TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Thank you for visiting Mums of the Shire. By using the Mums of the Shire website you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use. These terms apply to all visitors and users who access and use this website. We reserve the right to change or modify these terms and conditions at any given time and without notice to you. By continuing to use the Mums of the Shire site after any revisions have been made effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms, whether or not you have reviewed them. Accordingly, Mums of the Shire advises you to check this page regularly.
1. Directory Listings
To qualify to be listed in our Directory Listings your business must be:
- located within Australia or New Zealand.
- provide shipping to Australia;
- suited to one or more of the website’s categories;
- regularly open to the public; and
- submitted by the business owner or authorised agent.
We reserve the right to decline businesses that don’t meet the above criteria.
- The businesses invited to be featured in our collection pay a monthly membership fee. As part of this fee, there are a number of features which are sponsored including advertisements. For more details, please view our subscription page. There are a number of independent features which do not incur a cost including any reviews or special mentions on our blog.
- We aim to keep a balance between providing a promotion service to the independent businesses, and also ensuring that you get an honest representation of the businesses featured.
3. Business Hour
Business Hour is every Thursday between 8pm & 9pm in our general Facebook group.
During Business Hour, businesses listed in our website directory get the chance to promote themselves by posting a business advertisement in the main feed of the group.
If a business owner has requested Mums of the Shire Admin to post an advertisement on their behalf we will do so under the following conditions:
- Image and text to be supplied
- Changes to image and text permitted once every four weeks (for agreements made before 2018)
- Charges apply
Our Offers page is for our directory advertisers to showcase their current special offer.
- To feature on the page the offer must give a discount of at least 10% or $10 (whichever is greater)
- The offer must have a validity date
- The Offers page will be updated once per fortnight
5. Jobs board
Our Jobs Board is for our Premium Directory Advertisers to advertise available positions within their business/company.
- Jobs must be added via the jobs dashboard on our website
- Jobs must be suitable for local mums who live in the Sutherland Shire
- Job listing are approved at the discretion of Mums of the Shire
6. School Holiday Listings
Our School Holiday Programs page is for our Premium Directory Advertisers to advertise the school holiday programs that they offer.
- Images and text must be provided (unless copy-writing services have been purchased)
- Page is updated once per school term/holiday period
- Listings are approved at the discretion of Mums of the Shire
7. Event Listings
Local events can be added to our website Event Calendar.
- Premium Directory Advertisers may submit events via our website
- Events must be relevant to our audience and are published at the discretion of Mums of the Shire
When posting a competition on Facebook Facebook’s Pages Terms must be met. These terms include:
- Sharing and/or tagging cannot be used as a condition of entry
General competition terms:
- The competition must be exclusive to Mums of the Shire followers (not a competition you have running on other pages/sites)
- The prize must be to the value of $100 or more
- The prize must have an end date and a prize draw date
- Terms and conditions must be drawn up according to Australian Law
- Competition must be run as a game of skill (a permit is required for game of chance)
9. Current Competitions
10. Photos and information privacy
Photos make your listing more attractive and enable your business or event to be featured on our other marketing channels.
When adding photos, please ensure:
- they accurately represent your business or event;
- you own the copyright or have permission from the copyright owner;
- you have permission from any people that can be identified in the image;
- if children are identifiable, you have written consent from their parent/guardian they are taken in a lawful, fair and direct manner
11. Facebook Groups
Our Facebook groups are for local mums to connect with one another, seek recommendations and offer advice.
- No spamming
- No bumping posts
- No ‘for sale’ or ‘wanted’ ads
- No ‘please help’/charity posts without prior admin approval
- No posts about real estate, jobs, competitions, petitions or surveys
- No badmouthing local businesses
- No bullying (it will not be tolerated)
- Be nice, have an open mind and treat people as you would in the real world
- Be safe (don’t post personal contact information)
- Take medical advice with a grain of salt and be sure to seek professional advice
- No soliciting via PRIVATE MESSAGES (PMs should not contain promotional material, special offers, or solicitation for services)
- Seek permission from both admin and the original poster before you snapshot or share any post or content from this page elsewhere or use them for any other purposes.
- Mums of the Shire will make every attempt to publish true and accurate information, however, we cannot guarantee that there will never be any errors or mistakes in published material. Mums of the Shire does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any material contained in this site. Additionally, Mums of the Shire disclaims all liability to any person relying wholly or partially upon any information presented in this site in respect of anything, and the consequences of anything, done or omitted to be done.
- Our website contains links to businesses that are not owned or controlled by Mums of the Shire and are considered an “external website”. Mums of the Shire assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of the boutique websites or services. You acknowledge and agree that Mums of the Shire shall not be responsible for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such Boutique. We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any businesses that you visit.
- Businesses are requested to advise us if there are any changes to their product range, however, the businesses are free to make changes to their product range including price, quality and quantity. These matters are outside the control of Mums of the Shire and we accept no responsibility to any changes made by these external websites.
- You indemnify Mums of the Shire against each claim, action, proceeding, judgment, damage, loss, expense or liability incurred or suffered by, or brought, made or recovered against us in connection with any breach by you of these terms and conditions.
- Any legal issues arising in relation to the use of this website will be dealt with under the laws of New South Wales, Australia. Illegal activity under those laws will be a violation of these terms, but as the website is accessible worldwide you should be aware that you could be prosecuted under the law of those jurisdictions.
- We will never give your personal information to any individual or company for commercial purposes.
- You must ensure that your personal information in the Marketplace is not false, inaccurate, misleading, offensive, defamatory, fraudulent.
14. Copyright and Acknowledgments
- Mums of the Shire reserves all intellectual property rights, including all content within the Mums of the Shire website. You may print single copies of any pages of this website for your own personal and non-commercial use but must not otherwise reproduce any material on this website in any form without the express written consent of Mums of the Shire.
- By joining Mums of the Shire, our members give us the right to use any image on their website in an effort to highlight specific products and direct users back to their website. It is the responsibility of each boutique to ensure that they have the right to use and publish all images on their website. Mums of the Shire will not be responsible for any copyright or trademark issues of images supplied to us by businesses.
- Mums of the Shire reserve the right to refuse publication of any client advertising or editorial which includes a claim or claims to be the best, biggest the only etc… Examples include “xx business is the number one provider of xx in the Sutherland Shire” or “xx is the only business to offer xx”. Proof of any claim(s) must be provided prior to publication.
- If you act in any way which contradicts these terms and conditions, Mums of the Shire has the right to terminate your membership without warning and may refuse any and all current or future use of the website.