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Welcome to Shire Women!

These terms and conditions govern your Shire Women membership and any Additional Services purchased from us. By applying for Membership or purchasing any Additional Services, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, and agree that they are legally binding.
1. Our Services
You can choose to register for our Basic, Standard, Premium or Company Membership Plans. The Membership Inclusions for each plan are listed in Schedule 1 and on our website.
We also offer Additional Services, which are listed in Schedule 2 and on our website.
2. Membership Term

Our Basic Membership Plan is for a minimum term of 6 months. Our Standard, Premium or Company Membership Plans are for a minimum term of 12 months.

Your Membership commences on the date that you register.

At the conclusion of the minimum term of your Membership Plan, your membership will continue on a month-to-month basis until we receive written notice that you wish to terminate your membership.

3. Membership Fees and fees for Additional Services

You agree to pay the Membership Fee applicable to your membership annually or by monthly instalments for the minimum term of the Membership Plan and for so long as you continue to be a member of Shire Women.

If you elect to pay your Membership Fee by monthly instalments, your Membership Fee will be deducted from your bank account each month commencing from the date of your registration. You must provide bank or credit card details at the time of registration.

Fees for Additional Services must be paid at the time of purchase through our website or upon issue of our invoice, as applicable.

Membership Fees and Fees for Additional Services are non-refundable.

Shire Women reserves the right to charge credit card surcharges in the event that payments are made using a credit, debit or charge card (including Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Diners Club).

4. Your obligations

You must:

(a) Ensure that all information provided to us and any material that is provided to Shire Women or uploaded to the Members Portal is true, accurate, not misleading, and does not infringe any confidentiality, intellectual property rights or privacy rights of any third party;
(b) Provide us with appropriate content to promote on your behalf in accordance with the terms of the applicable Membership Plan;
(c) Conduct yourself in a courteous and professional manner at all times, including at any Shire Women events and in any interaction on Shire Women social media pages;
(d) Not act in any way that may injure the reputation of Shire Women;
(e) Not use or attempt to use your Membership in a manner that is illegal or fraudulent;
(f) Not use the ShireWomen network to form a competing business or service model to ShireWomen;
(g) Not copy, repurpose or duplicate the ideas of your fellow members;
(h) Act with integrity and respect;
(i) Not plagiarise the work of ShireWomen or the work of members of ShireWomen;
(j) Not solicit members or contacts of ShireWomen;
(k) Acknowledge that our contacts and network connections are our Intellectual Property, and your membership grants you access to this Intellectual Property under the terms of this agreement and only for the duration of your membership term.

You are solely responsible for all materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available to us, including on our Website or the Member Portal ("Your Content"). You certify that you own all intellectual property rights of Your Content.

5. Delivery of Services

We will discuss with you the timeframe for the delivery of any service that forms part of the Membership Inclusions and any Additional Services.

Any dates specified by us for delivery of the services are approximate only. If no dates are so specified, delivery will be within a reasonable time.

You have no right of action for damages or otherwise against us and release us from any claim for loss or damage occurring by reason of any delay in delivery the services.

6. Goods and Services Tax

Unless otherwise stated, all amounts and prices provided on our website are exclusive of GST. Where the service provided is subject to GST, it will be added and charged to you.

7. Price increases

Amounts and prices stated on our website are those at the date on which the website was accessed.

We will not increase the price of the Membership Plan for which are registered during the minimum term of the plan.

If you continue on a month-to-month Membership after the minimum term, we will provide you with 30 days notice of any increase in the price of our Membership.

We reserve the right to increase the price of our Additional Services without notice.

8. Accounts and interest

If an invoice is issued to you for any service provided by us on account, you must pay that invoice within 14 days of the date of issue.

You are responsible for ensuring that your payment details for ongoing Membership

Fees are current on the Member Portal. In the event that any payment is dishonoured, you must pay any fee incurred by us as a result of the dishonoured payment as well as the Membership Fee within 14 days.

If our accounts are not paid in full by their due date, we may charge you interest on the unpaid amount at the rate of 10% per annum.

9. Outstanding accounts

If any amount owed to us pursuant to these Terms remains outstanding for a period of 30 days or more, in addition to our rights to take action to recover the amount owed, we may at our discretion:

(a) Cease providing ongoing services to you;
(b) Remove your Business Listing from the Members Showcase and downgrade your listing to a free directory listing showing minimal information;
(c) Remove your logo from our emails, website and any other place we have agreed to display your logo;
(d) Cancel your membership and issue an invoice to you for any unpaid portion of your Membership Fee for the minimum term of the membership;
(e) Provide your particulars and the particulars of the unpaid debt to any credit reporting agency to have the default in payment listed.

All costs and disbursements incurred by us in recovering payment of any overdue account or in enforcing our rights under these Terms including, without limitation, legal costs on a solicitor and client basis are payable by you.

We may retain any documents or goods held on your behalf pending payment of any outstanding account.

10. Termination of Services

You may terminate your Membership during the minimum term provided that you continue to pay the Membership Fee for the whole of the minimum term. You are not entitled to a refund or reduction of the Membership Fees even if you terminate your Membership during the minimum term. You must email steph@shirewomen.com.au with your cancellation request or your request will be deemed invalid.

If, after the expiry of the minimum term, you continue a month-to-month membership, you must provide us with 30 days notice of termination of your membership.

We may terminate your membership if you:

(a) Breach any of these terms and conditions and fail to rectify the breach within 14 days of being provided with written notice of the breach; or
(b) a sequestration order is made against you pursuant to the Bankruptcy Act or if a receiver or liquidator is appointed to the company.
(c) you offer services in competition with Shire Collective Pty Ltd T/A ShireWomen or The Process Collective.
(d) you breach our ethical standards
(c) you plagiarise or replicate our content

If we terminate your Membership, you must pay all Membership Fees for the minimum term of your Membership and any other amount owing to us at the time of termination.

11. Release and indemnity

You hereby release and indemnify us and agree to forever keep us indemnified from any and all cost, damage, liability, expense or loss, including indirect, consequential and special losses, that we may incur in relation to you or any third party, where the cost, damage, liability, expense or loss is caused by or contributed to by the services provided to you as part of your Membership.

12. Guarantees and Warranties

We do not provide any guarantees or warranties in relation to our services.
Whilst we will assist Members to showcase their business, we do not guarantee that such promotion will lead to increased business, social media following or business leads.

We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content on our Website where that content is posted by Clients, Members or Sponsors. Our Website may contain information about products and services offered by third parties, including product specifications, pricing, availability, performance and editorial commentary. We are not responsible for any reliance that you place on any of this content, including, but not limited to, reviews and testimonial descriptions. We are also not responsible for postings by users in the user opinion, Facebook/social media or feedback sections of our Website or for reviewing such material prior to it becoming available on our Website. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that may, in our sole discretion, be considered objectionable, for example if the content contains either language or comments that other members may find offensive, inappropriate or irrelevant.

Any warranty or condition which would otherwise be implied in any agreement between us or in these Terms (including, but not limited to, merchantability, suitability or fitness for purpose, quality, design, or otherwise) is expressly denied and is excluded to the maximum extent permitted by law.

13. Contractual limitation of liability

To the extent permitted by law, and notwithstanding Clause 11 entitled “Release and Indemnity”, our liability to you in respect of any cost, damage, liability, expense or loss (including those caused or contributed to by our negligence or breach of any condition or warranty) is limited to, at our absolute discretion:

(i) Providing the Services again; or
(ii) Refunding the amount paid by you for the Services.

14. Intellectual property

In this clause, Intellectual Property includes All ideas, initiative knowledge, know-how, trademarks, business names, confidential information, copyright, inventions, improvements, designs, patents, discoveries, concept, numeric, personal or client data, contacts, data or formulae, software, coding, models, drawings, plans, trade secrets, secret processes, reports, proposals, concepts or ideas.

Any content or materials that you provide to us to enable us to provide the services pursuant to these terms remains your property.

You grant us an irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, licence to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, transmit, distribute and publish Your Content and subsequent versions of Your Content for the purposes of:

(a) displaying Your Content on our Website,
(b) distributing Your Content, either electronically or via other media, to users seeking to download or otherwise acquire it, and/or
(c) storing Your Content in a database accessible by other users, and in any such case, without attribution to you.

This licence will apply to the distribution and the storage of Your Content in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed.

We retain ownership of all Content and materials provided or produced by us ("Our Content") and reserve all rights in any intellectual property unless expressly granted to you. Plagiarising or copying our content, ideas, concept, or other items that are our Intellectual Property will result in termination of Your membership and legal action.

This clause survives termination of the agreement.

15. Content available on the Members Portal

Your Membership includes access to our Members Portal.

We may from time to time upload Our Content on the Member Portal, including but not limited to document templates. Our Content is available to Members for personal use only, is copyrighted, and must not be:

(a) re-sold and/or redistributed in any material form;
(b) stored in any storage media; and/or
(c) re-transmitted in any media without our prior written consent.

Any content uploaded to the Member Portal by us remains our property.
You are solely responsible for Your Content which you may upload to the Member Portal.

16. Event Content and Speakers

The views expressed in presentations made at ShireWomen events or meetings or other affiliated events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of ShireWomen. Presentations at ShireWomen events, or the presence of vendors at ShireWomen events, does not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

Should, for any reason outside the control of ShireWomen, the venue or speakers change or the event be cancelled, ShireWomen will endeavour to move the event to a different venue, or replace the speakers. In such an instance the attendee agrees that they are not entitled to claim any or all costs, damages or expenses.
ShireWomen does not accept responsibility for, and the attendee indemnifies ShireWomen against, any costs, charges or fines incurred by the attendee in the process of attending the event.

ShireWomen retains the right to refuse, change or cancel speakers at any time before the event. Speakers indemnify ShireWomen harmless from and against any and all costs, damages and expenses. Any time, effort, work or research conducted by Speakers in preparation for an event is at the discretion of the Speaker, and should the event be cancelled or the Speaking engagement cancelled, the Speaker accepts that any time, costs or effort spent is not refundable to them. Speakers accept that they will not be given compensation in any form for cancellation of speaking engagements.

ShireWomen engages Speakers in line with ShireWomen's ethical values, vision and brand. ShireWomen retains the right to decide what Speakers are invited to speak at our events, regardless of whether events are sponsored by or are in partnership with external parties. ShireWomen will not invite speakers that may offend, upset, marginalise, force religious or political comment, or damage our reputation. We also do not allow Speakers to talk should they, in our opinion, not be sufficiently experienced or qualified in the subject matter, do not share our values on equality, may discriminate or be seen to discriminate against our diverse members and attendees. We therefore do not invite religious leaders or political party leaders to speak to ensure we don't infringe on the rights or beliefs of our attendees, members and guests.

17. Promotional Material and Photos

Shire Women may take photographs at events and post those photos on social media. You consent to your photograph being taken and posted on social media, unless you have made a written request to us revoking your consent.

18. Confidentiality

During the term of this agreement, we may receive Confidential Information from you about your business and you may receive Confidential Information from us.
Each party agrees not to disclose any Confidential Information that is designated as confidential by the other party without the prior written consent of the other party, except as required by law.
Nothing in this Agreement prevents us from publicly disclosing your identity as a member of Shire Women unless you specifically request that we withhold this information.

19. Privacy

Personal information provided by you during the term of this agreement will be held and dealt with in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which is available on our Website.

Without limiting our Privacy Policy, you consent to:

(a) Your name and contact details being disclosed on our Website; and
(b) Receiving emails from us.

You may modify the level of information you receive by opting-out of emails, or by notifying us directly.

20. Force majeure

Each of us will be released from our respective obligations under these Terms (except as to payment and indemnity) in the event of national emergency, war, prohibitive governmental regulations or where any other cause beyond the reasonable control of either you or us, including strike, riot, lockout or trade disputes for a period of 7 days or more renders provision of services impossible.

21. General

(a) No waiver
No right under our Terms will be waived except as expressly agreed in writing and signed by us. We will not waive a right if we grant an extension or forbearance to you.
A waiver by us of any matter does not prejudice our rights in respect of any subsequent or other matter. Any non-exercise or partial exercise of, or any delay in exercising any right or remedy does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.
These Terms may only be amended as agreed by each of us in writing.
(b) Entire agreement
These Terms supersede all previous agreements between us and embody the entire agreement between us. You have the right to negotiate these terms with us.
(c) Delegation
We may delegate or sub-contract the performance of any obligation in our absolute discretion.
(d) No assignment
You may not assign the benefits or obligations under any agreement with us to any entity without our consent, which may be withheld in our absolute discretion.
(e) Severance
If (but for this clause) a provision of these Terms would be illegal, void, unenforceable or contravene any law, these Terms are to be varied so as to give effect to the intention of the Terms or severed without affecting the enforceability of the other provisions and failing that, the offending provision is to be interpreted as if the provision was omitted.
(f) Governing law and jurisdiction
These Terms and the transactions contemplated by them are governed by the law of New South Wales, Australia.
We each irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales, Australia.

22. Definitions
Additional Services: Additional Services are those listed on our Website. These include but are not limited to:
(a) ShireWomen Business Membership;
(b) Detailed Business Listing;
(c) Free Limited Business Listing;
(d) Banner Advertisement;
(e) Job Advertisement;
(f) Promote a Blog, Event or Special Offer;
(g) Custom SEO blog article;
(h) Sponsor ShireWomen (Major Sponsorship);
(i) Sponsor a ShireWomen Event;
(j) Strategy & Advice; and
(k) Speak at Coffee & Connect.
Confidential Information: means all information passing between the Member and Us during the term of this Agreement that is provided on a confidential basis and is information which is not in the public domain.
Membership Plans: Membership Plans are those listed on our Website. This includes but is not limited to:
a) Basic;
b) Standard;
c) Premium; and
d) Company.
Membership Inclusions: The services provided with each Membership Plan as outlined in Schedule 1.
Us/We: means Shire Collective Pty Ltd trading as Shire Women.
You: means the individual or company purchasing the Membership or Additional Services.

Schedule 1 – Membership and Membership Inclusions

(1a) Basic Business Membership

  • Receive a 1-hour consultation where we:
    • Advise on brand 
    • Direction
    • Media Strategy for promotion 
    • NOTE: additional advice and consulting is charged in accordance with our Strategy & Advice terms (see Additional Services in Schedule 2, Section 2.9).
  • Written personal story about you (written by us) which we share in our EDM / Social Media / Website
  • Regularly promote your business on our Social Media, EDM's and Website reaching on average 35,000 people each month (content of which you must upload to the Promotion tab of the Members Portal).
  • Give you 30% discount on Coffee & Connect tickets
  • Give you access to our Members Portal and Resource Library which has templates ranging from Budgeting, Strategic Planning to step by step guides to engaging audiences on Social Media, in EDM's or on your website, HR documents and much more
  • Recognition for being a ShireWomen Member by receiving a Members Sticker (you can display our members sticker on your website and marketing material)
  • Access to early bird tickets and members only events
  • Job Advertising (advertise your jobs with us for free – usually costs $250+GST per ad)
  • Full Webpage on our Website
  • Stand out Business Listing on our Directory
  • You will be invited to talk at our events
  • Display your marketing material at Coffee & Connect
  • Introductions by us to people we think you'll have a good business relationship with
  • Education
  • First refusal to Sponsor ShireWomen events

(1b) Standard Business Membership

  • Everything in the Basic Membership Package
  • Auto registration to every Coffee & Connect event (saving you $8 per event) - all you do is show up at the door

(1c) Premium Business Membership

  • Everything in the Basic and Standard Package
  • 1 blog written for you by us each quarter. The blog is written with content that is relevant to your industry, and positions you as the authority on the subject. You can then share this on your own social media and website and includes SEO keywords
  • We include the blogs in our EDM's, website, Social Media which assists in brand and lead generation (but does not guarantee them).

(1d) Company Business Membership

  • Everything in the Basic, Standard and Premium Packages
  • Membership for up to 5 staff members 
  • Banner Ad on News / Blogs Page

Schedule 2 - Additional Services

2.1. Detailed Business Listing

Business Listing on our Business Directory showing your Business Name, Business Address, Phone Number, Email and Website URL for $35 + GST per year. If payment dishonours, at the time of renewal, we will downgrade your listing to a Free Limited Business Listing. It is your responsibility to keep your listing up to date through the Guest Login area at any time.

2.2. Free Limited Business Listing

Business Listing on our Business Directory showing limited information of your Business Name, Business Address and Phone Number for an unlimited amount of time. It is your responsibility to keep your listing details up to date through the Guest Login area at any time.

2.3. Banner Advertisement

Banner Advertisements will be featured on our News / Blogs Page and is charged on a monthly recurring fee. You can cancel your Monthly recurring Banner Advertisement with us at any time with 30 day’s notice.

2.4. Job Advertisement

Job Advertisements include one Social Media Post, one Newsletter Feature and are listed in the Jobs Section of our website for the duration the job is live. Once the closing date passes, or the position is filled, your Job Ad will remain on our site but will be greyed out. Your Job Ad will be included in the next Newsletter(s) scheduled after the date you purchase your Job Ad. Our Newsletter process is detailed in section 2.11 of this agreement. We will not bring forward Newsletter release dates for urgent Job Ad's as we have obligations to our Sponsors and Members who provide us with content to be included in the time-frames we have agreed with them. We cannot guarantee numbers of applicants, however we do guarantee it will be exposed to our audience in line with our schedule and time-frames. You may purchase promotion of an already written advertisement, or you may purchase ad writing which is written by a Certified Member of the Australian HR Institute.

2.5. Promote a Blog, Event or Special Offer

This includes one post on our social media, one feature in our Newsletter(s) (see section 2.11 for full details), and your blog, event or special offer will be featured on our website in the News / Blogs section. In addition, events will be featured on our home page in the Coming Up section if that fits in with our Scheduling. All content submitted is subject to an audit process. If we find your content is misleading, is not in line with our ethics, is politically or religiously motivated, we will not publish it. Your Blog, Event or Special Offer will be included in the next Newsletters scheduled from the point you purchase advertisements.

We will not bring forward Newsletter release dates for urgent Event, Blog or Special Offer Ad's as we have obligations to our Sponsors and Members who provide us with content to be included in the time-frames we have agreed with them.

2.6. Custom SEO Blog Article

You may also pay for ShireWomen to write a blog, which will be subject to the same promotion once written as Schedule 2 – (e). See section 5 of this agreement for delivery time-frames. You may share this blog on your own website and social media provided that you site and tag ShireWomen as the writing source of the article.

2.7. Sponsor ShireWomen

ShireWomen has Gold (Major), Silver, Bronze Sponsorships available. All sponsorships are for a minimum sign-up period of 12 months and will be carefully considered by ShireWomen for suitability and fit. Once a Sponsorship Contract has been signed both parties agree to the terms of the contract and the terms of this agreement.

2.8. Sponsor a ShireWomen Event

Sponsorship of ShireWomen Empower, ShireWomen Inspire, ShireWomen Enrich and ShireWomen Indulge event series are available for Sponsorship by members or local businesses that share our beliefs and philosophy. As an event sponsor, the sponsor is bound by these terms and conditions and will also receive an additional contract via email. Event Sponsorship is for a minimum of 12 months.

2.9. Strategy & Advice

ShireWomen provides business consulting, advice and coaching in the areas of Business Planning, Strategy, HR, Organisational Psychology, Cloud Applications, general Marketing, and Business Development. One-hour of consulting is included in all membership packages – all additional advice (via phone calls, meetings and emails) are charged in 15 minute increments at $110 + GST per hour for members, or $220 + GST per hour for non-members.

2.10. Speak at Coffee & Connect

Each of our Coffee & Connect events has a speaker who talks on a topic deemed by ShireWomen. Priority for speaking at Coffee & Connect is given to ShireWomen Business Members, however from time to time we may have external parties talk at our events. See section 16 of this agreement for full terms regarding speaking at our events. Speakers are not provided with monetary compensation for speaking at Coffee & Connect events.

2.11 Newsletters

Advertising in our newsletters is available to Members, Sponsors and the wider community who purchase advertising such as Job Advertising, Event Advertising, Blog Promotion or Banner Ad's. So that we can provide our clients the best engagement, our newsletter audience is segmented into interest groups, demographics and audience type. While much of the content is similar in each newsletter segment, it is tweaked to provide better relevance to each audience. Therefore, when purchasing advertising with us, you may not be a recipient of all segmentations, you may only receive the newsletter relevant to you. You understand that your advertisement will be provided in varying formats to all of our audience segments in timeframes that get the best open rates and engagements which are determined solely by ShireWomen.

End of agreement

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