Terms of Use

Welcome to the AusStage website (the Site). The Site is operated and presented to users by the AusStage consortium of Australian universities, government agencies, industry organisations and collecting institutions.

AusStage is committed to collecting and sharing information about live performance in Australia as an ongoing and collaborative endeavour. Our project office and server infrastructure are housed at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. Our users come from around Australia and the world.

These Terms of Use apply to all users of the Site, including users who are not Registered Users. Please read the Terms of Use carefully before using the Site.

1. Definitions

"The Site" means the publicly viewable web site at http://www.ausstage.edu.au and related web Services.

"Services" means the open web services accessible online in the ausstage.edu.au domain.

"User" means a person who access the Site or related Web Services.

"Registered User" means a person who has registered to use the Site.

"Content" means information contributed by Users and collected by AusStage, in a variety of formats (text, pictures, sound and moving images), including records, comments and tags.

"Content Licence" means the Licence Agreement under which Users provide copyright Content to AusStage for use on the Site.

"User Licence" means the Licence Agreement (Creative Commons: Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike) under which AusStage provides copyright Content to Users for their own use.

"Terms of Use" means these terms of use, together with the AusStage Privacy Policy, and other terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers displayed on the Site.

"Us", "we" or "our" means AusStage and/or its related bodies corporate.

2. Access

By accessing or using the Site you signify your agreement to:

  1. these Terms of Use;
  2. the AusStage Privacy Policy and statements on Cultural Advice and Accessibility;
  3. the AusStage User Licence; and
  4. other terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers displayed on the Site.

You also agree that, in your use of the Site you will comply with all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not use the Site.

3. Copyright

All Content in AusStage is copyright. If you use information from AusStage you must acknowledge copyright and our licence terms: © AusStage and contributors, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Aus. Advice on citing records in AusStage is provided by the Citation guide.

Content displayed on the Site and/or accessed through Services is licensed to Users under the User Licence, a version of the Creative Commons: Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike licence.

Under the User Licence, you are free to copy, distribute, display and perform the work and to make derivative works under the following conditions:

With the understanding that:

4. Registration

To contribute Content to the Site, you must complete the appropriate registration form, and agree to license your contributions to AusStage under the Content Licence. When registering with AusStage, you agree to provide accurate, complete and up-to-date information about yourself. You also agree to inform AusStage of any changes to your personal information.

You are responsible for the activity that occurs on your registration, and you must keep your password secure. You may not use another person's registration without permission. You must notify AusStage immediately of any unauthorised use of your registration.

5. Content

Content contributed by Registered Users is licensed to AusStage under the Content Licence. The Content Licence is provided to Users at registration. Registered Users are required to agree to the Content Licence as a condition of registration. The Content Licence is a version of the Creative Commons: Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike, the same licence under which AusStage provides Content to Users.

AusStage allows Registered Users to post comments and attach tags to records. On successfully completing a program of training in data entry protocols and procedures, AusStage also allows Registered Users to add, edit and copy records.

Registered Users are advised that all Content, including records, comments and tags, is subject to editorial review. AusStage reserves the right to assess the quality of and to moderate, and at its sole discretion, to accept, modify or reject Content at any time and on any basis.

Registered Users are responsible for their own Content and the consequences of publishing it on the Site. Registered Users must not submit Content that is (a) defamatory or otherwise unlawful, or violating any laws regarding harassment, discrimination, racial vilification, privacy or contempt; (b) abusive, offensive or obscene; (c) deliberate provocation of other Site Users; (d) compromising your privacy, the privacy of other Users or AusStage staff, or containing inappropriate personal information; (e) an infringement of intellectual property rights or copyright; (f) intentionally false or misleading; (g) seeking to endorse or promote commercial products, services or activities; or (h) a posting made on behalf of a User whose registration has been terminated or suspended.

The opinions expressed in Content are not necessarily those of AusStage or its partners. While care is taken to ensure that details entered into AusStage are correct, complete and up-to-date, AusStage does not warrant the accuracy of any information published on the Site andno responsibility will be taken for errors or omissions in data. Users are advised that the dataset is not yet comprehensive.

6. Account Termination

AusStage will terminate a User's registration if AusStage, in its absolute discretion, determines that the User has contravened these Terms of Use or any licence entered into by that User in respect of Site and/or its Content.

7. Variations to the Site

AusStage may change the information available on this Site without notice. AusStage may also change the conditions of access to the Site and its Services.

AusStage may change these Terms of Use and other policies at any time. Notice of such changes will be publicised on the Site not less than 7 days prior to their implementation. If you do not agree to any changes, you should give notice to cancel your registration within the 7 day period. Use of the Site after the changes become effective will be taken as acceptance of the changes.

8. Service Provision

There will be times when the Site and its Services are unavailable due to maintenance, emergency repairs, failure of telecommunications links and other events beyond our control, therefore we cannot guarantee that you will have uninterrupted access to the Site or its Content.

9. Links to Other Sites

This site includes links to other websites, as a convenience to users. Each linked website has its owns terms and conditions of use, and you must ensure that you comply with them.

In providing links to other websites, AusStage does not endorse or make any representation or warranty regarding the products, services or information available via any linked website, or in respect of the owner or operator of that website.

AusStage is not responsible for any loss or damage arising from your use of or access to any linked website.

10. External Content from Other Sites

AusStage includes content from other sites, including Google Maps and Picture Australia. AusStage will indicate to users when external content is presented on the site. Users are advised that their use of this content is subject to the external site's terms of use.

11. Privacy, Cultural Advice and Accessibility

AusStage advises Users of its obligations under the Privacy Act (1998) and its operation in accordance with the Information Privacy Principles. The AusStage Privacy Policy forms part of these Terms of Use.

AusStage advises Users of its commitment to respecting the cultures of Indigenous Australians, and to ensuring that the Site is accessible to everyone. The AusStage statements on Cultural Advice and Accessibility form part of these Terms of Use.

12. Use of AusStage Branding

You are not entitled to copy, modify, distribute or use any of AusStage’s trademarks, logos or branding without prior permission.

13. Applicable Law

These Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of South Australia. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in South Australia to determine any matter or dispute which arises under the Terms of Use.