Yes, this is the legal stuff, also known as terms of service. We know it is tedious but it is important, so please read before placing your order!
Because we understand your frustration, strange words and uncommon terms are provided for in bold, to point them out to you.
Updating of these Terms
Changes to these terms will become effective immediately when they are posted to this Website.
We will always try to notify our customers (that is you) of any changes via email or by posting a notice on our front page of the website. Should you continue to use our online shop, we consider your acceptance to changes and updates.
Use of this online shop
The use of the online shop called Ribbon Place (www.ribbonplace.co.za) is at your own risk, and you will be liable for any order made under your name. Should you pace an order on this website we accept your agreement to comply with these Terms and Conditions.
Privacy, access to and use of information
We receive various types of information from Customers who access our Website, including personal information as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act (“PAIA”), Act 2 of 2000, and as detailed in Section 1 of The Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (“ECTA”) 25 of 2002.
We may electronically collect, store and use personal information, including;
Name and surname (contact person).
The Ribbon Place voluntarily subscribes to Section 51 of ECTA to treat personal information received by us for no other use. Should you be of the opinion that we failed to comply with Section 51 of ECTA, you should contact us by sending an email, or contact us by telephone.
The Ribbon Place will review the your complaint and if it is within our sole and absolute discretion, take corrective action and in any event within reasonable time respond to your complaint by informing you of any corrective action taken, if any.
You, our customer, being a private individual or juristic person is required to provide your private details to process an order. Where a private individual is placing the order on behalf of the company, it will be mandatory to disclose the full details of the company. All private details of the individual and company will remain confidential and will only be used for the purpose of dispatching the product by way of a delivery service.
Ordering your product
An order is placed by adding an item to your “cart”.
You will be required to register as a user on our online shop to make the transactions valid and secure.
You must then follow the process to checkout, which allows for the order to be finalized.
Orders will be received and recognized by Ribbon Place, through an email link. The receipt of an order is not immediate and can take up to 24 hours during business days, from the time of which the order was placed. In order to allow for processing and packing it can take up to 48 hours from the time at which the emailed order is sent to us, until you will receive an update. This is solely applicable for credit card payments.
EFT payment will only be recognized once we have received the proof of payment via email from you.
It takes between 4 – 7 days to ship in stock and available products, you will be notified if your product falls under the out of stock or imported range, and the lead time for your order. If you are unsure, please feel free to inquire about your potential purchase via e mail.
Please make sure the product you are ordering are priced within the constraints of similar products, some errors or omissions may happen, (not very often) and we will treat the incident as a refund, if it is our mistake. Again, please send us a mail if you are unsure of the product you would like to order.
Upon receipt of an order, an invoice will be sent via email to the Customer; such an invoice will contain the following;
The price of goods ordered are as is, we don’t charge VAT.
Delivery charges (where applicable).
Banking details (if you selected the EFT payment option).
Shipping details (if applicable).
In order to complete the order, the Customer is then required to make either complete the Credit Card payment or to make an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payment into our account, and such Official Bank proof of payment must be forwarded to us by emailing it to email@example.com as soon as possible.
Goods will only be dispatched and released once funds reflect in our Bank Account.
The time of receipt of the proof of payment will depend on when the goods will be ready for dispatch. The relevant order will then leave on the first available Courier Service.
*Kindly note that goods remain the property of Ribbon Place until paid for in full.
Limitation of stock
Stock may be limited at certain times.
In the event of insufficient stock relating to a Customer’s order, an email will be sent to notify you prior to processing the order.
All deliveries will be made by a Courier Company nominated by Ribbon Place that typically ships with an overnight service for Johannesburg, and Pretoria clients, and a road freight (3 day) service for any other National address.
Ribbon Place covers the goods for Transit Insurance through our nominated Courier.
No Returns Policy
We have a very strict NO return or Exchange Policy.
NO returns/exchanges may be made due to your negligence in placing of your orders.
It is of extremely important that you exercise due care when placing an order.
Complaints and Disputes
Upon receipt of any incorrect goods Supplied, we should be contacted within 24 hours of such receipt.
Any processing of goods, by yourself or a third party, will result in tacit consent to proper delivery.
Where the incorrect goods are supplied due to OUR FAULT, we undertake to make good the delivery within a reasonable time.
*Processing by a third party would be for example: where goods are printed onto or cut into lengths, etc.
Copyright and Intellectual Property rights
We, Ribbon Place provide certain information on this Website.
All Content displayed on the Website is provided by us, and thus the property of Ribbon Place.
All the propriety works, and the compilation of the proprietary works, belong to Ribbon Place and the Content is protected by South African and International Copyright Laws.
We may make any changes to the Website, the Content or to products or services offered through our Website at any time, with reasonable notice to you, our Customer.
All rights in and to the Content is reserved and retained by Ribbon Place.
You are not granted a license or any other right including under Copyright, Trademark, Patent or other Intellectual Property Rights in or to our Content.
Limited License to Customers
Because we are nice, we do grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited and revocable (reversible) right to access, display, use, download, and otherwise copy the current and future Content for personal, non-commercial and information purposes only.
This Website and the Content may not be reproduced or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express prior written consent of Ribbon Place.
The license does not allow the Customer to collect product descriptions or other information displayed on the Website, and does not allow any derivative (copied or derived) use of the Website or the Content for the benefit of another merchant.
We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate orders, remove or edit Content in our sole discretion.
Any unauthorized use of the website terminates this license.
Limitation of Liability
Subject to Section 43(5) and 43(6) of ECTA, and to the extent permitted by law, the Website and all Content on the Website, are provided on an “as is” basis and may include inaccuracies or typographical errors also known as E. and OE. Owners, employees, partners, affiliates and agents will not be liable for any damage, or loss or liability of any nature incurred by whoever as a result of any action or omission in connection with the goods.
Choice of Law
This Website is controlled, operated and administered by the Ribbon Place from its Pretoria offices as set out below within the Republic of South Africa.
These terms will be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa, and you consent to the jurisdiction of the Pretoria High Court in the event of a dispute. We however reserve the right to institute such action against the your in whichever forum we decides to do so.
These terms constitute the entire agreement between us at Ribbon Place and you, the Customer with regard to the use of the Content and this Website.
Images of Products
We made a real effort to display our products as accurately as possible on the website. But due to technical differences between computers our colours may not display exactly the same colour on your computer screen. Should this be a big concern to you rather ask for swatches or send us one of yours (we also have Pantone charts available for colour matching). – so we cannot guarantee the colour and proportion which are displayed on the computer monitor at the time at which the order is placed, as a computer monitor’s colour and proportion may vary from monitor to monitor.
Be aware that colours of ribbon, may vary slightly from batch to batch. This is to be expected of our standard in stock colours.
We reserve the right to cancel any order placed by you, upon 48 hours’ reasonable notice to you, or in the event that any abuse relating to our website, staff or property occurs.