Terms and Conditions
These are the terms and conditions subject to which we allow you to use Our Website. By visiting or using Our Website, or make an order for Services, you agree to be bound by them.
We are BAILY FAMILY LAW PTY LTD, a company registered in Australia, number 624 341 411.
Our address is Level 1, 32 Delhi Street, West Perth WA 6005.
You are: Anyone who uses Our Website or buys any Service from us in any circumstances.
It is now agreed as follows:
|“Detailed Specification”||means the written specification of the Work you have instructed us to do, and which we will prepare for your approval.|
|“Documentation”||means the instruction manuals user guides and other documentation agreed to be written by you.|
|“Intellectual Property”||means intellectual property owned by us, of every sort, whether or not registered or registrable in any country, including intellectual property of all kinds coming into existence after today; detailed and including, among others, patents, trademarks, unregistered marks, designs, copyrights, software, domain names, discoveries, creations and inventions, together with all rights which are derived from those rights.|
|“Our Website”||means any website or service designed for electronic access by mobile or fixed devices which is owned or operated by us or any member of the Baily Family Law group of companies. It includes all of the web pages owned by us.|
|“Price”||means the price for our Services as set out on Our Website.|
|“Services”||means all of the services available from Our Website, whether free or charged.|
|“Work”||means the work we do to provide the Services you have ordered.|
In this agreement unless the context otherwise requires:
a reference to one gender shall include any or all genders and a reference to the singular may be interpreted where appropriate as a reference to the plural and vice versa.
a reference to a person includes a human individual, a corporate entity and any organisation which is managed or controlled as a unit.
in the context of permission, “may not” in connection with an action of yours, means “must not”.
the headings to the paragraphs to this agreement are inserted for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation.
any agreement by either party not to do or omit to do something includes an obligation not to allow some other person to do or omit to do that same thing;
[except where stated otherwise,] any obligation of any person arising from this agreement may be performed by any other person;
in any indemnity, a reference to costs or expenses shall be construed as including the estimated cost of management time of the indemnified party,[such cost calculated $200 per hour].
these terms and conditions apply to all supplies of Services by us. They prevail over any terms proposed by you.
this agreement is made only in the English language. If there is any conflict in meaning between the English language version of this agreement and any version or translation of this agreement in any other language, the English language version shall prevail.
Basis of contract
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.
If you use Our Website in any way and make an order on behalf of another person you warrant that you have full authority to do so and you accept personal responsibility for every act or omission by you.
Subject to these terms and conditions, we agree to complete the Work and to provide to you some or all of the Services described on Our Website at the Prices we charge from time to time.
You acknowledge that you understand exactly what is included in the Services and you are satisfied that the Services you intend to buy are suitable and satisfactory for your requirements.
So far as we allow use of our Intellectual Property, we grant a licence to you, limited to the terms set out in this agreement.
Our contract with you and licence to you last for [one year from the date of start / payment]. Any continuation by us or by you after the expiry of one year is a new contract in the terms then shown 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.
The contract between us comes into existence when we receive payment from you for a Service.
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.
We do not offer the Services in all countries. We may refuse to supply a Service if you live in a country we do not serve.
Subject to all the terms in this agreement, we authorise you to access and use Our Website and to download and print a small part of the content. This licence is conditional not only on your compliance with all of the terms of this agreement, but also on your using the Content only as intended by us, for your use in connection with the Work.
Some of our Services are now or may in future, be available to you only subject to additional terms. Those terms will be set out on Our Website. You now agree that if you choose to use any such service, the relevant terms will become part of this agreement.
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.
We may change this agreement and / or the way we provide the Services, at any time. If we do:
the change will take effect when we post it on Our Website.
you agree to be bound by any changes. If you do not agree to be bound by them, you should not use Our Website or the Services.
we will give you notice of the change. If you do not accept the change, we will refund the money you have paid for the Service since the date of the change.
if you make any payment for Services or goods in the future, you will do so under the terms posted on Our Website at that time.
to this agreement when you access Our Website or use the Services after any such modification is posted.
Our contract terminates on the earliest of:
our completion of any Work or Service for which you have paid us. If there is any doubt as to when this is, or was, then our decision is final;
our having worked for the amount of time for which you have paid us, even if the Work is unfinished.
You do not become a client for the time when after completion of one piece of work we start another. Each piece of Work is a new retainer which terminates when that Work is done. If we should give advice on the same subject at a later time, that advice constitutes a separate contract and does not retrospectively extend the first contract for our Services.
There is no contract between us for any free Service, so you do not become a client by using any free Service and we are not liable to you in any way resulting from your use of any free Service.
Services will be delivered by your free download, by e-mail or by both of these, at our choice.
You agree that you are bound by these terms (or the latest version of them) for all future contracts with us, whether ordered through Our Website or in some other way.
Price and payment
Prices for business Services are exclusive of any applicable goods and services tax or other sales tax. Prices for Services which you may buy as an Australian consumer are inclusive of GST.
The Price of any Service may be changed by us at any time. But we will never change a Price so as to affect the Price charged to you at the time when you buy a Service.
Charges for Services are fixed whenever it is reasonably possible for us to ascertain the price.
When we do not provide fixed charges for the Service, we will charge by the hour. In that case all Work done, including all Documentation, letters, e-mails, faxes and telephone calls made and received will be charged on a time basis in minimum units of [one tenth of an hour].
Estimates of charges will be provided to you wherever possible.
Payment will be due to us within [seven days] of your receipt of our monthly invoice.
Payment may be made by credit card to Our Website, by cheque, or by transfer to our bank account.
If we do not receive payment within the period required, we shall stop Work until you have brought your payment up to date.
It is possible that the Price may have increased from that posted on Our Website. If that happens, we will not provide the Services until you have confirmed that you wish to order at the new price.
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 Australian dollar will be borne by you.
Any details given by us in relation to exchange rates are approximate only and may vary from time to time.
The Services are listed and described on Our Website. Once you have paid we will contact you to tell you what help we need from you and when we shall start, and complete our Work for you.
In order to provide the Services we need specific help from you, as follows:
access to the code of the [xxx] pages of your website;
access to the sales data on which your payment to us depends;
information and confirmation from you on any aspect of your business which is of a technical or specialist nature outside of our expertise.
The provision of our Service relies on a schedule of Work. If you are unable to provide us with acceptance or information we require for a period which extends the agreed timescale then we are entitled to payment in accordance with the schedule in any event.
Our Services will be delivered by [edit to the code or content of your website / your free download / e-mail] or by both/all of these, at our choice / in the way we have explained in Our Website.
If we are not able to provide you Services within  days of the date of your order, we shall notify you by e-mail to tell you the likely provision date.
[Subject to the provisions set out in paragraph 5; once Service provision has started, you may cancel the outstanding Services at any time on giving us  clear days notice. Payment will be due until the expiry of the notice period].
If we have started to Work for you and you cancel this contract, you accept that you will be obliged to pay us for Work done, whether or not this Work is sufficiently advanced for you to be able to use it.
All monies paid by you to us are non-refundable and cancellation and/or termination of this agreement by you or us at any time for any reason will not entitle you to a refund of monies paid.
You may not share or allow others to use the Services in your name.
Foreign taxes, duties and import restrictions
If you are not in Australia, we have no knowledge of, and no responsibility for, the laws in your country.
You are responsible for purchasing Services which you are lawfully able to import or use and for the payment of import duties and taxes of any kind levied in your country.
With effect from entering into this agreement [or your acceptance of these terms and conditions] we and you will each nominate a representative who will be authorised to make decisions relating to the Services you have ordered and who will be responsible for:
organising monthly meetings at which they will review the progress of the Work;
providing all information and Documentation reasonably required by either of them to enable completion of the Work.
Each month our representative will prepare a progress report on the progress of the Work and will deliver a copy to your representative at least [three] days before each meeting.
Work management procedure
We shall prepare a Detailed Specification for your approval.
You will within [seven days] of receipt of the Detailed Specification either approve or give us your further instructions for edit of it. If you fail to respond within that time period you will be deemed to have approved the Detailed Specification.
We shall take account of all reasonable comments and/or requests for amendment received from you and shall incorporate them in a revised version of the Detailed Specification to be prepared and delivered to you as soon as reasonably possible.
The process described above will be repeated until you have approved (or are deemed to have approved) the Detailed Specification.
Content of Detailed Specification
The Detailed Specification will include (among other things):
[list any specific matters which you will include].
details of each commonly accepted standard which will be attained in respect of the Work, including those of the International Organization for Standardization.
Dissatisfaction with the Services
If for any reason you are not completely happy with your purchase, just contact us within 30 days, and we will refund full purchase price.
Our most important task is to ensure your absolute satisfaction. We will always strive to reach that target. However, we acknowledge that mistakes are made occasionally. This paragraph covers that possibility. If you are not wholly satisfied with the Service, please tell us at the earliest opportunity:
exactly why you think we have failed;
the date, if relevant, of the failure;
when and how you discovered the failure;
the result of the failure;
your suggestion as to an action we should take to resolve the situation and restore your faith in us.
To do this, it is essential that you contact us by email at the contact point on Our Website.
The procedure for complaints about our Services is set out on Our Website. If you do not follow this procedure, we may be unable to identify you and the Services you have received.
You now agree that you commit a breach of this contract if you seek repayment of money paid to us by asking your credit card provider to credit back a payment made to us, without attempting to seek repayment from us first. In that event, you agree that you will owe us first the sum charged to us by our payment service provider and secondly a sum based on time spent at $ per hour in dealing with your breach. You also agree that this provision is reasonable.
Warranty as to compliance with standards / ISO, etc
[Here enter the text applicable to the subject matter of this contract or delete the paragraph].
Both parties are aware that in the course of our Work for you either of us will have access to and be entrusted with information in respect of the business and operation of the other and their dealings, transactions and affairs, all of which information is or may be confidential.
We both now undertake for ourselves and every employee, or sub-contractor whose services we may use both during and after completion of the Work, that we will not divulge to any person whatever or otherwise make use of (and will use their best endeavours to prevent the publication or disclosure of) any trade secret or confidential information.
For the purposes of your above undertaking, the information will be deemed to include all information (written or oral) concerning the Detailed Specification.
Each of us now undertakes to the other to make all relevant employees, agents and sub-contractors aware of the confidentiality of information and the provisions of this paragraph and to take all such steps as will from time to time be necessary to ensure compliance by its employees, agents and sub-contractors with these provisions.
Each of us now undertakes to the other that for the period of 12 months following completion of the Work they will not directly or by an agent or otherwise and whether for themselves or for the benefit of any other person induce or endeavour to induce any officer or employee of the other to leave his employment.
The provisions of the last previous sub paragraph will not apply to either of us if the other becomes subject to bankruptcy, receivership or liquidation proceedings.
You agree that at all times you will:
not cause or permit anything which may damage or endanger our title to the Intellectual Property;
notify us of any suspected infringement of the Intellectual Property;
indemnify us for any loss or expense arising from your misuse of the Intellectual Property;
on the expiry or termination of this agreement immediately stop using the Intellectual Property except as expressly authorised by us in writing;
not use any name or mark similar to or capable of being confused with any name or mark of ours.
so far as concerns software provided or made accessible by us to you, you will not:
copy, or make any change to any part of its code;
use it in any way not anticipated by this agreement;
give access to it to any other person than you, the licensee in this agreement;
in any way provide any information about it to any other person or generally.
not use the Intellectual Property except directly in our interest.
Disclaimers and limitation of liability
The law differs from one country to another. This paragraph applies so far as the applicable law allows.
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 will be deemed to be reduced in effect, only to the extent necessary to release that specific condition, warranty or term.
Our Website and our Services are provided “as is”. We make no representation or warranty that the Service will be:
useful to you;
of satisfactory quality;
fit for a particular purpose;
available or accessible, without interruption, or without error.
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.
We make no representation or warranty and accept no responsibility in law for:
accuracy of any content or the impression or effect it gives;
delivery of content, material or any message;
privacy of any transmission;
third party advertisements which are posted on Our Website or through the Services;
the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of Our Website or the Services;
failure or malfunction of computer hardware or software or technical equipment or system connected directly or indirectly to your use of the Services;
any act or omission of any person or the identity of any person who introduces himself to you through Our Website;
any aspect or characteristic of any goods or services advertised on Our Website;
You agree that in any circumstances when we may become liable to you, the limit of our liability is the amount you have paid us in the immediately preceding 12 month period for the Services concerned.
Except in the case of death or personal injury, our total liability under this agreement, however it arises, will not exceed the sum of $[1,000]. This applies whether your case is based on contract, tort or any other basis in law.
We will not be liable to you for any loss or expense which is:
indirect or consequential loss; or
economic loss or other loss of turnover, profits, business or goodwill even if such loss was reasonably foreseeable or we knew you might incur it.
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.
If you become aware of any breach of any term of this agreement by any person, please tell us by [state action required]. We welcome your input but do not guarantee to agree with your judgement.
Nothing in this agreement will be construed as limiting or excluding our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence.
You agree to indemnify us against all costs, claims and expense arising directly or indirectly from:
your failure to comply with the law of any country;
your breach of this agreement;
any act, neglect or default by any agent, employee, you or your customer.
This agreement may be terminated:
when the Work has been delivered to you.
immediately by us if you fail to pay any additional sum due within [35 days] of the date of submission of an invoice;
immediately by either party if the other commits any material breach of any term of this agreement and which in the case of a breach capable of being remedied is not remedied within [30 days] of a written request to remedy it;
immediately by either party if a trustee receiver, administrative receiver or similar officer is appointed in respect of all or any part of the business or assets of the other party or if a petition is presented or a meeting is convened for the purpose of considering a resolution or other steps are taken for the winding up of the other party or for the making of an administration or bankruptcy order (otherwise than for the purpose of an amalgamation or reconstruction) unless an application has been made under the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentive No.2) Act 2017.
Termination of this agreement by this paragraph will be without prejudice to any other rights or remedies to which a party may be entitled.
You undertake to provide to us your current land address, e-mail address and telephone number as often as they are changed together with all information that we may require to enable us to fulfil our obligations under this contract.
If any term or provision of this agreement is at any time held by any jurisdiction to be void, invalid or unenforceable, then it will 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 will be binding in that changed or reduced form. Subject to that, each provision will be interpreted as severable and will not in any way affect any other of these terms.
The rights and obligations of the parties set out in this agreement will pass to any permitted successor in title.
If you are in breach of any term of this agreement, we may:
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.
terminate your account and refuse access to Our Website;
remove or edit content, or cancel any order at our discretion;
issue a claim in any court.
Any obligation in this agreement intended to continue to have effect after termination or completion will so continue.
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.
When you visit Our Website or send messages to us by email, you are communicating with us electronically. We communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on Our Website. You agree that all our electronic communications satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Any communication to be served on either part by the other will be delivered by hand or sent by express post or recorded delivery or by e-mail.
|It will 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. [Take care before agreeing to accept service by e-mail. It may be convenient, but you could miss or accidentally delete the message].|
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.
So far as the law permits, and unless otherwise stated, this agreement does not give any right to any third party.
Neither party will 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].
In the event of any conflict between any term of this agreement and the provisions of the constitution of a limited company or any comparable document intended to regulate any other corporate or collective body, then the terms of this agreement will prevail.
The validity, construction and performance of this agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Western Australia, and you agree that that any dispute arising from it shall be litigated only in that State.
Terms and conditions template: professional consultancy business
Paragraph specific notes:
Notes numbering refers to paragraph numbers.
We know nothing about your business, so we cannot provide you with defined terms which precisely describe what you sell. Most people do not read your terms (even if they have to “tick the box”). The people who do take the trouble to read them are likely to be the sort of people who expect the same attention to detail from you as they themselves give to their purchase of your goods or services. It therefore helps you to obtain their business if your terms are accurate and friendly. By all means use the search/replace function in your word processor to change them. Here are examples of changes to defined terms:
|We use||You might decide to change to|
|“Services”||“Super Hosting” / “Pro Accounting” / “Our Advisory Service”|
|“Our Website”||“The Jones Site” / “The Site”|
But if you do change the defined word, make sure it applies to every use of it in the document.
Remember too, that when a word or phrase is defined, the defined meaning, capitalised, takes precedence over the common meaning of that word or phrase.
You should first decide on the contents of the document, then return to check what definitions are needed and whether they really fit the text you have left in place.
Leave these items in place unless there is a good reason to edit or remove. These items are not “lawyer’s blurb”. Every item has been carefully considered in the context of this agreement and has been included for a purpose. Many of them strengthen the framework within which the agreement operates. Leave these items in place unless there is a good reason to edit or remove.
- Basis of contract
It is rarely as easy to define the limits of a service compared with selling goods. You can give a precise specification for a tonne of 10 cm brass screws to a specified design. You cannot do that when you sell services. So you need to set out your contract in this paragraph very carefully.
Is your buyer using your IP? When do you want to be bound to the deal? Do you want to know more about him first? Will you do business with him in Kiev? What is he allowed to take from your website? We have given you a menu of such points. It is up to you to decide how to run your business.
- Price and payment
You should consider carefully the provisions relating to completion and payment. It is important that the agreement identifies a precise procedure and point in time when a final invoice may be sent. It may be necessary for the client’s last minute modifications to be treated as post-completion modifications, so as to enable the main contract to be complete and payment made.
We have provided for payment for work done to date of cancellation, if cancelled.
- Security of your credit card
This paragraph is more for information than contractual commitment. We have included it here because many users are reluctant to make payment, so this assurance given at the point of sale will allay their fears.
For payment you may have various alternatives like the PayPal and cheque. Edit this paragraph accordingly.
- Service provision
Edit to comply with exactly what information or other involvement you require from your client; how you will “deliver” your service; and what happens if you need to cancel, or your client cancels.
- Foreign taxes, duties and import restrictions
We suggest you leave this paragraph as it is. It will help to protect you from being accused of committing an offence as well as reminding your client to investigate fully.
- Representative liaison
Whether or not you need this paragraph depends entirely on your business. Some service provision requires contact and other does not. Edit to suit your business.
- Work management procedure
This is an example procedure. It is a mistake to tie yourself down too precisely in this document because you may wish to change the detail from time to time, but it is definitely a good idea to set out the framework within which you will provide your services.
- Content of Detailed Specification
This is no more than a space for you to enter what you want in the specification. Do not commit to more than is required.
- Dissatisfaction with the Services
Service provision is unlikely to be perfect 100% of the time. A complaints procedure shows that you care and that you are efficient. It provides a route for assessment of problems and thereby avoids a stream of email messages. Edit to suit your business requirement.
- Warranty as to compliance with standards / ISO, etc
Enter if relevant. Otherwise delete.
We have included this paragraph because a business has so many secrets which could easily be stolen that some safeguard is sensible. You should consider not only what you expect to disclose but what the other side could discover by “digging and fishing” in ways you did not expect.
- Intellectual property
Few business managers appreciate just how much IP is owned by the business. There is an enormous variety of IP rights, from domain names to trade marks. It is sensible to leave this provision in place, edited as appropriate.
The question of who owns what intellectual property rights is one for detailed discussion and decision before the contract is signed.
- Disclaimers and limitation of liability
The law is complicated and much depends on the facts of each case. Our best advice to you is to include these disclaimers so far as they apply to your business. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 still applies.
You will see that we have also included in the provision for directors and others to have the same protection. One around such a provision in the past is to claim not against the company with whom the claimant has a contract but against the directors or others in negligence.
We suggest no edits.
It is after termination that conflicts tend to arise. In this agreement however, there are unlikely to be residual obligations. Edit as you think best.
- Miscellaneous matters
A number of special points. We have identified each of these as important to protect you. Some are relevant to particular paragraphs in the document, some apply more generally. Some are included to strengthen your position generally. Do not delete unless you are quite positive of the legal effect of doing so.
End of notes