Terms of Use

Culture Hunter’s Terms of Use

Culture Hunter is managed by the Octapod Association (Octapod) and funded by Arts NSW.

The information within the Culture Hunter site is subject to the following terms and conditions.

By becoming a member of Culture Hunter, you accept these terms and conditions. These terms and conditions may be revised at any time.

Where possible, registered members will be emailed updated versions of these terms and conditions if they are amended.

Octapod reserves the right to deny or cancel membership of individuals or organisations deemed to be using the site in a manner that is not appropriate or not applicable to the purpose of Culture Hunter.

Octapod may deny or remove content added by members without notice if it is deemed to be inappropriate.

Promotion of items, events or other activities
Items, events or other activities added by members on the Culture Hunter website must be related to art and/or culture in the Lower Hunter region (Newcastle, Maitland, Port Stephens, Cessnock, Lake Macquarie).

Octapod will provide you with individual access to the website by way of your registered email address and/or username, and a password. By using Culture Hunter you agree to:

• keep passwords and/or any supplied security credentials confidential, and
• change your password regularly and/or when prompted.

Octapod will assume that any online transaction using your access credentials is undertaken by you.

If you know or suspect that your access credentials have become known to someone else or are lost or stolen please email us immediately at admin@octapod.org. We will provide you with new access credentials, and terminate the validity of your previous credentials. Where Octapod believes or detects that unauthorised access to the website has or may occur, we will (with or without prior notice to you);

• limit, restrict or deny access to Culture Hunter until the risk has been removed; and
• change your access credentials and notify you of this change.

We suggest that when accessing Culture Hunter from public computers (e.g. Internet Cafes, Libraries etc), you ensure you log out of Culture Hunter correctly and close all browser windows prior to leaving the computer you are working at. This is to ensure that your access credentials do not inadvertently allow other individuals access to your account.

Octapod respects your right to privacy and although not bound by, chooses to adopt the Australian National Privacy Principles when handling information about you.

We collect personal information when individuals register for this website or update their user profiles, including contact details . This information is published on various sections of this website unless you select to not display this information publicly when registering for the website or updating your profile. If you do not select this option, your information is available to the public generally. We therefore cannot be responsible for any use or disclosure of the information you post to the publicly accessible sections of this website. We only use personal information collected from you to publish on this website and to gather general statistics of the Hunter Region. This statistical information will be provided to third party organisations, however care will be taken to ensure that individuals cannot be identified from the information provided. We do not sell or rent personal information to anyone and we take steps to ensure that it is stored securely.

IT Security
Octapod strives to maintain security standards for the Culture Hunter website and makes all reasonable efforts to protect the website, its content and its members’ and users’ content from unauthorised access.

You should be aware, however, that the World Wide Web is a public network and there may be a potential risk that your transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which are downloaded may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

Octapod and/or its associated organisations are not responsible for any damage which may be suffered from the use of its website (see the Limitation of Liability clause below).

This web site generates log files that show the IP address, browser type and top level domain (eg .au, .com, .org) of the visitor, date, time and pages and documents accessed. We may review aggregate information in our web site logs from time to time to generate statistics about access to its site, such as those parts that are most popular.

This website utilises extensive security features and may temporarily install small text file(s), called “cookie(s)” on your computer. These cookie(s) communicate with our servers to authenticate access to the site, and to maintain your access. The cookie(s) do not collect any information about you, or how you are using your computer and only serve to ensure that you have identified yourself with the correct username and password. No attempt will be made to identify people by their browsing activities except, in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise its authority to inspect the Internet Service Providers log files.

If you would like to access this information, or have any other questions, you can contact us at admin@octapod.org or The Octapod Association, 21 Gordon Avenue, Hamilton. You can also correct your information if it is inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date.

Links to other external websites
Any link to an external website is provided for your information and convenience only. Octapod does not endorse, monitor or control such sites (or any associated organisation, product or service) and is not responsible for their content, or your access or use of them.

While Octapod has used all reasonable endeavours to ensure the information on this website is as accurate as possible, it gives no warranty or guarantee that the material, information or publication made accessible is accurate, complete, current, or fit for any use whatsoever. No reliance should be made by a user of the material, information or any publication accessed via this website.

Users should independently verify the material’s relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional advice.

Octapod reserves the right to vary the material, information or publication on this website without notice.

Limitation of Liability
Octapod, and/or its associated organisations and their employees and agents accept no liability or responsibility for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered as a result of direct or indirect access, including by not limited to: use or application of any material, publication or information made accessible via its website or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, line system failure, loss of data or loss of use related to the website.

© Octapod 2014

Copyright in the content, and design of, this website is owned by or licensed to Octapod, unless expressly indicated otherwise. You are entitled to deal with the content of this website by:

(1) storing a temporary reproduction of it on your local computer for the sole purpose of viewing the material; and

(2) exercising any rights expressly available to you under applicable copyright legislation (in Australia, the Copyright Act 1968).

You are otherwise not authorised to make any use of the copyright in this website and its content. Without limitation, no part of this website may be reproduced, adapted, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, uploaded to a third party site, framed in another website, commercialised or used in any other way and Octapod reserves all of its rights in the copyright that it owns in this website.

The member profiles and Gallery section of this website contain artworks uploaded by artists working within the Hunter Region. The copyright in those artworks remains the property of those artists. If you would like to use any of those artworks, other than in a manner described above, you will need to contact the relevant artist directly in order to obtain relevant authorisation. If you would like to use any of the other material on this website in a manner other than described above, please contact Octapod at admin@octapod.org.

Any questions regarding these Terms and Conditions should be emailed to admin@octapod.org. Alternatively, you can contact via the ‘Contact’ page of the website.


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