Terms of Use

1. General Information Regarding These Terms of Use

1.1 Master terms:

Unless otherwise noted on a particular site or service, these master terms of use (“Master Terms”) apply to your use of all of the websites that Queensland Conveyancing Group℠ (QCG℠) operates, including the current site and:

(the “Websites”), as well as the products, information, and services provided through the Websites, (together with the Websites, the “Services”).

1.2 Additional terms:

In addition to the Master Terms, your use of any Services may also be subject to specific terms applicable to a particular Service (“Additional Terms”). If there is any conflict between the Additional Terms and the Master Terms, then the Additional Terms apply in relation to the relevant Service.

1.3 Collectively, the Terms:

The Master Terms, together with any Additional Terms, form a binding legal agreement between you and QCG℠ in relation to your use of the Services. Collectively, this legal agreement is referred to below as the “Terms.”

Human-readable summary of Sec 1: These terms, together with any special terms for particular websites, create a contract between you and Queensland Conveyancing Group℠. The contract governs your use of all websites operated by Queensland Conveyancing Group℠, unless a particular website indicates otherwise. These human-readable summaries of each section are not part of the contract, but are intended to help you understand its terms.

2. Your Agreement to the Terms

YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF ANY THE SERVICES SIGNIFIES THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS. By accessing or using any Services you also represent that you have the legal authority to accept the Terms on behalf of yourself and any party you represent in connection with your use of any Services. If you do not agree to the Terms, you are not authorised to use any Services.

Human-readable summary of Sec 2: Please read these terms and only use our sites and services if you agree to them.

3. Changes to the Terms

From time to time, QCG℠ may change, remove, or add to the Terms, and reserves the right to do so in its discretion. In that case, we will post updated Terms and indicate the date of revision. If we feel the modifications are material, we will make reasonable efforts to post a prominent notice on the relevant Website(s) and notify those of you with an active user account via email. All new and/or revised Terms take effect immediately and apply to your use of the Services from that date on, except that material changes will take effect 30 days after the change is made and identified as material. Your continued use of any Services after new and/or revised Terms are effective indicates that you have read, understood, and agreed to those Terms.

Human-readable summary of Sec 3: These terms may change. When the changes are important, we will put a notice on the website. If you continue to use the sites after the changes are made, you agree to the changes.

4. No Legal Advice

Information, educational resources, commentary and other material (the material) on the Websites are offered to visitors and users for their assistance only. You should not rely on the material as legal advice as the material is general in nature and not directed to your specific needs or particular circumstances. Your use of the material does not in of itself create a lawyer client relationship between you (or any other party) and QCG℠. While QCG℠ makes every effort to keep the material on the Websites up-to-date, there may be delay, mistakes or omissions because of the rapid changes that can occur to the information covered by the Websites.

Human-readable summary of Sec 4: The material on the Websites is not legal advice and cannot be a substitution for legal advice. QCG℠ provides legal advice to only those persons who have entered into a specific agreement with QCG℠ to act on their behalf. When QCG℠ provides legal advice to our clients it is not in the form of the general material on the Websites.

5. Content Available through the Services

All the content offered on the Websites is provided as-is: You acknowledge that QCG℠ does not make any representations or warranties about the material, data, and information, such as data files, text, computer software, code, music, audio files or other sounds, photographs, videos, or other images (collectively, the “Content”) which you may have access to as part of, or through your use of, the Services.

Under no circumstances is QCG℠ liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to:

  • any infringing Content, any errors or omissions in Content; or
  • for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, transmitted, linked from; or
  • otherwise accessible through or made available via the Services.

You agree that you are solely responsible for your use of Content made available through the Services.

Human-readable summary of Sec 5: We try our best to have useful information on our sites, but we cannot promise that everything is accurate or appropriate for your situation. Content on the site is the
Copyright of QCG℠ unless it says it is available under different terms. If you find content through a link on our websites, be sure to check the license terms before using it.

6. Content Supplied by You

6.1 Your responsibility:

You represent, warrant, and agree that no Content posted or otherwise shared by you on or through any of the Services (“Your Content”), violates or infringes upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights, breaches or conflicts with any obligation, such as a confidentiality obligation, or contains libellous, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful material.

6.2 Licensing Your Content:

You retain any copyright that you may have in Your Content. You hereby agree that Your Content:

  1. is hereby licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. and may be used under the terms of that license or any later version of a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike International License., or
  2. is in the public domain (such as Content that is not copyrightable or Content you make available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.), or
  3. if not owned by you,
    1. is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License or
    2. is a media file that is available under any Queensland Conveyancing Group℠ license or that you are authorized by law to post or share through any of the Services, such as under the fair use doctrine, and that is prominently marked as being subject to third party copyright.

All of Your Content where appropriate be marked with licensing (or other permission status such as fair use) and attribution information.

6.3 Removal:

Queensland Conveyancing Group℠ may, but is not obligated to, review Your Content and may delete or remove Your Content (without notice) from any of the Services in its sole discretion. Removal of any of Your Content from the Services (by you or Queensland Conveyancing Group℠) does not impact any rights you granted in Your Content under the terms of a Queensland Conveyancing Group℠ license.

Human-readable summary of Sec 6: We do not take any ownership of your content when you post it on our sites. If you post content you own, you agree it can be used by QCG℠ under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License or any future version of that license. If you do not own the content, then you should not post it unless it is in the public domain or licensed Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International, except that you may also post pictures and videos if you are authorized to use them under law (e.g., fair use) or if they are available under any QCG℠ license. You must note that information on the file when you upload it. You are responsible for any content you upload to our sites.

7. Participating in our Community: Registered Users

By registering for an account through any of the Services, you represent and warrant that you have agreed to these Master Terms and any Additional Terms specified on the relevant Website(s).

7.1 Registration:

You agree to:

  1. only provide accurate and current information about yourself;
  2. maintain the security of your passwords and identification;
  3. promptly update the email address listed in connection with your account to keep it accurate so that we can contact you; and
  4. be fully responsible for all uses of your account. You must not set up an account on behalf of another individual or entity unless you are authorised to do so.

7.2 Termination:

QCG℠ reserves the right to modify or discontinue your account at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Human-readable summary of Sec 7: Please do not register for an account on our sites unless you have agreed to these Master Terms and any additional Terms. You are responsible for use of your account. And of course, please do not set up an account for someone else unless you have permission to do so.

8. Prohibited Conduct

You agree not to engage in any of the following activities:

8.1 Violating laws and rights:

You may not

  1. use any Service for any illegal purpose or in violation of any local, state, national, or international laws,
  2. violate or encourage others to violate any right of or obligation to a third party, including by infringing, misappropriating, or violating intellectual property, confidentiality, or privacy rights.

8.2 Solicitation:

You may not use the Services or any information provided through the Services for the transmission of advertising or promotional materials, including junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unsolicited or unwelcome solicitation.

8.3 Disruption:

You may not use the Services in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Services, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Services; including by

  1. uploading or otherwise disseminating any virus, adware, spyware, worm or other malicious code, or
  2. interfering with or disrupting any network, equipment, or server connected to or used to provide any of the Services, or violating any regulation, policy, or procedure of any network, equipment, or server.

8.4 Harming others:

You may not:

  1. post or transmit Content on or through the Services that is harmful, offensive, obscene, abusive, invasive of privacy, defamatory, hateful or otherwise discriminatory, false or misleading, or incites an illegal act;
  2. intimidate or harass another through the Services; and
  3. post or transmit any personally identifiable information about persons under 13 years of age on or through the Services.

8.5 Impersonation or unauthorised access:

You may not impersonate another person or entity, or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity when using the Services; You may not use or attempt to use another’s account or personal information; and, You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Services, or the computer systems or networks connected to the Services, through hacking password mining or any other means.

Human-readable summary of Sec 8: Play nice. Be yourself. Don’t break the law or be disruptive.

9. Disclaimer of Warranties

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, QCG℠ OFFERS THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES) AS-IS AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE SERVICES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. QCG℠ DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY SERVERS USED BY QCG℠ ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. QCG℠ DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE OF THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.

Human-readable summary of Sec 9: QCG℠ does not make any guarantees about the sites, services, or content available on the sites.

10. Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL QCG℠ BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, LOST PROFITS, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, COST OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES SUFFERED OR INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY THAT ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES (OR THE TERMINATION THEREOF FOR ANY REASON), EVEN IF QCG℠ HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, QCG℠ IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE WHATSOEVER IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY CONTENT POSTED ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES (INCLUDING CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT RELATING TO THAT CONTENT), FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, OR FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES.

Certain jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion of certain warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, which means that some of the above limitations may not apply to you. IN THESE JURISDICTIONS, THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS WILL BE ENFORCED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Human-readable summary of Sec 10: QCG℠ is not responsible for the content on the sites, your use of our services, or for the conduct of others on our sites.

11. Indemnification

To the extent authorised by law, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless QCG℠, its employees, officers, directors, affiliates, and agents from and against any and all claims, losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable legal fees, resulting directly or indirectly from or arising out of:

  1. your violation of the Terms;
  2. your use of any of the Services; and/or
  3. the Content you make available on any of the Services.
Human-readable summary of Sec 11: If something happens because you violate these terms, because of your use of the services, or because of the content you post on the sites, you agree to repay QCG℠ for the damage it causes.

12. Privacy Policy

QCG℠ is committed to responsibly handling the information and data we collect through our Services in compliance with our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference into these Master Terms. Please review the Privacy Policy so you are aware of how we collect and use your personal information.

Human-readable summary of Sec 12: Please read our Privacy Policy. It is part of these terms, too.

13. Copyright

QCG℠ owns the copyright in the material and content contained on The Websites in accordance with our Copyright Policy, which is incorporated by reference into these Master Terms. Please review the Copyright Policy so you are aware of how you are permitted to use the information on The Websites.

Human-readable summary of Sec 13: Please read our Copyright Policy. It is part of these terms, too.

14. Trademark Policy

QGC’s name, logos, icons, and other trademarks may only be used in accordance with our Trademark Policy, which is incorporated by reference into these Master Terms. Please review the Trademark Policy so you understand how the QCG℠ trademarks may be used.

Human-readable summary of Sec 14: Please read our Trademark Policy. It is part of these terms, too.

15. Termination

15.1 By QCG℠:

QCG℠ may modify, suspend, or terminate the operation of, or access to, all or any portion of the Services at any time for any reason. Additionally, your individual access to, and use of, the Services may be terminated by QCG℠ at any time and for any reason.

15.2 By you:

If you wish to terminate this agreement, you may immediately stop accessing or using the Services at any time.

15.3 Automatic upon breach:

Your right to access and use the Services terminates automatically upon your breach of any of the Terms.

15.4 Survival:

The disclaimer of warranties, the limitation of liability, and the jurisdiction and applicable law provisions will survive any termination. Your warranties and indemnification obligations will survive after termination.

Human-readable summary of Sec 15: If you violate these terms, you may no longer use our sites.

16. Miscellaneous Terms

16.1 Choice of law:

The Terms are governed by and construed by the laws of the State Queensland within the Commonwealth of Australia.

16.2 Dispute resolution:

The parties agree that any disputes between QCG℠ and you concerning these Terms, and/or any of the Services may only brought in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in the State of Queensland, and you hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such court.

16.3 No waiver:

Either party’s failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of any of the Terms will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

16.4 Severability:

If any part of the Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by any law or regulation or final determination of a competent court or tribunal, that provision will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

16.5 No agency relationship:

The parties agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and QCG℠ as a result of the Terms or from your use of any of the Services.

16.6 Integration:

These Master Terms and any applicable Additional Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and QCG℠ relating to this subject matter and supersede any and all prior communications and/or agreements between you and QCG℠ relating to access and use of the Services.

Human-readable summary of Sec 16: If there is a lawsuit arising from these terms, it should be in Queensland, Australia and governed by the laws of Queensland Australia. We are glad you use our sites, but this agreement does not mean we are partners.