Terms of Use


The following terms govern your use of these websites (Websites) owned and operated by the United States Studies Centre (USSC) (ABN 85 122 586 341):

By using these Websites, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms.

The USSC may vary these terms from time to time, so you should check them regularly. If any provision of these terms is held void, unenforceable or illegal, that provision will be severed, and the remaining provisions will have full force and effect.

General Disclaimer

We use reasonable care and skill to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on these Websites. However, it is your responsibility to assess and verify the accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability of the information on these Websites, and to seek professional advice where necessary.

If you are a consumer for the purposes of the Australian Consumer Law (Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)), certain guarantees may be conferred on you and certain rights and remedies may be conferred on you which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified. If so, then to the maximum extent permitted by law, the USSC’s liability to you for breach of any such guarantee is limited (at the USSC’s option) to the re-supply of the services or payment of the cost of re-supplying the services.

Subject to your rights under the Australian Consumer Law and to the maximum extent permitted by law, the USSC:

  • does not warrant or guarantee that these Websites will be completely accurate or continuous at all times. These Websites are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The information contained on these Websites is general and may not be suitable for your particular needs; 
  • does not accept any responsibility to maintain the material and services made available on these Websites or to supply any corrections, updates, or releases in connection with these Websites. Any material on these Websites is subject to change without notice; 
  • excludes all other terms, conditions, guarantees and warranties, whether express or implied, by statute, trade or otherwise; 
  • excludes all liability to you for loss or damage of any kind (however caused, including by negligence) arising from or relating in any way to the materials on these Websites and/or your use of these Websites and, without limitation, the USSC is not responsible or liable for: 
    • loss that was not reasonably foreseeable or caused by the USSC’s breach of these terms or by the USSC’s negligence; 
    • business losses (for example, lost data, lost profits or business interruptions) or loss suffered by non-consumers; 
    • losses caused by factors which could reasonably be considered to be outside the USSC’s control; and -any loss caused, or contributed to, by your breach of these terms or your negligence. 

Intellectual Property Rights

Unless otherwise indicated, all copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in these Websites (including all information, data, text, graphics, images, website design, trade marks and logos displayed on these Websites) are owned by the USSC, its related entities or its third party licensors.

You may download and view content or print a copy of material on these Websites for personal, non-commercial use provided you do not modify the content in any way (including any copyright notice).

You must not, without our express written permission or as otherwise permitted by applicable copyright legislation:

  • otherwise copy, use, reproduce, adapt, store in a retrieval system, transmit, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of the content or design of these Websites; 
  • use any trade marks displayed on these Websites without the express written permission of the relevant owner; 
  • cause any of the content of these Websites to be framed or embedded in another website; or 
  • commercialise any information, products or services on these Websites. 

If permission to reproduce any part of these Websites is given, you must acknowledge the USSC as the source.

Privacy

Any personal information sent to these Websites is subject to the USSC Privacy Statement and privacy laws. The USSC Privacy Statement is incorporated into these terms and applies to the use of these Websites and all sales through these Websites.

Links

Information on these Websites may include links to the websites of others outside our network. These links are provided for your convenience only. The inclusion of any link to other websites does not imply endorsement by the USSC of third party companies, individuals, products, information, or opinions. The USSC does not warrant that information on any third party websites is free from computer viruses or any defects, errors or infringements of intellectual property rights, nor does the USSC authorise any such infringement by providing these links. We recommend you read the legal and privacy notices of any other websites that you visit.

If these Websites contain third party advertisements which contain embedded links to other websites where goods or services are advertised, the placement of such advertisements on these Websites does not constitute the recommendation or endorsement by us or any goods or services advertised by the third party. The third party advertiser is solely responsible to you for any representations or offers made by it, and for any goods or services which you agree to purchase or acquire from those third parties.

The USSC disclaims liability for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from your use of links to third party websites.

Events

In addition to the other terms set out above, the following terms apply to the sale and purchase of tickets to USSC events and attendance at those events, whether the tickets were purchased via these Websites or by any other means:

  1. No refunds or exchanges on any ticket are available except as required by law and as permitted by the USSC in its sole discretion. If a refund is made, the USSC may, to the extent permitted by law, retain any fee it has charged.
  2. The right is reserved to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute speakers or event participants and/or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity.
  3. The right of admission is reserved and is subject to the USSC’s sole discretion. Late arrival may result in non-admittance until a suitable break in the event.
  4. Cameras, audio and video recorders may not be permitted. The right is reserved to broadcast or telecast any event.
  5. It may be a condition of entry to individual events that a search of person and/or their possessions will be required at the time of the entry to the venue.
  6. Tickets may not be transferred without the prior written consent of the USSC. If a ticket is transferred or used in breach of this condition, the ticket may be cancelled without a refund and the bearer of the ticket may be refused admission.
  7. GST will apply to all goods and services supplied through these Websites. Prices on these Websites will indicate if GST is included where applicable.
  8. Where concessions are applicable, suitable and valid identification must be provided at the venue.

Jurisdiction

If a dispute arises regarding these terms of use, the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia, will apply and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that place. If you access these Websites in a jurisdiction other than New South Wales, Australia, you are responsible for compliance with the laws of that jurisdiction.

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