Terms of use

These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in them) (‘Terms’) tell you the terms on which you may make use of www.thesector.com.au (our website) and our services. Use of our website includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our website or requesting or ordering any subscription or service from us.

You agree to only use our website for the purposes permitted by these Terms.  These Terms must be read together with our Privacy Policy and any location-specific legal notice.  If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our website.

You must not:

  • Use the website directly or indirectly to post any unlawful, obscene, defamatory, false or misleading material, or use offensive language, harass, threaten or offend any person, or prevent any other user from using or enjoying the website in any way;
  • Submit for posting or otherwise distribute any information in any way which violates, plagiarises or infringes upon the rights of any third party in any way;
  • Attempt to gain unauthorised access to the website or use another person’s name, registration account, or password;
  • Impersonate any person or entity or create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others as to the identity of the sender or the origin of a message you post on the website;
  • Falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Engage in any other conduct that we may advise that we consider breaches – in our absolute discretion – of these Terms or is otherwise inappropriate for the website.

Sector Publishing reserves the right to decline to publish, or remove where already published, any information that we consider in our absolute discretion is inappropriate for the website for any reason.

Linking to our website

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.  You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.  You must not establish a link to our website in any website that is not owned by you. Our website must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our website other than the home page.  We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of content on our website other than that set out above, please contact Editor Freya Lucas at freya@thesector.com.au

Privacy policy

You can view our Privacy Policy in full here.

Accounts and password

We also encourage you to play an important role in keeping your personal information secure, by maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords and account details used on The Sector website. It is your sole responsibility to maintain such confidentiality and Sector Publishing will not be liable for any damage, loss or expense suffered due to such disclosure.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms.

Refund and return policy

If you cancel: By subscribing to a service published by Sector Publishing you may unsubscribe at any time during the subscription by notifying Sector Publishing at editor@thesector.com.au detailing your name, order number, item to be refunded and the reason for the refund. The request will be actioned within 5 working days (‘refund date’). You will receive a full or partial refund based on the proportion of your service or reports still remaining on your subscription after the refund date.

If we cancel:  If we cease to publish a report you have paid us to subscribe to, we will provide you with a full or partial refund based on the proportion of your service or reports still remaining on your subscription after the date we ceased publishing them.

Refunds will be paid to the credit card used to purchase the original order.

Delivery policy

When subscribing to services published by Sector Publishing, the first publication or report will start with the next issue to be sent unless otherwise specified, and may therefore take up to 4 weeks to be delivered.  You are responsible for notifying us of any changes to your contact details.

Intellectual property rights

All copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights of the information and material available via our website belongs to Sector Publishing. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.  No content may be reproduced or published without the prior written consent of Sector Publishing or in accordance with these Terms.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our website for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others to content posted on our website.  You must not modify any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.  You must not use any part of the content on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.  If you print off, distribute, copy or download any part of our website in breach of these Terms, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

By posting or adding any content onto the website, you grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide and transferable right and licence to use that content in any way (including, without limitation, by reproducing, changing, and communicating the content to the public) and permit us to authorise any other person to do the same thing.

You consent to any act or omission which would otherwise constitute an infringement of your moral rights, and if you add any content in which any third party has moral rights, you must also ensure that the third party also consents in the same manner.

Disclaimer

The content on our website is provided for general information only and should not be taken as advice. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our website.  Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our website is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

Sector Publishing does not endorse any person, company or organisation that uses, advertises, posts on, or provides material to the site, or any events, information, products or services offered for sale. Any decision that you make about any information published or products advertised on The Sector website must be based solely on your own evaluation of your circumstances and objectives and of the material or product. We recommend that you independently verify the accuracy, currency or reliability of any of the published information on The Sector website upon which you intend to rely.

We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Limitation of our liability

To the full extent permitted by law, we exclude all liability in respect of loss of data, interruption of business or any consequential or incidental damages.  To the full extent permitted by law, we exclude all representations, warranties or terms (whether express or implied) other than those expressly set out in these Terms.  You may have rights under consumer protection legislation such as the Australian Consumer Law.  These Terms are to be read subject to and in addition to your rights under any such legislation which prohibits or restricts the exclusion, restriction or modification of any implied warranties, conditions, guarantees or obligations.

Viruses

We do not guarantee that our website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.  You are responsible for configuring your device or platform in order to access our website. You should use your own virus protection software.  You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.  You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website.  You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.  In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.

Changes to these Terms

We may revise these Terms at any time by amending this page.  Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

How to contact us

If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints regarding our Terms, or wish to alert us to misuse of our website, contact Sector Publishing here.