Membership Agreement

BEFORE YOU CLICK ON THE “I AGREE” CHECK-BOX PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.

BY CLICKING ON THE “I AGREE” CHECK BOX YOU ARE AGREEING TO BECOME A PARTY TO AND BE BOUND BY ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS SUBSCRIBER AGREEMENT.

Member Agreement

The Web site located at http://www.startupmum.com.au (“Site”) is provided by Start Up Mum Pty Ltd. Your access to and use of the Site is governed by this Member Agreement (“Agreement”). As used in this Agreement, “Start Up Mum,” “we,” “us’” or “our” refers to Start Up Mum, and “you” or “your” refers to you, the user of the Site. The Agreement below is the agreement you consented to upon subscribing to the site.

1. Access and Passwords

As part of the subscription process for this Site, you have selected or been assigned a particular username and password in accordance with Start Up Mum’s username and password guidelines. You agree that you are the only individual entitled to access the site using your username or password, and you agree not to permit others to access the site using your username or password. You agree that all actions taken by you, or any other user that accesses the Site using your username and password, at or through the Site will be attributed to and legally bind you, even with respect to acts for which the user had no actual authority or made an error. You assume all resulting liability from use of the Site and any services available on it by you or others using your username or password. If you lose your username or password, please contact us at: support@startupmum.com.au.

2. Membership Fees and Payments

You can always find the current Membership Fees posted on our site. Your membership will continue and renew automatically, unless terminated by Start Up Mum or until you notify Start Up Mum by email or as designated on the Site of your decision to terminate your subscription. If there are any annual, monthly, or similar periodic fees for your membership, these fees will be billed automatically using the payment process designated during the registration process for the Site or subsequently designated by you to Start Up Mum, at the start of the annual, monthly, or similar period, and at the start of each renewal period, unless you terminate your membership before the relevant period begins. You agree to pay or have paid all fees and charges incurred in connection with your username and password for the Site (including any applicable taxes) at the rates in effect when the charges were incurred. All fees and charges are nonrefundable. Start Up Mum may change the fees and charges then in effect, or add new fees or charges, by giving you notice in advance. All fees and charges incurred in connection with your Start Up Mum username and password will be billed using the payment process designated during the registration process for the Site or subsequently designated by you to Start Up Mum. If you want to designate a different payment method or there is a change in the payment method’s validity, or if you believe someone has accessed the Site using your username and password without your authorisation, you may email us at support@startupmum.com.au. You are also responsible for any fees or charges incurred to access the Site through an Internet service provider or other third party service. You, and not Start Up Mum, are responsible for paying any amounts billed to your credit card by a third party which were not authorised by you.

3. Privacy

Our Privacy Policy is a part of this Agreement and its terms are incorporated herein by this reference. Please read it now at the link on our site.

4. User Conduct

The Site may contain bulletin board services, news groups, forums, and/or other message or communication facilities (“Communication Services”) designed to enable you to communicate with others. You agree to use the Communication Services only to submit or post messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular Communication Service. You are also prohibited from submitting to, posting or transmitting through www.startupmum.com.au any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including but not limited to any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law. Content that consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam” is prohibited. You may not use a false email or postal address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your posted content.

Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the content expressed or made available by third parties are those of the respective authors or distributors and not of Start Up Mum nor its affiliates, not any of their officers, directors, employees, or agents. You acknowledge that Start Up Mum does not pre-screen all content, but that Start Up Mum and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or move any content that is made available via the Communication Services. Without limiting the foregoing, Start Up Mum and its designees shall have the right to remove any content that violates this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable. You specifically agree that Start Up Mum is not responsible for any content sent using and/or included in the Site by any third party.

5. Copyright and Restrictions

This Web site contains proprietary material of Start Up Mum (or material that other suppliers have licensed to Start Up Mum for their use) which is protected by copyright and other laws respecting proprietary rights. Start Up Mum retains all rights in the material and media, including (without limitation) all copyright and other proprietary rights worldwide in all media. You may not use Start Up Mum except as expressly permitted under this Agreement and under Australian copyright laws. Any routine and/or systematic redistribution of any portion of the products licensed herein is expressly prohibited.

End users who are duly authorised may Access Start Up Mum for individual use, i.e., may view the information on screen; may download small portions of the information to a computer disk for personal convenience and later reference; and may print paper copies of small portions for personal use only.

The rights granted here are an expansion of the rights granted under the Copyright Act and do not include any rights to reproduce in its entirety any portion of the information or materials contained therein. No part of the information may be duplicated in any medium or format beyond the express terms of this Agreement without prior written authorisation from Start Up Mum. Any use not authorised by the Agreement is prohibited and is not a fair use under Australian copyright law.

You acknowledge that the information (and the licensed materials contained therein) is highly proprietary in nature and that unauthorised copying, transfer or use may cause Start Up Mum’s suppliers irreparable injury that cannot be adequately compensated for by means of monetary damages. You agree that any breach of this provision by you, or any subscriber or end-user, may be enforced by Start Up Mum, and/or any of Start Up Mum’s suppliers, by means of equitable relief (including, but not limited to, injunctive relief) in addition to any other available rights and remedies.

You agree that any supplier of any portion of the licensed materials may enforce its rights against you, even though that supplier is not a party to the Agreement.

You may not and may not permit others to: reproduce, publish, distribute, sell, or otherwise access or use any material retrieved from or contained in or on this Site in any manner whatsoever that may infringe any copyright or proprietary interest of Start Up Mum; distribute the information contained in and/on this Site to other users not duly authorised to Access the Site; distribute, rent, sublicense, lease, transfer or assign the information or Agreement; decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse-engineer this Site or information contained in or on this Site or any software contained therein, or alter, translate, modify, or adapt it to create derivative works. Unauthorised reproduction, transfer, and/or use may be a violation of criminal as well as civil law.

You are expressly prohibited from placing or installing any portion of the information on any electronic media, including, but not limited to, local or wide area networks, timesharing services, multiple processing units, multiple site arrangements, service or software rental bureaus, list servers, online services, electronic bulletin boards or forums, World Wide Web sites or any other server that is Internet-enabled, without written authorisation by Start Up Mum.

If you breach any provision of this Agreement, Start Up Mum may immediately terminate this Agreement and all licenses granted hereunder without prior notice and in addition to any other available rights and remedies

6. Limitations on Use

The following activities are prohibited. You agree not to:

  1. Use Web-accelerated browsers or products (including but not limited to NetJet, NetSonic, MSIECrawler and Teleport-Pro), or other applications that are capable of copying large portions of content from the Site. Start Up Mum can detect the use of these systems through live logfile analysis and will ban any future use by offenders.
  2. Use robots and crawlers, or similar technology, without following the robot guidelines (found at http://info.webcrawler.com/mak/projects/robots.html). We are able to detect robots violating the guidelines and we will ban any offenders. If you are using a robot/crawler to check Start Up Mum links, it must operate according to the robot guidelines (see above). Do not leave new robots unattended and allow a minimum of 1 minute between automated requests.
  3. Use any device, software or routine or the like to interfere or attempt to interfere with any Site functionality;
  4. Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site infrastructure;
  5. Use any email addresses appearing on the Site for purposes not relating specifically to the Site;
  6. Access the Site by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Start Up Mum, or attempt or access any area of the Site to which your access is not authorised; or
  7. Reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code relating the Site, except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

7. Accuracy and Availability of Information

The Site contains database information and other content compiled by Start Up Mum. While we use commercially reasonable efforts to provide accurate information, Start Up Mum gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the database and other content on the Site. Start Up Mum reserves the right to withdraw or delete information or content from the Site at any time.

8. Links to Third Party Sites

Start Up Mum may link to content on a third-party Web site (“Third-Party Sites”). Start Up Mum is not responsible for the content of Third-Party Sites that you reach through links on the Site, sites framed within the Site, or third-party advertisements on the Site, and we do not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of Third-Party Sites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. Any transaction that you conduct at a Third-Party site will be between you and the party providing that Web site. This means that Start Up Mum is not your agent and is not a party to any transaction at a Third-Party Site.

9. Representations and Warranties

You represent and warrant to Start Up Mum that: (a) you possess the legal right and ability to enter into this Agreement; (b) all information submitted by you to the Site is true and accurate; (c) you will be responsible for all use of your username and password even if such use was conducted without your authority or permission; (d) you are at least 18 years old; and (e) you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement.

10. Disclaimer of Warranties

ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, AND OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED AT OR FOUND WITHIN THIS SITE BY START UP MUM AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS,” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND START UP MUM AND ITS AFFILIATES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, START UP MUM DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE FOLLOWING: (a) AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME; (b) ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT OR HOW CURRENT ANY CONTENT IS THAT IS FOUND ON THE SITE; (c) TRANSMISSIONS TO, FROM OR WITHIN THE SITE; (d) FUNCTIONALITY; (e) LACK OF VIRUSES; (f) COMPLIANCE OF THE SOFTWARE, SERVICES AND CONTENT PROVIDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WITH AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL OR STATE LAWS; OR (g) THAT THE SOFTWARE, CONTENT OR SERVICES CONTAINED IN THE SITE WILL MEET ANY PARTICULAR CRITERIA OF PERFORMANCE OR QUALITY.

11. Limitation of Damages

IN NO EVENT WILL START UP MUM OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF OR UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO INFORMATION, AND THE LIKE, EVEN IN THE EVENT OF FAULT, TORT, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR BREACH OF WARRANTY, AND EVEN IF START UP MUM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

12. Limitation of Liability; Exclusive Remedy

ALSO, IN NO EVENT WILL START UP MUM OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU AND/OR ANY AGENCY FOR ANY AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF THE TOTAL DOLLAR AMOUNT ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY START UP MUM FROM YOU FOR ACCESS TO THE SITE AND ANY OF THE SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE SITE DURING THE YEAR PRIOR TO YOUR CLAIM.

13. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless, and pay our attorney’s fees and costs, if we become liable for or incur any damages in connection with your breach of this Agreement. You may not settle any dispute without our prior consent, which may only be given in a non-electronic writing signed by an authorised representative of Start Up Mum.

14. Consent to Electronic Notices and Other Communications

You agree that all of your transactions relating to the Site may, at our option, be conducted electronically, including any that we are otherwise required to provide in “writing”. For example, we may send you notices via postings at the Site or via email to any email address that you provide to us during registration as a Site member. If you do not wish to deal with us electronically, you should not use the Site or enter into this Agreement. If applicable law now or later requires us to communicate with you non-electronically, we reserve the right to charge a fee for doing so. Notice will be deemed given 24 hours after the email is sent, unless (for email) we are notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you notice by mail to the address provided during registration.

15. Print a Copy for Your Records

You agree to print or make an electronic copy of this Agreement (and any amendment from time to time) and retain it in your records. You also agree to make a copy of any other information that we deliver to you in writing.

16. Termination

Start Up Mum may terminate your subscription and/or access, or suspend access to all or part of the Site, without notice, for any conduct that Start Up Mum, in its sole discretion, believes is in violation of this Agreement, any applicable law, or any act which is harmful to the interests of another user, service provider, or Start Up Mum. Start Up Mum may also elect not to renew your subscription and access by providing a notice of non-renewal prior to the end of your current subscription term. Applicable sections of this agreement will survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.

17. Assignment

You agree not to assign your rights under this Agreement without the consent of an authorised representative of Start Up Mum in a non-electronic record, and any assignment without Start Up Mum’s consent will be voidable at Start Up Mum’s option. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of and bind the parties’ respective successors and permitted assigns.

18. Applicable Law and Disputes

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia, without regard to principles of conflict of laws.

To the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Start Up Mum and/or its affiliates’ intellectual property rights, Start Up Mum and/or its affiliates may seek injunction or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the State of New South Wales, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

Any other disputes will be resolved as follows:

If a dispute arises under this agreement, we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Gosford. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.

If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: support@startupmum.com.au. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.

19. Amendments

Start Up Mum may change the provisions of this Agreement. When Start Up Mum changes the terms of this Agreement, Start Up Mum will notify you by email or online postings on this Site. The changes will also appear in this document, which you can access any time. You already agreed to be bound by the changes when you first subscribed to the site. If you do not agree to be bound by the changes, you should not use the Site again and you should cancel your subscription to the Site. Even if you have not clicked on the “I Agree” button or checked the I agree box when subscribing, if you use the Site after you have been notified of a change to this Agreement, you are agreeing now to be bound by that change.

20. Entire Agreement; Severability; No Waiver

This Agreement (including all documents incorporated by reference) is the entire agreement between the parties for its subject matter and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous communications between the parties. No term of this Agreement may be waived by Start Up Mum except in a signed, non-electronic writing signed by an authorised representative of Start Up Mum.

21. General

If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties agree that its remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect, provided that the allocation of risks described herein is given effect to the fullest extent possible. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and Start Up Mum or its affiliates as a result of this Agreement or your use of the Site.

The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, as amended, is expressly excluded.

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