Who we are
Our website address is: http://www.articlesoflife.com.
The terms and conditions set out below apply to your use of Articles of Life website (the “Site”) which you may use and access in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web at www.articlesoflife.com, www.bookshop.articlesoflife.com on any device (including PC, mobile, TV, tablet and/or e-reader) and RSS feeds.
Use of the Site includes accessing, browsing, registering for and/or purchasing any of the Products or Services available through it. In the event of any conflict between these terms and conditions and the Website Terms of Service, these terms and conditions will prevail.
1.1 Articles of Life is a registered subsidiary business under ZIQWEB which is a Limited Liability Company duly registered in the Republic of Kenya under Number BN/2016/402419 and of P.O. Box Number Nairobi certified under the Registrar of Business Names Act CAP 499, Section 14 of the Laws of the Republic of Kenya.
2. The Site
2.1 We reserve the right to change the way the Site works from time to time and to withdraw any Products or Services or features of the Site without giving notice to you.
2.2 The images of Products and Services on the Site are for illustrative purposes only and the Products and Services may differ slightly from those images.
2.3 To use the Site and register for or buy any of the Products or Services available through it you must be 18 years old, and legally able to enter into a contract.
2. Our Services
3. Place an Order
3.1 These terms and conditions will apply to any contract between us and you for the sale of any Products to you (“Contract”).
3.2 You are able to correct errors on your order up to the point at which you submit your order. After this point, we will assume that all information provided as part of your order is correct and will process your order accordingly so please take care to check your order before sending it to us.
3.3 You will be charged for the Product(s) you wish to purchase (via our payment processing provider) at the point of placing your order.
3.4 After you place an order, we will send you an email confirming that your order has been received by our system. Your card will be charged at the point you place the order. You will then receive another email when your order is dispatched (“Order Confirmation”). All Products are subject to availability and the Contract between us will only be formed when we send you the Order Confirmation. If any Product(s) that you have ordered are not available, we will notify you and where you have already paid for the relevant Product(s), we will refund you the price of such Product(s).
4.1 You can pay for Product(s) using cash, MPESA, Airtel Money, or Paypal. Any relevant delivery charges is due in advance and will be taken at the point of order.
5.1 The prices for Products will be as quoted on the Site and you will be charged the price quoted on the Site at the time you place your order. The prices may change from time to time. Despite taking care to ensure that all Product prices are accurate, a small number of Products may be mispriced. If we have made a mistake and the correct price for a Product is higher than the price shown on the Site, we may contact you to request whether you want to buy the Product at the correct price or cancel your order. If we are unable to contact you, we will cancel your order. In the event we or you cancel your order we will refund you any price already paid for the Product. If a Product’s correct price is lower than the price shown on the Site, we will charge the lower amount.
5.2 The prices on the Site include VAT where applicable at the current rate.
5.3 Prices are liable to change at any time, but any changes will not affect orders already placed and confirmed by an Order Confirmation.
5.4 Delivery charges may be payable in addition to the price of a Product as detailed in the Delivery section below at condition 6.
5.5 Special offer prices are available on selected titles and offer prices are available for a duration of 3 months unless otherwise stated.
5. Discount Policy
6. Cancellation; Refund Policy
7.1 If you are a consumer, you have a legal right to cancel an order with Ziqweb within the period set out below, unless the Products or Services are perishable or personalised for you in which case you will not be entitled to cancel the order. The period during which you can cancel starts from the date of the Order Confirmation that we send to you (which is the date the contract between us is formed) and ends as follows:-
7.2 To cancel a Contract you need to let us know that you wish to cancel. You can do this by either completing the cancellation form on our Site or by email email@example.com or by telephone on +254 728 123 789. If you complete a cancellation form and send it to us we will email you to confirm that we have received your cancellation. If you email us to notify us of your cancellation, please include your order number within your email to help us to identify your order. Your cancellation will be effective from the date that you send us the email. You are responsible for sending back to us all Products supplied under the cancelled Contract at your cost by following the instructions set out in the dispatch note enclosed with the Products.
7.3 If you are returning a Product that is defective, damaged in transit or which is the wrong item, please contact us by telephone on +254 731 957 254. We will replace the item or refund you for its cost as instructed.
7.4 This cancellation, returns and refund policy does not affect your statutory rights.
7.5 Where any refund is due, we will make the reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than: (a) 14 days after the day we receive back from you any Products supplied, or (b) (if earlier) 14 days after the day you provide evidence that you have returned the Products in the form of a certificate of posting.
7.6 We will make the reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of the reimbursement.
7.7 We will refund any delivery costs you have paid for delivery of the Products to you, although as permitted by law the maximum refund will be the costs of delivery by the least expensive delivery method.
7.8 We may withhold reimbursement until we have received the Products back or you have supplied evidence of having sent back the Products in the form of a certificate of posting, whichever is the earliest.
7.9 You must send back the Products without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which you communicate your cancellation of the Contract to us. The deadline is met if you send back the Product(s) before the period of 14 days has expired as evidenced by a certificate of posting.
7.10 You are only liable for any diminished value of the Product(s) resulting from handling other than that which is necessary in order to establish the nature and characteristics of the Products.
7.11 As a consumer, we have a legal duty to supply Products that comply with the Contract and you have legal rights in relation to any Products supplied that are faulty or not as described. These legal rights are not in anyway affected by these terms and conditions including the provisions regarding cancellations, refunds and returns.
7. Limitation of Liability
7. Use of The Site
8.1 Your use of the Site is governed by our Website Terms of Service . Please take the time to read these, as they include important terms which apply to you.
9. Notification of Changes
10. How we use your personal information
10. Our right to vary these terms
10.1 We reserve the right to make changes to these terms and conditions, the Site, the Products or any other terms governing your use of the Site at any time. You will be subject to the terms and conditions (and any other conditions that apply to your use of the Site) in force at the time that you use the Site. If any of these terms and conditions is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining terms.
10.2 You acknowledge and agree that neither the Company, or any Competition sponsor(s), or their respective employees, agents or subcontractors, or the prize provider or the rights owner (if applicable) shall have any liability to you whatsoever in connection with your use and/or possession of your prize, provided that nothing in these Competition Rules shall exclude or limit the liability of any party for personal injury or death caused by negligence or for anything else which cannot be excluded or limited by law.
11. Our liability to you
11.1 If we fail to comply with these terms and conditions, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these terms and conditions or our negligence, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if they were an obvious consequence of our breach or if they were contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into the Contract.
11.2 We only supply the Products for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Product(s) for any commercial, business or re-sale purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
11.3 We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence; (b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) any breach of the terms implied by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); (d) any breach of the terms implied the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and samples); and (e) defective products under the Act.
12. Events outside our control
12.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks, virus or denial of service attack, impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.
12.2 If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under a Contract: (a) we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you; and (b) our obligations under a Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects our delivery of Products to you, we will arrange a new estimated delivery date with you after the Event Outside Our Control is over.
13. Communications between us
13.1 When we refer, in these terms and conditions, to “in writing”, this will include e-mail.
13.2 If you wish to contact us in writing for any reason (including if you wish to make a complaint), you can send this to us by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by pre-paid post to Articles of Life, P.O Box -00100 Nairobi, KENYA. You can also call us on +254 731 957 254.
13.3 If we have to contact you or give you notice in writing, we will do so by e-mail or by pre-paid post to the address provided to us in your order.
14. Other important terms
14.1 We may transfer our rights and obligations under a Contract to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these terms and conditions.
14.2 You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these terms and conditions to another person if we agree to this in writing.
14.3 This Contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.
14.4 If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these terms and conditions, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
14.5 These terms and conditions and the Contract are governed by Kenyan law. This means a Contract for the purchase of Products through the Site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by Kenyan law. You and we both agree to that the courts of Kenya will have non-exclusive jurisdiction.
The information we collect from users enables us to personalize and improve our services, and to allow our users to set up a user account and allows for repeat orders to be completed more quickly. This document describes the types of information we collect from our users and what we do with it.
What information we collect
1. Personal information you provide to us
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information collected may include your name, billing address, postal address, e-mail address and telephone numbers that are entered on this website, sent to us by email, or entered in the process of paying for an order.
2. Personal information collected automatically
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with this website. We automatically receive and record information from your browser including your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number, browser type, IP address and the page you requested. This information is collected and stored using Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
3. Email communications
We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from this website, if your computer supports this type of program. We uses this confirmation to help us make emails more interesting and helpful.
4. Browser Cookies
How we use information we collect
We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, protect and improve our service, to develop new ones. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant search results and adverts.
When you contact us, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We will use information as required by law. Ziqweb Limited processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.