Terms and Conditions

embracebrisbane.com.au  (“Website” or “Embrace Brisbane”) is owned and operated by Embrace Brisbane (ABN 20 644 260 804).

1. TERMS OF USE

1.1.    By accessing the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms of Use”). Your access to and use of the Website is subject to these Terms of Use.

1.2.    Embrace Brisbane reserves the right to amend the Terms of Use at any time at its sole discretion. Your continued access to and use of embracebrisbane.com.au after such change constitutes your acceptance of the changes. As such, please review the Terms of Use periodically.

2. CONTENT – GENERAL

2.1.    You understand and agree that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages and other matter of any kind accessible on Embrace Brisbane: 

a.    whether contributed by MyCityLife/Embrace Brisbane or by you or any other user; and

b.    whether publicly posted or privately transmitted via the Website,

(“Content”), is the sole responsibility of the person or entity which contributed the Content to the Website by uploading or otherwise posting, inserting or providing it.

2.2.    You may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on any of the Content (either in whole or in part) unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by Embrace Brisbane or by the owners of that Content, in a separate agreement.

2.3.    You understand and agree that by using the Website you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, in this respect, you use the Website, including obtaining and using any information, products and services, at your own risk.

2.4.    Under no circumstances will Embrace Brisbane be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content; editing, restricting or removing your Content; or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Website.

3. CONTENT – CONTRIBUTOR OBLIGATIONS

3.1.    If you upload or otherwise post, insert or provide any Content to the Website in the course of accessing or using the Website, you agree that such Content will be available to Embrace Brisbane to use (or remove or alter) in any manner it thinks fit, subject to applicable provisions of any legislation including, without limitation, privacy legislation.

3.2.    You agree that you will not upload or otherwise post, insert or provide any Content which:

a.    is defamatory, fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, intimidating, harassing, harmful, hateful, abusive, tortious, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, sexist, racist, homophobic, violent, degrading;

b.    infringes the intellectual or other proprietary interests of third parties;

c.    impersonates another person or entity, attempts to solicit personal information from another user, contains sexually explicit language or images, advertises or promotes the sale of products or services such as firearms, tobacco or alcohol, adult products and services and any other products or services MyCityLife considers to be inappropriate;

d.    contains spam, chain letters, pyramid and other such selling and marketing schemes, computer viruses, computer code, files or programs or other harmful components that are designed to interrupt, destroy, change or limit the functionality of the Website or any other computer software, hardware or other electronic equipment, information which in any way impinges on another user’s use or enjoyment of the Website or otherwise breaches or encourages other users to breach these Terms and Conditions of Use;

e.    violates any law, statute or regulation;

f.    forges information to disguise the origin of any Content; or

g.    encourages or incites any other person to engage in any of the above behaviour.

4. INTERACTION AND MONITORING

4.1.    Users have the ability to interact with business profiles and reviews, images, photographs, videos, eNewsletters, blog posts, editorial content, forums and links to social media networks (“Interactive Functionality”). Your use of the Interactive Functionality is subject to these Terms of Use, including any Additional Terms, as they are presented to you when you use Interactive Functionality.

4.2.    Embrace Brisbane assumes no responsibility for actively monitoring Interactive Functionality for inappropriate Content. If at any time Embrace Brisbane chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Interactive Functionality, Embrace Brisbane nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the user submitting any Content.

5. LINKS AND ADVERTISING

5.1.    This Website, including Embrace Brisbane eNewsletters (“eNewsletters”) and Embrace Brisbane social media profiles, may contain links to third party websites. The inclusion of a link does not imply that Embrace Brisbane endorses, has investigated or verified the linked websites. Embrace Brisbane makes no warranty or representation concerning these links or the linked websites and you acknowledge that Embrace Brisbane is not responsible for the functionality of these links, the security of such websites, the reliability or accuracy of the information contained on such websites, the copyright compliance, legality, decency, privacy policy, privacy practices or any other aspect of such websites. You acknowledge that you enter any third party websites at your own risk. It is your responsibility to review any terms of use or privacy policies relevant to such websites.

5.2.    The Website, including e-Newsletters and Embrace Brisbane social media profiles, may contain advertisements for third parties’ goods and/or services. The third party advertisers are responsible for the accuracy of all representations made in those advertisements. Neither Embrace Brisbane nor its officers, employees, agents or related bodies corporate recommend or endorse the goods or services that may be advertised on the Website, nor do they offer the goods or services for sale or make any other representation whatsoever about them. If you choose to order a product or service advertised by a third party on the Website, you do so at your own risk.

5.3.    All prices displayed, and products and services advertised on the Website, can be changed without notice.

6. COMMISSION AND FEES

6.1.    You acknowledge and accept that Embrace Brisbane and its service providers may receive fees and/or commissions from third parties for goods and services that are displayed or made available through the Website, including e-Newsletters, or are hyperlinked from the Website or e-Newsletters.

7. COMPETITIONS

7.1.    Embrace Brisbane may from time to time run competitions or other promotions on this Website. These will be subject to additional terms and conditions that will be made known to you at the relevant time.

8. CHANGING AND DISCONTINUING CONTENT

8.1.    Embrace Brisbane reserves the right to alter the Website and any Content at any time. MyCityLife may discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part thereof), whether for maintenance or for any other reason, with or without notice.

8.2.    You agree that Embrace Brisbane shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Website.

9. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

9.1.    The information, text materials, graphics, logos, button icons, video and audio clips, trade marks (whether registered or not), advertisements, layout, arrangement, graphical user interface, look and feel, and control features of this Website are protected by copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property laws. 

9.2.    You agree to grant Embrace Brisbane a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable right to exercise the copyright you have in any Content uploaded or otherwise posted, inserted or provided by you, including all media now known or not currently known. You also agree to waive any moral rights or similar rights you may have or may acquire in the future in that Content in favour of Embrace Brisbane.

9.3.    You must not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, frame, distribute or communicate any part of the Website or any information contained in it or otherwise use the Website in a way which will infringe Embrace Brisbane’s intellectual property or other rights, except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use or as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968.

9.4.    Any of the trademarks or logos displayed on the Website may be registered or unregistered marks of Embrace Brisbane. You may not use these trademarks or logos without the express permission of Embrace Brisbane. Any unauthorised use of the trademarks or logos is strictly prohibited.

10. GENERAL DISCLAIMERS

10.1.    This Website is provided by Embrace Brisbane on an “as is” basis without any express or implied warranty of any kind.

10.2.    The World Wide Web exists across open public networks that are neither secure nor private. Accordingly you acknowledge and accept the risk that any communication to or from the Website may be intercepted, used or modified by third parties.

10.3.    Embrace Brisbane does not warrant that access to or use of the Website will be uninterrupted or error free or that the Website or any material on or accessible through the Website is free from errors or viruses, worms, trojan horses or other harmful components.

10.4.    You acknowledge that your access to and use of the Website (including the software operating in connection with the Website) may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of Embrace Brisbane’s control.

10.5.    Embrace Brisbane does not warrant anything about the reliability, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, quality, physical state or suitability for a particular purpose of any material on or accessible through the Website.

10.6.    Embrace Brisbane makes no commitment to update any material on the Website.

10.7.    You are responsible for assessing the accuracy, reliability, suitability and currency of the material on or accessible through the Website.

10.8.    You accept all risks and responsibility for all loss, damage, costs and other consequences resulting from using the Website or the material on or accessible through the Website.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, CONSUMER LAW AND INDEMNITY

11.1.    Subject to clause 12.1, neither Embrace Brisbane nor any of its officers, employees, agents or related bodies corporate shall be liable to you or anyone else for:

a.    any delays, inaccuracies, failures, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, viruses, communication line failures or for the destruction of, or damage or unauthorised access to, your computer system or network;

b.    any defamatory, infringing, offensive or illegal conduct or material found in connection with the Website, including such conduct or material transmitted by any means by any other person; or

c.    any loss, damage or cost, including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, special, purely economic, consequential or punitive damages, or any legal costs, arising out of, or in connection with:

i.    the use of the Website;

ii.    the use by Embrace Brisbane of information provided by you through the Website;

iii.    you or anyone else being unable to access the Website for any reason; or

iv.    the use of your Website password by you or any third party to whom you have made the password available.

11.2.    Embrace Brisbane expressly limits its liability for breach of a condition or warranty implied by virtue of any legislation to the following remedies (the choice of which is to be at Embrace Brisbane’s sole discretion):

a.    in the case of goods, any one or more of the following:

i.    replacement of the goods or supply of equivalent goods;

ii.    repair of the goods;

iii.    payment of the costs of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods; or

iv.    payment of the costs of having the goods repaired; and

b.    in the case of services:

i.    re-supply of the services; or

ii.    payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

11.3.    You indemnify Embrace Brisbane against any action, liability, claim, loss, damage, proceeding or expense (including legal costs) suffered or incurred by Embrace Brisbane, arising out of, or in connection with:

a.    your breach or non-observance of any term of these Terms of Use;

b.    any Content submitted by you; or

c.    any breach or inaccuracy in any representations or warranties made to Embrace Brisbane by you.

12. LAW ENFORCEMENT

12.1.    Embrace Brisbane reserves the right to cooperate fully with any law enforcement authority in any jurisdiction in respect of any lawful direction or request to disclose the identity or other information in respect of anyone posting any materials which violate any applicable or relevant law.

13. PRIVACY

13.1.    You agree to comply with Embrace Brisbane’s privacy policy, guidelines and statements as may be applicable from time to time. Embrace Brisbane’s Privacy Policy can be accessed on the Website.

14. AMENDMENT OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

14.1.    Embrace Brisbane is entitled, at its sole discretion, to amend, add or remove any part of these Terms of Use at any time without notice. You should periodically read these Terms of Use. Your continued use of this Website or any product or service obtainable through the Website after any such change to these Terms of Use constitutes an agreement by you to abide by and be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use, as amended.

15. CHOICE OF LAW AND USE OF THE WEBSITE

15.1.    This agreement is governed by the law in force in the State of Queensland and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Queensland, Australia and any other courts which may hear appeals from those courts in respect of any proceedings in connection with these Terms of Use or the Website.

15.2.    Embrace Brisbane has designed the Website for use only within the Commonwealth of Australia and makes no warranties or representations with regard to use by persons accessing, downloading or otherwise using the Website outside the Commonwealth of Australia.

15.3.    If any of these Terms of Use are invalid or unenforceable, they may be struck out and the remaining Terms of Use will continue to be of full force and effect.