Terms & Conditions

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.

Contents of Website for “information only” and non-commercial use

While we have made every effort to ensure that information is free from error, the website provides general information only, and cannot deal with all of your personal circumstances.  It is not a replacement for proper advice from relevant professionals (including builders, accountants, lawyers and architects), and is intended to assist you in managing those professionals, not replace their services. Build in Common ('BiC') does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of material on this website.  All information is subject to change without notice.  BiC recommends that where appropriate you seek independent advice tailored to your own circumstances before acting upon material on this website, or any third-party or linked material.

You agree that information contained on this site is for personal use only and may not be sold, redistributed or used for any commercial purpose. You may download material from this site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from this site including code and software. You must not use this site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms of use. You may not use data mining, robots, screen scraping, or similar automated data gathering, extraction or publication tools on this Site (including without limitation for the purposes of establishing, maintaining, advancing or reproducing information contained on our Site on your own website or in any other publication), except with Our prior written consent.

Copyright

The entire content included in this site, including but not limited to text, graphics or code is copyrighted as a collective work under the Australian and other copyright laws, and is the property of BiC.  Individual works included in the collective work may be subject to copyright held by others. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print hard copy portions of this site for the sole purpose of considering the matters set out therein. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download or print portions of the material from the different areas of the site solely for your own non-commercial use.  Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of the content of this site is strictly prohibited, unless authorised by BiC. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.

Trademarks

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of BiC used in the site are trademarks or registered trademarks of BiC.

Warranty Disclaimer

This site and the materials and products on this site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, BiC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. BiC does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

BiC does not make any warrantees or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.  It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services, merchandise and other information provided through the site or on the internet generally. In no event will BiC be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you or anyone else in reliance upon any information contained on or omitted from the site.

Any non-excludable liability is limited to the re-provision of the services provided on the web-site.  Some states or countries do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability

BiC shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site, even if BiC has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation of exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Term & Termination

These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon you accessing the site. BiC may cease to provide all or any part of the material set out on the web-site without notice at any time, for any reason. The provisions of these terms shall survive any termination.

Miscellaneous
Your use of this site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Victoria, Australia, without regard to choice of law provisions. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this site shall be in the state or federal courts located in Melbourne, Victoria. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. BiC's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these terms and conditions.

Indemnification

In consideration for BiC allowing you to access this site, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless BiC, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable solicitors' fees, resulting from any use of the site by you.

Third-Party Links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, BiC may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with BiC, BiC has no control over these linked sites.  The links to these sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk, and the content of those sites is wholly the responsibility of the owners of those sites, and BiC is not liable in any way for any such content (including the accuracy, legality or decency) of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site.  BiC is not responsible for the copyright compliance of any linked site. BiC will not be liable for any damages or loss arising in any way out of or in connection with or incidental to any information or third-party service provided by any third party.

Nonetheless, BiC seeks to protect the integrity of its website and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).

Our rights to use information you send us

BiC welcomes ideas and feedback from you about all aspects of the site. You agree that BiC may reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, and publicly display any materials and other information (including ideas for new or improved products and services) that you submit to any public areas of the site (such as blogs, forums and newsgroups) or by email to BiC. (Please read our privacy policy for more information as to how we deal with information you send to us.)

No guarantee as to security of your information

While BiC takes all due care in ensuring the privacy and integrity of the information you provide, the possibility exists that this information could be unlawfully observed by a third party while in transit over the internet or while stored on BiC systems or on BiC's Site. BiC disclaims all liability to you to the greatest extent possible pursuant to law should this occur.