Terms of Service

1. Definitions

1.1 The Service Provider means Stepsie Pty Ltd, a proprietary limited company established under Australian law, Australian Company Number 161 516 525. The Service Provider is the author of the Service (as defined below) and the Service Provider owns all copyright to the Service.

1.2 The Client means you, i.e. the person who has entered into this Agreement (as defined below) and to whom the Service Provider grants, under this Agreement, the licence to use the Service under the Agreement.

1.3 The Agreement means this agreement between the Service Provider and the Client under terms of use of the Service.

1.4 The Service means the tool, Stepsie, hosted at www.stepsie.com which is used to manage projects.

1.5 The Client's Account means the account that will be created for the Client using the Service, after accepting the Agreement by the Client.

1.6 The Content means any information made available by or via the Service (i.e. photographs, written text, data files, computer software, music, audio files or other sounds, videos, etc).

1.7 The Service Provider's Content means Content made available to the Client by the Service Provider.

1.8 The Client's Content means Content made available via the Service by the Client.

2. Representations and acknowledgements of the Client

2.1 The Client represents and warrants that the Client has active legal capacity (and/or necessary approvals and consents from the Client's parent or guardian) to enter into the Agreement, and the Agreement therefore forms a binding Agreement between the Service Provider and the Client.

2.2 The Client represents and warrants that any registration information the Client has given to the Service Provider in order to use the Service is accurate, correct and up to date.

2.3 The Client acknowledges and agrees that the form and nature of the Service may change from time to time without prior notice to the Client due to the fact that the Service Provider is constantly innovating and improving the Service. Also, the Client acknowledges and agrees that the Service Provider may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Service (or any features within the Service) to the Client at the Service Provider's sole discretion, without prior notice to the Client.

2.4 The Client acknowledges and agrees that if the Service Provider disables access to the Client's Account, the Client may be prevented from accessing the Service, respective account details or any files or other content which is contained in the Client's Account.

2.5 The Client acknowledges and agrees that the Service Provider may revise the upper limit on the number of transmissions the Client may send or receive through the Service, the number of members, or the amount of storage space used by the Client at the time of using Service, without prior notice to the Client.

2.6 The Client acknowledges and agrees that by using the Service the Client may be exposed to Content that the Client may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and in this respect the Client uses the Service at its own risk.

2.7 The Client acknowledges and agrees that the Service may contain information which is designated confidential by the Service Provider and that the Client undertakes not to disclose such information.

2.8 The Client acknowledges and agrees that the Service Provider owns all intellectual property rights in connection with the Service, notwithstanding of whether those rights are registered or not.

2.9 The Client hereby agrees to the use of electronic communication in order to enter into the Agreement and to other contracts with the Service Provider. The Client hereby waives any rights under any laws which require an original (non-electronic) signature.

3. Use of Service by Client

3.1 The Client undertakes to use the Service only for its designated purpose under the terms of the Agreement. The Client must not use the Service for any unauthorised or illegal purpose.

3.2 The Client undertakes to maintain full confidentiality over the Client's passwords related to the Service and the Client's Account. If the Client becomes aware of any unauthorised use of its password or of the Client's Account, the Client must notify the Service Provider immediately at support@stepsie.com.

3.3 The Client undertakes not to access (or attempt to access) the Service by any means other than through the interface provided by the Service Provider.

3.4 The Client undertakes not to be engaged in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Service (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Service).

3.5 The Client undertakes not to harass, threaten, abuse or harm the Service Provider or other users of the Service in any way.

3.6 The Client undertakes to have one login per person. A single login shared by multiple Clients is not permitted.

3.7 The Client undertakes responsibility for all Content posted and activity that occurs in the Clients Account, even when Content is posted by others.

4. Billing, Payments and Plans

4.1 The Client must use a valid credit card when paying the fee for paid accounts. Free accounts are not required to provide a credit card number.

4.2 The Client will be billed immediately, when they upgrade from the Free Trial or Student to a paid plan.

4.3 The Service is billed in advance and the pre-payment is non-refundable. There will be no refunds or credits for partial months/years of service, upgrade/downgrade refunds, or refunds for months/ years unused with an open paid account. In order to treat everyone equally, no exceptions will be made.

4.4 All fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities if not stated otherwise. The Client will be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties.

4.5 For any upgrade or downgrade, the Client’s credit card will automatically be charged the new fee on their next billing cycle.

4.6 Downgrading plan or deleting the Service may cause the loss of Content, features, or capacity of the Client's account. The Service Provider does not accept any liability for such loss.

5. Content

5.1 The Service Provider's Content is protected by copyright. The Client may not copy, distribute, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, create derivative works, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the Service or any part thereof without the copyright owner's respective license.

5.2 The Client understands that Client's Content is the sole responsibility of the Client. The Service Provider is not in any way liable for the Client's Content.

5.3 If the Client creates, transmits, displays or makes otherwise available any Content, the Client must have all rights for that, including copyrights and rights to use trademarks. The Client undertakes to fulfil and respect the intellectual property rights of other persons.

5.4 The Client undertakes not to use any trademark, service mark, trade name, logo, etc. in the way that is likely or intended to cause confusion with the owner or authorised user of such marks, names or logos.

5.5 The Client undertakes not to create, transmit, display or make otherwise available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, or hateful (incl. viruses, worms and any other destructive codes).

5.6 The Client undertakes not to create, transmit, or display unsolicited commercial email or spam. This includes unethical marketing, advertising, or any other practice that is in any way connected with spam, such as sending mass email to recipients who haven't requested email from you or with a fake return address, promoting a site with inappropriate links, titles, descriptions, or promoting a site by posting multiple submissions in public forums that are identical.

5.7 The Service Provider has the right to filter, modify, refuse from or remove the Client's Content or any part thereof, or to delete the Client's Account, if the Client has not fulfilled the Agreement, or if the Client's Content or a part thereof is seen as inappropriate by the Service Provider.

6. Cancellation, Suspension and Termination

6.1 The Client is solely responsible for properly cancelling their account. An email requesting the cancellation of their account is not considered cancellation. The Client can cancel their account at any time by clicking the Confirm Account Deletion' button provided on the Service.

6.2 The Client acknowledges that all their Content will be permanently deleted from The Service six (6) months after cancellation. This Client’s Content cannot be recovered once this time period has elapsed.

6.3 If you cancel The Service before the end of your current paid up month, your cancellation will take effect immediately and you will not be charged again.

6.4 The Service Provider, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate the Clients account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the immediate deactivation or deletion of the Clients Account and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all Content in your Account.

6.5 The Service Provider reserves the right to refuse the Service to anyone, for any reason, at any time.

6.6 Upon termination of the Agreement the License under the Agreement shall immediately terminate.

7. Indemnification

7.1 The Client acknowledges and agrees the Client is solely and fully responsible for any activities that occur on the Client's Account, and for Client's Content. The Client also acknowledges and agrees the Client is solely and fully responsible for any breach of the Agreement by themselves or any user within their workspace.

7.2 The Client must indemnify the Service Provider, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, etc. for any and all claims, liabilities, losses, expenses, damage and costs, including legal fees, resulting from the breach of the Agreement, and from the activities on the Client Account.

8. Payments

8.1 Some of the features of the Service are fee-charging (the Service for Fee).

8.2 If the Client elects to sign up for these features, the Client must pay all applicable fees.

8.3 The Service Provider reserves the right to change its fees for any of its services at any time without prior notice to the Client.

9. Disclaimer

9.1 The Service is provided "as is" and the Service Provider grants to the Client no warranties in respect of the Service.

9.2 Among other things the Service Provider does not represent and warrant to the Client that:

a)     the Client's use of the Service will meet the Client's requirements;

b)     the Client's use of the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from error;

c)     any information obtained by the Client as a result of the Client's use of the Service will be accurate, correct, reliable and up to date;

d)     defects in the operation or functionality of the Service will be corrected.

9.3 No warranties (incl. for satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose or conformance with description) apply to the Service except to the extent expressly stipulated in the Agreement.

9.4 The Service Provider is not liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damage (incl. loss of profit, loss of data, loss of goodwill or business reputation) of the Client which may be incurred to the Client in relation with the Service, including:

a)     damage resulting from any changes which the Service Provider may make to the Service;

b)     damage resulting from any permanent or temporary interruption in the provision of the Service;

c)     damage resulting from deletion of, corruption of, or failure to store, any Client's Content;

d)     damage resulting from the Client's failure to provide the Service Provider with accurate account information; or

e)     damage resulting from the Client's failure to keep the Client's password or the details of the Client's Account secure and confidential.

9.5 Nothing in the Agreement shall exclude or limit the Service Provider's liability for damage which may not be lawfully excluded or limited by Australian law.

10.Amendments to the Agreement

10.1 The Service provider has the right to amend the Agreement unilaterally at any time. A new version of the Agreement will be made available by the Service Provider on the web-page of the Service. The Client agrees to monitor the web-site of the Service in order ensure that the Client has familiarised itself with the latest amendments to the Agreement.

10.2 The Client and the Service Provider agree that if the Client uses the Service after the Agreement has been unilaterally amended by the Service Provider as stated above, the Client has accepted the new version of the Agreement if they continue to use the Service. If the amended Agreement is not acceptable to the Client, the Client must immediately stop using the Service.

11.Other Provisions

11.1 The Service may include hyperlinks to other web-sites or Content or resources. The Service Provider may have no control over those web-sites, Content or resources which are provided by companies or persons other than the Service Provider. The Client acknowledges and agrees that the Service Provider is not responsible for the availability, reliance, accuracy and completeness of any such external sites or resources.

11.2 As a part of using the Service the Client may use a service or download a piece of software which is provided by another person or company. The use of those services and software may be subject to separate terms between the Client and the company or person concerned. If so, the Agreement does not affect the Client's relationship with these other companies or persons.

11.3 The Client agrees that the Service Provider may provide the Client with notices, including those regarding changes to the Agreement, by email and/or postings on the Service.

11.4 If the Service Provider does not exercise its legal right or remedies under the Agreement or applicable law, this is not seen as a waiver of the Service Provider's rights and those rights or remedies are still be available to the Service Provider.

11.5 If any provision of this Agreement is deemed as invalid by court, this provision is deemed as removed from the Agreement without affecting the rest of the Agreement. The remaining provisions of the Agreement will continue to be valid.

11.6 The Client understands that The Service uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Service.

11.7 The Client understands that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve:

a)     Transmissions over various networks; and

b)     Changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

12. Miscellaneous

12.1 The Agreement constitutes the whole legal agreement between the Client and the Service Provider for using the Service, and completely replaces any prior agreements between the Client and the Service Provider in relation to the Service.

12.2 The Agreement is governed by Australian law.

12.3 In case the Agreement has been translated into some other language than English and there are contradictions between the English version and the translation, then the English version shall prevail over the translation.

12.4. Any disputes related to the Agreement are to be solved by means of negotiations. If the dispute cannot be solved by means of negotiations, the dispute shall be resolved in the courts of Queensland, Australia.