M-Sure Financial Services (Pty) Ltd Authorised Financial Services Provider FSP Licence 21799, Company Registration No 2002/022941/07 Directors JDV Tager (MD), AH Schulz, MG Lazera (SA Vehicle Maintenance (Pty) Ltd is a subsidiary of M-Sure Financial Services, Company Registration Number 2000/009578/07)
M-Sure website and online services Terms and Conditions
This document contains the terms and conditions for the use of M-Sure’s website and online services. By accessing any page on the M-Sure website or making use of any online services you agree to the following terms and conditions.
In terms of section 11 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002, as amended (“ECTA”) these terms and conditions are binding and enforceable against all persons that access the M-Sure website or any part thereof or make use of any online services offered by M-Sure Financial Services (Pty) Ltd.
If you do not agree with these terms and conditions you must leave the M-Sure website and discontinue your use of the online services without delay, as further use will mean that you have accepted and agree to these terms and conditions.
Important terms which may limit M-Sure’s responsibility or involve some risk for you may be in bold. You must pay special attention to these terms and conditions.
1) Definitions and Interpretation
“The M-Sure website” means the M-Sure website owned and operated by M-Sure and located at https://www.m-sure.co.za/, including any page, part or element thereof;
“M-Sure” means M-Sure Financial Services (Pty) Ltd an Authorised Financial Services Provider. FSP Licence 21799, Company Registration No 2002/022941/07.
“Online services” means the M-Sure website and any other service offered by M-Sure through electronic means, including but not limited to electronic billing platforms, online portals, and interactive customer tools, and shall include the content and information provided or exchanged as part of such services;
“User / you or your” means any person who enters or uses the M-Sure website or online services, notwithstanding the fact that such a person only visits the home page of the M-Sure website or online service portals;
References herein to the singular include the plural and vice versa; and
Hyperlinks have been used in these terms and conditions. The fact that some or all of the hyperlinks may be non-operational, shall not play a role in the determination of the validity and interpretation of these terms and conditions.
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made by M-Sure, and its suppliers of content and information, to ensure the proper performance of the online services, the accuracy of the content, information and images and the reliability of the binary data on the online services, M-Sure, its affiliated companies, suppliers, or any of their employees, do not, to the full extent permitted by law, guarantee the availability or accuracy of the services, content, information and/or images offered on the online services.
M-Sure makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, and assumes no liability or responsibility for the proper performance of the online services and the online services are used at your own risk.
M-Sure does not warrant that the online services will meet your requirements, be uninterrupted, complete, timely, secure or error free.
3) Indemnities and Limitation of Liability
M-Sure shall not be liable to you or any third party, in any manner whatsoever, and you indemnify M-Sure accordingly, for any damage, loss liability, costs or expense whether direct, indirect or of a consequential nature that resulted from a breach of these terms and conditions by you or arising out of or in connection with the failure or delay in the performance of the online services or your use of the online services, other than in respect of losses caused by M-Sure gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
M-Sure shall not be liable to you for any breach of these terms and conditions or failure to perform any obligations as a result of technical problems relating to the M-Sure website, act of God, government control, restrictions or prohibitions or other government act or omission, whether local or national, act of default of any supplier, agent or sub-contractor, industrial disputes or any other cause beyond M-Sure’s reasonable control.
4) Permitted use and License
You agree and confirm that you are over the age of 18 years and are authorised to access, supply and/or make changes to any personal information and associated settings on any of the online services available to you.
In the event that you are not the vehicle owner and/or are not authorised to make use of the relevant online services, you declare that you have obtained the necessary consent to use said information.
You are only permitted and may only use, access, browse, view, amend, download and print the content and details of the online services for lawful and legal purposes.
You warrant that you shall not:
use the online services for commercial and non-private purposes; and
use the online services to receive or transmit material which is in violation of any law or regulation, which is hate-speech, offensive, obscene, threatening, racist, defamatory, in breach of confidence, or in breach of any intellectual property rights;
The caching of the online services shall only be allowed if:
the purpose of the caching is to make the onward transmission of the content from the online services more efficient;
the cached content is not modified in any manner whatsoever;
the cached content is updated at least every 12 (twelve) hours; and
the cached content is removed or updated when so required by M-Sure.
If you use content from the online services in breach of these terms and conditions:
M-Sure reserves the right to claim damages from you;
M-Sure reserves the right to institute criminal proceedings against you; and
M-Sure shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss or liability that resulted from the use of such content by you or any third party who obtained any content from you.
Hyperlinks to the online services from any other source shall be directed at the home page of the M-Sure website. Links beyond the M-Sure website home page may only be used with M-Sure’s prior written consent.
Users may quote small and reasonable amounts of content available from the online services only if such content is placed in inverted commas and the source acknowledged.
No person may, without the prior written consent of M-Sure, frame the online services in any manner whatsoever.
Apart from bona-fide search engine operators, no person may use or attempt to use any technology or applications (including web crawlers, robots or web spiders) to search, collect or copy content from the online services for any purposes, without the prior written consent of M-Sure.
E-mail addresses, names, telephone numbers and fax numbers published on the online services may not be incorporated into any database used for electronic marketing or similar purposes. No permission is given or should be implied that information in/on the online services may be used to communicate unsolicited communications to M-Sure and all of M-Sure’s rights are reserved.
All licenses and/or permissions granted in terms of these terms and conditions are provided on a nonexclusive and non-transferable basis and may be terminated or cancelled by M-Sure at any time without prior notice or reason.
5) Intellectual Property Rights
All intellectual property on the M-Sure website and online services, including but not limited to content, trademarks, domain names, patents, design elements, software, source code, meta tags, databases, text, graphics, icons and hyperlinks are the property of or licensed to M-Sure and as such, are protected from infringement by domestic and international legislation and treaties. Subject to the rights provided to you in these terms and conditions, all of the rights to intellectual property on the M-Sure website and online services are expressly reserved.
6) Software and Equipment
It is the responsibility of the User to acquire and maintain, at his/her own expense, the necessary computer hardware, software, communication lines and Internet access accounts required to access the Internet and the online services and/or download content from the M-Sure website and the online services.
7) Privacy Statement
M-Sure shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of Users and is committed to respecting the privacy of your personal information. For the purpose of these terms and conditions, “personal information” shall be defined as detailed in the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013.
As and when necessary, M-Sure may electronically collect, store, disclose and/or use the following of your personal information:
name and surname;
non-personal browsing habits and click patterns;
IP address; and/or
M-Sure collects stores and uses the abovementioned information in order for M-Sure to:
communicate requested information to you;
respond to queries, responses or complaints submitted by you;
process orders or applications for M-Sure products and/or services;
create products or services that may meet your future requirements;
compile non-personal statistical information about browsing habits, click-patterns and access to the online services.
M-Sure may further collect non-personal information, for example, your IP address, the date and time of your visits to the M-Sure website, and browser history, to recognise you during any subsequent visits to the M-Sure website and/or use of the online services. M-Sure may further use this non-personal information to develop future products and/or services to meet your requirements and needs.
M-Sure owns and retains all rights to non-personal statistical information collected and compiled by M-Sure.
As and when necessary, M-Sure may use and/or disclose your personal information collected:
in order to comply with legal and regulatory requirements and applicable laws;
to either credit grantors and/or credit bureaux and/or banks and/or other financial institutions in order to ascertain information relating to your creditworthiness and for fraud prevention purposes and in order to process any payment transactions where necessary;
to attorneys and/or debt collection agencies if you breach any agreements with M-Sure;
to M-Sure’s agents and/or consultants and/or trade partners, but only to the extent necessary and in order to provide M-Sure products, services and the online services to you;
to consumer research companies for the purposes of conducting research on improving M-Sure products, services and the online services;
for the purposes of us publishing a directory containing the name, address, details and the applicable cellphone number of M-Sure subscribers; and
for the purposes of M-Sure informing or sending information to you about any new services or products offered by M-Sure and/or by any of M-Sure’s agents and/or consultants and/or trade partners which we consider may be of interest to you. M-Sure will comply with the direct marketing provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (“CPA”) and the CPA regulations, including the provisions relating to the direct marketing registry.
By using the online services and the M-Sure website you understand that M-Sure may, where necessary and where permitted by law, monitor your browser habits, online chat or e-mails for business purposes, including for purposes of quality control, training, marketing and improving the online services. M-Sure agrees that it will not disclose any personal information that could be used to identify you.
M-Sure reserves the right to amend this privacy statement if required to do so due to a change in any personal information or privacy laws.
8) Hyperlinks to third party sites
In the event that the online services contain hyperlinks to third party sites not controlled by M-Sure (“target sites”), M-Sure is not responsible for the content of, or the services offered by those sites. The hyperlink(s) are provided solely for your convenience and should not be construed as an express or implied endorsement by M-Sure of the site(s) or the products or services provided therein. You access those sites and use their products and services solely at your own risk M-Sure recommends that you check the policy of the target sites if you have any concerns or questions.
M-Sure shall not be liable, in any manner whatsoever, for any damage, loss liability, costs or expense whether direct, indirect or of a consequential nature that resulted from the use and access to target sites and the content on such target sites. Persons that wish to link to content beyond the home page of the M-Sure website and/or online services without M-Sure’s prior written consent shall do so at their own risk and indemnify M-Sure against any loss, liability or damage that may result from the use of content from the M-Sure website and online services, if such content was accessed through a hyperlink not directed at the home page of the M-Sure website and/or online services. M-Sure’s non- liability for deep linking is based on the fact that deep links bypass these terms and conditions.
M-Sure shall take all reasonable steps to secure the content of the online services and the information provided by and collected from Users from unauthorised access and/or disclosure, however, M-Sure makes no warranties or representations in this regard.
While M-Sure has implemented appropriate and reasonable security technologies and practices, please be aware that internet communications are insecure unless they have been encrypted and/or appropriate security safeguards implemented. Accordingly, M-Sure assumes no responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever for the interception or loss of personal information beyond M-Sure’s control.
10) Disclosures required by section 43 of the ECTA
Access to the services, content, software and downloads available from the online services may be classified as “electronic transactions” as defined in terms of ECTA and you therefore may have the rights detailed in ECTA. Accordingly, M-Sure provides the following information:
The full name and legal status of the online services owner: M-Sure Financial Services (Pty) Ltd an Authorised Financial Services Provider. FSP Licence 21799. Company Registration No 2002/022941/07;
Street address: Building 2, Block A, The Bridge Office Park, 5 Boeing Road East, Elma Park, Edenvale, 1609, South Africa;
Postal address: Private Bag X5, Bruma, 2026, Johannesburg, South Africa;
Physical address for receipt of legal service: Building 2, Block A, The Bridge Office Park, 5 Boeing Road East, Elma Park, Edenvale, 1609, South Africa;
Main business: M-Sure is a motor vehicle financial solutions provider;
The website address of the M-Sure website is: https://www.m-sure.co.za;
The official e-mail address of the M-Sure website is: email@example.com;
The official contact number of M-Sure is: 0860 927 726
Access to and use of the M-Sure website is provided free of charge;
Alternative dispute resolution: Subject to urgent and/or interim relief, all disputes regarding access to online services; the inability to access the online services; the services and content available from the online services; or these terms and conditions, shall be referred to M-Sure ;
You may return goods or services as detailed in ECTA, the Consumer Protection Act and M-Sure’s policies; and
Users may lodge complaints concerning the online services with M-Sure at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11) Online Chat
M-Sure’s live chat services are provided to support users as they navigate through applicable m-sure.co.za pages (applicable pages are those with the live chat button appearing on them) and through M-Sure’s Quick Quote functionality.
M-Sure will never ask you to disclose confidential information such as policy numbers through live chat. Please do not share policy numbers through live chat.
M-Sure may keep transcripts of your live chat for quality assurance purposes. We will not disclose live chat details to third parties, but they may be visible to third parties which provide online platforms through which we communicate with you. Your live chat conversation information may be appended to your M-Sure customer file.
M-Sure does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information and advice provided via the live chat service.
12) Changes and Amendments
To the extent permitted by law, M-Sure reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to do any of the following, at any time without prior notice or justification:
change these terms and conditions;
change the content and/or services available from the online services;
alter and/or discontinue any aspect of the online services; and/or
change the software and hardware required to access and use the online services.
The amended versions of the terms and conditions and online services will be displayed in the same media as these terms and conditions. By continuing to use the online services, you agree and understand that you will be bound by the amended terms and conditions.