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The Neighbourhood Watch Australasia website and the NHWConnect App are managed by Neighbourhood Watch Australasia Incorporated (NHWA). NHWA expects and welcomes contributions that stimulate debate and discussion that reflect the diverse range of perspectives, experiences and imaginations of NHW members and community members at large across Australia. While encouraging vigorous debate and critique, we expect all participants to treat each other with respect and courtesy.

While NHWA aims to provide broad coverage of community safety and crime prevention issues that affect community members in the content we publish, contributions from community members reflect the views of the individual participants. From time to time, one particular side of an issue may dominate views expressed. This simply reflects the natural flow of contributions we receive. Neighbourhood Watch Australasia will endeavour to give all contributors a fair opportunity to participate.

Neighbourhood Watch Australasia does not endorse the views or material contained in users’ contributions. NHWA does not speak on behalf of any member organisation.

Staff, volunteers or any other authorised party of Neighbourhood Watch Australasia and its member organisations who work closely within the community safety and crime prevention sector may contribute to NHWA website and NHWConnect subject to the following terms and conditions. These conditions apply to any content contributed in any format to the Neighbourhood Watch website and NHWConnect. NHWA may change the Conditions of Use from time to time, at NHWA’s sole discretion.

  1. NHWConnect App Registration and Login Names
    1. 1.1 NHWA requires that applicants register on line to access or post comments on the NHWConnect App. To register you are required to provide your name, [date of birth, home address], driver licence number (if applicable) phone number and email address;
    2. 1.2 In order to publish content to the NHWConnect App, including posting to discussion forums and comments, you are required to register yourself with Neighbourhood Watch Australasia;
    3. 1.3 NHWA requires that applicants register online using their real name and location. You should be aware that your posted comments or other submissions can remain online indefinitely and may be found through search engines or online archives. Users must not impersonate another person or organisation;
    4. 1.4 When registering, you must provide your real name and personal information, including a genuine email address. This information may be used to verify your identity and to conduct a criminal background check;
    5. 1.5 When applicants register with NHWA and enter their personal information they do so at their own risk. In the unlikely event that an applicant’s details are accessed/used in any unauthorised manner, then NHWA shall not be held liable for any consequence or damage to the applicant;
    6. 1.6 You must be over the age of 18 to register with the NHWConnect App. NHWA may refuse registration of users whose suggested login names are considered inappropriate. Grounds for refusal may include (but not limited to):
      1. 1.6.1 offensive content;
      2. 1.6.2 abuse;
      3. 1.6.3 defamatory content;
      4. 1.6.4 contempt;
      5. 1.6.5 incitement;
      6. 1.6.6 copyright infringement;
      7. 1.6.7 brand names or registered trademarks;
      8. 1.6.8 company or organisation names;
      9. 1.6.9 names of high-profile or public figures; or
      10. 1.6.10 names promoting political, religious, social or economic issues; and
      11. 1.6.11 criminal convictions.
    7. 1.7 NHWA reserves the right to refuse suggested login names at its sole discretion; and
    8. 1.8 NHWA will not accept any registration that it suspects is being made by or on behalf of a member who has been suspended for repeated violation of these conditions of use.
  1. Passwords and Security
    1. 2.1 As a registered user of the NHWConnect App, you will establish a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your password;
    2. 2.2 Accordingly, you understand and agree you are fully responsible for all actions and submissions made from your account; and
    3. 2.3 If you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account, you should notify NHWA immediately.
  1. Termination of Account
    1. 3.1 You can close your account with NHWA at any time by unsubscribing, where that option is available to you, or by notifying NHWA. You should note, however, that your contributions may still be available on the NHWConnect App after your account has been closed; and
    2. 3.2 If NHWA reasonably believes you have breached these Conditions of Use, NHWA reserves the right to restrict access to or terminate your account, with or without notice, and without any liability to you.
  1. User Participation
    1. 4.1 You are responsible for the content you submit to the NHWConnect App;
    2. 4.2 All material published on the NHWConnect App is at the sole discretion of NHWA;
    3. 4.3 Your contribution may be edited, removed or not published by NHWA in its sole discretion, should you publish any of the following material, including but not limited to:-
      1. 4.3.1 defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or that it violates laws regarding harassment, discrimination, racial vilification, privacy or contempt;
      2. 4.3.2 intentionally false or misleading;
      3. 4.3.3 an infringement of intellectual property rights or copyright. See below for further
        information on copyright;
      4. 4.3.4 abusive, offensive or obscene;
      5. 4.3.5 inappropriate, off topic, repetitive or vexatious. For example NHWA reserves the right to reject contributions that have been widely canvassed in the forum. It also reserves the right to reject contributions from participants who seek to dominate the forum discussion;
      6. 4.3.6 compromising the privacy of yourself, other contributors or of NHWA staff, or containing inappropriate personal information;
      7. 4.3.7 seeking to endorse commercial products or activities or to unduly promote commercial products or services;
      8. 4.3.8 seeking to directly solicit donations;
      9. 4.3.9 deliberate provocation of other community members; and
      10. 4.3.10 a posting on behalf of a suspended member. This may lead to you also having your membership locked or terminated.
    4. 4.5 NHWA reserves the right to archive and republish all contributions to its interactive services across all platforms; and
    5. 4.6 Repeated breaches of these Conditions of Use may lead NHWA to complain to the Internet Service Provider of the person responsible, and in very serious cases, initiate legal action.
  1. Linking
    1. 5.1 NHWA from time to time publishes links to external sites at its sole discretion, including links posted by users subject to the moderation statement of any interactive service;
    2. 5.2 NHWA is not responsible for, and does not endorse, the content on external sites; and
    3. 5.3 NHWA reserves the right to remove user-posted links for any reason, at any time, with or without notice to the user. Links may be deleted where, for instance, they are not relevant or are unsuitable for the likely audience.
  1. Uploading Your Content: Your Warranties To Us
    1. 6.1 You warrant that Your Uploaded Content does not infringe any other person’s intellectual property rights including, but not limited to, copyright and associated moral rights, and trademarks. In particular:
      • You warrant that you are the sole copyright owner of Your Uploaded Content and any works or other copyrighted material embedded in Your Uploaded Content, or have received permission from all relevant copyright owners.
    2. 6.2 You warrant that Your Uploaded Content is not:
      1. (a) defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or that it violates laws regarding harassment, discrimination, racial vilification, privacy or contempt;
      2. (a) defamatory or otherwise unlawful or that it violates laws regarding harassment, discrimination, privacy or contempt;
      3. (b) abusive or offensive, including obscenity, blasphemy and racial vilification;
      4. (c) seeking to endorse commercial products or activities or to solicit business;
      5. (d) deliberate provocation of other community members; and
      6. (e) a posting on behalf of a suspended member. This may lead to you also having your membership locked.
    3. 6.3 NHWA reserves the right to remove user-posted links for any reason, at any time, with or without notice to the user. Links may be deleted where, for instance, they are not relevant or are unsuitable for the likely audience.
  1. Copyright
    1. 7.1 Unless otherwise stated on a specific page all material published on the NHWConnect App is licensed as Creative Commons Attribution Only as per the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia license(link is external). It may be freely used without obtaining prior permission provided the author and organisation is acknowledged and the source is www.nhwa.com.au;
    2. 7.2 When you submit content, in any format, you acknowledge that you have all necessary rights, including copyright, in the material that you are contributing to the NHWConnect App;
    3. 7.3 In certain exceptional cases, particular pages on the NHWA website may contain alternative copyright provisions. In these cases the specific copyright provisions will be clearly stated on the individual pages; and
    4. 7.4 Content published in private discussion forums is restricted for the exclusive use of the registered members of the forum. Material in these forums is confidential and may not be reproduced in any form.
  1. Comments and Complaints
      1. 8.1 NHWA aims to be pro-active in responding to posts to the NHWA website. However any comments of complaint posted within the NHWConnect App private discussion forums are not be considered to be a formal complaint requiring a response. Formal complaints and comments should be addressed directly to the NHWA team at NHWA via the Contact Us page..

     

    This page last updated: 30 June 2016

    For further information about this document contact us at admin@nhwa.com.au.

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