TERMS AND CONDITIONS

THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY TO ALL CUSTOMERS OR STUDENTS USING OR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, ONLINE COURSES AND THE SERVICES. YOUR ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE IS CONDITIONAL UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, NOTICES AND DISCLAIMERS CONTAINED IN THESE CONDITIONS AND ELSEWHERE ON THE WEBSITE (COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO  Steffan Pty Ltd ATF The AMS Trust (“URPEC”).)

WARNING

The information, Content and materials published on the Website provides general information only and is not intended to provide formal training, provide formal qualifications, or constitutes professional advice. URPEC does not recommend that you use Content from the Website to base any legal argument and you should make your own inquires and obtain independent advice tailored to your specific circumstances. Some Content on this Website may include or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties and the information provided can be the personal opinion of the Content author which may be incomplete or wrong.

1.         Content

1.1      All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code (collectively known as “Content”), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, ‘look and feel’ and arrangement of such Content, contained on the Website is owned, controlled or licensed by or to URPEC, and is protected by copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.

1.2       You must not disclose, transfer, duplicate, reproduce, retain for a purpose other than that for which it was first acquired, sell or reuse any information supplied by URPEC regardless of the form in which that information was supplied and, in particular, you must not do any of those acts with respect to the information contained in hardcopy or any storage media, of whatever type, nature and description.

1.3       You must not copy any information or Content provided by the Website to another file unless otherwise provided to you through the Website. Where access to URPEC permits you to print information, you agree:

a)         Not to transfer, retransmit, duplicate or resell any content from the Website to any third party without the prior written approval of URPEC.

b)         Not to combine this information with any other information with the objective of offering it on-line or in any other way to third parties without prior written approval of URPEC.

1.4      URPEC does not, nor does any other party who provides Content to this Website make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or currency of the Content. As a user of this Website, you are required to make your own enquiries before entering into any transaction or legal argument on the basis of or in reliance upon the Content. To the extent permitted by law, URPEC and its employees, officers, agents, third-party contributors and contractors exclude all liability for any loss or damage (including without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or damage) arising from the use of, or reliance upon the Content whether or not this is caused by a negligent act or omission.  

1.5      Except as expressly provided, no part of the Website or Content may be modified, copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way  to any other computer, server, website or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without URPEC’s express prior written consent. You must not use the Website in any manner or for any purpose which is unlawful or in any manner which violates any rights of URPEC or any other party or which is prohibited by the Terms of Use. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting any license or right of use of any trademark displayed on the Website without the express written permission of URPEC, the relevant third-party owner or rights holder.

1.6      URPEC and each party providing Content to the Website are limited in its liability to the extent permitted by law, to the resupply of the Content. URPEC does not accept responsibility for any liability in respect of access to other content through the use of this Website.

1.7      URPEC reserves the right to add or withdraw any of its Services and/or Online Courses and modify or otherwise improve the Services and/or Online Courses without notice. URPEC reserves the right to change any and all Online Course rates, documentation prices, fees and any other prices or other conditions in respect of URPEC Services and Online Courses at any time and all such changes shall be effective immediately.

1.8      Links provided to other internet sites are provided for the user’s convenience and do not constitute endorsement of information at those sites. URPEC accepts no responsibility for material contained in any website that is linked from this Website.

2.         Your Use of the Website

2.1      You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any portion or feature of the Website, or any other systems or networks connected to the Website or to any URPEC servers, or to any other Services or Online Courses offered on or through the Website by hacking or any other illegitimate means.

2.2      The Content of the Online Courses, including copyright and all other such intellectual property rights contained therein, remain the property of URPEC .

2.3      You must not provide your access or log-in details for any Services or Online Courses to any other party for their use.  You indemnify URPEC for any loss or damage suffered by URPEC as a result of you providing any log-in or access details for the Services to any party for their use.

2.4      You must not scan or test the vulnerability of the Website or any network connected to the Website, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Website or any network connected to the Website.

2.5      You must not trace or seek to trace any information of any user or customer of URPEC , including any URPEC account not owned by you to its source. You may not exploit the Website, the Content, or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Website in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, as provided for by the Website.

2.6      You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonably large burden on the infrastructure of the Website or URPEC’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Website or to URPEC.

2.7      You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any transaction being conducted on the Website, or with any other person’s use of the Website.

2.8      You must not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to URPEC on or through the Website or any Service offered on or through the Website. You must not pretend that you are or that you represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity.

2.9      You must not use the Website or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of URPEC or others.

2.10    Services and access to Online Courses may be suspended after six (6) months of inactivity at the discretion of URPEC.

3.         Price and Rates

3.1      You agree to pay the Online Course fees stated on the Website using the payment method selected within the Order Form.

3.2      Prices for our Online Courses are subject to change without notice.

3.3      URPEC reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service or Online Courses (or any part or Content thereof) without notice at any time.

3.4      URPEC shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service or Online Courses.

3.5       All fees payable to URPEC under these Terms of Use, when paid, are non-refundable, even if you stop using the Services for any reason or do not start or complete any of the Online Course/s.

3.6       All monies payable for services provided on the Website are GST inclusive. If provision of the services on the Website is subject to GST, the amount is included in the charges specified on the Website.

3.7       Optional printed materials are available for most Online Courses. Additional charges may apply.

3.8       Any amounts not paid to URPEC when due will be subject to interest equal to ten per cent (10%) per annum, calculated on a daily basis.

3.9       Coupon codes or Voucher codes have the following conditions of use:

(a)       Not redeemable for cash.

(b)       Valid for one (1) use only per person.

(c)        Coupon codes cannot be added retrospectively; coupon codes must be used at the checkout when completing the Order Form.

(d)       Coupons/vouchers cannot be used to order printed materials.

(e)       Coupons/vouchers cannot be shared either privately or publicly to any other individuals or groups without the prior written consent of URPEC.

3.10     URPEC provides a payment plan option for Online Courses and Services. Payment plan instalments and timelines are clearly displayed for each Service on the Website. By opting to pay utilising a payment plan, you agree that:

(a)       All instalments must be paid on or before the due date.

(b)       Should a repayment not be made in accordance with the amount and timeline clearly displayed on the Website, you agree that:

(i)         Your access to the Online Course will be suspended immediately

(ii)        Your outstanding account will become immediately due and payable

(iii)       The outstanding debt may be forwarded to a debt collection agency

(iv)       You may also be required to pay additional fees associated with the debt collection process.

4.         Disclaimers

4.1      URPEC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this Website or the information, content, materials, or products included on this Website. You expressly agree that your use of this Website is at your own risk. URPEC makes no statement as to the completeness or accuracy of the Content comprised in the Website or Services or as to its fitness for use for any unknown purpose.

4.2      To the full extent permissible by applicable law, URPEC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, URPEC does not warrant that its Website, its servers, or email sent from URPEC are free of viruses or other harmful components. URPEC will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this Website, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, loss of profits, punitive, and consequential damages.

4.3      You assume total responsibility for your use of the Website. Your sole remedy against URPEC for dissatisfaction with the Website or any content is to stop using the Website or any such content. This limitation of relief is a part of the bargain between the parties.

4.4      The above disclaimer applies to, but is not limited to, any damages, liability or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorised access to, alteration of, or use, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence or any other cause of action.

4.5      URPEC reserves the right to do the following, at any time, without notice:
a)         Modify, suspend or terminate operation of or access to the Website, or any portion of the Website, for any reason;

b)         Modify or change the Website, or any portion of the Website (including the Content), including prices, and any applicable policies or terms; and

c)         To interrupt the operation of the Website, or any portion of the Website, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, error correction, or other changes.

4.6       In the case of services supplied or offered by URPEC , liability for breach of any implied warranty or condition, which cannot be excluded, is limited to the provision of the services again. 

4.7      To the fullest extent permitted by Law, all other warranties are excluded, and URPEC expressly disclaims all warranties:
a)         that the Website and Content will meet your requirements;
b)         that the Website and Content will guarantee you a work placement or a job;
c)         that the Website and Content will give you any formal qualification/s.
d)         that the Website and Content will be error-free;
e)         that the Website will function in an uninterrupted manner, be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or be fully secure; and
f)          that any Content on the Website will be accurate, reliable or secure.

5. Indemnity

5.1      You must indemnify and hold harmless URPEC or its employee’s contractors, and third-party Content providers and keep them indemnified against all loss, actions, proceedings, costs, expenses (including legal fees), claims and damages arising from: 

a) any breach by you of these Terms of Use; or

b) reliance by you on any information obtained through the URPEC Website.

6. Default

If there is a breach of any of these Terms of Use then:

a)         All monies payable by you to URPEC will at URPEC’s election become immediately due and payable notwithstanding that the specified period for payment may not yet have expired.

b)         Any credit facilities may be withdrawn by URPEC.
c)         URPEC may withhold the delivery of Services already ordered by you and is at liberty to suspend the Services to be provided to you pursuant to this Agreement should you default on of these Terms of Use.

d)         In the event of a suspension of your account URPEC is not liable to refund any monies or credit your account with respect to the time you remain in breach of these Terms of Use for the Services that ought to have been provided to you if you not been in breach of these Terms of Use.

e)         That URPEC may list you with any credit rating authority it so chooses and will only remove such a listing when you remedy your breach of the Terms of Use.

f)          URPEC may charge to you all monies, costs, charges and expenses (including legal costs on an indemnity basis) of any attempt made by or on behalf of URPEC to recover payment of any monies owing by you to URPEC or to secure any indebtedness or liability by you to URPEC notwithstanding that no demand has been made by URPEC for payment by you. 

7.         Entire Agreement

These Terms of Use, price lists and other notices provided to you in any printed form or otherwise published by URPEC, including revisions thereto, constitute the entire agreement as to the subject matter hereof.

8.         Acceptance of Agreement        

These Terms of Use are not binding upon URPEC until accepted by it. URPEC hereby reserves the right to terminate this Agreement upon fourteen (14) days written notice, with or without reason, in which event it shall be obliged to refund at any time, the unearned portion of any consideration paid by you under this Agreement.

9.         Customer Warranty and Indemnity

You warrant with respect to the information supplied that all requirements of the Privacy Act as to content security, access, disclosure and use, have or will be complied with in full.

10.       Laws to Govern

Unless varied by notice by URPEC that this Agreement and all matters arising from the relationship of URPEC and are interpreted and governed in accordance with the laws of the State of Queensland notwithstanding that the goods and services may be delivered outside the state of Queensland. You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Queensland.

11.      Notices

11.1    All notices hereunder will be in writing addressed to the Parties at the respective addresses shown on the Order Form.

11.2    Notice will be deemed given:

a)             in the case of hand-delivered mail upon delivery or in the case of mail upon written acknowledgment or receipt by an officer or other duly authorised employee, agent or representative or the receiving Party (such receipt not to be unduly delayed or withheld);

b)             in the case of ordinary mail on the fourth day after the date of posting;
c)             in the case of email transmission upon the email being sent.

11.3    A Party may change its address for service of notices under this clause by giving written notification of the new address to the other Party.

12.      Definitions

Party/Parties means any party to these Terms of Use including You and URPEC.

Privacy Act means Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Information Privacy Act (Qld) 2009

Privacy Officer means the person specified by URPEC as the Privacy Officer from time to time, which as at the date of these Terms of Use is Alexander Steffan.

Privacy Policy means the privacy policy as set out in these Terms of Use.

Privacy Principles means the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Privacy and Information Privacy Act (Qld) 2009

Order Form means the order form completed by you regarding the purchase of the Services or Online Courses.

Online Course means any Content provided through the Website as purchased in the Order Form.

URPEC means Steffan Pty Ltd ATF The AMS Trust as trustee.

Service means the services provided under the Website including the provision of Online Courses and associated Content.

Terms of Use means these terms of use of the Website as varied from time to time.

13.      Miscellaneous

13.1    No right under these Terms of Use will be deemed to be waived except by notice in writing signed by the party to be bound.

13.2    No agreement or document having as its purpose or effect the variation, extension or deletion of any of the terms and conditions on these Terms of Use will be binding unless in writing signed by each Party except as provided by this clause. For the avoidance of doubt, written acceptance includes email and online notification of a Party’s acceptance.

13.3    You may not assign your rights or obligations under these Terms of Use without the prior written consent of URPEC. URPEC may assign its rights under these Terms of Use or any part of these Terms of Use, or any right or obligation under these Terms of Use, without notice to or your consent.

13.4    You warrant that you have not relied on any representation made by URPEC which has not been expressly stated in these Terms of Use or upon the descriptions or allusions or specifications contained in any document including any catalogue or other material produced or made available by URPEC.

13.5    URPEC will not be liable for any failure to perform or delay in performing its obligations if the failure or delay results from circumstances beyond the control of URPEC (whether happening in the Commonwealth of Australia or elsewhere, including acts of God, refusal of licence, refusal or revocation of any telecommunications organisation’s consent in respect of data communication equipment, government act, fire, explosion, accident, strike, industrial dispute, civil commotion or impossibility of obtaining material and/or data).

13.6    If the whole or any part of a provision of these Terms of Use are void, unenforceable or illegal in a jurisdiction it is severed for that jurisdiction. The remainder of these Terms of Use have full force and effect and the validity or enforceability of that provision in any other jurisdiction is not affected. This clause has no effect if the severance alters the basic nature of these Terms of Use or is contrary to public policy.

13.7    Nothing contained or implied in these Terms of Use constitutes one Party the partner, agent, or legal representative of the other Party for any purpose or creates any partnership, agency or trust, and neither Party has any authority to bind the other Party in any way.

13.8    The rights and remedies provided in these Terms of Use are in addition to other rights and remedies given by law independently of these Terms of Use.

13.9    These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement of the Parties about its subject matter and supersedes all previous agreements, understandings and negotiations on that subject matter.

13.10 These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement of the Parties about its subject matter and supersedes all previous agreements, understandings and negotiations on that subject matter.

URPEC PRIVACY STATEMENT

1.1       URPEC holds personal information regarding the users of the Services and under the Website and is bound by the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Privacy and Information Privacy Act (Qld) 2009.

1.2       URPEC has the following policies in relation to the above Privacy Principles:

a)             Collection – We will not store personal information unless it is necessary for one or more of our functions or activities. The information will be collected lawfully and fairly, and not in an unreasonably intrusive way.

b)             Use and Disclosure – We will not use or disclose personal information of users of the Website other than for the purpose disclosed at the time of collection. If another use is proposed, we will seek further consent, unless that other purpose is related to the original purpose of collection. 

c)             Data Quality – We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up to date. When the information is no longer needed, we take reasonable steps to destroy personal information.

d)             Data Security – We use industry-standard security and encryption to protect all data including the personal information we hold from misuse and loss, and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

1.3      We may collect personal information about you from a combination of sources including directly from you, from third parties or from publicly available sources.

1.4      If it is reasonable and practical to do so, we will collect personal information directly from you. This will include contact details and other information relevant to providing Services to you. This may take place in a number of ways, such as:

a)             when you sign up for Online Courses or Services
b)             order an Online Course or Service from us;
c)             subscribe to a newsletter;
d)             complete a form on our Website;
e)             when you provide us with corrected or updated information about you.

1.5      We may also collect personal information from the third parties such as your representatives and/or publicly available sources of information.

1.6      We will not collect any sensitive information from you, revealing your: race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union memberships or details of health or disability.

1.7      We will not collect personal information unless the information is reasonably necessary for or directly related to one, or more of our functions or activities. If we are unable to collect the personal information we reasonably require, we may not be able to do business with you or the organisation with which you are connected.

2.         Collection use and disclosure of personal information

2.1      All personal information that we or our related bodies corporate collect, is reasonably necessary for the purposes relating to providing our services to you.

2.2      We will only use personal information about you for the primary purpose of providing our services to you including sending you information about new developments, products, services and special offers by post, telephone or any form of electronic communication. We may use any email address or other personal information you provide to us at any time for this purpose.

2.3      We will not disclose information that personally identifies you to any third party other than as set out in this Privacy Policy. In order to deliver the services that we provide to you, we may disclose your personal information to other organisations, only in relation to providing our services to you. We take reasonable steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.

2.4      We may provide certain information about you including your personal information to our related bodies corporate.

3.         Your consent

3.1      By your use of the Website you consent to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as otherwise permitted under the Privacy Act.

3.2      Where you provide information directly to us, you consent to use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

4.         Storage and security

4.1      We will use all reasonable endeavours to keep your personal information in a secure environment, however, this security cannot be guaranteed. Your use of our Website and the electronic storage of your personal information is secured by practices and procedures which we consider are consistent with Australian industry standards. All orders placed online using a credit card are covered by SSL security technology to protect customer details. These security measures are designed to ensure your personal information is not subject to unauthorised access, loss or misuse. If you reasonably believe that there has been unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, please contact us (see contact us below).

4.2      If we no longer need your personal information, unless we are required under Australian law or a court or tribunal order to retain it, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify your personal information, in accordance with our document and information retention policy.

5.         Variation and consent to variation

We may vary the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time. You should check this Privacy Policy regularly so that you are aware of any variations made to this Privacy Policy. You will be deemed to have consented to such variations by your continued use of the Website following such changes being made.

6.         Accuracy of your information

We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information held by us is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and not misleading. If you believe that any of your personal information is not accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and not misleading, please contact us (see contact us below) and we will take all reasonable steps to correct it within a reasonable time.

7.         Access to information we hold about you

7.1      You may request to access the personal information we hold about you. We will endeavour to respond to any such request within a reasonable period of time and, where reasonable and practicable, give access to the information in the manner you request. This will be subject to any exemptions allowed under the privacy legislation. You may request this information by writing to the Privacy Officer (see contact us below).

7.2      We may charge a reasonable fee for providing that information.

8.         Complaints or Disputes

8.1      If you have a complaint about our treatment of your personal information, please contact our privacy officer (see contact us below). Our Privacy Officer will consider and if, in our reasonable opinion, necessary, investigate your complaint and endeavour to respond to you within a reasonable period of time.

8.2      If we do not adequately answer your concerns, you have the right to make a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

9.         Contact Us

If you have any questions relating to this Privacy Policy or your personal information, please contact our Privacy Officer – Alexander Steffan | 07 3317 0042 | alex@stpmail.com.au.