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Skillstay™ Terms and Conditions


Use of Skillstay™ is conditional upon you (“the User”) agreeing to the terms of this Agreement. Choosing “I agree to Terms and Conditions” shall be deemed to be your acceptance of the following terms and conditions of this Agreement with Skillstay.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: "Client", “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. "The Company", “Ourselves”, “We” and "Us", refers to Skillstay. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, New South Wales Law (NSW). Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.



Privacy Statement
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Authorized employees within the company on a need to know basis only use any information collected from individual customers. We constantly review our systems and data to ensure the best possible service to our customers. In NSW Law specific offences exist for unauthorised actions against computer systems and data. We will investigate any such actions with a view to prosecuting and/or taking civil proceedings to recover damages against those responsible.



Client records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, unless legally required to do so by the appropriate authorities. We reserve the right to monitor communications between members on the site.



We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by this Company will only be in connection with the provision of agreed services and products.




Exclusions and Limitations
The information on this web site is provided on an "as is" basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, this Company:



*        excludes all representations and warranties relating to this website and its contents or which is or may be provided by any affiliates or any other third party, including in relation to any inaccuracies or omissions in this website and/or the Company’s literature; and



*        excludes all liability for damages arising out of or in connection with your use of this website. This includes, without limitation, direct loss, loss of business or profits (whether or not the loss of such profits was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you have advised this Company of the possibility of such potential loss), damage caused to your computer, computer software, systems and programs and the data thereon or any other direct or indirect, consequential and incidental damages.  




Termination of Agreements and Refunds Policy


 Both the Client and ourselves have the right to terminate any Services Agreement for any reason, including the ending of services that are already underway. No refunds shall be offered, where a Service is deemed to have begun and is, for all intents and purposes, underway. Any monies that have been paid to us which constitute payment in respect of the provision of unused Services, shall be refunded. 



You are solely responsible for evaluating the fitness for a particular purpose of any listing available through this site. Redistribution or republication of any part of this site or its content is prohibited, including such by framing or other similar or any other means, without the express written consent of the Company. The Company does not warrant that the service from this site will be uninterrupted, timely or error free, although it is provided to the best ability. By using this service you thereby indemnify this Company, its employees, agents and affiliates against any loss or damage, in whatever manner, howsoever caused.




Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within this Company on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.




You are required to create a password to use with your account.  Use a secure password. You are responsible for any activity and all content that occurs under your account. If you believe that your account has been accessed unlawfully, please change your password and contact us.

Each member is allowed only one account.




Usage of Website
You must be over 18 to use the website. The website is for global social exchange of skills for a place to stay. Any listing which we consider illegal under NSW laws, will be removed, and membership suspended. All listings are shown at our discretion, and any that we consider offensive, in particular those that offer sexual services, use offensive language, are libellous, threatening, or contain advertising of any kind, links to other sites, affects the rights of third parties, contain viruses, or encourage an act which could be considered illegal, will be removed.



Any misuse of Skillstays communication platform, for example, harassing or spamming any other member, will lead to your membership being suspended.


If you feel another member is misusing the Skillstay platform, please contact to report this.



Skillstay Service

Our website provides a platform for hosts, offering accommodation, to helpers offering skills. The platform allows members to communicate, plan and arrange skillstays. The company has no responsibility, or liability with respect to any arrangements carried out on this website. We provide tools to enable levels of reputation of members to be shown, but we encourage all users to take reasonable precautions before entering into a skillstay.



Member Disputes

We offer advise on how to satisfy any disputes between members in the FAQ section. As we are a platform to encourage hosts and helpers to arrange skillstays, you indemnify and release the company from any claims or damages, including lawyer's fees arising out of any dispute or made by any third party arising out of or related to your or others violation of the Terms of Use, or any law, regulation or third party right. Skillstay is a platform which allows members to contact each other. Skillstay is not responsible for the actions of either member helpers or hosts.



 Like most interactive web sites this Company’s website uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting.



Copyright Notice


Copyright and other relevant intellectual property rights exists on all text relating to the Company’s services and the full content of this website.





 We have several different e-mail addresses for different queries. These, & other contact information, can be found on our Contact Us link on our website.



This company is registered under the Corporations act 2001 in New South Wales, Australia. Australian Company Number: 162 454 195.



Force Majeure

Neither party shall be liable to the other for any failure to perform any obligation under any Agreement which is due to an event beyond the control of such party including but not limited to any Act of God, terrorism, war, Political insurgence, insurrection, riot, civil unrest, act of civil or military authority, uprising, earthquake, flood or any other natural or man made eventuality outside of our control, which causes the termination of an agreement or contract entered into, nor which could have been reasonably foreseen. Any Party affected by such event shall forthwith inform the other Party of the same and shall use all reasonable endeavours to comply with the terms and conditions of any Agreement contained herein.








Failure of either Party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this or any Agreement or the failure of either Party to exercise any right or remedy to which it, he or they are entitled hereunder shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not cause a diminution of the obligations under this or any Agreement. No waiver of any of the provisions of this or any Agreement shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be such and signed by both Parties.





The laws of New South Wales govern these terms and conditions. By accessing this website and using its services you consent to these terms and conditions and to the exclusive jurisdiction of NSW courts in all disputes arising out of such access. If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply. Failure of the Company to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions and any Agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of any Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision. These Terms and Conditions shall not be amended, modified, varied or supplemented except in writing and signed by duly authorised representatives of the Company.



Notification of Changes


The Company reserves the right to change these conditions from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. If there are any changes to our privacy policy, we will announce that these changes have been made on our home page and on other key pages on our site. If there are any changes in how we use our site customers’ Personally Identifiable Information, notification by e-mail or postal mail will be made to those affected by this change. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our web site 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis.



These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between the Client and ourselves. Your accessing of this website and/or undertaking of a booking or Agreement indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance, of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein. Your statutory Consumer Rights are unaffected.   





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