Terms & Conditions

General Ackermans Terms & Conditions

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Pepkor Trading (Proprietary) Limited

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION

All electronic communication, including all attachments thereto, is transmitted to you by Pepkor Trading (Proprietary) Limited and all its divisions (“Pepkor”) on the following terms and conditions:

  1. As the addressee/recipient of electronic communication you agree to be bound by the provisions of section 11(1) and 11(3) of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (Act 25 of 2002).
  2. The information contained in this electronic communication may contain confidential and/or legally privileged information. It is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and others authorized to use it or receive it.
  3. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking of any action in reliance of the contents of this electronic communication is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If therefore you have received electronic communication in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete/destroy it.
  4. Any copying, publication or disclosure of the contents of electronic communication by any person whatsoever can result in civil liability.
  5. Confidentiality and legal privilege are not waived or lost by reason of mistaken delivery to you of electronic communication.
  6. Under no circumstances will Pepkor, as the sender of electronic communication, be liable to any person for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of an electronic communication, or of any other hyper linked web site, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on information handling systems or otherwise, even if Pepkor has been expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.
  7. Pepkor does employ virus filtering, but it provides no guarantees or warrantees that its electronic communication is virus-free.
  8. Pepkor is not responsible for the proper and/or complete transmission of the information contained in electronic communication or of the electronic communication itself, nor in any delay in its receipt.
  9. The views and/or opinions expressed or implied in electronic communication do not necessarily express or reflect the views and/or opinions of Pepkor, unless stated otherwise. If the electronic communication was used for purposes unrelated to the official business of Pepkor, Pepkor shall not be liable for any damage caused by the contents of this message and the sender may be held responsible therefore in his/her sole and personal capacity. In specific, the use of the Pepkor electronic communications facility is not permitted for the distribution of chain letters or offensive mail of any nature whatsoever.
  10. No warranties are made or implied that an employee or contractor of Pepkor was authorised to make the electronic communication. Pepkor disclaims liability for any unauthorised instruction for which permission was not granted.
  11. No employee or intermediary of Pepkor is authorised to conclude a binding agreement on behalf of Pepkor without the written confirmation by a duly authorised representative of Pepkor. Any agreement concluded with Pepkor via electronic communication shall only come into operation once Pepkor has confirmed the formation of such an agreement in writing.
  12. The e-mail address of the sender of electronic communication may not be used, copied, sold, disclosed or incorporated into any database or mailing list for spamming and/or other marketing practices without the prior written consent of the sender.
  13. Where applicable, Pepkor retains the copyright to all electronic communication and attachments. The recipient is licensed to open and read the message and/or attachments only, all other rights are reserved unless otherwise indicated by the sender.
  14. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.
  15. Subject to urgent and interim court relief, any disputes and/or disagreements and/or damages and/or liabilities related to the electronic communication shall be referred to arbitration in terms of the rules of the South African Arbitration Foundation in Cape Town.
  16. This electronic communication disclaimer shall take precedence over any other disclaimer(s) in respect of electronic communication addressed to or used by Pepkor.
  17. The above-mentioned terms and conditions will also be applicable to all electronic communication in relation to the Promotion of Access to Information Act Manual which is available at http//www.pepkor.co.za.
  18. Information disclosures required by law:

       Full name of company: Pepkor Trading (Proprietary) Limited
       Registration number: 1958/003362/07
       Country of registration: Republic of South Africa

      Street Address:
       Ackermans Building
       Produksie Street
       Kuilsriver
       7579
       South Africa

Ackermans Account card

You must read these terms and conditions carefully and pay special attention to all the terms printed in bold

1. CREDIT FACILITY

1.1 We confirm that we will grant you a credit facility in the amount set out in the Quotation, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

1.2 The details of this Agreement are reflected in the Quotation which forms part of this Agreement.

2. HOW TO INTERPRET THIS AGREEMENT

In this Agreement, the following words and phrases will, unless the contrary intention appears, have the following meanings:

2.1 "Agreement" means this agreement,  including the Quotation and all written notices we send to you in accordance with the NCA;

2.2 "Business Day" means Monday to Friday and any day that is not a South African public holiday;

2.3 "Card" means the plastic card issued to you by us, pursuant to this Agreement, that is linked to your Card Account;

2.4 "Card Account" means the account opened in your name and that is associated with the Card;

2.5 "Credit Facility" means the facility approved by us and which may be used by you at any of our Participating Branches for the purchase of goods by means of the Card;

2.6 “Credit Limit" means the credit facility amount specified in the Quotation or any increased or decreased facility amount granted in accordance with the NCA;

2.7 "NCA" means the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 and its regulations, as amended or replaced from time to time; 

2.8  "Participating Branches" means branches of Ackermans, John Craig, Shoe City, Refinery and Dunns Stores in the Republic of South Africa, as may be amended or updated from time to time;

2.9 "Pepkor Group" means the group of companies which are either directly or indirectly held by Pepkor Holdings (Pty) Ltd;

2.10 "Personal Information" or “PI”, means any information or set of information regarding a person that can be linked to an individual or used to directly or indirectly identify an individual;

2.11 "Principal Debt" means the deferred amount to which interest, fees and charges are added;

2.12 "Process" and "Processing" means any operation or activity or any set of operations, whether or not by automatic means, concerning personal information, including (a) the collection, receipt, recording, organisation, collation, storage, updating or modification, retrieval, alteration, consultation or use; (b) dissemination by means of transmission, distribution or making available in any other form; or (c) merging, linking, as well as restriction, degradation, erasure or destruction of information;

2.13 "Quotation" means the pre-agreement statement and quotation which is attached to this Agreement;

2.14   "We", "Us" and "Our" unless it is specifically mentioned otherwise, means Tenacity Financial Services (Proprietary) Limited registration number 2007/003071/07, a private company duly incorporated in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa with registered address 1 Radnor Road, Parow Industria, Cape Town and registered credit provider NCRCP1638, and includes any holding, affiliated or subsidiary company of any of them and their successors in title;

2.15 "You" or, "Your" means the account holder who we agree to give credit to and  identified by name in the Quotation;

2.16 Reference to – 

2.16.1 one gender includes all the genders;

2.16.2 the singular form of a word includes the plural;

2.16.3 the plural form of a word includes the singular;

2.16.4 a law or regulation means that law or regulation on the date you sign this Agreement.

2.17 If there is a conflict between the terms of the Quotation we gave to you and these terms and conditions, the terms of the Quotation will apply.

3. PRINCIPAL DEBT

3.1 Every purchase of goods or services obtained with the Card shall form part of the Principal Debt

3.2 All amounts debited to the Card Account in terms of this Agreement together with interest thereon are repayable by you to us in the manner set out in this Agreement.

4. VALIDITY OF THE CARD AND ADDITIONAL CARDHOLDERS

4.1 You must, as soon as you receive the Card, sign it with a ballpoint pen in the space provided on the reverse side of the Card.

4.2 You may have additional cards linked to the Card Account if application for these additional cards has been approved by us.

4.3 It is your duty to ensure that all additional cardholders understand their obligations in terms of this Agreement. You will be responsible and liable for all transactions made with the additional cards, the actions of the additional cardholders and for ensuring that any additional card is used only in accordance with this Agreement.

4.4 The issue of additional cards will not increase the Credit Limit.

4.5 We will charge you a nominal fee for the replacement of the main Card and additional Card. You will not be charged for the first issue of any such Card.

5. USING YOUR CARD

5.1 You may only use the Card to purchase goods at Participating Branches and you may be required to sign a receipt after each such purchase.

5.2 We have the right to pay the Participating Branch the amount of the purchase(s) made at that Participating Branch, even if a receipt has not been signed by you.

5.3 We will not be liable to you –

5.3.1 if any Participating Branch refuses to accept the Card for payment;

5.3.2 for any goods purchased with the card and you will not have the right to claim any amount from us or to institute any counter-claim or to apply set-off against us on this basis.

5.4 No dispute between you and the Participating Branch will give you the right to

5.4.1 be exempted from your obligation to us for any payment made to the Participating Branch;

5.4.2 instruct us to refuse to pay the Participating Branch;

5.4.3 instruct us to do a charge back of any payment already made to the Participating Branch for goods purchased with the Card.

5.5 Should you wish to return your purchase to any Participating Branch; such return(s) will be subject to the Participating Branch’s standard returns policy. Your account will be credited with the amount of the purchase returned, provided such return is in accordance with the standard returns policy of and accepted by the Participating Branch.

5.6 You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Card may be suspended and/or terminated at any time for any reason whatsoever and that we shall have no liability of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising in consequence of any such suspension and/or termination.

6. SAFE KEEPING AND UNAUTHORISED USE OF YOUR CARD

6.1 You are responsible to look after your Card, to keep it safe and the proper use of it.

6.2 You must not allow anyone else to use your card. When you notice that your card is lost, stolen or has been used by another person, you must report it immediately to our Service Centre on 0860 900 100. We will stop further transactions on the card after being advised that the card is lost or stolen.

6.3 You will not be liable for use of the Card after you have notified us and we have stopped future transactions on the Card, unless –

6.3.1 your signature appears on the voucher, sales slip, or similar record evidencing that particular use of the Card; or

6.3.2 we have other evidence sufficient to establish that you authorised or were responsible for the use of the Card.

7. MALFUNCTION OF ELECTRONIC FACILITIES

We are not responsible for any loss arising from any failure, malfunction or delay in any electronic point of sale device, or our supporting or shared networks, where applicable, resulting from circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

8. INTEREST AND OTHER CHARGES

8.1 The interest rate is a variable interest rate which means that the amount of the total interest as well as the amount of the instalments as specified in the Quotation may change if the reference rate changes.

8.2 Within 30 (thirty) Business Days from the day that a change in the interest rate takes place we will give you written notice of your new interest rate.

8.3 Interest will be calculated daily and we are entitled to add any unpaid interest to the outstanding balance of the Principal Debt which at that stage is still payable in terms of this Agreement.

8.4 If you do not make the required payment by the stipulated due date, your Card Account will be in arrears and you will therefore be in default of this Agreement. The interest charged on overdue amounts will be the same as the interest rate specified in 8.1 above.

8.5 We charge you a monthly service fee at the end of each month, which is reflected on the quotation. We add this fee to your outstanding balance and show it on your statement. Should we decide to increase the monthly service fee, we will inform you. The monthly service fee will not be more than the maximum amount allowed by the NCA.

8.6 We may charge an initiation fee as specified in the Quotation.

8.7 We may also change any fees and charges set out in the Quotation. We will give you 5 (five) Business Days’ notice if we do so. The fees and charges may not be greater than the maximum amount allowed under the NCA.

9. CANCELLATION OF THE CARD, SUSPENSION AND/OR CANCELLATION OF THE CREDIT FACILITY

9.1 The Card will always remain our property and without us losing any right to any claim which we may have against you, we have, subject to clause 17, the right to –

9.1.1 suspend the Card at any time if you are in default of this Agreement; or

9.1.2 demand the return of the Card, cancel or repeal the Card in the event that the Credit Facility if closed.

9.2 We may, subject to clause 17, –

9.2.1 suspend the Credit Facility at any time if you are in default of this Agreement;

9.2.2 close the Credit Facility by giving you prior written notice of at least 10 Business Days

9.3 If the Credit Facility has been suspended or cancelled or if you die –

9.3.1 the Card may no longer be used for any purchases;

9.3.2 we may notify any Participating Branch or any person we think should know of the suspension or cancellation without incurring any liability.

9.4 Notwithstanding the provisions of clause 9.2, this Agreement will remain in effect until you have repaid all amounts charged to the Card Account.

10. WE ARE ALLOWED TO GIVE INFORMATION TO CREDIT BUREAUS 

10.1 You understand that we are allowed to give to one or more credit bureaus:

10.1.1 information about this agreement;

10.1.2 information about your account with us;

10.1.3 details of your default if you do not adhere to any of the terms of this Agreement.

10.2 You have the right to contact the credit bureaus and look at your record with them.

10.3 You can correct any information that is wrong.

11. YOUR CREDIT FACILITY AND LIMIT

11.1 We may refuse to authorise purchases through using your Credit Facility for any reason whatsoever; including if you have exceeded your limit.

11.2 You may not make any purchases with the Card which will cause the Credit Limit to be exceeded.

11.3 If we accept to process a transaction that results in you exceeding the Credit Limit, it does not mean that we have increased the Credit Limit on a permanent basis, but rather that we have allowed a temporary increase at your request. You will be liable for payment of the full amount by which the Credit Limit is exceeded.

12. REDUCTION OR INCREASE IN THE FACILITY LIMIT

12.1 You may at any time, by prior written notice to us, request that the Credit Limit be reduced and stipulate a maximum Credit Limit that you are prepared to accept.

12.2 We may, by written notice to you, reduce the Credit Limit. The reduction of the Credit Limit will be effective upon delivery of the written notice.

12.3 We may only increase the Credit Limit under this Agreement in accordance with the NCA.

12.4 You may by written notice authorise us to apply automatic annual increases to your Credit Limit, or withdraw that authorisation. Any increase of your Credit Limit will be in our sole discretion and in accordance with the NCA.

13. MARKETING AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

13.1 You agree that we have given you options to be excluded from any telemarketing campaign which may be conducted by or on behalf of us, any marketing or customer list which may be sold or distributed by us, other than as required by the NCA, any mass distribution of e-mail or sms messages.

13.2 Unless you have indicated otherwise during the application process, you agree and expressly consent to -

13.2.1 the processing and further processing of your PI (including your name, surname, ID number, telephone number, transactional information and any other information which may be required in terms of the NCA or any other law) by us and other companies in the Pepkor Group, any of their operators, commercial partners (e.g. Capfin, insurance companies, the supporting bank in the case of a bank product and any other financial services providers, such as money remitters), agents and sub-contractors (who may be outside South Africa and in countries that do not have similar data protection laws to South Africa), agents and sub-contractors (who may be outside South Africa and in countries that do not have similar data protection laws to South Africa) on the condition that they will keep your PI confidential and will only use your PI for the purposes of providing information about products and services to you and to comply with legal and regulatory obligations;

13.2.2 the indefinite retention of your PI, unless you object, in which case we will retain such information only for as long as legally permitted;

13.2.3 the collection of your PI from any other legitimate source to supplement the information which the Pepkor group has about you (e.g. telecommunication networks, Capfin, insurance companies, the supporting bank in the case of a bank product and any other financial services providers, such as money remitters);

13.2.4 the use of your PI to send you information about products, services and special offers offered by the Pepkor group and its commercial partners that may be of interest to you;

13.2.5 the use of your PI for purposes required in terms of law;

13.2.6 a credit enquiry being conducted about you with any credit bureau or credit provider and providing your PI, including the manner in which you conduct your account, to credit risk management services and/or crime prevention agencies.

13.2.7 The provision of your PI in terms of this agreement is voluntary.

13.2.8 Subject to applicable law, you may access the PI we have about you by contacting our Service Centre on 0860 900 100 and request that applicable corrections be made.

13.2.9 If you are unhappy about the way we process your PI, you should contact our call centre on 0860 900 100. Alternatively, you may lodge a complaint to the Information Regulator.

13.2.10 If you choose to be excluded from direct marketing campaigns in the future, you must advise us by contacting us on 0860 900 100 or you can advise us in writing or register a block on any registry which we are bound by law to recognise. We will not charge you a fee to update this request on our systems and we will give effect to changes as soon as reasonably possible.

14. STATEMENTS AND PAYMENT

14.1 We will send you a statement periodically to your postal address or electronically if this delivery method has been selected by you. The statement will show all transactions debited to the Card Account up to the date of the statement.

14.2 The statement will show both the full and minimum amounts payable to us, on or before the due date shown on the statement.

14.3 Non-receipt of the statement does not entitle you to refuse or fail to pay any amount that is due to us.

14.4 It is your responsibility to check your statements. You must let us know in writing within 30 (thirty) days of the date of the statement if there is something you do not agree with. If you do not let us know within this time, we are entitled to treat the statement as correct. You will then have to prove that the statement is not correct.

14.5 You may pay at any Participating Branch or via any other payment method that we may communicate to you from time to time.

14.6 The method of payment that you choose will be at your own risk and we will only recognise the payment when we received and process it and once it has been cleared.

14.6.1 Should you choose to pay your monthly instalments by debit order, the instalment is taken from your bank account automatically each month, on the date that you have chosen. If the date that you have chosen falls on a weekend or public holiday, the debit may be processed on the next business day after the Sunday or public holiday.

14.6.2 Should you choose to pay your monthly instalments by debit order, we reserve the right to track the nominated bank account and present the instruction for payment as soon as sufficient funds are available in the nominated bank account to ensure successful payment.

14.6.3 You agree to pay any bank charges and fees relating to the debit order instruction.

14.6.4 The debit audit instruction cannot be assigned to any third party, unless your Agreement is ceded or assigned to a third party, in which event the debit order authority may then be ceded or assigned to that third party.

14.7 If your address or details where you received your statements change, you must let us know so that the change can be made. You understand that if you do not do so, your statements will be returned and we will not send statements until you provide us with updated details.

15. YOU CAN PAY MORE THAN THE MINIMUM PAYMENT

15.1 You can pay more than the minimum payment shown on your statement each month. You are required to pay at least the minimum payment due each month.

15.2 We will apply the payments as follows:

15.2.1 first to pay any interest that is due;

15.2.2 second to pay any fees or charges that are due;

15.2.3 third to reduce the amount of the Principal Debt that you still owe to us.

16. EARLY SETTLEMENT

16.1 You may end this agreement early on the conditions set out below. If you end this agreement early, the date on which this Agreement ends will be called the settlement date.

16.2 To end this Agreement early, you should contact us to find out the amounts you still owe us. You may ask to end the agreement immediately or at a future settlement date. We will tell you the total amount you owe on the settlement date, that will include all of the following:

16.2.1 the amount of the Principal Debt you owe at the settlement date;

16.2.2 interest you owe on the Principal Debt at the settlement date;

16.2.3 the fees and charges you owe at the settlement date.

16.3 You must destroy (by cutting through the magnetic stripe and account number). A Card that is not destroyed correctly may still be used and should this happen you will be responsible for the payment of all transactions that may take place.

17. YOU MUST PAY COLLECTION COSTS IF WE BRING LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

We will charge you a fee each time you miss one or more payments and we have to write a letter to you to advise you of your default. This fee is called a default administration fee as per the NCA.

18. YOU MUST PAY COLLECTION COSTS IF WE BRING LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

18.1 If we bring legal proceedings against you to enforce payment of amounts you owe us, you are liable to pay all costs we incur in collecting the payment.

18.2 The costs are determined by various laws, including:

18.2.1 the Supreme Court Act, 1959

18.2.2 the Magistrates’ Court Act, 1944

18.2.3 the Attorneys Act, 1979

18.2.4 the Debt Collectors Act, 1998.

18.3 The collection costs exclude the default administration fee.

19. WHEN YOU ARE IN DEFAULT

19.1 You are in default of this Agreement if:

19.1.1 you do not pay any amount you owe us on the due date;

19.1.2 you breach any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement and you do not correct this within 7 (seven) days after we let you know;

19.1.3 anything you said, declared or promised is incorrect or false;

19.1.4 you voluntarily surrender your estate or die;

19.1.5 you are placed under administration or become insolvent;

19.1.6 you cannot pay your debt;

19.1.7 your assets have been attached or judgment has been given against you;

19.1.8 you try to reach an agreement with your creditors to delay payment of your debt.

20. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF YOU ARE IN DEFAULT

20.1 If you are in default, we may –

20.1.1 give you written notice of such default and suggest that you refer this Agreement to a debt counsellor, an alternative dispute resolution agent, a consumer court or an Ombud with jurisdiction, to resolve any dispute or reach an agreement to bring repayments up to date.

20.1.2 take legal steps to enforce this Agreement if –

20.1.2.1 we gave you written notice as above or we gave notice to end any debt review process; and

20.1.2.2 you are in default under this Agreement for at least 20 (twenty) Business Days; and

20.1.2.3 it has been at least 10 (ten) Business Days since we gave you notice as above; and

20.1.2.4 if we gave you notice as above and you did not respond to that notice, or you did not accept our proposal; and

20.1.3 recover collections costs and default administration charges from you.

21. CERTIFICATE OF INDEBTEDNESS

A certificate signed by any of our managers specifying the amount owing by you to us and further stating that such amount is due, owing and payable by you, shall be sufficient proof of the amount thereof and of the fact that such amount is so due, owing and payable for the purpose of obtaining provisional sentence or other judgment in any competent court. It shall not be necessary to prove the appointment of the person signing any such certificate.

22. WE NEVER LOSE OUR RIGHTS

We do not lose any of our rights under this agreement if we do not immediately and in every instance insist on them. You may not raise it as a defence if we have a right but do not enforce it at the relevant time. For example, if we allow you extra time to pay your monthly payments in one month, it does not mean we have allowed you extra time the next or any other month.

23. GOVERNING LAW

South African law governs this agreement and it must be interpreted by the laws of the Republic of South Africa. This applies even if the parties do not live in the Republic of South Africa.

24. YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY BRING LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IN THE MAGISTRATE'S COURT

You agree that we may bring legal proceedings against you for this Agreement in any Magistrate’s Court that has the authority to hear and decide on the case. (This authority is called jurisdiction.) You agree to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court even if the amount we claim from you is more than the Magistrate’s Court limit. This does not stop us from bringing legal proceedings in a High Court that has jurisdiction.

25. TRANSFERRING RIGHTS OF OBLIGATIONS

25.1 You may not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement.

25.2 You agree that we may transfer some or all our rights and obligations under this Agreement to any other person. We do not have to inform you or get your permission to transfer our rights and obligations. If this clause applies, then "we", where used in this agreement, will include the person to whom we have transferred any of our rights or obligations in terms of this clause.

26. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPLY TO A DEBT COUNSELLOR

You have the right to apply to a debt counsellor who will consider your application to determine if you are over-indebted (this means that you have more debts than you are able to pay) or if you were given credit recklessly.

27. PROCESS TO FOLLOW IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT

27.1 If you have a complaint or dispute, you can do any one or more of the following:

27.1.1 Visit an Ackermans store and ask the customer services desk to connect you to the Tenacity Service Centre

27.1.2 Contact our Service Centre on 0860 900 100

27.1.3 Write a letter of complaint and send it to –
Tenacity Financial Services, P.O. Box 6387, Parow East, 7501, South Africa

27.1.4 Email: ackermans@tenacityinc.co.za

27.2 If we cannot resolve your complaint we will let you know. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your dispute or complaint, you can refer the complaint or dispute to an alternative dispute resolution agent or contact the applicable regulatory body on the contact details below.

27.3 You can file any credit related complaints with the National Credit Regulator on:

Telephone: (011) 554-2600 or 0860 627 627

Fax: (011) 484-6122

E-mail: info@NCR.org.za

Post Address: 127, 15th Road, Randjespark, Midrand

28. ADDRESSES FOR NOTICES

28.1 You agree to accept any notice and legal processes under this Agreement at the address you give to us on the phone or on your application. This address is known in law as your domicile. The notices and processes include letters reminding you of payments you have missed, letters of demand, a summons and other legal notices. A legal process includes the ways we can enforce any court judgment, for example, a summons, attaching your property and selling it to recover money you owe to us. Legal process also refers to the formal/legal document served to start proceedings, for example, a summons. If we send you a letter by registered post, we will treat it as if you received the letter four (4) days after we posted it. If you dispute this, you will have to prove that you did not receive the letter at that time.

28.2 If you want to change the address at which you agree to accept notices and legal processes, the you must give us notice by mail to PO Box 6387, Parow East, 7501 or emailed to Ackermans@tenacityinc.co.za

29. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE THE WHOLE AGREEMENT

29.1 The Agreement is the whole agreement between you and us. Neither party is legally obliged to comply with any express or implied term, condition, undertaking, representation, warranty, or promise not recorded in the Agreement. The Agreement replaces any arrangement or understanding held by the parties before this Agreement was signed.

29.2 If you want copies of documents relating to your account, we will send these to you and we may charge a fee for this.

29.3 We monitor and record all our telephone calls and other interactions with you.

EACH CLAUSE IS SEPARATE

29.4 The parties acknowledge that each clause of this Agreement is separate. If any clause of this Agreement is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason or in any jurisdiction, it will be treated as if it had not been written.

29.5 This does not:

29.5.1 make the rest of the agreement illegal, invalid or unenforceable

29.5.2 affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the clause in another jurisdiction.

30. WE MAY CHANGE THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

30.1 We may change the provisions of the Agreement at any time and most of the time do not need your permission to do so. We will inform you of any changes and the date the changes apply from by doing one or more of the following:

30.1.1 sending you a notice of the changes we intend to make or have made;

30.1.2 sending you a new set of terms and conditions to replace these terms and conditions; or

30.1.3 setting out the changes on your monthly statement.

Marketing and Processing of Personal Information Consent

Where you have given your consent in store to a cashier, you agree to:

  1. the processing of your personal information (including your name, surname, id number, telephone number, transactional information and any other information which may be required in terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2002, “FICA”) or any other law) (“Personal Information”) by Ackermans and other companies in the Pepkor group (“Pepkor group”), any of their operators, commercial partners (e.g. Capfin, insurance companies, the supporting bank in the case of a bank product and any other financial services providers, such as money remitters), agents and sub-contractors (who may be outside South Africa and in countries that do not have similar data protection laws to South Africa) on the condition that they will keep your Personal  Information confidential and will only use your Personal Information for the purposes of providing information about products and services to you and to comply with legal and regulatory obligations;
  2. the collection of your Personal Information from any other source to supplement the information which the Pepkor group has about you (e.g. telecommunication networks, Capfin, insurance companies, the supporting bank in the case of a bank product and any other financial services providers, such as money remitters);
  3. the retention of your Personal Information indefinitely, unless you object, in which case we will retain such information only for as long as legally permitted;
  4. the use of your Personal Information to send you information about products, services and special offers offered by the Pepkor group and its commercial partners that may be of interest to you; 
  5. the use of your information for purposes required in terms of law, including FICA;
  6. a credit enquiry being conducted about you with any credit bureau or credit provider and providing your Personal Information, including the manner in which you conduct your account, to credit risk management services and/or crime prevention agencies.

The provision of your Personal Information in terms of this agreement is voluntary.

Subject to applicable law, you may access the Personal Information we have about you by contacting our call centre on 0860 123 269 and request that applicable corrections be made.

If you are unhappy about the way we process your personal information, you should contact our call centre on 0860 123 269. Alternatively, you may lodge a complaint to the Information Regulator.

The responsible party is Pepkor Trading (Proprietary) Limited (“Pepkor”) with address at 36 Stellenberg Road, Parow Industria.

If you choose to be excluded from direct marketing campaigns in the future from Ackermans, you must advise Ackermans by contacting us on 0860 900 100 or you can advise us in writing or register a block on any registry which we are bound by law to recognise. We will not charge you a fee to update this request on our systems and we will give effect to changes as soon as reasonably possible.

Ackermans Club Terms and Conditions

1. The Ackermans Club Benefits

Membership of the Ackermans Club entitles you to the following benefits:

1.1. Funeral cover to the value of R5 000 for the main member

1.2. Eight issues of the Club magazine, posted with your monthly statement.

1.3. Competitions and giveaways to the value of R800 000 a year.

​1.4. Competitions in each club magazine, for these entry is automatic provided the Club Member’s account is up to date. 

2. Network Benefits

For the MTN, Vodacom and Cell C Network benefits, a maximum of 6 SIM Cards will be able to receive the benefits in total (not 6 SIM Cards per Network).

  1. For cellphone numbers not recorded on your Ackermans Store Card Account details, you will need to link those cellphone numbers via the A.Rewards USSD service by dialling *130*737# in order to receive these benefits. The MTN, Vodacom and Cell C Network benefits defined below can be terminated by us by giving 30 days' notice to this effect. This notice will be updated on the A.Rewards section of the Ackermans website (www.ackermans.co.za).

                   a.    MTN Network benefits: 

                                a.  You will be allocated an additional 1 Bonus star for every R1 of MTN airtime purchased at any participating Ackermans store in South Africa from the second month of qualifying for this benefit.

                   b.    Vodacom Network benefits: 

                                 a.  You will get 2 additional free randomly generated (Vodacom systems generated) Vodacom Millionaires entries every week from the second month of qualifying for this benefit.   

                                 b.  Standard Vodacom Terms and Conditions will apply (available at www.vodacom.co.za)

                   c.     CellC Network benefits:

                                 a.  You will receive 10 FREE SMS’s and 10Mb of data every month from the second month of qualifying for this benefit. 

                                 b.  Standard CellC Terms and Conditions will apply (available at www.cellc.co.za

3. Ackermans Club terms and conditions

3.1.  In order to access Ackermans Club benefits you have to be a member of the Ackermans Club and in order to become a member, you have to have an Ackermans store card.

3.2. If you do not settle the outstanding amount required by your statement or you do not pay enough, your membership ceases for that particular month, meaning that you will not receive a Club magazine or enjoy any of the benefits, including the helpline and funeral cover.

3.3. Once you have settled the required amount on your account, your membership will automatically reinstate itself.

3.4. The maximum joining age to receive the funeral cover benefit is 75.

4. Ackermans Club competition rules

4.1. All competitions are open to current Ackermans Club members only. Participants will automatically be entered in the competitions if their Ackermans accounts are not in arrears. 

4.2. Winners will be drawn by a random computer operated draw accompanied by an Auditor during the month after the competition has closed.  This draw will include all entries from all Ackermans Club members’.

4.3. Directors, members, partners, employees or agents of or consultants to anyone associated with the organisation of these competitions or a spouse, life partner, business partner, associate, family member of such a person may not enter.

4.4. The prizes are as described and may not be exchanged for cash or transferred.

4.5. Winners will be notified telephonically and their names will be published in the following issue of the Ackermans Club magazine. Should winners not be contactable telephonically, they will have 3 months from the date of competition closure to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in their entry being declared void.

4.6. All winners may be asked to provide their ID document and Ackermans store card when claiming their prizes

4.7. Ackermans and their delivery agent does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss or damage and will also not be responsible or liable for any further expenses or fees required for purpose of using, applying or enjoying the prize won in this competition.

4.8. Winners give Ackermans and its authorized agents consent to use their names for publicity purposes, unless refused.

4.9. Ackermans reserves the right to vary, suspend, postpone or terminate the competition and any prizes, or any aspect thereof, for any reasons whatsoever and without notice. In such event, you hereby waive any rights or expectations which you may have against Ackermans and acknowledge that you will not have any recourse or claim of any nature against Ackermans.

4.10. By participating in any competition, you consent to authorize Ackermans to use your personal information to (i) the processing of your personal information by Ackermans and other companies in the Pepkor group, any of their operators, agents and sub-contractors (who may be outside South Africa) on the condition that they will keep such information confidential;  (ii) the collection of your personal information from any other source to supplement the personal information which Ackermans has about you;  (iii) the retention by Ackermans of your personal information for as long as permitted for legal, regulatory, fraud prevention and marketing purposes; (iv) Ackermans using your personal information to send you information about products, services, and special offers of the various companies in the Pepkor group that may be of interest or value to you. 

4.11. You can choose to be excluded from direct marketing by notifying Ackermans in writing or by registering a block on any registry which Ackermans is bound by law to recognise. Ackermans will not charge you a fee to update this request on its systems. Ackermans will give effect to any changes requested by you as soon as reasonably possible.

Ackermans Club Promotion

EXCLUSIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS

1. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended to, or must be understood to, unlawfully restrict, limit or avoid any rights or obligations, as the case may be, created for either the Participant or the Promoter in terms of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 ("CPA").

2. All Participants participate entirely at their own risk.  By reading and accepting these Terms and Conditions, the Participant gives consent to these risks and hereby indemnifies and holds harmless Ackermans club, their directors, employees and agents of any and all liability pertaining to any damage, cost, injuries and losses of whatever nature sustained as a result of their participation in the programme and related events and activities, save where such damage, cost, injuries and losses are sustained as a result of the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of any of the indemnified parties.

3. By entering the Programme in accordance with its terms, Participants acknowledge that the Programme will be managed in accordance with the provisions of the CPA. Reward bearers undertake to expeditiously do all things necessary to enable the Promoters to comply with their obligations under the CPA including, but not limited to providing such personal information as may be required in order to facilitate handing over the reward.

4. The Promoters reserve the right to vary these Terms and Conditions by providing notice of such change. Any queries in this regard, and a copy of these Terms and Conditions can obtained by calling on 011 676 7702 during office hours (Monday to Friday 08h30 – 16h30) excluding weekends a public holidays, throughout the period of the Promotion.

5. This promotion is only open to person’s residing in South Africa and are aged 18 years or older and are paid up members of the Ackermans Club.

6. The Reward is available to employees of the Promoter on the basis that they are members of the Ackerman’s Club. The reward is not available to TLC or any agencies ("Interested Parties") appointed by TLC and the immediate families of any of the Interested Parties.

7. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa.