Event Terms & Conditions

Please read these Event Terms carefully as they contain important information. You acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Event Terms upon submission of your registration to an Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) event.

  1. Registrations
    a. ASSA’s preferred method of Registration is online. If you encounter difficulties with online Registrations, please contact us.
    b. ASSA may provide offline Registrations via phone, email or mail. ASSA will use its best efforts to process offline Registrations within two (2) working days of receipt.
    c. If ASSA has invited you to attend the Event without the need to Register and / or make any payment, you must provide your confirmation of attendance to ASSA within the time specified in the invitation (if any) in order for ASSA to register you for the Event.
    d. The Fee for the Event is correct at the time of publication. ASSA reserves the right to change the Fee at any time but changes will not affect Registrations which have already been confirmed In Writing (including email, mail, and ticket booking confirmations) by ASSA.
    e. Attendees travelling from overseas or out of state locations should obtain an Event confirmation from ASSA before confirming their travel arrangements. You remain solely responsible for any travel arrangements that you make.
    f. Your Registration is subject to acceptance by ASSA. Following receipt of your fully completed Registration, the fee (if required) related to your registration (“Fee”) and any required supporting documents, ASSA may in its absolute discretion for any reason refuse to accept your Registration.
  2. Cancellation
    a. Notification of cancellation of your Registration for the Event may be made in writing and sent to ASSA by mail or email to secretariat@assa.edu.au, or where the function is available for an Event, by unregistering online (“Notification”). Any refund (if applicable) will be made via the same payment method as the original receipt of funds. Where a cancellation is made six (6) months or more after Registration, you may be required to provide supporting documentation, such as proof of purchase. The Notification must include all relevant information regarding the bank account to which a possible refund may be remitted.
    b. If the notification is received by ASSA at least five (5) full working days or more before the date of the Event (“Final Cancellation Date”), ASSA will provide you with a refund of the Fee minus any reasonable administration costs (as determined by ASSA). No refunds will be made for cancellations received after the Final Cancellation Date.
  3. Transfers
    a. You may transfer to another activity at the Event (for example, sessions, luncheons, workshops, presentations, seminars or any other activity offered at the Event, if any) (“Activity”) by notifying ASSA in writing at least five (5) full working days prior to the Activity. You may be required to first cancel your existing registration for a refund, and re-register for the new Activity. Transfers are subject to the applicable Registration Fee (if any) for the Activity that you are seeking a transfer to.
  4. Substitution
    a. You may substitute another person to attend a paid Event or Activity in your place. Additional fees such as registration fees may be applicable. Where substitution is possible, you wish to send a substitute person to the Event or to an Activity in your place, you must advise ASSA at least five (5) full working days prior to the Event or Activity.
  5. ASSA’s Rights
    a. ASSA reserves the right at any time to:
    – change the format, participants, content, location and timing or any other aspect of the Event;
    – postpone the Event or any part of the Event; or
    – cancel the Event or any part of the Event, and will not be liable for any damages, costs, losses or expenses of any kind incurred or suffered by you as a result of or in relation to ASSA modifying, postponing or cancelling the Event or any part of the Event.
    b. If the Event is cancelled or postponed by ASSA:
    – for reasons that are beyond its reasonable control, ASSA may retain the Fee and will not be required to make any refund of the Fee; or
    – for reasons other than as set out in clause 5.b(i), ASSA will refund the Fee minus any reasonable administration costs (as determined by ASSA).
  6. Your Rights and Obligations at the Event
    a. ASSA reserves the right, without any liability, to refuse admission to, or to eject you from the Event, in its absolute discretion, including (without limitation), for failure to comply with these Event Terms or if in the opinion of ASSA you represent a security risk, nuisance or annoyance to the running of the Event.
    b. You agree to comply with all reasonable instructions issued by ASSA or the operator of the venue for the Event.
    c. You acknowledge that you may be filmed, sound recorded and/or photographed by ASSA, the media or any other party at the Event and ASSA may use or approve the use of the film, sound recording and/or photograph for any purpose and in any way whatsoever.
    d. If you do not wish to be filmed, recorded, or photographed you must advise ASSA at least five (5) full working days prior to the Event or Activity.
  7. Limitations of Liability and Indemnity
    a. Provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) and other laws in force from time to time in Australia may impose guarantees, warranties, conditions and obligations on ASSA (“Consumer Guarantees”). If any of these Event Terms are inconsistent with a Consumer Guarantee, the Consumer Guarantee will apply to the extent of such inconsistency. To the extent permitted by law ASSA’s liability and your sole remedy will be limited to the refund of the Fee paid to ASSA. Subject to any applicable Consumer Guarantees, all guarantees, representations, conditions and warranties of any nature are expressly excluded.
    b. Subject to any Consumer Guarantees and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, ASSA, its employees, agents and contractors will not be liable for personal injury or death, property damage, or any other loss (including without limitation, liability for negligence, breach of these Event Terms or any other agreement), damage, cost or expense (including, without limitation, loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information, indirect, special, punitive or consequential loss or damage) that you may incur or suffer arising out of or in connection with the Event.
    c. You agree to fully indemnify and hold ASSA, its employees, agents, contractors and sub-contractors (“Representatives”) harmless from any claim, cost, demand, liability or damage (including legal costs, professional costs and other expenses on a full indemnity basis) incurred by ASSA and/or its Representatives arising out of or in connection with the Event, including but not limited to: (1) a breach of these Event Terms; (2) your use of the venue or attendance at the Event; (3) any damage to the venue or any goods located at the venue; or (4) the infringement of any intellectual property or other right of any third party (including the venue) by you.
  8. General
    a. ASSA reserves the right to amend these Event Terms from time to time and you will be subject to the terms in force at the time ASSA Registers you for the Event or you attend the Event, if you do not need to Register, whichever is applicable.
    b. Any failure, delay or relaxation on the part of a party in exercising, in part or whole, any power, right or remedy conferred upon that party by these Event Terms shall not operate as a waiver of that power, right or remedy.
    c. If any provision of these Event Terms is invalid or not enforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the relevant term is to be read down and shall otherwise be capable of being severed to the extent of the invalidity or unenforceability without affecting the remaining provisions of these Event Terms.
    d. These Event Terms are governed by and are to be construed in accordance with the laws in force in Australia. Each party irrevocably and unconditionally submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Australian courts and waives any objection that it may have that proceedings have been brought in an inconvenient forum.
  9. Privacy Statement
    a. ASSA is committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality and the security of personal information provided by you. The personal information you provide is necessary to process your Registration. We may use your personal information to contact you about the Event or Activity for which you have registered or future ASSA events, activities, or news.
    b. Your information will not be shared with other organisations or agents who are not related to the registered Event or Activity.
    c. You have the right to access or correct any personal information we hold about you (subject to any applicable legal exceptions) and can do this by contacting ASSA in writing. You can also opt out of receiving further communications from us.
    d. For more information on ASSA’s privacy practices, see our Privacy Policy.

(Terms and Conditions current as at 08/08/19)

Contact Information

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

    ABN: 59 957 839 703
  • Location: 26 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601
  • Postal: GPO Box 1956, Canberra, ACT 2601
  • +61 .2 62491788
  • +61 .2 62474335
  • secretariat@assa.edu.au