Terms of Service for SocialFX
used in this agreement have the meanings set out below. These words can be
identified in this document because they commence with a capital letter.
"Charges" means the Charges set out by us for the Plan you have selected;
"Commencement Date" means the date of acceptance of your registration by us;
"Confidential Information" means information belonging or relating to a party
which is marked confidential or which the other party knows or could reasonably
be expected to know may be confidential including without limitation,
information relating to the design and operation of our Hosting Services, the
personnel policies or business strategies of the party and the terms upon which
the Hosting Services are provided;
"Content" means all forms of material including, without limitation, text,
pictures, animation, data, logos, designs, graphics, video and sound recording,
separately or combined and may include software;
"Hosting Services" means the services provided by us to you pursuant to this
agreement in accordance with the Hosting Plan selected by you and described at
"Intellectual Property Rights" means copyright, trademark, design, or patent
rights relevant to, among other things, the textual, graphical, audio and other
Content displayed on the Web Site, the user interface of the Web Site including
but not limited to screens, organisation, patents and operation or control
features and all software directly or indirectly associated with the Web Site.
"Party" means either Information Oasis Pty Ltd or you as the context dictates;
"User" means a person other than the Parties who seeks access to the website;
"TOS" means the Terms of Service specified in this agreement.
1. Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Terms of Service
(SocialFX), owned and operated by Information Oasis Pty Ltd (Infoasis), is
provided to you under the terms and conditions of this SocialFX Terms of
Service and any operating rules or policies that may be published by infoasis.
You wish us to provide computer space and our service (SocialFX) for the
hosting of your web site (the "Web Site") described in the Hosting Plan.
1.2 The ToS comprises the entire agreement between you and Infoasis and
supersedes all prior agreements between the parties regarding the subject
matter contained herein. BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, YOU ARE
INDICATING YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE
2 Modifications to Terms of Service
Infoasis may change the terms and conditions of the TOS from time to time. Upon
major changes in the terms and conditions of the TOS, Infoasis will notify you
by posting the changes as an initial screen prior to your subsequent use of the
Service. If you agree to be bound by the changes, you must again click the "I
Accept" button that will follow the posted changes. If you do not click the "I
Accept" button, you may terminate your use of the Service at that time. Minor
changes in the terms and conditions of the TOS will be posted to SocialFX News.
2.2 Your continued use of the Service constitutes an affirmative: (1)
acknowledgment by you of the ToS and ToS modifications; and (2) agreement by
you to abide and be bound by the ToS and ToS modifications.
3 Hosting Services
We will provide the Hosting Services as specified in the Hosting Plan that you
have selected. SocialFX provides you with a publishing service, including but
not limited to the capability to publish web pages, post news articles, forum
topics and event information. Some of these services will be free of charge,
others may cost money or have other requirements. The requirements or fees for
any service or option will be clearly explained and separately agreed to when
you implement those options, if any.
3.2 We do not warrant that you or other Users will have continuous access to the
Web Site. We will not be liable in the event the Web Site is unavailable for
any reason, including computer downtime attributable to malfunction, upgrades
or preventative or remedial maintenance activities.
3.3 The Hosting Services do not include maintenance of the Web Site. In
particular, we accept no responsibility for any deficiency or inaccuracy in the
Web Site attributable to a lack of maintenance.
3.4 The Hosting Services do not include support for web design, programming or
3.5 You must: (1) provide all equipment, including a computer and modem,
necessary to establish a connection to the World Wide Web; (2) provide for own
access to the World Wide Web and pay any telephone service fees associated with
3.6 Infoasis reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or
without notice to you. Infoasis shall not be liable to you or any third party
should Infoasis exercise it’s right to modify or discontinue the Service.
4 Your Obligations
You represent and acknowledge to us that you are over the age of 18 years and
that upon our request you will provide to us documentary evidence of your age.
If you are not over the age of 18 years, you will provide to us documentary
evidence that you have the consent of a parent, teacher or other responsible
adult to apply for the provision of the Hosting Services.
4.2 You are responsible for the design, development, modification, Content and
maintenance of the Web Site.
4.3 You warrant that the Content and the Web Site:
(a) will not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of any third person or
(b) is and will not, in our reasonable opinion, be or be likely to be, obscene,
offensive, illegal or defamatory;
(c) does not breach any codes, standards or requirements of any relevant
authority or body, including (but not limited) to the Internet Industry
Association Code of Practice or any other relevant industry codes of practice;
(d) does not comprise and cannot be used for any purpose or activity of an
illegal, fraudulent or defamatory nature.
4.4 You will obtain advice as to whether the Content on the Web Site is in
contravention of any State, Territory, Commonwealth or other laws including
whether it breaches any codes, standards or requirements of any relevant
authority or body, including (but not limited) to the Internet Industry
Association Code of Practice or any other relevant industry codes of practice.
4.5 Should any complaints about Content on the Web Site arise, we will forward
the complaints to you for resolution. You will not refer any enquiries or
complaints about the Web Site’s Content to us.
4.6 You will and do hereby indemnify us, against any loss, costs, expenses,
demands or liability, whether direct or indirect arising out of a claim by a
third party in relation to the Web Site, its Content, this agreement or the
4.7 You will use the Web Site only for your own purposes and will not sub-let
space to or for any other individual or entity except as set out in the
Schedule or with our prior written consent.
4.8 Under direction of a relevant authority, such as the Australian Broadcasting
Authority, we may be required by law to remove Content from your Web Site.
Where possible we will inform you of such an event which will be a breach by
you of this agreement and, if applicable, an offence under law, and further, a
repeat occurrence will result in the immediate termination of this agreement.
4.9 You are strongly encouraged to use a relevant labelling system. If the
Content is unsuitable for person under the age of 18, you are required to
install an age verification process. Content classification information can be
found at the Office of Film and Literature web site at http://www.oflc.gov.au.
Guidelines on the new Content regulation legislation can be found at
http://www.aba.gov.au or at http://www.iia.net.au
4.10 Not to interfere with the operations of other websites hosted by SocialFX.
In particular, not to attempt to hack, modify or gain access to servers or
information that is not your property. Should you accidentally gain access to
material or services not paid for or that you believe you should not have
access to; inform SocialFX immediately.
4.11 Agree to and abide by our acceptable use policy found on SocialFX' website.
4.12 Once you become a member of the Service, you shall receive a password and
an account. You are entirely responsible if you do not maintain the
confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely
responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You may
change your password at any time (to do so, click on "My Profile" and then
"Change Password" after you log in); you may also set up a new account and
close an old one at your convenience.
4.13 You agree to immediately notify Infoasis of any unauthorised use of your
account or any other breach of security known to you.
4.14 You must not allow SocialFX resources to be used for SPAM or Unsolicited
Commercial Email (UCE), hosting of content advertised by UCE, perpetration of
security breaches or hacking, network attacks, illegal activities, child
pornography, fraudulent activity, Trademark or Copyright infringement, virus
distribution, and like activities.
will pay all the Charges at the rate and in the manner specified by the Hosting
Plan selected by you.
5.2 If you dispute the whole or any portion of the amount claimed in any invoice
submitted by us, you will (within seven (7) days of your receipt of the
invoice) pay the undisputed portion of such invoice and notify us in writing of
the reason for disputing the remainder of the invoiced Charges.
5.3 If it is resolved that some or all of the amount in dispute ought properly
to have been paid at the time of the original invoice, then you must pay the
amount finally resolved together with interest at the rate of 15% per annum
5.4 You will be liable for any new taxes, duties or charges imposed after the
commencement of this agreement and if at any time this agreement is or becomes
subject to a Goods and Services Tax (GST) liability payable by us, the Charges
payable under this agreement will be increased by an amount equal to the amount
of the GST payable by us.
6 Our Liability
You warrant that you have not relied on any representation by us which is not
expressly contained in this agreement and that you have had adequate
opportunity to independently verify the accuracy of any such representation.
6.2 Despite any other term in this agreement and except as prevented by law, we
will not be liable to you or any third party for any loss (including
consequential loss) arising from any breach of our obligations, duties of care,
statutory duties or implied warranties in connection with any services provided
by us to you and to the extent any law implies any duties or warranties that
may not be excluded our liability will be limited, at our option, to either
supplying the services again or paying the cost of having the services supplied
6.3 You will at all times indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers,
employees and agents from and against any loss (including reasonable legal
costs and expenses) caused by:
(a) a breach by you of your obligations under this agreement; or
(b) any wilful, unlawful or negligent act or omission by you.
may terminate this agreement immediately by notice in writing if:
(a)you are in breach of any term of this agreement and you do not remedy this
breach within thirty (30) days of being notified by us;
(b)you become or we consider you may be insolvent or you become subject to any
form of bankruptcy or external administration;
7.2 Either party may after expiration of the initial term terminate this
agreement by 30 days notice in writing to the other party;
7.3 Should this agreement be terminated by either party, we may:
(a)charge a reasonable sum for the Hosting Services or work performed that has
not been previously charged;
(b)be regarded as discharged from any further obligations under this agreement;
(c)pursue any additional or alternative remedies provided by law;
(d)refund money previously paid by you under this agreement for Hosting Services
not provided to you, after retaining a reasonable amount in respect of any
Hosting Services or work carried out by us; and
(e) immediately upon giving notice remove any or all of your Content.
8 Circumstances Beyond Control
A party is excused from performing its obligations under this agreement, to the
extent that it is prevented by circumstances beyond its reasonable control
including but not limited to, such things as, acts of God, natural disasters,
acts of war, riots, earthquakes, lightning strikes, floods, storms, explosions,
fires, any natural disaster, act of public enemies, terrorism, riots, civil
commotion, malicious damage, sabotage, revolution, strikes and failure of
equipment or systems.
8.2 When these circumstances arise, the effected party will give notice of them
to the other party as soon as possible, identifying the effect they will have
on its performance, and will make all reasonable efforts to minimise the
8.3 If the non-performance or diminished performance by the affected party
continues for a period which the other party regards as commercially
unreasonable, the other party may terminate the agreement. If the agreement is
terminated in these circumstances, each party will bear its own costs and
neither party will incur further liability to the other.
Neither you nor we, without prior written approval of the other, will disclose
the other's Confidential Information.
9.2 Each of us will take all reasonable steps to ensure that our employees and
agents, and any sub-contractors engaged for the purpose of this agreement, do
not make public or disclose the other's Confidential Information.
All information entered into SocialFX by you is private to you except to the
extent that you opt to share that information.
10.2 It is Infoasis' policy to respect the privacy of Members. Infoasis will not
monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of a Member's information unless
required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is
necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process
served on Infoasis; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Infoasis;
or (3) fix or debug problems with the SocialFX software/service.
11 Participation in Promotions of Advertisers
You may enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of the
Advertisers showing their products on the Service. Any such correspondence or
promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services,
and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with
such correspondence or promotions, are solely between yourself and the
Advertiser. Infoasis assumes no liability, obligation or responsibility for any
part of any such correspondence or promotion.
this agreement refers to a party giving notice, that means written notice
(including electronic communications) delivered by hand, facsimile or
12.2 Any notice sent by post is deemed to be received by the party to whom it is
addressed on the day which it would have been delivered in the normal course of
12.3 Any notice sent by electronic communication is deemed to by received by the
receiving party at the time the electronic communication enters the receiving
party's information system.
agreement constitutes the sole and entire agreement between the parties with
regard to its subject matter and any warranty, representation, guarantee or
other term or condition of any nature not expressly contained or recorded in
this agreement is of no force or effect.
13.2 Any provision, or the application of any provision herein, which is void,
illegal, prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction does not affect the
validity, legality or enforceability of that provision in any other
jurisdiction or of the remaining provisions in that or any other jurisdiction.
13.3 This agreement is governed by the Law of Tasmania. The parties submit to
the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Tasmania and any court hearing
appeals from those courts.