Terms of Use

1. About the Website

Welcome to www.mysailingclub.com.au (the 'Website'). The Website facilitates interactions between sailing clubs and class associations (The 'Club'), their members and the general public. The web-site is used by:

  • (a) Users approved by Clubs ('Registered Users'); and
  • (b) All other users ('Users'),

making it easier for Clubs, their members and the general public to locate, communicate, arrange payment and deliver the services via this Website and linked apps in a fast and secure manner (the 'Services').

1.2. The Website is operated by Club Operations Pty Ltd. Access to and use of the Website, or any of its associated products or Services, is provided by Club Operations Pty Ltd. Please read these terms and conditions (the 'Terms') carefully. By using, browsing and/or reading the Website, this signifies that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Terms. If you do not agree with the Terms, you must cease usage of the Website, or any of its products or Services, immediately.

1.3. Club Operations Pty Ltd reserves the right to review and change any of the Terms by updating this page at its sole discretion. When Club Operations Pty Ltd updates the Terms, it will use reasonable endeavours to provide you with notice of updates of the Terms. Any changes to the Terms take immediate effect from the date of their publication. Before you continue, we recommend you keep a copy of the Terms for your records.

2. Acceptance of the Terms

You accept the Terms by registering for the Services and/or making any payment as required under the Terms for use of the Services and/or accessing the Website.

3. The Services

3.1. In order to access the Services, a Register User shall be approved by a specific Club and is required to register for an account ('Account').

3.2. As part of the registration process, or as part of your continued use of the Services, you may be required to provide personal information about yourself (such as identification or contact details), including:

  • a name
  • an email address
  • preferred username
  • a telephone number
  • a password

3.3. You warrant that any information you give to Club Operations Pty Ltd in the course of completing the registration process will always be accurate, correct and up to date.

3.4. Once you have completed the registration process, you will be a Registered User of the Website and agree to be bound by the Terms.

4. Your obligations as a Registered User

4.1. As a Registered User, you agree to comply with the following:

  • (a) you will not share your username/password with any other person;
  • (b) you will use the Services only for purposes that are permitted by:
    • (i) the Terms; and
    • (ii) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions;
  • (c) you have sole responsibility for protecting the confidentiality of your username/password. Use of your password by any other person may result in the immediate cancellation of the Services;
  • (d) any use of your registration information by any other person, or third parties, is strictly prohibited. You agree to immediately notify Club Operations Pty Ltd of any unauthorised use of your username/password or any breach of security of which you have become aware;
  • (e) you must not expressly or impliedly impersonate another Registered User or use the password of another Registered User at any time;
  • (f) any content that you broadcast, publish, upload, transmit, post or distribute on the Website ('Your Content') will always be accurate, correct and up to date and you will maintain reasonable records of Your Content.
  • (g) you agree not to harass, impersonate, stalk, threaten another Registered User or User of the Website (where interaction with other Registered Users or Users is made available to you);
  • (h) access and use of the Website is limited, non-transferable and allows for the sole use of the Website by you for the purposes of providing the Services;
  • (i) you will not use the Services or the Website in connection with any commercial endeavours except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by the management of Club Operations Pty Ltd or your Club;
  • (j) you will not use the Services or Website for any illegal and/or unauthorised use which includes collecting email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorised framing of or linking to the Website;
  • (k) you agree that commercial advertisements, affiliate links and other forms of solicitation may be removed from a Club's data without notice and may result in termination of the Services. Appropriate legal action will be taken by Club Operations Pty Ltd for any illegal or unauthorised use of the Website; and
  • (l) you acknowledge and agree that any automated use of the Website or its Services is prohibited.

5. Copyright and Intellectual Property

5.1. The Website, the Services and all of the related products of Club Operations Pty Ltd are subject to copyright. The material on the Website is protected by copyright under the laws of Australia and through international treaties. Unless otherwise indicated, all rights (including copyright) in the Services and compilation of the Website (including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, button icons, video images, audio clips, Website, code, scripts, design elements and interactive features) or the Services are owned or controlled for these purposes, and are reserved by Club Operations Pty Ltd or its contributors.

5.2. All trademarks, service marks and trade names are owned, registered and/or licensed by Club Operations Pty Ltd, who grants to you a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, revocable license whilst you are a Member to:

  • (a) use the Website pursuant to the Terms;
  • (b) copy and store the Website and the material contained in the Website in your device's cache memory; and
  • (c) print pages from the Website for your own personal and non-commercial use.

Club Operations Pty Ltd does not grant you any other rights whatsoever in relation to the Website or the Services. All other rights are expressly reserved by Club Operations Pty Ltd.

5.3. Club Operations Pty Ltd retains all rights, title and interest in and to the Website and all related Services. Nothing you do on or in relation to the Website will transfer any:

  • (a) business name, trading name, domain name, trade mark, industrial design, patent, registered design or copyright, or
  • (b) a right to use or exploit a business name, trading name, domain name, trade mark or industrial design, or
  • (c) a thing, system or process that is the subject of a patent, registered design or copyright (or an adaptation or modification of such a thing, system or process),

to you.

5.4. You may not, without the prior written permission of Club Operations Pty Ltd and the permission of any other relevant rights owners: broadcast, republish, up-load to a third party, transmit, post, distribute, show or play in public, adapt or change in any way the Services or third party Services for any purpose, unless otherwise provided by these Terms. This prohibition does not extend to materials on the Website which are freely available for re-use or are in the public domain.

5.5. Where you broadcast, publish, upload, transmit, post or distribute Your Content on the Website, then you grant to Club Operations Pty Ltd a non-exclusive, transferrable, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide licence to broadcast, republish, up-load to a third party, transmit, post, distribute, show or play in public, adapt or change Your Content.

6. Privacy

Club Operations Pty Ltd takes your privacy seriously and any information provided through your use of the Website and/or Services are subject to the Club Operations Pty Ltd Privacy Policy, which is available on the Website.

7. General Disclaimer

7.1. Nothing in the Terms limits or excludes any guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions implied or imposed by law, including the Australian Consumer Law (or any liability under them) which by law may not be limited or excluded

7.2. Subject to this clause, and to the extent permitted by law:

  • (a) all terms, guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions which are not expressly stated in the Terms are excluded; and
  • (b) Club Operations Pty Ltd we will not be liable for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage (unless such loss or damage is reasonably foreseeable resulting from our failure to meet an applicable Consumer Guarantee), loss of profit or opportunity, or damage to goodwill arising out of or in connection with the Services or these Terms (including as a result of not being able to use the Services or the late supply of the Services), whether at common law, under contract, tort (including negligence), in equity, pursuant to statute or otherwise.

7.3. Use of the Website and the Services is at your own risk. Everything on the Website and the Services is provided to you "as is" and "as available" without warranty or condition of any kind. None of the affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contributors and licensors of Club Operations Pty Ltd make any express or implied representation or warranty about the Services or any products or Services (including the products or Services of Club Operations Pty Ltd) referred to on the Website. This includes (but is not restricted to) loss or damage you might suffer as a result of any of the following:

  • (a) failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, failure to correct defects, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or other harmful component, loss of data, communication line failure, unlawful third party conduct, or theft, destruction, alteration or unauthorised access to records;
  • (b) the accuracy, suitability or currency of any information on the Website, the Services, or any of its Services related products (including third party material and advertisements on the Website);
  • (c) costs incurred as a result of you using the Website, the Services or any of the products of Club Operations Pty Ltd; and
  • (d) the Services or operation in respect to links which are provided for your convenience.

8. Limitation of Liability

8.1. Club Operations Pty Ltd's total liability arising out of or in connection with the Services or these Terms, however arising, including under contract, tort (including negligence), in equity, under statute or otherwise, will not exceed the resupply of the Services to you.

8.2. You expressly understand and agree that Club Operations Pty Ltd, its affiliates, employees, agents, contributors and licensors shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you, however caused and under any theory of liability. This shall include, but is not limited to, any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly), any loss of goodwill or business reputation and any other intangible loss.

8.3. You acknowledge and agree that Club Operations Pty Ltd holds no liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you as a result of providing Your Content to the Website.

9. Termination of Contract

9.1. If you want to terminate the Terms, you may do so by providing Club Operations Pty Ltd with 14 days' notice of your intention to terminate by sending notice of your intention to terminate to Club Operations Pty Ltd via admin@clubops.com.au.

9.2. Club Operations Pty Ltd may at any time, terminate the Terms with you if:

  • (a) you have breached any provision of the Terms or intend to breach any provision;
  • (b) Club Operations Pty Ltd is required to do so by law;
  • (c) Club Operations Pty Ltd is transitioning to no longer providing the Services in the country in which you are resident or from which you use the service; or
  • (d) the provision of the Services to you by Club Operations Pty Ltd is, in the opinion of Club Operations Pty Ltd, no longer commercially viable.

9.3. Subject to local applicable laws, Club Operations Pty Ltd reserves the right to discontinue or cancel your membership at any time and may suspend or deny, in its sole discretion, your access to all or any portion of the Website or the Services without notice if you breach any provision of the Terms or any applicable law or if your conduct impacts Club Operations Pty Ltd's name or reputation or violates the rights of those of another party.

9.4. When the Terms come to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that you and Club Operations Pty Ltd have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst the Terms have been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation, and the provisions of this clause shall continue to apply to such rights, obligations and liabilities indefinitely.

10. Indemnity

10.1. You agree to indemnify Club Operations Pty Ltd, its affiliates, employees, agents, contributors, third party content Clubs and licensors from and against:

  • (a) all actions, suits, claims, demands, liabilities, costs, expenses, loss and damage (including legal fees on a full indemnity basis) incurred, suffered or arising out of or in connection with Your Content;
  • (b) any direct or indirect consequences of you accessing, using or transacting on the Website or attempts to do so; and/or
  • (c) any breach of the Terms.

11. Dispute Resolution

11.1. Compulsory:

If a dispute arises out of or relates to the Terms, either party may not commence any Tribunal or Court proceedings in relation to the dispute, unless the following clauses have been complied with (except where urgent interlocutory relief is sort).

11.2. Notice:

A party to the Terms claiming a dispute ('Dispute') has arisen under the Terms, must give written notice to the other party detailing the nature of the dispute, the desired outcome and the action required to settle the Dispute.

11.3. Resolution:

On receipt of that notice ('Notice') by that other party, the parties to the Terms ('Parties') must:

  • (a) Within 14 days of the Notice endeavour in good faith to resolve the Dispute expeditiously by negotiation or such other means upon which they may mutually agree;
  • (b) If for any reason whatsoever, 30 days after the date of the Notice, the Dispute has not been resolved, the Parties must either agree upon selection of a mediator or request that an appropriate mediator be appointed by the President of the Australian Mediation Association or his or her nominee;
  • (c) The Parties are equally liable for the fees and reasonable expenses of a mediator and the cost of the venue of the mediation and without limiting the foregoing undertake to pay any amounts requested by the mediator as a pre-condition to the mediation commencing. The Parties must each pay their own costs associated with the mediation;
  • (d) The mediation will be held in Victoria, Australia.

11.4. Confidential

All communications concerning negotiations made by the Parties arising out of and in connection with this dispute resolution clause are confidential and to the extent possible, must be treated as "without prejudice" negotiations for the purpose of applicable laws of evidence.

11.5. Termination of Mediation:

If 3 months have elapsed after the start of a mediation of the Dispute and the Dispute has not been resolved, either Party may ask the mediator to terminate the mediation and the mediator must do so.

12. Venue and Jurisdiction

In the event of any dispute arising out of or in relation to the Website, you agree that the exclusive venue for resolving any dispute shall be in the courts of Victoria, Australia.

13. Governing Law

The Terms are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia. Any dispute, controversy, proceeding or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to the Terms and the rights created hereby shall be governed, interpreted and construed by, under and pursuant to the laws of Victoria, Australia, without reference to conflict of law principles, notwithstanding mandatory rules. The validity of this governing law clause is not contested. The Terms shall be binding to the benefit of the parties hereto and their successors and assigns.

14. Independent Legal Advice

Both parties confirm and declare that the provisions of the Terms are fair and reasonable and both parties having taken the opportunity to obtain independent legal advice and declare the Terms are not against public policy on the grounds of inequality or bargaining power or general grounds of restraint of trade.

15. Severance

If any part of these Terms is found to be void or unenforceable by a Court of competent jurisdiction, that part shall be severed and the rest of the Terms shall remain in force

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