Effective Date: 25/09/2021
This web page represents a legal document and is the Terms and Conditions (Agreement) for our website www.missingschool.org.au (Website). By using our Website you agree to fully comply with and be bound by the following Agreement each time you use our Website. Please review the following terms carefully.
The terms “us”, “we”, and “our” refer to Missing School Inc, the owner of this Website. A “Visitor” is someone who merely browses our Website. A “Member” is someone who has registered with our Website to use our Services. The term “User” is a collective identifier that refers to either a Visitor or a Member. The term “Product” refers to any products we sell or give away.
All text, information, graphics, design, and data offered through our Website or Services, whether produced by our Members or by us, are collectively known as our “Content”. We distinguish content posted by our Members as “Member Content”.
Acceptance of Agreement
This Agreement is between you and Missing School Inc.
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND OTHER PROVISIONS THAT LIMIT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, AS USING, ACCESSING, AND/OR BROWSING OUR WEBSITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BEING BOUND TO EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION SET FORTH HEREIN, PLEASE EXIT OUR WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT USE, ACCESS, AND/OR BROWSE IT FURTHER.
Except as otherwise noted, this Agreement constitutes the entire and only Agreement between you and Missing School Inc and supersedes all other Agreements, representations, warranties, and understandings with respect to our Website, Services, and the subject matter contained herein. However, in order for you to use our Website and/or Services you may also be required to agree to additional terms and conditions. Those additional terms and conditions will be incorporated into this Agreement unless otherwise stated.
Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of, relating to or in connection with this contract, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the ACICA Arbitration Rules. The seat of arbitration shall be Sydney, Australia. The language of the arbitration shall be English. The number of arbitrators shall be one.
Choice of Law
This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales, Australia, without regard to conflict of law principles. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Any cause of action by you with respect to our Website or Service must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred.
Missing School Inc grants you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to access and use our Website and Services strictly in accordance with this Agreement. Your use of our Website and Services are solely for internal, personal, noncommercial purposes, unless otherwise provided in this Agreement. No printout or electronic version of any part of our Website or Services may be used by you in any litigation or arbitration matter whatsoever under any circumstances.
You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of our Website, Content, Services, and any software provided therein.
Our Relationship to You
This Agreement in no way creates any agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and Missing School Inc.
Our Intellectual Property
Our Website may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our Website or Services does not constitute any right or license for you to use our service marks or trademarks without the prior written permission of Missing School Inc. Our Content, as found within our Website and Services, is protected under United States and foreign copyrights. Copying, redistribution, use, or publication by you of any such Content is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website and Services does not grant you any ownership rights to our Content.
Eligibility and Registration for Membership
To use our Services you must register with our Website to become a Member. Your Membership is not transferable or assignable and is void where prohibited. Our Website and Services are intended solely for Users who are at least (18) years of age or older. Any registration by, use of, or access to our Website by anyone under that age is unauthorised, unlicensed, and in violation of these Terms and Conditions. By using our Website and/or Services you represent and warrant that you are (18) years of age or older and agree to abide by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Missing School Inc has sole right and discretion to determine whether to accept a Member, and may reject a Member’s registration with or without explanation.
When you complete the registration process, you will receive a password that will allow you to access our Services. You agree to maintain the confidentiality of your password and are fully responsible for all liability and damages resulting from your failure to maintain that confidentiality and all activities that occur through the use of your password.
You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or any other breach of security. You agree that our Website cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with password security as discussed herein.
Errors, Corrections, and Changes
We do not represent or otherwise warrant that our Website will be error-free, free from viruses or other harmful components, or that we will correct any errors. We do not represent or otherwise warrant that the information available on or through our Website will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable.
Missing School Inc reserves the right in our sole discretion to change any content, software, and other items used or contained in our Website or Services at any time without notice.
Our Website publishes content supplied by third parties, Users, Advertisers, Merchants and Sponsors. Accordingly, Missing School Inc has no editorial control over such content. Any opinions, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, Users or any other user of our Website, are those of the respective author(s) and not of Missing School Inc. Missing School Inc does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose nor legality of any content provided by any of these parties.
You understand that we do not operate or control the products or services offered by third-party Merchants. These merchants are responsible for all aspects of order processing, fulfillment, billing, and customer service. We are not a party to the transactions entered into between you and Merchants. You agree that use of or purchase from such Merchants is AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND BY US. All rules, legal documents (including privacy policies), and operating procedures of Merchants will apply to you while on any Merchant websites.
You hereby acknowledge that nothing contained in our Website will constitute financial, investment, legal, and/or other professional advice and that no professional relationship of any kind is created between you and Missing School Inc or our Members. You hereby agree that you will not make any financial, investment, legal, and/or other decision based in whole or in part on anything contained in our Website or Services.
Missing School Inc is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Content posted on our Website or in connection with our Services, whether posted or caused by Members of our Website, or by Missing School Inc. Although we provide rules for Member conduct and postings, we do not control and are not responsible for what Members post, transmit, or share on our Website or Services, and are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable content you may encounter using our Website or Services. Missing School Inc is not responsible for the online or offline conduct of any User of our Website or Services.
Our Website or Services may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. Missing School Inc assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of Member communications.
Missing School Inc is not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone network or service, computer systems, servers or providers, computer or mobile phone equipment, software, failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, or any combination thereof, including injury or damage to Members’ or to any other person’s computer, mobile phone, or other hardware or software related to or resulting from using or downloading materials in connection with our Website or Services, including without limitation any software provided through our Website or Services.
Under no circumstances will Missing School Inc be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage or personal injury or death resulting from anyone’s use of our Website or Services, or any interactions between Users of our Website or Services, whether online or offline.
Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, recommendation, or any affiliation to our Website, by third parties, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised by our Services.
THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, AND DOCUMENTS FROM OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ‘AS-IS’, ‘AS AVAILABLE’, WITH ‘ALL FAULTS’, AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). OUR WEBSITE AND SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS, OR OTHER LIMITATIONS.
MISSING SCHOOL INC, INCLUDING ALL OUR AFFILIATES, HAS NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES. MISSING SCHOOL INC CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM THE USE OF OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RELATED SOFTWARE. MISSING SCHOOL INC DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT OUR CONTENT, SERVICES, OR ANY SOFTWARE FOUND WITHIN ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, ERROR-FREE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THEREFORE YOU SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IN THE USE AND DOWNLOADING OF ANY SUCH CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AND USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNISED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND REMOVE VIRUSES. ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY VIRUSES SOMEHOW ATTRIBUTED TO OUR CONTENT, SERVICES, AND RELATED SOFTWARE IS DISCLAIMED.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN CONTENT AND RELATED SOFTWARE FROM OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE THEREOF AND ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE OR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER HARM OF ANY KIND THAT MAY RESULT. WE AND ALL OF OUR AFFILIATES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE NEGATION AND LIMITATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND MISSING SCHOOL INC.
OUR WEBSITE AND SERVICES WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL MISSING SCHOOL INC OR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE, CONTENT, SERVICES, OR ANY RELATED SOFTWARE, ACCESSED THROUGH OR DOWNLOADED FROM OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES, EVEN IF MISSING SCHOOL INC IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, MISSING SCHOOL INC’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO US FOR WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES ACCESSED DURING THE PREVIOUS MONTH OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY.
Members may post their content to our Website through our Services (Member Content). Members and Visitors understand that by using our Website or Service they may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. We have no control over Member Content and do not in any way guarantee its quality, accuracy, or integrity. Missing School Inc is not responsible for the monitoring or filtering of any Member content. Should any Member Content be found illegal, Missing School Inc will submit all necessary information to relevant authorities.
If any Member Content is reported to Missing School Inc as being offensive or inappropriate, we may ask the Member to retract or otherwise modify the questionable content within 24 hours of being notified by Missing School Inc. If the Member fails to meet such request, Missing School Inc has full authority to restrict the Member’s ability to post Member Content OR immediately terminate the Member’s membership without further notice to the Member.
Without limiting the foregoing we have sole discretion to remove any Member Content that violates this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable in our sole discretion. Members are responsible for complying with all applicable federal and state laws for their content, including copyright and trademark laws. Members will respect copyright and trademark laws.
You warrant that you will not use our Services to infringe the intellectual property rights of others in any way. In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law we have adopted a policy of terminating Members who we deem, in our sole discretion, to be infringers of others’ intellectual property rights.
As a Member you agree not to use our Services to do any of the following:
- Upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Member Content that:
- Violates any local, state, federal, or international laws
- Infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party
- Harms, threatens, defames, promotes violence or illegal activities, or is otherwise vulgar, obscene, abusive, harassing, tortuous, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethically, or otherwise objectionable
- Links directly or indirectly to any materials to which you do not have a right to link
- Contains any private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers, and credit card numbers
- Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or extract information from our Website or Services
- Contains any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation
- In the sole judgment of Missing School Inc is objectionable or restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying our Website or Services, or which may expose Missing School Inc, our affiliates, or our Users to any harm or liability of any type
Use our Content to:
- Develop a competing website
- Create compilations or derivative works as defined under United States copyright laws
- Redistribute it in any manner, including, but not limited to, sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other distribution mechanism
- Decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer our Website, Services, and any related software
- Use our Website or Services in any manner that violates this Agreement or any local, state, federal, or international laws.
Use of Information
You grant Missing School Inc a license to use the information and materials you post to our Website. By posting, displaying, transmitting, performing, or otherwise distributing information or other content (“Member Content”) to our Website, you are granting Missing School Inc, its officers, directors, employees, agents, consultants, representatives and affiliates, a license to use the Member Content in connection with the operation of the business of Missing School Inc, its directors, employees, officers, affiliates, representatives, consultants, and agents, including without limitation, a right to distribute, copy, transmit, publicly display, reproduce, translate, edit, and reformat Member Content. You understand and agree that you will not be compensated for any Member Content. By posting Member Content on our Website or Service, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the Member Content or are authorised to post, display, distribute, perform, or transmit Member Content.
We reserve the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of this Agreement and take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses, and traffic information.
Linking to Our Website
You may provide links to our Website provided that (a) you do not remove or obscure any portion of our Website by framing or otherwise, (b) your website does not engage in illegal or pornographic activities, and (c) you discontinue providing links to our Website immediately upon our request.
Links to Other Websites
Our Website may from time to time contain links to third party websites. Inclusion of links for any website on our Website does not mean that we endorse, guarantee, warrant, or recommend the services, information, content, and/or data of such third party websites.
You represent and warrant that if you are purchasing something from us, (i) any credit information you supply is true and complete, (ii) charges incurred by you will be honored by your bank or credit card company, (iii) you will pay the charges incurred by you at the posted prices, including any applicable taxes, and (iv) if your initial payment method is dishonored, you will still pay the incurred charges, including any surcharge we may incur due to the dishonored payment.
Refund and Return Policy
To the extent that you purchase any goods directly from us we may refund your purchase price within thirty (30) days of you notifying us in writing of your desire of the refund together with a reason for the request subject to the return of the Product to us in substantially the same condition as when purchased. Any refund or return may be subject to restocking fees as found on our Website.
To meet our objectives, we gratefully accept donations. We are a registered charity, and hold the regulatory approvals to collect donations, nationally and in every state and territory in Australia.
We may use third-party payment processing systems to collect donations from you. Once the donation is verified by our payment systems, you will be issued with a tax receipt. If you are known to be involved in activities conflicting with child protection and safety, we will return your donation upon becoming aware of it being made.
We hold deductible gift recipient (DGR) endorsement, so we can receive donations that are tax deductible in Australia. If a donation of $2 or more is made to us it is tax deductible; as an Australian taxpayer you can deduct the amount of your donation from your taxable income when you lodge your tax return.
Donations to Missing School Inc are deemed voluntary. You should make your choice of donation carefully as donations to us are non-refundable. An exception to this may exist where:
- Missing School Inc, our financial institution or third-party payment processing system, made an error, or processed a payment you cancelled within the agreed timeframe
- the donation is made accidentally, fraudulently, or without your consent; you made an error in the amount of your donation, or you are a minor or vulnerable person
- Australian charitable, consumer or other laws are proven to have been breached.
If an above circumstance applies, please notify us in writing within 24 hours from the time of the donation and include your name, address, registered email address, the date and amount of the donation. We will consider your application and respond to you within five (5) business days.
If the refund is approved, the funds will be returned according to the original method of payment. If you made the donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card. If you made your donation by cheque or direct deposit to our bank account, the refund will be issued to your originating bank account once the donation is cleared in our bank account. If the donation was processed through our third-party payment platform, the donation refund will be processed through the same third-party payment platform.
When the refund is finalised, the donation tax receipt provided to you by us is voided and should be destroyed. We will issue you with a financial record for the donation refund.
If the refund is not approved and you are not satisfied with the outcome of the decision not to refund, the matter will be escalated to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for resolution.
If you have set up a recurring donation, it is your responsibility to ensure that your account holds sufficient funds to meet the donation and that you check your statement for any amounts debited. If you wish to cancel your recurring donation, you must notify us in writing 15 days before the next donation event and include your name, address, registered email address, the date and amount of the donation. We will respond to your request within five (5) business days, and cancel the recurring donation within 10 business days from the time of our response.
A donation cannot be cancelled if Missing School Inc has already notified a third-party of its receipt.
Termination of Membership
Your membership with us is effective until terminated by you or us. Your rights under these Terms and Conditions will terminate without our notice if you fail to comply with any term of these Terms and Conditions. On termination you will stop representing yourself as a registered Member or Client. You must delete or destroy any information or content (including all copies) obtained from our Website. Certain provisions of this Agreement, including but not limited to copyrights, indemnity, trademarks, limitation of liability, warranty and jurisdictional issues will survive the termination of this Agreement.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us and our partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, attorneys, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates free from any liability, loss, claim, and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to your violation of this Agreement or use of our Website or Services.
Severability and Survival
Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion will be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. To the extent that any Content is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement will take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be deemed a waiver of such provision, nor of the right to enforce such provision. Our rights under this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement.
Changes to Our Terms and Conditions
We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by giving you advanced notice of the changes by email or in writing. We will also post these changes on our website. These changes will become effective 30 days after receiving the notice. To avoid doubt, no unilateral amendment will retroactively change agreed dispute-resolution provisions of these Terms and Conditions, if any, including, for example, arbitration provisions for then-pending disputes unless the parties expressly agree otherwise. Your continued use of our Website, Services, and Products after any change to these Terms and Conditions and notifying you will constitute your acceptance of such change. If you do not agree with the changes to these Terms and Conditions, you can choose to discontinue the use of our Website, Services, and Products.