Please note that:
a) further terms and conditions govern the purchase of any goods described on our website. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
b) The terms contained in this document also apply to your use of any and all Catexplorer podcasts which are made available through this website.
Your use of this website, including your use of our podcasts, is subject to the following terms:
1. Use of our website
The content of this website is for your general information and use only and is subject to change without prior notice.
You can only ever use our website for lawful purposes (such as researching our goods and services or contacting us) in a manner consistent with the nature and purpose of the website, and in a way that doesn’t impact on anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the website. We have a zero-tolerance policy for users who conduct themselves unlawfully or encourage such conduct, who post any defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material, harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, or disrupt the website. We reserve the right to ban any users who engage in such behaviour.
You’re not permitted to change, add to, remove, deface, hack or otherwise interfere with our website or any material or content displayed on the website, or attempt to do any of those things.
Unauthorised use of this website may be a criminal offence and/or give rise to a claim for damages.
2. Intellectual property
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the content, design, layout, appearance, look, graphics, text, logos, button icons, video images, audio clips, code, scripts, design elements and interactive features of the website, and is protected by copyright under the laws of Australia and through international treaties.
Unless we say otherwise, all rights (including copyright) in the website are owned or controlled by us and are reserved by us.
Any reproduction of the website or website content is prohibited other than in accordance with these terms.
All designs, trade marks, service marks and trade names are owned, registered and/or licensed by us, save for any trademarks reproduced on this website which are not the property of or licensed to us, which are acknowledged on the website.
As a user of our website, we grant you a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, revocable license to use our website in accordance with these terms, to copy and store the website and its content in your device's cache memory and to print pages from the website for your own personal and non-commercial use.
Except as outlined above, we don’t grant you any other rights whatsoever in relation to the website- all other rights are expressly retained and reserved by us and nothing you do on or in relation to the website will transfer any intellectual property or associated rights.
If you would like to share our website or social media content that’s freely available for re-use or is in the public domain, you are permitted to do so, as long as you attribute same to us and link back to our website. This includes images on our website and social media profiles, unless we explicitly cite a copyright notice indicating otherwise. If you’d like to share, re-publish or otherwise use our website or content in a way that you aren’t expressly authorised to do by these terms, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
We’ll sometimes ask our users to contribute content to our website or social media. Please note before you do so that any material you send to us (including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, designs, images, videos, audio, marks or other information) will be deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary, unless you tell us otherwise. You authorise us to use it for any purpose, without compensation to you.
We maintain a community blog on our website to keep you up to date with the latest information and news in relation to exploring with cats. As a website user, we may give you the opportunity to comment on our blog posts. Please note that we do regularly screen and review blog comments. We reserve the right to remove comments that we consider may not align with our brand values. You are expressly prohibited from posting any comment or content that is defamatory, offensive or otherwise inappropriate. You warrant that all information that you submit to us via our website is true and correct, to the best of your knowledge and information, and that you are the rightful owner of all intellectual property rights in such information.
We may also feature guest bloggers from time to time. We want you to know that we don’t necessarily endorse or support any views, opinions, standards or information expressed in guest blogs and/or the comments section of our blog.
If you find something offensive or inappropriate, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we’ll review the material to see whether it should be removed.
5. Links to our website
If you would like to link to our website, please get in touch with us with your URL, a brief description of your website and why you want to establish a link. Please note that if we allow you to link to our website, we may impose certain terms or conditions.
If the nature or content of your website changes in any significant way after the authorised link is established, you must let us know and provide us with a new description of your website. If the change means that your website is no longer a good fit with ours, we may ask you to remove the link. Refusal will constitute a breach of these terms.
6. Links from our website to other websites
We may also, on occasion, include links to other websites which are not controlled by us. These links are provided for your convenience to provide you with further information. You acknowledge that they are used at your own risk. Please note that we include these links for your convenience, however we don’t necessarily endorse or support the views, opinions, standards or information expressed on them. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those websites. For your own safety, please make sure you check the protocols and standards of the linked sites before using them.
We may also provide links to products and services offered by our affiliates. You acknowledge and understand that we may obtain a financial benefit if you click on an affiliate link on a website or purchase goods or services available for sale on our affiliates’ website. We do not warrant or represent that such affiliates’ products or services are suitable for your circumstances – please be a conscious consumer and satisfy yourself that any products or services are appropriate for your individual circumstances before making a purchase.
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Our website is security assured by Squarespace . We use our best endeavours to ensure the website is free of any malware, bugs, viruses, trojan horses, ransomware or other harmful code or communications which may be transmitted to or through the website, including links to other sites.
9. Disclaimer and indemnity
Nothing in these terms limits or excludes any rights, guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions that you are entitled to by law that can’t be limited or excluded, including under the Australian Consumer Law, which forms Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (ACL).
Apart from that, to the extent permitted by law, we exclude all terms, guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions as to the performance, accuracy, timeliness, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any purpose which are not expressly stated in these terms. You hereby acknowledge that such information and materials may contain mistakes, inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude any liability for such to the fullest extent permissible by law.
We will not be liable for any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage (unless such loss or damage is reasonably foreseeable resulting from our failure to meet an applicable consumer guarantee to which you are entitled under the ACL), loss of profit or opportunity, or damage to goodwill arising out of or in connection with the website or these terms (including as a result of not being able to use the website), whether at common law, under contract, tort (including negligence), in equity, pursuant to statute or otherwise. If we can’t exclude liability but we can limit it, we limit it to the maximum extent permitted under section 64A of the ACL.
We make the website available to you, however you use it at entirely your own risk, for which we will not be liable. Everything on the website is provided "as is" and "as available" – we don’t make any representations or warranties of any kind – and we exclude all liability for loss or damage you might suffer because of:
· failures, errors, mistakes, inaccuracies, interruptions, defects, delays, viruses, lost, stolen, altered or misused data, unlawful third party conduct arising out of the website;
· unsuitable or out of date information on the website (including third party material and advertisements on the website);
· you or any other person acting or not acting, on any information;
· personal injury or property damage of any nature resulting from your or any other person’s access to or use of the website;
· any unauthorised access to or use of information or data, including personal and financial information, collected by us;
· any interruption of transmission to or from the website;
· any unauthorised access to or use of information or data, including personal and financial information, collected by us;
· any malware (bugs, viruses, trojan horses, ransomware or other harmful code or communications) which may be transmitted to or through the website, including links to other sites;
· costs incurred by you in using the website; and
· links which are provided for your convenience.
It is your own responsibility to ensure that any services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
You indemnify us from and against all claims, suits, demands, actions, liabilities, costs and expenses (including legal costs and expenses on a full indemnity basis) resulting from your use of the website.
10. Advice and Information
On our website we may provide or publish general advice, recommendations, information or assistance in relation to cats and exploring with them, believing it to be accurate, appropriate and reliable at the time but we don’t give any warranty of accuracy, appropriateness or reliability.
Any information and advice we give is general in nature and is not intended to constitute or substitute for professional, medical or veterinary advice. Unless required by law, we won’t accept any liability or responsibility (including liability for negligence) for any loss suffered because of your or any other person’s reliance on any such information or advice.
It’s important to note that we are not veterinarians and that you should consult your vet before acting on any information seen on our website .
11. Changes to terms
If we decide to change these terms (and we can do so at any time), we’ll post a copy of our revised terms on our website. Changes to the terms will take effect immediately on being published on the website. Your continued use of the website indicates your acceptance of the revised terms.
If any part of these terms is found to be void or unenforceable by a Court of competent jurisdiction, that part will be severed and the rest of the terms will remain in force.
13. No affiliation
Our website is not a part of the Facebook website, Facebook Inc, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter or Google, nor is it endorsed by or affiliated with any of those websites or their owners in any way.
The agreement between us constituted by your use of the website may be terminated at any time by us without notice, in which case all disclaimers and limitations of liability will survive termination, however, you will no longer be authorised to access the website.
As we are based in New South Wales, these terms will be governed by the laws of that state. In the event of any dispute, we ask that you first contact us, and we’ll do our best to resolve the dispute to our mutual satisfaction quickly, cheaply and efficiently. If we do end up in court, you agree that the exclusive venue for resolving any dispute will be in the courts of New South Wales and courts of appeal from them.
This document was last updated: 16 November 2018