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  1. False or misleading claims

    1 January 2023 - prices and price displays . Fine print and qualifications Many advertisements include some information in fine print. This information must not conflict with the overall message of the advertisement. Examples of information in fine print being misleading An advertisement states that a product is 'free'. An extra payment is mentioned in the fine print. The advertisement …
  2. False or misleading claims

    6 October 2022 - prices and price displays . Fine print and qualifications Many advertisements include some information in fine print. This information must not conflict with the overall message of the advertisement. Examples of information in fine print being misleading An advertisement states that a product is 'free'. An extra payment is mentioned in the fine print. The advertisement …
  3. MyRepublic pays penalties for NBN speed claims

    23 July 2018 - ” and “ nbn™50 Speed Tier ” on its website. The MyRepublic website contained fine print disclaimers that the ACCC considered were …
  4. Uncle Tobys (Cereal Partners Australia) pays $32,400 in penalties for alleged false or misleading representations about Uncle Tobys oats

    26 November 2015 - the disclaimer “*when prepared with [1/2 or 2/3] cup of skim milk”, which appeared in fine print below the misleading statements. These representations were also made in a television commercial promoting Uncle Tobys oats products, which contained a similar fine print … these Uncle Tobys products,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said. “Business should be aware that a fine print disclaimer is insufficient …
  5. Real estate

    30 October 2018 - or impression give you a false impression leave out or hide important information (e.g. in fine-print disclaimers) make false …
  6. Other promotional techniques

    18 October 2021 - The fine print in the advertisements and the terms and conditions page of the website each includes a long list of products … consumers and therefore breach the ACL, even though the list of excluded products is disclosed. Offers with disclaimers and fine print It is common to see advertisements with limitations or disclaimers using an asterisk (*), ‘conditions apply’ or other …
  7. ACCC warns about Digital Sourcing, formerly Luxstyle

    20 December 2017 - people products that they didn’t order, based on obscure fine print disclaimers, then demand payment for them. The complaints … claims that customers order the products based on its ‘deliver now, pay later’ system, and points to fine print displayed …
  8. Kailis Bros pays $10,800 penalty for alleged misleading prawn meat labelling

    8 December 2015 - Businesses cannot rely on fine print disclaimers to correct or qualify a prominent country of origin representation that is false … this was not the case. The prawns were packed and processed in Thailand. This was included in fine print on the back of the packaging … Prawns ’ printed in a circle around the map; and the words ‘ Australian Caught - Raw - Deveined - Tail Off - Prawn Meat …
  9. ACCC takes action against domain registration businesses

    11 August 2017 - This detail and the fine print disclaimer were easily missed.” “The ACCC believes that Australian businesses and organisations …
  10. Australian Unity to compensate some members over dental benefits

    3 November 2017 - the life of the policy to reduce those benefits,” Ms Court said. “Insurers should not rely on fine print disclaimers to reserve …