Policies, Terms & Conditions
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Please also have a look at our terms and conditions for businesses, connectors and side hustlers.
Business Member Terms and Conditions
As an authorized business member (Business Member) of DNA, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement (Agreement) regarding business relationship and activities with DNA and its members regarding your business products and services. Please read the entire Agreement carefully before accepting and promoting your products and/or services as a DNA member.
By signing up to the DNA Community, you indicate your acceptance of this Agreement and its terms and conditions.
1. Approval or Rejection of the Application
We reserve the right to approve or reject ANY Business Member Application to the DNA Community in our sole and absolute discretion. You will have no legal recourse against us for the rejection of your Application.
On approval, your assigned DNA member code must be used in all activities with agreed connections to DNA-related business member/s product and/or services.
Commission percentage may be agreed between DNA and the business member upon agreeing the business members products and/or services included in a DNA and business member’s connection.
Commissions in this regard are to be paid to DNA once a month. Commission is due for pre agreed connections with DNA members using their DNA code when the purchase with the business member is made.
Commission is only paid to DNA and not the associated DNA member purchasing the product and/or service.
Your DNA member application and status in the Community may be suspended or terminated for any of the following reasons:
Inappropriate advertisements (false claims, misleading hyperlinks, etc.).
Spamming (mass email, mass newsgroup posting, etc.).
Advertising on sites containing or promoting illegal activities.
Failure to disclose the DNA member relationship.
Violation of intellectual property rights. DNA reserves the right to require license agreements from those who employ trademarks of DNA in order to protect our intellectual property rights.
Offering rebates, coupons, or other form of promised kick-backs from DNA members or commission as an incentive.
Discussing commissions with DNA business members and others.
Fraudulent transactions, suspected business fraud.
In addition to the foregoing, DNA reserves the right to terminate any Business members account at any time, for any violations of this Agreement or no reason.
4. DNA Links
You may use graphic and text links both on your website and within in your email messages. You may also advertise the DNA site and services in online and offline classified ads, magazines, and newspapers.
You may use the graphics and text provided by us, or you may create your own as long as they are deemed appropriate according to the conditions and not in violation as outlined in Condition 3.
5. Restraint of trade
As a DNA member you may not engage in business transactions outside of the agreed engagement terms with another DNA member. Your business agreement resides exclusively with DNA and no direct agreement with them may be established. Breach of this will result in termination of our DNA relationship, related activities and membership.
DNA will not be liable for indirect or accidental damages or any results of intents of harm to the Community and/or to our or the DNA business-related business member/s website(s) or product(s) and/or service(s) or other community members engagement with your website(s) or product(s) and/or service(s).
We do not make any expressed or implied warranties with respect to the Community and/or the memberships or products and/or services sold by the business/community-related DNA business member/s. We make no claim that the operation of the community and/or our/the business-related DNA members website(s) and/or product(s) or service(s) will be error-free and we will not be liable for any interruptions or errors or defects.
7. Term of the Agreement
The term of this Agreement begins upon your acceptance in the Community and will end when your member account is terminated.
The terms and conditions of this agreement may be modified by us at any time. If any modification to the terms and conditions of this Agreement are unacceptable to you, your only choice is to terminate your member account. Your continuing participation in the Community will constitute your acceptance of any change.
The business member shall indemnify and hold harmless DNA and the DNA-related business member that you may engage in business with and its affiliate and subsidiary companies, officers, directors, employees, licensees, successors and assigns, including those licensed or authorized by DNA and the DNA-related business member you do business with to transmit and distribute materials, from any and all liabilities, damages, fines, judgments, claims, costs, losses, and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and costs) arising out of or related to any and all claims sustained in connection with this Agreement due to the negligence, misrepresentation, failure to disclose, or intentional misconduct of you, the business member.
9. Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Attorney Fees
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa. Any dispute arising under or related in any way to this Agreement shall be adjudicated exclusively in South Africa.
In the event of litigation to enforce any provision of this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover from the other party its costs and fees, including reasonable legal fees.
You as the business member are responsible for all applicable taxes, duties, governmental fees and other associated fees charged from your commission and revenue earned through DNA-business related activities. DNA and the DNA-related business member with whom you do business will not be held accountable in this regard.
11. Products and/or services
DNA may promote and refer to the products and/or services as stipulated in the related email/other means of communication whereby the DNA-related business member specified products and/or services included will be noted. The DNA-related business member may select some (not all) of their products and/or services to be included in the agreement.
You as a DNA business member may enter your product/s and/or service/s into a DNA-related business connection. In this case, you agree not to directly approach to conduct business with DNA business member outside of DNA and that the agreement with DNA business member solely resides with DNA.
13. Electronic Signatures Effective
The Agreement is an electronic contract that sets out the legally binding terms of your participation in the DNA community. You indicate your acceptance of this Agreement and all of the terms and conditions contained or referenced in this Agreement by agreeing the acceptance online in your application process to become a DNA member. The details regarding the agreements with the DNA-related business member/s will be set out and agreed in addition and on email. This action creates an electronic signature that has the same legal force and effect as a handwritten signature.