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Website terms

These terms govern your use of this website and all related sites owned or operated by the Australia Japan Business Council of Victoria ABN 67 443 664 013 of Level 16, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, (the “AJBCV”, “us”, “we”, “our”) using commercial web hosting facilities (the “Websites”). Our Websites include information, tools and links related to our online services and members (together, the “Services”). By accessing and using the Websites and Services, you agree to comply with these terms and conditions, including our Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy sets out the personal information we may gather from you through the use of our Websites and the ways in which we may use that information. 

General Disclaimer
To the greatest extent possible by law, we disclaim any and all liability related to, or arising out of, use of any of the information made available via the Websites.

Whilst every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information specified within the Website, we do not give any warranty (express or implied) of reliability, accuracy, currency or completeness of any of the information supplied nor does it accept any responsibility for loss, claim or damage which the recipient or any third party may suffer in any way (including by reason of negligence) as a result of any errors or omissions in the information provided (subject to any liability which cannot be excluded by law).

Use of the Websites and Services
When using the Websites and/or the Services, you agree not to:

  • use the Websites and/or Services in a way that breaches, or that may breach, any law or regulation;
  • use the Website and/or Services in a way that may cause us to be in breach of any law or regulation;
  • use the Websites and/or Services in a way that may damage the good name or reputation of the AJBCV or any third party;
  • be abusive, defamatory, discriminatory, obscene, threatening or otherwise offensive or provide content which is any of these things;
  • harass, stalk or otherwise subject any other person to unwanted or inappropriate contact or communication;
  • send unsolicited communications;
  • use the Websites and/or Services in a manner which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of or bandwidth connecting to the Websites;
  • copy, reproduce, recompile, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, distribute, publish, display, modify, or create derivative works from any part of the Websites and/or the Services;
  • distribute a computer virus or any malicious code or program that may interfere with the proper working of the Websites; or
  • use any robot, spider, screen scraper, data aggregation tool or other automatic device or process to process, monitor, copy or extract any web pages on any of this Website.

When visiting our Websites, you do not have to disclose your identity to the AJBCV. However, our Websites may use “cookies” to collect anonymous traffic data from users who access our Websites. A cookie is a small file that is stored on your device by a website. Cookies contain information which is readable by the website that issued the cookie to you and is commonly used to remember your details and preferences when you return to that website. The cookie may also automatically record details about any computer used to access our Websites (such as the IP address, domain name and browser type), the date and time of access, and details of the information downloaded. If you set up your web browser to reject cookies, certain functions of our Websites may become unavailable to you.

Any other information supplied to the AJBCV (for example, if you email us or complete an online form) will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you provide information to the AJBCV via our Websites, it must be truthful and accurate. You must not provide us with incorrect personal information.

Links to websites
Our Websites contain links and mechanics to interface with a number of Third Party Websites, for your information or convenience or to offer additional services. These websites operate independently from our Websites and may be subject to alternative terms of use, including terms concerning use of your personal information. The AJBCV is not responsible for the actions, content and information of third parties, including links to Third Party Websites or advertising by third parties. We have not reviewed these Third Party Websites and we do not control and are not responsible for their content or privacy policies. If you decide to access or interact with any of the Third Party Websites linked on our Websites, you do so at your own risk.

Limitation of liability
To the fullest extent permitted by law, the AJBCV, its affiliated companies and their respective directors, employees, partners, agents and contractors disclaim all representations, guarantees or warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to:

  • the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the Websites or the Services;
  • that your access to the Websites will be uninterrupted, secure or error-free;
  • that the Websites and the Services are free of viruses or any other harmful components; and
  • the quality, accuracy, or fitness for purpose of any Third Party Websites or Third Party Material.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, the AJBCV is not liable to you, whether in contract, tort including negligence, statute or otherwise, for any losses, damages, liabilities, claims and expenses (including but not limited to legal costs and defence or settlement costs) whatsoever, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising out of or in connection to our Websites, any content on this Website, any Third Party Material or services, access (or lack of access) to our Websites by you, or damage caused by a virus or other technologically harmful material that may affect your computer equipment, computer programs, data and proprietary material, however caused.

Nothing in these terms limits, excludes or modifies rights which you may have under any law (including the Competition and Consumer Act) which may not be excluded, restricted or modified by these Terms.

Intellectual Property
Unless otherwise indicated, the AJBCV owns all copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the software, text, graphics, content and design of our Websites. We grant you a non-exclusive and revocable licence to store an instance of the content of the Websites (in an unaltered form) for the sole purpose of viewing it in your use of the Websites.

You acknowledge that the AJBCV owns or licenses, all copyright in the software, design, text, graphics, and material located on the Websites, including the registered trade mark for the AJBCV logo (“AJBCV Marks”).  Your must not use the AJBCV Marks without our prior written consent, or the prior written consent of the relevant third party. Unless otherwise set out under these terms of use, nothing under these terms of use grants either you or the AJBCV a right to the other’s intellectual property.

Third Party Sites and Software
The Websites may contain links to external websites or applications which are owned or operated by third parties independent of the AJBCV (“Third Party Websites”). Such Third Party Websites include material (including services, systems, information, graphics or data) (“Third Party Material”), which we have not reviewed and for which we accept no responsibility.

Subject to any applicable law which cannot be excluded, the AJBCV makes no warranties or representations:

  1. regarding the accuracy, merchantability, quality, or fitness for purpose of any Third Party Material or products or services made available through the Third Party Websites;
  2. that any Third Party Material does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any person;
  3. that the AJBCV authorises the reproduction of any Third Party Material by linking this Website to the Third Party Material; or
  4. that linking the Website to any Third Party Websites implies any approval or endorsement by us of such Third Party Website, the products or services provided by them, or any association with its operators.

Unless otherwise indicated, software or downloads available via links from the Website are Third Party Material. These products may be subject to a licence agreement between you and the relevant product owner. To the extent permitted by law, we accept no liability in respect of such third party products and we provide no warranty and gives no endorsement in respect of such products or any party connected with them. We do, however, welcome your feedback or suggestions concerning these products.

While using the Websites and/or the Services you may be given the opportunity to enter or provide information or content (Your Content), including comments and posts across our social media and online communities. The AJBCV is committed to keeping our online communities and conversations respectful. It is a condition of your use of the Websites and/or the Services that you ensure Your Content and any information you provide in relation to your use of the Websites and/or the Services:

  1. is not fraudulent;
  2. does not infringe on any third party’s copyright, patent, trade mark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
  3. does not violate any law, statute or regulation, and does not constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offence;
  4. is not defamatory, libellous, abusive, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing;
  5. is not hateful in language, for example, targeting race, ethnicity, gender, age, colour, or religion;
  6. is not offensive, profane or otherwise contrary to any law; and
  7. does not constitute ‘spam’ or contain any computer viruses or other harmful component.

If any of Your Content contravenes these terms of use it will be deleted, and you may be banned from using the Websites and/or Services without notice to you.

Changes to terms of use
The AJBCV may make changes to these terms of use from time to time and if so, will publish updated terms of use on our Websites. By using the Websites, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms as updated.

Further information
Please contact us if you have any specific queries in relation to these terms of use.
Australia Japan Business Council of Victoria
Level 16, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000