TechSydney Website Terms and Conditions (Terms)

  1. Your acceptance

    1. These are the terms on which Tech Sydney Limited ACN 614 852 596 (referred to as TechSydney, we, our or us) permits users (referred to as you or your) to:

      1. access and use the TechSydney website ( (Website) including using the services and functionality made available through the Website;

      2. view and interact with any content, information, communications, advice, text or other material provided by TechSydney (TechSydney Content) or any User Content (defined in clause 5.1); and

      3. upload User Content to the Website and communicate with TechSydney.

    2. You agree to be bound by these Terms when you use, browse or access any part of the Website.

    3. TechSydney may from time to time review and update these Terms including to take account of new laws, regulations, products or technology. Your use of the Website will be governed by the most recent Terms posted on the Website. By continuing to use the Website, you agree to be bound by the most recent Terms. It is your responsibility to check the Website regularly for updated versions of the Terms.

    4. Please note that if you are a Member, your use of the Website is also subject to the terms and conditions applicable to your Membership.

  2. Changes to the Website

    1. The Website is subject to change at any time without notice and may contain errors.

    2. We may modify Membership Fees, product and service offerings at our discretion for any reason.

    3. All updates and modifications to the Website including any changes to the TechSydney Content, and all Membership, product and service pricing and offerings will be subject to these Terms. Any information we provide in relation to the availability of products or services is a guide only and is subject to change without notice.

  3. Registration and Membership

    1. In order to access certain features and functionality of the Website (such as uploading User Content) you may have to register as a member of TechSydney (Member). The terms governing Memberships are set out in the Constitution of TechSydney (Constitution).

    2. By applying to become a Member, you agree to comply with the terms of the Membership and the Constitution. If your application for Membership is accepted by TechSydney, you will be provided with a log-in to access the restricted sections of the Website (Account).

    3. If you create an Account and upload User Content which involves or contains images of or references to a person(s), you warrant that the person is aware and has consented to the use of that User Content in accordance with these Terms.

    4. You will be fully responsible for all acts and omissions of any person using your password and Account, as if they were your own acts and omissions. You agree that you will not share, disclose, or permit disclosure of, your password, let anyone else access your Account or do anything that would risk the security of your Account. TechSydney will not in any event be liable for any loss, damage, claims, costs or expenses arising out of the use or misuse of your password and Account, and you will indemnify TechSydney against all loss, damage, claims, costs or demands in this regard.

    5. You must notify us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised access or use of your Account.

    6. Your Account may be refused or terminated if:

      1. your User Content uploaded via your Account involves:

        1. any of the prohibited uses as set out in clause 7; or

        2. is otherwise deemed inappropriate in our absolute discretion;

      2. you breach any of these Terms; or

      3. you breach any of your Membership terms or conditions.

  4. Membership Fees

    1. TechSydney may permit Membership fees (Membership Fees) to be made via the Website.

    2. All currency references and transactions are processed in Australian dollars.

    3. We reserve the right to vary the Membership Fees as permitted by the Constitution.

    4. Payment of the Membership Fees may be required to be made via facilities provided by such payment provider as made available to you on the Website (Payment Provider), where available. Your use of the Payment Provider's system is subject to any relevant user agreements and privacy policies of the Payment Provider.

    5. When submitting your credit card or other payment information on our Website you represent:

      1. that you are properly authorised to use the credit card or other payment method for your Account;

      2. the information you provide is true, correct and complete;

      3. any fees or charges incurred by you will be honoured by your credit card company or other payment provider; and

      4. you will pay all charges incurred by you at the listed prices, including any applicable taxes.

    6. We reserve the right at our discretion to cancel any payment if it appears fraudulent in any way, and we may notify the card holder and the relevant authorities.

    7. We may update or change our payment policies at any time without prior notice to you.

  5. User Content

    1. When you use the Website, you may upload pictures, photographs, graphics, information, comment, content, communication, text or other material to the Website (User Content).

    2. Any User Content you upload to the Website:

      1. may be accessed and viewed by the public; and

      2. can be used by us in accordance with the licence terms set out in clause 5.4 including to promote the Website.

    3. You agree to be solely responsible for any User Content that you upload to the Website. You warrant and represent that any User Content you upload to the Website will not violate these Terms.

    4. You retain all intellectual property rights in the User Content you upload to the Website. By uploading the User Content, you grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty free, irrevocable, transferable and worldwide licence (including the right to sub-license) to use, adapt, copy, communicate, reproduce, modify, display, exploit, publish, re-distribute, broadcast, transmit, create derivative works from and incorporate in other works, at any time in the future in any form and for any purpose (including but not limited to promotion or advertising use in the future).

    5. You consent to your User Content being altered, edited or adapted by us for any reason including to ensure your User Content does not infringe these Terms. To the extent that you have any moral rights (pursuant to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)) in the User Content, by agreeing to these Terms, you provide an irrevocable and unconditional consent in favour of us, our successors, assignees, licensees and any other person authorised by any of them to use, modify or deal with your User Content (whether or not currently in existence) to:

      1. perform, exhibit, reproduce, adapt and communicate any part of your User Content in any medium and anywhere in the world without attributing you or any other person as an author of or contributor to that User Content;

      2. do any act or omission that would constitute a derogatory treatment of your User Content;

      3. make any use of your User Content that may falsely attribute authorship of the User Content to another person;

      4. delete or adapt or change any of your User Content in any way, including by addition to or subtraction from your User Content; or

      5. combine or juxtapose your User Content with anything else.

    6. Where the User Content uploaded by you to the Website contains material from third parties, you warrant that you have obtained the moral rights consents described in clause 5.5 from such third parties.

    7. We may access or examine any User Content and at our discretion monitor, move, remove, block, modify, edit, refuse to upload or disable access to User Content which we consider, in our sole discretion, to breach any law or these Terms or to be otherwise unacceptable.

    8. You acknowledge that we:

      1. have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any User Content uploaded by you or any other user on the Website; and

      2. are not responsible for any User Content uploaded to the Website by you or any user nor under any obligation to monitor, move, remove, block, modify, edit, refuse to upload or disable access to it.

    9. You represent and warrant that:

      1. you own the User Content or have the necessary licences, rights, consents and permissions to publish the User Content you upload on the Website;

      2. you have the right and power to grant the licence contained in clause 5.4 to us;

      3. the User Content uploaded by you will not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party; and

      4. you will not upload User Content that will cause you to breach these Terms, in particular clause 7.

    10. You understand that we do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Content you upload to the Website.

    11. You acknowledge and agree that we are under no obligation to take legal action in relation to commencing, defending, enforcing, settling or compromising (as appropriate) any infringement, claim or action relating to your intellectual property rights in User Content or TechSydney Content.

  6. TechSydney Content

    1. The Website is owned and operated by or on behalf of TechSydney.

    2. The TechSydney Content on the Website is for general information and promotional purposes only. TechSydney does not warrant or make any representations as to any third party products or services described or referred to on the Website. Any use of the TechSydney Content by another person or organisation is at your own risk.

    3. The TechSydney Content on the Website is obtained and developed from a variety of sources including but not limited to collaborations with third parties and information provided by third parties under licence. Inclusion of TechSydney Content on the Website is not an endorsement of any organisation, product, service or advice.

    4. All intellectual property rights, including copyright, in the Website and TechSydney Content are owned or licensed by TechSydney or any of its related entities. You must not copy, modify or transmit any part of the Website or TechSydney Content.

    5. The Website contains trade marks, logos and trade names of TechSydney or third parties which may be registered or otherwise protected by law. You are not permitted to use any trade marks, logos or trade names appearing on the Website.

    6. TechSydney grants you a non-exclusive and non-transferable licence to use the Website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions specified in clause 7 and elsewhere in these Terms. It is not to be otherwise used for commercial exploitation.

    7. If you have a complaint regarding any TechSydney Content and User Content, TechSydney's sole obligation will be to review any written complaint notified to it and, if it sees fit, in its sole discretion, to modify or remove the particular TechSydney Content or User Content.

    8. Any reliance or use of any information provided by or contained in the Website, TechSydney Content or services made available through the Website is solely at your own risk.

  7. Prohibited uses

    You agree that in accessing and using the Website, you will not engage or attempt to engage in any activities that:

    1. download (other than page caching) or modify the Website or any portion of the Website;

    2. impersonate or falsely claim to represent a person or organisation;

    3. are commercial, including selling, marketing, advertising or promoting goods or services;

    4. frame the Website without TechSydney's express written permission;

    5. post, link to, or otherwise communicate or distribute any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information, or otherwise use the Website in a manner which is unlawful or would infringe the rights of another person including any intellectual property rights;

    6. post, link to, or otherwise communicate or distribute any material or information that we deem inappropriate;

    7. knowingly posts or transmits or permits the posting or transmission of any material, which contains a computer virus or other harmful data, code or material; or

    8. solicit information (including login information) or access another Account.

  8. Links and advertisements

    1. The Website may contain links to other websites. We have not reviewed all of the third party websites linked on the Website and are not responsible for and will not be liable in respect of their content or accuracy (including websites linked through advertisements). TechSydney provides those links as a ready reference for searching for third party goods and services on the internet and not as an endorsement, support or sponsorship of those web sites, their operators, the goods, services or content that they describe.

    2. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other third party websites which are linked to the Website, are not covered by these Terms, and may have their own terms and conditions and privacy policy. If you choose to access these third party linked sites, you do so at your own risk. TechSydney is not responsible for and will not be liable in respect of the content or operation of those websites or any of the goods, services or content that they describe. TechSydney is not responsible for and will not be liable in respect of any incorrect link to an external website.

  9. Access and communication

    1. Subject to the consumer guarantees provided for in the ACL (as defined in clause 12.2), TechSydney does not warrant that you will have continuous access to the Website.

    2. TechSydney will not be liable if the Website is unavailable to you due to computer downtime attributable to malfunctions, upgrades, preventative or remedial maintenance activities, interruption in telecommunications supply or otherwise.

    3. TechSydney does not guarantee the delivery or security of communications over the internet as such communications rely on third party service providers, and electronic communication (including electronic mail) is vulnerable to interception by third parties.

    4. Whilst TechSydney takes reasonable precautions to protect information transmitted via the Website, TechSydney cannot and does not guarantee the security or confidentiality of these communications or the security of the Website.

    5. TechSydney does not provide, and has no control over, communications, networks or services, the internet or other technology required or used across the Website and accepts no responsibility for any direct or indirect loss in any form associated with them, whether due to congestion, technical malfunction, viruses or otherwise.

  10. Privacy

    1. Any personal information submitted by you (whether personal information of you or another person from who you have the necessary consents to provide that personal information as contemplated in clause 10.2) to TechSydneywill be used for the purposes contemplated by these Terms, including but not limited to:

      1. processing your Membership Fees;

      2. providing you with goods and services you have purchased;

      3. registration and administration of your attendance at events;

      4. registration and administration of your Membership;

      5. communicating with you, including via email, regarding your Membership or Membership Fees, or regarding other interactions you have with us via the Website

      6. providing direct marketing communications to you when you sign up to receive email updates from TechSydney.

    2. If you are submitting to the Website, including in the course of applying for a Membership, the personal information of any other person, you warrant that the person is aware of and has consented to the use of their personal information in accordance with these Terms.

    3. You agree that, by submitting your payment and applying for a Membership via the Website, you have read and understand these Terms and consent to these requirements.

  11. Indemnity

    You will fully indemnify TechSydney in respect of all loss, damage, costs, expenses (including legal fees on a full indemnity basis), fines, penalties, claims, demands and proceedings howsoever arising, whether at common law (including negligence) or under statute, in connection with any of the following:

    1. any breach of these Terms by you;

    2. your use of the Website; or

    3. User Content you post on the Website;

    4. your communications with TechSydney.

  12. Warranties, consumer guarantees and limitation of liability

    1. Subject to clause 12.2, any representation, warranty, condition, guarantee or undertaking that would be implied in these Terms by legislation, common law, equity, trade, custom or usage is excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.

    2. Nothing in these Terms excludes, restricts or modifies any consumer guarantee, right or remedy conferred on you by the Australian Consumer Law being Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (ACL) or any other applicable law that cannot be excluded, restricted or modified by agreement.

    3. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the liability of TechSydney for a breach of a non-excludable guarantee referred to in clause 12.2 is limited, at TechSydney's option, to:

      1. in the case of goods supplied or offered by us, any one or more of the following:

        1. the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods;

        2. the repair of the goods;

        3. the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods; or

        4. the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; or

      2. in the case of services supplied or offered by us:

        1. the supplying of the services again; or

        2. the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

    4. TechSydney will not be liable to you for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss or damage, loss of profits or anticipated profits, economic loss, loss of business opportunity, loss of data, loss of reputation or loss of revenue (irrespective of whether the loss or damage is caused by or relates to breach of contract, tort (including negligence), statute or otherwise) arising in connection with the Website, the TechSydney Content, all links to or from the Website or the goods and services advertised or referred to on the Website.

    5. Subject to this clause 12, the maximum aggregate liability of TechSydney for all proven losses, damages and claims arising out of or in connection with these Terms or a supply under these Terms, including liability for breach, in negligence or in tort or for any other common law or statutory action, is limited to the sum of $100.

  13. Termination of your access to the Website

    TechSydney may at any time immediately terminate your access (including restricting access) to the Website or any feature of the Website for any reason (including due to your breach or alleged breach of these Terms) in its sole discretion and without prior notice. Any indemnities given by you and any limitations of our liability survive such termination.

  14. Jurisdiction and law

    These Terms are governed by and must be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia. You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State and the Commonwealth of Australia in respect of all matters arising out of or relating to these Terms, their performance and subject matter.

  15. International Use

    1. We make no representation or warranty that any competition, offering or content accessible through the Website is appropriate or available for use in locations outside Australia. If you choose to access the Website from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. You are not authorised to access the Website from any location where doing so would be illegal.

    2. You understand that some countries have import restrictions on certain goods or materials. If you are outside Australia, you will be responsible for checking whether such restrictions apply before uploading User Content. If you are outside Australia you will become the importer and will be liable to pay local taxes or duties, and you will assume all liability under any customs or import laws and regulations.

  16. Severability

    Each provision of these Terms is severable from the others and no severance of a provision will affect any other provision.

  17. Contacting us

    If you have questions about the Website or these Terms, please contact us by mail.

Last updated: 01 August 2017