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Registration Agreement

Paranormal.com.au http://www.paranormal.com.au/ Web Site ('the Web Site') is owned and operated by ('PARANORMAL.COM.AU').  These terms and conditions are the terms and conditions of an agreement between the person accessing and/or using the Web Site ('You') and PARANORMAL.COM.AU.

1. Terms
Your access to and use of the Web Site is conditional upon your acceptance of and compliance with all terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in these Terms and Conditions and anywhere else in the Web Site ('the Terms'). By accessing and/or using the Web Site you indicate your acceptance of the Terms. PARANORMAL.COM.AU reserves the right to change the Terms at any time, and your continued access/use of the Website after such change constitutes acceptance of the changes by you. You should check the Terms from time to time for that reason.

2. Disclaimer
Except where expressly stated, PARANORMAL.COM.AU makes no representations about the content and suitability for any purpose of the information contained in the Web Site. It is provided 'as is' without express or implied warranty of any kind.
Other than warranties and conditions implied by relevant legislation including the Trade Practices Act 1974, the exclusion of which from an agreement would contravene that statute or cause part or all of this clause to be void ('Non-excludable Condition'), PARANORMAL.COM.AU excludes all terms, conditions and warranties in relation to all services, information and other material provided, or intended to be provided, through the Web Site.
If PARANORMAL.COM.AU is liable to you arising from a breach of any Non-excludable Condition (other than one implied by section 69 of the Trade Practices Act 1974), PARANORMAL.COM.AU limits its liability to you for that breach, at PARANORMAL.COM.AU's option, to any one of replacing, repairing or paying the cost of replacing or repairing, the goods, or supplying again, or paying the cost of supplying again, the services, in respect of which the breach occurred.   Other than liability for any Non-excludable Condition, PARANORMAL.COM.AU excludes all liability for any damages whatsoever including without limitation any special, indirect or consequential damages resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action in contract, negligence or other tort, statute or otherwise arising out of or in connection with access to or use of the Web Site or the use or performance of information contained in it.
Neither PARANORMAL.COM.AU nor any of its employees, agents or third party content providers or licensors warrants that the Web Site will be uninterrupted or error-free.

There may be occasions where certain areas of the Website contain adult or mature content. In those circumstances, you must be at least 18 years of age to access and view such areas. By clicking "I Accept" (or providing other appropriate form of acknowledgement as required) where indicated before entering certain parts of the Web Site you certify that you are 18 years of age or older.

3. Indemnity
PARANORMAL.COM.AU accepts no responsibility for your actions or omissions, and you agree by accessing and/or using the Web Site, to indemnify and hold harmless PARANORMAL.COM.AU and its related bodies corporate and its and their employees, officers, agents and contractors from and against all actions, proceedings, suits, claims, demands and costs (on a full indemnity basis) brought or made against PARANORMAL.COM.AU by any person arising from or in consequence of such actions or omissions, and from and against any damage, loss, cost or expense suffered or incurred by PARANORMAL.COM.AU as a direct or indirect consequence thereof, including in relation to any content or material you contribute to the Web Site (eg through blogs, chat rooms or forums).
You agree that PARANORMAL.COM.AU may notify and/or cooperate with any authorities and law enforcement agencies in relation to any of your activities in relation to the Web Site, including providing any and all information about held by PARANORMAL.COM.AU, including your personal or other details, to those authorities and law enforcement agencies.

4. Intellectual Property Rights
All content and functionality, including all information, text, images (moving and still), graphics, sound, stories, competitions, software and advertisements contained in the Web Site ('material') are protected by International and Australian law, including Copyright and Trademark Law, and all rights are reserved. Except where expressly stated all material on the Web Site is presented for your information and entertainment only, and you are not permitted to download or reproduce any material except when reasonably necessary to access and/or use the Web Site. When you access the Web Site, you agree that you do so on the following conditions:
4.1 Except as noted above, you may access, use, retrieve, review or download the material for your personal information and entertainment only.

4.2 You may save a local copy of or print material from the Web Site for your own personal information or entertainment, and to inform others about it, but you may not charge any fee for any use and all commercial use or exploitation of any material on the Web Site is expressly prohibited.
4.3 Any copyright notice or mark appearing on any material on the Web Site must be included on any copy you make.
4.4 You must keep all material intact and in the same form as presented on the Web Site; you may not modify it without the express permission of PARANORMAL.COM.AU.
4.5 You must not reproduce, communicate, republish or otherwise make available any material from the Web Site on the Internet or any means including by other publicly accessible media (eg, newspaper, television or radio) without the specific written consent of PARANORMAL.COM.AU.
4.6 You must not use the Web Site or any of the material contained in it for any purpose which is unlawful, prohibited under these Terms, or which violates any right of PARANORMAL.COM.AU or any other owner of any rights in the material contained in the Web Site.

These Terms replace entirely any implied licence terms that might otherwise apply to the material on this Web Site. PARANORMAL.COM.AU explicitly prohibits use of the material on this Web Site in any manner other than as expressly licensed in these Terms. Notwithstanding the above, educational institutions may download audio or audio-visual program material solely for their educational purposes under the terms of Part VA of the Copyright Act, 1968. For more information, educational institutions should contact Screenrights (licensing@screenrights.org)  Activities you must not engage in include:
4.7 making a copy, modification, adaptation or reselling or redistributing any material on this Web Site;
4.8 any commercial use of material on this Web Site, unless such use is authorised in writing by PARANORMAL.COM.AU;
4.9 any form of representation, including linking or framing, that could mislead or deceive a person into believing that the material is from a source other than the Web Site;
4.10 any use of or access to the Web Site by any automatic tool, including 'spiders', 'crawlers', 'robots' or offline browsing tools; or
4.11 any access or use of the Web Site by any means that is contrary to the interests of PARANORMAL.COM.AU (eg, to facilitate a means of encouraging users of the Web Site to use another website offering services similar to those on the Web Site).

5. Trademark
No trademark appearing in the Web Site may be used without the prior specific and written permission of the trademark owner.

6. Registration
6.1 You agree to provide true and accurate information about yourself as prompted by the registration form ('Registration Information') and promptly update any such Registration Information. You may only register once and You must not register, or attempt to register, more than once or attempt to achieve registration of more than one membership for Yourself (eg by applying for multiple registrations or memberships by using different email addresses, different mailing address, different user names or variations on first or last name for the same person). When you register, you must provide a user name and any other such details as requested on the registration form. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate or inappropriate or PARANORMAL.COM.AU has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate or inappropriate or that You have registered, or attempted to register, more than once, PARANORMAL.COM.AU has the right to suspend, terminate, lock or delete your membership registration.  PARANORMAL.COM.AU accepts that you may make a mistake when registering information about you, and that you will need to correct such mistakes.  However, PARANORMAL.COM.AU may suspend, lock, terminate and/or delete your membership if certain details about you (eg, your age) are changed on more than one occasion.

6.2. These Terms will be supplemented by any specific terms and conditions for individual competitions or promotions that You may enter on the Web Site or on any other  PARANORMAL.COM.AU web site.
6.3 You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree to immediately notify PARANORMAL.COM.AU of any unauthorised use of your password or any other breach of security.
6.4 PARANORMAL.COM.AU may refuse your registration request for any reason, including if You attempt to associate the same email address with more than one membership (irrespective of whether an existing membership is inactive or has been deleted, locked or suspended) or if PARANORMAL.COM.AU has reasonable grounds to suspect that You have registered, or attempted to register, more than once.

7. Comments box and other interactive facilities
In relation to your use of or participation in any interactive facility associated with the Web Site (eg blogs, chat rooms and forums) you agree to the following:

7.1 You are legally responsible for all content you submit to the Web Site.
7.2 All content and material published on the Web Site is at PARANORMAL.COM.AU's sole discretion. PARANORMAL.COM.AU reserves the right to refuse access to any person or edit or delete material posted by any person for any reason without notice.
7.3 PARANORMAL.COM.AU may in its absolute discretion remove, alter or block any material submitted to the Web Site by you, and PARANORMAL.COM.AU may terminate, suspend or restrict your access or use of part or all of the Web Site.
7.4 Under no circumstances will you post any material, or engage in any behaviour, that is, or could reasonably be taken to be, predatory or intimidating, or in any way designed to solicit identifying information from anyone under the age of 18 years.
7.5 You will not:

(a) Post or transmit any illegal, threatening, discriminatory, harassing, abusive, offensive, defamatory, racially or sexually vilifying, obscene, pornographic or indecent material of any kind, or any material in contempt of any court or parliament, or encourage any other person to do so.
(b) Post or transmit any material which itself, or in a manner which, violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, including privacy, performance, moral or copyright unless you have first obtained the express permission of the relevant right holder.
(c) Post or transmit any material that is false or misleading.
(d) Post or transmit any material that is inappropriate or of nuisance value.
(e) Knowingly post or transmit or permit the posting or transmission of any material, which contains a computer virus.

(f) Attempt to exploit the activity for your own commercial purposes or the commercial purposes of any other person, or actually do so (including the posting or transmission of advertising or promotional material), except for legitimate e-commerce functions to be performed by registered users.
(g) Delete or alter or attempt to delete or alter attributions, legal notices, trademarks or copyright marks on any material contained in the Web Site or posted or transmitted on any interactive facility.
(h) Download or post any material, which you know or ought to know cannot be legally distributed.
(i) Post or transmit any material on behalf of a suspended member. If this occurs, PARANORMAL.COM.AU reserves the right to lock, suspend or terminate your membership.
7.6 Notwithstanding its right to supervise or actual supervision of interactivity, PARANORMAL.COM.AU has no obligation whatsoever to monitor interactivity or supervise interactivity in any way and accepts no responsibility or liability for any contents therein including, but not limited to, responsibility for any defamatory material or for any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted or transmitted via the Web Site.

7.7 You warrant that you are the owner of, or are licensed to use, all intellectual property rights in, and that no third party intellectual property rights will be infringed by, any material placed by you on the Web Site.
7.8 You grant to PARANORMAL.COM.AU a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, unrestricted world-wide licence to use, copy, sub-licence, re-distribute, adapt, transmit, publish and/or broadcast, publicly perform and display any material placed by you on the Web Site. Your licence will be by reference to the material placed by you on the Web Site.
7.9 You consent to PARANORMAL.COM.AU doing all things to any material you place on the Web Site, including reproducing, transmitting, publishing, modifying or altering such material, and without attribution of authorship, or by bearing false authorship or by modifying or altering the material even if such modification may otherwise constitute derogatory treatment of the material.
7.10 At the request and expense of PARANORMAL.COM.AU you agree to do all things necessary or desirable, including executing other documents, to give effect to these Terms, eg signing all documents in relation to intellectual property rights and moral rights.
7.11 You consent to your personal information being used and/or disclosed for any reasons given to you by PARANORMAL.COM.AU in relation to the collection or use and disclosure of your personal information.  For example, you consent to PARANORMAL.COM.AU using and disclosing your personal information for the purposes of sending marketing or other promotional material to you.  Notices that may be sent to you include emails that confirm your registration with the Web Site, as well as any other notice related to PARANORMAL.COM.AU's operation of the Web Site.

8. Dealings with Third Parties
Any dealings between you and third parties (eg affiliates and associates of PARANORMAL.COM.AU) through the Web Site, such as participation in promotions of advertisers and its terms, conditions, warranties or representations, are solely between you and such third party and you agree that PARANORMAL.COM.AU is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of such dealings or as the result of the presence of the third parties on the Web Site.

9. Hotlinks
The Web Site may contain hyperlinks to Internet web sites operated by third parties (eg associates and affiliates of PARANORMAL.COM.AU). PARANORMAL.COM.AU is not responsible for the contents of any linked web site (including any goods or services offered or supplied through such a web site) or any hyperlink contained in the linked web site. The inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked web site by PARANORMAL.COM.AU. Any link within the Web Site, which takes you to a third-party web site is clicked on entirely at your own risk. PARANORMAL.COM.AU does not endorse or in any way adopt representations made by advertisers on the Web Site or any linked web site, nor are any offers made by such advertisers or web site operators also made by PARANORMAL.COM.AU.

10. Termination
You agree that PARANORMAL.COM.AU may in its absolute discretion terminate or suspend your password or registration, remove, alter, block or suspend any content on, or that you submit to, the Web Site, for any reason with or without notice. PARANORMAL.COM.AU will not be liable to you or any third party for any such action, including termination of your registration.

11. Notices
Notices to you may be made by various means, including either by email, regular mail or by displaying notices or links to notices on the Web Site.

12. Comments and Complaints
PARANORMAL.COM.AU has a variety of complaint handling mechanisms. Details about how to lodge a complaint can be sought by emailing tech@paranormal.com.au

13. Governing Law
The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and PARANORMAL.COM.AU and will be governed by the Laws of Victoria, Australia. If any provision of the Terms are found to be invalid or unenforceable by a Court of Law, it shall be severed and will not affect the remainder of the agreement, which will continue in full force and effect. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

14. Privacy Policy
Personally identifiable information may be gathered from Web Site registration, contest registration, content submissions, community postings, suggestions, voting activities and transactional areas. Such information is subject to PARANORMAL.COM.AU's Privacy Policy. For more information, please see our full Privacy Policy. In general, your information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to third parties not associated or affiliated with PARANORMAL.COM.AU without your approval being obtained. By providing information in such a manner you agree that it may be used for the purposes for which it is sought (for example, for the delivery of e-mail services or e-commerce transactions).
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