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).
As a DCA Member you agree to act ethically at all times and not do anything, including conduct your organisation in anyway, 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.
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
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 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.
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.
DCA owns, or is licensed to use, the intellectual property, including copyright, in all Members Only Content.
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.
Notifications and requests
All notifications and requests to DCA must be made by email: [email protected], telephone: (02) 9322 5197, or facsimile: (02) 9255 8372 as appropriate having regard to the nature of the request.
This agreement is governed by the law of New South Wales.