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ShireWomen - Full Terms and Conditions

Please read these terms carefully so that you understand them.

You should be aware that ShireWomen can change these terms at any time. However, if it is likely that the change will make you worse off, ShireWomen will give you prior notice.

1. Your Business Account

1.1 In order for ShireWomen to provide these Services to you, there are certain things that we need to ask you to do.

These are to:
(a)ensure that you are able to access the ShireWomen Website; and
(b)make sure your username and password are kept secure; and
(c)ensure that any Additional Users comply with this Agreement.

1.2 You declare that:

(a)you are over 18 years of age and have the legal power to enter into this Agreement; and
(b)you are the person able to make decision on behalf of the business and take full responsibility for any ongoing payments, content, pictures or video uploads to the site

1.3 You will require a username and password to manage your Business account. You accept responsibility for all use of your business account where such use is made via the use of your username and password.

1.4 You may also email us (at with any problems of the Services or questions you may have.

1.5 You must supply us with a valid email address and promptly advise us of any changes to your email address. We will use this email address to advise you of any issues relating to your account, and therefore you should regularly check for emails from us. If you have selected the option to receive promotional communications from us, we will use this email address to send such communications to you.

1.6 You must ensure that the Personal Computer you use to access the Business Services meets the minimum software and hardware system requirements specified from time to time on our Website.

1.7 You are responsible for arranging a connection from your Personal Computer to our Website ("Broadband Connection"). The Broadband Connection must meet the minimum requirements specified from time to time on our Website. You are responsible for paying for the Broadband Connection, including any download or upload charges.

2. Free and chargable Advertising Services

2.1 Free Biz Listings & Website Specials: These services are currently free of charge but ShireWomen reserves the right to charge in the future for any content published on the site, but we will notify of any charges prior to their implementation. You may choose to add your website URL to your Biz Listing for a one off charge. Once commited this is non refundable. You can amend of remove your Biz Listing at anytime by contacting

2.2 Chargeable Business Advertising Services: Fees for the Services are set out in the Advertise Your Business Section available on our Website, or in writing on request by the Business from ShireWomen. We will also offer services and specials via email and Social Media. All charges attract GST. If you the business agree to undertake an advertising service our fees and charges are payable after your acceptance of the service which will take you directly to the payment process. No work will commence until receipt of payment, unless otherwise agreed by ShireWomen & the business if special circumstances prevail.

ShireWomen Sponsors, Business Members & Basic Business Accounts

(a) Business Listing & Full Web Page Ads
(b)ShireWomen in Biz
(c)Business Homepage Feature
(d)News & Events
(d)All Website Advertising as outlined in the Advertise Your Business Section, Tailored Packages or Contracts as agreed on an individual basis
(e)e-News Advertising/Special Event Advertising

2.3 If you have selected to use any Business Service free or Chargeable you agree to the following:

(a) Any monthly Membership Payment you enter into with ShireWomen is done under the agreement & knowledge that you do so for a minimum of 6 months i.e 6 x payments of the Business Member current rate card (as outlined on the site) and this arrangement cannot be cancelled within this agreement. If you are under an agreed contract you adhere to the terms of that agreement. (see 3.3 for cancellation terms)

(b) you, the business take full responsibility and ownership for the details you enter into the form which will populate content onto our site.
(c)you, the business also acknowledge and accept full responsibility for any Special created for the site and agree to honour the Conditions of this Special
(d)you, the business understand and accept that any offer is made between you and any customer who takes up this offer and you have full responsibility for any faults or disputes with the goods and/or service on this offer.
(e)you, the business will not infringe the copyrights of any person in relation to such offers or anything contained in our Website.
(f) you, the business are responsible for all information published on the site and the accuracy of this information. Any errors are not the responsibility of ShireWomen, although we will do anything in our power to help you rectify these. You can edit & update your details at any time by logging into the Advertise Your Business Section.
(g) you, the business are responsible for the recurring payments associated with advertising your business on the ShireWomen Website, and any missed payment may result in your details being removed from the site. Upon becoming a ShireWomen Financial Business Member you agree to sign up for a minimum of 6 months and cannot cancel within this payment period. (see 3.3 for cancellation terms)

2.4 ShireWomen will view offer/content prior to publishing on but does so only to ensure public viewing and compatibility to site. We do not amend any content and take no responsibility for inaccurate details or errors that exist. It is up to you, the business to notify ShireWomen who can pull down content on your behalf, or you, the business can login and edit any errors or make any changes as you see fit.

2.5 The initial lodging of any content and/or any changes will take up to 48 hours to be published and/or registered live on site.

3 Charges

3.1 Fees for the Services are set out in the Advertise Your Business Section available on our Website, or in writing on request by the Business from ShireWomen. All charges attract GST.

3.2 All Business Services fees and other charges relating to the Services will be:

(a)automatically deducted from your nominated Credit Card or Debit Card. We accept MasterCard, Visa Credit Cards only.
We have structured our charges so that they are deducted monthly from commencement of your order. Other fees and charges are payable after your acceptance of a separate offer via email notification which will take you to the payment process. All fees and charges are done via a secure third party payment system.

ShireWomen uses the eWAY Payment Gateway for its online credit card transactions. eWAY processes online credit card transactions for thousands of Australian merchants, providing a safe and secure means of collecting payments via the Internet. All online credit card transactions performed on this site using the eWAY gateway are secured payments.
> Payments are fully automated with an immediate response.
> Your complete credit card number cannot be viewed by ShireWomen or any outside party.
> All transactions are performed under 128 Bit SSL Certificate.
> All transaction data is encrypted for storage within eWAY’s bank-grade data centre, further protecting your credit card data.
> eWAY is an authorised third party processor for all the major Australian banks.
> eWAY at no time touches your funds; all monies are directly transferred from your credit card to the merchant account held by ShireWomen.
For more information about eWAY and online credit card payments, please visit

After ordering online, you will receive an email confirmation from eWAY containing your order details (if you have provided your email address). We will normally confirm receipt of your order within a few minutes of ordering. We will attempt to send your software/license/access code via
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3.3 Business Members and Full Business Profile Accounts: After your minimum 6 month membership, you can cancel you with us at any time by contacting us at without any cancellation fees. Note: You need to cancel a scheduled payment at least 48hours prior to the scheduled date of the next payment. Cancelling a Recurring Payment on the day of a scheduled payment will not guarantee that the payment will not be sent, and no refund will be given. If you cancel your Service part way through a month, you’re next payment will be cancelled but no refund of the part month will be given. If no notice of cancellation is received then any payment in arrears will be invoiced to you. You will be given 3 notices of payment required before your Membership will be terminated and an invoice will be issued. Business Contracts/Sponsors/Agreements: are bound by the timeframe of each signed agreement. If an agreement is to be cancelled ShireWomen reserves the right to invoice the remaining period out in full and cease all services from notice of cancellation.

3.4 Any credit card you advise us to charge, or provide to us for the purposes of age verification, must be a valid credit card which you are authorised to use.

3.5 In nominating a credit card, you agree that we may:

(a)charge all fees and charges due under this Agreement to your nominated credit card; and
(b)disclose your credit card details to, and obtain information from, any financial institution or credit card issuer to verify the credit card details; and
(c)take steps to verify that there is sufficient credit on your credit card account to meet likely fees due under this Agreement; and

3.6 Unpaid debt can be a real problem for us. This means that, if any amount is unpaid after the due date, we may do any or all of the following:

(a)charge you interest (at an annual rate up to the official cash rate set by the Reserve Bank of Australia plus five per cent - you can review this rate at on the unpaid amount from the date it was due until the date we receive full payment;
(b)cancel or suspend this Agreement provided we comply with clause 8.

3.7 ShireWomen Facebook Advertising -

(a) ShireWomen advertise, post, share, run giveaways & comment in accordance with the guidelines of Facebook. All paid advertising will be invoiced to the client and is payable prior to the commencement of advertising in most circumstances. ShireWomen reserves the right to refuse any advertisements if deemed inappropriate to our audience or a conflict of interest.
(b) We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content on our Facebook page where that content is posted by other users of the Services. Our Facebook page may contain information about products and services offered by third parties, including product specifications, pricing, availability, performance and editorial commentary. We are not responsible for any reliance that you place on any of this content, including, but not limited to, reviews and testimonial descriptions. We are also not responsible for postings/comments by users of our Facebook page or for reviewing such material prior to it becoming available on our Website. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that may, in our sole discretion, be considered objectionable, for example if the content contains either language or comments that other members may find offensive, inappropriate or irrelevant.
(c) When running a giveaway on behalf of a paying client, ShireWomen record official guidelines which outline the specifics of the Giveaway, ShireWomens Terms & Conditions and the Terms & Conditions of the Business who has owership of the Giveaway i.e Client. This are outlined on a dedicated webpage and are accessible to all entrants and readers from our Facebook giveaway post.
(d) ShireWomen Business Members are entitled to 1 (one) Free giveaway on our Facebook page on your behalf and in consultation with you, the Business Member every 6 months in accordance with pt (a) & (b). Each Business Member is responsible for redeeming this free service. If the Business Member neglects to redeem this free service in the allocated period the service will expire. It will not be roled over and new entitlements will be only become available in the next 6 month paid Membership period.

4. Special Offers

4.1 Unless otherwise stated, special offers or introductory trials are offered on the basis of ShireWomens’ discretion and can be changed at any time, but will be notified to you, the business in writing if it affects your services.

4.2 If your membership to the Services is suspended during the period while any special offer or introductory trial applies to you, such offer will cease to apply to you on and from the time of such suspension.

4.3 If you change your Service membership plan while on a special or introductory plan, you will forfeit any benefits relating to that special or introductory plan.

5. Service

5.1 ShireWomen uses a third party hosting internet service provider called Business Catalyst who has a 99.98% uptime service level agreement. Whilst we don’t expect any downtime or problems with our site, ShireWomen take no responsibility for site issues. ShireWomen will take all care to ensure that you are made aware of any potential service issues and correspond to you any updates and notices.

6. Privacy

6.1 Please read our "Privacy Policy and Disclaimer" statement (available at ). It summarises how we and our related companies collect, use and disclose your personal information (including for marketing to you) and your rights to access and correct that information.

6.2 In order for us to provide the Services to you, there are certain things that we need to ask you to do. These are to:

(a)disclose information about you, the Application Form and this Agreement (including information relating to the conduct of your account), to:
(i)a credit reporting agency for the purpose of obtaining and maintaining a Credit Information file about you; and
(ii)another credit provider or a collection agent, for the purpose of collecting overdue payments relating to credit owed by you and notifying defaults by you; and
(iii)our contractors or agents involved in the supply of the Services; and
(b)obtain and use information about your creditworthiness (including a consumer or commercial credit report) from a credit reporting agency, credit provider or other business that reports on creditworthiness, for the purpose of assessing an application (including the Application Form and this Agreement) or collecting overdue payments.

6.3 Our website uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a website can transfer to a user's computer hard drive for tracking user navigation and customising site information to improve the user experience. Cookies can make using our Website easier, for example by storing information about your preferences, customising pages based on your browser type or other information you may have provided via our Website. This will enable you to take full advantage of the services that our Website offers. The use of cookies is an industry standard and you'll find most major websites use them. Most Internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies. However, if you are concerned about the use of cookies you do have the option to opt-out and refuse the transfer of cookies to your computer's hard drive. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your Internet browser to refuse cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. If you need further assistance to modify the cookie arrangement on your computer, please contact the company that produces your browser.

7. Website Content 

7.1 We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content on our Website where that content is posted by other users of the Services. Our Website may contain information about products and services offered by third parties, including product specifications, pricing, availability, performance and editorial commentary. We are not responsible for any reliance that you place on any of this content, including, but not limited to, reviews and testimonial descriptions. We are also not responsible for postings by users in the user opinion, Facebook/social media or feedback sections of our Website or for reviewing such material prior to it becoming available on our Website. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that may, in our sole discretion, be considered objectionable, for example if the content contains either language or comments that other members may find offensive, inappropriate or irrelevant.

7.2 You are solely responsible for all materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available to us, including on our Website ("Your Content"). You certify that you own all intellectual property rights in Your Content.

7.3 You grant us, irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, sub-licensable licence to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, transmit, distribute and publish Your Content and subsequent versions of Your Content for the purposes of

(a)displaying Your Content on our Website,
(b)distributing Your Content, either electronically or via other media, to users seeking to download or otherwise acquire it, and/or
(c)storing Your Content in a database accessible by other users, and in any such case, without attribution to you. This licence will apply to the distribution and the storage of Your Content in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed.

7.4 You agree to use any bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or message or communication facilities (collectively, the "Forums") that we may provide, only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the Forum.

7.5 ShireWomen has no affiliations with political parties or religious organisations. In order to protect the rights of our readers, members and subscribers and to ensure we do not discriminate against our readers, members, or our subscribers personal beliefs, we do not publish content that promotes any religion or religious view point or content relating to the promotion of political parties. We understand and acknowledge that all Australians have the right to religious and political freedom and to protect those rights we do not publish content relating to these subjects. By remaining neutral on this matter we believe we are protecting the rights of readers, members, and subscribers with varying belief systems.

8. Event Content and Speakers

8.1 The views expressed in presentations made at ShireWomen events or meetings or other affiliated events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of ShireWomen. Presentations at ShireWomen events, or the presence of vendors at ShireWomen events, does not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

8.2 Should, for any reason outside the control of ShireWomen, the venue or speakers change or the event be cancelled, ShireWomen will endeavour to move the event to a different venue, or replace the speakers. In such an instance the attendee agrees that they are not entitled to claim any or all costs, damages or expenses. ShireWomen does not accept responsibility for, and the attendee indemnifies ShireWomen against, any costs, charges or fines incurred by the attendee in the process of attending the event. This agreement is subject to the laws of the New South Wales and agreement to these terms and conditions indicates acceptance of this indemnity.

8.3 ShireWomen retains the right to refuse, change or cancel speakers at any time before the event. Speakers indemnify ShireWomen harmless from form and against any and all costs, damages and expenses. Any time, effort, work or research conducted by Speakers in preparation for an event is at the discretion of the Speaker, and should the event be cancelled or the Speaking engagement cancelled, the Speaker accepts that any time, costs or effort spent is not refundable to them. Speakers accept that they will not be given compensation in any form for cancellation of speaking engagements.

8.4 ShireWomen engages Speakers in line with ShireWomen's ethical values, vision and brand. ShireWomen retains the right to decide what Speakers are invited to speak at our events, regardless of whether events are sponsored by or are in partnership with external parties. ShireWomen does not invite speakers that may offend, upset, marginalise, force religious or political comment, or damage our reputation. We also do not allow Speakers to talk should they, in our opinion, not be sufficiently experienced or qualified in the subject matter, do not share our values on equality, may discriminate or be seen to discriminate against our diverse members and attendees. We therefore do not invite religious leaders or political party leaders to speak to ensure we don't infringe on the rights or beliefs of our attendees, members and guests. 
9.Cancellation and Suspension

9.1 Business Members and Full Business Profile Accounts: You may cancel this membership with us at any time by contacting us at without any cancellation fees (after the minimum six month term), but must do so 48hrs prior to the next payment schedule. Cancelling a Recurring Payment on the day of a scheduled payment will not guarantee that the payment will not be sent, and if sent no refund will be issued but future payments will be ceased. If payment is not received ShireWomen will send 3 notifications to re-instate membership before terminating agreement. Payment in arrears will be claimed if no correspondence of cancellation is received by you.

Business Contracts/Sponsors/Agreements:
All agreements are bound by the timeframe of signed acceptance. If cancellation due to reason outlined in 9.3, ShireWomen reserves the right to invoice remaining monies due.

9.2 If you do not have a Contract Term, we may cancel your Service at any time if we give you reasonable prior notice (of at least 30 days).

9.3 We may immediately cancel this Agreement if:
(a)you are in serious breach of this Agreement. You will be in serious breach of this Agreement if you:
(i)breach your obligation to pay your fees for the Services when due; or
(ii)use the Services in a way which we reasonably believe is illegal or likely to be found illegal; and
(b)we have notified you in writing of your breach and you have failed to remedy the breach within 7 days of the date of our notice (or such longer period as set out in our notice) or the breach is something which cannot be remedied (in which case we may cancel this Agreement immediately by giving you notice). Using the Services in a way which falls under paragraph 12.5(a)(ii) above is a breach that is not capable of remedy.

9.4 We may immediately suspend the supply of the Services to you if we reasonably suspect that you are in serious breach of this Agreement as set out in these terms and conditions.

9.5 We may also cancel this Agreement by giving you as much prior notice as we reasonably can if:

(a)you become bankrupt or insolvent or appear likely to do so; or
(b)we are not able to provide the Service to you due to an event outside our reasonable control (such as an industrial strike or force majeure).

10. Changing this Agreement

10.1 From time to time, we need to be able to change these terms to reflect our changing business. We can change this Agreement (including the Rate Card and any prices) in accordance with this clause 9.

10.2 We will notify you of any proposed change in accordance with clause 9.5 at least 30 days before it is to take effect unless:

(a)we need to make the change immediately in order to act legally or the change results from changes in the law. If this is the case, we will give you as much notice as we reasonably can; or
(b)the change will benefit you. If this is the case, we can make the change without giving you notice.

10.3 If we notify you of a change to this Agreement during your Contract Term and the change means that you are materially worse off (and does not fall within clause 10.3(a), you may cancel this Agreement by notifying us by email within 14 days of our notice to you of the change

10.4 Some examples of changes that make you materially worse off are:

(a)a significant increase in any recurring fees you are paying for the Services (for example if the impact of the price change is to increase the recurring fee you would pay by more than CPI + 3% in any 12 month period);
(b)withdrawing an important feature of the Service that you use regularly; or
(c)significantly increasing your obligations or significantly limiting your rights under this Agreement.

10.5 If you do not notify us of your decision to cancel this Agreement under clause 9.3, you will be taken to have agreed to the change by your continued use of the Services from the date the change comes into effect.

11. Liability

11.1 We will use reasonable care and skill in providing the Service and will provide the Service in accordance with this Agreement. However, given the nature of the Service, (including the Service's reliance on some systems and services not owned or controlled by us), we cannot promise that the Service will be continuous or fault-free.

12. General Terms

12.1 You agree that you will not use our Website or the Services to do any of the following:

(a)defame, abuse, harass or otherwise violate the legal rights of others;
(b)publish, post, upload, email, distribute or disseminate (collectively, "transmit") any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
(c)transmit files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or adversely affect the operation of another person's computer or our Website;
(d)transmit surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, spam, unsolicited advertising or promotional materials, or chain letters;
(e)collect or store personal information about other users; or
(f)engage in any illegal activities.

13. Dictionary

13.1 Words in this Agreement with initial capital letters (eg, Agreement) have defined meanings, as follows:
Additional User means a person whom you authorise to access the Services.

Agreement means these terms and conditions, the Rate Card, and any terms contained on your Application Form.

Application Form means the online application form for the Services you submitted at

ShireWomen Business Member means a current Business Customer.

Credit Information means:
(a)identity particulars (name, address, and date of birth);
(b)your application for credit, including the amount applied for;

GST and Tax Invoice have the same meaning as in the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (Cth).

Personal Computer means a personal computer, including 'lap top' or 'notebook' computers, but excluding computers running other than Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating systems.