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Privacy & Use Policy Draft Terms of Use Policy

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
The web pages available at stormwaternsw, and all linked pages ("Site"), are owned and operated by Stormwater NSW Incorporated (SIANSW), and is accessed by you under the Terms of Use described below ("Terms of Use").
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES. BY ACCESSING THIS SITE OR USING ANY PART OF THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES (AS EACH IS DEFINED BELOW) ON THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BECOME BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN YOU MAY NOT ACCESS THE SITE OR USE THE CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES IN THE SITE. SIANSW 'S ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ASSENT TO ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL OTHER TERMS; IF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE CONSIDERED AN OFFER BY SIANSW, ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THESE TERMS.
2. MODIFICATIONS OF TERMS OF USE
SIANSW reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the Terms of Use at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the Terms of Use, SIANSW will notify you by posting an announcement on the Site. What constitutes a "material change" will be determined at SIANSW sole discretion, in good faith and using common sense and reasonable judgment. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Use of the Services by you following such notification constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use as modified.
3. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
Subject to full compliance with the Terms of Use, SIANSW may offer to provide certain services and content, as described more fully on the Site, ("Services"). Services shall include, but not be limited to, any service and content SIANSW performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed, transmitted or performed on the Site or through the Services (including, but not limited to text, user comments, messages, information, data, graphics, news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, software, audio clips and video clips, also known as the "Content"). SIANSW may change, suspend or discontinue the Services including any Content for any reason, at any time, including the availability of any feature or content. SIANSW may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability.
4. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
As a condition to using Services, you are required to register with SIANSW and select a password and user name ("SIANSW User ID"). You shall provide SIANSW with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of the Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your SIANSW account. You may not (i) select or use as a SIANSW User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use as a SIANSW User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (iii) use as a SIANSW User ID a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. SIANSW reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a SIANSW User ID in its discretion. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your SIANSW password.
5. USER CONDUCT
As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by SIANSW.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:
a. to abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other SIANSW users;
b. to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any Content that is infringing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party;
c. for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. If you are an international user, you agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content;
d. to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any SIANSW user;
e. to create or submit unwanted email ("Spam") to any other SIANSW users or any URL;
f. to violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws);
g. to submit stories or comments linking to affiliate programs, multi-level marketing schemes, sites/blogs repurposing existing stories (source hops), or off-topic content;
h. with the exception of accessing RSS feeds, you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site;
i. with the intention of artificially inflating or altering the 'SIANSW count', comments, or any other SIANSW service, including by way of creating separate user accounts for the purpose of artificially altering SIANSW 's services; giving or receiving money or other remuneration in exchange for votes; or participating in any other organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of SIANSW 's services;
j. to advertise to, or solicit, any user to buy or sell any products or services. It is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent;
k. attempt to impersonate another user or person;
l. sell or otherwise transfer your profile.
SIANSW may remove any Content and SIANSW accounts at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content), or for no reason at all. To report Terms of Use abuse, please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. SIANSW reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.
By creating and posting Content to SIANSW, you warrant that you own all rights to the Content, agree that the Content will be dedicated to the public domain under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication, available at http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ and that you will not object to the use of the Content by SIANSW in any context. To clarify, the above does not apply to the Content on external sites linked to by the original submission.
6. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS
SIANSW respects the intellectual property of others. It is SIANSW's policy to respond expeditiously to claims of copyright and other intellectual property infringement. SIANSW will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying, SIANSW may act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and may act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. SIANSW will terminate access for subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers.
7. SIANSW PRIVACY POLICY
SIANSW's current privacy policy is available on this site (the "Privacy Policy"), which is incorporated by this reference.
8. INDEMNITY
You will indemnify and hold harmless SIANSW , its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, customers, vendors, officers and employees from any liability, damage or cost (including reasonable attorneys. fees and cost) from (i) any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to the Site, use of the Services, violation of the Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or any third party using your account or SIANSW User ID, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
9. WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS
You acknowledge that SIANSW has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Site or use the Services; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release SIANSW from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site or the Services. The Site or Services may contain, or direct you to sites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. SIANSW makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Site or Services, and SIANSW will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site or the Services.
10. LINKS
The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because SIANSW has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that SIANSW is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that SIANSW shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
11. TERMINATION
SIANSW may terminate or suspend any and all Services and your SIANSW account immediately, without prior notice or liability, if you breach any of the terms or conditions of the Terms of Use. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your SIANSW account, you may simply discontinue using the Services. All provisions of the Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
12. MISCELLANEOUS
No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms of Use and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind SIANSW in any respect whatsoever. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. SIANSW shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond SIANSW's reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including "line-noise" interference). If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms of Use shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The Terms of Use is not assignable, transferable or sub licensable by you except with SIANSW's prior written consent. SIANSW may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms of Use and its rights and obligations without consent.