Terms and conditions

Lawgate Publishers Australia Pty Ltd

these conditions of use

You indicate by using or accessing our website, or subscribing to our listing services, that you agree with these terms and conditions and will be bound by them in your dealings with us. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you are not authorised to access or use our website, and you should not subscribe with us.

We may amend or update these terms and conditions from time to time without notice to you, other than by notice on our home page to the effect that the conditions of use have been amended. You agree to be bound by such revisions we make in that fashion and agree to review these terms and conditions on a regular basis.

disclaimer and limitation of liability

      1. You agree that we are not liable for any loss you may suffer as a direct or indirect result of using this website or our services.
      2. This website is provided by Lawgate Publishers Australia (or LPA) on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this website or the information, content, materials, or products included on this website.
      3. You expressly agree that your use of this website is at your sole risk. To the greatest extent allowable by the applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
      4. We do not warrant that this site, its servers, or email sent from www.lawgate.com.au are free from viruses or other harmful components.
      5. Where, however, a warranty is deemed to exist by law, you agree that our liability will be limited to the price of the subscription plan or the cost of providing our service to you again for one calendar year. In any other case, you agree that any implied warranty or other liability whatsoever will be limited to the liquidated sum of $82 AUD.

copyright

All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software, is the property of Lawgate Publishers Australia or its content suppliers and protected by Australian and international copyright laws. Where, however, such content is displayed on a listing for a subscribing law firm or lawyer or, in any other case, refers to that law firm or lawyer, that content may be the intellectual property of the relevant subscribing party. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Lawgate Publishers Australia and protected by Australian and international copyright laws.

limited license

Lawgate Publishers Australia grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with our express written consent. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our express written consent. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Lawgate Publishers Australia and our affiliates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other hidden text utilizing our name or trademarks without the express written consent of Lawgate Publishers Australia. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Lawgate Publishers Australia. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of www.lawgate.com.au so long as the link does not portray Lawgate Publishers Australia, its affiliates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Lawgate Publishers Australia logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

your account with us

If we grant you a self-access or ‘platinum partners’ account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your account, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Lawgate Publishers Australia sells products and services which can be purchased with a credit card. If you are under eighteen (18) years of age, you may use www.lawgate.com.au only with involvement of a parent or guardian. Lawgate Publishers Australia and its affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel subscriptions at their sole discretion.

subscription and listings plans

You subscribe with us if you request a listing, orally or in writing, for your firm or practice and we accept a payment from you for that listing. Upon subscription, Lawgate Publishers Australia provides you with an annual listing service, in which your listing will appear on www.lawgate.com.au, and affiliate or related websites, for a period of one calendar year. The level of detail and permissible content on your listing will vary according to the type of listing you have requested, the amount paid for your listing and the type of subscription plan you purchased (presently Standard, Deluxe or Premium).

Update your subscription

You may request that we upgrade or amend your subscription plan by writing to us. We will upgrade your subscription plan and, in return, you must pay the difference between our former subscription plan and the new subscription plan within 30 days. If you choose to ‘downgrade’ your subscription plan, we will not refund the difference between your former plan and your new plan. You will be charged the applicable rate for the new subscription plan at the time your subscription comes up for renewal.

Cancellation of subscription

You may cancel your listing with www.lawgate.com.au at any time. You may also request that we remove or amend your listing at any time. We will remove or amend your listing within 21 days of receiving a written request to do so. If you cancel your listing with us (and we deem instructions to remove a listing without any subsequent instructions, within one calendar month, to reinstate a substituted or amended listing as a cancellation) you forfeit the balance (if any) of your subscription plan to the next renewal date. We will not refund the pro-rated balance of any subscription listing. In addition, if you have paid for more than one year in advance, you will also forfeit the entire balance of any subscription period you have paid for in advance.

Payment of subscription plans

When you subscribe with us, you agree to pay the price of the annual subscription plan within 30 days and to pay that sum annually thereafter on the anniversary of the original subscription date, or within 30 days of that date. If you opt to pay by credit card or direct debit through Paypal or our applicable credit card processor, you agree that we may process payment of our subscription fee annually with the transaction information you have provided to Paypal or the applicable credit card processor. If an automated payment is rejected, we will invoice you by email or ordinary post for the renewal of the subscription plan. In either case, if we invoice you and that invoice remains unpaid for a period of 30 days or more, we will suspend your listing. In a case where a listing is suspended, that listing will be temporarily removed from our website. If a listing is not reinstated within 6 months, the listing will be deleted from our system and will not be retrievable.

Invoices & late fees

If you choose to pay for your subscription plan via Paypal or another automated payment service, will will not charge you any fee to invoice you for your subscription plan. If however, you request that we invoice you manually (necessary, presently, if you wish to pay by EFT or cheque), we will charge you a $25.00 invoice fee per invoice issued. You agree to pay that fee. We will add the invoice fee to the invoice for which the fee is charged.

We do not charge a fee for late payment. However, you may have to pay a reinstatement fee if your listing is suspended and we have to reinstate it for you.

Reinstatement fee

If your listing is suspended by reason of non-payment, we will charge you a $20.00 reinstatement fee to reinstate your listing. The fee is payable at the time you request reinstatement of your listing, together with any other amount due and payable to bring your account into good order. In some cases the reinstatement fee may be applied to a subsequent or later invoice and  you agree that we may collect this fee at any time where a listing is reinstated. The reinstatement fee may be waived at our sole discretion.

Changes to our fees and charges

We may change our fees and charges at any time without notice to you. You agree to pay any modified fee or charge upon request. You will be liable for any new fee or charge at the time in which your subscription plan falls for renewal or, in any other case, on the first occasion upon which a fee event occurs after we have modified the relevant fee or charge. We will, in all cases, endeavour to make available information about any changes in fees and charges on www.lawgate.com.au for a reasonable period before any change takes effect.

forum & governing law

You agree that any dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of Western Australia, which will also be the exclusive forum for any court action.

written communications

When you visit www.lawgate.com.au or send emails to us, you are deemed to be communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting information and notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

We will endeavour to respond to any request you make in writing to us within 21 days.