Membership & Website Terms
Last updated: June, 2020
These terms and conditions are the contract between you and VIVAS (formerly Vegan Women’s Leadership Network) (“us”, “we”, etc). By visiting or using Our Website, you agree to be bound by them.
We are VIVAS a division of O’Keefe & Fox Industries Pty Ltd, a company registered in Australia, number 88098277984 Our address is Suite 207, 410 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
You are: Anyone who uses Our Website.
Please read this agreement carefully and save it. If you do not agree with it, you should leave Our Website immediately.
These are the agreed terms:
In this agreement, the following words shall have the following meanings, unless the context requires otherwise:
means the textual, visual or aural content that is encountered as part of your experience on Our Website. It may include, among other things: text, images, sounds, videos and animations. It includes content Posted by you.
means any service we provide, whether through Our Website or otherwise. It includes the membership service we provide as set out on Our Website and in this contract.
means display, exhibit, publish, distribute, transmit and/or disclose information, Content and/or other material on Our Website, and the phrases "Posted" and "Posting" shall be interpreted accordingly.
means all of the services available from Our Website, whether free or charged.
means any website or service designed for electronic access by mobile or fixed devices which is owned or operated by us. It includes all web pages controlled by us.
2.1 These terms and conditions regulate the business relationship between you and us. By buying VIVAS or using Our Website free of charge, you agree to be bound by them.
2.2 We may refuse to provide the Services if you live in a country we do not serve.
2.3 In entering into this contract you have not relied on any representation or information from any source except the definition and explanation of the Services given on Our Website.
2.4 Subject to these terms and conditions, we agree to provide to you some or all of the Services described on Our Website at the prices we charge from time to time.
2.5 Our contract with you and licence to you last for the term of your membership payment. Any continuation by us or by you after the expiry of your membership is a new contract under the terms then posted on Our Website. Your continued use of our Services after that shall be deemed acceptance by you of the changed Service, system and/or terms.
2.6 The contract between us comes into existence only when we write to you to confirm that we agree to provide to you the Service you want. Your payment does not create a contract. If we decline to provide a Service we shall immediately return your money to your credit card.
2.7 If we give you free access to a Service or feature on Our Website which is normally a charged feature, and that Service or feature is usually subject to additional contractual terms, you now agree that you will abide by those terms.
2.8 We may change this agreement in any way at any time. The version applicable to your contract is the version which was posted on Our Website at the time that the contract was made.
3.1 When you visit Our Website, you accept responsibility for any action done by any person in your name or under your account or password. You should take all necessary steps to ensure that the password is kept confidential and secure and should inform us immediately if you have any reason to believe that your password has become known to anyone else, or if the password is being, or is likely to be, used in an unauthorised manner.
3.2 You agree that you have provided accurate, up to date, and complete information about yourself. We are not responsible for any error made as a result of such information being inaccurate.
3.3 You agree to notify us of any changes in your information immediately it occurs, by the “My Account” tab in Our Website, or if the facility is not available to use that method, via email to us. If you do not do so, we may terminate your account.
4.1 Our basic Service which is signing up to our newsletter is free of charge. You may use it subject to your compliance with the terms of this agreement.
4.2 Details of the cost and benefits of VIVAS Premium Membership are as set out on Our Website. You may subscribe to VIVAS Membership Services at any time.
4.3 You do not have to take any action for this to apply. By accepting these terms and conditions, you do instruct us to provide the VIVAS Membership Services. You know that by doing so, you may not be entitled to a refund.
4.4 Termination of VIVAS Membership will be regulated by this contract set out in paragraph 14 below.
4.5 You may not transfer your VIVAS Membership to any other person.
4.6 Applications for Premium Membership must be made by completing the form on Our Website. You will receive an email with your login details shortly after we have received your application and successful payment. Only completed applications will be processed and we reserve the right to reject an application for any reason. If your application is rejected, you will receive a full refund.
4.7 We reserve the right to modify the VIVAS Membership rules or system and to change the terms and conditions of this agreement at any time, without notice. Your continued use of the VIVAS after such modifications shall be deemed an acceptance by you to be bound by the terms of the modified agreement. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on Our Website on the day you join as a member.
5.1 The price payable for Services that you order is clearly set out on Our Website.
5.2 The price charged for any Service may differ from one country to another. You may not be entitled to the lowest price unless you reside in the qualifying country.
5.3 Prices are inclusive of any applicable goods and services tax or other sales tax.
5.4 Bank charges by the receiving bank on payments to us will be borne by us. All other charges relating to payment in a currency other than US dollar will be borne by you.
5.5 Any details given by us in relation to exchange rates are approximate only and may vary from time to time.
5.6 You will pay all sums due to us under this agreement by the means specified without any set-off, deduction or counterclaim.
6.1 Premium Membership is offered with either a monthly or yearly subscription plan.
6.2 For the annual membership, at least [four] weeks before expiry of the period, for which you have paid, we shall send you a message to your last known email address to tell you that your VIVAS Membership and licence to use the Services is about to auto-renew. The Membership Fee for the forthcoming year will be charged to the same credit card you used on joining, unless you update or change your credit card details which you can do in the “My Account” tab on Our Website when you are logged in. An invoice for the new period, along with all your invoices, will be available in your “My Account” tab on Our Website.
6.3 At any time before expiry of your VIVAS Membership, you may use the “My Account” tab on Our Website to access your personal information and cancel renewal. However, no refunds are available (see paragraph 6.6 below).
6.4 At expiry of your VIVAS Membership we shall automatically take payment from your credit card of the sum specified on the invoice sent earlier and shall confirm the renewal of your VIVAS Membership for a further period by sending you an email message.
6.5 We may increase the Membership Fee occasionally. If we do this, we will give you at least one month’s notice of the intended increase by email and also on our Website
6.6 VIVAS Membership is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you pay annually, your membership will remain valid until the end of the 12-month-period, even if you cancel it before the auto-renew date, with no refund available. If you pay monthly and cancel your subscription, your membership will remain valid only until the date that your next monthly payment is due. After that date, your access to Premium Members’ content on Our Website and our Services will be terminated.
We take care to make Our Website safe for you to use.
7.1 Card payments are not processed on a page controlled by us. We use one or more online payment service providers who will encrypt your card or bank account details in a secure environment.
7.2 If you have asked us to remember your credit card details for your next purchase or subscription, we will securely store your payment details on our systems. These details will be fully encrypted and only used to process your automatic monthly or annual payments or other transactions which you have initiated. You may update or change your credit card details in the “My Account” tab on Our Website at any time during your membership.
8.1 We may, at our discretion, read, assess, review or moderate any Content Posted on Our Website. If we do, we need not to notify you or give you a reason.
8.2 We do not take any responsibility or liability whatsoever for disputes between Members.
8.3 You agree that you will not use or allow anyone else to use Our Website to Post a Content or interaction with other members or public visitors which is or may:
8.3.1 be malicious or defamatory;
8.3.2 consist in commercial audio, video or music files;
8.3.3 be obscene, offensive, threatening or violent;
8.3.4 be sexually explicit or pornographic;
8.3.5 be likely to deceive any person or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity, age or affiliation with any person;
8.3.6 give the impression that it emanates from us or that you are connected with us or that we have endorsed you or your business;
8.3.7 solicit passwords or personal information from anyone;
8.3.8 be used to sell any goods or services or for any other commercial use;
8.3.9 include anything other than words (i.e. you will not include any symbols or photographs) except for a photograph of yourself in your profile in such place as we designate;
8.3.10 link to any of the material specified above, in this paragraph.
8.3.11 Post excessive or repeated off-topic messages to any forum or group;
8.3.12 sending age-inappropriate communications or Content to anyone under the age of 18.
In connection with the restrictions set out below, we may refuse or edit or remove a Posting which does not comply with these terms.
In addition to the restrictions set out above, a Posting must not contain:
9.1 hyperlinks, other than those specifically authorized by us;
9.2 keywords or words repeated, which are irrelevant to the Content Posted.
9.3 the name, logo or trademark of any organisation other than that of you or your client.
9.4 inaccurate, false, or misleading information.
10.2 If you Post Content to any public area of Our Website it becomes available in the public domains. We have no control over who sees it or what anyone does with it.
10.3 Even if access to your text or content is behind a user registration it remains effectively in the public domain because someone has only to register and log in, to access it. You should therefore avoid Posting unnecessary confidential information.
10.4 By being a Premium Member you give authority for some or all of your profile data to be made public to logged in members and in any agreed-upon editorial or advertorial content on Our Website, including the public site for non-logged in members.
10.6 We need the freedom to be able to publicise our Services and your own use of them. You therefore now irrevocably grant us the right and licence to edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use any Content that you place on Our Website, in public domains and in any medium. You represent and warrant that you are authorised to grant all such rights.
10.7 We will use that licence only for commercial purposes of the business of Our Website.
10.8 If you attend a live or virtual event held by VIVAS, you acknowledge that we take photos and screengrabs and film/record each event. You consent to being filmed or photographed by us (or our representatives) and to us using your name, likeness, image and/or voice in such photographs or films/recordings for the purpose of promoting our events, services and products in all media formats worldwide in perpetuity. No fee is payable to you for such use.
10.9 You agree to any act or omission which may otherwise infringe your right to be identified as the author and your right to object to derogatory treatment of your work as provided in the Copyright Act 1968.
10.10 You now irrevocably authorise us to publish feedback, comments and ratings about your activity through Our Website, even though it may be defamatory or critical.
10.11 Posting content of any sort does not change your ownership of the copyright in it. We have no claim over it and we will not protect your rights for you.
10.12 You understand that you are personally responsible for your breach of someone else’s intellectual property rights, defamation, or any law, which may occur as a result of any Content having been Posted by you.
10.13 You accept all risk and responsibility for determining whether any Content is in the public domain and not confidential.
10.14 Please notify us of any security breach or unauthorised use of your account.
11.1 For the avoidance of doubt, this paragraph is addressed to any person who comes on Our Website for any purpose.
11.2 We are under no obligation to monitor or record the activity of any customer for any purpose, nor do we assume any responsibility to monitor or police Internet-related activities. However, we may do so without notice to you and without giving you a reason.
11.3 If you are offended by any Content, the following procedure applies:
11.3.1 your claim or complaint must be submitted to us via email to support [at] veganwomensleadershipnetwork [dotcom]
11.3.2 we shall remove the offending Content as soon as we are reasonably able;
11.3.3 after we receive notice of a claim or complaint, we shall investigate so far as we alone decide;
11.3.4 we may re-instate the Content about which you have complained or not.
11.4 In respect of any complaint made by you or any person on your behalf, whether using our form of complaint or not, you now irrevocably grant to us a licence to publish the complaint and all ensuing correspondence and communication, without limit.
11.5 You now agree that if any complaint is made by you frivolously or vexatiously you will repay us the cost of our investigation including legal fees, if any.
If you violate Our Website, we shall take legal action against you.
You now agree that you will not, and will not allow any other person to:
12.1 modify, copy, or cause damage or unintended effect to any portion of Our Website, or any software used within it.
12.2 link to Our Website in any way that would cause the appearance or presentation of Our Website to be different from what would be seen by a user who accessed Our Website by typing the URL into a standard browser;
12.3 download any part of Our Website, without our express written consent;
12.4 collect or use any product listings, descriptions, or prices;
12.5 collect or use any information obtained from or about Our Website or the Content except as intended by this agreement;
12.6 aggregate, copy or duplicate in any manner any of the Content or information available from Our Website, other than as permitted by this agreement or as is reasonably necessary for your use of the Services;
12.7 share with a third party any login credentials to Our Website.
12.8 Despite the above terms, we now grant a licence to you to:
12.8.1 create a hyperlink to Our Website for the purpose of promoting an interest common to both of us. You can do this without specific permission. This licence is conditional upon your not portraying us or any product or service in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark of ours as part of the link without our express written consent.
12.8.2 you may copy the text of any page for your personal use in connection with the purpose of Our Website or a Service we provide.
13.1 The law differs from one country to another. This paragraph applies so far as the applicable law allows.
13.2 All implied conditions, warranties and terms are excluded from this agreement. If in any jurisdiction an implied condition, warrant or term cannot be excluded, then this sub paragraph shall be deemed to be reduced in effect, only to the extent necessary to release that specific condition, warranty or term.
13.3 The VIVAS Website and VIVAS Services are provided “as is”. We make no representation or warranty that the Services will be:
13.3.1 useful to you;
13.3.2 of satisfactory quality;
13.3.3 fit for a particular purpose;
13.3.4 available or accessible, without interruption, or without error;
13.4 Neither use of the Services nor the exercise of any right granted under this agreement will infringe any other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
13.5 Our Website contains links to other Internet websites. We have neither power nor control over any such websites. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be liable in any way for the Content of any such linked website, nor for any loss or damage arising from your use of any such website.
13.6 We are not liable in any circumstances for special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, loss of data or loss of revenues or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with your use of Our Website.
13.7 We claim no expert knowledge in any subject. We disclaim any obligation or liability to you arising directly or indirectly from information you take from Our Website or receive directly from a third party as a result of an introduction via Our Website. We disclaim any obligation or liability to you for any partnerships or collaborations or business ventures you may form and act upon as a result of an introduction via Our Website or Services.
14.1 This agreement shall operate for the period for which you have subscribed to VIVAS Membership Service.
14.2 We may terminate this agreement at any time, for any reason, with immediate effect by sending you notice to that effect by email.
14.3 Termination shall have the following effects:
14.3.1 your right to use the Services immediately ceases;
14.3.2 we are under no obligation to forward any unread or unsent messages to you or any third party.
14.4 There shall be no re-imbursement or credit if the Service is terminated due to your breach of the terms of this agreement.
14.5 We retain the right, at our sole discretion, to terminate any and all parts of the Services provided to you, without refunding to you any fees paid if we decide in our absolute discretion that you have failed to comply with any of the terms of this agreement.
15.1 We assume no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store or deliver email or other messages.
15.2 We may, from time to time, set a limit on the number of messages you may send, store, or receive through the Service. We may delete messages in excess of that limit. We shall give you notice of any change to your limit, except in an emergency.
15.3 You accept that we cannot be liable to you for any such deletion or failure to deliver to you.
16.1 If it is necessary for us to interrupt the Services, we will give you reasonable notice where this is possible and when we think the down time is such as to justify telling you.
16.2 You acknowledge that the Services may also be interrupted for many reasons beyond our control.
16.3 You agree that we are not liable to you for any loss, foreseeable or not, arising from any interruption to the Services.
17.1 Our total liability to you, for any one event or series of related events, and whether in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise, shall be limited only to fees payable by you in the 12 months before the event(s).
17.2 Neither party shall be liable to the other in any possible way, for any loss or expense which is:
17.2.1 indirect or consequential loss; or
17.2.2 economic loss or other loss of turnover, profits, business or goodwill.
17.3 This paragraph (and any other paragraph which excludes or restricts our liability) applies to our directors, officers, employees, subcontractors, agents and affiliated companies as well as to us.
You agree to indemnify us against any loss, damage or liability, suffered by us at any time and arising out of:
18.1 any act, neglect or default of yours in connection with this agreement or your use of the Services;
18.2 your breach of this agreement;
18.3 your failure to comply with any law;
18.4 a contractual claim arising from your use of the Services.
19.1 If any term or provision of this agreement is at any time held by any jurisdiction to be void, invalid or unenforceable, then it shall be treated as changed or reduced, only to the extent minimally necessary to bring it within the laws of that jurisdiction and to prevent it from being void and it shall be binding in that changed or reduced form. Subject to that, each provision shall be interpreted as severable and shall not in any way affect any other of these terms.
19.2 The rights and obligations of the parties set out in this agreement shall pass to any permitted successor in title.
19.3 If you are in breach of any term of this agreement, we may:
19.3.1 publish all text and Content relating to the claimed breach, including your name and email address and all correspondence between us and our respective advisers; and you now irrevocably give your consent to such publication;
19.3.2 terminate your account and refuse access to Our Website;
19.3.3 remove or edit Content, or cancel any order at our discretion;
19.3.4 issue a claim in any court.
19.4 Any obligation in this agreement intended to continue to have effect after termination or completion shall so continue.
19.5 No failure or delay by any party to exercise any right, power or remedy will operate as a waiver of it nor indicate any intention to reduce that or any other right in the future.
19.6 Any communication to be served on either of the parties by the other shall be delivered by hand or sent by express post or recorded delivery or by e-mail.
It shall be deemed to have been delivered:
if delivered by hand: on the day of delivery;
if sent by post to the correct address: within 72 hours of posting;
If sent by e-mail to the address from which the receiving party has last sent e-mail: within 24 hours if no notice of non-receipt has been received by the sender.
19.7 In the event of a dispute between the parties to this agreement, then they undertake to attempt to settle the dispute by engaging in good faith with the other in a process of mediation before commencing arbitration or litigation.
19.8 So far as the law permits, and unless otherwise stated, this agreement does not give any right to any third party.
19.9 Neither party shall be liable for any failure or delay in performance of this agreement which is caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including any labour dispute between a party and its employees.
19.10 The validity, construction and performance of this agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales and you agree that any dispute arising from it shall be litigated only in that State.
If you have any questions about our Terms and Conditions, please email us at support [at] veganwomensleadershipnetwork [dotcom]