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Terms and Conditions of Use for Organisations

This page states the terms of use (“Terms”) under which you as a not-for-profit organisation, social enterprise or Agency (“You” or “Organisation”) may use our SEEK Volunteer and partner websites,, and (“the Site”). Please read them carefully as they affect Your rights and liabilities under the law. If You do not agree to these Terms, please do not register for an account or use our Site. These Terms are effective on the date they are published on our Site.

  1. These Terms and Conditions
    1. Our Site is provided to You for your use subject to these Terms. These Terms form a binding agreement between You and SEEK Volunteer. By accessing or using our Site, You agree to accept and be bound by these Terms.
    2. We may update these Terms from time to time and the updated version will apply to You. Our current Terms will be accessible through our Site.
    3. If we reasonably believe that changes to these Terms will be materially detrimental to You, we will provide a notice on our Site 30 days prior to the changes taking effect.
    4. If You do not wish to accept the new Terms, You should not continue to use our Site. If You continue to use our Site, your use will indicate your agreement to be bound by the new Terms.
    5. Your use of the Site is also subject to the SEEK Volunteer privacy policy.
  2. Operation of Site
    1. Where a potential volunteer provides us with information in relation to a volunteer opportunity Posted by you, we will endeavour to provide that information to You.
    2. The Site may include information posted by Organisations (including information posted by You), potential volunteers and other users of the Site. The Site may also include other information of a general nature, links to other websites and information.
    3. c. While we technically operate the Site we exercise no editorial control over much of the Content on the Site, and in most cases the Content on the Site is provided by other persons, such as potential volunteers and other users of the Site, Organisations (including yourself) and other third parties (Third Party Content).
    4. Your correspondence or dealings with any potential volunteers or any other third parties are solely between You and those potential volunteers or third parties. You are responsible for selecting volunteers that are suitable for your Organisation and for meeting all legal and other requirements in relation to those volunteers. We make no recommendation regarding the suitability of any volunteer. You agree that we will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of your dealings with volunteers.
    5. We do not monitor or exercise editorial control over Third Party Content, however we reserve the right at our discretion to:
      1. access or examine any Third Party Content;
      2. refuse to provide any Content Posted by a potential volunteer to You (regardless of whether that potential volunteer was responding to a volunteer opportunity Posted by You); and
      3. move, remove or disable access to Third Party Content which we consider, in our sole opinion, to breach any Law or to be otherwise unacceptable.
  3. Registration
    1. The Site enables Organisations to Post volunteer opportunities to the Site for access by potential volunteers. You will be required to register with us in order to Post volunteer opportunities to the Site. When you register:
      1. You must provide accurate, complete and updated registration information;
      2. You must safeguard any user name and password which is provided to You;
      3. You authorise us to assume that any person using the Site with your user name and password is either You or is authorised to act for You; and
      4. You may cancel such registration at any time by notifying us.
    2. You acknowledge and agree that we are under no obligation to accept any application for registration by You or any other person, including without limitation if You fail to meet our registration criteria or for any other reason.
    3. We may cancel your registration if You do not visit the Site or update any of your Postings on the Site for an extended period of time, if You fail to meet our registration criteria as amended from time to time, or if we reasonably believe that You have violated any Laws, acted inconsistently with the spirit of these Terms, or have violated our rights or those of another party.
  4. Your Use of the Site
    1. You must not Post any Content that:
      1. You do not have the right to Post;
      2. is defamatory or in contempt of any legal or other proceedings;
      3. is misleading or deceptive;
      4. incites hatred or discrimination against any group of persons being a group defined by reference to colour, race, sex, origin, nationality or ethnic or national origins;
      5. denounces religious or political beliefs;
      6. includes religious or political material which is or is likely to be offensive;
      7. is indecent, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, offensive or of doubtful propriety or of a menacing character or is likely to annoy or concern any person;
      8. infringes any copyright, trade mark, patent or other intellectual property right of another person;
      9. contains any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material;
      10. contains viruses or similar software or data which is designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware; or
      11. impersonates any person or misrepresents your relationship with any person.
    2. You must not:
      1. disrupt or interfere with the Site or servers or other software, hardware or equipment connected to or via the Site;
      2. violate any Law relating to your use of the Site; or
      3. collect or store personal data about other users of the Site.
    3. You must not:
      1. include links to external websites in the opportunities You post and/or ask volunteers to apply or express interest via a different website;
      2. include other means of application (eg phone, email, etc) in your opportunity listing. All applications must go via the 'express interest' button.
    4. You must adhere to Volunteering Australia's Definition of Volunteering when listing opportunities.
    5. You warrant that You will not ask a potential volunteer to provide you any consideration to secure a volunteer position for them.
    6. You confirm that each time you post an opportunity on SEEK Volunteer's Site, You will have in place adequate policies of insurance taking into account the nature of your organisation and the role being advertised.
  5. Assistance from Agency
    1. You may choose to connect Your account with an Agency for the purpose of receiving support. In this instance, You (as the Organisation) agree to provide the Agency with the ability to:
      1. view your relevant volunteer opportunities/advertisements to provide recruitment support
      2. view a summary information of your volunteer applications, or
      3. view your volunteer applications in full to provide shortlisting services
  6. SEEK Volunteer Widget
    1. You may choose to have a widget on your website (at no charge) which will automatically replicate the opportunities on the Site, (“SEEK Volunteer Widget”).
    2. If you choose to have a SEEK Volunteer Widget on your website:
      1. we grant You a limited, revocable, non-transferable, royalty-free licence to use our Intellectual Property in the SEEK Volunteer Widget (including the ‘powered by SEEK Volunteer’ logo) until You stop using the SEEK Volunteer Widget or we ask that You stop using the SEEK Volunteer Widget;
      2. You must not modify the ‘powered by SEEK Volunteer’ logo in any way including, without limitation, resizing, recolouring, stretching or change the background appearance;
      3. You must not provide the code underlying the SEEK Volunteer Widget (or any related Intellectual Property) to any other party without our express consent.
      4. You must not create derivate works based on our Intellectual Property.
      5. You acknowledge and agree that:
        1. we own all Intellectual Property rights in the SEEK Volunteer Widget, and the licence granted above does not purport to change this position.
        2. we are permitted, on reasonable notice and during business hours, to undertake a review of your compliance with our Terms around your use of the SEEK Volunteer Widget.
        3. if requested by us, You will provide us with access to your place of business, systems, data, reports, documents or other materials (as applicable) for us to conduct such audit.
    3. As the SEEK Volunteer Widget is provided for no consideration, we disclaim all liability associated with the provision of the SEEK Volunteer Widget (to the maximum extent permitted by law).
    4. When You stop using the SEEK Volunteer Widget, You must also cease using all works containing our Intellectual Property on your website.
  7. Intellectual Property Rights
    1. We do not own any pre-existing intellectual property owned by You (an example of which may be your company logo). However, You agree to provide us with a perpetual, non-transferable, royalty free licence to use your intellectual property in the products and services we provide (or make available) to You. If You withdraw this licence, we may be unable to provide certain products and services to You.
    2. SEEK Volunteer (or our parent company SEEK Limited) own all Intellectual Property rights associated with our Site. Subject to the above paragraph 7a., SEEK Volunteer (or our parent company SEEK Limited) retains all Intellectual Property rights in our Site.
    3. Unless You are expressly authorised by Law you must not yourself, or participate in or permit any other person, to:
      1. sell, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, publicly perform, prepare derivative works based on, repost or otherwise use any of the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose without our prior written consent;
      2. use any Content on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose; or
      3. otherwise infringe the Intellectual Property rights of any person in using the Site or any Content.
    4. Nothing You do on or in relation to the Site will transfer any Intellectual Property rights to You or licence You to exercise any Intellectual Property rights unless this is expressly stated.
    5. In relation to any Content Posted by You, you grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free licence throughout the world to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, sublicense, create derivate works from, incorporate in other works (whether electronic or not), distribute, perform and display such Content, whether in whole or in part.
  8. Links
    1. We have not reviewed all of the sites linked to this Site and are not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to this Site (including without limitation sites linked through advertisements). The inclusion of any link does not imply that we endorse the linked site, and You use the links at your own risk.
  9. Privacy
    1. In using the Site you may give us personal information. Please refer to our privacy policy for further information.
  10. Use of the Site is at Your Risk
    1. You use the Site at your risk. You must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any Content. You should seek your own independent advice with respect to any Content.
    2. We endeavour to provide a convenient and functional Site, but we do not guarantee that the Content will be error free or that the Site or the server that operates it are free of viruses or other harmful components.
    3. If your use of the Site results in the need for servicing or replacing property, material, equipment or data, we will not be responsible for such costs.
    4. Without limiting the above provisions, You use the Site at your risk and everything on the Site is provided to You "as is" and "as available" without warranty or condition of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. To the extent permitted by law, we expressly disclaim and exclude any representation or warranty whether express or implied under or in relation to your use of the Site. Where such a condition cannot be excluded then, to the extent permitted by law, our liability is limited, at our option, to re-supply of the good or service to which the condition relates or the payment of the cost of such a re-supply.
  11. Limitation of Liability
    1. To the extent permitted by law we have no liability to You, whether for breach of these Terms or in negligence or in any other tort or for any other common law or statutory cause of action arising in relation to these Terms, the Site or the Content.
    2. To the extent permitted by law no party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site or any Content will be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential or indirect damages, loss or corruption of data, loss of profits, goodwill, bargain or opportunity or loss of anticipated savings resulting from your access to, or use of, or inability to use the Site and the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, negligence or any other legal theory, and whether or not we know of the possibility of such damage.
  12. General Provisions
    1. We will give you any necessary notices by posting them on the Site. You agree:
      1. to check the Site for notices; and
      2. that You will be considered to have received a notice when it is made available to You by posting on the Site.
    2. You acknowledge that we may, in our sole discretion and with or without notice,
      1. vary the Site or any part of the Site; and
      2. modify or discontinue this Site, any part of the Site and the services available on it without notice.
    3. The provisions of these Terms entitled “Use of the Site is at Your Risk”, “Limitation of Liability,” and “General Provisions” will survive cancellation of your registration or termination of your use of the Site.
    4. If any part of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the unenforceable part will be severed and will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms.
    5. These Terms will be governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia. You irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria, Australia.
    6. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Site or the Content or your breach of these Terms.
  13. Definitions
    • Agency means an organisation that provides support to other Organisations who facilitate volunteer recruitment by helping them to manage, attract and shortlist volunteers on the Site.
    • Law means any statute, regulation, by-law, ordinance or subordinate legislation in force from time to time in any relevant jurisdiction and includes any applicable common law and equity and industry codes of conduct.
    • Content includes things that You may see, read, hear, download or access on or via the Site (including but not limited to messages, files, data, software, images, photographs, illustrations, text and other materials).
    • Intellectual Property means all intellectual property rights through the world including all registered and unregistered rights in respect of copyright, designs, circuit layouts, trade marks, trade secrets, know-how, moral rights, confidential information.
    • Post or Posted includes uploaded, posted, emailed or otherwise electronically transmitted.
    • We or Us means SEEK Volunteer Pty Ltd (ABN 72 623 503 248).