I want to write terms and conditions just as much as you want to read them, however it is a requirement for online business. I have tried to keep the language clear. Any feedback or questions about these Terms should be sent to us via our contact form.


This website (the Site) is operated by Sophorum, a company registered in New Zealand and managed by David Morris (that’s me). 

By accessing or using any part of the Site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (the Terms). This includes reading content, subscribing, leaving comments, buying a book, or registering for a course.

1. General conditions

You understand that any content you provide may be transferred unencrypted over networks; apart from credit card information (which is always encrypted during transfer).

The Site is provided under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike license. This means that you are licensed to copy, modify, and build upon our work for non-commercial purposes only, so long as you credit us and license your work under the same terms. You agree not to use any content from the Site for commercial purposes, without prior written permission from us.

The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.

2. Accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of information

Information available on this Site is provided for general information only, may have been relevant only at some historical point, or be based entirely on subjective opinion. We reserve the right, but we have no obligation, to modify information on this Site at any time. If you are subscribed to our mailing list, you will get notification of most updates.

The content should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting other primary sources of information. You agree that any use you make of content from this Site is at your own risk.

3. Products and services

We are excited to offer books, resources, services, and other products for sale online through the Site. All descriptions and prices were deemed correct at the time of publishing, although maybe updated at any time. Any offer made on this site is void where prohibited by local laws. Requests for return or exchange will be considered under our Returns Policy.

4. Errors, inaccuracies, and omissions

Occasionally there may be information on the Site that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information on the Site is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order). We’ll always let you know why, though.

5. Third-party links

Certain information and products available via the Site may include links that direct you to third-party websites. Please review carefully the third-party’s policies and practices and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding third-party products should be directed to the third-party.

4. Your personal information

Your submission of personal information is governed by our Privacy Policy

5. Accuracy of billing and account information

You agree to provide current, complete and accurate contact and billing information for all purchases; and to promptly update your information, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed. In the event that an order has to be changed or canceled, we will attempt to notify you via the contact information you have provided. 

5. User comments, feedback, and other submissions

When you provide comments, feedback, or other information, you agree that we may edit, publish, or remove them in any medium.

We are and shall be under no obligation to maintain them in confidence; to pay compensation for them; or to respond.

You agree not to use the Site: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Site or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Site. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Site for any violation.

6. Disclaimer of warranties; limitation of liability

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of the Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.

In no case shall Sophorum, or any of our people, be liable for damages of any kind arising from your use of the Site or any products and services procured using the Site.

7. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify Sophorum, and our people, from any claim made by any third-party arising out of your breach of these Terms or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

8. Termination

You may terminate these Terms at any time by simply ceasing to use our Site.

On termination, you still remain liable for all amounts due for products and services provided, and we remain liable for delivery of such products and services where payment has already been received, or to refund such payments.

9. Entire agreement

These Terms and any policies posted by us on the Site constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Site. Any decision by us not to exercise any provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such provision.

10. Severability

In the event that any provision of these Terms is determined to be unenforceable within a particular jurisdiction, that provision shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms but will not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

11. Governing law

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, these Terms and any separate agreements shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New Zealand.

12. Changes to terms and conditions

You can review the most current version of these Terms at any time at this page. These terms may be updated, changed or replaced at any time. Continued access or use of the Site after any updates constitutes acceptance of those changes.