Terms Of Use

  1. The site www.pharosonline.co.za (“the site”) enables users to sign up for a subscription-based offer of dictionaries and other lexicographical resources published by Pharos, an imprint of NB Publishers. The site is owned and run by NB Publishers, a division of Media24 Boeke (Pty) Ltd, registration number 1953/000037/07, a company incorporated in the Republic of South Africa (hereinafter referred to as “NB”).
  2. All visitors to the site (“users” or “you”), including subscribers to PharosOnline, are bound by these Terms and Conditions. By subscribing, registering, or using the site at all, you recognise that you have read and accepted these terms and conditions.
  3. PharosOnline offers users a variety of subscription packages to choose from. You may upgrade your current subscription at any time. Note, however, that you have to pay the total amount due on the new subscription. No discount will be transferable from your current subscription. Your current subscription will remain intact and the upgrade will be regarded as a new subscription.
  4. Any and all copyright relating to the website, including these terms and conditions, is held by NB (and partners). All rights not expressly given are reserved. You may download, view and print content from this site only for private and non-commercial ends. All content, trademarks and data on this website, including but not limited to software, databases, text, graphics, icons, links, private information, designs and agreements, are the property of or under licence of NB. As such they are protected by local and international legislation and agreements.
  5. As User you agree and guarantee that the username and password you use to log in is for your personal use only, and will not be passed on to any third party.
  6. You permit NB to take all reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and security of the site and in the administrative office. All credit card transactions on the site are protected by SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption and reinforced by various encryption processes with the aim of offering the most effective possible protection of any sensitive information.
  7. When paying by credit card, you agree that Peach Payment may store your account details. If you prefer not to be registered as recurring client, please use the EFT option.
  8. It is expressly prohibited for any person, business, or entity to gain or attempt to gain unauthorised access to any page on this website, or to deliver or attempt to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to this website. Any person who delivers or attempts to deliver any unauthorised, damaging or malicious code to this website or attempts to gain unauthorised access to any page on this website shall be held criminally liable, and in the event that NB should suffer any damage or loss, civil damages will be claimed.
  9. Subject to the provisions of articles 43(5) and 43(6) of the Electronic Communication and Transactions Act, neither NB nor any of its representatives will be held responsible for any loss or accountability of any kind that arises from the use of (or inability to use) this site, its services or content. Furthermore, NB provides no guarantee, implied or otherwise, that the content or technology attached to this website is free from errors or omissions. Nor is there any guarantee whatsoever that service will be 100% uninterrupted or faultless. We encourage you to report any possible malfunctions and errors by emailing pharos@pharos.co.za.
  10. These terms and conditions take effect on the date of first publication of the website and continue indeterminately. They may be revised by NB from time to time, for as long as the website continues to exist and be operated. It will be your own responsibility to visit the website to check whether the terms and conditions have changed, and to make sure that you are satisfied with the changes. If you are dissatisfied with any changes, you should not use the site in any way. NB is entitled to terminate these terms and conditions or to close down the website at any time.
  11. Should you fail to comply with your obligations under these Terms and Conditions, including any incidents regarding payment of your subscription fee, and you neglect to rectify such non-adherence after NB has instructed you to do so, your access to the service will be blocked. We have the right to close your account and deny you access to the site, depending on the severity of your actions. Such action on the part of NB will not have any negative effect on any damages NB may claim.
  12. This site is offered, controlled and run from the Republic of South Africa. As such it is governed by South African legislation. You and NB are subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the South African courts. Each and every section of these terms and conditions must be read as individual and separable from the rest of the terms and conditions. Should any court or qualified authority find that any of the terms are invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms and conditions will remain standing, despite invalidity or unenforceability of an individual term.