Terms and Conditions
‘us’, ‘we’, ‘our’ refers to Share Shop Pty Ltd and all/any of its owners, employees and authorised agents
‘site’ or ‘website’ refers to the Share Shop website in whole or part: shareshop.com.au
1.1 To become a member of Share Shop: you must be aged 18 years or over, agree to comply with these terms and conditions and complete any required membership process, including the payment of any fees.
1.2 As a member of Share Shop you agree:
a) to provide accurate information and images in your profile and ad listings and not any content which is dishonest, fraudulent, misleading, deceptive, offensive or illegal;
b) to trade using the Share Shop currency of points (see section 2 for more details);
c) to use appropriate behaviour, common courtesy and friendly communication towards other members and respond in a timely manner to enquiries and communication received from other members;
d) that goods / services being offered by members may not be substantiated by qualifications, licences, registrations or insurances and that Share Shop does not pre-screen or pre-approve members (including profiles and listings) and cannot validate the character of any member or the quality of their good/service;
e) that you are responsible for making all appropriate enquiries before you agree to any transaction, and take all necessary and reasonable precautions to arrange and complete any transaction;
f) not to engage in a transaction unless you have the required amount of points in your account and to promptly transfer any agreed point value at the successful completion of a transaction;
g) that Share Shop can contact you with information relevant to your membership, including a series of welcome and update emails;
i) you will not use any part of the Share Shop website or affiliated activity for the purposes of junk mail, inappropriate advertising, soliciting, spam or similar.
j) that you cannot transfer your membership, or any part of your membership, to any other person or entity nor allow any other person to use your membership; and
k) to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and that non-compliance may result in your membership being suspended, revoked or cancelled at any time, without notice, reimbursement or compensation.
1.3 Membership Fee, Upgrade, Renewal and Cancellation:
Membership Fee: The current base membership fee to join Share Shop for 1 year is $10, however there may be other optional levels available with additional inclusions. See the website ‘About’ page for current membership level fees and inclusions.
Membership Upgrade: You can upgrade your membership to a higher level at any time during your membership term.
Regardless of the current term of membership, there will be no reimbursement, either in full or part, when upgrading. Instead, your member account (including points balance and listings) will remain, with additional inclusions added for a further 12 months from the date of upgrading.
Membership Renewal: Membership expiry is 12 months from the date of joining or the end date of a free membership period (if less than 12 months). Renewal is optional and available at $10 or at the rate and with the inclusions that you choose at the time of renewal.
You will receive several emails at their registered email address notifying you of the impending expiry and the opportunity to cancel, change membership level or renew. If no action is taken, the registered credit card details collected at date of joining will be charged the rate to continue membership for a further 12 months at the existing level and membership will continue for a further 12 months. If no credit card details are held and no further action is taken to renew, the account will be deactivated and any points remaining in the member account at the date of expiry will be forfeited.
Membership Cancellation: You can cancel your membership at any time yourself or by contacting us. Your profile and ad listings will be removed from our site and your member account will be deactivated. Any remaining points balance will be forfeited and remain the property of Share Shop and, regardless of how they were accrued, points cannot be redeemed or exchanged for cash/money or any other form of currency and you will not be remunerated or compensated in any way for any balance of points that are relinquished as a result of your cancellation.
Points are Share Shop currency. They are the units of trade used as payment in Share Shop transactions.
In accordance with Australian Taxation Office (ATO) requirements, 1 point is equal to $1.00 AU (one Australian dollar) in comparative value.
There are 4 ways to obtain points:
1). Points may be included in some levels of membership at joining
2). You receive points as payment when another member buys from you
3) You can earn free bonus points
4) You can purchase points from Share Shop (at $1/point)
Any points received in error (either technological malfunction or human error) are required to be returned, either voluntarily or upon request and may be removed by Share Shop.
Points have no monetary value outside of Share Shop, cannot be sold and are not redeemable for cash or any other form of currency.
If eligible, trade or barter activities are subject to taxation and you are responsible for making your own enquiries into whether your transactions are of a taxable nature and to comply with any taxation responsibilities and obligations that may arise out of your membership (please refer to the Australian Taxation Office website);
2.1 Bonus Points: Each bonus point activity has conditions which will be displayed on the bonus point page of this site, on the activity page and / or the in the communication of the activity and is to be read in conjunction with these terms and conditions.
Bonus points are made available at the discretion of Share Shop and may be varied, altered or removed at any time without notice.
Any member found abusing or misusing the bonus point offers will be contacted by us and may be subject to any of the following; a request to cease such misuse, a reversal of points, suspension or cancellation of membership.
With regard to ATO regulations, bonus points are treated the same as any other/’regular’ point(s) and, if eligible, have the same taxable value of one point being equal to $1.
3. ADVERTISING & SPECIAL OFFERS
From time to time, Share Shop will enter into agreements with other persons, businesses, organisations or entities (‘advertisers’) regarding advertising on this site. Any agreement entered into is at the discretion of Share Shop and is confidential between us and the advertisers. Share Shop does not recommend or purport to validate the business activities or otherwise of any advertising or offers made on this site. In addition, Share Shop is not responsible for any links provided in advertising that may appear on this site (or that may be posted by another member), or the consequences that may result from utilising any link from this site.
You give permission for Share Shop to use (to your credit) any relevant content or images provided by you for promotion and publicity purposes. This may be in a variety of forms, including but not limited to; social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and so on) online, print or audio media, or similar.
This is for the purpose of promoting the benefits and usage of Share Shop and to increase member numbers and as such, members will not be compensated for any such promotional activity.
5. THIRD PARTIES
The Share Shop website will contain links to other websites. These links may be made available on our website via an advertisement or provided as an informative link by us or another member. We have no control over the activities of any site that you are redirected to, particularly in relation to what information they will collect from you (including by default). We also do not promote or validate the content or activities of any other site that you may be referred to from the Share Shop website.
7. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
As a member of Share Shop, you agree to utilise your own reasonable dispute resolution processes where appropriate whilst mitigating your own losses to the best of your ability at any and every opportunity. Share Shop is available to assist but recommends that all members attempt to resolve their own disputes before raising a complaint with us.
Share Shop has a dispute resolution procedure that will be utilised if required to assist in a member dispute.
Contact us for a copy of our dispute resolution procedure or to discuss any concerns.
Share Shop is not in possession of any form of insurance that could be considered or relied upon as any type of protection for any member. It is the responsibility of each member to make their own enquiries and informed decisions as to whether or not to proceed with any transaction in the absence of insurances, mandatory or otherwise.
Share Shop is a platform to enable trade between members and as such, Share Shop does not verify or recommend the quality or character of any member or their products or services and all communications and transactions are entered into at your own risk. Share Shop is not responsible for the behaviour, character or actions of any member and therefore not liable for the types of products or services offered by members, any part of transactions engaged in by members or the outcome of transactions between members.
Although Share Shop will attempt to monitor activity and content on our website, we do not pre-approve members or their profiles and as such, we are not to be held liable for the content provided by members in either their profile or any other part of our website.
You agree to indemnify Share Shop (in its relevant legal capacity) from any and all damage, harm, injury, loss and costs suffered by you, including, but not limited to; fines, penalties, damages, legal proceedings, court awards, legal costs and loss of profits, as a result of your membership of, or connection with, Share Shop in any way, however caused. You also agree to indemnify Share Shop (in its relevant legal capacity) against any and all losses and costs suffered by us, including, but not limited to; damages, legal proceedings, court awards, legal costs and loss of profits, as a result of your use of, or connection with, Share Shop in any way, either directly and indirectly.
10. OTHER LEGAL
Although these Terms and Conditions form the basis of the contract between you and Share Shop, it is by no means exhaustive of the rights and obligations of each party and as such, all parties are subject to the laws of Australia. Any member that is directly or indirectly found to be involved in any activity on this site, or in connection with this site, that is illegal or in breach of any laws of Australia, will be subject to the relevant jurisdiction and will not be entitled to receive any assistance, financial or otherwise, from Share Shop.
All Intellectual Property Rights in connection with this website, including (but not limited to) the content, the services offered and all parts of this system, are owned by Share Shop.
11. GENERAL DISCLAIMER
Whilst we endeavour to provide a useful service to our members, we do not guarantee that you will receive a benefit from this site or that any expectations you have of this site will be fulfilled. We cannot guarantee that you will receive interest in your product/service or that you will be able to find the products/service(s) that you desire in your local area or elsewhere.
Due to the variables encountered with internet usage, we cannot guarantee that you will receive uninterrupted access and use of the service or site, nor can we guarantee that this site will be secure from any form of hacking or viruses, despite our best efforts to avoid such occurrences. It is your responsibility to safeguard your member account from unauthorised access or use and to record and back-up any messages and/or transaction records generated by our site, as we cannot guarantee that any system, yours or ours, is failsafe.
Share Shop will advise you of any material changes to these Terms and Conditions, however we may amend, vary, waive, add or remove any condition, fee, feature, service or any part of the content of this site at any time without any notice to, or any compensation of, any member, person, business or entity.
We are available for you to contact us should you require any further information or assistance.