WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Welcome to THEDOGSQUAD (‘website’).
This website provides a community for Rugby League fans, with a primary focus on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs club (including but not limited to its players, board, development, and history).
This document has been produced following legal advice current as of 2020 under NSW and Federal Legislated Acts.
Any opinions expressed by members of The Dog Squad Forum are not portrayed, promoted, or publicised as those of the sites owners or its sponsors. The site owners (and its sponsors) accept no responsibility for posts made, their ownership, their accuracy, and any implications resulting from those posts..
While every effort is made to monitor forum posts, the site owners/sponsors accept no responsibility for inadvertent copyright breaches.
This website and forum do not have any affiliation whatsoever with the National Rugby League (NRL), NSW RL, or any other competitions belonging to the NRL/ARL/CRL and other Rugby League brands.
This website also has no business connection to the NRL or any club, and has not been endorsed by the National Rugby League or any of the NRL clubs.
Access is not guaranteed at any time, and may be removed or revoked at the site owners discretion.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
You accept the Terms by remaining / participating on this website. You may also accept the Terms by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms where this option is made available to you by THEDOGSQUAD during signup.
Variations to these terms:
We may, at any time and at our discretion, vary these Terms by publishing the varied terms on this page. We recommend you check regularly to ensure you are aware of our current terms. Materials and information (content) are subject to change without notice. We do not undertake to keep our website up-to-date and we are not liable if any content is inaccurate or out-of-date.
The content is not comprehensive and is for general information purposes only. It does not take into account your specific needs, objectives or circumstances, and it is not advice (medical or otherwise). While we use reasonable attempts to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the content, we make no representation or warranty in relation to it, to the maximum extent permitted by law.
Copyright and Intellectual Property:
The website, the content and all of the related products of THEDOGSQUAD are subject to copyright. The material on the website is protected by copyright under the laws of Australia and through international treaties. Unless otherwise indicated, all rights (including copyright) in the content and compilation of the website (including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, button icons, video images, audio clips, website, code, scripts, design elements and interactive features) or the content are owned or controlled for these purposes, and are reserved by THEDOGSQUAD or its contributors.
1. THEDOGSQUAD grants to you a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, revocable license whilst you are a Member to:
(a) use the website pursuant to the Terms;
(b) copy and store the website and the material contained in the website in your device’s cache memory.
2. THEDOGSQUAD does not grant you any other rights whatsoever in relation to the website or the content. All other rights are expressly reserved by THEDOGSQUAD.
3. THEDOGSQUAD retains all rights, title and interest in and to the website and all related content. Nothing you do on or in relation to the website will transfer any of the following to you:
(a) domain name, design or copyright, and/or
(b) a right to use or exploit a business name, trading name, domain name, trade mark or industrial design, and/or
(c) a thing, system or process that is the subject of a patent, registered design or copyright (or an adaptation or modification of such a thing, system or process).
4. You may not, without the prior written permission of THEDOGSQUAD and the permission of any other relevant rights owners: broadcast, republish, upload to a third party, transmit, post, distribute, show or play in public, adapt or change in any way the content or third party content for any purpose, unless otherwise provided by these Terms.
Intellectual Property Rights:
Unless otherwise indicated, we own or licence all rights, title and interest (including intellectual property rights) in our website and all of the content. Your use of our website and your use of and access to any content does not grant or transfer to you any rights, title or interest in relation to our website or the content. You must not:
a) copy or use, in whole or in part, any content;
b) reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any content to any third party;
c) breach any intellectual property rights connected with our website or the content, including (without limitation) altering or modifying any of the content, causing any of the content to be framed or embedded in another website or platform, or creating derivative works from the content.
You may be permitted to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit relevant information and content (user content) on our website. By making available any user content on or through our website, you grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free licence to use your user content, with the right to use, view, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, communicate, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, access, or otherwise exploit such user content on, through or by means of our website.
You agree that you are solely responsible for all user content that you make available on or through our website.
You represent and warrant that:
a) you are either the sole and exclusive owner of all user content or you have all rights, licences, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to us the rights in such user content (as contemplated by these Terms); and
b) neither the user content nor the posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmission of the user content or our use of the user content on, through or by means of our website will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
We do not endorse or approve, and are not responsible for, any user content. We may, at any time (at our sole discretion), remove any user content posted to the website.
You must not do or attempt to do anything that is unlawful and/or prohibited by any laws applicable to our website; which we would consider inappropriate; and/or which might bring us or our website into disrepute, including (without limitation):
a) anything that would constitute a breach of an individual’s privacy or disclose a users identity (including uploading personal private information (including but not limited to email addresses or social network links) without that individual’s consent) or any other legal rights;
b) using our website to defame, harass, create nuisance, or threaten, any person;
c) interfere with any user (or users access) using our website;
d) tampering with or modifying our website; or attempting to in any manner;
e) knowingly transmitting viruses or other disabling features to the site; or attempting to in any manner;
f) damaging or interfering with our website, including (without limitation) using trojan horses, viruses or piracy or programming routines that may damage or interfere with our website; or attempting to in any manner;
g) using our website to send unsolicited email messages; or attempting to in any manner;
h) facilitating or assisting a third party to do any of the above acts or attempting to in any manner.
THEDOGSQUAD offers a messaging system between users called “Conversations”. Please be aware that whilst conversations are between private parties, no insurance or inferences are made that the messages sent under “conversations” are completely private.
In order to comply with the legal obligations of this website, we may be required to provide copies of your “conversations”, by way of exporting from the website database. We stipulate that the only time that these messages will be accessed, is when required and requested by a legitimate law enforcement agency to assist with investigations, or by way of complying with a legal subpoena filed in a NSW Court of Law.
1. THEDOGSQUAD will not be liable for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage, loss of profit or opportunity, or damage to goodwill arising out of or in connection with the content or these Terms (including as a result of not being able to use the content or the late supply of the content), whether at common law, under contract, tort (including negligence), in equity, pursuant to statute or otherwise.
2. Use of the website and the content is at your own risk. Everything on the website and the content is provided to you “as is” and “as available” without warranty or condition of any kind. None of the affiliates, sponsors, staff, contributors of THEDOGSQUAD make any express or implied representation or warranty about the content referred to on the website.
This includes (but is not restricted to) loss or damage you might suffer as a result of any of the following:
(a) failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, failure to correct defects, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or other harmful component, loss of data, communication line failure, unlawful third party conduct, or theft, destruction, alteration or unauthorised access to records;
(b) the accuracy, suitability or currency of any information on the website, the content, or any of its content related products (including third party material and advertisements on the website);
(c) costs incurred as a result of you using the website, the content or any of the products of THEDOGSQUAD; and
(d) the content or operation in respect to links which are provided for your convenience.
Whilst our website employs the latest in security and protection, to the maximum extent permitted by law, we make no representations or warranties about our website or the content, including (without limitation) that:
a) they are complete, accurate, reliable, up-to-date and suitable for any particular purpose;
b) access will be uninterrupted, error-free or free from viruses; or
c) our website will be secure.
You read, use and act on our website and the content at your own risk.
Limitation of liability:
1. You expressly understand and agree that THEDOGSQUAD, its administrators and moderators, advertisers, sponsors, and users shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you, however caused and under any theory of liability. This shall include, but is not limited to, any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly), any loss of goodwill or business reputation and any other intangible loss.
2. You acknowledge and agree that THEDOGSQUAD holds no liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you as a result of providing your content to the website.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, we are not responsible for any loss, damage or expense, howsoever arising, whether direct or indirect and/or whether present, unascertained, future or contingent (Liability) suffered by you or any third party, arising from or in connection with your use of our website and/or the content and/or any inaccessibility of, interruption to or outage of our website and/or any loss or corruption of data and/or the fact that the content is incorrect, incomplete or out-of-date.
The owners, admin, staff, and sponsors will in no way be held liable for any comments (made, stated or construed) on this forum. Whilst best efforts are made to keep litigious posts from this forum, we will not be held liable for any content that is deemed litigious unless otherwise notified by way of report, and no action is taken.
Posters of content are reminded that they are legally responsible for what they post on this forum, and need to post with personal liabilities in mind.
Termination of Contract:
1. THEDOGSQUAD may at any time, terminate the Terms with you if:
(a) you have breached any provision of the Terms or intend to breach any provision;
(b) THEDOGSQUAD is required to do so by law;
(c) THEDOGSQUAD is transitioning to no longer providing access to Members in the country in which you are resident or from which you use the service; or
(d) the provision of the Services to you by THEDOGSQUAD, is in the opinion of THEDOGSQUAD, no longer commercially viable; or
e) you are considered a nuisance to the site, and it is in the best interests of the site to terminate your access.
2. Subject to local applicable laws, THEDOGSQUAD reserves the right to discontinue or cancel your access at any time and may suspend or deny, in its sole discretion, your access to all or any portion of the website without notice if you breach any provision of the Terms or any applicable law or if your conduct impacts THEDOGSQUAD name or reputation or violates the rights of those of another party.
3. When the Terms come to an end, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that you and THEDOGSQUAD have benefitted from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst the Terms have been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, shall be unaffected by this cessation, and the provisions of this clause shall continue to apply to such rights, obligations and liabilities indefinitely.
You agree to indemnify THEDOGSQUAD, its owners, administrators, moderators, users, sponsors and affiliates from and against:
(a) all actions, suits, claims, demands, liabilities, costs, expenses, loss and damage (including legal fees on a full indemnity basis) incurred, suffered or arising out of or in connection with your content;
(b) any direct or indirect consequences of you accessing, using or transacting on the website or attempts to do so; and/or
(c) any breach of the Terms.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, you must indemnify us, and hold us harmless, against any Liability suffered or incurred by us arising from or in connection with your use of our website or any breach of these Terms or any applicable laws by you. This indemnity is a continuing obligation, independent from the other obligations under these Terms, and continues after these Terms end. It is not necessary for us to suffer or incur any Liability before enforcing a right of indemnity under these Terms.
No dispute may arise out of or in relation to the Terms. By participating on this website you are agreeing to everything in these terms. The owner and administrators decision is final in relation to the right to participate (and termination of participation) on this website.
We may, at any time and without notice to you, discontinue our website, in whole or in part. We may also exclude any person from using our website, at any time and at our sole discretion. We are not responsible for any Liability you may suffer arising from or in connection with any such discontinuance or exclusion.
Your use of our website and these Terms are governed by the laws of New South Wales, Australia. You irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts operating in New South Wales, Australia and any courts entitled to hear appeals from those courts and waive any right to object to proceedings being brought in those courts.
In the event of any dispute arising out of or in relation to the website, you agree that the exclusive venue for resolving any dispute shall be in the courts of New South Wales, Australia.
Our website may be accessed throughout Australia and overseas. We make no representation that our website complies with the laws (including intellectual property laws) of any country outside Australia. If you access our website from outside Australia, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction where you access our website.
If any part of these Terms is found to be void or unenforceable by a Court of competent jurisdiction, that part shall be severed and the rest of the Terms shall remain in force.
Affiliates, Sponsors, and Third party sites:
Our website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. Unless expressly stated otherwise, we do not control, and are not responsible for the content on those websites. You should make your own investigations with respect to the suitability of those websites.
Minimum age and parental supervision:
Please be aware that content on this site is of a general native, but potentially may have an adult slant to it (including but not limited to offensive comments and rude language). At no time will pornographic material be made available on the site, however if under 18 parental advice is best recommended.
Copyright and Copyright Infringement:
News articles posted for discussion, must include a link back to the original article, and the title of the article must be prominent. Discussion of such news articles is done so under the fair dealing provisions set forth by the Australian Copyright Council. Should you feel that your information has been reproduced without fair dealing, please contact us on the email address provided below.
The following items are copyrighted by default on this site/forum:
- posts and content in any written form,
- graphical elements,
- charts and visual styling.
To use or reproduce any of these items on the forum please obtain permission first by contacting the website owner.
Posts made by users, belong the property and copyrighted material of those users. By posting on this forum limited license permission is granted to use/display such posts for use on this website/forum only. Posting or republishing comments made by users on this website externally and without permission (including on other forums or in media articles without attribution and prior permission), is a breach of that users copyright unless permission has been given in writing by that user in advance/prior to publication. No content on this website is covered by express or implied copyright permissions, or is made available to the media under fair use provisions.
Forum rules should be observed and agreed upon by all users. This may include at signup, and/or in an email confirming accounts, and displayed easily on forum.
For any questions please contact us via our CONTACT FORM and submit a general enquiry.
Last updated: MAY 2020