QLD NECA Membership - Terms and Conditions
1.1 The National Electrical Contractors Association, trading as National Electrical and Communications Association Queensland Chapter, ABN 96 409 004 653 (NECA) is the peak body for electrical contractors and communications contractors in the electrotechnology industry (the industry) in Queensland.
1.2 NECA provides its Members with key services including Technical advice, Industrial Relations representation, Workplace Relations advice, Health & Safety advice, Renewables accreditation and Advocacy on behalf of Members and the industry.
1.3 The Member carries on business as a Contractor in the industry.
1.4 The Member is the person or business or company entering into this Agreement with NECA.
1.5 The terms ‘Member” and “You” are interchangeable and have the same meaning for the purposes of this Agreement.
1.6 NECA has agreed to grant membership on the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
2. Membership Subscription Fee
2.1 The annual Membership Subscription Fee (subscription fee) is calculated in accordance with the size/category of your business, as set out here. The schedule of categories and subscription fees may be altered from year to year at NECA’s sole discretion.
2.2 You agree to an automatic rollover of your membership from year to year unless you choose to opt-out by notifying us in writing no later than 1.00 pm (AEST) on the final day of your current membership subscription period. Your fee will be determined by reference to the appropriate category that aligns with the number of employees you have identified and communicated to us.
3. Subscription Fee payment
3.1 You have the option of paying an upfront annual membership subscription fee, or you may elect to pay by monthly direct debit instalments for the 12- month subscription period (billing period).
3.2 When paying by monthly direct debit, you provide consent so that we can debit the amount that you owe us for the billing period, directly from a bank account or credit card (a surcharge may apply) nominated by you.
3.3 We will set up the direct debit from your nominated bank account once you have set up a direct debit arrangement and agree to the terms of the Direct Debit Authority.
3.4 The due date for direct debit payment is stated on the invoice (due date).
3.5 On the due date, we will debit your nominated account for the amount due.
3.6 If the due date falls due on a day, which is not a business day in Queensland, the debit will occur on the next business day.
3.7 Where a monthly direct debit instalment arrangement has been selected, the annual fee will be taken to have been incurred on the date of renewal, but you will be permitted to make payment of the annual membership subscription fee in twelve equal monthly instalments over the subsequent 12 month period.
3.8 Any pricing changes made by NECA from time to time, will automatically apply on renewal of the annual membership subscription.
4. Default in Payments
4.1 If an account remains outstanding at any time after the due date, or if the Direct Debit fails or is dishonoured by your financial institution, you have 7 days from the due date to remedy the non-payment.
4.2 Failure to remedy the non-payment within time, will result in NECA at its discretion and without further notice, suspending or cancelling your NECA membership and any associated services, including but not limited to, NECA’s Fuel Card Scheme and any applicable subscription-based services.
4.3 You will be in default, if the direct debit payment fails or is dishonoured by your banking institution.
4.4 If you are in default, you will be liable to NECA for the following:
a. Immediate payment of the unpaid amount of the full subscription, which shall be automatically debited from your nominated account;
b. Any new amount in respect of purchases and/or fees incurred by you (whether to NECA or any related or associated entities) after the due date;
c. All dishonour fees associated with the failed or dishonoured direct debit;
d. All legal costs (on an indemnity basis); and
e. Administrative costs incurred by NECA in attempting to enforce payment.
5. Member Obligations
5.1 You agree to notify NECA when bank account details being direct debited are varied. Any variations to account details will require you to update banking or credit card details in the Member Portal.
5.2 You undertake to ensure that all mandatory information in your Member Portal remains up-to-date at all times.
5.3 You agree to notify NECA when the business is sold, or where there is a change of ownership or name. To ensure continuity of the service, the new/current proprietors, partners or directors of the business are required to update details in the Member Portal.
6.1 To cancel your direct debit instalment arrangements with NECA, you must arrange a suitable alternative payment method and pay the balance of any outstanding instalment fees, before we will cancel your direct debit instalment arrangements.
6.2 To cancel your annual membership, you are required to notify NECA in writing. If you are paying by monthly direct debit instalments and cancel before the end of the 12 month membership subscription period, you must pay us all of the remaining instalments and all other amounts that you owe us at the time of cancellation.
6.3 To the extent permitted by law, payments are non-refundable.
6.4 NECA does not provide refunds or credits for any partial subscription periods or ancillary charges incurred.
6.5 Upon cancellation, all of your membership benefits will be cancelled.
6.6 Upon cancellation, you cannot use any NECA stationery and associated collateral. You must remove all NECA logos, devices and registered insignia from vehicles, shop windows or other places owned or controlled by you, that could give a misleading impression to others that you are still a member of NECA.
7.1 NECA reserves the right to vary these terms and conditions at any time, without providing you notice and without obtaining your consent.
8. Direct Debit Service Provider
8.1 NECA, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change its direct debit service provider which administers NECA’s direct debit systems, without providing you notice and without obtaining your consent.
8.2 You agree to sign all relevant documents to give effect to these provisions.
8.3 You further agree to the terms and conditions of NECA’s nominated Direct Debit Service Provider.
9. Limitation of Liability
9.1 NECA will not under any circumstances be liable, whether directly or indirectly, for:
a. Any products supplied by any of NECA’s related or associated entities or other supplier of products who have provided such products to you; or
b. Any services provided by any of NECA’s related or associated entities or other supplier of services who have provided such services to you.
9.2 To the extent that these terms and conditions excludes, modifies or restricts any right or remedy imposed by legislation which cannot be lawfully excluded or limited, NECA limits itself to the replacement of any product and/or service provided, or the cost thereof.
9.3 To the maximum extent permitted by law, NECA is not liable for any indirect, consequential, incidental or punitive damages or loss of profits or revenue.
9.4 You acknowledge that for the purposes of this Agreement, NECA is not acting as a supplier of any product or services purchased by you when contracting with any of NECA’s service providers or suppliers.
10.1 NECA may terminate this Agreement immediately without prior notice if you:
a. Are in default pursuant to clause 4;
b. Disparage NECA, or in the reasonable opinion of NECA, cause genuine distress to any of NECA’s employees, agents, sponsors or generally bring the name of NECA or the industry into disrepute; or
c. Go into liquidation, receivership, administration, bankruptcy, enter an arrangement or compromise with creditors or have any form of insolvency administrator appointed.
11.1 Any provision in this Agreement that is void, illegal or unenforceable will be ineffective to the extent only of such voidness, illegality or unenforceability and the other provisions of this Agreement will continue in effect.
12.1 In accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), NECA will provide and export personal information about you to third parties and Members of NECA, including NECA’s related entities and NECA’s sponsors, for the purpose of:
a. providing access to and use of the products and services to you;
b. providing to you customer support, billing and other similar activities related to the products and services provided by NECA, or its associated and related entities, service providers and Sponsors;
c. keeping you and your employees informed about products, services, offers and upcoming events provided by NECA, or its associated and related entities, service providers and Sponsors; and
d. to improve NECA’s products and services.
12.2 NECA may also provide your personal information to third parties for the purpose of providing you with direct marketing offers which NECA may think may be of interest to you.
12.3 If you do not wish to receive information about other products and services, offers and events, please notify our Administrator in writing, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
13.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of Queensland and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Queensland and the parties’ consent to such jurisdiction.