Copyright © 2014 by Gecko – Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council (Gecko). All rights reserved. Welcome to our Site. These are our Terms & Conditions for use of the Site which you may access in several ways, including but not limited to the web, PDAs, mobile phones and RSS feeds. These Terms & Conditions apply whenever you access the Site, regardless of how you access the Site.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property in relation to content on this Site belongs to Gecko or its licensors, advertisers or affiliates. You obtain no interest in that intellectual property. All content on this Site is protected by Australian and international copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may not do anything which interferes with or breaches those laws or the intellectual property rights in the content. You may download and view content or print a copy of material on this Site for personal, non-commercial use provided you do not modify the content in any way (including any copyright notice). All rights not expressly granted under these terms of use are reserved by Gecko. Unless expressly stated otherwise, you are not permitted to copy, or republish anything you find on the Site without the copyright or trademark owners’ permission. The logos of the Site and of the mastheads on any Gecko sites are trademarks of Gecko or its related bodies corporate. Other trademarks may be displayed on the Site from time to time. These may belong to third parties. Nothing displayed on the Site should be construed as granting any licence or right of use of any logo, trademark or masthead displayed on the Site, without the express written permission of the relevant owner.

Liability & Indemnity

Gecko does not exclude any rights and remedies in respect of goods or services under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) or equivalent State or Territory legislation which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified.  However, Gecko excludes all rights, remedies, guarantees, conditions and warranties in respect of goods or services from your use of the Site whether based in statute, common law or otherwise to the extent permitted by law.  To the fullest extent possible: (a) Gecko does not warrant the accuracy of the content on the Site. The content is provided to you “as is” and on an “as available” basis and on the condition that you undertake all responsibility for assessing the accuracy of the content and rely on it at your own risk. All content on the Site may be changed at Gecko’s sole discretion and without notice. (b) Gecko will have no responsibility or liability in relation to any loss or damage that you incur, including damage to your software or hardware, arising from your use of or access to this Site, subject only to paragraph (d). (c) Gecko does not warrant that functions contained in the Site content, such as hyperlinks, will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that Gecko or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or bugs. (d) Liability of Gecko, for any breach of a term or condition implied by law is limited at Gecko’s discretion, to the supply of any service again or the payment for the cost of having any service supplied again. (e) You indemnify Gecko and its affiliated companies, and each of their directors, officers, employees and agents against any action, claim, loss or expense which it incurs which arises from your use of the Site.

Third Party Content & Links

This Site may include third party content which is subject to that third party’s terms and conditions of use. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting any licence or right for you to use that content. This Site may include links to third party sites which are not related to Gecko and in relation to which Gecko has no control or interest. The appearance of those links on this site does not indicate any relationship between Gecko and that third party or any endorsement by Gecko of that third party, its site or the products or services which it is advertising on this Site.

Contributing Content

When you submit content to Gecko in any format, including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio, you grant Gecko a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual licence to publish, transmit or otherwise use that content in any way, now and in the future. Gecko reserves the right not to use the content you submit. You warrant that you have all of the necessary rights, including copyright, in the content you contribute, that your content is not defamatory and that it does not infringe any law. You indemnify Gecko against any and all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by Gecko as a result of a breach of the above warranty. You waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and use by Gecko in accordance with these terms.

General

Users will not use this site for any purpose or in any way which is unlawful. These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Queensland. Responsibility for all comment is taken by the President, Gecko – Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council, 139 Duringan Street, Currumbin QLD 4223