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Terms Of Service

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the AussieBlogs.com.au website and all content, services and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to, the AussieBlogs.com.au VIP hosting service (“VIP Service”), (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by Aussie Blog Networks. (“AussieBlogs.com.au”). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, AussieBlogs.com.au’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by AussieBlogs.com.au (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by AussieBlogs.com.au, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

What is NOT Allowed on AussieBlogs.com.au

  1. Spam Blogs – If you don’t know what this means then you’ve got nothing to worry about.
  2. Sites created outside of Australia for the purpose of promoting products in other countries
  3. Abuse and Harassment
  4. Bad Language
  5. Content infringing on other peoples Copyright
  6. Promotion of Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs
  7. Gambling or Adult Sites
  8. Racial Discrimination
  9. Promotion of Violence

If your blog comes under automatic or manual review and we decide that it violates our Terms of Service, we will delete the site and any associated user names without any further notification or recourse.

Your AussieBlogs.com.au Account and Site.

If you create a blog on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and blog, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the blog. You must not describe or assign keywords to your blog in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and AussieBlogs.com.au may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause AussieBlogs.com.au liability.

You must immediately notify AussieBlogs.com.au of any unauthorized uses of your blog, your account or any other breaches of security. AussieBlogs.com.au will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
Responsibility of Contributors.

If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
your blog is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
your blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by AussieBlogs.com.au or otherwise. 
By submitting Content to AussieBlogs.com.au for inclusion on your Website, you grant AussieBlogs.com.au a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog – this includes but is not limited to Facebook and Twitter.  Aussie Blogs does not offer privacy options whereas you can only invite other people to read your blog exclusively. If you delete Content, AussieBlogs.com.au will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, AussieBlogs.com.au has the right (though not the obligation) to, in AussieBlogs.com.au’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in AussieBlogs.com.au’s reasonable opinion, violates any AussieBlogs.com.au policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in AussieBlogs.com.au’s sole discretion. AussieBlogs.com.au will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

Payment and Renewal.
 General Terms.

Optional paid services such as extra storage, domain purchases, or VIP hosting are available on the Website (any such services, an “Upgrade”). By selecting an Upgrade you agree to pay AussieBlogs.com.au the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service (additional payment terms specifically for VIP services are described below). Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Upgrade fees are not refundable.

Automatic Renewal.

Unless you notify AussieBlogs.com.au before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel an Upgrade, your Upgrade subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such Upgrade (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Upgrades can be canceled at any time in the Upgrades section of your site’s dashboard.
VIP

Services.
Fees; Payment.

By signing up for a VIP Services account you agree to pay AussieBlogs.com.au the setup fees and monthly hosting fees indicated at the time of setting up that service in exchange for the services requested. Applicable fees will be invoiced starting from the day your VIP Services are established and in advance of using such services. AussieBlogs.com.au reserves the right to change the payment terms and fees upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to you. VIP Services can be canceled by you at anytime on 30 days written notice to AussieBlogs.com.au.

Support.

VIP Services include access to priority email support. “Email support” means the ability to make requests for technical support assistance by email at any time (with reasonable efforts by AussieBlogs.com.au to respond within one business day) concerning the use of the VIP Services. “Priority” means that support for VIP Services customers takes priority over support for users of the standard, free AussieBlogs.com.au blogging services. All VIP Services support will be provided in accordance with AussieBlogs.com.au standard VIP Services practices, procedures and policies.
Responsibility of Website Visitors. AussieBlogs.com.au has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effect.

By operating the Website, AussieBlogs.com.au does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. AussieBlogs.com.au disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which AussieBlogs.com.au links, and that link to AussieBlogs.com.au. AussieBlogs.com.au does not have any control over those non-Aussie Blogs websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Aussie Blogs website or webpage, AussieBlogs.com.au does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. AussieBlogs.com.au disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Aussie Blogs websites and webpages.

Advertising.

From time to time, AussieBlogs.com.au may display advertising on your website for logged in and non logged in users.  As a result, you are not permitted to insert any code or display any contextual 3rd party advertising, e.g. Google Adsense in any page, sidebar or widget.  Sites found displaying advertising not authorised by AussieBlogs.com.au may be terminated at AussieBlogs.com.au’s discretion without further notice. In addition to AdSense-type ads, please do not use the following services on your blog: sponsored / paid posts including PayPerPost, ReviewMe, and Smorty; affiliate / referral links to the following domains: usercash, clickbank, clickhop, cashrocks, payingcash; clicktrackers (and any similar) and any promotion of the “I made a million on the internet and so can you” type of advertising (i.e. MLM, network marketing, cash gifting, etc.). Paid or sponsored post content is also prohibited.

Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy.

As AussieBlogs.com.au asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by AussieBlogs.com.au violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify AussieBlogs.com.au in accordance with AussieBlogs.com.au’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. AussieBlogs.com.au will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. AussieBlogs.com.au will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of AussieBlogs.com.au or others. In the case of such termination, AussieBlogs.com.au will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to AussieBlogs.com.au.

Intellectual Property.

This Agreement does not transfer from AussieBlogs.com.au to you any AussieBlogs.com.au or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with AussieBlogs.com.au. AussieBlogs.com.au, Aussie Blogs, the AussieBlogs.com.au logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with AussieBlogs.com.au, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of AussieBlogs.com.au or AussieBlogs.com.au’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any AussieBlogs.com.au or third-party trademarks.
Advertisements. AussieBlogs.com.au reserves the right to display advertisements on your blog unless you have purchased an Ad-free Upgrade or a VIP Services account.

Premium Themes

By activating a premium them from one of our themes directory, you agree to that partner’s terms of service. You can opt out of their terms of service at any time by de-activating a partner theme.
Changes. AussieBlogs.com.au reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. AussieBlogs.com.au may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Termination.

AussieBlogs.com.au may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your AussieBlogs.com.au account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a VIP Services account, such account can only be terminated by AussieBlogs.com.au if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from AussieBlogs.com.au’s notice to you thereof; provided that, AussieBlogs.com.au can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties.

The Website is provided “as is”. AussieBlogs.com.au and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither AussieBlogs.com.au nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. If you’re actually reading this, here’s a treat. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.  You are responsible to ensure that all your content is backed up.  Even though AussieBlogs.com.au backs up the website every 24 hours, AussieBlogs.com.au takes no responsibility or liability in backing up your content.

Limitation of Liability.

In no event will AussieBlogs.com.au, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to AussieBlogs.com.au under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. AussieBlogs.com.au shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the AussieBlogs.com.au Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from Australia or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.
Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless AussieBlogs.com.au, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

Fair Use Policy

Aussie Blogs provides up to 8gb of free storage space for all your media files.  The storage space is provided as a convenience to be directly used in the display of your blog pages and not for general storage of files.  If we find that a user is taking up storage space primarily not for displaying media to other blog visitors then we may reduce the storage space to that individual user or at our discretion, terminate that users account if we believe that user deliberately attempted to violate our Fair Use Policy.

Miscellaneous.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between AussieBlogs.com.au and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of AussieBlogs.com.au, or by the posting by AussieBlogs.com.au of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of New South Wales, Australia.  You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; AussieBlogs.com.au may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Lasted Updated 13/10/2011

 

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