COMPUTER SWAPMEETS – Conditions of Trade


If you wish to be a trader please be advised of the following conditions: Technology Markets, Computer market, computer swap meet, Tech Fair, or by any other name you wish to call them have the following rules you need to be aware of as a trader.

To be eligible for a site you must pre-pay your booking. All bookings must be received by 12pm Friday prior to the computer market. Any bookings received after this time may not be fulfilled. Any cancellations must be made 24hours prior to the computer market in order to receive a credit. We reserve the right to accept or decline any booking. Any bookings not pre-paid may not be eligible for a site.

All Traders should have their own insurance & they, by signing the booking form agree to
indemnify both the Organiser, which may be known as Technology Markets, Computer Market, computer swap meet, computer tech fair, Tech Fair, or another marketed name. The also agree to indemnify the hall or facilities owners or stakeholders from any claims or losses arising from the Traders activities. All traders must comply with the applicable laws relating to their industry and must abide by all state and federal laws in relation to the sale of goods and services. In particular they understand that piracy and circumvention is illegal. All traders must comply with the Copyright Act of 1968. They by the Act are not permitted to sell or offer for sale pirate or grey market copies. They should also comply with the classifications Act 1995, which states that all films, games or publications must have an Australian Classification unless otherwise exempt by the definition of the Act. Any trader in breach of any law or Act of parliament could face arrest and prosecution by relevant authorities. We have as organisers no powers of arrest with exception that is allowed under the Crimes Act 1914, however there is no hesitation in calling the relevant authorities if instructed to do so by members of the public or other traders. Any trader found convicted of any crime arising from the market will be banned forthwith.

Please note set up time for traders is strictly between 7.30am and 9.30am on the day of the event. Any trader entering before this time does so at the their own risk. We accept no responsibility for loss or damage to goods, products or equipment brought into the venue outside of these times. Tables structure, make up and erection are the sole resposibility of the trader. All traders must test the structual integrity of their table prior to set up and must report any faults to the attending manager as soon as practical. They must not set up on a table they believe to be unsafe. All electrical equipment brought into the venue must also be tested and tagged and comply with Australian Safety standards and comply with Victorian Workplace OH&S laws. The markets are open to memebers of the general public from 10am to 4pm. No vehicle or logistic moving may not take place during this time.

Any trader found to be engaging in deceptive or mis-leading conduct will also be banned from operating at our events. Any trader found to be operating as or with a competing event company will also be banned and asked to refrain from attending our events. These events may be determined by management but relate to directly competitive Technology Fairs, markets or computer swapmeets. Any trader looking to hawk or canvass other traders for the purposes of spruiking other markets or events will also be banned from attending the venue.

Privacy Policy

Your right to Privacy is protected by the National Privacy Principles (“NPPs”) which are set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (the Act).   These principles are designed to regulate how organisations collect, use, disclose and otherwise handle personal information.  You can obtain detailed descriptions of the NPPs by visiting the website for the Privacy Commissioner at www.privacy.gov.au.

Our Commitment to Privacy

We have adopted, and follows and adheres to the NPPs and guidelines established by the Privacy Commissioner.

We recognises and respects the importance of your privacy.  We understand your concerns about the security of personal information and are committed to protecting and safeguarding your personal information in accordance with the NPPs.

Collection of Your Information

We only collects information about you that is necessary for us to meet the objectives of our Charter.  Our Charter is about: Providing friendly and interesting markets where consumers and traders can interact under one roof. We endeavours to use fair and lawful means whenever we collect your personal information.   Typically, the information we collect and hold about you may consist of:

  • Your name;

  • Your position or title;

  • Your Department/Service/company name/business name;

  • Your contact address;

  • Your contact telephone number(s);

  • Your contact facsimile number;

  • Your contact email address;

  • Your business website address;  

  • The event(s) in which you are involved or interested.

From time to time, we may wish to carry out a voluntary survey for feedback on our activities.  Before undertaking such a survey, we will advise you of the purpose of the survey and will offer you the opportunity to decline from participation.

How We Use & Disclose Your Personal Information

We rely on the personal information we hold about you to conduct our business efficiently and in the best interests of achieving our objectives.  We understand that our customers will reasonably expect to receive marketing material from us such as our up-to-date website, electronic event  forms and postal event forms.  This may not necessarily be about our events, but events which support us in meeting our objectives and which we believe may be of interest to you.  When we collect personal information about you, we advise that unless you have requested otherwise, we may use that information to provide you with marketing material.  That information is collated into our database. Please note that we do not directly financially benefit from the use of your personal information; will not provide your personal information to any other organisation or individual in any way; unless reasonably required by a facility, supplier or consultant for the purpose of event management, research and/or delivery will not use or disclose your personal information for purposes other than those mentioned in this policy or to which you have consented or which are otherwise allowed under the Act.  You may “opt out” of receiving any information from us by using our opt out mechanism’s or by contacting our office directly on 1300 088 858.

Our Website and Cookies

When you visit our website, our service provider may log some information for statistical purposes such as your server address, domain name, date and time of your visit, the pages accessed, documents downloaded, previous site visited and the type of browser used.  We will not try to identify users or their browsers.  It is not our policy to use any information gathered by the service provider for distribution of marketing material.  We will only add your email address to our database if it is appropriate.  It will not be automatically added to the database.  Our website may use session cookies restricted to a search query of the website.  We are assured that no cookies are employed on this website except for those associated with the search engine.  Upon closing your browser, the session cookie set by this website is destroyed and no personal information is maintained which might identify you should you visit this website at a later date.

Your Information is Secure

We strives to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personally identifiable information of our customers.  We use a variety of physical and electronic security measures including restricting physical access to our files and firewalls and secure databases to keep personal information secure from misuse, loss or unauthorised use or disclosure.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.

Correction of Your Personal Information

If you believe that the personal information held by us is incorrect, please contact our office on 1300 088 858.

Access, Complaints and Other Information

If you wish to access your personal information or have a query or complaint about our personal information handling practices then please contact our office on 1300 088 858


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