This website (dole.co.za) is controlled or maintained by Dole South Africa (“Dole,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). These terms and conditions include general terms and conditions for use of the Site. By using any of our Site, participants (“Participant”, “you”) agree to be bound by these terms and conditions together with any amendments made from time to time (“Terms and Conditions”).

Please review these Terms and Conditions from time to time as they may be amended without notice. The date of our Terms and Conditions is set forth at the top of the document. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Terms and Conditions on our Site. Please note that your use of certain features of our Site may be subject to additional terms and conditions. By using these features, you also agree to be bound by such additional terms and conditions.

You may use this Site for personal and lawful use in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and not for any commercial purpose including selling any goods or services.

We (or our parent, subsidiary and/or affiliated companies) own or control the rights in the contents of our Site. This includes names, brands, logos, trade marks, images, text, columns, graphics, photographs, illustrations, artwork, audio clips, video clips, software, copyright and other elements making up the Site (collectively, “Content”), which are protected by copyrights and other intellectual property rights owned and controlled by us, by our parent, subsidiary and/or affiliated companies, or through a third party license to us. Except as specifically provided herein or elsewhere on the Site, no Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, or otherwise used for any purpose, by any person or entity, without the prior express written permission of Dole. You may not add, delete, distort, or otherwise modify the Content. Any unauthorized attempt to modify any Content, to defeat or circumvent our security features, or to utilize our Site for any purpose other than their intended purposes is strictly prohibited, including creating links to or from our Site, without our prior written consent.

You have limited rights to use our Site. Dole grants Participant a non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable, and revocable license (“License”) to use and display, for personal and non-commercial use only, one copy of any material provided on our Site specifically for the purpose of downloading by Participant (“Downloaded Material”). Participant agrees to maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Downloaded Material. Participant further agrees not to alter or modify the Downloaded Material in any way. This License may not be assigned, transferred, or sub-licensed by Participant to any other party and may be revoked by Dole at any time.

Our Site may contain links to other websites that are not controlled or maintained by Dole. You agree that we will not be responsible for the content, advertising, privacy policies, products, services, or other materials on or available from such linked websites. Use of linked websites is at your own risk. We encourage you to note and read when you leave our Site, the terms of use of such other websites. In addition, our Site may link to websites owned or operated by Dole subsidiaries or other affiliated companies (“Affiliated Site”). Please note that the Affiliated Sites are subject to the terms of use and policies posted on those sites.
We want our Site to be safe, enjoyable places for all our users. Accordingly you will not post to or transmit through our Site any material that would violate or infringe in any way upon the rights of others.

You shall not post or transmit:

  • (a) any threatening, harmful, menacing, racist, offensive, sexual, defamatory, obscene, pornographic material;
  • (b) any material infringing any intellectual property;
  • (c) anything to harass, stalk or threaten others;
  • (d) anything to misrepresent your identity or status; or
  • (e) any material, or do anything which violates local law or regulation, or would give rise to civil or criminal liability;
  • and you shall not:
  • (f) hack into the Site or any other related computer system, to make excessive traffic demands, deliver viruses or forward chain letters or similar material that may reasonably be expected to inhibit other users from using and enjoying the Site;
  • (g) upload or otherwise make available any material protected by a proprietary right, including but not limited to copyright and/or trade mark or other third party right without express written permission of the owner of such right; or
  • (h) do anything which may damage or destroy the reputation of Dole or any third party;
We can use any content or ideas you give us on the Site, as we see fit. In particular, any notes, postings, ideas, suggestions, concepts, or other material submitted through our Site via e-mail or any means that we may create or provide in the future will become the property of Dole throughout the world and we shall be entitled (without compensation to any party) to use such material, either commercially or non-commercially, in perpetuity in any form and manner in any media, whether known or hereafter devised, and you will not have any claim against us with respect to such use.

You agree that, in the event you make a submission to us:

  • (i) it is original to you and accurate;
  • (ii) it does not violate, and its use will not violate, the rights of any third party or any applicable law or ordinance, and
  • (iii) you will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that any such submission is free from viruses, worms, trojan horses, or other items of a destructive nature.

We are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personally identifiable information. Any information we may collect regarding users of our Site is subject to our Privacy Policy which form part of these Terms and Conditions, the full text of which is available by clicking here.

In the event that Dole undergoes reorganization or is sold to a third party, you agree that any personal information Dole holds about you may be transferred to that reorganized entity or third party and used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Other than as expressly as set out in these terms and conditions, dole does not enter into any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Whilst we intend that the content of our site is accurate, complete, and current, we make no warranty:

  • (i) that use of our site or any content on it or any site or pages linked to or from it will be uninterrupted, accurate, secure or error free;
  • (ii) that our site will be available at any particular time or location;
  • (iii) that any errors on our site will be corrected; or
  • (iv) that the servers on which our site and content are available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

Dole may suspend the use and operation of the site from time to time for repair or maintenance work or in order to update or upgrade the content or functionality of the site.

The content provided on our site is meant for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for any type of medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your doctor or a registered dietitian if you have any questions about your diet, medical condition, or the information presented on the site.

We try to ensure that all information that we post on the site is correct, but you should understand that the site is free from charge and intended for your enjoyment. Accordingly, even if anything on any of the site is incorrect, incomplete or misleading (even if as a result of our negligence) we will not be responsible for any loss that may result. This includes any action you may take or loss or injury you may suffer (direct or indirect including loss of pay, profit, opportunity or time, pain and suffering, any indirect, consequential or special loss, however arising) as a result of relying on any information on any of our site.

Dole is not liable for failure to comply with these terms and conditions due to any event beyond its reasonable control.

Important: we are not allowed to exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, for fraud, or for any other liability which may not by applicable law be excluded or limited and we do not do so and your statutory rights as a consumer are not affected.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of England and Wales.

All of these Terms and Conditions shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be modified or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties hereto, and supersede any other agreement, representation, promise, or practice between the parties relating to the subject matter hereto.

Dole may delay enforcing its rights under these Terms and Conditions without losing them.

We reserve the right to terminate your access to and ability to use our Site (or any portion thereof), at any time (with or without notice).

No waiver by either party of any right hereunder shall constitute a waiver of this or any other right.

If you have questions, comments or complaints about these Terms and Conditions or our privacy practices, or if you wish to review or amend any personally identifiable information you have provided, you can contact us at:

Dole South Africa
P O Box 4220
Old Oak, 7537
South Africa

Phone: + 27 21 983 3600
E-Mail: dolecpt@dole.com