:: Terms of Use for collarme.co.za ::

When you sign up for any service within collarme.co.za, you agree to all the terms and conditions within this agreement.

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully, as they form an agreement between us. If you do not agree with any of these terms and conditions, you are not allowed to use the service and should not proceed with the registration.

:: User Agreement ::

This agreement constitutes your agreement with collarme.co.za with respect to your use of the service. You must agree to abide by all the terms and conditions contained in this agreement in order to become or remain an authorised user of this service. As used in this agreement, “we” and “us” means collarme.co.za or any successor or assignee of collarme.co.za.

:: Right to Use ::

Your right to use the service is subject to any limitations, conditions and restrictions established by us from time to time, in our sole discretion. We may alter suspend or discontinue any aspect of the service at any time, including the availability of any service feature, database or content. We may also impose limits on certain features and aspects of the service or restrict your access to parts or all of the service without notice or liability.

:: Adult ::

You represent, warrant and covenant that you are at least 18 years old and of an age that is allowed access to adult material within your legal jurisdiction.

:: Code of Conduct ::

You agree to use the service in accordance with the following code of conduct:
You will keep all information provided to you through the service as private and confidential and will not give such information to anyone without the permission of the person who provides it to you;
You will not use the service to engage in any form of harassment or offensive behaviour, including but not limiting to the posting of communications, pictures, videos or audio recordings which contain libellous, slanderous, abusive and defamatory statements, or racist, obscene, or offensive language or images;
You will not forward chain letters through the service;
You will not use the service to infringe the privacy rights, property rights, or any other rights of any person;
You will not post messages, pictures or recordings or use the service in any way which i) violates, plagiarises or infringes upon the rights of any third party, including but not limiting to any copyright or trade-mark law, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights, or ii) is fraudulent or otherwise unlawful or violates and law; and
You will not use the service to distribute, promote or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services;
You will not use the service to distribute or upload any virus, trojan horses, or do anything else that might cause harm to the service, collarme.co.za systems or to other member’s systems in any way;
You will not post or transmit in any manner, any contact information, including but not limited to, email addresses, nicknames, telephone numbers, postal addresses, URL’s, or full names through your publicly posted information.

:: Privacy and use of information ::

By issuing the service, you have also agreed to our Privacy Statement. You acknowledge that a) we cannot ensure the security or privacy of information you provide through the internet and your email messages, and you release us from any and all liability in connection wit the use of such information by other parties; b) we are not responsible for and cannot control the use by others of any information which you provide to them, and you should use caution in selecting the personal information you provide to others through the service; and c) we cannot assume any responsibility for the content of messages sent by other users of the service, and you release us from any and all liability in connection with the contents of any communications you may receive from other users. We cannot guarantee, and assume no responsibility for verifying, the accuracy of the information provided by other users of the service. You may not use the service for any unlawful purpose. We may refuse to grant you a nickname that impersonates someone else, is protected by trade mark or proprietary law, or is vulgar, or otherwise offensive, as determined by us in our sole discretion.

:: Monitoring of information ::

We reserve the right to monitor all advertisements, public postings and messages to ensure that they conform to the content guidelines which may be applicable from time to time.

:: Removal of information ::

While we do not and cannot review every message or other material sent or posted by user of the service, and are not responsible for any content of these message or material, we reserve the right, but are not obligated, to delete, move or edit messages or materials, including without limitation, profiles, public postings and messages, that we, in our sole discretion, deem to violate the Code of Conduct set out above or any applicable content guidelines, or to be otherwise unacceptable. You shall remain solely responsible for the content of profiles, public postings and messages you may upload to the service or users of the service.

:: Termination of access to service ::

We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the service at any time, with or without notice, for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of this agreement. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity, or that may otherwise affect the enjoyment of the service or the internet by others may be grounds for termination of your access to all or part of the service at our sole discretion, and you may be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.

:: Proprietary Information ::

The service contains information which is proprietary to us, our partners and our users. We assert full copyright protection in the service. Information posted by us, our partners or users of the service, may be protected, whether or not it is identified as proprietary to us or them. You agree to not modify, copy or distribute any such information in any manner whatsoever without having first received the express permission of the owner of such information.

:: No responsibility ::

You acknowledge that we are not responsible for suspension of the service, regardless of the cause of the interruption or suspension. Any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for the use of the service during the previous 12 months. We may discontinue or change the service or its availability to you at any time, and you may stop using the service at any time.

:: Security ::

Your account is private and should not be used by anyone else. You are responsible for all usage or activity on the service by users using your password, including but not limited to use of your password by any third party.

:: External Links ::

The service may from time to time contain links to other internet sites and resources (“External Links”). You acknowledge that we are not responsible for, and have no liability as a result of the availability of external links or their contents.

:: Indemnity ::

You agree to indemnify us, our officers, directors, employees and agents, from any loss or damages, including without limitation reasonable legal fees, which we may suffer from your activities on or use of the service, including without limitation any breach by you of this agreement or any charges or complaints made by other parties against you. You shall co-operate as fully as reasonably required in the defence of any claim. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you; provided, however, that you shall remain liable for any such claim.

:: No warranties ::

The service is distributed on an “as is” basis. We do not warrant that this service will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, and interruptions in the availability of the service. Where permitted by law, you acknowledge that the service is provided without any warranties of any kind whatsoever, either expressly or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. You acknowledge that use of the service is at your own risk. We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any member profile, checklist, advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed, uploaded or distributed through the service by collarme.co.za, our partners or any user of the service or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, member profile, checklist, advice, statement or information shall be at your sole risk. We do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed, uploaded or distributed through the service by collarme.co.za or any user of the service or any other service. Your continued use of the service now, or following the posting of notice of any changes in this agreement, will constitute a binding acceptance by you of this agreement, or any subsequent modifications.

:: Advice columns ::

The service may from time to time include messages from advice columnists who respond to “relationship” questions. Any statements made by advice columnists are provided for entertainment purposes only, and are not intended, and should not be taken, as specific advice in any particular circumstance. Such statements do not constitute counselling of any kind. Users with personal problems or who may be seeking personal advice applicable to their personal situation, are urged to consult with a qualified counsellor with respect to such issues.

:: Modifications ::

We may modify this agreement from time to time. Notification of changes in this agreement will be posted on the service or sent via electronic mail, as we may determine in our sole discretion. If you do not agree to any modifications, you should terminate your use of the service. Your continued use of the service now, or following the posting of notice of any changes in this agreement, will constitute a binding acceptance by you of this agreement, or any subsequent modifications.

:: Communication ::

We reserve the right to send electronic mail “newsletters” to you, for the purpose of informing you of changes, additions, events or happenings to the service collarme.co.za.

:: Forums ::

You are fully responsible for any information supplied by you. You agree that you will not post any copyrighted material that is not owned by yourself or the owners of these forums. In your use of these forums, you agree that you will not post any information which is harassing, threatening, invading of others privacy, or violates any laws. You agree that you are posting messages to a privately owned and operated message board, and that once your post is submitted it becomes the property of the site owner, and may be moved, modified, or deleted at any time. You understand that you can be banned from these message boards, or the site, at any time for not following the rules. You understand that agreeing to everything on this web page to obtain posting privileges on these message boards is legally binding. Most importantly, you understand that the law provides the owner of this site the legal right to refuse service to anyone.

:: Registration ::

Our sites give you the opportunity to register with us, and sometimes registration is required before certain site features can be used. Our registration forms may request your contact information (such as your name, email address, mailing address, etc.), demographic information (such as your country, gender, etc.), and profile data (such as your information preferences, etc). You will be assigned a site username and/or password. For our internal purposes, we use this information to communicate with you and provide the services you have requested, and to provide a more personalized experience on our sites. For example, your registration may allow you to use and post to site message boards, create site profiles, etc. By visiting our sites, you affirmatively consent to our collection and use of your data.

:: Communication with Us ::

We have features where you can submit information to us (such as when contacting us with a question or feedback). We may retain your emails and other information you submit to us for our internal purposes, and to help us to serve you better.

:: Interactive and Community Features ::

Our sites offer interactive and community features, such as message boards, chat, email accounts, profiles, personal homepages, etc. All information posted or sent through these features may be publicly available, and you should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose personal information (e.g., user name, email address, phone number) through these features, that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited communications from other people. By accessing these features and disclosing personal information, you affirmatively consent to the distribution of your personal information as described above. Users' posts may be publicly and/or internally associated with their profiles/screen-names. Users are solely responsible for the content of messages they post or send on public forums.

If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the site, we may collect such information into a file which is only accessed by authorized personnel.

:: Disclosure of Your Information to Third-Party Companies ::

We DO NOT sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party. We DO NOT disclose information in aggregate to advertisers for other marketing and promotional purposes.

:: Update/Delete Your Profile ::

Site members have the following choices to modify or delete their information from our database:

1. Log in with your password to modify your profile;
2. Send an email to admin@collarme.co.za to delete your profile

:: Membership and Subscription; Pricing ::

You may become a Member of the Service at no cost. As a Member, you will have the ability to participate for free in all features and services available. There are no subscription costs for any services associated. In order to access additional features and services, including the ability to communicate with other Members, on a Platinum level, you must send a once off sms to upgrade your service. The cost of the once off SMS is R30.00 per sms.