1. Who we are
Welcome to Law of Course / Online Courses and Legal Stuff (Provider, we, our, us). Online Courses and Legal Stuff is the trading name of Richard Best, based in Wellington, New Zealand. You can contact us on +64 21 927 291 and at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our GST number is 48-941-012.
2. Agreement to terms
These terms apply to any purchase you make of any Online Courses and Legal Stuff product (each a Product), including The 5-Step Legal Plan for Online Course Creators and any other course (each a Course) and any ebook or collection of ebooks (each an eBook).
If you are purchasing a Product on behalf of a business, government agency or other legal entity (each a Business), you are accepting these Terms on behalf of that Business, you represent and warrant to us that you are authorised to do so, and the contract will be between us and the Business.
3. Our Products and prices
A description of each Product and its pricing is provided on its sales page. It is your responsibility to review that page and to decide whether the Product will or is likely to meet your needs.
We reserve the right to vary any Product without notice. This includes amending its content. However, unless by required by law to do so, if you have purchased a Course, we will not remove the Course without giving you a reasonable opportunity (of at least 30 days) since the date of purchase to take the Course.
4. Online account and access credentials
For some Products (e.g., Courses), you may need to register for an account to access the Product (which involves obtaining a logon comprising a username and password). Your registration details must be accurate. Fictitious entries are not permitted.
You are responsible for selecting a secret and strong password and for maintaining the security of your username and password. You must change your password immediately, and notify us, if you believe the secrecy of your password has been compromised, or you become aware of any unauthorised use of your username or password.
Your logon is personal to you. You are not permitted to share it with anyone else.
Your logon may be suspended or disabled if we consider it necessary to protect the security of our Product, our business, or any person, or if you breach these Terms.
5. Intellectual property rights
Ownership of intellectual property rights – Unless otherwise indicated, the intellectual property rights in all Products we provide, including all Course content, eBooks, associated materials, downloads and other media (together Materials), are owned by us or our licensors. Subject to the licence set out below, all rights in the Materials are reserved.
Prohibitions – Except as expressly stated above, you are not permitted to:
- copy, modify, publish, sublicense, sell, upload, broadcast, post, publicly perform, transmit or distribute any of the Materials without our prior written consent;
- record any of our video or audio content on any media by any means or use any third party conversion tool or software to convert or make our video or audio content into downloadable files;
- use any web-based technology or any application on your electronic devices to stream or otherwise show our Material to other people;
- use our Materials to create or facilitate the creation of, or as part of, a competing product or service; or
- remove any copyright or other notice that we place on the Materials.
Licence termination – The licence above will terminate automatically if you breach these Terms, if we terminate the contract that these Terms form, or if you are granted a refund of the fees you have paid.
6. Acceptable use
You may only use our Products for lawful purposes. You must not post or transmit to or from any website, course platform or social media account we operate in connection with a Product, any material that is illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable.
No professional advice – Our Products and other material you may access through or in connection with a Product (together, Materials) are provided to you for general informational purposes only. We are not providing you with professional advice of any kind. Reasonable efforts are made to ensure the Materials are accurate, but we do not guarantee, represent or warrant the accuracy, completeness or currency of any information provided, or that you will obtain any particular results. You use the Materials at your own risk. Customers requiring professional advice should seek their own advice from an appropriately qualified advisor.
Third party technology platforms – You acknowledge that we may use third party technology providers to host our website or provide our course content and other materials. While we endeavour to use reputable providers, you agree that – to the maximum extent permitted by law – we will not be liable for the consequences (as further explained below) of any of those technology providers suffering downtime or other problems.
8. Limitation of liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law, all representations and warranties (statutory, express or implied) are excluded (the Warranty Exclusion). You agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we will not be liable to you for any claim, loss, demand, damages, costs or expenses of any kind (including for negligence) (together, Excluded Claims and Loss) that you may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with:
- your use of a Product or the information or other material in, provided with, or linked to from a Product or this website; or
- a third party technology provider suffering downtime or other problems.
You accept that this means, among other things, that you will not be able to make or bring any claim against us for any kind of damages, whether direct, indirect, consequential, special, punitive or otherwise.
If you have rights and remedies under applicable consumer protection or fair trading laws that cannot be limited or contracted out of, the Warranty Exclusion and the Excluded Claims and Loss will not apply to the extent that they would conflict with those particular rights and remedies (but will otherwise apply in accordance with their terms).
If, under applicable consumer protection or fair trading laws, our liability can be limited but not completely excluded, then our liability to you will be limited to the value of the price(s) you have paid for the relevant Product(s) you have purchased.
You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified against all liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses (including full legal expenses) suffered or incurred by us and arising as a result of any breach by you of these Terms.
Our privacy statement explains how we handle any personal information you may provide when purchasing or using our Products. In agreeing to these Terms, you also agree to the terms of that privacy statement (the privacy statement is linked to from each purchase page and you can also find it at https://bit.ly/3yJWtwh).
We believe in and stand behind our Courses but we understand that a Course may not be perfect for everyone all of the time. You may request a refund of the fees for a Course within 14 days of paying for the Course (the Refund Period) if you are not satisfied with it. If you would like to request a refund, please contact us at email@example.com. We will not accept requests for refunds after expiry of the Refund Period. If we refund the fees, then the licence referred to earlier in these terms is revoked, you must from the date of refund cease using the course materials and any downloads, and you must destroy any course-related materials and downloads in your possession.
Invalid clauses – If any provision or part of these Terms or its application to any person or circumstances is, to any extent, held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction:
- the provision or part will be deemed to be amended for customers in that jurisdiction by the addition or deletion of wording necessary to remove the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision or part, and all other terms will remain in effect; and
- the provision or part will remain effective, without amendment, in all other jurisdictions.
- from the effective date stated in the notice to you (on the website or platform or by email), you will be bound by the terms or statement as amended; and
- notice on the website or platform is sufficient notice to you.
Complaints procedure – If you have a complaint in relation to a Product or the application of these Terms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and, if we consider it has merit, we will endeavour to resolve it for you. You must give us a reasonable opportunity (of at least 30 days in duration) to resolve your complaint before pursuing any claim by any other means.
Law and jurisdiction – These Terms are governed by and to be construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand in relation to any dispute or other matter concerning these Terms, the formation of the contract they create with you, or your purchase or use of any Product. This clause does not limit the Provider’s ability to seek interim or interlocutory relief in any relevant jurisdiction.
No class or similar actions or proceedings – To the extent that you have or assert a claim or cause of action against us in connection with a Product or under or in connection with these Terms or their formation, you agree that you will only pursue it on an individual basis. You agree that class, consolidated and representative actions and proceedings are not permitted, you waive any rights you may otherwise have had to bring or participate in such actions or proceedings, and you will not seek to assert otherwise in any claims, actions or proceedings.
Terms updated 18 July 2022.