THIRD PARTY TO TRANSACTIONS: The Australian Bridal Industry Academy is a platform and online marketplace for the wedding industry. The Australian Bridal Industry Academy is not a wedding product or wedding service provider, wedding vendor or an agent representative. The Australian Bridal Industry Academy facilitates an online marketplace whereby users which include engaged couples, wedding couples, wedding vendors and other third parties offering products and services related to Weddings and or Engagements and or Honeymoons, can communicate for the purpose of exchanging goods and services for Weddings and or Engagements and or Honeymoons. The Australian Bridal Industry Academy is a platform for the booking process and is strictly a third party to the transaction.
BRIDAL RATINGS, BRIDAL AWARDS AND ACCREDITATION FACILITATOR: The Australian Bridal Industry Academy facilitates a platform for wedding couples to rate the products and or services of the wedding vendors once they have utilised the particular product and or service and for wedding vendors to receive bridal ratings provided by their engaged couples for the purpose of gaining industry accreditation with the Australian Bridal Industry Academy and eligibility in the Annual Bridal Industry Awards. For more details on Bridal Ratings, Bridal Awards and Accreditation.
The Australian Bridal Industry Academy facilitates a platform whereby wedding vendors can list their business details for the purpose of connecting with wedding vendors in the exchange of products and services for a prospective Wedding, Engagement or Honeymoon.
BRIDAL RATINGS SYSTEM
Rules of providing ratings and reviews:
PRESERVING THE INTEGRITY OF ABIA
The Bridal Ratings System, Accreditation System, the POP Vendor Directory is based on the ability for wedding couples to accurately and honestly rate and review the products and or services of their wedding vendors and for other wedding couples to evaluate those ratings and make voluntary decisions upon the collective ratings and reviews provided by the only entity entitled to rate and review the products and or services of their wedding vendors; their Engagement, Wedding and or Honeymoon clients. Thus, in order to preserve the integrity of the Bridal Ratings System, Accreditation System, the POP Vendor Directory, wedding couples and wedding vendors commit to the following:
ABIA ACCREDITATION AND AWARDS ACHIEVEMENT
The Awards achieved by a wedding vendor and or ABIA Accreditation afforded to a wedding vendor does not provide an assurance of the quality of product, quality of service, value for money, attitude of staff, or the ability for the wedding vendor to supply the product and or service as agreed to or as describe and does not ensure that the wedding vendor will not make failures or omissions and therefore the Australian Bridal Industry Academy cannot be held liable on the basis of the ABIA Accreditation or Awards achievements (including but not limited to: bridal ratings and bridal awards) provided to the wedding vendor or any other affiliation with the wedding vendor which may be perceived as endorsing the wedding vendor. Engaged couples should use the ABIA Accreditation, ABIA Awards, Bridal Ratings and POP Business Profile as one step in their wedding planning process and the engaged couple should not make a decision on entering into an agreement for products and or services with a wedding vendor solely based on their affiliation with ABIA and the engaged couple must make further investigations and undertake independent research before entering into a transaction with a wedding vendor listed with or associated to the Australian Bridal Industry Academy.
By registering with ABIA, engaged couples and wedding vendors acknowledge that the details they have provided are authentic and legitimate and understand that the Australian Bridal Industry Academy will pursue legal action against any persons or wedding vendors who create false, duplicate, unauthentic, unsolicited accounts or otherwise false accounts for any loss or damage incurred by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy, any wedding vendors and or any engaged couples and or wedding couples.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK AND RESTRICTIONS OF USE
a) If you have entered into an agreement with the Australian Bridal Industry Academy for the purchase of a branding license. In this instance, the agreement entitles your business to use: the Australian Bridal Industry Academy Awards logo in its original form (only if achieved and directly provided to your business by ABIA), Membership and or Accreditation logo in its original form only if achieved and directly provided to your business by ABIA, Membership and or Accreditation Certificate in its original form only if achieved and directly provided to your business by ABIA, for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of the agreement, in so far as to promote your Accreditation and Awards achievement.
5. In the instances where you have entered into a branding license agreement with ABIA, or you have purchased any materials and or merchandise bearing the Australian Bridal Industry Academy branding and or logos and or insignia and or indicia and therefore have been given the express right to use the specific intellectual property content, copyright, trademark and or mark, you agree that you will not use the aformentoned in any manner that may intentionally or unintendedly cause loss and or damage to the ABIA, and or cause harm to the reputation of the ABIA or diminish the value of ABIA and understand that ABIA reserves the right to pursue legal action against any persons who does so.
CONTENT PROVIDED BY YOU
a) you are the owner of the content with all appurtenant rights thereto and that any persons, businesses or entities connected with the content have granted you permission to publish, distribute, reproduce and distribute the content for advertising and or marketing and or promotional purposes; or
b) you legitimately hold a world-wide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive license to use, publish, distribute, reproduce and distribute the content.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Should you wish to pursue a non-legal dispute regarding ABIA, wedding vendors, engaged couples or wedding couples you may bring forward your dispute via email to: email@example.com.
This agreement and the ABIA website is governed by the laws of Queensland and Australia.
Should you wish to pursue a legal dispute, you must make such submissions to the courts of Queensland.
Engaged Couples and Wedding Couples
REGISTERING AN ACCOUNT
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
RATING WEDDING VENDORS
RATINGS, REVIEWS, COMMENTS & TESTIMONIALS
By registering, you are making the following commitments:
WEDDING ACCOUNT TERMINATION
WEDDING VENDOR REGISTRATION
1. By registering and creating an account with ABIA, you agree to the following:
a) you will safeguard and protect your username and password
b) you will not authorise any persons to use your account on your behalf, unless you keep a log-book diary of the persons which have been authorised to use your account, the date, the time and the actions you have authroised them to make on your behalf and make this log-book available to ABIA upon request.
c) you will not authorise any persons to top up points, redeem rewards or otherwise make any purchases with, through or via the ABIA platform, unless you keep a log-book diary of the persons which have been authorised to use your account, the date, the time and the actions you have authroised them to make on your behalf and make this log-book available to ABIA upon request.
c) The wedding vendor may purchase an available fee-based package at any time after the free trial period.
AUTHORISATION TO CREDIT AND DEBIT ABIA ACCOUNT AND NOMINATED FINANCIAL ACCOUNT
1. To purchase a fee-based package and or marketing, branding or advertising program or license, data, information or material, you may choose one of the following:
b) provide your credit card or debit card details or bank details directly to the ABIA via phone or fax and by doing so you irrevocably and expressly authorise the Australian Bridal Industry Academy to manually record the details into PayWay, process the payment and accept the funds in exchange for the good and or services you have selected and thereby agreed to.
c) use your POP Points and by doing so you irrevocably and expressly authorise the Australian Bridal Industry Academy to deduct your ABIA account the requisite value of POP Points, as outlined in the pricing schedule, in exchange for the good and or services you have selected and thereby agreed to.
2. To purchase TOP UP Points, you may choose one of the following:
b) provide your credit card or debit card details or bank details directly to the ABIA via phone or fax and by doing so you irrevocably and expressly authorise the Australian Bridal Industry Academy to manually record the details into PayWay, process the payment and accept the funds and credit your ABIA account with POP points as per the value specified and agreed to by ABIA.
3. If you “express interest” in a future wedding, you understand and accept the following:
b) you irrevocably and expressly authorise the Australian Bridal Industry Academy to deduct POP Points from your ABIA account in accordance with the pricing schedule each time a future wedding couple you have expressed interest in has chosen your business as a “favourite”.
b) deduct POP Points from your ABIA account in accordance with the pricing schedule each time your business is chosen as a “favourite” by the wedding which has been automatically “expressed interest” in, until such time as you turn off “auto-express interest” or your account no longer has sufficient POP Points to complete the “favourite” process.
5. If you choose a payment plan option for payment of any fee-based package and or marketing, branding or advertising program or license, data, you understand the following:
ABIA MEMBERSHIP AND ACCREDITATION
REGISTERING WEDDINGS AND REGISTERED WEDDINGS
By using the site, you unequivocally commit to the following:
AUTHENTICITY OF WEDDING REGISTRATIONS
c) distribution, loss or decrease in points for wedding vendors that bid for the engaged couple
c) manipulation, misuse or any false affect to the bridal ratings system
The bridal ratings provided to wedding vendors by wedding couples are not endorsed by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy and therefore the Australian Bridal Industry Academy cannot be held liable for any negative impact, affect or influence the bridal ratings may have on the wedding vendor and any loss or damage which may have incurred as a result wholly or in part to the bridal ratings received individually or collectively.
PRODUCTS AND OR SERVICES
Further to the requirements set out in terms under “MESSAGING PLATFORM”, by using the ABIA site, its functionalities and platforms and in particular the messaging platform, you agree to the following:
DISPUTES WITH WEDDING COUPLES
POP POINTS AND POP REWARDS POINTS
a) do not have any cash value and thus cannot be redeemed for cash or credit.
d) are not transferrable or interchangeable to any other account.
e) do not expire, unless your account has been suspended or terminated.
WEDDINGS REGSITERED BY MEMBERS
WEDDINGS REGSITERED BY NON-MEMBERS
SELF REGSITERED (MANUAL WEDDING)
TOPPING UP POINTS
1. Additional POP points may be purchased, at the rates specified by ABIA, if you do not have sufficient points to bid or redeem a product and or service, subject to the following:
a) the Points must be purchased via PayPal or by providing Credit or Debit Card details directly to the ABIA via telephone or fax to be charged via PayWay
b) the Points purchased will only be credited to your account
c) the Point may only be purchased for bidding and or to redeem a specific product and or service available through ABIA
d) each purchase must be a minimum of $20.00 Australian Dollars
e) the Points purchased are not a representation of a monetary value and cannot be converted into cash or credit form
f) the Points will not be refunded, cancelled or modified once they have been purchased for any reason other than technical error
g) the Points will be subject to all the terms of this agreement
BRIDAL RATINGS SYSTEM
2. You may petition for re-instatement by submitting a written statement via email correspondence to the Chairman of the ABIA (firstname.lastname@example.org), with the headline ‘Petition For Reinstatement’, outlining why your account should be reinstated and your contact information. Your petition for re-instatement within thirty (30) days and the it will be solely up to the discretion of the Chairman of the ABIA as to whether your account will be re-instated. You will be advised by written statement via email correspondence as to the result of the ABIA Chairmans’ determination. The written statement will include a judgement of ‘approved’ or ‘disapproved’, but it will not specific the reasons for the decision. All decisions will be final and will not be subject to review.
3. If your account has been terminated for any reason, your POP Points and POP Rewards points will be immediately forfeited and no future POP Points or Reward Points will be appropriated to your account, even in instances where a wedding vendor expresses interest or is favourited by your registered wedding.
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