Welcome to Swype.
1. About Swype
1.1. Swype is a trading name of TerrasSoftWorks EA Limited, a company incorporated under the laws of the Repubic of Kenya.
2.2. You are also advised to read the answers to the “Frequently Asked Questions” which are published on our Website.
2.3. Depending on the type of Swype Account you have, additional terms and conditions may apply as communicated to you at the appropriate time.
3. Your Swype Account
3.1. Your Swype Account is an electronic money account which enables you to send and receive electronic payments.
3.2. Your Swype Account is denominated in the Kenya Shilling currency. You cannot change the currency of your Swype Account.
3.3. Subject to section 7, the electronic money held on your Swype Account does not expire but it will not earn any interest.
3.4. You have the right to withdraw funds from your Swype Account at any time. However, you may be required to confirm your identity beforehand. There is no minimum withdrawal amount but the funds on your Swype Account must be sufficient to cover any applicable withdrawal fee. You can choose the method of withdrawal when submitting your withdrawal request.
3.5. Electronic money accounts are not bank accounts. In the unlikely event that we become insolvent, you may lose the electronic money held in your Swype Account. However, we strictly adhere to the legal requirements under the Central Bank of Kenya's Legislation and Guidelines which are designed to ensure the safety and liquidity of funds deposited in electronic money accounts. For further information on how we safeguard customer funds, please visit our Website.
3.6. The electronic money on a Swype Account belongs to the person or legal entity which is registered as the Swype Account holder. No person other than the Swype Account holder has any rights in relation to the funds held in a Swype Account, except in cases of succession. You may not assign or transfer your Swype Account to a third party or otherwise grant any third party a legal or equitable interest over it.
3.7. Your Swype Account may be subject to upload, payment and withdrawal limits, depending on your country of residence, the verification status of your Swype Account and other factors used by us to determine such limits from time to time at our sole discretion.
4. Opening Your Swype Account
4.2. If you are an individual, you must be 18 years or older to use our services and by opening a Swype Account you declare that you are 18 years or older. This does not apply to products for which we set a different age limit. We may require at any time that you provide evidence of your age.
4.3. You may only open one Swype Account unless we explicitly approve the opening of additional accounts.
4.4. By opening a Swype Account you represent and warrant to us that your opening of a Swype Account does not violate any local or corporate laws or regulations applicable to you. You shall indemnify us against any losses we incur in connection with your breach of this section.
4.5. All information you provide during the signup process or any time thereafter must be accurate and truthful.
4.6. You may only add payment instruments (such as bank accounts, credit cards or debit cards) to your Swype Account if you are the named holder of that payment instrument. We take any violation of this requirement very seriously and will treat any attempt to add a payment instrument of which you are not the named holder as a fraudulent act.
4.8. Within 14 days of the date of opening your Swype Account, you may close your Swype Account at no cost by contacting Customer Service, however, if you have uploaded funds into your Swype Account, you may be required to provide identification documents before being able to withdraw funds. Transactions and fees for transactions undertaken before you close your Swype Account (including those transactions that are not revocable and have been initiated but not completed before closure of your Swype Account) will not be refunded.
5. Maintaining Your Swype Account
5.1. You must ensure that the information recorded on your Swype Account is always accurate and up to date and we shall not be liable for any loss arising out of your failure to do so. We may ask you at any time to confirm the accuracy of your information or to provide documents or other evidence.
5.2. We may contact you by e-mail or in other ways described in section 19 with information or notices regarding your Swype Account. It is your responsibility to regularly check the proper functioning of your e-mail account or other methods of communication that you have registered with your Swype Account and to retrieve and read messages relating to your Swype Account promptly. We shall not be liable for any loss arising out of your failure to do so.
5.3. Fund uploads, payments received, payments sent and fund withdrawals are displayed in your online transactions history together with the fees charged. Each transaction is given a unique transaction ID and shown in the transaction history. You should quote this transaction ID when communicating with us about a particular transaction. You should check your Swype Account balance and transaction history regularly. You should report any irregularities or clarify any questions you have as soon as possible by contacting Customer Service.
5.4. Subject to the provisions of section 8 below, in order to claim a refund for an unauthorised or incorrectly executed payment transaction on your Swype Account you must notify us without undue delay after becoming aware of the unauthorised or incorrect transaction and in any event no later than thirteen (13) months after the debit date of the transaction.
6. Keeping Your Swype Account Safe
6.1. You must take all reasonable steps to keep your Swype Account password safe at all times and never disclose it to anyone. Our personnel will never ask you to provide your password to us or to a third party. Any message you receive or website you visit that asks for your password, other than the Swype Website or a Swype payment gateway on a merchant website, should be reported to us. If you are in doubt whether a website is genuine, you should contact Customer Service. It is advisable to change your password regularly (at least every three (3) to six (6) months) in order to reduce the risk of a security breach in relation to your Swype Account. We also advise you not to choose a password that is easily guessed from information someone might know or gather about you or a password that has a meaning. You must never allow anyone to access your Swype Account or watch you accessing your Swype Account.
6.2. If you have any indication or suspicion of your Swype Account, login details, password or other security feature being lost, stolen, misappropriated, used without authorisation or otherwise compromised, you are advised to change your password. You must contact Customer Service without undue delay on becoming aware of any loss, theft, misappropriation or unauthorised use of your Swype Account, login details, password or other security features. Any undue delay in notifying us may not only affect the security of your Swype Account but may result in you being liable for any losses as a result. If you suspect that your Swype Account was accessed by someone else, you should also contact the police and report the incident.
6.3. We may suspend your Swype Account or otherwise restrict its functionality on reasonable grounds relating to the security of the Swype Account or any of its security features or if we reasonably suspect that an unauthorised or fraudulent use of your Swype Account has occurred or that any of its security features have been compromised. We will notify you of any suspension or restriction and of the reasons for such suspension or restriction in advance or, where we are unable to do so, immediately after the suspension or restriction has been imposed, unless notifying you would be unlawful or compromise our reasonable security interests. We will lift the suspension and/or the restriction as soon as practicable after the reasons for the suspension and/or restriction have ceased to exist.
6.4. You must take all reasonable care to ensure that your e-mail account(s) are secure and only accessed by you, as your e-mail address or mobile phone number may be used to reset passwords or to communicate with you about the security of your Swype Account. In case any of the e-mail addresses registered with your Swype Accounts are compromised, you should without undue delay after becoming aware of this contact Customer Service and also contact your e-mail service provider.
6.5. Irrespective of whether you are using a public, a shared or your own computer to access your Swype (Swype ) Account, you must always ensure that your login details are not stored by the browser or cached or otherwise recorded. You should never use any functionality that allows login details or passwords to be stored by the computer you are using.
6.6. Additional products or services you use may have additional security requirements and you must familiarise yourself with those as notified to you.
7. Closing Your Swype Account
7.1. You may close your Swype Account at any time by contacting Customer Service.
7.2. If your Swype Account holds a balance at the time of its closure, we will ask you to withdraw your funds within a reasonable period of time, during which your Swype Account will be accessible for the purpose of withdrawing the remaining balance only. After the expiry of this period you will not be able to access your Swype Account but you may withdraw any remaining funds by contacting Customer Service and requesting that the funds are sent to you in a manner that is reasonably acceptable for us. You may do so for a period of six years from the date of closure of your Swype Account but we suggest that you withdraw your remaining funds as soon as possible as they will not earn any interest while being deposited in your Swype Account. Your obligations with regards to keeping your Swype Account safe as set forth in section 6 shall continue to apply.
7.3. We reserve the right to carry out any necessary money laundering, terrorism financing, fraud or other illegal activity checks before authorising any withdrawal of your funds, including in relation to returning any funds to you after you have closed your Swype Account.
8. Uploading Funds
8.1. You can upload funds by visiting the Website, logging into your Swype Account and following the relevant upload instructions. You may be presented with a number of different upload methods, depending on which payment instruments you have added to your Swype Account and which payment methods are available in your country of residence. Upload methods are payment services provided by third party financial institutions (for example, the issuer of the payment card you use to upload funds or third party direct banking service providers) and are not part of our service. We do not guarantee the use of any particular upload method made available, and may make changes to or discontinue the acceptance of any particular upload method at any time without following the procedure set out in section 18. Notwithstanding section 8.7 below, we shall not be responsible for the upload payment until the uploaded funds are received by us.
8.2. You may be asked to answer security questions or to complete other activities that we may reasonably require to ensure proper authorisation of an upload transaction.
8.4. You may allow a merchant that you wish to pay through us on a regular basis (e.g. for a subscription service) to debit your Swype Account for each recurring payment. In this case you authorise us to debit the payment instrument (e.g. your credit card or bank account) which you used to make the original payment also for each subsequent payment. In order to cancel recurring payments for the future, you should (a) contact us and (b) notify the merchant from which you have purchased the goods or services that you have cancelled the recurring payment. You should not cancel or otherwise reverse such recurring transactions by simply contacting the issuer of the payment instrument (e.g. your credit card provider or bank) without following the cancellation steps mentioned in this section 8.4. Subject to section 8.5, we will not be liable for any recurring payment(s) that are made before you have notified us of the cancellation and if your Swype Account balance goes into negative as a result of such payment(s), you will be liable to repay such amount to us.
8.5. We will refund any past recurring payment(s) initiated by or through the merchant provided that (a) the original authorisation given to us or the merchant did not specify the exact amount of the payment and (b) the amount of the payment exceeded the amount that you could reasonably have expected taking into account your previous spending pattern and the circumstances of the case. You must request such a refund within eight weeks from the date the funds were debited from your Swype Account. You agree to provide us with such information as is reasonably necessary to ascertain whether the conditions for a refund described in this section 8.5 are satisfied. Within ten (10) Business Days of receiving a request for a refund or, where applicable, of receiving any further information we requested from you, we will either refund the full amount of the payment or provide you with justification for refusing to refund the payment.
8.7. Uploaded funds will be credited to your Swype Account after the funds have been received by us. Some upload transactions, such as those by credit or debit card, direct debit or direct banking will be credited to your Swype Account immediately, but are subject to reversal in case the actual funds do not reach us within a reasonable time in which case we will deduct such reversed transaction from the balance of your Swype Account. If your Swype Account balance is insufficient, we reserve the right to require repayment from you.
8.8. For the purposes of an upload transaction through a payment instrument, we are a payment recipient and not a payment service provider.
8.9. You must not make an upload through a payment instrument if you are not the named holder of that payment instrument. We take any violation of this requirement very seriously and will treat any attempt to use a payment instrument of which you are not the named holder as a fraudulent act. Without prejudice to claiming further damages, if we are required to return funds uploaded from a payment instrument that is not in your name, we may charge an administration fee of Ksh 250,000.00 per upload return.
8.10. Uploads may be subject to upload limits due to security and legal requirements. These limits are set dynamically depending on your verification status and the upload method you want to use. You should be aware that depending on your verification status your upload limits may be higher than your withdrawal or spending limits. You can view these limits at any time in the relevant section of your Swype Account profile.
8.11. Uploads are subject to upload fees and currency conversion fees depending on which upload method and payment instrument is chosen. Please see section 14 for details.
9. Sending Payments
9.1. To send a payment you are required to authorise the payment with your login details and password. We may also ask you additional security questions relating to you or your Swype Account. If your Swype Account is protected by additional security measures such as password tokens, you need to follow the instructions provided to you with such additional security measures. If your Swype Account is enabled to make mass payments, the procedure to make such payments will be communicated to you in the relevant integration manual.
9.2. Every recipient of a payment you wish to send through us must have a valid e-mail address or mobile phone number.
9.3. If you are asked to provide the recipient’s e-mail address or mobile phone number, you must take great care to properly type the exact e-mail address or mobile phone number to which you wish to send money. We use the e-mail address or mobile phone number as the unique identifier to determine the intended recipient of the payment which you instruct us to process. Other information you provide along with the recipient’s e-mail address or mobile phone number may be disregarded and we shall not be liable for any error you make when entering the recipient’s e-mail address or mobile phone number.
9.4. If the e-mail address or mobile phone number of the intended recipient is registered with us, the funds will be instantly credited to the Swype Account associated with that e-mail address or mobile phone number, unless you use the Swype Escrow Service as described in section 13. Once funds are credited to the recipient’s Swype Account, the transaction becomes irreversible.
9.5. If the recipient’s e-mail address or mobile phone number is not registered with us, we will send a notification e-mail or sms to that e-mail address or mobile phone number with instructions on how to claim and receive the payment. If the recipient does not claim the payment within 14 days, the transaction will be cancelled and the funds will be returned to you. You may also cancel the transaction at any time before the funds have been credited to the recipient’s Swype Account. To cancel a transaction you should log into your Swype Account, locate the relevant transaction in your transactions history and select “Cancel”.
9.6. You can make recurring payments by setting up a recurring payment order on your Swype Account. You can cancel your recurring payment order for future payments at any point by logging into your Swype Account and deleting it. You will not be able to cancel transactions that have already been credited to the recipient.
9.7. Payments are subject to payment limits due to security and legal requirements. These limits are set dynamically depending on your verification status. You can view these limits at any time in your Swype Account profile. You should ensure that your limits are sufficient to cover the payment you intend to make as well as any applicable fees including service fees and currency conversion fees. You should be aware that the recipient of a payment may also be subject to spending and withdrawal limits and that this may affect the recipient’s access to the funds you intend to send.
9.8. Sending payments is subject to fees and currency conversion fees depending on the type of payment you make and the type of Swype Account you hold. Please see section 14 for details.
10. Receiving Funds
10.1. If you receive funds into your Swype Account, we will send you a notification e-mail and display the payment as a “Receive Money” transaction in your transactions history. You should regularly reconcile incoming payments with your own records.
10.2. You should be aware that receipt funds to your Swype Account does not necessarily mean that these transactions cannot be reversed. We reserve the right to reverse a payment in case the payer or the payer’s bank or payment service provider has charged back or otherwise reversed (or is reasonably likely to charge back or otherwise reverse) an upload or other payment which was used to fund the payment to you.
10.3. If a person received a payment notification from us indicating that someone has sent them funds to an e-mail address or mobile phone number that is not registered, they will not be credited with the payment until it has been claimed in accordance with the instructions laid out in the notification e-mail. Until then, there will be no contractual or fiduciary relationship between us and the intended recipient. The funds remain those of the sender.
10.4. You can request a payment from someone by using the “Receive Money” service within your Swype Account. You must only use this service for undisputed amounts that a person owes you and that are due for payment in full. You may not use this service more than once for the same payment you request. This service may not be used as a debt collection or enforcement tool. If the person that owes you the payment asks you not to use Swype’ “Receive Money” service to request payment from them, you must comply with this request regardless of the merits of your claim. When using this service, you must ensure that you have the right to contact the person you are claiming from. You are strictly prohibited from requesting money by using the “Request Money” service within your Swype Account from someone that does not owe you the amount requested; would be ineligible to open a Swype Account (for example , minors); or has not given or has withdrawn his or her consent to receive a request for payment via the “Request Money” service; and we shall have the right to claim any damages or losses arising out of your breach of this section.
10.5. The receipt of payments is subject to fees and currency fees, depending on the type of payment you receive and the type of Swype you have. Please see section 14 for details.
11. Prohibited Transactions
11.1. It is strictly forbidden to send or receive payments as consideration for the sale or supply of:
- Tobacco products
- Weapons (including without limitation, knives, guns, firearms or ammunition)
- Pornography, adult material, material which incites violence, hatred, racism or which is considered obscene
- Government IDs and licences including replicas and novelty items and any counterfeit products
- Unlicensed or illegal lotteries or gambling services (including without limitation the use of or participation in illegal gambling houses)
- Items which encourage or facilitate illegal activities
- Multi-level marketing, pyramid selling or ponzi schemes, matrix programmes or other “get rich quick” schemes or high yield investment programmes
- Goods or services that infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party.
11.2. It is strictly forbidden to make payments to or to receive payments from persons or entities offering illegal lottery services. We may suspend or terminate your Swype Account at any time or refuse to execute or reverse a transaction if we believe that you directly or indirectly use or have used your Swype Account for or in connection with illegal lottery transactions.
11.3. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Swype Account at any time if we reasonably believe to be required to do so by law or in order to comply with recommendations issued by a relevant government authority or recognised body for the prevention of financial crime.
11.4. It is strictly forbidden to use your Swype Account for any illegal purposes including but not limited to fraud and money laundering. We will report any suspicious activity to the relevant law enforcement agency. You are prohibited from using your Swype Account in an attempt to abuse, exploit or circumvent the usage restrictions imposed by a merchant on the services it provides.
11.5. You may only accept payments for certain categories of business after approval from us in our sole discretion. Such business categories include but are not limited to: money exchange, including but not limited to bureaux de change, currency exchanges and purchase of travel money; the collection of any form of donations or payments to charitable or not-for-profit organisations; dealing in natural resources such as jewels, precious metals or stones; live streaming; the sale or supply of alcoholic beverages; the sale of supply of dietary supplements and alternative health products; any other business category published in an acceptable use policy on the Website from time to time.
11.6. If you conduct or attempt to conduct any transaction in violation of the prohibitions contained in this section 11 or without the necessary approval under section 11.5, we reserve the right to:
- reverse the transaction; and/or
- close or suspend your Swype Account; and/or
- report the transaction to the relevant law enforcement agency; and/or
- claim damages from you; and
- charge you an administration fee of up to Ksh 250,000.00 in case we apply any of the above.
11.7. It is your and not our responsibility to ensure that you only send payments to or receive payments from persons or entities for the sale or supply of goods and services that you may provide or receive in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations. The mere fact that a person or entity accepts payments through us is not an indication of the legality of the supply or provision of their goods and services. If you are in doubt as to the legality of a supply or purchase, you should not continue with your payment.
12. Withdrawing Funds
12.1. You can request a withdrawal of all or part of the funds held in your Swype Account at any time. To do this you must log into your Swype Account and select a withdrawal method and enter the amount to be withdrawn. Withdrawal methods are payment services provided, at least in part, by third party financial institutions (for example, the bank where you hold a bank account). We do not guarantee the availability of any particular withdrawal method and may make changes to or discontinue a particular withdrawal method at any time without following the procedure set out in section 18 as long as there is at least one withdrawal method available to you. Where the withdrawal payment is received by you through the involvement of a payment service provider (such as the bank where you hold a bank account), we shall not be responsible for the withdrawal payment once the withdrawn funds are received by your payment service provider.
12.2. Your Swype Account is subject to withdrawal limits. These limits are adjusted dynamically depending on the type of identification documentation we hold on you. You can view your withdrawal limits at any time in your Swype Account profile. Before uploading any funds into your Swype Account, you must ensure that your current withdrawal and spending limits meet your withdrawal and spending requirements as we legally cannot allow you to exceed these limits.
12.3. If your withdrawal request exceeds the current limit, we may decline your request and instead require you to send us documents verifying your identity and address prior to allowing a withdrawal of funds or to otherwise cooperate with us to verify your identity.
12.4. Withdrawals are subject to withdrawal fees depending on which withdrawal method and payment instrument is chosen. Please see section 14 for details.
12.5. For the purposes of a withdrawal transaction, we are a payer and not a payment service provider.
12.6. You must not make a withdrawal to a bank account or other payment instrument if you are not the named holder. We take any violation of this requirement very seriously and will treat any attempt to use a payment instrument of which you are not the named holder as a fraudulent act. Without prejudice to claiming further damages, if we are required to investigate a withdrawal to a payment instrument that is not in your name, we may charge an administration fee of up to Ksh 250,000.00.
12.7. You must ensure that the payment details you enter when withdrawing funds are correct and complete. We will not be liable for withdrawn funds being sent to the wrong payment instrument where this is due to you providing incorrect payment details. When withdrawing to a bank account, you must ensure that the account number, account name, bank name, bank branch and/or sort code are correct. If you have withdrawn funds to the wrong payment instrument, you may request that we assist you in reclaiming the funds, however, we will charge you an administration fee of up to Ksh 250,000.00 for doing so and we cannot guarantee that the reclaim efforts will be successful.
13. Swype Escrow Service
13.1. Payments through us may be made subject to our Escrow Service. This allows you to make a payment to a recipient conditional on your approval of the transaction at a later time.
14.1. Fees depend on whether you are using your Swype Account for personal or commercial purposes.
14.3. Our Fees are either expressed as a percentage of the transaction or as a fixed amount in Ksh. Where fixed fee amounts are displayed in a currency other than Ksh, this is for information purposes only. If fees are deducted from a balance or a transaction denominated in a different currency, the Ksh fee amount will be converted into an equivalent fee in that other currency based on the Swype wholesale exchange rates applicable at the time and available under the "Currency Conversion Fees" section of the "Fees" section and then deducted. We will not apply a foreign exchange fee on currency conversions of fees.
14.4. Fees payable by you will be deducted from your Swype Account balance and you hereby authorise us to do the same. Transaction fees will be charged when the transaction is executed. If your Swype Account balance is insufficient to cover the fees, we may refuse to execute the payment. Reversal or chargeback fees will be deducted when incurred.
15. Your Data
16.1. In case of an unauthorised payment or a payment that was incorrectly executed due to an error by us, we shall at your request immediately refund the payment amount including all fees deducted therefrom. This shall not apply:
16.1.1. where the unauthorised payment arises from your failure to keep the personalised security features of your Swype Account safe in accordance with section 6 in which case you shall remain liable for the first Ksh 250,000.00 (or equivalent in the currency of your Swype Account) unless section 16.1.3 applies;
16.1.2. if you fail to notify us without undue delay of any loss of your password or other event that could reasonably be expected to have compromised the security of your Swype Account after you have gained knowledge of such event in which case you shall remain liable for losses incurred up to your notification to us;
16.1.3. in case the transaction was unauthorised but you have compromised the security of your Swype Account with intent or gross negligence in which case you shall be solely liable for all losses; or
16.1.4. you fail to dispute and bring the unauthorised or incorrectly executed transaction to our attention within 13 months from the date of the transaction.
16.2. Section 16.1.1 shall not apply to transactions made after you have notified us in accordance with section 6.2 in which case we shall remain liable and refund any unauthorised transaction immediately to you.
16.3. Without prejudice to the foregoing, you are asked to check the transactions history of your Swype Account regularly and frequently and to contact Customer Service immediately in case you have any questions or concerns.
16.4. In case of any incorrect or misdirected payment, we shall take reasonable measures to assist you with tracing and recovering such payments.
16.5. Subject to the foregoing, we shall not be liable for any disruption or impairment of our service or for disruptions or impairments of intermediary services on which we rely for the performance of our obligations hereunder, provided that such disruption or impairment is due to abnormal and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our reasonable control or the control of the intermediary affected.
16.6. We shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential losses including but not limited to loss of profit, loss of business and loss of reputation. We shall not be liable for any losses arising from our compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
16.9. We shall not be liable for the assessment or payment of any taxes, duties or other charges that arise from the underlying commercial transaction between you and another Swype customer.
17. Termination and suspension
17.1. We may terminate your Swype Account or any payment service associated with it by giving you two months’ prior notice. You may terminate your Swype Account with us at any time. Different termination provisions may apply if you use your Swype Account for commercial purposes as set out in section 4.7 above.
17.2. Together with a termination notice or at any time thereafter we may give you reasonable instructions on how to withdraw remaining funds.
17.3. If your Swype Account is subject to a reserve, termination of your Swype Account will not affect our right to hold the reserve and to make deductions therefrom for the time agreed.
17.4. We may at any time suspend or terminate your Swype Account without notice in case:
17.4.2. you violate or we have reason to believe that you are in violation of any law or regulation that is applicable to your use of our services; or
17.4.3. we have reason to believe that you are in any way involved in any fraudulent activity, money laundering, terrorism financing or other criminal activity.
17.5. We may suspend your Swype Account at any time if:
17.5.1. we reasonably believe that your Swype Account has been compromised or for other security reasons; or
17.5.2. we reasonably suspect your Swype Account to have been used or is being used without your authorisation or fraudulently; and we shall notify you either prior to the suspension or, if prior notification is not possible under the circumstances, promptly after the suspension unless we are prohibited by law to notify you.
18.2. We shall give notice to you of any proposed change by sending an e-mail to the primary e-mail address or mobile phone number registered with your Swype Account.
18.4. If you object to the changes, they will not apply to you, however, any such objection shall constitute a notice by you to terminate and close your Swype Account. Your Swype Account will be closed in accordance with the provisions of section 7 above.
19. How We Communicate
19.1. We usually communicate to you via e-mail. For this purpose you must at all times maintain at least one valid e-mail address or mobile phone number in your Swype Account profile. You are required to check for incoming messages regularly and frequently. E-mails may contain links to further communication on our Website. Any communication or notice sent by e-mail will be deemed received by you on the same day if it is received in your e-mail inbox before 4.30 pm on a Business Day. If it is received in your email inbox after 4:30pm on a Business Day or at any other time, it will be deemed received on the next Business Day.
19.2. Where legislation requires us to provide information to you on a durable medium, we will either send you an e-mail (with or without attachment) or send you a notification pointing you to information on our Website in a way that enables you to retain the information in print format or other format that can be retained by you permanently for future reference. You are required to keep copies of all communications we send or make available to you.
19.4. In order to view emails you need a computer with e-mails software that can display e-mails in HTML format. We may also send you attachments in Adobe Systems Inc.’s Portable Document Format (PDF), for which you need Adobe’s Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free at www.adobe.com.
19.5. We will never send you any e-mails with executable files attached or with links to any executable files. If you receive any e-mail with such attachments, you should delete the message without clicking on the attachment. If you are unsure whether a communication is originating from us, please contact Customer Service.
19.7. Apart from communicating via e-mail, we may contact you via letter or telephone, where appropriate. If you use any mobile services, we may communicate with you via SMS. Any communication or notice sent by post will be deemed received three days from the date of posting for Kenya post or within five days of posting for international post. Any communication or notice sent by SMS will be deemed received the same day.
19.8. You may contact us at any time by sending a message to Customer Service via the “Customer Support” facility on our Website or by calling +254 (0) 723175924.
20.1. Any complaints about us or the services we provide should be addressed to us in the first instance by contacting Customer Service. You should clearly indicate that you are wishing to make a complaint to us. This helps us to distinguish a complaint from a mere query. We send you a complaint acknowledgement by post or by e-mail within 48 hours of receiving your complaint in accordance with our complaints procedure. You may request a copy of our complaints procedure at any time by contacting Customer Service.
20.2. We endeavour to provide you with an answer or resolution to your complaint within reasonable timeframes. Should this not be possible due to unforeseen circumstances or lack of information, we will contact you.
“Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday or a Sunday or a public holiday in Kenya;
“Customer Service” means our customer service, which you can reach by sending a message through the “Contact Us” facility on the Website or by calling +254723175924;
“Escrow Service” means our secure payment system which can be used to hold funds in a secured intermediary trust account until a transaction concludes. Details are available on our Website;
“Fees” shall mean the charges payable by you to us for using our services;
“Swype” shall mean Swype whose registered office is at Suite 2, 3rd Floor, The GreenHouse, Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya;
“Swype Account” shall mean the electronic money account you open and maintain through the Swype Website;
“Swype Website” or “Website” shall mean the website available at https://lipisha.com;
“We”, “us”, “our”, “Swype” shall mean Swype;
“You”, “your” shall mean you, the natural person or legal entity in whose name the Swype Account is opened and maintained;