Website Terms and Conditions of Use
1. About the Website
1.1. Welcome to www.yegal.com.au and yegal.teamwork.com (the 'Website'). The Website provides an online platform allowing users to connect and collaborate on legal tasks (the 'Services').
1.2. The Website is operated by Yegal PTY LTD (ACN 603 849 592). Access to and use of the Website, or any of its associated Products or Services, is provided by Yegal. 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. Yegal reserves the right to review and change any of the Terms by updating this page at its sole discretion. When Yegal 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 Yegal in the user interface.
3. Registration to use the Services
3.1. In order to access the Services, you must first register for an account through the Website (the 'Account').
3.2. As part of the registration process, or as part of your continued use of the Services, you may be required to provide personal information about yourself (such as identification or contact details), including:
(a) an email address
(b) a password
3.3. You warrant that any information you give to Yegal in the course of completing the registration process will always be accurate, correct and up to date.
3.4. Once you have completed the registration process, you will be a registered member of the Website ('Member') and agree to be bound by the Terms.
3.5. You may not use the Services and may not accept the Terms if:
(a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with Yegal; or
(b) you are a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of
Australia or other countries including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the Services.
4. Your obligations as a Member
4.1. As a Member, you agree to comply with the following:
(a) you will use the Services only for purposes that are permitted by:
(i) the Terms; and
(ii) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions;
(b) you have the sole responsibility for protecting the confidentiality of your password and/or email address. Use of your password by any other person may result in the immediate cancellation of the Services;
(c) any use of your registration information by any other person, or third parties, is strictly prohibited. You agree to immediately notify Yegal of any unauthorised use of your password or email address or any breach of security of which you have become aware;
(d) access and use of the Website is limited, non-transferable and allows for the sole use of the Website by you for the purposes of Yegal providing the Services;
(e) you will not use the Services or the Website in connection with any commercial endeavours except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by the management of Yegal;
(f) you will not use the Services or Website for any illegal and/or unauthorised use which includes collecting email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorised framing of or linking to the Website;
(g) you agree that commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from the Website without notice and may result in termination of the Services. Appropriate legal action will be taken by Yegal for any illegal or unauthorised use of the Website; and
(h) you acknowledge and agree that any automated use of the Website or its Services is prohibited.
5.1. Where the option is given to you, you may make payment for the Services (the 'Services Fee') by way of:
(a) Electronic funds transfer ('EFT') into our nominated bank account
(b) Credit Card Payment ('Credit Card')
5.2 The Services Fee reflects only those online services agreed to be supplied by Yegal and does not indicate acceptance of any liability for any Member’s acts or omissions.
5.3 You agree and acknowledge that Yegal can vary the Services Fee at any time.
6. Refund Policy
Yegal will only provide you with a refund of the Services Fee in the event they are unable to continue to provide the Services or if the manager of Yegal makes a decision, at its absolute discretion, that it is reasonable to do so under the circumstances (the ‘Refund').
7. Copyright and Intellectual Property
7.1. The Website, the Services and all of the related products of Yegal 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 Services 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 Services are owned or controlled for these purposes, and are reserved by Yegal or its contributors.
7.2. All trademarks, service marks and trade names are owned, registered and/or licensed by Yegal, 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.
Yegal does not grant you any other rights whatsoever in relation to the Website or the Services. All other rights are expressly reserved by Yegal.
7.3. Yegal retains all rights, title and interest in and to the Website and all related Services. Nothing you do on or in relation to the Website will transfer any:
(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.
7.4. You may not, without the prior written permission of Yegal 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 Services or third party Services 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.
9. General Disclaimer
9.1. 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.
9.2. Subject to this clause, and to the extent permitted by law, all terms, guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions which are not expressly stated in the Terms are excluded.
9.3. Use of the Website and the Services is at your own risk. Everything on the Website and the Services 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 Yegal make any express or implied representation or warranty about the Services or any products or Services (including the products or Services of Yegal) 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 Services, or any of its Services related products (including third party material and advertisements on the Website);
(c) costs incurred as a result of you using the Website, the Services or any of the products of Yegal; and
(d) the Services or operation in respect to links which are provided for your convenience.
10. Acknowledgements and Limitation of liability
10.1. You acknowledge that Yegal does not supervise and/or control the actions of any Member. Nothing in this Agreement shall in any way constitute any Member as the employee of Yegal. Yegal shall not be responsible for supervising, monitoring or directing Members.
10.2 You acknowledges that Yegal is not an employment agency and is instead a medium by which Members connect with other members for the purpose of completing legal tasks.
11. Termination of Contract
11.1. The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or by Yegal as set out below.
11.2. If you want to terminate the Terms, you may do so by:
(a) providing Yegal with 7 days' notice of your intention to terminate; and
(b) closing your accounts for all of the services which you use, where Yegal has made this option available to you.
Your notice should be sent, in writing, to Yegal via the 'Contact Us' link on our homepage.
11.3. Yegal 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) Yegal is required to do so by law;
(c) the provision of the Services to you by Yegal is, in the opinion of Yegal, no longer commercially viable.
11.4. Subject to local applicable laws, Yegal 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 your conduct impacts Yegal's name or reputation or violates the rights of those of another party.
12. Dispute Resolution
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 sort).
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.
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 Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia 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.
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.
12.5. Termination of Mediation:
If 28 days 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.
Members will not use, copy, adapt, alter or disseminate confidential information which is disclosed or otherwise comes into the member’s possession. This obligation will not apply to information which the recipient can prove was in its possession at the date it was received or obtained or which the recipient obtains from some other person with good legal title to it or which is in or comes into the public domain otherwise than through the default or negligence of the recipient or which is independently developed by or for the recipient.
14. Venue and Jurisdiction
The Services offered by Yegal 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
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.