Babeltext Pty Ltd – May 2023
‘Account‘ means the Customer’s subscription for the Service, including the business and login information and Password by which the Customer receives the Service.
‘Charges’ means the amount payable by the Customer for the Service.
‘Messages’ means a short text message sent to a mobile phone using the Service.
‘Password’ means the combination of the Customer’s account details and a password that will be provided by Babeltext to the Customer after the Customer has accepted these Terms of Service.
‘Pricing Structure’ means the schedule, which identifies the Charges applicable for the Service or any part of the Service, as amended from time to time.
‘Terms of Service’ means the terms and conditions contained on these pages as amended from time to time including any attached schedules, the Babeltext copyright and disclaimer provisions and the Pricing Structure.
‘Service’ means the services outlined in clause 2.
‘Site’ means the website identified by the domain name, including Babeltext the pre-determined website.
‘Babeltext’, means Babeltext Pty Ltd at 98 Bronte Road Bondi Junction NSW 2022. ABN 654 264 918
‘the Customer’ means the signatory, being the subscriber to the Service commencing upon signing the service agreement.
- The Service
2.1 The Service will, amongst other things, enable the Customer to send Messages to Australian and New Zealand mobile phone numbers on the GSM network via the Babeltext and Message Port platforms on a non-transferable basis during the term of the agreement.
2.2 The Babeltext and Message Port platforms, for the purpose of providing the Service can be accessed via:
(a) the Babeltext Web Site; or
(b) the Babeltext Message Port Site; or
(c) or a FTP (file transfer protocol) process.
- Customer obligations
3.1 The Customer must:
(a) Complete the registration process, read and accept these Terms of Service, as amended and updated from time to time;
(b) Correctly and accurately enter Customer business details as part of the registration process;
(c) Abide by the Terms of Service and all applicable laws and not place Babeltext in breach of any laws;
(d) Pay Babeltext all fees and charges incurred from the use of the Service and all applicable government taxes, duties, imposts or levies;
(e) Provide Babeltext with all information and cooperation required in relation to the Service;
(f) Follow Babeltext instructions regarding the use of the Service;
(g) Have prior written permission from Babeltext to ‘on-sell’ the Service to other Customers, users or businesses.
3.2 The Customer acknowledges and accepts responsibility for the content of the messages sent via the Service. The Customer warrants not to transmit any Message which includes any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, ‘spam’, ‘junk mail’ or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, or any material that violates the rights of a third party, including but not limited to the intellectual property rights of that party. The Customer agrees that Babeltext will not be liable or responsible for the content and nature of the Messages.
3.3 The Customer can only use the Service for legitimate business purposes to communicate with employees, existing business relationships and existing customers. When the Service is used for marketing and promotional purposes, the Customer must be able to present evidence of permission from the destination mobile phone holder to receive messages on their mobile phone. Babeltext will provide any expertise and advice in obtaining such permissions if the Customer requires such assistance.
- Babeltext provision of the Service
4.1 Babeltext or Babeltext Message Port are not responsible or liable for any part of the promotions, advertising or Messages between the Customer and any third party in connection with the Service.
4.2 Babeltext and Babeltext Message Port applications reserve the right to modify or suspend the Service with reasonable notice to the Customer. The Customer acknowledges and accepts that Babeltext will not be liable to the Customer or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
5.1 The Customer must keep the Password and Account details confidential and assumes entire responsibility for any use of the Services or any other acts that occur under or in relation to the Customer’s Password or Account as a result of failure to keep Password and Account details secret. The Customer agrees to immediately notify Babeltext of any disclosure or unauthorised use of the Password or Account or any other breach of security.
5.2 Babeltext collects information, including the personal information provided by the Customer to Babeltext for purposes including:
(a) to register the Customer for the Service and provide the Customer with the Service;
(b) to provide a more customised service as part of the Service.
5.3 Babeltext will not disclose Customer user information to anyone except in accordance with these Terms of Service, as authorised by the Customer or as required by law. Babeltext may, however, disclose to third parties aggregate data, provided that no individual is identifiable in such data.
6.1 Babeltext will prepare and issue a GST-compliant invoice for products and services at the end of each calendar month. This invoice will provide a detailed summary of charges for that particular month. This invoice is payable by the Customer within 14 days of the close of the previous billing month.
6.2 The Charges will be determined in accordance with the Pricing Structure as amended from time to time. Babeltext will advise the Customer 30 days prior (in writing) of any changes to the pricing structure.
6.3 If the Customer has not prepaid for the Service, the Customer acknowledges and accepts liability and agrees to pay all outstanding Charges incurred prior to the termination of the Customer’s Account. The termination of the Account will not release the Customer from any liability to pay outstanding Charges.
6.4 If the Customer has prepaid for the Service and elects to discontinue the Service for any reason other than a breach of the Service Level Agreement by Babeltext Pty Ltd, the Customer acknowledges that any unused purchases, fees or messages are not refundable under any circumstances. This includes any prepaid annual packages or plans.
6.5 Monthly and Annual billing will commence from the first calendar day of the month that the account is activated, regardless of the date of account provisioning. No pro-rata reduction or consideration will be applied to any Monthly or Annual packages that have commenced the Service after the first calendar day of the month.
- Changes to the Terms of Service
7.1 Babeltext may change these Terms of Service and/or Pricing Structure at any time and will notify the Customer of the changes by posting the new Terms of Service and/or Pricing Structure on the Site
7.2 Babeltext undertakes to advise the Customer in writing of any changes to these Terms of Service. Any changes other than message market rates must be mutually agreed upon by Babeltext and the Customer
8.1 If either Babeltext or the Customer has deemed to breach any part of these Terms and Conditions, either party may apply for termination of its Account after serving 30 days’ notice in writing to the respective party. The Customer acknowledges and accepts liability for paying all outstanding Charges due to Babeltext under this agreement up to the date of Termination.
8.2 Babeltext may terminate the Customer’s Account immediately if:
(a) In Jeeves. Plus’s opinion the Customer has violated these Terms of Service
- Copyright Notice
9.1 The Babeltext and/or Babeltext Message Port platforms, the Site and its contents are subject to copyright under the laws of Australia and, through international treaties, other countries. The copyright is owned by Babeltext Pty Ltd. Third parties may own some of the content on the Site (such as their own company logo).
9.2 The Customer accepts that copyright, trademarks, or other proprietary rights and laws protect all contents of the Service. The Customer must not reproduce, transmit (including broadcast), adapt or otherwise exercise the copyright in the whole or any part of the Site for any other purpose except as expressly permitted by statute or with Jeeves. Plus’s written consent.
- Disclaimers, Indemnities and Limitation of Liability
10.1 The use of the Service is at the Customer’s sole risk. The Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Babeltext or Babeltext Message Port does not warrant that the Service will meet the Customer’s requirements, nor that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; nor does Babeltext warrant the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service.
10.2 Babeltext will charge the Customer for use of the Service at the agreed rate per message per intended recipient, irrespective of whether the message is successfully delivered to, or received by, the intended recipient. Messages sent to a group will be treated as individual messages sent to each of the group’s members and charged accordingly.
10.3 Albeit that the Site may be accessed from countries and jurisdictions outside Australia, Babeltext makes no representation that the content of the Site complies with the laws (including intellectual property laws) of any country or jurisdiction outside Australia.
10.4 Babeltext will endeavour to use due care and skill in the storage and transmission of message content and will do so in accordance with its privacy and security procedures outlined in clause 5. However, due to the nature of the media and modes of communication used by the Service, and factors outside of reasonable control, Babeltext does not guarantee that the Information will not be received or handled other than intended.
10.5 To the extent permitted by law, Babeltext and its employees, agents and consultants exclude all liability for any loss or damage (including indirect, special or consequential loss or damage) arising from the use of, or reliance on, the Information provided any negligent act or omission does not cause it. If any law prohibits the exclusion of such liability, Jeeves. Plus’s liability under these Terms of Service or otherwise in connection to the provision of the Services is limited to the extent permitted by law.
10.6 The Customer releases and indemnifies Babeltext Pty Ltd, Babeltext Message Port its officers and employees from liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages whatsoever, including but not limited to liability for any damages, resulting from unauthorized access by third parties to the data or Information and any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of the Customer’s use of the Service, violation of the Terms of Service or violation of any rights of another, provided it is not caused by the negligence of Babeltext or its officers or employees.
10.7 Any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or these Terms of Service must be filed within 6 months after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
11.1 The laws of the State of NSW, Australia, govern these Terms of Service. Both the Customer and Babeltext submit to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of NSW, Australia.
11.2 Except as otherwise expressly agreed, all notices from the Customer to Babeltext must be sent by e-mail to Babeltext through that part of the Site expressly designed for the purpose.
11.3 If any provision of these Terms of Service is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such a provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service.
11.4 Babeltext takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the third-party translation software being used by Babeltext Pty Ltd.
12 Acceptance of Terms of Service
12.1 By acknowledging that the Customer has read and understands these Terms of Service and completing the registration process for the Service, the Customer agrees to be bound by these Terms of Service and that these Terms of Service contain the full and entire agreement covering the Customer’s use of the Service.
Babeltext Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia