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Definitions and Terminology

1.1. In these terms and conditions:

(a) a reference to “we”, “us” and “our” (or any cognate expression) is a reference to Chamos Legal Pty Ltd t/as Chamos Legal
(b) a reference to “you” or “your” or “user”(or any cognate expression) is a reference to any person that accesses this website (including any hyperlink on this website) for any reason whatsoever;
(c) the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
(d) headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation;
(e) other grammatical forms of defined words or expressions have corresponding meanings;
(f) a reference to a party to this document includes that party’s successors and permitted assigns;
(g) a reference to a user, party or person includes an individual, company, legal entity or body of persons and words implying natural persons include partnerships, bodies corporate and associations;
(h) a reference to a deed, document or agreement includes that deed, document or agreement as novated, amended, altered or replaced;
(i) a reference to anything includes the whole or any part of that thing and a reference to a group of things or persons includes each thing or person in that group;
(j) a reference to legislation or statutory instrument or a provision of any legislation or statutory instrument includes modifications or re-enactments of the legislation or statutory instrument, or any legislative or statutory provision substituted for, and all legislation and statutory instruments and regulations issued under the legislation; and
(k) an expression not otherwise defined in this document has the same meaning as in the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (Cth) or the equivalent State legislation, as applicable; and
(l) the words “include”, “including”, “for example” or “such as” are not used as, nor is it to be interpreted as, a word of limitation and when introducing an example, do not limit the meaning of the words to which the example relates to that example or examples of a similar kind.

2. Acceptance / Amendment of Terms and Conditions

In using this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.  We may need to amend these terms and conditions from time to time. Amendments will be effective immediately upon update on this website.  Your continued use of the website following such amendment will represent an agreement by you to be bound by the terms and conditions, as amended from time to time.

3. Accessing This Website

(a) You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process and equipment which you use for accessing this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer / system.  For the avoidance of doubt, we do not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your computer / system that arises from or in connection with your use of this website or any linked website.

(b) This website is hosted on a server that is located in New South Wales, Australia.  We do not represent that we are permitted to provide legal services and/or information that is provided on this website in any jurisdiction other than New South Wales and the Commonwealth of Australia (as amended from time to time) from which this website may be viewed.  You must ensure that your access to or use of this website is not illegal or prohibited by laws which apply to you.

(c) Access to this website may be terminated at any time by us without notice.

4. Information On This Website

(a) The information on this website is not in the nature of legal advice, and should not be treated as such.  If you use this website for any purpose then you should not act, refrain from acting or otherwise change your legal position in any respect in reliance on any information accessed from this website.

(b) A solicitor/client relationship is not under any circumstances formed between you and Chamos Legal when you receive information from or transmit information to or through this website.

5. Privacy Policy

To the extent we collect personal information (within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act) via this website, we will adhere to the relevant provisions of the Act and the National Privacy Principles in relation to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

6. Limitation of Liability

(a) Subject to paragraphs (b) and (c) below, we do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage, however caused (including through negligence), which you (or any other person) may directly or indirectly suffer in connection with your use of this website or any linked website (whether or hyperlink or otherwise), nor do we accept any responsibility for any such loss arising out of your use of or reliance on information contained on or accessed through this website.

(b) To the extent permitted by law, any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied into these terms and conditions is hereby excluded.  Where legislation implies any condition, warranty or statutory guarantee, and that legislation prohibits us from excluding or modifying the application of, or our liability under, any such condition, warranty or statutory guarantee, that condition, warranty or statutory guarantee will be deemed included but our liability will be limited for a breach of that condition, warranty or statutory guarantee to one or more of the following: (a) if the breach relates to goods: (i) the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods; (ii) the repair of such goods; (iii) the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods; or (iv) the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; and (b) if the breach relates to services: (i) the supplying of the services again; or (ii) the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

(c) Despite any other provision in these terms and conditions to the contrary, nothing in these terms and conditions attempts or purport to exclude liability arising under statute if, and to the extent, such liability cannot be lawfully excluded.

7. Copyright

Copyright in this website (including text, graphics, logos, icons, sound recordings and software) is owned by or licensed to us. Other than for the purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under, the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and similar legislation which applies in your location, and except as expressly authorised by these terms and conditions, you may not in any form or by any means:
(a) adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this website; or

(b) commercialise any information obtained from any part of this website, without our consent.

8. Trademarks

(a) Except where otherwise specified, any word or device to which is attached the ™ or ® symbol is a registered trade mark.

(b) If you use any of our trade marks in reference to our activities, products or services, you must include a statement attributing that trade mark to us. You must not use any of our trademarks:
(i) in or as the whole or part of your own trademarks;
(ii) in connection with activities, products or services which are not ours;
(iii) in a manner which may be confusing, misleading or deceptive;
in a manner that disparages us or our information, products or services (including this website).

9. Linked Websites

(a) This website may contain links to other websites. Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained.  We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with linked websites.

(b) Our links with linked websites should not be construed as an endorsement, approval or recommendation by us of the owners or operators of those linked websites (and vice versa), or of any information, graphics, materials, products or services referred to or contained on those linked websites, unless and to the extent expressly stated to the contrary in this website.

10. Knowledge Hub

(a) All general information, including that contained in our “Knowledge Hub” (including, without limitation the “Legal Pitch” and “Express Seminar”) pages are general information only and are not in the nature of legal advice (in this regard, please also refer to clause 4, above).

(b) To the extent we refer to content in this website including in our “knowledge Hub” provided by third parties, we derive that information from sources which we believe to be accurate and up to date as at the date of publication. We nevertheless reserve the right to update this information at any time.

(c) We do not make any representations or warranties that the information we provide will be uninterrupted, timely or secure.

(d) You agree to use our general information service for lawful purposes only.

11. Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws in force in New South Wales, Australia.   In using this site, you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales, Australia (and any court of appeal) and you waive any right to object to an action being brought in those courts, including on the basis of an inconvenient forum or those courts not having jurisdiction.

12. Severability

A provision of these terms and conditions that is illegal, invalid or unenforceable in a jurisdiction is ineffective in that jurisdiction to the extent of the illegality, invalidity or unenforceability.  This does not affect the validity or enforceability of that provision in any other jurisdiction, nor the remainder of this document in any jurisdiction.

13. Interpretation

No rule of construction applies to the disadvantage of a party because that party was responsible for the preparation of, or seeks to rely on, these terms and conditions or any part of it.

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