TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The website at https://www.ydmdesignstudio.com and all associated digital platforms, social media accounts and mobile applications (together, Website) and the Website’s contents, products, materials and services are owned, operated and provided by Yanina di Marco trading as YDM Design Studio ABN 41 426 039 575 (YDM Design Studio, we, us or our). The term ‘you’ refers to any user or browser of the Website or purchaser of our Services.
The terms and conditions set out in this document and any additional disclaimers, policies and legal notices displayed on our Website from time to time (together, Terms and Conditions) govern and explain how you may use the Website and the Services.
It is important that you read and understand these Terms and Conditions. By accessing any information on our Website or using the Services, you will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, as updated from time to time, whether or not you are a visitor simply browsing the Website or are using the Services (together, users).
You acknowledge and agree that the use of the Website and Services is at your own risk and that using the Website and Services in any way other than what is expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions will amount to a breach of the Terms and Conditions, and your use of the Website and Services may be terminated in accordance with the provisions below.
If you are under the age of eighteen (18), you must obtain your parent’s or guardian’s prior consent to use the Website and Services.
These Terms and Conditions do not modify, restrict or exclude any additional rights you may have under applicable laws that cannot be so modified, restricted or excluded. If at any time you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions (or any changes to them), please do not continue to use the Website and Services.
1. WEBSITE PERMITTED USE
YDM Design Studio prohibits the use of the Website or any of its functionalities, features and content, in any manner other than expressly indicated. You agree to use the Website and Services responsibly and to comply with any applicable laws and regulations. You agree you must not interfere with or disrupt the platforms, servers or networks connected to the Website. You agree you may not use the Website or Services for any purpose that is unlawful or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other conduct that infringes YDM Design Studio’s rights or the rights of others.
You may not use the Website or Services, or any part of them, for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party, including but not limited to incorporating, modifying, copying, reproducing, republishing, uploading, posting, transmitting, translating, selling, creating derivative works, exploiting or distributing in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any content or additional information accessed or purchased through our Services, or any other communications provided by us for your personal use, or in a manner not permitted by the Terms and Conditions.
Our Website aims to offer and provide you with information about our Services including our Website services (Services). The information, content and material contained in or made available through the Website and Services are provided for general information purposes only. None of the content on this Website represents or warrants that the Services are appropriate or effective for you.
To the extent that we provide any explicit or implied recommendations of any Services, such recommendations are only general and not specific to any situation. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional financial, legal or building and construction advice, nor do we claim to be an expert in any specific commercial field.
All information provided by us is provided in good faith, though we make no guarantees of any specific results or outcome from the use of the Website or Services. We derive our information from sources that we believe to be accurate and up to date as at the date of publication, however, we do not make any representations or warranties that the information we provide is always reliable, current, or complete. Your reliance on any of our Services or the information on this Website is solely at your own risk, and we make no guarantees as to the suitability, outcome, or results.
Our Services, subject to any formal agreement we have with you, may be subject to change without notice. We reserve the right at any time and without notice to modify or discontinue any Services and we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, price change, suspension, or discontinuance of any Services. Subject to law, we reserve the right to limit the sales of our Services to any person, region, or jurisdiction. All descriptions of our Services and pricing on our Website are subject to change at any time without notice, at our sole discretion.
Testimonials, Endorsements and Affiliates
Testimonials (visual and written) and any publicity materials displayed on our Website are examples of real experiences and opinions of people's experiences with us, our Website and/or Services, and are for illustration only. All testimonials and publicity materials are displayed with permission and are of actual people and their results. Testimonials are not intended to guarantee current or future users the same or similar results.
We may refer to third-party products, services, experts, and other third-party service providers on the Website. Any such reference is not intended as an endorsement or statement that the information provided by the third party is accurate. We make no warranties as to the suitability or reliability of third-party service providers nor give any guarantees as to the outcome or results of their products or services. It is your responsibility to conduct your own research and make your own determination about any such products, services, experts, and other service providers.
We may participate in affiliate marketing and may allow affiliate links to be included on our Website. This means that we may earn a commission when you click on or make purchases via affiliate links. We will inform you when one of the links on our Website is an affiliate link and will only affiliate with products, services, experts and other third-party service providers that we believe will provide value to our customers and followers. You recognise that it remains your personal responsibility to investigate whether any affiliate offers are right for you. You will not rely on any recommendation, reference or information provided by us and will conduct your own research and will rely upon your own research in deciding whether to purchase the affiliate product or service.
3. CODE OF CONDUCT
YDM Design Studio endeavours to abide by the following Code of Conduct to ensure that the provision of our Services is held to a high standard and complies with the relevant laws and regulations as they relate to the Services. The Code of Conduct applies subject to the agreed scope of Services to be provided on any project and any specified qualifications or exclusions.
Standard of Performance: We will do all things reasonably required to ensure that the Services are performed with due care, skill and diligence, in a professional and ethical manner, within the scope of our expertise and to each client’s reasonable satisfaction.
Supervision and Instruction: Consulting services comprised in our Services may include coordinating, organising, facilitating, and providing a point of contact as required to perform the Services for a project. As YDM Design Studio is not licensed to do building or specialist work and is not a registered design practitioner, nominated supervisor, registered building practitioner, registered specialist practitioner or other licenced or certified contractor or tradesperson, in accordance with legislation the Services will not include supervising, instructing or carrying out any trade, building or specialist work in Victoria or any other State or Territory in which the Services are provided from time to time. YDM Design Studio will do all things reasonably required to ensure that all persons including contractors, tradespersons and builders who are responsible for the compliance, safety, supervision, daily direction, control, quality and/or outcome of any building work or specialist work or are otherwise engaged to provide any services pursuant to the provision of the Services, hold all necessary registrations, licenses and certificates under Victoria legislation or comparable legislation in any other the State or Territory in which the Services are provided.
Compliance: We will do all things reasonably required to ensure that any specialist work carried out in connection with our Services is undertaken by contractors, tradespersons and/or builders who are registered, licensed or certified (as applicable) as required by legislation and in accordance with the Building Code of Australia, the Building Act 1993 (VIC) and Building Regulations 2018 (VIC), and all other applicable mandatory Australian Standards and relevant applicable laws in Victoria or the State or Territory in which the Services are provided. YDM Design Studio will also do all things reasonably required to ensure that all products and furniture comply with relevant mandatory product safety standards under the Australian Consumer Law, the requirements of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Product Safety Australia and all relevant applicable laws of Victoria or the State or Territory in which the Services are provided.
Design, Drafting and Approvals: All sketches, illustrations and drawings created or provided by YDM Design Studio as part of the design material prepared as part of our Services are conceptual in nature, intended to set forth design intent and are not to be used for engineering, structural or construction purposes, unless specifically noted on the documentation. They do not include design for any modifications to structural, plumbing, electrical, ventilation or other mechanical systems or any other specialist work that may be included in any project for which any registration or licence is required. All technical drawings with accurate check measures, dimensions and size designations are subject to verification and specifications provided by architects, draftspersons, licensed surveyors, engineers, carpenters, joiners, builders and/or other qualified tradespersons, as applicable. YDM Design Studio makes no guarantees or warranties in relation to any technical drawings, that any finished product will be identical to the concept designs or technical drawings or in relation to any works or finished construction project.
YDM Design Studio are not responsible for obtaining any assessment or approval of issued plans, residential building approvals, waste management plans, survey reports, council reports, planning controls, council approvals, DA or CDC applications or any planning instruments and/or lodging of application documentation required in connection with any works from licensed certifiers or appropriate experts, unless otherwise agreed.
Workplace Health and Safety: In providing the Services at the project site, YDM Design Studio will provide and maintain, as far as is reasonably practicable and where applicable, a safe working environment and safe systems of work in accordance with the requirements set out in the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth), and all applicable State and Territory work, health, and safety laws.
4. BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES
By using any current or future messaging service or online booking system on our Website or subscribing to any current or future newsletter or blog on our Website, purchasing our E-design services or any other Services, making an enquiry via the form on our Website, downloading any content or resources from our Website, you will be added to our email list. If you do not want to remain on our database, you can follow the instructions on the form to update your subscription or data preferences or unsubscribe from our email communications or email us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initial consultations will be subject to the applicable Terms and Conditions provided on our Website and/or otherwise advised at the time of booking, including our fees. Whilst YDM Design Studio makes every effort to avoid clashes and/or cancel consultation appointments, YDM Design Studio, at its sole discretion, may cancel or reschedule appointments at any time and for any reason prior to the scheduled time.
We do not offer refunds for change of mind, missed or cancelled consultations. If you cancel a consultation within twenty-four (24) hours of the scheduled appointment time, we reserve the right to retain or charge you all or some of our professional fees for the consultation.
5. FEES & PAYMENT
You must pay the fees as provided in this Website and/or at the rate and in the manner specified in any formal agreement we have with you and any invoice issued. YDM Design Studio accepts no responsibility for bank transfers that are declined or not accepted due to disruptions with internet connections or problems with your provider.
Payments for Services must be made to our bank account by EFT direct deposit, via our online payment processing system Stripe (https://stripe.com), or as otherwise provided in any formal agreement with you within the due date of the invoice. Where payment is not received by the due date, we are entitled to suspend the provision of our Services and withhold any design material as security until all past due balances are paid, charge interest on outstanding amounts from the invoice due date until the date payment is made, and to charge administration fees and costs in accordance with the terms of our formal agreement. If payment is not made by the due date or within any additional rectification period, we may terminate our agreement subject to its terms, and you will not be entitled to any refund.
Transactions are processed in AUD figures. Fees that are paid in a foreign currency will be reconciled as at the date of payment and will be subject to the prevailing exchange rate and transfer fees.
Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any affiliate, individual or company found on or through our Website, all purchase terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with payment, refunds and/or delivery related to your purchase, are solely between you and that third party. You agree that we shall not be responsible or liable for any damage, refunds or other losses of any sort that may be incurred as the result of such dealings with a merchant.
6. ONLINE SHOP
Service and Consultation Packages
Our online shop includes the sale of service packages and consultation packages. Further details are available on the Website.
We endeavour to ensure that all services and packages available for purchase via our online shop are accurately described. You warrant that any information you provide us with (including measurements, floorplans, and photographs) is correct and shall hold us harmless for relying on the accuracy of all and any information provided by you or on your behalf in preparing the materials to be provided as part of the services, and for any change of mind or incorrect choices with respect to any of the services.
We provide various resources on this Website that users may access by providing an email address. We grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use our resources provided in exchange for an email address for your own personal or internal business use. Except as otherwise provided, you acknowledge and agree that you have no right to copy, reproduce, edit, modify, alter, enhance, create derivative works of, reverse engineer or in any way exploit any of the free content in any manner.
By downloading the free content, you agree that (i) the free content may only be used by you for your personal or internal business use and may not be sold or redistributed without our express written consent, and that (ii) you shall not create any derivative work based upon the free content and you shall not offer any competing products or services based upon any information contained in the free content.
Gateways and Merchants
We reserve the right to change the preferred payment gateway from time to time and without notice.
Credit Cards, Chargebacks and Payment Security
We accept credit card payments for services and packaged services sold in our online shop via our payment-processing merchant Stripe http://stripe.com. You agree that we will not be held liable for any loss you incur arising from your payment by credit card or use of our payment gateway unless it is caused by our fraud or negligence. To the extent that you provide us with your credit card information for payment, we shall be authorised to charge your credit card(s) for any prior unpaid charges. You shall not make any chargebacks to our account or cancel the credit card that is provided as security, without our prior written consent. You are responsible for any fees associated with recouping payment on chargebacks and any collection fees associated therewith. You shall not change any of the credit card information provided to us without notifying us in advance. YDM Design Studio reserves the right to reject and/or report credit card payments that are suspected of fraud or any other illegal activity.
Cancellations and Refunds
YDM Design Studio recognises that certain events happen which are outside of your reasonable control. If you wish to cancel or reschedule a consultation booked as part of a package or on its own, and purchased and booked through our Online Shop, you must give YDM Design Studio 7 days' notice. If no notice (or insufficient notice) is given, you will be liable for the full fees. YDM Design Studio may at its sole discretion accept to reschedule the consultation, provided this is requested by you.
We reserve the right to refuse or grant refunds for the Services, pursuant to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). Any requests by the Client for refunds must be detailed in writing and will only be considered, when possible, options for remedies or a replacement have been explored.
7. REVIEWS AND ONLINE COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
The Website and our other digital platforms, mobile applications, and social media accounts (Communication Services) may allow you to post information, photos, content, user submissions and/or upload materials, including video and features such as live chat and forums (User-Generated Content), whether through external websites or otherwise. It may also allow you to see User-Generated Content submitted by others.
You agree you are responsible for your User-Generated Content, which includes but is not limited to, any data, text, files, information, usernames, images, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, links and other materials that you submit, post or display on or via the Website or is in any way connected with the Website.
If you enter into a formal agreement with us for Services and the agreement is terminated for breach, you will be prohibited from publishing a review on any public forum and agree to raise any dispute and provide feedback directly with us. The dispute and/or feedback may be subject to obligations of confidentiality.
General Community Guidelines
It is essential to ensure that all our members of our community adhere to our community guidelines to maintain a safe and ethical online environment for all. You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to a Communication Service. You agree you may not communicate any content or incite any behaviour that is offensive or directly attacks, intimidates, or harasses someone based on religion or faith, race or ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, age, gender or gender identity or disability. You must not defame, stalk, bully, abuse, harass or intimidate anyone or restrict another user’s use and enjoyment of the community in any way. YDM Design Studio prohibits negative, dishonest, or misleading conduct of any kind that threatens the integrity or security of the community on our platform. You must not create or operate from a user account on social media or any other platform for anyone other than yourself. You must not pretend that you are or that you represent someone else or impersonate any other individual or entity for any purpose.
You acknowledge we have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and review User-Generated Content, and from time to time, we may, at our sole discretion and without prior notice to you, remove or edit any of your User-Generated Content that we find you may not have the permission to post, is offensive or for any other reason. If it is found, or we have reasonable grounds to believe, that a member of the online community is threatening the safety of the community or has provided information that is not true, accurate, current, and complete, we may suspend or terminate their access to the community, refuse future use of the Services and inform the relevant authorities where appropriate. You agree to indemnify us against all liability claims or proceedings whatsoever arising from the publication of your User-Generated Content. You acknowledge and agree that we do not authorise, condone, or endorse any User-Generated Content, and are not responsible for the accuracy, legality or decency of such content. You are responsible for verifying the veracity of any claims or statements made in any User-Generated Content.
8. THIRD-PARTY LINKS
The Website may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the information, services, or resources of any third parties, nor do they imply any endorsement by, or affiliation with us. We do not guarantee, represent, or warrant that the content of any third party is accurate, legal, or inoffensive, or that they will not contain viruses or otherwise impact your hardware or software. Unless otherwise stated, these Terms and Conditions only cover the use of this Website and our Services. Any other link will be covered by the terms and conditions of that website or resource, of which we are not responsible either directly or indirectly. You acknowledge it is your sole responsibility to assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites, services, or resources.
YDM Design Studio is responsible for the support and maintenance of its Website only. We may, at any time and without notice, modify, suspend, or terminate the operation of, or access to the Website, or any part of it, for any reason, as necessary to perform maintenance, error correction or other changes. You acknowledge that we may make changes to the Website or Services provided through the Website. Access to the Website may depend on telecommunications, Internet service providers and other external factors, and therefore we do not always guarantee the availability of the Website or at any specific times.
10. PRIVACY AND SECURITY OF INFORMATION
11. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COPYRIGHT NOTICE
You acknowledge and agree that the Website and the Services contain information, content and material that is owned by us, and is protected by all intellectual property and copyright laws recognised throughout the world, including the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), whether existing under statute, at common law or in equity, now or hereafter in force.
You are prohibited from copying, distributing, sharing and/or transferring information, content and material from the Website or Services (and/or any associated usernames/passwords, if applicable) you purchased or downloaded for free to any third party or person. In some cases, we may encrypt and/or stamp licence details (including customer name, address, etc.) to ensure additional safety Design Studio respects the intellectual property rights of others and warrants that all information and materials provided via the Website and Services is the original content of YDM Design Studio or is otherwise provided with the relevant owner’s or owners’ consent and does not violate the intellectual property rights of any third parties. All references made to third parties or third-party intellectual property is by means of reference only, and we make no claims or association to them or it.
These Terms and Conditions do not transfer any of our intellectual property rights to you or any third parties. You are granted no rights with respect to or license of our trademarks, service marks and logos, used in connection with the Services and Website. All intellectual property displayed on the Website has been provided, where applicable, with consent. All names, logos and trademarks on the Website are the property of their respective owners. Nothing on the Website should be interpreted as granting any rights for the commercial use or distribution of any names, logos, or trademarks, without the express written agreement of the relevant owners.
We may, from time to time, monitor your use of the Website or Services to determine if you are in breach of these Terms and Conditions. If you infringe our intellectual property rights or the rights of any third party, we have the right to suspend access to or terminate your use of the Website or Services, and to report you to the relevant authorities or take any actions as appropriate or necessary.
12. TERMINATION OF WEBSITE USE
We, at our sole and absolute discretion, may suspend or terminate your access and/or future access to the Website or Services, effective immediately, with no liability to you or any third party for the following reasons:
(a) where you are in breach of any of the Terms and Conditions or any related policies;
(b) where at any time you have committed any act of wilful or serious misconduct;
(c) if you fail to pay any fees, payments or expenses properly payable to us for our Services by the stipulated due date;
(d) where you have created a risk or possible exposure for us;
(e) where there are unexpected technical issues or problems;
(f) at the request of law enforcement or any government authority; or
(g) upon a request by you.
If you have entered into a formal agreement for our Services with us, please refer to the agreement in relation to our rights of termination of the Services and consequences of termination.
In the event a dispute arises from, or in connection with, these Terms and Conditions, the party who claims that there is a dispute will give written notice to the other party, including details of the dispute and a proposed resolution. Within seven (7) days of receiving the notice, the parties will meet to resolve the dispute or if they are unable to do so they will agree upon another method to resolve the dispute in good faith. All aspects of such meetings, except the fact that the meeting was held, will be confidential and privileged. If the parties do not resolve the dispute or where the dispute remains unresolved following the meeting and the parties do not agree upon an alternative method to resolve the dispute, within twenty-one (21) days after receipt of the notice, the dispute may be referred by either party to litigation by notice in writing to the other party.
14. WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
CERTAIN LEGISLATION, INCLUDING THE AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 (CTH), MAY LIMIT THE ABILITY TO EXCLUDE LIABILITY OR MAY IMPLY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR IMPOSE OBLIGATIONS WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED, RESTRICTED OR MODIFIED EXCEPT TO A LIMITED EXTENT. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS MUST IN ALL CASES BE READ SUBJECT TO THESE STATUTORY PROVISIONS.
IF WE ARE LIABLE TO YOU UNDER THE AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 (CTH) OR SIMILAR LEGISLATION, TO THE EXTENT TO WHICH WE ARE ENTITLED TO DO SO, WE LIMIT OUR LIABILITY IN RESPECT OF ANY CLAIM UNDER THOSE PROVISIONS TO, IN THE CASE OF GOODS, AT OUR OPTION, THE REPLACEMENT OF THE GOODS OR THE SUPPLY OF EQUIVALENT GOODS, THE REPAIR OF THE GOODS, THE PAYMENT OF THE COST OF REPLACING THE GOODS OR OF ACQUIRING EQUIVALENT GOODS, OR THE PAYMENT OF THE COST OF HAVING THE GOODS REPAIRED, AND, IN THE CASE OF SERVICES, AT OUR OPTION, THE SUPPLYING OF THE SERVICES AGAIN OR THE PAYMENT OF THE COST OF HAVING THE SERVICES SUPPLIED AGAIN.
WE DO NOT GUARANTEE, REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU AGREE THAT FROM TIME TO TIME WE MAY REMOVE THE WEBSITE AND/OR MAKE THE SERVICES UNAVAILABLE FOR INDEFINITE PERIODS, SUSPEND OR CANCEL THE SERVICES AT ANY TIME OR OTHERWISE LIMIT OR DISABLE YOUR ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU, WHERE REASONABLY NECESSARY TO PROTECT OUR LEGITIMATE INTERESTS.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES AND ALL CONTENT DELIVERED TO YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE (EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED BY US) PROVIDED ‘AS IS’ AND ‘AS AVAILABLE’ FOR YOUR USE, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN ADDITION, UNDER THE AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW, THERE ARE CERTAIN CONSUMER GUARANTEES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED, INCLUDING GUARANTEES AS TO MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PURPOSE, SUPPLY BY DESCRIPTION, REPAIRS AND TITLE.
IN NO CASE SHALL WE, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS OR LICENSORS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF THE SERVICES OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATED IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THEIR POSSIBILITY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE SERVICES EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS (A$100) OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US, IF ANY, IN THE LAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS.
BECAUSE SOME COUNTRIES, STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES IN SUCH COUNTRIES, STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT SUCH LIMITATION IS PERMITTED BY LAW.
WE SHALL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PROTECT INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES, BUT YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SUBMISSION OF SUCH INFORMATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND YOU HEREBY RELEASE US FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR LIABILITY RELATING TO SUCH INFORMATION IN ANY WAY.
WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE FREE FROM LOSS, CORRUPTION, ATTACK, VIRUSES, INTERFERENCE, HACKING OR OTHER SECURITY INTRUSION, AND YOU HEREBY RELEASE US FROM ANY LIABILITY RELATING THERETO. YOU SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BACKING UP YOUR SYSTEM, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT ACQUIRED OR RENTED THROUGH THE WEBSITE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DATA CHARGES YOU MAY INCUR FOR DOWNLOADING OR STREAMING OVER A DATA CONNECTION.
15. WAIVERS AND INDEMNITY
BY USING THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES, YOU AGREE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS AND LICENSORS HARMLESS AGAINST ANY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF YOUR BREACH OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR MISUSE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES OR ANY ACTION TAKEN BY US AS PART OF OUR INVESTIGATION OF A SUSPECTED VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR AS A RESULT OF OUR FINDING OR DECISION THAT A VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HAS OCCURRED. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT YOU SHALL NOT SUE OR RECOVER ANY DAMAGES FROM US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS AND LICENSORS AS A RESULT OF OUR DECISION TO REMOVE OR REFUSE TO PROCESS ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT, TO WARN YOU, TO SUSPEND, LIMIT OR TERMINATE YOUR ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES OR TO TAKE ANY OTHER ACTION DURING THE INVESTIGATION OF A SUSPECTED VIOLATION OR AS A RESULT OF OUR REASONABLE CONCLUSION THAT A VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HAS OCCURRED. THIS WAIVER AND INDEMNITY PROVISION APPLIES TO ALL VIOLATIONS DESCRIBED IN OR CONTEMPLATED BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
16. GOVERNING JURISDICTION
The laws of Victoria, Australia govern these Terms and Conditions and any access to or use of our Services. You irrevocably agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria and the courts of appeal from those courts to resolve any dispute or claim between the parties arising from or in relation to these Terms and Conditions.
These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement concerning your use of this Website and the Services and supersede all previous agreements or understandings, whether written or oral, in relation to your use of this Website and the Services.
We reserve the right to amend the Terms and Conditions at any time and to add new or additional terms and conditions on your access to and use of the Website and Services. Please check these Terms and Conditions regularly before using our Website and Services to ensure you are aware of any changes. We will endeavour to highlight any significant or substantive changes to you where possible.
If any part of these Terms and Conditions is held invalid or unenforceable, that part may be severed and the remaining portions of these Terms and Conditions will remain in full force and effect.
If we do not exercise or delay in exercising any rights to enforce performance of any of your obligations under the Terms and Conditions, it is not a waiver of our right:
(a) to insist on performance of, or claim damages for breach of, that obligation unless we acknowledge in writing that we have waived our rights; and
(b) at any other time to require performance of that or any other obligation under the Terms and Conditions.
These Terms and Conditions will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
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