Victorian Chamber Rules and Terms and Conditions of Services to Members

Victorian Chamber Rules & Further Terms and Conditions relevant to membership services

  • Victorian Chamber is an employer membership organisation registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 . It operates subject to the Rules of the organisation registered with the Fair Work Comnission ("the Rules"). The Rules are available at www.fwc.gov.au.
  • The Rules bind both Victorian Chamber and members of Victorian Chamber. In the event of any inconsistency between thes further terms& conditions and the Rules, the Rules prevail over these terms and conditions.

The Rules contain provisions regarding:

  • Victorian Chamber's objects as an organisation are set out in the Rules.
  • Applications for membership;
  • Unfinancial members;
  • Resignation and termination of membership;
  • Member representatives;
  • Eligibility for office;
  • Election of the Executive Council and Regional Chairpersons at, Annual General Meetings;
  • Notices to members.

Duration of membership

Membership of Victorian Chamber is subject to the payment of entrance fees and/or annual membership or subscription fees for a period of 12 months unless otherwise notified. Each renewal of membership is for a further period of 12 months unless otherwise notified.

Membership or subscription fees

  • You agree to pay the amount due and payable on any membership fee invoice or amended renewal notice within 14 days of such notice.
  • Membership fees or subscription fees are not refundable.
  • Membership fees or subscription fees will be reviewed annually and may be subject to increase at Victorian Chamber's discretion. You will be given written notice of any change to the membership or subscription fees at least 7 days prior to date for renewal. You are deemed to have accepted such change unless you give written notice of cancellation of your membership within 7 days of notice of the change to the membership or subscription fees.

Renewal, suspension and cancellation of membership  services

  • Prior to the renewal date for your membership each year a renewal of membership form will be sent to you at the last address you provided to us.
  • If your membership is not renewed by payment of the membership or subscription fees within 14 days of the due date on the renewal notice Victorian Chamber will suspend the provision of all services to you. If your membership is not renewed by payment of the membership or subscription fees within 30 days Victorian Chamber may cancel the provision of all services to you. If you have not paid any membership or subscription fees within three  months of the due date for payment your membership of Victorian Chamber may also be cancelled.
  • If you resign your membership of Victorian Chamber any membership or subscription fees paid are not refundable. Victorian Chamber will cease to provide all services to you upon receipt of your resignation as a member.
  • Any unpaid membership or subscription fees that were due and payable at the time of resignation of your Victorian Chamber membership in relation to a period before your resignation remain due and payable to Victorian Chamber as a debt due.
  • Written notice of resignation of your membership should be sent to Victorian Chamber Member Services GPO Box 4352 Melbourne Vic 3001.

Membership  Services

  • Victorian Chamber provides its members with a range of services and benefits as part of its membership. The provision of such services and benefits is at all times at the absolute discretion of Victorian Chamber and is subject to change, variation or cancellation at any time. Details of Victorian Chamber's membership packages and the services and benefits offered by Victorian Chamber are provided on our website at www.vecci.org.au and are subject to change. Victorian Chamber makes no representation or promise that the services offered at the time of joining or renewal of membership will continue to be provided to members.
  • Business Saver offers to Victorian Chamber members are offers by third party provider to Victorian Chamber members of a possible discount or service benefit related to goods or services of a third party provider. Victorian Chamber makes no representation warranty or promise that the member will be given such discount or service benefit by the third party provider. Access to such discount is at all times subject to change or variation and to the terms and conditions of the third party provider. Victorian Chamber is not liable to the member for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of any refusal of a third party provider to provide a discount or service benefit to a member or for any change to or withdrawal of such Business Saver offer or any change to the terms and conditions of a third party provider.
  • If Victorian Chamber suspends the provision of services to you or cancels the provision of services to you as described above it will notify its third party providers of the suspension or cancellation of Victorian Chamber services to you and you may lose access to the benefits offered to Victorian Chamber members with that provider, in accordance with the arrangements you have in place with that provider. 

Fair use of information and advice

  • You agree that any information or advice provided to you by Victorian Chamber is provided for the use of the member only unless otherwise agreed.. You agree not to use the information or advice for commercial resale or gain. You agree not to provide such information or advice to any third party for the use or benefit of the third party.
  • You agree not to use your access to Victorian Chamber information and advice to obtain information or advice for the use of a third party (including any subsidiaries or related companies that are not members if Victorian Chamber).
  • In the event that information or advice provided to you by Victorian Chamber is provided to any third party Victorian Chamber reserves the right to suspend or cancel the provision of further services to you until such time as it is satisfied that you have ceased to do so. No refund of any membership fee paid will be due. Any unpaid membership fee will remain due and payable as a debt due to Victorian Chamber.
  • Victorian Chamber reserves the right to suspend or cancel the provision of membership services  if it believes the use of the services has been unreasonable or excessive.

Disclaimers

  • Victorian Chamber is not liable for any loss or damage caused to a member due to the non-provision of membership services to the member as a result of the suspension or cancellation of such services to the member or as a result of Victorian Chamber changing the services it provides or no longer offering services in the exercise of its discretion.
  • Information provided by Victorian Chamber and its employees, officers and agents is of a general nature only and is not legal, accounting or other professional advice. While all reasonable endeavours are made to ensure the accuracy of information provided, Victorian Chamber accepts no liability for any action, or decision not to act, taken by you on the basis of the information provided to you, or for any error in or omission in the information provided by Victorian Chamber, or any loss or damage caused to you or any other person whether a member of Victorian Chamber or not, as a result of information provided by Victorian Chamber being inaccurate.
  • Any information or advice given by a Victorian Chamber employee in the nature of human resources or industrial advice whether over the telephone or in person or in writing is based on the facts and information provided to the Victorian Chamber employee by the member. If incomplete or inaccurate information or facts is provided by the member that may change the advice or information that would be given by the Victorian Chamber employee. Victorian Chamber accepts no liability for any action, or decision not to act, taken by you on the basis of the information or advice provided to you, or for any error in or omission in the information or advice provided by Victorian Chamber, or any loss or damage caused to you or any other person whether a member of Victorian Chamber or not, as a result of information or advice provided by Victorian Chamber being inaccurate.

Without limiting these above disclaimers, no responsibility or liability is accepted by Victorian Chamber for any losses incurred in contract, tort, negligence, or any other cause of action, or  any liability for any loss of profit, loss of opportunity, loss of revenue , loss of data, loss from computer viruses or any indirect or consequential loss.

Subject to any condition, warranty, right or remedy conferred on you by the Competition & Consumer Act 2010 for breach of a non excludable condition or warranty, if a court determined that Victorian Chamber was liable to you for any proven losses, damages and claims arising out of the use of the membership services including but not limited to the information or advice referred to above,  then its maximum aggregate liability is limited to the greater of the amount recovered by Victorian Chamber under its insurance policies or the sum of $1.00 in respect of the relevant loss, damage or claim. To the fullest extent permitted by law, any liability of Victorian Chamber for a breach of a non excludable condition or warranty is limited to either the re supply of the membership service, information or advice or a refund of what you have paid Victorian Chamber for it.

Victorian Chamber urges you to obtain advice from an appropriately qualified professional before acting, or deciding not to act, on the basis of the information or advice provided by Victorian Chamber, its employees, officers and agents.

Changes to Victorian Chamber's terms and conditions

  • You agree that Victorian Chamber may change these terms and conditions at any time. Victorian Chamber agrees to publish any change to its terms and conditions on its website. Victorian Chamber's terms and conditions as published on its website apply until the date of any change to the terms and conditions published on Victorian Chamber's website.

Notices

  • You agree that Victorian Chamber may send to you any notices with regard to your membership, membership or subscription fees, renewal or Victorian Chamber services to you by email at the email address you have provided us at the time of joining Victorian Chamber or renewing your membership.