Web Site Legal Notice

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General Provisions

If any provision of this agreement is deemed void, unlawful or otherwise unenforceable for any reason, that provision shall be severed from this agreement and the remaining provisions of this agreement shall remain in force.

1.    Ownership of Information and Materials

a)    The information and any materials (including but not limited to hard documents, soft copy documents, press releases, data sheets, product descriptions, membership logo’s, accreditation logo’s, award logo’s, award ratings, award winner plaques, award photographs and or the use of the ABIA brand, ABIA name, ABIA acronyms or abbreviations relating directly or indirectly to ABIA and FAQs) available on or from this Web site are the copyrighted works of AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD and any unauthorised use of that information or materials may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

b)    A Wedding Vendor who undertakes Membership with the ABIA is  authorised at the discretion of ABIA to use all and any materials on their website and or social media, or print materials relating to white papers, press releases, data sheets, product descriptions, membership logo’s, accreditation logo’s, award logo’s, award ratings, award winner plaques, award photographs and or the use of the ABIA brand, ABIA name, ABIA acronyms or abbreviations relating directly or indirectly to ABIA, for a period of twelve (12) months under the branding and licensing provisions, provided that the Wedding Vendor does not cancel their Membership or violate the terms and conditions of Membership.
2.    Restrictions

a)    Information and materials available on this Web site cannot be copied or downloaded for any purpose, including but not limited personal or commercial, without the express written permission of the AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD.

b)    As a condition of use, Wedding Vendors agree not to modify or revise any of the material in any manner, and to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices as contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials. No other use of the materials or information is authorised. Any violation of the foregoing may result in civil and/or criminal liabilities.


3.    Cancellation of Membership

a)             Any Wedding Vendor which has had their ABIA Membership cancelled by way of either:

i)              Express cancellation
ii)            Non-payment of Membership fees within 14 days of the invoice due date
iii)          Non-payment of Membership renewal fees within 14 days of the invoice due date
iv)           Misconduct or violation set out in any of the provisions of the terms and conditions

will be required to remove from their websites, social media accounts/pages/posts including use of these materials on or after cancellation of membership in any bridal or other publications any and all press releases, data sheets, product descriptions, membership logo’s, accreditation logo’s, award logo’s, award ratings, award winner plaques images, award photographs and or the use of the ABIA brand, ABIA name, ABIA acronyms or abbreviations relating directly or indirectly to ABIA including references which may imply a current association or affiliation with ABIA including any reference to past ABIA Awards won or finalist qualification received, within 5 working days of being cancelled.
b).            ABIA may, at its discretion and without notice, take any action it deems fit to protect its   intellectual property from use by any former or cancelled ABIA member or any other entity’s     unauthorised use of such materials.

4.    Misconduct and Violations

a)    If the ABIA determines that a Wedding Vendor, or any of their representatives has intentionally or unintentionally:

 

i)              Violated the terms and conditions of the ABIA; and/or

ii)            Disrupted any of the ABIA’s systems; and/or

iii)          Interfered or tampered with ABIA’s Awards or Ratings; and/or

iv)           Engaged in false, misleading or deceptive conduct; and/or

v)             Misrepresented their business; and/or

vi)           Denigrated the ABIA, its systems, products and or services

will have their ABIA Membership cancelled, all monies will be forfeited, ABIA’s products,               services will be revoked and legal action may be taken against the Wedding Vendor.


5.    Violations

a)    The ABIA reserves the right to undertake system audits, checks and monitor each Wedding Vendors’ use of the systems and materials provided by the ABIA.

b)    The ABIA will seek legal proceedings against any Wedding Vendor who falsely or incorrectly obtains ABIA Membership, access to ABIA’s systems or materials for personal or commercial benefit.

 

5.    Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to the corporate Web site of AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD (http://www.abia.com.au/). Use of this site is governed by the Terms and Conditions set forth.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE. The information and materials provided by AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD. may be used for informational purposes only. By using, accessing or downloading materials and or items from this Web site you agree to follow the terms and provisions as outlined in this legal notice, which apply to all visits to the AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD Web site, both now and in the future.

The AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD may at any time revise and update the Terms and Conditions. You are encouraged to periodically visit this page to review the most current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound. If you do not agree to these Terms and Condition of Use, please do not use this Web site.

AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD web site, including, but not limited to any bulletin boards on its site, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of this agreement. In the event this agreement is terminated, the restrictions regarding materials appearing on the site and the representations and warranties, indemnities, and limitation of liabilities set forth in this agreement shall survive any such termination.


6.    Trademark Information

AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD’s trademarks may be used only with written permission from AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD. AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD is registered trademarks or trademarks of AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD. All other trademarks, brands, and names are the property of their respective owners. Except as expressly specified in these terms and legal restrictions, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright or any proprietary rights of AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD. or any third party.

7.    Links to Other Web sites

AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD makes no representation and is not responsible for the availability of, or content located on or through, these third party sites. A third party link from the AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD. Web site is not an indication that AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD endorses the third party or its site, or has any affiliation with or between AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD. and the third party hosting site.

8.    Feedback

All comments, feedback, information or materials submitted to AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD through or in association with this Web site shall be considered non-confidential and AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD’s property. By submitting such comments, information, feedback, or materials to AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD you agree to a no-charge assignment to AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD of worldwide rights to use, copy, modify, display and distribute the submissions. AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD. may use such comments, information or materials in any way it chooses in an unrestricted basis.

Where slander and or defamation of the ABIA brand or ABIA name by persons known or unknown can be proven, ABIA reserves the right to seek damages for any loss or damages to the ABIA brand.

9.    Disclaimer

The AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD Internet team strives to provide you with useful, accurate, and timely information on this Web site. Accordingly, AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD. has attempted to provide accurate information and materials on this Web site but assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of that information or materials. AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD. may change the content of any information or materials available at this Web site, or to the products described in them, at any time without notice. However, AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD. makes no commitment to update the information or materials on this Web site which, as a result, may be out of date.

Information and opinions expressed in bulletin boards or other forums are not necessarily those of AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD. Neither AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD. nor its officers, directors, employees, agents, distributors, or affiliates are responsible or liable for any loss damage (including, but not limited to, actual, consequential, or punitive), liability, claim, or other injury or cause related to or resulting from any information posted on AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD’s Web site. AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL INDUSTRY ACADEMY PTY LTD. reserves the right to revise these terms and/or legal restrictions at any time. You are responsible for reviewing this page from time to time to ensure compliance with the then-current terms and legal restrictions because they will be binding on you. Certain provisions of these terms and legal restrictions may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of this Web site.

 

10. PRIVACY POLICY:

a)  All Information provided may be used for marketing purposes and promotional purposes by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy.

b)  Any information provided will not be provided to any third parties.

c) By filling out the registration form, you understand and agree for your information to be placed on the Australian Bridal Industry Academy’s database and thereby give permission for the Australian Bridal Industry Academy to send electronic communication to the email addresses provided.

d) By filling out the registration form, you understand and agree for your information to be placed on the Australian Bridal Industry Academy’s database and thereby give permission for the Australian Bridal Industry Academy to contact you on the phone number provided.

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