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The VFFA web site has been established in order to provide the following services to members of the NSW VFFA Inc.

  • A forum for discussion amongst VFFA members
  • Information on VFFA activities
  • A forum for VFFA members to communicate issues to their association representatives
  • A platform for the VFFA to share news and information

 1. Acceptance of Terms of Use and Amendments

Each time you use or cause access to this web site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, and as amended from time to time with or without notice to you. In addition, if you are using a particular service on or through this web site, you will be subject to any rules or guidelines applicable to those services and they shall be incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.

2. Our Service

Our web site and services provided to you on and through our web site on an “AS IS” basis.You agree that the owners of this web site exclusively reserve the right and may, at any time and without notice and any liability to you, modify or discontinue this web site and its services or delete the data you provide, whether temporarily or permanently. We shall have no responsibilty or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or information.

3. Your Responsibilities and Registration Obligations

In order to use this web site, you must register on our site, agree to provide truthful information when requested, and be at least the age of eighteen (18) or older. When registering, you explicitly agree to our Terms of Use and as may be modified by us from time to time and available here.

4. Privacy

Registration data and other personally identifiable information that we may collect is subject to the terms of our Privacy Statement (below).

5. Registration and Password

You are responsible to maintain the confidentiality of your password and shall be responsible for all uses via your registration and/or login, whether authorised or unauthorised by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use or your registration, user account or password.

6. Your Conduct

You agree that all information or data of any kind, whether text, software, code, music or sound, photographs or graphics, video or other materials (“Content”), publicly or privately provided, shall be the sole responsibility of the person providing the Content or the person whose user account is used. You agree that our web site may expose you to Content that may be objectionable or offensive. We shall not be responsible to you in any way for the Content that appears on this web site nor for any error or omission.

You explicitly agree, in using this web site or any service provided, that you shall not:

(a) provide any Content or perform any conduct that may be unlawful, illegal, threatening, harmful, abusive, harassing, stalking, tortious, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, offensive, objectionable, pornographic, designed to or does interfere or interrupt this web site or any service provided, infected with a virus or other destructive or deleterious programming routine, give rise to civil or criminal liability, or which may violate an applicable local, national or international law;

(b) impersonate or misrepresent your association with any person or entity, or forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any Content provided by you;

(c) collect or harvest any data about other users;

(d) provide or use this web site and any Content or service in any commercial manner or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorised advertising without our prior written consent;

(e) provide any Content that may give rise to our civil or criminal liability or which may consititue or be considered a violation of any local, national or international law, including but not limited to laws relating to copyright, trademark, patent, or trade secrets.

7. Submission of Content on this Web Site

By providing any Content to our web site:

(a) you agree to grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, technology known or later developed;

(b) you warrant and represent that you have all legal, moral, and other rights that may be necessary to grant us with the license set forth in this Section 7;

(c) you acknowledge and agree that we shall have the right (but not obligation), in our sole discretion, to refuse to publish or to remove or block access to any Content you provide at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.

8. Third Party Services

Goods and services of third parties may be advertised and/or made available on or through this web site. Representations made regarding products and services provided by third parties are governed by the policies and representations made by these third parties. We shall not be liable for or responsible in any manner for any of your dealings or interaction with third parties.

9. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless, our subsidiaries, affiliates, related parties, officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, advertisers, partners, and co-branders from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, that may be made by any third party, that is due to or arising out of your conduct or connection with this web site or service, your provision of Content, your violation of this Terms of Use or any other violation of the rights of another person or party.

10. Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand and agree that your use of this web site and any services or content provided (the “service”) is made available and provided to you at your own risk. It is provided to you “as is” and we expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, implied or express, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. We make no warranty, implied or express, that any part of the service will be uninterrupted, error-free, virus-free, timely, secure, accurate, reliable, of any quality, nor that any content is safe in any manner for download. You understand and agree that neither us nor any participant in the service provides professional advice of any kind and that use of such advice or any other information is solely at your own risk and without our liability of any kind.

Some jurisdictions may not allow disclaimers of implied warranties and the above disclaimer may not apply to you only as it relates to implied warranties.

11. Limitation of Liability

You expressly understand and agree that we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, indicental, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible loss (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from or arising out of (i) the use of or the inability to use the service, (ii) the cost to obtain substitute goods and/or services resulting from any transaction entered into on through the service, (iii) unauthorised access to or alteration of your data transmissions, (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service, or (v) any other matter relating to the service.

In some jurisdictions, it is not permitted to limit liability and therefore such limitations may not apply to you.

12. Reservation of Rights

We reserve all of our rights, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary right that we may have in our web site, its content, and the goods and services that may be provided. The use of our rights and property requires our prior written consent. We are not providing you with any implied or express licenses or rights by making services available to you and you will have no rights to make any commercial uses of our web site or service without our prior written consent.

13. Notification of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your property has been used in any way that would be considered copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights, our copyright agent may be contacted at the following address:

Click to contact our webmaster

14. Applicable Law

You agree that this Terms of Use and any dispute arising out of your use of this web site or our products or services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. By registering or using this web site and service you consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State of New South Wales, Australia.

15. Miscellaneous Information

(i) In the event that this Terms of Use conflicts with any law under which any provision may be held invalid by a court with jurisdiction over the parties, such provision will be interpreted to reflect the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of this Terms of Use will remain valid and intact; (ii) The failure of either party to assert any right under this Terms of Use shall not be considered a waiver of any that party’s right and that right will remain in full force and effect; (iii) You agree that without regard to any statue or contrary law that any claim or cause arising out of this web site or its services must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause arose or the claim shall be forever barred; (iv) We may assign our rights and obligations under this Terms of Use and we shall be relieved of any further obligation.

Privacy

The Volunteer Firefighters Association Inc.(VFFA) NSW website is maintained by the VFFA. This Privacy Policy applies to all the publicly accessible pages on the VFFA site located at website address as well as to the general dealings and handling of information gathered and stored by the VFFA.

The VFFA does not have any responsibility for the privacy policies or practices of third party sites linked to the VFFA website. If you have any questions about the VFFA website, or the application of this Privacy Policy or a request for access to information held, please contact the VFFA.

President
Volunteer Firefighters Assocation Inc.

You have a right to access your personal information, subject to some exceptions allowed by law. If you would like to do so, please let us know. You will be required to put your request in writing for security reasons.

The VFFA is committed to protecting your privacy. That is why we have adopted this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is intended to describe how your personal information is processed and used, and we will make every effort to ensure that our activities keep within the spirit of this Privacy Policy. Please note that by visiting and using www.VFFA.org, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Visitor Information

Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name and an IP Address. When a visitor requests a page from within the VFFA website, our Web Servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made to our Web Server. This information reveals nothing personal about you. In fact, the only information that we automatically gather and log is as follows: The IP Address of the Site that may have Referred you; Your IP Address; The Web Page that you may have linked to us from, if any; The Product Identifier for Version and Make of Browser (e.g. Internet Explorer 5.5); The Operating System platform that you may be running (e.g. Macintosh or Windows); Search Words or Terms that are passed from a Search Engine (e.g. Google, Yahoo).

The VFFA has found it advantageous to examine visitor traffic in its aggregate, so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various Browsers and Operating Systems that visit our site. By analysing visitation patterns, referring URLs and Search Engine terms, we can strategically enhance our exposure on the Internet.

What other information does the VFFA request?

We may also request your e-mail address, mailing address, and contact telephone numbers for the purposes of conducting a survey, adding you to our mailing list, or by your request to have someone contact you for additional information. Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict “No Spam” policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent.

If you are a member of our Mailing List, you will be contacted with announcements, news, additions and new products or information. You have the option of “Unsubscribing” from our Mailing List at any time, thereby disabling any further such communication from being sent to you. If you wish to have specific communications with a member of the VFFA , you will be required to provide specific information that will be routed to the appropriate contact within the VFFA.

Help us to ensure we hold accurate information

The VFFA takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that the personal information we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, the accuracy of that information we hold depends to a large extent on the information you provide.

That’s why we recommend that you let us know if there are any errors in your personal information; and keep us up-to-date with changes to personal information such as your name or address.

Third Parties

The VFFA will disclose your personal information or any of its log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary to:

Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on VFFA;

  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the VFFA,
  • or visitors of the VFFA;
  • Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties;
  • Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.

The VFFA uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. The VFFA reserves the right to transfer information in connection with the sale of all or part of the VFFA capital stock or assets to any third party. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information. The VFFA also provides “links” to a wide variety of other web sites on the Internet. We are not responsible for their Privacy Policies or how those websites manage information about their users.

We strongly urge you to check with those web sites to determine their privacy policy. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted so that you are always aware of the information that we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.