Blog articles are created on The Fold Southern Highlands to provide informative and interesting information to local residents to encourage celebration of the local community. It also provides a platform for local businesses to reach members of the community to promote their business and services.
Fair and truthful
We ensure the information written in our blog articles is accurate, is truthful and clearly articulates if the blog article features an advertiser, even in the instances where the blog article isn’t a paid feature.
It is of the utmost importance to The Fold that blog articles are deemed truthful and viewed with integrity, a fundamental value of The Fold.
The following message will be found at the end of any blog article in the instance that the blog is a paid advertorial and also in the instance that the blog article may feature a local business that has paid The Fold for advertising services in the past 12 months:
This blog features friends and advertisers of The Fold Southern Highlands and is fully endorsed by The Fold Southern Highlands. We strongly believe in the businesses and all the information we share with you on The Fold and we're excited to tell the amazing stories and adventures of our local businesses. We want to say a BIG thank you to you for supporting our sponsors who help make The Fold possible.
The Fold Southern Highlands ensures that editorial content produced and shared on The Fold Media is relevant, of interest and value to the local residents. Blog articles will only feature local businesses and residents of The Southern Highlands or about people or businesses that impact local residents in some way.
Harm or offensive content
Content created on The Fold Southern Highlands will be handled with sensitivity and will avoid causing harm or offence. The Fold will avoid discriminatory content that could reasonably be interpreted as condoning or encouraging prejudice.
The Fold Southern Highlands will not produce content that may negatively impact any person or business. The Fold exists to create positivity about the region and so will omit any content that has the potential to disparage a reputation.
If you see any content or any user interactions on The Fold’s platforms (website, app, email and social media) that you would like to bring to our attention as a concern or worry, please get in touch in one of the following ways:
call 1300 968 104 (leave a voicemail if call is unanswered) or
via Facebook or Instagram messenger services.
We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint within 24 hours and, depending on the urgency of the complaint, will endeavour to have the complaint addressed and/or rectified within 48 hours.
Events listed are at the discretion of The Fold Southern Highlands
Events may be removed by The Fold Media if it is deemed to not to be a one-off or reoccuring free or pay-to-attend event that happens of importance or special occasion
Events will be removed if they appear to be ongoing, paid-to-attend business services including but not limited to sport and exercise classes, unless otherwiose agreed between the business and The Fold.
You may only use the Website, App and Social Accounts for your personal and non-commercial use.
Access to the Website is restricted to those 18 years of age and older. Visitors to the Website under the age of 18 must seek the consent of their parent / legal guardian prior to using the Website. The creation of an account / account registration on the Website is strictly prohibited by those over the age of 18 years. No person under the age of 18 may provide any information including but not limited to their name, address and contact details. In the instance where we learn that personal information has been collected by a person under the age of 18; The Fold will delete their information.
Downloading and installing the mobile app
By downloading and / or using The Fold app you acknowledge and agree to these terms and conditions.
The app is available for your personal use only.
You acknowledge that you have no rights in, or to, the Application or technology used or support by the Application, other than the right to use the Application in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
The Application is currently available to mobile devices running the Apple iOS or Android OS. To access the Application you must have a mobile device with paid access to a mobile phone provider. The Application is free to download however your provider’s rates and fees will apply for accessing and downloading information within the Application.
not copy, transmit, distribute, reproduce, licence, alter, reverse engineer, adapt or modify the whole or any part of the Application in any way whatsoever;
not use the Application in any unlawful manner, for any unlawful purpose, or in any manner inconsistent with this Agreement, or hacking into or inserting malicious code, destruction of data, including viruses, or harmful data, into the Application;
not use the Application in any way that could damage, disable, overburden, impair or compromise the Application; and
comply with any applicable law and regulation relating to downloading or technology used or supported by the Application.
As part of installation of the Application on your mobile device, the Application will ask if you would like it to send you “Push Notifications”, which may include alerts, badges, banners and sounds, on your mobile device. If you choose to allow Push Notifications then the Application will generate Push Notifications on your mobile device and you acknowledge and consent to receipt of these Push Notifications.
You may choose to stop receiving Push Notifications at any time by updating the relevant option within the settings or by deleting the Application from your mobile device.
You agree to us sending to you communications via email (“Email Notifications”). You acknowledge and agree that receipt of Email Notifications is dependent on the operation of your mobile device provider and the service of the mobile device provider. We will not be responsible or liable for any costs or damages incurred by you not receiving Email Notifications or by the insufficient operation of your mobile device, mobile network and mobile phone company.
You may opt out of receiving Email Notifications at any time by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link that appears at the bottom of Email Notifications.
To access certain areas of the Website, App and Social Accounts or to claim or create your Business Listing you are required to create an account to become a registered user (“User”). You must be at least 18 years of age and provide your details as per the instructions on the Website, App and Social Accounts. If you are creating or claiming a business listing, you must be the business owner or an authorised employee or agent of the business owner with the business owner’s content to claim the listing.
Only businesses registerd in a suburb of The Southern Highlands
You must never access another user’s account without obtaining prior permission.
You are responsible for the activity within your account. It is the users responsibility to memorise their log in details or store them in a safe and secure place.
Do not disclose your password to anyone. Notify The Fold immediately is you suspect or are aware of any unauthorised use of your account by emailing [email protected].
The information you use to create your account must be complete and accurate at the time of creation. Notify us of any changes to your details.
Use of General Website, App and Social Accounts
You agree to use The Fold Southern Highlands responsibly. We reserve the right to deny you access to, or use of, all or part of the Website, App and Social Accounts, without prior notice, if you engage in any conduct that The Fold believes, in its sole discretion:
violates the rights of The Fold or third parties; or
is deemed inappropriate.
You agree not to:
1. use the Website, App and Social Accounts for any illegal purpose;
upload or transmit in any way:
any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials or any other form of solicitation;
knowingly transmit any virus, trojan horses, worms or any other disabling feature to the Website, App and Social Accounts;
any material which you know or ought to know cannot be legally distributed;
any material which is defamatory, offensive, or of an obscene or menacing character, or that may cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
use another’s name, username or password without permission, or collect or store personal data about other users;
impersonate or otherwise misrepresent your identity, age or affiliation with any other person or entity;
use the Website, App and Social Accounts in a manner that may cause the Website, App and Social Accounts to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or such that the effectiveness or functionality of the Website, App and Social Accounts is in any way impaired;
use the Website, App and Social Accounts in a manner that violates or infringes the rights of any person, firm or company. Including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, rights of confidentiality or rights of privacy;
copy or distribute any part of the Website, App and Social Accounts in any medium without our prior written consent
User Content Guidelines
“User Content” is the sole responsibility of the person or entity which contributed the Content to the Website, App and Social Accounts by uploading or otherwise posting, inserting or providing it.
You agree that you will not upload or otherwise provide any User Content that is:
defamatory, fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, intimidating, harassing, harmful, hateful, abusive, tortious, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, sexist, racist, homophobic, violent, degrading;
infringes anyone else’s rights, including intellectual property rights;
impersonates another person or entity, attempts to solicit personal information from another user, contains sexually explicit language or images, advertises or promotes the sale of products or services such as firearms, tobacco or alcohol, adult products and services and any other products or services The Fold Media considers to be inappropriate;
contains spam, chain letters, pyramid and other such selling and marketing schemes;
creates information to disguise the origin of any content; or
encourages or incites any other person to engage in any of the above behaviour.
You grant to The Fold Media a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable right to use the copyright you have in any User Content, in all media now known or not currently known. By submitting User Content, you also consent to any dealings with your User Content that may otherwise infringe your moral rights. The Fold Media may copy any User Content, cause it to be seen and/or heard in public, and communicate it to the public. We may also allow third parties to do these things.
You can edit any User Content you submit via the Website, App and Social Accounts. If you wish to delete some or all of your User Content, send an email to us at [email protected]
You understand and agree that by using the Website, App and Social Accounts you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, in this respect, you use the Website, App and Social Accounts, including obtaining and using any information, products and services, at your own risk.
You agree that by using the Website and App you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, in this respect, you use the Website, including obtaining and using any information, products and services, at your own risk.
Under no circumstances will The Fold Media be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content; editing, restricting or removing your Content; or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Website and App.
You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on any of the Content either in whole or in part, unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by us or by the owners of that Content, in a separate agreement.
Users have the ability to interact on the Website, App and Social Accounts with The Fold generated Content and User Content, including but not limited to business profiles and reviews, images, photographs, videos, eNewsletters, blog posts, editorial content, event listings and links to social media networks.
The Fold Media encourage constructive conversation and will not tolerate abusive or offensive interactions, trolling, or personal attacks on our Website, App and Social Accounts.
If we deem any User Content to be in breach your obligations under clause 4.3 or is not in keeping with the spirit of these Terms and Conditions of Use or any Community Guidelines, we may remove it.
If you see any content or any user interactions on the Website, App or Social Media platforms that you would like to bring to our attention as a concern or worry, please get in touch at [email protected]
Website partners and third party links
The Website, App, eNewsletter and Social Accounts may contain links to third party websites, apps or social accounts. The inclusion of such links does not imply The Fold endorses the website, app or social account.
You must not establish links on any other website to the Website or any other part or parts of the Website without the prior written consent of The Fold.
The Website, App, eNewsletter and Social Media Accounts may contain advertisements for third parties’ goods and/or services. The third party advertisers are responsible for the accuracy of all representations made in those advertisements. Neither The Fold nor its officers, employees, agents or related bodies corporate recommend or endorse the goods or services that may be advertised on the Website, App, eNewsletter or Social Accounts. The Fold does not offer the goods or services for sale or make any other representation whatsoever about them. If you choose to order a product or service advertised by a third party via The Fold, you do so at your own risk.
All prices displayed, and products and services advertised can be changed without notice.
You acknowledge and accept that The Fold may have a relationship with a third party represented on the Website, App, eNewsletters or Social Accounts, and may receive fees and/or commissions for goods and services that are displayed or made available through The Fold.
Users will have the opportunity to acquire goods and services, including but not limited to business and event listings and enter into commercial transactions ("e-commerce transactions"). E-commerce transactions are available both from The Fold and from Fold's commercial partners ("Transactional Partners"). Where you enter into e-commerce transactions with Transactional Partners you will be required to enter into separate terms and conditions in respect of such transaction directly with Transactional Partners.
The Fold Media may amend any part of these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. You should refer back to these Terms and Conditions to read them. Your continued use of this Website, App, eNewsletter or Social Accounts or any product or service obtained through them after any such change to these Terms and Conditions constitutes an agreement by you to abide by and be bound by these Terms and Conditions, as amended.
Indemnity and law enforcement
Neither The Fold nor any of its officers, employees, agents or related bodies corporate shall be liable to you or anyone else for:
a. any delays, inaccuracies, failures, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, viruses, or for the destruction of, or damage or unauthorised access to, your computer system or network;
b. any defamatory, infringing, offensive or illegal conduct or material found in connection with The Fold, including such conduct or material transmitted by any means by any other person; or
c. any loss, damage or cost, including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, economic, consequential or punitive damages, or any legal costs, arising out of, or in connection with:
i. the use of the Website, App, eNewsletters or Social Accounts;
ii. the use of information provided by you by The Fold,;
iii. you or anyone else being unable to access The Fold Website, App, eNewsletters or Social Accounts; or
iv. the use of your Website password by you or any third party to whom you have made the password available.
The Fold expressly limits its liability for breach of a condition or warranty implied by virtue of any legislation
The Fold reserves the right to cooperate fully with any law enforcement authority in any jurisdiction in respect of any lawful direction or request to disclose the identity or other information in respect of anyone posting any materials which violate any applicable or relevant law.
18. Account termination
These Terms and Conditions will continue to apply until terminated by either you or The Fold as per the below.
The Fold Media may, at any time, terminate its legal agreement with you if you have breached any provision of these Terms and Conditions or have acted in manner which clearly shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with the provisions of these Terms and Conditions; or
The Fold Media is required to do so by law (for example, where the provision of products and services to you through the Website or App is, or becomes, unlawful).
If you breach any provision of these Terms and Conditions, The Fold may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend or permanently prevent your access to all or certain parts of the Website.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws in force in the State of New South Wales, Australia.
The Fold has designed the Website, App, eNewlsetters and Social Accounts for use only within the Commonwealth of Australia and makes no warranties or representations with regard to use by persons accessing, downloading or otherwise using thrse outside the Commonwealth of Australia.
This agreement, together with other documents referred to in it, constitutes the entire agreement between you and us relating to the Website, App, eNewlsetters and Social Accounts.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this agreement shall not affect the rest of the provisions in this agreement, which will continue in full force and effect.