1. General

1.1 The Line Website, located at http://www.theline.org.au ("The Line Website") is owned and operated by Our Watch.

1.2 Any and all use of The Line Website is subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein ("User Terms"), which are accepted by you and any other person accessing or using The Line Website ("You" or "User"). These User Terms may be updated or revised by Our Watch from time to time without

notice to You. The current version is always available on The Line Website, under 'Terms and Conditions', located at http://www.theline.org.au/terms-conditions.

1.3 Together with The Line Website's Privacy Statement, which is available at http://www.theline.org.au/privacy, these User Terms govern Your use of The Line Website in respect of the all services provided on the website, and including the Service (as defined in paragraph 2.1, below).

1.4 Unless otherwise stated, these User Terms apply to all Users. Our Watch may, in its sole discretion, decline to permit anyone to use the Service by blocking the User's access to The Line Website or by some other technical means of preventing a User from accessing to The Line Website, without giving any reason(s).

2. Requirements for use of the Line Website

2.1 The Line Website is available for individuals aged 12 years or older. If You are 12 or older but under the age of 18, You should review this Agreement with Your parent or guardian to make sure that You and Your parent or guardian understand it. If requested to do so by Our Watch, the User must, if a minor, provide a copy of the Guardian Approval Form ("Guardian Approval Form"), which is an annexure to this Agreement, signed by the User's guardian.

2.2 Use of The Line Website requires a computer or other compatible device, internet access, internet browsing software, may require periodic updates, and may be affected by the performance of these factors. You acknowledge and agree that these requirements, which may change from time to time, are solely Your responsibility. The Line Website is not part of any other product or offering, and no purchase or obtaining of any other product shall be construed to represent or guarantee You access to The Line Website.

3. Your Use of the Service

3.1 You acknowledge that the content made available to You on The Line Website may include content that is owned by third parties. Our Watch may also provide links to third-party websites as a convenience to You. You agree that Our Watch is not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy of such third-party websites and that Our Watch does not warrant and will not have any liability or responsibility for any third-party materials or websites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third parties. You agree that You will not use any third-party materials in a manner that would infringe or violate the rights of any other party and that Our Watch is not in any way responsible for any such use by You.

3.2 You agree that any and all software, artwork, graphics, video, text, interfaces, trademarks, logos, images, photographs, music and any other element of The Line Website (collectively "Content"), including but not limited to the layout, election, organisation, and co-ordination of such Content on the website is the property of or is licensed to Our Watch, and may be protected by trademark, copyright including the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and other intellectual property rights laws. You agree that You will not use such Content or materials in any way whatsoever except in compliance with this Agreement and any Creative Commons licence granted in respect of the intellectual property owned by Our Watch and used on The Line Website. No portion of The Line Website may be reproduced in any form or by any means except as expressly permitted by this Agreement or any applicable Creative Commons licence. You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, communicate to the public or create derivative works based on The Line Website in any unauthorised manner, and You shall not exploit the Service in any unauthorised way whatsoever. Without the prior written consent of Our Watch, and except as provided in these terms of use or any applicable Creative Commons licence, no Content may be copied, reproduced, transmitted/translated, publicly displayed, uploaded, published, recorded, retransmitted, rented, sold, distributed, communicated to the public, digitized, marketed, reproduced, altered to make new works, performed, or compiled in any way to any other computer, website, or other medium for any commercial purpose.

3.3 Trademarks, names, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with The Line Website, are the intellectual property, and, as the case may be, the trademarks of their respective owners. You are granted no right or license with respect to any of the aforesaid intellectual property, trademarks and any use of such intellectual property or trademarks.

4. Changes to The Line Website

4.1 Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, Our Watch and its licensors, departments, sub-departments, employees and agents, reserve the right to change, suspend, remove, or disable access to any content, or other materials comprising a part of The Line Website at any time without notice. In no event will Our Watch be liable for making these changes. Our Watch may also impose limits on the use of or access to certain features or portions of the Service, in any case and without notice or liability.

5. Termination

5.1 If You fail, or Our Watch suspects that You have failed, to comply with any of the provisions of this Agreement, Our Watch, at its sole discretion, without notice to You may:
(i) terminate this Agreement, and take legal action against You for breach of this Agreement; and/or
(ii) preclude access to The Line Website (or any part thereof).

6. Indemnity

6.1 By using The Line Website, You agree to indemnify and hold Our Watch, its officers, representatives, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, and licensors harmless with respect to any claims arising out of Your breach of these User Terms, Your use of the Service, or any action taken by Our Watch as part of its investigation of a suspected violation of the User Terms or as a result of its finding or decision that a violation of the User Terms has occurred

7. Changes to this Agreement

7.1 Our Watch reserves the right at any time to modify this Agreement and to impose new or additional terms or conditions on Your use of The Line Website by email or by posting on the website. Such modifications and additional terms and conditions will be effective immediately and incorporated into this Agreement. Your continued use of the Service will be deemed acceptance thereof.

8. Miscellaneous

8.1 If any part of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. Our Watch's failure to enforce any right or provisions in this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such or any other provision. Our Watch will not be responsible for failures to fulfil any obligations due to causes beyond its control.

9. Jurisdiction

These Terms, and any claim relating to the Competition, is governed by the law as it applies in the State of Victoria, Australia, and Users consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria, Australia in relation to any and all disputes.


This document is annexed to and made part of the User Terms in respect of The Line Website. It sets out the terms of Your approval for the User to access and use the website. Unless otherwise stated, all capitalised terms in this Guardian's Approval Form have the same meaning as they are given in the User Terms.

  1. You have read the User Terms, and You have formed the view that they are beneficial to the User.
  2. You agree and accept that by signing this Guardian's Approval Form You are accepting the User Terms on behalf of the User and such terms shall constitute an agreement between Our Watch and the User.
  3. The warranties and representations of the User in the User Terms are, to the best of Your knowledge, information and belief, true in every particular.
  4. You will not, either by word or conduct by act or omission, interfere with or prevent Our Watch from carrying out the terms of the User Terms.
  5. You will not, either by word or conduct, or by act or omission, interfere with or prevent the User from carrying out the terms of the User Terms.
  6. You will do all things reasonably necessary to ensure that the User complies with the terms of the User Terms.
  7. Notwithstanding the User's legal minority, the User has sufficient mental capacity to understand the terms of the User Terms.


These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria. If any of these Terms of Use are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining Terms of Use will continue in full force. These Terms of Use do not negate any Terms or Conditions that apply to your use of any other government the website. Our Watch may revise these Terms of Use from time to time. Please contact us if you have any questions, problems or feedback regarding The Line forum.

9. Linking Policy

Linking from The Line website

Links provided from The Line website to other websites are for the user's convenience and do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or any third party products or services offered by, or through, those sites. When following links to another website you are encouraged to examine the copyright, privacy and disclaimer notices on that site.

Linking to The Line website

You may link to this website as long as you do not:

  • imply that the Our Watch endorses your website or product; or
  • change the content of the material technically (for example, material is to be presented in a frame so that users are able to determine the location of the original material); or
  • link to a site that violates any laws; or
  • link to a site whose content may be construed as inappropriate, obscene, defamatory, vulgar, hateful or otherwise objectionable, or
  • mislead or deceive or potentially mislead or deceive any person.
  • Our Watch reserves the right to change this Linking Policy at any time.