Standard Terms and Conditions

By using the “Our Wedding Network” Website and any of it’s features you, the user and/or advertiser, agree to and accept the terms and conditions as laid out below:

Terminology:

“Client”, “Customer”, “User” “You” & “Your:” Refers to you the person accessing this Website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions, whether in your capacity as a potential or current Service Provider, Advertiser or individual wishing to make use of such services in your personal capacity.

“The Company”, “ourselves”, “We” and “Us” refers to our company (Our Wedding Network)

“Party”, “Parties” or “Us” refers to both the Client and Us or either the Client or US, as well as the Service Provider or Advertiser, as the case may be as inferred by the context.

“Advertisers”, “Service Providers” Refers to any vendor listed on Our Wedding Network

“Website”, refers to www.ourweddingnetwork.co.za and any pages directly relating thereto.

Use Subject to these Terms and Conditions:

1. Your access, browsing and use of this Website is governed by these terms and conditions. By accessing and browsing this Website you agree that you will be bound by these terms and conditions from the time when you first access this Website and to any amended terms and conditions from the first time that you access the Website subsequent to amended terms and conditions becoming effective.

2. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you must immediately cease your browsing of this Website.

3. Due to legal and other developments, the Company may amend these Terms and Conditions. The version of the terms and conditions effective for this Website is indicated by the effective date incorporated in the title of these Website Terms and Conditions. It is your duty to remain appraised of the current version of these Website Terms and Conditions. The date indicated in the heading of these Website Terms and Conditions is the effective date that governs the browsing and use of this Website from that date until the next revision of these Website Terms and Conditions becomes effective.

4. By continuing to browse or use the Website after any amended terms and conditions become effective, you agree to be bound by the amended terms and conditions.

5. We take all reasonable steps to ensure that this Website is available 24 hours every day, 365 days per year. However, websites do sometimes encounter downtime due to server and, other technical issues. Therefore we will not be liable if this Website is unavailable at any time.

Use of the Website:

1. With the exception of personally identifiable information, any material you send or post to this Website shall be considered non-proprietary and not confidential. Unless you advise to the contrary we will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use such material for any and all purposes.

2. Any dealings with Advertisers relating to services or the participation in promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, is an agreement solely between the user and the Advertiser (or other third party). The Company shall not be held liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of such dealings or such agreement.

3. We reserve the right to refuse access to the Website and or services to anyone for any reason whatsoever.

4. The user is responsible for accessing the relevance and accuracy of any information or material available from this Website or any websites linked to it.

5. We make no warranty that:

  • The tools or service will meet any of your requirements,
  • The tools or service will be timely, secure, uninterrupted, or free from any error or omission,
  • The tools or services accessed will be useful, accurate or reliable,
  • The quality of any tools, products, services, information or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Website will be suitable for the required use.

6. When using this website you shall not post or send to or from this Website any material for which you have not obtained all necessary consents, is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offence, give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law and you will adhere to the following at all times:

  • not use strong, vulgar, obscene, racially, ethnically, harmful or objectionable, libellous, defamatory, or otherwise tortuous language;
  • not harass, intimidate, stalk, or threaten other uses or customers;
  • not impersonate any person, including, but not limited to, other users, customers or employees of the Company;
  • not manipulate or forge identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information posted on the Website or otherwise provided to Website or its employees;
  • not post, upload, email, or otherwise transmit any material that contains any malicious computer code (including spy ware, worms, Trojan horses, viruses, etc.);
  • not collect, store, or post any personal data about or of other users or customers; and
  • not solicit of any kind on the message boards.
Third Party Sites:

The Website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and / or operated by third parties. The Company is not responsible for the content of such websites, and does not endorse or approve the contents thereof. The fact that a website is linked to this Website does not imply that the Company, endorses or is affiliated or associated with the entity that owns or is responsible for the website. Consequently the Company is not liable for the operation and content of any third party websites that may be linked to this Website (regardless of whether or not a link has been permitted by the Company).

Handling of Personal Information:

1. Collection of Information:

We maintain a contact database in order to manage our dealings with the customer, the contact details we hold are those provided by you via our Website when you knowingly and voluntarily submit information; those obtained directly from you via telephone or any other form of communication; those provided to us via a third party or those that are publicly available. Any personal information which may be provided to the Company through this Website will be processed in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 where applicable.

2. Use of Information:

Our Wedding Network Uses Information in order to:

  • Provide our users with potential access to a service you have requested through our Website by passing your request and the information to a local service provider.
  • Assess and confirm the quality of a service provided to you and improve our service to you.
  • Research and develop our Website to provide better service to our customers in future.
  • Send our clients marketing and promotional information such as special offers on other products and services that we consider may be of interest to you. It is however your right to notify us, should you wish not to receive this material via an “unsubscribe” facility.

Any information concerning the client and their respective client records may be passed on to third parties. Our Wedding Network, however, regards client records as confidential and will therefore not divulge personal information to any third party, with the following exceptions:

  • The client requests information from one of our service providers.
  • We are legally required to make a disclosure.
  • If such information is to be disclosed as a requirement received from our professional advisors (Including but not limited to Accountants, Auditors and Lawyers).

Personal Information will not be sold, shared, or rented to any third party. Your email address details will not be used for any unsolicited mail. The only emails sent by this company will be in connection with the provision of agreed services and products.

You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information that you provide to Our Wedding Network ("Submissions"), are non-confidential and non-proprietary. We will be entitled to the unrestricted use of any such Submission for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

3. Access to Personal Information:

The user has the right to request a copy of the information that we have gathered at any time. Our Wedding Network takes all the necessary precautions to keep the information accurate, but encourages the client to keep their profile up to date with changes to personal information.

If you no longer wish us to keep a log of your personal information or wish to make some changes to your information, please feel free to contact us via our Website.

4. Data Security:

Our Wedding Network has put into place safeguards to prevent unauthorised access to information entered into our Website.

While we make every effort to protect your personal information and your privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose on online and you do so at your own

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username(s) and password(s) and shall be responsible for all uses of your user name(s) and password(s), whether or not authorised by you. The Company will not be held liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any unauthorised use of your username(s) and password(s).

Any person who in any manner interferes with the data or information displayed on this Website in any way which causes it to be modified, destroyed or otherwise rendered ineffective or inaccurate, acts contrary to the provisions of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002 and is guilty of an offence.

Any person who in any manner interferes with any third party’s access to this Website or denies access to the Website, whether partial or absolute, is guilty of an offence in terms of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002

Any attempt to commit or aid and abet someone in the commission of the offences referred to above is guilty of an offence in terms of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002.

The Company will, as it may be advised, cause the prosecution of any person who is guilty of an offence described above.

The Company will, as it may be advised, institute appropriate action to obtain relief against the perpetrator of the actions contemplated above, with a view to recovering any damages that it may suffer and to protect the Website against defacement, unauthorised amendment of content and disruption of the use of the Website.

While the Company will take appropriate security precautions to protect the Website against abuse by third parties, by accessing and browsing this Website you accept that no liability will lie against the Company for any damages caused to you by the malicious interference with the operation of this Website, and/or any destructive data or code that may be communicated to computers or information systems used by you as a result of your access and browsing of the Website.

Linking, Framing and Crawling:

The prior written authority of the Company is required before any hyperlink is created. Authority, if granted, will be subject to the condition that the party linking to this Website alerts users to the application of these terms and conditions. Requests for authority can be emailed to webmaster@ourweddingnetwork.co.za.

Permission to link to this Website will be granted strictly without the assumption of any liability on the part of the Company. The Company reserves the right to withdraw permission granted to link to this Website at any time in the entire discretion of the Company.

The prior written authority of the Company, which may be subject to conditions, is required before this Website, any of its pages and/or any of the information contained on the Website is framed. Requests for authority can be emailed to webmaster@ourweddingnetwork.co.za. However, if you choose to link to our Website without obtaining the required authority to do so, you shall fully indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions.

Save for the use of bona fide search engine and the search facility provided on the Website for users, no person may use or attempt to use any technology or applications (including web crawlers or web spiders) to search or copy content from the Website for any purpose without the prior written consent of the Company. Any attempt to do so, whether successful or not, is an offence as contemplated above.

Disclaimer and Indemnity:

Although great care is taken by Our Wedding Network to ensure information given by service providers is accurate and true, we cannot guarantee this to be the case. Our service providers have access to their profiles and can at any time change information without notice, as such the Website and the information herein should be used with the user’s discretion.

Our Wedding Network or its holding company and employees do not accept any liability for the content contained in this Website, the accuracy thereof, the use of the site, including any interaction with service providers and advertisers whatsoever and any loss or damage whatsoever arising directly or indirectly from or in any way connected with the Website or your use of the content or any information you obtain by means of this Website.

The general content of this Website does not constitute expert, professional or any other type of advice; it may not be suitable in certain instances or for particular purposes, it should therefore never be relied on as a basis for taking a certain course of action.

The content of this Website is provided on an “as is” basis and from third party sources. Our Wedding Network make no warranties as to the accuracy or reliability of the information therein and we disclaim all liability and responsibility for any direct or indirect loss or damage which may be suffered by any recipient through relying on anything contained in or omitted from this Website.

The Company does not warrant that this Website or the delivery, hosting and ancillary services or facilities of third party suppliers utilised by the Company will continue to operate, will operate without interruptions or will be error free or that it will be free of any software virus or other harmful component.

The use of the information on this Website is at the risk of the user and it is the responsibility of the user to verify and review all service providers before making use of and/or purchasing their services and products. You will be entirely responsible for any resulting damage to software or computer systems and/or any resulting loss of data caused as a result of any use of this Website.

The Company expressly disclaims all liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage occasioned by your accessing and browsing of the Website or your inability to access and browse this Website, or whether caused directly or indirectly by inaccuracies, defects, errors (whether typographical or otherwise), omissions, out of date information or for any other reason, even if such loss was reasonably foreseeable and the Company had been advised of the possibility of the loss occurring.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its servants, subcontractors, subsidiaries and affiliates from any demand, action or application or other proceedings, including for attorney's fees and related costs such as tracing fees, made by any third party and arising out of or in connection with the your use of or access, browsing or use of this Website.

Payment Terms:

Payments made to Service Providers by Users shall be governed by the terms and conditions of service particular to the specific Service Provider and the Company shall have no liability or responsibility towards the Customer in this regard.

Payments made by Service Providers to the Company shall be facilitated by an integrated payment gateway in advance and accepted methods of payment are governed by the payment gateway provider. We retain no banking, credit card or similar data within our Website. All transactions are handled by the payment gateway provider.

Termination & Refund Policy:

It is the right of Our Wedding Network as well as our Customers to terminate any contract for any reason undertaken with a Service Provider, including the ending of services that are already underway. If a Service Provider wishes to cancel its payment to the Company or terminate any agreement with the Company regarding its listing as a Vendor on the Website at any time after payment has been made, the Company shall not refund any fees already paid to us.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, violation of any of these Terms and Conditions will result in the termination of any account on the Website without any further notice and without any refund.

Copyright and Intellectual Property:

The “Our Wedding Network” Website is covered by copyright. No reproduction or use of its material is allowed unless written permission has been obtained by Our Wedding Network.

Except where expressly stated to the contrary, copyright in the HTML, text, graphics, audio clips, video clips, source and / or object code and all other works contained in this Website is owned by the Company, which asserts and reserves all of its rights in this regard. Access to or use of this Website will not in any way result in an assignment or license of any intellectual property owned by the Company or any other party.

The contents of this Website may not be transmitted, transcribed, reproduced, stored or translated into any other form without the prior written permission of the Company. However, the Company permits you to display the content of this Website on your computer and to print, download and use the underlying HTML, text, graphics, audio clips, video clips and other works available to you on this Website provided that:

  • this is for your personal use or your own professional business with respect to the provision of wedding services;
  • you do not modify the content of this material;
  • the Company’s Website is the acknowledged source including the reference www.ourweddingnetwork.co.za; and
  • this permission may be revoked at any time by the Company.

No other use of this Website is permitted. Without restricting the generality of the foregoing, you may not make commercial use of the content of this Website, include the content of this Website in or with any product that you create or distribute, or copy the content of this Website onto your own or another's website, without the prior written consent of the Company. Enquiries in this regard may be made to www.ourweddingnetwork.co.za.

Jurisdiction:

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the Republic of South Africa; you and the Company both agree to submit any dispute arising out of the use of this Website to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of South Africa.

General:

These terms and conditions record the entire agreement between you and the Company in respect of your access, browsing and use of the Website

If any provision of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions which will remain in full force and effect.

The Company's omission to exercise any right under these terms and conditions will not constitute a waiver of any such right unless expressly accepted by the Company in writing.

Notwithstanding the fact that hyperlinks in these terms and conditions to certain documents should be deemed part of these terms and conditions in terms of section 11 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002, the fact that some or all of the hyperlinks may be non-operational, will not play a role in determination of the validity and interpretation of these terms and conditions.

The relevant sections of these Terms and Conditions that, either explicitly or by their nature, must remain in effect even after termination of the contract entered into between the Parties by virtue of these Terms and Conditions, shall survive termination.