Terms and Conditions

Website Terms and Conditions of Use

1.      About the Website

1.1.   Welcome to Greechat.com (the ‘Website‘). The Website  (the ‘Services‘).

1.2. The Website is operated by Greechat PTY. LTD. (ABN 80 613 408 254). Access to  and  use  of  the  Website,  or  any  of  its  associated  Products  or  Services,  is provided  by  Greechat.  Please  read  these  terms  and  conditions  (the  ‘Terms‘) carefully. By using, browsing and/or reading the Website, this signifies that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Terms. If you do not agree with  the  Terms,  you  must  cease  usage  of  the  Website,  or  any  of  Services, immediately.

1.3. Greechat reserves the right to review and change any of the Terms by updating this  page  at  its  sole  discretion.  When  Greechat  updates  the  Terms,  it  will  use reasonable endeavours to provide you with notice of updates to the Terms. Any changes  to  the  Terms  take  immediate  effect  from  the  date  of  their  publication. Before  you  continue,  we  recommend  you  keep  a  copy  of  the  Terms  for  your records.

2.      Acceptance of the Terms

You accept the Terms by remaining on the Website. You may also accept the Terms by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms where this option is made available to you by Greechat in the user interface.

3.      Copyright and Intellectual Property

3.1. The Website, the content and all of the related products of Greechat are subject to  copyright.  The  material  on  the  Website  is  protected  by  copyright  under  the laws of Australia and through international treaties. Unless otherwise indicated, all  rights  (including  copyright)  in  the  content  and  compilation  of  the  Website (including  but  not  limited  to  text,  graphics,  logos,  button  icons,  video  images, audio clips, Website, code, scripts, design elements and interactive features) or the  content  are  owned  or  controlled  for  these  purposes,  and  are  reserved  by Greechat or its contributors.

3.2. All  trademarks,  service  marks  and  trade  names  are  owned,  registered  and/or licensed by Greechat, who grants to you a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, revocable license whilst you are a Member to:

(a)     use the Website pursuant to the Terms;

(b)     copy  and  store  the  Website  and  the  material  contained  in  the  Website  in your device’s cache memory; and

(c) print  pages  from  the  Website  for  your  own  personal  and  non-commercial use.

Greechat  does  not  grant  you  any  other  rights  whatsoever  in  relation  to  the

Website or the content. All other rights are expressly reserved by Greechat.

3.3. Greechat retains all rights, title and interest in and to the Website and all related content.  Nothing you do on or in relation to the Website will transfer any:

1(a)     business name, trading name, domain name, trade mark, industrial design, patent, registered design or copyright, or

(b)     a  right  to  use  or  exploit  a  business  name,  trading  name,  domain  name, trade mark or industrial design, or

(c) a thing, system or process that is the subject of a patent, registered design or  copyright  (or  an  adaptation  or  modification  of  such  a  thing,  system  or process),

to you.

3.4. You may not, without the prior written permission of Greechat and the permission of any other relevant rights owners: broadcast, republish, up-load to a third party, transmit, post, distribute, show or play in public, adapt or change in any way the content  or  third  party  content  for  any  purpose,  unless  otherwise  provided  by these Terms. This prohibition does not extend to materials on the Website which are freely available for re-use or are in the public domain.

4.      Privacy

Greechat takes your privacy seriously and any information provided through your use of  the  Website  and/or  content  are  subject  to  Greechat’s  Privacy  Policy,  which  is available on the Website.

5.      General Disclaimer

5.1. Nothing   in   the   Terms   limits   or   excludes   any   guarantees,   warranties, representations or conditions implied or imposed by law, including the Australian Consumer Law (or any liability under them) which by law may not be limited or excluded.

5.2.   Subject to this clause 5, and to the extent permitted by law:

(a)     all terms, guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions which are not expressly stated in the Terms are excluded; and

(b)     Greechat will not be liable for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage (unless such loss or damage is reasonably foreseeable resulting from our failure to meet an applicable Consumer Guarantee), loss of profit or opportunity, or damage to goodwill arising out of or in connection with the content or these Terms (including as a result of not being able to use the content or the late supply of the content), whether at common law, under contract,  tort  (including  negligence),  in  equity,  pursuant  to  statute  or otherwise.

5.3. Use  of  the  Website  and  the  content  is  at  your  own  risk.  Everything  on  the Website  and  the  content  is  provided  to  you  “as  is”  and  “as  available”  without warranty  or  condition  of  any  kind.  None  of  the  affiliates,  directors,  officers, employees, agents, contributors and licensors of Greechat make any express or implied representation or warranty about the content or any products or content (including the products or content of Greechat) referred to on the Website. This includes (but is not restricted to) loss or damage you might suffer as a result of any of the following:(a)     failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, failure to  correct  defects,  delay  in  operation  or  transmission,  computer  virus  or other harmful component, loss of data, communication line failure, unlawful third party conduct, or theft, destruction, alteration or unauthorised access to records;

(b)     the accuracy, suitability or currency of any information on the Website, the content, or any of its content related products (including third party material and advertisements on the Website);

(c) costs incurred as a result of you using the Website, the content or any of the products of Greechat; and

(d)     the  content  or  operation  in  respect  to  links  which  are  provided  for  your convenience.

6.      Limitation of liability

6.1. Greechat’s total liability arising out of or in connection with the content or these Terms,  however  arising,  including  under  contract,  tort  (including  negligence),  in equity, under statute or otherwise, will not exceed the resupply of the content to you.

6.2. You  expressly  understand  and  agree  that  Greechat,  its  affiliates,  employees, agents,  contributors  and  licensors  shall  not  be  liable  to  you  for  any  direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred  by  you,  however  caused  and  under  any  theory  of  liability.  This  shall include,  but  is  not  limited  to,  any  loss  of  profit  (whether  incurred  directly  or indirectly), any loss of goodwill or business reputation and any other intangible loss.

6.3. You  acknowledge  and  agree  that  Greechat  holds  no  liability  for  any  direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you as a result of providing Your Content to the Website.

7.      Termination of Contract

7.1. If you want to terminate the Terms, you may do so by providing Greechat with days’ notice of your intention to terminate by sending notice of your intention to terminate to Greechat via the ‘Contact Us’ link on our homepage.

7.2.   Greechat may at any time, terminate the Terms with you if:

(a)     you  have  breached  any  provision  of  the  Terms  or  intend  to  breach  any provision;

(b)     Greechat is required to do so by law;

(c) Greechat is transitioning to no longer providing the Services to Members in the country in which you are resident or from which you use the service; or

(d)     the  provision  of  the  Services  to  you  by  Greechat,  is  in  the  opinion  of

Greechat, no longer commercially viable.

7.3. Subject  to  local  applicable  laws,  Greechat  reserves  the  right  to  discontinue  or cancel  your  membership  at  any  time  and  may  suspend  or  deny,  in  its  sole discretion, your access to all or any portion of the Website or the Services without notice if you breach any provision of the Terms or any applicable law or if yourconduct impacts Greechat’s name or reputation or violates the rights of those of another party.

7.4. When the Terms come to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that  you  and  Greechat  have  benefitted  from,  been  subject  to  (or  which  have accrued over time whilst the Terms have been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation, and the provisions of this  clause  shall  continue  to  apply  to  such  rights,  obligations  and  liabilities indefinitely.

8.      Indemnity

8.1. You agree to indemnify Greechat, its affiliates, employees, agents, contributors, third party content providers and licensors from and against:

(a)     all  actions,  suits,  claims,  demands,  liabilities,  costs,  expenses,  loss  and damage (including legal fees on a full indemnity basis) incurred, suffered or arising out of or in connection with Your Content;

(b)     any direct or indirect consequences of you accessing, using or transacting on the Website or attempts to do so; and/or

(c)     any breach of the Terms.

9.      Dispute Resolution

9.1.   Compulsory:

If a dispute arises out of or relates to the Terms, either party may not commence any Tribunal or Court proceedings in relation to the dispute, unless the following clauses have been complied with (except where urgent interlocutory relief is sought).

9.2.   Notice:

A party to the Terms claiming a dispute (‘Dispute‘) has arisen under the Terms, must give  written  notice  to  the  other  party  detailing  the  nature  of  the  dispute,  the  desired outcome and the action required to settle the Dispute.

9.3.   Resolution:

On  receipt  of  that  notice  (‘Notice‘)  by  that  other  party,  the  parties  to  the  Terms

(‘Parties‘) must:

(a)     Within 14 days of the Notice endeavour in good faith to resolve the Dispute expeditiously  by  negotiation  or  such  other  means  upon  which  they  may mutually agree;

(b)     If  for  any  reason  whatsoever,  14  days  after  the  date  of  the  Notice,  the Dispute  has  not  been  resolved,  the  Parties  must  either  agree  upon selection   of   a   mediator   or   request   that   an   appropriate   mediator   be appointed by the President of the Australian Mediation Association or his or her nominee;

(c) The Parties are equally liable for the fees and reasonable expenses of a mediator and the cost of the venue of the mediation and without limiting the foregoing undertake to pay any amounts requested by the mediator as a pre-condition  to  the  mediation  commencing.  The  Parties  must  each  pay their own costs associated with the mediation;(d)     The mediation will be held in New South Wales, Australia.

9.4.   Confidential

All communications concerning negotiations made by the Parties arising out of and in connection  with  this  dispute  resolution  clause  are  confidential  and  to  the  extent possible,  must  be  treated  as  “without  prejudice”  negotiations  for  the  purpose  of applicable laws of evidence.

9.5.   Termination of Mediation:

If 1 month have elapsed after the start of a mediation of the Dispute and the Dispute has not been resolved, either Party may ask the mediator to terminate the mediation and the mediator must do so.

10.    Venue and Jurisdiction

The Services offered by Greechat is intended to be viewed by residents of Australia. In the event of any dispute arising out of or in relation to the Website, you agree that the exclusive venue for resolving any dispute shall be in the courts of New South Wales, Australia.

11.    Governing Law

The  Terms  are  governed  by  the  laws  of  New  South  Wales,  Australia.  Any  dispute, controversy,  proceeding  or  claim  of  whatever  nature  arising  out  of  or  in  any  way relating to the Terms and the rights created hereby shall be governed, interpreted and construed by, under and pursuant to the laws of New South Wales, Australia, without reference to conflict of law principles, notwithstanding mandatory rules. The validity of this governing law clause is not contested. The Terms shall be binding to the benefit of the parties hereto and their successors and assigns.

12.    Independent Legal Advice

Both  parties  confirm  and  declare  that  the  provisions  of  the  Terms  are  fair  and reasonable and both parties having taken the opportunity to obtain independent legal advice and declare the Terms are not against public policy on the grounds of inequality or bargaining power or general grounds of restraint of trade.

13.    Severance

If any part of these Terms is found to be void or unenforceable by a Court of competent jurisdiction, that part shall be severed and the rest of the Terms shall remain in force.