Website terms and conditions

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1 Agreement

1.1 These Terms and Conditions, together with our Privacy Policy, apply to your use of TEDxMelbourne’s (“we”, “our” or “us”) website located at (“Site”).

1.2 By browsing or using the Site, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, together with our Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Agreement”). If you do not agree with the terms of this Agreement, you must not access, browse or use this Site.

2 Interpretation

2.1 In these Terms and Conditions: “Agreement” has the meaning in Clause 1.2. “Business Day” means 9:00AM – 5:00PM Monday to Friday, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in Victoria, Australia.

“Intellectual Property” means all intellectual or industrial property rights (whether or not registered), including, without limitation, patents, copyright, moral rights, trade names, trade marks, logos, systems, circuit layout, designs, software, plant breeder’s rights, domain names, trade secrets and confidential information.

“Material” means any information, data, source codes, drawings, content, text or images in any form (whether visible or not), audio recordings, video recordings, lists, sound, video, links, layout, look and feel, control features and interfaces contained on the Site, or otherwise displayed, uploaded or published on, or via, the Site.

“Site” has the meaning in clause 1.1. “you” or “your” means the person or entity accessing, using or relying upon the Site.

2.2 Any reference in this Agreement to the singular includes the plural, to any gender includes all genders, to any act or statute includes any Act or statute which supersedes, replaces or modifies any earlier Act or statute, to persons includes all bodies and associations both corporate and incorporated and vice versa. Paragraph headings are for reference purposes only and all references to clauses are to clauses in this Agreement unless otherwise specified.

3 Site Use

3.1 You warrant and represent that your access to, or use of, the Site is not unlawful or prohibited by any laws which apply to you. You understand and agree that any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

3.2 We may, in our absolute discretion, terminate or restrict your access to the Site (temporarily or permanently) where you have breached this policy or for any reasonable reason and at any time. Under these circumstances, you may be prevented from accessing all or parts of the Site. We will not be liable to you or any third party if this occurs. We may impose limits or restrictions on the use you may make of the Site. Further, we may, for any reason, at any time and without notice to you, withdraw the Site, or change or remove Site functionality.

3.3 The Site may contain links to third party websites. Any links to such websites provided on the Site are for convenience only. We do not represent that we have any relationship with any linked websites nor recommend or endorse any goods, services or third party content appearing on, or via, other websites linked to this Site. We are not responsible for any loss or damage that may
arise from your access to, and/or use of, third party websites, products and services. Additionally, we are not to be held responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with linked websites. You should make your own enquiries before using and/or accessing third party websites.

3.4 You may not use the Site other than for its intended purpose. You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Site or the servers and networks that host the Site. You agree not to, circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site or attempt to do so or otherwise interfere with, or restrict, any person or visitor from accessing or using the Site.

3.5 Unless otherwise expressly stipulated in this Agreement, you must not copy, adapt, distribute, display, reproduce or transmit any content displayed or published on the Site.

3.6 You must take your own precautions to ensure that the telecommunications equipment and computer systems used by you to access and use the Site does not expose your telecommunications equipment and computer systems to any viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your computer system. We accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to you or anyone else which may arise out of, or in connection with, your access to, and use of, the Site.

4 Legal Capacity

4.1 You must be eighteen (18) years of age or over to access the Site. If you are under the age of 18 years (‘Minor’), you must immediately cease accessing and using the Site unless you have permission from a parent or guardian in accordance with Clause 4.3 of this Agreement.

4.2 Your continued use of the Site is an acknowledgement by you that:
(a) you are over the age of eighteen (18) years, or have obtained the relevant permission from a parent or guardian;
(b) you accept these Terms and Conditions and agree that you have entered into a binding legal contract with us in relation to these Terms and Conditions.

4.3 If you are a parent or guardian permitting a Minor to access the Site, you agree to:
(a) exercise supervision over the Minor’s use of the Site;
(b) assume all risks associated with use of the Site as outlined in this Agreement;
(c) ensure that all content and information that the Minor may encounter on the Site is suitable and appropriate for the Minor;
(d) assume all liabilities resulting from the Minor’s use of our website;
(e) ensure the accuracy and truthfulness of all information submitted by the Minor;
(f) provide the consents contained in this Agreement on behalf of the Minor.
We may, at any time, request written confirmation from a parent or guardian that you have permission to access and use this Site.

4.4 We reserve the right to take legal action and/or seek compensation for any loss or damage we may suffer as a result of, or in connection with, the use of the Site by a Minor.

5 Intellectual Property

5.1 You acknowledge that we or our licensors are the owners of all Intellectual Property in the Site and in all Material published on the Site, and we retain all rights, title and interest in the Site and Material (including Intellectual Property contained therein) irrespective of any licence we may grant to you to access, and use, the Site. You must not use the Intellectual Property contained on the Site or in the Material in any manner other than as permitted under the Agreement. We reserve all rights in relation to our Intellectual Property and we may terminate any licence granted to you under this Agreement at any time and at our absolute discretion.

5.2 You may access and use the Site (including Intellectual Property contained therein) for your personal and non-commercial use only. You must not in any form or by any means reproduce, modify, distribute, store, transmit, publish, use or display the Material on another website or create derivative works from any part of the Site or the Material or commercialise any information obtained from any part of the Site or Material without our prior written consent.

5.3 You agree that you will not modify or copy the layout or appearance of the Site nor any computer software or code contained in the Site, and that you will not decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover, interfere with or access any source code related to the Site.

6 Linking to the Site

6.1 You may link to the Site, if you have obtained written consent from us, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but 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.

6.2 You must not establish a link to the Site from any website that is not owned by you.

6.3 This Site must not be framed on any other website, and you must not create a link to any part of this Site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission at any time without written notice.

7 Indemnity

You agree to indemnify us (and our officers, directors, employers or contractors) (collectively, the ‘Indemnified’) and to keep indemnified the Indemnified and hold harmless from and against any and all actions, claims, demands, losses, damages, taxes, liabilities, costs and/or expenses that may be incurred by, or sustained by, the Indemnified arising out of, or in connection with, your access to, and use of, the Materials, the Site, any breach by you of this Agreement.

8 Liability

8.1 To the maximum extent permitted by law, we exclude all:
(a) conditions, guarantees or warranties expressed or implied by law; and
(b) any liability to you or to any third person however arising (and whether arising under statute, negligence or otherwise) for any personal injury or death to you or any third person, or for any special, direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including, but not limited to, loss of
income or revenue, loss or interruption of business, loss of profits, revenue or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of use, loss of privacy or loss of goodwill), arising out of, or in connection with, access and/or use of the Material or the Site, and this Agreement.

8.2 Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree that in no event shall our maximum aggregate liability exceed $500.

8.3 To the maximum extent permitted by law, all typographical, clerical or other errors or omissions in information issued by us will be subject to correction without any liability on our part.

9 Privacy
9.1 We gather personal information about our Customers for the purposes of:
(a) marketing, supplying or delivering our Site to you;
(b) carrying out repair work (both in and out of warranty repairs) in relation to our Site;
(c) improving and developing our Site, Material or systems; and
(d) improving the practices and procedures that underpin our business.

9.2 We are committed to protecting your privacy and personal information because of our legal and ethical commitment to comply with relevant law and more importantly, because we know that you care how information about you may be used and shared. Further details about our practices relating to the collection, use, disclosure and storage of your personal information are available here: TEDxMelbourne Privacy Policy.

10 General

10.1 We reserve the right to make changes to this Agreement without notice to you. Any amendments to this Agreement will have immediate effect from the time that they are published on the Site.

10.2 Although we do our best to provide the most up-to-date information on the Site as this becomes available, we cannot warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information provided.

10.3 Any provision of this Agreement which is void or unenforceable may be severed from this Agreement without affecting the enforceability of other provisions.
10.4 A failure or delay by us to exercise a power or right under this Agreement does not operate as a waiver of that power or right, and the exercise of a power or right by us does not preclude our future ability to exercise that or any other power or right.

10.5 This Agreement is governed by, and must be construed according to, the law of the State of Victoria, Australia and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State.