The term ‘AFCA’ or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Shop 17, 2 Innocent St Kings Meadows Tasmania Australia 7249. Our company ABN 35 102 865 430. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.
We are committed to providing you with accurate, consistent and clear information to help you understand the world of bookkeeping, being in business and your rights, entitlements and obligations.
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice that forms part of these terms and conditions.
All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of Australia.
The information on this website is the informed opinion of AFCA. We have taken reasonable care to ensure that the information is correct. Wherever appropriate the information contains the date of publication and AFCA endeavours to ensure all information remains current. Our world continues to evolve and change therefore it is wise to check the information contained herein.
If a member follows our information and it turns out to be incorrect, or it is misleading, and you make a mistake as a result, we will take that into account when determining any investigation of you.
AFCA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
AFCA may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
How we use your information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
When you complete the online registration form or update your profile the information you provide is required to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping
To improve our products and services
To periodically send members promotional emails about networking events, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such sites and this privacy statement does not govern such sites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so as per the Privacy Act 1988. We may send you promotional information about third parties via email and the monthly newsletter.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us or email us as soon as possible, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales & Transactions
Under the Australian consumer law you have the right to cancel an order of merchandise items prior to delivery or within seven working days beginning on the day after your item is delivered if the items if damaged or faulty.
If you wish to cancel your merchandise order you will be required to return the item to us within seven working days of the item's delivery to you. You will be responsible for the return postage costs. Once the item has been returned to AFCA in an unused and saleable condition, you will receive a refund of the price you paid for the item.
Sponsorship & Membership Fees are non-refundable
Please note that we are unable to accept cancellations or offer refunds on any digital items once the download link has been emailed.
Paying your subscription and membership fees
Subscription and membership fees are payable each year by the due date unless written confirmation of intent to cease subscription payments, and thus resign, is received at least one month prior to the due date.
AFCA reserves the right to charge an administration fee for any subscription/membership fees not paid in full by the due date. All members are governed by the AFCA Professional Conduct Regulations, and by purchasing membership you are agreeing to abide by these regulations.
By booking an event ticket you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of sale specified herein and any other provision as may be specified from time to time by AFCA, or the venue owner. AFCA / Venue Owner, their agents or employees shall not be liable for any death, personal injury (unless caused by negligence of AFCA / Venue Owner or its agents and employees), loss, damage, however caused, while in the venue nor are they liable for any complaints, claims, refunds, or exchange for any reason, including without limitation, cancellation or postponement of the event.
Tickets are sold subject to the following conditions:
Once a sale is completed, no exchange of tickets will be made, however, tickets are transferrable at no extra cost. No refunds will be made within 7 days of the event, except pursuant to event postponement or cancellation and at AFCA's discretion.
Member cancellations received between 7 -14 days will be refunded less a $20 administration fee
Cancellations received up to 14 days prior to the event are fully refundable
AFCA / Venue Owner reserves the right, without refund or compensation, to refuse admission/evict any person(s) whose conduct is disorderly or inappropriate.
AFCA may add, withdraw or substitute agenda items and schedule, and/or vary advertised speakers, programmes, event times, seating arrangements, and audience capacity without prior notice.
Discussion Moderators are available to help you get the most out of participating in online discussions and to ensure that these rules are observed. Moderators cannot take responsibility for monitoring all content and AFCA reserves the right to remove items submitted.
Any information provided to you in private must not be published to a public discussion group without the prior consent of the person who provided it. Any contact information you may be granted access to on the site should remain within it and not used for any other external purposes without express permission. Any unauthorised attempt to extract or expose personal information for use outside of the AFCA Forum will be subject to disciplinary procedures.
Advertising will only be accepted when operated by or approved through AFCA Complaints about a breach of these Rules, or any content which you feel to be offensive, should be made to AFCA directly.
Your access to this site is granted to you as an individual and your login details should be treated as strictly private and confidential. It is a disciplinary offence to share your access details with other users. Should you suspect that your account is being used by another person, you should change your password immediately and contact AFCA.
We reserve the right to restrict your access, delete any contribution, or take action against any account at any time for any reason.
We reserve the right to report any content that is believed to be illegal.
Users retain the right to use their own content, however, by submitting such content to the AFCA Forum you agree to grant AFCA indefinite, royalty-free and irrevocable rights to reproduce your content and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to the Content worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your Content as we may require. By submitting or making available any Content to the Forum, you also agree to waive all moral rights in that Content. We may (without notice to you) grant the same or other rights in respect of your Content to third parties without payment to you and sell, distribute or otherwise publish your Content outside of the Forum.
We reserve the right to make changes to these rules at any time without prior notice.
Spam Act 2003
The Spam Act 2003 came into force on 10 April 2004 and imposes obligations on businesses for the responsible sending of electronic messages.
Broadly, the Spam Act says that unsolicited commercial electronic messages must not be sent. "Commercial" messages are ones that offer a commercial transaction or direct the recipient to a location where a commercial transaction can take place. Messages should only be sent to an address when it is known that the person responsible for that address has consented to receive it.
There are two forms of consent set out in the Act:
Express consent from the person you wish to contact a direct indication that it is okay to send the message, or messages of that nature
Inferred consent based on a business or other relationship with the person, and their conduct.
What is the impact of the Spam Act 2003 on AFCA
The organisation is impacted by the Spam Act 2003 because:
Staff members have, at their disposal, e-mail facilities which they can use to email the outside world
We produce e-mail newsletters which we send to paying members
We produce, from time to time, special promotional material, which we send to the broader bookkeeping community.
How are we complying with the Spam Act 2003?
Staff Emails Generally - We have provided written notice to all staff members that they are not permitted to originate or forward unsolicited electronic messages that have a commercial content. We have embodied this requirement into an email policy, which staff have agreed to.
Email Newsletters to Members - We hold express consent from our members by virtue of the fact that they have paid for a membership, which includes these communications.
Promotional Material for Members & Non-Members.
We hold express consent or inferred consent from all recipients on our mailing list.
Some of our members have given us express consent to receive such communications as they have advised us verbally that they wish to receive such promotional material.
Some of our members have given us inferred consent on the strength of their existing subscription status with us and the fact that they have previously provided their email address to us as a result of that relationship.
Non-members that we communicate with will either be former members, prospective members that we have already had dialogue with, or members of the broader bookkeeping community that have conspicuously published their email address and whom we feel might benefit from our range of products and services. There will be no communications by us with the general public nor will there be communications by us to email addresses where we do not know the identity of the recipient.
We recognise that non-members may not want electronic communications from us and therefore provide a mechanism for these communications to be stopped.
We identify ourselves.
Our email messages contain clear and accurate identification of who we are and how we can be contacted.
We make it easy to unsubscribe.
Our email messages contain a footer whereby recipients can click a link unsubscribe from further email communication. We undertake to remove the recipient from our address list within five working days of having received an unsubscribe email from them.