1.1 These terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") govern the terms under which you may access and use the website (and for the purpose of these Terms and Conditions “website” will include our App (where applicable) and the services associated with it (together, the "Service"). By accessing, registering with and using the Service, you agree to be bound by the terms of the Terms and Conditions. If you do not wish to be bound by the Terms and Conditions do not access, register with or use the Service. The language of these Terms and Conditions is English and all Services, instructions and transactions carried out in connection with it shall be in English.
1.2 In these Terms and Conditions, the terms "Afripay", "we", "us", and "our" refer to Afriregister S.A., together with its employees, directors, affiliates, successors, and assigns. Afriregister S.A. 157 Chee PL Rwagasore, Bujumbura BP 2480, Burundi.
1.3 The terms "you" and "your" refer to users of the Service, as Senders, Recipients, other users or visitors to the website.
1.4 These Terms and Conditions are effective from the date on which you first access, register or use the Service. The Terms and Conditions may change from time to time, but changes will only be effective 2 months from the date they are first notified to you and will not change the terms on which you previously used the Service.
1.5 The Service was created: (a) to assist business customers to accept online payments and individual customers to send money to their family and friends, and to receive money from family and friends, around the world. For security reasons, we recommend that you only send money through the Service to people and businesses you know personally and commercially. You must not use the Service to send money to strangers, for example unknown sellers of goods and/or services, whether private or retail.
In these Terms and Conditions:
“Business Day” means any day on which we are open for business for the execution of Transaction Requests and/or Payment Requests.
“Instruction” means a Payment Request and/or a Transaction Request.
“Payee” means someone who receives money through the Service.
"Payment Instrument" means a valid instrument of payment such as a bank account, mobile money, debit card or credit card.
“Payment Request” means a specific instruction from you to a Sender requesting a Transaction.
"Payout Amount" means the amount paid out, after any foreign exchange conversion, to the Payee’s account exclusive of the Service Fee.
“Prohibited” means activities which involve narcotics, steroids, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, drug paraphernalia, tobacco, seeds, plants, animals, military or semi-military goods or services, weapons (including dual-use goods), adult services or content, bitcoin or other cryptocurrency, binary options or gambling services or any other activities that are prohibited by MuheCash’s policies as amended from time to time.
"Recipient" means a Payee
"Sender" means someone who uses the Service to send money.
"Transaction" means the transfer of money through the Service.
“Transaction Amount" means the amount of money that the Sender wishes to send to the Payee as a Transaction excluding any foreign exchange conversion.
“Transaction History” means the record of your Transactions on our website which you may access using your email and password registration details.
"Transaction Request" means a specific instruction from you requesting us to send money to a Payee through the Service.
3.1 Subject to these Terms and Conditions, we agree to provide the Service to you using reasonable care. You acknowledge that the Service may not be available, in whole or in part, in certain regions, countries, or jurisdictions.
3.2 We are not obliged to process any particular Transaction. When you submit a Transaction Request, you are requesting that we process the Transaction on your behalf and consenting to the execution of the Transaction. We may, in our sole discretion, choose whether or not to accept the offer to process that Transaction. If we decide not to process the Transaction, we will notify you promptly of that decision and repay to you the Transaction Amount received by us, provided that we are not prohibited by law from doing so. If we choose to proceed with the Transaction we may still suspend or cancel it in our discretion.
3.3 Afripay reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service or any part of the Service without notice, at any time and from time to time.
3.4 We may, in our absolute discretion, refuse any Transaction Request (as further detailed in clause 5) or impose limits on the Transaction Amount. We may do so either on a per Transaction basis or on an aggregate basis, and either in respect of one set of registration details or one Payment Instrument or on related sets of registration details or Payment Instruments.
3.5 Delivery times quoted on our service levels or elsewhere on our website are representative for the “normal” / average service and are not a guarantee of an individual Service or Transaction time.
3.6 We will attempt to process Transactions promptly, but any Transaction may be delayed or cancelled for a number of reasons including but not limited to: our efforts to verify your identity; to validate your Transaction instructions; to contact you; or due to variations in business hours and currency availability; or otherwise to comply with applicable law.
3.7 We may send and receive notifications in relation to Transactions by email. We will provide you with information after receipt of a Transaction Request enabling you to identify the Transaction, along with details of the amount of the Transaction in the currency used in the Transaction Request, our Service Fee, exchange rate and the date on which the Transaction Request was received.
3.8 For the purpose of the Payment Services Regulations 2017, the following fields either in totality or a subset thereof can be considered to be unique identifiers:
BIC (or SWIFT)
Mobile Money Account Number
3.10 In the event you have provided us with an incorrect unique identifier in respect of a Transaction which falls under the Payment Services Regulations 2017 and your Transaction has been misdirected, you may make a written request for the full details of the Payee by contacting us using one of the channels listed at the end of these Terms and Conditions and we will provide you with such details to the extent required and permitted by law.
4.1 You agree that:
4.1.1 you will not access, use or attempt to use the Service to provide any Instructions unless you are at least 18 years old, and that you have the legal capacity to form a binding legal contract in any relevant jurisdiction;
4.1.2 you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any Instruction being conducted through the Service;
4.1.3 in connection with your registration and use of the Service, you will:
(a) provide us with true, accurate, current and complete evidence of your identity, and promptly update your personal information if and when it changes;
(b) provide us with any identity documentations as may be requested by us;
(c) provide us with details of one or more Payment Instruments;
(d) provide us with true, accurate, current and complete information as we indicate on the website is required to receive the Service and any other information which may be required in relation to the Recipient;
(e) provide us with:
(i) any other information that must be provided for a Transaction Request to be properly executed, as specified when you enter the details of the Transaction you are interested in on our website; and
(ii) such information relating to the Transaction as detailed in clause 5.4.
4.2 We do not accept any liability for loss or damages to you or any third party resulting from non-payment or delay in a withdrawal to a bank account or mobile money or failure to perform an Instruction under the Service if you are in breach of your obligations listed in clause 4.1.
4.3 When you are using the Service under these Terms and Conditions, it is your responsibility to make sure all the details are accurate before submission. Once a Transaction Request has been received it is not normally possible to change any details of that Transaction Request. You will be given the opportunity to confirm Transaction Requests before submission and you must check the details carefully.
4.4 The amount that you will be required to pay and the relevant exchange rate will be displayed clearly on the website before you are asked to confirm your Transaction and proceeding with the Transaction at this point is entirely optional.
4.5 When you pay a Transaction Amount in one currency and the Payout Amount is in another currency, there will be a difference between the exchange rate at which we buy foreign currency and the exchange rate provided to you. Afripay usually makes a small profit in these circumstances. We guarantee you the Payout Amount in local currency. The margin taken on foreign currency exchange covers our risk in guaranteeing this.
4.6 Afripay will have no responsibility for any fees or charges you may incur by the use of a particular Payment Instrument to fund a Transaction. These may include but are not limited to unauthorised overdraft fees imposed by banks if there are insufficient funds in your bank account or "cash advance" fees.
4.7 You will only use the Service to send money to people and businesses that you know personally and not to pay for goods or services from third parties you do not know and trust. You acknowledge that Afripay may refuse to process your Transaction Request where we believe you are using the Service to purchase goods or services from third parties you do not know and trust or where we believe that the Service is being used, by you or the Recipient, in furtherance of fraudulent, illegal or prohibited activities. If you choose to pay third parties for goods and services using the Service, you acknowledge that Afripay has no control over, and is not responsible for, the quality, safety, legality, or delivery of such goods or services and that any such use of the Service is entirely at your own risk.
4.8 Both you and the Recipient will only act on your own behalf. You may not submit an Instruction or receive a Transaction on behalf of a third person. If you intend to submit an Instruction or receive a Transaction on behalf of a third person, you must first inform Afripay of your desire to do so and provide us with any additional information about the third person we may request in order that we may decide whether to permit the Instruction or Transaction.
4.9 In using the Service you will comply with these Terms and Conditions as well as any applicable laws, rules or regulations. It is a breach of these Terms and Conditions to use the Service to send Transaction Amounts: (i) to a Payee who has violated the Terms and Conditions, or (ii) in connection with illegal activity including but not limited to money-laundering, fraud and the funding of terrorist organisations. If Afripay reasonably believes you are using the Service in connection with illegal activity or for any fraudulent purpose, or are permitting a third party to do so, Afripay may report you to the appropriate legal authorities.
4.10 When using our website or the Service or when interacting with Afriapy, with another user or with a third party, you will not:
4.10.1 breach these Terms and Conditions, or any other agreement between you and Afripay;
4.10.2 create more than one registration without our prior written permission;
4.10.3 provide false, inaccurate, or misleading information;
4.10.4 allow anyone else access to your registration details, and you will keep those details safe and secure;
4.10.5 refuse to provide confirmation of any information you provide to us, including proof of identity, or refuse to co-operate in any investigation;
4.10.6 use an anonymous proxy (a tool that attempts to make activity untraceable); or
4.10.7 copy or monitor our website using any robot, spider, or other automatic device or manual process, without our prior written permission.
4.11 You acknowledge that nothing in these Terms and Conditions or in any other information provided by Afripay as part of the Service is intended to be, nor should it be construed to be, legal or other advice. If required, you agree to consult your own professional advisers as to the effects of English or foreign laws which may apply to the Service.
5.1 We may refuse any Transaction Request, Payment Request or Transaction at any time for any reason (or cancel it where relevant). Notwithstanding this, we set out here some examples of when that may occur.
5.1.1 We may, in our absolute discretion, refuse or cancel Transaction Requests or Transactions where we believe that the Service is being used, whether by you or the Recipient, in furtherance of illegal, fraudulent or Prohibited activities.
5.1.2 We may, in our absolute discretion, refuse or cancel Transaction Requests or Transactions from certain Senders or to certain Payees, including but not limited to entities and individuals on restricted or prohibited lists issued from time to time by any government authorities, if we are required to do so by law, or where we have reason to believe processing the Transaction Requests would violate anti-money laundering or counter-terrorism financing laws and regulations. We may refuse to process a Transaction funded from certain Payment Instruments where we have reason to believe the security of the Payment Instrument has been compromised or where we suspect the unauthorised or fraudulent use of the Payment Instrument.
5.1.3 We may, in our absolute discretion, refuse or cancel Transaction Requests or Transactions if Afripay believes you are using the Service to purchase goods or services from third parties you do not know or trust.
5.1.4 We may, in our absolute discretion, refuse or cancel Transaction Requests, Payment Requests or Transactions if:
(a) Afripay is unable to verify your identity;
(b) Afripay is unable to verify the identity of the Recipient;
(c) You do not comply with information requests pursuant to clause 5.4; or
(d) Afripay reasonably believes you are using the Service, or allowing it to be used, in breach of these Terms and Conditions or any applicable laws, rules or regulations.
5.2 Where Afripay has refused or cancelled a Transaction Request, Transaction or Payment Request, Afripay may also, at its discretion, temporarily or permanently suspend your Registration
5.3 Where Afripay temporarily or permanently suspends your Registration, or refuses or cancels a Transaction Request, Payment Requestor a Transaction in accordance with this clause 5, Afripay shall be entitled to retain any Service Fees already incurred.
5.4 In order to comply with our obligations under relevant laws, we reserve the right to ask for further information or evidence relating to the purpose of a Transaction.
6.1 To the extent permitted by law, once we have received your Instruction, you do not have the automatic right to revoke it.
6.2 Notwithstanding clause 6.1 above, Afripay may, in its absolute discretion, or shall if required by law, attempt to cancel or recall your Instruction if you have informed us that you wish to revoke it. In some cases, the Payee may have initiated a withdrawal and therefore cannot guarantee cancellation will be successful. For successful revocations Afripay will normally refund your money, less any reasonable revocation, recall or tracing charges, within four (4) Business Days.
6.3 If you:
6.3.1 have any problems using the Service; or
6.3.2 are aware of any unauthorised or incorrectly executed Transactions;
you should contact us through the channels listed at the end of these Terms and Conditions without delay and in any event no later than two weeks after the date the Transaction Amount was debited, upon becoming aware of the unauthorised or incorrectly executed Transaction. A request for a refund must be submitted in writing (including by email) to one of the contact points listed at the bottom of these Terms and Conditions, giving the Sender's full name, address, phone number and email, together with the Transaction tracking number, Transaction Amount, and the reason for your refund request.
6.4 If we have executed the Transaction in accordance with the instructions you have provided to us, and that information proves to have been incorrect, we are not liable for the incorrect execution of the Transaction. We will however make reasonable efforts to recover the funds. We may charge you a reasonable fee, reflective of our efforts, to do so.
6.5 Where Afripay has executed the Transaction otherwise than in accordance with your Instruction, subject to clause 10.2, Afripay will refund the full amount debited. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, no adjustment will be made for any currency fluctuations which may have occurred between the time you pay us the Transaction Amount and the time of credit.
6.6 Any refunds will be credited back to the same Payment Instrument used to fund the Transaction and in the same currency.
7.1 You agree that you will not send Payment Requests to strangers i.e. people and businesses you do not know personally.
7.2 You acknowledge that the Service may not be available, in whole or in part, in certain regions, countries, or jurisdictions.
7.3 We are not obliged to process any particular Payment Request. When you submit a Payment Request, you are requesting that we process the Payment Request on your behalf and consenting to us contacting the Sender for these purposes. We may, in our sole discretion, choose whether or not to process that Payment Request, or impose limits on Payment Requests. In particular, we may, in our absolute discretion, refuse Payment Requests and/or suspend or cancel your account with us where (i) you are in breach of clause 4, (ii) we believe that the Service is being used, whether by you or the Sender, in furtherance of illegal, fraudulent or Prohibited activities, or (iii) we are required to do so by law (including applicable anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism legislation) or (iv) we are unable to verify either your identity or that of the Sender.
7.4 All Transactions that result from a Payment Request will be handled in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, which the Sender will need to accept prior to any Transaction proceeding.
7.5Cancellation of Payment Requests . Once we have received your Payment Request, you may not cancel it. In such circumstances you would need to contact the Sender separately, and explain that you require the Payment Request to be treated as cancelled. Please therefore ensure that your Payment Requests are legitimate, accurate and complete.
7.6 Cancellation of Transactions. The cancellation of Transactions shall be governed by, and dealt in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. You shall assist and co-operate with us in relation to all cancellation requests we receive from Senders after a Transaction has been initiated following your Payment Request. You shall, upon request from us, promptly refund to us or a third party of our choice (including the Sender) all monies you receive from Transactions where we reasonably believe that such Transactions have resulted from your use of the Services in contravention of these Terms and Conditions.
8.1 Customer Identification Program.
Burundian law requires all financial institutions to assist in the fight against money laundering activities and the funding of terrorism by obtaining, verifying, and recording identifying information about all customers. We may therefore require you to supply us with personal identifying information relating to you and the Recipient and we may also legally consult other sources to obtain information about you and the Recipient.
8.2 Verification and Checks.
We will verify your personal details in order to confirm your identity. All information provided by you will be treated securely and strictly in accordance with the Data Protection. By accepting these Terms and Conditions you authorise us to make any inquiries we consider necessary to validate the information that you provide to us. We may do this directly, for example by asking you for additional information, or requiring you to take steps to confirm ownership of your Payment Instruments or email address; or indirectly, for example by verifying your information against third party databases or through other sources.
8.4 Government Disclosures.
9.1 The website, the content, and all intellectual property relating to them and contained in them (including but not limited to copyrights, patents, database rights, trademarks and service marks) are owned by us, our affiliates, or third parties. All right, title and interest in and to the Afripaywebsite and the Service shall remain our property and/or the property of such other third parties.
9.2 The website and the Service may be used only for the purposes permitted by these Terms and Conditions or described on the website. You are authorised solely to view and to retain a copy of the pages of the website for your own personal use. You may not duplicate, publish, modify, create derivative works from, participate in the transfer or sale of, post on the internet, or in any way distribute or exploit the website, the Service or any portion thereof for any public or commercial use without our express written permission. You may not: (a) use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated device to access the website or the Service; and/or (b) remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice or legend displayed on the website (or printed pages of the website). The name “Afripay” and other names and indicia of ownership of Afriregister's products and/or services referred to on the website are our exclusive marks or the exclusive marks of other third parties. Other products, services and company names appearing on the website may be trademarks of their respective owners, and therefore you should not use, copy or reproduce them in any way.
10.1 Where we have materially breached these Terms and Conditions causing a Sender loss, we will refund the Sender the Transaction Amount.
10.2 If a Transaction is delayed or fails, or if an executed Transaction is not authorised, you may have a right to receive a refund or compensation under laws relating to the provision of international money transfer services. In the case of any unauthorised or incorrectly executed Transaction, any such right may be prejudiced if you do not notify us of the unauthorised or incorrectly executed Transaction without delay, or in any event within two weeks after the debit date. We will provide you with the further details of your rights to a refund or compensation if you contact us using the contact details at the end of these Terms and Conditions.
10.3 Any claim for compensation made by you must be supported by any available relevant documentation.
10.4 We do not, in any event, accept responsibility for:
10.4.1 any failure to perform the Service (e.g. your Instruction) as a result of circumstances which could reasonably be considered to be due to abnormal and unforeseen circumstances or outside our control or due to our obligations under any applicable laws, rules or regulations;
10.4.2 malfunctions in communications facilities which cannot reasonably be considered to be under our control and that may affect the accuracy or timeliness of messages you send to us;
10.4.3 any losses or delays in transmission of messages arising out of the use of any internet or telecommunications service provider or caused by any browser or other software which is not under our control; or
10.4.4 errors on the website or with the Service caused by incomplete or incorrect information provided to us by you or a third party.
10.5 Nothing in this clause 10 shall (a) exclude or limit liability on our part for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence; or (b) exclude our liability for fraud.
10.6 Your relationship is with Afripay only. You agree that no affiliate or agent of Afripay owes you any duty of care when performing a task which would otherwise have to be performed by Afripay under its agreement with you.
10.7 You understand and acknowledge that you are liable for all losses incurred in respect of an unauthorised Transaction or Instruction or any other unauthorised use of the Service, where you have acted fraudulently or negligently and you agree to be responsible for and hold harmless Afripay, our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, advertisers, partners, and co-branders from all loss, damage, claims, actions or demands, including reasonable legal fees, arising out of your use or misuse of the website or Service, all activities that occur under your password or account e- mail login, your violation of these Terms and Conditions or any other violation of the rights of another person or party.
11.1 You acknowledge that these Terms and Conditions shall be entered into electronically,
and that the following categories of information ("Communications") may be provided by electronic means:
11.1.1 these Terms and Conditions and any amendments, modifications or supplements to it;
11.1.2 your records (e.g. of transactions) through the Service;
11.1.3 any initial, periodic or other disclosures or notices provided in connection with the Service, including without limitation those required by law;
11.1.4 any customer service communications, including without limitation communications with respect to claims of error or unauthorised use of the Service; and
11.1.5 any other communication related to the Service or Afripay.
11.2 The Service does not allow for Communications to be provided in paper format or through other non-electronic means. You may withdraw your consent to receive Communications electronically, but if you do, your use of the Service shall be terminated. In order to withdraw your consent, you must contact us using our contact information at the end of these Terms and Conditions.
11.3 In order to access and retain Communications, you must have or have access to the following:
11.3.1 an internet browser that supports256 – bit such as Internet Explorer version 8.0 or above;
11.3.2 an e-mail account, e-mail software capable of interfacing with Afripay's e-mail servers and the capability to read e-mail from Afripay, and a device and internet connection capable of supporting the foregoing; and
11.3.3 sufficient electronic storage capacity on your electronic device’s hard drive or other data storage unit; or
11.3.4 a printer that is capable of printing from your browser and e-mail software.
11.4 In addition, you must promptly update us with any change in your email address by updating your profile at https://www.afripay.africa
12.1 You may terminate these Terms and Conditions on one month’s written notice. We may terminate these Terms and Conditions upon two months’ notice, except as provided for in clause 12.2.
12.2 We may terminate these Terms and Conditions with immediate effect if you:
12.2.1 become, or we reasonably believe or become aware you are likely to become, insolvent or are declared bankrupt;
12.2.2 are in breach of any provision of these Terms and Conditions;
12.2.3 use the Service or the website in a way that is disruptive to our other customers, or you do anything which in our opinion is likely to bring us into disrepute;
12.2.4 through any means of communication intimidate, harass or threaten Afripay or its employees with violence, property damage or any other offensive, indecent or hateful material;
12.2.5 breach or attempt to breach the security of the website (including but not limited to: modifying or attempting to modify any information; unauthorised log-ins, unauthorised data access or deletion; interfering with the service, Service, host or network; reverse engineering of any kind; spamming; hacking; falsifying data; introducing viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other destructive or damaging programs or engines; or testing security in any way); or
12.2.6 are, in Afripay’s reasonable belief, using the Service in connection with fraudulent, illegal or Prohibited activity, or permitting a third party to do so.
13.1 If you wish to make a complaint about any aspect of the Afripay service, please send your complaint in writing to the address shown on the Contact Us page of our website or by email to email@example.com
13.2 We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint within 2 Business Days. We will investigate your complaint and come back to you with the results of our investigation no later than 5 Business Days after the receipt of our acknowledgement of your complaint.
14.1 Governing law: this Agreement will be governed by Burundian law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
14.2 No Waiver: The failure of Afripay to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
14.3 Modification: We may modify these Terms and Conditions from time to time without notice to you, except as may be required by law. You can review the most current version of the Terms and Conditions at any time by reviewing the website. You may terminate your use of the Service if you do not agree with any modification or amendment. If you use the Service after the effective date of an amendment or modification, you shall be deemed to have accepted that amendment or modification. You agree that you shall not modify these Terms and Conditions and acknowledge that any attempts by you to modify these Terms and Conditions shall be void.
14.4Entire Agreement : This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior understandings or agreements relating to the subject matter of this agreement.
14.5Severability : If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is found by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the arbitrator or court should endeavour to give appropriately valid effect to the intention of the Terms and Conditions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.
14.6 Any external links to third-party websites on the website are provided as a convenience to you. These sites are not controlled by us in any way and we are not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, legality or any other aspect of these other sites including any content provided on them. You access such websites at your own risk.
We take security very seriously at Afriregister and we work hard, using state-of-the-art security measures, to make sure that your information remains secure. The Afripay Service is a safe and convenient way to send money friends and family and to other people that you trust.
However, we do advise you to consider very carefully before sending money to anyone that you do not know well. In particular, you should be very cautious of deals or offers that seem too good to be true - they may be scams. If you are aware of anyone or any entity that is using the Service inappropriately, please email us. Similarly, if you receive any emails, purporting to be from Afripay, which you suspect may be "phishing" (fake) emails, please forward the email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Questions, notices, and requests for refunds or further information should be sent to Afripay, as follows:
online at https://www.afripay.africa/contact-us.php/;
by email to email@example.com ;
or by post to: Afripay., attn: Customer Service, AFRIREGISTER S.A. 157 Chee PL Rwagasore, Bujumbura BP 2480, Burundi.