Mum & Baby Terms and Conditions

The terms of this agreement (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the relationship between you and Vodacom and its affiliates (hereinafter “Vodacom” or “Us” or “We”) regarding your use of the Mum & Baby service and related features (the “Service”). Use of the Service is also governed by Vodacom’s Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference.

Mum & Baby is a South African stage-based maternal support service under the Vodacom Siyakha Program. The Service offers customers free health related and stage based information, for educational purposes only, based on stages of pregnancy.


1.       Your Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions

Please read these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy carefully before using the Service or submitting information through the Service. By using the Service or submitting information through the Service, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree, please do not use this Service or submit any information through the Service.  We reserve the right, at any time, to modify and update these Terms and Conditions from time to time by posting such updated Terms and Conditions on USSD, Mobi and  Any such updates shall apply to you and your use of the Service and by continuing to use the Service, you shall be deemed to have accepted such changes.


2.       Registration To Use the Service

a.              The following Vodacom subscribers can register to use the Service: pregnant women, mom with young baby, caregivers, husband or boyfriends and women who recently lost a baby.

b.              We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that this Service is not intended or designed for persons under the age of 18 years. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is under the age of 18.

c.              This Service is available free of charge to all Vodacom subscribers (subject to clause (a) and (b) above) via USSD for prepaid customers and Mobi for all Vodacom subbscribers .

d.              To be a user of the Service you will be required to register and doing so accordingly binds you to these Terms and Conditions.  On registration, you will be asked to submit the following information to us:

                                        i.          Name

                                      ii.          Age group

                                     iii.          Province where you are located

                                     iv.          Preferred language

e.              We are committed to ensuring responsible practices in the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with applicable law. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy and these terms and conditions (specifically clauses 8 Privacy and Data Protection), please do not provide us with any personal information, and please do not register to use the Service.

f.                By registering, you agree to the following-

                                        i.          Only one registration is permitted per mobile number. Only Vodacom subscribers may register.

                                      ii.          You give us consent to provide you with various notifications and messages about / based on your interaction with the Service.  These notifications will be delivered to you in the form of text messages sent to your mobile device using the MSISDN identifying you as a user of the Service.

                                     iii.          Receiving weekly SMSs for free. A registered user shall have the option to choose their  preference language for receiving SMS content between English, Sesotho and isiZulu. The SMSs will be triggered per the below Schedule based on your choice:

·                3 per week - Monday, Wednesday, Friday (10am)

·                2 per week - Monday, Thursday (10am)

·                1 per week - Monday (10am)

                                     iv.          These messages include, but are not limited to.

·                Periodic messages about stage based pregnancy tips

·                Toddler milestones;

·                Grievance messages;

·                confirmation messages relating to your registration or deregistration for the Service;

·                messages relating to the earning, notification and servicing of rewards

·                the Service may attract charges as per your tariff plan for data and SMS if you use the Service whilst roaming.

3.       General

a.       We grant you permission to use the Service, in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, provided that: (i) your use of the Service is only for your personal, non-commercial purposes; (ii) you do not copy or distribute any part of the Service in any medium without our prior written authorization; (iii) you do not alter or modify any part of the Service other than as may occur during your proper use of the Service for their intended purpose; and (iv) you comply with these Terms and Conditions.

b.       We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time for any reason on prior notice to you and without any liability to you for doing so. We may change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspect of the Service at any time, including the availability of any specific features or content.

c.       We do not permit copyright infringing activities or the infringement of intellectual property or other proprietary rights (including privacy and publicity rights) in connection with the Service, and we will remove all content if properly notified that such materials infringe on a party’s intellectual property right.

d.       We hereby grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to access the Service for your own non-commercial, information or educational purposes. You may not: (i) modify, disassemble, edit, decompile, reverse engineer or copy the Service; (ii) rent, lease, loan, resell, sublicense, distribute or otherwise transfer the Service to any third party ; (iii) remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Service, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Service, or features that enforce limitations on use of the Service; or (iv) delete the copyright and other proprietary rights notices on the Service.

e.       You acknowledge that from time to time, the Service’s availability may be limited due to maintenance, upgrade or other technical reasons as relevant.

f.         We do not warrant that the Service will be compatible with your mobile device. We reserve the right to stop offering and/or supporting the Service or a particular part of the Service at any time, at which point your license to use the Service or a part thereof will be automatically terminated. In such event, we shall not be required to provide refunds, benefits or other compensation to users in connection with such discontinued Services, or any discontinued parts thereof.

g.       To the extent allowed by law, the Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis for your use, without warranties of any kind, express or implied. Whilst every effort has been made by Vodacom and its service providers, to ensure the proper performance of the Service, the accuracy of the information/images and the reliability of the binary data on the Service, Vodacom, its affiliated companies, suppliers, or any of their employees, do not, to the full extent permitted by law, guarantee the availability or accuracy of the Services, content and/or information offered on the Service. We do not warrant that you will be able to access or use the Service at the times or locations of your choosing; that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free; or that defects will be corrected. We thus make no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, and assume no liability or responsibility for the proper performance of the Service and the Service is thus used at your own risk.

h.       You acknowledge that we may appoint third party companies and individuals to facilitate the Service (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, marketing and development). These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to us not to disclose or use it for other purposes.

i.         You acknowledge that certain existing or future aspects of the Service, including notifications and rewards may be provided for free to you though both the charges and/or the exclusivity thereof is subject to change at any time at Vodacom’s discretion.  Any change in this respect will be communicated to you via applicable means to inform you of any applicable change.

j.         The Service includes the provision of both factual information and editorial content for educational purpose only.  Vodacom’s appointed 3rd party maintains and owns the relevant licences and rights to display and provide such content via the Service.  Neither Vodacom nor the 3rd party appointed to provide this content may be held liable for any harm or consequences arising as a result of any unintended inaccuracies or discrepancies in the content.


4.       General Disclaimer





5.       Medicine Check Disclaimer

a.          This information is intended for use by health professionals [members of the public] and has been specifically compiled for purposes of providing such health professionals [members of the public] with relevant, referenced information about medication or related matters. Neither Vodacom (Pty) Ltd nor its provider of Medicine checker, from whom Vodacom (Pty) Ltd obtained the data comprising the information, have performed any independent analysis or investigation to determine the correctness or accuracy of the data, and do not warrant that it is correct or accurate. 


b.         By making this information available, neither Vodacom (Pty) Ltd nor its provider of Medicine checker is endorsing or advocating the use of any medication described, nor are we responsible for misuse of a medication due to, or other consequence of, any typographical error or other inaccuracy. Additional information on any medication may be obtained from the manufacturer.


c.          It is strongly recommended that you independently verify any interpretation of this information. Where you use this information, you shall be fully responsible for your interpretation of the information and shall rely on your own professional judgement [independent medical advice you may obtain] in using this information. It is also strongly recommended that users independently verify the information to ensure it is appropriate for your purposes and within your region.


d.         This information is provided on an "as is" basis. Neither Vodacom (Pty) Ltd nor its provider of Medicines checker make any representations, conditions, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that this information is accurate, complete, up-to-date or fit for any particular purposes. Any statements made to the contrary are void.

e.         Your reliance upon information obtained by you by accessing our products and services is solely at your own risk. Neither Vodacom (Pty) Ltd nor its provider of Medicines checker assume any liability or responsibility for damage or injury to you, other persons, or property airing from any use of the information.



6.       Ownership

a.       All rights, title and interest in and to the Service including, but not limited to,  titles, computer code, themes, objects, stories, dialogue, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects, methods of operation, moral rights, documentation are owned by us and our service providers.  We reserve all rights, including, but not limited to, all intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, in connection with the Service.

b.       We own, have licensed, or otherwise have rights to use, or provide all of the content that appears in the Service.

c.       You acknowledge that we own or have been granted licences for the intellectual property rights in and to all content contained in the Service, and that the unauthorised use thereof is expressly prohibited. The word or mark “Mum & Baby”, however represented, including stylised representation, all associated logos and symbols and combinations of any of the aforegoing with another word or mark, used on the Service, are our trademarks or that of our service providers.


7.       Limitation of Liability

a.       You agree that your use of the Service shall be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we and our officers, directors, employees, and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the services and your use thereof. We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the Services’ content or the content of  and assume no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content; (ii) personal injury or property damage of any nature whatsoever resulting from your access to and use of the services; (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our servers; (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Service; (v) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses or the like which may be transmitted to or through the services by any third party; or (vi) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the services. We do not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any information provided as part of the Service by a third party.

b.       To the extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall we or our subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, owners, agents, employees, representatives and licensors be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, consequential, punitive or exemplary losses or damages whatsoever or for loss of profits (including, without limitation, damages for loss of revenue, loss of data, failure to realize expected savings, interruption of activities, or any other pecuniary or economic loss) and whether arising from breach of contract, damages (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising out of the use of or inability to use the Services or its content.

c.       Save to the extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Vodacom and its partners, subsidiaries and affiliates  from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, liability, losses, costs and expenses (including legal fees and expenses) arising from or related to: (i) any use or alleged use of the Service by any other person, whether or not authorized by you; (ii) your breach of these Terms and Conditions, including any breach of your representations and warranties herein; and (iii) your violation of any law or (iv) your use of or inability to use the Service, the contents made available on the Service.  

8.       Rewards

a.       Should you register for this Service you will receive a free Jet voucher for a R50 off a R250 spend at any Jet Store as a registration Incentive. The aforementioned voucher is valid until 30 April 2017.

b.       To redeem you voucher you must visit a Jet Store, select the items that you wish to purchase, proceed to Checkout and present your code and Thank U card to the cashier to receive your discount. A Thank U card will be issued to you if you do not have one. The Coupon Code to redeem your voucher will be sent to the cell phone number that is used to register for the Services.

c.       The discount voucher code may not be transferred by any means to anyone else. The discount voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, including in-store discount promotions. Specifically, the discount voucher cannot be:

·                used to pay an Edcon account;

·                exchanged for cash;

·                used to purchase cellular products (handsets and airtime); Laptops, Printers, Digital Devices or Gaming Consoles.

·                used to purchase gift cards; or

·                used to purchase 3rd party items such as electricity, DSTV subscriptions, event tickets or other similar items.

d.       Unused vouchers will not be redeemable after the expiry date (30 April 2017).

e.       Should the voucher code be deleted or the customer’s cell phone lost/stolen, neither Edcon nor Vodacom will be liable for any reimbursement of any nature.


9.       Privacy and Data Protection

a.       This clause explains how we collect, use, share and protect your personal information. This clause should be read with the Vodacom’s Privacy Policy. If we update this clause and our privacy policy, we will post any changes on our website.

Collecting your personal information

b.       We can get your personal information when you use this Service. In the case of the use of the Service your personal information is collected for the purpose of being used and processed in:

                     personalising the Service to your respective preferences;

                     for the serving of appropriate, tailored advertising to you via the Service;

                     for the purpose of tracking the Service's performance;

                     troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement and/or to identify any technical issues that may occur from time to time;

                     for use in devising additional enhancements or improvements to the Service; and  

                     statistical tracking, redundancy and audit purposes.

c.       The above data will not be shared with other users of the Service. However, Vodacom further may collect your information in terms of clause 9 (h) and (i) below.

d.       We may also collect information about you from other organisations, if this is appropriate. These include fraud-prevention agencies, business directories and credit reference agencies. We may also collect information about you from other companies, our business, or joint venture partners.

Understanding what you want

e.       We might also use cookies (small text files stored in your browser) and other techniques such as web beacons (small, clear picture files used to follow your movements on our website). These collect information that tells us how you use our websites, web-related products and services.

f.         This, in turn, helps us make our website relevant to your interests and needs. We may use a persistent cookie (a cookie that stays linked to your browser) to record your details so we can recognise you if you visit our website again. See the next section for more details.

g.       You can choose to refuse cookies, or set your browser to let you know each time a website tries to set a cookie.

The personal information we collect

h.       The information we collect about you depends on the Vodacom and Vodafone products and services you use and subscribe to. It may include (but is not limited to) the following:

                                                               i.     your name, age group home language;

                                                              ii.     your preferences for particular products, services or lifestyle activities when you tell us what they are – or when we assume what they are, depending on how you use our products and services;

                                                            iii.     your contact with us – such as a note or recording of a call you make to one of our contact centres, an email or letter you send to us or other records of any contact you have with us;

                                                            iv.     your account information – such as phone number,  handset type, handset model,, whether you are a post or prepaid customer, dates of payment owed and received, TopUp information, the subscription services you use or any other information related to your account.

i.         We will also get information on how you use our products and services, such as:

                                                           i.          Where applicable, the phone numbers that you call or send messages to (or the phone numbers that you receive these calls and messages from);

                                                         ii.          the date, time and length of the calls and messages you send or receive through our network, and your approximate location at the time these communications take place;

                                                        iii.          the level of service you receive – for example, network faults and other network events which may affect our network services;

                                                        iv.          your website browsing information (which includes information about the websites you visit, and about how you use our website or other Vodafone Group websites on your mobile or a PC;

                                                         v.          the date, time and length of your internet browsing, and your approximate location at the time of browsing;

                                                        vi.          your brand preference, preferred video categories, related preferences (e.g. team choice); and type of services you typically access.

Using your personal information

j.         We may use and analyse your information to:

                                                      i.           process the goods and services you have bought from us, and keep you updated with your order progress;

                                                    ii.           keep you informed generally about new products and services (unless you choose not to receive our marketing messages);

                                                   iii.           provide the relevant service or product to you. This includes other services not included in this terms and conditions, and services that use information about where you are when using your mobile equipment (location information) and to contact you with messages about changes to the service or product;

                                                   iv.           contact you with offers or promotions based on how you use our products and services. These include your calling and messaging activities, location information and browsing information (unless you choose not to receive these messages – see below on ‘How to opt-out’;

                                                    v.           send you targeted and relevant messages, based on your behaviour, permission and preferences. From time to time, we will send you a range of different messages, from Vodacom as well as brands, to keep you informed or simply for you to tell us what you are into. These are not just offers and promotions but messages from your favourite brands including new products, discounts, limited offers, gifts and more. It works by using information about you to send you targeted messages relevant to you;

                                                   vi.           bill you for using any additional products or services, or to take the appropriate amount of credit from you;

                                                 vii.           respond to any questions or concerns you may have about using the Service, our network, products or services;

                                                viii.           let you know about other companies' products and services we think may interest you (including offers and discounts we’ve specially negotiated for our customers);

                                                   ix.           protect our network and manage the volume of calls, texts and other use of our network. For example, we identify peak periods of use so we can try and ensure the network can handle the volume at those times

                                                    x.           understand how you use this Service, our network, products and services. That way, we can develop more interesting and relevant products and services, as well as personalising the products and services we offer you;

                                                   xi.           carry out research and statistical analysis including to monitor how customers use this Service, our network, products and services on an anonymous or personal basis;

                                                 xii.           prevent and detect fraud or other crimes, recover debts or trace those who owe us money;

                                                xiii.           provide aggregated reports to third parties (such reports do not contain any information which may identify you as an individual).

k.       The information we use will be your approximate location, based on the nearest mobile cell site. As a result, this will change as you move around with your mobile phone.

l.         We will store your information for as long as we have to by law. If there is no legal requirement, we will only store it for as long as we need it.

Sharing your personal information

m.     We may share information about you with:

                                             i.                            companies in the Vodacom and Vodafone Group (Vodafone Group Plc and any company or other organisation in which Vodacom owns more than 15% of the share capital);

                                           ii.                            Mondia Media, partners or agents involved in delivering the Services;

                                          iii.                            companies who are engaged to perform the Service for, on behalf of Vodacom (Pty) Ltd including Mondia Media (Pty) Ltd;

                                          iv.                            where applicable, credit reference, fraud prevention or business scoring agencies, or other credit scoring agencies;

                                           v.                            where applicable, debt collection agencies or other debt recovery organisations;

                                          vi.                            law enforcement agencies, regulatory organisations, courts or other public authorities if we have to, or are authorised to by law;

                                        vii.                            emergency services (if you make an emergency call), including your approximate location.

n.       We will release information if it’s reasonable for the purpose of protecting us against fraud, defending our rights or property, or to protect the interests of our customers.

o.       If we are reorganised or sold to another organisation, we may transfer any personal information we hold about you to that organisation.

p.       We will transfer your information to Mondia Media our service provider. Mondia Media servers are based outside South Africa in Germany where adequate data protection laws exist to protect the privacy and security of your information. We have also signed a contract with Mondia Media with data protection provisions to ensure the security and protection of the privacy of your information.

q.       At your option, we may also share your information with partner organisations we’ve chosen carefully, so they can contact you about their products and services.

Keeping your personal information secure

r.       We have specialised security teams who constantly review and improve our measures to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, accidental loss, disclosure or destruction.

s.     If we have a contract with another organisation to provide us with services or a service on our behalf to process your personal information, we will make sure they have appropriate security measures and only process your information in the way we’ve authorised them to. These organisations will not be entitled to use your personal information for their own purposes. If necessary, our security teams will check them to make sure they meet the security requirements we have set.

t.        Communications over the internet (such as emails) are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may go through a number of countries before being delivered – as this is the nature of the internet. We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that’s beyond our control.

How to opt-out

u.       If you want to opt out of Mum & Baby notifications, alerts or messages, you may do so via the relevant prompts through the short code *117*6862# or by visiting You can choose to opt out of partner communications by sending an SMS with STOP to 1155.



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