Terms and conditions

These terms are effective 1 March 2020

 

Introduction.

Welcome to www.mland9.com (“Mland9”). These Terms of Use, the Rules for Posting, the Privacy Notice, the Mobile Devices Terms and all policies posted on our site set out the terms on which we offer you access to and use of our site, services, applications and tools (collectively “Services”).

All policies, the Mobile Devices Terms, and the Privacy Policy are incorporated into these Terms of Use. You agree to comply with all the above when accessing or using our Services. By accessing the Services you are agreeing to the following terms, which are designed to make sure that the Services work for everyone. Should you not agree to these terms, or any update or change thereto as dealt with below, you should not access or use Mland9. You affirm that you are either 18 years of age or older, or possess the necessary consents to agree to these terms.

Using Mland9.

As a condition of your use of Mland9 you, agree that you will not:

  • violate any applicable laws including but not limited to consumer protection, data protection and intellectual property laws (including their regulations and guidelines);
  • violate any applicable posting rules;
  • post listings that do not show clear, truthful, verifiable, complete and unambiguous information regarding your contact details, the goods, price, delivery and any additional charge;
  • post any threatening, abusive, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, unconstitutional or indecent material;
  • use the Services in any manner that could impair any of our websites or applications in any way or interfere with any party’s use or enjoyment of any such site or application;
  • post any material that is harmful to, harms or could harm minors in any way;
  • be false or misleading or employ false or misleading advertising practices;
  • infringe any third-party right;
  • distribute or contain spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
  • distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm Mland9 or the interests or property of Mland9 users;
  • impose an unreasonable load on our infrastructure or interfere with the proper working of Mland9;
  • copy, modify, or distribute any other person’s content without their consent;
  • use any robot spider, scraper or other automated means to access Mland9 and collect content for any purpose without our express written permission;
  • harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent or otherwise violate the privacy of another person;
  • use the information available in Mland9 to contact the users or the advertisers for any purpose other than for the use of the Services;
  • bypass measures used to prevent or restrict access to Mland9.

You are solely responsible for all information that you submit to Mland9 and any consequences that may result from your post. We reserve the right for any or no reason, at our discretion to refuse or delete or take-down content that (or any part thereof) we believe is inappropriate or breaching the above terms. We may, at our discretion, remove ads, put ads on hold or make minor changes thereto, when they do not comply with the Posting Rules. We also reserve the right at our discretion to restrict a user’s usage of the site either temporarily or permanently, or refuse a user’s registration.

Abusing Mland9

Mland9 and the Mland9 community work together to keep the site working properly and the community safe. Please report problems, offensive content and policy breaches to us using the reporting system.

Without limiting other remedies, we may issue warnings, limit or terminate our service, remove hosted content exercise our discretion when ads do not comply with our policies, and take technical and legal steps to keep users off Mland9 if we think that they are creating problems or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. However, whether we decide to take any of these steps, remove hosted content, exercise our discretion when ads do not comply with our policies, or keep a user off Mland9 or not, we do not accept any liability for monitoring Mland9 or for unauthorized or unlawful content on Mland9 or use of Mland9 by users. You also recognise and accept that Mland9 is not under any obligation to monitor any data or content which is submitted to or available on the site.

Fees and Services.

Using Mland9 is generally free, but we sometimes charge a fee for certain services. If the service you use incurs a fee, you’ll be able to review and accept that charge and any additional terms and conditions applicable, including forms of payment, to the service at the time of purchase. This will be clearly disclosed at the time you post your ad. Our fees are quoted in South African Rand, and we may change them from time to time. We’ll notify you of changes to our fee policy by posting such changes on the site. We may choose to temporarily change our fees for promotional events or new services; these changes are effective when we announce the promotional event or new service.

Our fees are non-refundable, and you are responsible for paying them when they’re due. If you don’t, we may limit your ability to use the services. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other permissible collection mechanisms.

Content.

Mland9 contains content from us, you, and other users. Mland9 is protected by copyright laws and international treaties. Content displayed on or via Mland9 is protected as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws and international conventions. You agree not to copy, distribute or modify content from Mland9 without our express written consent. You may not disassemble or decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in Mland9. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any purposes any aspect of Mland9 (other than your own content).

When providing us with content or causing content to be posted using our Services, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) licence to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademark, and database rights and other intellectual property rights you have in the content, in any media known now or developed in the future. This means that we are entitled to host, cache, route, transmit, store, copy, modify, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, publish, translate, use, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, modify, edit, excerpt, analyze, and create algorithms and derivative works from you content, or otherwise use such content. Further, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you waive your moral rights and agree not to assert such rights or any other intellectual property or publicity rights against us, our sub-licensees, or our assignees.

You represent and warrant that none of the following infringe the licence (or any part thereof) granted to us in the preceding paragraph: your provision of content to us, your causing content to be posted using the Services, and use of any such content (including of works derived from it) by us, our users, or others in contract with us that is done in connection with the Services and in compliance with the Mland9 Terms of Use.

Infringement.

Do not post content that infringes the rights of third parties, This includes, but is not limited to, content that infringes on intellectual property rights such as copyright, design and trademark (e.g. offering counterfeit items for sale). A large number of very varied products are offered on Mland9 by private individuals in South Africa. Entitled parties, in particular the owners of copyright, trademark rights or other rights owned by third parties can report any offers which many infringe on their rights, and submit a request for this offer to be removed. If a legal representative of the entitled party reports this to us in the correct manner, products infringing on the intellectual property rights will be removed by Mland9.

Reporting an infringement:

In order to participate in the Notice of Infringement Programme, you only need to complete a Notice of Infringement Form and fax it to Mland9. You can use this form, complete with your signature, to report advertisements which may infringe on your property rights. The information requested in the Notice of Infringement Form is for the purpose of ensuring that the parties reporting these objects are either the entitled party or their officially authorized representative. This information must also enable Mland9 to identify the advertisement to be removed. Once we have received your correctly completed Notice of Infringement Form, you can simply send later reports to Mland9 via the e-mail address provided.

Note:

This form can only be used by the lawful owners of the intellectual property rights. “Notice of Infringement” is intended to ensure that products offered do not infringe the copyright, trademark right or other intellectual property rights of third parties.

For all other questions, visitors and advertisers can get Help by using this knowledge base or opening a Case.

Liability.

Mland9 does not act as a supplier as contemplated in the Consumer Protection Act, or otherwise, and is not the party marketing the goods/services. Mland9 only provides the platform.

As explained above, we do not actively monitor data or content. We are not involved in the actual transactions between users.

Mland9 does not operate as a payment intermediary, payment processor, payment facilitator, money transmitter, money services business, or any type of business akin thereto for the purposes of, or in connection with, any transaction on the site. Mland9 also does not fulfil any of the functions (whether as a whole or in part), of a payment intermediary, payment processor, payment facilitator, money transmitter, money services business, or any type of business akin thereto, whether in a direct or indirect manner.

As most of the content on Mland9 comes from other users, we do not guarantee or give any warranty or make any representation as to the accuracy and content of postings or user communications or the quality, safety, or legality of what’s offered, or with regard to the legal capacity of the users that may conduct or complete any transaction.

You agree not to hold us responsible for things other users post or do.

In no event do we accept liability of any description for the posting of any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent information, or material of any kind which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law.

Mland9 may promote, endorse and/or contain links to third party sites and/or services and/or goods. These sites, services and and/or goods are beyond the control of Mland9. Mland9 is not involved in transactions between users and the operators of such third party sites. Mland9 does not accept responsibility for their content, services and/or products.

We cannot guarantee continuous, error-free or secure access to our services or that defects in the service will be corrected.

While we will use reasonable efforts to maintain an uninterrupted service, we cannot guarantee this and we do not give any promises or warranties (whether express or implied) about the availability of our services.

Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted we expressly disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions, express or implied, including those of quality, merchantability, merchantable quality, durability, fitness for a particular purpose and those arising by statute. We are not liable for any loss, whether of money (including profit), goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of Mland9, even if you advise us or we could reasonably foresee the possibility of any such damage occurring. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.

Despite the previous paragraph, if we are found to be liable, our liability to you or any third party (whether in contract, delict, negligence, strict liability in delict, by statute or otherwise) is limited to the greater of (a) the total fees you pay to us in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to liability, and (b) 100 South African Rand.

Nothing in these terms shall limit our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or the negligence of our agents or employees.

Personal Information.

By using Mland9, you agree that you are giving your voluntary and informed consent to the collection, transfer, storage and use of your personal information by Mland9 on servers located in the European Union, United States and other locations, and for such purposes, as further described in our Privacy Policy. You also agree that you are giving your voluntary and informed consent to receive marketing communications from us unless you tell us that you prefer not receive such communications.

Security.

In order to ensure the security and reliable operation of the site for all users, Mland9 reserves the right at its discretion to take whatever action it finds necessary to preserve the security, integrity and reliability of its network and back-office applications. Any user who commits any of the offences detailed in Chapter 13 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 (specifically sections 85 to 88 (inclusive)) shall, notwithstanding criminal prosecution, be liable for all resulting liability, loss or damages suffered and/or incurred by Mland9 and its affiliates, agents and/or partners.

Resolution of disputes

If a dispute arises between you and Mland9, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by going to the Mland9 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.

Use of Map software

Google maps Software Copyright

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

General.

These terms and the other policies posted on Mland9 constitute the entire agreement between Mland9 and you, superseding any prior agreements.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, this Agreement shall be governed and construed in all respects by the laws of The Netherlands. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against Mland9 must be resolved by the courts of The Netherlands, and you and Mland9 both agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

If we don’t enforce any particular provision, we are not waiving our right to do so later. If a court strikes down any of these terms, the remaining terms will survive. We may automatically assign this agreement in our sole discretion in accordance with the notice provision below.

We may update this agreement at any time, with changes taking effect when you next post or 30 days after we post the updated policy on the site, whichever is sooner. No other amendment to this agreement will be effective unless made in writing, signed by users and by us.

Mobile Devices Terms

If you’re accessing Mland9 Services from a mobile device using a Mland9 Mobile Application (the “Application”), the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) apply to you in addition to the applicable Mobile Privacy and Legal Notice or End User License Agreement, as the case may be. Your use of the Application confirms your agreement to these Terms of Use.

Application Use.

Mland9 grants you the right to use the Application only for your personal use. You must comply with all applicable laws and third party terms of agreement when using the Application (e.g. your data service agreement). The Application may not contain the same functionality available on the www.Mland9.com website. Your download and use of the Application is at your own discretion and risk, and you are solely responsible for any damages to your hardware device(s) or loss of data that result from the download or use of the Application.

Intellectual Property – Applications. Mland9 owns, or is the licensee to, all right, title, and interest in and to its Applications, including all rights under patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, and any and all other proprietary rights, including all applications, renewals, extensions, and restorations thereof. You will not modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to derive source code from any Application and you will not remove, obscure, or alter Mland9’s copyright notice, trademarks or other proprietary rights notices affixed to, contained within, or accessed in conjunction with or by any Mland9 Application.

Prohibited Countries Policy and Foreign Trade Regulation – Applications. Mland9 Applications or their underlying technology may not be downloaded to or exported or re-exported: (a) into (or to a resident or national of) Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, or any other country subject to United States embargo; (b) to anyone on the US Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or on the US Commerce Department’s Denied Party or Entity List; and (c) to any prohibited country, person, end-user, or entity specified by US Export Laws. When using an Mland9 Application, you are responsible for complying with trade regulations and both foreign and domestic laws (e.g., you are not located in a country that is subject to a US Government embargo, or that has been designated by the US Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and you are not listed on any US Government list of prohibited or restricted parties).

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (“policy”) will help you understand how mland9 (“us”, “we”, “our”) uses and protects the data you provide to us when you visit and use mland9.com (“website”, “service”).
We reserve the right to change this policy at any given time, of which you will be promptly
updated. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page.

What User Data We Collect

When you visit the website, we may collect the following data:
• Your IP address.
• Your name and email address.
• Data profile regarding your online behavior on our website.

Why We Collect Your Data

We are collecting your data for several reasons:

• To improve our services and products.
• To send you promotional emails containing the information we think you will find
interesting.
• To contact you to fill out surveys and participate in other types of market research.
• To customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.

Safeguarding and Securing the Data

mland9 is committed to securing your data and keeping it confidential. mland9 has done all in its
power to prevent data theft, unauthorized access, and disclosure by implementing the latest technologies and software, which help us safeguard all the information we collect online.

Our Cookie Policy

Once you agree to allow our website to use cookies, you also agree to use the data it collects
regarding your online behavior (analyze web traffic, web pages you spend the most time on,
and websites you visit).
The data we collect by using cookies is used to customize our website to your needs. After we use the data for statistical analysis, the data is completely removed from our systems.

Please note that cookies don’t allow us to gain control of your computer in any way. They are
strictly used to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not so that we can provide a better experience for you.

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links that lead to other websites. If you click on these links mland9 is not held responsible for your data and privacy protection. Visiting those websites is not governed by this privacy policy agreement. Make sure to read the privacy policy documentation of the website you go to from our website.

Restricting the Collection of your Personal Data

At some point, you might wish to restrict the use and collection of your personal data. You can
achieve this by doing the following:

When you are filling the forms on the website, make sure to check if there is a box which you can leave unchecked, if you don’t want to disclose your personal information.

If you have already agreed to share your information with us, feel free to contact us via email and we will be more than happy to change this for you. mland9 will not lease, sell or distribute your personal information to any third parties, unless we have your permission.

We might do so if the law forces us. Your personal information will be used when we need to send you promotional materials if you agree to this privacy policy

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