Privacy Policy

“User” a person who uses and/or access computer Software and/or material via the growsmart.org.za website;

“growsmart.org.za” This Website, its sponsors, affiliates and creators;

“Data” means any data (including Personal Information) provided to growsmart.org.za by a User;

“Personal Information” Including but not limited any Data or information about an identifiable User, including an email address;


growsmart.org.za wants to help you maintain your privacy on the Internet. growsmart.org.za has formulated this Privacy Policy to explain how growsmart.org.za collects Data and for what purposes.

In this agreement unless it appears to the contrary, the singular shall include the plural and visa versa, any reference to any gender shall also includes the opposite gender and any reference to a natural person, shall include legal person and visa versa.


If a User registers with growsmart.org.za by completing a submission form, including but not limited to a newsletter registration form, an information enquiry form or a registration to gain access to a password protected zone, a User is not anonymous to growsmart.org.za. For the purposes of online purchasing, a User may also be prompted to provide necessary Personal Information to process a credit card or PayPal payment.

Information collected by growsmart.org.za is stored in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public.

If a User does not wish to submit any personal identifying information, the User should not submit any information within submission form fields on growsmart.org.za.

growsmart.org.za does not have any motive or intention to gather contact Data of visitors who are under the age of 13 and would prefer that parental Data be supplied instead on behalf of a child under the age of 13.

It is the nature of the Internet and websites that growsmart.org.za by default records User information on growsmart.org.za’s server traffic reports from the browser which the User is using to view growsmart.org.za, including an IP address and which web pages were visited.

growsmart.org.za uses cookie technology. Cookie technology consists of trace elements of data that is stored on the User’s computer’s hard drive and which contains information about the User, so that next time the User visits growsmart.org.za the Cookie recognises the User’s prior visit.


Users of growsmart.org.za understand and agree that in order to offer certain services or functions, growsmart.org.za must collect and use personal information about Users.

growsmart.org.za may send to a User messages by Email and/or SMS regarding their account.

It is an optional condition of a User submitting Data to growsmart.org.za that Users agree to receive future Promotional messages from growsmart.org.za by Email and/or SMS or to Opt-out from future communications. A User can choose to opt-out of promotional messages at any time by contacting growsmart.org.za or following the unsubscribe link or instructions on the future communication.

growsmart.org.za uses cookie technology and generates and saves User and session ID’s to the User’s Internet browser and computer to track and analyse website usage of the User. growsmart.org.za does this to be able to identify any technical problems with the workings of growsmart.org.za and to correct these to ensure a better online experience for the User.


growsmart.org.za may disclose information to any authorized official if required to do so by law or if it is required to protect the safety of other growsmart.org.za Users or the public, or if growsmart.org.za believes that such action is necessary to protect and defend growsmart.org.za rights or properties.

growsmart.org.za will not sell, rent, share, or distribute Personal Information to any entity other than 3rd parties which are vital in the administration of growsmart.org.za and the supply of goods or services that have been requested by the User, including but not limited to: hosting service providers, web administrators and online purchase and delivery service providers.

growsmart.org.za may need to share Data with employees and employees of 3rd parties that require access to the Data to perform their day-to-day functions for growsmart.org.za.

growsmart.org.za may disclose anonymous demographic and biometric statistics about the Data within the database for business purposes.

In the event of growsmart.org.za changing ownership to a new entity, growsmart.org.za may transfer its rights to the Data to the new owner. The new owner of growsmart.org.za is required to notify each User of the transfer and the User may choose to modify its Personal Data at that time or choose to remove it.


Information collected by growsmart.org.za is stored in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public.

All Data is available only to the User and those authorized employees to whom growsmart.org.za has granted permissions by issuing a username and password.

It is the responsibility of each User to maintain the confidentiality and security of their password and to alert growsmart.org.za or reset their password if compromise of security is suspected.

Any unauthorised use of growsmart.org.za systems and attempts to access Data without express authorisation is a violation of the Agreement, the act of which is prosecutable by Law.


A User is able to update or remove the Data they have submitted to growsmart.org.za, either by logging in or by contacting growsmart.org.za. User updates or removal will reflect in growsmart.org.za’s active database, but growsmart.org.za may retain Data in backup files and archives or to prevent a User from being accidentally re-added to the database after they have expressly unsubscribed.


growsmart.org.za has no control over information or privacy policies of 3rd party websites hyperlinked to from growsmart.org.za. These 3rd party links are being provided for the convenience of the Users of growsmart.org.za and growsmart.org.za does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for the content, nature or reliability of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website. growsmart.org.za takes no responsibility for monitoring, updating, supplementing or correcting any information on any linked website and makes no representation or warranties regarding such information. Please be aware that in linking to these outside websites, Users are leaving growsmart.org.za and that growsmart.org.za is not responsible for the content of any other site.


Any questions or concerns related to should be directed to the contact person listed on growsmart.org.za.

In 2009, Growthpoint Properties decided to make a corporate social investment in education. The result was Growsmart, an educational programme that supports the Western Cape Education Department in helping to improve literacy, maths, science and writing levels in primary schools.

The Western Cape Education Department
Growthpoint works closely with the Western Cape Education Department to ensure that Growsmart is relevant and applicable to the teaching curriculum for Grades 4 to 6.

Making dreams come true
On the final round of the Growsmart competition, the winners are rewarded with substantial prizes worth more than R 500 000. There are many inspiring, heart-warming stories that have come out of Growsmart, as well as heaps of positive feedback from parents, teachers and learners.