Guide to Lending and Gifting Digital Devices


Several key terms related to digital inclusion and device lending and gifting schemes are used throughout this guide. This glossary provides short definitions of these terms.

Beneficiaries: Digitally excluded people to whom an organisation loans or gifts digital devices. They may also be referred to as ‘participants’ or ‘recipients’.

Digital devices: This includes desktop computers, laptops, Chromebooks, tablets and smartphones.

Digital device gifting: The process of donating a digital device to someone who is digitally excluded for their permanent use.

Digital device lending: The process of allowing someone to use a digital device under an agreement to return it to the lending organisation within a set timeframe.

Transfer of ownership agreement (sometimes referred to as a ‘gift agreement’): A legal document that outlines the key terms and conditions in relation to the transfer of devices from a donor to a recipient.

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