Terms and Conditions

Using Bible Society Australia digital services

Bible Society Australia provides its online services on the following terms.

By continuing to access Bible Society Australia digital services, you agree to be bound by the terms outlined below and any additional terms outlined within the specific service you access. Please check this page regularly so you are aware of any updates to the terms. If you do not agree with any of the terms, as updated or amended, please do not use the service.

Contributing Content
You are responsible for all content you contribute to any Bible Society Australia digital service, including text, photos, videos, audio and links (Your Content).

By contributing content to any Bible Society Australia digital service, you grant Bible Society Australia a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use Your Content in any way that we want, and in any media worldwide. This may include the use of your photos or video on Bible Society Australia video publications, social media assets and syndication to our Australian content partners. You retain copyright and any other rights you hold in Your Content and can continue to share and commercialise Your Content as you wish.

You confirm you own or have the right to use any copyright material included in Your Content (including music, photos, quotes and excerpts of audio or video), that you have permission of anyone appearing or performing in Your Content and that you are not infringing any person’s rights by submitting the content to Bible Society Australia. You also confirm you have, where appropriate, sought the consent of the parent or guardian of any person under the age of 18 who is featured in Your Content.

Please ensure you keep your own copies of Your Content as Bible Society Australia may not archive, store or back-up Your Content nor continue to make Your Content accessible online.

Bible Society Australia will endeavour to provide you with an appropriate credit when using Your Content on Bible Society Australia digital platforms, though you understand and agree this may not always be possible.

Bible Society Australia Online Communities
While encouraging rigorous debate and the sharing of diverse opinions, Bible Society Australia expects community members to treat each other with respect and courtesy. These standards apply to interaction within all Bible Society Australia digital services including official Bible Society Australia accounts established on third-party social media sites.

You understand and agree that Bible Society Australia has ultimate control over all its online services. Bible Society Australia may edit, remove or exercise its discretion not to publish your contribution for legal, editorial or operational reasons including if Bible Society Australia considers it to be:

  1. defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or that it violates laws regarding harassment, discrimination, racial vilification, privacy or contempt;
  2. intentionally false or misleading;
  3. an infringement of intellectual property rights including copyright;
  4. abusive, offensive or obscene;
  5. inappropriate, off topic, repetitive or vexatious. For example, Bible Society Australia reserves the right to reject contributions that have been widely canvassed in the forum. It also reserves the right to reject contributions from participants who seek to dominate the discussion;
  6. compromising the privacy of any person or containing inappropriate personal information;
  7. seeking to endorse commercial products or services;
  8. seeking to directly solicit donations;
  9. deliberate provocation of other community members; or
  10. impersonating someone else and/or posting on behalf of a suspended member.

If you breach these Terms of Use, Bible Society Australia may block your account or contributions.

Bible Society Australia values the role of its communities in guiding content standards and etiquette among members. If you have concerns about inappropriate content on any Bible Society Australia digital service you can alert the moderator of that space.

When accessing or participating in a Bible Society Australia-managed space on a third party platform, such as channels, pages or feeds hosted on an external site, you agree to comply with the terms and conditions specified by that third party platform.

Bible Society Australia recommends you make sure you understand the privacy settings for each platform with which you engage and choose appropriate options to protect your personal details and content shared.

Use Of Bible Society Australia Content
All intellectual property rights in the content, software and systems owned by or licensed to Bible Society Australia on any Bible Society Australia digital service, including logos, images, names, designs, trademarks and copyright (Bible Society Australia Content) are reserved to Bible Society Australia and its licensors.

Such content is provided for your personal, non-commercial use only. Unless specifically noted for a particular service, you may not otherwise reproduce, republish, modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, reverse engineer or disassemble Bible Society Australia, without obtaining Bible Society Australia’ prior written permission.

You agree not to remove, obscure, or alter any Bible Society Australia copyright notice or trademark on any content you access and use. You also agree not to use Bible Society Australia Content in a way that implies endorsement by Bible Society Australia or any person included in the materials.

If you are interested in using Bible Society Australia Content other than for personal, non-commercial use, please contact Bible Society Australia for further information.

The online protection of children is a shared responsibility between Bible Society Australia, the parent/guardian and the child. Bible Society Australia aims to ensure that children and young people (under 18) who engage with our online spaces understand the possible risks they face and how to minimise them.

When contributions are sought from, likely to have been submitted by, or include children and/or young people (under 18), Bible Society Australia will, where appropriate, seek the consent of a child’s parent or guardian before using a child’s contribution on Bible Society Australia platforms.

Any personal details and data acquired by Bible Society Australia from your participation in any Bible Society Australia digital service will be used only in accordance with the Bible Society Australia Privacy Policy.

Bible Society Australia does not endorse the views or material contained in the contributions of members of the public or third party sites. Bible Society Australia is not responsible for the content, availability or performance of external sites linked to or hosting Bible Society Australia digital services.

Bible Society Australia digital services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. You understand and agree that you use Bible Society Australia digital services at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss whatsoever that results from such use. Bible Society Australia disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law all guarantees, warranties or representations of merchantability, acceptable quality and fitness for any purpose, security, reliability, accuracy, timeliness, and performance of Bible Society Australia digital services and any content contained therein.

These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of these Terms of Use to be unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

For information regarding use of Bible Society Australia, contact the Bible Society Australia Digital administrator: [email protected]

If you have concerns about inappropriate or infringing content accessed through any Bible Society Australia digital services, please alert the moderator of that service where available.