SAS-Ribit Platform Terms and Conditions
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Below are the terms and conditions (“Terms”) in respect of the access to
and use of the SAS-Ribit Platform (“Platform”).
This is a private instance of the online software platform called
“RIBIT” developed by CSIRO - Data61 which is being made available by
SAS Institute Australia Pty. Limited (“SAS”) over the web. Use and
access to the Platform is offered as a service (“Service”) which
enables students and employers to contact each other to explore
User Agreement (“Agreement”)
“SAS”, “we” or “us” means SAS Institute Australia Pty. Limited (ABN 13 002
287 247) of 300 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW 2066.
“CSIRO – Data61” means the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organisation, a body corporate established under the Science and Industry Research Act 1949 (ABN 41 687 119 230),
acting through its Data61 Business Unit located at Level 5, 13 Garden
Street, Eveleigh NSW 2015.
The Platform is accessible at https://sas.ribit.net/ to facilitate
connections between students studying analytics and SAS technologies and
SAS customers with employment opportunities (in either case, referred to as
“User” or “You”).
THESE TERMS ARE INTENDED TO BE LEGALLY BINDING. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS,
INCLUDING THE RELEVANT PRIVACY POLICIES, CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OR
ACCESSING THE PLATFORM.
BY SIGNIFYING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS IN THE COMMAND LINE (“ I Agree”), OR BY USING OR ACCESSING THE PLATFORM AND ASSOCIATED
SERVICES, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT
AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS, THEN DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE PLATFORM AND
By registering to use the Platform you acknowledge that You have read and
understood these Terms and have the authority to act on behalf of any
person for whom You are using the Platform. Use of the Platform confirms
that You agree to be bound by these Terms.
When You click “I Agree”, You are deemed to have agreed to these Terms on
behalf of any entity for whom you use the Platform.
These Terms were last updated on 16 April 2019.
SCOPE OF SERVICE
The scope of the Service is to provide access to and use of the
Platform to Users. An employer who has a job that they need filled,
or who needs a particular task performed is referred to as a “Job
Poster”. A Student who is willing and qualified to do the job or
perform the task is referred to as a “Student Worker”.
A reference to “User” in this Agreement includes a Job Poster, a
Student Worker and any other person that visits or views the
Platform or relies upon the information collected within the
Platform with the permission of SAS, whether they have registered
on the Platform or not.
A User creates an account with SAS when they validly complete a
registration form on the Platform. Account details (including Your
name and contact details) may be visible to other Users. It is
intended that a Job Poster can see the account details of a Student
Worker and a Student Worker can see the account details of a Job
Poster. In general, it is not intended that:
a Job Poster can see account details of another Job Poster; and
a Student Worker can see account details of another Student
Apart from making available the account details of a Job Poster to
a Student Worker, (which is the purpose of the Platform) SAS
accepts no liability for any aspect of the Users’ relationship or
interaction, including but not limited to the terms upon which the
Users may decide to conduct their relationship. SAS has no
obligation to any User to assist or involve itself in any way in
any dispute between them.
All information related to a job or a task to be performed or the
qualifications or experience of a User is supplied by the User. SAS
does not have any ability or responsibility to pre-screen, review,
approve or verify any information provided on the Platform. If SAS
forms the opinion that dishonest, misleading or disputed
information has been provided by a User, then it reserves the right
to remove that information and to suspend or terminate a User’s
account without notice.
You expressly agree that SAS has no responsibility and makes no
warranty to You as to the truth or accuracy of any information
posted by a User on the Platform or in any other communications
between Users. This includes any representations about:
the true identity of the User; or
the skills, ability or qualifications of a Student Worker; or
the work conditions associated with a job or task; or
a Job Poster’s ability to pay the Student Worker.
SERVICE: HOW IT WORKS
The Service may be reviewed and updated from time to time. In
addition to the elements described below, certain portion(s) of the
Service may be separately described on the Platform. The Service
may change in the future.
A Job Poster creates an account with SAS and posts an accurate and
complete description of:
the job or task;
the payment; and
other relevant terms offered to the Student Worker.
This is called the “Posted Opportunity”. Posted Opportunities are
subject to further terms set out for Posting Tasks and Making
A Student Worker creates an account with SAS and reviews Posted
A Student Worker may make an offer in response to the Posted
Opportunity (“Offer”). By making an Offer the Student Worker
confirms that she or he is legally entitled to, and capable of
supplying, the services described in the Posted Opportunity. Offers
are subject to further terms set out for Posting Tasks and Making
If the Job Poster accepts a Student Worker’s Offer, the Job Poster
will signify their acceptance by using the functionality on the
Once a Job Poster has accepted an Offer then the Job Poster and the
Student Worker will be deemed, as between each other, to have
entered into a separate contract (“Work Contract”) on the terms
described in the Posted Opportunity and the Offer.
It will constitute a material breach of this Agreement by the party
in default if a party breaches the terms of their Work Contract.
A Job Poster may choose not to accept any Offer received. A Job
Poster may withdraw any Posted Opportunity at any time prior to
accepting an Offer.
A Student Worker has no obligation whatsoever to make an Offer in
response to a Posted Opportunity.
Without limitation to any other term of this Agreement, SAS
reserves the right to add to, remove or modify any aspect, tool, or
functionality of the Service (including the Platform) at any time
without notice to Users and without compensation.
POSTING TASKS AND MAKING OFFERS
A Posted Opportunity must include all of the required details in
order to be accepted by SAS onto the Platform. SAS reserves the
right to remove or edit (in whole or in part) the details of any
Posted Opportunity in whole or in part if it believes the required
details are inadequate, incomprehensible or misleading in any way.
If we make changes to a Posted Opportunity, we will make reasonable
efforts to notify the Job Poster if we believe that our changes are
You must have the legal right to use and post any content that You
post as part of a Posted Opportunity or an Offer. SAS may, in its
sole discretion, remove any Posted Opportunity or Offer for any
If a User wishes to complain about any content or comment appearing
on the Platform, please contact SAS using the feedback link
provided in clause 15.4. SAS will not tolerate unacceptable content
and may, in its sole and absolute discretion, remove any content at
any time without notice to a User.
THIRD PARTY SERVICES
SAS may from time to time include on the Platform promotions for
and links to services offered by third parties (“Third Party
Services”) which are not provided by SAS.
Third Party Services are offered to You pursuant to terms and
conditions offered by the third party. Third Party Services may be
promoted on the Platform for the convenience to our Users who may
find the Third Party Services of interest or of use.
If You engage with any Third Party Service provider your agreement
will be directly between You and that Third Party Service provider.
SAS does not require you to engage with or respond to any Third
Party Service provider.
SAS makes no representation or warranty as to the Third Party
Services. To help us continue to improve the Platform, please let
us know of any issue that You experience using a Third Party
Service by contacting SAS at
SAS reserves the right to add or to cease the availability of Third
Party Services at any time, without notice to You.
IDENTITY VERIFICATION (AUTHENTICATION)
SAS may include tools to help Users to verify the identity of other
Users (“Identity Verification Services”). These tools may include
mobile phone verification technology, Student Worker university
email account verification, an “Endorsement” feature (allowing a
User to endorse the skills or abilities of a User on the Platform),
and integration with social networking sites such as Facebook,
Twitter and LinkedIn.
You agree that Identity Verification Services may not be fully
accurate and may be unreliable because they are dependent on
User-supplied information. If you rely upon the Identity
Verification Services then that is entirely at Your own risk.
ELIGIBILITY TO REGISTER
While You are registered on the Platform You must maintain control
of your Platform account. You may not deal with your account
(including feedback and associated User ID) in any way (including
by allowing others to use your account or by transferring or
selling the account or any of its content to another person).
At its absolute discretion, SAS may refuse to allow any person to
register or create an account on the Platform or cancel or suspend
any existing account.
You agree that at all times:
You will comply with this Agreement and all applicable laws and
You will post only accurate information which you know to be
true on the Platform; You will not post information which is
misleading or deceptive to the Platform;
all content (whether provided by SAS, CSIRO-Data61, a User or a
third party) on the Platform may not be copied from the
Platform for re-distribution, use on third party sites or for
other business purposes without SAS (or where applicable,
CSIRO-Data61’s) prior written permission.
You will ensure that You are aware of any laws that apply to You as
a Job Poster or a Student Worker, or in relation to any other
way(s) that You use the Platform.
You must not use the Platform for any illegal or immoral purpose.
You grant to SAS and CSIRO-Data61 an unrestricted, worldwide,
royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, modify and adapt any
content and information posted by You on the Platform for the
purpose of including that material and information on the Platform
and as otherwise may be required to provide the Service, for the
general promotion of the Service, and as permitted by this
You must not post to the Platform any information or other content
which is actually or potentially harmful to SAS or CSIRO-Data61 or
any other person. “Harm” includes, but is not limited to, economic
loss that could be suffered by SAS or CSIRO-Data61. Without
limiting any provision of this Agreement, any information You
supply to SAS must be up to date and kept up to date and must not:
be false, inaccurate or misleading or deceptive;
be fraudulent, or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen
items or unlawful services;
infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade
secret or other proprietary rights or intellectual property
rights, rights of publicity, confidentiality or privacy;
violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation
(including, but not limited to, those governing export and
import control, consumer protection, unfair competition,
criminal law, and antidiscrimination laws);
be defamatory, libellous, threatening or harassing;
be obscene or contain any material that, in SAS’ sole and
absolute discretion, is in any way inappropriate or unlawful,
including, but not limited to obscene, inappropriate or
contain any malicious software code, data or set of
instructions that intentionally or unintentionally causes harm
or subverts the intended function of the Platform, or any
computer programming routines that may damage, modify, delete,
detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, access
without authority or expropriate any system, data or personal
A Job Poster must have the right to provide their services under a
Work Contract and to work in Australia. Users must comply with
their respective tax obligations in relation to any payment made or
received under a Work Contract.
When You enter into a Work Contract with another User You should
assume that you are creating a legally binding contract with that
User, unless the transaction is prohibited by law or by this
Agreement. SAS is not a party to that Work Contract. If You do not
comply with your obligations to another User under a Work Contract,
You may become liable to that other User. If another User breaches
any obligation to You, You – not SAS – are responsible for
enforcing any rights that You may have with that User.
Users are solely responsible to understand and ensure that they
comply with all applicable employment laws, regulations, industrial
awards, enterprise bargaining agreements or similar workplace laws.
In particular, You, not SAS, are responsible for ensuring that your
conduct arising from Your use of the Platform including, without
limitation, entering into and conducting any Work Contract, is
compliant with Your obligations under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the Fair Work Regulations
2009, Australia’s immigration laws, autonomous sanctions and export
control regimes, and all other applicable laws of the Commonwealth
of Australia, a state or territory, or a local government
Registering and creating an account on the Platform is free. There is
no charge for a Job Poster to create a listing as a Posted Opportunity,
or for other Users to review content on the Platform, including a
Posted Opportunity. All Users must be registered and must consent to
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The Platform and the Service are provided on an “as is” basis. Except
for liability in relation to breach of any implied condition, warranty
or guarantee, including under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), the exclusion of
which from a contract would contravene any statute or cause any part of
this Agreement to be void (“Non-excludable Condition”), to the extent
permitted by law SAS and CSIRO-Data61 specifically disclaims all
liability to a User for any loss or damage (whether actual, special,
direct, indirect or consequential) of every kind and nature,
(including, without limitation, loss or damage relating to inaccuracy
of information, or the lack of fitness for purpose of any goods or
service supplied, or infringement of any third party’s intellectual
property rights), arising out of or in any way connected with use of
the Platform, provision of the Service, or any transaction between You
and another User or between You and any Third Party Service Provider.
DEFAULT IN TRANSACTIONS
If You fail to complete a transaction (including a Work Contract) and
You do not have a lawful and reasonable excuse for such failure then,
in addition to and without limitation of SAS’ other rights under this
Agreement, SAS may suspend (temporarily or indefinitely) or terminate
Your account on the Platform at any time and without notice to you.
In relation to any personal information accessed, collected or used
when performing this Agreement, SAS and CSIRO-Data61 shall each
change from time to time, provided that any such change will not
materially reduce the level of privacy protection for a User’s
personal information unless SAS or CSIRO-Data61 (as relevant) gives
fair and reasonable notice to the User.
The Service may be provided from any locations, and/or through the
use of contractors, worldwide. Some Users may be located outside
Australia and therefore a User’s personal information may be
disclosed to another User who is outside Australia.
Without limitation and so as to ensure that SAS, CSIRO-Data61 and
Users can comply with all relevant privacy legislation, each User
agrees to provide any information, and to obtain any required
consents, relevant to its use of the Platform, including those in
relation to the collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal
information of any individual whose personal information may be
included in a User’s registration (account) details, a Posted
Opportunity or in an Offer made in response to a Posted
Opportunity. Your use of the Platform confirms that You consent to,
and authorise, the collection, use and disclosure of your personal
information in accordance with each of SAS’ and CSIRO-Data61’s
receiving the benefit of the Service as described in this Agreement
and on the Platform website.
A Third Party Service provider will provide their service pursuant
from a Third Party Service provider You are solely responsible to
review and consider whether their terms are acceptable to You,
MODIFICATIONS TO THE AGREEMENT
SAS may change or modify this Agreement and/ or any related policy
(and update the SAS pages on which they are displayed) from time to
time. You should check the website regularly. Changes or
modifications will be notified either by email to you or when you
If You do not agree with any changes to this Agreement (or any of
our policies), You must terminate your SAS account and stop using
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or other
similar relationship is created by this Agreement, whether between
SAS and a User, or between Users. Users are exclusively responsible
for negotiating the terms and entering into their own Work Contract
(to which SAS is not a party) relating to any Posted Opportunity.
SAS advises You that any Third Party Service which may be promoted
on the Platform is provided by that Third Party Service provider
and not by SAS. Third Party Services are subject to Third Party
Service provider’s terms and conditions. To the extent permitted by
law, SAS and CSIRO-Data61 specifically disclaims all liability for
any loss or damage incurred by You, arising from the performance or
non-performance of a Third Party Service.
Any notice to a User from SAS shall be given either:
by email addressed to the User’s contact email address as
provided by the User at registration; or
brought to Your attention when You log in to the Platform.
Any notice shall be deemed given and received 24 hours after the
email is sent, or immediately upon log in, in the case of notices
brought to your attention at log in. You are solely responsible to
update and maintain your current contact details (email address) on
MEDIATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
In the event of a dispute between Users, SAS encourages You to try
and resolve disputes (including claims for returns or refunds) with
each other directly. Accordingly, You acknowledge and consent that
SAS may, in its absolute discretion, provide such of Your
information as it decides is relevant and suitable to other Users
involved in a dispute.
A dispute between a User and any Third Party Service provider must
proceed according to any dispute resolution process set out in the
terms of service of the Third Party Service Provider.
If SAS provides information about other Users to You for the
purposes of resolving disputes under this clause, You acknowledge
and agree that such information will be used by You only for the
limited purpose of resolving the dispute (and no other purpose) and
that you indemnify SAS against any claims relating to any other use
of that information, which is not permitted by this Agreement.
If You have a complaint about the Service please contact us at
SAS reserves the unfettered right to suspend or terminate the
account of a User who is involved in a dispute with SAS or with
another User while the dispute is unresolved to the satisfaction of
Either party may terminate an account and this Agreement at any
time for any reason.
Termination of this Agreement does not affect any Work Contract
that has been formed between Users. If You have entered into a Work
Contract You are responsible to comply with the terms of that Work
Contract, regardless of the status of your User account.
This Agreement is governed by the laws of New South Wales,
Australia. You and SAS submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the
courts located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The provisions of this Agreement are severable, and if any
provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable,
such provision may be removed and the remaining provisions will be
This Agreement may be assigned or novated by SAS to a third party
without your consent. In the event of an assignment or novation You
will remain bound by this Agreement.
This Agreement sets out the entire understanding and agreement
between You and SAS with respect to its subject matter.