iqpaid.com (“we”, “us”, “our”, “iQPaid Connect”, connect.iqpaid.com) is an online community platform (“the Website”), which enables users (“you, your”) to voluntarily exchange personal and other details among themselves.
These terms and conditions of use (“Terms”) regulate access to and use of the Website and any profile created by you arising out of your use of the Website.
Please note that these Terms are valid, binding and enforceable against all persons that access and/or use this Website.
By using any part of the Website or by clicking a box that states that you accept or agree to these Terms, you signify your agreement to these terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not use the Website.
We reserve the right, in ours ole discretion, to amend and/or replace any of, or the whole of, the Terms. Such amendments shall supersede and replace any previous Terms and shall be made available on the Website. Each time you access the Website, you are deemed to have consented, by such access, to the Terms, as amended and/or replaced by us from time to time.
In the event of a dispute as to the content of the Terms at any time, a certificate signed by the administrator responsible for maintaining the Website shall be prima facie proof of the date of publication and content of the current version and all previous versions of the Terms.
These Terms set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof.
You shall not be entitled to cede, assign, and/or delegate your rights and/or obligations in terms of these Terms to any third party without the prior written consent of us.
If any provision of these Terms is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be struck out from these Terms and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not constitute a waiver of our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.
The expiration or termination of these Terms shall not affect such of the provisions of these Terms that expressly provide that they shall operate after any such expiration or termination or which of necessity must continue to have effect after such expiration or termination, notwithstanding that the clauses themselves do not expressly provide for this.
1.1 Bureau data access
By accepting these terms and conditions, you hereby consent to us requesting your full credit information from a registered credit bureau and instruct the credit bureau to release the information to us in order for us to determine whether you qualify for offers of goods and services.
No live calls will be made to the credit bureau, and hence no footprint will be left that will impact your credit score.
1.2 Subscription to Our Services
Through your voluntary use of our services, via the submitting of information into our online form, you are requesting and agreeing:
For us to send your information onto our partners, who will then contact you with obligation free quotes for the specific product You have requested.
To us transmitting your information to, and receiving information from, risk and credit agencies in order for Us to ensure we refer you to our most relevant partners. This may include the collection and transmission of information such as credit information held on your credit profile at the credit bureau.
We offer these services on a number of websites that are partnered with the Website.
1.3 Electronic Communications
Your Use of the Website shall be deemed your consent to receive communications from us via electronic and/other means which includes (but it in no way limited to) e-mail, messages on the Website , messaging via other digital (sms, avm) and/or postal means and telephonic calls. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, satisfy any and all legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
1.4 Costs and Partner information
iQPaid is free to use and commission free. We make money simply by charging our partners when a customer chooses to find out more about our partners’ products. It is important to note that this fee does not influence the price you pay.
Our partners (who can be identified on our website through their branded trademarks) are all certified, accredited and compliant financial service providers.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org should you want to know any further information and details relating to the specific relationship with all partners.
2. LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE
2.1 Use of Website
You may only use the Website to browse the content, voluntarily enter legitimate information and shall not use the Website for any other purposes, including but without limitation to, the entering of any false or fraudulent information. You may only use the Website if you are an adult major (over 18 years of age) and therefore it is important to know that minors may not make use of the Website. The Website and the content provided therein may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed. Please note further that deep-linking, embedding or using analogous technology is strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use of the Website and/or the materials contained on the Website may violate applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws or other laws.
You may not yourself, or through a third party –
use the Website for harmful, unlawful or illegal purposes, including, without limitation to:- impersonate any other person or use a false or unauthorised name so as to create a false identity and/or e-mail address or to misrepresent the origin or identity of any communications;
– collect, harvest or otherwise obtain Personal Information, as this term is defined in POPI, relating to other users;
– create, store and/or send unsolicited commercial communications; or conduct any fraudulent activity including any “pyramid scheme”, “Ponzi scheme” or “chain letter”.
use any customer profile in a manner so as to advertise or promote your or any third party’s products or services; and/or impersonate another person;
copy (other than for backup, archival or disaster recovery purposes), reproduce, translate, adapt, vary, modify, distribute, lease, license, sub-license, encumber or in any other way deal with any portion of the Website for any reason and in any manner, unless it is consistent with the intent and purpose of these Terms;
decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any portion of the Website;
collect service listings, descriptions or other information displayed on the Website;
write and/or develop any derivative of the Website or any other software program based on the Website;
adapt, modify or enhance the Website. In the event of a user effecting any adaptation(s), modification(s) or enhancement(s) to the Website in breach of this clause, such adaptation(s), modification(s) and enhancement(s) hereby vest exclusively in us and you hereby assign all rights in and to, and waive any and all moral rights in and to, such adaptation(s), modification(s) and enhancement(s), which assignment we accept;
without our prior written consent, provide, disclose, divulge or make available to or permit the use of or give access to the Website by persons other than you;
remove any identification, trade mark, copyright or other notices from the Website and/or any personalised item, it being specifically recorded, acknowledged and agreed that trade marks proprietary to or licensed to us will automatically be incorporated in all customer profiles;
establish a hyperlink, frame, metatag or similar reference, whether electronically or otherwise (collectively “linking”), to the Website or any subsidiary pages;
use the Website and/or any personalised item to transfer files that contain viruses, Trojans, bombs, time-locks, phishing programmes or other harmful programmes; and/or penetrate or attempt to penetrate the Website’s security measures.
2.2 Our Rights
modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website; and/or
change these Terms from time to time with or without notice to you, and your continued use of the Website (or any part thereof) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change.
We will use our reasonable endeavors to maintain the Website. The Website is subject to change from time to time. You will not be eligible for any compensation should your use of any part of the Website be affected in anyway and/or because of a failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or part of the Website due to circumstances beyond our control.
2.3 Cookie Tracking
The Website may use cookie and tracking technology from time to time depending on, but not limited to, the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Website, and understanding how visitors use the Website. Cookies can also help customize the Website for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, unless and in the instance that you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. By registering with us, You therefore provide your consent to share such information with third parties.
2.4 Third Party Links
In an attempt to provide increased value to our users, we may provide links to other websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and further accept that we do not endorse and are not responsible or liable in any way whatsoever, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content (including misrepresentative or defamatory content) of such websites, including but without limitation to, any advertising, products or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external sites or resources. The materials that can be accessed from linked sites are not maintained by us and we are not responsible for the contents thereof. Any reference to a linked site or any specific third party product or service by name does not constitute or imply its endorsement by us and you assume all risk with respect to its use.
2.5 Monitoring and Security
We hold the right in our sole and absolute discretion, to monitor any activity and content associated with the Website. We may investigate any reported violation of these Terms or complaints and take any action that we may deem appropriate which may include, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, suspending, terminating or attaching conditions to your access, and/or the removal of any materials from the Website.
Whilst we have taken reasonable measures to ensure the integrity of this Website and its contents, no warranty, whether express or implied, is given that any files, downloads or applications available via this Website are free of viruses, Trojans, time bombs, time-locks, phishing programmes or other harmful programs.
We do not undertake to actively monitor the uploading, reproduction, display, use, distribution or sharing by a user of his/her profile, for example on websites dedicated to discussion forums and/or blogs, nor do we have control over material posted on such discussion forums and/or blogs.
You acknowledge that because information is transmitted via the Internet, such information, irrespective of whether it constitutes personal information, may be susceptible to monitoring and interception. Accordingly, you are discouraged from transmitting to the Website any information that may be viewed as confidential and/or of a sensitive nature and you bear all the risk of transmitting information in this manner. Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any loss, harm, or damage suffered by you as a result thereof.
We hereby reserve the right to take whatever action we find necessary to preserve the security, integrity and reliability of our network and back-office applications. You may not utilise the Website in any manner which may compromise the security of the Website in any manner whatsoever, which shall include without limitation, delivering or attempting to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to the Website, which is expressly prohibited. These Terms will be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa whose Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute.
You shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations pertaining to your access to and/or use of the Website, and/or use of your customer profile, or any part of these, and/or your posting of content and material (including text, files, images and photographs).
The Website is controlled, operated and administered by us from our offices within the Republic of South Africa. We make no representations that the content of the Website is appropriate or available for use outside of South Africa. Access to the Website from territories or countries where the content of the Website is illegal is prohibited. You may not use this Website in violation of South African export laws and regulations. If you access this Website from locations outside of South Africa, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.
3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
All content included on the Website, including but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is our property or the property of our content suppliers and is protected in terms of intellectual property laws in South Africa (including trade mark and copyright law) as well as international copyright laws.
The compilation of all content on the Website is our exclusive property and is protected by copyright law.
All software used on the Website is our property or that of our software suppliers and is protected by copyright law.
The trademarks, names, logos and service marks (collectively “Trademarks”) displayed on the Website registered and unregistered Trademarks belong to us. Nothing contained on the Website, except as expressly stated in the Terms, shall be construed by you as the granting of any license or right to use any Trademark without our prior written permission. All rights in and to the content and Trademarks are reserved and retained by us and/or our content suppliers.
You further acknowledge that we and/or our content suppliers are the proprietors of all the content and Trademarks on the Website, whether it constitutes confidential information or not, and that the you hold no right, title or interest in any such material.
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, AND/ OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM US ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
NEITHER US, NOR OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, SUPPLIERS, OR SERVICE PROVIDERS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, OR OUR SUPPLIERS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, OUR SERVICES OR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (HOWSOEVER ARISING, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE).
You hereby unconditionally and irrevocably indemnify us, our affiliated companies, its officers, agents, directors and employees and agree to hold us free from all loss, damages, claims and/or costs, of whatsoever nature suffered or incurred by us or instituted against us for infringement of any right, whether the claim or action arises from delict or contract, or any infringement of whatsoever nature, arising out of or pursuant to the exercise by you of your rights or the fulfilment or breach by you of any of you obligations under these Terms or any other requirements that we may impose from time to time, including, without limitation, all loss, damages, claims and/or costs suffered or incurred by us or instituted against us as a direct or indirect result of your use of the Website, and such indemnity shall extend to the reasonable costs that may be incurred by us in defending any action instituted against us.
Your use of the Website and/or your customer profile is entirely at your own risk and you assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from the use thereof. We do not accept liability that may arise in connection with the uploading, reproduction, display, use, distribution or sharing by you of your customer profile.
We, our affiliates, shareholders, directors, agents, consultants or employees shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including without limitation any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, howsoever arising (whether in an action arising out of contract, statute, delict or otherwise) related to the access to and/or use of, or the inability to access or use, the Website, any personalised item and/or any linked website, the content thereof, any functionality thereof or information contained therein, even if we know or should reasonably have known or are expressly advised thereof.
5.1 License – We grant you a limited license to access the Website. This license does not permit any resale or commercial use of the Website or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Website or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
5.2 Terms and policy updates – Please note it is Your responsibility to check the Website regularly to determine whether any changes have been made to the Terms and your continued use of the Website will be deemed your acceptance of the Terms.
5.3 Submission of personal information – Through the use of the Website you acknowledge and agree that you submit all and/or any of tour personal information willingly on our Website and for the use of such information by us as provided for in accordance with these Terms.
5.4 Copyright – The Website or any portion thereof may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our prior written consent.
5.5 Framing – You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) belonging to us and our affiliates without our prior written consent.
5.6 Notice – Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be sent by you by way of email to email@example.com Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, a written notice or communication actually received by a party shall be an adequate written notice or communication to it, notwithstanding that it was not sent to or delivered at its chosen address/es for that purpose. You hereby agree that we shall use the email address provided by you are your address to receive all information, notices, documents and legal process.
Notice shall be deemed given 48 (forty eight) hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid.
You acknowledge that all agreements, notices or other communication required to be given in terms of the law or these Terms may be given via electronic means and that such communications shall be “in writing”.
6. ABOUT US
1. Official company name: iQPaid
2. Company website address and e-mail contact address: iqpaid.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
BY USING, REGISTERING TO OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING THE SERVICE,
Information We Collect & How We Use It
2.1. Personal Data
2.1.2. Registering for an Account
Users may make personal data such as their name, date of birth, address, gender, username, password and email address available to iQPaid when they register for an account on the Service (an “Account”).
2.1.3. Use of the Service
iQPaid may collect, store and use personal data such as name, email address, name, IP address to optimize use of the Service and the content presented to Users, to provide technical support and respond to Users’ inquiries, when Users subscribe to newsletters or other updates from iQPaid and in connection with use of the Service where personal data is required, including to leave reviews (where the first name and country of residence will be displayed) and to post on the Service’s Forum (where the username will be displayed).
2.1.4. Other Purposes
Additionally, iQPaid may collect, store, and use personal data such as name, username and email address to solicit Users’ feedback to help improve the Service and other iQPaid products, inform Users about new products or promotional material offered by iQPaid or its trusted third party business partners and affiliates, notify Users about changes to the Service or other products, provide Users with advertising and marketing material from iQPaid and its trusted business partners and communicate with Users for other commonly accepted purposes such as notifying them that they are a potential winner of a contest. Finally, iQPaid may collect and use personal data as required or permitted by applicable law.
2.1.5. Mobile Devices
If Users access the Service on mobile and tablet devices, iQPaid may collect mobile device identifiers, including MAC Address and IP Address, and iQPaid may assign to your device an identifier that is similar to an account number. iQPaid may collect the name you have associated with your device, device type, telephone number, country, and any other information you choose to provide, such as user name, character name, geo-location or e-mail address. We may also access your contacts to enable you to invite friends to join you in the Service.
2.1.6. Data Storage
2.1.7. Third Party Privacy Policies
iQPaid may make available links through advertisements or otherwise enable you to access third party products or services. While using such products or services, you are using products or services that are not affiliated with or controlled by iQPaid. iQPaid is not responsible for those people or companies, the content of their products or services, the use of information you provide to them, or any products or services they may offer. Providing links or otherwise enabling access to third party products or services does not constitute sponsorship of, or affiliation with those people or companies. You recognize and agree that iQPaid is not liable for a third party’s use of your personal data and you should review the privacy policies of these third parties.
2.1.8. User Generated Content
Users may contribute user generated content (“User Generated Content”) to the Service, including but not limited to, reviews, ratings, forum posts, chat posts, profiles, messages, and information that displays or displayed in any Account. Any information which Users choose to disclose when contributing User Generated Content to the Service is public information and there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality. iQPaid is not responsible for any personal data you choose to make public on the Service.
Users must be eighteen (18) years or older to register for an Account to use the Service. iQPaid does not knowingly collect any personal data from persons under the age of eighteen (18) years of age. In the event that iQPaid learns that it has inadvertently collected or stored personal data from persons under the aforementioned age without the consent of their legal guardian, iQPaid will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such personal data from its records.
2.2. Non Personal Data
2.2.2. Trusted Partners and Contractors
iQPaid may use and disclose to its affiliated companies, contractors or other trusted businesses or persons the collected non-personal data for the purpose of auditing, researching and analyzing usage of the Services, ensuring the technical functionality of iQPaid’s Services and to further develop the Services and other iQPaid products.
2.2.3. Cookies, Beacons and Tracking
iQPaid may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags, locally shared objects, clear GIFs and web beacons. iQPaid treats information collected by cookies and similar technologies as non-personal data. A “cookie” is a small bit of record-keeping information that is sent to the Users’ computer. iQPaid’s cookies do not include personal data and may be used to: (1) facilitate Users’ login authentication, (2) help Users navigate around the iQPaid’s websites, (3) monitor how many people are using the Service, and (4) store Users preferences and track trends. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can disable cookies or set your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, disabling cookies may affect your ability to use the Service.
iQPaid may also use Flash cookies (locally shared objects) and HTML5 storage (locally stored objects). Locally shared objects are small files similar to browser cookies and are used to remember your settings to personalize the look and feel of the Service. Locally shared objects only collect data in the aggregate. You may prevent locally shared objects from being placed by disabling locally stored objects in your browser or by visiting iqpaid.com. Locally stored objects, such as HTML5 Web Storage, are used for similar purposes as cookies but typically may contain a greater amount and different types of data than browser cookies. iQPaid may also use web beacons and pixel tags to count Users who have visited certain pages or viewed certain advertisements. Web beacons, like cookies, do not include personal data. E-mails and other electronic communications iQPaid sends to you may contain pixel tags that enable iQPaid to track your usage of the communication, including whether the communication was opened and/or what links were followed.
2.2.4. Server Logs
iQPaid’s servers may log information about your use of the Service, such as: (1) your search activity, pages viewed, the date and time of activity; and (2) any information provided by your computer or mobile device in connection with your use of the Service, such as your browser type, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, location, and requested and referring URLs.
Who We Disclose Personal Data To
3.1. Disclosure of Personal Data
iQPaid does not sell, rent, share or trade personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. However, in providing the Service, iQPaid may disclose personal data to other companies or individuals in the following limited circumstances:
3.1.1. If iQPaid receives your consent;
3.1.2. If iQPaid has a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such personal data is reasonably necessary to:
a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request;
c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues;
d) protect against imminent harm to our rights and/or property; or
3.1.3. As required or authorized by applicable law. iQPaid reserves the right to contact you by email under the following limited circumstances:
a) If a company that receives a review provides a public reply on the website;
b) From time to time, and as may be required, to provide any necessary updates in relation to the service. You authorise and acknowledge that companies may use the website to reply to user reviews, and companies may also opt to receive a notification by email when a review is left for their survey panel or website.
3.2. Data Processing
3.3. Sale of Business
Choices for Personal Data
iQPaid takes appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.
Accuracy and Access/Control over Personal Data
iQPaid processes personal data only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy. iQPaid may take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal data processed is accurate, complete and current, but iQPaid is not responsible for verifying the correctness of personal data. iQPaid will allow you to access your personal data in the custody or control of iQPaid , and you may request that iQPaid :
1) update or correct such personal data;
2) change your preferences with respect to communications and other information received from iQPaid ; or
Retention of Personal Data
Changes to this Policy