Terms of Use

Welcome to the website of Metallurgical Systems Pty Ltd ABN 32 146 844 831 (“we”, “us” or the “Company”), a metallurgical software development company. This website is located on the web via the domain [www.metsystems.com.au] and includes all of the files located in that domain (“this site”).

Agreement to these Website Terms of Use

By accessing this site, you agree to be bound by these terms of use (“Website Terms of Use”). These Website Terms of Use constitute a binding agreement between you and the Company and govern your use of this site.

Privacy Policy

As part of these Website Terms of Use, your use of this site is also subject to our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference into these Website Terms of Use.

Restrictions on use

Prohibited conduct

Your use of this site is subject to the rules set out in Schedule 1 below.

Violations of these Website Terms of Use

Without limiting any other remedies available to the Company at law or in equity, the Company reserves the right to, without notice:

  • temporarily or indefinitely suspend, or terminate, your access to this site or refuse to provide products or services to you if:
  • you breach any provision of these Website Terms of Use;
  • the Company believes that your actions may cause damage and/or legal liability to the Company, any of its customers or suppliers or any other person; and
  • remove or block access to any information and/or materials (in whole or in part) that the Company, at its sole and absolute discretion, regards in any way to be objectionable or in violation of any applicable law, any person’s intellectual property rights or these Website Terms of Use.

Indemnity

You indemnify and hold harmless the Company and its officers, employees, agents, consultants, licensors, partners and affiliates from and against any losses, liabilities, costs, expenses or damages (including actual, special, indirect and consequential losses or damages of every kind and nature, including all legal fees on a solicitor-client basis) suffered or incurred by any of them due to, arising out of, or in any way related to (directly or indirectly):

  • any material or information that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through this site;
  • your use of, or connection to, this site; or
  • your negligence or misconduct, breach of these Website Terms of Use or violation of any law or the rights of any person.

Registration and account security

Requirement for registration

The Company reserves the right to make any parts of this site accessible only to users who have registered.

Username and password

Upon registration with this site, you will be issued with a username and password to access your account. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your password for this site. The Company will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from or in connection with your failure to comply with this security obligation. You agree that the Company will be entitled to assume that any person using this site with your username and password is you or your authorised representative.
You must notify the Company immediately of any known or suspected unauthorised use of any password or any other breach of security.

User information

In order to register an account with this site, you must agree to these Website Terms of Use and provide the Company with:

  • a valid email address; and
  • any other information that may be reasonably required by the Company during the registration process.

You must promptly update this information to maintain its accuracy at all times.
You represent and warrant to the Company that all information provided to the Company by you, including the information provided by you through our account registration module or entered into your account profile, is true and not misleading and does not violate any applicable law or regulation or any person’s intellectual property or other rights.

Multiple accounts and automated account opening

One person may not maintain more than one account with this site. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.

Approval of registrations

The Company reserves the right to accept or reject any application for registration of an account with this site at its discretion.

Dealings with third parties

Third party goods/services and websites

We do not recommend or endorse any third party goods or services that are listed, advertised or referred to in this site or the content of any third party websites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third party websites, websites framed within this site or third party advertisements and we do not make any representations, or provide any guarantees or warranties, regarding their content or accuracy. These links may unintentionally connect with websites containing information that some users may find inappropriate or offensive. Your use of any third party websites is at your own risk and subject to their respective terms and conditions of use.

User acknowledgements

You acknowledge that the Company does not:

  • check the truth or currency of any of the material or information that third parties provide or make available through this site;
  • control, endorse, approve or warrant to you the merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of any of the goods or services of any third parties referred to in this site or whose identities become known to you through this site, including suppliers of content that is published or made available in or through this site;
  • offer professional advice on the quality or suitability of any goods, services or information supplied by any such third parties; or
  • endorse or recommend any third party supplier or any third party goods or services, including where details of the relevant supplier are provided by the Company to you or otherwise become known to you through this site.

Intellectual property

Copyright

In these Website Terms of Use, the term “Proprietary Content” means:

  • this site;
  • all of its content (including all of the text, graphics, designs, software, data, sound and video files and other information contained in this site, and the selection and arrangement thereof); and
  • all software, systems and other information owned or used by the Company in connection with the products and services offered through this site (whether hosted on the same server as this site or otherwise).
    All Proprietary Content is the property of the Company or its licensors (as applicable) and is protected by Australian and international copyright laws. You must not reproduce, transmit, republish or prepare derivative works from any of the Proprietary Content, except as expressly authorised by these Usage Terms or with the prior written consent of the Company or other copyright owner (as applicable).

You may download and print out content from this site only for your own personal and non-commercial use and provided that you do not remove or modify any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices.

Trademarks

The look and feel of this site (including all button icons, scripts, custom graphics and headers) are the trademarks, service marks and/or trade dress of the Company. These trademarks, service marks and trade dress may not be used, copied or imitated, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the Company.

User Content

In these Website Terms of Use, the term “User Content” means any and all content that is submitted, posted or otherwise added to this site by any user, such as comments, forum posts, chat room messages, reviews, ratings and feedback.
From time to time this site may contain features that enable you and other users to upload User Content. The Company reserves the right to display, refuse to display, remove and/or amend all or any part of any User Content at its absolute discretion. In respect of any User Content that you upload, you:

  • represent and warranty to the Company that your sharing of that User Content does not infringe any copyright or other legal right of any other person; and
  • grant to the Company a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform and otherwise exploit all or any part of that User Content in any way at the Company’s absolute discretion.

Copyright claims

If you believe that our site contains any material that infringes upon any copyright that you hold or control, or that users are directed through a link on this site to a third party website that you believe is infringing upon any copyright that you hold or control, you may send a notification of such alleged infringement to us in writing. Such notification should identify the works that are allegedly being infringed upon and the allegedly infringing material and give particulars of the alleged infringement. In response to such a notification, we will give a written notice of a claim of copyright infringement to the provider of the allegedly infringing material. If the provider of that material does not respond to us in writing denying the alleged infringement within 14 days after receipt of that notice, we will remove or block the allegedly infringing material as soon as is reasonably practicable. If the provider of that material responds to us in writing denying the alleged infringement, we will, as soon as is reasonably practicable, send a copy of that response to the original notifying party. If the original notifying party does not, within a further 14 days, file an action seeking a court order against the provider of the allegedly infringing material, we may restore any removed or blocked material at our discretion. If the original notifying party files such a legal action, we will remove or block the allegedly infringing material pending resolution of that legal action.

Disclaimer of warranties

To the extent permitted by law, we have no liability or responsibility to you or any other person for any loss. You acknowledge that you access and use our website at your own risk.

We make no representation or warranty that the website is appropriate or available for use in all countries or that the content satisfies the laws of all countries. You are responsible for ensuring that your access to and use of the website is not illegal or prohibited, and for your own compliance with applicable local laws.

This site and our services are educational and informational resources only and are not a substitute for any kind of professional or specialist advice. We cannot guarantee the outcome of following any recommendations provided and any statements made regarding the potential outcomes are expressions of opinion only.

It is imperative that all products are used only in the manner for which they are intended, and that care and common sense are exercised when using the products. To the extent permitted by law, the Company does not accept any liability for, and is not responsible for, any damage, loss or injury caused by the use or misuse of our products.

We are not liable to you or anyone else if interference with or damage to your computer systems occurs in connection with the use of this site or a linked website. You must take your own precautions to ensure that whatever you select from our website is free of viruses or anything else that may interfere with or damage the operations of your computer systems.

This site may contain links to websites operated by third parties. Such links are provided for convenience and may not remain current or be maintained. Unless expressly stated otherwise, we do not endorse and are not responsible for the content on third party linked websites and have no control over or rights in third party linked websites.

Limitation of liability

Exclusion of liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Company and its officers, employees, agents, consultants, licensors, partners and affiliates exclude all liability to you or any other person for any loss, cost, expense, claim or damage (whether arising in contract, negligence, tort, equity, statute or otherwise, and for any loss, whether it be consequential, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, exemplary or otherwise, including any loss of profits, loss or corruption of data or loss of goodwill) arising directly or indirectly out of, or in connection with, these Website Terms of Use or the use of this site by you or any other person.

Release

You agree that your use of this site is at your own discretion and risk. You agree to release the Company and its officers, employees, agents, consultants, licensors, partners and affiliates from any claim, demand or cause of action that you may have against any of them arising from these Website Terms of Use or the use of this site by you or any other person. The Company may plead this release as a bar and complete defence to any claims or proceedings.

Force majeure

To the maximum extent permitted by law, and without limiting any other provision of these Website Terms of Use, the Company excludes liability for any delay in performing any of its obligations under these Website Terms of Use where such delay is caused by circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Company, and the Company shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of time for the performance of such obligations.

General

Interpretation

In these Website Terms of Use, the following rules of interpretation apply:

  • headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit or describe the scope or extent of any provision in these Website Terms of Use;
  • these Website Terms of Use may not be construed adversely against the Company solely because the Company prepared them;
  • the singular includes the plural and vice-versa;
  • a reference to a “person” includes an individual, a firm, a corporation, a body corporate, a partnership, an unincorporated body, an association, a government body or any other entity; and
  • the meaning of general words is not limited by specific examples introduced by “including”, “for example”, “in particular” or similar expressions.

Notifications

The Company may provide any notification for the purposes of these Website Terms of Use by email and/or by adding the notification into your user control panel.

No waiver

Waiver of any power or right under these Website Terms of Use must be in writing signed by the party entitled to the benefit of that power or right and is effective only to the extent set out in that written waiver. Any failure by the Company to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive the Company’s right to act with respect to that breach or any subsequent or similar breaches.

Severability

The provisions of these Website Terms of Use are severable and, if any provision of these Website Terms of Use is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or future law, such provision may be removed and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.

Variation

The Company reserves the right to amend these Website Terms of Use and any other policy on this site at any time in its sole discretion and any such changes will, unless otherwise noted, be effective immediately. Your continued usage of this site will mean you accept those amendments. We reserve the right, without notice and at our sole discretion, to change, suspend, discontinue or impose limits on any aspect or content of this site or the products/services offered through this site.
You may only vary or amend these Website Terms of Use by written agreement with the Company.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These Website Terms of Use will be governed in all respects by the laws of New South Wales, Australia. The parties irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales, Australia and the courts of appeal from them.

Schedule 1 – Prohibited conduct

YOU MUST NOT:

  • use any device, routine or software that interferes, or attempt to interfere, with the proper working of this site;
  • engage in any action that requires, or may require, an unreasonable or excessively large load on our infrastructure;
  • use this site to decipher passwords or security encryption codes, transmit any worms, viruses or Trojan horses, transfer or store illegal, threatening or obscene material or otherwise violate the security of any computer network;
  • use this site to violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, to engage in any misleading or deceptive online marketing practices or for any fraudulent or malicious purposes;
  • use any spider, robot or search/retrieval application or any screen scraping, data mining or similar data gathering device, process, program or means to access, retrieve or index any portion of this site;
  • use this site by any automated means;
  • use this site to transmit junk mail, spam or chain letters or pyramid schemes or engage in other flooding techniques or mass distribution of unsolicited email;
  • access, retrieve or index any portion of this site for use in constructing or populating any database that is searchable online or for the purpose of soliciting or sharing reviews;
  • interfere with the display of any advertisements appearing on or in connection with this site;
  • reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, adapt, modify, translate, frame or reformat any of the material contained on this site;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or store any of the material appearing on this site other than for your own personal and non-commercial use;
  • falsely imply that any other website is associated with this site;
  • do anything that leads, or may lead, to a decrease in the value of the Company’s intellectual property rights in this site;
  • use or exploit any of the material appearing on this site for, or in connection with, any business or enterprise (whether for profit or otherwise), including any business or enterprise that is in competition with this site;
  • release to the public any news release, advertising material, promotional material or any other form of publicity or information relating to the Company without the Company’s prior written consent; or
  • use this site to transmit any information or material that is, or may reasonably be considered to be:
    • abusive, threatening, harassing, harmful, obscene, indecent, lewd, inflammatory, violent, vulgar, profane, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way;
    • libellous, defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarised;
    • infringing upon or violating any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property or proprietary right;
    • in breach of any duty of confidentiality by which you are bound, whether by way of a fiduciary or contractual relationship; in breach of any person’s privacy or publicity rights;
    • a misrepresentation of facts, including the impersonation of any person or entity or a misrepresentation of an affiliation with any person or entity (including any sponsorship or endorsement);
    • in violation of any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation, or encouraging of others to do so;
    • containing any political campaigning material, advertisements or solicitations; or
    • likely to bring the Company or any of its staff into disrepute.