Terms of use

By using this website or any of its contents, you agree to comply with these terms and conditions.  From time to time Startup Legal may change these terms and conditions at its discretion and without notice, and by continuing your use you accept the revised terms and conditions.

Website not legal advice

This website provides general information, not legal advice.  The use of this website (including sending any communication to Startup Legal through it) or any of its contents does not create a solicitor-client relationship.  You must not rely upon any of the contents without obtaining corresponding legal advice from Startup Legal.


The contents of website (including documents that you can download) are of a general nature, might not address issues applicable to you, or might make assumptions that do not apply to you.  Parts of this website may not be updated regularly, or at all, so that they may be out of date.

To the extent permitted by law, Startup Legal makes no warranty or representation about the accuracy, completeness or fitness for any purpose of the contents of this website, or that this website is free of viruses or other code that is harmful or may assist in causing harm.

To the extent permitted by law, any condition or warranty regarding this website or its contents that would otherwise be implied (by statute or otherwise) into these terms and conditions is excluded.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites for your convenience.  We do not control the content of those websites or endorse it in any way.  To the extent permitted by law, we make no warranties or representations regarding that content and exclude any liability to you in relation to it.

Restrictions on use

You must only use this website for lawful purposes.

You must take your own precautions to ensure that your access to this website does not expose you to viruses or other code that is harmful or may assist in causing harm.

Downloaded documents

The documents intended for download through the Resources section of this website form part of this website and are subject to these Terms and Conditions, including the “Website not legal advice”, “Disclaimer” and “Liability” sections.

The documents are provided on the basis set out in the “Copyright notice” section below, except that:

  • you must not download or use the document (or any part of it) if you are a lawyer or law firm;
  • in any event you must not modify the document (except for inserting information where indicated or where expressly permitted by notes included in the document) without obtaining legal advice from Startup Legal; and
  • subject to the above, you may use the document as a whole (including by providing it to others) for the purposes of your business (provided you are not a lawyer or law firm), but not for the purposes of any other organisation or person (except to the extent that the document contemplates them being a counterparty to the document).

Copyright notice

Copyright in this website is owned by Startup Legal or third parties from whom Startup Legal has licensed it.  Subject to any exceptions that cannot be excluded under any applicable law, and subject to the rights granted to you in this copyright notice, Startup Legal reserves all rights in this website and you must not in any way reproduce, publish, communicate or adapt any part of this website without the prior written approval of Startup Legal.

You may, for non-commercial purposes:

  • browse or print a copy of any part of this website solely in order to view it; and
  • communicate any part of this website to others provided that the relevant part is a self-contained whole (e.g. an entire page or document), you include an attribution to Startup Legal and you include these terms and conditions.


To the extent permitted by law, Startup Legal excludes all liability to you on any basis (including negligence) for any loss or damage, however caused, which you may suffer in relation to your use of this website or any contents.

To the extent permitted by law, any liability of Startup Legal in connection with this website under any statutory right (including any condition or warranty implied by law or any guarantee or other right under any statute) that by law cannot be excluded is limited at the option of Startup Legal to the resupply of the relevant services or the payment of the cost of same.


If any part of any of these terms and conditions is void, then the part that is void may be severed.  Where used in these terms and conditions, the phrase “including” must be read as “including, but not limited to”  and references to this website include any documents able to be downloaded through it.  Other than any local laws applicable to you that by law cannot be excluded, these terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia.  “Startup Legal” is a business name of Benelex Pty Ltd (ABN 28 126 314 083).