Terms and Conditions


Table of contents

1. General terms and definitions
2. Disclaimer and limitation of liability
3. Copyright and other intellectual property
4. Contributing to the website
5. Privacy and data protection
6. General
7. Further information

1. General terms and definitions
1.1
These terms and conditions of use ('Terms of use') refer to the official website of United World Colleges (Australia) Trust Ltd ('UWC Australia', 'our', 'we' or 'us'), which is accessible via the address http://www.uwc.org.au and its variations, including all other websites published on the uwc.org.au ('Website'). United World Colleges (Australia) Ltd is a company registered in Australia and Limited by Guarantee. Access to the UWC Australia website is offered to you ('User' or 'you') solely upon condition of your acceptance, without modification, of the terms and conditions of use contained herein. Your accessing, browsing and/or use of any UWC Australia website constitutes your acceptance of all Terms of use.
1.2
The Terms of use may be updated and/or revised from time to time by UWC Australia without individual notice to you. Please be aware that you are responsible for regularly reviewing them. UWC Australia may suspend or vary the whole or any part of the service offered on the UWC Australia Website for any reason, at any time, at its sole discretion.

2. Disclaimer and limitation of liability
2.1
UWC does its best to ensure that all information on the Website is accurate. If you find any inaccurate information on the Website please let UWC Australia know by contacting us and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable.
2.2
UWC Australia gives no warranty or assurance about the content of the Website. As the Website is under constant development its contents may be incorrect or out-of-date and are subject to change without notice. While UWC makes every effort to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate, UWC Australia cannot accept liability for the accuracy of all content at any given point in time.
2.3
UWC Australia makes every effort to ensure that its computer infrastructure is error- and virus-free but does not warrant that any material available for downloading from the Website will be free from infection, viruses and/or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.
2.4
Neither UWC Australia nor any of its agents, employees and sub-contractors shall be liable to you or any other party for any claim, loss, demand or damages whatsoever (whether such claims, loss, demands or damages were foreseeable, known or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website or information, content or materials included on the Website.
2.5
UWC Australia is a distributor of content supplied by third parties and users of the internet. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, or users, are those of the authors or distributors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of UWC Australia. We are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Website.
2.6
The UWC Australia Website may contain links to third party web sites (‘linked sites’). UWC Australia has no means of control at its disposal for such linked sites and is not responsible for the contents or availability of any linked site, including without limitation any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to a linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by UWC Australia of the linked site or any association with its operator. UWC Australia does not guarantee that a linked site will work appropriately and will not contain computer viruses or other bugs that could harm your internet-access device. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the terms and conditions of use posted at the linked sites.
2.7
The information on the Website is not intended to address your particular requirements. Such information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific educational, or other, decisions. You should take your own advice and/ or make specific enquiries and independently verify any information before relying upon it.
2.8
If you make an arrangement with anyone named in or connected with the Website this is at your sole risk.

3. Copyright and other intellectual property
3.1
The Website contains copyright material, trade names and marks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, organisational names, logos and symbols, text, software, photos, graphics, video, music and sound ('Content'). The Content is protected by copyright law, database rights and other intellectual property rights.
3.2
UWC Australia, or where subject to separate terms its licensors or authorised contributors, own the copyright, database right and other intellectual property rights in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such Content, as well as in the Content original to it. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, in whole or in part except as provided in these Terms of use.
3.3
You may download information from the Website for your own personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without our express permission or that of the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyright material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyright material.

4. Contributing to the website
4.1
Where you are invited to submit any contribution to the Website (including any text, message board content, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you hereby agree, by submitting your contribution ('Contribution'), to grant UWC Australia a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your Contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your Contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your Contribution. If you do not want to grant to UWC Australia the rights set out above, please do not submit your Contribution to the Website.
4.2
By submitting your Contribution to the Website, you:
4.2.1
warrant and represent that your Contribution:

  • (a) is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to UWC Australia for all the purposes specified above and that it does not breach or infringe anyone else's rights such as copyright or in is in any way illegal;
  • (b) is not defamatory, libellous, obscene, menacing, threatening, offensive, abusive, fraudulent or criminal
  • (c) will not and does not contravene any relevant local, national or international law or incite or encourage the contravention of any such law;
  • (d) does not have as its sole aim the sale for profit of a product or service;
  • (e) does not contravene UWC Australia’s commitment to equal opportunities, mutual responsibility and respect and the celebration of difference.

4.2.2
agree at all times to follow our rules of posting, which will be published in the forums section of the Website;
4.2.3
agree to indemnify and keep UWC Australia indemnified on demand against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by UWC Australia as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and
4.2.4
agree to waive any moral rights in your Contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on the Website and the purposes specified above to the fullest extent permitted by law.
4.3
We reserve the right to identify you in response to a court order or threat of legal action.
4.4
If you see any information on the Website that breaches your or anyone else's rights or may be illegal, defamatory or otherwise should be removed, let us know immediately and, where we agree, we shall do our best to remove it as soon as possible, but we do not have an obligation to do so.
4.5
We reserve the right to edit, remove postings to forum boards, delete or use electronic methods to block or filter any Contribution left on or sent to the Website at our discretion, including without limitation any message that contravenes any of these Terms of use, but we do not have an obligation to do so.
4.6
You must indemnify (pay) us on demand for any losses we suffer if you breach this provision or any other provision of these Terms of use or the forum rules of posting.
4.7
We expect many of those contributing to our message boards to have strong views about the matters discussed, but the Website is subject to the laws of libel and you and we could be sued if you are not careful in what you say. You should not make libellous postings or any postings that are illegal or breach copyright, database or other related rights. It is your responsibility to check this. We do not accept any liability in this respect.

5. Privacy and data protection
Please refer to our Privacy Policy.

6. General

6.1
These Terms of use form the whole agreement (‘the Agreement’) between you and us. You acknowledge that you have not entered into this Agreement in reliance upon any warranty or representation made by us or any other person and you waive any rights to damages/ rescission you may have for misrepresentation (other than a fraudulent misrepresentation) that is not contained in this Agreement.
6.2
If any provision or term of these Terms of use shall become or be declared illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, such term or provision shall be divisible from the other terms and conditions and shall be deemed to be deleted from them.
6.3
Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.
6.4
Any formal legal notices should be sent to us at the address at the end of these Terms of Use by email confirmed by post.
6.5
Failure by us to enforce a right does not result in waiver of such right.
6.6
You may not assign or transfer your rights under this Agreement.
6.7
We reserve the right to bar Users from the Website and/or specific web pages, on a permanent or temporary basis at our discretion. Any such User shall be notified and must not then attempt to use the Website under any other name or through any other User.

7. Further information
Further information on these Terms of use or your privacy can be obtained from the IT Coordinator at the UWC Australia, GPO Box 1272, Sydney, NSW, 2001 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last updated in January 2012