Use of the Website is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. The Law Society will vigorously protect its legal rights and interests.
Content means all content contained on the Website, including without limitation any text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, icons, advertisements, databases, trade marks, logos, sounds, music, artwork, computer code and other material used, displayed or available on the Website.
Employer Profile means the profile created by organisations using the Website to advertise opportunities, products and services for graduates, whether through registration on the Website or through importation of profile information via a third party log-in provider such as (but not limited to) Google, Facebook, Yahoo or Hotmail.
Intellectual Property Rights means any trade marks, copyright, patents, design rights and all other forms of intellectual property rights vesting in the Content used, displayed, or made available on the Website.
Loss or Claim means any damage, losses (including consequential loss and loss of profit), costs or
Personal Information has the same meaning as defined in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). Profile means either a Student Profile or an Employer Profile.
Registered User means any User that has completed the registration or log-in requirements to create a Student Profile or an Employer Profile.
Services means the services, information and resources provided by the Law Society to Users through the Website.
Student Profile means the profile created by Users in order to access the Services available through the Website, whether through completion of a registration form on the Website or through importation of profile information via a third party log-in provider such as (but not limited to) Google, Facebook, Yahoo or Hotmail.
Third Party Websites means websites which are not owned or controlled by the Law Society.
User, or You means any user of the Website.
3.1 In order to access some of the functionality of the Website, you will need to become a Registered User. To become a Registered User you must:
- be capable of forming a legally binding contract;
- create an Employer Profile, or Student Profile, (as the context requires).
3.3 When registering an account with us, you must provide us with accurate and complete information and update it as necessary. It is your responsibility to inform us of any changes to that information (including without limitation your email address), by updating your details on the relevant section of the Website.
4. Use of the Website
4.2 You must not use the Website to:
- provide or upload false or misleading information, create a false identity or use or attempt to use another person’s Employer Profile or Student Profile (as the context requires);
- defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, breach the confidence of, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy) of others;
- hack into any part of the Website through password mining, phishing, or any other means;
- knowingly introduce viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs, spyware, malware or other similar material;
- circumvent the Website’s structure, presentation or navigational function so as to obtain information the Law Society has chosen not to make publically available through the Website;
- disrupt an exchange of information between Users or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other Users, including through a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack;
- transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other materials that
- contain any solicitation with respect to products or services, unless expressly authorised by the Law Society;
- harvest information about other Users in order to transmit, or facilitate the transmitting of such materials as listed in (g); or
- attempt to modify, reverse engineer, or reverse-assemble any part of the Website.
4.3 Without limiting clause 4.2 above, you must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, codes or standards when using the Website.
4.4 You acknowledge and agree that the information published by the Law Society, on its Website, does not, under any circumstances, constitute legal or professional advice.
4.5 You further acknowledge that:
- the posting of graduate vacancies, opportunities or advertisements for goods and services, by the Law Society does not imply an endorsement or recommendation of the organisation, or the opportunity advertised, by the Law Society;
- the making available of student data by the Law Society does not imply an endorsement or recommendation of the student for any graduate vacancy advertised by the Law Society;
- whilst the Law Society uses reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy and currency of data or information made available on the Website, it is not responsible for the accuracy or currency of such data or information supplied to it by third parties or Users and the Law Society makes no guarantee in relation the accuracy or currency of data or information made available on the Website.
5. Personal Information
5.1 Upon creating a Student Profile you will be required to provide the Law Society with certain Personal Information, such as your name, address, age, gender, résumé, academic transcript, and citizenship or work status. The Law Society may also request that you provide information with respect to your race or ethnicity. Providing information with respect to your race or ethnicity is entirely voluntary on your part. However, you acknowledge that the Law Society may not be able to provide you with a full set of Services if you do not provide this information.
5.2 The Law Society may use any information provided with respect to ethnicity and gender to compile statistical information. However, you should note that potential employers may also use this information in order to undertake target specific recruitment.
5.3 You acknowledge that the Law Society requests your Personal Information as part of the process of assisting you in finding employment, and you agree that, in requesting this information, the Law Society is not acting in contravention of any laws or regulations relating to equal opportunity or anti-discrimination, including Australia’s Equal Opportunity Acts.
5.4 Any non-Personal Information collected by the Law Society through the Website (including by way of any blog or forum), such as questions, comments, or suggestions, is not encrypted nor will it be treated as confidential. You acknowledge that the Law Society may use any non-Personal Information that you upload to our Website for any purpose whatsoever.
7. Intellectual Property
7.2. You may not sell, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, republish, licence, frame, upload, transmit, post, communicate or use the Content, or the layout or design of the Website, except as:
- permitted under the Copyright Act, including for any fair dealing purposes such as private study, research, criticism or review; or
- authorised in writing by the Law Society.
7.3. The Law Society owns or is entitled under licence to all rights, title and interests (including present and future copyright) in the Website. All material including domain names, company and business names, text, graphics, images, photographs, designs, illustrations, diagrams, logos, buttons, icons, software, and all products and services described on the Website are owned exclusively by the Law Society, its related bodies corporate or others who have licensed their material to the Law Society (unless expressly indicated otherwise).
7.4 The Law Society and Specialist Accreditation logos are registered trade marks of the Law Society and may only be reproduced with the written consent of the Law Society. A number of logos appearing on the Website are registered trade marks owned by third parties and have been reproduced on this website with the agreement of those third parties.
7.5 The Law Society reserves the right to all other intellectual property that is inherent in other information, products, processes or technologies which form part of this Website and are not explicitly licensed.
8.1 The Website may include links to Third Party Websites. The Law Society makes no guarantee as to the content, functionality, or accuracy of any Third Party Websites.
8.2 Third Party Websites are subject to the terms and conditions outlined by that third party.
8.3 Any links to Third Party Websites do not:
- indicate a relationship between the Law Society and the third party; or
- indicate any endorsement or sponsorship by the Law Society of the Third Party Website, or the goods or services it provides, unless specifically indicated by the Law Society.
8.4. The Law Society requires that the following rules are adhered to when establishing a link from another website to the Website:
- A link to the Website is to be used only as a 'hot' link (direct link) to a LegalVitae webpage and for no other purpose.
- A link should preferably be made to the Website’s homepage.
- A link to another page on the Website is permitted, but it is suggested that you run an automated link-checker periodically to test the integrity of such link. Information or page structures may change over time.
- You may link to, but not without permission replicate, the Content.
- You must not create a browser or framed border environment around Law Society content.
- You must not use the Law Society or Specialist Accreditation logos without the Law Society’s written consent.
- Your website must not contain content that could be construed as distasteful or offensive.
- Your website must not claim or infer the existence of any relationship with, or endorsement by, the Law Society unless you have obtained the Law Society’s written consent.
- Selection of a link from your website to a Website webpage, and subsequent page impressions within the Website, will display and retain within the browser software URL information relevant to the webpage addresses.
- The Law Society retains, in its sole discretion, a right to disapprove and seek the removal of any link to the Website. If a link is not immediately removed upon request, the Law Society reserves the right to disable that link.
9. No Liability
9.1 The Law Society uses reasonable endeavours to ensure the accuracy of the information on the Website, however, the Law Society assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information available on the Website.
9.2. To the fullest extent permitted by law but subject always to clauses 2.4 and 7.3:
(b) the Company does not guarantee:
- the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the Content;
- continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Website or that its servers are free from viruses (including malware or spyware), bugs or other destructive properties or that defects will be corrected;
- that the operation of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free;
- your use of the Website will result in a graduate employment match;
- that an advertised position will be available to you, as (among other things) a potential employer may have filled the vacancy prior to the advertisement of the position being removed from the Website; or
- that advertised graduate opportunities represent actual, current job vacancies.
9.3 To the full extent permitted by law, the Law Society is not liable to you or any third party for any Loss or Claim in connection with:
- your use of, or reliance on, the Website (or in any of the Content) however caused;
- any disruption or other difficulties in accessing or using the Website; or
- the accuracy, timeliness, quality, utility or completeness of the information contained on the Website (or in any of the Content).
- in the case of services, the supply of the services again or the payment of the cost of having services supplied again; and
- in the case of goods, the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods, the repair of such goods, the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or acquiring equivalent goods, or the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired.
10.2 For the avoidance of doubt, the indemnity in clause 10.1 will extend without limitation to any Losses or Claims the Law Society may suffer as a result of the use by third parties of your User account, except in circumstances where you can demonstrate to the Law Society's satisfaction that such third party obtained the relevant details through no fault of your own.
11. Mobile Applications
11.1 If you are accessing our Services using a mobile device or phone (device), some of the Content may be limited or restricted.
11.2 You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Website on your device may be subject to separate charges imposed by your mobile phone service provider (carrier), such as data usage charges and phone charges, for which you will be solely responsible.
12. Content Amendments
12.1 We may amend, remove, alter or vary any of the Content at any time, without prior notice to you.
15. Applicable Law