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The AIFS Website is operated by the American Institute for Foreign Study (Australia) Pty Ltd, (“AIFS Australia”) which is registered in Australia and has its registered office at 10-14 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst New South Wales, Australia. The ABN for AIFS Australia is 58 087 38 499.

The following terms and conditions (“Terms”) govern your use of this Website and you should read them carefully before using this website.

Where we refer to the “AIFS”/“we”/“our”/“us” in these Terms, we mean AIFS Australia, and where we refer to a “Program”, we mean an inbound or outbound program operated by AIFS.

To contact us, please email


These Terms refer to:

  • Visitors” to the AIFS, i.e. someone who visits and/or uses the AIFS Website but who does not register for or apply to the Program;
  • Au Pairs” and “Host Families”i.e. someone who registers for or applies to the Program to become an au pair and/or host family on an AIFS Program.

Unless we say otherwise, these Terms apply to (a) Visitors; and (b) any Au Pairs or Host Families who register for or apply to a Program on the AIFS Website.


These Terms include:

  1. Our Terms of Use which govern the use of the AIFS Website;
  2. Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of the AIFS Website. When using the AIFS in Website, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.

These Terms also refer to our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us.

We may amend these Terms from time to time. Please check these Terms regularly to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.





You may access and use some areas of the AIFS Website as a Visitor. However, certain areas of the AIFS are only accessible to you if you are an Au Pair or a Host Family.

By using the AIFS Website, you confirm that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you must not use the AIFS Website.


We may update and change the AIFS Website from time to time to reflect changes to, for example, our users' needs or technical, operational or other business priorities.


We do not guarantee that the AIFS Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the AIFS Website for technical, operational and/or business reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

We will not be liable to you if, for any reason, the AIFS Website is unavailable at any time.


We are the owner or the licensee of any and all intellectual property rights in the AIFS Website and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the AIFS Website for your personal use.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the AIFS Website must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content or materials on the AIFS Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of the AIFS Website in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use the AIFS Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.


The content which we provide on the AIFS Website (including any content in our social media posts) is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on the AIFS Website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the AIFS Website is accurate, complete or up to date.


Where the AIFS Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.


The AIFS  Website includes certain information and materials uploaded by Au Pairs and Host Families, including information, photos and videos contained in Host Family and Au Pair profiles (provided when a Host Family or an Au Pair completes an application to the Program). This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. Any views expressed by Au Pairs or Host Families on the AIFS Website are solely the views of the Au Pair or Host Family submitting them and do not represent our own views or values.

If you wish to complain about information or materials provided by Au Pairs or Host Families, please contact us at AIFS


If you are an Au Pair or aHost Family, when you complete an application to the Program you will upload certain information and materials, some of which will automatically form part of your Au Pair or Host family profile (as set out in our Privacy Policy).

When you upload such information and materials to the AIFS Website, you must comply with the content standards in our Acceptable Use Policy.

We have the right to remove any content you upload to the AIFS Website if, in our opinion, that content does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

When you submit comments, opinions or other feedback to us about the AIFS Website, you agree that we can use and share (but do not have to) such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.


We do not guarantee that the AIFS Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse the AIFS Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the AIFS Website, the server on which the AIFS Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the AIFS Website. You must not attack the AIFS Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the AIFS Website will cease immediately.

To the fullest extent permissible by law, we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-services attack, viruses, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the AIFS Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or any website linked to it.


You may link to our home page or sign-in page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to the AIFS Website in any website that is not owned by you.

The AIFS Website must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on the AIFS Website other than that set out above, please contact us at


These Terms of Use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by Australian law. You and we both agree that the court of New South Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident in another jurisdiction, you may also bring proceedings in your home jurisdiction.


If any court or competent authority decides that any of the provisions of these Terms of Use are invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, the provision will, to that extent only, be severed from the remaining provision, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.


Any words following the terms includingincludein particularfor example or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words, description, definition, phrase or term preceding those terms.



 This Acceptable Use Policy sets out the content standards that apply when you upload content to the AIFS Website, link to the AIFS Website, or interact with the AIFS Website in any other way.


You may only use the AIFS Website for lawful purposes. You may not use the AIFS Website:

  • (i) in any way that breaches any applicable law or regulation;
  • (ii) in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose;
  • (iii) for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm others in any way (including bullying, intimidating, abusing, threatening, harassing, defaming or violating any rights of another person);
  • (iv) to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards (set out below); or
  • (v) to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree not to:

  • (i) reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the AIFS Website in contravention of the provisions of our Terms of Use;
  • (ii) access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of the AIFS Website; or
    • any equipment or network on which the AIFS Website is stored;
  •  (iii) access the AIFS Website through accounts of other Au Pairs or Host Families without permission, or misrepresent the source, identity, or content of information transmitted via the AIFS Website or perform any other similar fraudulent activity;
  • (iv) upload files to the AIFS Website that contain software or content protected by intellectual property laws (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights) or confidentiality, unless you own or control such rights or have received all necessary consents;
  • (vi) directly or indirectly transfer any data you receive from us to (or use such data in connection with) any social network or similar third party, even if an Au Pair or Host Family consents to such transfer; or
  • (vii) sell or distribute any information or content provided by or related to us or modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based on statements or material on the AIFS Website.


If you are an Au Pair orHost Family, these content standards apply to any and all content which you upload to the AIFS Website as part of your Au Pair or Host Family profile (contributions).

You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

  • (i)     be accurate (where they state facts);
  • (ii)    be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
  • (iii)   comply with applicable law in Australia and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

  • (i)     contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
  • (ii)    contain any material which is offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
  • (iii)   promote discrimination;
  • (iv)   infringe any copyright of any other person;
  • (v)    be likely to deceive any person;
  • (vi)   be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
  • (vii)  be threatening, abusive or invade another's privacy, cause annoyance or be otherwise objectionable;
  • (viii)  be likely to upset, embarrass or annoy any other person;
  • (ix)   be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity; or
  • (x)    give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.

If you see something on the AIFS Website that you find objectionable or you believe breaches this Acceptable Use Policy, please promptly report it to us at AIFS at Please keep in mind that this does not guarantee that we will remove the content from the AIFS Website.


We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of the provisions of this Acceptable Use Policy. When a breach has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with the provisions of this Acceptable Use Policy, constitutes a material breach of our Terms of Use upon which you are permitted to use the AIFS Website, and may result in us taking any or all of the following actions:

  • (i)   temporary or permanent removal of your Au Pair or Host Family profile from the AIFS Website (or any content you have uploaded as part of your profile);
  • (ii)   refusal to consider your application to the Program; and/or
  • (ii)    disclosure of information to the police if we reasonably feel it is necessary.

The responses described in this Acceptable Use Policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.