Terms and Conditions
This agreement is between you the [“User” or “you”] and EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES PTY LTD (Collectively, “EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES”, “we”, “our” and “us”.)
Therefore, the use of www.empoweredcommunityservices.com is subject to the following terms and conditions. EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES reserves the right to update the Terms and Conditions at any time without notice to the user. The most current version of the Terms and Conditions can be reviewed by clicking on the ‘Terms of service’ hypertext link located at the bottom of our webpages.
You will use this site in a manner consistent with any, and all, applicable laws, legislation, rules and regulations. To use the services, you must be of 18 years of age or older. If you violate any restrictions in these terms, you agree to indemnify EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES for any losses, costs or damages, including reasonable legal fees, incurred by EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES in relation to, or arising out of, such a breach.
- ABOUT EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES
EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES PTY LTD is a corporation carrying on its business operations in Australia. Our services, focuses on People that may have some differences, but people just like us. Just like our participants, our staff are diverse and each has their own interests and backgrounds, which enables us to provide the best and most appropriate staff to assist our participants to reach their goals and aspirations.
We render the following services;
- Community Access and Capacity Building
- Holidays (Respite)
- Group Activities
- Support Coordination & Specialist support coordination
- School leavers employment Support
EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES also runs an E-commerce store that sells branded Empowered Value shirts and Holiday Shirts. To effectively provide these services to you, EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES has created www.empoweredcommunityservices.com (“The site or Website”).
“These general terms and conditions (the “Conditions”) apply to:
(a) The use of any information, pictures, documents and/or other services offered by EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES via (our “Website”);
(b) Subscription to any of our services and the ordering, shipping & delivery, return & refunds of any branded Empowered Value shirts and Holiday Shirts ordered from the site.
- EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR EXTERNAL LINKS
The Website may provide links to external Internet sites. EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES hereby declares explicitly that it has no influence on the layout or content of the linked pages and dissociates itself expressly from all contents of all linked pages of third parties. EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES shall not be liable for the use or content of Internet sites that link to this site or which are linked from it. Our privacy and cookie notice do not apply to any collection and processing of your personal data on or through such external sites.
- INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE
The information on the Website is for general information purposes only and does not constitute advice. Even though EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES has composed its Website with care, the information, texts, documents, graphics, and/or other services/information on it may contain errors or be otherwise incorrect or incomplete. EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES does not guarantee that the Website and/or the information is free of errors, defects, malware and viruses or that the Website and/or information is correct, up to date and accurate.
To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES shall not be liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use of the Website, including damages caused by malware, viruses or any incorrectness or incompleteness of such information or the Website, unless such damage is the result of any wilful misconduct or from gross negligence on the part of EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES.
EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES shall further not be liable for damages resulting from the use of (or the inability to use) electronic means of communication with this Website, including – but not limited to – damages resulting from failure or delay in delivery of electronic communications, interception or manipulation of electronic communications by third parties or by computer programs used for electronic communications and transmission of viruses.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
All brand names, logo, product names and titles used on the Website are trademarks or trade names of EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES or third-party trade mark or trade name holders. You are not allowed to use or reproduce any such trademarks, logo or trade names as this may constitute an infringement of the holder’s rights.
The rights in the Website design, texts, documents, movies, music and/or other services and the selection and arrangement thereof, and all software compilations, underlying source codes, software and all other material on this Website are owned by or licensed to EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES and/or its suppliers and subcontractors.
You are only allowed to electronically copy and to print in hard copy portions of the Website to the extent this is necessary for the purpose of subscribing to any service with us, or for using the Website as a shopping resource. You are not allowed to make any other use of the information and materials on this Website, including reproduction for purposes other than the one mentioned above, modification, distribution or republication. Should you wish to use materials or information from this Website, you need our prior written approval to do so.
- DATA PRIVACY
- UNSOLICITED IDEAS
In the event you post unsolicited ideas and/or materials whether consisting of texts, images, sounds, software, information or otherwise (Materials) on this Website or send these to EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES by e-mail or otherwise, you grant us an irrevocable, free of charge non-exclusive and worldwide right to use, copy, adapt, modify, publish and/or commercially exploit such Materials to the fullest extent in whatever form and via all media known and to date unknown for the duration of the intellectual property rights in the Materials and we shall not be bound by any confidentiality obligation in respect of such Materials.
To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, you hereby indemnify and hold EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES harmless from and against all actions, claims and liabilities, suffered, incurred or sustained by us as a result of the use and/or exploitation of the Materials infringing the (intellectual property) rights of any third party or otherwise being unlawful towards a third party.
You can access the site either as a guest or by registering an account with us. In order to get your custom made product, you will be required to create an account with us (“Account”), and you may be subject to additional contractual terms and conditions applicable to such Services (“Additional Terms”), which Additional Terms will be accessible to you on the Website or presented to you as Additional Terms when you sign up for or access such Services. Any such Additional Terms shall be incorporated into and form a part of these Terms. Your Account is for your individual, personal use only, and you may not authorize others to use your Account for any purpose. In creating your Account, you certify that all information you provide is complete and accurate. You agree to update your information when required or requested, and you further agree not to use another person’s account without permission. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of, and restricting access to, your Account and password, and you agree to accept sole responsibility for all activities that occur under your Account or password. You agree to contact our customer service department immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your Account or any violation of these Terms by others of which you are aware. You agree that we shall have no liability for any losses, damages, liabilities or expenses you may incur due to any unauthorized use of your Account, and you agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless for any such unauthorized use. We reserve the right to create accounts for quality control and administrative purposes. Such accounts may be publicly viewable.
- PAYMENT, PRICING & SHIPPING
(a) Payment and billing information.
Payments for the purchase of any product can be done with the use of PayPal & Credit cards. By providing a credit card or other payment method that we accept, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to use the designated payment method and that you authorize us (or our third party payment processor) to charge your payment method for all charges you incur for the purchase of any Subscriptions or other Products (including any applicable taxes and other charges) (each such purchase, an “Order”). You are responsible for, and agree to pay, all such charges. If we or our third party payment processor cannot obtain authorization for charges to your payment method or if any amounts you authorize us to charge to your payment method are reversed or charged back for any reason, we may, at our option, in addition to any other remedies: cancel or suspend any undelivered portion of your Orders, make second and/or subsequent attempts to charge your payment method, and/or use any other lawful means to collect payment on any outstanding amounts due to us. You will remain responsible to pay all applicable charges for all Orders. You agree to provide and keep current a valid payment method. However, your failure to do so shall not constitute cancellation of any Order. In the event you want to change or update payment information associated with your EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES account, you can do so at any time by logging into your account and editing your payment information.
(b) Pricing and availability.
All prices shown via the Services are in United States Dollars. Any applicable taxes and other charges, if any, are additional. The shipment of Products to you after our delivery of such notice will confirm your acceptance of such changes, unless you cancel your subscription(s) in accordance with the cancellation policy set forth in these terms.
We will collect applicable sales tax on Products shipped to the states for which we determine we have a duty to collect sales tax. If an item is subject to sales tax, you agree that the amount of taxes shown at checkout may be adjusted. Several factors may cause this, such as variances between processor programs and changes in tax rates.
(d) Shipping and handling
You agree to pay any shipping and handling charges shown at the time you make a purchase. We reserve the right to increase, decrease, add or eliminate shipping and handling charges from time to time, but we will provide notice of the charges applicable to you before you make your purchase. We will use Australian Post to ship your product to you. We reserve the right to use any shipping couriers as needed. Actual delivery dates may vary. You agree that you will not obtain, or direct shipment of, a Product for export.
As a rule, delivery time is 2 to 5 working days after shipping the order. However, this might take longer as a result of the inconveniences of the ongoing COVID – 19 pandemics. We will not be liable to you in a situation where delivery of your products to you takes longer than necessary.
If the delivered products have obvious material or production defects, including damage caused by transport, please notify us of such defects immediately by email or phone. Not doing so will not affect your legal rights.
You are responsible for inspecting all Products you receive from us for any damage or other issues upon delivery. You should always inspect your delivery to confirm that they arrive in a good condition and in the design that you have provided us to build for you
Orders can be placed 24 hours a day, seven days a week via our website. You will be notified via your registered email when your order is about to be shipped to you, along with tracking information. There will be no other contact to you unless it is initiated by the customer.
- PROHIBITED USES
In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.
- PRODUCTS OR SERVICES (if applicable)
Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.
We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any color will be accurate.
We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at any time without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.
We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.
You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Product. Certain products may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.
- YOUR TOTAL PRICE
The total price specified in the final checkout screen includes tax and shipping costs. This price will be recorded in the Order Confirmation. If paying by credit card, the total amount for your entire order will be reflected on your bank statement.
- PRICE CHANGES
The prices of the products will be as displayed on the Website. Prices may change from time to time, but changes will not affect any order which we have confirmed in the Order Confirmation.
- RETURNS POLICY
Refunds are offered on faulty or incorrect orders received back to us within 14 days of your delivery date. All refunds are processed back to the original payment method used to place the order. If you used multiple payment methods (e.g., PayPal/Credit Card/Debit Card), the funds will be reversed to those methods accordingly. It can take up to 10 business days for the refund to be reflected at your end
All returned items must be received back to us in original condition – unworn, unwashed
Address your returns to:
Empowered Community Services
Po Box 30
Cardiff NSW 2285
It is your responsibility to ensure that your return meets the above requirements. If a return is received and not approved through quality control, we will contact you immediately and provide more details as to the rejection. You will be given the option to pay for the goods to be returned to you or for the goods to be destroyed, as they are not fit for re-sale.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES, and our respective past, present and future employees, officers, directors, contractors, consultants, equity holders, suppliers, vendors, service providers, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns (individually and collectively, the “EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES Parties”), from and against all actual or alleged EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES Party or third party claims, damages, awards, judgments, losses, liabilities, obligations, penalties, interest, fees, expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and expenses) and costs (including, without limitation, court costs, costs of settlement and costs of pursuing indemnification and insurance), of every kind and nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, matured or unmatured, or suspected or unsuspected, in law or equity, whether in tort, contract or otherwise (collectively, “Claims”), including, but not limited to, damages to property or personal injury, that are caused by, arise out of or are related to (a) your use or misuse of the Sites, Content or Products, (b) any Feedback you provide, (c) your violation of these Terms, (d) your violation of the rights of another, (e) any third party’s use or misuse of the Sites or Products provided to you and (f) any User Content you create, post, share or store on or through the Sites or our pages or feeds on third party social media platforms. You agree to promptly notify EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES of any third-party Claims and cooperate with the EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES Parties in defending such Claims. You further agree that the EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES Parties shall have control of the defense or settlement of any third-party Claims. This indemnity is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other indemnities set forth in a written agreement between you and EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES.
Your access to and use of the Services and content provided on our website are at YOUR OWN RISK. You understand and agree that the Services are provided to you on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. Without limiting the foregoing, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, (EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES ENTITIES are EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES founders, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, and partners) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES make no warranty and disclaim all responsibility and liability for: (i) the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or any Content; (ii) any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Services or any Content; (iii) the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any Content and other communications maintained by the Services; and (iv) whether the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES or through the Services, will create any warranty not expressly made herein.
The Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that the EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES is not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOOD-WILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (i) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES; (ii) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; (iii) ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES; OR (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICESEXCEED ZERO DOLLARS (U.S. $0.00). THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS SUBSECTION SHALL APPLY TO ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, STATUTE, AND TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICESHAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
We reserve the right to change any and all Content and to modify, suspend or stop providing access to the Sites (or any features or functionality of the Sites) and the Products at any time without notice and without obligation or liability to you. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, and vendor or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by us. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied terms in contracts with consumers, so some or all of the disclaimers in this Section may not apply to you.
If EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES decides to change these general terms and conditions, we will post the changed terms and conditions on the Website. You are advised to regularly check whether they have changed. Existing contracts will not be affected by such changes.
- GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This general terms and conditions in relation to the use of our website is hereby governed by, and constructed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Australia. The competent courts in Australia, shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any dispute between you and EMPOWERED COMMUNITY SERVICES.