The following Terms of Use (“Terms”) govern the use of GeelongPort’s Community Consultation site (“site”).

This document must be read within the context of the Terms and Conditions of our software provider, Social Pinpoint.

Copies of Social Pinpoint Terms of Service are available on their web site at,

By accessing and using this site, you are choosing to accept and comply with the Terms presented throughout this agreement as well as the Privacy Policy and Moderation Policy.

If you disagree with any of the Terms presented in this agreement, you may discontinue using the site immediately.

If you are under 18 years old, please ensure that your parent or guardian understands and accepts these Terms and Conditions (including the Privacy Policy and Moderation Policy).

Third party websites

The site may contain links to third party websites not managed by GeelongPort. Those sites are not within our control and may not adhere to the same privacy, security, or accessibility standards as set out for this site. GeelongPort accepts no responsibility for the content or availability of those sites, or for any associated partners or advertisers. Any link to an external website is provided for information and convenience purposes only.

Use of your account

While using the site, you must comply with all applicable laws.

When you create an account for the site, you must always provide us with accurate information. Failure to do so may result in immediate termination of your account.

You must protect your account and password for the site, and you are responsible for any activity performed using your account. You must immediately report any unauthorised use of your password or account to us. In some cases, we or our agents may require access to your user accounts to respond to technical issues, however, we will never ask for your password.

To create and maintain a productive and safe online environment where users can participate in consultation topics, or communicate with each other, without feeling intimidated, any content you post is subject to our Moderation Guidelines. You should be aware that your posts may remain online indefinitely.

What do we require from our users?

You must understand and agree that, without limitation:

  • all information, data, images and other materials are the sole responsibility of the person from whom the content originated;
  • you are prohibited from advertising or offering to sell or buy any goods and services
  • you cannot transmit Content that contains software viruses or programs designed to change or destroy the functionality of any computer software or hardware; or
  • you cannot collect or store personal data about other users of the site
  • you cannot impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation to a GeelongPort representative
  • you cannot interrupt or interfere with the site or servers or networks connected to the site
  • you cannot attempt to gain unauthorised access to the site or other use accounts

Can your account be suspended or terminated?

We may terminate or suspend access to your site and/or account immediately, without prior notice, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. We may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all the related files and information in your account. After your account has been terminated, the content you have posted may also remain indefinitely on the site.

If you want to terminate your own account, please send an email to

What content do we own?

This website contains proprietary information and/or material that is subject to copyright, trademark, or patent (“Intellectual Property”), including text, software, source code, pages, documents and online graphics, photographs, sounds, audio, video and other interactive features. All Intellectual Property in the content of the site is owned by or licensed to GeelongPort.

Except for Intellectual Property which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you must not copy, alter, transmit, sell, or distribute any of the Intellectual Property on this site.

License for content you contribute

You grant GeelongPort and the public a licence to use any content that you submit or post on the site under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Australian License.


You agree to indemnify and hold GeelongPort, its officers, employees and agents harmless against any loss, liability, claims or expenses (including legal costs), suffered by or made against us, its officers, employees or agents by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with your use of the site.


GeelongPort does not endorse the comments or opinions of users of the site and is not responsible for any statement by any third party.

You agree that you use the site entirely at your own risk. We make no representation regarding the accuracy or authenticity of the content of the site, or regarding the site’s availability. Nothing contained within the site constitutes professional advice. GeelongPort accepts no liability in relation to the use of, or reliance upon, any content. All persons using or relying upon any content do so at their own risk and accept sole responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of that content.

If you download any material through the site, you do so at your own risk, and GeelongPort is not liable for any damage to your computer system or loss of data.

You agree that GeelongPort, its officers, agents, licensors, and other partners are not liable for any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including legal fees, arising from or in connection with your use of the site.

What happens if these Terms change?

GeelongPort reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time without notice. The most recent version of the Terms can be seen on this site. By continuing to access or use our site after those revisions become effective, you agree and will comply to the revised terms. If you do not agree to the revised terms, please discontinue using our site.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed in accordance with the laws of Victoria, Australia, without regards to its conflict of law provisions.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at:

GeelongPort Corporate Affairs Team

PO Box 344

Geelong, Victoria, 2330

+614 3 5247 0200