1.      Introduction

1.      This website can be accessed at www.sensorystuff.co.za, (the “Website”) and is owned and operated by Sensory Stuff cc (which may also be described as “Sensory Stuff”, “we”, “us” and “our”).

2.      These Website Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ordering, sale and delivery of Goods, and the use of the Website.

3.      These Terms and Conditions are binding and enforceable against every person who accesses or uses this Website (“you”, “your” or “user”), including and without limitation each user who registers as contemplated below (“registered user / Log in”). By using the Website and by clicking on the “Register” button on the Website, as may be applicable, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

4.      The Website enables you to shop online for goods (“Goods”).

 

2.      Important Notice

1.      These Terms and Conditions apply to users who are consumers for purposes of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (the “CPA”).

2.      These Terms and Conditions contain provisions that appear in similar text and style to this clause and which –

1.      may limit the risk or liability of Sensory Stuff or a third party; and/or

2.      may create risk or liability for the user; and/or

3.      may compel the user to indemnify Sensory Stuff or a third party; and/or

4.      serves as an acknowledgement, by the user, of a fact.

3.      Your attention is drawn to these Terms and Conditions because they are important and should be carefully noted.

4.      If there is any provision in these Terms and Conditions that you do not understand, it is your responsibility to ask Sensory Stuff to explain it to you before you accept the Terms and Conditions or before you continue using the Website.

5.      Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended or must be understood to unlawfully restrict, limit or avoid any right or obligation, as the case may be, for either you or for Sensory Stuff in terms of the CPA.

6.      Sensory Stuff permits the use of this Website subject to the Terms and Conditions. By using this Website in any way, you shall be deemed to have accepted all the Terms and Conditions unconditionally. You must not use this Website if you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions.

 

3.      Returns

1.      Please refer to our Returns Policy for more information about returning products (and related refunds or replacements).  The Returns Policy is incorporated by reference (which means that it forms part of these Terms and Conditions).

 

4.      Registration and use of the website

1.      Only registered users may order Goods on the Website.

2.      To register as a user, you must provide a unique username and password and provide certain information and personal details to Sensory Stuff. You will need to use your unique username and password to access the Website in order to purchase Goods.

3.      You agree and warrant that your username and password shall:

1.      be used for personal use only; and

2.      not be disclosed by you to any third party.

4.      For security purposes you agree to enter the correct username and password whenever ordering Goods, failing which you will be denied access.

5.      You agree that, once the correct username and password relating to your account have been entered, irrespective of whether the use of the username and password is unauthorised or fraudulent, you will be be considered to have placed whatever order is placed.  The order can then be paid by either electronic transfer of funds (EFT) of credit card payment.

6.      You agree to notify Sensory Stuff immediately upon becoming aware of or reasonably suspecting any unauthorised access to or use of your username and password and to take steps to mitigate any resultant loss or harm.

7.      By using the Website you warrant that you are 18 (eighteen) years of age or older and of full legal capacity. If you are under the age of 18 (eighteen) or if you are not legally permitted to enter into a binding agreement, then you may use the Website only with the involvement and supervision of your parent or legal guardian. If your parent or legal guardian supervises you and gives his/her consent, then such person agrees to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to be liable and responsible for you and all your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

8.      You agree that you will not in any way use any device, software or other instrument to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website. In addition, you agree that you will not in any way use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor, copy, distribute or modify the Website or the information contained herein, without the prior written consent from an authorised Sensory Stuff representative (such consent is deemed given for standard search engine technology employed by Internet search websites to direct Internet users to this Website).

9.      You may not use the Website or the website blog to distribute material which is defamatory, offensive, contains or amounts to hate speech or is otherwise unlawful.

10.  You may not in any way display, publish, copy, print, post or otherwise use the Website and/or the information contained therein without the express prior written consent of an authorised Sensory Stuff representative.

 

5.      Conclusion of sales and availability of stock

1.      Registered users may place orders for Goods, which Sensory Stuff may accept or reject. Whether or not Sensory Stuff accepts an order depends on the availability of Goods, correctness of the information relating to the Goods (including without limitation the price) and receipt of payment or payment authorisation by Sensory Stuff for the Goods.

2.      NOTE: Sensory Stuff will indicate the acceptance of your order by delivering the Goods to you, and only at that point will an agreement of sale between you and Sensory Stuff come into effect (the “Sale”). This is regardless of any communication from Sensory Stuff stating that your order or payment has been confirmed. Should Sensory Stuff not accept your order, Sensory Stuff will indicate the rejection of your order by cancelling it and, as soon as possible thereafter, refunding you for any amount already paid. You will be notified of the cancellation with telephonically or by email.

3.      Prior to delivery of the Goods, you may cancel an order at any time provided you do so before receiving a dispatch or delivery notice. After delivery of the Goods, you may return the Goods only in accordance with the Returns Policy.

4.      Placing Goods in a wishlist or shopping basket without completing the purchase cycle does not constitute an order for such Goods, and as such, Goods may be removed from the shopping basket if stock is no longer available or the price thereof might change without notice to you. You cannot hold Sensory Stuff liable if such Goods are not available or are not available at the particular price when you complete or attempt to complete the purchase cycle at a later stage.

5.      You acknowledge that stock of all Goods on offer is limited and that pricing may change at any time without notice to you. In the case of Goods for sale by Sensory Stuff, Sensory Stuff will take all reasonable efforts to monitor stock levels and ensure that when stock is no longer available, that offers thereof are discontinued on the Website. However, we cannot guarantee the availability of stock. When Goods are no longer available after you have placed an order, Sensory Stuff will notify you and you will be entitled to a refund of any amount already paid by you for such Goods. 

 

6.      Payment

1.      We are committed to providing secure online payment facilities. All transactions are encrypted using appropriate encryption technology.

2.      Payment can be made for Goods via –

1.      debit card;

2.      credit card: where payment is made by credit card, we may require additional information in order to authorise and/or verify the validity of payment. In such cases we are entitled to withhold delivery until such time as the additional information is received by us and authorisation is obtained by us for the amounts. If we do not receive authorisation your order for the Goods will be cancelled. You warrant that you are fully authorised to use the credit card supplied for purposes of paying the Goods. You also warrant that your credit card has sufficient available funds to cover all the costs incurred as a result of the services used on the Website;

3.      direct bank deposit or electronic funds transfer: if you pay via direct bank deposit or electronic funds transfer, payment must be made within 5 (five) days of placing your order. Sensory Stuff will not accept your order if payment has not been received;

4.      Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) – This payment method is not facilitated via our payment gateway.

5.      Sensory Stuff Gift Vouchers;

3.      The above payment options are explained in more detail in our Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”): Payment, which are incorporated by reference.

4.      You may contact us via our Contact page or email info@sensorystuff.co.za to obtain a full record of your payment. We will also send you email communications about your order and payment.

5.      Once you have selected your payment method (save for direct deposit or electronic fund transfer), you will be directed to a link to a secure site for payment of the applicable purchase price for the Goods. Sensory Stuff uses Wirecard  gateway for credit and debit card payments.  Kindly note their terms and conditions as supplied on their payment gateway

 

7.      Delivery of goods

1.      Sensory Stuff offers a courier delivery of Goods to you.

2.      For more information about delivery, please see our FAQs: Shipping and Delivery, which are incorporated into these Terms by reference. Our delivery charges are subject to change at any time, without prior notice to you, so please check the FAQs for the most up-to-date information. You will see the applicable delivery charges in your cart when you check out.

3.      Where it accepts your order, Sensory Stuff will deliver the Goods to you as soon as reasonably possible after receipt of your payment. We will notify you if we are unable to deliver the Goods. You may then, within 7 (seven) days of receiving such notification elect whether or not to cancel your order for the Goods. If you elect to cancel your order, we will reimburse you for the purchase price.

4.      Sensory Stuff’s obligation to deliver a product to you is fulfilled when we deliver the product to the physical address nominated by you for delivery of the order. 

5.      Sensory Stuff is not responsible for any loss or unauthorised use of a product, after it has delivered the product to the physical address nominated by you.

 

8.      Errors

1.      We shall take all reasonable efforts to accurately reflect the description, availability, purchase price and delivery charges of Goods on the Website. However, should there be any errors of whatsoever nature on the Website (which are not due to our gross negligence), we shall not be liable for any loss, claim or expense relating to a transaction based on any error, save – in the case of any incorrect purchase price – to the extent of refunding you for any amount already paid, or otherwise as set out in the Returns Policy. 

2.      Sensory Stuff shall not be bound by any incorrect information regarding our Goods displayed on any third party websites.

9.      Gift Vouchers & Coupons

1.      Sensory Stuff may from time to time make physical or electronic gift vouchers (“Gift Vouchers”) and promotional coupons or discounts (“Coupons”) available for use on the Website towards the purchase of Sensory Stuff Goods. Gift Vouchers and Coupons can only be redeemed while they are valid and their expiry dates cannot be extended. More specifically:

2.      Gift Vouchers

1.      Gift Vouchers that are purchased by registered users are valid for 1 year after Sale. Gift Vouchers which have not been used within that period, will expire.

2.      Gift Vouchers cannot be used to buy other Gift Vouchers or Coupons. They do not accrue interest and are not refundable for cash once purchased. If your Gift Voucher value is insufficient for the order you wish to place, you may make up the difference by paying via one of our other payment methods.

3.      Sensory Stuff is not responsible for any harm due to the loss, unauthorised use or unauthorised distribution of a Gift Voucher, after it has delivered the Gift Voucher to you or the email address nominated by you.

 

10.  Privacy policy

1.      We respect your privacy and will take reasonable measures to protect it, as more fully detailed below.

2.      Should you decide to register as a user on the Website, we may require you to provide us with personal information which includes but is not limited to –

1.      your name and surname;

2.      your email address;

3.      your physical address; and

4.      your mobile number

3.      Should your personal information change, please inform us and provide us with updates to your personal information as soon as reasonably possible to enable us to update your personal information.  You may also make these changes to the information yourself on your profile.

4.      You may choose to provide additional personal information to us, in which event you agree to provide accurate and current information, and not to impersonate or misrepresent any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with anyone or anything.

5.      We will not, without your express consent:

1.      use your personal information for any purpose other than as set out below:

2.      in relation to the ordering, sale and delivery of Goods;

3.      to contact you regarding current or new Goods or services or any other goods offered by us (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us);

4.      to inform you of new features, special offers and promotional competitions offered by us (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us); and

5.      to improve our product selection and your experience on our Website by, for example, monitoring your browsing habits, or tracking your sales on the Website; or

2.      disclose your personal information to any third party other than as set out below:

1.      to our employees and/or third party service providers who assist us to interact with you via our Website, email or any other method, for the ordering of Goods or when delivering Goods to you, and thus need to know your personal information in order to assist us to communicate with you properly and efficiently;

2.      to law enforcement, government officials, fraud detection agencies or other third parties when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report or support the investigation into suspected illegal activity, or to investigate violations of these Terms and Conditions;

6.      to our suppliers in order for them to liaise directly with you regarding any faulty Goods you have purchased which requires their involvement; and

7.      We are entitled to use or disclose your personal information if such use or disclosure is required in order to comply with any applicable law, subpoena, order of court or legal process served on us, or to protect and defend our rights or property. In the event of a fraudulent online payment, Sensory Stuff is entitled to disclose relevant personal information for criminal investigation purposes or in line with any other legal obligation for disclosure of the personal information which may be required of it.

 

8.      Ratings and Reviews: When you provide a rating or review of a Product, you consent to us using that rating or review as we deem fit, including without limitation on the Website, in newsletters or other marketing material. The name that will appear next to that rating or review is your First Name, as you would have provided upon registration. If you do not agree to this, please do not put any ratings or reviews on the Website. We will not display your Last Name, nor any of your contact details, with a rating or review.

 

9.      We will –

1.      treat your personal information as strictly confidential, save where we are entitled to share it as set out in this policy;

2.      take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that your personal information is kept secure and is protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage, alteration, disclosure or access;

3.      provide you with access to your personal information to view and/or update personal details;

4.      promptly notify you if we become aware of any unauthorised use, disclosure or processing of your personal information;

5.      provide you with reasonable evidence of our compliance with our obligations under this policy on reasonable notice and request; and

6.      upon your request, promptly return or destroy any and all of your personal information in our possession or control, save for that which we are legally obliged to retain.

10.  If you disclose your personal information to a third party, such as an entity which operates a website linked to this Website or anyone other than Sensory Stuff, SENSORY STUFF SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, HOWSOEVER ARISING, SUFFERED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF THE DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION TO THE THIRD PARTY. This is because we do not regulate or control how that third party uses your personal information. You should always ensure that you read the privacy policy of any third party.

 

11.  This website makes use of “cookies” to automatically collect information and data through the standard operation of the Internet servers. “Cookies” are small text files a website can use (and which we may use) to recognise repeat users, facilitate the user’s on-going access to and use of a website and allow a website to track usage behaviour and compile aggregate data that will allow the website operator to improve the functionality of the website and its content, and to display more focused advertising to a user by way of third party tools. The type of information collected by cookies is not used to personally identify you. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature. Please note that cookies may be necessary to provide you with certain features available on our Website, and thus if you disable the cookies on your browser you may not be able to use those features, and your access to our Website will therefore be limited. If you do not disable “cookies”, you are deemed to consent to our use of any personal information collected using those cookies, subject to the provisions of this clause 11.

 

12.  Changes to these Terms and Conditions

1.      Sensory Stuff may, in its sole discretion, change any of these Terms and Conditions at any time. It is your responsibility to regularly check these Terms and Conditions and make sure that you are satisfied with the changes. Should you not be satisfied, you must not place any further orders on, or in any other way use, the Website.

2.      Any such change will only apply to your use of this Website after the change is displayed on the Website. If you use the Website after such amended Terms and Conditions have been displayed on the Website, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

13.  Electronic communications

1.      When you visit the Website or send emails to us, you consent to receiving communications from us or any of our divisions, affiliates or partners electronically in accordance with our privacy policy as set out in clause 10 above.

 

14.  Ownership and copyright

1.      The contents of the Website, including any material, information, data, software, icons, text, graphics, lay-outs, images, sound clips, advertisements, video clips, trade names, logos, trade-marks, designs and service marks which are displayed on or incorporated in this Website (“Website Content”) are protected by law, including but not limited to copyright and trade mark law. The Website Content is the property of Sensory Stuff, its suppliers and/or sponsors and/or is licensed to Sensory Stuff.

2.      You will not acquire any right, title or interest in or to the Website or the Website Content.

3.      Any use, distribution or reproduction of the Website Content is prohibited unless expressly authorised in terms of these Terms and Conditions or otherwise provided for in law. To obtain permissions for the commercial use of any Website Content contact us via our contact page.

4.      Where any of the Website Content has been licensed to Sensory Stuff or belongs to any third party, your rights of use will also be subject to any terms and conditions which that licensor or third party imposes from time to time and you agree to comply with such third party terms and conditions.

 

15.  Disclaimer

1.      The use of the Website is entirely at your own risk and you assume full responsibility for any risk or loss resulting from use of the Website or reliance on any information on the Website.

2.      Whilst Sensory Stuff takes reasonable measures to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate and complete, Sensory Stuff makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, as to the quality, timeliness, operation, integrity, availability or functionality of the Website or as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information on the Website. If any such representations or warranties are made by Sensory Stuff’s representatives, Sensory Stuff shall not be bound thereby.

3.      Sensory Stuff disclaims liability for any damage, loss or expenses, whether direct, indirect or consequential in nature, arising out of or in connection with your access to or use of the Website and/or any content therein unless otherwise provided by law.

4.      Although Goods sold from the Website may, under certain specifically defined circumstances, be under warranty, the Website itself and all information provided on the Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, completeness, or non-infringement, as may be allowed in law.

5.      Any views or statements made or expressed on the Website are not necessarily the views of Sensory Stuff, its directors, employees and/or agents.

 

16.  Linking to third party websites

1.      This Website may contain links or references to other websites (“Third Party Websites”) which are outside of our control. These Terms and Conditions do not apply to those Third Party Websites and Sensory Stuff is not responsible for the practices and/or privacy policies of those Third Party Websites or the “cookies” that those sites may use.

2.      Notwithstanding the fact that the Website may refer to or provide links to Third Party Websites, your use of such Third Party Websites is entirely at your own risk and we are not responsible for any loss, expense, claim or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising from your use of such Third Party Websites or your reliance on any information contained thereon.

 

17.  Limitation of liability

1.      Sensory Stuff cannot be held liable for any inaccurate information published on the Website and/or any incorrect prices displayed on the Website, save where such liability arises from the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of Sensory Stuff, its employees, agents or authorised representatives. You are encouraged to contact us to report any possible malfunctions or errors by way of our Contact Page.

2.      Sensory Stuff SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGES WHICH MIGHT ARISE FROM YOUR USE OF, OR RELIANCE UPON, THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE; OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, AND/OR UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY ON THE WEBSITE AND/OR ANY LINKED THIRD PARTY WEBSITE.

3.      YOU HEREBY INDEMNIFY SENSORY STUFF AGAINST ANY LOSS, CLAIM OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY BE SUFFERED BY YOURSELF OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND/OR ANY LINKED THIRD PARTY WEBSITE.

 

18.  Availability and termination

1.      We will use reasonable endeavours to maintain the availability of the Website, except during scheduled maintenance periods, and are entitled to discontinue providing the Website or any part thereof with or without notice to you.

2.      Sensory Stuff may in its sole discretion terminate, suspend and modify this Website, with or without notice to you. You agree that Sensory Stuff will not be liable to you in the event that it chooses to suspend, modify or terminate this Website other than for processing any orders made by you prior to such time, to the extent possible.

3.      If you fail to comply with your obligations under these Terms and Conditions, including any incident involving payment of the price of an order for any Goods, this may (in our sole discretion with or without notice to you) lead to a suspension and/or termination of your access to the Website without any prejudice to any claims for damages or otherwise that we may have against you.

4.      Sensory Stuff is entitled, for purposes of preventing suspected fraud and/or where it suspects that you are abusing the Website and/or have created multiple user profiles to take advantage of a promotion or Coupon intended by Sensory Stuff to be used once-off by you, to blacklist you on its database (including suspending or terminating your access to the Website), refuse to accept or process payment on any order, and/or to cancel any order concluded between you and Sensory Stuff, in whole or in part, on notice to you. Sensory Stuff shall only be liable to refund monies already paid by you (see Sensory Stuff’s Returns Policy in this regard), and accepts no other liability which may arise as a result of such blacklisting and/or refusal to process any order.

 

5.      At any time, you can choose to stop using the Website, with or without notice to Sensory Stuff.