The ABIA reserves the right to amend these Terms without notice. All modified terms and conditions shall take effect immediately and will be binding once they have been posted to the Site. Therefore, the ABIA encourages Wedding Vendors, prospective engaged couples, married couples and all other third parties to review the terms and conditions.
This Agreement may not be modified, amended, and/or changed by any persons other than representatives of the Australian Bridal Industry Academy.
WEDDING INDUSTRY PLATFORM AND ONLINE MARKETPLACE
THIRD PARTY TO TRANSACTIONS: The Australian Bridal Industry Academy is a platform and online marketplace for the wedding industry. The Australian Bridal Industry Academy is not a wedding product or wedding service provider, wedding vendor or an agent representative. The Australian Bridal Industry Academy facilitates an online marketplace whereby users which include engaged couples, wedding couples, wedding vendors and other third parties offering products and services related to Weddings and or Engagements and or Honeymoons, can communicate for the purpose of exchanging goods and services for Weddings and or Engagements and or Honeymoons. The Australian Bridal Industry Academy is a platform for the booking process and is strictly a third party to the transaction.
BRIDAL RATINGS, BRIDAL AWARDS AND ACCREDITATION FACILITATOR: The Australian Bridal Industry Academy facilitates a platform for wedding couples to rate the products and or services of the wedding vendors once they have utilised the particular product and or service and for wedding vendors to receive bridal ratings provided by their engaged couples for the purpose of gaining industry accreditation with the Australian Bridal Industry Academy and eligibility in the Annual Bridal Industry Awards. For more details on Bridal Ratings, Bridal Awards and Accreditation.
POP WEDDING DIRECTORY: The Australian Bridal Industry Academy facilitates a platform whereby engaged couples can list their wedding details to for the purpose of connecting with wedding vendors in the exchange of products and services for their Wedding, Engagement or Honeymoon.
POP WEDDING VENDOR DIRECTORY
The Australian Bridal Industry Academy facilitates a platform whereby wedding vendors can list their business details for the purpose of connecting with wedding vendors in the exchange of products and services for a prospective Wedding, Engagement or Honeymoon.
BRIDAL RATINGS SYSTEM
The Bridal Ratings consist of the opinions provided by wedding couples who have used the products and or services of their wedding vendors for the Engagement, Wedding and or Honeymoon and a calculated score based on the criteria of: Quality of Product, Quality of Service, Value for Money, Attitude of Staff, Number of Bridal Ratings and Best Vendor of The Day. The Australian Bridal Industry Academy does not make judgments on the accuracy of the opinions, ratings, comments, testimonials or statements provided by any of wedding couple and merely facilitates a platform for the purpose of displaying and calculating the scores using the aforementioned criteria.
Rules of providing ratings and reviews:
PRESERVING THE INTEGRITY OF ABIA
The Bridal Ratings System, Accreditation System, the POP Vendor Directory is based on the ability for wedding couples to accurately and honestly rate and review the products and or services of their wedding vendors and for other wedding couples to evaluate those ratings and make voluntary decisions upon the collective ratings and reviews provided by the only entity entitled to rate and review the products and or services of their wedding vendors; their Engagement, Wedding and or Honeymoon clients. Thus, in order to preserve the integrity of the Bridal Ratings System, Accreditation System, the POP Vendor Directory, wedding couples and wedding vendors commit to the following:
ABIA ACCREDITATION AND AWARDS ACHIEVEMENT
The Awards achieved by a wedding vendor and or ABIA Accreditation afforded to a wedding vendor does not provide an assurance of the quality of product, quality of service, value for money, attitude of staff, or the ability for the wedding vendor to supply the product and or service as agreed to or as describe and does not ensure that the wedding vendor will not make failures or omissions and therefore the Australian Bridal Industry Academy cannot be held liable on the basis of the ABIA Accreditation or Awards achievements (including but not limited to: bridal ratings and bridal awards) provided to the wedding vendor or any other affiliation with the wedding vendor which may be perceived as endorsing the wedding vendor. Engaged couples should use the ABIA Accreditation, ABIA Awards, Bridal Ratings and POP Business Profile as one step in their wedding planning process and the engaged couple should not make a decision on entering into an agreement for products and or services with a wedding vendor solely based on their affiliation with ABIA and the engaged couple must make further investigations and undertake independent research before entering into a transaction with a wedding vendor listed with or associated to the Australian Bridal Industry Academy.
AUTHENTICITY OF ACCOUNT AND REGISTRATION
By registering with ABIA, engaged couples and wedding vendors acknowledge that the details they have provided are authentic and legitimate and understand that the Australian Bridal Industry Academy will pursue legal action against any persons or wedding vendors who create false, duplicate, unauthentic, unsolicited accounts or otherwise false accounts for any loss or damage incurred by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy, any wedding vendors and or any engaged couples and or wedding couples.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK AND RESTRICTIONS OF USE
CONTENT PROVIDED BY YOU
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
By using this site, and or making decisions based on information and or content which is affiliated in any way to ABIA and or entering into agreements based on the information or content related in any way to the ABIA, wedding vendors, engaged couples, wedding couples and third parties absolve the Australian Bridal Industry Academy and its employees from liability resulting directly or indirectly, wholly or in part of using the Site, facilities, products or services or platforms or affiliations of Australian Bridal Industry Academy and waives any legal action against the Australian Bridal Industry Academy and agree to indemnify and defend the Australian Bridal Industry Academy and its employees from any claim and or demand including reasonable legal fees, or liabilities including but not limited to any losses, costs, harm, damage, whether direct or indirect or consequential, made by or arising out of, whether wholly or in part, the use of the ABIA site, facilities, products or services or platforms or affiliations.
The ABIA, its employees and wedding vendors provide the site, products and services “as is” without any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. Australian Bridal Industry Academy gives no warranty that the documents, products or services or tools will be free of errors, or that defects will be corrected, or that our website or its server is free of viruses or any other harmful components. Whilst we, at all times endeavour to have the most accurate, reliable and up-to-date information on our website, we do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the result of the use of any document, product, service, link or information on the ABIA website or as to their correctness, suitability, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. It is your sole responsibility and not the responsibility of Australian Bridal Industry Academy to bear any and all costs of servicing, repairs, or correction. The applicable law in your state or territory may not permit these exclusions, particularly the exclusions of some implied warranties. Some of the above may not apply to you but you must ensure you are aware of any risk you may be taking by using this website or any products or services that may be offered through it. It is your responsibility to do so.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
The Australian Bridal Industry Academy may provide links to other websites, advertisements and information relating to wedding vendors and or third parties on the website, directory, platforms, systems or email communications. These
The Australian Bridal Industry Academy takes no responsibility for any of the content, data and or information located on the linked and external websites or for any loss or damage incurred by following or landing on the link or external website.
Should you wish to pursue a non-legal dispute regarding ABIA, wedding vendors, engaged couples or wedding couples you may bring forward your dispute via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This agreement and the ABIA website is governed by the laws of Queensland and Australia.
Should you wish to pursue a legal dispute, you must make such submissions to the courts of Queensland.
Engaged Couples and Wedding Couples
REGISTERING AN ACCOUNT
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
RATING WEDDING VENDORS
RATINGS, REVIEWS, COMMENTS & TESTIMONIALS
By registering, you are making the following commitments:
WEDDING ACCOUNT TERMINATION
WEDDING VENDOR REGISTRATION
By registering and creating an account with ABIA, you agree to the following:
AUTHORISATION TO CREDIT AND DEBIT ABIA ACCOUNT AND NOMINATED FINANCIAL ACCOUNT
ABIA MEMBERSHIP AND ACCREDITATION
REGISTERING WEDDINGS AND REGISTERED WEDDINGS.
By using the site, you unequivocally commit to the following:
AUTHENTICITY OF WEDDING REGISTRATIONS
The bridal ratings provided to wedding vendors by wedding couples are not endorsed by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy and therefore the Australian Bridal Industry Academy cannot be held liable for any negative impact, affect or influence the bridal ratings may have on the wedding vendor and any loss or damage which may have incurred as a result wholly or in part to the bridal ratings received individually or collectively.
PRODUCTS AND OR SERVICES
COMMUNICATING WITH ENGAGED COUPLES AND WEDDING COUPLES
Further to the requirements set out in terms under “MESSAGING PLATFORM”, by using the ABIA site, its functionalities and platforms and in particular the messaging platform, you agree to the following:
WITH WEDDING COUPLES
The Australian Bridal Industry Academy will not be a party to any dispute which may arise between the wedding vendor and the wedding couple and or third party.
POP POINTS AND POP REWARDS POINTS
WEDDINGS REGSITERED BY MEMBERS
WEDDINGS REGSITERED BY NON-MEMBERS
SELF REGSITERED (MANUAL WEDDING)
TOPPING UP POINTS
1. Additional POP points may be purchased, at the rates specified by ABIA, if you do not have sufficient points to bid or redeem a product and or service, subject to the following:
BRIDAL RATINGS SYSTEM
By using the site, you are committed to terms outlined under PRESERVING THE INTEGIRTY OF THE BRIDAL SYSTEM, and you further understand the following:
WEDDING VENDOR ACCOUNT TERMINATION
We want you to be confident and comfortable in using the ABIA webiste, the POP system and our platforms, as such we have outlined in detail, how we will collect your information, use your information and protect your information, below.
Although no website can guarantee security, ABIA has implemented measures against unauthorised access, use, misuse or disclosure of your information, such as:
What information ABIA collects
How we will use your information
Using information you collect from ABIA
You must obtain express consent either via phone, in person or in writing, from an engaged couple or wedding couple prior to registering them on the ABIA system or providing ABIA with information or content that you have independently collected from the engaged couple or wedding couple.
What information ABIA collects
How your information will be used
What information ABIA collects
How your information will be used