In short referred to as Shannons "Online Terms".
Read these Online Terms to understand how Shannons:
- operates and regulates its online sites including its social media sites;
- operates any online insurance quoting, purchase and policy management transactions; and
- handles your personal information when you interact with us online (see terms 25 to 31).
1. About Shannons Online Sites
1.1 Shannons Pty Limited (ABN 91 099 692 636) ("Shannons", "we" or "us") operates Shannons online sites ("Online Site" or "Online Sites"), including our:
1.1.1 main website (www.shannons.com.au) ("Main Site");
1.1.2 Shannons Club website (www.shannons.com.au/club) ("Club Site");
1.1.3 mobile device site (m.shannons.com.au) ("Mobile Site");
1.1.4 Shannons Club mobile device site (m.shannons.com.au/club) ("Club Mobile Site");
1.1.5 Shannons Claim Assistant application (“Claim Assistant app”);
1.1.6 Shannons Claim Mate (“Claim Mate”);
1.1.7 Shannons Club landing website (http://www.shannonsclub.com.au) ("Landing Site"); and
1.1.8 social media site(s) ("Social Media Site" or "Social Media Sites") as operated from time to time.
The Main Site, Club Site, Mobile Site, Club Mobile Site, Claim Assistant app and the Landing Site are owned and operated by Shannons. Unless otherwise stated, Shannons property insurance policies (car, motorcycle, building and contents) are issued by AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807 AFSL no. 230859 while Compulsory Third Party Personal Injury ("CTP") insurance policies are issued by AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807 trading as GIO. Shannons acts as agent and authorised representative of the relevant insurer described above in each instance. Shannons, AAI and GIO are members of the Suncorp Group.
Please be aware that certain parts of our Main Site, Club Site, Mobile Site, Club Mobile Site and/or Landing Site may additionally function as a Social Media Site. By this we mean that the information and content you submit to a social media section of our Main Site, Club Site, Mobile Site, Club Mobile Site and/or Landing Site will be freely visible to other website users. Any social media sections of our Main Site, Club Site Mobile Site, Club Mobile Site and/or Landing Site will be either clear to you from their design, or we will otherwise inform you of their public nature. Any information or content you supply to our Social Media Site(s) will be treated by Shannons in accordance with terms 10 and 28, and otherwise in accordance with these Online Terms (as relevant).
Shannons Main Site, as well as other Online Sites from time to time, contain information about public auctions, 'park and sell' or similar property sales activities (collectively referred to as "Auction Activities") carried out by Shannons Auctions Limited (ABN 83 099 655 497) ("Shannons Auctions"). Shannons Auctions is responsible for the advertising, management and conduct of Auction Activities and permits Shannons to host Auction Activities content on its Online Sites. Subject to any responsibilities implied by law and which cannot be excluded, Shannons Auctions, and its directors, employees, agents, contractors and related bodies corporate, are not liable to you for any losses, damages, liabilities, claims and expenses (including but not limited to legal costs and defence or settlement costs) whatsoever, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising out of or referable to any Auction Activities on any Online Site, howsoever caused, whether in contract, tort including negligence, statute or otherwise.
1.2 Shannons may operate an Online Site for its own benefit and/or for the benefit of one or more of its related bodies corporate, which collectively form the Suncorp Group of companies in Australia and New Zealand ("Suncorp Group").
1.3 Our Online Site may include product advertising, services, information, text, graphics, materials, social media forums, applications, functions and promotions, unless disclaimed otherwise or where not permitted by law or by an online host site's rules ("Site Content"). Your use of any of our Online Sites, including any Site Content, is governed by these Online Terms
1.5 Shannons owns and operates the Main Site, Club Site, Mobile Site, Club Mobile Site and the Landing Site. For the purposes of these Online Terms the Mobile Site forms part of the Main Site, and separately the Club Mobile Site forms part of the Club Site. These sites include all respective web pages under or forming part of the domain names: shannons.com.au, shannons.com.au/club, m.shannons.com.au, m.shannons.com.au/club and www.shannonsclub.com.au. Our Mobile Site and Club Mobile Site are each designed for use by portable electronic devices such as smart phones or tablet computers. Shannons disclaims that our Mobile Site and/or our Club Mobile Site may not operate, or may not operate fully, on some types of portable electronic devices. If you experience difficulty in accessing or using either of these sites, you should access our Main Site (www.shannons.com.au) or our Club Site (www.shannons.com.au/club) using a modern web browser on a personal computer with a screen diameter or 10 inches or greater. The relevant versions of the Claim Assistant app are designed for use on (i) Apple Incorporated's compatible electronic devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, (ii) electronic devices compatible with Android™ apps, such as those available from the Google Play™ Store or the Samsung™ app store.
2. Links to other third party websites and applications
2.1 An Online Site may contain links to other websites (including other social media websites) which are owned or operated by third parties independent of Shannons ("Third Party Sites"). Shannons does not sponsor, endorse or approve of the operators of Third Party Sites, or material (including services, information, graphics, or data) which is located on such Third Party Sites ("Third Party Material").
2.2 An Online Site may contain or link to information about special offers, deals or promotions by persons not related to or part of Shannons ("Third Party Offers"). Shannons does not sponsor, endorse or approve of any Third Party Offers or Third Party Material associated with these offers.
2.3Subject to any applicable law which cannot be excluded, Shannons makes no warranties or representations:
2.3.1 regarding the quality, accuracy, merchantability or fitness for purpose of Third Party Material, or products or services available through Third Party Sites; or
2.3.2 that Third Party Material does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any person.
2.4 Shannons is not authorising the reproduction of Third Party Material by linking Site Content to Third Party Material.
2.5 When following a link on an Online Site, material at a Third Party Site may be displayed in your browser framed by Site Content. This material is also Third Party Material for the purpose of these Online Terms.
3. Your privacy
3.1 Your privacy and security is important to Shannons. Read terms 25 to 31 for information (the 'Privacy Statement' component) about how Shannons handles the information you provide it when you use one of our Online Sites.
4. Shannons Main Site: product information and insurance purchase and renewal
4.1 Main Site content:
The Main Site:
4.1.1 contains information of a general nature about Shannons and Shannons products and services;
4.1.2 enables certain persons to purchase and pay for some insurance products and services online;
4.1.3 enables certain persons to renew some insurance products and services online; and
4.2 Shannons standard terms and conditions apply
All applications for insurance or other products made via this Website are subject to and must comply with Shannons normal approval criteria, and are governed by the normal terms and conditions applying to each product or service requested. Click here to access Shannons policy documents.
4.3 Shannons product information, insurance purchase and renewal the Main Site
4.3.1 Transactions on the Main Site
188.8.131.52 When entering into a transaction via the Main Site, whether it be the issuance of an insurance contract, a renewal payment, or a transaction relating to any other product or service, the transaction will not be completed until an "Electronic Instruction" (being any electronic instruction, information, message, request or communication issued or transmitted to Shannons via the Main Site) containing the acceptance from you to Shannons offer, or the confirmation of payment from you, whichever is applicable, has been received and processed by Shannons, and any specific steps or requirements as set out in this term 4, have been complied with.
184.108.40.206 You acknowledge that the transmission of your acceptance or the confirmation of any payment, made through an Electronic Instruction, may not be received by Shannons in accordance with this term 4 for reasons beyond either parties' reasonable control including, but not limited to, mechanical, software, computer, telecommunications, or electronic failure, or the omission or failure of third party service providers or systems.
220.127.116.11 You further acknowledge that, to the extent permitted by law, Shannons is not liable to you in any way for any loss or damage at all and however caused, arising directly or indirectly in connection with the transmission of an Electronic Instruction through the Main Site, or any failure to receive an Electronic Instruction for whatever reason.
4.3.2 Purchasing insurance policies
18.104.22.168 Where the Main Site enables you to purchase insurance products or services online:
22.214.171.124.1 the parties may enter into an insurance policy using the Main Site by Shannons making an electronic offer via the Main Site and you electronically communicating your acceptance of that offer via the Main Site to Shannons;
126.96.36.199.2 Shannons may act on and process all completed Electronic Instructions transmitted or issued through the Main Site without further consent from or reference to you; and
188.8.131.52.3 Shannons may treat an Electronic Instruction as authentic and is under no obligation to investigate the authenticity or authority of persons issuing or transmitting such Electronic Instructions, or to verify the accuracy and completeness of such Electronic Instructions.
184.108.40.206 Creating a binding insurance contract with Shannons via the Main Site is only available for existing customers through My Insurance and is a three-step process.
220.127.116.11.1 The first step is to register or login to Shannons My Insurance (this is only accessible to existing Shannons policyholders).
18.104.22.168.2 The second step is to create a quote for the insurance product you are interested in and have selected. Upon completion by you of all required details, the Main Site will provide you with a quote, identified by a quote number.
22.214.171.124.3 If you wish to take out insurance in accordance with a quote provided to you by Shannons via the Main Site, then, upon completion by you of all required details, step three enables you to accept that quote and create a binding insurance agreement with a corresponding Shannons policy number.
126.96.36.199 When entering into a contract via the Main Site, you will be taken to have communicated your acceptance to an offer of insurance from Shannons only when:
188.8.131.52.1 the Electronic Instruction containing the acceptance from you enters and is recorded in the main Shannons database or in the case of CTP insurance in the GIO database ("Relevant Database");
184.108.40.206.2 a record is created and stored in the Relevant Database;
220.127.116.11.3 a Shannons policy number is generated by the Relevant Database; and
18.104.22.168.4 Shannons receives all required details of a current and valid payment card which you are authorised to use, which is of a payment card type accepted by Shannons, and to which Shannons is able to charge the required premium.
22.214.171.124 If payment by instalments is offered to you and if you elect to pay your premium by instalments then you may be able to select the particular day of each month (or other instalment period) on which your credit card will be automatically charged for the relevant payment.
126.96.36.199 A binding insurance contract is conditional on Shannons being able to successfully charge against your nominated payment card and Shannons receiving payment of your applicable premium (either by a single payment or where permitted in instalments).
188.8.131.52 Where a transaction is entered into between Shannons and you via the Main Site, a policy number will be issued by Shannons via the Main Site. However, a binding insurance contract is not conditional on the receipt by you of a policy number. Therefore, the failure by you to receive a policy number via the Main Site does not invalidate or otherwise prejudice the existence of an insurance contract or transaction entered into using the Main Site.
184.108.40.206 Shannons may or may not issue a paper confirmation of the insurance policy. The existence of a binding contract is not conditional on Shannons issuing, or you receiving, a paper confirmation of the transaction.
220.127.116.11 You must contact Shannons immediately if you do not receive a policy number via the My Insurance self service function following your transaction.
4.3.3 Renewal Payments
18.104.22.168 The renewal payment for certain Shannons insurance policies can be made online with selected payment cards at the Main Site.
22.214.171.124 The policy renewal notice will indicate whether online renewal payment is available.
126.96.36.199 To make an online renewal payment, follow the "Quick Payment" link from the Main Site.
188.8.131.52 When making a payment for a policy renewal via the Main Site, you will be taken to have renewed that policy only when:
184.108.40.206.1 the Electronic Instruction containing the policy number, premium amount due and payment card details, and an instruction from you to renew the policy, enters and is recorded in the Relevant Database;
220.127.116.11.2 Shannons receives all required details of a current and valid payment card which you are authorised to use, which is of a payment card type accepted by Shannons, and to which Shannons is able to charge the renewal payment;
18.104.22.168.3 a record is created and stored in the Relevant Database;
22.214.171.124.4 a Shannons receipt number is generated by the payment system; and
126.96.36.199.5 the Relevant Database is updated with information from the payment database.
188.8.131.52 A binding insurance contract is conditional on Shannons being able to successfully charge against your nominated payment card and Shannons receiving payment of all applicable renewal amounts due for the policy (or policies) being renewed (either in a single payment or where permitted in instalments).
184.108.40.206 Shannons, at its discretion, may or may not issue a paper confirmation of the renewal payment. The existence of a valid payment is not conditional on Shannons issuing, or you receiving, a paper confirmation of the transaction.
5. Shannons Main Site: payments
5.1 All payments for any insurance products, renewals, or other services purchased via the Main Website must be paid in full by clear funds by the due date specified in the relevant confirmation.
5.2 Unless expressly stated otherwise, all payments referred to in term 5.1 are to be made by selected payment cards at the time of purchase or renewal of the applicable Shannons policy or service. You must therefore provide to Shannons details of your current and valid payment card, including:
5.2.1 payment card type;
5.2.3 name on payment card;
5.2.3 payment card number; and
5.2.4 payment card's expiry date.
6. Shannons My Insurance/Shannons Claim Assistant/Shannons Claim Mate
6.1 Shannons "My Insurance"
Shannons My Insurance self service function enables you to view, manage certain Shannons insurance policies online. Certain changes to your policy are not permitted, including those that would have a financial impact (for example, require an additional premium to be paid). In addition to the overall Online Terms, terms 6.1 and 6.2 apply to the My Insurance self service function. The remaining terms in this term 6 apply to Shannons Claim Assistant and Shannons Claim Mate (as relevant).
6.2 Accessing "My Insurance"
6.2.1 My Insurance is only accessible to you if you have "logged in" by providing certain details as requested by Shannons on the log-in, registration and/or authentication pages of My Insurance self service function, relating to you and/or one of your insurance policies currently held with Shannons. (collectively, this information is your "Login"). You will only be able to "log in", generate a Login, and use My Insurance if you hold at least one current Shannons insurance policy.
6.2.2 You must not provide details of your Login to any other person. You must not allow any other person to use your Login.
6.2.3 You must not use My Insurance to access or modify the details of another person without their authority. Criminal penalties may apply if you do so.
6.2.4 My Insurance may not allow all of the transaction types for CTP insurance that Shannons permits for property insurance. If you have a question or require assistance with your Shannons CTP policy please call us on 13 46 46.
6.3 Shannons Claim Assistant
6.4 Shannons Claim Mate
Shannons Claim Mate (which forms part of our Main Site) enables you to view and manage certain claim related information for certain Shannons policy types. Please note Shannons Claim Mate is only available for Comprehensive Car Insurance, Comprehensive Motorcycle Insurance, Home Building Insurance and Home Contents Insurance. It is not available for Shannons policy types such as Third Party Property Damage Insurance and Compulsory Third Party Insurance. If you would like information about claims you have made under those products, please call Shannons on 13 46 46. The terms in this term 6.4 are relevant only to those Shannons policies for which the relevant Shannons Claim Mate functionality is available. In addition to the remainder of these Online Terms, the specific terms in this term 6.4 apply to Shannons Claim Mate.
6.4.1 Accessing Shannons Claim Mate
220.127.116.11 Shannons Claim Mate is only accessible to you if you have “logged in” by providing certain details as requested by Shannons on the log-in, registration and/or authentication pages of Shannons, relating to you (this information is your “Login”). You will only be able to “log-in”, generate a Login, and use Shannons Claim Mate if you hold at least one current Shannons insurance policy for which Shannons Claim Mate is available. 18.104.22.168 The username component of your Login will be a valid email address you select. You should select an email that only you have access to, since we may communicate with you using that address.
22.214.171.124 If you hold a policy for which Shannons Claim Mate is available, and that policy is held in a company, trust or similar single entity name (rather than a person's first and surname), you will need to call Shannons on 13 46 46 to register for Shannons Claim Mate. We can do this for you in a few minutes, since our online registration page doesn't currently cater for certain policy name types.
126.96.36.199 You must not provide details of your Login to any other person. You must not allow any other person to use your Login. Your Shannons Claim Mate Login is entirely separate to any Login you use to access Shannons My Insurance.
188.8.131.52 You must not use Shannons Claim Mate to access or modify the details of another person's insurance claim without their clear authority. Criminal penalties may apply if you do so.
6.4.2 Viewing your claims in Shannons Claim Mate
When you register for Shannons Claim Mate you will be asked to nominate a current Shannons insurance policy for which Shannons Claim Mate is available. Once you have registered, you will be able to view accessible claim records under that policy. If you hold multiple policies for which Shannons Claim Mate is available, you will be able to use your single Login to view accessible claims from each of those policies, so long as we have permitted your policies to be linked under the same Shannons client number.
6.4.3 Permitted transactions using Shannons Claim Mate
During an active claim displayed within Shannons Claim Mate, you may have the option of changing a vehicle damage assessment booking time, paying your claim excess or completing another permitted transaction. In the case of a claim excess payment Clause 5 applies. Shannons Claim Mate can take up to 5 business days to update your claim excess payment status.
6.4.4 Termination of Shannons Claim Mate access
Term 20 of these Online Terms applies in full.
7. Shannons Club
7.1 Shannons Club is operated by Shannons and provides an online place where motoring enthusiasts can share their passion. In addition to the remainder of these Online Terms, the specific terms in this term 7 apply to the Club Site, Club Mobile Site and the Landing Site. The sites referred to in this term 7.1 also operate as Social Media Sites (refer to term 1.1).
7.2 Accessing Shannons Club
7.2.1 You must be natural person at least 16 years of age to register for Shannons Club membership. Membership is open to Australian and overseas residents.
7.2.2 Shannons Club does not presently allow corporate or business registration. See also term 7.3.6 which explains that commercial advertising of any type by a Club Member is prohibited.
7.2.3 There is no fee to become a Shannons Club Member. You do not need to be a Shannons customer to become a Club Member.
7.2.4 Shannons Club can be accessed on the Club Site and the Club Mobile Site. Access rights depend on whether you have registered to become a member ("Club Member"). Non Club Members are able to access limited content such as general news, auction news and Club Member profiles which are accessible to all site visitors.
7.2.5 Some parts and functions of Shannons Club are only accessible to you if you are a Club Member and have "logged in" by providing certain details as requested by Shannons on the registration, log-in and/or authentication pages of Shannons Club (collectively, this information is your "Login"). You will only be able to "log-in", generate a Login, and access Shannons Club as a Club Member if you have registered as a Club Member.
7.2.6 Shannons reserves to right to vary its Shannons Club Login requirements from time to time.
7.2.7 Shannons reserves the right to verify the authenticity of all Shannons Club membership applications to ensure compliance with these Online Terms.
7.2.8 You must not provide details of your Login to any other person. You must not allow any other person to use your Login. If you experience a problem logging in to Shannons Club, follow the prompts provided or contact Shannons for assistance.
7.2.9 By agreeing to become a Club Member you agree to receive marketing information from time to time in the future from Shannons or its related companies via mail, phone, email or sms about products and services you may be interested in. If you don't wish to receive this information, you can change your preference when you log into your Shannons Club account (see Account Settings). If you have previously opted out of these communications and the email address you nominated previously is the same as the email you nominate when registering for Shannons Club, we will continue to honour your earlier preference. However, please note that if you hold a product or service with one of our related companies, you will need to contact them to opt out of their direct marketing, since our systems don't allow us to make universal changes across brands.
7.2.10 Notwithstanding anything in term 7.2.9 Club Members agree that the Club Site and the Club Mobile Site will contain general promotional material from Shannons and may contain promotional material from other parties from time to time.
7.3 Uploading and managing user content to Shannons Club
7.3.1 Club Members can upload content to Shannons Club, including photographs, vehicle descriptions and motoring stories. Club Members must select an initial privacy setting at registration. That setting can be updated in accordance with the Club Member's personal preference.
7.3.2 Many parts of Shannons Club operate as a Social Media Site. Under these Online Terms, any user of a Social Media Site is a Social Media Site User and any content they submit is Social Media User Content. Refer to term 10 for additional information about how Shannons manages Social Media User Content.
7.3.3 Club Members acknowledge and accept that when uploading Social Media User Content they must exercise discretion as to what personal information or what information otherwise capable of identifying specific people, vehicles and/or their physical locations is uploaded for Club Member for public access. Shannons Club allows Club Members to restrict the users who can view a Club Member's profile and uploaded Social Media Site User Content. To the extent permitted by law, Shannons accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury or grievance arising from or in any way involving a Club Member uploading Social Media User Content to Shannons Club. The remainder of these Online Terms apply at all times.
7.3.4 Club Members are permitted to amend or delete certain Social Media User Content they upload. Where amendment or deletion is permitted, such options will be readily visible.
7.3.5 Shannons Club house rules
184.108.40.206 All Social Media Site User Content is moderated by Shannons. By Registering as a Club Member you agree to comply with these Online Terms (including term 10) and accept that any non-compliance may result in Shannons taking one or more of the following actions:
220.127.116.11 notifying you of your non-compliance;
18.104.22.168 editing non-compliant Social Media Site User Content;
22.214.171.124 removing non-compliant Social Media Site User Content;
126.96.36.199 notifying of you a 'strike' against your Club membership (upon the accumulation of three strikes Shannons reserves the right to permanently cancel your Club membership); and/or
188.8.131.52 immediately cancelling your Club membership for material non-compliance (as determined by Shannons).
7.3.6 A Club Member must not:
184.108.40.206 use the Shannons Club to in any way advertise goods or services offered for routine/repeat sale or by sale by a business of any type. This includes the commercial sale of vehicles or vehicle components, the commercial repair or restoration of vehicles or vehicle components, or the commercial sale of clothing or memorabilia.
220.127.116.11 use the Shannons Club in any other commercial manner, as that term is determined by Shannons in the relevant circumstance.
18.104.22.168 Shannons will otherwise operate the Shannons Club in accordance with these Online Terms.
7.4 Private transactions
7.4.1 Notwithstanding term 7.3.6 Shannons accepts that Club Members may from time to time communicate directly with one another using the medium of Shannons Club in relation to the private sale or potential private sale of motor vehicles, motor vehicle components, motor memorabilia or other property or interests in property ("Private Transactions"). For the avoidance of doubt, Private Transactions include transactions that do not involve any financial consideration.
7.4.2 To the extent permitted by law, Shannons accepts no responsibility for any loss (whether direct, indirect, financial or otherwise), damage, injury, death, claim, grievance or dispute arising from or in any way involving a Private Transaction.
7.4.3 Club Members agree that Shannons is not a party to any Private Transaction and in no way warrants the existence of any property offered, its condition, fitness for use (for example, for registration, re-registration, repair, restoration, road use or otherwise) or the representation(s) made by any Club Member. Club Members agree to verify the authenticity and condition of any property related to a Private Transaction before proceeding.
7.4.4 Shannons does not act as an agent, broker or representative of any Club Member with respect to any Private Transaction.
7.4.5 Shannons is not responsible for the terms of any Private Transaction or for in any way mediating or resolving any dispute between Club Members.
7.4.6 Club Members participating in a Private Transaction agree to take reasonable precautions (and where appropriate seek expert advice and/or the advice of the relevant road traffic authority and/or information from the relevant vehicle securities register) before and during the conduct of the Private Transaction.
7.4.7 Shannons encourages Club Members to resolve any disputes in relation to a Private Transaction by way of good faith negotiation with one another, or otherwise by exercising their legal rights.
7.4.8 The Club Member agrees to indemnify Shannons (including for any legal costs Shannons incurs) in relation to any claim, demand or action against Shannons, or any cost Shannons incurs, arising from the Club Member's breach of these Online Terms or from any fraudulent, misleading, unfair or 'breach of bargain' conduct on their behalf in relation to a Private Transaction.
7.4.9 Shannons will investigate any reported inappropriate conduct and reserves the right to apply the Shannons Club house rules (term 7.3.5). The remainder of these Online Terms apply at all times.
7.5 Cancelling Shannons Club membership
7.5.1 Club Members can cancel their Shannons Club membership at any time by selecting "Cancel membership" under "Account Settings".
7.5.2 By cancelling their membership a Club Member acknowledges that their personal information and any uploaded Social Media User Content will be handled by Shannons in accordance with these Online Terms. Cancellation of membership will result in the Club Member no longer being able to log in to Shannons Club, or access any Social Media Site User Content which they have uploaded.
7.5.3 Term 20 of these Online Terms applies in full.
8. Valuation tools, calculators, games and other features
8.1 Our Online Sites may contain or make available various tools, calculation devices, software programs, games or other features which assist you in calculating the optimal insurance policy, premium, or level of excess for you. Our Online Sites may also contain other useful information.
8.2 Whilst Shannons has undertaken reasonable steps to ensure that any such features or information as described in term 8.1 are accurate and free from defect, Shannons does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy, correctness or completeness of these features, which are provided on an "as is" basis. The use by you of any of these features or any information provided is entirely at your own risk. The monetary figures used by these features in any calculations are estimates only and do not take account of your particular circumstances.
9. Standard terms and acceptance criteria apply
All applications for insurance or other products made via the Main Site or the Mobile Site are subject to and must comply with Shannons normal acceptance criteria and are governed by the normal terms and conditions applying to each product or service requested. The terms and conditions of the insurance products Shannons offers (excluding CTP) are contained in our Product Disclosure Statements. These documents also explain important information about who Shannons is and who the insurer behind Shannons is for the relevant insurance product. See term 1 for further information. These documents can be accessed on the Main Site under the "Insurance" section.
10. Social media content you submit to our Social Media Sites
10.1 When a user of any of our Social Media Sites ("Social Media Site User") submits any personal information or materials via a Social Media Site including text, comments, recordings, images or otherwise ("Social Media Site User Content"), the Social Media Site User, unless Shannons advises otherwise , licenses and grants Shannons, its affiliates and sub-licensees a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish and display such Social Media Site User Content for any purpose in any media (including but not limited to, company brochures and other marketing and/or advertising material), without compensation, restriction on use, attribution or liability. Shannons qualifies this term 10.1 by stating that any recruitment application or other correspondence, which is not provided by way of an open public forum or other public process will be treated by Shannons in accordance clause 28.4
10.2 Users agree that they are fully responsible for the Social Media Site User Content they submit. Shannons shall not be liable in any way for such Social Media Site User Content to the full extent permitted by law and shall not be deemed or considered to in any way authorise, endorse, approve or support any material submitted by any Social Media Site User. Shannons may screen and/or remove and/or request that the third party operator of any social media site or website remove any Social Media Site User Content without notice for any reason whatsoever. Social Media Site Users warrant and agree that: (a) they will not submit any Social Media Site User Content that is unlawful, fraudulent, or which may breach any intellectual property rights, privacy, publicity or other right, or is unreasonably commercial (for example, a 'guerrilla marketing' attempt), defamatory, obscene, profane, derogatory, pornographic, sexually inappropriate, violent, abusive, harassing, threatening, objectionable with respect to race, religion, origin or gender, not suitable for children aged under 15, misleading or deceptive, or otherwise unsuitable for publication; (b) they will obtain prior consent to the submission of their Social Media Site User Content from all persons who appear in (for example, in photographs) or have any rights in relation to any property that appears in or forms part of their Social Media Site User Content; (c) their Social Media Site User Content will be their own original work and, to the extent that any rights in that work (including copyright) are not owned by the Social Media Site User, they will obtain full prior consent from any person who has jointly created or has any rights in the Social Media Site User Content, to the uses and terms herein; (d) their Social Media Site User Content shall not contain viruses or cause injury or harm to any person or entity or device; and (e) they will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, those governing copyright, content, defamation, privacy, publicity and the access or use of others' computer, mobile communications device or any other communication systems.
10.3 Without limiting any other terms herein, the Social Media Site User agrees to indemnify Shannons (and any of its related bodies corporate) for any loss or expense Shannons and/or any of its related bodies corporate may suffer in relation to any breach of the above terms.
10.4 Social Media Site Users consent to any use of their Social Media Site User Content in accordance with term 10 which may otherwise infringe their moral rights pursuant to the Copyright Act 1968, including Shannons or its affiliates and sub-licensees using and reproducing that Social Media Site User Content without attributing it to the Social Media Site User, or making modifications or adaptations to the Social Media Site User Content for the purpose of reproducing, publishing or displaying that modified or adapted content in another media. Social Media Site Users warrant and agree that they will, prior to its submission, obtain an equivalent consent from each other person who has created the Social Media Site User Content. The Social Media Site User agrees to indemnify Shannons (and any of its related bodies corporate) against all costs and claims by third parties arising from a breach of this warranty.
11.1 Whilst reasonable steps have been undertaken to ensure that information is free from error, to the extent permitted by law, which law cannot be excluded, Shannons does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of Site Content or any Online Site User Content or any Social Media Site User Content, on any of its Online Sites. All information is subject to change without notice. Shannons does not guarantee that any Online Site or any Third Party Site will be free from viruses, or that access to any Online Site or Third Party Site will function as intended or be uninterrupted. All terms implied by law, except those that cannot be lawfully excluded, are excluded.
12. Limitation of liability
12.1 Subject to any responsibilities implied by law and which cannot be excluded, Shannons, and its directors, employees, agents, contractors and related bodies corporate, are not liable to you for any losses, damages, liabilities, claims and expenses (including but not limited to legal costs and defence or settlement costs) whatsoever, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising out of or referable to any Site Content, Online Site User Content, Social Media Site User Content, Third Party Material, third party services, or to access (or lack of access) to an Online Site (or website operated by any member of the Suncorp Group) by you, howsoever caused, whether in contract, tort including negligence, statute or otherwise. Refer to term 1 for the limitation of liability applicable to Shannons Auctions.
13.1 You indemnify Shannons (and any of its related bodies corporate) in respect of any liability incurred by Shannons (or any of its related bodies corporate) for any loss, cost, damage or expense, howsoever caused, suffered by Shannons (or any of its related bodies corporate) as a result of your breach of these Online Terms or your use of any of our Online Sites.
14. No advice unless stated
14.1 Unless expressly stated otherwise:
14.1.1 no Online Site purports to provide you with financial product or investment advice; and
14.1.2 the information available via an Online Site does not take account of your particular financial or insurance position or requirements.
Shannons suggests that you consider whether you require independent advice before acting upon any Site Content or any information found on a Third Party Site.
15. Availability of an Online Site
15.1 Since electronic services are subject to interruption or breakdown, access to an Online Site is offered on an "as is" and "as available" basis only.
15.2 Shannons may impose limits or restrictions on the use you may make of an Online Site. Further, for security, technical, maintenance, legal or regulatory reasons, or due to any breach of these Online Terms, Shannons may withdraw an Online Site (of part thereof) at any time and without notice to you.
15.3 Any cost associated with accessing an Online Site is the user's responsibility and is dependent on the internet or telecommunications service provider used.
16. Restrictions on use of an Online Site
The Site Content contained on any Online Site is provided solely for bona fide personal or commercial customers only. By accessing, viewing or otherwise using any of Shannons Online Sites, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of use contained in this term and term 17.
You agree that you will not, (either yourself or through any third party):
16.1 use any robot, spider, screen scraper, data aggregation tool or other automatic device or process ("Automated Process") to process, monitor, copy or extract any web pages on any of our Online Sites, or any of the information, content or data contained within or accessible through any of our Online Sites, without Shannons prior written permission;
16.2 use any Automated Process to aggregate or combine information, content or data contained within or accessible through any of our Online Sites with information, content or data accessible via or sourced from any third party;
16.3 use any information on or accessed through any of our Online Sites for any commercial purpose(including but not limited to market research, the provision of pricing estimates or 'shadow shopping') or otherwise (either directly or indirectly) for profit or gain;
16.4 use any device, software, process or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of any of our Online Sites or any transaction or process being conducted on or through it;
16.5 take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of or bandwidth connecting to any of our Online Sites;
16.6 reverse engineer, reverse assemble, decompile or otherwise attempt to discover source code or other arithmetical formula or processes in respect of the software underlying the infrastructure and processes associated with any of our Online Sites; or
16.7 copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or publicly display, any part of any content from any of our Online Sites without Shannons prior written permission.
17. No use of any Online Site for unrelated persons
You must only use our Online Sites (as permitted by their design) to:
17.1 obtain insurance quotes;
17.2 obtain other information relating to the price of insurance cover from Shannons;
17.3 conduct insurance related transactions (including using any self-service function to manage your insurance policy) or queries;
in respect of insurance cover for you or a member of your immediate family (with their prior consent) or for a commercial enterprise for which you seek bona fide insurance cover.
You agree not to otherwise use any of our Online Sites to obtain insurance quotes, or to obtain other information relating to the price of insurance cover from Shannons or conduct insurance-related transactions or queries.
You also agree to indemnify Shannons in respect of any liability incurred by Shannons for any loss, cost, damage or expense, howsoever caused, suffered by Shannons as a result of your breach of this term 17.
18. Third party providers
19. Copyright and trademarks
19.1 Copyright in the Material on an Online Site is owned or licensed by Shannons.
19.2 Except where necessary for and incidental to viewing or using the Site Content on an Online Site via your web-enabled browser (whether on a personal computer or on a portable electronic device), or as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 or other applicable laws, no Site Content on an Online Site may be reproduced, stored (for any period of time) in an electronic or other retrieval system, adapted, uploaded to a third party location, framed, performed in public or transmitted in any form by any process whatsoever without the specific written consent of Shannons.
19.3 Shannons and each of its related bodies corporate separately reserve their copyright and all other legal rights with respect to their trademarks, whether registered or otherwise. The Shannons chequered flag and shield image and the chequered flag image with the words insurance and auction sales are both registered trademarks of AAI Limited. AAI Limited additionally reserves its rights in relation to the marks: Shannons Club, Shannons Garage, Shannons My Garage. Shannons holds the registered trademark Share the Passion and regularly uses the phrase Insurance for Motoring Enthusiasts in trade and commerce.
19.4 Third party trademarks are trademarks of the respective third parties.
20.1 Termination of these Online Terms
Unless otherwise stated in this term 20, these Online Terms and/or your access to our Online Site(s) may be terminated at any time by Shannons. You may terminate your use of our Online Sites at anytime. However, all restrictions, licences granted by you, and all disclaimers and exclusions of and limitations on liability of Shannons, will survive any termination. Upon termination, you must not directly or indirectly access or use the relevant Online Site(s) or any Site Content on the relevant Online Site(s).
20.2 Termination of access to the Self Service Site
Shannons reserves the right to terminate your access to the Self Service Site at any time upon notice to you. You may terminate your access to Shannons My Insurance at any time upon notice to Shannons, which notice must be given to Shannons either by email or telephone (the email and telephone number will be noted on the Main Site and may change from time and time). However, such termination will not be effective until notice of that termination is received, processed and acknowledged by Shannons.
20.3 Termination of access to Shannons Claim Mate
We reserve the right to terminate your access to Shannons Claim Mate any time upon notice to you. You must terminate your access and/or use of Shannons Claim Mate if you are no longer a policyholder under the relevant Shannons insurance policy. You agree to fully indemnify us for any cost, loss or damage, however caused, arising from your continued use of Shannons Claim Mate if you are no longer a policyholder. You may terminate your access to Shannons Claim Mate at any time upon notice to us. That notice must be given to us to by to email@example.com and you must provide sufficient identifying information along with your request. However, such termination will not be effective until notice of that termination is received, processed and acknowledged by us. The limitation of liability expressed in term 20.1 also applies to the termination of Shannons Claim Mate.
20.4 Prohibition on access post termination
Upon termination of these Online Terms and/or your right to access to our Online Site(s), you must not directly or indirectly access or use any part of our Online Site(s) or any Site Content.
21. Acceptance of and changes to these Online Terms
21.1 You acknowledge and accept that your use of an Online Site indicates your acceptance of these Online Terms.
22. Shannons complaints resolution process
22.1 If you are dissatisfied with your dealings with Shannons in relation to your use of an Online Site please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
22.2 We will review your email and contact you with a reply or to ask you for further information, if it's required. If you make a complaint and it is about a Shannons insurance policy or insurance claim, you may have additional rights of appeal, such as under Shannons formal complaint handling process. We will tell you if that is the case. See the "How we resolve your complaints" brochure on our Main Site for more information about how Shannons resolves complaints.
23.1 An Online Site may be viewed and interacted with by anyone in the world, however age limits may apply to certain Site Content, including in relation to the issue of insurance products or membership of Shannons Club.
23.2 Shannons only offers its insurance products for sale within Australia.
23.3 The law applicable to an Online Site (including Shannons operation of any Social Media Site), and to any complaints arising from an Online Site is the law of the State of Queensland Australia, unless the complaint relates to an insurance contract in which case relevant state or federal law will apply. By using any of our Online Sites, and except for an insurance contract dispute, you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Queensland, Australia, and appeal therefrom.
23.4 Should any term or part of these Online Terms be found to be void, unenforceable or invalid, then it is severed from this agreement, leaving the remainder in full force and effect, provided that the severance has not altered the basic nature of this agreement.
23.5 You may not rely on the words or conduct of Shannons as a waiver of any right unless the waiver is in writing. In this term "conduct" includes delay in the exercise of any right. "Right" means any right of Shannons arising under or in connection with these Online Terms or otherwise, and includes the right to rely on this term. "Waiver" includes an election between rights and remedies, and conduct which might otherwise give rise to an estoppel.
24. Linking to any of our Online Sites
Unauthorised linking to any part of an Online Site (including any part of a Social Media Site or website operated by a related body corporate that is part of the Suncorp Group) is expressly prohibited. Please contact us if you would like to link to any party of our Online Site(s). Only written permission from us will constitute authorisation of a link.
25. Our Online Privacy Statement starts here
25.1 By using an Online Site you accept that any personal information Shannons collects about you will be handled according to terms 25 to 31 of these Online Terms as well as:
- where you acquire a product or service from us or we collect your personal information, any relevant Privacy Statement which we provide you. Our privacy statements, can be found here.
25.2 In addition to these Online Terms there may also be additional privacy provisions that apply to your use of an Online Site or as a result of your membership (or your application for membership) of a third party social media website that hosts a Shannons Social Media Site. Should you decide to register for or participate in a promotion or other activity, or purchase a product or service from Shannons, you will be bound by the relevant terms of that promotion, activity, product or service.
25.3 When interacting with Shannons about Shannons Auctions' Auction Activities, Shannons collects and handles your personal information under this Privacy Statement. Shannons is authorised by Shannons Auctions to provide information, Auction Activities services to buyers and sellers (including potential buyers and sellers) in relation to Auction Activities.
26. Your online privacy
26.1 Notwithstanding any other term in these Online Terms, you agree and freely acknowledge that when you submit comments, recordings, images or other personal content, for public display on an Online Site, that content may be available for anyone in the world to read and/or view and/or comment on and potentially download. See terms 10 and 28 for further information about the public display of your content.
27. Posting public content
27.1 Unless otherwise stated, when you post a public comment or upload other public data to an Online Site, that information may be displayed by Shannons publically in accordance with terms 10, 26 and 28. Your information may also be retained by Shannons where there is a legal reason to retain it for a longer period.
28. Information collected and how we use it
28.1 General Information
28.1.1 The information we will collect about you will depend on how you use an Online Site.
28.1.2 If you use an Online Site to read, browse or download information, our computer system may record information such as the date and time of your visit, the pages accessed and any information downloaded. This information may be used for statistical, reporting, site/application administration and maintenance purposes only.
28.1.3 An Online Site may offer interactive facilities including tools, games and other online features. If you use any interactive facilities, we may, but generally do not, capture any personal information which you may enter when using these tools.
28.2 Personal information submitted to an Online Site
28.2.1 When you as a user of an Online Site ("Online Site User"), including any Social Media Site User referred to in term 10 above, submits any personal information via an Online Site, whether in the form of text, comments, recordings, images or otherwise ("Online Site User Content") (for the avoidance of doubt, Online Site User Content includes Social Media Site User Content, as far as is relevant in the circumstances), you consent to that personal information being collected by Shannons and used and disclosed for any purpose permitted by these Online Terms, and otherwise as permitted by relevant privacy laws in Australia.
28.2.2 You agree to obtain the prior consent of any other person whose personal information (whether in the form of words, images, recordings or otherwise) you submit to us via an Online Site, including any Social Media Site. We will collect this information from you in good faith and take reasonable precautions to ensure it is handled in accordance with relevant Australian privacy laws. If you are not sure whether the other person would agree with you providing their personal information to us, please exercise caution and DO NOT provide it to us.
28.2.5 In the case of personal information which is provided to Shannons for public display by a Social Media Site User (this includes any 'tweet' you send to Shannons on Twitter, which we may "re-tweet" to other Twitter users), Shannons may display that information to other Online Site Users or otherwise display the Online Site User Content for any purpose in any media (including, but not limited to, commercial brochures and/or other advertising material). See also term 10 for what other uses and/or disclosures Shannons may make of a Social Media Site User's personal information and what limits it imposes.
28.2.6 Shannons may collect personal information belonging to an Online Site User, such as their name, email address or social media site alias, in order to provide them with the interaction or outcome they have requested. This may require Shannons to disclose an Online Site User's personal information to one or more third parties, including but not limited to agents or external service providers.
28.2.8 If you decide to enter a promotion that is made available or otherwise advertised on an Online Site you will need to agree to that promotion's separate terms and conditions, which will be drawn to your attention as part of the entry process.
28.2.9 Where practical we will collect your personal information directly from you.
28.3 Security of personal information submitted to our Main Site, Mobile Site, Club Site or Club Mobile Site
All personal information you provide to our Main Site or our Mobile Site over the internet while inquiring about or obtaining an insurance quotation is passed through a secure, encrypted connection. The secure connection is over a protocol called secure sockets layer (SSL). Shannons uses a strong form of SSL encryption (128-bit), which provides a very high level of protection against unauthorised access in order to prevent unauthorised persons from reading the information you send to Shannons while it is in transit over the internet. Once your personal information has been received at our Main Site or our Mobile Site, we take all reasonable precautions to securely pass that information to the Shannons mainframe computer or the GIO mainframe computer in the case of CTP insurance. Neither Shannons mainframe computer nor the GIO mainframe computer is directly accessible through the internet. No details you provide to us are stored on a web server. The personal information you provide to our Club Site or Mobile Club Site is encrypted (AES-128 bit key) during its transfer and stored on a secure server operated by our service provider. Your Shannons Club password remains encrypted at all times.
28.4 Recruitment information
28.4.1 As part of our recruitment process, we will gather information on your background, including personal information that you include on your application or resume, such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, career history, details of any competency tests or other information relating to your career.
28.4.2 In some circumstances, we may also collect sensitive information about you such as information about your membership of a professional or trade association or trade union; security clearance or any criminal record(s) or charges you may have had filed against you. When we need to collect this type of information, we will obtain your consent. If it is provided to us by way of your initial application, then your consent for us collecting it will be inferred.
28.4.3 There may be occasions when we obtain personal information about you from a third party; for example, when receiving the results of a psychological or competency test or assessment centre results. When we need to collect this type of information, we will obtain your consent prior to you taking part in the exercise.
28.4.4 In relation to the collection of personal information regarding references, we will not approach any referees without your specific permission or knowledge.
28.4.5 Please be aware, if you do not provide us with the information we require, we may be limited in the Suncorp Group's ability to consider you for employment.
28.4.6 Unless permitted by law, we will only use your personal information collected in relation to recruitment for the primary purpose of employment with the Suncorp Group.
28.4.7 Should we engage third party contractors or vendors to perform recruitment services for us, which involve handling your personal information, we will take reasonable steps to prohibit these parties from using your personal information except for the purposes for which it was supplied.
29. Third Party Sites (including third party social media sites)
Our Online Sites may contain links to Third Party Sites (see term 2.1). Third Party Sites should contain their own privacy statements and those third parties are responsible for informing you about their security and privacy practices.
30. Your privacy rights and complaint resolution
30.1 If Shannons has collected your personal information through your use of an Online Site, then you have a right to access, update or correct that personal information. You also have the right to make a complaint about your privacy. Click here to find out the contact points should you have an information access or correction request or privacy concern relating to your use of an Online Site.
30.2 We will review your correspondence or request and contact you with a reply or to ask you for further information, if required. We respect your legal right to access and correct your personal information and will respond to your request within a reasonable time. We will ordinarily not charge you a fee to access your personal information, however in some circumstances we may elect to charge you a reasonable fee for access, as permitted by law.
30.3 If you make a complaint about your privacy you may have additional rights of appeal, such as under our formal dispute resolution process. We will tell you if that is the case. See the “Making a Privacy Complaint” part of our main website for more information about how we resolve privacy complaints.
These Online Terms are dated 21 February 2014