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OUTLINE

These Platform Access Conditions govern your use of and access to the Platform.

By using the Platform, you agree to the Platform Access Conditions.

If you do not agree to the Platform Access Conditions, you may not use the Platform.

We may change, vary or modify all or part of these Platform Access Conditions at anytime at our sole discretion.

If we adopt new Platform Access Conditions:

  • we will post the new Platform Access Conditions on this website; and
  • they will thereupon apply to your use of and access to the Platform through your acceptance of them by subsequent or continued use of the Platform.

It is your responsibility to check these Platform Access Conditions periodically for changes.

If you object to any variation to these Platform Access Conditions, your only remedy is to immediately discontinue your use of the Platform.

By using the Platform, you affirm that you are 18 years or over or otherwise possess legal parental or guardian consent.

As long as you comply with these Platform Access Conditions, we grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the Platform.

These Platform Access Conditions were last updated in May 2013.

PRIVACY

Subject to the Privacy Act, we may collect, use, disclose or retain Personal Information about you for the purpose of :

  • providing to you the Products + Services;
  • to enable us to manage and enhance the Products + Services;
  • to promote and market other products and services which we consider may be of interest to you; and
  • any other purpose we reasonably require to carry out our obligations to you under these Platform Access Conditions.

Any Personal Information that is collected, used or disclosed by a party for the purposes of, or in connection with these Platform Access Conditions must:

  • be treated as confidential;
  • only be collected, used or disclosed by a party in compliance with the requirements of the relevant privacy laws in Australia and these Platform Access Conditions; and
  • be protected by all reasonable means against loss or unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure.

We will only disclose your confidential information if required by law or with your consent.

NSWBC’s Privacy Policy can be found at www.nswbusinesschamber.com.au/termsandconditions.  NSWBC’s Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time and is effective immediately upon posting such changes on the Platform

You acknowledge and agree that transmissions on the internet are never completely private or secure and you understand that any message or information you send to or download from the Platform (where permitted) may be read or intercepted by others.

ACCESS TO PLATFORM

While we use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Platform are available continuously, we do not make any representations or warranties that your access will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, error free, or that any defects will be corrected, or that your use of the Platform will provide specific results or benefits. 

The Platform and their Content are delivered on an as-is and as-available basis.

Your access to the Platform may be suspended without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair, or any reason beyond our control or simply because we wish to do so.

Except as expressly provided otherwise in the Platform Access Conditions, we reserve the right to change or discontinue any website, page, functionality, feature or service (or part thereof) on the Platform at any time.

We cannot ensure that any files or other data you download from the Platform (if you are permitted to do so) will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

The purpose and intent of the provision of the Products + Services via the Platform is:

  • to create a business matching noticeboard allowing Australian businesses to scan available opportunities;
  • to offer a business directory for Australian and international businesses to find each other; and
  • to provide information and resources regarding export documents, trade associations and government organisation to assist businesses.

Third parties involved in providing and posting information to the Platform relating to the Products + Services are bound by separate terms and conditions relation to such Products + Services.

We may make changes to any Products + Services offered on the Platform at any time without notice.

PLATFORM CONTENT

The Platform contains Content that is protected by our Intellectual Property Rights.

Except as expressly provided otherwise in the Platform Access Conditions, you do not have any right, title or interest in or right of use of any Content on the Platform.

Except as expressly provided in these Platform Access Conditions, no part of the Platform or Content (other than a temporary copy held in your computer's cache) may be copied, stored, altered, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way (including mirroring) to any other computer, server, website or other medium for publication or for any commercial enterprise or use, without our express prior written consent.

You may use information purposely made available by us for downloading from the Platform, provided that you:

  • do not remove any proprietary notice language in copies of such documents;
  • use such information only for your personal, non-commercial informational purpose and do not copy or post such information on any networked computer of broadcast it in any media; and
  • make no modifications to any such information.

USE OF THE PLATFORMS

You must not:

  • use the Platform in breach of any applicable laws or regulations;
  • use the Platform (or Content obtained from the Platform):
  • to transmit (or authorise the transmission of) "junk mail," "chain letters," unsolicited emails, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming";
  • to impersonate any person or entity;
  • to solicit money, passwords or personal information from any person;
  • to harm, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise offend others; or
  • for any unlawful purpose;
  • use the Platform to upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available (or attempt to upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any Material) that:
  • is not your original work, or which in any way violates or infringes (or could reasonably be expected to violate or infringe) the intellectual property or other rights of another person;
  • contains, promotes, or provides information about unlawful activities or conduct;
  • is, or could reasonably be expected to be, defamatory, obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, pornographic, vulgar, profane, indecent or otherwise unlawful, including Material that racially or religiously vilifies, incites violence or hatred, or is likely to offend, insult or humiliate others based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation or any physical or mental disability;
  • exploits another person in any manner;
  • contains nudity, excessive violence, or sexual acts or references;
  • includes an image or personal information of another person or persons unless you have their consent;
  • poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person;
  • you know or suspect (or ought reasonably to have known or suspected) to be false, misleading or deceptive;
  • contains large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content;
  • contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden content;
  • contains viruses, or other computer codes, files or programs designed to interrupt, limit or destroy the functionality of other computer software or hardware;
  • advertises, promotes or solicits any goods or services or commercial activities (except where expressly permitted or authorised by us); or
  • contains financial, legal, medical or other professional advice;
  • interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Platform or any systems, or networks connected to the Platform;
  • use any deep-link, page-scrape, robot, spider, or other automatic device, program, algorithm, or methodology or any similar process to retrieve, index, or in any way reproduce, modify or circumvent the navigational structure, security or presentation of the Platform;
  • use the Platform with the assistance of any automated scripting tool or software;
  • frame or mirror any part of the Platform without our prior written authorisation;
  • use code or other devices containing any reference to the Platform to direct other persons to any other web page;
  • attempt to gain unauthorised access to any portion or feature of the Platform, or any other systems or networks connected to the Platform or to any of our servers, or to any of the Products and Services offered on or through the Platform, by hacking, password mining or any other illegitimate means;
  • probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Platform or any network connected to the Platform, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Platform or any network connected to the Platform;
  • reverse look-up, trace, or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Platform to its source, or exploit the Platform or any service or information made available of offered through the Platform, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, as provided for by the Platform;
  • use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Platform or any transaction being conducted on the Platform or with any other person’s use of the Platform;
  • except to the extent permitted by law, modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Platform or cause any other person to do so; or
  • delete any attributions or legal or proprietary notices on the Platform.

MATERIALS OF CONTRIBUTORS

By uploading, transmitting, posting or otherwise making available any Material via the Platform (where permitted), contributors to the Platform:

  • grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, licence to use, reproduce, edit and exploit the Material in any form and for any purpose;
  • except where expressly stated otherwise, also grant each user of the Platform a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, licence to use, reproduce, edit and exploit the Material in any form for any purpose;
  • warrant to us that you have the right to grant the above mentioned licences;
  • warrant to us that the Material does not breach the Platform Access Conditions; and
  • unconditionally waive all moral rights (as defined by the Copyright Act 1968) which you may have in respect of the Material.

We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to:

  • review, modify, reformat, reject or remove any Material which you upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available (or attempt to upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available) that, in our opinion, violates the Platform Access Conditions or otherwise has the potential to harm, endanger or violate the rights of any person; and
  • monitor use of the Platform, and store or disclose any information that we collect, including in order to investigate compliance with the Platform Access Conditions or for the purposes of any police investigation or governmental request.

We are not responsible for, and accept no liability with respect to, any Material uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise made available on the Platform by any person other than us.

For the avoidance of doubt, we will not be taken to have uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise made Material available on the Platform simply by facilitating others to post, transmit or make Material available, nor do we endorse any opinion, advice or statement made by any person other than us.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES & ADVERTISING

The Platform may feature or display links and pointers to websites operated by third parties, which are provided solely as a convenience to you. Such websites do not form part of the Platform and are not under our control. We do not accept any responsibility in connection with any such website. If you link to any such websites, you leave the Platform entirely at your own risk.

You must not link to the Platform from any other website (or otherwise authorise any other person to link from a third party website to the Platform) without our prior written consent.

The Platform may feature or display third party advertising. By featuring or displaying such advertising, we do not in any way represent that we recommend or endorse the relevant advertiser, its products or services.

If you contact a person using functionality provided on the Platform, including via e-mail, we do not accept any responsibility for any communications or transactions between you and the relevant person.

From time to time, we may promote, advertise, or sponsor functions, events, offers, competitions or other activities that may be conducted offline and may be conducted by third parties. You participate in any such activities entirely at your own risk. We do not accept any responsibility in connection with your participation in activities conducted by any third party. These communications and/or activities may be subject to separate terms and conditions and are conducted in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy.

CONTENT DISCLAIMER

You assume total responsibility for your use of the Platform and any linked independent third-party websites.

Except where expressly stated otherwise, Content on the Platform is provided as general information only. It is not intended as advice and must not be relied upon as such. You should make your own inquiries and take independent advice tailored to your specific circumstances prior to making any decisions.

We do not make any representation or warranty that any Content on the Platform will be reliable, accurate or complete, nor do we accept any responsibility arising in any way from errors or omissions.

We will not be liable for loss resulting from any action or decision by you in reliance on the Content on the Platform, nor any interruption, delay in operation or transmission, virus, communications failure, Internet access difficulties, or malfunction in equipment or software.

You acknowledge that we are not responsible for, and accept no liability in relation to, any other users’ use of, access to or conduct in connection with the Platform in any circumstance.

Your sole remedy against us for dissatisfaction with the Platform or any Content is to stop using the Platform.

EXCLUSIONS & LIMITATIONS

All express or implied representations, conditions, statutory guarantees, warranties and provisions (whether based on statute, common law or otherwise), relating to these Platform Access Conditions, that are not contained in it, are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Any liability arising in relation to your use of the Platform, however arising and whether for consequential loss or otherwise, including any liability arising by virtue of any representation or warranty, whether express or implied by law, is hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

NOTICE OF INFRINGEENT

If you think that the Platform have been accessed or used by another user in breach of the Platform Access Conditions, please email us at: Customer.service@nswbusinesschamber.com.au.

If you wish to send us a copyright infringement notification, you will need to identify the Content or Material(s) that you believe infringe(s) your copyright, identify each copyright protected work in which you own the rights and which you believe has been infringed, identify how each copyright protected work has been or is being infringed and include your contact information.

You will need to sign the notice and send it to customer.service@nswbusinesschamber.com.au.

GENERAL

Indemnity : You indemnify and keep us indemnified in respect of all damages, losses, costs and expenses (including legal costs) arising directly or indirectly that we may incur as a result of:

  • your breach or alleged breach of these Platform Access Conditions;
  • any Material that you contribute or post to the Website; and
  • your use of or access to any websites operated by third parties and/or any dealings with such third parties linked from the Platform.

Lawful purpose :  You shall ensure that the Platform is used only for lawful purposes and in accordance with any applicable laws.

Binding :  These Platform Access Conditions shall bind our successors, administrators and permitted assigns and your executors and permitted assigns, or, being a company, its successors, administrators and permitted assigns.

Assignment :  We may without notice to you assign, transfer and/or sub-contract our rights and/or obligations (in whole or in part) under these Platform Access Conditions.  You may not assign, transfer, hold on trust or otherwise delegate any of your rights or obligations under these Platform Access Conditions without our prior written consent.

Force Majeure :  If a Force Majeure Event occurs, we may:

  • totally or partially suspend the Platform or any part of it during any period in which we may be prevented or hindered from delivering by our normal means of supply or delivery due to that Force Majeure Event; and
  • elect to extend at our discretion the period for performance of an obligation under these Platform Access Conditions as is reasonable in all the circumstances.

Severability :  Each clause in these Platform Access Conditions is severable and if any clause is held to be illegal or unenforceable, then the remaining clauses will remain in full force and effect.

Waiver :  No failure, delay, relation or indulgence on our part in exercising any power, right or remedy precludes any other or further exercise of that or any other power, right or remedy.

Governing law :  These Platform Access Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales.

INTERPRETATION & DEFINITIONS

Personal pronouns :  Except where the context otherwise provides or requires:

the terms we , us or our refers to ACA, the NSWBC, ASBG or relevant Affiliated Entities (as the case may be or context requires); and

the terms you or your refers to a user of the Platform.

Defined terms : In these Platform Access Conditions, unless otherwise provided, the following terms shall have their meaning as specified:

ACA means Australian Chamber Alliance Pty Ltd (ABN 45 123 554 932) of 140 Arthur Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060.  The ACA is a joint venture between NSWBC and a number of other chamber organisations.

Affiliated Entities means NSW Business Chamber's subsidiaries, affiliates, associated entities and relevant partners as the case may be or the context requires from time to time.

ABSG means Australian Business Solutions Group which is a division and trademark of NSW Business Chamber and its relevant Affiliated Entities.

Content means all text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, illustrations, audio, video, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, look and feel and arrangement of such content contained on the Platform which is owned controlled or licensed by or to us and is protected by Intellectual Property Rights.

Force Majeure Event means circumstances beyond our reasonable control shall include, but not be limited, to compliance with any laws, regulations, orders, acts, instructions or priority request of any government, or any department or agency, civil or military authority, acts of God, acts of the public enemy, your acts or omissions, fires, floods, strikes, lockouts, embargoes, wars, labour or material shortages, riots, insurrections, defaults of our suppliers or subcontractors, delays in transportation, or loss or damage to Goods in transit.

Intellectual Property Rights means all forms of intellectual property rights (whether registered or unregistered) in copyright, designs, patents, trade marks, domain names, trade secrets, know-how, confidential information, and all other similar proprietary rights and all extensions and renewals thereof anywhere in the world which currently exist and/or are recognised in the future.

Material means any material in which have been provided to us for use on the Platform or in the production, development and supply of the Products + Services to you including, but not limited to, text, illustrations, photographs, audio, video, any combination of these or other material.

NSWBC means NSW Business Chamber Limited (ACN 000 014 504) of 140 Arthur Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060.

Personal Information means, without limiting its definition under the Privacy Act, information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database) whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained from the information or opinion (regardless of its source).

Platform Access Conditions means these terms and conditions of access to the Platform and any additional terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers displayed elsewhere on the Platform, as amended from time to time.

Platform means the website www.australiantradelinks.com.au and any equivalent or alternative platform and/or website owned, provided and/or operated by us for the purposes of providing the Products + Services.

Privacy Act means the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) as amended from time to time.

Privacy Policy means our privacy policy as relevant as amended from time to time.

Products + Services means the Australian Tradelinks business matching products and services offered by us through the Platform, further details of which are set out in clause 4.