General Terms and Conditions

The Oil-on-Tap website(s) are owned and operated by Oil-on-Tap (Pty) Ltd (“Oil-on-Tap”, “we”, “us” or “our”), a company registered in the Republic of South Africa under company registration number 12011/128573/0750, which has its registered office at 50 Charl Cilliers Street, Boksburg North, Gauteng, South Africa.  The Websites are provided to you free of charge for your personal use subject to these Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy. All rights and/or defences afforded to us in these Terms shall stand to the benefit of our company.

How our Terms and Conditions apply to you

These Terms and Conditions apply to your use of these Websites. By using these Websites, you acknowledge that you have read and understood these Terms and Conditions and agree to be bound by them. They represent our entire agreement with you and supersede all prior terms, conditions, warranties and/or representations to the extent permitted by law. By accessing these Websites and/or placing an order or requesting a delivery you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions set out below. Please do not use our Websites if you do not agree to be bound by these Terms. Online purchases from our Websites are subject to these Terms and Conditions.

Updates, amendments and changes to our Terms

We may periodically update or change the Terms and Conditions without notice. You should check them from time to time, as your continued use of our Websites will mean you accept any updated or revised Terms and Conditions. The date from which the current set of Terms and Conditions came into effect is included within the Terms and Conditions.

Do not assume that the same Terms and Conditions will apply to future orders or delivery requests. We reserve the right to:

  1. Modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, these Websites (or any part thereof) with or without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Websites.
  2. Change the Terms and Conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the Websites (or any part thereof) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Terms and Conditions have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Terms and Conditions then you must immediately stop using the Websites.

We are governed by South African Law and Arbitration

This agreement is governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa. Any dispute arising in relation to our agreement with you shall, to the extent permitted by law, be referred to arbitration in Cape Town at a venue to be determined by us applying the Uniform Rules of the High Court of South Africa.

Online Shop Terms of Sale

(1) Introduction

Please read these terms of sale carefully.

You will be asked to expressly agree to these terms of sale before you place an order for products from our website. Online orders can be accepted and fulfilled for Gauteng and surrounding areas only. 

(2) Interpretation

In these terms of sale, “we” means Oil-on-Tap (PTY) Ltd  (and “us” and “our” will be construed accordingly); and “you” means our customer or potential customer for products (and “your” will be construed accordingly).

(3) Order process

The advertising of products on our website constitutes an “invitation to make an offer”; and your order for products constitutes a contractual offer. No contract will come into force between you and us unless and until we accept your order in accordance with the procedure detailed below.

In order to enter into a contract to purchase products from us, you will need to take the following steps:

  1. You must add any the products you wish to purchase to your shopping cart, and then proceed to the checkout.
  2. If you are a new customer, you must then create an online account with us and log in;  if you are an existing customer, you must enter your login details.
  3. Once you are logged in, you must confirm your order and your consent to these terms of sale.
  4. You will be transferred to the PayFast website, where your payment will be securely handled.
  5. We will then send you an initial acknowledgment of your order.
  6. Once we have checked whether we are able to meet your order, we will either send you an order confirmation (at which point your order will become a binding contract) or we will confirm by email that we are unable to meet your order.

We recommend that you download, print and retain a copy of these terms of sale for your records.

The only language in which we provide these terms of sale is English.

Before you place your order, you will have the opportunity of identifying whether you have made any input errors by reviewing the contents of the shopping cart. You may correct those input errors before placing your order by editing the shopping cart and updating your changes.

(4) The products

Products that have been selected to be sold online are available in the online shop.

(5) Price and payment

Prices for products are quoted on our website. The website contains a number of products and it is always possible that some of the prices on the website may be incorrect. We will verify prices as part of our sale procedures so that a product’s correct price will be stated when you pay for the product.

In addition to the price of the products, you may have to pay a delivery charge, which will be as stated when you pay for the product.

Payment must be made upon the submission of your order.  We may withhold the products and/or cancel the contract between us if the price is not received from you in full in cleared funds.

The prices on the website include all value added taxes (VAT).

Payment for all products must be made by following the instructions on the website.

(6) Your warranties

You warrant to us that:

(a) you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts, and you have full authority, power and capacity to agree to these terms of sale;

(b) the information provided in your order is accurate and complete; and

(c) you will be able to accept delivery of the products.

(7) Your indemnity

You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against all and any liabilities, losses, damages, expenses and costs (including legal expenses and amounts paid in settlement of any demand, action or claim) arising, directly or indirectly, out of a breach by you of any of your obligations under these terms of sale.

(8) Force majeure

In this Section below, “force majeure event” means:

(a) any event which is beyond our reasonable control;

(b) the unavailability of raw materials, components or products; and/or

(c) power failure, industrial disputes affecting any third party, governmental regulations, fires, floods, disasters, civil riots, terrorist attacks or wars.

Where a force majeure event gives rise to a failure or delay in us performing our obligations under these terms of sale, those obligations will be suspended for the duration of the force majeure event.

If we become aware of a force majeure event which gives rise to, or which is likely to give rise to, any failure or delay in us performing our obligations under these terms of sale, we will notify you forthwith.

We will take reasonable steps to mitigate the effects of the any force majeure event.

(9) Limitations of liability

Nothing in these terms of sale will limit or exclude your or our liability for: (i) death or personal injury caused by negligence; (ii) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (iii) any matter for which it would be illegal to limit or exclude, or attempt to limit or exclude, liability.

Subject to this:

(a) our liability in connection with any product purchased through our website is strictly limited to the purchase price of the relevant product and the replacement cost of the relevant product;

(b) we will not under any circumstances be liable for any loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data or waste of management or office time, or loss of goodwill or reputational damage; and

(c) we will not be liable for any losses arising out of a force majeure event.

(10) Contract cancellation

We may cancel a contract to supply products made under these terms of sale immediately by written notice to you if:

(a) you fail to pay, on time and in full, any amount due to us under any contract, or commit any material breach of your obligations to us under any contract;

(b) you cease to trade;

(c) you become insolvent or unable to pay your debts within the meaning of the insolvency legislation applicable to you;

(d) a person (including the holder of a charge or other security interest) is appointed to manage or take control of the whole or part of your business or assets, or notice of an intention to appoint such a person is given or documents relating to such an appointment are filed with any court;

(e) the ability of your creditors to take any action to enforce their debts is suspended, restricted or prevented, or some or all of your creditors accept, by agreement or pursuant to a court order, an amount of less than the sums owing to them in satisfaction of those sums; or

(f) any process is instituted which could lead to you being dissolved and your assets being distributed to your creditors, shareholders or other contributors (other than for the purposes of solvent amalgamation or reconstruction).