Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

By using our online services, you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of one of our online services. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms, please do not access, use and/or contribute to any of our online services.

General Information

Welcome to PaperTanks an online student academic literature sharing platform. All services under the PaperTanks.com.au domain (“the site”) including its associated social media sites and all other services are provided by Paper Tanks Pty Ltd (ACN 612167067 – ABN 17 612 167 067)

By assessing any part of the Services, our users are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions described below (these “terms of service”), the terms and conditions of the PaperTanks privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) and any other legal notices published by PaperTanks. These terms of service apply to all users, including both users who are simply viewing content available through the PaperTanks website and users who have registered as members of PaperTanks. PaperTanks may at its sole discretion modify these terms of service at any time without notice. By accessing the service at any time after any such modifications all users are agreeing to be bound by such modifications.

Description of Service

PaperTanks provides a platform for students to share (by uploading and downloading) academic literature.

PaperTanks reserves the right to refuse to provide the service to any person for any reason and/or to discontinue the service in whole or in part at any time either with or without prior notice.

Copyright, Licenses and User Submissions

The entire contents of the PaperTanks website is protected by international copyright and trademark laws and other proprietary rights. The owners of the copyrights and trademarks are Paper Tanks Pty Ltd, its affiliates and/or other third parties. YOU MAY NOT MODIFY, COPY, REPRODUCE, REPUBLISH, UPLOAD, POST, TRANSMIT, OR DISTRIBUTE, IN ANY MANNER, THE MATERIAL ON OUR WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TEXT, GRAPHICS, CODE AND/OR SOFTWARE. Users may print and download portions of material from the different areas of the website solely for their own personal non-commercial use provided that such users agree not to change or delete any copyright or proprietary notices from the materials and not to share any material paid for with any other person or entity who or which has not also purchased a license for that material.

Account Terms

The following terms apply to use of the website and any account that users may access or attempt to access via the website:

  1. Users must be 18 years or older to use our Service.
  2. Before a user can purchase any content, such user must register and create an account with PaperTanks.
  3. Users must provide their legal full name, valid email address, post code and any other information requested in order to complete the sign-up process.
  4. Users are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. PaperTanks will not be liable for any loss or damage from failure to comply with this security obligation.
  1. Users agree not to upload any copyrighted, trademarked, or proprietary materials on the service without the expressed permission of PaperTanks.
  1. Users agree to use the service only for lawful purposes and agree to not use the service in any way that will infringe upon the use or rights of any other user.
  2. Users agree to comply with all plagiarism and copy right laws pertaining to  the user’s educational institution.


PaperTanks reserves the right at any time to change any fees or charges for using any services provided on the website (or to begin charging fees for any free service) provided that such changes will not apply to fees or charges paid prior to the time of the change. PaperTanks reserves the right to adjust pricing for its service or any components thereof in any manner and at any time as PaperTanks may determine in its sole and absolute discretion.



PaperTanks provide a comprehensive pricing structure/guide when uploading a content. This is to ensure the lowest prices and consistency on the website. A number of factors were taken into consideration by PaperTanks in setting up a pricing guide/structure. Where an uploader is unsure about which pricing option to select, the uploader can choose the “Not Sure” option to contact Papertanks on clarification and advise.



Anytime a document is purchased by a user, PaperTanks pays the uploader of the content 50% of the cost price. PaperTanks handles all customer service, hosting fees and payment processing at no charge to the uploader.


PaperTanks will make payment to the uploader within 14 working days from the date of purchase.


Accuracy of billing and account information

PaperTanks reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made.

You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our website. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed. Customer also ensures that the payment method selected is chargeable, valid and sufficient enough for charging against the purchase made. Any unsuccessful transaction of payment will result in postpone of delivery until the month where the payment is successfully received. Unsuccessful transaction request of three (3) consecutive months will result in the termination of account/subscription.


Quality Assurance

In order to provide users with superior service, PaperTanks constantly reviews content for relevance and quality. PaperTanks valued users will be given the opportunity to rate contents which they purchase and download from the website. If a content constantly receives low ratings from users, it may be taken down without giving prior notice to the uploader.


Refund Policy

PaperTanks takes all reasonable measures to ensure that content uploaded by users is accurate to the best of PaperTanks’ ability. If content is purchased and the user believes that such content is not accurate in terms of the title and description as displayed on the preview page of the website, such user is requested to contact PaperTanks as soon as possible about the issue and within 24 hours. PaperTanks will review the case and a 100% refund will be made if PaperTanks is satisfied with the bona fides of the user’s issue as raised.


Cancellation of services

Cancellation of service does not result in refund but the stoppage of charges of the following subscription/purchase.

Cancellation can be done at member-access area or by emailing to: admin@PaperTanks.com.au


Conduct of Service

Any use of PaperTanks’ services is subject to all applicable laws and regulations governing same. Users are solely responsible for the substance of their communications through the service. Users are not to upload, share, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any user content — including text, software, images, sounds, data, or other information that:

  1. is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), or otherwise violates our rules or policies;
  2. victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
  3. infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other intellectual property or proprietary right of any party;
  4. constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk email (also known as “spamming”), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
  5. contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party; or
  6. impersonates any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives.


User Generated Content

User Generated Content (“UGC”) refers to the content added by users as opposed to content created by the website. All content uploaded by users are UGC. PaperTanks does not check user uploaded content for its appropriateness, violation of trademarks and copyright, accurateness and other rights or violations. PaperTanks invites everyone to report an inappropriate content and violations with the general Terms and Services with the proof of ownership as appropriate. If reported contents seem to be violating, it can be removed or disabled.

PaperTanks neither endorses nor assumes any liability for any user content. PaperTanks generally does not pre-screen, monitor, or edit user content. However, PaperTanks reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove any user content that, in PaperTanks’ judgment, does not comply with these terms of service and any other rules of user conduct for the service, or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. PaperTanks is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing any such user submission or other content. Users hereby consent to such removal and waive any claim against us arising out of such removal of any user content whether same is for a user’s own or another user’s use. See “Copyrights, Licenses and User Submissions” above for a description of the procedures to be followed in the event that any party believes that a user content infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party.

Users may not use their accounts to breach security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network or server. Not all parts of the service may be available to users or other authorized users of the service. Users shall not interfere with anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the service. Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability.

Users agree that PaperTanks may at any time, and at its sole discretion, terminate any membership, account, or other affiliation with the service without prior notice to you for violating any of the above provisions. In addition, users acknowledge that they will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected criminal violations.


Non-Permitted Usage

Adult Services & Pornography – PaperTanks does not allow and permit any exchange of adult oriented or pornographic materials and services.

Phishing and Spam – PaperTanks takes the hold of each and every member account security seriously. Any attempt to access, publish or send hateful and malicious content with the intent to harm another member’s account or computer environment is strictly prohibited.

Intellectual Property Claims – PaperTanks holds each and every right to respond to he notices of trademark and copyright infringement.

Fraud or Unlawful Use – It is not permissible to use PaperTanks account for any unlawful purposes or to conduct illegal activities.

Multiple Accounts – To prevent fraud and misguidance PaperTanks allows one account for each user. It is not permissible for one user to create multiple account. Any additional account determined to be created to dodge the set guidelines, promote competitive advantages, or mislead the PaperTanks community will be disabled. Multiple account creation may result in disabling and permanent termination of all related accounts.

Selling Accounts – It is not allowed to buy or sell PaperTanks’ users account.

Note: Any violation to PaperTanks’ Terms of Service can cause for permanent suspension of all related accounts.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The information, software, products, and services added in or available through the web site may include errors or typographical mistakes. Changes are regularly added to the information. All information, software, products and associated graphics are provided without warranty of any kind. Papertanks now disclaims all warranties and conditions concerning this information, software, products, services and related graphics, covering all implied warranties and limitations of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.


The service and all materials included therein are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or the warranty of non-infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, we make no warranty that (a) the service and materials will meet your requirements, (b) the service and materials will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (c) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service or materials will be effective, accurate or reliable, or (d) the quality of any service, or any other products, services, or information purchased or obtained by you from the service from us or our affiliates will meet your expectations or be free from mistakes, errors or defects.

The service could include technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors. we may make changes to the service and any of the content or features included therein, including the prices and access rules for any functionality, at any time without notice. The content included on the service may be out of date, and PaperTanks makes no commitment to update such content.

The use of the service or the downloading or other acquisition of any materials through the service is done at users’ own discretion and risk and with agreement that they will be solely responsible for any damage or loss of data that results from such activities.

Content available through the website represents the opinions and judgments of an information provider, user, or other person or entity not connected with us. We do not endorse, nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of, any opinion, advice, or statement made by anyone other than an authorized PaperTanks spokesperson speaking in his/her official capacity. Please refer to the specific editorial policies posted on various sections of the service for further information which policies are incorporated by reference into these terms of service.

Users understand and agree that temporary interruptions of the service may occur as normal events and further understand and agree that PaperTanks has no control over third party networks which users may access in the course of the use of the service and therefore delays and disruption of other network transmissions are completely beyond PaperTanks’ control.

Users understand and agree that the service is provided “AS IS” and that PaperTanks assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, misdelivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall PaperTanks or any other be party be liable to you or any third party for any special, punitive, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use of the service or of any web site referenced or linked to from the service.

Further, neither PaperTanks, nor any other party, shall be liable in any way for any content or other third party goods and services offered through the website.


Upon a request by PaperTanks users agree to defend, indemnify, and hold PaperTanks and the other PaperTanks entities harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, which arise from your violation of these terms of service or any of the other governing documents or other negligent or wrongful conduct. PaperTanks reserves the right to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by users in which event such users will cooperate with PaperTanks in asserting any available defences.


These terms of service, together with the privacy policy and the other governing documents constitute the entire agreement between you and PaperTanks concerning the service and the services provided by PaperTanks.

If any particular provision of any such document is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions thereof, which shall remain in full force and effect. PaperTanks’ failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms of service or any of the other governing documents shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of these terms of service. PaperTanks may assign its rights and duties under these terms of service or any of the other governing documents to any party at any time without notice to users.

If any user breaches these terms of service and PaperTanks takes no action against such user, such inaction does not constitute a waiver of PaperTanks’ rights and remedies with regard to any such breach. PaperTanks may at any time in its discretion still take action or exercise its rights and remedies for such action for such breaches of terms of service.

Most communication between PaperTanks and users will be sent and received electronically. Users agree that all such electronic communications shall satisfy any legal requirements that such communications be in writing.

Any rights of PaperTanks not expressly granted herein are reserved.