DISCLAIMER

Terms of Use 

Your access to and use of AboutSpas website indicates your agreement to be legally bound by our Terms of Use, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of the website. If you do not agree to be legally bound by these Terms, you must not access or use the website.

AboutSpas retains the absolute right to prevent you from accessing the website, without prejudice to any rights and remedies available to it, where it in its sole discretion it believes you are contravening these Terms and Conditions.

Disclaimer 

The information provided in this online guide is correct to the best of our knowledge. We check our information carefully but cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions.  If you are a spa and would like to update your details or information, please get in touch and we’ll publish your new information as soon as possible.

Our information about spa therapies, beauty treatments, well-being treatments and staying fit exercises is information of a general nature and for entertainment purposes only. Our articles are in no way intended to be a substitute for individual medical advice and attention from a qualified practitioner. They should not be used as the basis of a diagnosis or choice of treatment. Our information and services are provided with the understanding that neither AboutSpas, nor its suppliers or users are engaged in offering legal, medical, counselling or other professional services or advice. Healthcare professionals advise that you do not embark on any new fitness regime without consulting your GP or other healthcare professional. If you have any concerns about your health, consult your doctor.

Copyright 

Copyright is reserved by AboutSpas, all rights not expressly granted are reserved.  It may be accessed, downloaded, viewed or printed only for your private and  non-commercial use only. AboutSpas welcomes requests to re-publish the information elsewhere, but please do not re-publish  without the prior written  permission of AboutSpas.  No person, business or website may link to any page on this website without the prior written permission of AboutSpas.

All content, trademarks and data on this website, including but not limited to software, databases, text, graphics, hyperlinks, private information and designs are the property of or legally licensed to or legally accessed by AboutSpas and as such are protected from infringement by local and international legislation and treaties.

Except as expressly authorised by AboutSpas, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on AboutSpas in whole or in part.

Advertisers 

Your dealings with any of the advertisers on this site or those running special promotions are solely between you and the advertiser or promoter. AboutSpas is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers and merchants on the site. Any orders you place are subject to confirmation by, and the terms and conditions of business of, the relevant advertiser or promoter.

Third-party links 

AboutSpas is not responsible for the content or availability of external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

Inappropriate content 

If you find inappropriate content, including illegal, defamatory or obscene content, on AboutSpas, please contact us immediately in order that we may remove it. We also reserve the right to remove all material which we consider inappropriate.

Disclaimer of warranty 

To the maximum extent permitted by law, AboutSpas and its suppliers disclaim all express and implied warranties with regard to the website, information, services, and materials contained on this website including, without limitation any implied warranties of the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information, care and skill, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose. All such information, services, and materials are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind. Under no circumstances will AboutSpas be liable for any damages and/or losses and/or other claims (whether the same were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the website or the content available or referred to on the website or on any other site that you may access through the website, even if advised of the possibility of such damages, including without limitation: a) loss of data; b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits;
c) loss of business; d) loss of opportunity; e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation/defamation; f) losses suffered by third parties; or g) any indirect, consequential, special, incidental or exemplary damages.

Indemnification 

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless AboutSpas, its affiliates and suppliers from any liability, loss, claim and expense (including reasonable legal fees) directly or indirectly related to (i) your (or users of your account) violation of these Terms and breach of this agreement, and (ii) your posting of material to this site.

Jurisdiction 

AboutSpas’s failure to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

This agreement will be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of South Africa and the parties hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the South African Courts.

Privacy & cookies

Here at AboutSpas, we respect your privacy. We don’t like getting email or junk mail we don’t want, either. We follow the guidelines set out in the Protection of Personal Information Act, No 4 of 2013  . Your personal information (such as your name and email address) will not be used in ways to which you have not consented. We will not sell or disclose any information that identifies you to a third party without your approval.

Your personal information

AboutSpas will not collect any personal information about you except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information. For example, if you would like to register on our site to take advantage of certain features, such as our monthly email newsletter, then we’ll need your name and email address so we can send this to you.

Our policy on cookies

By using and browsing www.AboutSpas.co.za, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or stop using the site.

What are cookies and what do they do?

Cookies are files that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. As you come to the site, your computer hands its “cookie” to our server so we know whether you have been here before. Cookies are how we save your password and other information on site so you don’t have to re-enter your details each time you visit. Cookies also allow us to track your clicks as you go through the site; information supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better service and tell us more about our visitors.

How is the information stored by cookies used?

AboutSpas uses cookies to tell us whether you have visited us before, which pages you look at on our website, your journey around the website, and whether you came from a particular Internet link or banner advertisement. AboutSpas does not, and cannot, use cookies to retrieve personal information about you from your computer. We can only know the information you gave us when you registered on site. For further information on cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org

What are cookies used for?

  1. a) We use cookies for technical purposes, so our website functions properly.
  2. b) To drive targeted advertisements from third-party affiliates.
  3. c) To enable us to collect information about the browsing habits and activities of customers, so we can constantly improve our website and service.

Who sets the cookies?

AboutSpas, and also third-party affiliates.

Cookies may also be set by third parties who participate with us in affiliate-marketing programmes. None of these third parties collect any personal data from which they would be able to identify individual customers.

What happens if I disable cookies?

This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the site may not operate properly if cookies are switched off.

Online surveys and contests

We may share the general results of a survey of our users with partners or other third parties. For example, we might disclose that a certain percentage of our users are female, or that some have already visited a spa. But we will not sell or share any information about individual users. We would not supply email addresses or any details about an individual. We plan to run competitions and draws in which we will request certain personal information. For example, we might require your name and email address so we can send you the prize if you win. The rules and terms of each promotion can vary, so all information about the contest is shown at the point you enter the competition or draw.

Sponsored promotional pages

AboutSpas may, in the future, host sponsored promotional pages for advertisers who offer product and promotional information that might be of interest to you, including contests, free samples, discounts, and so on. These pages are clearly identified. Sometimes the advertiser or AboutSpas will request personal information to enter the promotion. Because the rules and terms of each promotion can vary, all the rules will be publicised during the event. The personal information that is obtained is only used in relation to the promotion; it is not stored for future use.

Your consent

By using our website, you consent to our Terms of Use policy.

Your questions and comments

We try to answer people’s Frequently Asked Questions, but feel free to contact us any time and we’ll try to answer any additional questions you may have. You can email us to find out more about our company and our policies.

Google Analytics

To see how AboutSpas website is performing, and to help us learn how to delight our visitors, we use the Google Analytics® service to monitor website traffic. At the suggestion of Google, Inc., we have included the following statement to explain about the service:

“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”

Terms and conditions of competitions and prize draws

These terms and conditions apply to all free prize draws and prize competitions featured www.AboutSpas.co.za

 

  1. By entering the prize draw or competition, the entrant agrees to be bound by the general terms and conditions of entry as specified below, and any terms and conditions specific to the given prize draw or competition.
  2. Prize draws and competitions are only open to SA residents aged 18 and over unless otherwise specified.
  3. Prize draws are open to all residents of the SA, except employees of AboutSpas and the promoter.
  4. Only one entry per person unless stated otherwise. Spammers will be disqualified.
  5. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and no cash alternatives will be offered. AboutSpas and the promoter reserve the right to substitute the prize for another prize of equal value.
  6. No purchase is necessary to enter any prize draw or competition on AboutSpas.
  7. By entering the prize draw or competition, the entrant agrees to the terms of the privacy policy. AboutSpas will pass on contact information of entrants to the prize promoters.
  8. When dates are specified in relation to the redemption of the prize, they cannot be altered.  AboutSpas and the prize promoter are not liable in any way to any winner who cannot attend on or within the set date(s).
  9. AboutSpas will not accept responsibility for failed entries due to technical fault.
  10. Winners will be notified by email. Winners have five working days (Monday to Friday only) to respond to the email or another winner will be drawn.
  11. Winners are selected at random AboutSpas .
  12. Where AboutSpas runs a competition or prize draw where the promoter is responsible for the provision of prizes then AboutSpas shall not be responsible for or have any liability for the provision of the given prizes.
  13. The winner of any competition or prize draw which includes attending a specific venue or location is responsible for their own travel costs and arrangements unless stated otherwise.