Thanks for using BestCities Global Alliance (BCGA) www.bestcities.net website (the “Website”). The following are the terms and conditions (the “Terms” or the “Agreement”) under which you may use the Website. Please read this page carefully. By accessing the Website you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not accept any of the Terms stated here, do not use the Website. BCGA may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms at any time by updating this page. Users are bound by any such modifications.
Item A. Website Materials
The contents of this Website, including but not limited to: text, graphics, illustrations, logos, software, trademarks, service marks and other material (“Material”) are protected by copyright and other laws.
BCGA authorises you to view the Material on the Website solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not sell or modify the Material or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use the Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose without the written permission of BCGA. If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the Material automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies of the Material you have made.
Item B. Website Warranties
The BCGA Website and materials contained therein are provided on an “AS IS” basis without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied. BCGA, to the extent permitted by law, disclaims all warranties, included but not limited to: warranties of title, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of third party rights. BCGA make no warranties about the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or timeliness of the material and links presented on the Website.
Neither does the alliance warrant that the Website will operate without error or that the Website and its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful code. BCGA is not responsible for any costs associated with servicing or replacing your equipment or data due to your use of this Website. The Website contains materials provided by third parties, and will likewise not be held responsible for any such third party material.
Item C. Disclaimer of Damages & Limitation of Liability
In no event will BCGA be liable to any user or other third party for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use the Website or the materials contained therein. This disclaimer and limitation includes direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages or lost profits, and applies whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, regardless of whether BCGA is advised of the possibility of such damages.
Item D. Public & User Submissions – General
The BCGA Website includes postings, listings, stories, and articles from third parties. Such content is the responsibility of the third party creator of the content. BCGA has no responsibility for such content and is merely providing access to such content as a service to you. While BCGA will endeavor to remove any offensive or harmful content from the Website as soon as it comes to our attention, third party materials may include offensive, inappropriate, harmful, or deceptive information. HOWEVER, WE EXPECT YOU TO USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE, AND EXERCISE GOOD JUDGEMENT WHEN USING THIRD PARTY INFORMATION.
Item E. User Responsibilities & Privileges
You agree that you are responsible for your own submissions and postings and for any consequences thereof. You agree to use BCGA’s Website only to post materials that are legal, proper and related to the purposes of this geographic community. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using this Website, you will not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate or offer to do the same (hereinafter “Post”) any inappropriate, defamatory, infringing, obscene, or unlawful material or information
- Post any material that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary right of any party (the “Rights”), unless you are the owner of the Rights or have the permission of the owner to post or transmit such material
- Post any files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer
- Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose, other than in areas of the Web site intended for such uses
- Impersonate another person or entity, or falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is Posted
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the use of the Web site.
Item F. Our Obligation to Monitor Content
BCGA does not control the information posted by Registered Users, and has no obligation to monitor postings. However, BCGA reserves the right at all times 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, for any reason whatsoever, in BCGA’s sole discretion.
BCGA does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any information posted by third parties, or endorse any opinions expressed by them. You acknowledge that any reliance on material so posted will be at your own risk.
If BCGA is notified by a user of content which allegedly does not conform to any term of this Agreement, we may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in our sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the content. BCGA will have no liability or responsibility for performance or non-performance of such investigation. BCGA reserves the right to terminate or restrict your access to any or all Subscription privileges at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Item G. Copyright Infringement
BCGA may, in appropriate circumstances and at its sole discretion, remove or disable access to material on the Website that infringes on the rights of others. If you believe that your work has been used on the Website in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide BCGA with a written notice – by postal mail, e-mail – that includes the following information:
- The signature (electronic or physical) of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed
- A description of where the material in question is located on the Website
- Your mailing address, telephone number, and email address
- A statement by you that you believe in good faith that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law
- A statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf
For purposes of such notice, BCGA’s address for notice is as follows:
BestCities Global Alliance
14 Robinson Road #08-01A
Far East Finance Building
Item H. Links to Other Websites
BCGA contains links to third party websites that are maintained by others. These links are provided solely as a convenience to our users, and are not an endorsement by BCGA of the contents on such third-party Websites. BCGA is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party sites. If you decide to access linked third-party Websites, you do so at your own risk.
Item I. Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BCGA, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Material or your breach of the terms of this Agreement. BCGA will provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall reasonably assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.
Item J. General Disclaimer
BCGA makes no claims that the materials presented are appropriate for any particular purpose or audience. Access to the materials may not be legal by certain persons. If you access the Website from outside of Australia, you are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
BCGA’s web server is hosted in Australia. All legal issues arising from or related to the use of the Website shall be construed in accordance with and determined by the laws of Australia. By using this Website, you agree that the exclusive forum for the bringing of any claims or causes of action arising out of or relating to your use of this Website is the appropriate Australian Court.
You hereby accept and submit to the jurisdiction of such court in any such proceeding or action, and irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection which you may now or hereafter have to the laying of the venue of any such action or proceeding brought in such a court and any claim that any such action or proceeding brought in such a court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
Public vs Confidential information
You acknowledge that all of your submissions and postings to the public portion of the Website are public and not private information. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your household. BCGA specifically disclaims any liability with regard to any actions resulting from your submissions and postings to the public portion of the website. Generally, any communication which you post to the website is considered to be non-confidential. If a particular webpage or form permits the submission of information that will be treated by BCGA as confidential, that fact will be stated on those pages.
Use of public information
By posting communications on or through the Website, you automatically grant BCGA a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the information alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.