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Terms and conditions

Version: 2.7 Date: October 2021

The following has changed since Version 2.6 January 2020, so please update your records.

1. We have deleted the need to set up an account. Therefore all old flipbook school licences have expired and records purged to simplify our privacy policy. (Sections 2 and 5.)

2. Our legacy project has added two new products with the copyright of the commons BY NC SA licence but retained copyright on all other products (Section 4)

3. Indicated that if you loose or corrupt a file you will have to buy it again and if you transfer to a new school and that school does not have a licence to use our pdf’s, the school must buy a licence for you. (Section 1)

Table of contents

1. Introduction

2. Payment methods

3. Product liability and indemnity

4. Copyright and licence

5. Privacy policy

6. Use of our web site

7. Use of downloadable portable document files (Pdf's)

1. Introduction

1.1 The following terms and conditions, now referred to as "Terms", set out your rights and obligations with respect to your purchases of goods and services from our business. In these Terms, "we" and "us" mean The Moffatt Group Australia T/A Wet Paper or Wet Paper Publications, "you" or "your" means you, the customer and "our website" refers to the URL http//:www.wetpaper.com.au.

1.2 These Terms together with your orders for goods or services constitute an entire contract between you and us for the supply of goods or services offered by us. No other Terms will apply. The contract cannot be varied unless we agree to vary it in writing or by email.

1.3 Prices, availability, consultancy services and freight costs are subject to change.

1.4 We are registered as a company under the name of The Moffatt Group Australia, ACN 086 521 084, with a registered office at 32 Michel Drive, Currumbin, 4223. We trade under the name Wet Paper with ABN 61 086 521 084, and postal address at PO Box 540, Coolangatta, 4225.

1.5 The best way to contact us is by email: info@wetpaper.com.au

1.6 The home tab at the top of our website details hard copy and electronic books for sale. The "about us" section on our website, describes the nature of our business in retirement.

1.7 Our Ebooks can be downloaded immediately as portable document files (pdf's) from our server. 

All files must be backed up onto a school server and may be distributed within the school community.  

If you loose the files you will have to buy new ones.

If you transfer to another school and the school has not purchased the files, the school must buy a licence.

Once issued we are not responsible for any loss or corruption that may occur to the file/s.

1.8 Hard copy printed and bound books are only available for sale in Australia. Customers are advised to check our web site for stock levels and availability.

These books are sent by Australia Post in boxes or envelopes with our invoice firmly attached in an "Invoice Enclosed" envelope on top of a box or envelope. An Australia Post tracking number is used when available.

Where more than one box is involved, they are clearly identified as "box # of #". From time to time, different boxes may arrive on different days, especially when severe low pressure systems or bushfires affect the delivery chain. 

Before we begin any tracking investigation, we ask customers to just wait a reasonable time until delivery services reopen.

1.9 All of our books are subject to the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and the Educational Exemption apart from the two Year 12 Marine Science Syllabus guides as identified in section 4.2

2. Payment methods

2.1 We accept Visa or MasterCard. You must pay the price in Australian dollars. All purchases include GST. A nominal charge is made for postage on hard copy books and is shown on the shopping cart prior to payment. We do not apply credit card surcharges.

2.2 We would like to assure you that paying online with us is safe and have taken every possible measure to give absolute security to our customers.

Our website uses the Eway payment gateway for all online credit card transactions. All transactions are performed under 128 Bit SSL Certificate, which is fully automated with an immediate response.

No human intervention is required to complete this credit card transaction. This is far safer than providing your credit card to a waiter or a retail sales person. 


2.3 All checkouts automatically generate a tax invoice which show amount paid and the GST component of the sale. We do not issue receipts.

2.4 After payment, a confirmation email is sent with a download link with a message that says

• Please note that you have a maximum of five attempts in 14 days to download this file. After this time there is no guarantee that we will be able to restore download settings.

• Download speeds will vary according to your computer and internet connection.

2.5 It is your responsibility to backup your files.  If you loose or corrupt a file there is every likelihood you will have to buy it again as the company directors will not live forever. 

2.6 We do not accept cheques, cash or money orders. Customers without a cheque book or credit card will need to go to their bank and arrange an electronic funds transfer (EFT).

2.7 Payment for a licence does not constitute ownership.

2.8 If books are missing pages, we will replace the books at our expense provided we receive information stating the missing page numbers so we can go and check our batch numbers.

Importantly, the rights described in this policy in respect of refunds are in addition to the statutory rights to which you may be entitled under the Australian Copyright Act 1966, Trade Practices Act 1974 and other applicable Australian consumer protection laws and regulations.

3. Product liability and indemnity

3.1 Although all care has been taken to provide information, safety instructions, offers of training and advice, Wet Paper or any of its advertisers, sponsors, employees, advisors or consultants accept no responsibility for any accident that may occur as a result of students performing any of activities described in our books.

If students, teachers or instructors are unsure of any information or method, they are advised to contact their State Government Education or Maritime Safety Department as well as consulting with material safety sheets and procedures relevant to the materials and procedures as outlined in the activities.

This is particularity important in our practical marine education workbooks, as government policy and procedures change on a regular basis specifically with respect to the use of life saving equipment and first aid procedures. 

It is highly recommended that all users of these publications keep a yearly update in first aid training and read government websites regarding changes to regulations.

3.2 We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time. We always welcome your comments for improvements and correct known errors in future editions.

4. Copyright and licence

4.1 It matters not if our publications are for sale or for free; they are copyrighted to the creators as identified in the publication.

4.2 THE ONLY FILES LICENCED UNDER THE CREATIVE COMMONS BY NC SA are F 49P UNIT 3 Marine systems study guide and F 51P UNIT 4 Ocean issues study guide

A summary of licence terms is available from creative commons.org/licences/by-nc-sa/3.0. 

The full licence terms are available from creative commons.org/ licences/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode

4.3 ALL OTHER FILES ARE COVERED BY THE FOLLOWING COPYRIGHT CONDITIONS  

"Except as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), you may not reproduce any of the contents of this publication, without the written permission of the copyright owner.

There is however the following educational exemption in Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), where you are entitled to reproduce 10% of the words or one chapter for educational use within your school.  

For more information, see www.copyright.com.au and www.copyright.org.au"

5. Privacy policy

5.1 Our privacy policy adopts the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000.

5.2 We collect and store personal information, which is necessary to process books for sale. 

5.3 Personal information is strictly confidential and is not made available to anyone other than our office staff.

5.4 You have the right to request access to your personal information and are able to view it on our web site. This right is subject to some exceptions, which are set out in the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000. In order to ensure the privacy and security of you and other associates, we require any request for information to be made in writing including full name, email address and phone number.

5.5 For more information about the Privacy Act contact the Federal Privacy Commissioner's hotline service on 1300 363 992 or visit the Privacy Commissioner's website at www.privacy.gov.au

6. Use of our web site

6.1 These Terms apply to our website. If you do not accept these Terms, do not use our website. We may change these Terms from time to time, so you should review them each time that you visit our website. You could print a copy of these Terms for future reference noting the Version number and Date at the top of this document.

6.2 If you are under 18, you must first obtain the consent of your parent or guardian to use our website. This is done through your school internet use policy. If none exists, do not use our Website. 


You may view (and, where applicable, listen to, if applicable) the content available on our Website for education purposes only. Any commercial use of our website is strictly forbidden.

6.3 You may establish a link to our website, provided that the link is on a website owned by you; the link is not detrimental to and/or does not take unfair advantage of our reputation or business; the link does not falsely suggest that we endorse, approve of or are associated with your website or any of its contents and framing is not allowed. You must not provide access to our website or part of it under any other URL (e.g. by domain forwarding, URL re-direction or similar). Other than that, linking to our website is not allowed.

6.4 We are not responsible if you cannot access our website properly or at all or if some of its features are unavailable to you because of any event outside our control, for example the performance of your or our ISP, your browser or the Internet or limitations in the capability of your accessing device.

7. Use of downloadable portable document files (Pdf's)

These are used with the free Adobe reader app that can be downloaded from the adobe web site https://get.adobe.com/reader/

Version: 2.7 Date: June 2021