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HomeDirect Terms & Conditions (T&Cs)
(a) “Actual Lodgement Date” has the meaning ascribed to it in Clause 5.4.
(b) “Actual Material Delivery Date” has the meaning ascribed to it in Clause 5.4.
(c) “Addresses” means the addresses of the building units to be used by SingPost to deliver the Service;
(d) “Application Form” means the application form submitted by the Customer to SingPost for the Service;
(e) “Customer” means the customer of the Service;
(f) “Mailers” means partially-addressed (only address stated) homogenous promotional materials, advertisements or notices;
(g) “Specified Material Delivery Date” means the date, as specified by the Customer in the Application Form, on which Mailers are to be lodged by the Customer at such fulfilment centre as may be designated by SingPost;
(h) “Service” means the distribution of Mailers to Addresses provided by SingPost which fit the Customer’s specifications set out in the Application Form; and
(i) “Working Day” means any day from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
2.1 Mailers must meet the following specifications:
||Type of Mailer|
|Postcard, leaflet & Brochure||140mm (L) x 90mm (W)||229mm (L) x 162 mm (W)||0.2 mm||5mm||At least 128gsm|
|Catalogue & Booklet||140mm (L) x 90mm (W)||297mm (L) x 210 mm (W)||0.9mm||7mm||N.A.|
2.2 The Customer shall ensure that all Mailers are enveloped or poly-wrapped before lodgement. The address of each addressee has to be clearly printed on the carrier sheet of each Mailer that is poly-wrapped. The carrier sheet, or any insert to be included, should be of same size as the Mailer.
3. CONTENT AND NATURE OF MAILERS
3.1 The Customer shall not lodge with SingPost any Mailer that is photocopied.
3.2 Mailers must be printed with at least 2 colours.
3.3 The distribution list and actual samples of Mailers must be sent to SingPost for approval at least three (3) Working Days prior to the Specified Material Delivery Date of such Mailers during non-festive periods (i.e. January to September) and at least five (5) Working Days prior to the Specified Material Delivery Date of such Mailers during festive periods (i.e. October to December).
3.4 Mailers must not contain content which states, implies or suggests any of the following:
i) anything illegal, offensive, insulting or immoral; or
ii) anything dishonest, deceptive or unpatriotic; or
iii) anything religious or political in nature.
3.5 SingPost shall determine whether any Mailers submitted for approval contravenes any criteria listed in Clauses 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 above and SingPost’s determination in this regard shall be final and binding. Upon SingPost’s determination of any such contravention, SingPost shall have a right but not an obligation to reject the relevant Mailers submitted.
Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, in the even that any Mailers are deemed by SingPost, in its absolute discretion, to be unfit or unsuitable for distribution, SingPost shall have the right at any time to reject such Mailers and/or terminate the Service.
3.6 In the event that SingPost accepts for distribution any Mailers which contravene any criteria listed in Clauses 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5. SingPost shall not be liable for non-distribution or uneven distribution of such Mailers.
4. SELECTION OF POSTAL SECTOR CODES, POSTAL CODES, STREET NAMES AND BUILDING TYPES
4.1 Selection of intended recipients for the Mailers and/or areas where the Mailers are to be distributed shall be based on the postal sector code, postal codes, street names and building types which allow distribution of partially-addressed promotional materials, advertisements or notices.
5. DELIVERY OF MAILERS FOR FULFILMENT
5.1 Mailers should be bundled in bundles of 100 or 200 pieces for postcards, leaflets, and brochures, and bundles of 25 pieces for heavier items such as catalogues and booklets. Strings or thick rubber bands should be used for bundling.
5.2 The Customer shall ensure that all Mailers relating to a particular Application Form shall be delivered to SingPost’s Fulfilment Centre at the following address no earlier than five (5) Working Days before, and no later than, the Specified Material Delivery Date stated on that Application Form:
Singapore Post Limited
37A Tampines Street 92
VAS Lettershop Dept, Level 1
To: Operation Warehouse Person-in-Charge
Tel: 6587 8983
Monday to Friday : 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday : 9:00am to 12:00pm
5.3 In the event that the Customer fails to comply with Clause 5.2, then SingPost shall have the right to reject the delivery of Mailers and/or specify a new date for the Customer to deliver the Mailers.
5.4 The fulfilment of Mailers shall commence within one (1) Working Day of the actual date on which the Customer delivers the Mailers to SingPost’s Fulfilment Centre (the “Actual Material Delivery Date”), and shall be completed within five (5) Working Days. The Mailers shall then be lodged at the Bulk Mail Centre, and the date of the lodgment shall be regarded as the “Actual Lodgement Date”. The lead time for fulfilment of Mailers may be subject to change if the requirements or distribution quantities change.
5.5 All Mailers shall be lodged in one (1) batch.
6. DISTRIBUTION OF MAILERS
6.1 Distribution of Mailers shall be completed within three (3) Working Days after the Actual Lodgement Date during non-festive period (i.e. January to September) and within five (5) Working Days after the Actual Lodgement Date during festive period (i.e. October to December). Distribution of Mailers will be performed on Working Days during business hours.
6.2 SingPost shall attempt to distribute the Mailers to the units according to the agreed distribution list as specified in the Application Form.
6.3 In the event that the Customer elects for Mailers to be distributed to an entire postal sector, Singapore Post shall not be responsible for not distributing the Mailers to buildings within such sector that, at the time of distribution, are demolished, in the course of being redeveloped or in any state which makes distribution of Mailers to such building impractical or impossible.
6.4 In the event that the Customer believes, in the Customer’s reasonable opinion, that there was a failure on the part of SingPost to distribute the Mailers in accordance with the agreed distribution list, the Customer shall notify SingPost in writing within three (3) calendar days after completion of the distribution and provide the detailed addresses of the units which the Customer believes did not receive the Mailers (“Disputed Units”). SingPost shall conduct an investigation into any alleged distribution failure and shall determine the quantity of Disputed Units to form the sample size to be investigated.
i) If the investigation results show that seventy percent (70%) or more of the Disputed Units received the Mailers, SingPost shall not be liable for any distribution failure;
ii) If the investigation results show that less than seventy percent (70%) of the Disputed Units received the Mailers, the parties shall cooperate to investigate the matter and to resolve it amicably.
6.5 SingPost will distribute the Mailers to intended recipients whose housing units and/or developments allow distribution of partially-addressed (only address stated) promotional materials, advertisements or notices.
7. DURATION OF SERVICE
7.1 Unless otherwise stated, the Service shall commence on the Actual Material Delivery Date and shall, unless suspended, revoked or otherwise terminated in accordance with the provisions hereof, terminate upon the completion of the distribution pursuant to Clause 6.
7.2 The suspension, revocation or termination of the Service and/or the HomeDirect Service Terms & Conditions shall be without prejudice to the rights and obligations of the parties that exist on or prior to the date of such suspension, revocation or termination (as the case may be).
8.1 To the extent permitted by law, all express or implied warranties and representations not contained in these HomeDirect Service Terms & Conditions are excluded from these HomeDirect Service Terms & Conditions.
8.2 Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, SingPost does not warrant or make any representations:
(i) that the Address(es) will meet the Customer’s requirements or is fit or suitable for the Customer’s purposes: and
(ii) about the accuracy, completeness or sufficiency of the Address(es).
9. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
9.1 The Customer shall be bound by and shall fully observe and comply with all the SingPost General Terms & Conditions as well as such other terms and conditions as may be agreed between SingPost and the Customer. The rights and protections conferred on SingPost under these HomeDirect Service Terms & Conditions shall be additional to the rights and protections conferred on SingPost under the SingPost General Terms & Conditions and any other terms and conditions as may be agreed between SingPost and the Customer. In the event that any of these HomeDirect Service Terms & Conditions are inconsistent with the SingPost General Terms & Conditions, these HomeDirect Service Terms & Conditions set out herein shall prevail.