Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy and website disclaimer, govern chosenconference.org.au’s relationship with you in relation to your use of this website.

By using this website, you signify your acceptance of these terms and conditions of use. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, “Us”, “Our” and “We” refers to chosenconference.org.au and “You” and “Your” refers to you, the client, visitor, website user or person using our website.

AMENDMENT OF TERMS

We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms regularly prior to using our website to ensure you are aware of any changes. We will endeavour to highlight any significant or substantive changes to you where possible. If you choose to use our website then we will regard that use as conclusive evidence of your agreement and acceptance that these terms govern your and chosenconference.org.au’s rights and obligations to each other.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

It is an essential pre-condition to you using our website that you agree and accept that chosenconference.org.au is not legally responsible for any loss or damage you might suffer related to your use of the website, whether from errors or from omissions in our documents or information, any goods or services we may offer or from any other use of the website. This includes your use or reliance on any third party content, links, comments or advertisements. Your use of, or reliance on, any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable.

It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific, personal requirements. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT

For the purposes of Schedule 2 of the Australian Consumer Law, in particular Sections 51 to 53, 64 and 64A of Part 3-2, Division 1, Subdivision A of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), chosenconference.org.au’s liability for any breach of a term of this agreement is limited to: the supplying of the goods or services to you again; the replacement of the goods; or the payment of the cost of having the goods or services supplied to you again.

You must be over 18 years of age to use this website and to purchase any goods or services.

DELIVERY OF GOODS

Physical goods may be delivered by Australia Post and/or other reputable courier companies. Deliveries are processed promptly upon receipt of full payment. Delivery may take between 2 and 14 days, depending on the delivery option. Damaged or lost orders should be resolved with Australia Post or the courier company directly and we are not responsible for goods that are damaged in transit or not received. Replacement of damaged or lost items is made at the discretion of chosenconference.org.au.

Digital goods are delivered immediately. Please be aware there are inherent risks associated with downloading any software and digital goods. Should you have any technical problems downloading any of our goods, please contact us so we may try to assist you.

RETURNS AND REFUNDS

chosenconference.org.au handles returns and processes refunds in accordance with the Australian Consumer Protection legislation.

Should you wish to return your order, please notify us within 7 days of purchase with a valid reason for return. If we are unable to resolve your complaint or further assist you, we will process a refund upon timely receipt of the goods purchased. Unopened goods will be refunded in full. Refunds will be processed promptly and payment made by the same method that you made payment. All refunds are made at the discretion of chosenconference.org.au.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

chosenconference.org.au may from time to time provide on its website, links to other websites, advertisements and information on those websites for your convenience. This does not necessarily imply sponsorship, endorsement, or approval or arrangement between chosenconference.org.au and the owners of those websites. chosenconference.org.au takes no responsibility for any of the content found on the linked websites.

chosenconference.org.au’s website may contain information or advertisements provided by third parties for which chosenconference.org.au accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any information or advice provided to you directly by third parties. We are making a ‘recommendation’ only and are not providing any advice nor do we take any responsibility for any advice received in this regard.

DISCLAIMER

To the fullest extent permitted by law, chosenconference.org.au absolutely disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. chosenconference.org.au gives no warranty that the documents, goods or services will be free of errors, or that defects will be corrected, or that our website or its server is free of viruses or any other harmful components.

Whilst we, at all times endeavour to have the most accurate, reliable and up-to-date information on our website, we do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the result of the use of any document, product, service, link or information in its website or as to their correctness, suitability, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.

It is your sole responsibility and not the responsibility of chosenconference.org.au to bear any and all costs of servicing, repairs, or correction. The applicable law in your state or territory may not permit these exclusions, particularly the exclusions of some implied warranties. Some of the above may not apply to you but you must ensure you are aware of any risk you may be taking by using this website or any products or services that may be offered through it. It is your responsibility to do so.

YOUR PRIVACY

At chosenconference.org.au, we are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect about you to maximize the services that we provide to you. chosenconference.org.au respects the privacy and confidentiality of the information provided by you and adheres to the Australian Privacy Principles. Please read our separate Privacy Policy carefully.

You may change your details at any time by advising us in writing via email. All information we receive from our customers, is protected by our secure servers. chosenconference.org.au’s secure server software encrypts all customer information before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data chosenconference.org.au collects is secured against unauthorized use or access. Credit card information is not stored by us on our servers.

THIRD PARTIES

chosenconference.org.au does not and will not sell or deal in personal or customer information. We may however use in a general sense without any reference to your name, your information to create marketing statistics, identify user demands and to assist it in meeting customer needs generally. In addition, we may use the information that you provide to improve its website and its services but not for any other use.

DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

chosenconference.org.au may be required, in certain circumstances, to disclose information in good faith and where chosenconference.org.au is required to do so in the following circumstances: by law or by any court; to enforce the terms of any of our customer agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our customers or third parties.

EXCLUSION OF COMPETITORS

If you are in the business of creating similar documents, goods or services for the purpose of providing them for a fee to users, whether they be business users or domestic users, then you are a competitor of chosenconference.org.auchosenconference.org.au expressly excludes and does not permit you to use or access our website, to download any documents or information from its website or obtain any such documents or information through a third party. If you breach this term then chosenconference.org.au will hold you fully responsible for any loss that we may sustain and further hold you accountable for all profits that you might make from such unpermitted and improper use. chosenconference.org.au reserves the right to exclude and deny any person access to our website, services or information in our sole discretion.

COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK AND RESTRICTIONS OF USE

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, trademarks and graphics. You are not permitted to reproduce the documents, information or materials on the website for the purposes of sale or the use by any third party. In particular you are not permitted to republish, upload, transmit electronically or otherwise or distribute any of the materials, documents or products that may be available for download from time to time on this website.

chosenconference.org.au expressly reserves all copyright and trademark in all documents, information and materials on our website and we reserve the right to take action against you if you breach any of these terms.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following: you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only; and you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material.

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

WHOLE AGREEMENT

These terms and conditions represent the whole agreement between you and chosenconference.org.au concerning your use and access to chosenconference.org.au’s website and your use and access to the documents and information on it. No other term is to be included in this agreement except where it is required to be included by any legislation of the Commonwealth or any State or Territory. All implied terms except those implied by statute and which cannot be expressly excluded are hereby expressly excluded.

EXCLUSION OF UNENFORCEABLE TERMS

Where any clause or term above would by any applicable statute be illegal, void, or unenforceable in any State or Territory then such a clause shall not apply in that State or Territory and shall be deemed never to have been included in these terms and conditions in that State or Territory. Such a clause if legal and enforceable in any other State or Territory shall continue to be fully enforceable and part of this agreement in those other States and Territories. The deemed exclusion of any term pursuant to this paragraph shall not affect or modify the full enforceability and construction of the other clauses of these terms and conditions.

 

EDUCATION OR LIFE COACHING

By using our services, you agree that chosenconference.org.au is not to be held liable for any decisions you make based on any of our services or guidance and any consequences, as a result, are your own. Under no circumstances can you hold chosenconference.org.au liable for any actions you take nor can you hold us or any of our employees liable for any loss or costs incurred by you as a result of any guidance, advice, coaching, materials or techniques used or provided by chosenconference.org.au.

All our information on both the website and in consultations is intended to assist you and does not in any way, nor is it intended to substitute professional, financial or legal advice. Results are not guaranteed and chosenconference.org.au takes no responsibility for your actions, choices or decisions.

JURISDICTION

This agreement and this website are subject to the laws of VIC and Australia. If there is a dispute between you and chosenconference.org.au that results in litigation then you must submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of VIC.

 

EVENT PARTICIPANT TERMS

These Participant terms of use (“Terms”) apply to all participants of youth conferences, camps and events (“Events”). If you do not accept these Terms, you are not permitted to attend or participate in our Events. We may modify and update these Terms at any time, without notice. You need to ensure you review the Terms from time to time. When attending Events, you agree to be bound by these Terms as well as any and all general terms and conditions, disclaimers and privacy policy posted on our website from time to time.

DEFINITIONS

“Services” means any services we provide on or through the website including but not limited to conferences, camps and events and any other activities (“Events”).

“the website” means www.jesusyouth.org.au and www.chosenconference.org.au

“We”, “our” and “us” means each of the websites, Jesus Youth Australia and includes directors, employees, contractors, volunteers and affiliates.

“You” and “Participant” means the individual or business using our Services, setting up a registration profile and by doing so, agree to these Terms.

USING OUR SERVICES

We are a network of vibrant young people who organise Events to assist in educating the youth of Australia in Catholic spirituality and encourage greater participation in the Church and society. Our website and Services are provided in an effort to evangelise young people and nurture their missionary initiatives. We strongly encourage all Participants and users of our Services to act in a respectful manner and abide by the ethos and purpose for which our website is operating.

Participant Terms

You must register and set up an account profile in order to sign up and use any of our Services. You need to first fill in your registration details that are required in the online form to gain access. Each Event you book is a separate contract with us, and booking an Event indicates an acceptance of these Terms. You must be 18 years or older to participate in our Events. If you are under 18, please contact us as you will need parental or guardian consent, and your parent or guardian will need to agree with these Terms.

You agree not to share your password or login details with any other person and will keep your contact and other information updated at all times. You are responsible for your personal security when using the Services.

Participant Conduct

• You use our Services at your own risk. We are not responsible for any other Participant of our Events nor any action or inaction that may happen as a result of your attendance at an Event;

• You need to ensure that if you suffer from any medical condition that you consult a medical practitioner to confirm that you are able and fit to attend and participate in an Event;

• You must at all times be polite and courteous and respect other Participants and not be derogatory of other Participants;

• You must at all times obey the directions of our Event organisers, and you must not disturb any other Participant or interfere with our Event organisers ability to conduct the Event in a safe manner;

• You are responsible for your transport to and from Events;

• You will not engage in any illegal, abusive, offensive or otherwise illegal activity at any venue, or Event including directly or indirectly in using our Services; and

• Your will not interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect, or inhibit other users from fully enjoying the Event.

PAYMENT TERMS

Deposit

To attend one of our Events you must register and pay for your chosen Event prior to attending. Only registered Participants who have made full payment will be permitted to attend.

To secure a place in one of our Events, you may make a deposit. The deposit is $50, and you must pay the remainder amount within 14 days of receipt of our invoice. In the event the full payment is not received within 14 days, or on or prior to the commencement of the Event; whichever is the earlier, then your placement will lapse and your deposit will be forfeited.

Otherwise, full payment must be made at the time of purchasing the Event. Payments may be subject to additional third party fees such as credit card processing fees. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

Refunds and cancellations

In the event you need to cancel for any reason, if it is 45 days prior to the Event, we will provide a full refund less a $50 administration fee. For any cancellations that are less than 45 days but more than 30 days before the Event, the refund is 50% of the cost. Any notification after 30 days prior to the event, will result in a full cancellation fee which will be the full fee for the Event. We do offer a registration transfer to another available Event date for an administrative transfer fee of $10.

We do not process any payments on the website or store credit card information on the website. For all transactions on our site we use a third-party payment processor with secure payment technology. We do not, at any time, hold or store any credit card information or data on our website.

From time to time, we may be required to cancel an Event due to venue unavailability, insufficient participants, weather or other reasons beyond our control. In this case, we will advise you as soon as possible once we become aware and will offer you a full refund or re-booking at your option.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Website

All custom graphics, icons, logos, brand names and service names are registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Jesus Youth Australia or otherwise are the copyright of Jesus Youth Australia.

All other trademarks or service marks within this website are the property of their respective owners. Nothing in these Terms grants you any right to use any trademark, service mark, logo, and/or our name or any of our users.

You are solely responsible for obtaining written permission before re-using any copyrighted material that is available on this website. Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on this website may violate copyright, trade mark and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties.

Event Photos

You must not video, tape, take images, or photos of any person or part of the Event at any time unless the prior permission of persons in those images and the permission of the Event organisers has been obtained. You further agree that no part of the Event may be transmitted to any other individual, business, social media or any public forum at any time without our express written consent. You and we will own all intellectual property in the video, tape, images or photos jointly.

You acknowledge that we are authorised to take video tape, images or photos of you during the Event and utilise same for the purpose of promotional and marketing material. You agree that any video, tape, images or photos are our property, and you transfer all copyright in them to us.

CANCELLATION AND TERMINATION OF SERVICES

WE MAY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES AT ANY TIME: We have the right to terminate your use of our Services for any reason, at any time. You agree that we may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to the website with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of these Terms. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be grounds for terminating your relationship and may be referred to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

If we have reasonable grounds to suspect the information you provide to us is untrue, fraudulent, inaccurate or incomplete, or that you have breached any Terms, if your conduct is offensive, or for any other reason including if, in our opinion, you have breached the purpose of our website, at our sole discretion we have the right to immediately terminate your access to our Services. We may also deny the use of our website and services to you in the future in the event of any breach. In the event of any illegal, offensive or otherwise dangerous activity, we may be required, or otherwise choose to report you and your activity to the relevant legal authorities.

We also reserve the right to remove any Participant from an Event at any time at our discretion. This may occur if, in our opinion, you engage in any offensive, illegal or dangerous activity, or if you do not observe and respect the ethos of our Services or for any other reason at our discretion.

We are not liable to you or any third party for any claims or damages arising out of any termination or suspension or any other actions taken by us in connection with termination or suspension of the Services, or removal of a Participant from an Event.

In the event of any breach of our Terms or termination of your access to our Services, or removal from an Event, we are not required to provide any refund or part thereof.

We will respond to reports of abuse and reserve the right to restrict access of any Participant responsible for activities that are directly or indirectly in violation of these Terms.

The website services

We make no warranty that the website services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure or error-free basis. We will use our best endeavors to ensure the website is always available and virus free but from time-to-time, and in some instances, this may not be the case as it may be out of our immediate control. We will endeavor to notify you if the website becomes unavailable for any lengthy or unusual time period.

In order to provide the Services to you, we engage third party providers to enable access to the Services. You agree and acknowledge that the website uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary software, hardware, service and storage.

You agree you will not transmit any viruses, malware, worms, etc. of any kind and that you will not upload, post, host or transmit unsolicited material or messages to the website. Your use of the Services must not cause damage, disable, overburden, or impair the functioning of the website. The Services must not be used for any activities that are prohibited in these Terms or used for any unlawful activities or for promoting or encouraging unlawful activities.

LIABILITY

You agree and acknowledge that we are not liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental loss or damage which may result from your use of the Services, our website or any Event you may attend by booking through or using our Services. These damages may include, but are not limited to, any physical, mental or emotional injury, death, loss or damage to personal belongings, loss of opportunity or revenue, insolvency, or any other issue.

You acknowledge and agree that we are facilitator only and are not in any way responsible for the conduct of any third party provider involved in the delivery of Events. In particular, we are not affiliated with or responsible for any transport to and from venues, any venue, Event location or activity that may occur at, on or during any Event or premises including but not limited to any food or alcohol at the Event. We are not responsible for resolving any disputes you have with a third party provider.

Our liability is governed by the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), including any consumer guarantees provided by the ACL that cannot be excluded or modified. All other conditions and warranties which may be implied by custom, or statute are expressly excluded by these Terms. Where our liability cannot be excluded our liability to you is limited to the supply of the Services again, or the payment of having the Services supplied again.

This limitation of liability clause includes any reliance by you on the information on the website, including, but not limited to our Resources page, and access to or inability to use the website. You assume all risk in using the Services and we cannot be liable for your use of or reliance on any Services. While we endeavor to keep the website up-to-date and correct, we make no representation or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to any of the Services for any particular purpose and provide it for your informational purposes and out of our own analysis. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind us in any respect whatsoever.

INDEMNITY

To the extent permitted by law, you release and indemnify us for any loss, damage or injury arising from or connected with an Event, not matter how that loss, damage or injury is caused.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

We may from time to time provide on its website, links to other websites, advertisements and information on those websites for your convenience. This does not necessarily imply sponsorship, endorsement, or approval or arrangement between us and the owners of those websites.

We take no responsibility for any of the content found on the linked websites.

Our website may contain information or advertisements provided by third parties for which we accept no responsibility whatsoever for any information or advice provided to you directly by third parties.

YOUR PRIVACY

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect about you to maximize the services that we provide to you. This may include your date of birth, university, address and other details. We at all times, respect the privacy and confidentiality of the information provided by you and adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles. Please read our separate Privacy Policy carefully.

You may change your details at any time by logging in and amending your details on your profile. All information we receive from any Participant, is protected by our secure servers.

Both Jesusyouth.org.au and chosenconference.org.au secure server software encrypts all customer information before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is secured against unauthorized use or access. Credit card information is not stored by us on our servers.

THIRD PARTIES

We do not and will not sell or deal in personal or customer information. We may however use in a general sense without any reference to your name, your information to create marketing statistics, identify user demands and to assist it in meeting customer needs generally. In addition, we may use the information that you provide to improve our website and services but not for any other use.

DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

We may be required, in certain circumstances, to disclose information in good faith and where we are required to do so in the following circumstances: by law or by any court; to enforce the terms of any of our customer agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of our customers or third parties.

We reserve the right to disclose the name and any other personal details of any user of the website to any law enforcement authority or other competent authority or to any person for the purpose of legal proceedings, prosecution, investigation or any breach, alleged breach of the law or these Terms.

WHOLE AGREEMENT

These Terms and any written agreement regarding our Services represent the whole agreement between you and us concerning your use and access to our website and your use and our Services. No other term is to be included in this agreement except where it is required to be included by any legislation of the Commonwealth or any State or Territory. All implied terms except those implied by statute and which cannot be expressly excluded are hereby expressly excluded.

EXCLUSION OF UNENFORCEABLE TERMS

Where any clause or term above would by any applicable statute be illegal, void, or unenforceable in any State or Territory then such a clause shall not apply in that State or Territory and shall be deemed never to have been included in these terms and conditions in that State or Territory. Such a clause if legal and enforceable in any other State or Territory, shall continue to be fully enforceable and part of this agreement in those other States and Territories. The deemed exclusion of any term pursuant to this paragraph shall not affect or modify the full enforceability and construction of the other clauses of these terms and conditions.

GOVERNING LAW

These Terms are governed by the laws of the Victoria which are in force from time to time and both you and we agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the Victoria for determining any dispute concerning these Terms.