Terms of Use

Welcome to Oakton’s website. By accessing or using this website, you agree to the Terms of Use of our website set out below or as amended from time to time at our discretion. A version of the current Terms of Use will be available on this website as they are changed.

In these website Terms of Use, “Oakton” “us”, “we” or “our” means Oakton Limited (ABN 50 007 028 711) and each of its related bodies corporate, including in particular Oakton Services Pty Ltd (ABN 31 100 103 268), any of their respective employees or any person contributing to this website.

Oakton reserves the sole right to determine your eligibility for access, the extent of your access, and the level of information or services available to you via this website.  Oakton may suspend or terminate your access to or use of the website at any time for any reason.

Nature of Information

The material on this website is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on matters of interest. It is provided “as is” and is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute advice or a representation of the services we or other parties are able to offer you. You must make your own assessment of it and rely on it wholly at your own risk.

The information on this website is liable to be changed, updated or added to without notice. However, Oakton does not undertake to keep this website updated nor do we guarantee its currency as there may be delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions.

Liability

Oakton is not responsible to you or anyone else for any loss or damage however caused (including through negligence, recklessness or willful act or omission) which may be directly or indirectly suffered by you in connection with the use of this website, any linked websites or any of the content of them.

Oakton is not liable to you or anyone else if interference with or damage to your computer systems occurs in connection with use of this website or a linked website. You acknowledge that the internet is an insecure public network where there is a risk that your use of, and interactions with, this website may be viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties and that this website and any information on this website may contain harmful code. You must take your own precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use from this website is free of viruses or anything else (such as worms or Trojan horses) that may interfere with or damage the operations of your computer systems.

Oakton makes no warranties or representations (either express or implied) about this website or any of the content (including its reliability, accuracy and completeness). We exclude, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any liability which may arise as a result of the use of this website, its content or the information on it.

Where any law implies a warranty into these Terms of Use which cannot be lawfully excluded, then to the maximum extent permitted by law, Oakton’s liability for breach of warranty in relation to the use of this website or the content will, at Oakton’s option, be limited to the supply of any information again or payment of the cost of having the information supplied again. We will never be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss arising out of the use of this website, including loss of business profits, loss of revenue, loss of business opportunity or loss of data.

You are liable for and must indemnify and compensate Oakton on demand for all losses, costs, expenses (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis), claim or damage suffered or incurred (or which it agrees to pay by way of settlement or compromise) in connection with or arising out of:

(i)         a breach of these Terms of Use (including a representation or warranty);

(ii)        fraudulent or dishonest conduct of you or any person you have permitted to use this website on your behalf;

(iii)        a failure to obtain, maintain, and comply with required consents and applicable laws;  and

(iv)       claims, actions or proceedings by a third party and any investigations by a government body,

arising out of any of your acts or omissions or any of your related parties whether accidental or not.

You agree to report any misuse of this website that you become aware of to Oakton.

Linked websites

This website may contain links to other sites over which we have no control. Oakton makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or any other aspect of the information on those linked sites. No link to another site should be construed as an endorsement, approval or recommendation by Oakton of the owners or operators of the linked websites or any information, products or services referred to on them. When using the linked websites, you will be bound by the terms and conditions posted on those sites.

You must not create or maintain any link from another website to this website without our prior written consent. Where such consent is provided, you:

(a)        are encouraged to link to www.oakton.com.au (and not other parts of this website as pages and content may be updated or moved) and regularly check any links to ensure they are accurate;

(b)        may only link to, and not replicate, content or pages on the website;

(c)        must link to www.oakton.com.au rather than listing Oakton’s telephone or fax numbers or office details;

(d)        must ensure that any links are presented in a way that fairly represents Oakton;

(e)        may not use Oakton’s logo or trademarks and must not give the impression that you or your site is endorsed or sponsored by Oakton; and

(f)        comply with the intellectual property conditions set out in these Terms of Use (including not framing, reformatting or altering any files or information without Oakton’s consent).

Oakton may in its absolute discretion require you to remove, and not create any further, links to the website or any content that is in breach of these Terms of Use.

Social Media and other submitted information

This website contains the ability for you to submit information to Oakton, social media pages and links to social media pages provided by third parties (including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter) (collectively Social Media Sites).  Access and use of any third party Social Media Sites is subject to the relevant third parties terms.

Oakton encourages you to submit content and use the Social Media Sites but you must:

  • act reasonably and respectfully;
  • ensure that any content that you do upload is accurate, complete and up to date;
  • not submit content that:
    • is false or misleading;
    • violates any law or the rights of any other person;
    • is offensive, threatening, defamatory, abusive, obscene, profane, hateful or racist;
    • promotes or endorses any other organization’s products or services;
    • personally identifies an individual or group of individuals;
    • is repetitive or otherwise intended to impair the use of the Social Media Sites; and
    • in Oakton’s opinion is inappropriate; and
  • obtain any consents or licenses necessary to permit you to submit that content and for Oakton to use that content in accordance with these Terms of Use.

Oakton reserves the right to remove (or request that a third party removes) any content that is submitted in breach of these Terms of Use or which Oakton considers inappropriate.

Oakton does not endorse, and is not responsible for, content submitted by you or other users of the Social Media Sites. Oakton does not accept any responsibility or liability (either direct or indirect) for any loss or damage arising in connection with the use of (or reliance on) any information, links or other content posted on our Pages by individuals.

While Oakton will take reasonable steps to monitor any content submitted by a user of the Social Media Sites, Oakton does not review all content or monitor the content at all times.  You should notify Oakton if you believe any content has been submitted in breach of these Terms of Use and ignore any inappropriate or negative comments.

Intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise indicated, Oakton owns the copyright in the content on and design of this website. Some of the copyright in the content may be owned by someone else and is included on our website under a licence or agreement.

You acknowledge and agree that Oakton owns all other data and information uploaded onto, or created by or using, the website.  You assign any rights you may have in those materials to Oakton. You agree that Oakton can use and adapt any ideas, concepts, techniques, words or images contained in any of those materials for any purpose and without restriction or compensation.

All rights are reserved.

You may only access and use the content for non-commercial or personal use unless you have prior written approval from us. No material on this website can be reproduced, adapted, commercialised, communicated to the public, distributed, aggregated, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted without our prior written consent.

You may create a temporary copy of part or all of this website on your local computer for the sole purpose of viewing it, and print out a hard copy of any content on this website for your personal use provided all copyright and other intellectual property rights notices are included. All other use, copying or reproduction of this website or any part of it is prohibited (except to the extent permitted by law). None of the content or any part of it may be reproduced on any other website.

If you seek to reproduce or otherwise use the content in any way it is your responsibility to obtain approval for such use where necessary.

All trademarks mentioned on this website belong to their respective owners and are protected by applicable laws. Use of these trademarks without express permission of the trade mark owner will infringe the intellectual property rights of their respective owners.

Privacy

This website may store “cookies” on the web browser of your computer. All personal information collected as a result of your use of this website is dealt with in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Jurisdiction

Oakton does not represent that it holds the authorisations and approvals required to provide advice and services in all jurisdictions where the material on this website may be viewed or received (including in particular software that may have restrictions on the importation or exportation from certain jurisdictions). You must ensure that your access to and use of this website is not illegal or prohibited by laws which apply to you or in your location.

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws in force in Victoria, Australia and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria, Australia and any courts which may hear appeals from those courts in respect of any proceedings in connection with these Terms of Use or this website.

If you have any questions relating to these Terms of Use, please contact us