Terms of Use

Last updated: 1 June 2017

The SouthEastCommunityForum.com website is operated by the South East Community Forum (“our”, “we” or “us”).

In these terms, “SouthEastCommunityForum.com” refers to:

  • the SouthEastCommunityForum.com website (including all software, text, audio, video, graphics, text and other content comprised in SouthEastCommunityForum.com, and the design and layout of such content);
  • all applications available via the App Store and Google Play operated by us.
  • any other websites operated by us (including all software, text, audio, video, graphics, text and other content comprised in SouthEastCommunityForum.com, facebook.com/groups/southeastcommunityforum/and the design and layout of such content); and / or
  • all products and services available via the SouthEastCommunityForum.com website or other websites operated by us.

You must read, understand and agree to these terms and our Privacy Statement (“Terms of Use”) before using SouthEastCommunityForum.com.

1. Your obligations

1.1 You must use SouthEastCommunityForum.com according to the Terms of Use.

1.2 If you are under 18 years of age, you must obtain your parent’s or guardian’s permission before using SouthEastCommunityForum.com.

2. Copyright

2.1 SouthEastCommunityForum.com is owned or licensed by us and protected by copyright under the laws of Australia and other countries.

2.2 You may view SouthEastCommunityForum.com using your web browser and may only save an electronic copy of SouthEastCommunityForum.com in the cache of your web browser.

2.3 You must not otherwise reproduce, transmit (including broadcast), adapt, distribute, sell, modify or publish or otherwise use or attempt to use any element of SouthEastCommunityForum.com, without our prior written consent.

3. Trade Mark Notice

SouthEastCommunityForum.com includes registered trade marks, trade marks that are the subject of pending applications, and common law trade marks. These include the words “South East Community Forum” and “SouthEastCommunityForum.com” and the South East Community Forum logos. You may not use these trade marks, the names “South East Community Forum” or the names of any other websites owned or operated by us, or the name of any related companies, without our prior written consent.

4. Linking to third party sites

SouthEastCommunityForum.com may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely for your convenience and do not indicate our (express or implied) endorsement of such sites or the products, services or information provided at those sites. You access those sites and use the products and services available at those sites solely at your own risk.

5. Framing

You must not frame any of the material appearing on SouthEastCommunityForum.com without our prior written consent.

6. Your Account

6.1 We may require you to use a username and password (“Account”) to access certain parts of SouthEastCommunityForum.com. We may require you to use a different Account to access different parts of SouthEastCommunityForum.com. You may only use your Account for the purposes for which we gave you the Account. Any other use of your Account is prohibited.

6.2 If you are under 18 years of age you must obtain your parent’s or guardian’s permission before requesting an Account (including for the purposes of purchasing access to our products or services).

6.3 If you are using SouthEastCommunityForum.com on behalf of another person (“Authorizing Person”) for example, your employer, you must be authorized to:

(a) use SouthEastCommunityForum.com; and

(b) enter into the Terms of Use,

on behalf of the Authorizing Person.

7. What you must not do

You must not:

(a) use SouthEastCommunityForum.com in a way or for any activities, or post or transmit to or via SouthEastCommunityForum.com any information or material, which:

(i) breaches any laws or regulations;

(ii) infringes a third party’s rights or privacy;

(iii) is contrary to any relevant standards or codes;

(iv) interferes with other users or defames, harasses, threatens, menaces or offends any person or which inhibits any other user from using or enjoying SouthEastCommunityForum.com;

(d) make any fraudulent or speculative enquiries, purchases, reservations or requests using SouthEastCommunityForum.com;

(e) use another person’s Account or name without that person’s permission;

(f) provide false information when creating an Account or purchasing a product or service;

(g) impersonate another person when using SouthEastCommunityForum.com;

(h) post to or transmit to or via SouthEastCommunityForum.com any obscene, indecent, inflammatory or pornographic material or material that could give rise to civil or criminal proceedings;

(i) tamper with, hinder the operation of, or make unauthorized modifications to SouthEastCommunityForum.com;

(j) knowingly transmit any virus or other disabling feature to or via SouthEastCommunityForum.com; or

(k) attempt, or permit another person to do or attempt, any of the above acts.

8. Third Party Content

8.1 From time to time, we may advertise or offer for sale the products, services and information of third parties. We do not provide or endorse such third party products, services and information and your legal relationship in respect of those products, services or information is with the third party supplier. You are responsible for checking directly with the third party as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or the suitability or quality of the products and services of such third parties.

8.2 We may receive fees and / or commissions from third parties in return for making their goods and services available via SouthEastCommunityForum.com. You acknowledge and consent to us receiving such fees.

9. Prices and products and services are subject to change

All prices displayed and products and services offered for supply on SouthEastCommunityForum.com are subject to change without notice. You should check the price of a product or service before placing an order for it.

10. Security

10.1 For security reasons we may require you to re-authenticate yourself from time to time, for example after a period of inactivity on the connection between your browser and the SouthEastCommunityForum.com server(s). We are not responsible for any information you may lose if the SouthEastCommunityForum.com server(s) terminate your browser session due to prolonged periods of inactivity between your browser and the SouthEastCommunityForum.com server(s).

10.2 You must comply with all our directions relating to use of your Account and access to SouthEastCommunityForum.com. We are not responsible for providing the computer, hardware, software or any other equipment necessary to access the Internet. You must not send or disclose your Account password to any other person or store it in a way that would reasonably allow another person or entity to obtain access to it, except as specified in clause 10.3 below. If you choose to use a workplace computer to access SouthEastCommunityForum.com, you are responsible for ensuring that such use complies with any rules, policies or protocols that apply to the use of the Internet in your workplace.

10.3 You must not keep your password in any place where it is capable of being copied or used by any other person or disclose your password to any other person, other than:

(a) another person authorized by you to access and use SouthEastCommunityForum.com on your behalf; or

(b) another person authorized by the Authorizing Person (for example, another employee) to access and use SouthEastCommunityForum.com on their behalf;

in each case provided that the other person (“Authorized Person”) agrees to be bound by the Terms of Use.

10.4 We are entitled to rely on your Account as evidence of your identity and authority for the purposes of SouthEastCommunityForum.com (including, for example, for the purpose of making payments to us using your credit card details, and for the purpose of nominating email addresses, phone numbers or mail addresses to which we may send billing and payment information relating to your purchase of our products and services). You are responsible for all use of SouthEastCommunityForum.com and your Account where you have not complied with the Terms of Use. Other than by reference to a person’s Account, we cannot and do not verify that each person who accesses SouthEastCommunityForum.com is in fact the person they say they are, or acts with the authority of the person whose Account they use.

10.5 You must immediately notify us if you become aware:

(a) that your password has been compromised or is known by a third party (other than by an Authorized Person); or

(b) of any unauthorized use of your Account.

If you notify us of either of these things, we will take reasonable steps to deactivate your Account and issue you with a new Account within a reasonable period of time. Notice provided by you under this clause does not release you from your responsibilities under the Terms of Use.

10.6 We will take reasonable steps to secure SouthEastCommunityForum.com. However, the Internet is unreliable and difficult to secure. We do not guarantee the security of SouthEastCommunityForum.com or the systems (including the Internet and your hardware and software) used to access SouthEastCommunityForum.com, or any information that passes through such systems.

11. Privacy

11.1 We will comply with the South East Community Forum Privacy Statement in dealing with any personal information provided by you via SouthEastCommunityForum.com.

11.2 You may access personal information under the Terms of Use, provided that you only do so to access your own personal information or the personal information of the Authorizing Person, as authorized by the Authorizing Person.

11.3 To avoid doubt:

(a) by authorizing a person to use your Account under clause 6.3, you authorize us to disclose to that person your personal information; and

(b) by requesting via SouthEastCommunityForum.com that we send billing and payment information to a person’s email address or phone number, you authorize us to disclose to that person your personal information, in each case including information related to your billings and payments.

12. Our liability to you

12.1 Given the unreliable nature of the Internet and telecommunications systems, we cannot guarantee that SouthEastCommunityForum.com will always be available or fault or virus free.

12.2 The supply of SouthEastCommunityForum.com is solely governed by:

(a) the Terms of Use; and

(b) those terms implied by consumer protection laws that apply to the supply of a product or service that cannot be excluded.

12.3 Subject to clauses 12.4 to 12.5, we accept our liability to you for breach of contract or negligence under principles applied by the courts.

12.4 We are not responsible for any:

(a) loss caused by factors which could reasonably be considered to be outside our control such as faults in third party equipment;

(b) loss of data or loss of profits or revenue; or

(c) any loss to the extent that it is caused by you, for example, through your negligence or breach of contract.

12.5 The products and services available via SouthEastCommunityForum.com are provided to you for personal use only, and not business or commercial use. We do not accept liability for any loss that results from the use of SouthEastCommunityForum.com in connection with the conduct of a business.

13. Your liability to us

You are liable to us for any loss we incur resulting from your breach of contract or negligence under the principles applied by the courts, except to the extent that the loss is caused by us, for example, through our negligence or breach of contract.

14. Change of the Terms of Use

We may change the Terms of Use at any time. We will use reasonable endeavours to give you 3 days’ notice of the change, unless it is likely to benefit or have no substantive impact on you, in which case we will make the change immediately and will not to notify you before the change.

15. Termination

15.1 You may stop using SouthEastCommunityForum.com at any time, for any reason.

15.2 We may stop making SouthEastCommunityForum.com, or a part of SouthEastCommunityForum.com, available at any time, for any reason.

15.3 We may immediately suspend, terminate or limit your access to SouthEastCommunityForum.com if:

(a) you are in breach of the Terms of Use and (i) the breach is something which cannot be remedied, or (ii) you fail to remedy the breach within 30 days’ of our written notice to you of that breach;

(b) we believe on reasonable grounds that there is a real risk of serious loss or damage to us or another if we do not suspend, terminate or limit your access to SouthEastCommunityForum.com;

(c) the law requires us to do so;

(d) we believe on reasonable grounds that providing access to SouthEastCommunityForum.com to you is illegal or may become illegal; or

(e) there is an emergency.

16. Communication with you

As part of some of the SouthEastCommunityForum.com products or services available via SouthEastCommunityForum.com, we may communicate with you via email, telephone, text message or mail. As a result:

(a) you are responsible for ensuring that your email address, telephone number and mail address are current and operational and that you check your emails, telephone, text messages and mail box regularly for messages;

(b) you must notify us as soon as possible of any changes to your contact details;

(c) if we receive an automated email non-delivery notification indicating you have not received an email that we have sent you, and the matter is urgent, we will use reasonable endeavours to attempt to contact you using your other contact details, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to contact you or contact you within a certain amount of time.

17. Use of your information and material

When you send us any feedback, testimonials, suggestions, ideas or other materials in relation to or via SouthEastCommunityForum.com, you agree that we can use, reproduce, publish, modify, adapt and transmit them to others free of charge and without restriction, subject to our obligations in our Privacy Statement.

18. Goods and Services Tax (Australian residents only)

If GST is imposed on any supply made by us through SouthEastCommunityForum.com, you must pay to us, in addition to any consideration payable or to be provided by you for this supply, an additional amount for the supply calculated by multiplying the prevailing GST rate by the consideration for the relevant supply payable or to be provided (without any deduction or set off) by you under any other clause in the Terms of Use. Any amount payable by you is payable on demand by us, whether such demand is made by an invoice or otherwise.

19. General Matters

19.1 The law in force in Victoria, Australia, governs this agreement. Unless otherwise specified, all references to “law” means the law in force in Victoria, Australia and “courts” means the courts of Victoria, Australia.

19.2 You irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria, Australia and courts of appeal from them for determining any dispute concerning this agreement.

19.3 If any of the Terms of Use are invalid or unenforceable, it will be struck out and the remaining terms will remain in force.

19.4 If we do not act in relation to a breach by you of the Terms of Use, this does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. If you do not act in relation to a breach by us of the Terms of Use, this does not waive your right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

19.5 You may not assign or transfer your rights or benefits under the Terms of Use to any other person or entity without our prior consent, which we will not unreasonably withhold.

 


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