Conecta is brought to you by Conecta Group Pty Ltd (together with its related companies “we” and “us”). These terms and conditions set out below (“Terms”) apply to your use of the CONECTA website and the services we provide. By using this website (including by setting up an account), you confirm that you agree to these Terms, and to any amendments we make from time to time. Please read them carefully. If you do not accept the Terms you must immediately stop using the website and services.

Amendments

We may need to update these Terms from time to time to reflect changes in law or the services that we provide. You are encouraged to regularly check these Terms for any updates. If we make any material changes that may affect you, we will try to notify you by email or by means of a notice on this site prior to the change becoming effective. If you do not agree to those changes you can terminate your CONECTA account at any time.

Disclaimer and disclosure

This website has been developed in an effort to help keep you informed about the Construction & Engineering jobs market and industry news, to provide you with information on available jobs and give you the ability to apply for jobs. However, in presenting you with this information and job opportunities from advertisers and other service providers (together “Advertisers”), CONECTA is not recommending that you choose or respond to a particular opportunity or Advertiser – it is a platform to facilitate engagement between independent third parties. 

While every effort will be made to ensure the advertisements and information contained within our websites is accurate and up to date, we make no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information, nor do we assume any legal liability or responsibility for this. This includes the truth about availability of any job opportunity.

Advertisements are not pre-screened for content and CONECTA reserves the right to change the contents or remove any advert at any time without notice.

We are not a party to any recruitment facilitated through our websites. CONECTA will only present you with job opportunities from selected Advertisers.  All subsequent interactions are conducted at the parties’ own risk and we accept no responsibility or liability for the quality or fitness of any job opportunity, any representations made, or an Advertisers right to recruit for any particular job.

CONECTA provides access to quizzes, tools and information on the website. These are intended as a guide only and should not be your only source of information. Use these as a starting point and then seek professional advice (particularly before entering into any agreement with any of the Advertisers).

The automated tools may not take into account your complete personal situation or objectives and are indicative only. We do not guarantee that any Advertiser will accept your application for any job opportunity. Each Advertiser will assess your application and decide whether or not you meet their criteria in its discretion.  CONECTA is not involved in that process.

CONECTA makes no representations about, and accepts no responsibility for, the suitability or quality of any job opportunity, product or service that is advertised on this website. If you have a dispute in relation to any application you make, or product or service that you take up after using CONECTA, then you will need to resolve that dispute with the Advertiser directly. 

CONECTA is not the agent of any Advertiser in relation to any job opportunity or the provision of any product or service, nor the agent of either party to any transaction that between you and any Advertiser. CONECTA provides a platform only.

Your Account

CONECTA is not for use by anyone under the age of 16.

It is your responsibility to keep your login information and your password safe and secure. We suggest you choose a strong password and keep that confidential at all times. If there is any activity undertaken with your login details then you are responsible. Your account is for your sole, personal use. You may not allow others to use your account and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. If you think that your details may have been used by someone else then you must notify us as soon as possible. You must also change your password immediately. You agree to indemnify CONECTA against any and all liability we suffer arising out of your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your username and password.

You confirm that the information you provided to us on registering as a registered user was at the time you provided it current, complete and accurate, and you agree to maintain and update the information as required to keep it so.

You will own all the content and information that you submit to your account. You are granting CONECTA and our affiliates a non-exclusive, worldwide, transferable, and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide, without any further compensation to you or others.

You can end this right by deleting content from your account, or by closing your account, except where (a) you shared it with others and they used, copied, or stored it, (b) we shared it with others and they used, copied, or stored and (c) we are required to retain such content as part of our client records, as required by law and/or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

You agree you will only provide content or information that is truthful, complies with the law and does not infringe anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights).

You also agree that we have no obligation to maintain copies of any content or information that you or others provide. We are only required to provide you with copies of such content as required by applicable law and as noted in our Privacy Policy.

If you use any communication tools available through the CONECTA website (such as any forum, chat room or message centre), you agree only to use such communication tools for lawful and legitimate purposes. You must not use any communication tool for posting or disseminating any material unrelated to the use of the CONECTA website, including (without limitation) offers of goods or services for sale, files that may damage any other person’s computing devices or software, content that may be offensive to any other users of the CONECTA website, or material or data in violation of any law (including data or other material that is protected by copyright or trade secrets which you do not have the right to use). When you make any communication on the CONECTA website, you represent that you own the content of the communication. We are under no obligation to ensure that the communications on the CONECTA website are legitimate and we are not able to monitor communications at all times. We reserve the right to remove any communication at any time in our sole discretion. Please report any objectionable information to us at: support@conecta.com.au.

Our Liability

To the extent permitted by law, we (and our officers, employees, agents and related companies and other bodies corporate) exclude all liability (including in contract, for negligence or otherwise) for any loss, damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential and including loss of data, opportunities, reputation or profits), costs or expenses suffered by you or in respect of claims made against you, however caused, in connection with:

  • your use of our website (and its materials and services) or any other website that you access via the CONECTA website;
  • any lack of availability, interruption, delay in operation, virus, internet access difficulties, or equipment malfunction in relation to our website or any other website that you access via the CONECTA website;
  • any fraudulent or unauthorised use of your CONECTA account; and
  • your use of any products, goods or services supplied or offered on the website or communicated to you by any one or by any advertisement via the CONECTA website.

These Terms must be read subject to our obligations to you to guarantee the quality and fitness for purpose of our services under consumer protection laws like the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 and the Fair Trading Act 1986.  Nothing in these Terms overrides or restricts those obligations.  However, we emphasize that we do not provide those guarantees in relation to products or services supplied to you by any advertiser.

Changes to our website

We may change or discontinue any of the services we provide through the website at any time. We are not obligated to store or display any information, articles or content on our website and can remove it in our sole discretion, with or without notice to you.

Linked Sites and Apps

If you allow a third-party app or site to authenticate you or connect with your CONECTA profile, that app or site can access your information on CONECTA. Third party apps and sites have their own legal terms and privacy policies and you should check these before proceeding.

The CONECTA website may also contain links to external sites. Those sites, together with any third-party app or sites you use to connect with CONECTA, are not under CONECTA’s control. No link appearing on the website and no external sites linked to the website are endorsed by CONECTA and no responsibility is taken for material in them. You are responsible for deciding if you want to access or use these and you agree that by accessing such third-party apps or sites you are doing so at your own risk and you agree to fully indemnify CONECTA against any liability arising out of your accessing any linked site.

Third Party Content

Articles, reports or content on the website provided by a named third party express their views, and do not necessarily reflect the views of CONECTA.

Intellectual Property

You acknowledge that all content on the website is our exclusive property or is used with the express permission of the copyright and/or trademark owner. No content featured here may be reproduced, published or transmitted without our prior written consent. Copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property right infringement may result in civil and/or criminal penalties.

‘CONECTA’ is our trade mark. All rights in this trade mark are expressly reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, all other trademarks appearing on the website are the property of their respective owners and may not be used by you without obtaining the owners’ express permission.

By providing feedback to us regarding our website, you agree we can (but do not have to) use and share such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.

Technical difficulties

You acknowledge that your use of the website and associated services may be subject to interruption or delay. Due to the nature of the Internet and mobile phone communications, CONECTA and its service providers do not make any warranty that the website or services will be error free, without interruption or delay or free from defects in design or engineering.

Using the website

You agree that when using the website, you will not

  • Develop, support or use software or any other means to scrape the website or otherwise copy data from the website;
  • Bypass or circumvent any access controls or use limits;
  • Copy, distribute or use any information obtained from the website without our consent;
  • Violate the intellectual property rights or other right of CONECTA or any others;
  • Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the website or any related technology;
  • Access the website except through the interfaces expressly provided by CONECTA;
  • Use the website for tasks that it is not intended for;
  • Override any security feature of the website; and/or
  • Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the website

Privacy

You acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms of the CONECTA Privacy Policy and Website Security available on this website. You agree that we may access, store, use and disclose personal information that you provide in accordance with the terms of that Privacy Policy.

If you make contact with a person or company through the website and that person requests that you do not contact them again, you must comply with that request. You must not disclose the contact details of any person that you obtain through the website without the prior consent of that person.

Indemnity

To the maximum extent permitted by law, you specifically agree to indemnify and hold CONECTA and its affiliates, employees, agents, representatives and third party service providers, harmless from any and all claims and liabilities we suffer relating to your use of the website, the services CONECTA provides or their use by any person on your behalf, or your failure to comply with these terms and conditions.

Termination

We reserve the right to decline to register or to suspend, limit, cancel or disable your account and access to the website and services without prior notice: (i) if we reasonably believe that you or someone authorised by you breach any of the Terms or our Privacy Policy; (ii) if we consider it necessary due to technical or security issues, (iii) if there is a prolonged period of inactivity on the website by you; (iv) if we are requested to do so by a government or law enforcement agency; (v) or if we otherwise consider it necessary in our sole discretion. We are not required to provide any reasons for a decision to suspend, limit, cancel or disable your access or membership. In the event of termination, you agree that you will not open or attempt to open any new CONECTA account.

Upon termination of your account, you will be restricted from accessing any member restricted area of the website and submitting any material to us. Any material or information previously submitted by you or other information held by us in relation to your use of the website or services may be deleted and if this occurs it cannot be returned to you.

Disputes

If any dispute arises between you and us, we both agree in good faith to attempt to resolve the dispute amicably through negotiation or other informal means before pursuing any formal legal action. 

Please note that any dispute which arises in relation to any product or service you access or are introduced to via CONECTA must be resolved between you and the relevant Advertiser. You agree that CONECTA has no responsibility for the quality, suitability or any other aspect of any product or service that is advertised on this website and you will not involve us in any dispute or in the resolution of disputes that arise between you and an Advertiser.

General

The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of any part of the Terms will not affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder.

These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the law in force in Australia. The parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Australian courts for any proceedings in connection with these Terms.

Updated: November 2018.