Welcome to our the Gold Coast Online Directory! These terms and conditions (“Terms”) apply to your use of our website and services. By using our website and services, you agree to be bound by these Terms. Please read them carefully.

1. Directory Listings

(a) Eligibility for Listing

Our Business Directory is strictly for businesses located in Gold Coast, Australia. To be eligible for a listing, your business must be located in Gold Coast and must comply with our Listing Content Guidelines.

(b) Listing Fees and Payment

We offer both free and paid listings. If you choose to subscribe to a paid listing, you must pay the fee in accordance with the payment terms specified on our website.
Review and Approval of Listings: All listings are subject to our review and approval. We reserve the right to reject or remove any listing that does not comply with our Listing Content Guidelines or these Terms.

(c) Removal of Listings

We reserve the right to remove any listing at any time, for any reason.

(d) Listing Content Guidelines

All listing content must be accurate, complete, and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. You are responsible for the content of your listing, and we may request that you modify or remove any content that we deem to be inappropriate or offensive.

(e) User Conduct

User Obligations and Responsibilities: You are responsible for all content that you submit to our Business Directory, and for your conduct while using our website and services. You must comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and you must not use our website and services for any illegal or unauthorised purpose.

(f) Prohibited Activities

You must not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts our website and services, or that could harm our reputation or the reputation of our Business Directory. You must not use our website and services to send spam or other unsolicited messages or to transmit viruses or other harmful code.

(g) Consequences of Violating the Terms and Conditions

If you violate these Terms, we may suspend or terminate your access to our website and services, and we may take any other legal or equitable action that we deem necessary.

(h) Reporting Violations

If you become aware of any violation of these Terms, please contact us immediately.

2. Intellectual Property

(a) Ownership of Content

We own all content that we create for our Business Directory, including the design, layout, and structure of our website. You own all content that you submit to our Business Directory, subject to our use of that content as specified in these Terms.

(b) Use of Directory Content

You may not use any content from our Business Directory for commercial purposes without our prior written consent.

(c) Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your copyright has been infringed by any content on our website, please contact us immediately.

3. Liability

(a) Disclaimer of Warranties

We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to our website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on our website for any purpose. You expressly agree that your use of our website and services is at your sole risk.

(b) Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, including but not limited to loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses, resulting from your use of our website and services or from any content posted on our website.

(c) Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of our website and services, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of any rights of another.

4. Privacy

Collection and Use of Personal Information

We collect personal information from you when you create a listing on our Business Directory, including your name, business name, email address, phone number, and other relevant information. We use this information to provide our services to you and to communicate with you about your listing.

(a) Sharing of Personal Information

We may share your personal information with third-party service providers who assist us in operating our Business Directory, or with other users who may be interested in your listing. We will not sell or rent your personal information to any third party.

(b) Data Protection and Security

We take appropriate measures to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent all unauthorised access or use of your personal information.

5. Termination

(a) Termination of Directory Services

We may terminate our Business Directory services at any time, for any reason, without notice to you.

(b) Termination of User Accounts

We may terminate your user account and/or access to our Business Directory services if you violate these Terms, or if we determine, in our sole discretion, that your use of our website and services is unacceptable or harmful to our Business Directory or other users.

6. Governing Law

(a) Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Queensland, Australia. You agree that any legal action or proceeding arising out of or relating to these Terms or our Business Directory services shall be brought exclusively in the courts of the State of Queensland.

(b) Dispute Resolution

If you have any disputes with us or our Business Directory services, please contact us and we will work to resolve the issue in good faith. If we are unable to resolve the issue, you agree that any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms or our Business Directory services shall be finally settled by arbitration administered by the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) in accordance with its rules. The place of arbitration shall be Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, and the language of the arbitration shall be English.

Last updated: 2023-03-28