Terms & Conditions - IQ Hub Terms and Conditions of Use
Welcome to www.IQHub.com.au (the 'Website'), an initiative provided via Regional IQ Incorporated. (ABN 81 352 119 376).
This IQ Hub website has been created and is managed by Regional IQ Incorporated.
Access to and use of the website, or any of its associated products or services, is provided by IQ Hub - a Regional IQ initiative.
IQ Hub reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. You are therefore encouraged to check this document regularly. Regional IQ is an association for the benefit of the business, farming and agribusiness communities of regional NSW New England North West area.
Regional IQ is steered via a volunteer board of directors, comprising local area business people who support Regional IQ initiatives and hold a membership with the Regional IQ association. The Board of Directors volunteer their time and are nominated and elected by association members at the AGM annually.
The directors bring to the table both ideas and issues from the regional business and farming community & assist the association via committee, working groups and program oversight.
As part of registering as a supported of Regional IQ initiatives, base personal information about yourself and business (such as identification or contact details) are required for maintaining communications, including: (a) an email address (b) preferred telecommunications contact (c) social media details. Once you have completed the registration process, you will be a registered associate of the IQ Hub Website ('Associate'), a supporter of Regional IQ initiatives and agree to the terms of association provided services and support.
To participate in open forums or to leverage future installments of this site, associates, supporters and members may be prompted to provide additional information about their business, some features of the website will only be available with the launch of future capabilities that may include an online marketplace for events, workshops, seminars and other subsidised services provided to assist your business or farming enterprise.
You may not use the Services and may not accept the Terms if: (a) you are not of legal age to understand the notion of this agreement; or (b) you are a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of Australia or other countries including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the Services.
IQ Hub - a Regional IQ Inc initiative will operate as an open source website and provide a platform for users to engage with content related to discussions upon forums and other tools linked to Regional IQ initiatives. As an Associate, you agree to the following: (a) you will use the website and information only for purposes that are permitted by: (i) the Terms; and (ii) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions; (b) you have sole responsibility for any information volunteered upon the website and / or connected forum tools . (c) you must not expressly or implied impersonate another Associate; (d) any content that you broadcast, publish, upload, transmit, post or distribute on the Website ('Your Content') will always be accurate, correct and up to date and you will maintain reasonable records of Your Content. (e) you agree not to harass, impersonate, stalk, threaten another Associate or user of the Website; (f) you agree that commercial advertisements, affiliate links and other forms of solicitation may be removed from Supporter, Associate, Member profiles without notice and may result in termination of the Services.
If you want cancel your association or connections with an Regional IQ initiative including IQ Hub, you may do so by sending a request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by simply closing your linkages to forum groups. If you require any assistance to complete the process, email, call or use the website contact form to request assistance that will be provided.
Regional IQ may at any time, terminate the Terms with you if: (a) you have breached any provision of the Terms or intend to breach any provision; (b) is required to do so by law; (c) is transitioning to no longer providing the services to associates in the region in which you are resident or from which you use the service; or (d) the provision of the Services to you by Regional IQ is, in the opinion of the board, no longer viable.
Subject to local applicable laws, Regional IQ reserves the right to discontinue or cancel your association at any time and may suspend or deny, in its sole discretion, your access to all or any portion of the Website or the Services without notice if you breach any provision of the Terms or any applicable law or if your conduct impacts the name of Regional IQ or reputation or violates the rights of those of another party. When the Terms come to an end, rights, obligations that businesses and farming enterprises have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time whilst the Terms have been in force) shall end.
Copyright and Intellectual Property
The Website, the Services and all of the related products of Regional IQ are subject to copyright. Where a trademark, service mark and trade names are owned, registered and/or licensed by an external party, this information will be marked appropriately. Regional IQ retains all rights, title and interest in and to website and platforms managed and steered via the board of Regional IQ. Nothing you do on or in relation to the website will transfer any: (a) business name, trading name, domain name, trade mark, industrial design, patent, registered design or copyright, or (b) a right to use or exploit a business name, trading name, domain name, trade mark or industrial design, or (c) a thing, system or process that is the subject of a patent, registered design or copyright (or an adaptation or modification of such a thing, system or process), to you.
You may not, without the prior written permission of Regional IQ and the permission of any other relevant rights owners: broadcast, republish, up-load to a third party, transmit, post, distribute, show or play in public, adapt or change in any way the Services or third party Services for any purpose, unless otherwise provided by these Terms. This prohibition does not extend to materials on the IQ Hub provided via Regional IQ which is freely available for re-use or are in the public domain. Where you broadcast, publish, upload, transmit, post or distribute your content on the website or forum tools branded Regional IQ and associated entities, then you grant to Regional IQ a non-exclusive, transferrable, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide licence to broadcast, republish, upload to a third party, transmit, post, distribute, show or play in public, adapt or change content.
Nothing in the Terms limits or excludes any guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions implied or imposed by law, including the Australian Consumer Law (or any liability under them) which by law may not be limited or excluded. Subject to this clause, and to the extent permitted by law: (a) all terms, guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions which are not expressly stated in the Terms are excluded; and (b) Regional IQ Incorporated will not be liable for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage (unless such loss or damage is reasonably foreseeable resulting from our failure to meet an applicable Consumer Guarantee), loss of profit or opportunity, or damage to goodwill arising out of or in connection with the Services or these Terms (including as a result of not being able to use the Services or the late supply of the Services), whether at common law, under contract, tort (including negligence), in equity, pursuant to statute or otherwise.
Everything on the Website and the Services is provided to you "as is" and "as available" without warranty or condition of any kind. None of the affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contributors and licensors of Regional IQ make any express or implied representation or warranty about the Services or any products or Services (including the products or Services of IQ Hub) referred to on the website.
You acknowledge that the IQ Hub website provided via Regional IQ and the Services are only intended to facilitate the interactions between the Receiver and the Provider and does not offer any services other than the Services and IQ Hub holds no liability to you as a result of any conduct of the members, associates, supporters or the misuse of content by any party (including other members, associates, supporters).
Limitation of Liability
Regional IQ total liability arising out of or in connection with the Services or these Terms, however arising, including under contract, tort (including negligence), in equity, under statute or otherwise, will not exceed the resupply of the Services to you.
You expressly understand and agree that Regional IQ, its initiatives, its affiliates, employees, agents, contributors and licensors shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you, however caused and under any theory of liability. This shall include, but is not limited to, any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly), any loss of goodwill or business reputation and any other intangible loss. You acknowledge and agree that Regional IQ holds no liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you as a result of providing Your Content to the Website.
You agree to indemnify Regional IQ, its affiliates, employees, agents, contributors, third party content providers and licensors from and against: (a) all actions, suits, claims, demands, liabilities, costs, expenses, loss and damage (including legal fees on a full indemnity basis) incurred, suffered or arising out of or in connection with Your Content; (b) any direct or indirect consequences of you accessing, using or transacting on the Website or attempts to do so; and/or (c) any breach of the Terms.
The Services offered by Regional IQ are intended to be viewed by residents of Australia, with particular focus upon the New England North West area of NSW. In the event of any dispute arising out of or in relation to the Website, you agree that the exclusive venue for resolving any dispute shall be in the courts of New South Wales, Australia. If any part of these Terms is found to be void or unenforceable by a Court of competent jurisdiction, that part shall be severed and the rest of the Terms shall remain in force.