Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

1. Introduction

  1. This website can be accessed at www.herbst.co.za (the Website) and is owned and operated by Herbst Knife-making Academy (“Herbst”, “we”, “us” and “our”).
  2. These Website Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ordering, sale and delivery of Goods, and the use of the Website.
  3. These Terms and Conditions are binding and enforceable against every person that accesses or uses this Website (“you”, “your” or “user”), including without limitation each user who registers as contemplated below (“registered user”). By using the Website and by clicking on the “Register Now” button on the Website, as may be applicable, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  4. The Website enables you to shop online for an extensive range of goods including knife-making machines, tools and supplies (“Goods”).

2. Important Notice

  1. These Terms and Conditions apply to users who are consumers for purposes of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (the “CPA”).
  2. These Terms and Conditions contain provisions that appear in similar text and style to this clause and which -
    1. may limit the risk or liability of Herbst Knfe-making Academy or a third party; and/or
    2. may create risk or liability for the user; and/or
    3. may compel the user to indemnify Herbst Knife-making Academy or a third party; and/or
    4. serves as an acknowledgement, by the user, of a fact.
  3. Your attention is drawn to these Terms and Conditions because they are important and should be carefully noted.
  4. If there is any provision in these Terms and Conditions that you do not understand, it is your responsibility to ask Herbst Knife-making Academy to explain it to you before you accept the Terms and Conditions or continue using the Website.
  5. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended or must be understood to unlawfully restrict, limit or avoid any right or obligation, as the case may be, created for either you or Herbst Knife-making Academy in terms of the CPA.
  6. Herbst Knife-making Academy permits the use of this Website subject to the Terms and Conditions. By using this Website in any way, you shall be deemed to have accepted all the Terms and Conditions unconditionally. You must not use this Website if you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  7. These Terms and Conditions are divided into three sections, as follows:
    1. Part A – Orders and Sales;
    2. Part B – Privacy Policy; and
    3. Part C – General Legal Terms.

3. Returns

  1. Please refer to our Returns Policy for more information about cancelling orders after delivery, and about returns (and related refunds, replacements or repairs). The Returns Policy is incorporated by reference (which means that it forms part of these Terms and Conditions).

4. Registration and use of the website

  1. Only registered users may order Goods on the Website.
  2. To register as a user, you must provide a unique username and password and provide certain information and personal details to Herbst Knife-making Academy. You will need to use your unique username and password to access the Website in order to purchase Goods.
  3. You agree and warrant that your username and password shall:
    1. be used for personal use only; and
    2. not be disclosed by you to any third party.
  4. For security purposes you agree to enter the correct username and password whenever ordering Goods, failing which you will be denied access.
  5. You agree that, once the correct username and password relating to your account have been entered, irrespective of whether the use of the username and password is unauthorised or fraudulent, you will be liable for payment of such order, save where the order is cancelled by you in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  6. You agree to notify Herbst Knife-making Academy immediately upon becoming aware of or reasonably suspecting any unauthorised access to or use of your username and password and to take steps to mitigate any resultant loss or harm.
  7. By using the Website you warrant that you are 18 (eighteen) years of age or older and of full legal capacity. If you are under the age of 18 (eighteen) or if you are not legally permitted to enter into a binding agreement, then you may use the Website only with the involvement and supervision of your parent or legal guardian. If your parent or legal guardian supervises you and gives his/her consent, then such person agrees to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to be liable and responsible for you and all your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
  8. You agree that you will not in any way use any device, software or other instrument to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website. In addition, you agree that you will not in any way use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor, copy, distribute or modify the Website or the information contained herein, without the prior written consent from an authorised Company representative (such consent is deemed given for standard search engine technology employed by Internet search websites to direct Internet users to this Website).
  9. You may not use the Website to distribute material which is defamatory, offensive, contains or amounts to hate speech or is otherwise unlawful.
  10. You may not in any way display, publish, copy, print, post or otherwise use the Website and/or the information contained therein without the express prior written consent of an authorised Company representative.

5. Conclusion of sales and availability of stock

  1. Registered users may place orders for Goods, which Herbst Knife-making Academy may accept or reject. Whether or not Herbst Knife-making Academy accepts an order depends on the availability of Goods, correctness of the information relating to the Goods (including without limitation the price) and receipt of payment or payment authorisation by Herbst Knife-making Academy for the Goods.
  2. NOTE: Herbst Knife-making Academy will indicate the acceptance of your order by delivering the Goods to you or allowing you to collect them, and only at that point will an agreement of sale between you and Herbst Knife-making Academy come into effect (the “Sale”). This is regardless of any communication from Herbst Knife-making Academy stating that your order or payment has been confirmed. Herbst Knife-making Academy will indicate the rejection of your order (by Herbst Knife-making Academy itself) by cancelling it and, as soon as possible thereafter, refunding you for any amount already paid.
  3. Prior to delivery or your collection of the Goods, you may cancel an order at any time provided you do so before receiving a dispatch or delivery notice. After delivery or your collection of the Goods, you may cancel the Sale only in accordance with the Returns Policy.
  4. Placing Goods in a shopping basket without completing the purchase cycle does not constitute an order for such Goods, and as such, Goods may be removed from the shopping basket if stock is no longer available. You cannot hold Herbst Knife-making Academy liable if such Goods are not available when you complete or attempt to complete the purchase cycle at a later stage.
  5. You acknowledge that stock of all Goods on offer is limited. In the case of Goods for sale by Herbst Knife-making Academy, Herbst Knife-making Academy will take all reasonable efforts to monitor stock levels and ensure that when stock is no longer available, that offers thereof are discontinued on the Website. However, we cannot guarantee the availability of stock. When Goods are no longer available after placing an order, Herbst Knife-making Academy will notify you and you will be entitled to a refund of the amount paid by you for such Goods.

6. Payment

  1. We are committed to providing secure online payment facilities. All transactions are encrypted using appropriate encryption technology.
  2. Payment can be made for Goods via -
    1. debit card;
    2. credit card: where payment is made by credit card, we may require additional information in order to authorise and/or verify the validity of payment. In such cases we reserve the right to withhold delivery until such time as the additional information is received by us and authorisation is obtained by us for the amounts. If we do not receive authorisation your order for the Goods will be cancelled. You warrant that you are fully authorised to use the credit card supplied for purposes of paying the Goods. You also warrant that your credit card has sufficient available funds to cover all the costs incurred as a result of the services used on the Website;
    3. direct bank deposit or electronic funds transfer: if you pay via direct bank deposit or electronic funds transfer, payment must be made within 5 (five) days of placing your order. Herbst Knife-making Academy will not accept your order if payment has not been received;
    4. Instant EFT;
  3. You may contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain a full record of your payment. We will also send you email communications about your order and payment.
  4. Once you have selected your payment method and you accept these Terms and Conditions, you will be directed to a link to a secure site for payment of the applicable purchase price for the Goods.

7. Delivery of goods

  1. Herbst Knife-making Academy offers 2 (two) methods of delivery of Goods to you. You may elect delivery via:
    1. courier; or
    2. self-collection.
  2. Where it accepts your order, Herbst Knife-making Academy will deliver the Goods to you as soon as reasonably possible, but no later than 30 (thirty) days of receipt of your payment (“Delivery Period”). Machines, attachments and contact wheels will be delivered after 4 (four) to 5 (five) weeks, as these products need to be manufactured. We will notify you if we are unable to deliver the Goods during the Delivery Period. You may then, within 7 (seven) days of receiving such notification elect whether or not to cancel your order for the Goods. If you elect to cancel your order, we will reimburse you for the purchase price.

8. Errors

We shall take all reasonable efforts to accurately reflect the description, availability, purchase price and delivery charges of Goods on the Website. However, should there be any errors of whatsoever nature on the Website (which are not due to our gross negligence), we shall not be liable for any loss, claim or expense relating to a transaction based on any error, save – in the case of any incorrect purchase price – to the extent of refunding you for any amount already paid, or otherwise as set out in the Returns Policy.

9. eBooks

  1. An “eBook” means an electronic book capable of being opened and read on your PC or Mac computer using Adobe Digital Editions software (“Adobe Reader”). Your access to any eBook purchased by you from us will be granted via a link to such eBook (the “Link”).
  2. IMPORTANT – Limits to functionality and usage of eBooks:
    1. You will not be able to read eBooks on devices that do not support Adobe Reader, therefore check your device prior to purchasing an eBook.
    2. You will need to be connected to the internet when you download an eBook and open it for the first time. On subsequent openings of the eBook, you will not need to be connected to the internet, provided you are opening the eBook from the device on which you first downloaded and opened the eBook.
  3. Ordering eBooks: When ordering an eBook from us, you will be ordering the right to download such eBook from the relevant publisher and consequently, if Herbst Knife-making Academy accepts your order, delivery will take place electronically via the internet as described below.
  4. Delivery of eBooks:
    1. Where Herbst Knife-making Academy accepts your order, upon receipt or confirmation of payment, we will obtain your Link to the relevant eBook and deliver such Link to you in your “My Profile - Downloads” page on the Website. The speed of delivery of a Link will depend on a variety of factors, most of which are internet related and beyond our control (such as server availability, ADSL lines etc) and as such, Herbst Knife-making Academy does not hereby undertake to make delivery within any specific timeframe. However, as a guide only, delivery should occur within a few seconds, but can also take up to a number of hours. You will be able to access and click on the Link at any time following delivery thereof to you, subject to certain restrictions. PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS:
      1. So as to reduce the risk of fraud, eBook publishers limit the number of times any Link can be clicked before access to the Link is blocked. You will be able to click on such Link at least once, but acknowledge that access to the Link may become blocked after your first click so as to prevent fraud;
      2. The Link will not appear if you have removed it, or Herbst Knife-making Academy has removed it pursuant to your having ‘returned’ the eBook (if possible in accordance with Herbst Knife-making Academy Returns Policy pertaining to eBooks from time to time);
    2. We do not charge any delivery fees for electronic delivery of the relevant eBook link, however, you may incur costs (eg internet service provider fees) associated with downloading the eBook, and we will not under any circumstances be liable for any such costs incurred by you.
    3. Practical issues to note in utilising the Link to download the eBook:
      1. If you have any problems relating to the functionality of your Link, please report same to us via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , so that we can assist you in resolving the problem.
  5. Returns of eBooks: Please refer to our Refunds Policy.
  6. Illegal use of eBooks:
    1. All eBooks are the exclusive property of the publisher or its licensors and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. The download of eBooks is intended for your personal and non-commercial use. Any other use of eBooks purchased from us is strictly prohibited.
    2. You may not modify, transmit, publish, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the content of eBooks, in whole or in part, and more specifically, you will not print, copy, or ‘lend’ eBooks to any other person. You may also not do anything which otherwise contravenes any licence conditions imposed by the publisher, as described on the relevant eBook’s product detail page. These aforementioned prohibitions are hereinafter referred to as “Illegal Activities”.
    3. By downloading any eBook, you hereby acknowledge and agree to these terms. You hereby undertake that you shall not do nor try to do any of the Illegal Activities. You hereby indemnify Herbst Knife-making Academy from any and all loss, damage, or expense it may suffer or from claims which may be made by third parties against Herbst Knife-making Academy which arise from or in relation to your having participated in any Illegal Activities in relation to any eBook sold by Herbst Knife-making Academy.

10. Privacy policy

  1. We respect your privacy and will take reasonable measures to protect it, as more fully detailed below.
  2. Should you decide to register as a user on the Website, we may require you to provide us with personal information which includes but is not limited to -
    1. your name and surname;
    2. your email address;
    3. your physical address;
    4. your mobile number; and
  3. Should your personal information change, please inform us and provide us with updates to your personal information as soon as reasonably possible to enable us to update your personal information.
  4. You may choose to provide additional personal information to us, in which event you agree to provide accurate and current information, and not to impersonate or misrepresent any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with anyone or anything.
  5. Subject to clause 11.6 below, we will not, without your express consent:
    1. use your personal information for any purpose other than as set out below:
      1. in relation to the ordering, sale and delivery of Goods;
      2. to contact you regarding current or new Goods or services or any other goods offered by us;
      3. to inform you of new features, special offers and promotional competitions offered by us or any of our divisions and/or partners (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us); and
      4. to improve your experience on our Website by, inter alia, monitoring statistical non-personal browsing habits, and to transact with us; or
    2. disclose your personal information to any third party other than as set out below:
      1. to our employees and/or third party service providers who assist us to interact with you via our Website, email or any other method, for the ordering of Goods or when delivering Goods to you, and thus need to know your personal information in order to assist us to communicate with you properly and efficiently;
      2. to our divisions and/or partners (including their employees and/or third party service providers) in order for them to interact directly with you via email or any other method for purposes of sending you marketing material regarding any current or new goods or services, new features, special offers or promotional items offered by them (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from them);
  6. We will ensure that all of our employees, third party service providers, divisions and partners (including their employees and third party service providers) having access to your personal information are bound by appropriate and legally binding confidentiality and non-use obligations in relation to your personal information.
  7. We will -
    1. treat your personal information as strictly confidential;
    2. take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that your personal information is kept secure and is protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage, alteration, disclosure or access;
    3. provide you with access to your personal information to view and/or update personal details;
    4. promptly notify you if we become aware of any unauthorised use, disclosure or processing of your personal information;
    5. provide you with reasonable evidence of our compliance with our obligations under this policy on reasonable notice and request; and
    6. upon your request, promptly return or destroy any and all of your personal information in our possession or control.
  8. We will not retain your personal information longer than the period for which it was originally needed, unless we are required by law to do so, or you consent to us retaining such information for a longer period.
  9. Herbst Knife-making Academy undertakes never to sell or make your personal information available to any third party other than as provided for in this policy, unless we are compelled to do so by law. In particular, in the event of a fraudulent online payment, Herbst Knife-making Academy reserves the right to disclose relevant personal information for criminal investigation purposes or in line with any other legal obligation for disclosure of the personal information which may be required of it.
  10. Whilst we will do all things reasonably necessary to protect your rights of privacy, we cannot guarantee or accept any liability whatsoever for unauthorised or unlawful disclosures of your personal information, whilst in our possession, made by third parties who are not subject to our control, unless such disclosure is as a result of our gross negligence.
  11. If you disclose your personal information to a third party, such as an entity which operates a website linked to this Website or anyone other than Herbst Knife-making Academy, HERBST KNIFE-MAKING ACADEMY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, HOWSOEVER ARISING, SUFFERED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF THE DISCLOSURE OF SUCH INFORMATION TO THE THIRD PARTY. This is because we do not regulate or control how that third party uses your personal information. You should always ensure that you read the privacy policy of any third party.

11. Changes to these terms and conditions

  1. Herbst Knife-making Academy may, in its sole discretion, change any of these Terms and Conditions at any time. It is your responsibility to regularly check these Terms and Conditions and make sure that you are satisfied with the changes. Should you not be satisfied, you must not place any further orders on, or in any other way use, the Website.
  2. Any such change will only apply to your use of this Website after the change is displayed on the Website. If you use the Website after such amended Terms and Conditions have been displayed on the Website, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

12. Electronic communications

  1. When you visit the Website or send emails to us, you consent to receiving communications from us or any of our divisions or partners electronically in accordance with our privacy policy as set out in clause 11 above.

13. Ownership and copyright

  1. The contents of the Website, including any material, information, data, software, icons, text, graphics, lay-outs, images, sound clips, advertisements, video clips, trade names, logos, trade-marks, designs and service marks which are displayed on or incorporated in this Website (“Website Content”) are protected by law, including but not limited to copyright and trade mark law. The Website Content is the property of Herbst Knife-making Academy, its advertisers and/or sponsors and/or is licensed to Herbst Knife-making Academy.
  2. You will not acquire any right, title or interest in or to the Website or the Website Content.
  3. Any use, distribution or reproduction of the Website Content is prohibited unless expressly authorised in terms of these Terms and Conditions or otherwise provided for in law. To obtain permissions for the commercial use of any Website Content contact us by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  4. Where any of the Website Content has been licensed to Herbst Knife-making Academy or belongs to any third party, your rights of use will also be subject to any terms and conditions which that licensor or third party imposes from time to time and you agree to comply with such third party terms and conditions.

14. Disclaimer

  1. The use of the Website is entirely at your own risk and you assume full responsibility for any risk or loss resulting from use of the Website or reliance on any information on the Website.
  2. Whilst Herbst Knife-making Academy takes reasonable measures to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate and complete, Herbst Knife-making Academy makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, as to the quality, timeliness, operation, integrity, availability or functionality of the Website or as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information on the Website.
  3. Herbst Knife-making Academy disclaims liability for any damage, loss or liability, whether direct, indirect or consequential in nature, arising out of or in connection with your access to or use of the Website and/or any content therein unless otherwise provided by law.
  4. Although Goods sold from the Website may, under certain specifically defined circumstances, be under warranty, the Website itself and all information provided on the Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, completeness, or non-infringement, as may be allowed in law.
  5. Any views or statements made or expressed on the Website are not necessarily the views of Herbst Knife-making Academy, its directors, employees and/or agents.
  6. In addition to the disclaimers contained elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions, Herbst Knife-making Academy also makes no warranty or representation, whether express or implied, that the information or files available on the Website are free of viruses, spyware, malware, trojans, destructive materials or any other data or code which is able to corrupt, destroy, compromise, disrupt, disable, harm, jeopardise or otherwise impede in any manner the operation, stability, security functionality or content of your computer system, computer network, hardware or software in any way. You accept all risk associated with the existence of such viruses, destructive materials or any other data or code which is able to corrupt, compromise, jeopardise, disrupt, disable, harm or otherwise impede in any manner the operation or content of a computer system, computer network, any handset or mobile device, or your hardware or software, save where such risks arise due to the gross negligence or wilfull misconduct of Herbst Knife-making Academy, its employees, agents or authorised representatives. Herbst Knife-making Academy thus disclaims all liability for any damage, loss or liability of any nature whatsoever arising out of or in in connection with your access to or use of the Website.

15. Linking to third party websites

  1. This Website may contain links or references to other websites (“Third Party Websites”) which are outside of our control, including those of advertisers. These Terms and Conditions do not apply to those Third Party Websites and Herbst Knife-making Academy is not responsible for the practices and/or privacy policies of those Third Party Websites or the “cookies” that those sites may use.
  2. Notwithstanding the fact that the Website may refer to or provide links to Third Party Websites, your use of such Third Party Websites is entirely at your own risk and we are not responsible for any loss, expense, claim or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising from your use of such Third Party Websites or your reliance on any information contained thereon.

16. Limitation of liability

  1. Herbst Knife-making Academy cannot be held liable for any inaccurate information published on the Website and/or any incorrect prices displayed on the Website, save where such liability arises from the gross negligence or wilfull misconduct of Herbst Knife-making Academy, its employees, agents or authorised representatives. You are encouraged to contact us to report any possible malfunctions or errors by way of email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

17. Availability and termination

  1. We will use reasonable endeavours to maintain the availability of the Website, except during scheduled maintenance periods, and reserve the right to discontinue providing the Website or any part thereof with or without notice to you.
  2. Herbst Knife-making Academy may in its sole discretion terminate, suspend and modify this Website, with or without notice to you. You agree that Herbst Knife-making Academy will not be liable to you in the event that it chooses to suspend, modify or terminate this Website other than for processing any orders made by you prior to such time and to the extent possible.
  3. If you fail to comply with your obligations under these Terms and Conditions, including any incident involving payment of the price of an order for any Goods, and you fail to remedy such failure within 7 (seven) days of notice to you by us, this may (in our sole discretion) lead to a suspension of your access to the Website without any prejudice to any claims for damages or otherwise that we may have against you.

18. Governing law and jurisdiction

  1. These Terms and Conditions and our relationship and/or any dispute arising from or in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa. Your continued use of the Website will constitute your consent and submission to the jurisdiction of the South African courts regarding all proceedings, transactions, applications or the like instituted by either party against the other, arising from any of these Terms and Conditions.
  2. In the event of any dispute arising between you and Herbst Knife-making Academy, you hereby consent to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa (Western Cape Division, Cape Town) notwithstanding that the quantum in the action or proceedings may otherwise fall below the monetary jurisdiction of that court.
  3. Nothing in this clause 21 or the Terms and Conditions limit your right to approach any court, tribunal or forum of competent jurisdiction in terms of the CPA.

19. Notices

  1. Herbst Knife-making Academy hereby selects 31 Harmse Ave, The Orchards x 11, Akasia, Gauteng as its address for the service of all formal notices and legal processes in connection with these Tterms and Conditions (“nominated address”). Herbst Knife-making Academy may change this address from time to time by updating these Terms and Conditions.
  2. You hereby select the address specified on the Goods order form as your nominated address, but you may change it to any other physical address by giving Herbst Knife-making Academy not less than 7 days’ notice in writing.
  3. Notices must be sent either by hand, prepaid registered post or email and must be in English. All notices sent -
    1. by hand will be deemed to have been received on the date of delivery;
    2. by prepaid registered post, will be deemed to have been received 10 days after the date of posting;
    3. by email will be deemed to have been on the date indicated in the “Read Receipt” notification. ALL EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN YOU AND US MUST MAKE USE OF THE “READ RECEIPT” FUNCTION to serve as proof that an email has been received.

20. General

  1. Herbst Knife-making Academy may, in its sole discretion, at any time and for any reason and without prior written notice, suspend or terminate the operation of the Website or the user’s right to use the Website or any of its contents subject to us processing any orders then already made by you.
  2. You may not cede, assign or otherwise transfer your rights and obligations in terms of these Terms and Conditions to any third party.
  3. Any failure on the part of you or Herbst Knife-making Academy to enforce any right in terms hereof shall not constitute a waiver of that right.
  4. If any term or condition contained herein is declared invalid, the remaining terms and conditions will remain in full force and effect.
  5. No variation, addition, deletion, or agreed cancellation of the Terms and Conditions will be of any force or effect unless in writing and accepted by or on behalf of the parties hereto.
  6. No indulgence, extension of time, relaxation or latitude which any party (the “grantor”) may show grant or allow to the other (the “grantee”) shall constitute a waiver by the grantor of any of the grantor’s rights and the grantor shall not thereby be prejudiced or stopped from exercising any of its rights against the grantee which may have arisen in the past or which might arise in the future.
  7. These Terms and Conditions contain the whole agreement between you and Herbst Knife-making Academy and no other warranty or undertaking is valid, unless contained in this document between the parties.