Terms of use

Welcome to Connete.com.au (“this Website”). This website and any affiliated websites provide online classifieds and web advertising services including free and paid classified ads posting and searching.

This page tells you the classified ads terms and conditions.

1. Introduction

These terms and conditions (“classified Terms”) shall govern your use of Connete (“our”, “this”) website, mobile site or any mobile application. By using this website, you accept these terms and conditions or user agreement in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these classified terms or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

Please read these terms and conditions (“Terms of use”, “Terms”) carefully before using the connete.com.au website (the “Service”) operated by Connete Pty Ltd (“us”, “we”, or “our”).

If you register with our website, placing an advertisement or any material on this website, you indicate that you accept these terms and you agree to abide or comply by all of the terms contained in these terms and conditions. Your access to and use of the service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These terms apply to all visitors, users and other who access or use the service.

You must be at least 18 years of age to use our website unless any other age restriction is definite or implied; by using or accessing our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.

Our website use cookies; by accessing our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of our privacy and cookies policy.

2. Modification to this Agreement

We reserve the rights at our discretion to update, modify or revise these terms and conditions without notice from time to time, such modification shall become effective immediately upon the posting on our website. The revised terms of use will govern your use of our website from the date of publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website.

3. We are Venue only

      a) We are just a venue which allows sellers to list or advertise their items, buyers may find items.

      b) We are not liable for agreements for the supply of goods, services or information formed through Connete between you and other users of Connete.

      c) Any contractual relationship between the buyer and seller is subject to the terms and conditions which are implied by law or which the seller and buyer agree between themselves or both. Connete is not a party to the contract between the seller and buyer or any third party nor is Connete liable under it.

      d) We do not facilitate between the seller and buyer in the event of any dispute arising between them. You enter into a transaction with buyer or third party entirely at your own risk.

      e) We make the website available for you and others to list or publish their items and receive information without assuming a duty of care to users. It is your responsibility to verify any information on the website before relying on it.

      f) We accept no responsibility for third parties such as the items are not as described, seller does not deliver items or if a buyer does not pay for items. We are not liable for any such events or disputes. 

4. Acceptable Use

We reserve the right at our discretion to restrict the access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website; You must not circumvent or bypass, or attempt to evade or bypass, any access restrictions measures on our website.

The below acceptable use policy applies to all users and guests of, and visitors to, Connete.

4.1 You may use our website only for lawful purposes. You must not use Connete:

4.1.1) in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;

4.1.2) in any way that breaches our posting guidelines;

4.1.3) by any means that is certainly unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or has any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or effect;

4.1.4) by any means that violates any local, national and international law or regulations;

4.1.5) in any respect or way that involves the sale of counterfeit or stolen items;

4.1.6) with the aim or intention to harm or trying to harm minors by any means at all;

4.1.7) to transmit any data, copy, store, host, send, use, publish or distribute any materials that contains viruses, Trojan, horses, worm, keystroke logger, adware, rootkit or linked to any spyware or any other harmful program or other malicious computer software;

4.1.8) to invade any third-party right; 

4.1.9) access or otherwise interact with our website using any robot, spider or other automated means without our written permission;

 4.2 You agree not to copy, modify or distribute any advertising or material or any other person’s or users content without their consent;

 4.3 You must ensure that the items which you advertise are correct, complete, true, accurate and non-misleading;

 4.4 You are also legally entitled to offer the items which you advertise.

5. Registration & Accounts

To become a registered user and use our services, you must be over 18 years of age. In order to use our service, you must have legal capacity to enter into binding contracts.

5.1 To be eligible to use some of our services, you may need to create an account with us and you must be a resident of or situated in Australia;

5.2 You may register for an account on our website by filling and submitting the registration form on our website, and clicking on the verification link in the email that the website will send to you;

5.3 You are responsible for any use of Connete under your login details. You must not allow anyone to use your account to access the website or use the services. If you become aware of any misuse of your account, you must notify us immediately;

5.4 You must not use any other person’s account to access the connete website unless you have that person’s express permission to do so.

6. Registered Users & User Login Details

6.1 If you register for an account with our website, you will be asked to choose a user name and Password. You must also provide us with a correct name and accurate contact details when registering an account.

6.2 You must not register with a username that contains any swear words or that is confusing, misleading, inappropriate or offensive and must comply with the content rules set out in section 10. We reserve the right to amend your username, to request that your username is altered and to restrict you from using the service on the basis of your username.

6.3 You must not use your account or username for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.

6.4 You must keep your password confidential. You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.

6.5 You are responsible for any activity on our website arising out of any failure to keep your password secure and may be held liable for any losses or damages arising out of such a failure. 

7. Cancellation and Suspension of Account

We reserve the right at our discretion to suspend and cancel your account at any time without notice or explanation. We may also edit your account details at any time in our sole discretion without notice.  You may also cancel your account on our website using my account. 

8. Fees and Payments

8.1 You can list your item on our website without any fees but some services (feature ads, highlights ads, subscription plan & priority ads) do require fees in full before their use. In such cases, fees payable will be clearly indicated.

8.2 We may charge a fee for specific features, services or if we introduce any new service.

8.3 You are given the opportunity to check all the fees and charges before purchase.

8.4 We reserve the rights to change the applicable fees or charges for any of our services or features at any time in our sole discretion. In this case, we will notify you of changes to our fees or charges and you have the opportunity to review the charges to either accept or decline. If you choose to decline, you will not entitle to use our services to which such fee relates.

8.5 All the fees are GST inclusive unless otherwise indicated and in Australian dollars.

8.6 From time to time, we may change our fees and charges for promotions, testing purposes and any newly added features. These changes are effective immediately from the time the price changes on our website.

8.7 Listing fee and subscription fee are non-refundable if the user decided to terminate the agreement and wishes to remove a listing before the end of the listing or subscription term.

8.8 We may grant special terms and fees to users who want to list few items or more than 10 listings (Known as “dealers”, “recruitment agencies or business”). These special terms can be granted or applied by contacting Connete.

8.9 In the beginning, we accept only PayPal payments for all the listing, features and subscriptions. If you would like to pay with any other methods, it must be authorised by connete in advance. All banking and other related fees including any applicable services shall be borne by the user/owner. 

9. Content

We reserve the right to delete all your content if we suspect any violation of below terms or the rights of any other party.

9.1 You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these terms and conditions.

9.2 Your content must be genuine, accurate and comply with applicable law in Australia.

9.3 Your content must not be unlawful or illegal, must not infringe any person’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person.

9.4 You are solely responsible for all ads, listings, messages, comments, reviews, text, images or other material posted on, transmitted through or linked from our website lies upon the person from whom the content originated.

9.5 We do not guarantee the success of any advertisement or item listing.

9.6 Your content and the use of your content by us in accordance with these terms and conditions must not:

     a) be libelous or maliciously false;

     b) contain any material which is offensive, hateful, obscene or indecent;

     c) infringe or invade any copyright, database right, trademark right, design right, or other intellectual property rights;

     d) be threatening, abuse or infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation;

     e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement;

     f) promote sexually explicit material;

     g) establish or start a provocation to commit a crime and promote violence;

     h) be in contempt of any court or in breach of any court order;

     i) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation;

     j) be in breach of official secrets legislation;

     k) be made in breach of any contractual obligation or legal duty owed to any person including the third party such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;

     l) be false, inaccurate or misleading;

     m) be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, upset, harassing, anti-social, hateful or annoy any other person;

     n) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.

10. Posting to Connete

10.1 The sole responsibility of all your contents (ads, listings, messages, comments, reviews, texts, images or other material posted) on our website lies upon the person from whom the content originated. We are not liable or accountable for the accuracy of any content posted by user (you) or any other person/user of connete.

10.2 You must not use or allow anyone else to use connete to post any items, content or other materials that:

     a) Do not meet the listing guidelines (please check our Listing Guidelines Policies)

     b) Breach our Acceptable Use Terms – refer to section 4

 You agree or accept that any content posted by you or from your account will obey the above standards and you protect/indemnify any breach of that undertaking.

     c) Any content published in Connete will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By submitting any material or content to Connete, you automatically grant to us an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, exclusive right and license to use, copy, distribute, modify, edit, publish and disclose to third parties any such post or content for any purpose. 

11. Risks


11.1 By using Connete, you comprehend that you may be exposed to third party content which you may find offensive, rude, indecent or objectionable but you use Connete at your own risk and we are not responsible for any such third-party content or material.

11.2 You agree that any deals, negotiations and all other contracts between you and other users of the website are conducted entirely at your own risk.

11.3 You understand that we cannot verify the identity of users, this means that some users may not be who they say they are.

12. Limitations and Exclusion of Liability

12.1 The info provided on Connete website including without limitation content and posts is just for information purposes only and we do not make any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy and reliability.

12.2 Nothing in these terms and conditions will:

     a) limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

     b) limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

     c) limit any liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

     d) exclude any liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

12.3 The limitation and exclusions of liability subject to section 12 and elsewhere in these terms and conditions:

     a) Are subject to section 12.1; and

     b) In any event, we will not be liable for any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to revenue, income, profits, contracts, anticipated savings, data, use, production, commercial opportunities, wasted management, office time or goodwill; and for any other loss or damage of any kind.

     c) govern all liabilities arising under these terms and conditions or relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty, except to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions.

12.4 We will not be liable for virtually any special, direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in association with Connete or in association with the utilization, lack of ability to use, or results of the use of Connete, any websites linked to it as well as any material posted on it.

12.5 We will not be liable for any losses arising from any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

12.6 We will not be liable for any loss due to the corruption of any data, database or software.

12.7 Connete makes no warranties, promises or guarantees that the websites (or third-party links or websites) are free from viruses or any other malicious or impairing computer issues.

12.8 We accept no responsibility for third parties such as the items are not as described, the seller does not deliver items or if a buyer does not pay for items. Connete does not take any responsibility for any such issues, events or disputes.

12.9 Connete shall not be liable to anyone if for any reason the access to the website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, website down due to maintenance or repair.

12.10 We do not make any promises, warranties or guarantees about your ability to buy or sell items using Connete

12.11 You accept that we have an interest in limiting the personal liability of our officers and employees and, having regard to that interest, you acknowledge that we are a limited liability entity; you agree that you will not bring any claim personally against our officers or employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website or these terms and conditions (this will not, of course, limit or exclude the liability of the limited liability entity itself for the acts and omissions of our officers and employees).

13. Limited Warranties

13.1 We do not warrant or represent the accuracy of any postings, information or content on our website.

13.2 We do not warrant or represent that the information or material on the website is up to date

13.3 We do not warrant the quality, safety or legality of the items.

13.4 We do not warrant or represent that the website or any service on the website will remain available.

13.5 We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, and to stop publishing our website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation; and save to the extent expressly provided otherwise in these terms and conditions, you will not be entitled to any compensation or other payment upon the discontinuance or alteration of any website services, or if we stop publishing the website.

13.6 To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to Section 12.2, we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the subject matter of these terms and conditions, our website and the use of our website.


14. Breaches of these Terms and Conditions

14.1 Without prejudice to our other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these terms and conditions in any way, we may:

    (a) send you one or more formal warnings;

    (b) temporarily suspend your access to our website;

    (c) permanently prohibit you from accessing our website;

    (d) block computers using your IP address from accessing our website;

    (f) commence legal action against you, whether for breach of contract or otherwise; and/or

    (g) suspend or delete your account on our website.

14.2  Where we suspend or prohibit or block your access to our website or a part of our website, you must not take any action to circumvent such suspension or prohibition or blocking (including without limitation creating and/or using a different account).

15. Assignment

15.1  You hereby agree that we may assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise, deal with our rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

15.2  You may not without our prior written consent assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with any of your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

16. Third Party Rights

16.1  A contract under these terms and conditions is for our benefit and your benefit and is not intended to benefit or be enforceable by any third party.

16.2  The exercise of the parties' rights under a contract under these terms and conditions is not subject to the consent of any third party.

16.3 We have the right to disclose your identity (and the relevant content) to any third party who is claiming that your behavior or any content posted or item advertised is illegal, breaches these terms, is in violation of intellectual property rights or in some other way infringes that third party’s rights.

17. Intellectual Property Rights

17.1 We, together with our licensors, own and control all intellectual property rights in Connete and the material posted on our website. All the works are protected by copyright laws, and  

17.2 all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.

18. Severability

18.1  If any court or other competent authority determines that a provision of these terms and conditions are invalid, unlawful and/or unenforceable to any extent, the other provisions will continue in effect.

18.2  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision of these terms and conditions would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

19. Entire Agreement

19.1 Subject to Section 12.2, these terms and conditions, together with our privacy and cookies policy shall constitute the whole agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website and shall supersede all prior understandings, discussions, correspondence, negotiations, previous arrangement and agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website.

19.2 You may not assign this agreement without our prior written consent.

19.3 If a term of this agreement is or becomes invalid or unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remainder of this agreement will not be affected.

20. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by laws in force in New South Wales, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that state.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please contact us 



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