Mindful Media Publications (Pty) Ltd T/A Odyssey Magazine

Subscriptions

  1. Odyssey Magazine will post your issues with the intention of them arriving, at the address you provided, in the first 14 days of the respective quarterly magazine print.
  2. We accept no responsibility for delays in delivery due to slow services provided by the South African Postal Service.
  3. The onus is upon the subscriber to ensure that their delivery information is updated and correct at all times.
  4. 21 days written notice is required for cancellation of subscription, due to non-delivery, and the number of editions outstanding at the end of the 21 day period will be refunded on a pro-rata basis.

Competitions and Giveaways

  1. Prizes will be awarded to first correct entry drawn after the closing date by Odyssey Magazine.
  2. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  3. Entries should include the answer to the question, your name and email address. By entering, participants allow Odyssey Magazine and prize sponsors permission to contact them for marketing purposes. Should entrants wish to opt out, such a link will be available on all promotional material and they can opt out at any time.
    Entries are made by sending an email to the published email address.
  4. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
  5. Prizes will be issued only after the close of the competition. Please allow for a two-week delivery period.
  6. Odyssey Magazine will notify the selected winner by email on the day after the closing date of the competition. Failure to respond to the notification email and accept the prize within 14 days of being contacted will result in forfeiture of the prize.
  7. Odyssey Magazine or prize sponsors are not responsible for false or incorrectly entered contact information.
  8. The prizes are not transferable, nor can they be converted into cash.
    The competition is open to all readers of Odyssey Magazine, unless specified. Prizes will be delivered only within South Africa.
  9. Only persons who are at least 18 years of age can enter competitions.
  10. Winners are not eligible for another prize for six months after the closing date of the competition they have won.
  11. Odyssey Magazine and / or the prize sponsor has the right to publicise the winners’ names on Facebook or website for promotional purposes.
  12. Odyssey Magazine and its associate sponsors reserve the right to cancel the competition without notice at any time, if deemed necessary in their opinion, or if circumstances arise outside their control. In the event of such cancellation, all participants agree to waive any rights that they may have in terms of this competition and acknowledge that they have no recourse against Odyssey Magazine and the sponsors.
  13. BY ENTERING, ALL PARTICIPANTS AND/OR ENTRANTS RELEASE ODYSSEY MAGAZINE AND THE SPONSORS FROM AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS AND DAMAGES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH EACH ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION AND/OR ENTRY IN THE COMPETITION/GIVEAWAY AND/OR HIS/HER RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZES AWARDED IN THIS CONTEST.

Advertising

1.
Advertisements are only accepted for publication in Odyssey Magazine, or any other publication(s) or commercial communication(s) owned or published by Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD, subject to the following conditions:

1.1
Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD reserves the right to withhold any advertisement from publication and to cancel any advertisement order that has been accepted.

1.2
Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD will not be liable to the advertiser or to any other person for any loss or damages of any nature whatsoever, including indirect or consequential damages or any loss of profit or special damages of any nature whatsoever, and whether in the contemplation of the parties or not, which the advertiser or any other person may suffer as a result of Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD’s failure to publish, or publication on dates other than those specified by the advertiser, or any other errors of any kind.

1.3
Telephonic instructions/confirmations of any kind must in all cases be confirmed in writing by the advertiser.

2.
Every precaution is taken to ensure the correct printing and insertion of all advertisements, but Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD will not be held liable for any inaccuracies or omissions or for any consequence arising there from.

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Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD reserves the right to edit or revise, or to reject, even after acceptance for publication, any advertisement deemed to be untruthful or objectionable in subject matter or wording, or unsuitable for any other reason, whether space for the advertisement has been booked in advance under order or not.

4.
Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD reserves the right to suspend an issue on any day and increase or decrease the usual number of editions without notice.

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Space is sold to advertisers for the purpose of making announcements concerning their own business and may not be used for attacking or making invidious comparisons with other advertisers, firms, institutions or persons.

6.
Advertisement orders are not accepted subject to write-up space or editorial coverage being given.

7.
All cancellations by the customer must be in writing.

7.1
Cancellations of advertisements will not be accepted if they are provided later than two full working weeks (14 days) prior to any particular edition going to press. If the client refuses to have such a booked advertisement’s appearance in the issue in question, they may replace it with another within 7 days of the press/live date or, alternatively, the client can agree that the booked advertisement’s space allocation in that issue be re-assigned at the publisher’s discretion to either editorial or advertising usage.

7.2
In the case of a late cancellation, as detailed in 7.1 above, or a failure to properly notify Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD in writing about such a cancellation, the client is responsible for the payment of the full amount as detailed in the booking form for that advertisement, with the proviso that clause 7.3 following is not invoked as a consequence of the cancellation.

7.3
If a client cancels an advertisement, either within the parameters as outlined in 7.1 above, or not, and such cancellation renders any preferential rate offered to the client for multiple advertisement placements invalid, the client will automatically be liable for the differential in cost between the listed price and any agreed multiple-placement discount which the client may have enjoyed in terms of a contract for multiple inserts of advertisements.

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Advertisement orders are not accepted for periods longer than 12 months, unless by special arrangement with the publisher.

9.
All orders are subject to space being available and shall lapse if the first insertion under order is not made within two months (two issues) of the order, or if there is a period of more than two months (two issues) between insertions.

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In the latter case, should the advertiser have enjoyed a multiple advertisement insertion discount, the failure to provide said material will also render any discount null and void and the full listed price shall pertain to the cost of the advertisement, should the advertiser not have cancelled the advertisement in question within the parameters set out in Clause 7 above.

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The full name, street address, telephone and fax number of the advertiser must be included in advertisements asking for money or stamps to be sent to the newspaper or box number.

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When new rates are announced, contract advertisers will be protected at their contract rates for the duration of the contract. The balance of the order will not be subject to the new rates.

12.
A 50% cancellation fee will be incurred for any special positions bookings cancelled within 30 days of the date of publication.

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Approved accounts are payable within 7 days from date of invoice, otherwise orders must be prepaid. Cash payments are required three working days prior to print date for non-account holders. However, in the case of pre-printed special projects, cash or payment by EFT is required 14 days prior to publication.

14.
Final material deadline is Friday prior to week of print or live date of any issue of Odyssey Magazine. Exceptions will only be made if advertisers consult with the publisher. Failure to produce material by final deadline for such material will constitute a material breach by the advertiser of advertisement contract, and will render the advertiser liable for the full amount for the advert in question and for the remainder of the contract value, whether or not the advertiser places subsequent adverts. Clause 7.3 will pertain if relevant.

15.
Any advertising order shall be subject to the conditions stated herein unless specifically varied by Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD in writing and these conditions shall at all times take precedence over any terms, conditions or stipulations contained in any of the advertiser’s documentation as may be in conflict herewith.

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Should the advertiser in any way purport to attach any conditions which vary, amend or are in conflict with the conditions set forth herein then, notwithstanding anything to the contrary stipulated by the advertiser, the conditions set forth herein shall prevail and be of full force and effect unless specifically varied by Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD in writing with specific reference to the advertiser’s contrary documentation.

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ACCEPTANCE AND COPY
If material is received too late for publication, the space reserved will be charged for and the publisher may replace the material with any other material deem suitable by the publisher. Copy must conform to all requirements for the acceptance of advertisements, as laid out in the Odyssey Magazine Media Pack. Digital material must conform to the material specifications of Odyssey Magazine and/or Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD. A full and separate copy can be obtained on the Odyssey Magazine web site – www.odysseymagazine.co.za. The general typography of advertisements is subject to the approval of Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD. Analogue material must be claimed within 30 days, after which no responsibility will be accepted for loss or damage to such material. Digital material can be retrieved up to three months from last date of publication.

17.
Space orders for advertisements appearing in Odyssey Magazine or any associated publication produced by Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD are accepted subject to all the additional conditions shown on the applicable tariff card.

18.
No changes to advertisements appearing in Odyssey Magazine or any associated publications of Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD will be accepted once production of the publication has commenced. The exact timing of publication will be determined at the sole discretion of the publisher and advertisers shall accept the publisher’s determination of when the publication process has begun.

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If any amount due and payable by the advertiser is not paid within the agreed term, the advertiser shall be liable for interest at the maximum rate permitted by law from time to time, including, without limiting the generality thereof, The Usury Act No. 73 of 1968, and the Credit Agreement Act No. 75 of 1980 as amended and the National Credit Act. Such interest shall be calculated and paid monthly in advance, provided that if the interest is not paid as aforesaid, the interest shall be added to the principal sum and the whole amount shall form the principal debt which shall bear interest as aforesaid.

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In the event of Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD instructing attorneys to collect from the advertiser an amount owing to Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD, the advertiser agrees to pay all costs on the scale as between attorney and own client, including collection charges.

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No relaxation or indulgence granted to the advertiser by Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD, at any time, shall be deemed to be a waiver of any of Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD’s rights in terms hereof and such relaxation or indulgence shall not be deemed a novation of any of the terms and conditions set out herein, or create any estoppel against Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD.

22.
Any agreement purporting to vary the terms of these conditions or any consensual cancellation shall not be valid unless reduced to writing and signed by both the advertiser and Mindful Media Publications (PTY) LTD.

23.
These Terms & Conditions will be deemed to have been read and accepted on signature by the authorised person, acting for and on behalf of the advertiser or the advertiser his/herself, of the Odyssey Magazine Advertising Booking Form.

Submissions

We believe that great content is the result of collaboration, one of our core values, and we do value your submission. Our editors will review your article shortly and give it due consideration; however, please understand that not every article submitted can be published as there are many unique considerations for each magazine edition.

Please be aware all articles submitted are done so without any financial consideration now or at any time in the future.Submissions may be rejected by our editors for any of the following reasons but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Article comes across as spam or an advertorial
  • Article is a repeat of an article we’ve previously published
  • Article is too short or too long
  • Article is not within our specific topic ranges or themes
  • Subject matter or format is not relevant, or inappropriate
  • Excessive grammatical and/or spelling errors

By submitting your article you agree to our Term and Conditions below: 

  1. You declare that you are the sole owner and author of the article and own 100% of all copyrights pertaining to the article or have permission from the owner or author to submit the article to Odyssey Magazine or its assignees.
  2. You retain all rights and copyrights to your article.
  3. You may submit (your own) articles that have been published elsewhere.
  4. You agree that Odyssey Magazine or its assignees are not liable for any potential legal action that could arise from the article(s) submitted.
  5. You agree that all articles submitted are submitted without any financial consideration now or in the future.
  6. You are giving permission to Odyssey Magazine or its assignees to publish, distribute or use in any way we deem appropriate the article submitted. This includes, but is not limited to: posting to any of our websites / print publications, social media pages, e-mail newsletters etc.
  7. These permissions are provided to Odyssey Magazine or its assignees and to any successor or future owner of its assets.
  8. No other use is implied or granted.