Terms & Conditions


Terms of Use


Access to and use of the online magazine www.startupsmart.com.au and its associated email alert, is provided by Private Media Pty Ltd (ABN 11 102 933 362) called in this document "the publishers", on the following terms. Please read the whole of this page carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not obtain information, services or products from this site.


The publishers reserve the right to review and modify any of the Terms of Use at any time. This page should be reviewed periodically so that you are updated on any changes. The publishers welcome your comments and feedback.


Subscriber services 

The publishers offer StartupSmart subscribers access to content or information not available to non-subscribing users. Terms and conditions attaching to the use of any subscriber service are in addition to these terms. 
If you are a subscriber to the email or the online magazine or any of its products or services, you acknowledge that:


Using and disclosing your personal information

Your personal information is confidential. Our purpose in collecting information about you is to provide you with a better website experience with content and advertising that is more relevant to your interests. StartupSmart will not use or disclose any information about you without your consent, unless:

  • required by law;
  • to implement our terms of service;
  • to protect the rights, property or personal safety of another StartupSmart user, any member of the public or StartupSmart; or
  • the assets and operations of the business are transferred to another party as a going concern.

In seeking to give you the most worthwhile experience of our website possible, StartupSmart may use your personal information to send you information and product updates about products or services which you have requested.


When you provide your personal information to us, StartupSmart may give you the choice as to whether or not you wish to receive further information about 'special offers via email from related companies' or from third party suppliers. If you indicate that you do not wish to receive these, we will not contact you further for these purposes. Please allow 28 days for your request to be processed.


We will not 'spam' you

We will comply with our obligations under the Spam Act 2003 (Cth), and may contact you at the email or other address which you provide to us in order to:

  • provide you with news alerts and other information which you sign up to receive from us. Where you have signed up for an editorial email with a regular publishing schedule, such as the StartupSmart ‘daily newsletter’ or ‘email alert', we reserve the right to send you multiple editions in a day in the event of 'major or special breaking business news'. Examples of 'major or special breaking news' events include, but are not limited to, the collapse of a major currency or a nation financially defaulting, special editions about the Australian Federal Budget or Australian Federal Election, etc.; or
  • provide you with updated information about our website; or
  • provide you with other information about our products and services which you may enjoy such as invites to ‘StartupSmart Webinars’, ‘StartupSmart Short Courses’, download ‘StartupSmart eBooks’ or to partake in ‘StartupSmart Surveys’.

If you wish to stop receiving alert e-mails from us, you can unsubscribe by clicking the "Change Subscription Preferences" link or “unsubscribe from the list” link at the bottom of all emails sent from www.StartupSmart.com.au or by contacting us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

General disclaimers


Use of the email and the website is at your risk. None of the publishers' affiliates or directors, officers, employees, agents, contributors, third party content providers or licensors makes any express or implied representation or warranty about, or shall be liable, in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss, damages or reliance in connection with the email or the website, its use, its content or any products or services (including the publishers' products or services) referred to in the email or on the website. This includes (but is not restricted to) loss or damage you might suffer as a result of any of the following:

  • reliance on the completeness, accuracy, suitability or currency of the email or the website or their content (including third party material and advertisements on the email or the website), irrespective of any verifying measures taken by us. The email and the website are designed for general interest only.
  • failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, failure to correct defects, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or other harmful component, loss of data, communication line failure, unlawful third party conduct, or theft, destruction, alteration or unauthorised access to records.
  • accessing any sites or servers maintained by other organisations through links on the email or the website. Links are provided for the convenience of users of the email and the website only and without responsibility for the content or operation of those sites. Unless otherwise stated, linked sites and their products and services are not endorsed by the publishers and your linking to any such site is at your own risk.
  • the provision of credit card or other financial information, the failure to complete (or delay in completing) any transaction, or other loss or damage arising from any eCommerce transacted or attempted to be transacted on the website.
  • defamatory, threatening, offensive or unlawful conduct of third parties or publication of any materials relating to or constituting such conduct.
  • a breach by the publishers of their privacy policy (other than a wilful breach).

Continued site availability and access

The publishers do not warrant that they will continue to make the online magazine available generally or at all and reserves the right at any time to impose or increase fees for future access to any material appearing in the email or on the website. The right is reserved to alter the email or the website at any time, even if it changes the equipment needed to access or use the email or the website or any part of it.


Limitation of liability (if any)

The publishers' total liability to you (if any) for loss, damage or reliance shall be limited to the re-supply of the information or services or payment of the amount paid by you (if any) for accessing the email or the website.



You indemnify the publishers, their affiliates, employees, agents, contributors, third party content providers and licensors from and against all actions, suits, claims, demands, liabilities, costs, expenses, loss and damage (including legal fees on a full indemnity basis) incurred or suffered by you or by us as a direct or indirect consequence of your accessing, using or transacting on this site or your attempts to do so and any breach by you or your agents of these terms.


Copyright and intellectual property

The material on this website is protected by copyright under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (the Act) and, through international treaties, in other countries. Copyright in articles and images appearing on www. www.StartupSmart.com.au remains with each third-party contributor. Otherwise all rights (including copyright) in the content and compilation of these web pages are owned or controlled for these purposes, and are reserved, by the publisher:


Private Media Pty Ltd (ABN 11 102 933 362)
Level 6, 22 William Street Melbourne Vic 3000
Telephone: (03) 8623 9999      
Facsimile: (03) 8623 9975
Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

You are authorised to download and view content for your own personal, non-commercial use but you must not, without the prior written permission of the publisher, exploit any of our site materials for commercial purposes. And except as permitted under the Act (for example for the services of the Crown or in reliance on one of the fair dealing exceptions, ie. fair dealing for the purposes of research or study) no part of this website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, communicated or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission.


The Act allows 10% of the number of words on this website to be reproduced and/or communicated by any educational institution for its educational purposes provided that the educational institution (or the body that administers it) has given a remuneration notice to Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) under the Act.


For details of the CAL licence for educational institutions contact:


Copyright Agency Limited
Level 15, 233 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 9394 7600        
Facsimile: (02) 9394 7601
Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


No StartupSmart trademark or logo (whether registered or otherwise) may be used without the prior, specific, written permission of the publishers.


Links to StartupSmart


You are welcome to create links from your website to the StartupSmart online magazine. However, you must not use StartupSmart trademarks or logos for this purpose unless you have the permission of the publishers.


General provisions


These terms of use are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia. If any part of these terms of use is found to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed without affecting the remainder.




www.StartupSmart.com.au's daily email and the online magazine www.startupsmart.com.au are published by Private Media Pty Ltd (ABN 11 102 933 362), which employs staff and manages subscriber databases and accounting services for the www.StartupSmart.com.au business.


Privacy policy purpose


The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to advise subscribers, triallists, customers, staff members and those applying for positions with StartupSmart what kind of information the organisation may collect, how that information may be used, to whom it may be disclosed, how that information is stored (including security of the information), the processes for correcting information held and the disposal of such information by StartupSmart.


Use and disclosure of personal information


StartupSmart will use personal information provided to it only for the purpose for which it was provided. Personal information will not be used for any other purpose without the consent of its provider unless StartupSmart is required by law to disclose that information. StartupSmart may be required to disclose personal information to third parties in order to provide a service requested. For example, subscription services such as gift packs may require disclosure of subscribers' addresses to third parties for delivery, disclosure necessary to fulfil the purpose for which the personal information was provided. Other than in circumstances such as these, StartupSmart will not disclose personal information provided, such as name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside StartupSmart unless the provider has authorised StartupSmart to do so.


No sale of personal information


StartupSmart will not sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing personal information. From time to time StartupSmart readers may be invited to respond to surveys which may be conducted by a third-party organisation, in such cases no personal information will be disclosed by StartupSmart to the survey company.


Access and correction


StartupSmart will provide, where possible, access for providers of personal information to their file. Providers may correct any information that is incorrect and instruct StartupSmart to delete the information from its files. Those who have reason to believe information held is inaccurate should inform StartupSmart by contacting:


The Office Manager 
Level 6, 22 William Street
Melbourne 3000


Reasonable steps will be taken to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.




StartupSmart uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures to safeguard personally identifiable information in its possession against loss, theft, and unauthorised use, disclosure or modification. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. Remember to close your browser when you have finished a user session. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet café. You as an individual are responsible for the security of and access to your own computer.


Complaints about privacy


Queries regarding privacy complaints and disputes should be addressed to:


The Office Manager 
Level 6, 22 William Street
Melbourne 3000


StartupSmart will investigate all complaints.


Changes to this privacy policy


StartupSmart is continually monitoring privacy developments and accordingly, from time to time may modify this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in the law, self-regulatory initiatives and/or technology. Amendments to the StartupSmart Privacy Policy will be posted on www. www.StartupSmart.com.au.