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Online Addendum

For the use of Westlaw AU, Checkpoint AU, ProView and CD


1.1. Subject to the further provisions of this Addendum, we grant to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable limited licence to:

(a) access and use data made available on the Services operated by us that you have chosen to subscribe to and as reflected in your order or invoice;

(b) download and temporarily store insubstantial portions of such data to a storage device under your exclusive control (“your Network”);

(c) internally display such downloaded data; and

(d) reproduce such data subject to the further limitations set out in this Addendum.

1.2. You are licensed to access and make use of such data in Australia only, unless specified otherwise in your order or invoice.  For the avoidance of doubt, this does not preclude an Australian based employee from accessing the services remotely in the ordinary course of the activities of your organisation.

1.3. If you subscribe to an online service that permits you to purchase access to additional data on a transactional basis, that data will be made available to you on a single subscriber basis only for a period of 24 hours.  You may not distribute that data to other users or third parties unless you have obtained an express licence from us for that purpose.

1.4. If you are an existing subscriber to services and you have been granted access to an additional service for a trial period; you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable limited licence to access data made available on the service in the territory in which your organisation has been given permission to trial that service for the sole purpose of evaluating that service. Your right to access that service will terminate on expiration or suspension of the trial period.  You are provided with access for evaluation purposes only and you are prohibited from downloading the service in whole or in part during the trial period.


2.1. We will provide access to the Services to the number of users specified on your order form or, where enterprise wide access has been granted; to the users who have access to your IP address (“Authorised Users”).

2.2. Authorised Users may only access the Services using:

(a) the registration key(s) provided by us to enable creation of a OnePass account for accessing the Services; or

(b) an IP authentication regime with an IP address that is unique to your organisation.

2.3. If a subscriber organisation acquires, merges with or is acquired by another organisation such that the other organisation, as a result of the transaction, is or would be entitled to use or receive access to the Services, we shall be entitled to revise the fees to account for the subsequent increased value derived or scope of use.

2.4. Where a Service is accessed by registration key, access may be re-assigned to a different user within your organisation.  Annotations made by a previous user will not transfer to the new user.  You are responsible for assigning the registration keys and maintaining the security of the registration key and OnePass account.  It is your responsibility to ensure that user access is terminated when a user leaves your organisation.  Sharing of registration keys or OnePass credentials is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

2.5. You must use reasonable endeavours to:

(a) ensure that only Authorised Users access the Services through your Network or a OnePass account;

(b) ensure that Authorised Users comply with the terms of this Addendum;

(c) ensure that only the number of users specified in your order have access to the Services;

(d) ensure that Authorised Users do not disclose their Network access details,  registration key or OnePass account to a third party or provide access to the Services or use the Services on behalf of an unauthorised third party;

(e) promptly cancel your Network access for any user who ceases to be registered with, employed by or contracted to you; and

(f) disable the ability of any user to access the Services who breaches or fails to observe any provisions of this Addendum where such breach is not remedied within 14 days of our notifying you and the user of such breach.

2.6. You must notify us immediately if you suspect that the security of your Network, a registration key or a OnePass account has been compromised or if the Services are being used in an unauthorised manner.

2.7. Where you have registered for a OnePass account, you may annotate your Service (except a CD) by highlighting, bookmarking, creating notes or using any similar feature made available during the term (“Annotations”).  Your Annotations will be web-hosted by us or another company within the Thomson Reuters group on servers located, in some cases, outside your country of residence.  Your use of the features indicates your consent to such storage. Annotations will only be processed for purposes associated with your licence and only in accordance with applicable law.  Access to Annotations will only be available during the subscription period in respect of a subscription Service. 

2.8. If you are a faculty within an academic institution, you must ensure that only currently registered staff and students of your faculty are permitted to access the Services and that students and staff of other faculties within the institution are expressly excluded from accessing the Services, unless you have obtained a campus wide licence for that purpose.

2.9. If you are a public library, you may not grant users remote access to the Services and users may only use the Services for private individual use.


3.1. The publications appearing on the Services are not a substitute for legal or other professional advice.

3.2. Information appearing in the publications available on the Services may only be used by Authorised Users in the ordinary course of the activities of your organisation and expressly for;

(a) the purposes of research, study, supplying educational services, the giving of professional advice or for use in legal proceedings; or

(b) inclusion in essays, theses, professional advices, papers, submissions, communications to and publications for students, clients and potential clients, the preparation of tenders, reports, submissions and other like documents (“Work Product”), provided:

(i) reproduction of content in Work Product does not represent a substantial proportion of the content of any single publication accessed via the Services;

(ii) users may not undertake these activities for or on behalf of a third party unrelated to your organisation;

(iii) the Work Product is not made available for sale;

(iv) where you have subscribed to a news service, you may not communicate, download or reproduce any content from that service at all without first obtaining our express prior written permission; and

(v) recipients of the Work Product are not permitted to make further reproductions of such material.

3.3. Notwithstanding sub-clauses 1.2 and 3.2(b)(i), if the Service to which you subscribe is a service that contains or comprises precedent forms or agreements, you may download a precedent in whole or in part and merge it with your Work Product, provided that you nevertheless comply in all other respects with the provisions of the Terms and this Addendum.

3.4. Personal Information contained in the data provided via the Services may only used by your organisation and Authorised Users for the purposes set out in clause 3.2 and only in compliance with the Privacy Act.  We do not represent that you or any third party have the right to use such Personal Information for the purposes of direct marketing or any other purpose not expressly permitted in this Addendum and we disclaim liability for and take no responsibility for such use.

3.5. Certain software you use may not be capable of supporting the Services and the performance of the Services will vary with the hardware on which it is used.  You must check that Your Network is capable of supporting the Services before completing your order.


4.1. All intellectual property rights in the software and the publications available on the Services are and remain the exclusive property of ourselves or third party suppliers as the case may be.  When using the publications and the Services, you must comply with the law including, without limitation, copyright laws.

4.2. Unless permitted by law or as otherwise expressly permitted in this Addendum, you must not, nor must you authorise any third person to:

(a) reproduce, copy, download, scrape, store, publish, transmit, transfer, communicate, distribute, disseminate, sell, rent, lend or otherwise use the publications or the Services, or any part of the publications or the Services, in any form or by any means;

(b) modify or make any alterations, additions or amendments to any part of the publications downloaded from the Services;

(c) make the Services available to any person other than an Authorised User;

(d) convert material downloaded from the Services into an electronic format other than the one in which it was supplied;

(e) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discern the source code of the components of the Services or reproduce all or any portion of the said components;

(f) remove, alter, circumvent or tamper with any trademarks, copyright notices, copyright protection devices, disclaimers or other legal notices;

(g) combine the whole or any part of the data available on the Services with any other software, data or material; or

(h) store or use any part of such data in an archival database or other searchable database except as forming part of any Work Product.


5.1. We may discontinue or revise any or all aspects of the Services or publications appearing on the Services (including, without limitation, the supply of any publication through the Services) at our sole discretion and without prior notice to take account of (for example but without limitation) changes in law or circumstance relating to the publication of that service.

5.2. We may suspend access to the Services, in whole or in part, until further notice, with immediate effect:

(a) to periodically maintain or improve the publications or the Services and related systems;

(b) to comply with any order, instruction or request of any government, any emergency services organisation, or other competent judicial, administrative or regulatory authority;

(c) if we believe that the Services or the publications may be used in such a way as may constitute a breach of any provision of the Terms or this Addendum; or

(d) if you fail to pay all or part of any fee by the due date.

5.3. We will endeavour, where possible to provide you with reasonable notice of such suspension.

5.4. Whilst we will use our best endeavours to minimise disruption to the Services, unscheduled outages may occur from time to time.


6.1. This clause 6 is to be read subject to the Non-excludable Rights referred to in clause 13.1 of the Terms.

6.2. Upon termination or suspension of your subscription for any reason, we may immediately disable access to the Services and neither you nor your Authorised Users will be entitled to access the Services.

6.3. If we have suspended your access to the Services for failure to pay all or part of the subscription fee by the due date, we will, at our sole discretion (unless required otherwise by law), reconnect the Services to you for the remainder of your subscription period, provided you pay the full amount for which you have been invoiced.

6.4. If we remove or modify any or all publications from the Services (in accordance with clause 5.1 of this Addendum), your remedy is limited to a pro-rata refund of the subscription fee provided you have already paid for access to the relevant publication.


The Services contain hypertext reference links and other pointers to internet websites operated by third parties. These linked websites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked website or any hypertext reference link contained in a linked website. We provide these links to you as a convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any sponsorship or endorsement of the linked website, or approval of any material on the website, by us.  Subject to clause 13.1 of the Terms, we make no warranties or representations regarding the quality, accuracy, merchantability or fitness for purpose of any material on other websites to which content is linked. You link to any such website entirely at your own risk. When visiting other websites you should refer to each such website's individual terms of use and not rely on the Terms or this Addendum.


8.1. If you use our RSS Feed Functionality to download data from the Services for display on a site under your organisation’s control, such use is subject to the terms of this Addendum and, to the extent not already covered elsewhere in this Addendum, these following conditions:

(a) you can only use that content in the ordinary course of your business;

(b) you may not charge third parties either directly or indirectly for access to that data;

(c) you must include an acknowledgment that the data is “published by and reproduced with the permission of Thomson Reuters”;

(d) you must not suggest any endorsement by or association with Thomson Reuters;

(e) where possible, you must provide a link back to the publications from which the summary information originated, or display the url at which they can be accessed; and

(f) you acknowledge that we have absolute control over the data that you have chosen to include within the display via the RSS Feed and that that data may be withdrawn from publication at any time at our sole discretion.


If you subscribe to the Alert24 service, the service includes content brought to you by AAP subject to the following copyright and disclaimer notices:


AAP content is owned by or licensed to Australian Associated Press Pty Limited and is copyright protected. AAP content is published on an “as is” basis for personal use only and must not be copied, republished, rewritten, resold or redistributed, whether by caching, framing or similar means, without AAP’s prior written permission. AAP and its licensors are not liable for any loss, through negligence or otherwise, resulting from errors or omissions in or reliance on AAP content. The globe symbol and “AAP” are registered trademarks.


10.1. Subject to the further provisions below, the licence in respect of eBooks and eSubcriptions (“eSub”) is a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited licence permitting you to download and/or access the eBook or eSub online via the ProView Software (“the Software”). You are licensed to use eBook or eSub content solely in the regular course of legal, tax and accounting research related work. 

10.2. The licence to use an eBook includes continuing access to the version of the eBook current at the time of your purchase. 

10.3. The licence to use an eSub includes continuing access to the eSub for the duration of your subscription period only and includes updates to that eSub issued during your subscription period.

10.4. Where you have purchased access to an eBook, we do not undertake that your access to the Annotations will be perpetual, but we will provide you with access to your Annotations for so long as the version of the eBook and the ProView software are generally available, provided that your licence is not terminated for any other reason.

10.5. Access to an eBook or eSub via an Internet Protocol Range (“IPR”) is limited to the IP ranges listed in your order and the IP ranges listed must be unique to your organisation.  The IPR access licence only allows users within your organisation to access the eBook or eSub.  The user may not share access with anyone outside your organisation or download the content to a device not allocated by you or registered to the user and all devices must be registered with us.  

10.6. If you are providing access to an eBook under a library management system that has been approved by us, you may provide access to a member of your library provided that use by the member is subject to the terms of this licence and each copy of the eBook to which you purchase access may only be lent to a single user for the duration of the loan period.  

10.7.  You may not cancel the purchase of access to an eBook or return a print copy of a publication sold in conjunction with an eBook.

10.8. We may terminate your licence, including access to Annotations if we lose the right to offer the content, discontinue the ProView software, or are otherwise unable to offer content or if you breach the terms of this licence. We may update your version if necessary to maintain access to the content. Upon termination, your right to access, use and retain eBooks or eSubs will terminate and we reserve the right to delete any Annotations that may be attached to terminated eBooks or eSubs. 

10.9. This clause 10 is additional to the other terms of this Addendum.  Where there is any conflict between the provisions of clause 10 and the other provisions of this Addendum, clause 10 prevails only insofar as it relates to your use of eBooks and eSubs only.  In all other respects, the terms of this Addendum apply equally to use of eBooks and eSubs.

Online Addendum V4 (09/16)

Please note these terms and conditions have changed. Please see our explanatory note to learn more about this update.