Blast Technologies Pty Ltd, Terms and Conditions of Use.
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1. TERMS OF SERVICE.
1.1. These terms of service constitute the agreement between Blast Technologies Pty Limited (we or us) and the end user (you, your or customer). By activating or using any of the services, you represent that you are authorised to enter into this agreement and that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of this agreement.
1.2. Additional terms may apply to your use of some of our services. If so, we will tell you what those terms are. If there is any conflict between these terms and any additional terms, the additional terms will prevail.
2. OUR SERVICES.
2.1. We are not obliged to provide services unless we accept your application. We can decide whether or not to accept any application.
2.2. You understand that the VoIP service is not a traditional phone service and is provided on a best efforts basis. We will use all reasonable endeavours to make our services available to you at all times, however things beyond our control such as power outages or the performance of your IP connection to our service may disrupt the service we provide.
2.3. We support Australian 000 emergency services calls.
2.4. Unless otherwise agreed, we do not provide or support your internet connection. You accept that Blast Technologies might not be compatible with non-voice communications equipment such as alarms, fax machines, Foxtel and St John Alarms.
3. CHARGES AND PAYMENT.
3.1. To use our payable services you must have a credit balance on your account and agree to use the provided BPAY or Credit Card deposit facilities to deposit a credit balance onto your account and this can be done online at live.sipcity.com.au or via the Bpay facility provided by your bank.
3.2. We reserve the right to change our rates from time to time and if we increase any rates we will give you as much notice as reasonably possible. The latest rates are available on our website www.sipcity.com.au.
3.3. You are responsible for your account and must pay our charges regardless of whether you or someone else uses those services.
3.4. If you wish to raise a billing dispute you must notify us in email within 30 days of your account being debited or you will be deemed to have waived your right to a refund.
3.5. No refunds will be provided for any unused credit balances. A credit balance for an account that has been inactive for 6 months will be lost.
4. USING OUR SERVICES.
4.1 You must use our services in a way that adheres to our Fair Use Policy.
4.2. You must not use our services (or permit our services to be used) in a way that: breaks any laws or infringes anyone’s rights or in a way which is malicious, obscene or offensive.
4.3. You agree to provide us with accurate and correct information so we can provide you with the necessary services or contact you if required from time to time.
4.4. We can suspend or restrict the services we provide you at any time if:
i) your account has a negative balance for a period of seven (7) days or greater;
ii) you resell any of our services;
iii) you primarily use our service for inbound calling only;
vi) you do not use the service sensibly and within our reasonable use guidelines set out in 4.6 below;
v) we believe that you have breached any of our terms and conditions.
4.5. You shall be liable for all charges and fees arising from the use of your Services account, or Customer Premise Equipment whether authorised or unauthorised, unless such unauthorised use is solely attributable to an act or omission on the part of Blast Technologies.
4.6. Unlimited local and worldwide minutes on Blast Technologies plans are available on the basis of reasonable use. If you use the service in a way that is inconsistent with the normal use for your service or plan we may:
i) monitor and investigate your usage; and
ii) suspend and/or withdraw the Service; or
iii) charge our standard per minute rate for additional calls
4.7. Upon setting up your account with SIPcity, you will be required to set a strong, unique password for easy access to your online account at the SIPcity-operated website. Should you elect to do so, you may change your assigned username and/or password by logging on to the SIPcity-operated website.
4.8 It is your responsibility to maintain the security and confidentiality of your account username and password at all times and you are solely responsible for any liability or damages resulting from your failure to maintain that security and confidentiality and for all activities that occur under your username and password. You must notify us immediately if you believe that your online account with SIPcity has been compromised by unauthorised access. You can reset your password or we can do this for you. All password resets will be sent only via email to the authorised contact email nominated on your account.
4.9 You must keep secure any PIN number which is used by you to access our calling services and ensure that is it not disclosed to any unauthorised person. You must also change your PIN number if we ask you to do so.
4.10. If your service is cancelled, terminated or reallocated you will relinquish and discontinue use of any numbers, voicemail access numbers and/or web portals assigned to you by Blast Technologies.
5. PHONE NUMBERS.
5.1. Any phone number that we allocate to you does not become your property and does not constitute any transfer of property rights.
5.2. If we need to change your number we will send you notification by email and give you as much notice as possible.
5.3. We can withdraw or terminate any number at any time without liability.
5.4. You may be able to port your Blast Technologies number to another service provider. If you wish to do so you must contact the other service provider directly and you will be responsible for completing the Porting requirements of that service provider. We will comply with our obligations under the Terms for Local Number Portability in relation to the porting of your number. You will be responsible for all costs associated with porting the number. A successful port request does not constitute the cancellation of your SIPcity account. If you request to port a phone number(s) away from SIPcity and your request is approved and the phone number(s) released, you will remain responsible for any and all phone number(s) and/or Services you still have with us. You will continue to be responsible for all charges and fees associated with the remaining Services on your account with us until such time as you cancel your Service with us ENTIRELY.
5.5. If your account is inactive for more than six months or cancelled and you have not ported the associated phone number(s), we may at our sole discretion reallocate the number(s) associated with your account.
6.1. We can terminate this agreement, or the provision of any service to you, immediately if you breach any term of this agreement or if we reasonably believe that you have supplied incorrect or misleading information to us.
6.2. We can terminate this agreement, or the provision of any service to you, if your account is inactive for three months or longer. Inactive may include no calling activity and/or no payments made into the account. Where accounts are terminated for inactivity, numbers attached to that account cannot be ported away from SIPcity in accordance with 5.5 above.
6.3. We can terminate this agreement, or the provision of any service to you, if your account is unpaid for seven (7) days or longer. Accounts are Suspended for a period of seven (7) days, and where payment is not received within a subsequent seven (7) days, the account will be terminated for non-payment. Where accounts are terminated for non-payment, these can be reactivated only when payment is made in full to cover any negative balance. A reactivation charge of $50.00 may be applied to your account. In addition, numbers attached to that account cannot be ported away from SIPcity in accordance with 5.5 above.
6.4. If this agreement is terminated for any breach or misuse of the service, you are not entitled to a refund for any credit balances on your account, unless agreed otherwise.
6.5. In order to terminate your service or account in full, you must complete our online Cancellation Form and agree to our Cancellation Policy. You will be required to pay ALL outstanding fees and other charges associated with the account that was cancelled.
7.1. We exclude all of our liability to you in connection with us providing services to you or failing to provide services to you. Without limiting this, we are not liable to you (and nor are any of our officers, employees, contractors or agents liable to you):
i) if any communication is intercepted, not properly transmitted or received;
ii) for any disruptions or delays with the use of our services;
iii) for any incompatibility with other services;
iv) if any software we supply does not operate properly; and
v) for any equipment or network failures.
7.2. We are not liable to you for any fault in, delay or non-provision of services which is caused by an event beyond our reasonable control.
7.3. If you use another service provider during any period when our service is not fully operational, we are not liable to pay any amount you are charged by that service provider.
7.4. You acknowledge that no third party whose network or services we use to supply services to you (nor any officer, employee, contractor or agent of such third party) is in any way liable to you in connection with our services.
7.5. Nothing in this clause limits any rights you have under the Consumer Guarantees Act.
8.1. We will collect personal information from customers to provide and provision services, including but not limited to name, physical address, email address, contact phone number and credit card information.
8.2. Any personal information we collect is kept at our offices. You are entitled to see any information we hold about you, although you must pay our reasonable charge for making it available.
8.3. Except where we provide private encrypted links, when transmitting voice and other communications via the public internet and third party networks we are not liable for any lack of privacy with the service.
9. CHANGING THESE TERMS.
9.1. We can change these terms from time to time by altering the version available on the SIPcity website at www.sipcity.com.au.
10.1. Blast Technologies will communicate with you primarily via email. Notices to you will be sent to the email address specified by you during sign up for service or as subsequently specified by you as your contact email address in your SIPcity online account. We may also obtain personal information from your use of our services.
10.2. If your contact email address changes you must update your SIPcity online account with new details as soon as possible.
10.3 You agree that sending a message to your contact email address is the agreed means of providing notification. Notifications include information about the service, billing, changes to services and other information. You are required to read any email sent to your contact email address in a timely manner to avoid any potential disruption to your service.
11. OTHER MATTERS.
11.1. These terms are to be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Any dispute regarding the provision of our services under these terms is to be determined Supreme Court of Victoria.
11.2. You must not assign your rights under this agreement. We can transfer our rights and obligations under this agreement to anyone else. We will notify you if we do so.
11.3. A delay in exercising any right is not a waiver of that right. A failure to exercise a right on any occasion does not prevent any subsequent exercise of that right.