Terms of use

Updated 5 April 2018

Please read the Terms of Use completely prior to using www.australianshareholders.com.au which is operated by the Australian Shareholders’ Association Ltd ABN 40 000 625 669 (ASA). This Agreement documents the legally binding terms and conditions attached to the use of the site.

ASA is a non-profit organisation that protects and advances the interests of investors.  In furthering its aims the ASA offers general information through its website and publications.  The ASA does not have an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) under Part 7 of the Corporations Act 2001.

By accessing or using this site in any way, viewing or browsing the site, or adding your own content to the site, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use.


All of the content contained on this website is edited, checked, and verified for accuracy as much as it is possible to do so. However, we cannot guarantee either its accuracy or the safety of any external links it might contain. The website, its owners, affiliates, and contributing authors can therefore not be held responsible for any problems or damage that occurs as a result of making use of material contained on our site.

The ASA, its officers, agents, representatives and employees do not hold an AFSL and do not purport to give advice or operate in any way in contravention of the relevant financial services acts. The ASA, its officers, agents, representatives and employees exclude liability whatsoever in negligence or otherwise, for any loss or damage relating to this website or its publications to the full extent permitted by law.

The pages of this website have been prepared as information or education only without consideration of any user's specific investment objectives, personal financial situation or needs.  Because of this, no reader should rely upon the information and/or recommendations contained in this site.  Users should, before acting on any information contained herein, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to their objectives, financial situation and needs.

The ASA believes that the information contained via this website is based on information from sources that are considered reliable and is accurate when issued.  However, the ASA does not warrant its accuracy and this website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information on and available via the website. All views and information expressed by the ASA, its officers, agents, representatives and employees are for the purposes of information and education only.


Any and all of the content presented on this website is, unless explicitly stated otherwise, subject to a copyright held by the ASA. It is permissible to link to content from this site as long as the original source is clearly stated, but the wholesale reproduction or partial modification of content is not permitted. Exceptions are granted only if you receive prior written consent from the ASA — contact details are outlined below. The names of actual companies and products mentioned on this website may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Use of the site

Creating an account

Whether you are a member of ASA or a non-member, you need to create an account in order to purchase products and services from the website and register to attend meetings or education events. Members may be entitled to receive discounts when purchasing products or services, or registering for events, via the website. Access to some areas of the website may also be restricted to members only.

Our website hosts a member-only forum and member communities, where members can exchange views and information. While we invite members to share their opinions and questions in this way, they must not be used to distribute spam messages, post commercial advertisements, or spread links to malicious or dangerous websites. We do retain the right to moderate any comment or written content submitted to the ASA website and to remove any content we deem to have violated our policies.

We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, at our sole discretion.

We do not claim ownership of the materials you (including feedback and suggestions) post on any of part of our website. However, by posting any information or material you are granting the Australian Shareholders’ Association permission to use your information or material in connection with the operation of our business including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your information or material; and to publish your name in connection with your information or material. No compensation will be paid to you with respect to that use of your material or information.

If you participate in any forum or community within the website, you agree to follow our terms set out below.

ASA is not responsible for the content or opinions posted or sent by users in any forum. You acknowledge that: (i) you take responsibility for postings under your username; (ii) you use the information provided in the forums at your own risk; (iii) anything you submit on the website by way of any forum is routed through ASA’s servers and/or the internet and that, therefore, you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any such submission; (iv) ASA does not guarantee and are under no obligations to take action in response to any suggestions or requests placed by any person within the forum; (v) the forums and features on the website are forums for public and not private communications. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online, that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. ASA cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk.

Information obtained in a forum may not be reliable, and it is not a good idea to take any action, including to trade or make any investment decisions, based solely or largely on information you cannot confirm. ASA cannot be responsible for the content or accuracy of any information, and shall not be responsible for any trading, investment, or any other decisions made based on such information.


Prices are correct at the time they appear on the website. However, ASA reserves the right to change prices at any time. Prices may have a goods and services tax ("GST") component which you may check at point of payment in the shopping cart. GST may apply depending on the item or product you are purchasing.


ASA reserves the right to terminate your access to the site and the related services, at any time and without any advance notice.

Links to Other Websites

Our site contains a number of links to other websites and online resources that are not owned or controlled by the ASA. ASA has no control over, and therefore cannot assume responsibility for, the content or general practices of any of these third party sites and/or services. Therefore, we strongly advise you to read the entire terms and conditions and privacy policy of any site that you visit as a result of following a link that is posted on our site.

Credit Cards

All credit card, charge card and debit bank account information is processed by SecurePay. It is done so within the SecurePay Data Base Vault, protected behind two forms of encryption methodologies and independently audited under PCI DSS. The ASA does not store any member credit card information. For more information go to SecurePay.

Website unavailability

ASA does not accept responsibility in the event that the website is unavailable to you due to any computer downtime, malfunction or such other event outside the control of ASA.

Governing Law

This agreement is governed by the laws of the state of New South Wales, Australia and you consent to the non-exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in New South Wales, Australia in any and all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this website.

Changes to This Agreement

ASA reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time. We do so by posting and drawing attention to the updated terms on this site. Your decision to continue to visit and make use of the site after such changes have been made constitutes your formal acceptance of the new Terms of Use.

Therefore, we ask that you check and review this Agreement for such changes on an occasional basis. Should you not agree to any provision of this Agreement or any changes we make to this Agreement, we ask and advise that you do not use or continue to access the ASA website immediately.

Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Agreement, please feel free to contact us during business hours Monday to Friday by one of the following methods:

Call:     1300 368 448
Email:   [email protected]
Mail:     PO Box A398, Sydney South NSW 1235