The terms and conditions below apply to all visitors and users of our website. Please read these Terms & conditions and disclaimer carefully, especially those pertaining to exclusions of liability, privacy and confidentiality.



  • In these terms and conditions: “Student”, “You”, “Learner” or “Your” refers to any persons accessing this website. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We” and “Us”, refers to gimmenotes. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both you and ourselves or either of us. Any words expressing the singular shall be deemed to include the plural and vice versa and reference to any one gender shall include the other. Any reference to persons includes both legal and natural persons. These terms and conditions shall be interpreted and applied in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.

Privacy and Confidentiality

  • gimmenotes is committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of your personal information and use both technological and procedural safeguards to protect it. We abide by the Protection of Personal Information Act.
  • We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by this Company will only be in connection with the provision of agreed services and products.

We regularly review our systems and data management processes to ensure the best possible service to our customers. The laws of the Republic of South Africa lay down specific offences for unauthorised actions against computer systems and data, and as such we will investigate any unauthorised actions with a view to prosecuting and/or taking civil proceedings to recover damages against those responsible.


  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website.
  • Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings.

Content Posting

  • Where you make use of any forum accessible via our website or any gimmenotes forum hosted by a third-party service provider on our behalf, you agree to follow certain policies and rules when posting content, including any policies or rules published by the third-party service providers, including social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others.
  • Any content you post, such as pictures, information, opinions, or any information that you make available to other participants on these social platforms, is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of those platforms.
  • You agree that you are responsible for all information, text and other content (individually and collectively referred to in this section as “content”) that you submit to any gimmenotes forum.
  • By submitting content to one or all of the forums, you represent that you have all necessary rights to do so and hereby grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licence and transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, modify, display, and perform all or any portion of the content in connection with gimmenotes and our business, including without limitation the promoting and redistributing of part or all of the Services (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user a non-exclusive licence to access your posted content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such content in the forums. You indemnify us fully in respect of any claims made against us arising from your breach of the provisions of this paragraph.
  • You may not post or transmit any message which is defamatory, or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person. You may not post or transmit any message, data, image or programme that is indecent, obscene, pornographic, harassing, threatening, abusive, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; that constitutes hate speech or that encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, incitement to violence, to give rise to civil liability or violate any law; or that is otherwise inappropriate.
  • You may not post or transmit any message, data, image or programme that would violate the property rights of others, including unauthorised copyrighted text, images or programmes, trade secrets or other confidential proprietary information, and trademarks or service marks.
  • You may not interfere with other users’ use of the website or our services, including, without limitation, disrupting the normal flow of dialogue in any forum area of our website, deleting or revising any content posted by another person or entity, or taking any action that imposes a disproportionate burden on our website or service infrastructure or that negatively affects the availability of the website or the service to others.
  • You may not advertise your own products or services, post or transmit chain letters, charity requests, petitions for signatures; employment or other business, investment or savings opportunities or letters relating to Ponzi or pyramid schemes.
  • You may not post or transmit any advertising, promotional materials or any other solicitation of other users to use goods or services in any areas of our website.
  • You also may not copy or use personally identifying or other contact information about other Students or users without their permission. Unsolicited emails, mailings, telephone calls, or other communications to individuals or companies whose contact details you obtain through our website or service are prohibited.

Exclusions and Limitations

  • The information on this website is provided on an “as is” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, gimmenotes excludes all representations and warranties of any kind, express or implied, relating to this website and its contents, or which is or may be provided by any affiliates or any other third party, including in relation to any inaccuracies or omissions in this website and/or our literature, audio or study materials and excludes all liability for damages as a result of or attributable, whether directly or indirectly, to the use or inability to use this website. This includes, without limitation, direct loss, loss of business or profits (whether or not the loss of such profits was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of business or you have advised us of the possibility of such potential loss), damage caused to your computer, computer software, systems and programs and the data thereon or any other direct or indirect, consequential and incidental damages.
  • We shall have absolutely no liability to you or your dependents in any way for any loss suffered as a result of academic results.
  • The above exclusions and limitations apply only to the extent permitted by law.


  • Our website and services may be accessed through a variety of compatible devices connected to the Internet, including but not limited to mobile phones and tablet computers. You agree that you are solely responsible for obtaining these devices and for connecting them to the Internet, including any applicable bandwidth or other telecommunications charges. You will be solely responsible for maintaining these devices and any software required to operate them, for evaluating the capability of your own device for the particular purpose of any downloads, programs and text available through this site and for securing your device against harmful software that you may become exposed to online. Redistribution or republication of any part of this site or its content is prohibited, including but not limited to framing or any other means, without the express written consent of gimmenotes. gimmenotes does not guarantee that the service from this site will always be uninterrupted, accurate, and timely or error free, although should such interruption occur gimmenotes will do it’s best to minimise such interruption or error as timeously as is reasonably possible. By using this service you thereby indemnify gimmenotes, its employees, agents and affiliates against any loss or damage, in whatever manner, howsoever caused.

Links from this website

  • We do not monitor or review the content of third party websites or sponsored links from advertisers displayed on our website. Opinions expressed by forum users on our website or in material’s appearing on third party websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and we should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material’s. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of third party websites, whether linked to from our website or not. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of these other sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. gimmenotes will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of your personal information.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

  • Copyright and other relevant intellectual property rights exist on all text relating to gimmenotes’ services and the full content of this website.
  • All content, trademarks and data on this website are the property of, or licensed to, gimmenotes, and as such, are protected from infringement by South African and international legislation and treaties. gimmenotes grants you the right to view and use certain information provided for on the website, subject to these terms. You may download or print a copy of information provided on the website for your personal, internal and non-commercial use only. Any distribution, reprint or electronic reproduction of any content from the website in whole or in part for any other purpose is expressly prohibited without our prior written consent and protection of our intellectual property will be enforced to the maximum extent possible with all relevant legal authorities.

Force Majeure

  • Neither party shall be liable to the other for any failure to perform any obligation under any Agreement which is due to an event beyond the control of such party including but not limited to any natural disaster, terrorism, war, political insurgence, insurrection, riot, civil unrest, act of civil or military authority, uprising, earthquake, flood or any other natural or man-made eventuality outside of our control, which causes the termination of an agreement or contract entered into, nor which could have been reasonably foreseen. Any Party affected by such event shall forthwith inform the other Party of the same and shall use all reasonable endeavours to comply with the terms and conditions of any Agreement contained herein.


  • Failure of either Party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this or any Agreement or the failure of either Party to exercise any right or remedy to which it, he or they are entitled hereunder shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not cause a diminution of the obligations under this or any Agreement. No waiver of any of the provisions of this or any Agreement shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be such and signed by both Parties.


  • By accessing this website or by using any of services offered via our website you consent to these terms and conditions and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Republic of South African courts in all disputes arising out of such access or use. If any of these terms are found to be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the unlawful, void or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply. Our failure to enforce any of the provisions set out in these terms and conditions and any Agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of any Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision. These Terms and Conditions shall not be amended, modified, varied or supplemented except in writing and signed by duly authorised representatives of the Company. Current content on the site has been handed over by students and has not been reviewed. Our staff is currently ensuring that all content handed to us is not the works of other natural or juristic persons.

Notification of Changes

  • gimmenotes reserves the right to change these conditions from time to time. Any and all changes to these conditions will be posted on the website. You will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by any changes to these conditions when you continue use of the website following the publication of such changes. If there are any changes to our privacy policy, we will announce that these changes have been made on our home page and on other key pages on our site. If there are any changes in how we use our site customers’ Personally Identifiable Information, notification by e-mail or postal mail will be made to those affected by this change. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our website 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis.