Policies (Shipping, Return & Payments)
All orders are processed within 3 to 12 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after we have received payment in full. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped.
We use 3rd Party Couriers. They can take 1 - 4 business days to deliver. *Please note this can increase during peak times (Festive seasons). We charge a flat fee for all shipments in South Africa
Free local delivery (10 Km radius from our Studio in Villieria, Pretoria) is available for orders over R2500 upon special request (T's & C's apply). For orders under R2500, we charge for delivery directly to your door. Alternative shipping methods eg 'Postnet to Postnet' can be arranged upon request.
You can skip the shipping fees with free local pickup at Purple Root Studio in Villieria, Pretoria. After placing your order and selecting local pickup at checkout, your order will be prepared and ready for pick up within 3 to 12 business days. We will send you an email when your order is ready along with instructions.
Our in-store pickup hours are 08:00 - 16:30 (Mo-Thu) and 08:00 - 13:00 (Fri). Please have your order confirmation email with you when you come to collect. Please always arrange a pick up time slot via email or WhatsApp.
***We cannot be responsible for a missed pickups if no arrangement time has been confirmed.****
How do I check the status of my order?
When your order has shipped, you will receive an email notification from us which will include a tracking number you can use to check its status. Please allow 48 hours for the tracking information to become available.
If you haven’t received your order within 5 days of receiving your shipping confirmation email, please contact us at email@example.com with your name and order number, and we will look into it for you.
Refunds, returns, and exchanges
In the event that your order arrives damaged in any way, please email us as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and a photo of the item’s condition. We do not accept any returns after 5 days. We address these on a case-by-case basis but will try our best to work towards a satisfactory solution.
Unfortunately, some items are non-cancelable and non-refundable: Anything that’s made to your specific requirements, is personalised or otherwise can't be resold due to a bespoke element. We do not accept returns for any personalised item, if there is an issue with a product, we can investigate to find an alternative solution or we will give store credit where applicable, minus the shipping costs for the return.
Please note that the return shipping costs will be at your expense, unless the item/s being returned are defected or not as ordered. In rare cases like this, We will gladly cover the postage costs for the return (via EFT or coupon). Please contact us to make arrangements.
The returned product/s will have to be in an un-used condition and in its original packaging in order for us to proceed with a refund.
THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ACT
CUSTOMER PRIVACY NOTICE
This Notice explains how we obtain, use and disclose your personal information, in accordance with the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act (“POPIA”).
At COR Concepts (and including this website, POPIAct-Compliance) we are committed to protecting your privacy and to ensure that your personal information is collected and used properly, lawfully and transparently.
The information we collect
We collect and process your personal information mainly to contact you for the purposes of understanding your requirements, and delivering services accordingly. For this purpose we will collect contact details including your name and organisation.
We collect information directly from you where you provide us with your personal details. Where possible, we will inform you what information you are required to provide to us and what information is optional.
Website usage information may be collected using “cookies” which allows us to collect standard internet visitor usage information.
How we use your information
We will use your personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and agreed with you. In addition, where necessary your information may be retained for legal or research purposes.
- To gather contact information;
- To confirm and verify your identity or to verify that you are an authorised user for security purposes;
- For the detection and prevention of fraud, crime, money laundering or other malpractice;
- To conduct market or customer satisfaction research or for statistical analysis;
- For audit and record keeping purposes;
- In connection with legal proceedings.
Disclosure of information
We may disclose your personal information to our service providers who are involved in the delivery of products or services to you. We have agreements in place to ensure that they comply with the privacy requirements as required by the Protection of Personal Information Act.
We may also disclose your information:
- Where we have a duty or a right to disclose in terms of law or industry codes;
- Where we believe it is necessary to protect our rights.
We are legally obliged to provide adequate protection for the personal information we hold and to stop unauthorized access and use of personal information. We will, on an on-going basis, continue to review our security controls and related processes to ensure that your personal information remains secure.
Our security policies and procedures cover:
- Physical security;
- Computer and network security;
- Access to personal information;
- Secure communications;
- Security in contracting out activities or functions;
- Retention and disposal of information;
- Acceptable usage of personal information;
- Governance and regulatory issues;
- Monitoring access and usage of private information;
- Investigating and reacting to security incidents.
When we contract with third parties, we impose appropriate security, privacy and confidentiality obligations on them to ensure that personal information that we remain responsible for, is kept secure.
We will ensure that anyone to whom we pass your personal information agrees to treat your information with the same level of protection as we are obliged to.
Your Rights: Access to information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you. To do this, simply contact us at the numbers/addresses as provided on our website and specify what information you require. We will need a copy of your ID document to confirm your identity before providing details of your personal information.
Please note that any such access request may be subject to a payment of a legally allowable fee.
Correction of your information
You have the right to ask us to update, correct or delete your personal information. We will require a copy of your ID document to confirm your identity before making changes to personal information we may hold about you. We would appreciate it if you would keep your personal information accurate.
Definition of personal information
According to the Act ‘‘personal information’’ means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person, and where it is applicable, an identifiable, existing juristic person. Further to the POPI Act, COR Concepts also includes the following items as personal information:
- All addresses including residential, postal and email addresses.
- Change of name – for which we require copies of the marriage certificate or official change of name document issued by the state department.
How to contact us
If you have any queries about this notice; you need further information about our privacy practices; wish to withdraw consent; exercise preferences or access or correct your personal information, please contact us at the numbers/addresses listed on our website.