1. Moderation limitations: Monitoring posts and messages
Considering the real-time nature of this bulletin board/ forum, it is not always possible for us to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted as and when posted.
Please remember that aussiefrogs.com does not constantly/ actively monitor the content of this bulletin board/ forum and are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for, or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message or any consequences of acting upon any message.
2. Objectionable content & reporting: Users views and posts are that of its users, not aussiefrogs.com
The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this aussiefrogs.com or any entity associated with this bulletin board/ forum.
Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by the "contact us" link or "report post" link associated with the offending message. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. However, this is a manual process, so please realise that we may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.
3. Behavior, respect & conduct - aussiefrogs.com is generally to be considered a safe and family / work friendly website.
aussiefrogs.com has a "G" Rating, an exception, at times, being the Humour forum.
You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this bulletin board/ forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane (including swearing), sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law.
Politics, Religion & current World affairs must be abstained from all posts and messages due to the inflammatory nature of such discussions, and because of their potential to inadvertently create ill feelings between members.
Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
All users must always treat other users with respect. This includes insults, name calling, personal attacks & forum trolling. Not complying with this rule may lead to infractions/ suspension and/ or banning from aussiefrogs.com.
This also includes your use of the "Conversations" feature of the forum. "Conversations" are not fully hidden like previous "Private Messages". The same rules apply on the "Conversations" platform as they would on the main forum in public view. You should be aware that "Conversations" may be monitored in some exceptional circumstances.
4. Anti-Trolling, The Law:
Defamatory and trolling behaviour has become a serious issue in Australia and will be enforced as we move forwards. (This sentence written 11/12/2021).
Any court proceedings against aussiefrogs.com will have serious consequences for the continuation of the site. We will comply fully with lawful requests to provide any information held about you and your use of this site to relevant authorities should an issue arise.
The Australian Government has developed the Social Media (Anti-Trolling) Bill 2021
Identifying anonymous commenters:
"The Bill is also an important part of the government's commitment to protecting Australians from online harms. It will empower Australians to 'unmask' the originators of anonymous defamatory comments made on social media, where comments are made in Australia.
In doing so, the Bill will seek to centre defamation disputes on the relationship between the victim and the author of the anonymous defamatory comments.
Where social media services establish and comply with a complaints scheme that allow the commenter's contact details to be disclosed with consent, or comply with court orders requiring them to provide contact details, the provider of the service will be immune from defamation liability.
If the commenter cannot be identified, the Bill will enable victims to treat the provider of the social media service as a publisher for the purpose of potential defamation proceedings."
You are not permitted to name and shame individuals, businesses, or corporations on aussiefrogs.com. Any such posting will be removed and may trigger a warning.
You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by aussiefrogs.com, or use of that material constitutes "Fair Dealing".
A member shall not create or operate more than one account at aussiefrogs.com. This includes operating a legitimate account created by another member. Where the site administrators reasonably suspect and/or conclude that a member is operating one or more alternate accounts, any or all of the accounts considered to be associated with that member may be restricted or terminated at the absolute discretion of the site administrators.
Although at times, administrators/ moderators do not and cannot review all the messages posted, aussiefrogs.com is not responsible for the content of any of these messages, aussiefrogs.com reserves the right to delete any message for any or for no reason whatsoever.
You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless aussiefrogs.com and its administrators, moderators and those acting on their behalf, with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). You, and you alone, are responsible for the content of your posts, including any images or files attached to your posts or links contained within your posts.
Any information that you post must be true or accurate to the best of your knowledge. If you are unsure of the accuracy of any information, your post should include the appropriate qualifications or you should refrain from posting that information. Keep in mind that you may be liable for anything that you say that may be defamatory, threatening or that contravenes Australian State and or Federal law.
A post may be edited for up to 10 minutes after submission to spell check/ reword etc. Any edits after this will need to be made with help of a moderator. Previous versions of your post will be stored, however not viewable in public.
aussiefrogs.com also reserves the right to reveal your identity and/or whatever information we know about you, in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.
6. Publishing, licensing and advertising rights:
Posting material on aussiefrogs.com is granting the administrators and members unlimited license to use and re-publish such material without need for acknowledgment of you as the source.
aussiefrogs.com is a commercial entity to pay for its monthly running costs/ setup costs. Advertising is only permitted by private individuals in the Cars For Sale/ Wanted and Parts For Sale/ Wanted forums.
All/ any member business/ company affairs must not be posted in the general forums or used in signatures, usernames, avatars & user titles. There is no business advertising anymore on aussiefrogs.com except on banner adverts. No exceptions.
7. Posting personal information and your identity:
It is strongly recommended that you do not include information such as mobile phone numbers, email addresses, home addresses, bank details etc in any post. You may/ will end up on lists where getting calls from strange numbers at strange times of the day is unavoidable and disruptive.
This bulletin board/ forum has features that protect your identity such as the "Conversations" & "Send Email" link. Both options appear by a contactee clicking your username. The bulletin board/ forum software will hide your email address when someone wishes to contact you.
Search engines regularly visit aussiefrogs.com and your email address may end up in active spam lists if included as raw @address in your online post. As above, your "Conversations" must abide by the rules.
Access to aussiefrogs and the ability to interact with other members should be seen as a privilege and as something valuable.
Should you decide to remove your account/ membership with aussiefrogs.com and you want your account removed, please notify us via "contact us" link and use the donate link to pay $25.00 with comment "remove account", "account name" to cover the time taken to action your request. Any posts you have made on aussiefrogs.com will then show up as being posted by "anonymous". Your messages will not be deleted.
8. Subscription & Donations:
aussiefrogs.com has introduced a subscription-based payment for those members who wish to support this valuable resource. A payment method for subscription is through “PayPal” and is a re-occurring 12-month payment of $25 and promotes you to usergroup VIP AF Sponsor. Should you wish to discontinue this service after taking it up, it needs to be cancelled within your own “PayPal” account.
Donations made through the Donation link, are not re-occurring by default and are made through PayPal.
Please note, payments of $25 or more will add you to the VIP AF Sponsor usergroup, anything in excess of $25 using the donations option will not roll over to the next year's annual subscription. Only 1 year can be purchased at one time.
Other methods of payment may be introduced in future for both options.
Acceptance of these rules/terms regarding Subscriptions & Donations acknowledges there may be circumstances in which aussiefrogs needs to close, possibly abruptly, or modify or terminate access by one or more users. The timing may not correspond with the expiry of a user's subscription period, and where that is the case, aussiefrogs will not usually partially refund any subscriptions or donations.
Although very very much appreciated, by taking up the subscription/ donation option, you also acknowledge it confers upon you no more rights or any service that is superior to that of a non-paying member, but by subscribing/ donating you are ensuring the longevity of aussiefrogs.com.
9. Reserved rights:
Please note that any spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate on aussiefrogs.com.
We reserve the right to amend these rules/terms etc. as deemed necessary from time to time.
Please do not post on aussiefrogs.com if you disagree or cannot abide by the rules set out here.