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Rules for Contributors

Varsity Lakes Community Limited Rules for Contributors

The Varsity Lakes Community Limited Rules for Contributors (“Rules”) are intended to govern the conduct of our Contributors (or Bloggers) and forms a binding contractual agreement between you, the Contributor to the Site and us, Varsity Lakes Community Limited (VLCL) via the website located at www.sportshouse.com.au (the “Site”).

For that reason these Rules are important and you should ensure that you read them carefully and contact us with any questions before you agree to become a contributor to the Site. You can contact us through the ‘Contact Us’ section of the Site, or alternatively by:

Postal Address: 337 Christine Avenue


Phone: (07) 5610 1800

These Rules supplement the Varsity Lakes Community Limited Terms of Use (“Terms”) and should be read in conjunction with those Terms. In the event of any inconsistency between the Rules and the Terms, the former will prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.

1. Conduct

1.1 As a contributor you agree to comply with these Rules and only post material that is acceptable to us.

1.2 We reserve the right to remove from the Site, in our absolute discretion, and without notice to you, any contribution that we consider to be unacceptable, including, but not limited to:

(a) Malicious Content – promotion of violence or extreme hatred against individuals or groups, on the basis of race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

(b) Harm to Minors – material relating to minors that is inappropriate in our sole opinion.

(c) Promotion and Glorification of Self Harm – that urges or encourages readers to cut or injure themselves in any way rather than, e.g., seeking counseling or treatment, or joining together in supportive conversation with those suffering or recovering from depression or other conditions.

(d) Gore and Mutilation content – content involving the mutilation or torture of human beings or animals or their remains.

(e) Unflagged NSFW articles – if you intend to post material that would be considered “Not Safe For Work”, because of its sexual or adult nature, the article, contribution or post should bear a “NSFW” warning.

(f) Sexually Explicit Content – all pornographic content is prohibited.

(g) Copyright and Trademark Infringement – the posting of another person’s copyrighted or trademarked material without an exception, such as for purposes of satire or with a creative commons licence.

(h) Privacy Violations – the posting of content that violates anyone’s privacy, including personally identifying or confidential information such as credit card numbers or private phone numbers.

2. Licence

2.1 By contributing to the Site you grant us an exclusive, unlimited, irrevocable and worldwide license to store, display, reproduce, distribute, transmit and use your posts, summaries or other content, including reproduction of all material the subject of copyrights or other IP rights pursuant to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

2.2 You agree that other than your own personal blog (if you have one), we will be the exclusive publisher of your content and you will not re-post the entry in any other forum or media without our consent.

2.3 You agree that any work you perform on the Site’s content, including copyediting, summarising, repurposing, or creating derivative works, does not grant you any intellectual property rights in the content and does not lessen any claim that we may have to the content.

3. Remuneration

3.1 We do not offer remuneration or payment to contributors.

3.2 You agree that you are not entitled to any remuneration or payment from us for contributions made to the Site and any payment made by us to a contributor will be made in our absolute discretion.

4. Representations and Warranties

You agree that all contributions are subject to the Terms, and additionally, you represent and warrant that:

(a) the contribution is original, not previously published elsewhere and not previously assigned, licensed or otherwise encumbered;

(b) you have not knowingly or recklessly violated any securities laws, rules or regulations; or infringed upon the copyright or other intellectual property rights, or any other rights of any nature of any third party;

(c) the contribution does not contain any false, materially inaccurate or misleading information;

(d) you are under no contractual or fiduciary obligation not to disclose the information contained in your contribution;

(e) you are not impersonating any person or otherwise falsely implying or misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity.

5. Privacy

We believe in protecting your privacy. Any personal information you post on the Site will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Click here to view our Privacy Policy http://vlcl.com.au/privacy-policy

6. Prohibited Activity

The content and information on the Site (including, but not limited to, messages, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, video, maps, icons, software, code or other material), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is proprietary to us. You agree not to otherwise modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from or through the Site. Additionally, you agree not to:

(a) use the Site or its contents for any commercial purpose without our express written consent;

(b) use another person's name, account, identity or password without permission, or use the Site while impersonating another person;

(c) access, monitor or copy any content or information of the Site using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written consent;

(d) violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on the Site or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to the Site;

(e) take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;

(f) deep-link to any portion of the Site for any purpose without our express written permission; or

(g) "frame", "mirror" or otherwise incorporate any part of the Site into any other website without our prior written authorisation; or

(h) attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software programs used by us in connection with the Site.

7. Indemnification

You agree to defend and indemnify us and our affiliates and any of their officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by third parties as a result of:

(a) your breach of this Agreement or the documents referenced herein;

(b) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or

(c) your use of the Site.

8. Social Media Content

8.1 You agree to defend and indemnify us and our affiliates and any of their officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any action for defamation or misleading and deceptive conduct arising, directly or indirectly, from social media content generated, uploaded or posted by you to any website or social media page owned, controlled or operated by us.

8.2 A social media page may include, but is not limited to, pages appearing on such sites as:

(a) Twitter;

(b) Facebook;

(c) Instagram;

(d) Myspace;

(e) Tumblr; and

(f) social media pages allowing posts or contributions from members of the public.

8.3 You agree that you are solely responsible and liable for any and all social media posts or content generated by you in relation to VLCL or appearing on a social media page or website owned or operated by us and you accept all liability arising from that content.

8.4 We are not responsible for monitoring or removing any social media content generated by you and appearing on a social media page owned, operated or in any way connected to us, that may be considered misleading, deceptive or defamatory.