Website Terms and Conditions
These Website Terms and Conditions apply to use of, and access to, the domain https://startingblocklawyers.com.au and all associated pages, applications, and resources (“SBL Website”). If you do not agree with these Website Terms and Conditions you must not use or access any page, application, or resource accessible through https://startingblocklawyers.com.au including any sub domain (“Domain”).
By using or accessing a page, application, or resource through https://startingblocklawyers.com.au you accept the following terms and conditions and enter into an agreement with Starting Block Lawyers Pty Ltd ABN 52 604 599 475 (“Agreement”).
In this Agreement there are terms and conditions that apply to specific functionality with the SBL Website, or apply when you interact with the SBL Website in particular ways. An example of which is submitting information using a form. All terms and conditions relating to use of the SBL Website are contained in this Agreement, which comprises:
This document; and
each other document included by reference in these Website Terms and Conditions, if any; and
any other policies that we publish from time to time at https://startingblocklawyers.com.au/policies.
1.1 In this Agreement the defined terms in the following table have the corresponding meaning unless repugnant to the context.
A software application.
Starting Block Lawyers, us, our, or we
Starting Block Lawyers Pty Ltd
Any information reduced to material form (including where such information is stored electronically), and includes without limitation any script, code, text, image, media, or content determinable through MIME and MIME type definitions, as the case requires.
An electronic transaction conducted through the SBL Website, including a payment made through any of the following methods::
Intellectual Property Rights
All industrial and intellectual property rights including, without limitation, patents, trade marks, copyrights, circuit layout rights, right to extract information from databases, design rights, trade secrets, and all forms of protection of a similar nature or having similar effect to any of them which may subsist anywhere in the world (whether or not any of them are registered and including applications and the right to make applications for registration of any of them) other than moral rights.
A party to this Agreement.
A third party payment processor that facilitates Electronic Transactions on the SBL Website. At the date of these Website Terms and Conditions this service is provided by Stripe Inc.
Any goods available for sale, or sold, on the SBL Website, including documents or other electronic Content.
Any service delivered by Starting Block Lawyers through the SBL Website. A reference to Services includes a reference to Products, unless specifically noted otherwise.
A user account on the SBL Website with a username and password that provides additional functionality and interaction with the SBL Website.
User, you, or your
The person accessing the SBL Website.
Website Terms and Conditions
This document including any other document included by reference, if any.
2. Term and termination
2.1 This Agreement begins upon your acceptance of these Website Terms and Conditions and continues until terminated, or it otherwise ends in accordance with these Website Terms and Conditions.
2.2 You accept the Website Terms and Conditions upon the earliest of the following events:
(a) You, or any device that you control, requests any Content from the SBL Website;
(b) You, or any device that you control, receives any Content from the SBL Website;
(c) You access a page on, or related to, the Domain using a web browser or an App;
(d) You request any Products or Services from us through the SBL Website;
(e) You receive any Products or Services from us through the SBL Website;
(f) You sign up for a User Profile and check the checkbox that indicates that you agree to the Starting Block Lawyers Website Terms and Conditions;
(g) You check any other checkbox that indicates that you agree to the Starting Block Lawyers Website Terms and Conditions;
(h) You otherwise access the SBL Website, including without limitation through a third party website or application, as the case may be.
2.3 This Agreement with automatically end upon the last of each of these circumstances taking effect: you cease to access our Content; you no longer possess any of our Content; all other agreements between you and Starting Block Lawyers come to an end; and you do not have an active User Profile.
2.4 This Agreement may be suspended or terminated in accordance with clause 13.
3. Conditions of use
3.1 We may vary these terms and conditions or impose new terms and conditions on your use of the Services or the SBL Website at any time, by a notice published on your User Profile or on the SBL Website, or otherwise in accordance with your User Profile preferences.
3.2 We may add features or update the Services from time to time. We may require that you agree to additional terms or other requirements in order to use such additional features or Services.
3.3 Nothing in this clause 3 is to be read as limiting our rights in administering the SBL Website, or methods that we may use to control the features available to you, or our provision of Services to you, through the SBL Website.
3.4 We may contact you by post, phone, sms, or email using the details that you provide to us from time to time. Without limitation, we may contact you regarding marketing and promotions of our Products and Services (unless you request otherwise); and we may contact you in relation to any of our Services, an order, or in relation to your User Profile.
4. Your obligations
4.1 You must act in accordance with the policies or rules that we publish from time to time that relate to your use of the Services or the SBL Website (such as content and publishing, data capture, sale of products and services and delivery, system communication, and merchant and payment processing). All of our rules and policies can be accessed at https://startingblocklawyers.com.au/policies. Any policy that we publish from time to time expressly excludes any rights that you may enforce against us.
4.2 You must notify us if you believe that your User Profile has been accessed without your authority.
4.3 You must take reasonable measures to prevent any unauthorised person from accessing the SBL Website, your User Profile, or any other Services we provide using your User Profile credentials. You are responsible for any damage caused or fees incurred by any such person(s).
4.4 You must allow us to make changes to your User Profile or Content that we deem necessary.
4.5 You are responsible for the Content, integrity and conduct of your User Profile on the SBL Website, if any.
4.6 You must not use your User Profile or the SBL Website to upload, transmit, communicate, or record information about any other person, unless we have granted you permission to do so in advance (for the purposes of this clause if we ask you for information about an entity that you represent, we are deemed to have granted such permission).
4.7 You must not upload or publish any Content that is unlawful, unsuitable for general viewing or consumption, obscene, defamatory, in breach of any advertising standards, or in breach of any person’s privacy or other human rights.
4.8 You must not:
(a) reverse engineer, reverse assemble or reverse compile the SBL Website or any part of it;
(b) combine or incorporate the SBL Website in any other program or system without our prior consent in writing;
(c) copy the SBL Website, or any Content contained on it belonging to a person other than you, in whole or in part.
5. Provision of Services through the SBL Website
5.1 Our provision of any Services to you through the SBL Website is subject to the terms of this Agreement.
6. Service limitations
6.1 The SBL Website is hosted by a third party service provider and we do not guarantee that your access to it will be continuous or error free. If you have having any difficulties accessing the SBL Website or your User Profile, please check the following hosting status page: https://status.aws.amazon.com/
6.2 The Payment Processor is a third party and we do not guarantee that this service will be continuous or error free.
6.3 We are not responsible for support, back-ups, or disaster recovery, for any information or Content that to upload or enter into the SBL Website in any way.
7. Sale and purchase of goods
7.1 Starting Block Lawyers is not currently selling Products on the SBL Website.
8. Payment Processor
8.1 We do not receive or store any credit card information through the SBL Website. All credit card information is processed securely by the Payment Processor.
8.2 If you want to make payments on the SBL Website other than with your credit or debit card, then you may need to have a separate agreement with the Payment Processor, which is integrated into the SBL Website; and, your use of the Payment Processor’s services is not governed by this Agreement.
8.3 If you do not want to use the Payment Processor to pay for our goods or services through the SBL Website, you may request an alternative payment method by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fulfilment of any such request is at our sole discretion, and, we reserve the right to charge an administration fee for any such request.
9. Reversed transactions
9.1 If the Payment Processor reverses a transaction conducted on the SBL Website, then you remain liable to pay for all fees and charges that were included in the relevant transaction. You must also reimburse us for any additional fees and charges incurred by us relating to the reversal of any such transaction.
10. Right to subcontract
10.1 We may appoint employees, sub-contractors, or agents to provide some or all of the Services; and such entities are bound by the same obligations as us. It is our responsibility to ensure such entities comply with this Agreement.
11. Intellectual property
Content and Third Party Intellectual Property
11.1 You (or where applicable, the third party owner) retain ownership of all Content you upload to your User Profile or submit on the SBL Website and such rights are not assigned or transferred under this Agreement.
11.2 You grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free licence to use, copy, modify or adapt the Content as reasonably necessary to perform our rights and obligations under this Agreement, including the right to grant sub-licences where reasonably necessary.
11.3 You warrant that you have full right, title and interest, or the legal right and authority, to grant the licence granted in clause 11.2, and that our use or modification of the Content in accordance with this Agreement will not infringe upon any third party Intellectual Property Rights.
11.4 We own, or are licensed to use, all components of the SBL Website.
Grant of licence
11.5 Subject to your continued compliance with these Website Terms and Conditions, for the duration of this Agreement we grant you a licence to use the SBL Website as contemplated by these Website Terms and Conditions and any policy published by us from time to time.
13. Suspension and Termination
13.1 We may conduct scheduled or mission critical maintenance of the SBL Website during which time the Services may be interrupted. We will give you reasonable notice of such maintenance where possible and make all reasonable efforts to keep any disruption to a minimum.
13.2 We may suspend the Services and disable access to your User Profile at any time and give you a written notice of default if:
(a) you do not make any payment when due, or any payment is dishonoured or subject to chargeback; or
(b) we have reason to suspect illegal or unethical activity in relation to your data or Content; or
(c) in our reasonable opinion your Content, conduct, data, network, software or equipment may cause damage to any person or property; or
(d) you do not comply with any of the terms and conditions contained within this Agreement, including any of your obligations.
13.3 If we suspend our Services to you, we may notify any Payment Processor in this regard, and you authorise us to receive any information from the Payment Processor about the status of your account, or the outstanding obligations that you owe to them, if any.
13.4 We may terminate this agreement with 30 days written notice.
14. Consequences of termination
14.1 Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, in addition to any other rights or remedies:
(a) we may immediately disable your access to the SBL Website and take your User Profile offline;
(b) if at the time of termination, you have any outstanding financial obligations to us (for example you have not paid an amount due for any Services) then we may withhold any information, Content, or deliverables until you pay all outstanding amounts;
(c) your licence to use the SBL Website immediately ends;
(d) we may, but need not, keep all data and Content uploaded by you to the SBL Website for our records;
(e) we may destroy any data and Content uploaded by you to the SBL Website;
(f) we may continue to send you information about our Services, and other marketing information; and
(g) a Party not in default may pursue any other rights or remedies available at law against a defaulting Party subject to clause 15.
15. Indemnity & limitation of liability
15.1 You agree to release and hold Starting Block Lawyers Pty Ltd harmless against any action, proceeding, claim, demand or prosecution relating to any downtime, interruption, loss of data, or consequential loss of any kind whatsoever, whether directly or indirectly arising in connection with the Services.
15.2 You release and indemnify, and agree to keep Starting Block Lawyers Pty Ltd indemnified against any action proceeding, claim, demand, or prosecution relating to:
(a) any breach of your warranties under this Agreement; and
(b) any loss or damage to persons or property (including data), caused by your Content.
Limitation of liability
15.3 Subject to clauses 15.6 and 15.7, any liability of Starting Block Lawyers Pty Ltd for any loss or damage, however caused (including, without limitation, by the negligence of Starting Block Lawyers Pty Ltd), suffered by you in connection with this Agreement is limited to the amounts paid by you to Starting Block Lawyers Pty Ltd in relation to the Products and Services.
15.4 Noting in this Agreement is intended to exclude any rights that you have in relation to legal services under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld), which may not be excluded by agreement.
15.5 Nothing in this Agreement is intended to limit any rights that you have in relation to legal services under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld), which may not be limited by agreement.
15.6 Except as contemplated by clause 15.7, nothing in this Agreement is intended to limit any rights you have under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).
15.7 If the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) or any other legislation provides that there is a guarantee in relation to any good or service supplied by Starting Block Lawyers Pty Ltd in connection with this Agreement and Starting Block Lawyers Pty Ltd’s liability for failing to comply with that guarantee cannot be excluded but may be limited, then clause 15.3 does not apply to that liability and instead Starting Block Lawyers Pty Ltd’s liability for such failure is limited to (at Starting Block Lawyers Pty Ltd’s election):
(a) in the case of a supply of goods, SBL Website replacing the goods or supplying equivalent goods, repairing the goods, paying the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods, or paying the cost of having the goods repaired; or
(b) in the case of a supply of services, Starting Block Lawyers Pty Ltd supplying the services again or paying the cost of having the services supplied again.
15.8 In this clause 15 a reference to consequential losses means any indirect, special, economic, or consequential loss including loss of revenue, profits, goodwill, bargain or opportunities that you suffer in any way, even if we knew or should have known about the possibility of such loss.
16.1 You are responsible for all duties, charges and legal fees (on a solicitor and own client basis) incurred in enforcing this Agreement.
Currency and Taxation
16.2 Unless otherwise stated, all monetary amounts are expressed in Australian dollars exclusive of GST.
16.3 The Parties’ obligations under Clauses 11, 12, 14, and 15 shall survive the termination of this Agreement for whatever reason.
16.4 This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the Parties and supersedes all previous negotiations or agreements in relation to the Services.
16.5 Neither Party is liable for any delay or failure to perform its obligations under this Agreement to the extent that such failure is caused by a Force Majeure Event. Nothing in this clause excuses payment of money due.
16.6 The laws of the State of Queensland apply to this Agreement; and the parties submit exclusively to the courts of that jurisdiction.
Relationship between the Parties
16.7 Nothing in this Agreement constitutes a partnership or contract of employment. It is the express intention of the parties to deny any such relationship.
Representatives, Successors and Assigns
16.8 You must not assign or novate this Agreement in whole or in part.
16.9 We may assign or novate this Agreement in whole or part at our sole discretion.
16.10 If any provision of this Agreement is ruled by a court to be illegal, invalid, unenforceable or in conflict with any law, it will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
16.11 Any delay or failure to enforce any rights in relation to a breach by the other Party will not be construed as a waiver of those rights.