Switching Gears Terms of Use

IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: UPDATED TERMS OF USE: Effective 18 July 2018, the Services (as defined below) will be provided to you by Switching Gears, which is part of the same corporate family as Tasmanian Catalogues, the company currently providing the site to you. Switching Gears will also be the applicable data controller from 18 July 2018.

Switching Gears Terms of Use

  1. Introduction. Welcome to SwitchingGears.com.au. Thanks for stopping by. These Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, the Mobile Devices Terms and all policies posted on our site set out the terms on which we offer you access to and use of our site, services, Mobile Websites and tools (collectively “Services”). You can find an overview of our policies. The Privacy Policy is incorporated into these Terms of Use. You agree to comply with the full Terms of Use when accessing or using our Services. The Terms of Use set out below take effect from 18 July 2018. The Services are currently provided to you by Tasmanian Catalogues pty ltd, also referred to below as “Switching Gears”, “we”, “our” or “us”. Effective July 18, 2018, the Services will be provided to you by Switching Gears.
  2. Your Account. To access and use some of the Services, you may need to register with us and set up an account with your email address and a password (your “Account”). The email address you register with will be your email address, and you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You are solely responsible for all activities that happen under your Account.
  3. Using Switching Gears. To use the Services, you must be over 18 years old. You agree that you will post in the appropriate category or area and you agree that you will not do any of the following bad things:

    -violate any laws or the Posting Rules;

    -post any threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent material;

    -be false or misleading;

    -infringe any third-party right;

    -distribute or send communications that contain spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;

    -distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm Switching Gears, the Services or the interests or property of Switching Gears users;

    -impose an unreasonable load on our infrastructure or interfere with the proper working of the Services;

    -copy, modify, or distribute any other person’s content without their consent;

    -use any robot spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Services and collect content for any purpose without our express written permission;

    -harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;and/or

    -bypass measures used to prevent or restrict access to the Services.

  4. Abusing Switching Gears Services. Switching Gears and the Switching Gears community work together to keep the Services working properly and the community safe. Please report problems, offensive content and policy breaches to us using the reporting system. You are solely responsible for all information that you give to Switching Gears and any consequences that may result from your posts. We can at our discretion refuse, delete or take down content that we think is inappropriate or breaching these Terms of Use. We also can at our discretion restrict a user’s usage of the Services either temporarily or permanently, or refuse a user’s registration. Without limiting other remedies, we may issue warnings, limit or terminate our Services, remove hosted content and take technical and legal steps to keep users off the Services if we think that they are creating problems or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. However, whether we take any of these steps, we don’t accept any liability for monitoring the Services or for unauthorized or unlawful content on the Services or use of the Services by users. You also accept that Switching Gears is not under any obligation to monitor any data or content which is submitted to or available on the Services. ​​​
  5. Fees and Services. We charge a fee for certain features or Services. If the feature you use incurs a fee, you will be able to review and accept that charge before purchase. Our fees are quoted in Australian Dollars, and we may sometimes change them. We’ll notify you of changes to our fees by posting the changes on the site. We may sometimes temporarily change our fees for testing purposes, promotional events or new features, these changes take effect from the time the price change is posted to the site. Our fees are non-refundable after the feature is supplied, and you are responsible for paying them when they are due. If you don’t, we may limit your ability to use the Services. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using collection mechanisms, including third party debt collection services. Australian taxes associated with our Services will be collected where applicable. You agree to provide accurate information necessary for Switching Gears to comply with our obligations under applicable law. You are solely responsible for collecting and remitting any applicable taxes resulting from the sale of your items or services listed on Switching Gears Services.
  6. Content. Switching Gears Services contain content from us, you, and other users. Switching Gears is protected by copyright laws and international treaties. Content displayed on or via the Services is protected as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to copyrights laws and international conventions. You agree not to copy, distribute the Services or modify content from the Services, our trademarks or copyrights without our express written consent. You may not disassemble or decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover any source code contained in the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any purposes any aspect of the Services (other than your own content). When you give us content, including pictures, you grant us and represent that you have the right to grant us, a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademarks, design, database and intellectual property rights to that content, in any media whether now known or to be discovered in the future, including third party sites and Mobile Websites. You also waive all moral rights you have in the content to the fullest extent permitted by law. We reserve the right to remove content where we have grounds for suspecting the violation of these terms or the rights of any other party.
  7. Reporting Intellectual Property Infringements. Do not post content that infringes the rights of third parties. This includes, but is not limited to, content that infringes on intellectual property rights such as copyright and trademark (e.g. offering counterfeit items for sale). We can remove content where we have grounds for suspecting the violation of these terms, our policies or of any party’s rights. If you have a good faith belief that a listing on any of the Services infringes your copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights, please contact Switching Gears using the contact form on the website. Only the intellectual property rights owner can report potentially infringing items or listings through the Switching Gears Contact page. After we receive request, Switching Gears will investigate and take the appropriate action.
  8. Third Party services on Switching Gears. We use the Stripe payment gateway for our financial transactions on our Services. You acknowledge and agree that by utilising any third party services through our Services (such as Stripe), you are bound by the terms and conditions of that third party and we are not liable for any loss, claims or damages howsoever arising in connection with that third party’s services.
  9. Switching Gears is not able to access your complete financial details from Stripe. You acknowledge and agree that, to the extent permitted by law, we are not liable to you for any loss or damage you incur arising from your use of the Stripe method, unless such loss or damage was as a direct result of Switching Gears error, in which case our liability is limited in accordance with clause 11.
  10. Legal and Financial Advice. You acknowledge and agree that you have the opportunity to obtain independent legal and financial advice from appropriately qualified professional advisers and that you take into account your personal objectives, financial situation and needs before selling an item via our Services.
  11. You acknowledge and agree that the information provided by Switching Gears in relation to using Stripe’s services is factual in nature only and Switching Gears has not provided a recommendation or statement of opinion intended to influence your decision on whether or not to use Stripe’s services and that you cannot rely on any of Switching Gears advertising materials, terms, instructions or policies as a recommendation, statement of opinion or financial product advice.
  12. Limitation of Liability. Nothing in these Terms of Use (including this clause 11) excludes, restricts or modifies any rights or statutory guarantees that you may have under applicable laws that cannot be excluded, restricted or modified, including any such rights or statutory guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law. To the extent that these Terms of Use are found to exclude, restrict or modify any such rights or statutory guarantees, those rights and/or statutory guarantees prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.
  13. Services are provided “as is” and “as available”. You agree not to hold us responsible for things other users post or do. As most of the content on the Services comes from other users, we do not guarantee the accuracy of postings or user communications or the quality, safety, or legality of what is offered. We also cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our Services. While we will use reasonable efforts to maintain an uninterrupted service, we cannot guarantee this and, to the extent permitted by law, we do not give any promises or warranties (whether express or implied) about the availability of our Services or that the Services will be uninterrupted or error-free. Notification functionality in the Services may not occur in real time. That functionality is subject to delays beyond our control, including without limitation, delays or latency due to your physical location or your wireless data service provider’s network. To the extent permitted by law, we are not liable for the posting of any unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene or indecent information, or material of any kind by a user of the Service which violates or infringes upon your rights, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law. To the extent permitted by law, and without limiting any rights that you may have under the Australian Consumer Law, Switching Gears liability to you for any failure by Switching Gears to comply with any statutory guarantee under the Australian Consumer Law is limited to Switching Gears supplying the Services again or paying you the cost of having the Services supplied again.
  14. Switching Gears excludes any liability to you for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of Switching Gears failing to comply with an applicable statutory guarantee under the Australian Consumer Law if you suffering such loss or damage was not reasonably foreseeable and was not directly caused by Switching Gears.
  15. Indemnification. You will indemnify and hold harmless Switching Gears and our affiliates and our and their respective officers, directors, agents and employees (each an “Indemnified Party”), from any claim made by any third party, together with any amounts payable to the third party whether in settlement or as may otherwise be awarded, and reasonable legal costs incurred by any of the Indemnified Parties, arising from or relating to your use of the Services, any alleged violation by you of the applicable terms, and any alleged violation by you of any applicable law or regulation. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, but doing so will not excuse your indemnity obligations.
  16. Release. If you have a dispute with one or more Switching Gears users, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known or unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
  17. Personal Information. By using the Services, you agree to the collection, transfer, storage and use of your personal information by us (the “data controller”) on servers located in the United States and in the European Union.
  18. Severability. If a provision of these Terms of Use is illegal or unenforceable in any relevant jurisdiction, it may be severed for the purposes of that jurisdiction without affecting the enforceability of the other provisions of these Terms of Use.
  19. General. These Terms of Use and the other policies posted on the Services set out the entire agreement between Switching Gears and you, overriding any prior agreements. From 18 July 2018, this agreement is governed by the laws of Tasmania, Australia. We both submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Tasmania, Australia. If we don’t enforce any particular provision, we are not waiving our right to do so later. If a court strikes down any of these Terms of Use, the remaining terms will survive. We may automatically assign this agreement in our sole discretion in accordance with the notice provision below (our assignment to an affiliate will not require notice). Except for notices about illegal or infringing content, your notices to us must be sent by registered mail to:

Switching Gears AU Pty Ltd

86 Gormanston Road


Tasmania 7009


We will send notices to you via the email address you provide, or by registered mail. Notices sent by registered mail will be deemed received ten days following the date of mailing.

We may update this agreement at any time, with updates taking effect when you next use the site or after 30 days, whichever is sooner. No other amendment to this agreement will be effective unless made in writing, signed by you and by us.

Send questions, comments or complaints to Switching Gears Customer Support.