Terms & Conditions

  1. Volkswagen South Africa “Little Blue Book” Website Terms and Conditions:
  2. Overview:
    1. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (“Volkswagen”) has created an online business registry to support South African owned businesses and locally manufactured products.
    2. The online business registry can be accessed at www.vwlittlebluebook.co.za related mobi-sites and software applications (the “Website”) and is owned and operated by Volkswagen (“we“, “us” and “our“).
  3. Application and Promoters: 
    1. Please read these Website terms and conditions (“Terms”) carefully. They apply to all persons using the Website created by Volkswagen, situated at 129 Patricia Road, Sandton, 2146, Tel: 011 911 2700 and facilitated by Volkswagen’s Public Relations agency Bonfire Media, 31 Oxford Road, Forest Town, Johannesburg, 2193, Tel: 011 492 7037 (collectively “the Promoters”).
  4. Terms:
    1. These Terms are binding and enforceable against every person that accesses or uses this Website (“you”, “your” or “user”), including without limitation each user who registers/lists a business (“registered user”). By using the Website and by clicking on the “Sign up” button on the Website, as may be applicable, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
    2. Volkswagen permits the use of this Website subject to the Terms. By using this Website in any way, you shall be deemed to have accepted all the Terms unconditionally. You must not use this Website if you do not agree to the Terms.
  5. The Website:
    1. The Website enables you to browse online for an extensive range of local goods/offerings which may include footwear, apparel, art, sport, homeware, kitchenware, baby and toddler products, food and beverages, health and beauty products, gaming, books, stationery, toys and other (“Goods”).
    2. The Website’s business listing function is only available for local business, local meaning businesses started and owned by South African residents who produce goods and/or offerings through local manufacturing only.
  6. Important Notice
    1. These Terms and Conditions apply to users who are consumers for purposes of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (the “CPA”).
    2. These Terms and Conditions contain provisions that appear in similar text and style to this clause and which –
      1. may limit the risk or liability of Volkswagen of South Africa; and/or
      2. may create risk or liability for the user; and/or
      3. may compel the user to indemnify Volkswagen of South Africa; and/or
      4. serves as an acknowledgement, by the user, of a fact.
    3. Your attention is drawn to these Terms because they are important and should be carefully noted.
    4. If there is any provision in these Terms that you do not understand, it is your responsibility to ask Volkswagen or the Promoters to explain it to you before you accept and continue using the Website.
    5. Nothing in these Terms is intended or must be understood to unlawfully restrict, limit or avoid any right or obligation, as the case may be, created for either you or Volkswagen in terms of the CPA.
    6. These Terms are divided into three sections, as follows
      Part A – Registration and use of Website;
      Part B – Privacy Policy; and
      Part C – General Legal Terms
  7. PART A – Registration and use of the Website
    1. Only registered users may list a business on the Website.
    2. To register as a user, you must provide a unique username and password and provide certain information and personal details to Volkswagen. You will need to use your unique username and password to access the Website in order to update or change your existing listing.
    3. By registering on the Website you consent to your personal information being shared on the Website for the purposes of marketing your local business.
    4. You agree and warrant that your username and password shall:
        1. be used for personal use only; and
        2. not be disclosed by you to any third party.
    5. For security purposes you agree to enter the correct username and password whenever signing in to your profile, failing which you will be denied access.
    6. You agree to notify Volkswagen immediately upon becoming aware of or reasonably suspecting any unauthorised access to or use of your username and password and to take steps to mitigate any resultant loss or harm.
    7. By using the Website you warrant that you are 18 (eighteen) years of age or older and of full legal capacity. If you are under the age of 18 (eighteen) or if you are not legally permitted to enter into a binding agreement, then you may use the Website only with the involvement and supervision of your parent or legal guardian. If your parent or legal guardian supervises you and gives his/her consent, then such person agrees to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to be liable and responsible for you and all your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
    8. You agree that you will not in any way use any device, software or other instrument to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website. In addition, you agree that you will not in any way use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor, copy, distribute or modify the Website or the information contained herein, without the prior written consent from an authorised Company representative (such consent is deemed given for standard search engine technology employed by Internet search websites to direct Internet users to this Website).
    9. You may not use the Website to distribute material which is defamatory, offensive, contains or amounts to hate speech or is otherwise unlawful.
    10. You may not in any way display, publish, copy, print, post or otherwise use the Website and/or the information contained therein without the express prior written consent of an authorised Company representative.
    11. Upon completing a sign in and listing of a business, Volkswagen will indicate an acceptance or rejection of your listing via the email provided during the sign-up process. Should there be any issues with your listing you will be given a chance to amend and resubmit for approval.
    12. The website acts as a directory of local businesses only, and as such Volkswagen has the sole right to reject a submitted listing for any reason including;
      1. Misinformation and misrepresentation of the business;
      2. Poorly written or bad quality of images provided
      3. Business although locally owned does not locally produce its goods/offerings.
      4. It is a product that is not in-line with Volkswagen’s values, which includes products that are weapons or sex toys.
      5. It is a service that does not fall within one of the listed categories on the Website.
    13. Users of the website acknowledge that the website and Volkswagen itself is in no way directly affiliated or responsible for third party business listings.
    14. Errors
      1. We shall take all reasonable efforts to accurately reflect the description, location and contact details of businesses  on the Website. However, should there be any errors of whatsoever nature on the Website (which are not due to our gross negligence), we shall not be liable for any loss, claim or expense.
  8. PART C – General Legal Terms.
    1. Changes to these terms and conditions
      1. Volkswagen may, in its sole discretion, change any of these Terms at any time. It is your responsibility to regularly check these Terms and Conditions and make sure that you are satisfied with the changes.
      2. Any such change will only apply to your use of this Website after the change is displayed on the Website. If you use the Website after such amended Terms and Conditions have been displayed on the Website, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.
    2. Electronic communications
      1. When you visit the Website or send emails to us, you consent to receiving communications from us or any of our divisions, affiliates or partners electronically in accordance with our privacy policy as set out in clause 6 above.
    3. Ownership and copyright
      1. The contents of the Website, including any material, information, data, software, icons, text, graphics, lay-outs, images, sound clips, advertisements, video clips, trade names, logos, trade-marks, designs and service marks which are displayed on or incorporated in this Website (“Website Content”) are protected by law, including but not limited to copyright and trade mark law. The Website Content is the property of Volkswagen, its advertisers and/or sponsors and/or is licensed to Volkswagen.
      2. You will not acquire any right, title or interest in or to the Website or the Website Content.
      3. Any use, distribution or reproduction of the Website Content is prohibited unless expressly authorised in terms of these Terms and Conditions or otherwise provided for in law.
      4. Where any of the Website Content has been licensed to Volkswagen or belongs to any third party, your rights of use will also be subject to any terms and conditions which that licensor or third party imposes from time to time and you agree to comply with such third-party terms and conditions.
      5. Any content that is uploaded onto the Website by a user, must have full ownership and copyright by the user, including but not limited to material, information, IP, logos, trade names, imagery, designs, and icons.
    4. Disclaimer
      1. The use of the Website is entirely at your own risk and you assume full responsibility for any risk and/or loss resulting from use of the Website or reliance on any information on the Website.
      2. Whilst Volkswagen takes reasonable measures to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate and complete, Volkswagen makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, as to the quality, timeliness, operation, integrity, availability or functionality of the Website or as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information on the Website.
      3. Volkswagen South Africa disclaims liability for any damage, loss or liability, whether direct, indirect or consequential in nature, arising out of or in connection with your access to or use of the Website and/or any content therein unless otherwise provided by law.
      4. Any views or statements made or expressed on the Website are not necessarily the views of Volkswagen, its directors, employees and/or agents.
      5. In addition to the disclaimers contained elsewhere in these Terms, Volkswagen also makes no warranty or representation, whether express or implied, that the information or files available on the Website are free of viruses, spyware, malware, trojans, destructive materials or any other data or code which is able to corrupt, destroy, compromise, disrupt, disable, harm, jeopardise or otherwise impede in any manner the operation, stability, security functionality or content of your computer system, computer network, hardware or software in any way. You accept all risk associated with the existence of such viruses, destructive materials or any other data or code which is able to corrupt, compromise, jeopardise, disrupt, disable, harm or otherwise impede in any manner the operation or content of a computer system, computer network, any handset or mobile device, or your hardware or software, save where such risks arise due to the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of Volkswagen, its employees, agents or authorised representatives. Volkswagen thus disclaims all liability for any damage, loss or liability of any nature whatsoever arising out of or in in connection with your access to or use of the Website.
    5. Linked third party websites
      1. This Website may contain links or references to other websites (“Third Party Websites”) which are outside of our control, including those of advertisers. These Terms and Conditions do not apply to those Third Party Websites and Volkswagen is not responsible for the practices and/or privacy policies of those Third Party Websites or the “cookies” that those sites may use.
      2. Notwithstanding the fact that the Website may refer to or provide links to Third Party Websites, your use of such Third Party Websites is entirely at your own risk and we are not responsible for any loss, expense, claim or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising from your use of such Third Party Websites or your reliance on any information contained thereon.
    6. Limitation of liability
      1. Volkswagen cannot be held liable for any inaccurate information published on the Website, save where such liability arises from the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of Volkswagen, its employees, agents or authorised representatives. You are encouraged to contact us to report any possible malfunctions or errors by way of email to support@vwlittlebluebook.co.za
    7. Availability and termination
      1. We will use reasonable endeavours to maintain the availability of the Website, except during scheduled maintenance periods, and reserve the right to discontinue providing the Website or any part thereof with or without notice to you.
      2. Volkswagen may in its sole discretion terminate, suspend and modify this Website, with or without notice to you. You agree that Volkswagen will not be liable to you in the event that it chooses to suspend, modify or terminate this Website.
      3. If you fail to comply with your obligations under these Terms, and you fail to remedy such failure within 7 (seven) days of notice to you by us, this may (in our sole discretion) lead to a suspension of your access to the Website without any prejudice to any claims for damages or otherwise that we may have against you.
    8. Governing law and jurisdiction
      1. These Terms and our relationship and/or any dispute arising from or in connection with these Terms shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa. Your continued use of the Website will constitute your consent and submission to the jurisdiction of the South African courts regarding all proceedings, transactions, applications or the like instituted by either party against the other, arising from any of these Terms.
      2. Nothing in this clause 14 or the Terms and Conditions limit your right to approach any court, tribunal or forum of competent jurisdiction in terms of the CPA.
    9. Volkswagen information
    10. For the purposes of the ECT Act, Volkswagen information is as follows, which should be read in conjunction with its product descriptions and other terms contained on the Website:
      1. Physical address: 129 Patricia Road, Sandton , South Africa 2146
      2. Postal address: Private Bag X9925, Sandton 2146Phone number:  011 911 2700
  9. General
    1. Volkswagen may, in its sole discretion, at any time and for any reason and without prior written notice, suspend or terminate the operation of the Website or the user’s right to use the Website.
    2. You may not cede, assign or otherwise transfer your rights and obligations in terms of these Terms to any third party.
    3. These Terms contain the whole agreement between you and Volkswagen and no other warranty or undertaking is valid, unless contained in this document between the parties.