Terms of Use for Leading Web Design


Website Terms and Conditions of Use

1. About the Website


1.1. Welcome to LeadingWeb.Design (the ‘Website’). The Website provides website services (the ‘Services’).


1.2. The Website is operated by Leading Web Design (ABN 41405146716) . Access to and use of the Website, or any of its associated Products or Services, is provided by Leading Web

Design. Please read these terms and conditions (the ‘Terms’) carefully. By using, browsing and/or reading the Website, this signifies that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Terms. If you do not agree with the Terms, you must cease usage of the Website, or any of Services, immediately.


1.3. Leading Web Design reserves the right to review and change any of the Terms by updating this page at its sole discretion. When Leading Web Design updates the Terms, it will use reasonable endeavours to provide you with notice of updates to the Terms. Any changes to the Terms take immediate effect from the date of their publication. Before you continue, we recommend you keep a copy of the Terms for your records.


  1. Acceptance of the Terms

You accept the Terms by remaining on the Website. You may also accept the Terms by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms where this option is made available to you by Leading Web Design in the user interface.


  1. Subscription to use the Services


3.1. In order to access the Services, you must first purchase a subscription through the Website (the ‘Subscription’) and pay the applicable fee for the selected Subscription (the ‘Subscription Fee’).


3.2. In purchasing the Subscription, you acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to ensure that the Subscription you elect to purchase is suitable for your use.


3.3. Once you have purchased the Subscription, you will then be required to register for an account through the Website before you can access the Services (the ‘ Account’).


3.4. As part of the registration process, or as part of your continued use of the Services, you may be required to provide personal information about yourself (such as identification or contact

details), including:

(a) Email address

(b) Telephone number

(c) Password


3.5. You warrant that any information you give to Leading Web Design in the course of completing the registration process will always be accurate, correct and up to date.


3.6. Once you have completed the registration process, you will be a registered member of the Website (‘Member’) and agree to be bound by the Terms. As a Member you will be granted

immediate access to the Services from the time you have completed the registration process until the subscription period expires (the ‘Subscription Period’).


3.7. You may not use the Services and may not accept the Terms if:

(a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with Leading Web Design; or

(b) you are a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of Australia or other countries including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the Services.


  1. Your obligations as a Member


4.1. As a Member, you agree to comply with the following:

(a) you will use the Services only for purposes that are

permitted by:

(i) the Terms; and

(ii) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions;

(b) you have the sole responsibility for protecting the confidentiality of your password and/or email address. Use of your password by any other person may result in the immediate cancellation of the Services;

(c) any use of your registration information by any other person, or third parties, is strictly prohibited. You agree to immediately notify Leading Web Design of any unauthorised use of your password or email address or any breach of security of which you have become aware;

(d) access and use of the Website is limited, non-transferable and allows for the sole use of the Website by you for the purposes of Leading Web Design providing the Services;

(e) you will not use the Services or the Website in connection with any commercial endeavours except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by the management of Leading Web Design;

(f) you will not use the Services or Website for any illegal and/or unauthorised use which includes collecting email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorised framing of or linking to the Website;

(g) you agree that commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from the Website without notice and may result in termination of the Services. Appropriate legal action will be taken by Leading Web Design for any illegal or unauthorised use of the Website; and

(h) you acknowledge and agree that any automated use of the Website or its Services is prohibited.


  1. Payment


5.1. Where the option is given to you, you may make payment of the Subscription Fee by way of:

(a) Credit Card Payment (‘Credit Card’)

(b) PayPal (‘PayPal ‘)


5.2. All payments made in the course of your use of the Services are made using Stripe and Paypal. In using the Website, the Services or when making any payment in relation to your use of the Services, you warrant that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Stripe and Paypal terms and conditions which are available on their website.


5.3. You acknowledge and agree that where a request for the payment of the Subscription Fee is returned or denied, for whatever reason, by your financial institution or is unpaid by you for any other reason, then you are liable for any costs, including banking fees and charges, associated with the Subscription Fee.


5.4. You agree and acknowledge that Leading Web Design can vary the Subscription Fee at any time and that the varied Subscription Fee will come into effect following the conclusion of the existing Subscription Period.


  1. Refund Policy

Leading Web Design will only provide you with a refund of the Subscription Fee in the event they are unable to continue to provide the Services or if the manager of Leading Web Design makes a decision, at its absolute discretion, that it is reasonable to do so under the circumstances . Where this occurs, the refund will be in the proportional amount of the Subscription Fee that remains unused by the Member (the ‘Refund’).


  1. Copyright and Intellectual Property


7.1. The Website, the Services and all of the related products of Leading Web Design are subject to copyright. The material on the Website is protected by copyright under the laws of Australia and through international treaties. Unless otherwise indicated, all rights (including copyright) in the Services and compilation of the Website (including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, button icons, video images, audio clips, Website, code, scripts, design elements and interactive features) or the Services are owned or controlled for these purposes, and are reserved by Leading Web Design or its contributors.


7.2. All trademarks, service marks and trade names are owned, registered and/or licensed by Leading Web Design, who grants to you a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, revocable

license whilst you are a Member to: Leading Web Design does not grant you any other rights

whatsoever in relation to the Website or the Services. All other rights are expressly reserved by Leading Web Design.

(a) use the Website pursuant to the Terms;

(b) copy and store the Website and the material contained in

the Website in your device’s cache memory; and

(c) print pages from the Website for your own personal and

non-commercial use.


7.3. Leading Web Design retains all rights, title and interest in and to

the Website and all related Services. Nothing you do on or in

relation to the Website will transfer any:

to you.

(a) business name, trading name, domain name, trade mark,

industrial design, patent, registered design or copyright, or

(b) a right to use or exploit a business name, trading name,

domain name, trade mark or industrial design, or

(c) a thing, system or process that is the subject of a patent,

registered design or copyright (or an adaptation or

modification of such a thing, system or process),

7.4. You may not, without the prior written permission of Leading

Web Design and the permission of any other relevant rights

owners: broadcast, republish, up-load to a third party, transmit,

post, distribute, show or play in public, adapt or change in any

way the Services or third party Services for any purpose, unless

otherwise provided by these Terms. This prohibition does not

extend to materials on the Website, which are freely available for

re-use or are in the public domain.

  1. Privacy

8.1. Leading Web Design takes your privacy seriously and any

information provided through your use of the Website and/or

Services are subject to Leading Web Design’s Privacy Policy,

which is available on the Website.

  1. General Disclaimer

9.1. Nothing in the Terms limits or excludes any guarantees,

warranties, representations or conditions implied or imposed by

law, including the Australian Consumer Law (or any liability

under them) which by law may not be limited or excluded.

9.2. Subject to this clause, and to the extent permitted by law:

(a) all terms, guarantees, warranties, representations or

conditions which are not expressly stated in the Terms are

excluded; and

(b) Leading Web Design will not be liable for any special,

indirect or consequential loss or damage (unless such

loss or damage is reasonably foreseeable resulting from

our failure to meet an applicable Consumer Guarantee),

loss of profit or opportunity, or damage to goodwill arising

out of or in connection with the Services or these Terms

(including as a result of not being able to use the Services

or the late supply of the Services), whether at common

law, under contract, tort (including negligence), in equity,

pursuant to statute or otherwise.

9.3. Use of the Website and the Services is at your own risk.

Everything on the Website and the Services is provided to you

“as is” and “as available” without warranty or condition of any

kind. None of the affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents,

contributors and licensors of Leading Web Design make any

express or implied representation or warranty about the Services

or any products or Services (including the products or Services

of Leading Web Design) referred to on the Website, includes (but

is not restricted to) loss or damage you might suffer as a result of

any of the following:

(a) failure of performance, error, omission, interruption,

deletion, defect, failure to correct defects, delay in

operation or transmission, computer virus or other harmful

component, loss of data, communication line failure,

unlawful third party conduct, or theft, destruction, alteration

or unauthorised access to records;

(b) the accuracy, suitability or currency of any information on

the Website, the Services, or any of its Services related

products (including third party material and

advertisements on the Website);

(c) costs incurred as a result of you using the Website, the

Services or any of the products of Leading Web Design;


(d) the Services or operation in respect to links which are

provided for your convenience.

  1. Limitation of liability

10.1. Leading Web Design’s total liability arising out of or in

connection with the Services or these Terms, however arising,

including under contract, tort (including negligence), in equity,

under statute or otherwise, will not exceed the resupply of the

Services to you.

10.2. You expressly understand and agree that Leading Web Design,

its affiliates, employees, agents, contributors and licensors shall

not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special

consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by

you, however caused and under any theory of liability. This shall

include, but is not limited to, any loss of profit (whether incurred

directly or indirectly), any loss of goodwill or business reputation

and any other intangible loss.

  1. Termination of Contract

11.1. The Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or

by Leading Web Design as set out below.

11.2. If you want to terminate the Terms, you may do so by:

Your notice should be sent, in writing, to Leading Web Design

via the ‘Contact Us’ link on our homepage.

(a) not renewing the Subscription prior to the end of the

Subscription Period;

(b) providing Leading Web Design with 14 days’ notice of

your intention to terminate; and

(c) closing your accounts for all of the services which you

use, where Leading Web Design has made this option

available to you.

11.3. Leading Web Design may at any time, terminate the Terms with

you if:

(a) you do not renew the Subscription at the end of the

Subscription Period;

(b) you have breached any provision of the Terms or intend to

breach any provision;

(c) Leading Web Design is required to do so by law;

(d) the provision of the Services to you by Leading Web

Design is, in the opinion of Leading Web Design, no

longer commercially viable.

11.4. Subject to local applicable laws, Leading Web Design reserves

the right to discontinue or cancel your membership at any time

and may suspend or deny, in its sole discretion, your access to

all or any portion of the Website or the Services without notice if

you breach any provision of the Terms or any applicable law or if

your conduct impacts Leading Web Design’s name or reputation

or violates the rights of those of another party.

  1. Indemnity

12.1. You agree to indemnify Leading Web Design, its affiliates,

employees, agents, contributors, third party content providers

and licensors from and against:

(a) all actions, suits, claims, demands, liabilities, costs,

expenses, loss and damage (including legal fees on a full

indemnity basis) incurred, suffered or arising out of or in

connection with Your Content;

(b) any direct or indirect consequences of you accessing,

using or transacting on the Website or attempts to do so;


(c) any breach of the Terms.

  1. Dispute Resolution

13.1. Compulsory:

If a dispute arises out of or relates to the Terms, either party may not commence

any Tribunal or Court proceedings in relation to the dispute, unless the

following clauses have been complied with (except where urgent interlocutory

relief is sought).

13.2. Notice:

A party to the Terms claiming a dispute (‘Dispute’) has arisen under the Terms,

must give written notice to the other party detailing the nature of the dispute, the

desired outcome and the action required to settle the Dispute.

13.3. Resolution:

On receipt of that notice (‘Notice’) by that other party, the parties to the Terms

(‘Parties’) must:

(a) Within 14 days of the Notice endeavour in good faith to resolve the

Dispute expeditiously by negotiation or such other means upon which

they may mutually agree;

(b) If for any reason whatsoever, 14 days after the date of the Notice, the

Dispute has not been resolved, the Parties must either agree upon

selection of a mediator or request that an appropriate mediator be

appointed by the President of the Conflict Resolution Service or his or

her nominee;

(c) The Parties are equally liable for the fees and reasonable expenses of a

mediator and the cost of the venue of the mediation and without limiting

the foregoing undertake to pay any amounts requested by the mediator

as a pre-condition to the mediation commencing. The Parties must each

pay their own costs associated with the mediation;

13.4. Confidential:

All communications concerning negotiations made by the Parties arising out of

and in connection with this dispute resolution clause are confidential and to the

extent possible, must be treated as “without prejudice” negotiations for the

purpose of applicable laws of evidence.

13.5. Termination of Mediation:

If 2 weeks have elapsed after the start of a mediation of the Dispute and the

Dispute has not been resolved, either Party may ask the mediator to terminate

the mediation and the mediator must do so.

(d) The mediation will be held in an online meeting, Australia.

  1. Venue and Jurisdiction

The Services offered by Leading Web Design is intended to be viewed by

residents of Australia. In the event of any dispute arising out of or in relation to

the Website, you agree that the exclusive venue for resolving any dispute shall

be in the courts of Queensland, Australia.

  1. Governing Law

The Terms are governed by the laws of Queensland, Australia. Any dispute,

controversy, proceeding or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way

relating to the Terms and the rights created hereby shall be governed,

interpreted and construed by, under and pursuant to the laws of Queensland,

Australia, without reference to conflict of law principles, notwithstanding

mandatory rules. The validity of this governing law clause is not contested. The

Terms shall be binding to the benefit of the parties hereto and their successors

and assigns.

  1. Independent Legal Advice

Both parties confirm and declare that the provisions of the Terms are fair and

reasonable and both parties having taken the opportunity to obtain independent

legal advice and declare the Terms are not against public policy on the grounds

of inequality or bargaining power or general grounds of restraint of trade.

  1. Severance

If any part of these Terms is found to be void or unenforceable by a Court of

competent jurisdiction, that part shall be severed and the rest of the Terms shall

remain in force.


Date: June 2020