Terms and Conditions

  • The company is Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd (“Company”).
  • Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd ("Company") invites participation to the "Surf School of Shine" ("School") wherein various free courses and a CV generator under the below terms and conditions, would be imparted to the Participants (Also referred as "you") in How to be Interview Ready, Career Planning, Shine in the Workplace and Financial Budgeting and Planning to help them prepare for future employment and enhance their soft skills for career enhancement and sustainable livelihood.
  • The School is primarily for individuals, particularly women, with high school graduation but no further formal education.
  • The School comprises of four different online courses and a professional CV generator, of which are housed on a website through www.surfshine.co.za
  • The School, its courses and any services therein are currently made available to the Participants free of charge for personal and non-commercial use – only subject to applicable data charges by your respective Internet service provider.
  • The Terms and Conditions available on www.surfshine.co.za and any other conditions and directions communicated under the School ("Terms"), govern your subscription/participation to the School and the courses provided through the aforementioned mediums therein by Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd ("Company"). Please read the following Terms carefully, as they may affect your use and participation in the School. By participating in the School, you expressly agree to these Terms. Please also note that these terms may be ammended from time to time without notice to you, however, any changes that we make will be effective when we post a revised version of the Terms on the website above. The "Last Updated" date at the end of these terms of use shall act as a reference for when these terms were last revised. By continuing to use Surf School of Shine after that date, you expressly agree to the revised Terms.

1 Process

  • All interested individuals are required to register for the School either by:
    Mobile number Participants must grant use their South African 10 digit mobile number.
    Facebook account Participants must grant access to their Facebook account.
    Google+ account Participants must grant access to their Google+ account.
  • After the selection of the relevant course, the registered participants ("Participants") would take the course then be required to complete an assessment test to obtain a downloadable certificate for that course.
  • The Mobile course and Web course shall have four (4) courses on career readiness pertaining to How to be Interview Ready, Career Planniong, Shine in the Workplace and Financial Budgeting and Planning which are available to the Participant.
  • The Participant shall at its option select either the Mobile course or Web course and register for the same in accordance to the above.
  • A completion certificate is granted as a download option for the successful completion of either of the courses by the Participant under the School.


  • By participating in this School, you herein understand and agree your relevant personal details will be collected by “Surf” or third party Partner on behalf of Unilever in accordance with the Privacy Policy available on www.unileverprivacypolicy.com.
  • The personal information shared by the participant i.e. Mobile Number, Email address and Name, Date of Birth, education and work experience related details, etc. will be used in strict confidence by Unilever & its other partners and these will not be passed to any third party outside the purpose of these terms herein.
  • Unilever implements a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of the personal information when is entered, submitted, or accessed.
  • The Participant's personal information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without the participant's consent, other than for the express purpose of the School or purposes agreed in the terms and conditions herein.


  • The School, services and courses, application, its content (including but not limited to all text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, videos, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code, design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, "look and feel" and arrangement of such content and Application) are owned, controlled or licensed to the Company, and are protected by copyright, trademark and related intellectual property rights under the laws of India. You will not use outside the purpose herein, modify, remove, alter or obscure any asset or intellectual property part of the School.
  • You are expressly prohibited from copying, reproducing, modifying, distributing, displaying, performing or transmitting any of the intellectual property, particularly the content for any purposes, except as otherwise provided for in these Terms. Nothing otherwise stated or implied in the Terms confers on you any license or right to do so. You also agree not to use any robot or other automated means to access the School in any way or use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method.


  • No purchase is necessary for Participants to participate in the School.
  • All the incidental costs of participating in the School, such as data charges or CV print outs, are to be borne by the participants and the Company shall be in no way responsible for the same.
  • Unilever has the sole right to withdraw/ edit any aspect of the School at its discretion and/or alter the terms and conditions without prior notice and such withdrawal/editing and/or alteration of terms and conditions with/without prior notice shall be final and binding from the day of such amendment, as updated on the Website.
  • By participating in this School, the Participants of the School grant unequivocal permission to Unilever and its agents to take and store the photographs, testimonials and videos, etc. which feature the name, participant, his/representation or likeness. Such photographs, testimonials and videos taken therein may be used in full or parts by Unilever for any promotional purposes of Unilever and its brands, including the School, and the no other permission of any manner shall be required from the Participant in this regard.
  • By participating in this School, the participant also agrees to receive further communication, though SMS / call / Email/ any other communication from Unilever or any third party on its behalf, with respect to surveys, promotions, offers, or advertisements for Unilever or it various brands and products.
  • Participants may withdraw/de-register from Web course by deleting their account under the School. This can be done by logging in, clicking on My Profile and then clicking on Delete Account. In addition to the opt-out available under the School, you would be able to opt-out from receiving future communications from Unilever by sending us an Email to consumer.affairs-za@unilever.com
  • Unilever’s decisions shall be final in all matters relating to this School and no correspondences will be entertained.
  • It is the responsibility of the participants to inform Unilever of any change in the address of correspondence.
  • Unilever shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations caused by weather conditions, fire, flood, strike, hurricane, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, or any other circumstances amounting to Force Majeure.
  • Unilever reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify on any reasonable grounds, including tampering and cheating in the entry process, entry materials, course session or any part of the School.
  • You understand, acknowledge and agree that when participating in the School, you may be exposed to advertising and promotional content of various products and services put up by Unilever, including promotions and sales activities, contests and sweepstakes (collectively "Promotions"). Each Promotion may have Additional Terms and/or Rules or eligibility requirements which shall be posted or otherwise made available to you in connection therewith in accordance with applicable law.
  • You understand and agree that Unilever cannot control the telephone and Internet network connectivity issues and congestion that may occur and affect conducting the School and courses thereunder. Participants (users) acknowledge and understand that the School is dependent on a mobile device or Internet accessible device (for online courses), telecommunications network, infrastructure, connectivity and may vary due to external factors, including geographical area, atmospheric conditions and mobile traffic beyond the control of Unilever. Unilever is not liable for any deficiency, failure and difficulty in participating in the School, including any error, failure, interruption in transmission of messages due to any external factors mentioned above or beyond its control.
  • Unilever may discontinue or terminate School at its sole discretion and may terminate the services at any time, with or without notice to the Participants. Participants cannot hold Unilever liable for loss of data due to such discontinuation or termination.
  • Any act/conduct/negligence/omission on the part of the Participant during his/her participation of the campaign resulting in any loss, injury and damage to any third party shall be totally his/her responsibility and the Participant shall absolve and indemnifies Unilever of any liability in respect of the same.
  • This acceptance of the terms and conditions shall be deemed to have been given at Unilever, Durban, South Africa and the courts in South Africa alone will have exclusive jurisdiction to entertain any proceedings in any way relating to or concerning these terms and conditions or any rights, duties, obligations or liabilities arising there under to the exclusion of all other courts in South Africa.


  • Surf School of Shine, a public interest initiative of Unilever South Africa (Pty) Ltd is non-formal corporate training course and is not recognised by/or affiliated with any authority or organisation under the formal educational system. Further, Surf School of Shine does not guarantee any future job prospects.
  • You understand and agree that Unilever provides the courses and related services under the School on an 'as-is' and 'as available' basis. The content, services, applications and any other materials contained on or provided under the School are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, provided without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all warranties including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, availability, completeness, security, compatibility and non-infringement are disclaimed and excluded. Further, Unilever does not make any representations or warranties that the Services or the Application will be uninterrupted, free of viruses and other harmful components, accurate, error free or reliable. You hereby irrevocably waive any claim against Unilever with respect to Application, Services and Content thereof.