Terms of Use

ALFA International Global Legal Network, Inc. (trading as ALFA International) located at 980 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1180, Chicago, IL 60611, USA, and its Australasian member firms (collectively referred to as ALFA Australasia, our, us, we) publish and maintain this website.  When you access, browse or use this website you accept and agree to, without limitation or qualification, the terms and conditions set out below (Terms of Use) and any other terms, conditions, notices or disclaimers placed by ALFA Australasia on this website.

Your right to use this website and its contents

This website contains information that you may find useful when selecting legal services in Australasia. As long as you comply with these Terms of Use, ALFA Australasia grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-commercial, limited right to enter, display and use this website. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of this website in any way. You may not distribute, exchange, modify, sell, or transmit anything you copy from this website, including but not limited to any text, images, audio and/or video, for any business, commercial or public purpose.

Ownership

All materials on this website, including but not limited to audio, images, software, text, artwork, video clips and other materials (Content) are protected by copyright under Australian copyright law, international conventions and other copyright laws. You shall not copy, reproduce, manipulate, create derivative works from or based upon, republish, upload, edit, post, transmit, publicly display, frame, link, distribute, or exploit, in whole or in part, this website or the Content.

There are a number of proprietary logos, service marks, and trade marks found on this website, all of which are owned by, or licensed to, or otherwise authorized for use by ALFA Australasia. By making them available on this website, ALFA Australasia is not granting you any licence to utilize those proprietary logos, service marks, or trade marks. Any unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright laws, trade mark laws, the laws of privacy and civil and criminal statutes.

You may download one (1) copy only of the Content for reference purposes only.  If you download any Content from this website, you may not remove any copyright or trade mark notices or other notices that accompany it.

Rights to your material

ALFA Australasia welcomes your feedback and is pleased to have you submit your comments regarding the services of its members. However, we request that you be specific in your comments, and that you do not voluntarily submit any ideas, suggestions or materials related to the business of ALFA Australasia. If despite this request, you do voluntarily submit any ideas, suggestions or materials related to the business of ALFA Australasia either directly to this website or indirectly by means of any third party, including without limitation, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest or Twitter (Submissions), these Submissions shall be deemed, and shall remain, the exclusive property of ALFA Australasia. No Submissions shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of ALFA Australasia, and ALFA Australasia shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions. Without limitation to the foregoing ALFA Australasia shall exclusively own the rights of copyright, patent rights, and all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Submissions of every kind and nature, in perpetuity, throughout the universe, and ALFA Australasia shall be entitled to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, license, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such Submissions into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the author(s) or      provider(s) of the Submissions.

You consent to ALFA Australasia (and its successors in title, licensees, assignees and persons authorised by ALFA Australasia) doing any act or omitting to do any act comprised in any or all of your ‘moral rights’ (including rights of integrity of authorship, rights of attribution of authorship and similar rights that exist or may come to exist anywhere in the world) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Submissions in any manner and in any media now known or devised in the future, regardless of whether such conduct amounts to derogatory treatment. If requested by ALFA Australasia and at its expense you will execute such documents so as to give effect to the grant of rights and consent in these Terms of Use.

You irrevocably waive any right which you have or which you may in the future have to make any claim or demand or institute any legal or quasi legal proceedings against ALFA Australasia or its members based on the contents of any Submissions included on this website.

If a breach of these Terms of Use is brought to ALFA Australasia's attention, ALFA Australasia may at its option prohibit a user from accessing this website.

Please review our Privacy Policy on this website.

Security of electronic transmissions

Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to this website may be read or intercepted by others, unless there is a special notice that a particular message is encrypted. Sending an e-mail message to ALFA Australasia does not create any reciprocal obligation or responsibility of ALFA Australasia to you.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other internet websites. ALFA Australasia provides such links for your convenience only, and is not responsible for the content of any website linked to or from this website unless it is owned or published by ALFA Australasia. Links from this website to any other website do not indicate that ALFA Australasia approves of, endorses, sponsors, or recommends that website. ALFA Australasia disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability or validity of any content on any other website.

Descriptions of services

ALFA Australasia attempts to provide accurate descriptions of all services displayed on this website. However, we do not warrant that the member or service descriptions are complete or error-free.

Availability of services

The services displayed on this website may not be available in your particular country, state or locality. The reference to such services on this website does not imply or warrant that these services will be available at any time in your particular location.

Right to change these Terms of Use or website Content

ALFA Australasia may add to, change, or remove any part of these Terms of Use at any time, without notice. Any changes to these Terms of Use or any terms posted on this website apply as soon as they are posted. By continuing to use this website after any changes are posted, you are indicating your acceptance of and agreement to those changes. Furthermore, ALFA Australasia may add to, change, discontinue, remove, or suspend any other Content posted on this website, including descriptions of services described on this website, temporarily or permanently, at any time, without notice and without liability to you.

Disclaimer

Your use of this website is at your own risk. This website (including all Content and functions made available on or accessed through this website) is provided "as is". To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, ALFA Australasia disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties, guarantees and conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Furthermore, ALFA Australasia does not warrant that the server that makes this website available is free of viruses or other harmful components that may infect, harm, or cause damage to your computer equipment or any other property when you access, browse, download from, or otherwise use this website.

The information contained on this website is general in nature only and may not apply to particular factual or legal circumstances. In any event, the Content of this website does not constitute legal advice or opinions and should not be relied upon as such. Transmission of the Content on this website in not intended to create, and does not constitute, a solicitor and client relationship. Not all the legal services described on this website will necessarily be available in all jurisdictions covered by the website. ALFA Australasia will assist you to find the right legal firm member for your legal circumstances.

ALFA Australasia is under no obligation to keep and maintain any data entered or submitted by you to this website and ALFA Australasia is not obliged to make any back-up(s) of data submitted by you.

While all reasonable care has been taken in publishing and maintaining this website, ALFA Australasia accepts no liability or responsibility whatsoever for, or in respect of, any use of this website or any reliance upon material contained on this website or any linked website. You should make your own inquiries and take independent advice tailored to your specific circumstances prior to making any decisions.

ALFA Australasia will not be liable for any loss resulting from any action or decision by you in reliance on the material or Content on this website, nor any interruption, delay in operation or transmission of this website.  You are solely responsible for any damage to your computer systems or loss of data that results from your use of this website.

You expressly acknowledge and agree that ALFA Australasia does not exert control over users of this website and ALFA Australasia is not liable either for their opinions or their behaviour, including any information or advice and any defamatory statements or offensive conduct on their part or the breach of any law including those relating to privacy.

Limitation of liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, ALFA Australasia's negligence, shall ALFA Australasia or its members be liable for any direct, consequential, incidental, indirect, punitive, or special damages that result from (A) the use of, (B) the inability to use, (C) errors or omissions in the Contents and/or functions of this website, even if ALFA Australasia or an authorized representative of ALFA Australasia has been advised of the possibility of such damages. To the extent that the Competition & Consumer Act, 2010 (Commonwealth of Australia) (Act) does not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation or exclusion may not fully apply to you. In such cases and generally in connection with your use of this website, ALFA Australasia's total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract or tort, including, but not limited to, negligence or otherwise) shall not exceed AUD1.00.

Without limitation to the foregoing, ALFA Australasia’s liability, if any, for any breach of a condition, warranty or guarantee implied by the Act which cannot be excluded is limited to any one or more of the following as determined by ALFA Australasia in its absolute discretion:

  • in the case of goods, the replacement or repair of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods; or the payment of the cost of repairing the goods or of supplying equivalent goods; and
  • in the case of services, the supply of the service again; or the payment of the cost of having those services supplied again.

Indemnity and waiver by user

You agree to indemnify and keep indemnified ALFA Australasia from and against any costs, loss, liability, claim or damage which ALFA Australasia incurs or suffers as a result of any default by you in respect of these Terms of Use or of any act or omission by you in connection with your use of this website.

You further acknowledge and agree that your use and reliance on the Content of this website is voluntary and absolutely at your own risk and you fully appreciate the nature and extent of all risks involved in such use or reliance. This waiver shall bind you and your executors.

Termination

The right to access and use this website granted by way of these Terms of Use is effective until terminated by either party, but will terminate immediately without notice if in ALFA Australasia’s sole opinion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Use. Upon termination, you must destroy your copy of the Content and any other materials obtained from this website obtained or held in your possession and all copies thereof.

All other provisions of these Terms of Use which in order to give effect to their meaning need to survive the termination of your right to access and use this website (including without limitation all restrictions imposed on you, licenses granted by you and indemnities provided by you together with all disclaimers and limitations of liability in favour of ALFA Australasia) will survive termination.

General provisions

These Terms of Use and any additional terms or disclaimers posted on this website together constitute the entire agreement between ALFA Australasia and you with respect to your use of this website. No waiver of any obligation by ALFA Australasia will be effective unless in writing and executed by ALFA Australasia.  Any alleged claim or cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this website must be commenced within one (1) year after the alleged claim or cause of action arises. If, for any reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms of Use, or any portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision or portion shall be deemed severable, and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales, Australia, without reference to its conflicts of law rules. You irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales and any Courts of Appeal from them for determining any dispute concerning these Terms of Use. ALFA Australasia reserves the right to commence proceedings in any jurisdiction and under the law of that jurisdiction in order to enforce it rights under these Terms of Use.

 

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