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All About Maintaining Quality
Before submitting your website make certain that you have read and are familiar with the following terms an conditions. We do not automatically accept new listings into our directory.
“Listings” are also termed “placements”, “web billboards” or “banners” in the context of this document and our sites.

Advertiser Listings / Banners

We provide both paid and free listings in our directory services.

Paid Listings
These banners contain a number of placement and distribution opportunities that may best suit your company. Our directory services favour companies that are “first in” to categories regardless of their “banner option” as the “first in” listings are always at the top of the page until a platinum, gold, or silver listing supersedes a position to attract more clicks.

Paid listings placements are offered on a first come first serve basis. We make absolutely no warranty whatsoever on availability. If a platinum, gold or silver listing is already in a category or is in order process, advertisers will need to find another category or fill the next available slot.

No single advertiser may hold more than one listing per category with the same website.

Free Listings
Free listings are selected by our editors meaning that free listings cannot be added by the community to our pages directly.

It’s is up to our editorial team to publish a free listings of companies or not. As a service to the South African web / business community we have dedicated editors researching high value services and adding their business listings freely to our directories. (These listings take no priority and can be removed at any juncture).

Listings Quality Control

Our editorial team will make sure that each listing meets a strict standard quality control. Our staff are trained on spam, repetitive submissions, non-relevant submissions, incomplete Banners, plagiarised content, adult / violent / racist / restricted.

Domain Criteria. We are a SOUTH AFRICAN service please do not submit international websites. If you have a legitimate South African focus then please contact us to discuss. Otherwise all international submissions without ground based operations in South Africa will be rejected.

Process

Every “submission” goes to an email system and is manually added to our directory by an editor to ensure a consistent quality is maintained and to ensure that sites meet our quality criteria. It may take 3 to 5 business days for a free or paid listing to appear as our writers need to investigate and write unique descriptions for each placement. Successful submissions will be notified via email or telephone.

Warranty
Listings are offered as a best effort service to the South African online community and carry no warranty whatsoever. We like to think we take good care of our customers and place a lot of our focus on aligning servers, browsers, conversions, load speed, search queries and quality optimally with a host of other variables to obtain and maintain valid visitor traffic quantity and quality.

However.

As a system that is in constant refinement we may find it necessary to make changes and adapt in the interests of all users and do not seek community approval to do so. Customers using this service acknowledge that we may add or remove features as we so desire for the benefit of the collective.

The decisions of the owners of this service supersede any and all warranties expressed or implied by any associated or non-associated individuals.

Furthermore due to the organic nature of this service, we don’t, can’t and will not guarantee that listings will receive any volume of clicks or visitors. Nor can we guarantee that traffic sent from this service will convert to active leads or customers.

We can only offer the assurance that we have expert staff dedicated, vested and focused on making sure we deliver high quality traffic above and beyond the month to month investment.

Placements and Payments
Placement refers to the location of a listing on a page and distribution refers to which categories, or directories banners are deployed on.

When purchasing a banner our experts will investigate the best traffic focused distribution we can find for advertisers.

All payments are invoiced one calendar month in advance and no work will commence until such payment reflects in our bank account.

If by the 10th day from the monthly invoice we have not received full payment; we consider it a willing cancellation of banner services with this directory.

  1. Re-activation of unpaid campaigns are considered to be “new campaigns” not “reactivations of existing campaigns”.
  2. Top placements are reserved for clients on a first come first serve basis and held for customers with long-served payment history.
  3. New campaign placements will retain their placement or move up based on ongoing payments and cancellations (they will never move down).
  4. New campaigns will automatically be placed at the bottom of the paid listing section.
  5. Unless your listing is first in a category, competitor listings will remain above your listings until such time as they cancel services or default on payment.

In essence

  • Customers cannot pay or outbid other customers for top placements so your budgets will remain consistent and traffic can only improve overtime.
  • All banner placements are set at the editors final discretion and not negotiable.
  • First customers into a new category remain at the top of that category so long as they pay the placement monthly fees.
Email Marketing
We consider ourselves to be “in business” with all paid listings and as part of our offering we continue to suggest strategic banners placements that would be of a distinct marketing benefit to our customers. This does not mean that we will spam your in-box with general promotional junk but that you have opted-in to receive strategic niche banner placements suggestions. These emails are usually placed in the email containing the monthly invoice. We do not offer email collection services, nor do we provide email marketing services across the base. All communications will be private, confidential and directly with the advertiser.

Cancellations and Refunds
If you feel that this service has not lived up to your expectations simply stop paying for it and we will remove your listings from our directory. Our “no hard feelings” refund policy will replace any outstanding balances pro rata. We are not here to rip customers off nor are we here to set unreal expectations.
The Usual Terms and Conditions of Use
1.) Acceptance The Use Of South Africa Services Terms and Conditions
Your access to and use of South Africa Services is subject exclusively to these Terms and Conditions. You will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. By using the Website you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in this notice. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions you must immediately stop using the Website.

2.) Advice
The contents of South Africa Services website do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making or refraining from making, any decision.

3.) Change of Use
South Africa Services reserves the right to:
3.1  change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that South Africa Services shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal and.
3.2  change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and your continued use of the Website following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.

4.) Links to Third Party Websites
South Africa Services Website may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by others. Any link to other websites is not an endorsement of such websites and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

5.) Copyright
5.1  All copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in the Website and its content (including without limitation the Website design, text, graphics and all software and source codes connected with the Website) are owned by or licensed to South Africa Services or otherwise used by South Africa Services as permitted by law.
5.2  In accessing the Website you agree that you will access the content solely for your personal, non-commercial use. None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. This excludes the downloading, copying and/or printing of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial home use only.

6.) Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
6.1  The Website is provided on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
6.2  To the extent permitted by law, South Africa Services will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website.
6.3  South Africa Services makes no warranty that the functionality of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.
6.4  Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of South Africa Services for death or personal injury as a result of the negligence of South Africa Services or that of its employees or agents.

7.) Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold South Africa Services and its employees and agents harmless from and against all liabilities, legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses in relation to any claims or actions brought against South Africa Services arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions or other liabilities arising out of your use of this Website.

8.) Severance
If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term or Condition shall be severed and the remaining Terms and Conditions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

9.) Governing Law
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of South Africa and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the USA courts.

Privacy

South Africa Services respects your privacy.
Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of South Africa Services.

External Sites.
South Africa Services is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

Cookies
A “cookie” is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows South Africa Services to recognize you each time you visit this site(customisation etc). Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and South Africa Services does not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers such as newsfeeds.

Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet
While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to South Africa Services and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through South Africa Services have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions.