Website terms and conditions, disclosure, privacy and cookie policy

Full website terms and conditions, disclosure, privacy and cookie policy (updated 26 September 2016)
ACCURACY: The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, suitability, accuracy, reliability, or availability with respect to the website or the information, services, content, products or related graphics contained on the website or associated social media, for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is, therefore, strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website or its content.

AVAILABILITY: Every effort is made to keep the website running smoothly. However, Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website or Premium content being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

ONLINE CONTENT/ACCURACY: Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia attempts to be as accurate as possible in all online content. However, Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia does not warrant that the content on the website or in the Premium areas of the site themselves is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered by Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia is identified as incorrect, or not as described, you should contact Karen@smartstepstoaustralia.com providing full details.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: In no event will Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia be liable to you for any incidental, consequential or indirect damages arising from the use of this website, the associated Move to Australia Facebook group or through using any of the external services that are linked to on the website. Our liability to you for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action, will at all time be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to us.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: All intellectual property rights are owned by Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia. Those rights include, but are not limited to, copyright, database rights, design rights (whether registered or unregistered), trademarks (whether registered or unregistered) and other similar rights, wherever existing in the world, together with the right to apply for protection of the same. All other trademarks, logos, service marks, company or product names referenced on the website are the property of their respective owners.

PRIVACY: The personal information (including sensitive personal information) you provide to Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia will be stored on computers. You consent to us using this information to build up a profile of preferences, interests and browsing patterns. You also agree to read, review, comply with, uphold and maintain our terms and conditions thereof. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.

This privacy policy sets out how Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this website.

Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia 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, such as your email address, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia may change this policy by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 26 September 2016.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT: This website may collect the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Contact information, such as an email address

This information will be used for internal record keeping, and to allow Smart Steps to Australia to send you relevant promotional emails about content on the site you might find interesting. This information will never be shared with a third party without your express consent, unless required to do so by law.

COOKIES: This website uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being visited most frequently, and this information is used in statistical analysis. This blog also uses cookies to help improve your experience of Smart Steps to Australia by remembering your preferences and tailoring content accordingly. Most web browsers automatically accept ‘cookies’ but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies at any time, if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. For more information please visit allaboutcookies.org

LINKS: This website contains links to other websites of interest and for payment purposes. Once you have clicked these links to leave our site, you should note that we have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. Smart Steps to Australia does not endorse the views expressed within them and you are advised to fully research them and their policies before purchasing from them. When you purchase from any referral links on the website or associated social media, your relationship is entirely with the business providing that product or service. You are advised to check their terms and conditions carefully before purchasing. However, Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia is interested in receiving feedback about the businesses we link to so would welcome feedback of any kind to Karen@smartstepstoaustralia.com. Purchases made through the Shop section of Smart Steps to Australia is through Amazon, and as such responsibility for the sale and product is through Amazon directly.

PERSONAL DATA: If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at Karen@smartstepstoaustralia.com. You may also request a copy of any data held about you by Smart Steps to Australia under the Data Protection Act 1988. Such requests should be submitted via the contact form. A small charge may be made for providing this information. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

REVIEWS, COMMENTS, EMAILS AND OTHER CONTENT: Visitors may submit comments, and other content: and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, for approval by Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin the content. Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia reserves the right to choose not to approve posts on the website that do not comply with the above terms. Posts in the Move to Australia Facebook group can be made without approval therefore they must honour the above conditions or posts will be removed when they are seen, and users blocked from the group, if necessary.

If you do post content or submit material, unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia and its associates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia and its associates and sub licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose, unless explicitly state how you would like your name to be represented at the time of original submission. Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

EMAIL COMMUNICATION: When you visit Smart Steps to Australia or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site.

COPYRIGHT: All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia or its content suppliers and protected by international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia.

TRADE MARKS: Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia’s trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Smart Steps to Australia, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia. All other trademarks not owned by Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia or its subsidiaries that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia or its subsidiaries.

LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS: Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia, with the exception of the Premium content downloads which are available for your personal download use after purchase. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents: any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices: any derivative use of this site or its contents: any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant: or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia so long as the link does not portray Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia, its associates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter.

RISK OF LOSS: All online Premium content purchased from Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia has lifetime access. Should you be unable to access the content at any time, for any reason, contact Karen@smartstepstoaustralia.com. Risk of loss for any items purchased through affiliate links are with the supplier, not Smart Steps to Australia.

DISPUTES: Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to Smart Steps to Australia’s website or to Premium products you purchase from Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia can be submitted to Karen@smartstepstoaustralia.com in the first instance.

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. By purchasing the Premium content on Smart Steps to Australia you agree to the membership terms and conditions below and any other term, conditions, disclaimers displayed elsewhere on www.smartstepstoaustralia.com
  2. You confirm the information that you have provided through site membership is true and correct.
  3. You understand that the information you provide through site membership is stored in the Smart Steps to Australia membership database which may be hosted by a contracted service provider to Smart Steps to Australia.
  4. By becoming a Smart Steps to Australia site member you consent to your personal information being used for the following purposes:
    1. to register your interest in similar Premium content as it becomes available.
    2. to identify any future events or business developments that may be of interest to you.
  5. Please note that if you opt-out to receive email updates as part of your site membership registration Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia may still contact you in relation to your purchase.

GUARANTEES: Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia does not guarantee eligibility to migrate to Australia. Purchasing the Premium content will not remove all work from the process of emigrating. Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia does not guarantee the outcome of your move to Australia will be successful. Any action you take as a result of reading Smart Steps to Australia, the Premium content and the Move to Australia Facebook group should be backed up by your own research and by engaging relevant, qualified professionals.

Information and facts provided in the Premium content will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis. However, ad hoc changes will be made as and when Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia becomes aware of them.

CONTENT: Smart Steps to Australia is a website and blog © copyrighted by Karen Bleakley of Smart Steps to Australia. No part of this may be copied, or changed in any format, sold, or used in any way, online or offline under any circumstances without express permission from Karen Bleakley. You can contact Karen@smartsteptstoaustralia.com with any questions.

The site contains the following:

EDITORIAL: This is content written by Karen Bleakley. No compensation is received for editorial content published on the blog.

REVIEW POSTS: In the case of review posts, Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia may have been sent an item to review or given a service for free in return for writing an honest review. Karen Bleakley also sometimes reviews things she has purchased herself. All views are entirely personal opinions. Not all items that are sent for review will be included in my blog. Contact Karen@smartstepstoaustralia.com to discuss review opportunities.

GUEST POSTS: These may be written by another blogger or business with a link back to their site. Guest posts must be relevant to the audience and be unique. Contact Karen@smartstepstoaustralia.com to discuss guest post opportunities

SPONSORED POSTS: This is content where Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia has received compensation in the form of payment, or a cash alternative, in return for writing a post, publishing a guest post or hosting a competition. Only relevant sponsored content is considered, and only ‘no follow’ links are used in this instance in line with Google requirements. Sponsored posts are identified as ‘sponsored’ or ‘in collaboration with’ in the footer of the post.

CONSUMER GUARANTEES: Premium content on the site is delivered as per the outline on the sales page. Content is delivered via a secure MemberPress plugin and lifetime access is available for a one-off fee. If you have any queries, questions, complaints or compliments about the content please email Karen@smartstepstoaustralia.com.

RETURNS POLICY: As content is digital, no ‘returns’ can be given, as such. There are no refunds given down downloading the Ultimate Emigration Checklist. However, Premium content purchases are protected with a 21-day money-back guarantee for your peace of mind. If you would like to receive a refund, for any reason, during this time please contact Karen@smartstepstoaustralia.com. Provide your reason for requesting a refund and confirm your PayPal email address. Refunds will be made within 30 days of receipt of your request.

Cancellation requests on Premium content made after 21 days cannot be processed.

OUTCOME: If you decide to purchase the Premium content, this has no connection to whether you are eligible for a visa or not. If you buy access and then are not invited to apply for a visa, or find out you are ineligible, no refund can be given unless it is within the 21-day guarantee period. Therefore, you are advised to ascertain as much as possible your eligibility by speaking to a registered migration agent before purchasing. Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia does not guarantee that you will obtain a visa or place any guarantee on the outcome of your intended move to Australia. Your results depend on a number of different factors, and expert advice should always be sought.

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE: The information contained in or made available through our sites (including but not limited to information contained on videos, comments, live hangouts, in-person events, in emails, in text files, on social media, in the Move to Australia Facebook group or in chats) cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, financial, medical, or legal matters.

DAMAGES: Neither we nor our partners, or any of their affiliates, will be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages that may result, including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death. You alone are responsible and accountable for your decisions, actions and results in life, and by your use of the Sites, you agree not to attempt to hold us liable for any such decisions, actions or results, at any time, under any circumstance.

DISCLAIMER: Karen Bleakley at Smart Steps to Australia is not a registered migration agent or a financial adviser and therefore is unable to provide visa or financial advice.

 

 

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