As a condition of your use of Our Free Classifieds you, agree that you will not:
- Violate any applicable laws including but not limited to consumer protection, data protection and intellectual property laws (including their regulations and guidelines);
- Violate any applicable posting rules;
- Post listings that do not show clear, truthful, verifiable, complete and unambiguous information regarding your contact details, the goods, price, delivery and any additional charge;
- Post any threatening, abusive, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, unconstitutional or indecent material;
- Use the Services in any manner that could impair any of our websites or applications in any way or interfere with any party’s use or enjoyment of any such site or application;
- Post any material that is harmful to, harms or could harm minors in any way;
- Be false or misleading or employ false or misleading advertising practices;
- Infringe any third-party right;
- Distribute or contain spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
- Distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm Our Free Classifieds or the interests or property of Our Free Classifieds users;
- Impose an unreasonable load on our infrastructure or interfere with the proper working of Our Free Classifieds;
- Copy, modify, or distribute any other person's content without their consent;
- Use any robot spider, scraper or other automated means to access Our Free Classifieds and collect content for any purpose without our express written permission;
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent or otherwise violate the privacy of another person;
- Use the information available in Our Free Classifieds to contact the users or the advertisers for any purpose other than for the use of the Services;
- Bypass measures used to prevent or restrict access to Gumtree.
You are solely responsible for all information that you submit to Our Free Classifieds and any consequences that may result from your post. We reserve the right for any or no reason, at our discretion to refuse or delete or take-down content that (or any part thereof) we believe is inappropriate or breaching the above terms. We may, at our discretion, remove ads, put ads on hold or make minor changes thereto, when they do not comply with the Posting Rules. We also reserve the right at our discretion to restrict a user's usage of the site either temporarily or permanently.
Our Free Classifieds and the Our Free Classifieds community work together to keep the site working properly and the community safe. Please report problems, offensive content and policy breaches to us using the reporting system.
Without limiting other remedies, we may issue warnings, limit or terminate our service, remove hosted content exercise our discretion when ads do not comply with our policies, and take technical and legal steps to keep users off Our Free Classifieds if we think that they are creating problems or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. However, whether we decide to take any of these steps, remove hosted content, exercise our discretion when ads do not comply with our policies, or keep a user off Our Free Classifieds or not, we do not accept any liability for monitoring Our Free Classifieds or for unauthorized or unlawful content on Our Free Classifieds or use of Our Free Classifieds by users. You also recognize and accept that Our Free Classifieds is not under any obligation to monitor any data or content which is submitted to or available on the site.
Fees and Services
Using Our Free Classifieds is generally free, but we sometimes charge a fee for certain services. If the service you use incurs a fee, you'll be able to review and accept that charge and any additional terms and conditions applicable, including forms of payment, to the service at the time of purchase. This will be clearly disclosed at the time you post your ad. Our fees are quoted in South African Rand, and we may change them from time to time. We'll notify you of changes to our fee policy by posting such changes on the site. We may choose to temporarily change our fees for promotional events or new services; these changes are effective when we announce the promotional event or new service.
Our fees are non-refundable, and you are responsible for paying them when they're due. If you don't, we may limit your ability to use the services. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other permissible collection mechanisms.
Our Free Classifieds contains content from us, you, and other users. Our Free Classifieds is protected by copyright laws and international treaties. Content displayed on or via Our Free Classifieds is protected as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws and international conventions. You agree not to copy, distribute or modify content from Our Free Classifieds without our express written consent. You may not disassemble or decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in Our Free Classifieds Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any purposes any aspect of Our Free Classifieds (other than your own content).
When providing us with content or causing content to be posted using our Services, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) license to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademark, and database rights and other intellectual property rights you have in the content, in any media known now or developed in the future. This means that we are entitled to host, cache, route, transmit, store, copy, modify, reproduce, distribute, syndicate, publish, translate, use, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, modify, edit, excerpt, analyze, and create algorithms and derivative works from you content, or otherwise use such content. Further, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, you waive your moral rights and agree not to assert such rights or any other intellectual property or publicity rights against us, our sub-licensees, or our assignees.
Do not post content that infringes the rights of third parties, This includes, but is not limited to, content that infringes on intellectual property rights such as copyright, design and trademark (e.g. offering counterfeit items for sale). A large number of very varied products are offered on Our Free Classifieds by private individuals in South Africa. Entitled parties, in particular the owners of copyright, trademark rights or other rights owned by third parties can report any offers which many infringe on their rights, and submit a request for this offer to be removed. If a legal representative of the entitled party reports this to us in the correct manner, products infringing on the intellectual property rights will be removed by Our Free Classifieds.
Reporting an infringement
In order to participate in the Notice of Infringement Programme, you only need to contact using the contact form on Our Free Classifieds. This information you submit must enable Our Free Classifieds to identify the advertisement to be removed. Once we have received your email, you can simply send later reports to Our Free Classifieds via the e-mail address provided.
"Notice of Infringement" is intended to ensure that products offered do not infringe the copyright, trademark right or other intellectual property rights of third parties.
Our Free Classifieds does not act as a supplier as contemplated in the Consumer Protection Act, or otherwise, and is not the party marketing the goods/services. Our Free Classifieds only provides the platform.
As explained above, we do not actively monitor data or content. We are not involved in the actual transactions between users.
Our Free Classifieds does not operate as a payment intermediary, payment processor, payment facilitator, money transmitter, money services business, or any type of business akin thereto for the purposes of, or in connection with, any transaction on the site. Our Free Classifieds also does not fulfil any of the functions (whether as a whole or in part), of a payment intermediary, payment processor, payment facilitator, money transmitter, money services business, or any type of business akin thereto, whether in a direct or indirect manner.
As most of the content on Our Free Classifieds comes from other users, we do not guarantee or give any warranty or make any representation as to the accuracy and content of postings or user communications or the quality, safety, or legality of what's offered, or with regard to the legal capacity of the users that may conduct or complete any transaction.
You agree not to hold us responsible for things other users post or do.
In no event do we accept liability of any description for the posting of any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent information, or material of any kind which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law.
We cannot Our Free Classifieds continuous, error-free or secure access to our services or that defects in the service will be corrected.
While we will use reasonable efforts to maintain an uninterrupted service, we cannot guarantee this and we do not give any promises or warranties (whether express or implied) about the availability of our services.
Accordingly, to the extent legally permitted we expressly disclaim all warranties, representations and conditions, express or implied, including those of quality, merchantability, merchantable quality, durability, fitness for a particular purpose and those arising by statute. We are not liable for any loss, whether of money (including profit), goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of Our Free Classifieds, even if you advise us or we could reasonably foresee the possibility of any such damage occurring. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.
Despite the previous paragraph, if we are found to be liable, our liability to you or any third party (whether in contract, delict, negligence, strict liability in delict, by statute or otherwise) is limited to the greater of (a) the total fees you pay to us in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to liability, and (b) 100 South African Rand.
Nothing in these terms shall limit our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or the negligence of our agents or employees.
By using Our Free Classifieds, you agree that you are giving your voluntary and informed consent to the collection, transfer, storage and use of your personal information by Our Free Classifieds on servers located in USA. You also agree that you are giving your voluntary and informed consent to receive marketing communications from us unless you tell us that you prefer not receive such communications.
Resolution of disputes
If a dispute arises between you and Our Free Classifieds, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution by going to The “contact us” page. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation.
The terms and the other policies posted on Our Free Classifieds constitute the entire agreement between Our Free Classifieds and you, superseding any prior agreements.
If we don't enforce any particular provision, we are not waiving our right to do so later. If a court strikes down any of these terms, the remaining terms will survive. We may automatically assign this agreement in our sole discretion in accordance with the notice provision below.
We may update this agreement at any time, with changes taking effect when you next post or 30 days after we post the updated policy on the site, whichever is sooner. No other amendment to this agreement will be effective unless made in writing, signed by users and by us.