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Important Information, Our Policies, Terms & Conditions, Disclaimers, etc.

At CruiseReview.net.au we aim to provide reviews and opinions on cruises and cruise related matters.

We aim to provide you with accurate and reliable information on cruising, however you should keep in mind that the posts and opinions may not accurately reflect the experience you may have on a particular cruise and any remark made by a member is the opinion of that member and may not be the opinion of us. Please let us know if you consider a review is inaccurate (and what action you think we should take).

You should read all post and reviews with some scepticism and not rely on this website as the basis for any decision.

Inappropriate or Unacceptable Posts

If we consider a member or a post(s) is not appropriate, we may decide to take action which may include editing the post, deleting the post, or remove such member from our forum. We may take this action or other actions, in circumstances when we consider:
  • a post to be aggressive, inaccurate or vindictive;
  • a post that we consider may be illegal;
  • a post that we consider to be inflammatory;
  • a post that we consider harassing, discriminatory, etc;
  • a post we consider to be business or commercial in nature (and we have not agreed to such post); and/or
  • other circumstances that we consider reasonable.
If you disagree with our decision, you may contact us to request our reconsideration.

Advertising and Sponsorship

CruiseReview.net.au may accept advertising and sponsorship, which may contain links to other third party websites. We are not responsible for the terms and condition or privacy practices of third party websites. We recommend that you review the privacy policies for each website you visit.

Communications

If you choose to be a member and join our forum, we may send you information about cruising related news, updates to our site, invitations to special events and promotions we feel may be of interest to you. We will do this unless you have specifically told us not to.

Website Terms and Conditions

The 'Website' means the internet pages (including any sub-pages and any smart phone application which may be operated by us) viewable from the following home page URL (or a link from such source): http://www.cruisereview.net.au/

By accessing or using our Website you agree to the Terms of Use of our Website as set out on this page. Other pages of our Websites may contain terms and conditions which are different, or in addition to these terms and conditions.

The Website(s) are for the use of Residents of Australia for personal use only, and may not be used for any other purpose or by any other party without express permission of us.

The Forum section of our Website is for the use of Members and may not be used by any other party without express permission of us.

You may print off one copy of any or all of the pages of the Website for your own personal reference. You may not copy (whether by printing off onto paper, storing on disk, downloading or in any other way), distribute (including distributing copies), broadcast, alter or tamper with in any way or otherwise use of any material contained in the Website except as set out in these Terms and Conditions. These restrictions apply in relation to all or part of the material on the Website. You also may not remove any copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property notices contained in the original material from any material copied or printed off from the Website.

Interference with website

You must not attempt to change, add to, remove, deface, hack or otherwise interfere with any Website operated by us, or any material or content displayed on any Website operated by us.

Disclaimer

We do not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information, graphics and materials on the Website or any third party web site linked or related to the Website.

We are not responsible for the results of any action taken or not taken on the basis of any information on the Website, nor for any error or omission in that information. We expressly disclaims all and any liability and responsibility in respect of anything done consequent on the whole or any part of the information on the Website. We shall not be liable for any loss, damage, liability, expense, cost or personal injury, whether direct or indirect, consequential or incidental, which you suffer, incur or are liable for, howsoever caused (whether due to our negligence or otherwise), arising from or in connection with your use of the Website.

You acknowledge and accept that the Website content may include technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. The Website content is subject to change at any time without notice and may not necessarily be up to date or accurate at the time you view it. It is your responsibility to enquire with us directly to ensure the accuracy and currency of the material or information you seek to rely upon. To the extent permitted by law we disclaims all liability for loss directly or indirectly arising from your use of or reliance on the Website and the Website content.

We do not guarantee that access to the Website will be uninterrupted or that the Website is free from viruses or anything else which may damage any computer or any data on such a computer.

Where the law implies a warranty into the Website Terms and Conditions, which may not lawfully be excluded, our liability for breach of such a warranty shall be limited at our option, to the replacement or re-supply of the goods or service, supply of equivalent goods or service; repair of the goods; payment of the cost of replacing the goods or acquiring equivalent goods or service; or payment of the cost of having the goods repaired.

Linking Policy

We do not object to any person linking to the following Website Home Page's: http://www.cruisereview.net.au/

Linking to any other page of our Websites (including an internal or subsidiary page of any Website comprising a part of the Websites) must be approved in writing by us.

Our Website may contain links to other Websites operated, controlled or produced by third parties. Unless otherwise indicated, we do not control, endorse, sponsor or approve any such third party Website(s) or their content, nor do we provide any warranty or take any responsibility whatsoever for any aspect of those Websites or their content.

Ownership of Property

Any material you send to us on or via the Website (including any response by us) will be deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary. This includes any messages, data, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or other information. We will be entitled to use such material for any purpose without compensation to you. Once such information is sent to us, it become the property of us.

Copyright Notice

The information, graphics and materials on the Website are protected under the laws of Australia and, through international treaties with other countries. You may view the Website and its contents using your web browser and save an electronic copy, or print out a copy, of parts of the Websites solely for your own personal information, research or study; however we reserve the right to withdraw such authority at any time without notice.

All information on the Website remains the property of us.

Trade Marks

We reserve all rights to our trademarks, service marks and logos.

No employee or other representative of us is authorised to grant verbal permission to use our Trade Marks or to provide guidance in their use, unless licensed within a formal written agreement. Any formal agreement will only be valid for 12 months unless otherwise stated.

We do not object to the use of the our Trade Marks (other than logos) to refer specifically to the products or services of us that are provided by us in a purely referential use or nominative fair use; however we reserves our right to withdraw such authority at any time.

Reservation of Rights

We reserves all of its rights, including our right to:
  • amend or change any information without notice,
  • require any user to return any information (and any copies thereof) obtained from the Website to us,
  • block, limit access or withdraw access to our Website's (or any linked Website under the control of us) to any organisation, individual or group,
  • change the Website (including the terms and conditions of the Website) without notice, and/or
  • report any incorrect, illegal or immoral use to a relevant government authority.

Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are governed by and to be interpreted in accordance with the laws in force in the State of Queensland, Australia and in the event of any dispute arising in relation to these terms and conditions or any dispute arising in relation to the Website whether in contract or tort or otherwise the Courts of Queensland and any Courts competent to hear appeals therefrom will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over such dispute.

Privacy Policy

CruiseReview.net.au is a small business in respect to the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) and as such the Privacy Act does not apply to us, however notwithstanding our policies and procedures are aligned with the Privacy Act. A summary of our key policies are

1. Our commitment to your privacy

This policy reflects our commitment to ensuring that our collection, holding, use and disclosure of information is fair and reasonable.

2. Personal Information

We will take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse, loss and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

3. Collection, use and disclosure of personal information

When you use our Website or contact us, your personal information may be collected, including your: name, address, telephone numbers, Email address and the IP Address and other computer identification information.

When you visit our website, our internet service provider's standard web log records information for statistical purposes only, including:
  • The internet address of the server accessing our site
  • Your top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au, etc)
  • The date and time of your visit to the site
  • The pages you accessed and documents downloaded
  • The previous page you visited prior to accessing our site
  • The type of browser you are using.
  • No attempt is or will be made to identify you or monitor your browsing activities, unless a law enforcement agency exercises a warrant to do so.

We use your personal information in order to operate a forum and cruise review service. In general, the purpose for which we collect your personal information include:
  • To allow you to use a forum / bulletin board;
  • To communicate with you and let you know about our products and services;
  • Placing you on mailing lists either electronically or postal;
  • To inform you of news or upcoming events;
  • To allow us to provide our products or services to you;
  • To assist with enquiries you may have.
At any time, you may choose not to receive marketing material from us. On all of our direct marketing material, there is a notice providing you with the opportunity to opt out of receiving any further material.

If you no longer wish to receive marketing information from us, please contact us (see below). Please allow a reasonable time, around 30 days, for amendment of our records.

We also use your information, in anonymous form, for statistical purposes, to gain a better understanding of our audience.

We may disclose your personal information to other organisations which provide us with services, information technology services, or other services relating to our products or services.

We may also disclose your personal information if authorised or required to do so by law (for example, where we are required to disclose your personal information to a court in response to a subpoena).

Where it is lawful and practicable to do so, you may undertake business with us without providing personal information.

4. Third party sites

Sometimes our website contains links to third party websites, which may be advertising or for your convenience and information.

We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third party websites. We recommend that you review the privacy policies for each website you visit.

5. Information from Forums, Facebook and Twitter followers

Any information posted on Facebook and/or communicated in chat areas becomes public information. While we strive to protect and respect your privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose in Facebook, a chat room, forum or bulletin board.

We use information from these sources to better understand our audience, and answer your queries.

6. Access to personal information

To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please contact us. You will be required to complete and submit an access form. You may also be required to provide proof of your identity.

We reserve our right to charge you a cost reflective of time and costs our to access your personal information.

7. Correction of personal information

We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we hold, collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date.

The accuracy of the personal information that we hold depends to a large extent on the information you provide to us. You are able to update much of your information without our involvement via our website.

To help ensure the accuracy of the personal information we hold about you, please inform the Privacy Officer if you become aware of any errors in the personal information we hold about you; or there are any changes to your personal information, such as changes to your name, address or other contact details.

Please allow 30 days for amendment of our records.

8. Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change our policies at any time and to notify our customers and stakeholders by posting an updated version of the policy on our website.

Complaints and Feedback

For further information about the personal information we hold about you, access to or correction of that information, or for any other privacy queries or complaints, please contact us on the following email address: enquiries@CruiseReview.net.au

If you have a question or complaint about this Website, please contact us via email: enquiries@CruiseReview.net.au

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