Terms & Conditions
(Version effective as of 01 June 2021)
Welcome to the home of Veaudry International trading as DS Laboratories, a web site currently located at www.dslaboratories.co.za
- Our terms contain specific provisions to limit our liability. These terms have been set out in capital letters. You should pay particular attention to these terms since they limit your ability to recover losses that you may incur in connection with your use of our web site.
PART A: GENERAL INFORMATION AND TERMS
1 General Information
For your convenience, we have listed below some general information about ourselves:
- The operator of this website is Veaudry International t/a DS LABORATORIES South Africa;
- We are a private company incorporated in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa with registration number 2019/060220/07
- The address of establishment of Veaudry International t/a DS LABORATORIES South Africa is at Unit D1 The Gantry, Witkoppen Road, Lonehill, Johannesburg and we will accept service of all legal documents there;
- Our telephone numbers is Tel: +2711 465 4370,
- The e-mail address of Veaudry International t/a DS LABORATORIES South Africa is email@example.com
- Our webmaster can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
2.1.1 “Business Day” - any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or South African public holiday;
2.1.2 “Products”- any goods or other products that are made available by us via this website;
2.1.3 “We”, “us” and/or “our” –
184.108.40.206 Veaudry International
220.127.116.11 DS LABORATORIES
and, unless the context indicates otherwise, its owners, employees, suppliers, internet service providers, agents and affiliates;
2.1.4 “You”- the user of this website;
2.2 Hyperlinks which are not operational, will not in any way detract from the validity and interpretation of the terms;
3 General Conditions of Use for this Web Site
3.1 You are solely responsible for any and all telephone usage and rental fees and/or internet access service fees that may apply to your use of this web site and the services offered on it.
3.2 You may not access this site for any purpose other than for utilizing the services offered on it in the normal manner. You may not access our site for the purposes of redistributing or otherwise using any of our content for your own business purposes unless you are expressly licensed thereto by us in writing. You may not use your access to this site in a manner that would bring us, our business and/or any of our affiliates into disrepute. Furthermore, you may not access this site for unlawful purposes or use it in a manner which infringes our rights or the rights of any other person or restricts or inhibits the use of or enjoyment of this site by any other person. In this regard, you must comply with the laws, regulations and codes of conduct applicable to your use of this site. You may not post or transfer any material to our web site that is unlawful or violates any third party’s rights or which is obscene, misleading, inaccurate, defamatory, illegal, in breach of any copyright or other intellectual property right, or damaging to data, software or the performance of our or any other parties’ computer system. We may remove any content you have submitted to this site and/or suspend your access to any part of this site at any time without notice.
3.3 We do not usually monitor, edit, control or filter the content submitted to this site by our users. Such content, including as may be found in blogs, forums, chat groups, comment sections and bulletin boards, do not represent our views and we have not authorized or endorsed such content. Such content should also not be viewed as professional advice of any kind, be it medical, legal, financial or otherwise. Please notify our Customer Care Centre if you have a complaint about the activities of or content submitted by a user of this site.
3.4 We do not distribute or endorse any products, services or events posted, promoted and/or listed on our site other than the products and services we supply ourselves and our display of such products, services or events should not be construed as any form of endorsement thereof. All arrangements regarding such products, services and events are to be made directly with the supplier thereof.
3.5 Notwithstanding that this site may contain links to third party web sites and that some third party web sites may contain links to this site we do not control, endorse or approve the activities or content of any such third party web sites. Please contact the relevant web site proprietor if you have a complaint about the activities or contents of a third party web site.
3.6 Proprietary rights (including without limitation, the trade marks, copyright and patent rights) in the components of this site belong to us and our licensors, including in the compilations, collective works and derivative works created incorporating the content of our users. The individual content you may submit will remain your property, but you grant us an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable and royalty-free license to use such content free from any restriction and on the basis as if we were the owners thereof, including by modifying, reproducing, compiling, publishing, publicly performing, distributing, broadcasting and promoting it.
3.7 ACCESS TO OUR WEB SITE SERVICES IS PROVIDED TO YOU FREE OF CHARGE. RELIANCE ON AND USE OF OUR WEB SITE, CONTENT AND SERVICES ARE THEREFORE AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND IN CONTRACT, DELICT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTE OR OTHERWISE ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR RELIANCE ON OR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE CONTENT OR SERVICES PROVIDED, SAVE TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH LIABILITY CANNOT BE EXCLUDED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR THE CONTRARY IS EXPRESSLY STATED.
3.9 We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will collate the information which you give to us to provide you with services and personalize your use and visits of this site. We may also use such information to inform you, the user, about changes in the services we offer and/or about features we think you would find of interest. We may also permit the affiliated entities in our company group to inform you about products or services they offer that might interest you. By giving us this information, you consent to our use of it for these purposes and for the purposes outlined in our Client Information Processing Policy, including for the purpose of processing your orders and instructions. For further information regarding our treatment of your personal information, you are referred to our Client Information Processing Policy
3.10 We have to protect our business and secure our systems. Consequently, you should note that we may monitor and keep records of any communication that you may send to or receive via our web site and we may use, publish and disclose such communications for any lawful purpose. This may include our filtering of incoming and outgoing electronic data messages to identify, limit and/or prevent the transmission of unlawful or otherwise undesirable material or content.
PART B: ORDERING TERMS
1 ORDERING PROCESS
1.1 You must be over the age of 18 and able to conclude binding contracts to place orders with us. If you do not comply with the aforesaid you may not place any orders for Products on this web site. We may require you to provide us with suitable documents proving your age and/or legal capacity prior to accepting any order from you.
1.2 You may submit orders to us by completing our standard online order form and submitting same to us in the prescribed manner. Our web site ordering process will provide you with an opportunity to review the entire transaction, to correct any mistakes and to withdraw from the transaction before finally submitting your order.
1.4 Once we have assessed your order we will send a notice to you indicating our acceptance or rejection of your order. Such notice will be sent to you by electronic mail to the address specified in your order, a legally binding contract will be formed between us upon the earlier of (i) our sending of such a notice accepting your order to you, or (ii) our delivery to you of any of the Products ordered. We reserve the right to reject any order placed by you and we will notify you by electronic mail if this is the case.
1.5 Please note that while we will try to send to you an acknowledgement and notice of acceptance or rejection for every valid order we receive from you, we cannot guarantee that such acknowledgements and notices will be received by you, nor that, if they are received by you, that they will be legible and uncorrupted. Your failure to receive such acknowledgement or notice will not affect the validity of the agreement concluded between us in respect of an order.
1.6 If you do not receive a confirmation notice after submitting your order, or if you experience an error message or service interruption after submitting your order, you should confirm with our Customer Care Centre on 011 4654 370 whether or not your order has been received and processed. Only you may be aware of any problems that may have occurred during the ordering process. It is your responsibility to ascertain if we received your order.
1.7 The information you have submitted with your order will be processed as you have provided it. If you realise that an error has been made or that you need to make a change to such information, you should contact our Customer Care Centre on 011 465 4370 immediately. Please remember that no refunds are possible for losses resulting from such error.
1.8 A complete record of your order will be sent to the email address you provide to us during the ordering process. You should retain such record. We will also retain records of completed orders previously placed by you via this site for a period of at least 6 (six) months, but they will not be available on this site. For access and information on such records you can contact our Customer Care Centre on 011 465 4370.
1.9 If any problems arise in respect of delivery or the handling of your orders please contact us by sending an e-mail to us at email@example.com or contact our Customer Care Centre on 011 465 4370
2 Description and Pricing
2.1 The main characteristics of all Products offered via this web site are contained on the web site. We try to ensure that all Products that appear on this web site are displayed and described completely and accurately. Kindly notify us immediately if you become aware of any omissions or inaccuracies pertaining to such display and description.
2.2 The supply of Products (including pursuant to any special promotion) displayed or made available via this web site depends upon the availability thereof. All prices displayed on this web site are in South African Rand and are valid only for delivery in the Republic of South Africa. We may without prior notice change the price, discontinue the availability or change the description of Products or special promotions that are displayed on or made available via this web site. Special promotions may be subject to certain additional terms and conditions which will be clearly set out.
2.3 All prices indicated as applying to Products on this web site will include VAT but exclude any other taxes and duties, which, unless otherwise indicated, will be charged separately.
2.4 All prices indicated as applying to Products on this web site will be exclusive of delivery fees which will be separately charged to you in respect of all deliveries in accordance with the specified rates.
2.5 Should pricing on the site be clearly inaccurate ( substantially less than or greater than the normal price ) due to a site error ( clerical error ), we will notify you and advise you. If you have paid to much, you will have the option to accept a refund for the difference or a full refund and cancel the order. If you have paid too little, you will have the option to pay in the difference or accept a refund for what you have paid and cancel the order. As per section 23(9) of the consumer protection action.
3.1 We will not be obliged to deliver any Products to you prior to receiving full payment of the full purchase price payable for such Products.
3.2 You will be required to provide the necessary payment account details (such as credit card details) and to authorize payment of the amounts payable for the Products ordered when submitting your order. By submitting an order to us, you authorise us to debit your designated account with the relevant amounts due for the Products ordered. Such authorization will allow us to obtain payment at any time after our acceptance of your order, although such acceptance may be prior to our delivery of such Products. Should we be unable to duly effect such payment for any reason your order may be cancelled. You warrant that you are duly authorised to make payments from the account designated by you. You also authorise us to pay all amounts to be refunded to you into such account.
4.1 We will endeavour to deliver Products within a reasonable time of your order. Delivery will usually occur on Business Days during our business hours. All such arranged times are estimates only and you should not rely on such times. We will not be liable for failing to deliver at the pre-arranged time.
4.2 You agree to accept delivery and make payment for the ordered Products actually delivered to you, notwithstanding that we are unable for any reason to deliver to you all of the Products ordered. We will notify you if we are unable to deliver any Products ordered as soon as we become aware thereof and in such case we will fully refund you the purchase price paid for such undelivered items within 30 days of such notice.
4.3 Upon delivery of Products, you or any person accepting delivery on your behalf will be required to sign a copy of the delivery note showing the items delivered, the delivery fees, VAT and the amount already paid and any amount still payable in respect of such Products (to the extent applicable). We are entitled to assume that anyone other than yourself who receives delivery of the Products at the specified delivery address is authorised to accept delivery on your behalf.
4.4 We are entitled to charge additional delivery fees for failed deliveries to the specified delivery address if nobody is present to accept delivery at a prearranged time.
5 Risk and Title
Risk in the Products ordered shall pass to you upon delivery to you or upon delivery at the specified delivery address to anyone accepting delivery on your behalf. Ownership and title in the Products purchased by you shall remain with us until they are delivered to you and payment for such Products has been received in full at which time they shall pass to you.
We will try to ensure that sensitive payment information (such as your credit card details) provided to us are suitably protected. For such purposes we will implement reasonable security measures which may include cryptographic techniques to protect such information. However, we do not guarantee the absolute security of any information you transmit to us or that is transmitted to you or any other person.
7 limitation of Liability
7.1 WE WILL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS ARISING FROM ANY ORDER IN AN AMOUNT THAT EXCEEDS THE PAYMENT WE RECEIVED FROM YOU IN RESPECT OF SUCH ORDER, SAVE TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH LIABILITY CANNOT BE EXCLUDED BY LAW.
7.2 WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCTS, SAVE TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH LIABILITY CANNOT BE EXCLUDED BY LAW.
7.3 PLEASE NOTE THAT PRODUCTS MAY HAVE DEFECTS AND ARE SOLD “AS DESCRIBED” AND WITH SUCH DEFECTS. SOME PRODUCTS MAY ALSO BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH OR YOUR PROPERTY. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ASCERTAINING WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PRODUCTS ARE SUITABLE FOR YOUR REQUIREMENTS.
In the case of an approved refund, DS Laboratories will process the refund transaction internally within 5 working days and send the refund request to the banks. Please note that the banking time frames for a reversal can take up to 10 working days or longer through the payment gateway. Credit card transactions are processed as a reversal through the payment gateway. EFT transactions are refunded by means of an EFT. DS Laboratories cannot speedup the banking process and timeframes as these are out of out control.
PART C: COMPLAINTS AND GENERAL
1 We aim to provide you with a quality service. If, however, you feel that you have cause to complain, you can contact our Customer Care Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to do our best to resolve any problems that arise. We require that provide us with the following as part of your complaint:
1.1 Your full names, physical address, telephone number and email address
1.2 The location and description of the service feature or transaction which is the cause of your complaint
1.3 The problem with the service or transaction or rights that you allege to be infringed by such feature or component
1.4 The actions you would like us to take to remedy the problem
1.5 A statement confirming that you are making the complaint in good faith
1.6 A statement confirming that the information you are providing to us is to the best of your knowledge true and correct
4 Our failure to enforce any provision of this agreement strictly will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. In the event that a portion of this agreement is held unenforceable or invalid by any competent authority, the unenforceable portion will be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the provisions will remain in force and effect to the fullest extent permitted by the law.
5 You may not subcontract, cede, delegate, transfer or assign any of your rights, obligations or duties hereunder to any other person without our prior written consent. We may cede, delegate, transfer and assign our rights, obligations and duties hereunder to any other person.
6 We will be excused from a failure to perform or delay in performance of our obligations hereunder if and to the extent that circumstances outside our reasonable control prevent or delay such performance.