TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Use of the MRC Blog and Forum by you
You agree not to use any obscene, indecent or offensive language, or to place on the MRC Blog and Forum any material that is false, defamatory, abusive, harassing or hateful. Further, you may not place on the MRC Blog and Forum any material that is encrypted, constitutes junk mail or unauthorised advertising, invades anyone’s privacy, encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, state, national or international law or regulation anywhere in the world. You agree to use the MRC Blog and Forum only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
You are responsible for ensuring that any material you provide to the MRC Blog and Forum including but not limited to text, photographs and sound, does not violate the copyright, trade mark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party, wherever in the world enforceable.
The Rules for posting a comment
These rules outline what is considered unacceptable behaviour when posting a comment to the MRC Blog and Forum and it is important to read them carefully:
- Do not post libellous or defamatory comments
- Do not post anything relating to any ongoing or pending criminal trial anywhere in the world
- Do not post content which you have copied from someone else (ie, in which you do not own the intellectual property rights)
- Do not use profanities
- Do not post anything which is racist, political, religious, sexist or homophobic
- Do not bully or harass
- Do not post a personal insult about another user, forum community, staff or affiliated organisations
- Do not advertise or solicit
- Do not impersonate another user
- Do not post a comment that is not relevant to the discussion
The MRC will be moderating comments before they have been published to the MRC Blog and Forum. If MRC notices or is made aware of a post that contravenes these rules, MRC reserves the right in its absolute discretion and without assigning a reason to amend or remove the comment or prevent it from appearing on the site.
MRC encourages you to contact us if you feel a comment violates these rules.
You are responsible for the content of your comments and MRC does not accept any liability for the content or accuracy of your messages or any liability in respect of any material submitted by users and published by MRC. MRC reserves the right to republish any material you submit.
Publication of any material you submit will be at the sole discretion of MRC and MRC is entitled to make additions or deletions to material prior to publication, after publication or to refuse publication.
You grant MRC a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free licence to republish any material you submit in any format, and you warrant to MRC that any material you submit is your own work and that you own the copyright and all relevant rights.
You acknowledge that any breach of these warranties may cause MRC damage or loss and agree to indemnify and hold harmless MRC in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage incurred by MRC as a result of publishing any material you submit to us, including consequential loss.
You agree to indemnify MRC against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred as a result of your breach of the above provisions.
Information and availability
While MRC takes every care to ensure that the information on the MRC Blog and Forum are accurate and complete, some of it is supplied to MRC by third parties and MRC is unable to check its accuracy or completeness. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before relying on it. Further, due to the inherent nature of the Internet, errors, interruptions and delays may occur in the MRC Blog and Forum at any time. Accordingly, the MRC’s web site is provided “as is” without any warranties or representation of any kind and MRC does not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in the information or interruption in availability. All warranties, conditions and representations (apart from this clause) that may be implied from these terms and conditions, between you and MRC are hereby excluded.
Use of material posted by you
Comments on the MRC Blog and Forum are not private. You grant MRC and its designees a perpetual royalty-free non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, translate, transmit, distribute and sub-license any information or material you supply or communicate to the MRC Blog and Forum via such comments in any medium now in existence or hereafter developed, for any purpose, including commercial uses. MRC will not return it if submitted, and accepts no liability whatsoever for safe custody thereof.
Intellectual property complaints
MRC respects the intellectual property of others, and the MRC requires its users to do the same. MRC may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, terminate the access of users, subscribers, and account holders who infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on any MRC Blog and Forum in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the MRC Blog and Forum contain links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright, please contact MRC immediately.
Comments by users are not endorsed by MRC
MRC does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with the comments, opinions or statements posted by users in MRC Blog and Forums. Any information or material placed online by users, including advice and opinions, is the view and responsibility of those users and does not necessarily represent the view of MRC.
Materials provided by others
You agree that MRC is not responsible, and has no liability to you, with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including without limitation defamatory, offensive or illicit material.
Editing and deletions
MRC reserves the right, but undertakes no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material posted by users in the MRC Blog and Forum, in its sole discretion and without notice.
Disclaimer and limitation of liability
You understand and agree that neither MRC nor its affiliates nor any participant in the MRC Blog and Forum provides professional advice of any kind and that use of such advice or any other information is solely at your own risk and without our liability of any kind.
MRC has the right to terminate your ability to access the MRC Blog and Forum, for any reason, without notice.
Links to other sites
You acknowledge that MRC has not reviewed and does not endorse the content of all sites linked to from the MRC Blog and Forum and is not responsible for the content or actions of any other sites linked to from the MRC Blog and Forum. Linking to any other site from the MRC Blog and Forum is at your sole risk.
Choice of law and jurisdiction
This Agreement, for all purposes, is to be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Western Australia. You also agree, subject to the following clause, to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Western Australia as regards any claim or matter arising under this Agreement.
This Agreement is the complete and entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any prior agreement, whether written or oral.
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.
Failure of either party to exercise any right or remedy under this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.
Please leave the MRC Blog and Forum now if you do not agree to these terms and conditions.