Terms & Conditions

Centurion Micro Electronics

Release date: 21 January 2021

1.       Introduction

1.1.     This website can be accessed at www.cme.co.za, related mobi-sites and software applications (the “Website”) and is owned and operated by Centurion Micro Electronics (Proprietary) Limited Trading as CME Online (“CME”, “we”, “us” and “our”).

1.2.     These Website Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ordering, sale and delivery of Goods, and the use of the Website.

1.3.     These Terms and Conditions are binding and enforceable against every person that accesses or uses this Website (“you”, “your” or “user”), including without limitation each user who registers as contemplated below (“registered user”). By using the Website and by clicking on the “Register Now” button on the Website, as may be applicable, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

1.4.     The Website enables you to shop online for an extensive range of goods including computer parts and accessories and other items (“Goods”).

2.       Important Notice

2.1.     These Terms and Conditions apply to users who are consumers for purposes of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (the “CPA”).

2.2.     These Terms and Conditions contain provisions that appear in similar text and style to this clause and which -

2.2.1.   may limit the risk or liability of CME; and/or

2.2.2.   may create risk or liability for the user; and/or

2.2.3.   may compel the user to indemnify CME; and/or

2.2.4.   serves as an acknowledgement, by the user, of a fact.

2.3.     Your attention is drawn to these Terms and Conditions because they are important and should be carefully noted.

2.4.     If there is any provision in these Terms and Conditions that you do not understand, it is your responsibility to ask CME to explain it to you before you accept the Terms and Conditions or continue using the Website.

2.5.     Nothing in these Terms and Conditions 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 CME in terms of the CPA.

2.6.     CME permits the use of this Website subject to the Terms and Conditions. By using this Website in any way, you shall be deemed to have accepted all the Terms and Conditions unconditionally. You must not use this Website if you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions.

3.       Returns

3.1.     Please refer to our Returns Policy for more information about returning products (and related refunds, replacements or repairs).  The Returns Policy is incorporated by reference (which means that it forms part of these Terms and Conditions).

4.       Registration and use of the website

4.1.     Only registered users may order Goods on the Website.

4.2.     To register as a user, you must provide a unique username and password and provide certain information and personal details to CME. You will need to use your unique username and password to access the Website in order to purchase Goods.

4.3.     You agree and warrant that your username and password shall:

4.3.1.   be used for personal use only; and

4.3.2.   not be disclosed by you to any third party.

4.4.     For security purposes you agree to enter the correct username and password whenever ordering Goods, failing which you will be denied access.

4.5.     You agree that, once the correct username and password relating to your account have been entered, irrespective of whether the use of the username and password is unauthorised or fraudulent, you will be liable for payment of such order, save where the order is cancelled by you in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

4.6.     You agree to notify CME 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.

4.7.     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.

4.8.     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 CME representative (such consent is deemed given for standard search engine technology employed by Internet search websites to direct Internet users to this Website).

4.9.     You may not use the Website to distribute material which is defamatory, offensive, contains or amounts to hate speech or is otherwise unlawful.

4.10.  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 CME representative.

4.11.  You expressly warrant that you will not use this website for anything that is prohibited by these Terms. You may only use this website to browse the content thereof and make legitimate purchases and shall not use this website for any other purposes, including without limitation, to make speculative, false or fraudulent purchases.  This website and the content provided in this website may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed. “Deep linking’, “embedding” or using analogous technology is strictly prohibited.  This prohibition expressly includes, but is not limited to, the practices of “web scraping”, “screen scraping”, and “data mining”.  You may not reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, or otherwise attempt to derive source code for this website or its content. Unauthorized use of this website and / or the materials contained in this website may violate applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws or other laws.

5.       Conclusion of sales and availability of stock

5.1.     Registered users may place orders for Goods, which CME may accept or reject. Whether or not CME accepts an order depends on the availability of Goods, correctness of the information relating to the Goods (including without limitation the price) and receipt of payment or payment authorisation by CME for the Goods.

5.2.     NOTE: CME will indicate the acceptance of your order by delivering the Goods to you or allowing you to collect them, and only at that point will an agreement of sale between you and CME come into effect (the “Sale”). This is regardless of any communication from CME stating that your order or payment has been confirmed. CME will indicate the rejection of your order (by CME itself) by cancelling it and, as soon as possible thereafter, refunding you for any amount already paid.

5.3.     Placing Goods in a Wishlist or shopping basket without completing the purchase cycle does not constitute an order for such Goods, and as such, Goods may be removed from the shopping basket if stock is no longer available or the price thereof might change without notice to you. You cannot hold CME liable if such Goods are not available or are not available at the particular price when you complete or attempt to complete the purchase cycle at a later stage.

5.4.     You acknowledge that stock of all Goods on offer is limited and that pricing may change at any time without notice to you. In the case of Goods for sale by CME, CME will take all reasonable efforts to monitor stock levels and ensure that when stock is no longer available, that offers thereof are discontinued on the Website. However, we cannot guarantee the availability of stock. When Goods are no longer available after you have placed an order, CME will notify you and you will be entitled to a refund of any amount already paid by you for such Goods. 

5.5.     Certain Goods may not be purchased for re-sale. Should we suspect that any such Goods are being purchased for sale, we are entitled to cancel your order immediately on notice to you.

5.6.     Please see details relating to Pre-orders in our FAQ’s: Pre-Order, which are incorporated by reference.

6.       Payment

6.1.     We are committed to providing secure online payment facilities. All transactions are encrypted using appropriate encryption technology.

6.2.     Whether the Goods are for sale by CME, payment can be made for Goods via -

6.2.1.   direct bank deposit or electronic funds transfer: if you pay via direct bank deposit or electronic funds transfer, payment must be made within 5 (five) days of placing your order. CME will not accept your order if payment has not been received.

6.3.     The above payment options are explained in more detail in our Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”): Payment, which are incorporated by reference.

6.4.     You may contact us via our  Help page  to obtain a full record of your payment. We will also send you email communications about your order and payment.

6.5.     Once you have selected your payment method (save for cash on delivery or direct bank deposit), you will be directed to a link to a secure site for payment of the applicable purchase price for the Goods.

7.       Delivery policy

7.1.     CME offers 2 (two) methods of delivery of Goods to you. You may elect delivery via:

7.1.1.   courier; or

7.1.2.   self-collection.

7.2.     For more information about delivery, please see our FAQs:  Shipping and Delivery , which are incorporated into these Terms by reference. Our delivery charges are subject to change at any time, without prior notice to you, so please check the FAQs for the most up-to-date information. You will see the applicable delivery charges in your cart when you check out.

7.3.     Where it accepts your order, CME will deliver the Goods to you as soon as reasonably possible, but no later than 30 (thirty) days of receipt of your payment (“Delivery Period”). We will notify you if we are unable to deliver the Goods during the Delivery Period. You may then, within 7 (seven) days of receiving such notification elect whether or not to cancel your order for the Goods. If you elect to cancel your order, we will reimburse you for the purchase price.

7.4.     CME's obligation to deliver a product to you is fulfilled when we deliver the product to the physical address nominated by you for delivery of the order. CME is not responsible for any loss or unauthorised use of a product, after it has delivered the product to the physical address nominated by you.

7.5.     Your deliveries will be made through our designated courier company Globe Flight, for information on their Terms and Condition please visit their website https://globeflight.co.za/

7.6.     Once you have indicated your address and you have received confirmation of your order, we regret that no changes to the specified address and/or delivery option will be accepted.

7.7.     We reserve the right to contact customers and arrange alternative delivery methods and timelines if your delivery address is remote or to cancel the order if delivery is not feasible.

8.       Errors

8.1.     We shall take all reasonable efforts to accurately reflect the description, availability, purchase price and delivery charges of Goods 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 relating to a transaction based on any error, save – in the case of any incorrect purchase price – to the extent of refunding you for any amount already paid, or otherwise as set out in the Returns Policy. 

8.2.     CME shall not be bound by any incorrect information regarding our products displayed on any third-party websites.

9.       Gift Vouchers & Coupons

9.1.     CME may from time to time make physical or electronic gift vouchers (“Gift Vouchers”) and promotional coupons or discounts (“Coupons”) available for use on the Website towards the purchase of CME Goods. Gift Vouchers and Coupons can only be redeemed while they are valid and their expiry dates cannot be extended. More specifically:

9.2.     Gift Vouchers

9.2.1.   Gift Vouchers that are purchased by registered users are valid for 3 years after Sale. Gift Vouchers that CME gives away for free are valid for the period stated thereon. In each case, if your Voucher has not been used within that period, it will expire.

9.2.2.   Gift Vouchers cannot be used to buy other Gift Vouchers or Coupons. They do not accrue interest and are not refundable for cash once purchased. If your Gift Voucher value is insufficient for the order you wish to place, you may make up the difference by paying via one of our other payment methods.

9.2.3.   CME is not responsible for any harm due to the loss, unauthorised use or unauthorised distribution of a Gift Voucher, after it has delivered the Gift Voucher to you or the email address nominated by you.

9.3.     Coupons

9.3.1.   There are two types of Coupons: a Coupon with a fixed amount of a discount, e.g. R100 off (“Fixed Coupon“), and a Coupon with a percentage discount, e.g. 10% off (“Percentage Coupon“).

9.3.2.   Coupons are issued in CME's sole discretion and we are entitled at any time to correct, cancel or reject a Coupon for any reason (including without limitation where a Coupon has been distributed in an unauthorised manner). Users do not have a right to Coupons, and Coupons cannot be earned. Coupons are issued under specific terms and conditions regulating when and how they may be used.

9.3.3.   As a rule, and unless specified otherwise on the specific Coupon itself:   each Coupon can only be used once.   only one Coupon can be used per order.   only one Coupon can be used on the Website per person per promotion/campaign.   Percentage Coupons may only be redeemed on purchases with a total cart value of less than R5,000.   where a Percentage Coupon has been used and you wish to cancel any items in the order prior to making payment, the entire order must be cancelled. You will be issued with a new Percentage Coupon and will need to place the order again, without the item that you wished to cancel.   a Coupon must be used at check-out – it cannot be used later on existing orders; and   the value of the Coupon will be set off against the value of your shopping basket and the balance remaining, if any, will be payable by you.

9.3.4.   Coupons cannot be used to buy Gift Vouchers or other Coupons and cannot be exchanged or refunded for cash or credit. CME is not responsible for any harm due to the loss, unauthorised use or distribution of a Coupon.

9.3.5.   If for any reason a Coupon does not reflect on the final amount due from you at check-out, you can contact us  here  to confirm if the Coupon is still valid.  If CME confirms that the Coupon is still valid and you have already placed your order, you can choose whether to cancel the order and place it again with the Coupon, or you can use the Coupon on your next order within the limitations of the specific Coupon’s terms and conditions.

9.3.6.   You may be required to submit the original communication containing the Coupon code, and any other information reasonably requested by CME, before you are able to use a Coupon.

9.3.7.   Click  here  for instructions on how to use/redeem a promotional coupon.

10.    Deals and other discounted goods

10.1.  Daily Deals

10.1.1. Daily Deals (“Deals”) will be available daily from 7am – 23:59pm on weekdays and from 9am – 23:59pm on weekends. Deals will expire no later than one minute to midnight each day. However, Deals have a stock limit and may expire earlier if stock runs out.

10.1.2. Deal quantities are limited and as such, after a Deal is sold out, those particular Goods may be available on the Website at their normal selling prices (but no longer as a Deal).

10.1.3. We do not guarantee a specific saving. The extent of the Deal or discount is at the sole discretion of CME.

10.1.4. Only one of each Deal may be purchased per customer.

10.1.5. CME will reserve stock for customers in the order in which it receives payment. Therefore, if you pay via EFT, you might not get your item because CME may only receive payment from you a few days later, and in the meantime the Deal might sell out to customers paying immediately.

10.1.6. The List Price shown in respect of Deals and other discounted Goods is the recommended retail price suggested to us by the supplier of the relevant product. Where the supplier has not provided a recommended retail price, an estimate may be provided.

10.1.7. By purchasing any Deal, you are also automatically opting in for our Daily Deals daily newsletter as well as our general newsletter (you may opt-out of these newsletters at any time). Opting out of these newsletters after purchase will not affect the value of the Goods purchased.

10.2.  Bundle Deals

10.2.1. We may from time to time offer bundle deals for sale under the Bundle Deals tab on the Website (“Bundle Deals “). Each Bundle Deal will consist of two or more products that either we or you (as provided on the Website) have combined in a single bundle.

10.2.2. Any saving or discount resulting from purchasing a Bundle Deal instead of its component products separately may be applied to any of the component products individually in our sole discretion. The actual purchase price (after applying and applicable saving or discount) of each component product will be communicated to you upon checkout and reflected in your order history. A Bundle Deal should be distinguished from a pre-packed bundle compiled by our supplier and supplied to us as a single unit (“Pre-packed Bundles“). Any saving or discount in respect of a Pre-packed Bundle will be applied only to the total bundle price and not to the prices of the individual component products.

11.    Privacy policy

11.1.  We respect your privacy and will take reasonable measures to protect it, as more fully detailed below.

11.2.  Should you decide to register as a user on the Website, we may require you to provide us with personal information which includes but is not limited to -

11.2.1. your name and surname.

11.2.2. your email address.

11.2.3. your physical address or your companies address.

11.2.4. your gender.

11.2.5. your company details (VAT & Registration number)

11.2.6. your mobile number; and

11.2.7. your date of birth.

11.3.  By using this website, you agree to provide us with true, accurate, current and complete information for your account and order (“Account Information”).  You are also obligated to maintain the truthfulness and accuracy of that information by updating your Account Information if any changes in the accuracy thereof should occur.

11.4.  You may choose to provide additional personal information to us, in which event you agree to provide accurate and current information, and not to impersonate or misrepresent any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with anyone or anything.

11.5.  Subject to clause 14.6 below, we will not, without your express consent:

11.5.1. use your personal information for any purpose other than as set out below: in relation to the ordering, sale and delivery of goods. to contact you regarding current or new Goods or services or any other goods offered by us or any of our divisions and/or partners (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us). to inform you of new features, special offers and promotional competitions offered by us or any of our divisions and/or partners (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us); and to improve our product selection and your experience on our Website by, for example, monitoring your browsing habits, or tracking your sales on the Website; or

11.5.2. disclose your personal information to any third party other than as set out below: to our employees and/or third-party service providers who assist us to interact with you via our Website, email or any other method, for the ordering of Goods or when delivering Goods to you, and thus need to know your personal information in order to assist us to communicate with you properly and efficiently. to our divisions and/or partners (including their employees and/or third-party service providers) in order for them to interact directly with you via email or any other method for purposes of sending you marketing material regarding any current or new goods or services, new features, special offers or promotional items offered by them (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us). to law enforcement, government officials, fraud detection agencies or other third parties when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report or support the investigation into suspected illegal activity, or to investigate violations of these Terms and Conditions. to our service providers (under contract with us) who help with parts of our business operations (fraud prevention, marketing, technology services etc). However, our contracts dictate that these service providers may only use your information in connection with the services they perform for us and not for their own benefit. to our suppliers in order for them to liaise directly with you regarding any faulty Goods you have purchased which requires their involvement; and

11.6.  We are entitled to use or disclose your personal information if such use or disclosure is required in order to comply with any applicable law, subpoena, order of court or legal process served on us, or to protect and defend our rights or property. In the event of a fraudulent online payment, CME is entitled to disclose relevant personal information for criminal investigation purposes or in line with any other legal obligation for disclosure of the personal information which may be required of it.

11.7.  We will ensure that all our employees, third party service providers, divisions and partners (including their employees and third-party service providers) having access to your personal information are bound by appropriate and legally binding confidentiality obligations in relation to your personal information.

11.8.  Ratings and Reviews:  When you provide a rating or review of a Product, you consent to us using that rating or review as we deem fit, including without limitation on the Website, in newsletters or other marketing material. The name that will appear next to that rating or review is your First Name, as you would have provided upon registration. If you do not agree to this, please do not put any ratings or reviews on the Website. We will not display your Last Name, nor any of your contact details, with a rating or review.

11.9.  We will -

11.9.1. treat your personal information as strictly confidential, save where we are entitled to share it as set out in this policy.

11.9.2. take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that your personal information is kept secure and is protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage, alteration, disclosure or access.

11.9.3. provide you with access to your personal information to view and/or update personal details.

11.9.4. promptly notify you if we become aware of any unauthorised use, disclosure or processing of your personal information.

11.9.5. provide you with reasonable evidence of our compliance with our obligations under this policy on reasonable notice and request; and

11.9.6. upon your request, promptly return or destroy any and all of your personal information in our possession or control, save for that which we are legally obliged to retain.

11.10.                  We will not retain your personal information longer than the period for which it was originally needed, unless we are required by law to do so, or you consent to us retaining such information for a longer period.

11.11.                  CME undertakes never to sell or make your personal information available to any third party other than as provided for in this policy.

11.12.                  Whilst we will do all things reasonably necessary to protect your rights of privacy, we cannot guarantee or accept any liability whatsoever for unauthorised or unlawful disclosures of your personal information, whilst in our possession, made by third parties who are not subject to our control, unless such disclosure is as a result of our gross negligence.

11.13.                  If you disclose your personal information to a third party, such as an entity which operates a website linked to this Website or anyone other than CME, CME SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, HOWSOEVER ARISING, SUFFERED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF THE DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION TO THE THIRD PARTY. This is because we do not regulate or control how that third party uses your personal information. You should always ensure that you read the privacy policy of any third party.

11.14.                  This website makes use of “cookies” to automatically collect information and data through the standard operation of the Internet servers. “Cookies” are small text files a website can use (and which we may use) to recognise repeat users, facilitate the user’s on-going access to and use of a website and allow a website to track usage behaviour and compile aggregate data that will allow the website operator to improve the functionality of the website and its content, and to display more focused advertising to a user by way of third-party tools. The type of information collected by cookies is not used to personally identify you. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature. Please note that cookies may be necessary to provide you with certain features available on our Website, and thus if you disable the cookies on your browser you may not be able to use those features, and your access to our Website will therefore be limited. If you do not disable “cookies”, you are deemed to consent to our use of any personal information collected using those cookies, subject to the provisions of this clause 14.

12.    Changes to these Terms and Conditions

12.1.  CME may, in its sole discretion, change any of these Terms and Conditions at any time. It is your responsibility to regularly check these Terms and Conditions and make sure that you are satisfied with the changes. Should you not be satisfied, you must not place any further orders on, or in any other way use, the Website.

12.2.  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.

13.    Electronic communications

13.1.  When you visit the Website or send emails to us, you consent to receiving communications from us or any of our divisions or partners electronically in accordance with our privacy policy as set out in clause 14 above.

14.    Ownership and copyright

14.1.  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 trademark law. The Website Content is the property of CME, its advertisers and/or sponsors and/or is licensed to CME.

14.2.  You will not acquire any right, title or interest in or to the Website or the Website Content.

14.3.  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. To obtain permissions for the commercial use of any Website Content contact us via our  Help page .

14.4.  Where any of the Website Content has been licensed to CME 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.

15.    Disclaimer

15.1.  The use of the Website is entirely at your own risk and you assume full responsibility for any risk or loss resulting from use of the Website or reliance on any information on the Website.

15.2.  Whilst CME takes reasonable measures to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate and complete, CME 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. If any such representations or warranties are made by CME's representatives, CME shall not be bound thereby.

15.3.  CME disclaims liability for any damage, loss or expenses, 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.

15.4.  Although Goods sold from the Website may, under certain specifically defined circumstances, be under warranty, the Website itself and all information provided on the Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, completeness, or non-infringement, as may be allowed in law.

15.5.  Any views or statements made or expressed on the Website are not necessarily the views of CME, its directors, employees and/or agents.

15.6.  In addition to the disclaimers contained elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions, CME 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 CME, its employees, agents or authorised representatives. CME 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.

16.    Linking to third party websites

16.1.  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 CME is not responsible for the practices and/or privacy policies of those Third-Party Websites or the “cookies” that those sites may use.

16.2.  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.

17.    Limitation of liability

17.1.  CME cannot be held liable for any inaccurate information published on the Website and/or any incorrect prices displayed on the Website, save where such liability arises from the gross negligence or wilful misconduct of CME, its employees, agents or authorised representatives. You are encouraged to contact us to report any possible malfunctions or errors by way of our  Help page .




17.5.  Notwithstanding the above, nothing in these Terms shall limit or exclude our liability for:

17.5.1. death or personal injury caused by our negligence.

17.5.2. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

17.5.3. for any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude or to attempt to exclude our liability.

18.    Availability and termination

18.1.  We will use reasonable endeavours to maintain the availability of the Website, except during scheduled maintenance periods, and are entitled to discontinue providing the Website or any part thereof with or without notice to you.

18.2.  CME may in its sole discretion terminate, suspend and modify this Website, with or without notice to you. You agree that CME will not be liable to you in the event that it chooses to suspend, modify or terminate this Website other than for processing any orders made by you prior to such time, to the extent possible.

18.3.  If you fail to comply with your obligations under these Terms and Conditions, including any incident involving payment of the price of an order for any Goods, this may (in our sole discretion with or without notice to you) lead to a suspension and/or termination of your access to the Website without any prejudice to any claims for damages or otherwise that we may have against you.

18.4.  CME is entitled, for purposes of preventing suspected fraud and/or where it suspects that you are abusing the Website and/or have created multiple user profiles to take advantage of a promotion or Coupon intended by CME to be used once-off by you, to blacklist you on its database (including suspending or terminating your access to the Website), refuse to accept or process payment on any order, and/or to cancel any order concluded between you and CME, in whole or in part, on notice to you. CME shall only be liable to refund monies already paid by you (see CME's Returns Policy in this regard) and accepts no other liability which may arise as a result of such blacklisting and/or refusal to process any order.

18.5.  We reserve the right to refuse Service, discontinue transactions, terminate accounts and/or cancel orders at our sole discretion.

18.6.  You accept responsibility for any fees, charges, duties, or taxes that may arise from the use of this website.

18.7.  At any time, you can choose to stop using the Website, with or without notice to CME.

19.    Governing law and jurisdiction 

19.1.  These Terms and Conditions and our relationship and/or any dispute arising from or in connection with these Terms and Conditions 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 and Conditions.

19.2.  In the event of any dispute arising between you and CME, you hereby consent to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa (Western Cape Division, Cape Town) notwithstanding that the quantum in the action or proceedings may otherwise fall below the monetary jurisdiction of that court.

19.3.  Nothing in this clause 22 or the Terms and Conditions limits your right to approach any court, tribunal or forum of competent jurisdiction in terms of the CPA.

20.    General

20.1.  CME 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 or any of its contents subject to us processing any orders then already made by you.

20.2.  You may not cede, assign or otherwise transfer your rights and obligations in terms of these Terms and Conditions to any third party.

20.3.  Any failure on the part of you or CME to enforce any right in terms hereof shall not constitute a waiver of that right.

20.4.  If any term or condition contained herein is declared invalid, the remaining terms and conditions will remain in full force and effect.

20.5.  No variation, addition, deletion, or agreed cancellation of the Terms and Conditions will be of any force or effect unless in writing and accepted by or on behalf of the parties hereto.

20.6.  No indulgence, extension of time, relaxation or latitude which any party (the “grantor”) may show grant or allow to the other (the “grantee”) shall constitute a waiver by the grantor of any of the grantor’s rights and the grantor shall not thereby be prejudiced or stopped from exercising any of its rights against the grantee which may have arisen in the past or which might arise in the future.

20.7.  These Terms and Conditions contain the whole agreement between you and CME, and no other warranty or undertaking is valid, unless contained in this document between the parties.

21.    Cancellation policy

21.1.  Prior to delivery or your collection of the Goods, you may cancel an order at any time provided you do so before receiving a dispatch or delivery notice. After delivery or your collection of the Goods, you may return the Goods only in accordance with the Returns Policy.

21.2.  Where it accepts your order, CME will deliver the Goods to you as soon as reasonably possible, but no later than 30 (thirty) days of receipt of your payment (“Delivery Period”). We will notify you if we are unable to deliver the Goods during the Delivery Period. You may then, within 7 (seven) days of receiving such notification elect whether or not to cancel your order for the Goods. If you elect to cancel your order, we will reimburse you for the purchase price.

21.3.  Adding a Deal to your cart or completing your order for a Deal without paying for it, does not reserve the item for you. CME must receive payment from you within 3 days of you placing your order for a Deal, otherwise we will cancel your order.

22.    Transaction currency
As CME is located in South Africa, the main currency we use is the South African Rand (ZAR). In terms of payment, we accept payments in ZAR.

For international payments CME uses the United States Dollar ($), we also accept payment in dollar from international clients.

23.    Refund policy

23.1.  It is extremely important for us that you are satisfied with your purchase. If you are not satisfied you are welcome to return the product and we will either replace/repair it, provide you with credit or refund you, subject to the terms in our refund & return policy.

23.2.  Not what you ordered?

23.3.  If we accidentally deliver the wrong product to you, or if the product is not as described on the Website, please notify us and we will collect the product from you at no charge. If the product is missing any accessories or parts, you will need to follow the process set out in section 2 below. Once we have inspected the product and validated your return, we will at your choice deliver the correct product to you as soon as possible (if the correct product is available); or credit your account with the purchase price of the product within 10 days of the return (or refund you if that is your preference).

24.    Return policy

24.1.  With our return policy the items that are returned are subject to be below:

24.1.1. If you would like to return a product, we will only accept the product if it is in its original packaging and if the product is in such a condition that we are able to resell the product again. With this in mind we will determine if the product can be returned and what % refund we will be able to provide you

24.1.2. All accessories and parts that were sold with the item needs to be returned.

24.1.3. If you return an item, the items need to be undamaged and unused with all original labels/stickers in place.

24.2.  Assembly 
As part of our business we assemble hardware for our clients, with this in mind, if you receive a product that has been assembled the box will have been opened and the product would have been tested. With this in mind, we will not accept returns if the reason is related to our assembly of the item.

24.3.  Products damaged with delivery Should a product be damaged or missing any parts or accessories at the time of delivery / collection, please notify us within 7 days of such delivery. We will arrange to collect the product from you at no charge. Once we have inspected the product and validated your return, we will at your choice repair / replace the product as soon as possible (if such repair is possible/ we have the same product in stock to use as a replacement) or credit your account with the purchase price of the product (or refund you if that is your preference).

24.4.  Defective products

24.4.1. We do our best to ensure that the products we deliver to you are of a high quality, and in good working order and without defects.

24.4.2. What is a defect? A defect is a material imperfection in the manufacture of a product or any characteristic of a product, which makes the product less acceptable than one would reasonably be entitled to expect in the circumstances.

24.4.3. The following will NOT be regarded as defects and will not entitle you to a return under this section: faults resulting from normal wear and tear. damage arising from negligence, user abuse or incorrect usage of the product. damage arising from electrical surges or sea air corrosion. damage arising from a failure to adequately care for the product. damage arising from unauthorized alterations to the product. where the specifications of a product, although accurately described on the Website and generally fit for its intended purpose, do not suit you. assembled product that looks used as we needed to open the item to assemble the item.