OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Please read carefully and make sure you fully understand our terms and conditions of use as you are deemed to have fully agreed to them if you use any of our products or services, including shopping online and providing any instruction, advice and information about martial arts, self-defence or fitness training.
In order to improve and update our services and practices as needed, the Universal Self Defence (USD) reserves the right to review and make changes to any of its policies and terms and conditions at any time in its absolute discretion. Any revisions are effective immediately on their posting on this site.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY
You must acknowledge that there are many risks involved as well as benefits when using of any of our products or services and/or when participating in any sport or physical activity including martial arts, self-defence and fitness training. These risks vary considerably and may include minor to severe damage, personal loss, injury or death.
You accept responsibility for carefully reviewing, understanding and seeking further information whenever needed to ensure the correct and safe use of any of our products.
Purchasers of our products are responsible for providing secure storage, qualified supervision and the correct and safe use of any product particularly when used by children and/or the novice user.
It is also the responsibility of the purchaser to maintain products and equipment in good order for safe use and to safely dispose of any products that are unsafe and beyond repair and to regularly inspect products for any damage or deterioration.
All our products and advice should only be used under qualified supervision as we give no warranties, written or implied, to protect users from any personal loss, injury or death. The user therefore must assume full responsibility for all risk of injuries.
You should always stop any physical activity and see a qualified medical practitioner if you experience any pain or discomfort.
USD and associated manufacturers, importers and distributors assume no liability for any personal loss, injury or death suffered while using our products or services.
INSTRUCTION AND ADVICE
USD does not advocate using martial arts or self-defence in any dangerous or offensive manner which includes any inappropriate or excessive physical contact whether in a training situation or in real life.
To reduce the risk of injury and to encourage steady progress USD also does not recommend going beyond the appropriate and safe individual skill and fitness levels.
USD products and equipment are not intended for full contact use and whilst they may provide a minimal degree of protection they are not guaranteed to stop injuries or reduce the impact of all injuries that may occur.
All equipment used or sold by USD that is intended to reduce impact and the risk of injury is only designed for controlled light contact use defined as minimal force not intended to cause pain or injury.
Inexperienced users and minors must always be well supervised and instructed on proper technique and safe practices whether training with or without equipment.
Any advice, tips or instruction given by USD either online or in our classes are only general in nature and therefore may not apply to everyone's individual circumstances as skill and fitness levels vary considerably.
Whenever providing us with any information it is your responsibility to make sure it is accurate and to correct any errors made or changes to that information as soon as possible so we can provide you with the best professional service possible.
You are responsible for any loss, extra expense or injury that is a result of you giving us any incorrect or inadequate information such as relevant medical condition, physical limitations and address and contact details or courier instructions.
Under 18 year olds must have parental or guardian approval before participating in any of our classes, ordering online or using any of our products.
To reduce risk and avoid accidents, injury or any adverse effects you are advised before participating in any sport or physical activity to seek professional advice relating to your particular circumstances such as may be given by a qualified instructor, personal trainer or medical practitioner.
Professional and experienced supervision is also vital to insure correct technique and to reduce the risk of injury particularly with children and inexperienced participates.
It is always recommended and is the user's responsibility to wear a full set of protective equipment that is designed for the relevant type of activity and always to use equipment and techniques that are appropriate. For example: Sparring headgear is not designed for protection whilst riding a bicycle and light bag mitts are not designed for contact sparring.
DECLARATION, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
As a condition of acceptance of entry, registration and use of USD services and products you waive all and any cause of action, demands, suits, costs and expenses whether in negligence, contract or otherwise, which you or they might otherwise have arisen out of any loss or injury, damage or loss of any description whatsoever which you may suffer or sustain in the course of or consequent upon your entry and participation in USD and the use of any of our services or products.
This waiver, release and discharge operates separately at all times in favour of USD, its instructors, employees and all persons, corporations and bodies involved or otherwise engaged in promoting or operating USD and the servants, agents, representatives and officers of any of them.
You also acknowledge that you are fully aware of the risks involved in USD and with the use of our services and products and that bodily contact to yourself and others is most likely to take place, and that all the information that you supply is true and correct in every respect.
Note: If you have concerns regarding any risks, injury or loss due to participation in USD or use of our products or advice, then it is highly recommended that you take out adequate personal accident and medical insurance.
SITE CONTENTS, OWNERSHIP AND USE RESTRICTIONS
The material on this site is protected by copyright under the laws of Australia and other countries through international treaties.
Except for information directly from or links to third party websites, all rights (including copyright) in all content, other material and compilations contained in, or used to create or support this site are owned or controlled, and are reserved by USD.
You are not authorised, without the prior written permission of USD and each other owner of rights in content that you access via the site, to reproduce, frame, download, store (in any medium), communicate, show or play in public, adapt, change, or create a derivative work from that content.
No trademark (whether registered or otherwise) that is contained on this site or otherwise used by USD may be used without our prior specific written permission or that of the trademark owner.
BUYING PRODUCTS FROM OUR WEB SITE
(a) Orders - any order placed by you in the manner described in this site is an offer by you to purchase a particular product or service for the price (including the delivery and other charges) specified on this site at the time you place your order.
You acknowledge that, by placing your order, you are agreeing to pay for and accept delivery of the goods ordered, unless you promptly ask us to cancel or amend that order before it has substantially begun being processed and we send you written confirmation of the amendment or cancellation prior to the goods being dispatched to you.
USD may change the prices published on this website at any time. Prices of products placed in the 'shopping cart' but not paid for are also subject to change and you agree to pay the price current at the time of payment.
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of prices and information displayed on the USD website, USD reserves the right to accept or reject your offer for any reason, including without limitation, the unavailability of any product, an error in the price or the product description posted on this site, or an error in your order.
We may require additional verification or information before accepting any order.
(b) Our prices - All the displayed retail prices on our web site are inclusive of Gst Australian tax.
Prices displayed on this site are current at the time of issue, but may change at any time and are subject to availability. Prices and availability of items are subject to change without notice.
Where permitted, we reserve the right to limit sales, including the right to prohibit sales to re-sellers. We are not responsible for typographical or photographic errors on this site, including any such errors in relation to prices.
(c) Delivery cost - Postage and handling costs displayed at the checkout only relate to goods that are sent by AusPost. When goods are sent by private courier you will be informed if there is any substantial difference in the delivery cost that may be charged to you. Orders over 22 kg and large volume items cannot be sent by AusPost.
(d) Import Costs, Restrictions, Duties & Taxes - With delivery addresses outside of Australia the customer is always responsible for checking and paying any possible import costs, restrictions, taxes or duties for the country their order is delivered to and the customer must agree to pay any such import costs, taxes and duties that are usually due on arrival in their delivery address country.
(e) Delivery policy - Our delivery policies vary depending on the type, volume and weight of products ordered, delivery location, payment method and how you choose to shop with us. All of our policies are aimed at getting products to you reliably and as quickly as reasonably possible. For further details please contact us.
(f) Returns policy - All sales are subject to the terms set out in our returns policy. To see our returns policy click here: Returns Policy...
(g) Title and risk - Title to the goods purchased on this site does not pass from USD to you until we have received payment in full for the goods. All risk in the goods passes to you upon delivery to your address.
(i) Disclaimer of warranty - USD is providing this site and its contents on an 'as is' basis and use of this site is at your own risk. The content is believed to be accurate, complete, current and reliable at the date the information was placed on the site. USD and its instructors, officers, employees or agents make no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of the information contained on this site (including in relation to any products or services). To the extent permitted by law, including any non-excusable statutory obligations, none of them will be liable or responsible in any way (including in negligence) for errors in, or omissions from, the information contained on this site. To the extent permitted by law, USD expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) implied warranties or conditions of merchant ability or fitness for purpose.
(k) Rights we cannot exclude - The above disclaimer and liability limitation do not exclude any rights, which by law may not be excluded, including but not limited to your rights under the Trade Practices Act.
Universal Self Defence Main Office Location: - Ocean Shores NSW 2483 Australia