Terms and Conditions of Business for Australian and New Zealand Customers
- These terms
1.1 What these terms cover. These are the terms and conditions on which we will agree to supply services to you (the Terms).
1.2 Why you should read them. Please read these Terms carefully before you submit your order to us, or use any services we provide. These Terms tell you who we are, how we will provide the services to you, how you and we may change or end these Terms, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. If you think that there is a mistake in these Terms, please contact us to discuss. By using the iRecall® service, or any of our other services, you agree to be bound by the Terms.
1.3 You are the account owner. You acknowledge and agree that you are the account owner and you will remain responsible for your account as set out in these Terms. If you wish to change the account owner, you must provide us with a written request to transfer the ownership of the account to the incoming party, which must also include the incoming party’s written consent to take over full responsibility for the account and agree to these Terms. We may in our sole discretion agree to such a transfer.
- Information about us and how to contact us
2.1 Who we are.
The iRecall® reminder & compliance service is owned and operated by Virtual Recall Limited (a company registered in England and Wales with company registration number 9360598) trading as Virtual Recall (registered office Surrey Technology Centre, 40 Occam Road, Guildford, GU2 7YG. UK). Virtual Recall is represented in Australia by Virtual Recall Pty Limited ACN 603 898 120. In the following Terms & Conditions, the words ‘iRecall®’, ‘Virtual Recall’, ‘we’, ‘our’ and ‘us’, refer to Virtual Recall Limited and our successors, transferees or assigns and where the context permits, our subsidiary Virtual Recall Pty Limited. The words ‘you’ and ‘your’ refers to you the customer to whom we supply goods and/or services.
2.2 What we do.
iRecall® is a software service for veterinary clinics to automatically remind their clients when to use veterinary treatments previously prescribed or to return to practice for repeat services, including medications, vaccinations, diet, insurance, nutrition and health clinics. Client engagement messages such as surveys and welcome packs may also be sent. You agree that you will only use the service to message clients where you have permission to do so and only include products that the veterinary clinic has prescribed or is prepared to prescribe again to their client.
2.3 How to contact us. You can contact us by telephoning our customer service team at 02 8007 5571or by writing to us at email@example.com or Virtual Recall, Virtual Recall Pty Ltd, c/o Local Rep, Level 1, 50 Yeo St, Neutral bay, NSW 2089
2.4 How we may contact you. If we have to contact you, we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or postal address you provided to us in your order.
2.5 “Writing” includes emails. When we use the words “writing” or “written” in these Terms, this includes emails.
- Our contract with you
3.1 How we will accept your order. Our acceptance of your order will take place when you return our order form by post, fax, scanned copy or electronic signature system at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us and will be incorporated and subject to these Terms which shall be legally binding on you. Any quotation given by us shall not constitute an offer and shall only be valid for a period of 20 working days from its date of issue.
3.2 If we cannot accept your order. If we are unable to accept your order, we will inform you of this and will not charge you. This might be because of unexpected limits on our resources which we could not reasonably plan for, because a credit reference we have obtained for you does not meet our minimum requirements, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the services or because we are unable to meet a delivery deadline you have specified.
3.3 Your reference number. We will assign a reference number to your order and tell you what it is when we issue you with an invoice. It will help us if you can tell us the reference number whenever you contact us.
- Our services
4.1 Services may vary slightly from their pictures. The images of the services on our website are for illustrative purposes only. Although we have made every effort to display the colours accurately, we cannot guarantee that a device’s display of the colours accurately reflects the colour of the services. The services may vary slightly from those images.
4.2 Reasonable care and skill. We will use reasonable care and skill in providing the services to you.
- Your rights to make changes.If you wish to make a change to the services you have ordered please contact us. We will let you know if the change is possible. If it is possible we will let you know about any changes to the price of the services, the timing of supply or anything else which would be necessary as a result of your requested change and ask you to confirm whether you wish to go ahead with the change.
- Our rights to make changes
6.1 Minor changes to the services. We may change the services:
(a) to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements;
(b) to change the methods of payment we accept; and
(c) to implement minor technical adjustments and improvements, for example, to address a security threat. These changes will not affect your use of the services.
6.2 Updates to digital content. We may update or require you to update digital content, provided that the digital content shall always match the description of it that we provided to you before you bought it.
6.3 More significant changes to the services or these Terms. If we may make any significant changes to the services or these Terms we will notify you in writing, where possible in advance. If you do not want to accept these changes, then you may have the right to end these Terms.
- Providing the services
7.1 When we will provide the services. Unless otherwise agreed between us, we will supply the services to you for an initial period of twelve (12) months from the date of installation of the programme , software, equipment, property, materials and other items as are required to provide the services (the Initial Term) and the services shall continue until these Terms are terminated in accordance with these Terms. .
7.2 Services to be provided in line with any specification. If a specification has been agreed between us, to the extent possible, we will supply the services to you in accordance with that specification in all material respects. We will use all reasonable endeavours to meet any performance dates specified in your order or any specification that has been agreed, but any such dates shall be estimates only and time shall not be of the essence for performance of the services.
7.3 We are not responsible for delays outside our control. If our supply of the services is delayed by an event outside our control then we will contact you as soon as possible to let you know and we will take steps to minimise the effect of the delay. Provided we do this we will not be liable for delays caused by the event, but if there is a risk of substantial delay you may contact us to end these Terms. In these circumstances, you may receive a refund for any services you have paid for but not received. For the avoidance of doubt, you will not be entitled to a refund of any services which you have already received.
7.4 If you do not allow us access to provide services. If you do not allow us access to your Practice Management System (PMS, the software used by you to store client and patient data) server (or permit connection via alternative means in the case of ‘cloud’ based systems) to provide the services as arranged (and you do not have a good reason for this) we may charge you additional costs incurred by us as a result. If, despite our reasonable efforts, we are unable to contact you or re-arrange access to your premises we may end these Terms.
7.5 What will happen if you do not give required information to us. We may need certain information from you so that we can supply the services to you, for example, database access details, contact email addresses, brand materials and message copy. We will contact you to ask for this information. If you do not give us this information within a reasonable time of us asking for it, or if you give us incomplete or incorrect information, we may terminate these Terms in accordance with clause 14 or make an additional charge of a reasonable sum to compensate us for any extra work that is required as a result. We will not be responsible for supplying the services late or not supplying any part of them if this is caused by you not giving us the information we need within a reasonable time of us asking for it.
7.6 Reasons we may suspend the supply of services to you. We have to suspend the supply of services to you for a reasonable period of time to:
(a) deal with technical problems or make minor technical changes;
(b) update the services to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements; and
(c) make changes to the services as requested by you or notified by us to you (see clause 6).
7.7 We will endeavour to have our services available to you every day, with the exception of any pre-announced shutdowns for maintenance purposes. However, the services are provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis without any representation or warranty of any kind. Our services are dependent on a number of third party providers, including but not limited to your PMS, your internet provider, your power supplier, text message provider, an email server and mail fulfilment company, and the services may be subject to occasional delays, interruptions or other problems dependent on these third party providers. Whilst we will monitor the operation of our system and inform you of any failure or interruption as soon as reasonably possible, it is your responsibility to ensure that the system is operating properly at all times.
7.8 Your rights if we suspend the supply of services. We will use our best endeavours to contact you in advance to tell you we will be suspending supply of the services, unless the problem is urgent or an emergency. If we have to suspend the services for longer than thirty (30) days in any twelve (12) month period we will adjust the price so that you do not pay for services while they are suspended. If we suspend the services, or tell you we are going to suspend the services for a period of more than thirty (30) days) then you have the right to terminate these Terms in accordance with clause 14 and we will refund any sums for services you have paid in advance (but not in respect of any services which you have already received, to the extent permitted by law).
7.9 We may also suspend supply of the services if you do not pay. If you do not pay us for the services when you are supposed to (see clause 9.6) and you still do not make payment within 14 days of us reminding you that payment is due, we may suspend supply of the services until you have paid us all outstanding amounts. We will contact you to tell you we are suspending supply of the services. We will not suspend the services where you reasonably dispute the unpaid invoice (see clause 9.8). We will not charge you for the services during the period for which they are suspended. As well as suspending the services we can also charge you interest on your overdue payments (see clause 9.7).
- Your obligations
You agree to:
(a) ensure any orders you make or information you to us provide are complete and accurate;
(b) co-operate with us in all matters relating to the services;
(c) provide us, our employees, agents, consultants and subcontractors, with either remote or physical access to your premises, office accommodation and other facilities as reasonably required by us and ensure that any such premises are free from harm or risk to health or safety;
(d) provide us with such information and materials as we may reasonably require in order to supply the services, and ensure that such information is complete and accurate in all material respects;
(e) prepare your premises for the supply of the services;
(f) obtain and maintain all necessary licences, permissions and consents which may be required for the services before the date on which the services are to start;
(g) comply with all applicable laws, including health and safety laws, the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) and the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); and
(h) keep all our materials, equipment, documents and other property at your premises in safe custody at its own risk, maintain our materials in good condition until returned to us, and not dispose of or use our materials other than in accordance with our written instructions or authorisation.
- Price and payment
9.1 Where to find the price for the services. The price of the services (subject to any applicable GST) is displayed in Australian dollars and will be the price indicated to you by email prior to you placing your order. We take all reasonable care to ensure the price of the services advised to you is correct. However please see clause 9.5 for what happens if we discover an error in the price of the services you order.
9.2 Additional charges. A fair usage policy applies. SMS messages over 160 characters including spaces may be subject to additional charges. Attempts to use the services for incorrect message types will incur additional charges. Wherever possible, notification will be given by us to you in advance of additional charges. Print and post charges may increase in line with Australia Post price rises at any time, although we will aim to notify you at least 30 days in advance of any price changes. Addresses which are incorrect (e.g. incorrect postcode) will still be posted, but a surcharge will be incurred per item.
9.3 Specific support charges. Specific support requests made by you and required to be actioned by us beyond a normal initial setup and configuration may incur additional charges. If any additional charges are to be made, then you will be notified in advance.
9.4 We will pass on changes in the rate of GST. If GST is payable on any goods and/or services under these Terms, you must pay an amount equal to the GST payable on the payment date. If the rate of GST changes between your order date and the date we supply the services, we will adjust the rate of GST that you pay, unless you have already paid for the services in full before the change in the rate of GST takes effect.
9.5 What happens if we got the price wrong. It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the services we sell may be incorrectly priced. We will normally check prices before accepting your order so that, where the services’ correct price at your order date is less than our stated price at your order date, we will charge the lower amount. If the services’ correct price at your order date is higher than the price stated to you, we will contact you for your instructions before we accept your order.
9.6 When you must pay and how you must pay.
We will invoice you on a monthly basis for services provided. You much pay each invoice within 28 calendar days of the date of the invoice. Where any postal charges over a value of $600 per month are incurred, you will be issued an additional invoice at that time and required to pay by direct debit immediately.
9.7 We can charge interest if you pay late. If you do not make any payment to us by the due date for payment we may charge interest on any overdue amounts at the rate equal to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s cash rate, from time to time, plus 5% per annum calculated daily and compounding monthly on any such amounts unpaid after the due date for payment You must pay us interest together with any overdue amount.
9.8 What to do if you think an invoice is wrong. If you think an invoice is wrong please contact us promptly to let us know.
9.9 If at any time and for any reason other than our default or failure to comply with our obligations to you it is necessary to re-install all or any material part of our system as supplied to you, you may be required pay an additional non-refundable re-installation fee. The costs for reinstallation will be quoted and agreed with you prior to work commencing
9.10 Notwithstanding any clause herein to the contrary, in exceptional or unforeseen circumstances we may suspend and/or disconnect your services at our discretion. We will usually try to inform you before we suspend or terminate your access to the service.
- Limitation of liability: YOUR ATTENTION IS PARTICULARLY DRAWN TO THIS CLAUSE.
10.1 Nothing in these Terms shall limit or exclude our liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(c) where it would be unlawful to do so.
10.2 Subject to 10.4, we are responsible to you for foreseeable loss and damage caused by us. If we fail to comply with these Terms, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breaking these Terms or our failing to use reasonable care and skill, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time these Terms came into effect, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during the sales process.
10.3 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you under the Australian Consumer Law. Certain legislation including the Australian Consumer Law in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), and similar consumer protection laws and regulations may confer you with statutory rights, that is, rights, warranties, guarantees and remedies relating to the provision of our products and services which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified. Nothing in these Terms attempts to exclude, restrict or modify such statutory rights as a consumer under the Australian Consumer Law. Any and all other warranties or conditions which are not guaranteed by
the Australian Consumer Law are expressly excluded where permitted, except to the extent such warranties and conditions are fully expressed in these Terms.
10.4 To the extent permitted by law, we shall not be liable to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising under or in connection with these Terms for:
(a) loss of profits;
(b) loss of sales or business;
(c) loss of agreements or contracts;
(d) loss of anticipated savings;
(e) loss of use or corruption of software, data or information;
(f) loss of or damage to goodwill; or
(g) any indirect or consequential loss.
10.5 Despite anything to the contrary, to the extent permitted by law, our total and aggregate liability to you, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, indemnity, whether direct or indirect and/or whether present, unascertained, future or contingent and whether involving a third party or a party to these Terms or otherwise arising under or in connection with these Terms shall be limited to us resupplying the services to you or, in our sole discretion, to us repaying the sums paid to us by you in respect of the supply of the relevant services to which the liability relates in the twelve (12) months preceding the date on which you notify us of any claim.
10.6 We do not accept any liability for claims arising from any failure on your part to use and/or operate our system for its intended purpose and/or in accordance with these Terms or any user instructions.
10.7 We do not accept any liability for any failure of your computer hardware, other software or loss of database content and will not provide systems or other support relating to other software. Our software is not capable of amending database content.
10.8 We do not accept liability for any system, software, hardware or programme failures which are outside our control.
10.9 This clause 10 shall survive termination of these Terms.
11.1 We both undertake that we shall not at any time disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other, except as permitted by clause 11.2.
11.2 We may disclose the other’s confidential information:
(a) to its employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of carrying out the party’s obligations under these Terms. Each party shall ensure that its employees, officers, representatives, subcontractors or advisers to whom it discloses the other’s confidential information complies with this clause; and
(b) as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.
11.3 Neither of us shall use the other’s confidential information for any purpose other than to perform its obligations under these Terms.
11.4 This clause 11 shall survive termination of these Terms.
- Intellectual property rights
12.1 All intellectual property rights in or arising out of or in connection with the services (other than intellectual property rights in any materials provided by you) shall be owned by us.
12.2 We grant you a fully paid-up, non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-transferable licence to use the intellectual property rights for the duration of these Terms for the purpose of providing the services to you. You shall not sub-license, assign or otherwise transfer the rights granted under this clause.
12.3 You grant us a fully paid-up, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, non-transferable, non-sublicensable licence to copy and modify any materials provided by you to us for the duration of these Terms for the purpose of providing the services to you.
12.4 You must not in any circumstances and at any time use, disclose, copy, divulge, transmit, disassemble, “reverse engineer” or otherwise interfere with any of our intellectual property rights, or any item containing, incorporating or using any of them.
12.5 You shall not in any manner damage or impair any of our intellectual property rights, and shall use your best efforts to protect our intellectual property rights from infringement and bring any suspected infringement to our attention as soon as you become aware of it.
12.6 This clause 12 shall survive termination of these Terms.
- Collection Notice
13.2 We may disclose that information as required by law or to third party service providers who help us deliver our products and/or services. Such third party services providers include information technology service providers, data handling and storage, web-hosting and server providers, professional advisors, debt collectors, maintenance or problem-solving providers, customer support providers, database management providers, printing providers, mail houses, fulfilment providers, marketing or advertising providers, professional advisors including accountants and payment system operators. If you do not provide this information we may not be able to provide you with access to our website and provide you with requested products and/or services.
13.3 In certain circumstances, we may disclose your personal information to third parties located, or who store data, outside Australia.
14.1 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, after the Initial Term either party may terminate these Terms by giving the other party thirty (30) days’ prior written notice. If you wish to terminate these Terms within the Initial Term then you will need to give us 30 days’ prior written notice and shall liable for any remaining fees due within the Initial Term (i.e. up to a maximum of twelve (12) months fees).
14.2 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, to the extent permitted by law, either party may terminate these Terms with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:
(a) the other party commits a material breach of any term of these Terms and (if such a breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within 30 days of that party being notified in writing to do so;
(b) the other party takes any step or action in connection with its entering administration, provisional liquidation or any composition or arrangement with its creditors (other than in relation to a solvent restructuring), being wound up (whether voluntarily or by order of the court, unless for the purpose of a solvent restructuring), having a receiver appointed to any of its assets or ceasing to carry on business or, if the step or action is taken in another jurisdiction, in connection with any analogous procedure in the relevant jurisdiction;
(c) the other party suspends, or threatens to suspend, or ceases or threatens to cease to carry on all or a substantial part of its business; or
(d) the other party’s financial position deteriorates to such an extent that in the terminating party’s opinion the other party’s capability to adequately fulfil its obligations under these Terms has been placed in jeopardy.
14.3 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to you, you many terminate these Terms if:
(a) if what you have bought is faulty or misdescribed;
(b) we have told you about an error in the price or description of the services after you received a confirmation of your order and you do not wish to proceed;
(b) if significant changes have been made to the supply of the services;
(c) we have suspended, or notify you we will suspend, the supply of the services for technical reasons for more than thirty (30) days;
(d) we have notified you of a material change to the Terms which will affect you in a significant manner and you have chosen not to accept such material change; or
(d) you have a legal right to end these Terms because of something we have done wrong, including under the Australian Consumer Law.
14.4 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, we may terminate these Terms with immediate effect by giving written notice to you if:
(a) you do not make any payment to us when it is due and you still do not make payment within 14 days of us reminding you payment is due;
(b) you do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the services to you;
(c) you do not, within a reasonable time, allow us to deliver the services to you;
(d) you do not, within a reasonable time, allow us access to your premises to supply the services;
(e) you transfer your account to someone else without obtaining our prior written consent as required under these Terms; or
(f) you undergo a change of control without giving us prior written notification.
14.5 Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, we may suspend the supply of services under these Terms or any other contract between you and us if you fail to pay any amount due under these Terms on the due date for payment, if you become subject to any of the events listed in clause 14.2(b) to clause 14.2(d), or we reasonably believes that you are about to become subject to any of them.
14.6 To end these Terms, please let us know by doing one of the following:
(a) By email. Email customer services us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your name, your practice name and address, details of the services you wish to terminate and, where available, your phone number and email address.
(b) By post. Write to us at Virtual Recall Pty Ltd, c/o Local Rep, Level 1, 50 Yeo St, Neutral bay, NSW 2089 including details of what services you bought, when you ordered or received them and your name and address.
- Consequences of termination
15.1 On termination of these Terms:
(a) you shall immediately pay to us all outstanding unpaid invoices and interest and, in respect of services supplied but for which no invoice has been submitted, we shall submit an invoice, which shall be payable by you immediately on receipt;
(b) you shall return all of our materials and any deliverables which have not been fully paid for. If you fail to do so, then we may enter your premises and take possession of them. Until they have been returned, you shall be solely responsible for their safe keeping and will not use them for any purpose not connected with these Terms;
(c) neither you or we shall make any further use of any programme, software, equipment, property, materials and other items belonging to or supplied by the other.
15.2 Termination or expiry of these Terms shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination or expiry, including the right to claim damages in respect of any breach of these Terms which existed at or before the date of termination or expiry.
15.3 Any provision of these Terms that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination or expiry of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect.
- Dispute resolution procedure
If a dispute arises out of or in connection with these Terms or the performance, validity or enforceability of it (Dispute), then, except as expressly provided in these Terms the parties shall follow the procedure set out in this clause:
(a) either party shall give to the other written notice of the Dispute, setting out its nature and full particulars (Dispute Notice), together with relevant supporting documents. On service of the Dispute Notice, the parties shall attempt in good faith to resolve the Dispute;
(b) if the parties are for any reason unable to resolve the Dispute within 21 days of service of the Dispute Notice, the parties agree to enter into mediation in good faith to settle the Dispute. If the parties cannot agree on who the mediator should be, either party may ask the Law Society of New South Wales to appoint a mediator. The mediator will decide the time, place and rules for mediation. The parties agree to attend the mediation in good faith, to see to resolve the Dispute. The costs of the mediation will be shared equally between the parties. Nothing in this clause will be operate to prevent a party from seeking urgent injunctive relief or equitable relief from a court of appropriate jurisdiction.
- Other important terms
17.1 Client permission. You agree that you will only use the services provided by us to message your clients where you have legal basis to do so.
17.2 Only prescription products. You agree that, when messaging your clients, you will only include within those messages reference to products that your veterinary practice has prescribed/supplied or is prepared to prescribe/supply again to your client.
17.3 Promotional messages. You agree that you will ensure you have received your clients’ prior consent in order to comply with the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) and any other applicable law prior to us sending any commercial electronic messages to your clients.
17.4 Promotional offers. You agree that we may provide various promotional pricing offers to you at certain times. These are restricted to the individual terms and conditions of the promotion and expiry dates of the individual promotional offer.
17.5 We may transfer these Terms to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under these Terms.
17.6 You need our consent to transfer your rights to someone else. You may only transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms to another person if we agree (at our sole discretion) to this in writing.
17.7 Nobody else has any rights under these Terms. These Terms are the basis of a contract between you and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of these Terms.
17.8 If a court finds part of these Terms illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
17.9 Even if we delay in enforcing these Terms, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these Terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking these Terms, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date. For example, if you miss a payment and we do not chase you but we continue to provide the services, we can still require you to make the payment at a later date.
17.10 These Terms are the only terms applicable. These Terms shall apply to the contract between us to the exclusion of any other terms that you seek to impose or incorporate, or which are implied by trade, custom, practice or course of dealing.
17.11 Force Majeure. We accept no liability for any delays or failures which are caused by events or things which we cannot control, such as Acts of God, war, terrorism, strikes, lockouts, the suspension or termination of any communication or delivery system or any other event or occurrence which would generally be understood to be an event of ‘force majeure’.
17.12 If there is a problem with the services. If you have any questions or complaints about the services, please contact us. You can telephone our customer service team at [02 8007 5571 or write to us at email@example.com or Virtual Recall Pty Ltd, c/o Local Rep, Level 1, 50 Yeo St, Neutral bay, NSW 2089
17.13 Which laws apply to these Terms and where you may bring legal proceedings. These Terms are governed by the laws of New South Wales and you irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts operating in New South Wales and any courts entitled to hear appeals from those courts and waive any right to object to proceedings being brought in those courts.