Terms and Conditions

South African Mathematics Foundation

Term's & Conditions ("Terms and Conditions")

  • 1. Who is the customer (‘You”) procuring with?
    • 1.1
      You are procuring with South African Mathematics Foundation through the Website: ("the Site").
      These Terms and Conditions govern all of Our dealings with You, including but not limited to the supply and/or delivery of any product ordered by You on the Site. In clicking "I accept" on these Terms and Conditions, you agree to be legally and unconditionally bound by these Terms and Conditions. No variation or modification of these Terms and Conditions shall be valid or binding, unless expressly agreed to in writing by Our authorised signatory.
      At any time after having first accepted these Terms and Conditions, when You subsequently place an order on the Site, you agree that You do so subject to the version of the Terms and Conditions current as at the date You submit Your Order. You are responsible for reviewing the latest Terms and Conditions each time that You submit an Order.
  • 2. Your status to procure with us
    • To use the Site for the purpose of purchasing goods from Us, you must possess a valid credit or debit card issued by a bank acceptable to Us.
  • 3. The ordering process and procuring with us
    • 3.1
      To place an order with Us for any product for sale on Our Site ("Product/s"), You must register as a customer on the Site. You agree and warrant that the log-in name and password chosen by You at the time of registration shall: a) be used for Your personal use only; and b) not be disclosed to any third party. We shall not be responsible for any misuse of Your log-in details as a result of Your failure to comply with this provision.
      Once You have registered as a customer, you must follow the instructions on the Site as to how to submit an order. You hereby warrant that all personal information that You provide to Us at the time of placing an order is accurate and expressly agree that We cannot be held liable for acting upon any incorrect or inaccurate information provided by You.
      Once you have selected a Product that You wish to order and have proceeded to the 'checkout' screen, the amount to be paid by You for such Product will be displayed together with the additional charges that You must pay for the Product including VAT and shipping fees (where applicable). All charges will be displayed in South African currency. By submitting Your order from the checkout screen, you will complete Your order and will be deemed to have made a valid and binding offer to purchase Our Product.
      You must pay for the Product in full at the time of ordering by supplying Us with Your credit or debit card details from a credit or debit card company acceptable to Us, which We require in order to process Your order. Alternatively, you may pay by EFT, but in such cases, we shall not be bound to supply You with the Product before We have received cleared funds in full.
      We reserve the right not to accept certain forms of payment and to refer You to an alternative payment method, in Our sole discretion.
      By providing Us with the details of a credit or debit card for payment for Our Product, you are warranting that You are legally entitled to use that card or account and that the card has sufficient funds to cover the proposed payment to Us.
      You undertake that all details that You provide to us for the purpose of purchasing the Product from Us will be correct, that the credit or debit card and/or bank account and/or other payment method which You use is Your own and that there are sufficient funds or credit facilities to cover the cost of the Product. We reserve the right to obtain validation of Your payment details from the relevant financial institution prior to providing You with the Product.
      Your order remains an offer to purchase Our Product, until We issue Our Confirmation of order or, if earlier, when We receive Your notice revoking Your order. We are not obliged to supply the Product to You until We have accepted Your order. We may refuse to accept an order from You for any reason, including unavailability of Product or We may offer You an alternative Product (in which case We may require you to re-submit your order first). Acceptance of Your order by Us will be confirmed by way of an email to You containing a "Confirmation of Order". Your order may be cancelled or modified by You by notifying Us by email at [email protected] at any time prior to receiving the "Confirmation of Order" email. We reserve the right to 'partially fulfil' any order by confirming Our acceptance of Your order in respect of only certain Products ordered by You. In such instances, the remainder of Your order will still be considered an 'offer to purchase' until We confirm Our acceptance of the order for such remaining Product.
      Although We make every effort to ensure that the prices published on the Site are accurate and up to date, we reserve the right to change the price of any Product prior to Our acceptance of Your Order. In the event that there is any change in the price of any Product ordered by You, we will contact You to confirm that You wish to proceed at the amended price.
      We reserve the right, in the case of suspected fraud (in Our sole discretion), to refuse to accept or process payment on any order, and/or to cancel any sale concluded between You and Us, in whole or in part.
      If, after We have accepted Your order, a Product is not available for any reason. We will notify You and return any payment that You have made, and We accept no liability which may arise as a result of such refusal to process any order/sale.
      In the event of any refunds of any order, we will always attempt to refund any money received from You using the same method originally used by You to pay for the Product. If this is not possible for whatever reason, we will contact You to arrange an alternative method of refund.
      It is Your sole responsibility to ensure that any Products ordered from Us are sufficient and suitable for your purposes. We do not warrant that Our Products will meet your individual requirements, nor do We warrant that they will be fit for Your individual purposes. Our Products are designed as standard for the purposes described and are not tailor-made to individual requirements.
  • 4. Delivery
    • 4.1
      We aim to deliver the Product to You at the place of delivery requested by You in Your order, within the time indicated by Us in the Confirmation of Order, however We cannot be held to a specific date or time and We shall not be liable to you for any losses, liabilities, costs, damages, charges or expenses arising out of late delivery. We will endeavour to advise You of any delays relating to Your order.
      You agree to inspect the Product for any obvious faults, defects or damage before You sign for delivery. You also agree to keep the receipt for the delivered Product as a reference for any future dealings with Us in respect thereof.
      All risk in the Product shall pass to You upon despatch for delivery. From the time when risk passes to You, we will not be liable for loss or destruction of the Product.
      Please note that We may be unable to facilitate delivery to certain addresses. In the rare event that this is the case, we will advise You and arrange for cancellation of the order or delivery to an alternative delivery address.
      If You are not available to take delivery, we may leave a note giving you instructions on either re-delivery or collection from the courier company concerned.
      We have a standard method of packing our goods for delivery with due care. Any additional special packaging requested by You may be subject to additional charges, in our sole discretion. You must make Us aware of such requests at the time of placing Your order. You must take care when opening Your packages so as not to damage the Products contained therein and We will not be liable for any damages to the Products as a result of careless handling of the packages by You.
      If delivery or collection is delayed through Your refusal to accept delivery or if You do not (within 2 (two) Weeks of Our first attempt to deliver the Product to You) accept delivery or collect the Product from the courier company, then We may (without affecting any other right or remedy available to us) do either or both of the following:
      Charge You for reasonable storage fees and other costs reasonably incurred by Us as a result of the delay in delivery caused by You; or
      Cancel the order, in which case We will refund You with any money paid to Us less Our reasonable administration charges, including for attempted delivery and return of the Product to Us, and any storage fees as provided for above.
  • 5. Warranties, problems with orders and refunds
    • 5.1
      We warrant only that:
      the Products will be delivered new and undamaged in the quantities ordered; and
      the Products will conform with the specifications stipulated on the Site or in Our Product material at the time of Your Order;
      Products may vary slightly in terms of specified colours, designs, dimensions, materials, measurements and other features to the extent that such variances are reasonable.
      In terms of 'cooling off' laws, you are entitled to cancel any sale concluded with Us within 7 (seven) days of receipt of the Products and to obtain a refund. You may also cancel a sale where delivery is delayed beyond the stipulated delivery date/timeframe (or where none is specified, beyond 30 (thirty) days from the order date). No cancellation fees shall apply in such instances, provided that:
      the Products are returned in the condition that they Were delivered;
      to the extent that only certain Products are returned to Us, We shall be entitled to recalculate the delivery charges for those Products kept by You and retain such fees.
      You will be liable for the freight cost of any returns made due to exchanges, whether it be returned with Your own courier, or We could quote You on the collection of the returning Products. Only once freight payment is received for the returns, will the collection be arranged.
      In the event that You claim that any Product is defective, you agree to keep the Product in its current condition available for Us to inspect within a reasonable time.
      In order to provide You with any remedies for a defective Product, you agree to cooperate in providing information as required by Us regarding the Product, including detailing how the Product is defective and any other information as We reasonably may require.
      Your remedies in the event of a Product being defective are one of the following:
      refund or
      In the event that We find that a Product, alleged to be defective, has been abused, or misused, or neglected, or subjected to inadequate or improper handling, or modified in any way, or the subject of normal 'Wear and tear', We may in our sole discretion elect not to refund, repair or replace the Product and in addition We may require You to pay all reasonable delivery and servicing costs and charge this to your credit or debit card, or the payment details that you provided to Us when You placed Your order.
      eBooks purchased on the Site will not be refunded once the link to download the publication has been supplied.
  • 6. Limitation of Liability
    • 6.1
      Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these Terms and Conditions, this clause 7 prevails over all other clauses and sets forth our entire liability, and your sole and exclusive remedies, for the performance, non-performance, purported performance or delay in performance of these Terms and Conditions; or otherwise in relation to these Terms and Conditions or the entering into or performance of these Terms and Conditions.
      In no event shall Our total liability to You for all costs, damages and/or losses, whether direct, indirect or consequential exceed an amount equivalent to the total value of the order for Our Products giving rise to the cause of action in respect of such costs, damages or losses.
  • 7. Customer service
    • 7.1
      We shall perform Our obligations under these Terms and Conditions with reasonable skills and care.
      Should You have any complaints arising out of Your use of the Site, you may contact Us at any time at [email protected] or +27 (0)12 392 9372. We will attempt to address Your concerns as soon as reasonably possible and will contact You within a reasonable time of having received any relevant enquiry or complaint. In many cases of Product related complaints, the manufacturer may have to be involved by Us and accordingly, it may take longer to resolve such an enquiry or complaint.
      In the event of any complaint, it will assist Us if You describe the object of Your complaint as accurately as possible and, where applicable, send Us copies of the order or at the order number that We assign You in the Confirmation of Order. Should You not have received any reaction from us within 5 (five) Business Days, please make further enquiries. In rare cases Your emails may be captured by Our spam filters or not reach Us, or correspondence that We send to You may otherwise not reach You.
  • 8. Personal information an online security
    • 8.1
      Our protection of your personal information is detailed in our 'Privacy Policy', which you can find under these Terms and Conditions.
      You hereby authorise us to take all reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and security of the Site and any of its back-office applications. All credit card transactions are Secure Socket Layer encrypted. Our registration documents and the Site's registered domain name are checked and verified by VCS.
  • 9. Circumstances beyond our control (force majeure)
    • 9.1
      We shall not be liable to You for any breach, hindrance or delay in Our performance, attributable to any cause beyond Our reasonable control, including without limitation any natural disaster and unavoidable incident, actions of third parties (including without limitation hackers, suppliers, governments, quasi-governmental, supra-national or local authorities), insurrection, riot, civil commotion, war, hostilities, national emergencies, terrorism, arrests, restraints or detainments of any competent authority, strikes or combinations or lock-out of workmen, epidemic, pandemic, fire, explosion, storm, flood, drought, Weather conditions, earthquake, natural disaster, accident, mechanical breakdown, third party software, failure or problems with public utility supplies (including electrical, telecoms or Internet failure), shortage of or inability to obtain supplies, materials, equipment or transportation ("Event of Force Majeure"), regardless of whether the circumstances in question could have been foreseen.
      Either You or We may terminate an order by written notice to the other in the event that the Event of Force Majeure lasts for a period of 10 (ten) business days or more, in which event neither You nor We shall be liable to the other by reason of such termination (other than for the refund of a Product already paid for by You and not delivered).
      If We have to provide identical or similar Products to more than one customer and are prevented from fully meeting our obligations to You by reason of an Event of Force Majeure, We may decide, in our sole discretion, which orders We will fulfil and to what extent.
  • 10. Our Privacy Policy
    • We will never send You unsolicited communication, nor give Your personal data to any third parties without your permission. If You happen to receive any communication from Us which You consider to be unsolicited, kindly advise Us and We will take immediate action to ensure that you do not receive any further such communication. We will only collect and use your personal information as outlined below. We shall take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. For the purpose of this clause, "personal information" shall be defined as detailed in the Protection of Personal Information Act 2 of 2013 (“POPI”) and the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (“PAIA”).

      Updating Your Personal Information
      You can update Your personal information anytime by accessing Your account on the Site.
      Security of Your Personal Information
      We ensure that all information collected will be safely and securely stored. We protect your personal information by:
      • Restricting access to personal information.
      • Maintaining technology products to prevent unauthorised computer access.
      • Securely destroying Your personal information when it is no longer needed for Our record retention purposes.
      Use of your personal information
      We may use your personal information for any legitimate business purposes relating to our services and/or business activities. Some of the purposes for which we use your personal information include:
      • responding to your queries posted on our social media platforms, website or emailed to us.
      • improving our website and services by analysing certain information collected, including cookies and other related information.
      • sending you information (in the form of our newsletter) and inviting you to events; and/or complying with our regulatory or other obligations.
      • We will only share your personal information for purposes of providing services to you or any other legitimate business purpose relating to our business activities, including but not limited to, the protection of our or your rights, complaints, marketing, or enforcing any agreement between us.
      • Where the law requires us to do so, we may also share your personal information with third-party service providers, agents, contractors, employees, law enforcement agencies or business affiliates.