INTRODUCTION:

These Terms and Conditions of Use (“T&C’s”) set out the agreement between you and us and govern the basis upon which we give you access to the online Matric Works study course material.

The Matric Works study course material will aid you to study the course work for each Subject, and prepare you to write your Matric final exams.

By using our website, you accept these T&C’s in full. If you disagree with these T&C’s or any part of them, you must not use our website.

Qualification Criteria

To qualify to use the Matric Works study material you must satisfy the following qualification criteria:

Description of the Portal

Matric Works’ website offers Study Material and Subject content for all Subjects available for you to choose to assist you in your preparation to write the Amended Senior Certificate Exams. In this agreement, we call the offer and availability of the Study Material for each Subject “the Portal”.

The Portal includes the curriculum for all the Subjects available to you to complete your Matric.

The Portal is provided “as-is” with no fitness implied for any use and no guarantee of reliability or durability. As a software-based Portal with ongoing updates based on curriculum amendments, there may be problems of implementation or performance, commonly known as “bugs”. Matric Works strives to test, update, maintain, and optimize its system regularly so that the Portal is delivered to users efficiently and effectively, but Matric Works makes no guarantees as to the quality, reliability or fitness for any particular purpose of its Service.

It is your responsibility to register with the relevant Department of Education for your Province, for the Amended Senior Certificate Exams. Neither we nor Matric Works is responsible for your registration and cannot be held liable for your failure to register timeously or properly for the Amended Senior Certificate Exams.

 

Registration, Username and Password

To use the Services, you will need to register on the website and obtain an account, username and password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, username and password and for all activities and liabilities associated with or occurring under your account, username and password. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your account, username or password and any other breach of security. We cannot and will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this requirement or as a result of use of your account, username or password, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by us or another party due to someone else using your account, username or password.

When you register to use the Service, you must give us true, accurate and complete information about yourself in the application form, or at any time that we ask you for your details. You must let us know immediately if there is any change in your personal details. If you do not give us true accurate and complete personal details, we may, at our sole discretion, either suspend your access to the Study Material until we receive the correct information, or terminate your use of the Services completely.
 

The Subjects

In these T&C’s we call the subjects or modules that you need to pass to be awarded the Amended Senior Certificate “the Subjects”.

The following Subjects are available for you to select:

  • Fundamentals
  • [English Home Language]
  • [English First Additional Language]
  • [Afrikaans Home Language]
  • [Afrikaans First Additional Language
  • [IsiXhosa Home Language]
  • [IsiZulu Home Language]
  • [Setswana Home Language]
  • Mathematics Literacy
  • Mathematics (Cores)

 

  • Electives
  • [Business Studies]
  • [Geography]
  • [Physical Science]
  • [Life Science]

Languages: You must study at least 2 official languages and a maximum of 4 (four) official languages. You may not however select a home language and first additional language of the same language. (For example, you may not choose to study both English Home Language and English First Additional Language.)

Mathematics: You may select either Mathematics Literacy or Mathematics (Cores), but may not select both together.

Other Subjects: You can select any combination of the Subjects in the category of Electives above.

 

 

Subscription Fee Structure

Subscription fees are settled through our contracted SagePay SA system called BillDozer. The debit order mandate application form for activation of your account with Matric Works is available on the Subscription page and will be processed through Billdozer administered by SagePay, our preferred accounts administrator.

Each Subject will have a separate subscription fee. The subscription fees are published and updated on the payment portal page which you will find on our webpage.

The subscription fee for each Subject can be settled in two different ways:

  • A once-off deposit of the total amount for all Subjects effected through the Sage Pay online payment portal; or

 

  • A monthly debit order of equal instalments from your account, beginning from the date of activation of your account and collected every month for either 6 (six) or 10 (ten) consecutive months, processed through the Sage Pay online payment portal.

The date of the first debit order deduction from your account will be within 2-3 working days from registration or subscription, and then on the selected date of each month for the next consecutive five or nine months depending on the period selected.

The subscription fee structure described above will apply for each Subject that you choose.

Example

·       If you choose to subscribe for six Subjects and each subject costs R1 200.00*, your subscription fee will be R7200.00 (seven thousand two hundred rand), which is six times multiple of R1 200.00*.

 

o   If you elect to use the once-off subscription fee structure, an amount of R7 200.00 will have to be paid using any one of the various methods via SagePay payment portal.

 

o   If you choose the 10 month debit order mandate, an amount of R720.00 (six times R120.00) will be deducted from your account, the first being within 2-3 working days and then each month for 9 consecutive months on the date you have selected (either 1st, 15th or 26th).

 

 

* Note that this is an example of a subscription fee. The actual subscription fee per Subject is published on our website.

 

If you intend writing the Final Exams for a particular Subject that you have selected, you must ensure that you have settled the full subscription cost for that particular Subject.

Missing a debit order

If you choose to make use of the monthly debit order method to settle the Subject subscription fee, you must make sure that you have sufficient funds in your account to cover the amount of the debit order on the debit order date.

After the initial upfront debit order instruction, the subsequent debit order deductions will take place on the date selected (either 1st, 15th or 26th) of each month. If you do not have sufficient funds in your account on the first day of the month, the debit order will be rejected by your bank. We will notify you by short message service (“sms”) that your debit order has been rejected.

We will resubmit the debit order instruction to your bank to deduct the monthly debit order amount from your bank account on the 15th day of that same month. You must make sure that you have sufficient funds in your account on the 15th day of the month so that the debit order can be processed successfully.

Should the second attempt to process the monthly debit order instruction on the 15th day of the month not be successful, we will suspend your access to the Subject content. To reactivate your access to Matric Works, you will need to make a direct deposit of the outstanding monthly subscription fee into the Matric Works bank account or utilise the SagePay PayNow service (information appears on each invoice) to deposit the outstanding funds and send us a proof of payment by email or facsimile. Upon receipt of your proof of deposit we will reactivate your access to the Subject Study Material.
 

Access Term

When you subscribe for a Subject and either settle the subscription fee in a single transaction, or by debit order within the 6 or 10 months, you will have access to the Study Material provided by Matric Works for a continuous period of 3 years from the date of activation of your account with us.

Your access begins on the activation date of your access and extends for three years (the “Term”). During the Term, you will have access to the Study Material for each Subject that you subscribe for, provided you have paid the subscription fee for the Subject as set out above.
 

Cancellations

If you choose to pay your subscription fees by way of debit order, you may cancel your access at any time. You must notify us by email, facsimile or in writing if you intend to cancel your access. All cancellations are processed immediately followed by an email confirmation that gets sent to you within 24 business hours. The cancellation will become effective at the date that the next debit order is due to be processed. When you cancel your access, we will delete all your personal information from our systems immediately after the effective date of the cancellation.

We also reserve the right to cancel your access for any reason, including, without limitation for lack of use or if we believe, for good reason that you have violated the letter or spirit of the T&C’s. We will not be liable to you or any third-party for the cancellation of your access or deletion of your account.

Refunds

All payments for subscription to Matric Works are non-refundable. If you can give us good reason for a refund, we will consider your reasons, and entirely at our own discretion, make a decision whether or not to grant you a refund.
 

Billing Security

Matric Works uses Sage Pay SA technology to process any subscription fees from your bank account.
 

Passwords

Your password gives you access to the Matric Works online Portal. Please take appropriate measures to keep your password confidential and do not share it with third parties (friends, colleagues or acquaintances). You will be responsible for all activities that occur under your password regardless of whether you are the person who took such actions. If your password gets disclosed, please advise us immediately and we will issue a new password and terminate the previous one.
 

Matric Works Privacy Policy

Your personal data and certain other information about you are subject to our Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy is subject to change without notice and is specifically incorporated into the Terms of Service by reference.
 

Matric Works Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the Subject Material, Subject content and all other information that you have access to through Matric Works, contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that information presented to you through Matric Works is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorised by Matric Works, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the information provided by Matric Works, in whole or in part.

You also agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Matric Works website.
 

Grant of Limited License

Matric Works grants to you, the Licensee, and your listed users, a personal, nonexclusive, and non-transferable license to use the Subject content and Subject Material on a single computer or smart device at a time. You agree that you will not copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Subject content or Subject Material. You agree not to, and agree not allow any other person to, modify any source code for the purpose of obtaining unauthorised access to the Subject Material or Subject content.
 

Restrictions of Use

You understand that the service offered by Matric Works is wholly owned by Matric Works and/or its vendors or third-party web sites and is protected by copyright and other laws. You may not copy or distribute the Subject content or Subject Material to anyone, for any purpose, at any time. You are permitted to the use of the Subject content only for yourself: there is no transfer of ownership or copyright. Matric Works reserves the right to cancel your access without refund if it is determined that you have violated this portion of the Terms of Service.

Disclaimer of Warranties

  1. Matric Works provides the service on an “as-is” and “as-available” basis. Matric Works expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
  2. Matric Works makes no warranty that:

(i) the service will meet your requirements;

(ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free;

(iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable;

(iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations; and

(v) any errors in the Subject content or Subject Material will be corrected.

No Guarantee of Results

Matric Works provides a tool to assist you for educational purposes. Because everyone learns differently, Matric Works cannot guarantee particular results from your use of the Study Materials.

Modification of Terms

The Terms of Service may be modified by us at any time by publication through the Matric Works website or by sending you an email. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the Matric Works website to obtain timely notice of such modifications. You will be deemed to have accepted such modifications by continuing to use the site after 5 days of the date that you have been notified of such modifications. In the event that you object to any material changes to the Terms of Service, your sole and exclusive remedy will be to terminate your access and to stop using the Subject content.

Jurisdiction, Venue, & Interpretation

The Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the South Africa. Each party consents to jurisdiction of the High Court of South Africa. If a court of competent jurisdiction rules that any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions are invalid, the parties agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement

These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and Media Works, its subsidiaries and affiliates and govern your access to the Subject content and Subject Material offered by Matric Works. The Terms of Service supersede all prior agreements between you and us. The failure by us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in the Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

 

Important Contact Details

 

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