Conditions Of Use By A Member Or Supporter

Effective January 2017

The following terms constitute an agreement between you and Dragon Claw. The operator of www.dragon-claw.org (the “Site”) is Dragon Claw Website Developments Pty Ltd (ACN 169406982), registered in Australia. This agreement governs your use of the Site, both as a casual visitor and a registered member as described below.

By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement.

The information on this Site has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, health situation or needs of any particular individual. For this reason, any individual should, before acting on the information on this site, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to the individual's objectives, health situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional clinical advice.

This Site Does Not Provide Medical Advice

All of the material provided on the Site, such as text, treatments, dosages, outcomes, charts, patient profiles, graphics, photographs, images, advice, messages, forum postings, and any other material provided on the Site are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Dragon Claw does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by Dragon Claw, by persons appearing on the Site at the invitation of or by other members is solely at your own risk.

Membership Eligibility

Membership and access to this Site is reserved for members and requires that you register and complete a questionnaire.  In addition, you must be over 18 years of age and be a diagnosed patient of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus or Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, be a carer of such a patient, be a supporter, a clinician or be invited to register for public relations purposes.

Acceptable Use of Site by Members

Members shall not post or upload any information or other content on the Site that (a) is false, inaccurate or misleading; (b) is obscene or indecent; (c) infringes any copyright or rights of publicity or privacy of any party; or (d) is defamatory, threatening, abusive, hateful, or contains pornography. Members shall not interfere with other members’ use and enjoyment of the Site (for example, by harassing, threatening, soliciting, overly promoting personal interests, or stalking another participant of a chat room, forum, seminar, or threaded message, including the use of expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity). Members may not use the Site to conduct any activity that is illegal or violates the rights of others, provide instructional information about illegal activities, or promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual.

All members represent and warrant that the information they provide when registering as a member, and all information that they subsequently provide regarding themselves and their membership, is their opinion, a true and accurate statement and not misleading.

Members

When you register as a member and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use, Dragon Claw will recognise you as a member. You will automatically be subscribed to your profile and user postings.  Members will be able to send private messages to you as long as you remain subscribed.  Base subscription is free to members.

No Interference with Operation of Site

You may not use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the Site or content or services provided on the Site for any purposes. You may not post content on the Site that contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spiders, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. You shall not attempt to make the Site unavailable through denial-of-service attacks or similar means.

Privacy

By registering you agree that you have read, understood and accept Dragon Claw’s Privacy Policy. 

Posting and Use of Content

The Member content includes community areas, such as forums where members may post messages and other content. If you are a member, you (or the author) own the copyright in the messages, images, and other content you post, but by posting such content grants Dragon Claw and our affiliates the right to use, copy, display, distribute, edit, and create derivative works based on your posted information, subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy.

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User information or other content at this Site infringes upon your copyright, please communicate in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and allow 60 days for a reply.

Site for Non-Commercial Use Only

The Site content is for the personal use of individual members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become members and should not use the Site without express consent from the Governance Committee.  Members of Dragon Claw with individual commercial interests may not solicit or overtly promote their products or services within the Member Area.

Member Password and Login Identity

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your member password and login, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account with or without your knowledge. If you knowingly provide your login and password information to another person, your membership privileges may be suspended temporarily or terminated. You agree to immediately notify Dragon Claw of any unauthorized use of your membership password or login or any other breach of security.

International Users

Dragon Claw makes no claims that information on the Site is appropriate or may be downloaded outside Australia. Personal information that is submitted to this Site will be collected, processed, stored, disclosed and disposed of in accordance with applicable Australian law and our Privacy Policy.  If you are a non-Australian user, you acknowledge and agree that Dragon Claw may collect and use your information as is the case with any other member. In addition, such information may be stored on servers located outside your residential jurisdiction.

Links to Other Websites

Dragon Claw may contain links to other websites that are not under the control of Dragon Claw. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Dragon Claw of such a site and Dragon Claw is not responsible for the content contained therein.

Modifications to this Agreement

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this Site. We encourage you to review this Agreement periodically for any updates or changes, which will have an update effective date.

Fees

Base membership of Dragon Claw is free. Dragon Claw reserves the right to from time to time change the terms of this Agreement and charge for membership and/or to provide additional optional services for a fee.

Membership Termination

You agree that Dragon Claw may, with or without cause, immediately terminate your Dragon Claw membership or limit or terminate your access to the Site without prior notice.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Site and the content and services made available on the Site are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Dragon Claw does not make and disclaims all expressed and implied warranties and representations, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, with regard to the Site, the Site content, or any advice or services provided through the Site to the extent permitted by law. Dragon Claw does not warrant that access to the Site or its content or services will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the Site will be corrected.

The advice, recommendations, information, and conclusions posted or emailed by other members of the Site may not in any way be vetted, approved or endorsed by Dragon Claw, and you use such information at your own risk.

Limitation of Liability. 

Under no circumstances shall Dragon Claw, its partners, contributors, agents, employees, directors, or affiliates be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages (even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages) due to your use of this Site or due to your reliance on any of the content contained or the services provided on the Site.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Dragon Claw, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners, from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of this Agreement.

Member Notices

If you register as a member, you agree that Dragon Claw may send notices to you by email at the email address you provide when registering to become a member.

Governing Law and Venue

The laws of the Commonwealth of Australia and the applicable laws of New South Wales shall govern this agreement.  All disputes arising under, or in any way connected with membership in or use of the Site, shall be litigated exclusively in the state court residing in New South Wales, and in no other court or jurisdiction. You hereby submit to the jurisdiction of these state courts.

Prizes and Gifts

On the rare occasions when members are offered physical benefits for example a T-shirt, such benefits and gifts are only available in Australia unless specifically stated to the contrary.

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