Terms and conditions

Please read these terms carefully as they apply to the terms on which Diversity Council Australia (DCA) agrees to offer you membership and to provide you with access to the members only area of DCA’s website (the Members Only Area).

By registering to be a member of DCA (DCA Member) you agree to be bound by these terms of use. DCA may amend these terms of use at any time. Your continued membership of DCA is deemed to be acceptance of the amended terms of use.

As a DCA Member you agree to act ethically at all times and not do anything, including conduct your organisation in any way, such that remaining a DCA member would bring DCA into disrepute. You acknowledge that DCA will determine in its absolute discretion whether your conduct or the conduct of your organisation brings DCA into disrepute.

Membership eligibility

As a member of DCA you are required to satisfy (and continue to satisfy) certain eligibility criteria, including that you must:

  • have a genuine commitment to and an understanding of DCA’s purpose (being to promote and advance inclusion and diversity through the creation of more diverse and inclusive workplaces for the benefit of individuals, organisations and the broader community, with a focus on individuals that have been historically disadvantaged or underrepresented in the labour market);
  • not be an individual; and
  • pay any annual membership fee that may be required.

In the event that you no longer satisfy the eligibility criteria, or your situation otherwise materially changes from when you first applied for membership of DCA, you must notify us on the details set out below as soon as possible.

DCA Constitution

DCA’s constitution can be accessed on our website.

As a member of DCA you agree to be bound by the terms of DCA’s constitution, including in relation to the member guarantee of $100.00.

Subject to your compliance with the member obligations and requirements, as a member you have certain rights under the constitution, including the right to:

  • vote at general meetings of DCA;
  • receive notices of and to attend and be heard at any general meeting of DCA; and
  • nominate one representative for election as a director (subject to the nominee satisfying certain criteria).

Benefits of DCA membership

As a member of DCA you are entitled to a range of benefits, including:

  • attendance at DCA events, many of which are free to DCA Members;
  • access to the Members Only Area and content on it, including without limitation, research reports, e-publications training documentation and presentations (Members Only Content); and 
  • as described from time to time on this website under the tab titled “Services”.

Use of DCA name or logo

The DIVERSITY COUNCIL AUSTRALIA logo is a Registered Trade Mark of Diversity Council Australia Limited. Members are not permitted to use the DCA name or logo, including on their websites or business stationery or to suggest that they are sponsored, endorsed by, or affiliated with, DCA without obtaining DCA’s express prior written permission. Any request for permission must be made to DCA. You acknowledge that all decisions as to whether to permit your use of the DCA name or logo are made by DCA in its absolute discretion. 

Attendance at DCA events

DCA hosts a number of events, some of which are only open to DCA Members and others are open to both DCA Members and non-DCA Members.

You agree not to invite non-DCA Members to DCA Member only events. If you wish to invite a non-DCA Member to a DCA Member only event, you must obtain DCA’s prior written approval. You acknowledge that all decisions as to whether to allow a non-DCA Member to attend a DCA Member only event are made by DCA in its absolute discretion.

Where there is a fee for attending an event your attendance will only be confirmed on the payment of that fee. Any notice of cancellation received by DCA more than two weeks prior to the date of an event will receive a full reimbursement. Any cancellations received by DCA between two weeks and three days prior to the event will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. No refunds will be made for any cancellations received by DCA less than three days prior to an event.

Substitute DCA Members are welcome to attend DCA Member only events where the original participant is no longer able to attend. Substitute DCA Members and non-DCA Members are welcome to attend non-DCA Member only events where the original participant is no longer able to attend. Where DCA is notified of the attendance of a substitute participant no cancellation fees apply.

All notifications of cancellations or requests for substitutions must be made to DCA.

Cancellation of DCA membership

You may cancel your DCA membership at any time by advising DCA in writing.

In the event that you cancel your membership, you acknowledge that all individual member accounts created by DCA for your employees pursuant to your membership will also be cancelled.

Generally where members cancel their DCA membership they will not receive a refund for the whole or part of any paid membership fee. DCA will only refund membership fees in exceptional circumstances. You acknowledge that all decisions by DCA as to whether to refund the whole or part of paid membership fees are made by DCA in its absolute discretion.

In the event that you breach any term of this agreement, DCA reserves the right to cancel your DCA membership. You acknowledge that all decisions to cancel your membership are made by DCA in its absolute discretion. In the event that DCA cancels your membership for breaching a term of this agreement, you acknowledge that you will not receive a refund for the whole or part of any paid membership fee.

In the event that your membership is cancelled either at your request or as a result of your breach of this agreement, you acknowledge that both you and your employees will cease to be entitled to any benefits associated with being a DCA Member, including any right to use the DCA name or logo as previously approved by DCA.

Access to the Members Only Area

The following terms are to be read in conjunction with the DCA website general terms of use. To the extent of any inconsistency between the general terms of use and these terms, these terms prevail.

The Members Only Content may only be accessed by DCA Members and approved employees of DCA Members for whom DCA has created individual member accounts.

You agree that you will not share your login details with any person either within or outside of the organisation for whom you work.

Not professional advice

The Members Only Content is made available on the understanding that DCA is not providing professional or legal advice.

Some Members Only Content may include or summarise views, standards, or recommendations of third parties. This information does not necessarily constitute the views of DCA or indicate DCA's commitment to any course of action.

Limited Liability

DCA makes no warranties or representations about the Members Only Area or Members Only Content, including in respect of its relevance, accuracy or completeness.

To the extent permitted by law, DCA excludes all liability including for any direct, indirect or consequential loss suffered by you or any person in connection with your use of the Members Only Area or your use and reliance on Members Only Content.

It is strongly recommended that you exercise your own skill and care with respect to your use of Members Only Content, including carefully considering its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for your purposes. Where appropriate, you should also consider obtaining professional advice.

Use of publically available DCA Research

DCA generally makes research infographics and other research insights publicly available on our website with full and summary research reports available to members in the members-only section of the website.

DCA encourages Members to access and utilise our research. Where Members wish to refer to our research publically, it must be correctly attributed to DCA. Formal attribution to DCA is required where references to DCA research material are in a written format. Citing DCA as a source will suffice where the reference is made in a verbal format. Notwithstanding, Members must not provide links or detailed information about Member-Only information. 

Use of Members Only Content and Copyright

DCA owns, or is licensed to use, the intellectual property, including copyright, in all Members Only Content.

You are permitted, subject to formal attribution of the material, to use Members Only Content internally within your organisation, including to provide Members Only Content to people within your organisation for the purpose of internal training and awareness where those people have been made aware by you of these terms of use and the restrictions they impose and have agreed to abide by them.

Attribution to DCA is required where references are made to Members Only Content internally. Citing DCA as a source will suffice where the reference is made in a verbal format.

For the avoidance of doubt, you are not permitted to:

  • commercialise any Members Only Content, including by providing training or consulting services to third parties for a fee or otherwise;
  • provide Members Only Content to third parties outside of your organisation; or
  • use Members Only Content for purposes for which they were not intended.

If you wish to do anything else not explicitly permitted under these terms of use, you must obtain DCA’s prior written approval. You may seek DCA’s approval for the proposed use by contacting DCA. You acknowledge that all decisions as to whether to grant you a licence to use any Members Only Content in the way requested are made by DCA in its absolute discretion.

If DCA grants you permission to use Members Only Content, you must give appropriate attribution to DCA and any named authors of the particular content and indicate the date of first publication of the particular content. You must also comply with any other terms of use notified to you by DCA, including in respect of the payment of licence fees.

Notifications and requests

All notifications and requests to DCA must be made by email: admin@dca.org.au, telephone: (02) 9322 5197, or facsimile: (02) 9255 8372 as appropriate having regard to the nature of the request.

Governing Law

This agreement is governed by the law of New South Wales.