Our Website

Thank you for visiting our website. The BuildSafe website is owned and operated by BuildSafe Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd ABN 84 109 623 976 (“BuildSafe”) and its related entities. The term, “our website” refers to all information, services, text, graphics and other data contained under the domain name BuildSafe.com.au “we”, “our” and “us” refers to BuildSafe and its related entities. “you” or “your” refers to the person accessing our website. Your use of our website is governed by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy. Your access and use of our website constitutes your agreement to these Terms of Use.

Privacy

Your privacy and security is extremely important to us. We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information and to handling your personal information in a responsible manner in accordance with the Federal Government’s Privacy Act and National Privacy Principles. Our website will record and track the use you make of our website and certain data items will be collected and used by us in order to provide you with insurance quotations and other online services. Please read our Privacy Policy located on our website, which explains how we collect, store and use certain information provided to us.

Accuracy

Whilst we have undertaken all reasonable steps to ensure that all information contained in our website is accurate and free from error, we do not warrant the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of information on our website. All information is subject to change without notice. We do not guarantee that our website, or websites of those linked to our website, will function as intended, be uninterrupted, or will be free from viruses.

Website Links

Within our website, there may be links to other websites which are owned and operated by entities that are independent of BuildSafe Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd.
These website links are provided for your convenience only. We do not approve, sponsor or endorse these websites, nor information, services, text, graphics or data which is contained within their websites. We do not accept responsibility for any inaccuracy in information or representations made on those websites and we will not be liable for any loss that may be suffered as a result of using those websites.

Product Information

We only provide general information on our website about our products and services. If you are considering purchasing a product or service, you should ensure that you read and understand the Product Disclosure Statement fully. Our website also enables you to purchase and pay for insurance products and services and administer your insurance policy online.

Electronic Transactions

Our website enables you to make certain transactions online, whether this relates to you purchasing a policy, administering your policy, making a renewal payment, or any other transaction. These transactions will not be complete until we have received and processed your confirmation.

Terms of Use

Your confirmation means any communication issued or transmitted by you to us via our website or other electronic means, containing your acceptance in relation to our offer, or your confirmation of payment, whichever is applicable.
Your confirmation of any payment may not be received by us for reasons inclusive of mechanical, software, computer, telecommunications, or electronic failure, or the omission or failure of other providers or systems, which are outside of the control of either party. You acknowledge that we are not liable to you in any way for loss or damage at all and however caused, directly arising out of; or indirectly in connection with the transmission of; your confirmation to us.

Purchasing a Policy

Our website enables you to purchase insurance products online. To create a valid insurance policy with us via our website, there is a simple three-step process:

  1. We create a quote for the insurance product you are interested in and have selected. You can exit our website and save your quote information at any time. Your quotation will be stored within our database for a period of at least thirty (30) days. An e-mail will be sent to you providing a link back to our website, which allows you to return to your quote and complete all required information. For security purposes, yo u will be requested to re-enter your e-mail address.
  2. If you complete the relevant information, you will receive a quote, you are then asked to confirm the information you have provided related to the product you have chosen. Once you have confirmed all information as being complete, a summary of your quotation is displayed. Your quote will remain valid and accessible on the secure web page for a period of up to thirty (30) days from the date the quote process was started; and
  3. If you wish to purchase the insurance product in accordance with a quote provided to you by us via our website, then after you have completed the required details, you will be requested to answer further questions. Upon successful completion and acceptance by us of those questions, you may then accept that quote by pressing the “Buy” button on our website. To create a valid insurance policy with us, you will also be requested to enter a payment method and your nominated account details for premium deduction. You will then be provided with a corresponding BuildSafe policy number, Policy Schedule and Product Disclosure Statement.

You may be contacted either by e-mail, text messaging, telephone or all three (3), depending upon the method of contact you selected, or the business reason for contacting you. Our consultants will assist in answering any questions you may have in relation to the quotation. They may also provide general product information only in relation to our product for which you have requested a quotation.

The insurance policy has been entered into by the process of:

  1. Our offer of insurance being made via our website electronically; and
  2. Your confirmation to us of your acceptance of that offer via our website

We are under no obligation to determine the authenticity or investigate whether authority has been provided for persons who have transmitted or issued electronic confirmations through our website. We may act on and process all completed confirmations transmitted or issued through our website without further consent from, or reference to, you.

When entering into an insurance policy with us via our website, your acceptance of our offer of insurance will have been taken to have been communicated when:

  1. Your confirmation containing your acceptance is received and processed by us;
  2. BuildSafe policy number is generated and issued to you;
  3. We receive all required details of a current and valid credit card or nominated bank account 3. number which you are authorised to use, and which is of a suitable type for us to charge premium to, or collect premium from, whichever is applicable.

By entering these details and using our website, you further agree that we are authorised to use the account or credit card details provided, for the purpose of collecting periodic payments depending on the payment method you have selected, and to continue to use these to effect renewal of your insurance, unless you instruct us not to do so.

Issuing a Policy

Your insurance contract is only valid, when we are able to:

  1. Successfully charge against your nominated credit card; or
  2. Direct debit from your nominated bank account;
  3. We receive payment of your applicable premium (either by a single payment or where permitted, in installments)

A BuildSafe policy number, Policy Schedule and PDS will be issued to you via email. You may request a copy via Australia Post (please contact our office on 1300 763 016 or email to info@buildsafe.com.au).
Any failure by you to receive a BuildSafe policy number, Policy Schedule and PDS via our website does not invalidate the existence of an insurance policy or transaction entered into using our website.
Please contact us immediately if you do not receive a BuildSafe policy number, Policy Schedule and PDS via our website following your transaction.
Our offer and your acceptance of that offer, together with your payment constitutes your insurance policy or contract with us.

Delivery of your Insurance Policy
A BuildSafe policy number, Policy Schedule and PDS will be issued to you via email. You supplied us with your email details. You may request a copy through Australia Post (please contact our office on 1300 763 016 or email request to info@buildsafe.com.au).

Extending your Construction Policy (Home Warranty or Home Indemnity is not extendable)

We will provide notification with supporting documentation at least fourteen (14) days prior to the expiry date of your policy. Your Policy may be extended, following a review process. Extending and owner Builder Policy is not automatic.

Your insurance policy will only be valid upon us being able to:

  1. Successfully charge against your nominated credit card or direct debit from your nominated bank account; and
  2. Receive full payment of all applicable premiums due for the Policy (or policies)

Our offer of extension and your acceptance of that offer, together with your extension payment constitutes your insurance policy or contract with us.

Cancelling Your Home Warranty / Home Indemnity Insurance Policy

Owner Builder Home Warranty Insurance and Owner Builder Home Indemnity Insurance (WA) are classed as non ‘cancellable’ polices and therefore no refunds are possible. If you require further clarification please contact info@buildsafe.com.au or your State Government Department responsible for Building , Planning or Consumer Affairs.

Cancelling Your Owner Builder Construction Insurance Policy

All retail products are subject to a 14 day ‘cooling off period’. This means that if you are not happy with the product, you have 14 days to withdraw from the insurance contract. We have a set of standard non refundable Broker Fees that we charge you for services such as:

  1. Market research on products available
  2. Assessing the claims paying ability of insurers
  3. Sourcing alternative quotations and coverage
  4. Risk analysis and portfolio co-ordination

We will not cancel your Insurance Policies from inception date, but at the earliest from receipt of your formal notification to us. To cancel you Policy, please post or email your request for cancellation, including the date of cancellation and Policy number. Email to info@buildsafe.com.au mail to Post Office Box 2294, Seaford VIC 3198.

Restrictions on Use

In using our website, you agree that you will not, either directly or via any third party:

  1. Use our website for any other purpose, other than as a legitimate customer or for Owner Builder insurance purpose;
  2. Take any action which may disrupt access to; cause damage; or interfere with; the proper operation of our website;
  3. Take any action that places an unusually large load on the infrastructure of; or bandwidth connecting to; our website;
  4. Take any action that includes the use of any data accumulation tool, robot or spider to compile disseminate, extract, process, monitor, or copy any web pages from our website’ inclusive of any information, data, graphics or content contained within our website, without our prior written consent;
  5. Take any action that involves decompiling, reverse engineering, reverse assembling, attempting to reveal source code or other processes or formulas, connected with our website software; or copy, reproduce, alter, modify, or display in public any part or content from our website, without our prior written consent.

Intellectual Property

Copyright on the information, text & graphics on our website is owned or licensed by BuildSafe Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd.
No part of our website, inclusive of information, services, text & graphics and other data may be reproduced, stored, modified, adapted, uploaded to another location, and produced for display in public in any form without our prior specific written consent.
“BuildSafe” is a trademark of BuildSafe Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd.

No Advice

Our website does not claim to provide you with any personal financial or investment advice of any kind. Our website and the information it contains does not take into account your particular financial or insurance position or requirements. You should always seek independent advice before acting upon any of the information contained on our website or other website links contained in our website.

Jurisdiction

The law applicable to our website and to disputes arising out of our website is the law of the state of Victoria, Australia.
Indemnity. Should you do anything in breach of these Terms of Use, you agree to indemnify us for any loss that we may suffer or any costs that may be incurred arising from your breach.

Acknowledgement

Your use of our website acknowledges your acceptance of these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.
Any failure or partial failure by us to exercise any right, power or remedy under these Terms of Use shall not operate as a waiver of our rights.
These are the current Terms of Use and replace any other Terms of Use previously published on our website to date. We may at any time vary the Terms of Use for security, legal or regulatory reasons, or to reflect updates or changes to the services or functionality of our website, by publishing the varied Terms of Use on our website.
We will indicate on our website that these Terms of Use have changed; however, we are under no obligation to specifically contact or notify you of any variation to these Terms of Use. You accept that by doing this, we have provided you with sufficient notice of the variation. By your use of our website after any variation, you are taken to have accepted the new Terms of Use.

Contact Us

If you have any questions relating to the Terms of Use or any other aspect of our website, please contact us via e-mail info@buildsafe.com.au or www.buildsafe.com.au