Terms & Conditions

Date of last revision: May 20, 2019.

  1. General

    • 1.1 Dopel Pty Ltd ACN 160 666 437 (‘Dopel’, ‘we’, ‘us’, or ‘our’) operates and maintains a social media platform made up of a website and mobile app (‘Platform’), and provides the service described in clause 2 (‘the Service’).
    • 1.2 These terms and conditions (‘Terms’) apply to your access and use of the Platform and the Service. By accessing and using the Platform or the Service, you agree to these Terms.
    • 1.3 We may change these Terms at any time by publishing the changed Terms on our Platform. Changes will not operate retrospectively.
    • 1.4 The law of Australia governs these Terms. We do not warrant that this website or its content complies with the laws of any country other than Australia. If you access the Platform from outside Australia, you do so at your own risk and in accordance with Australian laws.
  2. Description of Service

    • 2.1 The Service is delivered through the Platform and enables:
      1. interaction between users;
      2. users to upload content;
      3. review and rate content;
      4. users to purchase goods and services online through third party vendors;
    • 2.2 We do not verify the identity of or otherwise recommend, approve or endorse users of the Platform or the Service. We do not verify, recommend, approve or endorse the advertisements displayed on our Platform.
  3. Accounts, usernames and passwords

    • 3.1 You must register an account to use the Service. You must not register more than one account. You must be at least 18 years old to register an account.
    • 3.2 You must register using your own name. You must not impersonate or register on behalf of another person. You otherwise warrant that the information you provide when you register is correct and not misleading in any way. You promise to keep your information up to date.
    • 3.3 You must keep your password secure at all times. You are solely responsible for all activity undertaken using your username and password.
  4. User Content

    • 4.1 Subject to compliance with these Terms and our AUP you may post content on our Platform.
    • 4.2 You retain the copyright in any content you post, but you give us a royalty free, perpetual licence to use it and accept that we will allow users to download it for their personal use with our watermark.
    • 4.3 Subject to clause 5.2, you may:
      1. share any posts, articles or other content published on our Platform or other websites or via social media websites or social media services; and
      2. share any other content on our Platform via social media if we provide you with the means for doing so, e.g. if we provide a hyperlink, button or other means of sharing it via social media.
    • 4.4 You may only share content from the Platform if you:
      1. include a hyperlink to the original content on Platform;
      2. do not claim, suggest or infer that the content belongs to anyone other than the copyright owner; and
      3. do not commercialise it, e.g. by charging people to access it or including it in a paid publication.
  5. User Profiling

    • 5.1 By using the Service and our Platform you acknowledge and agree that:
      1. we may profile users;
      2. we may match or promote content (including advertisements) to users based on their previous behavior;
      3. we may store data in a relational database to enable us to do any of the things in this clause 6;
  6. Reviews

    • 6.1 Users may use the Service to post reviews about content on the Platform or goods and services on the Platform. All registered users can view reviews left by other users. We are not responsible for and do not approve or endorse the content of any reviews.
    • 6.2 If you post a review, you promise us that your review is fair, reasonable, bona fide and does not break any laws or infringe the legal rights of any person.
    • 6.3 We reserve the right to delete, amend, reformat or delay publication of reviews at our absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever, including to ensure compliance with these Terms.
    • 6.4 You indemnify us against any harm, loss, cost or expense we suffer arising from reviews you post.
  7. Prohibited use

    • In using the Platform or the Service, you must not:
      1. contravene any applicable law or regulation;
      2. interfere with or disrupt the Platform or the Service in any way, including through the use of viruses, Trojans or harmful code.
      3. mislead or deceive others, whether by act or omission, including by making false or inaccurate representations about your;
      4. stalk, harass, abuse, threaten, intimidate, defame or vilify any person;
      5. share, distribute, store or transmit offensive, obscene, racist, pornographic or illegal material;
      6. otherwise violate or infringe the legal rights of any person; or
      7. encourage, assist or procure another person to do any of the foregoing; or
      8. download for republication elsewhere any content posted by another user without their written consent.

      There is no tolerance for objectionable content

  8. Copyright

    • 8.1 Unless otherwise indicated, copyright in the Platform and its contents belongs to us.
    • 8.2 You may:
      1. publish a link to this website;
      2. make a temporary copy of part or all of our website on your computer for the sole purpose of viewing it; and
      3. print a hardcopy of a whole page of our website as long as no part of the page (including any copyright notice) is edited, modified or deleted in any way.
    • 8.3 Unless permitted by law, you must not, without our prior written consent:
      1. otherwise reproduce, adapt, store in a retrieval system, transmit, print, display, perform, publish, broadcast or create derivative works from any part of this website or its contents; or
      2. cause any part of our website or its contents to be framed or included in another website.
  9. Trade marks

    • 9.1 Dopel and the Dopel logo are trademarks of ours. Other trade marks on this website are the property of our respective licensors.
    • 9.2 You must not use any trade mark on our Platform without the prior written consent of the relevant owner.
  10. Links

    • The Platform may link to websites at other addresses. Unless stated otherwise:
      1. we do not control, approve, endorse or sponsor any such websites or their content; and
      2. we do not provide any warranty or take any responsibility for any aspect of those websites or their content.
  11. Disclaimer

    • 11.1 Your access and use of our Platform and the Service is at your own risk. While payments are processed securely, the internet is generally not secure and material passing over it may be intercepted, altered or corrupted in storage or transit.
    • 11.2 We do not promise that the Platform or the Service:
      1. is free from errors;
      2. will operate without interruption; or
      3. is free from anything which may damage your computer or data.
      You should always ensure you have up-to-date antivirus and firewall security in place when using the internet.
    • 11.3 We do not promise that the contents of this website are complete, accurate, reliable or up to date. We reserve the right to correct errors and make changes to the Platform or its contents at any time.
    • 11.4 We may at any time, in our sole discretion and without notice to you, restrict, suspend or limit access to and use of the Platform or the Service.
  12. Limitation of liability

    • 12.1 The Australian Consumer Law sets out certain consumer rights and remedies that cannot be excluded, restricted or modified. These Terms are subject to the ACL and do exclude, restrict or modify them where it would be unlawful to do so.
    • 12.2 Subject to clause 13.1 and to the fullest extent permitted by law:
      1. the Service (including the Platform) is provided on an ‘as is’ basis and we exclude all implied conditions, warranties, guarantees and representations of any kind;
      2. where any law implies a condition, warranty or guarantee into these Terms which cannot be excluded, our liability for breach of such a condition, warranty or guarantee will be limited to:
        1. the resupply of the Service; or
        2. the payment of the cost of resupply of the Service; and
      3. we exclude and you release us from all liability to you for loss or damage (including for secondary and consequential loss, which includes loss of profit, loss of bargain, loss of goodwill, loss of custom, loss of turnover, and loss of opportunity) of any kind (however caused or arising, including by negligence) arising from or in any way connected with this website, its contents, the Service or your use of them.
  13. Account cancellation, breach and indemnity

    • 13.1 Because of the nature of the Service, we must reserve the right to decide who may use it.
    • 13.2 We may cancel your account at any time at our absolute discretion, without giving reasons. We may also cancel your account if you:
      1. breach these Terms; or
      2. are the subject of a complaint that we deem serious;
    • 13.3 If we cancel your account, you may not use the Service again, whether by creating a new account or using an alternative account.
    • 13.4 You must indemnify us and our officers, employees and agents, against all claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses (including legal expenses on a full indemnity basis), penalties and liabilities that we or any of them may incur as a direct or indirect consequence of your breach of these Terms or unlawful or negligent act or omission.
  14. Privacy

    • 14.1 Personal information is handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
    • 14.2 In addition, we may do the things detailed in clause 6, we may log details about any computer used to access this website, including IP address, host, location, browser type, the date and time of access and details of webpages accessed and information downloaded. This information is used for our own statistical purposes and to improve this website.
  15. Relationship

    • 15.1 Nothing in these Terms constitutes a relationship of employer and employee, principal and agent or partnership between any of the parties.
  16. Contact

    • 16.1 Publication of email addresses on the Platform must not be taken as consent to receive commercial electronic messages.
    • 16.2 If you have any questions about these Terms, please email support@dopel.io

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