Terms And Conditions

Advertisements are only accepted for publication subject to the following conditions:

1) Housing Matters, the owner and publisher of Housing in Southern Africa magazine, reserves the right to withhold or cancel publication of any advertisement order that has been accepted. No liability is accepted by Housing Matters for losses arising from failure to publish, omission, or for publication on dates other than those stipulated by the advertiser, or for typographical errors or mistakes of any kind.

2) Every precaution will be taken to ensure the correct printing and insertion of all advertisements, but no liability will be accepted for any colour-matching or content errors that may occur. The onus is solely on the advertiser to ensure that material is supplied in the correct format. Material will be stored for a maximum of 12 months.

3) Telephonic instructions must always be confirmed in writing.

4) Booking deadlines stipulated are also cancellation deadlines. A cancellation fee of 50% of the advertising rate will be charged for cancellations received after the cancellation deadlines.

5) No changes to advertisements will be accepted once production of Housing in Southern Africa magazine has commenced. Furthermore, no extensions will be granted for delivery of material. If material arrives after the stipulated deadline and too late for inclusion in the magazine, the full rate will be charged.

6) Housing in Southern Africa magazine will not accept advertisements subject to editorial coverage being given to the product being advertised or subject to special positions. This does not apply to special or premium contractual positions.

7) Advertising space in Housing in Southern Africa magazine may not be used for attacking or making negative comparisons with other advertisers, firms, persons or institutions.

8) Housing in Southern Africa magazine reserves the right to edit, revise or reject, even after acceptance for publication, any advertisement the publication finds untruthful, misleading, or unsuitable for any other reason.

9) Housing in Southern Africa magazine reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of editions published and quantity of magazines printed without notice. Furthermore, the publisher does not guarantee any given level of circulation or readership for all forms of advertisements in Housing in Southern Africa magazine.

10) When new advertising rates are announced, contract advertisers can maintain their contract rates for 45 calendar days after the announcement of the new rate. Thereafter, the balance of the order will be subject to the new rate. The advertiser may cancel the contract on the day the new or higher rate becomes effective by providing Housing in Southern Africa magazine with 14 calendar days’ notice, unless a rate increase has been stipulated in the contract.

11) Accounts will be rendered monthly and payable within 30 days from the statement date. Outstanding amounts will be charged interest at the prime rate stipulated by the publisher’s bankers. Should the publisher incur collection costs, these will be for the advertiser’s account. Payment that is received from agencies later than 45 days from the statement date will not qualify for the 16,5% agency settlement discount.

12) All advertisement material is subject to the approval of the publisher. The publisher cannot be held responsible in any manner whatsoever for liabilities, claims, demands, actions, costs, losses and damages that occur as a result of the publication of an advertisement.

13) Advertorials and promotional pages must comply with Housing in Southern Africa’s style, design and editorial or procedural rules.

14) The placing of an order or contract, either in writing or telephonically, qualifies as acceptance of the terms and conditions above. Any conditions stipulated in an advertiser’s order form are considered void insofar as they conflict with the terms and conditions above.