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These terms and conditions were last updated on 29 May 2012.

1. About our terms

In these terms: "We", "our" and "us" are the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority ("GBCMA") and "you" are the individual accessing the WeConnect website or using our services.

We are the owner and operator of this site.

By using the WeConnect website you form a legally binding agreement with us. You therefore agree to follow our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions govern the use of and access to our WeConnect website. By using the WeConnect website, you also agree to be bound by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical Licence ("CCAL") which can be viewed at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

These terms and conditions can be changed at any time. We will notify you of changes to the terms and conditions by posting notification on our WeConnect website. We will also notify you when the terms and conditions have been or will be implemented. However, changes that are made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree with any altered terms and conditions then you must no longer use the WeConnect website or services.

By using the WeConnect website and our services you will ensure that all applicable laws are complied with. If we fail to enforce any of the terms and conditions we will not be considered to have waived our rights to enforce any terms and conditions. Our terms and conditions will be applied according to Australian law, unless you reside in a country that excludes the application of Australian law. If this is the case, then your country's law will apply.

In the event that a particular term or condition is not enforceable, this will not affect the application of any other terms or conditions. If there is a conflict between the previous and updated terms and conditions, the most recent updated terms and conditions will have priority.

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions please email reception@gbcma.vic.gov.au

2. Using the WeConnect website

We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that this site is available at all times. However, we do not make any representations or warranties that your access will be uninterrupted, timely and secure free.

We may suspend or stop providing you access to the WeConnect website without prior notice in case of a system failure, maintenance, or repair or any reason beyond our control. We may also suspend or stop providing you access to the WeConnect website without prior notice if you do not comply with our terms and conditions or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.

Although we apply a range of security controls to protect the WeConnect website from unauthorised access, it is your responsibility to install up-to-date security software on your computer.

We do not accept any liability for any interference with or damage to your computer system and/or software.

These terms and conditions do not grant you the right to use any branding, logos, marks or symbols used on the WeConnect website or in our services, unless otherwise permitted by these terms and conditions.

3. Your account

To upload content and collaborate online at WeConnect, we need you to register. The registration process will require you confirm your acceptance of these terms and conditions and the CCAL.

When registering you will also be required to provide some basic, personal information about yourself, in accordance with our privacy policy (see privacy section below). When you register with us, you must provide accurate, complete and up-to-date information as requested. It is your responsibility to notify us of any changes to your personal information. As a registered user, you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account and password.

You must not provide us with false or misleading information, or register for anyone other than yourself without our permission. You will not create more than one personal account and you will not share your password or do anything to jeopardise the security of your account. We may also request at any time that you verify your identity. We will determine the type and extent of the evidence needed to satisfy us of your identity.

If you believe that someone has accessed your account without authorisation, please email us immediately at reception@gbcma.vic.gov.au

You must not use your account or this website to:

  • Transmit or authorize the transmission of 'junk mail', 'chain letters’, unsolicited emails, instant messaging, spimming or spamming;
  • Impersonate any person or entity;
  • Solicit money, passwords or personal information from any person;
  • Collect users' content or information, or otherwise access the WeConnect website using automated means (such as harvesting bots, crawlers, scripts, data mining tools robots, spiders or scrapers) without our permission;
  • Harm, bully, intimidate, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise offend others;
  • Upload personal information of another person/sunless you have his or her consent;
  • Post content that is hateful, threatening, pornographic, incites violence, is prejudicial or contains nudity, graphic or gratuitous violence, sexual acts or references;
  • Upload content that you know or ought to have reasonably known or suspected to be false, misleading or deceptive;
  • Advertise, promotes or solicit any goods or services (except where expressly authorised by us);
  • Upload viruses or other malicious code or content embedded with any virus or malicious code;
  • Upload content that is not your original work or that will or may reasonably be expected to infringe intellectual property or other persons rights;
  • Upload content that contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden content;
  • Upload content that is untargeted or repetitive;
  • Breach any copyright or trademark; and
  • Transfer your account to another person.

4. Deleting your account

We reserve the right to remove or disable your account without prior notice if we believe you have breached any of our terms and conditions.

If we remove or disable your account due to a breach or investigation of a potential breach of these terms and conditions, you are not permitted to reregister without our permission. We will notify you that your account has been removed or disabled the next time you attempt to access your account.

You are able to delete your account if you so choose. Deleting your account ensures that your account and personal information contained therein is permanently removed from the WeConnect website. The GBCMA will endeavour to process the deletion of your account immediately. Please note that some information may remain in backup logs for a reasonable period of time.

You can delete your account from your profile page.

5. Uploading content and contributing to this site

This website may display content that is not the property of GBCMA. Any such content is the sole responsibility of the person who makes it available. We will not be considered to have uploaded content made available to the WeConnect website by any person.

We propose to review content to determine whether it is illegal, contrary to any of our terms and conditions or not relevant to the GBCMA's activities. We may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe to be in breach of the terms and conditions or the spirit of our terms and conditions or the law.

We are not obligated to carry out any particular review or to review generally.

By agreeing to these terms and conditions we have the right to modify, edit or reformat any content that is uploaded or made available if we believe it breaches our terms and conditions

6. Property in content uploaded

By uploading content on the WeConnect website you agree to be bound by the CCAL. You grant other registered users and us a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, perpetual (for the duration of the applicable copyright) licence to use, reproduce, edit and exploit the content you upload.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the right to publish content under the CCAL.

The terms of the CCAL to which you will be bound to comply with are contained in http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

Your acceptance of these terms and conditions constitutes your acceptance of the CCAL.

You acknowledge that when you upload content or other information on any website, it may be indexable by search engines.

7. Protecting other people's rights

We will ensure that credit is given to those who have contributed to the content uploaded on the WeConnect website once the content is published by us. This may include annexing a list of contributors names to the content published.

8. Warranties and disclaimers

We want and expect the material on the WeConnect website to be as correct and accurate as possible.

However, we do not guarantee or represent nor do we accept any legal liability whatsoever arising from, or connected to, the use of any material or reliance on information contained on the WeConnect website or any linked website.

We recommend that you exercise your own skill and care with respect to your use of the WeConnect website and that you carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the WeConnect website for your purposes.

The material on the WeConnect website may include opinions and recommendations that do not necessarily reflect our views or recommendations, or indicate any commitment to any particular course of action

By accessing information at or through the WeConnect website each user waives and releases us to the full extent permitted by law from any and all claims relating to the use of and/or reliance on the material made available though the WeConnect website. In no event are we liable for any injury, loss or damage resulting from use of or reliance upon the material on or accessed through the WeConnect website.

We take reasonable care in linking websites, but have no direct control over the content of the linked sites, nor the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. It is your responsibility to make decisions about the accuracy, currency and reliability of the information contained therein.

Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those websites.

9. Privacy

We refer you to our privacy policy which can be viewed at http://weconnect.gbcma.vic.gov.au/privacy

You must read this policy before registering with us.

10. Dispute Resolution

If you have any questions, require any clarification or wish to dispute or query any of our terms and conditions please contact us at reception@gbcma.vic.gov.au