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Terms of Access to the Website

This Website (referred to in these Terms of Access as the "Website") is owned and operated by The Daily Commute Pty Ltd (Owner) on the World Wide Web ("WWW").

The materials on the Website is the copyright (© 2008) of The Daily Commute Pty Ltd or used with permission from other copyright owners.

The website is available for you to:

(a) Access conditional on your acceptance without alteration of the terms and conditions in Part A. By continuing to access the Website you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set out below in Part A.

(b) Provide personal, travel logistics and other details to facilitate car pooling via the Website, conditional on your acceptance without alteration of the terms and conditions set out in Part B. By continuing to provide information you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set out below in Part B.

Part A

1. Use of material on the Website

1.1. Except for the limited use set out in para B you may not use the Website, or the material contained on it, for any purpose. This involves:

1.1.1. the reproduction of the material in any material form;

1.1.2. the distribution of the material in any material form;

1.1.3. re-transmission of the material by any medium of communication;

1.1.4. uploading and/or reposting the material to any other site on the WWW;

1.1.5. "framing" the material on the Website with other material on any other WWW site.

The above are unlawful in any jurisdiction and are specifically prohibited by these Terms of Access.

1.2. Notwithstanding the above restrictions on use of the material on the Website, you may download material from the Website for your personal, educational and non-commercial use provided you do not remove any copyright and trade mark notices contained on the material.

1.3. You may not modify or copy:

1.3.1. the layout of the Website; and

1.3.2. any computer software and code contained in the Website.

1.4. The Owner reserves all intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, copyright in material and/or services provided by it. The material provided on the Website is provided for personal use only and may not be:

1.4.1. re-sold and/or re-distributed in any material form;

1.4.2. stored in any storage media; and/or

1.4.3. re-transmitted in any media, without the prior written consent of the Owner.

2. Links to other Websites

2.1. The Website contains links to sites on the WWW owned and operated by third parties and which are not under the control of the Owner.

2.2. In relation to the other sites on the WWW, which are linked to the Website, the Owner:

2.2.1. provides the links to other sites as a convenience to you and the existence of a link to other sites does not imply any endorsement by the Owner of the linked site; and

2.2.2. is not responsible for the material contained on those linked sites.

3. Disclaimer 1

3.1 The Owner is making the Website available for others to publish information without assuming a duty of care to users. The website is not for provision of professional advice and gives no warranty, guarantee or representation about the accuracy, reliability or timeliness or otherwise, of the information contained on the Website and/or linked sites on the WWW.

3.2. To the full extent permitted by law the Owner disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, regarding:

3.2.1. the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or otherwise of any information contained or referred to on the Website and/or of any linked sites; and

3.2.2.merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of any service or product contained or referred to on the Website and/or on any linked sites.

3.3. The Owner will not be liable under any circumstances for any loss of profits or any damages of any kind recognised by law (even if it has been advised of the possibility of such loss of profits or damages) which are the consequence of you:

3.3.1. acting, or failing to act, on any information contained on or referred to on the Website and/or any of the linked Websites; and

3.3.2. using or acquiring, or your inability to use or acquire, any service or product contained or referred to on the Website and/or any linked sites.

4. Disclaimer 2

4.1. The Owner does not warrant guarantee or make any representation that:

4.1.1. the Website, or the server that makes the site available on the WWW are free of software viruses;

4.1.2. the functions contained in any software contained on the Website will operate uninterrupted or are error-free; and

4.1.3. errors and defects in the Website will be corrected.

4.2. The Owner is not liable to you for:

4.2.1. errors or omissions in the Website, or linked sites on the WWW;

4.2.2. delays to, interruptions of or cessation of the services provided in the Website, or linked sites; and

4.2.3. defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user of the Website,

whether caused through negligence of the Owner, its employees or independent contractors, or through any other cause.

4.3. You agree to accept the full cost of any necessary repair, correction and maintenance of any of your computer software or hardware, which may be necessary as a consequence of you accessing the Website.

5. Limitation of Liability

5.1. Disclaimer 1 and/or Disclaimer 2 may not apply to you in jurisdictions in which limitations on or exclusions of warranties or liabilities are not permitted by law. In such jurisdictions, to the full extent permitted by law the Owner's liability for any implied warranty or condition is limited, at the choice of the Owner, to one or more of the following:

If the breach of an implied warranty or condition relates to services:

5.1.1. the supply of the services again; or

5.1.2. the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

If the breach of an implied warranty or condition relates to goods:

5.1.3. the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods;

5.1.4. the repair of such goods;

5.1.5. the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or acquiring equivalent goods, or having the goods repaired.

6. Use of Information Gathered

6.1. The Owner and/or people authorised by it may gather and process the information:

6.1.1. which you may provide when accessing the Website, such as your name, address, e-mail address and other personal information about you; and

6.1.2. regarding the way in which you use the Website.

6.2. The Owner may authorise others to offer you goods and services using the information acquired through 6.1 above.

6.3. Please refer to our privacy policy link on our home page.

7. Termination of Access

7.1. The Owner may terminate access to the Website at any time without giving any explanation or justification for the termination of access, and the Owner has no liability for any costs, losses or damages of any kind arising as a consequence of terminating access to the Website.

8. Assignment of Greenhouse Friendly approved abatement

8.1. By utilising this website in conjunction or otherwise with carpooling you hereby agree to assign to Daily Commute all rights to any greenhouse friendly abatement or carbon credits that my be credited to you pursuant to any law or scheme relating to carbon credits or the discharge of carbon into the environment, the burning of fossil fuels or the creation of greenhouse gases, including any law or scheme that comes into existence after the date of acceptance of these Terms of Access.

9. Alteration of Terms of Access

9.1. The Owner reserves the right to change these Terms of Access:

9.1.1. with or without further notice to you; and

9.1.2. without giving you any explanation or justification for such change.

9. Relevant jurisdiction

10.1. If any part of these terms of access is found to be void, unlawful, or unenforceable then that part will be deemed to be severable from the balance of these terms of access and the severed part will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

10.2. These terms of access will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the law of Victoria, Australia without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

10.3. You agree to the jurisdiction of the courts in the State of Victoria and of the Commonwealth of Australia to determine any dispute arising out of these terms of access.

Part B

1. Terms and conditions relating to your provision of information

1.1. You represent and warrant in relation to any material and/or information you provide to the Website that:

1.1.1. you are authorised to provide the material and/or information;

1.1.2. the material and/or information is not defamatory or a malicious falsehood in relation to any product, service, person or corporation;

1.1.3. the material and/or information does not infringe any intellectual property right including, but not limited to, trade marks, service marks or business names (whether registered or unregistered), confidential information and copyright; and

1.1.4. the material and/or information does not infringe any legislation or regulations of the Commonwealth of Australia or any State or Territory of Australia in relation to the Website or any law in any country where the material and/or information is or will be available electronically to users of this Website.

2. Licence to use intellectual property

2.1. By uploading or providing consent to the owner to upload material which is intellectual property including, but not limited to, copyrighted works, trade marks and service marks ("intellectual property") on to the Website, you are granting the Owner a perpetual, non-exclusive and payment-free licence throughout the world to:

2.1.1. reproduce, use and exploit the intellectual property, as part of the Website, to the full extent permitted by intellectual property law in any jurisdiction in which the Website is available to users; and

2.1.2. allow the Owner to sub-licence others the same rights granted to the Owner in (a) above.

3.Removal of information

3.1. In relation to any material and/or information included on the Website, the Owner may remove any material and/or information, including but not limited to links to other sites on the WWW, at any time without giving any explanation or justification for removing the material and/or information.

4. Limit of liability

4.1. The Owner and its respective officers, employees and agents have no liability for any costs, losses or damages of any kind, which you may incur, arising whether directly or indirectly through your accessing the Website or any use of the website including uploading or downloading materials. This applies in relation to or in connection with any material and/or information supplied and as a consequence of removing any material and/or information from this Website.

5. Indemnity

5.1. You will at all times indemnify and keep indemnified the Owner and its officers, employees and agents (referred to as "those indemnified") from and against any loss (including reasonable legal costs and expenses) or liability incurred by any of those indemnified arising from any claim, demand, suit, action or proceeding by any person against any of those indemnified where such loss or liability arose out of, in connection with or in respect of any breach of these terms of access by you arising whether directly or indirectly through your accessing the Website or any use of the website including uploading or downloading materials; and publication of or distribution of the material and/or information supplied by you.

6. Relevant jurisdiction

6.1. If any part of these terms of access is found to be void, unlawful, or unenforceable then that part will be deemed to be severable from the balance of these terms of access and the severed part will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

6.2. These terms of access will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the law of the state of Victoria, Australia, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

6.3. You agree to the jurisdiction of the courts of the state of Victoria and the Commonwealth of Australia to determine any dispute arising out of these terms of access.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

The Daily Commute Pty Ltd ACN 130 319 694 (Daily Commute) is committed to supporting the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 (Cth) with respect to the collection, access and storage and use of personal information obtained as part of our business operations.

Our respect of clients' rights to privacy of their personal information is paramount. We have implemented procedures to ensure that all personal information, no matter how it is obtained, is handled securely and in accordance with the National Privacy Principles.

Collection of Personal Information

The Daily Commute will only collect personal information that is necessary for providing the services for which we are engaged to do by our clients or which is necessary for the operation of our business.

The personal information collected and maintained by The Daily Commute includes names, addresses, contact details and other specific information The Daily Commute needs to provide it's service.

Generally, there is no obligation to provide any information requested by us. If a client chooses to withhold information however, we may not be able to provide the correct advice or provide the best service.

How we use clients' personal information Primarily, the information that we collect will only be used and disclosed for the primary purpose of enabling us to facilitate you joining other individuals or organizations who wish to carpool. In certain circumstances client information may be disclosed, to similar industry based websites to enable greater exposure for the client.

From time to time The Daily Commute may use client contact details to tell clients about other products and services and to invite clients to special events and seminars. Clients have the option to elect not to participate in these activities if they wish.

Quality of client data

Reasonable steps will be taken to ensure personal information that is collected, used or disclosed is relevant, accurate, complete and up to date. Therefore we recommend that clients:

Let us know if there are any errors in their personal information; and

Keep us up to date with changes in their personal information. For example, name and address.

Security of clients' information

We have systems and procedures to monitor and maintain personal information to protect against unauthorised access, misuse, alteration, destruction or loss. All information that The Daily Commute no longer requires will be destroyed or permanently de-identified however, information will be retained for as long as the law requires.

Client access to information

Clients have the right to access their personal information, subject to some exemptions governed by the privacy law. Depending on the nature of the request, we may ask the client to put the request in writing.

As permitted by law, The Daily Commute has a right to charge a fee for searching and providing access to a client's information.

Contact Us

If you have any questions in relation to the privacy policy or wish to make a complaint or simply change your details, please contact our office.

Refund/return policy

SMS credits will be sold on a non-refundable basis.

SMS refunds will only be offered if the SMS service no longer works or TDC discontinues the SMS service.

Refund amounts will be calculated and processed by TDC, TDC administrators.

Consumer data policy

Any data entered on TDC ,just for payment processes (like credit card and credit card verification numbers numbers) will not be stored on site.

The use of such information as Name, Address and Phone Number is governed by TDC's Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, and will be used to effeetively provide carpooling services to site uses.

ALL purchase and payment operations will be completed within the TDC domain

SMS service

The Daily Commute (TDC) will sell SMS credits to allow registered users to send SMS to other users who they may wish to carpool with.

SMS credits bought by users will be instantly available without requiring any physical shipping or delivery steps.Once purchased , the SMS credits will be valid indefinitely

Australian Dollars.

A single SMS credit will cost $0.25(Australian Dollars), inclusive of GST(charged in Australia) and other transaction costs to Australian buyers.

Minimum transaction amount is $10.00(AUD).

Cost to overseas buyers cannot be determined exactly as it will be dependent on the exchange rate at the time of transaction and the additional foreign exchange fees charged by the issuer of the card ,the buyer is using.

Indicative exchange rates may be found on various wed sites. One such site is : http://www.xe.com/ucc/. Please not that this NOT the exchange rate used for the transaction which will generally be less favourable. Furthermore, this rate DOES NOT take into account fees charged by issuer of the card, the buyer is using

SMS will be available as soon as payment processed.

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