If you browse or otherwise access any content or data on the stepps.com.au platform (including its website, mobile site, apps and any website hosted by Stepps), you agree to be bound by these terms.
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We do not warrant that content, links, or subdomains contained on, or associated with our website will be available and accessible to you at all times. We may change the path or location of a link or subdomain, or redirect content contained within a link or subdomain on our website at any time without prior notice to you. We do not warrant that any links that you forward will remain constant at the time that you forward or share them, as they are subject to change at any time without notice to you.
Information on our platform and in any stepps.com.au publication should not be regarded as a substitute for professional legal, financial or real estate advice.
Stepps Pty Ltd As Trustee For The Stepps Unit Trust (Stepps) is responsible for maintaining our platform and all stepps.com.au publications make no warranty as to the accuracy or reliability of the information contained therein (including, but not limited to, any content or information generated on our platform by or on behalf of Stepps, and any Third Party Content on our website) and Stepps and its related entities, directors, officers and agents disclaim all liability and responsibility for any direct or indirect loss or damage which may be suffered by any recipient through relying on anything contained in or omitted from our platform or publications.
Restrictions on use of websites
In accessing or using our platform you agree that you will not:
(a) use any automated device, software, process or means to access, retrieve, scrape, or index our platform or any content on our website or any website hosted by Stepps;
(b) use any device, software, process or means to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working on our website;
(c) undertake any action that will impose a burden or make excessive traffic demands on our infrastructure that we deem, in our sole discretion to be unreasonable or disproportionate site usage;
(d) use or index any content or data on our platform for purposes of:
(i) constructing or populating a searchable database of properties,
(ii) building a database of property information; or
(iii) competing with us in any manner that we have not specifically authorised;
(e) transmit spam, chain letters, contests, junk email, surveys, or other mass messaging, whether commercial in nature or not;
(f) use our platform or any content from our platform in any manner which is, in our sole discretion, not reasonable and / or not for the purpose which it is made available;
(g) violate the rights of any person, including copyright, trade secret, privacy right, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right;
(h) pose as any person or entity or attempt to solicit money, passwords or personal information from any person;
(i) act in violation of any Term of Use or other condition posed by us or any applicable law;
(j) reproduce, republish, retransmit, modify, adapt, distribute, translate, create derivative works or adaptations of, publicly display, sell, trade, or in any way exploit our platform or any content on our website, except as expressly authorised by us; or
(k) transmit or attempt to transmit any computer viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature.
We reserve the right to exercise whatever means we deem necessary to prevent unauthorised access to or use of our website, including, but not limited to, instituting technological barriers, or reporting your conduct to any person or entity.
The subject matter on and accessible from our platform and publications is copyright. Apart from fair dealing permitted by the Copyright Act 1968, Stepps grants visitors to its websites under management permission to download copyright material only for private and non-commercial purposes. For reproduction or use of stepps.com.au or any other website hosted by Stepps, copyright material beyond such use, written permission must be obtained directly from Stepps or the relevant copyright owner. If given, permission will be subject to the requirement that the copyright owner’s name and interest in the material be acknowledged when the material is reproduced or quoted, in whole or in part.
Third-party links and advertising
Our platform often includes advertisements, hyperlinks and pointers to websites operated by third parties. Links to third-party websites include, without limitation, links to our platform of some of our real estate agency customers. Those third-party websites also form part of our platform if website hosting is provided by Stepps to that customer and their respective website(s) may be under the control of or the responsibility of Stepps. Stepps and its related entities make no warranty as to the accuracy or reliability of the information contained on any third-party websites, and Stepps and its related entities, directors, officers and agents disclaim all liability and responsibility for any direct or indirect loss or damage which may be suffered by you through relying on anything contained on or omitted from such third party websites. A display of advertising does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by Stepps.
In this section ‘Contributions’, means information including data, text, video, still images, audio or other material that Stepps has permitted you to host, share, publish, post, store or upload on our platform as permitted under these terms.
Stepps may at any time, without liability to you, remove, alter or disable access to any or all of your Contributions in its sole discretion without prior notice to you. Without limiting the previous sentence, Stepps may remove or disable access to any or all your Contributions if it considers that:
(a) those Contributions are in breach of any law or regulation;
(b) those Contributions infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party;
(c) it is required to do so by a regulatory body or any relevant authority pursuant to an interim or final take-down notice;
(d) those Contributions are:
(i) misleading or deceptive;
(ii) inappropriate having regard to the purpose of our platform;
(iii) likely to cause offence;
(iv) materially incorrect;
(vii) otherwise unlawful; or
(viii) corrupted, due to the presence of a virus or other disabling code.
You retain all of your ownership rights in your Contributions. Stepps is under no obligation to treat your Contributions as proprietary information.
To the extent that any Contributions are proprietary in nature, you grant Stepps a worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable and irrevocable licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from and display and publicly perform your Contributions throughout the world in any medium, whether currently in existence or not. You also grant each user of our platform a nonexclusive licence to use, reproduce, adapt, translate, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform your Contributions as permitted by Stepps and these terms.
You grant Stepps, in respect of Contributions to its website the right to use your name or the name you submit with the Contribution, and, the right to represent and warrant that:
(a) you own and control all of the rights to the Contributions; or
(b) you have the lawful right including all necessary licences, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorise Stepps to display the Contributions.
For any Contributions that you may retain moral rights in, you declare that:
(a) you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the Contribution, or any derivative work, upgrade or update of the Contribution; and
(b) You understand that when accessing our platform, you may be exposed to the Contributions of other users of our platform. You acknowledge and agree that Stepps does not have control of and is not responsible for these other Contributions. You release Stepps from any claims that you could assert against Stepps relating to or in connection with these other Contributions.
You represent and warrant that:
(a) you have the lawful right including all necessary licences, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorise Stepps to display your Contributions; and
(b) you will not make any Contributions that:
(i) infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, and you agree to pay all royalties, fees or other monies payable by reason of any Contributions made by you;
(ii) are misleading or deceptive;
(iii) are materially incorrect;
(iv) are likely to cause offence;
(v) directly or indirectly involve the advertising or marketing of any products or services;
(vi) are obscene, including pornographic, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive material;
(vii) are defamatory;
(viii) are otherwise unlawful or encourage unlawful conduct; or
(ix) are otherwise inappropriate having regard to the purpose of our platform.
Our platform contains content provided to Stepps by other parties (Third Party Content). Stepps does not have a practice of monitoring or making inquiries about Third Party Content. Stepps is not responsible for, does not endorse and makes no representations either expressly or impliedly concerning Third Party Content. Third Party Content does not represent the views of Stepps. You rely on Third Party Content completely at your own risk.
Our apps and products are provided subject to the platform or software provider’s terms.
(a) Google Maps
Any editorial content or articles on our site are of a general nature only and do not consider your personal objectives, financial situation or particular needs. Editorial content should not be regarded as advice or relied upon by you or any other person and we recommend that you seek professional advice before acting on the content. For the avoidance of doubt, editorial content provided by third party authors that are not employed by us is deemed to be Third Party Content for the purposes of the section above.
You represent and warrant that:
(a) your use of our platform will comply at all times with these terms and any directions we make to you in relation to your use of our platform from time to time;
(b) you will make sure that you keep any username and password by which you access our platform secure at all times; and
(c) you accept all liability for any unauthorised use of any username and password issued except for unauthorised use resulting from any negligent act or omission legally attributable to Stepps.
You agree to indemnify and hold Stepps and its affiliates (and their officers, agents, partners and employees) harmless against any and all loss, liability, claim or demand (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of, or in connection with your use of and access to our platform or making Contributions not in accordance with these terms.
Policy for linking to our website
You may only link to content on our platform if we consent. If we do allow you to link to our platform, it is on condition that you do not:
(a) attribute a link to Stepps content as being a link to your own or someone else’s content (for example, use your own logo to link to our content);
(b) attribute a link to our site and then link somewhere else;
(c) frame our content in such a way as to present it as your own or as belonging to anyone other than us or our licensors; or
(d) link to our content as part of a website that aggregates property listings and/or information or competes with us in any manner.
We reserve the right to require that you do not link to our content and we may exercise this right by giving notice to you. We reserve complete discretion in relation to our exercise of this right, which may be due to the matters or circumstances above, or any other matter or circumstance we consider is reasonable.
Limitation of liability
Certain rights and remedies may be available under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) similar legislation of other States or Territories and may not be permitted to be excluded, restricted or modified. Apart from those that cannot be excluded. To the extent permitted by law, our liability for breach of any implied warranty or condition that cannot be excluded is restricted, at our option to: the re-supply of services or payment of the cost of re-supply of services; or the replacement or repair of goods or payment of the cost of replacement or repair.
IN NO EVENT SHALL STEPPS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF CUSTOMERS, LOSS OF CAPITAL, DOWNTIME COSTS, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO REPUTATION, LOSS UNDER OR IN RELATION TO ANY OTHER CONTRACT, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE OF DATA, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS OR BENEFITS SUFFERED OR INCURRED BY OR AWARDED AGAINST YOU UNDER OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE WEBSITES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF STEPPS PTY LTD AND ITS RELATED ENTITIES TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE OF ACTION WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO $100.00.