Terms and Conditions of Use Relating to Shofar Online Store
These Terms and Conditions (“the Terms and Conditions”) govern your (“the User”) use of the Shofar Christian Church (“Provider”) website located at the domain name www.shofaronlinstore.com (“the Website”). By accessing and using the Website, the User agrees to be bound by the Terms and Conditions set out in this legal notice. The User may not access, display, use, download, and/or otherwise copy or distribute Content obtained on the website for marketing and other purposes without the consent of the Provider.
By using this Website or communicating with the Provider by electronic means, the user consents and acknowledges that any and all agreements, notices, disclosures, or any other communication satisfies any legal requirement, including but not limited to the requirement that such communications should be in writing.
Detailed description of goods and/or services and privacy
Shofar Online Store is a business in the publishing industry that sells ministry and related products online. The use of any product bought from this Website is at the purchaser’s risk. The purchaser/ user indemnifies and holds the Provider harmless against any loss, injury or damages which may be sustained as a result of using the products sold on the Website.
The private information required for executing the orders placed through the e-commerce facility, namely the User’s personal information and credit card details, delivery address and telephone numbers will be kept in the strictest confidence by the Provider and not sold or made known to third parties. Only the necessary information, that is the delivery address and contact phone number will be made known to third parties delivering the product.
The Provider undertakes that it has taken all reasonable precautions to secure the credit card processing that are carried out to receive payment for goods sold. The Provider cannot be held responsible for security breaches occurring on the User’s electronic device (Personal Computer or other electronic device used to browse the Website), which may result due to the lack of adequate virus protection software or spyware that the User may inadvertently have installed on his/her device.
Subject to stock availability with suppliers and receipt of payment, requests will be processed within 14 days and handed over to a courier company for delivery. The Provider will supply all goods to the courier company in good order and will ensure that goods arrive at the User’s chosen delivery address in the same good order. Delivery will be confirmed via a customer note for the order on the User’s Shofar Online Store account.
The provision of goods and services by Shofar Online Store is subject to availability. In cases of unavailability, Shofar Online Store will refund the client in full within 30 days. Cancellation of orders by the client will attract a 10% administration fee.
Any complaints regarding the standard and quality of the product or products bought by consumers through the e-commerce facility should be directed to the Store Manager, PO Box 3374, Matieland, South Africa, 7602, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Return and Refunds policy
If on receiving your order you are not delighted with your purchase, let our customer service team know within 14 days and we will gladly collect it at our expense and provide you with a refund provided the item is in its original condition and original packaging.
If you have used a product and found it to be damaged or faulty we will collect the product at our expense and either replace, refund or repair the item, depending on the circumstance.
Although seldom charged, we reserve the right to charge a 10% administration fee for returned orders should the returns process incur significant administration expenses.
Shofar Online Store shall take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information of users. For the purpose of this clause, “personal information” shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded from: https://www.polity.org.za/attachment.php?aa_id=3569.
How long will my details be kept?
Completed and refunded customer order history is retained indefinitely. Cancelled, pending and failed orders will be deleted after 1 month. Inactive accounts will be deleted after 3 years of account creation date.
Payment options accepted
Payment may be made via Visa and MasterCard credit cards or by bank transfer into the Shofar Online Store bank account, the details of which will be provided on request.
Credit card acquiring and security
Credit card transactions will be acquired for Shofar Online Store via PayGate (Pty) Ltd who are the approved payment gateway for all South African Acquiring Banks. PayGate uses the strictest form of encryption, namely Secure Socket Layer 3 (SSL3) and no credit card details are stored on the website. Users may go to www.paygate.co.za to view their security certificate and security policy.
Customer details separate from card details
Shofar Online Store will store customer details separately from card details, which are entered by the client on the secure site of the chosen payment gateway (PayFast, Stripe or Snapscan). For more detail on refer to www.payfast.co.za, www.snapscan.co.za or www.stripe.com.
Merchant Outlet country and transaction currency
The merchant outlet country at the time of presenting payment options to the cardholder is South Africa. Transaction currency is South African Rand (ZAR). Country specific products (like UK Bibleschool) is transacted in GBP only through the STRIPE payment gateway.
Limitation of liability
The Website and all Content on the Website, including any current or future offer of products or services, are provided on an “as is” basis, and may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Owners make no warranty or representation as to the availability, accuracy or completeness of the Content. Neither Provider nor any holding company, affiliate or subsidiary of Provider, shall be held responsible for any direct or indirect special, consequential or other damage of any kind whatsoever suffered or incurred, related to the use of, or the inability to access or use the Content or the Website or any functionality thereof, or of any linked website, even if Provider is expressly advised thereof.
Privacy: casual surfing
The User may visit the Website without providing any personal information. The Website servers will in such instances collect the IP address of the User computer, but not the email address or any other distinguishing information. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent at the Website, pages viewed, etc. The Provider uses this information to determine use of the Website, and to improve content thereon. Provider assumes no obligation to protect this information, and may copy, distribute or otherwise use such information without limitation. For the purpose of this clause, “personal information” shall be defined as detailed in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA). The PAIA may be downloaded here.
Choice of law
This Website is controlled, operated and administered by Provider from its offices within the Republic of South Africa. Access to the Website from territories or countries where the content or purchase of the products sold on the Website is illegal is prohibited. The User may not use this Website in violation of South African export laws and regulations. If the User accesses this Website from locations outside of South Africa, that User is responsible for compliance with all local laws. The laws of the Republic of South Africa shall govern these Terms and Conditions, and the User consents to the jurisdiction of the Cape Town High Court in the event of any dispute. If any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions are found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to give effect to the intent of these Terms and Conditions, and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall continue in full force and effect. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the Provider and the User with regard to the use of the Content and this Website.
Shofar Online Store takes responsibility for all aspects relating to the transaction including sale of goods and services sold on this website, customer service and support, dispute resolution and delivery of goods.
Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights
Provider provides certain information at the Website. Content currently or anticipated to be displayed at this Website is provided by Provider, its affiliates and/or subsidiary, or any other third party owners of such content, and includes but is not limited to Literary Works, Musical Works, Artistic Works, Sound Recordings, Cinematograph Films, Sound and Television Broadcasts, Program-Carrying Signals, Published Editions and Computer Programs (“the Content”). All such proprietary works, and the compilation of the proprietary works, are copyright the Provider, its affiliates or subsidiary, or any other third party owner of such rights (“the Owners”), and is protected by South African and international copyright laws. The Providers reserve the right to make any changes to the Website, the Content, or to products and/or services offered through the Website at any times and without notice. All rights in and to the Content is reserved and retained by the Owners. Except as specified in these Terms and Conditions, the User is not granted a license or any other right including without limitation under Copyright, Trademark, Patent or other Intellectual Property Rights in or to the Content.
Country of domicile
This website is governed by the laws of South Africa and Shofar Online Store chooses as its domicilium citandi et executandi for all purposes under this agreement, whether in respect of court process, notice, or other documents or communication of whatsoever nature, Portion 8, 7 Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa.
Shofar Online Store may, in its sole discretion, change this agreement or any part thereof at any time without notice.
This website is run by Shofar Christian Church based in South Africa trading as Shofar Online Store and with registration number 031-463-NPO and Directors: HM Titus, JC Brink, A Van der Merwe, JS le Roux, AJ Kruger, HJP Opperman, PJ Boshoff.
Shofar Online Store contact details
Telephone: +27 (0)21 809 9400
Shofar Support Centre
7 Lambrechts Road
P.O. Box 3374