Legal Info :: Privacy, Copyright and Disclaimer
Contributed by Tim Hochgrebe
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Information Collected On The Site
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Underwater.com.au is taking measures to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honoured. We take strong precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, you should note there are inherent risks associated with transmission of information via the Internet. Therefore you should make your own assessment of the potential risks to the security of your information when making a decision as to whether or not to transmit information to underwater.com.au by electronic means.
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By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of information by underwater.com.au as specified above. Please note that our Legal Notice governs your use of the underwater.com.au web site.
Copyright and Trademark Notice
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Use of Other Member’s Photos:
As a visitor of underwater.com.au you are permitted to view, bookmark and comment on photos. At no point may you download, save, copy or in any way distribute the photos contained in the underwater.com.au galleries. All photos contained in the gallery are copyrighted by their legal owner, should you wish to use a photo for any purpose not explicitly listed above you must seek direct written permission from its owner.
Underwater.com.au is an internet content provider, dive community website and marketing tool, it is not a travel agent.
Whilst every care has been taken in compiling the information on this web site, underwater.com.au cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of the information contained on these pages, and disclaims all liability for any damages or losses of any kind from anyone's reliance on the information. Please reconfirm all details with the relevant provider. Diving locations data and diving conditions should be confirmed with local dive operators.
This site contains links to external web sites or pages maintained by third parties. Underwater.com.au has no control over the information, products or services displayed on those sites, and disclaims all liability for any damages or losses of any kind from anyone's reliance on the information on those pages.
Discounts are offered at the discretion of the businesses. Most discounts are available only when you book directly with the business, not through a booking agent. Underwater.com.au takes no responsibility for changes or variations in discounts offered.
Use of the discussion board
Participation in the underwater discussion board is free. By using the discussion board you agree to abide by the rules and policies detailed below.
The administrators and moderators of the underwater discussion board will attempt to keep objectionable messages off the discussion board, however it might be impossible at times to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and the owners of underwater discussion board will not be held responsible for the content of any message.
Please keep the discussion board clean of sexual references, racial statements and personal abuse. Do not post any material for which you do not own the copyright. No commercial postings. Violation will result in termination of site membership.
The owners of the underwater discussion board have the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.
Any user who finds material posted by another user objectionable is encouraged to contact us. By using the discussion board you agree that we can remove or edit any data submitted by you to the discussion board for any reason.