Terms & Conditions

Agreement between user and SHAPE.

The SHAPE website is comprised of various web pages operated by SHAPE.

The SHAPE website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the SHAPE website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

SHAPE takes your privacy very seriously. Any personal information collected through the SHAPE website is subject to SHAPE’s privacy policy. For more information about our privacy policy, please click here.

Modification of these terms of use

SHAPE reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the SHAPE website is offered, including but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the SHAPE website.

Links to third party sites

The SHAPE website may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of SHAPE and SHAPE is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. SHAPE is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. SHAPE is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by SHAPE the site or any association with its operators.

No unlawful or prohibited use

As a condition of your use of the SHAPE website, you warrant to SHAPE that you will not use the SHAPE website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the SHAPE website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the SHAPE website or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the SHAPE website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the SHAPE websites.

Use of communication services

The SHAPE website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, “Communication Services”), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.


SHAPE has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, SHAPE reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. SHAPE reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

SHAPE reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in SHAPE’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. SHAPE does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, SHAPE specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorised SHAPE spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of SHAPE.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

Materials provide to SHAPE or posted at any SHAPE website

SHAPE does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to SHAPE (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any SHAPE website or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting SHAPE, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. SHAPE is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in SHAPE’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.


SHAPE takes reasonable steps to ensure the security of the SHAPE website. However, the internet is not a secure medium. SHAPE does not warrant that the SHAPE website is free from viruses or malware, and SHAPE is not liable to you or anyone else who may suffer damage or interference by contracting a virus or malware in connection with using the SHAPE website.

Liability Disclaimer

The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the SHAPE website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. SHAPE and/or its suppliers may make improvements and/or changes in the SHAPE website at any time. Advice received via the SHAPE website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.

SHAPE and/or its suppliers make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the SHAPE website for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. SHAPE and/or its suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall SHAPE and/or its suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the SHAPE website, with the delay or inability to use the SHAPE website or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the SHAPE website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the SHAPE website, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if SHAPE or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the SHAPE website, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the SHAPE website.

Termination/Access restriction

SHAPE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the SHAPE website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

GENERAL: To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in the State of Victoria, Australia in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the SHAPE website. Use of the SHAPE website is unauthorised in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and SHAPE as a result of this agreement or use of the SHAPE website. SHAPE’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of SHAPE’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the SHAPE website or information provided to or gathered by SHAPE with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and SHAPE with respect to the SHAPE website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and SHAPE with respect to the SHAPE website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

Copyright and trademark notices

All contents of the SHAPE website are: Copyright 2011 SHAPE and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.


The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The example companies, organisations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organisation, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Notices and procedure for making claims of copyright infringement

Pursuant to Australian Copyright Laws, notifications of claimed copyright infringement under Australian copyright law should be sent to Service Provider’s Designated Agent. All inquiries not relevant to the following procedure will receive no response. See Notices and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement above.

Whistleblower protection policy

SHAPE Australia Pty Ltd has updated its Whistleblower Protection Policy in light of the recent changes to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019.

You can find the new policy here and read about these changes and how SHAPE is providing avenues for whistleblowers to make disclosures and, where necessary, protect whistleblowers.

In order to facilitate disclosures under the Act, SHAPE has partnered with Whispli to deliver an independent, anonymous platform for people to make disclosures. You can access the Whispli platform here.

SHAPE EHSQ management system policies

SHAPE Australia Pty Ltd provides EHSQ Management System policies to ensure that best practices are always being met within the business and for our stakeholders. These policies include:

  1. Work Health and Safety Policy
  2. Environmental Policy
  3. Quality Policy

Modern Slavery Policy

SHAPE has a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of modern slavery within its operations and supply chains. SHAPE is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business dealings and relationships.

Modern Slavery Policy

Modern Slavery Statement