SmartWisdom Terms of purchase of Digital Products and Services, including Online Courses

Welcome to our website. This page (together with our Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and Terms of Website Use) tells you information about us and the legal terms and conditions (Terms) on which we sell any of the products or services such as our notetaking courses  (Services) or notebooks, e-courses, videos and e-books (Products) listed on our website (our site) to you.

These Terms will apply to any contract between us for the sale of Products and Services to you (Contract). Please read these Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them, before ordering any Products or Services from our site.  Please note that before placing an order you will be asked to agree to these Terms. If you refuse to accept these Terms, you will not be able to order any Products or Services from our site.

You should print a copy of these Terms or save them to your computer for future reference.

We amend these Terms from time to time as set out in clause 5. Every time you wish to order Products or Services, please check these Terms to ensure you understand the terms which will apply at that time. These Terms were most recently updated on 25th November 2019.

These Terms, and any Contract between us, are only in the English language.

1. Information about us

             1.1. We operate the website www.smartwisdom.com. We are SmartWisdom Limited, a company registered in England and Wales under company number 05319610 whose registered office is at 62 Wilson Street, London, England, EC2A 2BU.
1.2. Contacting us if you are a consumer:
1.2.1. You can e-mail us at info@smartwisdom.com or using the “Drop us a line” facility on our website. You can also call us on 07786 526 529. If you are emailing us or writing to us please include details of your order to help us to identify it.
1.2.2. If we have to contact you or give you notice in writing, we will do so by e-mail or by pre-paid post to the address you provide to us in your order.
1.3. Contacting us if you are a business. You may contact us by e-mailing us at info@smartwisdom.com. If you wish to give us formal notice of any matter in accordance with these Terms, please see clause 15.7.

2. Use of our site

            Your use of our site is governed by our Terms of Website Use. Please take the time to read these, as they include important terms which apply to you.

 3. How we use your personal information

We only use your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  We use cookies on our site, details of which can be found in our Cookie Policy. Please take the time to read our Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy as they include important terms which apply to you.  

4. Age restrictions
4.1. If you are a consumer, you may only purchase Products or Services from our site if you are at least 18 years old.

5. Our right to vary these Terms
5.1. We amend these Terms from time to time. Please look at the top of this page to see when these Terms were last updated and which Terms were changed. Every time you order Products or Services from us, the Terms in force at the time of your order will apply to the Contract between you and us. We may revise these Terms as they apply to your order from time to time to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements.
5.2. If we have to revise these Terms as they apply to your order, we will contact you to give you reasonable advance notice of the changes and let you know how to cancel the Contract if you are not happy with the changes. 

6. Purchasing the Products and Services  
6.1. Our shopping pages will guide you through the steps you need to take to place an order with us. Our order process allows you to check and amend any errors before submitting your order to us. Please take the time to read and check your order at each page of the order process.
6.2. After you place an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order.  However, please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted.  Our acceptance of your order will take place as described in clause 6.3.
6.3. We will confirm our acceptance of your order to you by sending you an e-mail with the invoice for the Products and Services you have ordered (Acceptance Confirmation).  The Contract between us will only be formed when we send you the Acceptance Confirmation.
6.4. If we are unable to supply you with a Product or Service, for example because that Product or Service is no longer available or because of an error in the price on our site as referred to in clause 9.5, we will inform you of this by e-mail and we will not process your order. If you have already paid for the Products or Services, we will refund you the full amount as soon as possible.
E-books, notebooks, e-courses and videos
6.5. The details of the available online courses is set out on our site at https://smartwisdom.com/learn-smartwisdom/.  All course materials are in English.
6.6. All notebooks, pens, e-books, e-courses and videos must be paid for in advance, using the on-line payment facility.  An A4 notebook and pen will be sent with the course workbook on purchase of the course.  These will be sent to the addressed provided at the checkout.  If shipping costs exceed £50, we may ask you to contribute to the cost.  At our discretion, notebooks are only sold to individuals who have completed the training.  Replacement notebooks and pens can be purchased from SmartWisdom either on the website or by emailing info@smartwisdom.com.
6.7. In addition to the Products themselves, and included in the purchase price, we will provide you with access, should you wish to join, to a Facebook and LinkedIn group where you can discuss ideas and issues with us and with other users.
6.8. The digital content, i.e. our online courses, are provided via the Teachable platform and a live internet connection is required to access and complete the training.  While the content has been set to play on a variety of devices, we cannot guarantee it will play on every device.  On purchase, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access the course.  The Teachable site will track your progress through the course in order to ‘bookmark’ your place to facilitate your return to the course.  Should you have any difficulties after purchasing one of our online courses, please contact us at help@smartwisdom.com

7. Cancellation policy – CONSUMERS ONLY
7.1. Subject to Clause 7.3, if you are a consumer, you have a legal right to cancel your purchase during the period set out in Clause 7.2 below. This means that during the relevant period if you change your mind or decide for any other reason that you do not want to receive a Product or Service, you can notify us of your decision to cancel the Contract and receive a refund. Advice about your legal right to cancel the Contract is available from your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.
7.2. Your legal right to cancel a Contract starts from the date of the Acceptance Confirmation, which is when the Contract between us is formed. Your deadline for cancelling the Contract is 14 days after the date of the Acceptance Confirmation.
7.3. Due to the digital nature of e-books, e-courses and videos, if you wish to access the course via the Teachable platform within the 14 day cancellation period, you will lose your right to cancel the Contract. This does not affect your statutory rights.
7.4. To cancel a Contract, you just need to let us know that you have decided to cancel. The easiest way to do this is to send an email to us at info@smartwisdom.com with the following details as appropriate:
7.4.1.  “I/We [*] hereby give notice that I/We [*] cancel my/our contract of sale of the following goods [*], ordered on [*] / received on [*]
7.4.2.  Name of consumer(s),
7.4.3.  Address of consumer(s),
7.4.4.  Signature of consumer(s) (only if this form is notified on paper),
7.5. If you use this method we will e-mail you to confirm we have received your cancellation. You can also e-mail us at info@smartwisdom.com. If you are e-mailing us, please include details of your order to help us to identify it. If you send us your cancellation notice by e-mail, then your cancellation is effective from the date you send us the e-mail. For example, you will have given us notice in time as long as you e-mail us before midnight on that day.
7.6. If you cancel your Contract we will:
7.6.1. refund you the price you paid for the Products or Services provided they are returned unused and properly packaged; and
7.6.2. make any refunds due to you as soon as possible and in any event within 14 days after you inform us of your decision to cancel the Contract.
7.7. We will refund you on the credit card or debit card used by you to pay.
7.8. Because you are a consumer, we are under a legal duty to supply Products that are in conformity with these Terms.  As a consumer, you have legal rights in relation to Products that are faulty or not as described. These legal rights are not affected by your right of refund in this clause 7 or anything else in these Terms. Advice about your legal rights is available from your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Trading Standards office.

8. Delivery
8.1. Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive 2 emails: the first one will ask you to  validate your email and set your password for on-going access with Teachable, the third party platform provider we use to host our courses, followed by a second email which will give you access to the course. Occasionally our delivery to you may be affected by an Event Outside Our Control. See clause 13 for our responsibilities when this happens. 

9. Prices and Payment
9.1. The prices for the Products and Services are calculated and payable in advance as set out at the on-line store page of our site.  We shall be under no obligation to provide the Products or Services until the price has been paid in full.
9.2. The prices of the Products and Services will be as quoted on our site at the time you submit your order. We take all reasonable care to ensure that the prices of Products and Services are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered onto the system. However please see clause 9.4 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of Product(s) and Services you ordered.
9.3. Prices for our Products and Services may change from time to time, but changes will not affect any order you have already placed.
9.4. It is always possible that, despite our reasonable efforts, some of the Products or Services on our site may be incorrectly priced. If we discover an error in the price of the Products or Services you have ordered we will contact you to inform you of this error and we will give you the option of continuing to purchase the Product and/or Service at the correct price or cancelling your order. We will not process your order until we have your instructions. If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you provided during the order process, we will treat the order as cancelled and notify you in writing. Please note that if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as a mispricing, we do not have to provide the Products and/or Service to you at the incorrect (lower) price.
9.5. All prices are expressed inclusive of any VAT payable unless otherwise stated.  However, if the rate of VAT changes between the date of your order and the date of delivery, we will adjust the VAT you pay, unless you have already paid for the Products and/or Services in full before the change in VAT takes effect.
9.6. You can only pay for Products and Services using a debit card or credit card via our checkout facility, Thrivecart, and our payment processor, Stripe. We accept the following cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express

10. Intellectual property 
10.1. The content of our site and all Products and Services sold via our site is protected by copyright, trade marks, database right and other intellectual property rights. You may retrieve and display the content of our site on a computer screen, store such content in electronic form on disk (but not any server or other storage device connected to a network) or print one copy of such content for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on our site or for sale from our site without written permission from us.

11. Our liability if you are a business
11.1. We only supply the Products and Services for internal use by your business, and you agree not to use the Products and Services for any resale purposes.
11.2. Nothing in these Terms limits or excludes our liability for:
a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
c) breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession); or
d) defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
11.3. Subject to clause 11.2, we will under no circumstances whatever be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the Contract for:
a) any loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
b) loss or corruption of data, information or software;
c) loss of business opportunity;
d) loss of anticipated savings;
e) loss of goodwill; or
f) any indirect or consequential loss.
11.4. Subject to clause 11.2, our total liability to you in respect of all losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed 100% of the price of the Products and Services.
11.5. Except as expressly stated in these Terms, we do not give any representation, warranties or undertakings in relation to the Products or Services. Any representation, condition or warranty which might be implied or incorporated into these Terms by statute, common law or otherwise is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. In particular, we will not be responsible for ensuring that the Products or Services are suitable for your purposes.

12. Our liability if you are a consumer
12.1. If we fail to comply with these Terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of these Terms or our negligence, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of our breach or if it was contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this contract.
12.2. We only supply the Products and Services for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Products and/or Services for any commercial, business or resale purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
12.3. We do not in any way exclude or limit our liability for:
a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
c) any breach of the terms implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (title and quiet possession);
d) any breach of the terms implied by section 13 to 15 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and samples); and
e)  defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
12.4. It is your responsibility to ensure that the Products and Services are suitable for your requirements. We are happy to offer advice but accept no liability in the event that the course content does not meet your requirements.
12.5. We give no guarantee that by attending and/or completing an on-line course that you will experience success in any business or activity that you may carry on following the course.
12.6. We make no promise that materials on our site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United Kingdom, and accessing our site from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you choose to access our site from locations outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

13. Events outside our control
13.1. We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control. An Event Outside Our Control is defined below in clause 13.2.  
13.2. An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks or impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.
13.3. If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under a Contract:
a) we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you; and
b) our obligations under a Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects our delivery of Products to you, we will arrange a new delivery date with you after the Event Outside Our Control is over.
13.4. You may cancel a Contract affected by an Event Outside Our Control. To cancel please contact us. 

14. Our assurance to you
14.1. We warrant that we have the right to supply the Products and Services and will use all reasonable skill and care in making the Products and Services available to you and in ensuring their availability.
14.2. All course contents have been carefully researched by us and are believed to be the most up-to-date and factually accurate information available at the time of the course.
14.3. We are continually seeking to improve the Products and Services.  We reserve the right, at our discretion, to make changes to any part of the Products and Services provided that it does not materially reduce their content or functionality. 

15. Other important terms
15.1. We may transfer our rights and obligations under a Contract to another organisation, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms.
15.2. You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree in writing.
15.3. This Contract is between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.
15.4. Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
15.5. If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
15.6. If you are a consumer you may contact us as described in clause 1.2.
15.7. If you are a business:
15.7.1. Any notice or other communication given by you to us, or by us to you, under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service or e-mail.
15.7.2. A notice or other communication shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at our registered office; if sent by pre-paid first class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting or if sent by e-mail, one Business Day after transmission.
15.7.3. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail, that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.
15.7.4. The provisions of this clause shall not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action.
15.8. If you are a consumer, please note that these Terms are governed by English law. This means a Contract for the purchase of Products and Services through our site and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are a resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
15.9. If you are a business, a Contract and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.
15.10. If you are a business, we both irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with a Contract or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

SmartWisdom® Information Athlete® Programme

Understanding, capturing and analysing information real-time in meetings, presentations and lectures saves time and results in higher productivity.

Sample course quality – the introduction

This video-based, hands-on, personal effectiveness training course teaches the core SmartWisdom® techniques. From the minute you finish the training, you will be able to put away your old notebook and start using SmartWisdom® in every situation.

The outcome is that you will build your self-confidence, improve your ability to understand key points in a wide range of situations, and improve your recall of key conversations.

Students, business people, consultants, salespeople, lawyers and more will all benefit from the techniques. Would you answer “Yes” to any of these questions:

  • Do you attend lots of meetings, presentations or lectures where you struggle to capture key information?
  • Do you find it hard to listen, write and analyse simultaneously?
  • Do you come out of a meeting, interview or phone call, only then to come up with a great question?
  • Do you struggle to make excellent use of the notes you do take, and do not recognise them or recall the detail from the meeting three months later?
If you struggle with dyslexia, the benefits of using SmartWisdom® are even greater.

Enhance 10 of your key cognitive skills

In the course, you will learn:

  • Listening

  • Concentration

  • Real-time understanding

  • Knowledge structuring

  • Holistic overview

  • Linking & Connecting

  • Deep questioning

  • Ideas & Insights

  • Greater recall

  • Clear communication

  • Exactly how SmartWisdom® will benefit you day-to-day
  • How to build the SmartWisdom® structure using the unique template
  • How to focus on and capture the important information at speaking speed
  • How to personalise the techniques, putting you in control
  • And, in the bonus material, how others are using and benefitting from SmartWisdom®

By the end of the course you will be ready to start using SmartWisdom® at work, university, at home or wherever else it helps you.

Following a short introduction, the programme is structured in 6 modules.

Module 1

Provides some context to the learning to help you see the value of what you are about to learn

Modules 2-6

Teach you the techniques right from the start.

You will learn the basics of how to structure information differently on the page, and through a series of practical exercises that you complete in your course workbook, you will practise getting faster and more confident.

By the end of the course you will be ready to start using the techniques in real situations.

The online programme costs £549 (inclusive of VAT).

Once payment has been made:

  • You will receive an email giving you immediate access to the course in the SmartWisdom® University.
  • Your Course Workbook and your first SmartWisdom® notebook will be sent to the address you provide at purchase.
  • If you wish to begin the course immediately, you can download and print the Course Workbook in the “Before you begin” section of the course.
  • You will have lifelong access to the course should you wish to return to it at any point to refresh your memory, and you will also be welcome as part of the SmartWisdom® groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Understanding, capturing and analysing information real-time in meetings, presentations and lectures saves time and results in higher productivity.

Sample course quality – the introduction

This video-based, hands-on, personal effectiveness training course teaches the core SmartWisdom® techniques. From the minute you finish the training, you will be able to put away your old notebook and start using SmartWisdom® in every situation.

The outcome is that you will build your self-confidence, improve your ability to understand key points in a wide range of situations, and improve your recall of key conversations.

Students, business people, consultants, salespeople, lawyers and more will all benefit from the techniques. Would you answer “Yes” to any of these questions:

  • Do you attend lots of meetings, presentations or lectures where you struggle to capture key information?
  • Do you find it hard to listen, write, analyse simultaneously?
  • Do you come out of a meeting, interview or phone call, only then to come up with a great question?
  • Would you like to feel more in control of a meeting agenda, discussion and resulting actions?
  • Do you struggle to make excellent use of the notes you do take, and do not recognise them or recall the detail from the meeting three months later?
If you struggle with dyslexia, the benefits of using SmartWisdom® are even greater.

Enhance 10 of your key cognitive skills

  • Listening

  • Concentration

  • Real-time understanding

  • Knowledge structuring

  • Holistic overview

  • Linking & Connecting

  • Deep questioning

  • Ideas & Insights

  • Greater recall

  • Clear communication

In the course, you will learn:

  • Exactly how SmartWisdom® will benefit you day to day
  • How to build the SmartWisdom® structure using the unique template
  • How to focus on and capture the important information at speaking speed
  • Would you like to feel more in control of a meeting agenda, discussion and resulting actions?
  • How to personalise the techniques, putting you in control
  • And, in the bonus material, how others are using and benefitting from SmartWisdom®

By the end of the course you will be ready to start using SmartWisdom® at work, university, at home or wherever else it helps you.

Following a short introduction, the programme is structured in 6 modules.

Module 1

Provides some context to the learning to help you see the value of what you are about to learn

Modules 2-6

Teach you the techniques right from the start.

You will learn the basics of how to structure information differently on the page, and through a series of practical exercises that you complete in your course workbook, you will practise getting faster and more confident.



By the end of the course you will be ready to start using the techniques in real situations.

The online programme costs £549 (inclusive of VAT).

Once payment has been made:

  • You will receive an email giving you immediate access to the course in the SmartWisdom® University.
  • Your Course Workbook and your first SmartWisdom® notebook will be sent to the address you provide at purchase.
  • If you wish to begin the course immediately, you can download and print the Course Workbook in the “Before you begin” section of the course.
  • You will have lifelong access to the course, should you wish to return to it at any point to refresh your memory, and you will also be welcome as part of the SmartWisdom® groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.