Terms and Conditions

Universal Magazines – Website Terms of Service

1. Acceptance of Terms:

Welcome! These Terms of Service apply to all websites owned and operated by Universal Magazines Pty Ltd and any other companies in the group including Universal Wellbeing Pty Ltd, Australian Publishing Pty Ltd and Universal Online Pty Ltd.

These terms also govern the use of any bulletin boards, forums, personal ads, chats, shopping services, search services and any other services provided on those websites (hereafter the ‘services’).

Universal Magazines provides the services to you subject to the following terms contained in this document and any other disclaimers or terms found elsewhere on its websites.  Your use of, or access to any Universal Magazines services constitutes your agreement to this Terms of Service. These terms may be updated from time to time without notice to you so do periodically refer back to them.

Please refer to the specific additional terms which form part of these Terms of Service and apply to your use of our Complete Home, home related website.

2. Legal Notice:

If you do not agree with the following terms, please do not use any Universal Magazines websites or related services.

You agree to provide true and accurate information about yourself at all times and to maintain such data to keep it true.

Your failure to follow these terms may result in suspension or termination of your access to the service without notice to you, and in the refusal to provide further services to you in the future. It may also result in the exercise of additional legal remedies available to Universal Magazines against you.

3. Privacy Policy:

Please refer to the Universal Magazines Privacy Policy for an explanation of our policies related to the collection, storage and use of your personal information or registration data.

4. Intellectual Property:

The content on these Websites are for personal and non-commercial use only.

You acknowledge and agree that this website and its contents are protected by law, including its layout, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, software, and HTML codes. That law includes copyright, trademarks, service marks, patents or any other proprietary rights and laws. In your use of this service, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivate works based on this service in whole or in part.

You further acknowledge and agree that the content contained in advertisements or information presented to you through this service, or by advertisers on this service, is also protected by law including copyright law and other proprietary rights and laws.

Strictly on the condition that you keep all content intact as it is presented on the Universal Magazines website, Universal Magazines grants you a personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive right to download and view the content on its service for private non-commercial use. 

5. No resale of service:

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or otherwise exploit for commercial gain, any portion of the services, use of the services or access to the services provided by Universal Magazines.

6. Member Conduct and User Generated Content on Universal Magazines Services:

Universal Magazines services enable user-generated content through forums, bulletin boards and other electronic messaging methods.

You understand that all information or content (including photographs, images, videos, data, text, music, etc) posted, either publically or privately, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated.  Universal Magazines does not control the content posted via its services, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content.

a. User restrictions and guidelines-

You expressly acknowledge and agree that the user generated content provides a means of public and not private communication.

You understand and agree that it is a condition of your participation in any user-generated content that you do not to do any of the following things.

  1. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying the forum. And upload or post content that may disrupt the normal flow of dialog or otherwise impact negatively on another users ability to engage in the forum.
  2. Upload or post any material which is, or could be reasonably expected to be, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another person’s privacy, racially hateful or otherwise objectionable.
  3. Upload or post any material which is, or could be reasonably expected to, encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offence.
  4. Upload or post any material which may harm minors in any way.
  5. Upload or post any material which would impersonate another person or misrepresent your affiliation with another person or identity. Or material that you know (or reasonable ought to know) to be false or misleading in some way
  6. Upload or post material which is not your original work, or which violates or infringes upon the rights of another, such as material that is protected by copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights.
  7. Upload or post any material which you do not have a right to make public, such as, but not limited to, confidential information, or material obtained under a fiduciary relationship.
  8. Upload or post any material which contains viruses or other harmful components.
  9. Delete any other author’s attributions or any other material that is uploaded

You understand that software and the service itself may contain imbedded security components. You understand and agree that you are not permitted to override or circumvent any of those usage rules embedded into the Service.

b. User License to Universal Magazines-

Universal Magazines does not claim ownership over any content posted by users on the service.

However, by placing any content or other material on the Universal Magazines service (including information, text, images, photos, audio or video), you agree to grant to Universal Magazines a perpetual, worldwide, royalty free, non-exclusive, irrecoverable license to do any of the following:

  1. Exploit all proprietary rights in the content, including to use, distribute, reproduce, sublicense, modify, adapt, publically perform and publically display such content, and
  2. To sublicense to any third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the above rights granted.
  3. To incorporate such content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed.

c. Contributions to Universal Magazines-

If you choose to supply contributions to Universal Magazines by way of suggestions and feedback and other submissions of ideas, you agree that:

(a)  Those contributions will not attract confidentiality or proprietary information,

(b)  Universal Magazines is not under any obligation of confidentiality, whether express or implied with respect to these contributions,

(c)  Universal Magazines will be entitled to disclose such contributions for nay purpose and in any way,

(d)  You are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind form Universal Magazines under any circumstances.

d. Rights of Universal Magazines-

You acknowledge and agree that Universal Magazines has the following rights in regards to user generated content and member conduct:

  1. The right,from time to time, to pre-screen content, monitor users, and edit, refuse or remove content posted on the service by users, in whole or in part. That right is not an obligation and will be exercised at Universal Magazines discretion. Therefore Universal Magazines is not responsible for any user generated content.
  2. The right to remove any content that violates these terms or that can reasonably be considered objectionable
  3. You acknowledge and consent to Universal Magazines having the right to access, preserve and disclose users account information and content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with legal proceedings, (b) enforce these terms, (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties, (d) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Universal Magazines, its users and the public.

e. Offensive material-

You understand that at times you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Universal Magazines is in no way accepts any liability for that content and for any loss or damage incurred by you as a result of exposure that that content.

7. Advertising and links to third party websites:

Universal Magazines services contain advertisements and hyperlinks to websites operated by third parties. You agree that you link to any such website at your own risk. Universal Magazines exercises no control over third party websites and is not responsible for the content or reliance of the content found on those websites.

All third party advertisements and links are paid for by that party and displayed as a convenience to you. The display of such advertisements and links on Universal Magazines websites does not imply endorsement of the linked website by Universal Magazines.

All products listed by third parties on Universal Magazines services for purchase are the responsibility of the relevant retailer and are accurate at the time the retailer notifies Universal Magazines. Universal Magazines is not liable for any price discrepancies.

8. Indemnity for Advertising:

You acknowledge and agree that the comments or opinions contained in the user generated content are not the comments or opinions of Universal Magazines.

You agree to fully indemnify and hold harmless Universal Magazines and its related entities against liabilities, claims, loss, consequential loss, and damage incurred

  1. Due to your reliance on any user generated content.
  2. As a result of material you post or as a result of any breech by you of these terms and conditions.

9. Disclaimer of Warranties:

You expressly understand and agree that:

  1. All services are provided ‘as is’ and free from any express or implied warranties of any kind, particularly, but not limited to, those relating to its merchantability and fitness for a particular purposes, stated or otherwise.
  2. You are responsible for obtaining access to the services and for payment of any fees associated with gaining that access.
  3. Universal does not warrant that your use of the services will be uninterrupted, error-free, or that the server that stores and transmits the content to you will be secure and free from viruses or other harmful components. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the services is accessed at your own discretion. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or any other loss that may flow form use of the services.
  4. Universal Magazines accepts no responsibility for the content of its services, in relation to its correctness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability etc.
  5. Universal Magazines accepts no responsibility for the quality of the products or information or other material sourced or purchased by you through the services provide by Universal Magazines.
  6. Universal Magazines therefore accepts no responsibility if you act in reliance on any information found on the services or for any other consequences that flow from your access to its services (including any related or linked website).
  7. The Universal Magazines service may provide links to other external websites or resources. Universal Magazines has no control over such sites and resources and therefore you acknowledge and agree that Universal Magazines takes no responsibility for the availability of such external sites, it does not endorse those external sites and it is not liable or responsible for the content found on those sites. Universal Magazines further accepts no responsibility for the results of your access to any external sites, and any loss incurred either directly or indirectly through your use of those sites.
  8. Universal Magazines accepts no responsibility for the deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store your communications or personal settings.

10. Limitation of Liability:

Under no circumstances, including but not limited to any act or omission on the part of Universal Magazines, will it or its affiliates be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential loss of profits which may result from any use or access to, or inability to access, the Universal Magazines services.

Universal Magazines has no control over users of its services and accepts no liability for their opinions or behaviour, including any defamatory or false content.

Universal Magazines accepts no liability for any reliance by you or any other third party on any representation, information, product or services provided on or via a Universal Magazines service.

11. Modification/Termination of Services by Universal Magazines:

Universal Magazines reserves the right to modify the content found on its services at any time, or to discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the service or any part of the service with or without notice to you and for any reason. You agree that Universal Magazines shall not be liable to you or any third party for any of the above modifications or terminations of the service.

12. International Use:

Universal Magazines enlists the services of overseas computer networks. Further the nature of electronic and Internet communications and use means that many transmissions will be international regardless of where you are physically located. Therefore you acknowledge that use of the service results in international data transmission.

You further agree to comply with all local rules and regulations relating to Internet use.

13. Trademarks:

The trademarks listed below are trademarks of Universal Magazines or its affiliates. All other trademarks displayed on these services are trademarks of their respective owners. Without Universal Magazine’s permission or the permission of the third party owner, you agree not to display or use in any manner the trademarks found on this service.


Australian Beading, Australian Country Collections, Australian Period Style, Australian Road Rider, Australian Road Riders Cruiser & Trike, Australian Trialrider, Backyard and Garden Design Ideas, Barb’s Factory Shopping Guide, bargain Shoppers Melbourne, Bargain Shoppers Sydney, BuildHome NSW and QLD, BuildHome Victoria, Choosing A School For Your Child Sydney, Choosing A School for Your Child Melbourne, Complete Wedding Sydney, Complete Wedding Melbourne, Complete Wedding Queensland, Contemporary Home Design, Crusty, Dirt Action, Dogs Life, Green Living, Homespun, Kitchen & Bathrooms Quarterly, Luxury Home Design, Melbourne Living, Outdoor Design & Living, Outdoor Design Source, Pets, Poolside, Poolside Showcase, Quilters Companion, Renovate & Extend, Scrapbook Creations, Sydney Eats, Cheap Eats, Sydney Living, Wellbeing, West Coast Living

14. Links Policy:

You are welcome to create links to our website from your website. If you are using frames, please ensure that your links to our website do not, when activated, continue to display your frames around our webpages.

Some of the logos mentioned in ‘Trademarks’ above may be available to you for this purpose, however any such use of a trademark or logo requires written authorisation from Universal Magazines.

15. Specific Additional Terms for use of the Complete Home website:

Please read these specific terms for use of the home related website. They apply in addition to the general terms governing the use of all Universal Magazines websites.

The information on the Complete Home website comes in the form of editorial articles, expert articles and discussion board threads on home topics. That information is generic in nature and is not to be used by any individual in place of proper assessment and action by a professional.

Universal Magazines and it’s affiliates expressly disclaim any and all responsibility for, and liability in respect of, the accuracy ad any use of the information on the Complete Home website. Universal Magazines also takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information posted on discussion boards by any general user. Any comments by users of the Complete Home website are solely their own.

The opinions expressed by any health professionals on the Complete Home website and anywhere else on the Universal Magazines services are those of the relevant professional and not that of Universal Magazines. Universal Magazines accepts no responsibility for them.

16. Specific Additional Terms Relating to Shopping Services:

a. Refund & Returns Policy:

If you pre-purchase magazines by subscription or mail order from our websites, and for some reason are unhappy with the products or do not receive the correct products, we are happy t exchange or refund your purchase at any time.

If for some reasons the subscription or mail order items ordered are not available, you shall be refunded.

If you pre-purchase advertising from our websites, and for some reason are not happy with the service provided, refunds are not available.

b. Delivery Instructions:

If you pre-purchase magazines by subscription, delivery shall be made within 7 days of publication according to the publishing schedule.

If you pre-purchase mail order products from our websites, deliver shall be made within 60 days of receipt of your order.

If you pre-purchase advertising from one of our websites, the ad shall be made live within 30 days of receipt of material.

17. General Terms:

a. Severability:

If any part or parts of this agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of law, that provision must be read down. In that same event, such invalidity shall not affect the enforceability of the remainder of this agreement.

b. Jurisdiction:

This Terms of Service agreement shall be governed by the laws of New South Wales, Australia and you agree to unconditionally submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales.

c. General Indemnity:

You agree to indemnify and hold Universal Magazines and its affiliates, employees, agents and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including legal fees, made by any third party due to an action arising out of content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the services provided by Universal Magazines, or your use of the same services, or your violation of these terms of Service, or your violation of any other rights of another.

For further information:

If you require any further information please contact Universal Magazines.

Universal Magazines

Unit 5,6-8 Byfield Street

North Ryde, NSW, 2113

Tel: (02) 9805 0399

Fax: (02) 9805 0714

Email: privacy@universalmagazines.com.au


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