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AIDN Membership Terms & Conditions

Australian Industry & Defence Network Limited (ABN 29 115 614 803) (AIDN) owns and operates the website located at aidn.org.au

Please read these terms of use carefully as:

(a) your access to, and use of, this website is subject to these terms of use (Terms of Use)
(b) by accessing and using the website, you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use.

In these terms of use, “we” and “us” refers to AIDN and “you” refers to any individual who accesses and uses this website.

Please be aware that additional Terms and Conditions (insert link) apply where you apply to be a member of our website.

1. Access to Website

Access to this website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend your access to this website at any time without notice or reason. From time to time, we may restrict access to some or all parts of this website and you agree that we will not be liable if, for any reason, this website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

2. Linked Sites

This website may contain links that direct you to other websites (Linked Sites). These links are provided for your convenience and are not an express or implied indication that:

(a) the Linked Sites are operated by us
(b) we endorse or approve of the Linked Sites, its content or any associated website
(c) the information provided on the Linked Sites is accurate

We have no control over the Linked Sites and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of such Linked Sites. Your use of the Linked Sites will be subject to the terms of use contained within each such site.

You may link to our website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not:

(a) establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists
(b) frame our website on any other site
(c) establish a link from any website that is not owed by you

except where we have provided you with consent to do so.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

3. Accuracy of Content

While we have taken proper care and precautions to ensure that the information we provide on this website is accurate, information is provided by way of general comment only and you should satisfy yourself as to its accuracy.

As such, we cannot guarantee, nor will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by, arising from, or connected to, the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of anything contained on this website or on any Linked Sites. The information contained on this website should not take the place of professional advice.

4. Use of Website

By accessing and using this website, you agree that you will use this website in accordance with all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations and not misuse this website.

You agree not to:

(a) commit or encourage a criminal offense
(b) transmit or distribute a virus, trojan, worm, logic bomb or any other material which is malicious, technologically harmful, in breach of confidence or in any way offensive or obscene
(c) hack into any aspect of our website; corrupt data; cause annoyance to other users
(d) infringe upon the rights of any other person’s proprietary rights
(e) send any unsolicited advertising or promotional material, commonly referred to as “spam”
(f) attempt to affect the performance or functionality of any computer facilities of or accessed through this website.

Breaching this provision would constitute a criminal offense and we will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and disclose your identity to them.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any Linked Sites.

You also agree not to use, nor will you allow or authorise any third party to use, this website for any purpose that is unlawful, defamatory, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, inappropriate or conflicts with this website.
If you make any public comments on this website which are, in our opinion, unlawful, defamatory, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, inappropriate or which conflict with this website, we may, at our sole discretion, refuse to publish such comments and/or remove them from this website.

5. Passwords and Login Details

You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for:

(a) maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords and login details
(b) all activities carried out using your password and login details.

6. Intellectual Property and Content

The intellectual property rights in all material (including photographic images) made available to you on or through this website remain our property, or the property of our licensors, and are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved by us and our licensors.

While you may store, print and display the material supplied solely for your own personal use, you are not permitted to publish, manipulate, distribute or otherwise reproduce, in any format, any of the material or copies of the material supplied to you or which appears on this website nor may you use any such material in connection with any business or commercial enterprise, except where we have provided you with consent to do so.

Except where expressly stated to the contrary, all persons (including their names and images), third party trade marks and material, services and/or locations featured on this website are in no way associated, linked or affiliated with us and you should not rely on the existence of such a connection or affiliation. Any trade marks/names featured on this website are owned by the respective trade mark owners. Where a trade mark or brand name is referred to it is used solely to describe or identify the products and services and is in no way an assertion that such products or services are endorsed by or connected to us.

7. Disclaimer of Liability

Subject to any non-excludable consumer guarantees and other consumer protection provisions set out in the Australian Consumer Law, the material displayed on this website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly excludes all warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity and will not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including but without limitation to any direct, indirect, special, consequential, punitive or incidental damages, or damages for loss of use, profits, data or other intangibles, damage to goodwill or reputation, or the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services, arising out of or related to the use, inability to use, performance or failures of this website or the Linked Sites and any materials posted on those sites, irrespective of whether such damages were foreseeable or arise in contract, tort, equity, restitution, by statute, at common law or otherwise.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

8. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, and our directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and affiliates harmless from any and all third party claims, liability, damages or costs (including, but not limited to, legal fees) arising from your use of this website or your breach of the Terms of Use.

9. Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy sets out, amongst other things, our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. By using this website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of such information as described in the Privacy Policy and warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Refer to our Privacy Policy to read more about why we collect personal information from you and how we use and disclosure such information.

10. Amendments to Terms of Use or Website

We reserve the right to amend, remove or vary these Terms of Use or any part of this website in our absolute discretion at any time and without notice to you. You should check our website regularly to take notice of any changes we may have made to the Terms of Use or our website as your continued use of the website following any such changes represents an agreement by you to be bound by the Terms of Use as amended from time to time.

11. Invalidity

If any part of these Terms of Use is illegal, invalid or unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you):

(a) the legality, validity and enforceability of any other part of the Terms of Use will not be affected and all other clauses remain in full force and effect

(b) any illegal, invalid or unenforceable part is to be read down to the extent necessary to preserve its operation

(c) if it cannot be read down, it is to be severed to the extent of its illegality, invalidity or unenforceability and replaced by a legal, valid, and enforceable provision which so far as is possible will have the same economic benefit or burden for the parties as the severed provision was intended to achieve.

12. Complaints

If you have a complaint concerning the manner in which we maintain the privacy of your personal information, please contact us. All complaints will be considered by us and we may seek further information from you to clarify your concerns and the outcome you are seeking. If we agree that your complaint is well founded, we will, in consultation with you, take appropriate steps to rectify the problem.

If you are not satisfied with our response to your complaint, you may refer the matter to the relevant authority.

13. Governing Law

This website and our Terms of Use is governed by the laws of New South Wales. You agree to irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales (and any court of appeal) and waive any right to object to an action being brought in those courts including by claiming that the action has been brought in an inconvenient forum or that those courts do not have jurisdiction.

14. Contact Us

Our contact details are as follows:

Australian Industry & Defence Network Limited (ABN 29 115 614 803)
PO Box 5541, Kingston, ACT 2604

These Terms of Use were last updated on 16 June 2024.

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