Definitions and Interpretation
(a) Account means a User’s online account to use our Website;
(b) Applicable Laws means any applicable laws (including orders, by-laws and regulations) in the jurisdiction in which you are located or which in any way govern or affect the use of the Services;
(c) Content includes written and visual content used for the Services and on the Website including any material, text, pictures, sound, image, artwork, computer code, graphics, video and other data;
(e) our, us and we means Metrix Group and its related entities and related bodies corporate (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)) and its officers, personnel, subsidiaries and affiliates;
(f) Personal Information has the same meaning appearing in section 6 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth);
(h) Services means any services and products we provide to you, including but not limited to the provision of the Website and related functions and services;
(j) User means any person who uses the Website;
(k) you and your means a consumer of the Services.
(a) a reference to a person includes any other legal entity and vice versa;
(b) words importing the singular number include the plural number and vice versa;
(c) a reference to a party includes the party’s heirs, executors, successors and permitted assigns;
(d) headings are for reference purposes only;
(e) where any word or phrase is given a defined meaning any other part of speech or other grammatical form concerning the word or phrase has a corresponding meaning;
(f) references to writing include any mode of representing or reproducing words in tangible and permanently visible form, and includes e-mail;
(g) unless otherwise stated, a reference to a monetary amount is a reference to an Australian dollar currency amount; and
(h) an obligation of two or more parties binds them jointly and each of them severally.
Using the Metrix Group Website
2.1 The Website provides general information and information regarding architectural designs and architectural cladding systems. It is intended to complement our personal services but not replace them. We encourage you to contact us directly.
2.4 Our Services are available only to, and may only be used by, persons who can form legally binding contracts under Applicable Laws. If you do not qualify, you must not use our Services.
2.5 Your use of the Website, our Services, and information you provide, must not:
(a) be false, inaccurate or misleading;
(b) be fraudulent or deceptive;
(c) infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, intellectual property or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
(d) violate any Applicable Laws (including those governing consumer protection, unfair competition, criminal law, anti-discrimination or trade practices law);
(e) be defamatory, libellous, unlawfully discriminatory, threatening or harassing;
(f) be obscene or contain comments of a religious, political or social nature;
(g) contain any viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, trap doors, back doors, easter eggs, spiders, robots, screen scrapers, data aggregation tools or other devices or other computer programming routines that may or are intended to damage, modify, delete, interfere with, surreptitious intercept, access without authority or expropriate any system, data or personal information or otherwise affect the integrity, operation or security of the Website;
(h) create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services or custom of our internet service provider, other Users or other suppliers;
(i) damage the credibility or integrity of the Website or Metrix Group, or dilute, tarnish, or otherwise harm our brand in any way;
(j) breach or violate any of our policies;
(m) use our Website in connection with the distribution of unsolicited commercial email (“spam”) or advertisements;
(n) attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website or computer systems or networks connected to the Website through any means;
(o) interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Website;
(p) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Services or the Website or any part thereof;
(q) tamper with, hinder the operation of or make unauthorised modifications to the Website or any part thereof;
(r) collect, store, input, upload, post, disclose or transmit personal information or data about others, including, without limitation email addresses; or
(s) stalk or harass any other User or collect or store any personally identifiable information about any other User.
3.1 Information provided by us on our Services constitutes an invitation to treat and not an offer. All Services supplied by us are subject to additional terms and conditions which will be supplied to you at the time that an order enquiry is made. You agree to notify us if you do not agree to such other terms and conditions or otherwise abide by them.
3.2 You may find out more information regarding our Services by following the instructions on the Website, including the ability to download files.
3.3 We reserve the right in our sole discretion to charge you a fee, and to modify or terminate any fees, services or charges on the Website at any time and without prior notice. If we charge a fee for a Service, the fee payable by you for that Service will be the then current stated fee on the Website or other amount as stated in additional terms and conditions. For the most up to date fee information, contact us.
4.1 The Content on the Website and in any linked or referred to materials or websites is not and should not be construed as architectural or other advice. The Content is provided as a convenience to you and is to be taken as general information only.
4.2 This Website is not intended to establish a relationship between us and you, nor is it intended to replace the services of a professional architect or adviser. The Website should not be relied on as a substitute for any professional advice.
4.3 You should not rely on any information contained in the Website or linked or referred to materials or websites in making any decisions of any kind.
Sign Up Forms
You may submit your information to us for the purpose as identified by the sign-up form on the Website (such as for a quote).
You represent and warrant by submitting any form on the Website that:
the information provided in the form is valid and correct in all respects, and that you have not engaged in misleading or fraudulent conduct;
you have the right to submit this information;
you have read and consent to the purpose for which the information is gathered (which will be made known to you at the time of collection).
Links to Other Websites
5.1 The Website may contain links to other third-party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience and not as a guarantee or recommendation by us for the services, information, opinion or any other content on such third-party websites or as an indication of any affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of such third-party websites. If you decide to access a linked website, you do so at your own risk.
Access and Termination
6.1 We reserve the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to this Website or any part of it for any reason and you agree that we are not liable for any loss suffered by you or any third party as a result of the removal or disablement of this Website.
6.3 We may also terminate our agreement with you or case providing all or any part of the Services immediately without notice to you if:
(b) where we are required to by law, for example due to a change in law governing the Services;
(c) the Services relies on data or services provided by a third-party partner and the relationship with such partner has expired, been terminated or altered in a manner which we consider to be adverse;
(d) provision of the Services is no longer commercially reasonable to us.
Intellectual Property Rights
7.1 You acknowledge and agree that:
(a) you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or publicly display (other than on the Website) any Metrix Group Intellectual Property except with the prior written permission of Metrix Group or the appropriate third party authorised to grant such permission and when doing so you must adequately acknowledge us and, in the case of websites, include a link from your website to our Website;
(b) Metrix Group owns all Intellectual Property of the Website and no right, title or interest in any of the Intellectual Property is transferred or granted to you, except so far as expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions;
(c) any works, items, materials or information of whatever nature produced or developed or discovered in connection with the Website shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Metrix Group, whether such property is tangible or is in the nature of industrial and intellectual property rights (including copyright and rights of confidential information) and you will promptly sign all documents and do all things necessary to register, vest or transfer any interest or ownership in such additional or further property to Metrix Group;
(d) you acknowledge that when you provide us with Content, we may receive additional related data, such as the time, date and place you provided the Content;
(f) Metrix Group is not liable or responsible for any loss that you may experience in submitting Content to Metrix Group or for Metrix Group’s use of your Content in accordance with the licence granted; and
(g) you must not falsely express or imply a relationship between you and Metrix Group.
7.3 Metrix Group may in its sole and absolute discretion refuse or remove any Content from the Website.
8.1 You acknowledge and agree that your use of this Website is at your own risk. We provide our Services on an “as-is” and “as available” basis and whilst every effort is taken to ensure the Content and Website is accurate, we make no representations and give no warranties about the currency, suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness and/or accuracy of the Content and the Website for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, anything contained in this Website is without warranty of any kind and we expressly exclude such warranties.
8.2 We are not responsible for any information made available on the Website. We do not make any representations in relation to the continuing availability of the Services or the Website and will not be liable for the Services or Website being unavailable or discontinued. We do not promise that the Website or any Content will be error-free or uninterrupted, or that your use of the Website will provide any specific results. We do not represent or warrant that your use of the Services will meet your particular requirements, whether those requirements are disclosed to us or not. You assume total responsibility for your use of the Website. We cannot ensure that any files or other data you download from the Website will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features.
Limitation of Liability
9.1 In no event shall we or our officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors or other personnel be liable for any direct or indirect loss, damage, cost or expense suffered by you arising in connection with your use of, or reliance upon, the Content or the Website. The limitation and exclusion of liability in this clause applies whether the liability claim is based on breach of contract, under a warranty or an indemnity, tort (including negligence), under statute, in equity or otherwise.
9.2 You expressly understand and agree that we will not be liable to you for:
(a) any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages that may be incurred by you, howsoever caused and under any theory of liability including but not limited to loss of profit, loss of goodwill or business reputation, loss of data, costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, or other intangible losses;
(b) any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any Content, including but not limited to advertising or as a result of any relationship or transaction between you and any third party who is in any way associated or appears on the Website or on the Services;
(c) any changes that we make to the Services or any permanent or temporary cessation of the provision of the Services or any features thereof;
(d) the deletion of, corruption of, or failure to store any Content and other communications or data maintained or transmitted by or through your use of the Website or the Services
11.2 By using this Website you acknowledge and agree that internet transmissions are never completely private or secure and understand that any message or information you send to the Website may be read or intercepted by others.
11.3 You authorise us to use, store or otherwise process any information including personal information which relates to and/or identifies you, to the extent reasonably necessary for the provision of any goods and services requested by you.
12.1 Accessing information from the Website is done at your own risk and you will be responsible for compliance with the laws applicable within your jurisdiction.