Site Terms of Use


These are the Terms for Use for 2thinknow Sites (defined below).

1. Acceptance of Terms

By using each Site, you agree to these Terms and Conditions and to those of the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the following Terms of Use, you must immediately exit the Sites, not access the Content on the Sites, and not purchase any goods or services from 2thinknow.

2. Definitions

(a) “2thinknow” or “we” or “us” and “our” refers to the private company trading as 2thinknow.

(b) “Content” includes text, images, videos, concepts, writings, documents, designs, ideas, business models, knowhow, techniques, software, publications, technologies, processes or other data displayed within the Sites.

(c) The 2thinknow.net group of domain and sub-domains (collectively, ‘the Sites’), is defined as all sites ending with 2thinknow.com, 2thinknow.net, innovation-cities.com, citybenchmarkingdata.com, theinnovationcourse.com, globeinnovator.com, localinnovationforum.com, innovation-bookstore.com and christopherhire.com., howsoever accessed. This includes all Content hosted at within these domains and sub-domains, excluding external links outside the domains and sub-domains.

(d) “Terms of Use” refers to this specific webpage document as may be amended, varied, supplemented or replaced at any time, without notice. In these “Terms of Use”, headings are for convenience, and shall not be construed as affecting interpretation.

3. Indemnity

(a) The Sites are provided ‘as is’, and to the extent permissible by the applicable laws, no warranty or representation is expressed or implied, including but limited to matters such as merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or that the Site should meet any applicable standards.

(b) You agree to indemnify and hold harmless 2thinknow against any loss or harm that you suffer as a result of using the Sites. You agree that 2thinknow may, but is not obliged to, screen the Content of the Sites.

(c) You also indemnify and hold harmless 2thinknow, its subsidiaries, associates, directors, and agents against all loss, liability, claims, damages and expenses suffered by 2thinknow whether arising directly or indirectly from your use of the Sites (including Content that you have submitted).

4. Extent of Relationship

(a) Accessing or submitting information to the Sites does not in and of itself create a business or professional services relationship with 2thinknow.

(b) By accessing information on the Sites you warrant to take all reasonable measures to protect the Content from theft or damage, and limit any potential for damage to 2thinknow’s rights to the Content. This is a separate and binding obligation to all other obligations.

(c) 2thinknow reserve the commercial right to refuse sale of products or services to any person or entity without reason, and no correspondence shall be entered into. In the event of such refusal, any payment received by 2thinknow shall be refunded within 21 days, once cleared.

(d) By accessing these Sites and/or downloading Content from the Sites,  you or any legal entity whatsoever it may be reasonably inferred that you control and/or represent;  do not now, or in the future, represent that in any way you of such entity affiliated with or a representative of 2thinknow or an agent / licensee / author of the Content on the Sites; unless there is an enforceable legal basis for such a statement under the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia.

(e) Purchasing content, products or services from the Sites may give the purchaser certain rights. These rights as a purchaser, shall where enforceable, be construed under the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia.

(f) 2thinknow reserve all rights, including but not limited to the right to block any and all IP addresses, from accessing the Sites without notice.

5. Intellectual Property

(a) These Sites are Copyright © 2006-2017, 2thinknow (and as updated). All rights reserved. Publications, data, software or other goods for sale on the Sites are copyright of 2thinknow unless otherwise noted.

(b) Note that any ideas, concepts, business models, knowhow, techniques, designs, software, publication, technologies, process, goods or services may be subject to other rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, the ownership of which is vested in 2thinknow, or other parties and may be subject to use under license.

(c) However for the avoidance of doubt, where not so stated, the copyright in all other information provided formally or informally, whether attributed to, authored, published, presented or produced by 2thinknow, belongs to 2thinknow.

(d) The word ‘2thinknow’ is a trademark or registered trademark of Consolidated Melbourne Holdings Pty Ltd, all rights reserved.

(e) As a trademark, the word ‘2thinknow’ or any proximate variation thereupon must not be used in any HTML, XML or other code without written permission. This includes use for Adwords.

(f) The names of other actual companies and products mentioned herein may also be the trademarks, registered trademarks, service marks or otherwise intellectual property, of their respective owners.

6. Submission of Content

(a) Submission of Content over Internet forms, email or other technologies is inherently non-private & non-secure.

(b) We strongly recommend you do not submit unsolicited Content, including but not limited to manuscripts, publications, ideas, concepts or other information; without prior approval in writing from a duly authorised representative of 2thinknow, as we will not protect nor keep exclusive, such information.

(c) Submission of any Content to 2thinknow through means including web forms, or other means, shall not be deemed to create any form of business relationship between you and 2thinknow.

(d) Any Content contributed by you or under your direction to 2thinknow through this Site, shall be deemed non-proprietary and non-confidential, and such information may be used by 2thinknow in any manner deemed fit, without compensation of any form to you.

(e) You agree that 2thinknow has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content maintained or transmitted to, from or by the Site.

(f) You acknowledge and agree that 2thinknow may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:

(i) comply with applicable laws or regulations;

(ii) enforce these terms of use;

(iii) respond to claims that Content violates the rights of third-parties; or

(iv) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of 2thinknow employees, Sites users & the public.

7. Payment for Purchases

(a) Purchases of goods & services from the Sites may be paid for via MasterCard, American Express, Visa Card, bank cheque, company cheque or money order in the manner directed on the Sites.

(b) Payments via cheque or money order must be made payable to ‘Simple Netaprise Pty Ltd’ to be valid as payment.

(c) Payments via Credit Card must include all necessary details in a legible form, and the payment completed as credited funds in our bank account, to be valid as a payment.

(d) Credit Card Charges will normally appear on your credit card statement in US Dollars. Your credit card provider may charge a fee for currency conversion. Our rates will be determined by daily rates from payment processors, credit card providers or otherwise mid-market rates on www.XE.com by converting from quoted currency to US or Australian dollars (at our discretion) on the day we process payment.

8. Purchases

(a) Any product or services purchased from 2thinknow conveys upon the buyer an obligation to take all due care to protect any purchased Content from damage or theft, including but not limited to protecting the Copyright of such content.

(b) Where 2thinknow provides goods or service at all times our liability is limited to resupply of the goods or services, or refund of purchase, at our sole discretion, irrespective of fault.

9. Links & References

(a) Any details regarding information, products, advertising, services or other documents that are referred to within, referenced by or linked to the information provided does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation or indicate a relationship with 2thinknow.

(b) You visit sites at your own risk.

10. Privacy & Conduct

(a) 2thinknow reserves the right to release your private information to authorities and your internet service provider if you conduct any illegal activities or otherwise breach these terms and conditions. Please review 2thinknow’s Privacy Policy.

(b) You agree not to engage in any activity that is disruptive or is detrimental to the use of this Site.

11. Breach of these Terms & Conditions

(a) You agree that your right to use the Sites will cease immediately if you breach these terms, including if 2thinknow believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these terms of use.

(b) 2thinknow reserves the right to contact any authority or other relevant party and disclose any personal information and information regarding your conduct, including but not limited to law enforcement and legal representatives.

12. Use of eCommerce Facilities

(a) BigCommerce, Amazon, PayPal, Stripe, Google & other eCommerce facilities are provided for the convenience of purchasing from 2thinknow.

(b) 2thinknow accepts no liability for errors, omissions or damages caused by the use of third-party eCommerce services to purchase or our products; nor does 2thinknow make any representations of their reliability or quality of their services.

(c) Any & all issues with eCommerce should be reported to the third-party provider, and followed-up in compliance with their policies.

(d) Our liability is always limited to resupply of the goods or services, or refund of purchase, at our sole discretion.

13. Purchase & Shipping of Goods

Unless otherwise stated by 2thinknow in writing:

(a) Any goods purchased direct from 2thinknow will only be shipped once payment has been made, received & funds cleared by 2thinknow or its nominated representative into our bank account.

(b) No contract to deliver goods or services has been created until funds are cleared into our bank account.

(c) Any waiver of this policy in specific circumstances does not confer additional rights on the purchaser.

(d) Any faulty goods will be resupplied or refunded at our sole discretion, up to a maximum of 90 days from purchase.

14. Languages other than English

(a) All meanings of the Content on any of our Sites must be interpreted in their original language, which is unless clearly stated otherwise, deemed to be Australian English.

(b) The provision and/or use of any translation or translation service – human, automated or combination thereof – exists purely for convenience of users, and does not confer any legal obligation or liability upon 2thinknow.

(c) You acknowledge that any translation of the Content on any of our Sites may in all probability incur errors & omissions, including some that may dramatically change the meaning. Therefore you should always verify the Content in English, and if not competent to do so to the required level, not access the Content.

15. Severability

(a) If any of the foregoing is declared invalid, void or is not fully enforceable in any given instance, this shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder.

16. Jurisdiction

(a) These “Terms of Use” are governed by and are to be construed in accordance with the applicable laws of the State of Victoria, Australia.  If you choose to bring any legal action against 2thinknow you irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the State of Victoria, including any appellate courts, without regard to your location.

17. Variations

(a) We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

(b) Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

(c) All these terms in this are superseded by the terms applicable to Customers (the standard Customer Terms and Conditions, and/or any terms within the Proposal and/or any signed Agreement and/or any License Agreement)

UPDATED 15th August 2017 13:20 AEST.