OZFOOTY.NET - TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please review the following terms & conditions carefully before using this website, which is operated by volunteers on behalf of OzFooty.Net (“volunteers”, “we” or “us”).
You should also read the for an explanation of our practices and policies related to the collection, use, and storage of users' information.
USER AGREEMENT, ACCEPTABLE FORUM USAGE & PRIVACY STATEMENTS
Last revised November 2012
Member Names, User Information & Avatars
To protect your privacy, we encourage the use of usernames on (e.g: SwanBoy81) rather than your actual name. NOTE: We will NOT accept business names, registered companies, email addresses, websites, names which we consider offensive, or any form of self-promotion as a OzFooty.Net username, and we reserve the right to cancel any user which does not comply with these requirements.
The username field is compulsory and must be unique. If the name you select is already in use you will be prompted to choose a different one. Please think carefully when choosing your OzFooty.Net Forum username. Once your chosen username has been submitted you will not be able to change it.
We require members to include the following OzFooty.Net Registration information:
Never post a message under another person's name or pretend to be another person. When posting a message on the OzFooty.Net Forum, your username is the only personal information that is displayed. Your real name and email address will never be displayed publicly unless otherwise specified by you.
Avatars : an avatar is a small image that represents you online. The avatar you select in your OzFooty.Net Forum profile will appear on any Forum post you make.
As with usernames, avatars considered by us to be inappropriate or offensive will not be permitted on the OzFooty.Net Forum and we reserve the right to remove any user with an inappropriate avatar. We ask that you please be considerate to other members in the Forum when selecting your avatar image.
Please ensure avatars are 80x80 pixels and are no larger than 19.5 KB. Any avatars that exceed this specification will be removed.
The OzFooty.Net team updates OzFooty.Net members with invites and special offers via email; therefore please ensure that your details are inputted correctly into your OzFooty.Net profile. Should we continue to receive bounce-back emails after an e-broadcast, your OzFooty.Net profile may be cancelled without prior notification.
Messages that are factually wrong, misleading, off-topic or threads that don’t fall into any category provided, may also be deleted.
We reserve the right to reject contributions that have been widely canvassed in the forum, are unconstructive or inconsistent with the OzFooty.Net brand, or which seek to dominate the discussion.
Contributions that seek to endorse commercial products or activities or solicit business will not be accepted.
We ask that you please be considerate to other members in the OzFooty.Net Forum when posting your messages. We encourage every user to treat every other user with mutual respect. Do not use the OzFooty.Net Forum to threaten, harass, stalk, or abuse others participating in any discussion.
To avoid spam and unwanted communication you should always exercise judgment when revealing personal information in public forums. Sensitive and confidential information should not be sent via posts or Private Messaging.
The OzFooty.Net Forum Private Messaging System
Stay Inside the Law
OzFooty.Net does not allow any illegal activities on its Forum. You cannot use the Forum to publish, post, distribute, or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, or other unlawful material or information.
Do not upload files or post messages that contain photos, software, text, music or other material protected by intellectual property laws (including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets), rights of privacy or publicity or any other personal or proprietary rights or applicable laws unless you own or control the rights to that material or have received all necessary consents.
No Spam - No Selling
OzFooty.Net does not tolerate Spamming in the Forum. Spamming includes sending identical and irrelevant submissions to many different Forum areas or promoting blogs, services, businesses or other enterprises outside of topics where relevant. Usually such postings have nothing to do with the particular topic of the group or are of no real interest to other forum members. Spamming also includes misrepresenting the source of anything you say or post. Spamming is a serious violation of online etiquette.
OzFooty.Net allows for limited Selling or Swapping in the OzFooty.Net Forum in regards to Football related personal items. OzFooty.Net will not condone users seen to be selling commerically, illegally or otherwise in these Forums, using their Forum signature as an advertising mechanism and/or emailing or private messaging our users with advertisement/spam regarding their goods/services. OzFooty.Net reserves the right to suspend, ban or give a final warning to users violating this clause.
OzFooty.Net may from time to time post on behalf of third-parties. These threads will clearly be marked as sponsored or promoted.
Three strikes policy on Ozfooty.net
1) Ban for one month
2) Ban for six months
3) Ban for life
You are responsible and liable for all your activities while participating in the OzFooty.Net Forum. Remember that you are responsible for anything you say or post.
OzFooty.Net does not tolerate any argumentative, derogatory or hurtful remarks regarding clubs, players, boards, club presidents, companies or individuals. Any such remarks should be sent directly to the club, board, president, company or individual concerned and not posted on this Forum. Any such remark deemed unacceptable will be edited or deleted without prior notification.
Some content and links on the Internet may contain adult content and may not be suitable to some age groups. Please do not post links of that sort to the OzFooty.Net Forum. Any user found to be doing so will be banned.
You are responsible for any actions you may take based on advice or information you receive online. Use your own good judgement when evaluating information provided through any Forum post, remember that the information provided could be from people from any experience level. The decision to conduct transactions with anyone is your own and you should conduct your own research prior to making any decisions.
We do not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted by any user on the Website. Nor do we or our third party service providers make any warranties as to any of the merchandise featured or mentioned on the Website. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those who post the statements, and do not necessarily represent the views of OzFooty.Net or its third party service providers.
The OzFooty.Net Forum is moderated daily, and we reserve the right to refuse to post, or to edit or delete any posts without prior notice, for any reason whatsoever. However, we do not and cannot review all information posted to the Forum by users and we are not responsible for such information.
Any material on the Website may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of .. This includes (but is not limited to) Moderators’ Private Messages, Forum threads and posts.
Reporting Undesirable Posts or Users
Use of the Website
You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may lead to suspension or cancellation of your membership without further notice, and may also subject you to civil and criminal liability.
The Website contains copyright material, trade marks and other information that is proprietary information. You acknowledge that OzFooty.Net, and third parties may have copyrighted information, intellectual property or images, and that you may not use them without written permission from them.
You agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with the Website or its associated software, hardware and/or servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others' use of the Website. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on or associated with the Website.
Other than connecting to 's servers by http requests using a Web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to 's servers by any means - including, without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the Website or otherwise.
You acknowledge that has not reviewed and does not endorse the content of all sites linked to from this Website and is not responsible for the content or actions of any other sites linked to from this Website (including links posted by other users). Your linking to any service or site is at your sole risk.
Material Supplied By You
By posting messages, articles and uploading files, inputting data, or engaging in any other form of communication through the Website, you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, enhance, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, display, or sublicense any such communication (including your identity and information about you) in any medium (now in existence or hereinafter developed) and for any purpose, including commercial purposes, and to authorise others to do so.
In respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. We may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, suspend or terminate the access of and take other action against users who infringe the copyright of others.
Materials Posted By Others
Termination Of Access
OzFooty.Net has the right to terminate your ability to access the Website, for any or no reason, without notice.
Competition and Consumer Act 2010
OzFooty.Net does not exclude any rights and remedies in respect of goods or services under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Commonwealth) or equivalent State or Territory legislation which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified. However, excludes all rights, remedies, guarantees, conditions and warranties in respect of goods or services from your use of the Website whether based in statute, common law or otherwise to the extent permitted by law. To the fullest extent possible:
(a) does not warrant the accuracy of the content on the Website. The content is provided to you “as is” and on an “as available” basis and on the condition that you undertake all responsibility for assessing the accuracy of the content and rely on it at your own risk. All content on the Website may be changed at 's sole discretion and without notice.
(b) will have no responsibility or liability in relation to any loss or damage that you incur, including damage to your software or hardware, arising from your use of or access to this Website, subject only to paragraph (d) of this section.
(c) does not warrant that functions contained in the Website content, such as hyperlinks, will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or bugs.
(d) Liability of , for any breach of a term or condition implied by law is limited at ’s discretion, to the supply of any service again or the payment for the cost of having any service supplied again.
(e) You indemnify and its affiliated companies, and each of their directors, officers, employees and agents against any action, claim, loss or expense which you incur from your use of the Website.
OzFooty.Net makes no representation that materials on the Website are appropriate, available or legal in any particular location. Those who choose to access the Website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
You agree that this Agreement, for all purposes, is governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Australia and any action based on or alleging a breach of this Agreement must be brought in an appropriate court in Australia.
OzFooty.Net recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about our users. For the purposes of this Privacy Statement, the word users includes visitors to our web sites, subscribers to and users of our services, affiliates and advertising customers.
We collect personal information when we provide our services to you. Generally we will tell you why we are collecting information when we collect it and how we plan to use it or these things will be obvious when we collect the information. We usually collect personal information directly from you.a We may automatically collect personal information by collecting and tracking the unique device identifier or the universally unique identifier of the devices you use to access our services.
Use of Aggregate Data
We may collect and use certain non-personal information (e.g., the identity of your Internet browser, the type of operating system you use, your IP address and the domain name of your Internet service provider) to optimise our goods and services (which on digital platforms may include the display of personalised content and advertising) including our Web pages for your computer. We may use such non-personal information for internal purposes, including but not limited to improving the content of our sites.
OzFooty.Net may use personally identifiable information in aggregate form to improve our services including our Web sites and make them more responsive to the needs of our customers. This statistical compilation and analysis of information may also be used by News or provided to others as a summary report for marketing, advertising or research purposes.
OzFooty.Net strives (to the best of our ability) to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personally identifiable information of our customers. We use a variety of physical and electronic security measures including restricting physical access to our offices and firewalls and secure databases to keep personal information secure from misuse, loss or unauthorised use or disclosure. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.
Access to Personal Information
Any information posted on bulletin boards and/or communicated in chat areas becomes public information. While OzFooty strives to protect and respect your privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose in a forum thread.
Online Links to Third Party and Co-Branded Sites
OzFooty.Net may establish relationships with business partners or affiliates that allow visitors to our Internet sites to link directly to sites operated by these partners. Some of these sites may be "co-branded" with our logo; however, these sites may not be operated or maintained by or on our behalf. These sites may collect personal information from you that may be shared with us. This Privacy Statement will apply to any personal information we obtain in this manner.
What else you should know about privacy on the Internet
Remember to close your browser when you have finished your user session. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet Cafe. You as an individual are responsible for the security of and access to your own computer. Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information over the Internet, this information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information in publicly accessible online forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your username and passwords and any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are using the Internet.
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