Terms & Conditions
LAST UPDATED: Feb 5th, 2018
By using the The Vape Trader South Africa (herebv also referred to as ‘the [web]site,’ ‘this [web]site,’ ‘our [web]site,’ TheVapeTrader.co.za, or The Vape Trader South Africa, or The Vape Trader) you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
While using The Vape Trader South Africa, you agree to not:
-Use our sites or services if you are not able to form legally binding contracts, are under the age of 18, or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from our sites;
-Violate any Country, Federal, State, County, and City laws, third party rights, or our policies such as the Prohibited and Restricted Items policies;
-Post any material that is copyrighted, trademarked, or patented without permission of the licensing individual or entity. This includes the copying of information from another user’s listing or any product that may encourage the violation of said rights;
-Post content or items in an inappropriate category;
-Post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content (including personal information);
-Fail to deliver payment for items purchased by you, unless the seller has materially changed the item’s description after you bid, a clear typographical error is made, or you cannot authenticate the seller’s identity;
-Fail to deliver items purchased from you, unless the buyer fails to meet the posted terms, or you cannot authenticate the buyer’s identity;
-Manipulate the price of any item or interfere with other user’s listings;
-Circumvent or manipulate our fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to The Vape Trader;
-Take any action that may undermine the feedback or ratings systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information off of the sites or using it for purposes unrelated to The Vape Trader South Africa);
-Transfer, assign, or sell your The Vape Trader Africa account (including feedback) and User ID to another party without our consent;
-Distribute or post spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
-Distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm The Vape Trader, or the interests or property of The Vape Trader South Afirca users;
-Copy, modify, or distribute content from the Site, including but not limited to and The Vape Trader trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property; or
-Harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent.
Additionally, you agree that you will not:
-Take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
-Copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any content (except for Your Information) from the sites without the prior expressed written permission of The Vape Trader South Afirca and the appropriate third party, as applicable;
-Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the sites or any activities conducted on the sites; or
-Bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the sites.
Abusing or Violating The Vape Trader South Africa
Without limiting other remedies, we may limit, suspend or terminate our service and user accounts, prohibit access to our website, delay or remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to keep users off the sites if we think that they are creating problems, possible legal liabilities, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. We also reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been inactive for a long time.
The Vape Trader South Africa, in an attempt to provide the highest quality site to its users, reserves the right to suspend or terminate user account and/or access, should a user receive three or more negative notations within the prior 365 days. Upon receipt of a second negative notation on a user’s account, the user shall receive a warning notice of possible suspension should a third notation be received. At the third negative notation, the user’s account shall be suspended for 31 days. Any negative notations beyond the third one will trigger an automatic permanent suspension from using the site and services offered.
Fees and Services
Joining The Vape Trader South Africa and trading, buying, and/or bidding on items listed by 3rd parties is FREE. We do charge fees for listing item/s within certain categories, as well as premium listing upgrades. When you list an item or use a service that has a fee you have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged based on our Fees schedule, which we may change from time to time. Changes to that Policy are effective after we provide you with at least fourteen days’ notice by posting the changes on The Vape Trader South Arica site. We may choose to temporarily change the fees for our services for promotional events (i.e.: free listing days) or new services, and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event or new service on the website.
Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in South African rand . You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with our sites and services in a timely manner with a valid payment method. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms. (This includes charging other payment methods on file with us, retaining collection agencies and legal counsel, and for accounts over 180 days past due, deducting the amount owed from your account balance.)
When you submit content to the site by listing an ad, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future.
You will not hold The Vape Trader South Africa responsible for other users’ content, actions or inaction’s, or items they list. You acknowledge that we are not a traditional auctioneer. Instead, the sites are a venue to allow anyone to offer, sell, and buy just about anything, at anytime, from anywhere, in a variety of pricing formats and venues, such as stores, fixed price formats and auction-style formats. We are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. We have no control over and do not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of items advertised, the truth or accuracy of users’ content or listings, the ability of sellers to sell items, the ability of buyers to pay for items, or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction.
We do not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer, and nothing in this agreement shall modify the governing provisions of South Africa, under which legal ownership of an item is transferred upon physical delivery of the item to the buyer by the seller. Unless the buyer and the seller agree otherwise, the buyer will become the item’s lawful owner upon physical receipt of the item from the seller, in accordance with South African law. Further, we cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our services, and operation of the sites may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted, we exclude all implied warranties, terms and conditions. We are not liable for any loss of money, goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of our sites and services. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.
Regardless of the previous paragraph, if we are found to be liable in a court of law, our liability to you or to any third party is limited to the greater of (a) the total fees you paid to us in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to the liability, and (b) R1200.00. Additionally, any user who creates said liability shall be required to fully indemnify The Vape Trader South Africa for any costs, expenses, and legal fees it incurs defending the allegations.
If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
Access and Interference
The sites may contain robot exclusion headers. Much of the information on the sites is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to The Vape Trader South Africa by our users or third parties. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the sites for any purpose without our express written permission.
You will indemnify and hold us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees), harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
Legal notices may sent to The Vape Trader SouthSouth via email (email@example.com) or by post to:
The Vape Trader South Africa legal department
1329 Starkey Ave. Pretoria,South Africa
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, general legal notices shall be served on The Vape Trader South Africa Website (TheVapeTrader.co.za) and personal legal notices to the email address you provide to The Vape Trader during the registration process. Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may send legal notices by mail to the physical address associated with the User’s name and IP address provided during the registration process. In such case, notices shall be deemed given five (5) days after the date of mailing.
Resolution of Disputes
If a dispute arises between you and The Vape Trader South Africa, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, you and The Vape Trader South Africa agree that we will resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of this Agreement or our services (a “Claim”) in accordance with one of the subsections below or as we and you otherwise agree in writing. Before resorting to these alternatives, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by going to the help page. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation.
Law and Forum for Disputes – This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the Country of South Africa and Province of Gauteng, as they apply to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within South Africa between South African residents, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against The Vape Trader South Africa must be resolved by a court located in Pretoria, South Africa, except as otherwise agreed by the parties or as described in the Arbitration Option paragraph below. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Pretoria, South Africa for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.
Arbitration Option – For any claim (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000, the party requesting relief may elect to resolve the dispute in a cost effective manner through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. In the event a party elects arbitration, they shall initiate such arbitration through an established alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The ADR provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration; b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Improperly Filed Claims – All claims you bring against The Vape Trader South Africa must be resolved in accordance with this Resolution of Disputes Section. All claims filed or brought contrary to the Resolution of Disputes Section shall be considered improperly filed. Should you file a claim contrary to the Resolution of Disputes Section, The Vape Trader South Africa may recover attorneys’ fees and costs, provided that The Vape Trader South Africa has notified you in writing of the improperly filed claim, and you have failed to promptly withdraw the claim.
DMCA Notice & Copyright Policy
Users who submit content to TheVapeTrader.co.za, must ensure that the content they upload does not infringe the copyrights of any third parties. Upon request, we will remove any published content deemed to violate any copyright laws on our website, as well notify the user who we suspect has unlawfully transmitted the copyrighted material without a license, express consent, or fair use exemption.
If you believe that your copyright has been infringed upon from any published content on TheVapeTrader.co.za, please send us a removal request (along with a page link and a description of the content in question) via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by post to:
The Vape Trader South Africa legal department
1329 Starkey Ave.
Pretoria, South Africa
Outage Policy – The User understands and agrees that this site is subject to possible outages due to hardware, software, weather, subsidiaries, acts of God, or other intervening acts. The Vape Trader South Africa shall do everything it can to minimize such risk and shall reserve the right to handle each situation accordingly.
Investigations – The Vape Trader South Africa has the right to investigate any and all situations arising from a Users listing or dispute. The Vape Trader South Africa shall have the right to address such disputes accordingly.
By using or applying to use The Vape Trader South Africa Direct Buying program you agree to the following terms and conditions. Within this agreement ‘The Vape Trader’ and it’s registered agents shall be referred to as the ‘buyer’ or ‘buyers’ and the seller shall be referred to as the ‘You’ or the ‘Seller.’
-You agree that you are at least 18 years or older in age.
-You agree that all information you provide the prospective buyer about the condition, original cost, and authenticity of item/s you are looking to sell is truthful and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
-You agree that you will not knowingly try to portray cloned Vape equipment as authentic equipment and understand that doing so knowingly or unknowingly is grounds for the buyer to terminate any purchase agreement.
-You agree that all written communication (including email correspondence) that is acknowledged by both parties, the seller and the buyer, serves as a legally binding agreement.
-You further agree that an offer to buy at a certain price, and your acceptance of such in writing, serves as purchase agreement (contingent upon inspection from the buyer).
-You agree to ship all items to the seller as listed in your Quote/application form and/or as acknowledged in writing, including if available, all original packaging, documentation, and purchase receipts.
-You understand that the Buyers, upon receipt of the items that they have agreed to buy from you, reserve the right (the contingency) to terminate such agreement, upon inspection – should the items be determined to not be authentic or not in the condition as described. If this should be the case the buyers shall return the item/s to you in a timely manner and without any shipping reimbursement.
-You understand that Buyers have up to 48 hours to initiate payment for your items after they have been received.
-You understand that receipt of payment, in the agreed upon amount, closes the transaction between the you and the buyer, and you relinquish all ownership rights to the buyer.
By using or applying to use The Vape Trader South Africa Consignment program you agree to the following terms and conditions. Within this agreement ‘The Vape Trader’ and it’s registered agents shall be referred to as the ‘Consignees’ or ‘Consignee’ and the Consignor shall be referred to as the ‘You’ or the ‘Consignor.’
-You agree that you are at least 18 years or older in age.
-You agree that all information you provide the Consignee about the condition, original cost, and authenticity of item/s you are looking to consign is truthful and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
-You agree that you will not knowingly try to portray cloned Vape equipment as authentic equipment and understand that doing so knowingly or unknowingly is grounds to terminate any purchase agreement between you and The Vape Trader South Africa.
-You agree that all written communication (including email correspondence) that is acknowledged by both parties can and will serve as a legally binding agreement.
-You agree to ship all items listed in your Quote/application form and/or as otherwise acknowledged in writing, including if available, all original packaging, documentation, and purchase receipts.
-You understand that the Consignee, upon receipt of the items that they have agreed to consign from you, reserve the right to terminate such consignment agreement should the items not be authentic or in the condition as described. If this should be the case consignee shall return the item/s to you in timely manner and without any shipping reimbursement.
-You understand that Consignee has up to 5 business days to initiate payment for consigned items that have been successfully purchased.
-You understand that The Vape Trader honors a 3 day return policy (inspection period) for consignment items and shall the purchaser of your consigned items return them it will void a pending payout.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. In our sole discretion, we may assign this Agreement in accordance with the Notices Section. Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. We do not guarantee we will take action against all breaches of this Agreement.
Each of these policies may be changed from time to time. Changes take effect when we post them on The Vape Trader South Africa site. When using particular services on our sites, you are subject to any posted policies or rules applicable to services you use through the sites, which may be posted from time to time. All such policies or rules are hereby incorporated into this Agreement.
We may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. Except as stated elsewhere, all amended terms shall automatically be effective 30 days after they are initially posted. This Agreement may not be otherwise amended except in a writing signed by you and us. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. The following Sections survive any termination of this Agreement: Fees and Services (with respect to fees owed for our services), Release, Content License, Liability, Indemnity and Resolution of Disputes.
You may report complaints to the National Consumer Commission (NCC) by contacting them in writing to:
Building C – South African Bureau of Standards Campus,
1 Dr. Lategan Road,
Or by phone:
+27 (12) 428 7000(contact centre)