Privacy Policy

Company Details:

The terms of Privacy establishes
how information processing operations should be implemented in connection with
the site which is obtainable at https://themeritchallenge.com/ .  It is implemented via the internet and
through The Awards Show (Pty) Ltd (with registration number 2013/212836/07).
The terms of Privacy is subsequently listed. Our Privacy terms are applicable
to both listed and unlisted users of The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge

The terms “Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge”, “Merit
Challenge”, “The Awards Show”, “The Awards Show (Pty) Ltd”, site and website
all refer to the entity, of a website of the entity, and is used alternatively
throughout the document, to refer to the same thing.

Recognition of Policy:

The policy
is lawful, compulsory and actionable on every individual that enters the site
or various areas of the site. It is imperative that you scrutinise the policy
meticulously as operations on the site would be tantamount to compliance with
the policy. In the event that you are in contradiction with stipulations of the
policy, leave The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge
website immediately as continuous operations would make your answerable to the
terms of the policy irrespective of your objections to the stipulations of the

Kinds of details obtained from

facts would be obtained from potential users when you sign up at The
Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge website, these facts serves as a fundamental
prerequisite to render services that you demand. Even though not exhaustive,
the list includes the preceding facts:

  • Complete
  • Email
  • Work or residential Address
  • Proprietor/Connected Business
  • Telephone number
  • Date of Birth
  • Purpose for entering the site
  • Relevant info on
    Advertising/Affiliate medium that is recommended for the site if any
  • The purpose to which facts demanded
    from the site would be used for 
  • Optional
    visitor appraisal of enterprises, or entries into competitions
  • All of the
    aforesaid private facts would be stored through automated systems or via the
    use of cookies according to how it is offered by you willingly

E-mail Opt-Out and POPI Act:

  • We are always accessible and ready to delete your personal details from our database
    in the event that you desire that it be taken out. In the event that you want
    to cancel subscription, you can initiate the entire process by clicking in the
    designated link provided which is at the base of all emails sent out. This
    would effectively scrub you from the list.   
  • The POPI Act comes into effect on 1 July 2021. It has been implemented to protect how your data is used and stored. Should you wish to be removed from our database, and no longer receive our communications, use every email received as an opportunity to unsubscribe. Should you not unsubscribe, it will be noted that you are giving us permission to retain your information on our database.
  • You can also email us at hello@themeritchallenge.com at any time not to be included in communications.

Disseminating details to third

  • Coupled with the policy and processes that are
    implemented to ensure the safety of your personal details, the Electronic
    Communications and Transactions Act, 25 of 2002 also ensures the safety of
    your details.
  • In
    alignment with other stipulations of the policy, The Awards Show (Pty) Ltd
    would not disseminate or communicate your personal details with a
    third-party, only when bound by law and court summons to release such
  • The
    Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge website refrains completely from
    participating in the marketing or dissemination of your personal details,
    with  exemptions for these
  • Various
    forms of personal details offered to The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge
    website could undergo a series of transmissions over various geographical
    boundaries for analytical, storage, merging and other technical processes
    that would allow for effective planning and utilisation of information. It
    becomes imperative to stress that the legal framework that protects your
    information may not be obtainable or applicable in other countries.
  • The
    Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge website reserves the right to reveal
    relevant details to its branches, partners and dealers that collaborate
    with The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge to facilitate data analysis.
    Additionally, The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge website has unrestricted
    authority to integrate with another enterprise or be purchased and owned
    by other enterprises or entities. In such cases, it becomes binding and
    permissible that The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge does not hold back on
    various details from the merging or buying enterprise thus allowing some
    or all of your personal information to be provided.
  • The
    Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge website is completely exonerated form any
    harm, forfeiture or burden, irrespective of its form emerging from the
    inadvertent exploitation of details provided to the merger or buying
  • It
    is the assumption that you are acutely aware and willingly consent to all
    of the arrangements pertaining to the transmission and analysing of your
    personal details in accordance with all of the aforementioned ways when
    you contact and continue operations on The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge

and Safety of Credit/Debit card details

Unless specifically indicated to the
contrary in the policy, the stipulations, methods and practices of the Payfast
website and various appropriately authorised disbursing bank, clearing bank and
card association would be actionable and applicable to all disbursements and
dealings finalised on the site with your entitlements and responsibilities
corresponding with required payments owed to you or owed by you would be
administered respectively. We undertake to guarantee through every means
available that the Credit/Debit cards on The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge
website is safe and protected. Various fundamental methods and processes
implemented to guarantee the safety of Credit/Debit card transaction are
contained in the subsequent list: 

  • Dealings by Credit/Debit Card would
    be obtained from The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge website through the Payfast
    website as they are authorised disbursement channel for Nedbank in South
  • We do not engage in the storage of
    any Credit/Debit Card information in our database. Our duty is simply to
    function as a channel by transferring the Credit/Debit card information to the Payfast
    website as they are responsible for sanctioning the transactions, thus
    exempting us from the challenge of holding the information in our database. If
    you require additional information on Payfast go to www.payfast.co.za
  •  The collaborative operations of The Merit Wine
    and Spirit Challenge website and Payfast employ an impregnable form of
    encryption, which is known as the Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3).  We maintain that every Credit/Debit
    information would be transferred through safe and protected channels this
    effectively means that we would not be transferring through email. For
    additional information and details contact www.payfast website to get an
    insight into the safety details and policy.
  • When you endure forfeiture, harm or
    burden as a result of The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge website following the
    aforesaid basic processes, you would consequently secure and free The Merit
    Wine and Spirit Challenge website of any forfeiture, harm or burden irrespective
    of the form in which it may emerge from disbursements and dealings finalised on
    the site.  

Because we are conscious of offering
improved services to clients we are entitled to:

  • Monitor
    users operations via the site, consider various operations on the site via
    secondary tools which encompasses but is not restricted to”Google
    Analytics”, while cooperating with secondary monitoring services which
    encompasses but is not confined to “Google Adwords”. Various involvement and
    partnership with a secondary entity would be implemented with the optimism that
    everything would be sufficiently guarded.
  • The use of
    cookies is used by The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge
    website anytime you enter the website which would help us detect subsequent
    entry to the site. You can use software so as not to be able to accept cookies.
    Using cookies, we would become efficiently positioned to modify activities on
    the site to meet your needs. This also means that when you deactivate the
    cookie, certain services would not function like it should. The presence of
    secondary services utilised by the site just as those covered by Google
    Adwords, would not use cookies to monitor your operations on the site simply to
    increase overall service.
  • Taking IP address details: In cases
    where you visit The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge website site, we retain
    your IP address.  The IP address provides
    relevant details about your internet service provider, however it does not
    provide information on the user. In addition to the IP address, your domain
    address could also be retained, the type of web-surfing software you require,
    and the OS that dispatched the URL and so on. 
    All this information is not private, and is collated for technical and
    general reasons. All of these forms of details are controlled by The Merit Wine
    and Spirit Challenge website and they are entitled to use all of this
    information as they are owned by The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge.          

Relevance of the policy:

The Privacy
policy is exclusively relevant toThe Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge
website. The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge website may have hyperlinks that
lead in and out of the site. However, they are not managed by The Merit Wine
and Spirit Challenge website and are not covered by the Privacy policy.
Additionally, various hyperlinks do not suggest authorisation, approval or
consent of the material, products and services of various connected sites and
The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge website does not shoulder responsibility
for various materials the Privacy and safety policies imply that are initiated
by connected sites.    

Information Entree, Correctness
& Adjustments:

  • The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge
    website would act within to confines of morality and legality while employing
    every means necessary to preserve all of your private details.  You would be granted access to the details,
    and you would be granted an avenue to edit errors for exactness. Measures would
    be implemented to guarantee that various errors would be corrected when
  • Sensible actions would be
    implemented to confirm your identity before certain actions are taken to allow
    admission to your details. In instances where you require that your personal
    details are removed from the database, we would implement a complete


The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge
website would undertake every sensibly lawful action and process to safeguard
your personal details. In instances where there is an unsure occurrence
jeopardising the safety of your personal details that we have in our custody,
you would be promptly issued with an alert to inform you on the developments
within the shortest time frame practicable.   

Alterations to the policy:

The Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge
website is completely entitled to make modifications to the policy whenever
decided, without alert, warning or explanation. Various alterations would be
circulated on this designated page. It is expected that you scrutinise the Privacy
terms at the beginning of every engagement with the site, as further actions
and operations on the site would suggest and affirm that you have considered
and agreed to the various modifications.   

Retail channel country and exchange

website retail channel is in South Africa. The official exchange currency is
the South African Rand.

Country of residence

The website embodies South African
laws and
The Merit
Wine and Spirit Challenge website determines the domicilium citandi et executandi applicable to every case in the contract,
irrespective of when in reference to court proceedings, see or various
documentations or communication of whichever form, as 9 Holly Oak,
Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa.

Changes to terms of use:

The Merit
Wine and Spirit Challenge website is entitled to the right, due to the dynamic
nature of the business, to adjust the contract or various sections of the
contract for whatever reason without notification. The various adjustments
would be publicised on this page. It comes highly recommended that you
scrutinise the contract from the start, because you would only be available to
use the website and its contents by being in accordance with any changes
affected on this page. By continuing operations on the website even when
modifications are publicised, you agree to these changes.

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