User Agreement

Introduction

Purpose of the Forum

The Loop Track Forum (“Forum”) is designed to provide a space for users to discuss hiking in Australia.

Acceptance of Terms

By using the Forum, you agree to this Agreement. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian must agree to these terms on your behalf.

General Use

License and Permitted Content

Loop Track grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to use the Forum for discussing hiking and related topics.

Prohibited Content

You may not post content that is defamatory, offensive, illegal, or abusive; incites violence; or infringes on intellectual property rights.

Content Ownership and Usage

Your Content

You retain ownership of the content you post. However, by posting, you grant Loop Track a worldwide, royalty-free indefinite license to use, modify, and distribute your content for the purpose of operating and promoting the Forum.

Loop Track’s Rights

Loop Track reserves the right to reproduce, edit, or use content posted on the Forum in any manner it chooses.

Conduct and Reporting

Code of Conduct

You agree to follow the Forum’s code of conduct, which includes not posting prohibited content.

General Guidelines

  • Stay on Topic: The Forum is designed to discuss hiking in Australia. Please keep your posts relevant to the category you are posting in.
  • Be Respectful: Treat all members with respect. Abusive, hateful, or discriminatory language will not be tolerated.
  • Avoid Sharing Unsafe Practices: This is a hiking forum, and safety is our top priority. Do not post any content that promotes risky, dangerous, or unsafe hiking practices. This includes, but is not limited to, recommending unsafe trails, suggesting that safety gear is unnecessary, or encouraging risky behaviour.

Prohibited Content

  • Illegal Material: Do not post content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity, or infringes on the legal rights of others.
  • Offensive Content: Avoid posting content that is defamatory, offensive, or abusive. Content that incites violence or contains hate speech will be removed.
  • Intellectual Property: Do not post content that you do not own or have permission to use. This includes copyrighted or trademarked material.
  • Advertising and Spam: Do not use the Forum to advertise products or services, or to spam other members.
  • Polls and Petitions: Posting of polls, petitions, or links to the same is not allowed.

Reporting Violations

If you see content that violates these rules, please report it to Loop Track using the email address: admin@looptrack.com.au.

Disclaimer

Loop Track is an open forum, so treat the info here as personal opinions, not as verified facts. Neither Loop Track, its admins, nor its members will be held accountable for any decisions you make based on what you read here.

You’re responsible for your own actions, especially when it comes to hiking. If you decide to use any information from this forum, make sure you’ve done your own research to confirm its accuracy. When spending time outdoors, know how to navigate, what gear to bring, and understand your own limits before you hit the trail.

The content here is a collection of individual opinions, and it’s up to you to decide if the information is accurate and suits your needs.

Moderation and Disciplinary Actions

Role of Moderators

Moderators are volunteers who help maintain the Forum. They have the authority to remove content that violates this Agreement.

Disciplinary Procedures

Loop Track reserves the right to take disciplinary action against users who violate this Agreement, which may include temporary suspension or permanent banning from the Forum.

Legal Matters

Copyright

If you believe your copyright has been infringed upon, you can report it to Loop Track for investigation.

Disclaimers and Liability

The Forum is provided “as is” without any warranties. Loop Track is not liable for any indirect damages, including but not limited to, loss of data or other intangibles, arising from your use of the Forum or any interactions you have with other Forum members.

By using the Loop Track Forum, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to these indemnification terms. Failure to comply may result in legal action against you.

Your Responsibilities

You are solely responsible for your actions and the content you post on the Forum. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Loop Track, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents from any and all claims, losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including legal fees, resulting directly or indirectly from or arising out of your use of the Forum, your posts, or your violation of this Agreement.

Governing Law

This Agreement is governed by the laws of Australia.

Changes to Terms

Loop Track may change these terms at any time. Continued use of the Forum signifies your acceptance of any changes.

Termination

You can terminate your account at any time. Some terms may continue to apply even after your account is terminated.

By using the Loop Track Community Forum, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms.