CONSUMER FRAUD ALERT: PROTECT YOURSELF. BE CAREFUL WHEN A STRANGER ASKS YOU TO SEND MONEY, ESPECIALLY FROM UNSOLICITED E-MAILS, FOR INTERNET AUCTIONS, NEWSPAPER OR TELEPHONE OFFERS.
Notify us immediately if you believe your SikaCash username and password is lost or stolen or if someone may use them without your permission.
1. CONTRACT FORMATION AND OVERVIEW
1.1 These Terms and Conditions govern the terms under which you may access and use this website ( for purpose of this Terms & Conditions “website” includes our mobile applications) 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.
1.2 In these Terms and Conditions, the terms "SikaCash", "we", "us", and "our" refer to SikaCash Money Transfer, together with its employees, directors, affiliates, successors, and assigns. Africa Remittance Company LLC dba SikaCash Money Transfer is a New York Limited Liability Company with its headquarters located at 2828 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 203, Jersey City NJ 07306.
1.3 The terms "you" and "your" refer to users of the Service, whether in their capacity as Senders, Recipients, or visitors to this website.
1.4 These Terms and Conditions are effective from November 1, 2018. The Terms and Conditions may change from time to time, but changes will only be effective from the date they are made and will not change the terms on which you previously used the Service.
1.5 The Service was created to assist customers to send money to their families and friends, and to receive money from their families and friends in Africa. For security reasons, we recommend that you only send money through the Service to people you know personally. You must not use the Service to send money to strangers for example sellers of goods and/or services, private or retail.
In this Terms and Conditions:
"Destination Country" means the country in which the Recipient receives money through the Service.
"Local Taxes" means any taxes or charges payable in the Destination Country.
"Payment Instrument" means a valid instrument of payment such as a bank account, debit card or credit card.
"Payout Amount" means the amount paid out to the Recipient, after any foreign exchange conversion and excluding Local Taxes.
"Recipient" means someone who receives money through the Service.
"Sender" means someone who uses the Service to send money.
"Service Fee" means the fee plus any additional charges applicable to each Transaction.
"Service Provider" means a local bank, money exchange house, or other third party service providers in the Destination Country with whom SikaCash works in providing the Service.
"Transaction" means a specific instruction to send money through the Service.
"Transaction Amount" means the amount of money that the Sender wishes to send to the Recipient, excluding any applicable fees and prior to any foreign exchange conversion.
“Electronic Signature” means the sender consents and agrees that the use of a key pad, mouse, or other device to select an item, button, icon, or similar act/action while using any electronic service we offer; or in accessing or making any transaction; or regarding any agreement, acknowledgment, consent, terms, disclosures, or conditions, constitutes the sender’s signature, acceptance and agreement as if actually signed by the sender in writing.”
3. OUR OBLIGATIONS
3.1 Subject to these Terms and Conditions, we agree to provide the Service to you using reasonable care. 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, you are requesting that we process the Transaction on your behalf. We may, in our sole discretion, choose whether or not to accept the offer to process that Transaction. However, if we decide not to process the Transaction, we will notify you promptly of that decision and repay the money paid to us if we are not prohibited by law from doing so.
3.3 SikaCash 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. We may, in our absolute discretion, refuse any Transaction or limit the amount to be transferred, either on a per transaction basis or on an aggregate basis, and either on individual accounts or on related accounts.
3.4 We may, in our sole discretion, refuse Transactions from certain Senders or to certain Recipients, including but not limited to entities and individuals on restricted or prohibited lists issued from time to time by the US Government. In addition, not all Payment Instruments are available to all customers at all times and we may, in our sole discretion, refuse Transactions funded from certain Payment Instruments.
3.5 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 otherwise to comply with applicable laws; or due to variations in business hours and currency availability.
3.6 We will attempt to provide Senders and Recipients with up to date information regarding the location and opening hours of our Service Providers by means of information on our website. However, you agree that SikaCash shall not be held responsible for any inaccuracies that may appear in that information or any consequential loss which may result from incorrect or incomplete information.
4. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
You agree that:
4.1 you will not access, use or attempt to use the Service as a Sender unless you are at least 18 years old, and that you have the legal capacity to form a binding legal contract in the relevant jurisdiction;
4.2 for each Transaction that you submit, you will pay us the Service Fee in addition to the Transaction Amount. Payment becomes due at the time that you submit your Transaction. If you submit a Transaction that results in SikaCash becoming liable for charges including but not limited to chargeback or other fees, you agree to reimburse us for all such fees;
4.3 in connection with your registration and use of the Service, you will:
4.3.1 provide us with true, accurate, current and complete evidence of your identity, and promptly update your personal information if and when it changes;
4.3.2 provide us and/or our merchant with details of one or more Payment Instruments; and
4.3.3 provide us with true, accurate, current and complete information for all Transactions. We do not accept any liability for damages resulting from non-payment or delay in payment of a money transfer to a Recipient or failure to perform a transaction under the Service by reason of any of these matters.
4.4 when you pay for a Transaction in one currency and the Recipient is paid 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. SikaCash and its Service Providers usually make a small profit in these circumstances. If a Recipient’s account is denominated in another currency there may be delays, additional charges or different exchange rates. Please ensure the currency requested for the transaction matches the currency of the account where the funds are to be delivered.
4.5 when you are sending money under these Terms and Conditions, it is your responsibility to make sure all the Transaction details are accurate before submission. Once a Transaction has been submitted for processing it is not normally possible to change any of its details. You will be given the opportunity to confirm Transactions before submission and you must check the details carefully.
4.6 SikaCash 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 unauthorized overdraft fees imposed by banks if there are insufficient funds in your bank account or "cash advance" fees and additional interest which may be imposed by credit card providers if they treat use of the Service as a cash transaction rather than a purchase transaction;
4.7 you will only use the Service to send money to people that you know personally and not to pay for goods or services. If, in breach of this clause, you choose to pay third parties for goods and services using the Service, you acknowledge that SikaCash 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. If SikaCash reasonably believes you are using the Service to purchase goods or services, we reserve the right to cancel your Transaction(s);
4.8 both you and the Recipients will only act on your own behalf. You may not submit or receive a Transaction on behalf of a third person. If you intend to submit or receive a Transaction on behalf of a company, business or any entity other than a human individual, you must first inform SikaCash of your desire to do so and provide us with any additional information about the entity we may request in order that we may decide whether to permit the 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 money (i) to a Recipient who has violated the Terms and Conditions, or (ii) in connection with illegal activity including without limitation money-laundering, fraud and the funding of terrorist organizations. If you use the Service in connection with illegal activity, SikaCash may report you to the appropriate legal authorities;
4.10 when using our website or the Service or when interacting with SikaCash, 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 SikaCash;
4.10.2 open more than one account, 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 will keep those details 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 anonymity 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 SikaCash may, as necessary in providing the Service, store all information required of a Recipient to prove his or her identity or associated with their specific Transaction. Such proofs may include a suitable form of valid, unexpired identification from a list of acceptable documentation provided by the Service Provider, and/or a Transaction tracking number, a personal identification number (PIN), a "password", a "secret word", or other similar identifiers.
5. CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS
5.1 If you have any problems using the Service you should contact us at:
Africa Remittance Company dba SikaCash
5.2 You may cancel for a full refund within 30 minutes of authorizing your Transaction, unless the funds have already been picked up, deposited or delivered to the Recipient.
5.3 You have a right to dispute errors in your transaction. If you think there is an error, contact us within 180 days at 1-718-208-1880 or www.sikacash.com. You can also contact us for a written explanation of your rights.
6. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
6.1 Customer Identification Program.
US 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 and we may also legally consult other sources to obtain information about you.
6.2 Verification and Checks. We will verify your residential address and personal details in order to confirm your identity.
6.3 By accepting these Terms and Conditions you authorize 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, requiring you to take steps to confirm ownership of your Payment Instruments or email address; or by verifying your information against third party databases; or through other sources.
7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
7.1 The SikaCsah website and the SikaCash Service, 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 SikaCash Online Site and the SikaCash Online Service shall remain our property and/or the property of such other third parties.
7.2 The SikaCash website and the SikaCash Service may be used only for the purposes permitted by these Terms and Conditions or described on this website. You are authorized solely to view and to retain a copy of the pages of the SikaCash 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 SikaCash website, the SikaCash 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 SikaCash website or the SikaCash Service; and/or (b) remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice or legend displayed on the SikaCash website (or printed pages of the website). The name SikaCash and other names and indicia of ownership of SikaCash's products and/or services referred to on the SikaCash website are our exclusive marks or the exclusive marks of other third parties. Other product, service and company names appearing on the website may be trademarks of their respective owners.
8. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. WE, OUR SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, VENDORS, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
9.1 IN NO EVENT SHALL SIKACASH, ITS SUPPLIERS, VENDORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES OR CONSULTANTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES BEYOND THE SUM OF $500.00 (IN ADDITION TO REFUNDING THE TRANSACTION AMOUNT AND TRANSACTION FEES), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SIKACASH HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) RESULTING FROM NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF SIKACASH, ITS SUPPLIERS, VENDORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES OR CONSULTANTS.
9.2 We do not, in any event, accept responsibility for:
9.2.1 any failure to perform your instructions as a result of circumstances which could reasonably be considered to be outside our control;
9.2.2 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;
9.2.3 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;
9.2.4 errors on the website or with the Service caused by incomplete or incorrect information provided to us by you or a third party.
9.3 Where you are sending a money transfer to a Recipient who is not registered with us, you agree to accept the provisions of this clause 9 not only for yourself, but also on behalf of the Recipient.
9.4 Your relationship is with SikaCash only. You agree that no affiliate or agent of SikaCash owes you any duty of care when performing a task which would otherwise have to be performed by SikaCash under its agreement with you.
9.5 You agree to indemnify and hold harmless SikaCash, 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 this website or Service, all activities that occur under your password or account e- mail login, your violation of this Terms and Conditions or any other violation of the rights of another person or party.
10. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
10.1 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:
10.1.1 This Terms and Conditions and any amendments, modifications or supplements to it.
10.1.2 Your records of transactions through the Service.
10.1.3 Any initial, periodic or other disclosures or notices provided in connection with the Service, including without limitation those required by law.
10.1.4 Any customer service communications, including without limitation communications with respect to claims of error or unauthorized use of the Service.
10.1.5 Any other communication related to the Service or SikaCash.
10.2 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 this Terms and Conditions.
10.3 In order to access and retain Communications, you must have or have access to the following:
10.3.1 An Internet browser that supports 128-bit encryption, such as Internet Explorer version 4.0 or above;
10.3.2 An e-mail account and e-mail software capable of interfacing with SikaCash's e-mail servers;
10.3.3 A personal computer, operating system and telecommunications connections to the Internet capable of supporting the foregoing;
10.3.4 Sufficient electronic storage capacity on your computer's hard drive or other data storage unit; and
10.3.5 A printer that is capable of printing from your browser and e-mail software. In addition, you must promptly update us with any change in your email address by updating your profile at https://www.sikacash.com.
10.4 Electronic Consent. You must use your User ID, i.e. email address, and a password created by you, that permits access to your profile to initiate a transaction. You agree that the use of your User ID and password have the same effect as your written signature and serves as your electronic signature to authorize transactions. The use of your electronic signature evidences your identity. Further, you agree that no certification authority or other third party verification is necessary to the validity of your electronic signature; and that the lack of such certification or third party verification will not in any way affect the enforceability of your signature.
11.1 Either party may terminate these Terms and Conditions on one day's written notice.
11.2 We may terminate these Terms and Conditions with immediate effect if you:
11.2.1 become, or are likely to become, insolvent or are declared bankrupt;
11.2.2 are in breach of any provision of these Terms and Conditions;
11.2.3 your use of the Service or the website is disruptive to our other customers, or you do anything which in our opinion is likely to bring us into disrepute;
11.2.4 breaches or attempts to breach the security of the website (including but not limited to: modifying or attempting to modify any information; unauthorized log-ins, authorized data access or deletion; interfering with the service, system, 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);
What to do if you think there has been an error or problem:
If you think there has been an error or problem with your remittance transfer:
Call us at: +1-718-208-1880, or
You must contact us within 180 days of the date we promised to you that funds would be made available to the recipient. When you do, please tell us:
(1) Your name and address or telephone number;
(2) The error or problem with the transfer, and why you believe it is an error or problem;
(3) The name of the person receiving the funds, and if you know it, his or her telephone number or address;
(4) The dollar amount of the transfer; and
(5) The confirmation code or number of the transaction. We will determine whether an error occurred within 90 days after you contact us and we will correct any error promptly. We will tell you the results within three business days after completing our investigation. If we decide that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation. You may ask for copies of any documents we used in our investigation. What to do if you want to cancel a remittance transfer: You have the right to cancel a remittance transfer and obtain a refund of all funds paid to us, including any fees. In order to cancel, you must contact us at the phone number or e-mail address above within 30 minutes of payment for the transfer. When you contact us, you must provide us with information to help us identify the transfer you wish to cancel, including the amount and location where the funds were sent. We will refund your money within three business days of your request to cancel a transfer as long as the funds have not already been picked up or deposited into a recipient’s account.
If you have complaints with respect to any aspect of the money transmission activities conducted at this location, you may contact the Illinois Division of Financial Institutions toll-free at 1 (888) 473-4858.
New York Residents:
If you have a complaint regarding the company’s money transmission, please direct your complaint to: New York State Department of Financial Services, One State Street, New York, NY 10004-1511, by telephone at (800) 342-3736, or online at http://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumer/fileacomplaint.htm.
New Jersey Residents:
If you have a complaint, first contact the consumer assistance division of SikaCash at 1-718-208-1880, if you still have an unresolved complaint regarding the company's money transmission, please direct your complaint to: New Jersey Department of Banking, P.O Box 040, Trenton, NJ 08625, www.state.nj.us/dobi
13.1 Governing law: this Agreement will be governed by New York law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New York Courts.
13.2 No Waiver: The failure of SikaCash to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
13.3 Modification: We may modify this 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 this 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 this Terms and Conditions and acknowledge that any attempts by you to modify this Terms and Conditions shall be void.
13.4 Entire 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.
13.5 Severability: 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 endeavor 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.
13.6 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 SikaCash, and we work hard, using state-of-the-art security measures, to make sure that your information remains secure. The SikaCash Service is a safe and convenient way to send money to 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 using our contact form. Similarly, if you receive any emails, purporting to be from SikaCash, which you suspect may be "phishing" (fake) emails, please forward them to us using our contact form.
Questions, notices, and requests for refunds or further information should be sent to SikaCash, as follows:
Africa Remittance Company