Terms and Conditions

About our Agreement with you

1. Background details

We look forward to working with you

We offer high-quality and and best practice educational Products and Resources for Victorian Legal Studies teachers and students.

This document sets out how we deliver our Site, Products and Resources to you (Terms).

  • The Legal Studies Hub, we, or us means Commerce Studies Hub Pty Ltd trading as The Legal Studies Hub ABN 65 629 971 553.
  • Customer, you, or your means the Student or Organisation who buys Products from us, as set out in an Order Form or the visitor who visits our Sites.

Our agreement with you

Our agreement with you is set out in:

Together, these make up our agreement with you about how we will work together (Agreement).

If there is a conflict between the various parts of this Agreement, the document listed higher in the above list takes priority to the extent of any inconsistency.

Capitalised terms have the meaning given to them in the Dictionary unless otherwise defined in these Terms. Defined terms are bolded when they first appear in this Agreement.

For questions or concerns about our Sites or Products or these Terms, please contact us: info@legalstudieshub.com.au | Terms last updated: January 2024

Buying from us

 2. Buying from us
  • When you buy Products from us, other specific terms may apply as well as these Terms.

For example, the inclusions for a specific bundle of Products such as how many and what trial exams and assessment tasks are included, and how long you have access to materials.

  • Generally, other specific terms will be set out in a written Order Form we agree with you or on a Product Page.
  • We use reasonable care and skill to provide you with the Products you buy from us as outlined on the Product Page or an accepted Order Form.
  • Our Products are mostly virtual (so no need for postage!).
  • We’ll send most Products and Resources to you by email with a link or an attachment (or the document will be available to download from your account with us).
 3. Not all Products are for everyone

Some of our Products, features and Resources are only for Organisations (and Students are not allowed to buy them).

 

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Students

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Organisations

 

Individuals, students, tutors

Schools registered in Victoria

Overview of the licence granted

·     Not eligible for Organisation Products and Resources; can only buy Student Products and Resources.

·     Must not attempt to engage in academic misconduct.

·     Personal academic use only.

·     Must not share.

·     Must not resell.

·     Internal educational use only.

·     Must not share with other individuals or organisations.

·     Must not resell.

Eligibility for Product types

Trial exams

Assessment tasks

Marking services

Teacher Events

Student Events

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Have an account on our Site

Payment by purchase order

Organisations can only purchase Student Events for Students to attend unless otherwise agreed. Individual purchases must be made for each Student.

Products for Students

  • If you are buying the Products on behalf of a Student who will make use of the Products, then these Terms apply to both the buyer and the Student.

For example, if a parent or guardian pays for access to an Event, then these Terms apply to the purchaser (the Parent) and the person using the trial exam (the Student).

Students under the age of 18

If you are a Student under the age of 18 years, go through these Terms with a parent or guardian to understand them clearly.

For parents and guardians of Students under 18

Parents and guardians, if you allow the Student to buy a Product from us, then you agree to:

  • supervise their use of our Site and the Products;
  • accept the risks of their Site use, including online interactions;
  • take responsibility for issues and Fees that arise from their use (or misuse!) of our Sites or Products; and
  • ensure they fulfil their Agreement obligations, including payments and complying with the obligations around Intellectual Property.

Products for Organisations

We may ask for further information to confirm your status as an Organisation that is eligible to buy a Product.

  • if you are not eligible for a particular Product, we may not process your order;
  • if you have incorrectly ordered a Product you are not eligible for, we will issue a refund of the Product fees less any third-party fees we incur (such as PayPal fees).

Organisations and their representatives agree they will:

  • only use Products and Resources for non-commercial, internal educational purposes (i.e. you cannot share them outside your organisation or resell them);
  • ensure teachers and Students follow these Terms and any additional instructions we give with each Product and Resource;
  • store Products and Resources securely and in a way that is only accessible by appropriate teaching staff (i.e. don’t share or upload any of these materials to school networks, portals, intranets, or social media);
  • instruct their Students not to share any of the Products and Resources to school networks, portals, intranets, social media, or with any other person;
  • not distribute Products or Resources to private tutors, parents, other Students, or teachers outside your Organisations;
  • not take photos, photocopies, screenshots, or create any copies of our Products or Resources;
  • keep all usernames and passwords private and not share them with people outside your Organisation;
  • stay informed about VCAA guidelines on assessment integrity and the use and modification of commercial materials; and
  • notify us immediately if they suspect any unauthorised use of Products and Resources, including their account.

Editing some Products is permitted in limited circumstances

We understand that Organisations may need to modify Products for legitimate internal educational purposes.

For example, customising a proposed assessment task to ensure the authenticity of assessment.

We grant you a limited permission to modify the Products for such internal purposes on the understanding that:

  • you must not resell the modified Products or share them outside your Organisation;
  • we are not responsible for the quality and integrity of modified Products,
  • you must continue to comply with the Terms, including those in this section; and
  • you must remove our logo and our name from modified Products.
4. We may take action if you breach your licence

If we reasonably believe you are in breach of these Terms, we reserve the right to restrict your use of our Site or Products and Resources, either temporarily or permanently.

  • Your license to use our Products and Resources automatically ends if you breach any of these Terms.
  • If we end your licence, you must delete and destroy any downloaded Products or Resources in electronic or printed format.
5. Paying for Products

Upfront payment for Products

You must pay for Products in the amount and frequency set out on the Product Page or in the Order Form. Generally, you must pay in full before we will give you access to Products and Resources.

  • For most Products you buy from us, you pay for them upfront and online, unless you are an Organisation paying by purchase order.
  • We may also pass on some other expenses to you, which we will invoice you for. We’ll let you know what the expenses will be before we incur them.

For example, postage and handling costs for sending marked papers back to you.

  • The payment method you choose might have extra conditions from the relevant payment processor (or by your bank, e.g. currency conversions).

Organisations only – Payment by purchase order

Organisations can submit an Order Form with a purchase order and request an invoice. When you submit a purchase order, you agree that:

  • we might ask for documentation to verify the purchase order;
  • we can hold off processing your order until you provide this documentation;
  • once we accept your purchase order, this forms a valid contract between us and your Organisation; and
  • you will pay the invoice within 14 days.
6. Postage and handling

Organisations – If we are marking papers for you and you post the papers to us, you must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so we can return them to you.

  • We may agree to mark electronic copies, however, this will be agreed upon on a case-by-case basis.

Using our Sites and Products

7. Use our Site and Products in line with these Terms

Our Site has materials, information, Products and Resources that we created using our cleverness and years of experience. We are happy for you to access our Site but only if it is as set out in these Terms.

  • We grant you a limited licence to use our Site and Resources as set out in these Terms. Any other uses of our Site or Content are not allowed unless we give our written permission.
8. Security
  • Unless we’re at fault or you took reasonable precautions, you are responsible for any unauthorised use or misuse of your username and passwords and resulting use of the Site and Resources.
  • We have systems & processes to store and manage information, but in general the internet and our Site may not be 100% secure.
  • If we give you a username or password to access Site features or Products and Resources, you must keep those details confidential.
9. Not for copycats or competitors

Thank you for our interest, but our Products and Resources are not for you

You must not use our Site, Products, or Resources in a way that competes with The Legal Studies Hub or breaches our IP rights.

If you want to collaborate, we’d be happy to chat.

Information and Intellectual Property

10. Protecting Personal Information

We handle Personal Information you give us in line with our Privacy Policy, available at our Site.

  • When you access our Site, submit information to us, or buy our Products, you consent to our collection and use of your information in line with these Terms and our Privacy Policy.
  • You agree we may contact you for marketing purposes and feedback to improve the way we work. You can opt out of marketing communications from us.
11. Protecting Confidential Information

We both agree Confidential Information is commercially sensitive and valuable so that unauthorised disclosure or use of the other’s Confidential Information could cause significant damage.

  • Confidential Information can only be used for the purposes set out in these Terms (i.e. the purpose of buying, supplying, or marketing our Products).
  • Neither of us can use or disclose the other’s Confidential Information for a purpose not allowed under the Terms without express written consent from the other.
12. Using our Resources

Your obligations when using our Resources

As part of the Products we supply, we may include access to some of our Resources.

  • Our Site, our Resources and all Products are subject to copyright.
    • Our Site and Resources are protected by copyright under the laws of Australia as well as international laws that apply to Intellectual Property.
    • We own or license the Intellectual Property rights in our Resources.
  • We grant you a limited license to use our Intellectual Property within our Resources to the extent needed for you to use a Product you buy from us.

For example, if you are an Organisation and you buy a trial exam, you can use that exam (after you pay us!) for your internal educational purposes and we retain all ownership and copyright in the content.

For example, if you are a Student and you buy access to a student Event, you can attend that Event and use the related Resources (after you pay us!) for your studies but you can’t share them with your tutor or other students.

  • VCAA owns the copyright in VCE Study Design and all other VCAA Legal Studies documents. We only reproduce content from those documents with permission. VCE is a registered trademark of the VCAA.
  • Our Site, Products, and Resources are not endorsed by or affiliated with the VCAA, or any other organisation.

Treat our Products and Resources with respect

Generally, each time you buy a Product from us, we grant you a limited licence with permission to download one copy of each Product or Resource for your own personal studies or internal organisation purposes only.

  • Unless we give you permission in our agreed Order Form, you must not copy or create derivative, imitative works of our Products or Resources or sell or claim ownership of our Products or Resources.
  • You must not:
    • change or copy Products or Resources unless we give you specific permission (such as to customise a trial exam or an assessment task);
    • display the Products or Resources publicly or share them on another computer or server;
    • try to decompile or reverse engineer any Products, Resources or software on our Site;
    • send Products or Resources to any other person or organisation; or
    • share login details with another person or organisation who has not paid for the Products or Resources.

In addition to being annoyed with you, if you misuse our Products or Resources, we may take action to protect our rights without further notice to you.

Resources availability

  • We don’t guarantee a specific type of Product or Resource will be available or accurate for a set length of time and some Products and Resources are only available on a limited or single-use basis.

Want to use our incredible Products and Resources? If you have questions or want permission to use them more broadly, let’s have a chat.

13. Testimonials and content you give to us

If you give feedback in a public forum, you give us permission to use that content and related Personal Information publicly.

For example, we may take a screenshot of a positive Google review or Facebook post and use that material to promote us.

  • If you send private feedback, you permit us to use that content anonymously on our Sites. We won’t attach private feedback to you by name without getting your permission first.
  • If you give permission and later change your mind, let us know and we’ll make reasonable efforts to remove it.

Events

14. Attending our Events

About our Events

We love connecting with Students and representatives of Organisations at Events we host. Some Events are available for Students and Organisations, and others are available for Organisations only.

  • Details for Events we host are set out on the relevant Product Page for the Event.

For example, the Product Page for each Event will outline Event inclusions and details such as Fees, date, time and place, as well as whether the Event is for Students or Organisations.

Booking tickets for Events

  • You can book tickets to our Events online. When you book a ticket to an Event, you agree to these terms.
  • If you haven’t paid the Event Fees, you might not be able to attend and we might refuse your entry.
  • When you book a ticket, that Fee is generally not fully refundable unless the Event is cancelled or rescheduled. We’ll confirm details on the relevant Event Site page.
  • If you buy an Event ticket and you then cancel your order…
    • more than 30 days before the Event, we’ll refund the Event Fee less any third-party fees we incur (such as PayPal fees), or
    • less than 30 days but more than 14 days before the Event, you will receive a 50% refund, or
    • less than 14 days before the Event, we are not able to provide a refund (see Transferring your ticket).

This is because when you buy a ticket, we may make venue bookings, hire extra team members, and otherwise make plans based on each Event attendee. These are costs we might not be able to recover if you cancel.

  • See Changing Events for details of what happens if an Event is cancelled or rescheduled.

Transferring your Event ticket

We know that sometimes things happen, so we understand you might need to transfer your Event ticket to someone else or another date, if available if you can no longer attend.

  • To transfer your ticket, let us know at least 3 business days before the Event by email.

We may take audios, recordings and videos at or of Events

  • When you attend an Event, you understand that we may take photos and videos, and we may use those photos and videos to promote our business as well as any Event partners.
  • We may also make an audio or video recording of the Event. If we do, we will let you know via the Product Page for the Event.

See our Privacy Policy on our Site for more details on how we manage Personal Information.

15. Changing Events

We might need to cancel or reschedule Events

We might need to cancel, change, or reschedule Events for various reasons.

For example, if a key facilitator becomes unwell, if the proposed Event location is no longer suitable, if restrictions relating to number of attendees or venues change, and other reasons.

  • If we refund or credit you for changes to an Event, that is your only remedy for changes to Events.
  • You are responsible for other costs, such as accommodation bookings or travel costs to attend an Event.

Rescheduled Events

If we need to reschedule an Event from its original date, and you aren’t able to attend the updated Event, let us know as soon as possible so we can refund you.

  • Let us know within 7 days of us notifying you and we’ll work with you to arrange a refund. Otherwise, we assume you’re happy to come along to the updated Event.

Cancelled Events

If an Event is cancelled, we aim to give you as much notice as we can and work with you to refund the Fees.

We may need to make changes to Events

We’ll contact you via email to keep you up to date on Event details. It is your responsibility to make sure you can receive our emails about Events.

16. Respecting others and acting safely

We aim to create a professional, collaborative space at all Events.

  • If we reasonably believe you are not acting in a professional, appropriate manner, we may ask you to change your behaviour, leave the Event or otherwise refuse you entry to, or remove you from, an Event.

Changes

17. Changing our Sites and these Terms

From time to time, we may change these Terms. Please re-read them each time you visit or buy from us to make sure you’re still happy with them!

  • Our Site and Resources may change often, and we may not be able to give you notice of these changes.
  • We do not promise to keep our Site updated, so we’re not responsible if Products, Resources or information is inaccurate or out-of-date.
18. Changing our Products and Resources

We might sometimes update pricing or descriptions of Products.

  • We might need to refuse or cancel your Order Form if our Site information or Products are incorrect.
  • We will try to do this within a reasonable time of realising the error.
19. Closing down our Site

We may, at any time and without notice to you, close our Site or parts of it.

  • We can exclude anyone from our Site.
    • This will generally be because they engaged in bad behaviour.
    • In other situations, we’ll try to give you reasonable notice of changes to your Site access.
  • We’re not responsible for any loss or damage you suffer in connection with our decision to exclude you from the Site or close down the Site.

Results and expectations

20. Results from our Products

Your results depend on many different factors

We cannot guarantee particular academic or other outcomes from buying our Products. Your outcomes depend on many different factors including your level of effort, time and resources available, commitment, focus, and dedication; what we call ‘Success Factors’.

For example, how much a student studies or the level of teachers’ experience at an Organisation.

  • Each Student and Organisation that uses our Products may experience different results due to their Success Factors as well as various other factors such as their background knowledge and earlier experiences, and how the VCAA interprets, examines and assesses VCE Legal Studies.
  • Testimonials and reviews from our other customers are illustrative examples of potential outcomes only.
21. We use reasonable care and skill

We use reasonable care and skill to deliver Products and Resources to you, however you agree that:

  • We cannot and do not promise our Products or Resources will be continuously available or fault-free.
  • If things outside our reasonable control impact our ability to supply a Product, you agree we are not responsible for impacts on you as a result.
  • Products and Resources are provided in good faith, and based on information you provide us or that is publicly available, and you are responsible for your use of our Products.

Resolving issues

22. Delay

Things outside our reasonable control

Neither you nor we are liable to the other for a delay or failure to perform obligations in this Agreement caused by circumstances outside of reasonable control, other than the payment of Fees.

How to manage delays and problems

If we become aware of anything likely to result in a material delay or failure to perform any services or deliver Products, we will let you know promptly.

23. Let us know if you have an issue

We’ll work together to resolve disputes

If a dispute arises under these Terms, we both agree to act reasonably to resolve it.

  • If you are a consumer, you have specific rights when you buy our Products (see accc.gov.au),  and these Terms do not replace legal rights you have under law.
  • If you have an issue with our Products, you’ll need to work with us so we can help resolve that issue.
  • Contact us via email and include relevant information so we can help resolve your issue.
  • We will confirm we received your complaint within 5 business days and work to investigate and resolve your complaint within 14 business days.
  • If we can’t resolve your issue after this, we will be in touch to set out some proposed next steps.
24. Paying for losses and limiting liability

Limiting our liability to you

Nothing in these Terms restricts consumer laws that may apply to your purchase of our Products.

  • To the extent allowed by law:
    • we exclude liability for claims by you or third parties for all forms of loss or damage, including loss or inaccuracy of data or loss of business profits or revenue;
    • unless we cause loss with our negligence or wilful misconduct, we are not responsible for any loss caused by your use of our Products or Resources (or any inability to use a Product or Resource).
  • Where we cannot exclude our liability, our total liability to you is limited to us re-supplying the relevant Product to you or, if applicable, paying you the cost of re-supplying the relevant Product to you.
25. Ending and suspending this Agreement

Ending this Agreement for convenience

Either you or we can end this Agreement on 14 days written notice to the other.

We might suspend or end this Agreement

We try to discuss and resolve issues with you first, but may suspend your access to our Products or Resources or end our Agreement with you at once if:

  • you do not pay us undisputed Fees after we have given you reasonable notice to pay; or
  • you’re in breach of this Agreement and either you can’t fix that breach, or you don’t fix the breach after we give you a reasonable time to fix the breach, or
  • we reasonably consider mutual trust and confidence no longer exist in our relationship with you, or your behaviour is likely to damage our reputation.
26. Actions after termination or suspension

If we end or suspend our Agreement with you because of your behaviour or your breach of these Terms:

  • You must pay for Products you received up until the Agreement ends.
  • You are generally not entitled to a refund for the Fees. We may decide to refund a portion of the Fees already paid, less reasonable costs we incurred for Products delivered and/or administrative costs.
  • You are no longer allowed to use our Resources included with our Products.

General details

27. General agreement details

Transferring this Agreement

As long as we act reasonably, we may assign, subcontract, or transfer some or all our rights or obligations under this Agreement without notice to you. You cannot assign, subcontract, or transfer your rights or obligations under this Agreement without our consent. This is because of the need to protect our Intellectual Property in our Products.

Survival

Some rights and obligations under our Agreement remain in force after these Terms expire or end. These include the rights and obligations under the following sections:

Other general details

  • Governing law: This Agreement is governed by the laws in force in Victoria, and the parties agree to submit to that jurisdiction.
  • Accessing the Site: We do not promise our Site complies with any laws outside Australia. If you access our Site from outside Australia, you do so at your own risk. You’re responsible for following laws that apply where you access our Site.
  • Continuing restrictions: All restrictions these Terms impose on you and the limits we place on our liability in these Terms will survive for at least 6 years after termination.
  • Invalid parts severed: If a court decides one or more parts of our Agreement with you are invalid, only those parts are severed from the Agreement and other parts remain in full force and effect.
  • No waiver: Delay or failure to exercise rights or a partial exercise of rights is not a waiver of those rights.
  • Full agreement: This agreement outlines the full agreement between us for the Products we supply you.
28. Dictionary

Capitalised words have the following meanings

  • Confidential Information includes all material, IP, non-public, business-related information disclosed or made available to the receiving party through any means, relating to a party’s business but excludes information that, without breaching this agreement, is already public or known to the receiving party.
  • Events means the various in person and online webinars, workshops, panel discussions, networking mixers, masterclasses, and other related services we deliver.
  • Fees means the charges you pay to us for the Products we provide, as set out on a Product Page, an Order Form or as otherwise agreed with you.
  • Intellectual Property (IP) means any of the following in any jurisdiction throughout the world: trademarks and service marks, including all applications and registrations, and goodwill connected with the use of them, patents, copyrights, Site, and internet domain names, including all related applications and registrations, trade secrets and confidential know-how, other intellectual property and related proprietary rights, interests, and protections. Our Products and Resources form part of The Legal Studies Hub Intellectual Property.
  • Order Form means an order placed with us by email (by sending us a form, purchase order, or an email containing details of the order for processing through our Site) or directly on the Site.
  • Organisation means a registered school in Victoria.
  • Personal Information means any information that can be used to identify a natural person.
  • Privacy Policy means our Privacy Policy.
  • Product Page means a page on our Site that outlines the Product available to purchase, the included Resources, as well as the applicable Fees.
  • Products means the various educational and training products and services we offer from time to time including downloadable resources, trial exams, assessment tasks, marking guides, Events, coaching, consulting, marking services, and other related products and services.
  • Resources means all tools we create, develop, or use to supply you with a Product, which might include one or more of the following: access and links to Events, videos or audio recordings, written information, lessons, digital products, lesson plans, feedback, advice, content on our Site, eBooks,  and presentations. We always retain ownership of all our Resources.
  • Site includes our website legalstudieshub.com.au and any related sites and our presence on third-party applications such as social media platforms.
  • Student means a person enrolled at or who attends an Organisation.
  • VCAA means the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.
  • VCE means the Victorian Certificate of Education.