Terms of Use

Use of site

Registration and use of JACdigital is open to students and staff of the University of Queensland’s School of Journalism and Communication. By using the JACdigital website you are agreeing to abide by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, then please exit the site and do not use any of its features.

JACdigital has the right to determine at its sole discretion whether any behaviour by any user complies or does not comply with these terms and conditions. JACdigital has the right to terminate the registration of any registered user for what it believes to be a breach of these terms and conditions.

As set out below, there are some behaviours that have no place in the JACdigital community. In particular, we require you to be courteous and respectful in your online dealings with other members. For example, abuse hurts not just the intended victim but sours the feeling of the site and the experience of other users. All content contributed to the site will be moderated and we will delete offending content and curtail discussions that do not meet these standards.

JACdigital will seek legal remedies against any user who causes JACdigital loss or legal liability by their breach of these terms and conditions.

JACdigital content

All JACdigital content is protected by copyright and must not be downloaded or reproduced in any way.

Registration

JACdigital encourages community participation, but registration and ongoing participation is at all times contingent upon complying with some basic rules:

  1. If you are under 18, you should only register and participate with parental guidance and consent;
  2. the following behaviours are unacceptable in any form when participating in the JACdigital community, whether in making comments to one of our forums or discussion areas, or contributing content to the site:
  • abuse;
  • defamatory content;
  • offensive content;
  • obscenity;
  • contempt;
  • incitement;
  • breach of copyright;
  • use of the site for commercial activity;
  • spam, advertising or promotional material of any kind;
  • any other behaviour that JACdigital believes is unacceptable.

Contributing content

JACdigital encourages you to contribute content, but it MUST be your own material – your own words, images, sounds, video. It MUST NOT contain anyone else’s content or breach anyone’s copyright or other legal rights. We take this very seriously because JACdigital can be made legally liable for making this content available online.

You remain the copyright owner of contributed content but you grant us a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to use the material for the purposes of JACdigital.

Security of passwords

Upon agreeing to abide by these terms and conditions and finalising your registration, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. All activities – comments, submissions – made using your account are your responsibility.

If at any time you believe that a third-party is making unauthorised use of your account, you must contact us immediately.

Privacy

We respect your privacy and will not use any personal information collected from you (e.g. email addresses) for any purpose not associated with JACdigital. We will not provide such information to a third-party.

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