Welcome to the website of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia Limited (ABN 96 929 977 985 ARBN 099 891 611) (“we”, “us” or “CCIWA”).
CCIWA has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Apprenticeships Australia Pty Ltd and Business Law WA Pty Ltd. A reference to CCIWA in this policy includes both subsidiaries.
This website is located on the web via the domain https://cciwa.com and includes all of the files located in that domain (“this site”).
Legal capacity to transact
If you are under 18 years of age, you cannot place orders through this site. By using this site you represent and warrant to CCIWA that you are over the age of 18 years. Should CCIWA suffer any damage or other losses as a result of a transaction entered into by a minor, we reserve the right to seek compensation for such losses from his/her parents or guardians.
CCIWA will actively take steps to protect the information you provide to us via this site. However, CCIWA cannot guarantee that the information you transmit over the site or via the internet generally will be secure. There are risks in using the site notwithstanding our efforts to secure and encrypt information you send us. Therefore, you accept that any information you provide us is at your own risk.
CCIWA recommends that you maintain up-to-date anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-spyware software on your computer or device.
Restrictions on use
Your use of this site is subject to the rules set out in Schedule 1 below.
Without limiting any other remedies available to CCIWA at law or in equity, CCIWA reserves the right to, without notice:
- temporarily or indefinitely suspend, or terminate, your access to this site or refuse to provide products or services to you if:
- CCIWA is unable to verify or authenticate any information that you provide to us; or
- CCIWA believes that your actions may cause damage and/or legal liability to CCIWA, any of its customers or suppliers or any other person; and
You indemnify and hold harmless CCIWA and its officers, employees, agents, consultants, licensors, partners and affiliates from and against any losses, liabilities, costs, expenses or damages (including actual, special, indirect and consequential losses or damages of every kind and nature, including all legal fees on a solicitor-client basis) suffered or incurred by any of them due to, arising out of, or in any way related to (directly or indirectly):
- any material or information that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through this site;
- your use of, or connection to, this site; or
Registration and account security
Requirement for registration
CCIWA reserves the right to make any parts of this site accessible only to users who have registered.
Username and password
Upon registration with this site, you will be issued a username and password to access your account. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your username and password (and any username and password of your authorised representative) for this site. CCIWA will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from or in connection with your failure to comply with this security obligation. You agree that CCIWA will be entitled to assume that any person using this site with your username and password is you or your authorised representative.
You must notify CCIWA immediately of any known or suspected unauthorised use of any password or any other breach of security.
- a valid email address;
- accurate billing and contact information (including your street address and the name and telephone number of your authorised billing contact and administrator); and
- any other information that may be required by CCIWA during the registration process.
You must promptly update this information to maintain its accuracy at all times.
You represent and warrant to CCIWA that all information provided to CCIWA by you, including the information provided by you through our account registration module or entered into your account profile, is true and not misleading and does not violate any applicable law or regulation or any person’s intellectual property or other rights.
Multiple accounts and automated account opening
One person may not maintain more than one account with this site. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.
Approval of registrations
CCIWA reserves the right to accept or reject any application for registration of an account with this site at its discretion.
Order constitutes offer
We will not commence processing any order made through this site unless and until:
- payment for the order has been received by us in full; and
- the order has passed our internal validation procedures, which are undertaken in order to verify the bona fides of each order for the purpose of preventing credit card and other fraud.
We reserve the right at our discretion to:
- at any time:
- refuse to provide products or services to you;
- terminate your access to this site; and/or
- remove or edit any content on this site.
Orders for products or services through this site are for your own personal and non-commercial use. You may not sell, resell, transfer, assign, distribute, replicate or otherwise commercially exploit or make available to any third party any product or service purchased and/or accessed through this site.
Acceptance of orders
Acceptance of each order will take place if and when CCIWA either:
- provides the products or services to you, at the time at which CCIWA commences providing the products or services; or
- notifies you in writing that your order has been accepted, at the time at which such notification is sent by CCIWA.
CCIWA reserves the right to change the prices for products or services displayed in this site at any time before you place an order.
Unless otherwise expressly stated, all amounts payable through your use of this site are expressed to be inclusive of GST. For these purposes, the term “GST” has the meaning given to it in the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cth).
Payment made through this site may be made by credit or debit card processed online using the secure Stripe payment gateway. Bank account and BSB details cannot be accepted online for payment processing
Stripe secure payment gateway
Unless you expressly consent otherwise, we do not see or have access to any personal information that you may provide to Stripe, other than information that is required in order to process your order and deliver your purchased items to you (eg, your name, email address and billing address).
Credit and debit card payments
Stripe accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Please note that we may be unable to accept credit cards issued by banks outside of Australia in some cases. CCIWA does not charge additional transaction fees for paying by credit or debit card. In the event that payment of funds is not received or funds are reversed by the cardholder, CCIWA reserves the right to terminate the supply of products and services related to the order.
Payment by EFT
If you elect to make a payment by direct deposit using EFT after your order has been submitted, we will send you an email containing instructions for making the payment, or otherwise provide such information to you, including our bank account details and the reference number for your order. Please quote the reference number for the EFT transaction in order to avoid delays in processing your order.
Refunds and other remedies
While Stripe and our website hosting providers employ secure technology for transactions with our customers, we will not be responsible for any damages, including consequential losses (whether direct or indirect), that may be suffered by a customer whose credit or debit card or bank account information is used in a fraudulent or unauthorised manner by any person other than CCIWA. This website does not store, hold or maintain credit or debit card information. All credit and debit card information is handled directly through Stripe secure servers which are PCI Compliant.
The payment checkout process may request further information from you before finalising the transaction. These procedures help protect bank and credit card account holders from online fraud. Until your order has passed the fraud prevention checks, your order cannot be finalised. If your transaction has been unsuccessful and payment has been received, it will be refunded back to you.
Dealings with third parties
Content supplied by third parties
This site may include an online portal that allows third parties to advertise products and/or services for sale to our users through this site and to upload information and other content directly to this site for our users to access. We do not act as agent for any such third parties and we take no responsibility, and assume no liability, for:
- any such content that is, or may reasonably be considered to be, abusive, harassing, harmful, obscene, indecent, inflammatory, violent, profane, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, libellous, defamatory, deceptive, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarised;
- any of the information supplied by such third parties (including opinions, ideas, suggestions, comments, observations, text, photographs, videos, data, music, sounds, chat messages, files or any other material); and/or
- any loss or damage that results from any dealings that you may have with such third parties.
Third-party products, services and websites
We do not recommend or endorse any third party products or services that are listed, advertised or referred to in this site or the content of any third party websites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party websites, websites framed within this site or third-party advertisements and we do not make any representations, or provide any guarantees or warranties, regarding their content or accuracy. These links may unintentionally connect with websites containing information that some users may find inappropriate or offensive. Your use of any third party websites is at your own risk and subject to their respective terms and conditions of use.
You acknowledge that CCIWA does not:
- check the truth or currency of any of the material or information that third parties provide or make available through this site;
- control, endorse, approve or warrant to you the merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of any of the goods or services of any third parties referred to in this site or whose identities become known to you through this site, including suppliers of content that is published or made available in or through this site;
- offer professional advice on the quality or suitability of any goods, services or information supplied by any such third parties; or
- endorse or recommend any third party supplier or any third party goods or services, including where details of the relevant supplier are provided by CCIWA to you or otherwise become known to you through this site.
Role of CCIWA
The relevant supplier, and not CCIWA, is:
- the supplier of the products and/or services that you offer to purchase; and
- solely responsible for supplying you with those products and/or services and for those products/services themselves.
We do not act as agent for the supplier and we make no representation or warranty, and provide no guarantee, that the supplier will provide you with the products and/or services that you offer to purchase through this site, or that those products/services will meet your expectations. You should satisfy yourself through your own enquiries as to the quality or suitability of any supplier listed on this site and any products or services supplied, offered or recommended by or on behalf of a supplier.
Supplier’s terms and conditions
Acceptance of an order creates a contract between you and the relevant supplier in respect of the provision of the products and/or services that are the subject of that order. CCIWA is not a party to that contract. That contract will be subject to the relevant supplier’s own terms and conditions of supply. You will be responsible for investigating and reviewing the supplier’s terms and conditions of supply – including its policies on refunds, returns, cancellations and rescheduling, as applicable – prior to placing any order through this site.
Refunds from suppliers
As between you and CCIWA, all amounts paid through this site are non-refundable. If, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the contract that is formed between you and any supplier upon the acceptance of any offer that you make through this site, you are entitled to any refund, the relevant supplier is solely responsible for providing you with that refund. CCIWA does not guarantee the provision of that refund to you and you must take action against the supplier directly, and not against CCIWA, in order to enforce your entitlement to that refund.
Disputes between users and suppliers
You are solely responsible for your interactions with suppliers listed on this site and CCIWA is not a party to any transactions between you and such suppliers. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor and take action regarding any disputes between users and suppliers.
If you believe that any supplier from which you have purchased any products or services through this site has failed to provide those products or services to you, or that those products or services did not meet your expectations, please contact us to let us know so that we may take disciplinary action against that supplier if we consider it appropriate at our discretion to do so. CCIWA will not, however, act on your behalf, or on behalf of any supplier, in respect of any dispute between you and a supplier.
This site is our copyright property. All rights are reserved.
- this site;
- all of its content (including all of the text, graphics, designs, software, data, sound and video files and other information contained in this site, and the selection and arrangement thereof); and
- all software, systems and other information owned or used by CCIWA in connection with the products and services offered through this site (whether hosted on the same server as this site or otherwise).
You may access and display these pages on a computer or a monitor and download and print out content from this site only for your own personal and non-commercial use.
Intellectual property rights in certain material included on this site purchased through this site, or processes used in, constructing or accessing this website, may be the property of third parties. If you seek to reproduce or otherwise use any such material or process in any manner, which would involve the exercise of the rights of the intellectual property owner, it is your responsibility to obtain authorisation for that reproduction or other use from the relevant third party or parties.
You may not remove, alter or modify any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices that appear in conjunction with any text or graphics with this site.
CCIWA’s logo is a trademark of CCIWA. The look and feel of this site (including all button icons, scripts, custom graphics and headers) are the trademarks, service marks and/or trade dress of CCIWA. These trademarks, service marks and trade dress may not be used, copied or imitated, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of CCIWA.
This site contains some features that enable you and other users to upload User Content. CCIWA reserves the right to display, refuse to display, remove and/or amend all or any part of any User Content at its absolute discretion. In respect of any User Content that you upload, you:
- represent and warranty to CCIWA that your sharing of that User Content does not infringe any copyright, any person’s intellectual property rights or other legal right of any other person; and
- grant to CCIWA a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform and otherwise exploit all or any part of that User Content in any way at CCIWA’s absolute discretion.
If you believe that our site contains any material that infringes upon any copyright that you hold or control, or that users are directed through a link on this site to a third party website that you believe is infringing upon any copyright that you hold or control, you may send a notification of such alleged infringement to us in writing. Such notification should identify the works that are allegedly being infringed upon and the allegedly infringing material and give particulars of the alleged infringement. In response to such a notification, we will give a written notice of a claim of copyright infringement to the provider of the allegedly infringing material. If the provider of that material does not respond to us in writing denying the alleged infringement within 14 days after receipt of that notice, we will remove or block the allegedly infringing material as soon as is reasonably practicable. If the provider of that material responds to us in writing denying the alleged infringement, we will, as soon as is reasonably practicable, send a copy of that response to the original notifying party. If the original notifying party does not, within a further 14 days, file an action seeking a court order against the provider of the allegedly infringing material, we may restore any removed or blocked material at our discretion. If the original notifying party files such a legal action, we will remove or block the allegedly infringing material pending resolution of that legal action.
Disclaimer of warranties
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CCIWA AND ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONSULTANTS, LICENSORS, PARTNERS AND AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES (WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE) IN RELATION TO THIS SITE AND ANY SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY/GUARANTEE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
This site is provided strictly on an “as is” basis. To the maximum extent permitted by law, CCIWA and its officers, employees, agents, consultants, licensors, partners and affiliates make no representation, warranty or guarantee (whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise) as to the reliability, timeliness, quality, suitability, truth, availability, accuracy or completeness of this site or any of its content, and in particular do not represent, warrant or guarantee that:
- the use of this site will be secure, timely, uninterrupted or error-free or operate in combination with any other hardware, software, system or data;
- this site will meet your requirements or expectations;
- anything on this site, or on any third-party website referred or linked to in this site, is reliable, accurate, complete or up-to-date;
- the quality of any services, information or other material purchased or obtained through this site will meet any particular requirements or expectations;
- errors or defects will be corrected; or
- this site or the servers that make it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.
Limitation of liability
Exclusion of liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law, CCIWA and its officers, employees, agents, consultants, licensors, partners and affiliates expressly limit their liability for breach of any non-excludable condition, representation or warranty/guarantee implied by virtue of any legislation to the following remedies (the choice of which is to be at CCIWA’s sole discretion):
- in the case of products, to any of the following:
- the replacement of the products or the supply of equivalent products; or
- the payment of the cost of replacing the products or of acquiring equivalent products; and
- in the case of services:
- the supply of the services again; or
- the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.
- the singular includes the plural and vice-versa;
- a reference to a “person” includes an individual, a firm, a corporation, a body corporate, a partnership, an unincorporated body, an association, a government body or any other entity; and
- the meaning of general words is not limited by specific examples introduced by “including”, “for example”, “in particular” or similar expressions.
Governing law and jurisdiction
Schedule 1 – Prohibited conduct
YOU MUST NOT:
- use any device, routine or software that interferes, or attempt to interfere, with the proper working of this site;
- engage in any action that requires, or may require, an unreasonable or excessively large load on our infrastructure;
- use this site to decipher passwords or security encryption codes, transmit any worms, viruses or Trojan horses, transfer or store illegal, threatening or obscene material or otherwise violate the security of any computer network;
- use this site to violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, to engage in any misleading or deceptive online marketing practices or for any fraudulent or malicious purposes;
- use any spider, robot or search/retrieval application or any screen scraping, data mining or similar data gathering device, process, program or means to access, retrieve or index any portion of this site;
- use this site by any automated means;
- use this site to transmit junk mail, spam or chain letters or pyramid schemes or engage in other flooding techniques or mass distribution of unsolicited email;
- use or access this site for the purposes of cyber extortion or any other illegal activity or internet crime;
- access, retrieve or index any portion of this site for use in constructing or populating any database that is searchable online or for the purpose of soliciting or sharing reviews;
- interfere with the display of any advertisements appearing on or in connection with this site;
- reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, adapt, modify, translate, frame or reformat any of the material contained on this site;
- reproduce, duplicate, copy or store any of the material appearing on this site (whether owned by CCIWA or a third party) other than for your own personal and non-commercial use;
- falsely imply that any other website is associated with this site;
- do anything that leads, or may lead, to a decrease in the value of CCIWA’s intellectual property rights on this site;
- use or exploit any of the material appearing on this site for, or in connection with, any business or enterprise (whether for profit or otherwise), including any business or enterprise that is in competition with this site;
- release to the public any news release, advertising material, promotional material or any other form of publicity or information relating to CCIWA without CCIWA’s prior written consent; or
- use this site to transmit any information or material that is, or may reasonably be considered to be:
- abusive, threatening, harassing, harmful, obscene, indecent, lewd, inflammatory, violent, vulgar, profane, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way;
- libellous, defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarised;
- infringing upon or violating any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property or proprietary right;
- in breach of any duty of confidentiality by which you are bound, whether by way of a fiduciary or contractual relationship;
- in breach of any person’s privacy or publicity rights;
- misrepresentation of facts, including the impersonation of any person or entity or a misrepresentation of an affiliation with any person or entity (including any sponsorship or endorsement);
- in violation of any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation, or encouraging of others to do so;
- containing any political campaigning material, advertisements or solicitations; or
- likely to bring CCIWA or any of its staff into disrepute.