Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions

Introduction

The Learn, Experience, Access Professions ("LEAP") program is a collaborative initiative established through the Commonwealth’s Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP). LEAP is now funded by: five Victorian universities, La Trobe University, Monash University, The University of Melbourne, Victoria University, and the Victorian campus of the Australian Catholic University; in collaboration with the Department of Education and Training, the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria and Independent Schools Victoria (the Program Partners).

LEAP is the operator of the "LEAP Students Zone" located at www.leapstudents.zone and its parent web portal "LEAP" located at www.leap.vic.edu.au (“the Website”). Please read this agreement carefully before accessing the Website, using the services provided through the Website, or applying to participate in LEAP activities or events. By accessing or using the Website, or participating in LEAP activities or events, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions below.

LEAP reserves the right to revise these Terms and Conditions at any time. You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions. Amendments will be effective immediately upon notification on this Website. Your continued use of the Website following such notification will constitute an agreement by you to be bound by the Terms and Conditions as amended.

1. Copyright and other intellectual property

The material and information made available from the Website or in LEAP activities or events is the copyright of LEAP, its Program Partners and its suppliers and licensors, unless otherwise indicated. The Website is owned and operated by LEAP and material and information made available through the Website or LEAP activities or events is protected by national and international copyright and other intellectual property laws and it, and its content (or a substantive part thereof), may not be copied, sold, published or used in any way other than as authorised by these Terms and Conditions or otherwise with the prior written consent of LEAP.

2. Information for personal, non-commercial use only

All material and information obtained from LEAP and the Website is for your personal use only and you may not sell or redistribute any part of it. You may download material and information from this Website for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you do not remove any copyright notices. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any of the material or information from LEAP or this Website (including the code and software underlying the Website). You must not use this Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.

3. Information does not represent professional advice

Material and information made available through LEAP and the Website is in the nature of general information in summary form and it is not intended to constitute a substitute for personalised advice. It is solely your responsibility to independently evaluate and verify the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all activities, opinions, advice, services, and other information provided through LEAP, the Website or any linked or related site.

LEAP disclaims all liability to you or anyone else in respect of any decision made or action taken or omitted to be taken by you or anyone else in reliance upon the information provided whether directly or indirectly through LEAP or the Website. Subject to any terms implied by law which cannot be excluded, LEAP disclaims all liability whatsoever in respect of the accuracy, currency, timeliness, completeness or substance of any of the material or information on or obtained through LEAP or the Website. Where any terms are implied by law and cannot be excluded any liability is limited to resupply of any goods or services to which the liability relates.

4. No guarantees or endorsements of sites or services linked to or that link to the Website

This LEAP web portal provides links and pointers to internet sites maintained by its Program Partners and to third parties, some of whom also have a collaborative relationship with LEAP (and collaborate to some degree with LEAP in the maintenance of LEAP content on those websites). This may include the use of the LEAP Logo on those sites. Notwithstanding this connection, those participating partners and third party websites and services advertised on or linked to from the LEAP web portal are under the control of, and are the sole responsibility of, those parties and access to them through links or pointers from the Website does not imply endorsement by LEAP.

LEAP will not be liable for any damage or loss arising in any way out of or in connection with or incidental to any third party material or information or third party service provided. Such linked sites are not under the control of LEAP and LEAP accepts no responsibility or liability for the content (including the accuracy, legality or decency) of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. LEAP is providing these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not represent or imply sponsorship or endorsement by LEAP of the linked site.
Further, all such third party sites are solely responsible for their own privacy policies and if you make use of those sites should review and be comfortable with their respective privacy policies. LEAP’s privacy policy relates solely to the Website and the services provided by LEAP.

5. No guarantees or warranties

LEAP does not warrant that the Website or any service provided through it will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in them will be identified or corrected. You also agree and acknowledge that LEAP cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files or data available for downloading through the Website will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are solely responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy and safety of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Website for the reconstruction of any lost data.

6. LEAP’s rights to use information sent to LEAP

LEAP welcomes ideas and feedback from all users of the Website about any aspects of, or any services provided by the Website or any other website using the LEAP Logo. You agree that LEAP may, subject to compliance with any privacy law requirements, reproduce, distribute, transmit, license, create derivative works of, publicly display and otherwise freely use any materials and other information (including ideas for new or improved products and services) that you submit to LEAP through the Website or otherwise.

7. User submissions/ forums

The Website includes interactive areas, such as Question and Answer forums, discussion boards and blog comments, where you and other users may post messages, images, video posts and other content (collectively known as “user areas”). You grant LEAP the right to use, copy, display, perform, distribute, translate, edit and create derivative works of your content, subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy. You agree that LEAP may do so without attribution of authorship and, with or without any other materials.

In submitting content to member areas, you warrant that you have the right to post that material and that in doing so you will not be in breach of any third party’s intellectual property rights. You agree to indemnify LEAP in the event of any breach of this provision. You must not insert any links to third party websites without the prior written approval of LEAP.
While some or all posts or comments in member areas may be monitored by LEAP, it does not guarantee to pre-screen postings and shall not be responsible or liable in respect of such content. LEAP encourages you to notify LEAP of any inappropriate or illegal content and LEAP reserves the right to remove postings for any reason.

You agree not to disclose to any person or entity, personally identifiable information about other members that you learn using this Website without the express written consent of such member.

8. Comment policy

LEAP does not endorse, and specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability for, any content submitted to the user areas of the Website, including where the content relates to a discussion topic proposed by LEAP.

LEAP reserves the right but not the obligation to monitor and moderate content in the user areas and to remove content that, in LEAP’s sole discretion, it determines to be harmful, offensive, unlawful or otherwise in violation of these Terms and Conditions.

LEAP does not guarantee that it will display or continue to display every message or other content that you or any other user submits to the user areas. Also, LEAP reserves the right to edit or abridge content for any reason and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion.

When accessing or using the Website, including the User areas, you agree:

  • not to use the Website for any unlawful purpose and not to violate any applicable local, state, national or international law
  • not to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others
  • not to submit any information about any person by which they may be personally identified without their prior consent or compromises another person’s privacy or breaches confidentiality
  • not to impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity
  • not to submit content that contains material that is inappropriate, tasteless, unlawful, threatening, abusive, hateful, profane, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, racially vilifying, deliberately provocative or indecent
  • not to submit content that is of nuisance value, inappropriate, off topic or vexatious
  • not to violate the property rights of others, and you agree not to post any content that infringes any patent, trade mark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party
  • not to upload files, or cause users to upload files, that contain viruses, worms, “Trojan horses”, corrupted files, or any similar software or programs that may adversely affect the operation of another’s computer
  • not to advertise any goods or services. “Junk mail”, “spamming,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” and similar activities are strictly prohibited; and
  • not to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without LEAP’s express written approval.

9. Termination of access

Your access to the Website may be terminated at any time by LEAP without notice. Those provisions of these terms and conditions that are capable of surviving termination shall do so.

10. LEAP privacy policy

It is the policy of LEAP to observe and apply the national privacy principles and further information can be obtained from LEAP’s Privacy  statement  on this Website.

11. Governing law

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the law in force in the State of Victoria, Australia.

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