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Once you have purchased a Document, either through a pay-per-document or subscription plan, you are permitted to:
1. download, save and amend the Document;
2. supply the Document to a lawyer for review and amendment; and
3. re-use the Document for your personal use or for the purposes of your business.
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Intellectual Property and Moral Rights
You agree to provide information including Intellectual Property to us to enable us to provide the Services.
1. warrant that you have all necessary rights to provide the Intellectual Property to us;
2. grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide and transferable right and licence to use the Intellectual Property in any way we require to provide the Services to you; and
3. consent to any act or omission which would otherwise constitute an infringement of your Moral Rights.
If you (or any employee or agent) have Moral Rights in any Intellectual Property that you provide to us, you:
1. irrevocably consent to any amendment of the Intellectual Property in any manner by us for the purposes of providing Services to you;
2. irrevocably consent to us using or applying the Intellectual Property for the purposes of providing Services to you without any attribution of authorship;
3. agree that your consent extends to acts and omissions of any of our licensees and successors in title; and
4. agree that your consent is a genuine consent under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and has not been induced by duress or any false or misleading statement.
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These obligations do not apply to Confidential Information that:
1. is authorised to be disclosed;
2. is in the public domain and/or is no longer confidential, except as a result of breach of these Terms and Conditions;
3. is received from a third party, except where there has been a breach of confidence; or
4. must be disclosed by law or by a regulatory authority including under subpoena.
5. The obligations under this clause will survive termination of these Terms and Conditions.
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1. The complainant must tell the respondent in writing, the nature of the dispute, what outcome the complainant wants and what action the complainant thinks will settle the dispute. The Parties agree to meet in good faith to seek to resolve the dispute by agreement between them (Initial Meeting).
2. If the Parties cannot agree how to resolve the dispute at the Initial Meeting, any Party may refer the matter to a mediator. If the parties cannot agree on who the mediator should be, the complainant will ask the Law Society of New South Wales to appoint a mediator. The mediator will decide the time and place for mediation. The Parties must attend the mediation in good faith, to seek to resolve the dispute.
Any attempts made by the Parties to resolve a dispute pursuant to this clause are without prejudice to other rights or entitlements of the Parties under these Terms and Conditions, by law or in equity.
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Our policy prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible basis including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, family status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws, regulations and guidance.
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Delay: Where the provision of Services depends on your information or response, we have no liability for a failure to perform the Services in this estimated period, which is affected by your delay in response, incomplete or incorrect information. Copyright Notice: This Site was created and designed by Dorrian & Co and is ©2015 by Dorrian & Co. All rights are reserved. Permission is granted to view, store, print, reproduce, and distribute any pages within the Site provided that (a) none of the pages is modified and (b) this page is included with any distribution. General: To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all express or implied representations, conditions, guarantees, warranties and terms relating to the Information, Services and these Terms and Conditions, except as set out in these Terms and Conditions. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we are not and will not be liable or responsible for any expenses, losses, costs or damages (whether direct or indirect) caused to or incurred by any user of the Information, Site or our Services, including damages for loss of use and/or loss of data, arising out of the performance of the Site and/or Services. This clause will survive termination of these Terms and Conditions.
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Last updated: 26 December 2015
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