1 APPLICATION AND MODIFICATION
1.1 The Australian Migration Agent and Immigration Lawyer Association Pty Ltd (AMAILA) provides administrative services in relation to various features on the www.ask-an-agent.com.au domain and it sub-domains, and any other websites through which AMAILA makes its services available, including mobile, tablet and other smart device applications, and application program interfaces and its sub-domains (collectively, Website). It is the responsibility of each person who accesses, views or uses this Website (you, your) to read these terms and conditions (Terms) and ensure you understand them.
1.3 By accessing, viewing or using the Website in any way, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you must not access, view or use this Website in any way. If you are using the Website as an employee or agent of an organization or other entity, you are agreeing to these Terms on behalf of that principal organization or entity.
1.4 AMAILA may vary or modify these Terms at any time without notice. Any amendments to these Terms will be published on the Website. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of any changes to these Terms. Any subsequent access, viewing or use of the Website in any way will constitute an acceptance of these Terms, and any amendments to these Terms.
2 AMAILA DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY ADVICE
2.1 AMAILA does not provide any advice (whether legal, financial or otherwise). AMAILA is not a legal practice or law firm. Anything accessed, viewed, or used by you on or via the Website, or otherwise received from AMAILA in any way, does not constitute legal or other advice from AMAILA and cannot be relied upon as such.
2.2 The Website is a facility which persons who are at least 18 years of age who request the provision of any services via the Website or AMAILA (Clients) may use to connect with independent registered advisors in any field e.g. registered migration agents, licensed immigration advisers or lawyers who are registered with AMAILA (Agents). Information provided to you by Agents or AMAILA is by way of general information only unless expressly specified otherwise, and is not a substitute for detailed evaluation and specific advice provided by professionals in person. AMAILA recommends that you seek independent legal or financial advice. In the case of registered migration agent work, the Code of Conduct for registered migration agents (Code) implements a standard of conduct. A copy of the Code can be accessed here or otherwise via www.mara.gov.au.
2.3 Agents are independent of AMAILA, and are not partners, officers, employees, consultants, or agents of AMAILA. AMAILA facilitates your engagement of an Agent (of your choice). AMAILA does not recommend the engagement of any particular Agent. The terms and conditions on which you engage an Agent are a matter between you and your Agent. If any issues, potential disputes or disputes arise in connection with any recommendations, advice, or other services provided to you by an Agent, or otherwise relating in any way to your engagement of an Agent, such issues, potential disputes or disputes must be resolved between you and your Agent.
2.4 Agent profiles on the Website or which are supplied to you by AMAILA are advertisements by the relevant Agent, and should be interpreted as such. AMAILA does not investigate, verify or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in any Agent profile on the Website. Agents are third-party independent persons solely responsible for the advice they give, the services they provide and the representations about themselves that they make. You are solely responsible for assessing the quality, integrity, suitability and trustworthiness of all Agents. You can for example visit The Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority, The Immigration Advisers Authority, or in most cases The Law Society to verify an Agent’s registration. In all events, use of this Website is at your own risk.
2.5 The Website is controlled, operated and made available by AMAILA, a limited liability company with Australian Company Number 605 539 580. References to Ask-An-Agent GmbH in these Terms and elsewhere on the Website include AMAILA where liability on the part of Ask-An-Agent GmbH is limited, excluded or otherwise disclaimed in any manner.
3 ENGAGING AN AGENT – ASKING A QUESTION
3.1.1 Persons who are at least 18 years of age (Eligible Clients) are eligible to submit a question to an Agent via the Website. In order to submit a question, Eligible Clients must:
(a) Click on the “Ask Your Question” tab on the Website or otherwise go to the website at https://www.ask-an-agent.com.au/ask-an-agent to submit the Eligible Client’s question to all Agents with an active AMAILA account (Active Agents); or
(b) Click on the “Agent Directory” tab on the Website or go to the website at https://www.ask-an-agent.com.au/agent-directory to ask a specific Agent a question.
Eligible Clients must follow the prompts, and provide all the requested information including details of the Eligible Client’s question (Question), details of the amount which the Eligible Client will pay (Fee), account details to enable the processing of the Fee, and a contact email address for the Eligible Client (Nominated Email). Eligible Clients must also confirm that their question is submitted on the terms and conditions set out in the Agent Terms of Engagement (Agent’s Terms) and confirm their agreement to these Terms. Eligible Clients may be able to provide one or more times to enable an Agent to telephone them at a specified time, however Agents are not under any obligation to telephone them at any specified time(s), and may not have accepted the question before the specified time(s).
3.1.2 By submitting a Question in accordance with clause 3.1.1 (a), Eligible Clients agree and are deemed to make an offer to enter into legal relations on the Agent’s Terms with all Active Agents or, if the Question is submitted in accordance with clause 3.1.1 (b), an offer to their specified Agent on the Agent’s Terms (Offer). In doing so, Eligible Clients are also deemed to agree to these Terms.
3.1.3 AMAILA may impose a minimum fee in relation to each question with which Clients must comply. AMAILA will be paid an administrative fee which Clients and Agents agree to pay to AMAILA for AMAILA’s fees and expenses connected with facilitating the engagement of any Client with an Agent (Administrative Fee). The relevant Agent is entitled to the remainder of the Fee in connection with their recommendations or advice to the relevant Client in accordance with these Terms.
3.1.4 Upon checking out and submission of the Client’s question, Clients agree that the Fee may be processed and authorized for capture / payment. Clients agree and authorise AMAILA to deal with the Fee in accordance with these Terms. In the event that an Agent does not accept the relevant Offer, or if the Client otherwise requires the Fee to be refunded, it is the responsibility of the Client to contact AMAILA within 1 month of payment of the Fee failing which the Client is deemed to have donated the Fee to AMAILA towards the administrative and operational expenses of the Website.
3.1.5 Each Offer is open for acceptance until the Offer has been accepted by an Agent, unless the Client who submitted the Offer has withdrawn the Offer in accordance with these Terms. The Client may withdraw the Offer prior to its acceptance by an Agent via the Website by logging into the Website using the Nominated Email and the question ID that was shown to the Client when the Question was submitted (Question ID).
3.1.6 Clients may vary or modify their Question and/or the Fee at any time prior to acceptance of the relevant Offer by an Agent by logging into the Website using the Nominated Email and the Question ID, following the prompts and completing all the requested information. Doing so will automatically and immediately withdraw and replace any previous Offer made by the Client relating to the Question and will constitute a new Offer to the same Agent(s) to enter into legal relations on these Terms. Clients are not permitted to vary or modify their Question or Fee after their Question has been accepted by an Agent, unless otherwise agreed by the Agent and AMAILA.
3.1.7 To help operate the AMAILA platform, including services like customer support and credit card processing, AMAILA charge a service fee when an Agent has accepted a question. The AMAILA service fee is not refundable.
3.1.8 Ask-An-Agent Pay.Safe (Pay.Safe) is the approved payment arrangement facilitated by AMAILA. Ask-An-Agent GmbH provides payments services to all Ask-An-Agent Client's requesting services via the Ask-An-Agent website.
Safety: The Ask-An-Agent website uses HTTPS and other security best practices (e.g. Ask-An-Agent website to comply with PCI standards) to handle your payment information safely.
Authorization: When you add a payment method to your Ask-An-Agent account, you will be asked to provide billing information such as name, address, and financial instrument information to its third-party payment processor(s) (for example Stripe). You authorize Ask-An-Agent GmbH’s third-party payment processor(s) to collect and store your payment method information. AMAILA or Ask-An-Agent GmbH are not responsible for any loss suffered by you as a result of incorrect payment method information provided by you.
You allow Ask-An-Agent GmbH to charge your payment method (including charging more than one payment method), either directly or indirectly, for all fees due (including any applicable taxes) in connection with your Ask-An-Agent account.
Third party processor(s): Third party processor(s) may contain links to third-party websites. Such third-party websites are subject to different terms of service and privacy policies, and Ask-An-Agent members should review them. Ask-An-Agent is not responsible or liable for the use of such third-party processor(s). Links to any third-party processor(s) are not an endorsement by Ask-An-Agent GmbH or AMAILA of those any third party processor(s).
Currency: Ask-An-Agent GmbH will process each transaction in the currency you select via the Ask-An-Agent website. The currencies available to make payments may be limited for regulatory or operational reasons based on factors such as your selected payment method or your country of residence. Note that if your selected currency is different than your payment method's billing currency, your payment may be processed outside of your country of residence. As a result, certain fees may apply and the amount listed on your card statement may be different from the amount shown at checkout. For example, if you make a payment using an Australian issued card, but select Euro as your currency, your payment may be processed outside Australia, and banks and credit card companies may impose international transaction fees and foreign exchange fees. In addition, if you select to pay with a currency that is different than your payment method's billing currency, your bank or credit card company may convert the payment amount to your billing currency associated with your payment method, based on an exchange rate and fee amount determined solely by your bank. AMAILA or Ask-An-Agent GmbH are not responsible for any such fees and disclaims all liability in this regard. Please contact your bank or credit card company if you have any questions about these fees or the applicable exchange rate.
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3.2.1 An Active Agent may accept an Offer if a Question is available for acceptance. Acceptance of a Question is deemed to occur at the time AMAILA sends an email to the Nominated Email with confirmation that an Agent has accepted the Question, at which time the Question will no longer be available for acceptance.
3.2.2 If an Active Agent accepts an Offer, an agreement is constituted between the Client who made the Offer and the Agent in relation to the Question. AMAILA is not a party to that agreement.
3.2.3 If an Offer has been made to a specific Active Agent in accordance with clause 3.1.1 (b) and the specified Agent does not accept the question within 24 hours of the time that the Offer was deemed to have been made, the Client who made the Offer will immediately and automatically make the Offer to all Active Agents as if the Offer were made under clause 3.1.1 (a).
3.3.1 An Agent who accepts the Client’s Offer must submit an answer in the form of recommendations or advice in response to the Question via the portal on the Website that is accessible to Agents (AMAILA Portal) within the timeframe specified for an answer in the “How it Works” section of the Website (Answer). The Answer must be based only on the information provided in the Question. Agents must submit the Answer either in plain text via the AMAILA Portal, or by attaching the Answer in written document format using a template document which has been approved in writing by AMAILA for use by that Agent.
3.3.2 A Question is deemed to be answered at the time AMAILA sends an email to the Client’s Nominated Email with confirmation that the Answer has been submitted. The Client may then view the Answer by logging into the Website once it is made available by AMAILA.
3.3.3 If the Agent does not submit the Answer in accordance with clause 3.3.1, then the agreement between the Client and the Agent will immediately be terminated, and the Client will immediately and automatically make the Offer to all Active Agents as if it were made under clause 3.1.1 (a).
3.4.1 The Client may submit a question seeking clarification to the Agent, free of any additional charge by AMAILA or the Agent, within 24 hours of the time when the Question was deemed answered by clicking on the link AMAILA sends to the Client’s Nominated Email and following the prompts, on condition that the clarification question satisfies all of the following criteria:
(a) it is solely directed and limited in scope to the Answer;
(b) it is for the sole purpose of enabling the Client to understand the Answer; and
(c) it does not require the Agent to provide any additional information in response to the clarification question in order to answer it (Clarification Question).
3.4.2 A Clarification Question is deemed to be submitted at the time AMAILA sends an email to the Client’s Nominated Email with confirmation that the Clarification Question has been submitted. AMAILA reserves the right to decide whether or not the Client has submitted a question which constitutes a Clarification Question. AMAILA’s decision in this regard is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
3.4.3 The Agent must submit an answer to the Clarification Question within the timeframe specified for a clarification question in the “How it Works” section of the Website.
3.4.4 The answer to the Clarification Question is deemed to have been submitted at the time AMAILA sends an email to your Nominated Email with confirmation that the answer to the Clarification Question has been submitted. Clients may view the answer to their Clarification Question via the AMAILA Portal.
3.5 Release of payment for Question to Agent
3.5.1 Clients agree that the Fee (excluding the Administrative Fee which is to be paid to AMAILA immediately upon receipt by AMAILA) may be released and paid to the Agent by AMAILA at AMAILA’s discretion upon the occurrence of any of the following:
(a) The Client confirms to AMAILA that the Client does not require clarification or does not wish to submit a Clarification Question;
(b) The Client does not submit a Clarification Question within the permitted timeframe in accordance with clause 3.4.1; or
(c) An answer to the Clarification Question is deemed to have been submitted in accordance with these Terms.
3.5.2 Agents agree that, despite the issue of any invoice by an Agent, Fees are not due and payable to Agents unless and until AMAILA has received and remains in receipt of the payment of the Fee from the Client (and the Fee has not been deducted from AMAILA’s bank account by the Client or the Client’s bank for any reason), the Agent has provided a correct tax invoice to AMAILA in the format and containing the information required by AMAILA, and the Fee has become payable to the Agent in accordance with these Terms. Once the Fee (excluding the Administrative Fee which is to be paid to AMAILA) is released or paid to the Agent, any further communications regarding the Fee must be sent directly to the Agent unless it relates solely to the Administrative Fee. AMAILA will not enter into any further correspondence in relation to the reimbursement or otherwise of your Fee.
3.5.3 Here is how the 100% money back guarantee works: To help operate the Ask-An-Agent platform, including services like customer support and credit card processing, Ask-An-Agent charge a service fee when a community member withdraws a Question or requests a refund. There will be one of two scenarios:
1) You have asked a Question and your Wuestion was not answered by any Agent yet. You decide to withdraw your Question. The service fee is 5% and not refundable.
2) You have asked a Question and your Question was answered by an Agent. You decide to request a refund. The service fee is $69 and not refundable.
3.6 Request a consultation
Clients may also request a 30 minute consultation with an Active Agent in the same manner and on the same terms as a Question by following the prompts on the “Ask Your Question” tab on the Website and selecting “I want a 30 minute consultation with an agent” from the drop down menu however:
3.6.1 Clause 3.3.1 (Answer) does not apply. Instead, once the Agent has accepted the relevant Offer, the Agent must contact the Client and arrange a mutually convenient time for the consultation to occur.
3.6.2 Agents must upload a detailed note of their consultation with the Client to the Ask-An-Agent portal within 24 hours of the consultation occurring. This will then be made available to the Client.
3.6.3 Clause 3.3.3 does not apply.
3.6.4 Clause 3.4 does not apply.
3.6.5 Clause 3.5.1 does not apply. Instead, following receipt of consent from the Client by AMAILA, the Fee minus the Administrative Fee (which is to be paid to AMAILA) may be released to the relevant Agent.
3.6.6 Clause 3.5.2 is modified only to reflect the fact that it is the Agent who must invoice the Client.
3.6.7 If the Client engages with the Agent subsequently to the consultation for a visa related application, then this must be conducted wholly via the Website and using Ask-An-Agent Pay.Safe.
4 ENGAGING AN AGENT – REQUESTING A QUOTE
4.1 AMAILA provides a facility for Eligible Clients to request quotes for the provision of immigration assistance by Agents. In order to do so, Eligible Clients must complete the form available from the Website at https://www.ask-an-agent.com.au/visa-quote, provide any details and information requested by AMAILA, and submit the Form, information and documents to AMAILA via the Website or otherwise in writing as directed by AMAILA (Request for Quote). AMAILA reserves the right to refuse to send or submit any Request for Quote to Agents without notice however except in exceptional circumstances will usually notify Clients if their Request for Quote will not be sent.
4.2 Agents who wish to provide a quote to the relevant Client in response to the Request for Quote (Quote) must do so free of any charge to AMAILA or the Client and within 24 hours of being sent notification by AMAILA of the relevant Request for Quote. Clients agree that any Quotes are based solely upon the information provided in the Request for Quote and may be modified as further information becomes available. AMAILA reserves the right in its absolute discretion to review, format, vary, amend or modify any Quote, and to select in its absolute discretion the Quotes that will and will not be sent to the relevant Client in response to the Request for Quote. AMAILA reserves the right to forward any Quotes received after the aforementioned 48 hour period has lapsed to the relevant Client.
4.3 Once AMAILA has selected 3 Quotes to send to the relevant Client, AMAILA will email the selected 3 Quotes to the client to their nominated email address.
4.4 Quotes are open for acceptance by a Client for a period of 5 working days commencing on the date that the Quotes are sent by AMAILA to the Client, after which time they will immediately and automatically be withdrawn by the relevant Agent. Of the 3 Quotes that are sent to a Client in response to a Request for Quotation, Clients may only accept one Quote. To accept a Quote, Clients must contact the relevant Agent directly by email confirming their acceptance of the relevant Quote and thereafter engage with the relevant Agent directly.
4.5 Agents must immediately notify AMAILA in writing upon the acceptance by a Client of any Quote, and provide details of the relevant Quote to AMAILA. Agents must also notify AMAILA immediately of any changes to the Request for Quotation and/or Quote. For the avoidance of any doubt, “Responding to a Quote request” means making an offer in response to the “Request for Quote” (Quote) from the Client. Usually, Agents respond to a Quote from within their Ask-An-Agent account by making an offer in the “Engage” section. For the avoidance of any doubt, “Preferred Agent” means the Agent’s offer has been accepted by the relevant Client and the Client has chosen the Agent as Preferred Agent and an Ask-An-Agent Pay.Safe Number has been allocated to the Client. Agents can manage their relevant Clients within their Ask-An-Agent account in the “Manage” section.
4.6 Unless otherwise expressly provided for in these Terms, Clients and Agents agree that any engagement of an Agent by a Client to provide services which has been facilitated or enabled in any way by AMAILA, and any immigration assistance or other services provided by the same Agent to the Client for a period of 24 months after the Client and Agent were first introduced by or on behalf of AMAILA, must be conducted via AMAILA (using Ask-An-Agent Pay.Safe for any payments relating to the services). For example, AMAILA may facilitate the engagement of Agents by Clients by communicating with Clients and Agents in writing or by telephone. Clients and Agents agree that AMAILA does so in consideration for the promise by Clients and Agents to conduct the transactions relating to their services via AMAILA for a period of 24 months after they were first introduced or communication was first facilitated or enabled. Accordingly for the avoidance of any doubt, Clients agree to make all payments in relation to such aforementioned services to AMAILA. Clients and Agents agree that AMAILA is entitled to charge an administrative fee of up to 30% on all sums paid to AMAILA, and the administrative fee shall be due and payable upon payment of any such sums to AMAILA.
4.7 Agents and Clients agree that any fees due to an Agent in respect of the services contemplated under clause 4 are only payable to an Agent if the relevant Client has paid the fees to AMAILA and AMAILA remains in receipt of the fees (for example such fees have not been recalled or withdrawn by the Client or the Client’s bank) after a period of 14 days from receipt by AMAILA from the relevant Agent of confirmation duly signed by the Client confirming that such payment is due has elapsed. Alternatively, if an Agent requests payment and a Client does not object in writing to AMAILA within 14 days of the request, Clients agree that the amount requested by the Agent shall be immediately due and payable to the Agent. Clients and Agents must comply with reasonable requests of AMAILA in a timely manner notified to them by AMAILA in writing from time to time.
4.8 Simplified process: Agents may be invited to join a simplified process (Preferred Agent Status Fee). The Preferred Agent Status Fee regime is only available through written invitation by AMAILA. It is available exclusively to Verified Agents and by invitation only. Verified Agents may make unlimited number of offers and may respond to each and every Quote request. The Preferred Agent Status Fee will be charged when Clients who AMAILA have introduced to the Agent, choose the Agent as Preferred Agent. The total monthly Preferred Agent Status Fee will be charged in a single step. The Agent’s preferred payment method is automatically charged once a month and it can take several days to appear on the Agent’s account. Deposit is the amount in $AUD withheld by AMAILA to cover for potential liabilities due to payment processing. This amount can change over time, for example when the number of complaints or refunds increases. AMAILA reserves the right in its absolute discretion to review, vary, amend, or modify the Agent’s Deposit any time.
5 ENGAGING AN AGENT – COMPARISON SERVICE
5.2 In order to participate in a Promotional Offer and engage with an Agent using the Comparison Service, Clients must select the relevant promotional offer at at https://www.ask-an-agent.com.au/compare-migration-agent-fees or https://www.ask-an-agent.com.au/visa-information and provide all information requested by AMAILA, accept these Terms and any other terms and conditions contained in the relevant Promotional Offer. By responding to AMAILA in relation to a Promotional Offer and / or participating in the Comparison Service, a Client is deemed to accept these Terms and any other terms and conditions relating to the relevant Promotional Offer (Participating Client).
5.3 AMAILA will typically send one or more Agent profiles who are prepared to participate in the relevant Promotional Offer (each a Participating Agent) to a Participating Client. Clients must choose one preferred Participating Agent and notify AMAILA of the identity of a preferred Participating Agent (Preferred Agent) within the timeframe required by AMAILA in writing for the relevant Promotional Offer or as otherwise required in writing by AMAILA.
5.4 Any information or documents (such as Participating Agent’s contact details and terms and conditions of business of a Participating Agent) supplied by AMAILA to a Client in connection with a Promotional Offer or the Comparison Service may be subject to copyright and are supplied to Clients on a strictly private and confidential basis.
5.5 Participating Clients may be introduced to a Participating Agent in AMAILA’s absolute discretion for the purposes of a free no obligation 15 minute telephone call subject to the following conditions:
(a) Participating Clients and Participating Agents agree that the telephone call is free of any charge to Agents, Clients and AMAILA;
(b) The relevant Participating Client and Participating Agent must not agree to any terms and conditions between them which have not been previously approved, sanctioned, or provided by AMAILA in writing to the Client or Agent;
(c) Participating Clients and Participating Agents agree that the telephone call may be terminated immediately by either party; and
(d) Clients must not engage directly or indirectly with an Agent in relation to a Promotional Offer or any Comparison Service otherwise than in accordance with these Terms.
5.6 If both the Participating Client and Participating Agent wish to engage with each other for the purposes of the Participating Agent providing the services contemplated under the relevant Promotional Offer, the Agent must issue its terms of engagement for the relevant Promotional Offer to the Participating Client. Upon acceptance of those terms by the Participating Client, an agreement between the Participating Client and the Participating Agent (to which AMAILA is not a party) in relation to the services contemplated under the relevant Promotional Offer will be formed (Comparison Service Contract).
5.7 100% of the total fees for the relevant Promotional Offer as stated to the Client by AMAILA in the Promotional Offer must be paid by the Participating Client to AMAILA in full immediately upon acceptance of the Comparison Service Contract by the Participating Client. In the event that the relevant Agent or the relevant Client attempt to circumvent the effect of this clause or the Participating Client does not pay 100% of the total fees to AMAILA in accordance with this clause, the relevant Client and relevant Agent agree that AMAILAs damages would be uncertain and difficult to accurately estimate due to a range of factors. Accordingly, in such an event, without limiting AMAILA’s rights, notwithstanding any other provision in these Terms, Clients and Agents agree that AMAILA is entitled to charge a fee of $450 in addition to its administrative fee. Clients and Agents agree that:
- The relevant Participating Agent must deduct the sum of $450 in addition to AMAILA’s administrative fee from sums received from the Participating Client; and
- The relevant Participating Agent must immediately transfer via electronic funds transfer within one business day after receipt of sums from the relevant Client to the relevant Agent the additional fee of $450 in addition to AMAILA’s administrative fee into AMAILA’s bank account.
5.8 Clients and Agents agree that AMAILA is entitled to charge an administrative fee in relation to each Comparison Service of up to 30% of all sums paid by the Client pursuant to the Comparison Service Contract, and the administrative fee shall be due and payable to AMAILA from the relevant Client or Agent (jointly and severally) upon payment of any such sums by the Client. The Administrative Fee will not be returned by AMAILA in case an Agent determines to offer a Client a refund. AMAILA aim to make the pricing simple and transparent, and the Administrative Fee include access to a variety of features like fraud protection, reporting, and other tools for managing Clients. To address these underlying costs and continue providing these services as part of AMAILA's standard pricing, AMAILA does not return Administrative Fees when an Agent refunds a payment to their Client.
5.9 Participating Agents and Participating Clients agree that any fees due to a Participating Agent under a Comparison Service Contract from a Participating Client are only payable to a Participating Agent 14 days after receipt by AMAILA from the relevant Participating Agent of confirmation duly signed by the Participating Client. Alternatively, if a Participating Agent requests payment and a Client does not object in writing to AMAILA within 14 days of the request, Clients agree that the amount requested by the Participating Agent shall be immediately due and payable to the Participating Agent.
5.10 Participating Clients and Participating Agents must comply with reasonable requests of AMAILA in a timely manner and abide by the process for the particular Promotional Offer notified to them by AMAILA in writing from time to time.
5.11 AMAILA reserves the right to terminate a Promotional Offer at any time prior to the Participating Client engaging with an Agent in accordance with this clause 5. A Participating Client or Participating Agent may similarly terminate their participation in the relevant Promotional Offer at any time prior to the Participating Client engaging with an Agent in accordance with this clause 5.
5.12 If there is any inconsistency between these Terms and the terms of any Comparison Service Contract, Clients and Agents agree that these Terms shall prevail.
5.13 Any disputes concerning the services provided by an Agent to a Client or any payments under the Comparison Service Contract are to be resolved between the Agent and the Client directly firstly by genuinely attempting to negotiate and failing such negotiations in accordance with these Terms.
6 RATINGS, REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS
6.1 Clients may be provided with an opportunity to provide AMAILA with a rating, review or testimonial for their Agent.
6.2 The only way to leave a review on Ask-An-Agent is to first hire a Migration Agent or Immigration Lawyer. So, any review you see is based on an experience that a community member had. The Ask-An-Agent community relies on honest, transparent reviews. Community members are invited to write reviews about the services received from their Migration Agent or Immigration Lawyer. Reviews and feedback also help our community understand what to expect when hiring an Agent. Here’s how reviews work:
- Once services are complete, we’ll ask you to write a review and provide star ratings for your recent experience with your Agent.
- You have to submit your review within 7 days from the time your Agent has provided you with services. You may also edit it within the 7 days’ time period.
When someone browses an Agent’s profile in the Agent Directory, reviews are ordered based on several factors that are relevant or helpful for community members, including things like:
- How recent the review is
- The language of the review
- The services provided by the Agent
- The length of the review
This helps Ask-An-Agent community members to read reviews that are relevant to them so they can decide if the listed Agent is a good fit. However, even though a newer review might not show at the top of the Agent’s profile page, all the reviews are still available for potential clients.
6.3 AMAILA reserves the right to moderate all ratings in AMAILA’s absolute discretion and to exercise full control over the contents of the Website.
7 WEBSITE USE
7.1 AMAILA does not make any representation or warranty regarding the completeness or accuracy of the information that is either on the Website, or accessible via the Website. Such information must not be commercially exploited. You acknowledge that AMAILA also does not warrant that this Website will be free of viruses, that defects will be corrected, or that it will always be available or accessible. The Website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. AMAILA will not be in breach of any obligation or liable for any failure or delay wholly or partially caused by any occurrence or omission outside AMAILA’s control and/or any failure of a third party service provider and/or website unavailability.
7.2 When using the Website or any of its facilities or services, you agree to abide by all applicable laws and regulations. In addition, you agree in particular that you will not:
(a) Publish, post, upload, distribute or transmit any material which infringes or violates the legal rights of others or which may be considered inappropriate, profane, obscene, or indecent;
(b) Create a false identity, represent yourself as someone else, or sign an agreement as someone else or on behalf of someone else or otherwise falsify or delete in an uploaded file any significant attributions or notices;
(c) Publish, post, upload, distribute or transmit any material, document or file which contains a computer or software corruption or virus which is capable of harming or interfering with any computer or computer system;
(d) Interfere with the proper operation of the Website or any transaction conducted via the Website; or
(e) Harvest or otherwise collect personally identifiable information about others, without their consent.
7.3 AMAILA is not obliged to monitor any person’s use of the Website. AMAILA reserves the right, in AMAILA’s own discretion, to monitor, review, retain and remove materials posted on or via the Website, in whole or in part. AMAILA reserves the right to disclose any materials posted, information or activity as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request.
7.4 Certain services made available on the Website are delivered by third parties. By using any product, service, or functionality originating from the Website, you are allowing AMAILA to share information with that third party including any information necessary to facilitate its provisions of products, services, or functionality to you. Any links to third party websites appearing on the Website are provided for your convenience only and are accessed by you at your own risk.
7.5 All formal notices including release requests must be in writing or by using the “Message us” system from the Dashboard to communicate with and send notices to AMAILA. AMAILA is not responsible and is not required to respond to any communications or notices which are sent otherwise. All notices in writing to be send to the adress first written above on www.ask-an-agent.com.au/impressum
8.1 Either you or AMAILA can terminate this agreement by notice in writing at any time without prejudice to any accrued rights. In the case of Comparison Services, notice in writing of at least 21 days must be given by a Client or Agent.
8.2 If a Client who has submitted a Question terminates this agreement once an Answer has been submitted by the Agent in accordance with clause 3.3, then the Client will forfeit the Fee, and the Fee (excluding the Administrative Fee which is to be paid to AMAILA) may be released and paid to the Agent at AMAILA’s discretion in accordance with these Terms.
8.3 If AMAILA terminates this agreement with a Client who has submitted a Question within 24 hours of the time a Question was deemed answered, then the relevant Client authorises AMAILA to capture the Fee and the Fee may then be released to the Agent at AMAILA’s discretion.
8.4 If AMAILA terminates this agreement with a Client who has submitted a Question after a Clarification Question has been submitted but before an answer to the Clarification Question has been submitted, then Clients authorise AMAILA to capture the Fee and the Fee may then be released to the Agent at AMAILA’s discretion.
8.5 If the Agent to whom a Client has asked a Question terminates a Client’s agreement with the Agent within 24 hours after a Question is deemed answered in accordance with these Terms, or before the Client has confirmed that the Client does not wish to submit a Clarification Question, then AMAILA may issue the Client with a refund of the Fee or a part of the Fee in AMAILA’s absolute discretion.
8.6 If the Agent to whom a Client has asked a Question terminates a Client’s agreement with the Agent after a Clarification Question has been submitted but before an answer to the Clarification Question has been submitted, then Clients authorise the capture of the Fee by AMAILA and AMAILA may issue the Client with a refund of the Fee or a part of the Fee in AMAILA’s absolute discretion.
8.7 Clauses 8.2 – 8.7 shall survive termination.
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10 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
10.1 Posts are not private or confidential. All materials and information on the Website are the intellectual property of AMAILA. You must not reproduce, copy, distribute, disseminate, or publish such materials and information either in whole or in part without written consent from AMAILA.
10.2 You irrevocably assign to AMAILA absolutely all intellectual property rights in any content uploaded or communicated via the Website and waive all moral or other similar rights that you may be entitled to under the laws of any and all jurisdictions throughout the world in perpetuity. To the extent that such assignment is not enforceable in any jurisdiction, you grant to AMAILA a worldwide royalty free licence to use and reproduce any content uploaded or communicated via the Website for promotional purposes or any purposes connected with the business of AMAILA.
The Fee is exclusive of legally applicable goods and services tax in applicable jurisdictions.
12 INDEMNITY, EXCLUSION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
12.1 Information received via AMAILA should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal, or financial decisions. You should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation. In short, your use of the Website is at your own risk. You agree that AMAILA has no liability whatsoever in connection with any discussions between you and an Agent, any advice provided to you by an Agent, or any other interactions between you and the Agent. AMAILA and its officers, employees, agents, and contractors make no warranties, either express or implied, in connection with your use of the Website, its features, or your engagement or use of an Agent.
12.2 Except for any liability which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified by law, AMAILA, its officers, employees, agents, and contractors exclude, to the fullest extent permitted by law, all liability whether arising in tort (including, without limitation, negligence), contract or otherwise for any injury, loss, liability, or damage of any kind (including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss) arising in any way from your access or use of this Website, or your engagement or use of an Agent.
12.3 To the extent that the liability in clause 12.2 cannot be excluded, restricted or modified by law, AMAILA its officers, employees, agents, and contractors limit liability to the relevant administrative fees which have been paid to AMAILA, or the cost of resupplying the services in respect of which the breach occurred, at the option of AMAILA.
12.4 You hereby release, and agree to indemnify and hold AMAILA, its officers, employees, agents, and contractors harmless from any and all liabilities, damages, injury to any person or property, losses, claims and expenses of any kind (including reasonable lawyer fees) which may be incurred as a result of your misuse of the Website, or breach of these Terms.
12.5 Clients and Agents agree that AMAILA is not under any obligation to make any payments or release any amounts pursuant to these terms which have not cleared into its bank account or which are not credited to its bank account by the relevant Client. In the event that the Client or the Client’s bank deducts any fees payable to an Agent or AMAILA under these terms from AMAILA’s bank account for any reason (whether before or after such fees have been released to an Agent or as a result of alleged fraud), Agents must pursue payment of the relevant fees from the Client directly, and immediately refund any payments made by AMAILA to the relevant Agent relating to such fees or any payments which have been released by AMAILA to the relevant Agent relating to such fees.
12.6 Where the Client or the Agent has incurred any liability to AMAILA, whether under this agreement or otherwise and whether such liability is liquidated or unliquidated, AMAILA may set-off the amount of such liability against any sum that would otherwise be due to the relevant Client or the Agent (as the case may be).
12.7 You can access on this website a credit card payment processing page (Facility). AMAILA is the operator of this payment processing page. By accessing, using, or transacting via the Facility you agree that your access or use of the Facility and any transactions conducted via the Facility and associated use is subject to the following terms and conditions, and any terms and conditions incorporated by reference below. If you do not agree, you must not use the Facility.
b. You authorise AMAILA and third party service providers to take payment of the amount specified from your specified card / account. You must pay the credit card surcharge applicable to the credit card that you use in addition to and at the same time as any amounts that you wish to pay using the Facility. You agree that AMAILA may add such surcharge of up to 5.5% to the amount specified by you and charge your credit card the amount specified by you plus the applicable credit card surcharge. You agree to use an international card and that AMAILA shall apply for all payments a credit card surcharge of up to 5.5% for international cards. If you however use an Australian domestic card you may request a refund as the credit card surcharge for an Australian domestic card is usually lower. You can request a refund by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org confirming that you used an Australian domestic card. The credit card surcharge may include merchant service fees, fraud related chargeback fees, cost of fraud prevention services paid to an external provider or payment facilitator, cost of insuring against forward delivery risk, any other fees incurred in processing card transactions, including cross-border transaction fees, and fraud monitoring related fees paid to an external provider or payment facilitator.
c. Except for any liability which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified by law, AMAILA, AMAILA’s officers, employees, agents, and contractors exclude, to the fullest extent permitted by law, all liability whether arising in tort (including, without limitation, negligence), contract or otherwise for any injury, loss, liability, or damage of any kind (including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss) arising in any way from your access or use of this Facility or its associated features.
d. To the extent that the liability in clause c. cannot be excluded, restricted or modified by law, AMAILA, AMAILA’s officers, employees, agents, and contractors limit liability to the relevant credit card surcharges which have been paid to AMAILA, or the cost of resupplying the services in respect of which the breach occurred, at AMAILA’s option.
e. You hereby release, and agree to indemnify and hold AMAILA, AMAILA’s officers, employees, agents, and contractors harmless from any and all liabilities, damages, injury to any person or property, losses, claims and expenses of any kind (including reasonable lawyer fees) which may be incurred as a result of your misuse of the Facility, or breach of the terms.
12.8 Ask-An-Agent Pay.Safe Investigation Fee: You may request to have the status of a single payment to be investigated anytime. We incur investigation costs for each request. An Investigation Fee of $25 applies for each request to be investigated. You agree, we charge your credit card without further notice and before we start working on your request. If Pay.Safe made the mistake, we won't charge you the Investigation Fee.
13.1 Severance: If any provision of these Terms is prohibited by law or judged by a court to be unlawful, unenforceable, or void, the provision shall to the extent required be severed from these Terms and rendered ineffective as far as possible without modifying the remaining provisions of these Terms, and shall not in any way affect any other circumstances of or the validity or enforcement of these Terms.
13.2 Waiver: Failure to take action does not mean a party has consented to another party’s actions nor does it prevent a party from taking action later.
13.3 Assignment: You may not assign any of your rights, powers or remedies under these Terms, without AMAILA’s written consent. AMAILA may assign its rights, powers and remedies at any time.
13.4 Entire agreement: These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and AMAILA with respect to the subject matter of these Terms, and supersede and replaces any other prior written or oral negotiations, promises and understandings.
13.5 Third parties: These Terms do not and are not intended to confer any rights or remedies upon any person other than the parties.
13.6 Dispute resolution: Any claim, dispute, controversy or difference whatsoever arising out of or relating to this agreement or arising in connection with the performance, interpretation, application or enforcement of this contract, including but not limited to breach thereof, shall be referred to mediation administered by the Australian Disputes Centre (ADC) before, and as a condition precedent to, the initiation of any litigation, adjudicative action or proceeding, including arbitration. The mediation shall be conducted in accordance with the ADC Guidelines for Commercial Mediation operating at the time the matter is referred to ADC (Guidelines). The terms of the Guidelines are hereby deemed to be incorporated into this agreement. This clause shall survive termination of this agreement.
13.7 Jurisdiction: The laws of Germany govern this agreement and you agree to the Courts of Germany having jurisdiction in any matter under this agreement.
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Effective from: 1 November 2016
We had a great experience with our migrant lawyer and fair prices.
Vania is very knowledgeable, helpful and professional. When there were any complications Vania always had alternative solutions and ideas. I highly recommend Vania.
I’m very pleased to have found Esther whilst searching for a professional and highly qualified and experienced agent for my husbands partner visa application. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking migration assistance.
This is an excellent service. I was contacted quickly and the agent I worked with was excellent. REALLY great price for an excellent service. I would highly recommend using this service.
The Australian Migration Agents Association answered all my visa questions and helped my employer to apply for the sponsorship and nomination. Well done and lots of thanks.
Our experience with I-Yarin Mcardle was/is excellent. Could not have asked for a better person.
I am very happy with this service. Great concept. Definitely the easiest way when wanting to find simple short answer to simple question without the hassle of finding exact answers through forum. Will recommend or use again!
When I first found find an agent I was given an option of 4 agents and then I chose my migration agent as she looks most suited. I cannot rate higher than 5 stars but if I could I would. She was very professional in her job very efficient.
My migration lawyer is Ross Townson; he is very helpful and the the service is superb.
My migration agent was excellent! She was beyond attentive and very quick to respond to every email. She was highly organised and remembered every word we said and kept us on track with all our deadlines. We felt so confident and comfortable with her at all times. I highly recommend AMAILA!!
I am working on my Australian Partner Visa application with Vania who is just wonderful. She is professional, courteous, quick to share ideas and to respond to queries. I am extremely happy with my choice of agent. Thank you for recommending her.
Was very impressed with the communication, was very quick to respond and did some follow up too.
Got me the information I needed. Can recommend you contact Lisa, she answered my question and went above and beyond to help me.
Larissa has been amazing through the entire process. Extremely prompt with everything and helpful with any questions we had throughout. I can’t imagine having done everything on my own and am so glad we chose to work Larissa! I would highly recommend working with her.
The Australian Migration Agent Association answered my visa question without any problems.The service is easy and I even was able to contact my immigration lawyer afterwards.He then took care of my partner visa application and I am now a resident of Australia.I absolutely recommend Ask-An-Agent
My migration agent is very competent! We are very pleased with the work! Thank you!
The Australian Migration Agent Association answered my visa question without any problems. The service is easy and I even was able to contact my immigration lawyer afterwards. I absolutely recommend Ask-An-Agent.
I posted my bridging visa question in relation to the Australian work visa for Americans on Ask-An-Agent and got an answer from an Australian Immigration Lawyer within 40 minutes. It is fast and easy!
Very helpful – thank you.
I had a very simple questions but it was answered really fast and I received even a phone call. I will get back to you if I have more questions.
Wonderful experience, I got my questions answered and could rely on the answers received. I followed your recommendation and my visa was granted without a problem. Thanks a lot.
I wanted you to know that I appreciate your service. I asked my question in different Australian forums and I am happy that I did not rely on the answers received. The advice you gave me saved me thousands of Dollars.
I was impressed with the fast response to my immigration questions by my migration agent and the detailed answer received. Many thanks
The partner visa promotion for $1850 is fantastic. We could choose between 3 Registered Migration Agents and within 7 days our visa application was lodged. Thank you Ask An Agent.
Got me the information I needed. Can recommend you contact Lisa, she answered my question and went above and beyond to help me.
We have been very happy with Vania's work and you you have our permission to release the necessary funds through PaySafe.
Ask a Migration Agent answered my question for my partner visa for Australia within 90 minutes. Can recommend for everybody in need of Australian visa advice!
We are very satisfied with Misty's work, please proceed with release of my payments by PaySafe.
I am extremely satisfied with Vania's work - she is professional, personable, efficient and quick to respond. I am delighted to have her working on my application for Australian Residency and would have no hesitation in highly recommending her to others.
Absolutely happy for you to release the funds to my agent. She has been really useful and got our visa lodged in time - would recommend her to anyone.
My migration agent did a wonderful job for me and not just because of the favourable outcome, although that was also good. She was able to "uncomplicate" the daunting challenge of applying for Australian residency. She was just fabulous!
My migration agent was excellent! Quick to respond and very helpful. Thank you for everything!
My migration agent was lovely, professional and always had great advice. It was great having her by our side for our partner visa. Definitely recommend her!
I have been very happy with the work my migration agent has provided us, helping with our partner visa. Her instructions are always very clear and laid out step-by-step. I know I can contact her at any time but she made things and email was always efficient and easier.
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My partner and I can happily confirm that my migration agent has been absolutely fantastic during the whole process. We could not have wished for a more supportive and all round delightful agent to help us to get to this point!
We were very impressed with the service we received from our Migration Agent and would recommend her without hesitation. She took time to explained clearly to us the procedure and documents required for our visa application.
I would like to inform you of the excellent and efficient work conducted by my migration agent on my June 2017 submission of my RRV application. She was thorough, meticulous and provided measured and accurate direction for a successful application and approval.
Excellent experience with my migration agent! Was easy to deal with, professional, experienced and very knowledgeable on the process. Would highly recommend AMAILA.
My experience with my migration agent was extraordinary good. I got assistance from her regarding my partner visa and she was very helpful and would always answer any of my queries in the minimum time possible. 5-star-experience :-)
Thanks for your support and guiding us in every step of the partner visa process. Keep up the great work!
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Perfect service for a complex application. Very friendly and efficient. Thank you!
We contacted a number of migration agents before deciding to use AMAILA. We loved the straightforward and professional communication and the transparency of the fees for their services.The fees offered by my agent and AMAILA provided greatest transparency.
Such a helpful migration agent I don’t know what I would have done without him, he has great advice and answers for everything. I highly recommend my migration agent to work with.
I can recommend my migration agent highly. If you have any questions he is the migration agent you can always ask and get a fast and detailed response. And also great thanks to AMAILA for all the support.
We initially started the application ourselves for the 189 skilled independent stream and found a lot of the questions ambiguous and frustratingly time consuming!! So, we decided to use my migration agent to process our applications. This was the best decision we made!!
My migration agent is one of the kindest and most admirable people I have met. The time and effort she put in with my partners application for a prospective marriage visa was extraordinary.
I received a fantastic result and satisfactory service from my migration agent. Highly recommendable. Thank you!
I can happily confirm that my migration agent has been absolutely fantastic during the whole process. She helped my partner and I get our Permanent Residency quickly and without any stress. She’s been positive the whole time.
Thanks my migration agent, your knowledge and insights have been invaluable. I couldn't have had a better experience working with an immigration lawyer
It was a pleasure dealing with my migration agent and the AMAILA. She was always available for any questions I had. This support is so important when trying to go through the tedious and detailed application process. I will keep on recommending your services. Thank you again!
I have received a quick response and my clarification request was answered promptly too by my migration agent. Your invaluable advice helps a lot with my visa. Thank you.
Thank you to my migration agent, for the comprehensive response. The additional remarks regarding my visa application are very useful. Thanks also to AMAILA customer service for her guidance.
Fantastic service, AMAILA customer service and my migration agent were super helpful. If you seek a good migration agent, don't look further.
Thanks to my migration agent and her team, she was super attentive and answered all my questions fast. She clearly knows the migration laws. Keep up the good work!
We've had a wonderful experience. Thanks!
Can happily recommend my migration agent, she is indeed a professional and you can rely completely on her advice. Thanks for all the support!
Great migration agent! Really quick to reply and happy to about any problems regarding application process. Highly recommended to anyone looking to get help from an agent.
Incredibly helpful and easy to deal with. Answered all my questions quickly and was always easy to contact. Would highly recommend.
My migration agent has been so wonderful in helping us navigate the partner visa process, would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help deciding what visa best suits their needs and help processing that visa!
My migration agent was great throughout the entire application process. She was professional, knowledgeable and efficient. It's nice to have someone working with you who has gone through the process themselves. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for Australian visa experience!
We were most impressed with my migration agent's service. She was always a pressure to talk with and discuss any of our questions with. Any questions that we sent by email were always answered quickly. I’m so grateful for lodging my wife’s visa application. Thank you!
My migration agent helped my partner and me through her visa application and was able to sort out everything quickly. I especially liked the lower fees for a partner visa compared to other agents. Her service was great.
Thanks to your professionalism and expertise, our partner visa application was submitted in record time and 'decision-ready'. I appreciated that you were always readily available to respond to my questions!
Response to my visa application question was very fast and our clarification request too was responded to promptly and clearly. Happy to recommend this migration agent. Ta.
I'm pleased with the response I received after having asked my question on AskAnAgent.
We received a great visa service and support from my migration agent and AMAILA customer service!!!
Very helpful. I will contact you again, when the need arises.
My migration agent and AMAILA customer service, your performance and advice was beyond expectations. Your assistance in this whole process is greatly appreciated. Well done. You did a great job.
My migration agent has provided me with a very thorough and comprehensive response to my question lodged via this service. The response was very helpful. I'll be happy to recommend her!
My migration agent and AMAILA customer service are definitely the people to speak to!
Thank you, my migration agent, - you have been very helpful.
The Visa has now been submitted online and my migration agent was a fantastic help.
Many, many thanks to Vania for great service. It was a great experience. I will highly recommend Vania’s migration agent services to anyone because she’s provided quick and fast service to me and she gave the good advice. Thanks a lot again!!!!!
We applied for the 309 visa, my husband is Moroccan. We were approved in 9 months and we used a migration agent. We went through "Ask An Agent". They were fantastic.