Terms and conditions

This site (www.FordApproved.co.za) is operated by Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa(Manufacturing) (Pty) Ltd ("Ford"). Access to this site is subject to the terms and conditions of use outlined below.

 
General terms 
Ford has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this site.  

Ford is constantly seeking ways to improve the specification, design and production of its vehicles and alterations take place continually. Whilst every effort is made to produce up to date products and specifications, this site should not be regarded as an infallible guide to Ford products and services, nor does it constitute an offer for the sale of any particular vehicle. Distributors and Dealers are not agents of Ford and have absolutely no authority to bind Ford by any express or implied undertaking or representation. Any reference in this site to speed or performance should not be taken as an encouragement to drive either dangerously or at speeds in excess of national limits.

 

The declared fuel consumption were achieved during technical laboratory testing in accordance with the legislated technical specifications (SANS 20101: 2006 / ECE R101: 2005). Fuel consumption figures are used to compare different vehicle types under uniform conditions and are not necessarily indicative of real-life driving conditions. Note that the actual fuel consumption levels will depend on many factors including individual driving habits, prevailing conditions and vehicle equipment, condition and use. If in any doubt, please consult your Authorised Ford Dealer.

 
Accessories and features:

Unless specified as standard, features / options or accessories may be additional to standard specifications, available on only higher spec models, or as an option / accessory at additional cost to the customer. 

 
Copyright 

All rights, including copyright and database right, in the website and its contents, are owned by or licensed to Ford, or otherwise used by Ford as permitted by applicable law or the copyright holder. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast or transmit any text, images, graphic, logo, button, icon, image and their selection and arrangement thereof, and any underlying source code and software, for any commercial or public purpose without prior written permission from Ford or the copyright holder.

 

You may not adapt, alter or create any of the material or information in this site or use it for any other purpose other than for your personal non-commercial use. You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes.

 

Ford reserves the right to use for its own purposes any material submitted to the site, including text and images, either on the site or in any other form, including for publicity purposes. Ford reserves the right to monitor submissions to the site and to edit or reject any submissions. 

 
Disclaimer 

We try to ensure that information on our site is accurate, complete and up-to-date. In using this site, however, you agree to be bound by the Terms & Conditions, which take effect on the date when you first use the site.

 

Without prejudice to your statutory rights, the site and all information, text, names, images, pictures, logos, links and icons and other materials (without limitation) are provided 'AS IS' and on an 'IS AVAILABLE' basis without representation warranty or endorsement, express or implied. In particular, we do not warrant or represent the accuracy or completeness of information provided on this site nor do we guarantee that use of this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the site and its servers are free of computer viruses or bugs.

 

In no event will Ford be liable to any person for any damage or loss that may arise from the use of any information contained in our site or products displayed on our site, including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the site.

 

Notwithstanding anything else in these Terms & Conditions, Ford will not be liable for claims relating to the functionality or availability of this site. 

 
Trademarks 

All names, images, logos identifying Ford are proprietary marks of Ford. All third party brand, product, service and company names contained on this site are the trademarks, service marks and trade names of their respective holders. Ford does not give permission for their use by any person other than the holders. Any such use may constitute an infringement of the holders' rights. 

 
External links 

Ford does not represent, warrant, endorse or hold responsibility over any external sites that may be linked to and from this site. Any external site that you visit by clicking through a link on this site is outside the control of Ford and you visit entirely at your own risk.   

Software disclaimer 

The software downloads from this site have been thoroughly scanned and tested at all stages of production, but - as with all new software - we still recommend that you run a virus checker before use. We also recommend that you have an up-to-date backup of your hard disk before using the software. Ford cannot accept responsibility for any disruption, damage and/or loss of data on your data or computer system that may occur while using the software. Consult your network administrator before installing any software on a networked computer. 

 
Jurisdiction 

These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Southern Africa. Disputes arising here shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Southern Africa.

 

If any of these Terms should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these Terms are intended to be effective, it shall be severed and deleted from this clause. All other Terms of Use and Terms & Conditions shall remain in full force and continue to be binding and enforceable.

 

Ford reserves the right to change any of these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online.

 

If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions in full, you must stop using this website immediately. 

WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICY

This website privacy policy describes how we process information we collect and/or receive from you.

  1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND RECEIVE
    We collect and receive information about you in the following ways:

    1. Information you give us
      This includes any information that you provide to us directly:
      1. by filling in forms on our websites, or those provided to you;
      2. when you contact us or we contact you and you provide information directly to us.
    2. What personal information we collect
      1. When you register to use our services, you will be required to provide us with the following information, your
        1. name and surname;
        2. contact number and email address;
        3. ...
    3. Information we collect or receive when you use our website
      We collect information when you use websites by using cookies, and other technologies. Depending on how you access and use websites, we may receive:

      1. Log information;
      2. Information we infer about you based on your interaction with products and services;
      3. Device information (for example the type of device you're using, how you access platforms, your browser or operating system and your Internet Protocol ("IP") address);
      4. Location information.

    4. Information from third-party sources
      We may receive additional information about you that is publicly or commercially available and combine that with the information we have collected or received about you in in other ways.
  2. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND RECEIVE
    We use the information we collect and receive for the following general purposes:

    1. to provide you with information, products or services you request from us;
    2. in order to refer you to an appropriate third-party service provider;
    3. to communicate with you;
    4. to provide you with support; and
    5. to provide effective advertising (for example to provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer, that are similar to those that you have already hired or enquired about).
  3. HOW WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND RECEIVE
    1. We don’t sell your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes.
    2. We may share information with:
      1. we may disclose your personal information to a limited number of our employees and business partners (only Ford Dealerships) (other than those who we refer you to), who we assist you to interact with;
      2. our business partners. We may share non-personally identifiable information with select business partners;
      3. other parties in response to legal process or when necessary to conduct or protect our legal rights;
      4. companies that provide services to us. Companies that provide services to us or act on our behalf may have access to information about you. These companies are limited in their ability to use information they receive in the course of providing services to us or you; and
      5. third-parties where you provide consent. In some cases, third-parties (often advertisers) may wish to attain information about you in order to promote their products to you, or for whatever other reason. We may share information with third-parties where you provide consent in the form of an explicit opt-in. Before we ask you to opt-in, we will endeavour to provide you with a clear description of what personal information would be shared with the third-party. Remember that once you have opted in to allow us to send your information to the third-party, we cannot control what they do with your personal information; therefore, be sure to investigate their privacy policies before providing permission for us to share your information.
  4. YOUR RIGHTS
    1. You have the right to ask us not to contact you for marketing purposes. You can exercise this right at any time by using any of the various "opt-out" options that we will always provide to you when we communicate with you. We won’t send you marketing messages if you tell us not to but we will still need to send you service-related messages.
    2. Our websites use cookies. If you wish to reject our cookies, you can configure your browser to do so.
    3. We want to make sure that any personal information we hold about you is up to date. So, if you think your personal information is inaccurate, you can ask us to correct or remove it.
  5. RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
    We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy or to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.
  6. OUR COMMITMENT TO SECURITY
    The security of your personal information is important to us. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. However, we do employ a number of safeguards intended to mitigate the risk of unauthorized access or disclosure of your information. We will do our best to protect your personal information and we will use up to date technology that will help us to do this. We will at all times comply with our obligation under applicable law.
  7. TRANSFER OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
    1. We are based in and operate from South Africa. Your information, including personal information is stored in South Africa
    2. Your use of our website, followed by your submission of information to us, represents your consent to such transfer.
    3. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.
  8. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
    Our website or social media platforms may contain links to and from websites, mobile applications or services of third parties, advertisers or affiliates. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other parties and advise you to read the privacy statements of each website you visit which collects personal information.
  9. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
    We may update this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes that we may make to our privacy policy will be posted on our website and will be effective from the date of posting.
  10. ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
    1. You may at any time request:
      1. confirmation that we hold your personal information;
      2. access to your personal information;
      3. the identities or categories of third parties to whom we have disclosed your personal information; or
      4. that we correct or delete any personal information that is incomplete, misleading, inaccurate, excessive or out of date.
    2. Requests may be made in writing to: JHARR630@ford.com.

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