Terms of Service
Description of Service
The Blogger Connect Service (Service) allows registered members to create a profile to advertise their services (Bloggers) and provides a platform for users to view and access the Bloggers’ services (Organisations).
We reserve the right to refuse to provide the Service to any person for any reason and/or to discontinue the Service in whole or in part at any time, with or without prior notice.
The following terms apply to your use of the Service and any account that you may open or attempt to open via the Service.
- You must be 18 years or older to use the Service.
- Accounts registered by "bots" or other automated methods are not permitted.
- You must provide your legal full name, valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the signup process.
- You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password.
- Blogger Connect will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation. You agree not to upload any copyrighted, trademarked, or proprietary materials on the Service without the express written permission of the owner.
- You agree to use the Service only for lawful purposes and agree to not use the Service in any way that will infringe upon the use or rights of any other user.
Copyright, trade marks, other intellectual property rights and licences
Unless otherwise expressly indicated in specific Website content or the Service, all copyright, trademarks and any other intellectual property rights subsisting in the Website content are owned by or licensed to Blogger Connect or its affiliates.
Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, you must not use any copyright, trade marks, or other intellectual property rights subsisting in Website content or the Service without the express written authorisation of Blogger Connect or the relevant third party owner.
Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, create derivative works of, upload, post, transmit, compile or collect in a database, or sell, lease, transfer or distribute, in any manner, the Service or any Website content, including text, graphics, code and/or software, or in any manner commercially exploit any part of Website content or the Service in whole or in part without the express written authorisation of Blogger Connect or the relevant third party owner.
You may print and download portions of Website content from the Service solely for your own non-commercial use. All copies of the Website content printed or downloaded must contain any copyright or proprietary rights notices that are contained in or apply to the Website content. The copies must not be modified.
Content submitted by Bloggers or Organisations for inclusion on the Service (including, without limitation, any information submitted on message boards, forums or other public areas of the Service) (Submissions), whether published or not, will be subject to these Terms.
Blogger Connect does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to a Submission, regardless of whether or not it is published. You are solely responsible for your own Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. You represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licences, rights, consents and permissions to your Submissions (and all content included therein), including the right to authorise Blogger Connect to use the Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Service and these Terms.
You hereby grant to Blogger Connect a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual licence, with the right to sub-license, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any Submissions or any other materials or information (including, without limitation, ideas for new or improved products or services) you communicate to Blogger Connect by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed. You also grant to Blogger Connect the right to use your name in connection with the submitted materials and other information as well as in connection with all advertising, marketing and promotional material related thereto.
We neither endorse nor assume any liability for the contents of any Submission. We generally do not pre-screen, monitor, or edit Submissions. However, we and our agents have the right at their sole discretion to remove any Submission or other content that, in our judgment, does not comply with these Terms and any other rules of user conduct for the Service, or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate.
We are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing any such Submission or other content. You hereby consent to such removal and waive any claim against us arising out of such removal of any Submission, whether it is your own or another user’s.
Your use of the Service
Your use of the Service is subject to all applicable laws and regulations, and you are solely responsible for the substance of your communications through the Service.
You may not use your account to breach security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorised access to another network or server. Not all parts of the Service may be available to you or other authorised users of the Service. You shall not interfere with anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the Service. Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability.
You may not use any robots, spiders, or similar data mining, data gathering or extraction tools or manual processes to collect, gather or copy any content or data on or related to the Service in a manner not authorised by Blogger Connect in writing. You may not engage in practices of "screen scraping," "database scraping" or any other practice or activity the purpose of which is to obtain lists of users, portions of a database, or other lists or information from the Service, in any manner and any quantities not authorised by Blogger Connect in writing. You may not frame or utilise framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form) of Blogger Connect or its affiliates without express written consent of The Transfer Station. You may not use meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilising the Blogger Connect name or trademarks without the express written consent of Blogger Connect.
You agree that you will not upload, share, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any Submission — including text, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information — that:
- is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), or otherwise violates our rules or policies;
- victimises, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
- infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other intellectual property or proprietary right of any party;
- constitutes unauthorised or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk email (Spamming), chain letters, any other form of unauthorised solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
- contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorised access to any data or other information of any third party; or
- impersonates any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives.
You agree that we may at any time, and at our sole discretion, terminate your membership, account, or other affiliation with the Service without prior notice to you for violating any of the above provisions. In addition, you acknowledge that we will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at other sites, including cooperating with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected criminal violations.
By listing a blog and personal profile on the Service, you assume full responsibility for the content of the profile. By listing profiles on the Service, you understand that they are publicly available to be viewed. Any content provided by the Blogger on the Website may be retained and used by the Blogger Connect even if the content has been deleted by the Blogger.
Payment and Fees
We reserve the right, at any time, to change any fees or charges for using any services provided on the Service (or to begin charging fees for any free service), provided that such changes will not apply to fees or charges paid prior to the time of the change. For current pricing information please see the Website.
If a user’s subscription expires, we may disable in whole or in part the user’s access to the Website or the Service, and we reserve the right to delete the Blogger's profile content.
Blogger Connect does not collect financial information to process your payment. PayPal and or PIN are the payment gateways used to operate all financial transactions on the Website. Blogger Connect is not responsible for any monetary damages, overcharges, or losses as well as identity theft or compromised billing information entered into PayPal or PIN or any other PayPal or PIN generated web page or forum.
Blogger Connect does not exclude or limited any rights or remedies available to you under the Competition and Consumer Act (Cth) or any other applicable legislation that cannot be excluded or limited.
To the extent permitted by law, you understand and agree that the Service is provided “AS IS”. Blogger Connect does not represent or warrant (express or implied) that (A) the Service, Website content or materials will meet you requirements, (B) the Service, Website content or materials will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, or(C) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service, Website content or materials will be effective, accurate or reliable.
Changes are made periodically to the Service and the Website content, and the Service could include technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors.
Blogger Connect makes no representations or warranties (express or implied) regarding the quality, accuracy, completeness, merchantability or fitness for purpose of the Service, Website content or materials. We may make changes to the Service, Website content, materials or features included therein, including the prices and access rules for any functionality, at any time without notice. The Website content or other material included on the Service may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update such content.
The use of the Service or the downloading or other acquisition of any Website content or materials through the Services is done at your own discretion and risk and with your agreement that you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss of data that results from such activities.
You acknowledge and agree that all transactions relating to any product or other merchandise or services offered by a Blogger or any other third party, including, but not limited to the purchase terms, payment terms, warranties, guarantees, maintenance and delivery terms relating to such transactions, are agreed to solely between the seller or purchaser of such merchandise and services and you.
We make no warranty regarding any transactions executed through, or in connection with the Service, and you understand and agree that such transactions are conducted entirely at your own risk. Any warranty that is provided in connection with any course, products, services, Website content or materials, or information available on or through the Service from a third party is provided solely by such third party, and not by us or any other of our affiliates.
Content available through the Service or presented at any course represents the opinions and judgments of an information provider, user, or other person or other third party entity. We do not endorse, nor are we responsible or liable for the accuracy or reliability of, any opinion, advice, or statement made by anyone other than an authorised Blogger Connect spokesperson speaking in his/her official capacity.
You understand and agree that temporary interruptions of the Service may occur as normal events. We have no control over third party networks you may access in the course of the use of the Service, and therefore, delays and disruption of other network transmissions are completely beyond our control.
Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by law in no event shall the Transfer Station or any other Transfer Station Party be liable (whether in contract, tort, including negligence, or otherwise) to you or any third party for any special, punitive, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, loss of data, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of anticipated savings, loss of opportunity or loss of reputation, whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service, The Website or of any website referenced or linked to from the Service, or any unavailability of or interruption to, or error, inaccuracy or omission in relation to the Service, the Website or any website referenced or linked to from the Service.
Upon a request by us, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Blogger Connect and the other Transfer Station Parties harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including legal fees that arise from your breach of these Terms, or other negligent or wrongful conduct. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defences.
You agree to adhere to the Quality Guidlines when posting any profile information. We reserve the right to unpublish to draft, without notification, any profile which does not meet the Qualiity Guideline standards.
These Terms are governed and are to be construed by the laws applicable in the State of Victoria. Any dispute concerning these Terms and all claims arising out of or in connection with access to the Website, the Website content or the Service are to be submitted to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of law, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the remainder of these Terms which will continue in full force and effect.
Most communication between Blogger Connect and you will be sent and received electronically. You agree that all electronic communication between Blogger Connect and you shall satisfy any legal requirements that such communications be in writing.
Any rights of Blogger Connect not expressly granted herein are reserved.
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First posted: 19 January 2013
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