this Agreement, and that the information submitted by you to the Alberton Business Directory, via online forms or otherwise, is and will continue to be authentic and correct.

Pursuant to this Agreement, Advertiser submits business Listing(s) and/or link(s) to, its web site(s) for inclusion on the Alberton Business Directory web site. The terms and conditions applicable are set forth below:
Basic inclusion of a website title, description and URL (‘Listing’) on the Alberton Business Directory site are sold on an inclusion basis for a monthly renewal fee. The Alberton Business Directory may, in its sole discretion, change the setup or monthly renewal fee at any time.
Following submission by Advertiser of a Business Listing submission form, the Alberton Business Directory will review the Listing entry containing the information submitted by Advertiser regarding its website/details, to determine whether Advertiser’s Listing entry and applicable web site are eligible for inclusion in the Alberton Business Directory Within five (5) business days from the date the Listing submission form is received by the Alberton Business Directory.

The Alberton Business Directory will review Advertiser’s Listing entry inclusion to determine whether it is eligible for inclusion in the Alberton Business Directory.
Notification of Changes
The Alberton Business Directory may, at any time in its sole discretion, change the terms of this Agreement.

Modifications may include, without limitation, increases to the monthly fees charged for the Listing Services. Whenever the Alberton Business Directory changes this Agreement, it will post those changes to its Web Site and will update the ‘Last Updated’ date at the top of this Agreement.

The revised terms will become effective on the date the Alberton Business Directory posts such changes to its Web Site, except monthly fee increases will become effective at the time your monthly Agreement automatically renews. It is your obligation to check this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes. Without limiting the foregoing, if the Alberton Business Directory determines in its sole discretion that the modification is material, it will notify you electronically via the email address associated with each account.

If any modification to this Agreement is not acceptable to you, your only remedy is to notify the Alberton Business Directory of your election not to renew your Agreement, as provided in Section 3 below.


Term of Agreement

The Alberton Business Directory may, at any time in its sole discretion, with or without cause, terminate this Agreement and/or cancel any listings or links submitted under this Agreement.


Auto-Renewal

Advertiser’s Listing subscription will be automaticly renewed on a month to month basis unless Advertiser notifies the Alberton Business Directory by sending an email with the words ‘CANCELLATION’ in the subject line to charlene@albertonbusinessdirectory.co.za.

Advertiser shall deliver such notice at least thirty (30) days prior to the commencement of the next renewal term.

Notice of cancellation to be sent (30) days prior to or after expiration of the contract and not earlier.

Service Fees and Payment Terms
Advertiser agrees to pay all applicable charges under this Agreement, including any applicable taxes or charges imposed by any government entity. If Advertiser disputes any charge made under this Agreement, Advertiser must notify the Alberton Business Directory in writing within sixty (60) days after any such charge; failure to so notify the Alberton Business Directory shall result in the waiver by Advertiser of any claim relating to any such disputed charge. Charges shall be calculated solely based on records maintained by the Alberton Business Directory. No other measurements or statistics of any kind shall be accepted by the Alberton Business Directory or have any effect under this Agreement.

Fees: Advertiser agrees to pay all applicable charges under this Agreement, including any applicable taxes or charges imposed by any government entity. If Advertiser disputes any charge made under this Agreement, Advertiser must notify the Alberton Business Directory by sending a detailed notice of the dispute to the Alberton Business Directory via email to charlene@albertonbusinessdirectory.co.za within seven (7) days of the charge; failure to notify the Alberton Business Directory shall result in the waiver by Advertiser of any claim relating to any such disputed charge. Charges shall be calculated solely based on records maintained by the Alberton Business Directory. No other measurements or statistics of any kind shall be accepted by the Alberton Business Directory or have any effect under this Agreement. All payments made under this Agreement are non-refundable.
Late Payments: Any charges which are past due by more than thirty (30) days shall bear interest at the rate of ten percent (10%) per month or the maximum rate permitted by applicable law, whichever is less, and Advertiser shall reimburse the Alberton Business Directory for any costs and fees (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by the Alberton Business Directory in an effort to collect any amount due hereunder.

Disputes:

If Advertiser has any questions or objections regarding charges, it must promptly (within 3 days from invoice) notify the Alberton Business Directory in writing (including electronic mail) and make a reasonable and good faith effort to resolve its objection. Such notice must identify the amount in dispute and must provide in reasonable detail the basis for disagreement with any charges. If (a) Advertiser fails to comply with these requirements BEFORE filing a dispute with the credit card processing company, or (b) advertiser files a dispute with the credit card processing company that is not in good faith, Advertiser will be in material breach of this Agreement and the Alberton Business Directory will be entitled to liquidated damages calculated as follows in addition to any equitable remedies available to it. Liquidated damages may include but not be limited to: all fees accrued up to the termination of this Agreement, plus attorney fees and costs, plus late fees on the foregoing at the legal rate of interest. For purposes of this paragraph, disputing payment because of inability to pay or because of Advertiser’s failure to submit a proper notice of non-renewal by the applicable date shall not be considered to be a good faith dispute.
Payment Method: To maintain a Listing account with the Alberton Business Directory, Advertiser must maintain a valid Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card number on file with us. Advertiser’s credit card will be charged upon submission and renewal of a Listing pursuant to Section 6 below. Listing accounts are renewed on a monthly basis as set forth in Section 6. Advertisers are generally required to pay for Listings by the credit card method.

Editorial Standards and Requirements
Advertiser’s Listing entries are written by the Alberton Business Directory, or written by Advertiser subject to the Alberton Business Directory approval. Advertiser agrees to be bound by and follow the Alberton Business Directory editorial standards as described in the Alberton Business Directory’s Editorial Guidelines. Advertiser’s submissions to the Alberton Business Directory site will be subject to the Alberton Business Directory editorial review, modification and/or removal in the Alberton Business Directory sole discretion. The Alberton Business Directory reserves the right, but not the obligation, to review Advertiser submissions.

ADVERTISER REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT ITS LISTINGS, LINKS AND SUBMISSIONS TO THE ALBERTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY SITE DO NOT, AND WILL NOT INCLUDE CONTENT, OR LINKS TO CONTENT, WHICH MAY RESULT IN A CLAIM AGAINST, OR CIVIL OR CRIMINAL LIABILITY TO, THE ALBERTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY OR THAT OTHERWISE VIOLATES APPLICABLE LAW OR THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTENT THAT IS FRAUDULENT, DECEPTIVE, LIBELOUS, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, PORNOGRAPHIC, ADULT-THEMED, INFRINGING OR THAT VIOLATES THE PRIVACY, PUBLICITY OR ANY OTHER RIGHT(S) OF A THIRD PARTY.
ADVERTISER HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS LINKED ON ADVERTISING AND ITS AFFILIATES AND PARTNERS, AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, PARTNERS, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, LICENSEES AND EMPLOYEES, FROM AND AGAINST ALL THIRD PARTY CLAIMS, ACTIONS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES, AND COSTS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES (COLLECTIVELY, ‘LOSSES’) THAT MAY AT ANY TIME BE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIMS, SUITS OR PROCEEDINGS: (A) ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH BY ADVERTISER OF ANY DUTY, REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT; OR (B) ARISING FROM THE CONTENT OR SUBJECT MATTER OF ANY ADVERTISER LISTING, LINK, SUBMISSION OR CONTENT OF SITES TO WHICH VISITORS CAN LINK THROUGH ADVERTISER’S LINKS OR LISTINGS.

THE ALBERTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY RETAINS COMPLETE EDITORIAL DISCRETION WITH RESPECT TO ALL LISTINGS AND LINKS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REGARDING THE SELECTION, PLACEMENT, KEYWORDS, TITLE, DESCRIPTIONS AND MULTI LINKS.

Security
The Alberton Business Directory endeavours to protect the security of Advertiser’s payment information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (‘SSL’) when receiving payment information through the Alberton Business Directory website. It is important for Advertiser to protect against unauthorized access to your password and your computer. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and Advertiser agrees to accept full responsibility for all activities conducted using Advertiser’s account on the Alberton Business Directory.

Registration Information
In connection with the Listing program, Advertiser is required to submit registration information. The Alberton Business Directory may use such information to contact Advertiser regarding its listings and links. The Alberton Business Directory may disclose such information to its third-party vendors and service providers in connection with conducting its business and providing and maintaining its site, and, in addition, in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with the law or legal process; (b) enforce this Agreement; or (c) protect the rights or interests of the Alberton Business Directory, its affiliates or related parties.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the Alberton Business Directory may transfer, sell or assign such information to third parties as a result of a merger, consolidation or combination of the Alberton Business Directory with another entity.

License
Advertiser hereby grants to the Alberton Business Directory a worldwide, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free license to:

  • (i) reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, perform, download, cache, store on its servers, and otherwise use Advertiser’s listings and submissions, and any portion thereof, including, without limitation, the trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos set forth therein, or as otherwise specified in writing by Advertiser (collectively the ‘Advertiser Marks’), for purposes of providing the services covered by this Agreement; and
  • (ii) incorporate in the Alberton Business Directory’s sites links provided by Advertiser as part of its listings and submissions.

Warranty Disclaimer

NEITHER THE ALBERTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR VENDORS MAKE ANY WARRANTIES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT), GUARANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, PROMISES, STATEMENTS, ESTIMATES, CONDITIONS OR OTHER INDUCEMENTS, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, ORAL, WRITTEN OR OTHERWISE. LINK ON ADVERTISING’S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT ARE SUBJECT TO DELAYS CAUSED BY WAR, TERRORISM, ACT OF GOD, EMBARGOES, OR ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE ALBERTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY’S REASONABLE CONTROL.

ADVERTISER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE ALBERTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY’S SITE IS OPERATED ON AN ‘AS IS’, ‘AS AVAILABLE’ BASIS, AND THAT NEITHER THE ALBERTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR VENDORS MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE PLACEMENT OF LISTINGS OR LINKS OR THE PERFORMANCE OR SECURITY OF ITS WEB SITE OR SERVICES.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ALBERTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS, VENDORS OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR LOST OPPORTUNITIES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES IN ADVANCE AND REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION UPON WHICH ANY SUCH CLAIM IS BASED.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ALBERTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY LIABILITY FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER EXCEED THE FEES PAID TO THE ALBERTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY BY ADVERTISER UNDER THIS AGREEMENT DURING THE SIX MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE TIME THE APPLICABLE CLAIM ACCRUED.

Privacy

In no event shall Advertiser collect, or cause or permit the collection of, any Personal Information (as defined below) from users of the Alberton Business Directory site while such users are browsing or viewing the Alberton Business Directory sites, or place any file or code, including cookies, on the personal computers of users of the Alberton Business Directory sites while such users are browsing or viewing the Alberton Business Directory sites.

The Alberton Business Directory privacy policies shall apply to users of the Alberton Business Directory’s Web Site while users are browsing or viewing the Alberton Business Directory’s site, and Advertiser shall comply with same.

The Alberton Business Directory shall own all information relating to user access to the Alberton Business Directory’s site, including, but not limited to, all Personal Information, demographics and usage information gathered therefrom. ‘Personal Information’ includes an individual’s name, address, e-mail address, age, date of birth, credit card or other financial information, or any other contact or personal information about an individual or from which the personal information about an individual can be derived.

Reservation of Rights

Advertiser agrees that the Alberton Business Directory retains all right, title and interest in and to the Alberton Business Directory.

Miscellaneous

The Alberton Business Directory reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to

  • (i) remove Advertiser’s Listing and/or cancel Advertiser’s account for any reason or no reason;
  • (ii) change the fees for Listing;
  • (iii) change the procedures or rules for obtaining or maintaining a Listing;
  • (iv) alter the content or other aspect of any Listing; and
  • (v) discontinue Listing and/or the Alberton Business Directory or website.

Payment of Advertiser’s fee will not guarantee that Advertiser’s listing(s), link(s) and/or account will remain on the Alberton Business Directory or website if Advertiser or Advertiser’s listing is deemed to be in violation of any term or condition of this Agreement.

Upon any termination or expiration of this Agreement, Advertiser shall promptly pay the Alberton Business Directory all money due hereunder.
Receipt times of all submissions, notices and other correspondences and transactions via the Alberton Business Directory site are measured based on receipt by the Alberton Business Directory servers.

This Agreement:

  • (a) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the laws of South Africa, without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law;
  • (b) constitutes the complete and entire expression of the agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof; and
  • (c) shall supersede any and all other agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties, including, without limitation, any print, online and electronic promotional materials.

All waivers hereunder by the Alberton Business Directory must be expressly made in writing. Should any provision of this contract be held to be void, invalid, or inoperative, such provision shall be modified to reflect the fullest enforceable intent of the parties, or if such modification is not possible, severed, and the remaining provisions of this contract shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect.