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Terms of Use


1 The ActNow site is operated by the Inspire Foundation ACN 075 428 787 (Inspire). Before registering as a member of the ActNow site, you must agree to these member terms and conditions (Member Terms). The Member Terms govern the relationship between Inspire and any person who registers as a member of the ActNow site (you). The Member Terms are designed to ensure that your use of the ActNow site as a member does not break any laws.

2 By clicking the "I ACCEPT" button, you agree to be bound by the Member Terms, as well as any other terms and conditions displayed on the ActNow site. If there is an inconsistency between the Member Terms and any other ActNow terms and conditions, the Member Terms prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

3 You must not disclose your user name or password to any person. You must take all reasonable steps to keep your user name and password secure so that it is not copied or used by any person. You must immediately notify Inspire if you become aware that another person has used your user name or password. Upon receipt of notification of use by another person, Inspire will deactivate your user name and password, and you will be required to create a new user name and password.

4 It is your responsibility to determine whether the content you submit to the ActNow site is suitable for publication. As a member of ActNow, you must not submit, post or upload any material (which includes your username, avatar or signature) which:
(a) is inappropriate, offensive or contrary to any applicable laws or standards. This includes, without limitation, material which:
(i) is obscene or indecent; depicts violence, sexual activity or pornography; or contains instructions in crime or drug use; or
(ii) defames, harasses, threatens, abuses, offends or embarrasses any person; or
(iii) infringes the copyright or intellectual property rights of any person, for example, by containing songs, poems, articles, logos, trade marks, pictures, photos, music or other material that is not owned by you (or which you do not have a licence to reproduce on the ActNow site); or
(iv) impersonates any person or suggests a connection to any group or organisation which is misleading; or
(v) advocates the use of force or violence towards any person; or
(vi) encourages, endorses, approves or recommends the performance of dangerous or illegal acts; or
(b) contains a virus or other code that has harmful or destructive properties.

5 Although it is not obliged to do so, Inspire reserves the right to monitor and review your use of the ActNow site and any material which you submit to the ActNow site at any time

6 Inspire may monitor, and disclose information about, your use of the ActNow site:
(a) to investigate possible breaches of the Member Terms;
(b) if a law requires or authorises the disclosure of your use of the ActNow site; or
(c) if disclosure is reasonably necessary to enable an enforcement body to perform its function, including:
(i) the prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution or punishment of criminal offences; and
(ii) the preparation for, or conduct of, proceedings before any court or tribunal, or implementation of the orders of a court or tribunal.

7 Inspire may also take any steps that, in its view, are desirable or necessary to ensure that these Member Terms and all applicable laws and industry codes of practice are complied with. This may include, at any time, without notice to you:
(a) filtering, removing or refusing to post files, content or other material; or
(b) restricting your access to the ActNow site (or any particular part of that site). .

8 Inspire may, by written notification (including notification by email), terminate your membership and suspend your access to the member sections of the ActNow site if you breach the Member Terms.

9 You are solely responsible for any material which you post or upload on the ActNow site, or which is posted by another person using your user name or password. Inspire excludes all liability (to the extent permitted by law) for any loss, damage or expenses suffered by you or claims made against you arising from material which you post or upload on the ActNow site, or which is posted by another person using your user name or password. Inspire cannot, and does not, take any responsibility for any communication or relationship between ActNow members.

10 Inspire will take reasonable steps to ensure the security of material which you post or upload onto the ActNow site. However, Inspire cannot guarantee against all loss, damage, alteration or misuse of the material, and will not be responsible for any harm that you or any other person may suffer in connection with any loss, damage, alteration or misuse of material posted or uploaded onto the ActNow site.

11 You acknowledge that any information or material submitted by you to the ActNow site is and will be treated by Inspire as non-confidential. You grant Inspire a non-exclusive licence to use such information and material without restriction. You acknowledge that this licence allows Inspire to, amongst other things, edit, reformat, reproduce, publish, communicate to the public and make an adaptation of any information or material submitted by you, and that Inspire may use any information or material submitted by you, in (without limitation) any of its promotional, advertising and marketing activities in Australia and overseas.

12 To the extent permitted by law and to the extent necessary to enable Inspire to use the information or material submitted to the ActNow site in accordance with the terms set out in clause 11, you:
(a) agree to waive all your moral rights (if any) in or in respect of the information or material that you or your nominees post on the ActNow site;
(b) agree to any act or omission by Inspire, its officers, employees, agents, other ActNow members or any other person permitted by Inspire to use the information or material which would otherwise infringe your moral rights in such information or material; and
(c) covenant that you will not take any action or proceedings to enforce such moral rights against Inspire, its officers, employees or agents, other ActNow members, or any other person permitted by Inspire to use the information or material.”

13 You may choose to post information or material to the ActNow site to which you have applied a Creative Commons licence. However, you acknowledge that your information and material is licensed to Inspire under clause 11 and not under a Creative Commons licence.

14 Inspire may impose limits on the size of files uploaded by members. Inspire may also filter, remove or refuse to post files which interfere with the technical operations of the ActNow network, including files which threaten to overload or crash a system.

15 In general, the details of your registration and the content that you submit is the only personal information we collect but Inspire may, on occasion, also collect other personal information such as your name, address or email details as part of, or in connection with your participation on the ActNow site. For information on how Inspire will deal with your personal information, refer to our Privacy Policy.

16 You agree that Inspire may publish on the ActNow site information about you and your activities on the ActNow site (Profile), and that the Profile may include your name and information or material you have posted to the ActNow site.

17 The ActNow site may contain links to other web sites (Linked Web Sites). Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with Linked Web Sites. Our links with Linked Web Sites should not be construed as an endorsement, approval or recommendation by Inspire of the owners or operators of those Linked Web Sites, or of any information, graphics, materials, products or services referred to or contained on those Linked Web Sites.

18 The Member Terms, your use of the ActNow site and any disputes between you and Inspire will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales. You are solely responsible for ensuring that your use of the ActNow site is not prohibited and complies with your local laws.

19 We may vary any of the Member Terms at any time by placing a notice on the ActNow site advising that the Member Terms have changed. You will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the revised Member Terms if you continue to use any member section of the site after notice of the revised Member Terms has been placed on the ActNow site.

20 The Inspire Foundation runs ActNow in good faith as open forum for constructive discussion of public interest issues. The Inspire Foundation does not endorse the content of ActNow. Please advise the Inspire Foundation if you view any content on the ActNow site that breaches these Members Terms.

21 If the Member Terms are acceptable to you, please indicate your agreement by clicking below on the button labelled "I ACCEPT".