Trading terms and conditions of MotoComp / MotoComp-online.com
These terms and conditions regulate the business relationship between you and us. By using Our Website
in any way, or by buying from us, you agree to be bound by them.No person under the age of 18 years
may purchase Goods.
We look forward to seeing you again when you are over 18.
We are: MotoComp
Our address is: 5 Umdoni Road, Pennington, KZN, South Africa
You are: a visitor to Our Website / our customer
The terms and conditions:
In this agreement:
“Carrier” means any person or business contracted by us to carry Goods from us to you.
“Consumer” means any individual who, in connection with this agreement, is acting for a
purpose which is outside his business.
“Content” means any content in any form published on Our Website by us or any third
party with our consent.
“Goods” means any of the goods we offer for sale on Our Website, or, if the context
equires, goods we sell to you.
“Our Website” means the entire computing hardware and software installation that is or
supports our website.
"Post" means display, exhibit, publish, distribute, transmit and/or disclose information,
Content and/or other material on to Our Website, and the phrase.
"Posted" and "Posting" shall be interpreted accordingly;
In this agreement unless the context otherwise requires:
2.1 A reference to a person is a reference to one or more individuals, whether or not formally in
partnership, or to a corporation, government body, or other association or organisation.
2.2 These terms and conditions apply to all supplies of Goods by us to any customer. They prevail
over any terms proposed by you.
2.3 Any agreement by any party not to do or omit to do something includes an obligation not to allow
some other person to do or omit to do that same thing;
2.4 In this agreement references to a party include references to a person to whom those rights and
obligations are transferred or pass as a result of a merger, division, reconstruction or other
re-organisation involving that party.
2.5 The headings to the paragraphs and schedules (if any) to this agreement do not affect
2.6 All money sums mentioned in this agreement are calculated net of VAT, which will be charged
when payment is due.
2.7 A reference to an act or regulation includes new law of substantially the same intent as that act
2.8 These terms and conditions apply in any event to you as a buyer or prospective buyer of our
Goods and so far as the context allows, to you as a visitor to Our Website.
2.9 This agreement is made only in the English language. If there is any conflict in meaning between
the English language version of this agreement and any version or translation of this agreement
in any other language, the English language version shall prevail.
3 Our contract with you
3.1 This agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all previous
agreements and understandings between the parties.
3.2 Each party acknowledges that, in entering into this agreement, he does not rely on any
representation, warranty, information or document or other term not forming part of
3.3 Because we rely on our suppliers, we do not guarantee that Goods advertised on our website
3.4 We may change these terms from time to time. The terms that apply to you are those posted
here on Our Website on the day you order Goods. We advise you to print a copy for your records.
3.5 If in future, you buy Goods from us under any arrangement which does not involve your payment
via Our Website; these terms still apply so far as they can be applied.
4 Acceptance of your order
4.1 Your order is an offer to buy from us. Nothing that we do or say will amount to any acceptance of
that offer until we actually dispatch the goods to you. At any point up until then, we may decline to
supply the goods to you without giving any reason.
4.2 If we do not have all of the Goods you order in stock, we will offer you alternatives. If this happens
4.2.1 accept the alternatives we offer;
4.2.2 cancel all or part of your order.
5 Price and Payment
5.1 It is possible that the price may have increased from that posted on our Website. If that happens,
we will not send your order until you have confirmed that you wish to buy at the new price.
5.2 Prices include South Africa value added tax (“VAT”). If you show by your delivery address that
you reside outside the Republic of South Africa, VAT will be deducted at the payment point.
5.3 If the item you order is available in parts, you must pay us the full price of your order before we
will send any part of it.
5.4 Banking charges by the receiving bank on payments to us will be borne by us. All other charges
relating to payment in a currency other than South African rands will be borne by you.
5.5 Any information given by us in relation to exchange rates are approximate only and may vary
from time to time.
5.6 If, by mistake, we have under-priced an item, we will not be liable to supply that item to you at the
stated price, provided that we notify you before we dispatch it to you.
5.7 The price of the items does not include the delivery charge which will be charged at the rates
applicable at the date you place your order and which will be displayed on a page of Our Website
before we ask you to pay.
5.8 If we owe you money (for this or any other reason), we will credit your credit or debit card as
soon as reasonably practicable but in any event no later than 7 days from the date when we
accept that repayment is due.
6 Security of your credit card
6.1 We take care to make Our Website safe for you to use. Card payments are not processed through
pages controlled by us. We use one or more online payment service providers who will encrypt
your card or bank account details in a secure environment.
6.2 If you have asked us to remember your credit card details in readiness for your next purchase or
subscription, we will securely store your payment details on our systems. These details will be
fully encrypted and only used to process your automatic monthly payments or other transactions
which you have initiated.
7 Consumer protection: cancellation and exclusions
This paragraph applies if and only if, you are a consumer as defined in the Electronic
Communications and Transactions Act 2002.
7.1 You may cancel your order at any time before we despatch your order or before the expiry of
seven working days from the date you receive your order, not including the day you received it.
7.2 No term in this agreement shall take effect to reduce or remove any right you have under any law
on account of your status as a consumer.
7.3 As required by the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 2002 details of our
after-sales service and guarantees, if any, are given on our website / in our catalogue.
7.4 The option to cancel your order is not available if the Goods are:
7.4.1 made or altered to your specification;
7.4.2 shrink wrapped or otherwise sealed electronic media such as software or DVD, which has
7.4.3 newspapers or magazines.
7.5 You may cancel your order at any time before we have despatched the Goods. If you do, we
will refund to you the price of the Goods and any delivery charge.
7.6 After we have despatched the Goods, you may cancel your order provided that you notify us
within seven days of receipt and return the Goods to us within fourteen days. If you do, we will
refund to you the price of the Goods and our delivery charge, if any.
7.7 If you cancel your order after we have despatched the Goods, you must return them to us in the
same condition in which you received them. We cannot refund your money if the Goods have been
used, worn or damaged.
7.8 You are responsible for the cost of returning them. We are not obliged to refund to you your cost
of re-packing and returning the Goods.
7.9 To assist us in identifying your Goods on receipt by us, we ask you to telephone 073 750 9697 for a
returns reference to be placed below our address / returns label.
7.10 If you fail to return the goods, within 14 days, we are entitled to arrange for their collection.
If we do we shall look to you to repay us the cost of collection.
7.11 We will refund your money within 30 days of receipt by us of the returned Goods.
7.12 The Law expects an expert to help a buyer to avoid buying a product which may be unsuitable
in some way.
We are retailers. We are not experts in any of the Goods we sell.
You alone must decide whether a product is suitable for your requirement.
7.13 This paragraph does not affect your rights in the event that the Goods are faulty.
8 Payment on running credit account
This paragraph applies only if credit facilities have been granted to you.
8.1 Payment is due to reach our account before the last day of the month following delivery of the
Goods. Kindly note that your cheque may take some days to clear.
8.2 On request, we will supply details of our bank account so as to enable you to pay directly via
8.3 Our accounting system will automatically charge interest to your account after the due date, at the
rate of 1 percent per month.
8.4 If money due remains overdue after one month, the rate we charge will be 15%. You agree that
this does not represent a penalty but is a reasonable estimate of the loss incurred by us as a
result of not having the money.
9 Delivery and pick up
9.1 Deliveries will be made by the Carrier to the address stipulated in your order. You must ensure
that someone is present at this address to accept delivery.
9.2 If we are not able to deliver your Goods within 30 days of the date of your order, we shall notify
you by e-mail to arrange another date for delivery.
9.3 We may deliver the Goods in instalments if they are not all available at the same time for delivery.
9.4 Goods are sent at our risk until signed for by you or by any other person at the address you have
given to us.
9.5 All goods must be signed for on delivery by an adult aged 18 years or over. If no one of that age
is at the address when the delivery is attempted the goods may be retained by the driver.
When your Goods arrive it is important that you check immediately the condition and quantity.
If your Goods have been damaged in transit, you must refuse the delivery and contact us so that
we may dispatch a replacement quickly and minimise your inconvenience.
9.6 Signing "Unchecked", "Not Checked" or similar is not acceptable.
9.7 When Goods are despatched. We will send you a message by email to tell you when we have
despatched your order, give you a tracking number and a link to the Carrier’s tracking system.
9.8 If we agree with you to deliver on a particular day or at a particular time, we will do our
best to comply. But no time given is to be treated as contractual. So we are not liable to you for
any expense or inconvenience you incur on account of delayed delivery or non-delivery.
9.9 Some items will be delivered direct from the manufacturer but MotoComp will arrange delivery.
When delivery of the items has been arranged directly with the manufacturer, you will be subject
to the manufacturer's delivery policy.
9.10 Some items are so large and heavy that delivery times may be slightly longer. In this case,
approximate delivery dates will be given when you place your order.
9.11 Time for delivery specified on the Order, if any, is an estimate only and time shall not be of
9.12 We are happy for you to pick up Goods from our shop/ warehouse provided you make an
appointment in advance and payment has been received into our bank. A cheque on arrival is
9.13 If you pick up Goods from our premises then:
9.13.1 we will not be able to assist you in loading heavy items;
9.13.2 Goods are at your risk from the moment they are picked up by you or your Carrier from our
shop / warehouse;
9.13.3 you agree that you are responsible for everything that happens after you take possession of the
Goods, both on and off our premises, including damage to property of any sort, belonging
to any person.
10 Foreign taxes and duties
10.1 If you are not in the Republic of South Africa, we have no knowledge of, and no responsibility
for, the laws in your country.
10.2 You are responsible for purchasing Goods which you are lawfully able to import and for the
payment of import duties and taxes of any kind levied in your country.
11 Liability for subsequent defects
11.1 We will repair or replace Goods which fail to comply with the provisions of the Consumer Protection
Act 2008 or which show a defect. If you claim that the item is defective, the following
11.1.1 the defect must be reported to us within one week of becoming apparent;
11.1.2 the defect results only from faulty design or manufacture;
11.1.3 you have returned the defective Goods or parts to us if we have so requested.
11.2 If we agree that we are liable, we will refund the cost of return carriage and will repair or
replace the Goods free of charge.
11.3 If we repair or replace Goods, you have no additional claim against us either under this
agreement or by statute or common law, in respect of the defect.
11.4 Electrical parts (specifically regulator rectifiers) are not guaranteed unless proved to be faulty on
delivery to you.
12 Goods returned
These provisions apply in the event that you return any Goods to us for any reason:
12.1 We do not accept returns unless, there was a defect in the Goods at the time of purchase, or
we have agreed in correspondence that you may return them.
12.2 The Goods must be returned to us as soon as any defect is discovered.
12.3 So far as possible, Goods should be returned:
12.3.1 with both Goods and all packaging as far as possible in their original condition;
12.3.2 securely wrapped;
12.3.3 including our delivery slip;
12.3.4 at your risk and cost.
Please note in particular that we cannot deal with your complaint unless you return the entire
product that you bought: that is to say, with all components and parts and in the original packaging.
12.5 In returning a faulty item please encloses with it a note clearly stating the fault and when it
arises or arose.
12.6 Most of the Goods are covered by the manufacturer's guarantee for a minimum of 6 months.
Please first check the plug, fuse, batteries and the manufacturer's operating instructions
12.7 If delivery was made to the Republic of South Africa address, you are also protected by the
Consumer Protection Act 2008.
12.8 If we agree that the item is faulty, we will: 1
2.8.1 refund the cost of return carriage;1
12.8.2 repair or replace the item as we, or the manufacturer, choose.
13.1 Conditions, warranties or other terms implied by the law of any country other than the Republic of
South Africa are excluded from this agreement to the fullest extent permitted by law.
13.2 We or our Content suppliers may make improvements or changes to Our Website, the Content, or
to any of the Goods, at any time and without advance notice.
13.3 You are advised that Content may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.
This is inevitable in any large website.
We would be grateful if you bring to our immediate attention, any that you find.
13.4 We give no warranty and make no representation, express or implied, as to:
13.4.1 any implied warranty or condition as to merchantability or fitness of the Goods for a
13.4.2 the correspondence of the Goods with any description;
13.4.3 the adequacy or appropriateness of the Goods for your purpose;
13.4.4 the truth of any Content on Our Website;
13.4.5 compliance with any law;
13.4.6 non-infringement of any right.
13.5 We are not liable in any circumstances for special, indirect or consequential loss or any damages
whatsoever resulting from loss of use, loss of data or loss of revenues or profits, whether in an
action of contract, negligence or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with your use of
Our Website or the purchase of Goods.
13.6 Except in the case of liability for personal injury or death, our liability under this contract is limited,
to the maximum extent permitted by law, to the value of the goods or services you
14 Your account with us
14.1 You agree that you have provided, and will continue to provide accurate, up to date, and
complete information about yourself. We need this information to provide you with the Goods.
14.2 If you use Our Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and
password and for preventing any unauthorised person from using your computer.
14.3 You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.
You should tell us immediately if you believe some person has accessed your account without
your authority and also log in to your account and change your password.
15 Content you Post to Our Website
As a condition of your use of Our Website, you agree to comply with these provisions:
15.1 We may, at our discretion, read, assess, review or moderate any Content Posted on Our Website.
If we do, we need not notify you or give you a reason.
15.2 You agree that you will not use or allow anyone else to use Our Website to Post Content
which is or may:
15.2.1 be malicious or defamatory;
15.2.2 consist in commercial audio, video or music files;
15.2.3 be software which assists in or promotes: emulators, phreaking, hacking, password cracking,
15.2.4 be illegal, obscene, offensive, threatening or violent;
15.2.5 be sexually explicit or pornographic;
15.2.6 promote discrimination or animosity to any person on grounds of gender, race, religion, nationality,
disability, sexual orientation or age;
15.2.7 be likely to harass, intimidate, bully, upset, embarrass, alarm, annoy any other person;
15.2.8 be likely to deceive any person or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your
identity, age or affiliation with any person;
15.2.9 give the impression that it emanates from us or that you are connected with us or that we have
endorsed you or your business;
15.2.10 solicit passwords or personal information from anyone;
15.2.11 be used to sell any goods or services or for any other commercial use;
15.2.12 be used to send any communication by automated email or otherwise;
15.2.13 include anything other than words (i.e. you will not include any symbols or photographs) except
for a photograph of yourself in your profile in such place as we designate;
15.2.14 be incomplete or inaccurate or submitted otherwise than as requested by Our Website;
15.2.15 request personal information from other users nor Post any unnecessary personal information
about you or any user without his permission.
15.2.16 link to any of the material specified above, in this paragraph.
16 Other restrictions
You agree that you will not use or allow anyone else to use Our Website:
16.1 to sell or promote any product or service without our express written consent;
16.2 in a way which violates the law of any country in which we operate, or which fails to comply
with accepted Internet protocol;
16.3 for spamming. Spamming includes, but is not limited to:
16.3.1 the bulk sending of unsolicited messages, or the sending of unsolicited emails which provoke
complaints from recipients;
16.3.2 the use of distribution lists that include people who have not given specific permission to be
included in such distribution process;
16.3.3 excessive and repeated Posting off-topic messages to newsgroups;
16.3.4 sending age-inappropriate communications or Content to anyone under the age of 18.
17 About Content Posted by you
You now confirm that:
17.1 you own all of the Content you Post;
17.2 you understand that you are personally responsible for your breach of intellectual property rights,
defamation, or any law, which may occur as a result of any Content having been Posted by you;
17.3 you will immediately notify us of any security breach or unauthorised use of your account;
17.4 you accept all risk and responsibility for determining whether any Content is in the public domain
and not confidential;
17.5 you irrevocably grant to us the right and licence to edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and
otherwise use in any medium and for any purpose any Content that you place on our website,
throughout the World and in any medium.
You represent and warrant that you are authorised to grant all such rights;
17.6 you agree to waive your right to be identified as the author and your right to object to derogatory
treatment of your Content as provided in the Copyright Act 1978 section 20;
17.7 You now irrevocably authorise us to publish feedback, comments and ratings about your activity
through Our Website, even though it may be defamatory or critical.
17.8 You now irrevocably release us from any right or claim of yours arising out of or in connection
with any item of feedback, rating or other Content Posted by you.
18 Security of Our Website
If you violate Our Website or use it unlawfully or immorally, we will take the strongest action
against you that we can.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Electronic
Communications and Transactions Act 2002. Your action may also be unlawful in other countries,
where you may accordingly be subject to extradition and criminal proceedings.
You now agree that you will not, and will not allow any other person to:
18.1 modify, copy, or cause damage or unintended effect to any portion of Our Website, or any
software used within it.
18.2 link to our site in any way that would cause the appearance or presentation of the site to be
different from what would be seen by a user who accessed the site by typing the URL into a
18.3 download any part of Our Website, without our express written consent;
18.4 collect or use any product listings, descriptions, or prices;
18.5 collect or use any information obtained from or about Our Website or the Content except as
intended by this agreement;
18.6 aggregate, copy or duplicate in any manner any of the Content or information available from
Our Website, other than as permitted by this agreement or as is reasonably necessary for your
use of Our Website;
18.7 for any purpose use our name, any proprietary information (including images, text, page layout,
or form) of ours or of our affiliates in any way and in particular to entice search robots to some
18.8 use Our Website to hack into the computer of any other person or make contact with any
18.9 make available or upload files that contain software or other material, data or information not
owned or licenced to you, including pirated computer programs, pirated music or other media or
links to any such files;
18.10 make available, upload or distribute by any means any material or files that contain any viruses,
bugs, corrupt data, “Trojan horses”, “worms” or any other harmful software;
18.11 upload or republish any part of our Content on any Internet, intranet or extranet site.
18.12 hide or remove the banner advertisements on any page of Our Website;
18.13 share with a third party any login credentials to Our Website;
18.14 use on Our Website software which assists in:
18.14.1 data mining, extraction or collection;
18.14.2 emulating, phreaking, hacking, password cracking, IP spoofing or over-loading Our Website;
18.14.3 framing”, inserting pop-up windows, interstitial pages or advertisements, or similar techniques.
18.14.4 performing any automated operation;
18.15 Despite the above terms, we now grant a licence to you to:
18.15.1 reate a hyperlink to Our Website for the purpose of promoting an interest common to
both of us. You can do this without specific permission. This licence is conditional upon your
not portraying us or any product or service in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise
offensive manner. You may not use any logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark of ours
as part of the link without our express written consent.
18.15.2 copy the text of any page for your personal use in connection with the purpose of Our Website.
You agree to indemnify us against any claim or demand, including reasonable lawyers’ fees, made
by any third party due to or arising in any way out of your use of Our Web Site, your posting any
Content, or the infringement by you, or by any other person using your computer, of any
intellectual property or other right of any person.
20 Intellectual Property
20.1 We will defend the intellectual property rights in connection with our Goods and Our Website,
including copyright in the Content whether provided by us or by any other content provider
(including copyright in: text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data,
20.2 Except as set out below, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, transfer or sell, reproduce,
create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit any of the
Content, in whole or in part.
20.3 You may not use our name or logos or trademarks or any other Content on any website of yours
or that of any other person.
20.4 Subject to the other terms of this agreement, you may download or copy Content only for your
own personal use, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in it.
You may not store electronically any significant portion of any Content.
21 System Security
21.1 We will do our best to maintain Our Website so that you have constant use, but there will be times
when your use may be interrupted.
21.2 You agree that you will not, and will not allow any other person to violate or attempt to violate any
aspect of the security of Our Website.
21.3 You may not use any software tool for the purpose of extracting data from our website.
You understand that any such violation is unlawful in many jurisdictions and that any
contravention of law may result in criminal prosecution.
22 Miscellaneous matters
22.1 No amendment or variation to this agreement is valid unless in writing, signed by each of the parties
or his authorised representative.
22.2 So far as any time, date or period is mentioned in this agreement, time shall be of the essence.
22.3 When we communicate with you we do so by email. You agree that email communications are
contractually binding in the same way as properly signed and dated paper sent by post.
22.4 Where we provide goods or services without specific charge to you, then it (or they) is deemed to
be provided free of charge, and not to be associated with any other goods or service for which a
charge is made. Accordingly, there is no contractual nor other obligation upon us in respect of those
goods or that service.
22.5 If any term or provision of this agreement is at any time held by any jurisdiction to be void, invalid
or unenforceable, then it shall be treated as changed or reduced, only to the extent minimally
necessary to bring it within the laws of that jurisdiction and to prevent it from being void and it
shall be binding in that changed or reduced form. Subject to that, each provision shall be
interpreted as severable and shall not in any way affect any other of these terms.
22.6 The rights and obligations of the parties set out in this agreement shall pass to any permitted
successor in title.
22.7 No failure or delay by any party to exercise any right, power or remedy will operate as a waiver of
it nor indicate any intention to reduce that or any other right in the future.
22.8 Any communication to be served on either of the Parties by the other shall be delivered by hand
or sent by first class post or recorded delivery or by fax or by e-mail.
It shall be deemed to have been delivered:
If delivered by hand: on the day of delivery;
If sent by post to the correct address: within 72 hours of posting;
If sent by fax to the correct number: within 24 hours;
If sent by e-mail to the address from which the receiving party has last sent e-mail: within 24 hours
if no notice of non-receipt has been received by the sender.
22.9 In the event of a dispute between the parties to this agreement, then they undertake to attempt to
settle the dispute by engaging in good faith with the other in a process of mediation before
commencing arbitration or litigation.
22.10 This agreement does not give any right to any third party .
22.11 Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performance of this agreement which is
caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including any labour dispute between
a party and its employees.
22.12 In the event of any conflict between any term of this agreement and the provisions of the articles
of a limited company or any comparable document intended to regulate any other corporate or
collective body, then the terms of this agreement shall prevail.
22.13 The validity, construction and performance of this agreement shall be governed by the laws of
Republic of South Africa.
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