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Copyright – Restrictions on use of Materials

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This site is operated by CCH Australia Limited and its affiliates, (collectively referred to as “CCH,” “CCH Australia Limited, ” “we,” “us,” or “our” herein). No material from CCH Australia Limited or any website owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by CCH may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of CCH’s copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to CCH.

In the event you download software from the site, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the “Software”) are licensed to you by CCH. CCH does not transfer title to the Software to you. You own the medium on which the Software is recorded, but CCH retains full and complete title to the Software, and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-perceivable form.

Submissions

CCH Australia Limited is pleased to hear from its loyal members and welcomes your comments regarding CCH Australia Limited and CCH products, including CCH Australia Limited’s online services. Unfortunately, however, CCH’s company policy does not allow it to accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions, or materials other than those it has specifically requested. We hope you will understand that it is the intent of this policy to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings when projects developed by CCH Australia Limited’s professional staff might seem to others to be similar to their own creative work. Accordingly, we must, regretfully, ask that you do not send us any original creative materials such as stories or character ideas, screenplays, or original artwork.

While we do value your feedback on our services and products, we request that you be specific in your comments on those services and products, and not submit any creative ideas, suggestions, or materials.

If at our request you send certain specific submissions (eg, postings to chat areas, bulletin boards, or contests) or, despite our request that you not send us any other creative materials, you send us creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or other information (collectively, the “Submissions”), the Submissions shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of CCH Australia Limited. None of the Submissions shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of CCH Australia Limited, and CCH Australia Limited shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions.

Without limitation of the foregoing, CCH Australia Limited shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Submissions of every kind and nature throughout the universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the Submissions.

Forum and Public Communications

“Forum” means a chat area, bulletin board, or email function offered as part of CCH Australia Limited. You shall not upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through CCH Australia Limited any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offence, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability, or violates any law.

The Forums shall be used only in a non-commercial manner. You shall not, without our express approval, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, promotion, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other CCH Australia Limited members or guests to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organisation is expressly prohibited.

It is our policy to respect the privacy of all guests. Therefore, in addition to the privacy of Registration data (see our Privacy Policy), we will not monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of a guest’s email unless required in the course of normal maintenance of CCH Australia Limited and its systems or unless required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or comply with legal process served on CCH Australia Limited; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of CCH Australia Limited; or (3) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. Guests shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages.

By uploading materials to any Forum or submitting any materials to us, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called “moral rights” in those materials have been waived.

Content Linked to CCH Australia Limited

CCH Australia Limited encourages you to exercise discretion while browsing the Internet using this service. CCH Australia Limited is not and cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in sites listed in our search results or otherwise linked to the CCH Australia Limited site.

Jurisdictional Issues

This site is controlled and operated by CCH Australia Limited from its offices within the State of New South Wales, Australia. CCH Australia Limited makes no representation that materials on the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Termination

These terms are effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate these terms at any time by destroying all materials obtained from any and all CCH Australia Limited site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under the terms of these terms or otherwise. These terms will terminate immediately without notice from CCH Australia Limited if in CCH Australia Limited’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these terms. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this site and any and all other CCH Australia Limited site(s) and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of these terms or otherwise.

Disclaimer

The materials in this site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, CCH Australia Limited disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. CCH Australia Limited does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. CCH Australia Limited does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not CCH Australia Limited) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall CCH Australia Limited be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site, even if CCH Australia Limited or a CCH Australia Limited authorised representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall CCH Australia Limited’s total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence), or otherwise exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.

Other

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in New South Wales and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties.

AAP POLICY

© 2008 AAP Information Services Pty Limited (AAP) or its Licensors. This is the “CCH TM ” service with content provided by AAP. AAP reserves all rights, including copyright, in services provided by it. The information, text and images in the service are for personal use only and may not be re-written, copied, re-sold or re-distributed, framed, linked or otherwise used whether for compensation of any kind or not, without the prior written permission of AAP.

This service is published for information only without assuming a duty of care. AAP is not in the business of providing professional advice, and gives no warranty, guarantee or other representation about the accuracy of the information or images contained in this service. AAP is not liable for errors, omissions in, delays or interruptions to or cessation of the services through negligence or otherwise.

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