Membership Terms and Conditions

AICWA Membership Terms and Conditions
Thank you for considering joining the aicwa family of conveyancing professionals.

Please take the time to read and understand our Membership terms and conditions

Once you select “I agree”, you agree to the Membership Terms as a legally binding contract between you and the Australian Institute of Conveyancers WA Division Inc (aicwa).

In the event you do not wish to agree to these Membership Terms please contact us at admin@aicwa.com.au or call on 9361 1166 to discuss.

  1. Membership Payment Plans Monthly Membership
    This applies to memberships where direct debit payments are made on the first day of every new month for the duration of the membership term that expires June 30th each year. Prior to expiry members are notified and are required to agree to the continuation of the monthly plan option for a further 12 months.Annual Membership
    This applies to memberships where a single payment is made for the 12 months of the membership term expiring June 30th of each year. Annual membership is calculated at “pro rata” rate for new members who may opt to join the aicwa family throughout the year. The “pro rata” rate is calculated to end on June 30th of each year.Biannual Membership
    This applies to memberships where two payments are made in the 12 months of the membership term expiring June 30th of each year. Biannual membership can be calculated at “pro rata” rate for new members who may opt to join the aicwa family throughout the year. The “pro rata” rate is calculated to end on June 30th of each year.
  2. Cancelation of MembershipMonthly Membership
    You are able to cancel your membership at any time by contacting the aicwa and advising us of your decision. The aicwa will immediately cease direct debiting however any payment that may have occurred on the first day of the month in which you are cancelling membership will not be refunded. Please email admin@aicwa.com.au to phone 9361 1166 to cancel your membership. Annual & Biannual MembershipYou are able to cancel your membership at any time by contacting the aicwa and advising us of your decision. The aicwa reserves the right to not refund your Membership Fees. Please email admin@aicwa.com.au to phone 9361 1166 to cancel your membership.
  3. Rights not transferableThe rights of a member are not transferable and end when membership ceases.
  4. Eligibility for membershipAny person who supports the objects or purposes of the aicwa and meets the criteria set out in this Constitution is eligible to apply to become a member.An individual who has not reached the age of 18 years is not eligible to apply for a class of membership that confers full voting rights.The aicwa and its Council will consider each application for membership of the Association and decide whether to accept or reject the application.

    The aicwa and its Council may delay its consideration of an application if the Council considers that any matter relating to the application needs to be clarified by the applicant or that the applicant needs to provide further information in support of the application.Where an application is made for membership of a particular type, and it is apparent to the aicwa and its Council that the applicant is eligible for membership of a type other than that applied for, the aicwa and its Council may, at its discretion :

    1. Grant membership in a different category than that applied for;
    2. Reject the application but invite a further application in a different category of membership; or
    3. Reject the application,

    The aicwa and/or its Council must notify the applicant of the decision to accept or reject the application as soon as practicable after making the decision.

    If the aicwa and or its Council reject the application, the aicwa or its Council is not required to give the applicant its reasons for doing so.

  5. Classes of MembershipThe aicwa consists of Ordinary Members, Life Members, Honorary Members, Affiliate Members, Corporate Members, Student Members and Retired Members, and any other type of members provided for under subrule (2) of the aicwa constitution. A person can only belong to one class of membership.

    An Ordinary Member has full voting rights and any other rights conferred on members by these rules or approved by resolution at a general meeting or determined by the Council.

    An Affiliate Member has the rights referred to in subrule (5) of the aicwa constitution other than voting rights and the right to serve on Council.

    A Corporate Member shall have the rights referred to in subrule (5) of the aicwa constitution. other than voting rights and the right to serve on Council.

    A Student Member shall have the rights referred to in subrule (5) of the aicwa constitution other than voting rights and the right to serve on Council.

    A Retired Member shall have the rights referred to in subrule (5) of the aicwa constitution other than voting rights and the right to serve on Council.

    All members other than Affiliate Members, Student Members and Retired Members have the right of promoting themselves as members, and may reproduce the logo of the aicwa on all stationery, correspondence, advertising material, signage, printed material or electronic communication including websites, as well as any awards of merit or distinction awarded by the aicwa or its Council.

  6. Privacy Aicwa highly value the strong relationships we have with our clients, partners and sponsors. The collection of data at aicwa is being handled with full and proper respect for the privacy of our clients. The data we collect is handled sensitively, securely and with proper regard to privacy. Aicwa does not disclose, distribute or sell the data we collect from our clients to third parties.

    This site uses a feature of your web browser known as “cookies” to store information and identify you to the system while your on a session. No personal details are contained in the cookies.

    Australian Institute of Conveyancers (WA Division) is committed to safeguarding your privacy online.

    Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.At such points of collection, the user will have the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to “opt out” of receiving promotional and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings and/or any third parties.

    Further, notwithstanding any opt out of promotional information by the user, we reserve the right to contact a subscriber regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected.

    We do reserve the right to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners.

    Upon request, we will allow any user to “opt out” of further promotional contacts at any time.

    Additionally upon request, we will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user’s request, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user’s entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.

    Access to the database containing personal information is restricted to the aicwa staff members with direct responsibility for customer service or management of the website.

    Authorised staff members are not allowed to pass on information about members to non-authorised staff without the express permission of the Executive Officer.

    The aicwa reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.

    Choice/Opt-Out

    Our aicwa provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications.

    This aciwa gives members the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service:

    1. You can send email to: admin@aicwa.com.au
    2. You can call the following telephone number: 08 9361 1166
  7. Refusal, suspension or termination of membership We may, at our discretion, immediately restrict, suspend or terminate your membership and access to the aicwa website if we consider your are in breach of these Membership Terms or applicable law.
  8. Liability and disclaimerYou agree that your access as an aicwa member to, and use of, this site is subject to these terms and all applicable laws, and is at your own risk. This site and its contents are provided to you on “as is” basis, the site may contain errors, faults and inaccuracies and may not be complete and current.Aicwa makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials or products included on this site, except as otherwise provided under applicable laws.

    Neither Aicwa, nor its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, successors or assigns will be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of, or in any way related to, the use of this site and any other site linked to this site. This limitation applies to direct, indirect, consequential, special, punitive or other damages you or others may suffer, as well as damages for loss of profits, business interruption or the loss of data or information.

  9. Changes to Membership TermsThe aicwa reserves the right to change Membership Terms from time to time, but we will notify members before doing so. You will be given the opportunity to cancel your subscription with a pro-rata refund (based on time remaining in your subscription) if you do not want to accept the changes. If you do not opt out in this way, your continued membership to and use of the Site will be an acceptance of the updated Membership Terms.
  10. Applicable LawsThe aicwa controls and operates from our offices in Western Australia and as such are bound by the Associations Incorporations act 2015.