Privacy Policy

Privacy policy and information security

Your privacy is very important to us.
We take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold and process from misuse, loss and from authorised access, modification or disclosure.
We hold personal information both at our own premises and with the assistance of our
service providers.
Some of our service providers may be located in other countries that may not have the same levels of protection of personal information as South Africa.
If this is the case, we require that they undertake to protect the personal information of our customers to the same level that we do.
Please refer to our detail Privacy Policy for more information, and for contact details of our Call Centre should you like to request an update to your information.

All reasonable steps are taken to ensure that the information on our Website is accurate and up-to-date. We do not, however, warrant that the content or information displayed is always accurate, complete and/or current. Any comments uploaded by our users or any authorised experts invited as our guests are their opinions alone and do not in any way represent our views, opinions, beliefs or values. If you wish to make an investment decision regarding the Meri Dukaan group of companies, kindly consult your stockbroker or financial adviser.

We value your comments, ideas, suggestions and feedback (“your Comments”) via our Website. We will not respond to, maintain or compensate you in any way whatsoever for your Comments. Once received, your Comments will become our property and we will not be limited in any way in the use, commercial or otherwise, of any of your Comments.
Meri Dukaan does not necessarily endorse,support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions or statements posted on forums, blogs or otherwise contained in the Website. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibilities of those who post the statements and do not necessarily represent the views of Meri Dukaan or its third party service providers.
You agree that Meri Dukaan and its third party service providers are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this
Agreement.
You warrant that your Comments do not and will not violate the right(s) of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or any other personal or proprietary right. You agree not to disclose, submit or offer any Comments that are or contain any defamatory, unlawful, abusive or obscene material. We disclaim any liability towards any third party regarding your Comments and you shall remain accountable towards any third party regarding any harm caused by your Comments.

All rights, including copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights embodied in any logos, text, images, video, audio or other material on this Website are owned by or licensed to us. All data and information communicated to or from the Website including its database also belongs solely to us or our licensors. You agree to sign all documents as we may reasonably require in order to assign any rights that you may acquire in the content of our Website. You agree also to waive any moral rights in such content.
You are permitted to view, print or store electronically a copy of any information on our Website, including these Terms, solely for your personal, lawful, non-commercial use. Unauthorised use, reproduction, modification and/or distribution is strictly prohibited and constitutes an unlawful infringement of our intellectual property rights.

You are not permitted to use the content of our Website, our logos or any product or other images that appear on our Website without our prior written consent. Unauthorised use, reproduction, modification and/or distribution is strictly prohibited and constitutes an infringement of our or our licensors’ intellectual property rights.

External hyperlinks may appear on our Website. The hyperlinks may not be construed to constitute any relationship between us and any linked third party or any endorsement by us of such third party, and use of or reliance on any external links provided is at your own risk.Advertising and other promotional material of third parties may appear on our Website from time to time. We do not endorse such third parties or their products and/or services. Your reliance on any information contained in such material is entirely at your own risk.

Use of our Website is entirely at your own risk. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. We do not warrant that the functions provided by the Website will be uninterrupted or error free, or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free from viruses or other harmful components. We
accept no liability, to the extent permitted by law, for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss or damage of any kind whatsoever or howsoever caused arising from the access or use of our Website or the purchase of any of our products or services. You agree, to the extent permitted by law, to indemnify us against any loss
or damage suffered or liability incurred by reason of any act or omission on your part or that of any third party acting on your behalf in connection with your use of our Website and/or your purchase of any products or services. Notwithstanding any other provisions contained herein, our liability arising from any breach of these Terms, negligence or otherwise shall not at any time exceed more than double the monetary value of any order placed via this Website.

You hereby indemnify Meri Dukaan and its affiliates, employees, agents,
representatives and third party service providers, and hereby defend and hold each of them harmless from any and all claims and liabilities (including legal costs on the attorney-client scale) which may arise from your submissions, from your unauthorised use of material obtained through the Website, or from your breach of this Agreement, or from any such acts through your use of the Website.

Online Shopping Terms

These online shopping terms and conditions apply to all purchases
ordered online at www.meridukaan.co.za. Please read them carefully and
print a copy for future reference. You are required to register with us
before placing your first order online. Please click on Register to
complete the registration form. Registration and/or use of our online
shopping Website constitute your acceptance and agreement to be bound by
the Terms of our Website, including the additional online shopping terms
below.

Registration on our online shopping site is conditional upon your
specified delivery address being within certain specified areas. If your delivery address is not in an area where we deliver, your registration will not be completed. After you have registered, should you change your delivery address to an address which is not in an area where deliver your order will not be accepted. To register you will be required to provide certain information including personal details, payment card details and your delivery address. When registering you will be required to choose a UserID and a password. Please keep your password private.
Meri Dukaan accepts no liability for any damages suffered or losses
incurred from the use or misuse of your password. You will be required to enter your user ID and password each time you visit our online shopping site. To amend any registration particulars please click on “My Profile” and edit your details.

All products displayed on our Website are subject to availability and
will be delivered only within the Republic of South Africa. All prices
shown on our Website are quoted in South African Rands and are valid and effective only in the Republic of South Africa. We reserve the right to discontinue or change the specifications of our products and services from time to time without notice. We will inform you as soon as possible if any products or services ordered by you are not available.

We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the
colours of the products that appear on our Website. However, as the
actual colours you see will depend on the device that you use to access our Website, we cannot warrant that your device’s display of any colour will be accurate.

We regret that no order will be accepted if we identify a material error in the description of any of our goods or services or their prices on our Website. Packaging may vary from that shown on our Website. No alcohol for sale to persons under 18 years Alcohol can only be purchased by customers who are 18 years or older.

You will be charged the prices as they are reflected on the Products in store at the point of sale, subject to availability. Certain of the Products are variable/random mass items. Whilst the average mass of the Product is indicated on the Online Shopping Site as a guide to the cost, the actual Product delivered to you may weigh slightly more or less than the average mass indicated. You will be charged the actual amount due in respect of the specific Product delivered to you. Prices include Value-Added Tax. Special promotions may be subject to certain conditions, including stock availability and limited offer stipulations. A delivery fee will be charged for each order placed by you. Please visit our Website to view the delivery fee applicable.

We will debit the total value of your online order against the payment card tendered by you during the check out process. Payment will be effected on acceptance of your order and prior to delivery. By submitting your order, identity number and payment card details you warrant that you are over the age of 18 (eighteen), are authorised to make payment with the payment card and that there are sufficient funds available to pay for the order.

Meri Dukaan cannot always guarantee availability of stock and will
endeavour to deliver a substitute line where possible.
If we are unable to supply each and every item ordered or in the
quantities ordered, you nevertheless agree to accept delivery and make payment for the items correctly delivered.

Orders placed online constitute your offer to purchase subject to these Terms. Your offer is deemed to have been accepted by us when you receive our confirmation of your order. Failure by us to formally confirm or notify acceptance shall not affect the validity of the sale or the enforceability thereof.

Meri Dukaan delivery time slots are as follows:

Monday – Friday: 09:00-15:00; 15:00-17:00 and 17:00-19:00.
Saturday: 09:00-15:00; 15:00-17:00.

There are NO deliveries on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Deliveries are effected on the day following the placement of your order on our site unless you have chosen to accept delivery at a later date.The sale and delivery of liquor is subject to national and regional statutory regulations. Accordingly we may not accept orders for delivery of liquor where this is prohibited. Delivery slots where delivery of liquor is prohibited are indicated as such on the checkout page. Alcohol purchases will require proof of age on delivery. Failure to supply such proof will render the sale null and void.
We only deliver to registered customers within certain specified
delivery areas. On delivery of the order to the specified delivery
address, you will receive our delivery note showing the items delivered, any substitute items, any non-available items, the delivery fees, Value-Added Tax and the amount debited from your payment card. For verification purposes, the person accepting delivery at the delivery address may be required to produce a form of identification. Any person other than yourself who receives the products at the delivery address is presumed to be authorised to accept delivery on your behalf. Should no-one be in attendance at the time of delivery, the driver will keep the products and leave a notice at the delivery address to this effect.
The driver will attempt to contact you to make new arrangements for delivery or collection. We reserve the right to charge an additional delivery fee should it be required in the circumstances.

For failing to deliver the products timeously is limited to delivery
being effected at a later agreed time at no additional charge. Please arrange that you or your authorised representative is available to accept your purchases at the delivery address and that appropriate access will be made available. On delivery, we will require you or your authorised representative to sign and print your or their name on a duplicate copy of the delivery note, to confirm receipt. We have outsourced all delivery and collection arrangements. Accordingly, we cannot, to the extent permitted by law, be liable for any damage suffered or loss incurred by reason of any acts or omissions of the deliverer, its directors, employees, sub-contractors, agents, representatives and/or affiliates.

If you are for any reason dissatisfied with an item purchased from our Website you may return it to any Meri Dukaan store for a full refund, replacement or exchange. For hygiene reasons underwear (excluding bras) and earrings for pierced ears may not be returned or exchanged. Gift cards purchased will not be refunded.

If for any reason you would like to cancel an order this may be done by visiting your Order History on our Website or by contacting our Customer Services Centre on +27 (0)860 30 30 30. You will only be able to cancel orders up to midnight on the day prior to the date of delivery. We reserve the right to debit your payment card for the delivery fees in respect of any late cancellations. If you cancel your payment for any reason or if your payment card should cease to be valid for whatever reason, you will nevertheless be bound to pay to the full purchase price, including all costs incurred by us relating to the recovery thereof. Without prejudice to any other rights or remedies in law, we reserve the right to cancel forthwith any sale and/or your registration in the event of your breach any of the Terms.

Risk in the products shall pass to you or your authorized representative on delivery. We will retain ownership in the products until payment has been received in full.