SaaS Agreement

Treescribe SaaS Agreement - 23 May 2022

Capitalised words and phrases are defined in the "Definitions" section of this document unless otherwise specified.


Provider means Informatio Pty Ltd (ACN 162 135 864) of New South Wales, Australia, contactable on

User means you, the person using Provider's Service, contactable on any email communicated to Provider.

Saas Background

  • Provider operates the SaaS Service.
  • Provider will provide the Service to User on the terms of the Agreement.

It is agreed as follows.

1. Permitted Users

  • User agrees that it is not:
    • a legal services entity;
    • carrying out work for a legal services entity;
    • a contractor providing services to a legal services entity; or
    • employed by a legal services entity.
  • Users associated with a legal services entity that wish to use the Service should contact provider in writing for a legal services entity licence.

2. Data Deletion

  • User agrees and acknowledges that all data on the Service will be deleted without the possibility of restoration during every Sunday (Sydney time).
  • User is responsible for exporting and / or saving any such content before the deletion occurs, and Provider is not responsible for any cost suffered by User as a result of such deletion.

3. Beta Software

  • User agrees and acknowledges that the Service is a test version with beta level of functionality.
  • Provider hereby informs User that there are bugs in the Service.
  • User acknowledges and agrees that the existence of bugs and their acceptance of the same is a condition of using the Service.
  • All rights and obligations in this document will be interpreted by reference to the acknowledgment that the Service is beta software that will contain bugs.

4. Agreement Creation

User agrees to the terms of the Agreement by manifesting acceptance of them using the procedure on the Service.

5. Agreement Duration

  • The Agreement will apply for the Term and will continue to renew automatically on a rolling basis for further Terms.
  • The Agreement will not automatically renew for another Term if User gives Provider 5 Business Days notice using the interface of the Service.
  • In case of such notice the Agreement will continue to the end of the Term when notice was given, but will not roll over for a new Term.

6. Supply of Services

Provider will provide the Services in accordance with the Agreement.

7. Service Accounts

Account undertakings

User agrees to:

  • keep the Account details strictly confidential and use its best endeavours to stop any unauthorised use of the Account by a third party;
  • provide accurate and complete information in all its dealings with the Provider and its representatives, including information provided to Provider to establish the Account;
  • keep details used to access the Account secure and private; and
  • notify Provider in the event that the Account's security is compromised in any way.

Account responsibility

User agrees that it will be responsible for the Account's activity, even if the Account is used in an unauthorised way by another person.

8. Service Support


User is entirely responsible for the setup and installation of the Services.


Provider will provide support to User at Provider's discretion.

9. Service Interruptions


User acknowledges that:

  • interruptions as a result of third party suppliers to Provider are beyond the control of Provider; and
  • the Services may occasionally be interrupted due to technical difficulties.


Provider will use reasonable efforts to remedy interruptions to the Services as soon as reasonably practicable.

Planned interruptions

Provider may interrupt the provision of the Services with 5 Business Days notice.

10. Confidentiality

Primary obligation

Provider will Keep Secret the Confidential Information of User and use it only for performing obligations or exercising rights under the Agreement.

11. Intellectual Property Protection

  • Provider reserves the right to alter any element of the Service IP at its discretion.
  • User agrees not to reverse engineer any part of the Service IP.
  • No licence or right is granted over any intellectual property in the Service IP unless explicitly described in the Agreement.
  • User does not have any right to resell or sub-licence the Service IP unless the Agreement explicitly provides otherwise.
  • If User provides Feedback to Provider, User Transfers Intellectual Property Ownership in the Feedback (and any resulting enhancements to the Service) to Provider.

12. Privacy

  • Provider will store and use the Personal Information of User in accordance with Provider's Privacy Policy.
  • User is responsible for its own compliance with privacy law. Provider does not promise that any use of the Services by User complies with any privacy law.

13. Data Rights

Ownership of Data

Ownership of the Data remains with User.

Data licence

User Grants A Licence over the Data to Provider for the purpose of providing the Services and meeting any other obligations under the Agreement that is global, non-transferable, sublicensable, non-exclusive, royalty free and perpetual.

14. Data Disclosure

Provider will Keep Secret the Data and use it only for the purpose of providing the Services, however, it reserves the right to disclose Data to subcontractors that work with Provider to provide the Services.

15. Acceptable Use

  • User agrees to use the Service in accordance with the law at all times and only in ways that the Service was designed to be used.
  • User agrees not to use the Service to communicate or store any Prohibited Information.
  • User agrees not to use the Service such that the use interferes with Provider's ability to provide the same service to other parties.
  • The parties agree that a breach of this acceptable use clause gives Provider the right to immediately suspend User's access to the Service until Provider is reasonably satisfied that the use breaching this clause will be discontinued.

16. Posted Information

User agrees that:

  • it is responsible for the legal consequences arising from Posted Content;
  • Provider is in no way responsible for legal consequences arising from Posted Content;
  • Provider may edit or remove Posted Content at its discretion; and
  • User promises that it will not, by posting Posted Content, infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third party, or cause Provider to do so.

17. Backup Responsibilty

  • Provider does not offer backups of Data as a component of the Service.
  • Only User is responsible for backup of the Data.

18. Limitation of Provider's Liability

The amount User can claim from Provider in relation to the Agreement and Services (including for any Example Limitation Risks) is Limited To The Legal Minimum.

19. Termination

Termination for breach

Provider can terminate the Agreement immediately by written notice if:

  • it notifies the breaching party of an Agreement breach in writing; and
  • the breach is not remedied 5 Business Days after the breach notification.

The non-breaching party's obligations under the Agreement will be suspended until the notified breach is remedied

Termination for convenience

Provider may terminate the Agreement without giving reasons with 5 Business Days of written notice. The parties agree that this is reasonable given the number of agreements of a similar nature that convenience cancelling party has with other parties.

20. Dispute Resolution

Parties will use dispute resolution

  • Where any dispute arises between the parties in relation to the Agreement, the parties must comply with the procedure described in this section to resolve the dispute before a party brings court proceedings.
  • This section will not apply to payments due to Provider under the Agreement.
  • Nothing in this clause prevents any party from bringing court proceedings for urgent injunctive, interlocutory or declaratory relief.


The parties agree to the Dispute Resolution Discussion as the first step of the dispute resolution process.

21. Agreement Changes

  • Provider may change the Agreement at any time, without giving User notice.
  • Any such changes will only apply to any future use of the Services.
  • User must review the Agreement each time they use the Services.
  • If User does not agree to the Agreement changes, User must cease using the Services.

22. Taxes

  • User will be liable for all duties and taxes connected with the Agreement.
  • User will be liable for taxes incurred under GST Law.
  • Payment amounts referenced in the Agreement will be exclusive of GST Law amounts unless explicitly stated.

23. General Provisions

Governing law

  • The governing law of the Agreement will be the law of New South Wales.
  • The parties agree that this state or territory will be the exclusive jurisdiction for any proceedings under the Agreement.


Parties will send notices and other written communications connected with the Agreement to the contact details listed in the "Parties" section.

Agreement technicalities

The parties agree to:

  • the Boilerplate Provisions; and
  • the Interpretation Principles.



means a digital account for the purpose of the Services.


means the agreement arising between the parties in accordance with this document and the other documents referred to by this document.

Boilerplate Provisions

The following sections apply to the Agreement.

Further assurances

The parties agree to do everything required to give full effect to the Agreement.

Entire agreement

The Agreement and any other document incorporated by reference constitute the entire legal agreement. The parties agree that they have not relied on any representation or statements outside the terms of the Agreement.

Electronic signature

The Agreement may be executed or entered into electronically.


The documents constituting the Agreement may be executed in multiple counterparts. The counterparts will be read as one legal document.


No right or obligation under the Agreement will be waived unless the waiver is explicitly made in writing.


Any unenforceable or invalid term of the Agreement will only be severed to the extent of the unenforceability or invalidity without affecting any other term in the Agreement.

Binding on successors

The Agreement is binding on each party's successors and permitted assigns.

Agreement expenses

The parties will cover their own expenses in preparing the Agreement documents.

Business Days

means a day, between the hours of 9am to 5pm, in the jurisdiction of the governing law of the Agreement (Area), that is not:

  • a Saturday or Sunday; or
  • a public holiday, special holiday or bank holiday in the Area.

Compulsory Conditions, Compulsory Condition

means any condition, warranty or guarantee that the law does not permit to be limited or excluded (such as the consumer guarantees under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)).

Confidential Information

means all information:

  • disclosed by a disclosing party to recipient party; or
  • which otherwise becomes to be known by the recipient party,

that could reasonably be regarded as confidential to the disclosing party, and includes information relating to:

  • technology, processes, products, inventions or designs used or developed by a disclosing party;
  • trade secrets and know-how;
  • customer lists and customer data; and
  • commercially sensitive information.

Consequential Loss

means any kind of consequential, special, incidental or indirect loss, including loss of profits, loss of revenue, expenses incurred, pure economic loss, loss of opportunity and any kind of punitive or exemplary loss or damages.


means any data or information conveyed to the Service by User.

Dispute Resolution Discussion

  • The party claiming that there is a dispute must provide notice of the dispute in writing to the other party that includes full and detailed particulars of the dispute (Dispute Notice).
  • The party receiving the Dispute Notice must respond in writing to the initiating party with a response that includes full and detailed particulars of its position on the dispute within 10 Business Days (Dispute Response).
  • Within 10 Business Days of the Dispute Response due date both parties must arrange a meeting between representatives (in person or on the telephone) with sufficient authority to resolve the dispute (Resolution Meeting).
  • The discussion process above will be deemed to have ended if there is no resolution within 10 Business Days of the Resolution Meeting or a written agreement between the parties to extend this deadline.

Example Limitation Risks

means any liabilities arising from the risks described below.

Risks from data, including:

  • the storage of any third party data;
  • a third party pursuing a right conferred by privacy or data protection law;
  • breach of privacy or data protection law;
  • corrupted or lost data;
  • breach of any law in connection with spam; and
  • digital security issues like malware.

Risks from software and network, including:

  • failure of any software, hardware or network components provided by a third party;
  • faulty technical data created by software;
  • digital security issues like software vulnerabilities;
  • the use of software for unlawful activity;
  • software or network that's inaccessible for any reason; and
  • software in a testing phase like (or analogous to) beta and beta software.

Risks from intellectual property, including:

  • any third party claim or legal action for intellectual property infringement; and
  • risks relating to infringement of third party intellectual property.

Risks from people and property, including:

  • any property damage; and
  • any death or injury.

Risks from the Agreement, including:

  • breaches of the Agreement;
  • any delay connected with the Agreement;
  • negligence connected with the Agreement and its subject matter;
  • the termination of the Agreement;
  • any act or omission connected with this agreement; and
  • third party reliance on the subject matter of the agreement.


means any comments or suggestions on the Service by User resulting from use of the Services by User.


means the A New Tax System (Goods and services Tax) Act 1999 (Cth).

Grants A Licence

means that:

  • The licensor grants the licensee a licence to the Intellectual Property Rights in the licence subject for the licence purpose.
  • The licence granted above will be subject to any terms and conditions specified in the clause.
  • The licensor warrants that the licensee's legitimate exercise of the licensed Intellectual Property Rights for the licence purpose will not infringe the rights of any third party.
  • The licensor warrants that it will give and obtain any moral rights waivers and consents necessary to ensure the licensee can use the Intellectual Property Rights for the licence purpose without infringing moral rights.

Intellectual Property Rights

means all present and future rights conferred by common law, equity or statute connected with the results of intellectual activity, as well as the benefit of any application to register, renew or extend such a right.

Interpretation Principles

The Agreement will be interpreted as follows unless it explicitly states otherwise.

Grammatical Forms

In this document grammatical forms will be interpreted as follows:

  • headings are for convenience and will not affect interpretation; and
  • "$" means the Australian dollar.

Importing definitions

  • Defined terms begin with capital letters and are not legally effective except as described below.
  • Rights and obligations in definitions will be incorporated into the provision using the definition with the method described below.
  • Parameters for a definition are indicated in the definition with italic text.
  • Parameters in a definition inherit meaning from the equivalent concepts in a plain reading of the provision using the definition (Provision).
  • The Provision may stipulate exceptions to the rights and obligations in the definition, which will be read as an exception to the rights and obligations in the definition.
  • Where a definition refers to rights and obligations as "these" or "this" it refers to rights and obligations created by the use of the definition in a Provision.

Keep Secret

Obligation of confidentiality

  • The recipient party agrees to use the confidentiality subject solely for the confidentiality purpose.
  • The recipient party agrees to keep the confidentiality subject strictly confidential for the confidentiality period.

Standard of confidentiality

The recipient party agrees to:

  • use industry standard security techniques to prevent;
  • immediately notify disclosing party of;
  • comply with disclosing party's reasonable instructions regarding; and
  • use its best endeavours to mitigate the effects of,

any unauthorised access to or use of the confidentiality subject for which the recipient party is responsible in whole or in part.

Disclosures to certain entities

The recipient party may disclose the confidentiality subject to:

  • professional advisors like lawyers or accountants; and
  • subsidiaries or parent entities,

but only to the extent necessary to effect for the confidentiality purpose.

Disclosures for legal reasons

  • The recipient party may disclose the confidentiality subject if it is, or subsequently comes to be, publicly known through no fault, act, or omission on the part of the recipient party.
  • The recipient party is also permitted to disclose the confidentiality subject if:
    • the disclosure is necessary in order to enforce the Agreement; or
    • the disclosure is required by law or a binding order of a government agency or court, but (to the extent permitted by law) the recipient party must not make such a disclosure without first notifying disclosing party and giving disclosing party a reasonable opportunity to object to the disclosure.
  • The recipient party must comply with disclosing party's reasonable requests with regard to any permitted disclosure.
  • The recipient party must use reasonable endeavours to ensure any person receiving the confidentiality subject through a permitted disclosure will treat it confidentially, and under substantially the same obligations as these confidentiality obligations.

Damages not an adequate remedy

  • The parties agree that:
    • the value of keeping the confidentiality subject confidential is difficult to assess; and
    • damages would not be an adequate remedy for the irreparable harm that would be caused by the the recipient party's breach of these confidentiality obligations.
  • If the recipient party actually breaches or threatens to breach these confidentiality obligations, disclosing party will be entitled to enforce the recipient party's confidentiality obligations by injunctive relief or specific performance, in addition to any other available remedy. The disclosing party will not be required to prove actual or special damage in order to do so.

Effects of Disclosure

The disclosure of the confidentiality subject from a disclosing party to a recipient party under the Agreement will not:

  • have the effect of granting any rights over Intellectual Property Rights in the confidentiality subject;
  • establish any relationship between the parties other than that created explicitly by the Agreement; or
  • impose any obligation on a disclosing party to disclose accurate or current information in the confidentiality subject.

Mutual obligations

Each party to the Agreement may simultaneously be a disclosing party and a recipient party with respect to the obligations above.

Limited To The Legal Minimum

The limited party deals with the limiting party in respect of the limitation subject at its own risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, limiting party excludes all liability (including Consequential Loss) to limited party for any liabilities connected directly or indirectly with the limited party and limiting party dealings in relation to the limitation subject, including liabilities based on:

  • contract law;
  • tort law; or
  • legislation,

and including liabilities caused by the limitation risks.

Where there is a limitation exception, this limitation of liability does not apply to the subject of the limitation exception.

Indemnities not limited

The foregoing limitation of liability will not apply to indemnities given by limiting party to limited party under the Agreement.

Failure to pay not limited

The foregoing limitation of liability will not apply to liabilities arising from limiting party's failure to pay limited party any monies due under the Agreement.

Implied Conditions

To the fullest extent permitted by the law, all terms and conditions implied by any other source of law in relation to dealings between the limiting party and the limited party in respect of the limitation subject are excluded from the Agreement.

Compulsory Conditions

To the fullest extent permitted by the law, limiting party's liability to the limited party for breaching a Compulsory Condition in relation to the limitation subject is limited to:

  • in a case where a breach is deemed to be a breach in respect of goods:

    • the replacement of the relevant goods or the supply of equivalent goods;
    • the repair of the relevant goods;
    • the payment of the cost of replacing the relevant goods or of acquiring equivalent goods; or
    • the payment of the cost of having the relevant goods repaired; and
  • in a case where a breach is deemed to be a breach in respect of services:

    • the resupply of the relevant services; or
    • payment of a sum equal to the cost of resupplying the relevant services.

The limiting party will choose which of these options will apply.

Moral Rights

means the rights commonly referred to as “moral rights”, such as the right of attribution, which are recognised in the jurisdiction of the Agreement.

Personal Information

means any information that is categorised as 'personal information' or 'personal data' under privacy law, or is otherwise regulated by privacy law.

Posted Content

means any content or information posted by User that is available to third parties.

Privacy Policy

means Provider's privacy policy published at

Prohibited Information

means information:

  • that could reasonably be considered racist or hate speech;
  • that infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party;
  • to harass any third party;
  • that is pornographic in nature;
  • that could reasonably be categorised as 'malware'; or
  • that is unlawful.

Service IP

means the Intellectual Property Rights in the Services provided.

Service, Services


  • access to the software known as Treescribe; and
  • documentation on Treescribe.

Term, Terms

means a time period of 1 week.

Transfers Intellectual Property Ownership

  • The assignor assigns all current and future Intellectual Property Rights in the transfer subject to assignee.
  • The assignment is global unless the clause specifies a particular territory for the assignment, in which case the Intellectual Property Rights are assigned in that territory only.
  • The assignor warrants and represents to assignee that it has the right to transfer the Intellectual Property Rights under this clause and that the assignee's legitimate exercise of the assigned Intellectual Property Rights will not infringe the rights of any third party.
  • The assignor agrees to do all things necessary to give effect to the foregoing assignment of Intellectual Property Rights.
  • The assignor gives (and where it does not hold the relevant Moral Rights warrants that it will obtain) any Moral Rights waivers and consents necessary to ensure the assignee can deal in the Intellectual Property Rights in the transfer subject in accordance with this clause without infringing Moral Rights.