Applications provided by Standards Australia Limited

Conditions of Use

  1. Introduction
    Standards Australia Limited (ACN 85 087 326 690) (Standards Australia) provides access to the following applications, including via a Single Sign On Portal Solution (SSO):
    1. Hub, a portal for current members of Standards Australia’s technical committees (Committee Members) and members of the public wishing to provide comments on draft standards and other publications;
    2. SIM, access to Australian Standard® standards and other publications for use by Committee Members in relation to committee processes;
    3. Standards Development Nominating Organisation Portal or SDNOP, for Nominating Organisations; and
    4. Standards Australia Academy (SA Academy), a cloud based social knowledge-sharing portal provided via Fuse Universal Limited (Fuse), a third party service provider, for use by Committee Members, 
    (collectively, the SA Applications) on the following Conditions of Use.
  2. Agreement
    1. By checking the box "I have read and accept the Conditions of Use" and clicking "Accept" or "Login", you agree to accept and comply with the following conditions when using an SA Application. Any information that you provide by accessing an SA Application will be dealt with in accordance with these Conditions of Use and Standards Australia’s Privacy Policy (as updated from time to time).
    2. Standards Australia may at any time, in its sole discretion, amend, vary or modify these Conditions of Use without notice. Modifications to these Conditions of Use will be effective immediately and any subsequent use by you of any SA Application will constitute your acceptance of the modifications and the then-current Conditions of Use.
    3. Your obligations under these Conditions of Use are in addition to the obligations of Committee Members under the Committee Member Deed and Standards Australia’s Technical Committee Code of Conduct (as updated from time to time), and any Licence Agreement governing the use of any draft documents downloaded via an SA Application.
  3. Your obligations
    1. Compliance with applicable laws
      1. You agree that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations when using any SA Application, including intellectual property, privacy, anti-discrimination and criminal laws.
      2. You must not submit, post or upload any content to any SA Application that infringes the copyright, moral rights or any other intellectual property rights of a third party. It is your responsibility to determine whether the content you submit to any SA Application is suitable for publication. You must not submit, post or upload any material that is inappropriate, defamatory or offensive or is contrary to any applicable laws or standards, or any codes or policies or standardisation guides of Standards Australia, or any other deed or agreement you have with Standards Australia.
    2. Personal access
      You agree to keep your password(s) for the SA Applications, including the SSO, secure and confidential and not to disclose it to any other person.
    3. Content that you submit
      1. Any content, information or files that you upload to an SA Application may be shared with, seen, used by other users, Standards Australia staff or Standards Australia’s third party service providers. Standards Australia cannot guarantee the effectiveness of any access preferences or settings that you may apply. Your activity on or use of any SA Application may also be recorded and compiled by Standards Australia staff, including for analytics and reporting.
      2. You agree that any content that you submit or post to an SA Application may be used, reproduced, published or modified by Standards Australia, Standards Australia’s third party service providers or other users.
      3. You also agree that Standards Australia has no obligation to store, maintain or provide you with a copy of any content that you submit, except as required under its Privacy Policy.
    4. Notifications
      You agree to receive notifications in relation to your use of an SA Application, including to an email address you provide or by other means. You can manage or opt-out of receiving such notifications via your personal settings or clicking an unsubscribe link.
    5. Restrictions
      1. Copyright in content included in or made available via an SA Application, including standards and other publications, remains vested in Standards Australia or third parties, such as other standards development bodies or external providers. You agree to use this content only as set out in these Conditions of Use and any applicable Licence Agreement.
      2. You also agree not to disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer the software or source code of any SA Application.
  4. Surveillance
    Standards Australia reserves the right to monitor and review your use of an SA Application, including any content that you submit. Standards Australia may take any steps that, in its view, are desirable or necessary to ensure compliance with these Conditions of Use, and all applicable laws, standards and industry codes of practice. This may include, at any time, without notice to you filtering, removing or refusing to post files, content or other material, or restricting your access to or use of any SA Application.
  5. Additional requirements for SIM: documents for committee purposes
    Certain Australian, Australian New Zealand, International and/or other Standards Australia documents that are necessary for your involvement as a Committee Member in national or international standardisation are available for you to download via SIM. These documents have been made available for your use only in the preparation and maintenance of Australian standards or technical documents or for your involvement in international standardisation (as the case may be) and are not to be copied or distributed in any way or used for any other purpose.
  6. Additional requirements for SDNOP Users
    1. Through SDNOP, a Nominating Organisation is able to access certain information relating to individuals that it has nominated to participate in Standards Australia's technical committees. This information is made available to the Nominating Organisation solely for the purpose of enabling the Nominating Organisation to review the participation of its nominees in Standards Australia's technical committees and must not be used or distributed for any other purpose by the Nominating Organisation, its employees or its agents without the consent of the individual to whom that information relates.
    2. Through SDNOP, the Nominating Organisation may also be permitted to access certain documents that have been prepared by or for the use of particular technical committees. Such information is made available to the Nominating Organisation solely for the purpose of enabling the Nominating Organisation to review the participation of its nominees in Standards Australia's technical committees. Such information must not be used or distributed by the Nominating Organisation, its employees or its agents for any other purpose without the express written consent of Standards Australia.
    3. The Nominating Organisation is granted access to defined areas within the SDNOP on a 'read-only' basis. The Nominating Organisation, its employees and its agents are not permitted to upload any information to the SDNOP and must not attempt to do so.
  7. Additional requirements for SA Academy
    1. The SA Academy is a cloud-based platform access to which is provided by Standards Australia to Committee Members through Fuse, a third party service provider. Personal information that you submit when accessing the SSO will be provided to Fuse for the purposes of maintaining your SA Academy account and facilitating access to the SA Academy.
    2. Please also note that Fuse collects information such as IP addresses, connection speed and internet service provider domain name. This information is typically anonymized but in some circumstances could be linked to an individual. This information may be collected through various means, including Cookies, IP address and Web beacons. If you have any questions about Fuse’s collection of data, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].
    3. The training materials available through the SA Academy are for informational purposes only and Standards Australia makes no guarantee as to the quality, accuracy or reliability of such materials. You agree that Standards Australia is not responsible for content or information that you access through the SA Academy, or for any damages as a result of your use or reliance on it. You also agree not to copy, reproduce, modify or vary any training content available via the SA Academy.
  8. No warranty
    1. To the extent permitted by law, Standards Australia expressly excludes all conditions and warranties, guarantees, rights and remedies, liabilities and other terms that may be implied by custom, statute or common law that may relate to any SA Application.
    2. SA is not liable for any consequential losses (including any loss of revenue or profits, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of value of equipment, any penalties or fines imposed by a regulator and any loss that is indirect loss) that you suffer or for any costs, damages, expenses, loss or charges that you incur as a result of your use of any SA Application.
  9. Termination
    Standards Australia reserves the right to terminate access to any SA Application at any time and without notice.
  10. Jurisdiction
    This agreement is governed by and must be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales.
  11. Complaints
    If you have concerns or complaints regarding any SA Application, including content accessible through it, please contact [email protected].