Terms of Use

Random House Australia Pty Ltd (A.B.N. 28 004 815 703) (Random House) maintains this website www.randomhouse.com.au and any related website for your information, education and use. Please feel free to browse the website.

Please read these Notices and Terms & Conditions carefully. By accessing and browsing the website, you agree to accept, without limitation or qualification, the Legal Notices, Anti-Spam Notice and Website Terms and Conditions stated below and the Random House Privacy Policy

Legal Notices

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If you are browsing this website as a non-commercial consumer, you may access or download material displayed on the website for your non-commercial, personal use only and subject to the Website Terms and Conditions stated below. Educational institutions may access, download, copy and print material on this site for non-commercial, educational purposes.

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If you are browsing this website as an employee/agent/member of any business or organisation, you may access or download material displayed on the website only in accordance with the Website Terms and Conditions stated below. This permission is specifically conditioned on you retaining all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials and keeping all such material intact and in the same form as presented on the website. Additionally, you may not:

  • distribute or transmit, modify, reuse, republish, frame, upload to a third party, report, or use the contents of the website for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video without Random House's prior written permission; or
  • use any meta tags or any other ‘hidden text’ or use any sponsored or paid Google or other search engine sponsored search results / sponsored links that utilise keywords that directly relate to a Random House name, trade indicia, trade mark, logo, product or brand without Random House’s prior written permission.

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Your access to and use of the website is also subject to the Website Terms and Conditions stated below and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the website, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Website Terms and Conditions stated below.

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The material on this website resides on a server in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The law applicable to use of the material and to disputes arising out of the material is the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Anti-Spam Notice

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Publication of electronic addresses on the website is for the purpose of professional communication only and must not be used to infer consent to the receipt of unsolicited commercial electronic messages.

Website Terms and Conditions

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If you are under the age of 18, you may only access and contribute to this website with the involvement and consent of a parent or legal guardian.

2.

All material on the website is protected by all applicable laws including copyright and trade mark laws unless otherwise specifically noted and may not be used except as permitted in these Website Terms and Conditions or in the text on the website.

3.

Your use of the website is at your risk. Random House makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy and, to the extent permitted by law, Random House specifically disclaims any liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on the website. Neither Random House nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the website is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, or inability to use or access, the website whether due to a breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, or otherwise even if Random House has been notified or advised of the possibility of such damages. Except as otherwise stated in the text of a webpage of this website or as required by law, everything on the website is provided to you "AS IS" and, to the extent permitted by law, is provided WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

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To the fullest extent permitted by law, Random House's liability for breach of any implied warranties, conditions or undertakings which cannot be excluded is limited, at Random House's option, to: in the case of goods supplied or offered by Random House: (i) the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods; (ii) the repair of such goods; (iii) the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods; or (iv) the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; and in the case of services supplied or offered by Random House: (i) the supply of the services again; or (ii) the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

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Features and specifications of products and/or services, and information of third party suppliers and third party products and/or services, described or depicted on the website, or available for enquiry or application through website hyperlinks, including, without limitation, availability and descriptions of products or services as displayed on the website and via website hyperlinks, are subject to change at any time without notice.

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Random House assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or uploading of content to this website, including but not limited to browsing the website (including accessing hyperlinks), contributing to the website or downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the website. Random House also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any interruptions or errors in gaining access to the website or the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, security or reliability of any communications (including, without limitation, any transactions) made through or in relation to the website. We also assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone or network or lines, servers or providers, technical problems or traffic congestion on a mobile network, or any combination thereof, or any other technical failures related to, or resulting from, your access to, use of or uploading of content to this website.

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Any costs associated with accessing this website remain your responsibility and are dependent on the service provider used.

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If you send any communications, materials or content (of any nature) to the website by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, all such communications are, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by Random House or its affiliates for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, by sending or placing any such information, you grant to Random House an irrevocable, perpetual, unrestricted, royalty-free worldwide licence to use, copy, sublicense, modify, redistribute or otherwise deal with such information, materials or content including, without limitation, any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the website for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products or services using such information.

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Materials and third party logos, brands and trade names displayed on the website are either the property of, or used with permission by, Random House. The use of these materials by you, or anyone else authorised by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Website Terms and Conditions or specific permission is provided elsewhere on the website or obtained from the third party owners. Any unauthorised use of images and third party logos, brands and trade names may violate copyright laws, trade mark laws and privacy laws, and civil and criminal statutes.

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The website refers to products and/or services that are generally available in Australia but may not be available in your particular country or locality. The reference to any such products or services on this website does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available at any time in your particular locality. You should therefore check with Random House for specific product/service availability in your locality.

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Random House is not responsible for the content of any site linked to or from the website. Your linking to any other site is entirely at your own risk. While Random House may provide links on this website to other sites, the inclusion of such links is for your convenience only and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the owner/sponsor of the site or the content of the site. To the extent permitted by law, Random House disclaims all warranties, express and implied, as to the accuracy, validity, legality or otherwise of any materials or information contained on such sites.

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The website also contains social media links, applications or features (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn®, Google+, Scribd, YouTube and Pinterest) and the use of any social media platforms are subject to the particular social media platform’s prevailing terms and conditions of use. By using any social media links, applications or features on the website, you consent and agree to be bound to the particular terms and conditions of use of the social media platform. You are encouraged to review the terms and conditions of use of each social media platform before engaging or interacting with the social media links, applications or features on this website. The website is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any social media platform.

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You agree to your uploading content or contribution being available on the website and social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn®, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest and Scribd) for public viewing and comment and that your uploading content or contribution may be used in any way by Random House in any media worldwide for an unlimited period of time without remuneration or compensation for the purposes of our website, and promoting, publicising and/or marketing our website, brand, products or services, and any other purpose in our sole discretion.

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Random House reserves the right to request you to produce (within the requested time) appropriate photo identification or other documentation (to our satisfaction, at our sole discretion) in order to confirm your identity, age, eligibility to contribute to the website and any information submitted by you in contributing to the website, before accepting your content or contribution for public posting. This includes confirming consent of your parent/legal guardian if you are under 18 years of age, or that you obtained the consent of any third party or the owner of third party property depicted or otherwise included in your content or contribution (or if the third party or the owner of the third party property is under the age of 18, confirming consent of that person’s parent or legal guardian) and the name, age and address of the relevant person that gave their consent. If the documentation required by Random House is not received by Random House (or our nominated agent) within the time requested, your content or contribution may not be accepted for public posting on this website.

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Random House may in our sole and absolute discretion and at any time, edit, delete, re-format, reject, or remove any content or other form of contribution which you post or seek to post on this website. You are solely responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any content you post or store on this website.

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You retain all right, title and interest in all intellectual property rights in any content or other contribution you make to this website. It is a condition of uploading content or contributing to this website that you agree to grant to Random House a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, unconditional, non-exclusive, transferable licence (and agree to use your best endeavours to procure any relevant third parties to grant to Random House such licence) to use your content or other contribution in any way and in any media for an unlimited period of time without remuneration or compensation for any reason including but not limited to public viewing and commenting on this or in connection with this website, and future promotional, marketing or publicity purposes relating to Random House and its products or services, including the Random House brand and any associated product or service lines. You must, upon request by Random House, execute all documents and perform all acts necessary to grant such a licence to Random House.

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You also grant to each user of this website a non-exclusive licence to access your content or contribution through the website and to use your content or contribution in any way only as permitted through the functionality of the website and under these Website Terms and Conditions.

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You consent for the benefit of Random House to all or any acts or omissions that would ordinarily constitute an infringement of your moral rights in relation to all intellectual property rights in any content that you may create or generate and upload to Random House for this website. ‘Moral rights’ has the meaning given to it in the Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth), and includes: a right of attribution of authorship; a right not to have authorship falsely attributed; and a right of integrity of authorship.

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You may contribute to the Random House online community subject to the following terms. These apply to any content contributed in any format to any platforms hosted or facilitated by Random House. Although Random House may from time to time monitor or review uploads, discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and any content contributed in any format on the website or to any platforms hosted or facilitated by Random House, Random House is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the contents of any such communications nor for any error, defamation, libel, obscenity, profanity, or inaccuracy contained in any such communication. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libellous, obscene, pornographic, bullying, racist, aggressive, rude, inappropriate or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. The Random House online community should be a genuine place to comment fairly and with dignity, grace and respect. By accessing and browsing the website, you agree that you shall indemnify, and keep indemnified, Random House from and against any claim, action, damage, loss, liability, cost, payment, charge or expense including but not limited to consequential loss, economic loss and legal expenses (calculated on a solicitor/client basis) suffered or incurred by Random House arising out of any claim or action that results from your accessing and use of the website or in connection with any breach by you of these Website Terms and Conditions.

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If you consider that any content or other contribution posted or uploaded to this website is offensive, unsuitable or has in some other way breached these Website Terms and Conditions, please contact Random House with a link or description of the relevant content or contribution and your reasons for objecting to it via email: community@randomhouse.com.au ; telephone: +61 (02) 9954 9966; or mail: Digital Marketing Manager, Random House Australia, Level 3 100 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW, 2060. We will consider your objection and determine whether the content or contribution should be removed in our sole discretion. You will not necessarily be contacted about our decision. Any other queries in relation to this website can also be directed to Random House via email: privacyofficer@randomhouse.com.au ; telephone: +61 (02) 9954 9966; or mail: Random House Australia, Level 3 100 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW, 2060.

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Random House will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Random House to disclose the identity of anyone posting materials on the website. In addition, you will not:

  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying the website;
  • Post, transmit or in any way exploit any material of any kind for commercial purposes, or which contains any promotional material or advertising; or
  • Download any material posted by any other user if you know, or ought reasonably to know, that such material cannot legally be distributed in such a manner.

22.

Any order placed by you on the website or on a linked website is an offer by you to purchase the particular product or service specified. Random House and any third party linked website owner reserve the right to accept or reject your order for any reason, including, without limitation, an error in your order or in the material on the website, or the unavailability of the product or service. The contract to purchase the particular product or service only comes into existence in accordance with the stated Terms and Conditions of Sale of that product or service, including any terms and conditions contained on any advertising for that product or service.

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In order to access certain parts of this website, you may be required to register a user or subscriber account with a sign in email address and password. In order to register a user account in the manner required, you must provide all information requested, including your full name and current and valid email address. Incomplete, ineligible or incomprehensible user account registrations will be deemed invalid.

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You will not be able to access certain parts of this website and/or engage certain functionality on the website unless you have registered a user account in the manner required. You must sign in to your user account in the manner required each time you wish to access the relevant part of the website and/or engage certain functionality on the website.

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You are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account sign in email address and password, and you are responsible for any activity under your account and password. You agree to:

  • immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your password or account or any other breach of security; and
  • ensure that you sign out from your account at the end of each session. It is your sole responsibility to control the dissemination and use of your password, control access to and use of your account and notify us when you desire to cancel your account.

We will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.

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We reserve the right to refuse requests to register user accounts in our sole discretion. Without limiting the above, this includes but is not limited to refusing requests for suggested user logins which are the same as or similar to existing user logins or are inappropriate, offensive, obscene, abusive, defamatory or inciteful, and logins which infringe copyright, contain brand names, company names or registered trade marks, contain names of high profile or public figures or names promoting political, religious, social or economic issues. In creating your user account, you must not intentionally use the name of another living person.

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We will not accept any request to register a user account that we suspect is being made by or on behalf of a person who has been suspended from the website for breach of these Website Terms and Conditions or has been suspended as a user of another website for vexatious, illegal or inappropriate use of the website.

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Random House reserves the right to change this website in any way without notice to you. If you have authorised user access to the website, your ability to access and use the website may be terminated by Random House at any time without notice to you.

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Random House may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting without notice. Since you are bound by these Terms and Conditions, you should therefore periodically visit this page, by clicking the Terms of Use link on the footer of this website.