At PLACE we have a vision of healthier, happier communities and achieving this vision by helping people to find their tribes by providing pathways that connect people to their passions. Our platform is designed to connect Association Professionals from all industries to exchange ideas, learn, access products and services and find opportunities for employment.
You agree that by clicking “Join Now” or similar, registering, accessing or using our services (described below), you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding contract with PLACE (even if you are using our Services on behalf of a company). If you do not agree to this contract (“Contract” or “User Agreement”), do not click “Join Now” (or similar) and do not access or otherwise use any of our Services. If you wish to terminate this contract, at any time you can do so by closing your account and no longer accessing or using our Services.
This Contract applies to www.PLACE.net.au, including the offsite collection of data for those Services, such as our ads and the “Apply with PLACE” and “Share with PLACE” plugins. Registered users of our Services are referred to as “Users” in this agreement.
You are entering into this Contract with PLACE (also referred to as “we” and “us”) who will be the controller of your personal data provided to, or collected by or for, or processed in connection with our Services. This Contract applies to registered Users.
When you register and join the PLACE Service (whether paid or free), you become a User.
We may make changes to the Contract.
2.1 Your Account
You will keep your password a secret.
You will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law.
Users are account holders. You agree to: (1) use a strong password and keep it confidential; (2) not transfer any part of your account (e.g., connections) and (3) follow the law and our list of Dos and Don’ts and Professional Community Policy . You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.
You’ll honour your payment obligations and understand that there may be fees and taxes that are added to our prices.
If you buy any of our paid Services (“Premium Services”), you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes. Failure to pay these fees will result in the termination of your paid Services. Also, you agree that:
If you purchase a subscription, your payment method will automatically be charged at the start of each subscription period for the fees and taxes applicable to that period. To avoid future charges, cancel before the renewal date.
We may calculate taxes payable by you based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.
You can get a copy of your invoice through your PLACE Profile account.
2.3 Notices and Messages
You’re okay with us providing notices and messages to you through our websites, apps, and contact information. If your contact information is out of date, you may miss out on important notices.
You agree that we will provide notices and messages to you in the following ways: (1) within the Service, or (2) sent to the contact information you provided us (e.g., email, mobile number, physical address). You agree to keep your contact information up to date.
When you share information on our Services, others can see, copy and use that information.
Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways, such as your profile, articles, group posts, links to news articles, job postings and messages. Information and content that you share, or post may be seen by other Users. Where we have made settings available, we will honour the choices you make about who can see content or information. For job searching activities, we default to not notifying your connections network or the public. So, if you apply for a job through our Service, our default is to share it only with the job poster.
We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Service and can remove it with or without notice.
3. Rights and Limits
3.1. Your License to PLACE
You own all the content, feedback and personal information you provide to us, but you also grant us a non-exclusive license to it.
We’ll honour the choices you make about who gets to see your information and content, including how it can be used for ads.
As between you and PLACE, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services, and you are only granting PLACE and our affiliates the following non-exclusive license:
A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish and process, information and content that you provide through our Services and the services of others, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways:
You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as part of the Service and they copied, re-shared it or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.
We will get your consent if we want to give others the right to publish your content beyond the Services. However, if you choose to share your post as "public", we will enable a feature that allows other Users to embed that public post onto third-party services, and we enable search engines to make that public content findable though their services.
While we may edit and make format changes to your content (such as translating or transcribing it, modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression.
Because you own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others.
By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding our Services to PLACE, you agree that PLACE can use and share (but does not have to) such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.
You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right to share, and that your PLACE profile will be truthful.
You agree to only provide content or information that does not violate the law nor anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights). You also agree that your profile information will be truthful.
3.2 Service Availability
We may change, suspend or discontinue any of our Services. We may also modify our prices effective prospectively upon reasonable notice to the extent allowed under the law.
3.3 Other Content, Sites and Apps
Your use of others’ content and information posted on our Services, is at your own risk.
Others may offer their own products and services through our Services, and we aren’t responsible for those third-party activities.
By using the Services, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. PLACE generally does not review content provided by our Users or others. You agree that we are not responsible for others’ (including other Users’) content or information. We cannot always prevent this misuse of our Services, and you agree that we are not responsible for any such misuse. You also acknowledge the risk that you or your organisation may be mistakenly associated with content about others when we let connections and followers know you or your organization were mentioned in the news.
PLACE may help connect Users offering their services (technology, consulting, etc.) with Users seeking services. PLACE does not perform nor employs individuals to perform these services. You must be at least 18 years of age to offer, perform or procure these services. You acknowledge that PLACE does not supervise, direct, control or monitor Users in the performance of these services and agree that (1) PLACE is not responsible for the offering, performance or procurement of these services, (2) PLACE does not endorse any particular User’s offered services, and (3) nothing shall create an employment, agency, or joint venture relationship between PLACE and any User offering services. If you are a User offering services, you represent and warrant that you have all the required licenses.
Similarly, PLACE may help you register for and/or attend events organised by Users and connect with other Users who are attendees at such events. You agree that (1) PLACE is not responsible for the conduct of any of the Users or other attendees at such events, (2) PLACE does not endorse any particular event listed on our Services, (3) PLACE does not review and/or vet any of these events, and (4) that you will adhere to these terms and conditions that apply to such events.
We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our Services.
PLACE reserves the right to limit your use of the Services, including the number of your connections and your ability to contact other Users. PLACE reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if you breach this Contract or the law or are misusing the Services.
3.5 Intellectual Property Rights
We’re providing you notice about our intellectual property rights.
PLACE reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. Trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services are the trademarks of their respective owners. PLACE, and “in” logos and other PLACE trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used for our Services are trademarks or registered trademarks of PLACE.
3.6 Automated Processing
We use data and information about you to make relevant suggestions to you and others.
We use the information and data that you provide and that we have about Users to make recommendations for connections, content and features that may be useful to you. For example, we use data and information about you to recommend jobs to you and you to recruiters. Keeping your profile accurate and up to date helps us to make these recommendations more accurate and relevant.
4. Disclaimer and Limit of Liability
4.1 No Warranty
This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.
PLACE AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY ABOUT THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY REPRESENTATION THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, AND PROVIDE THE SERVICES (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, PLACE AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTY, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF TITLE, ACCURACY OF DATA, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
4.2 Exclusion of Liability
These are the limits of legal liability we may have to you.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW (AND UNLESS PLACE HAS ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT THAT OVERRIDES THIS CONTRACT), PLACE, INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES, WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTRACT FOR LOST PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, REPUTATION (E.G., OFFENSIVE OR DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS), LOSS OF DATA (E.G., DOWN TIME OR LOSS, USE OF, OR CHANGES TO, YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT) OR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
PLACE AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTRACT FOR ANY AMOUNT THAT EXCEEDS (A) THE TOTAL FEES PAID OR PAYABLE BY YOU TO PLACE FOR THE SERVICES DURING THE TERM OF THIS CONTRACT, IF ANY, OR (B) AUD $1000.
4.3 Basis of the Bargain; Exclusions
The limitations of liability in this Section 4 are part of the basis of the bargain between you and PLACE and shall apply to all claims of liability (e.g., warranty, tort, negligence, contract and law) even if PLACE or its affiliates has been told of the possibility of any such damage, and even if these remedies fail their essential purpose.
These limitations of liability do not apply to liability for death or personal injury or for fraud, gross negligence or intentional misconduct, or in cases of negligence where a material obligation has been breached, a material obligation being such which forms a prerequisite to our delivery of services and on which you may reasonably rely, but only to the extent that the damages were directly caused by the breach and were foreseeable upon conclusion of this Contract and to the extent that they are typical in the context of this Contract.
We can each end this Contract, but some rights and obligations survive.
Both you and PLACE may terminate this Contract at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following shall survive termination:
Our rights to use and disclose your feedback.
Users rights to further re-share content and information you shared through the Services.
Sections 2.2, 4, 6, 7, and 8.2 of this Contract.
Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.
6. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
In the unlikely event we end up in a legal dispute, you and PLACE agree to resolve it in Queensland courts using Australian law.
This section shall not deprive you of any mandatory consumer protections under the law of the country to which we direct Services to you, where you have your habitual residence. If you live in the Designated Countries: You and PLACE agree that the laws of Australia, excluding conflict of laws rules, shall exclusively govern any dispute relating to this Contract and/or the Services. You and PLACE agree that claims and disputes can be litigated only in Queensland, Australia and we each agree to personal jurisdiction of the courts located in Queensland, Australia.
7. General Terms
Here are some important details about the Contract.
If a court with authority over this Contract finds any part of it unenforceable, you and we agree that the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, you and we agree to ask the court to remove that unenforceable part and still enforce the rest of this Contract.
This Contract (including additional terms that may be provided by us when you engage with a feature of the Services) is the only agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements for the Services.
If we don't act to enforce a breach of this Contract, that does not mean that PLACE has waived its right to enforce this Contract. You may not assign or transfer this Contract (or your Usership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent. However, you agree that PLACE may assign this Contract to its affiliates or a party that buys it without your consent. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Contract.
You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 10.
8. PLACE “Dos and Don’ts”
PLACE is a community of professionals. This list of “Dos and Don’ts” along with our limit what you can and cannot do on our Services. You agree that you will:
Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements.
Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated.
Use your real name on your profile; and
Use the Services in a professional manner.
You agree that you will not:
Create a false identity on PLACE, misrepresent your identity, create a User profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person), or use or attempt to use another’s account.
Develop, support or use software, devices, scripts, robots or any other means or processes (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons or any other technology) to scrape the Services or otherwise copy profiles and other data from the Services.
Override any security feature or bypass or circumvent any access controls or use limits of the Service (such as caps on keyword searches or profile views).
Copy, use, disclose or distribute any information obtained from the Services, whether directly or through third parties (such as search engines), without the consent of PLACE.
Disclose information that you do not have the consent to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer).
Violate the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights. For example, do not copy or distribute (except through the available sharing functionality) the posts or other content of others without their permission.
Violate the intellectual property or other rights of PLACE, including, without limitation,
copying or distributing our learning videos or other materials or
copying or distributing our technology, unless it is released under open source licenses.
using the word “PLACE” or our logos in any business name, email, or URL.
Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code.
Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology that is not open source.
Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by PLACE without our express consent.
Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell or otherwise monetize the Services or related data or access to the same, without PLACE consent.
Deep-link to our Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile or a Group on our Services, without PLACE consent;
Use bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages.
Monitor the Services’ availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose.
Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services.
Overlay or otherwise modify the Services or their appearance (such as by inserting elements into the Services or removing, covering, or obscuring an advertisement included on the Services).
Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms); and/or
9. Complaints Regarding Content
Contact information for complaint about content provided by our Users.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require that information posted by Users be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties.