Welcome to Take Charge and Volunteer an initiative of the Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (“REROC”). The website enables organisations that want volunteers (“Volunteer Organisations”) to post volunteering opportunities and volunteers to access those opportunities.
1. The Terms and Conditions
Please read these terms and conditions carefully as they apply to your use of this Internet website (“Site”). By using this Site you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
REROC, its members, employees and agents (“We”) may revise these terms and conditions from time to time by updating this posting. The revised terms will take effect from the time they are posted.
By using Take Charge and Volunteer you understand that listed Volunteer Organisations are independent organisations responsible for their own actions and not agents of REROC. Whilst listed Volunteer Organisations have represented to REROC that they have volunteer insurance, REROC cannot warrant this, and we recommend that you substantiate this with individual organisations before accepting a volunteer position.
2. Operation of Site
The Site enables Volunteer Organisations to post volunteering opportunities and volunteers to access those opportunities. The Site may also include other information of a general nature, links to other websites and information.
While we technically operate the Site we exercise limited editorial control over much of the Content on the Site, and in most cases the Content on the Site is provided by other persons, such as the Volunteer Organisations (Third Party Content).
The Site only seeks to match a Volunteer’s interests in pursuing volunteering with opportunities to participate in volunteering activities offered by Volunteer Organisations. Where a Volunteer registers an interest in taking up a volunteering opportunity, the registration form will be passed to the relevant Volunteer Organisation. The Volunteer organisation will then contact the Volunteer directly and it is the responsibility of the Volunteer and the Volunteer Organisation to determine whether they both wish to pursue the volunteering opportunity and the level of commitment that the Volunteer will make.
A Volunteer’s correspondence or dealings with any Volunteer Organisation or any other third parties are solely between the Volunteer and those Volunteer Organisations or third parties. We make no recommendations as to the suitability of any volunteering opportunity. REROC does not contract with the Volunteer and REROC is not responsible in any way for any legal or other requirements relating to any volunteering opportunity. Volunteers and Volunteer Organisations agree that we will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of the Volunteer’s or the Volunteer Organisation’s participation in the Take Charge and Volunteer initiative.
We do not monitor or exercise editorial control over Third Party Content, however we reserve the right at our discretion to:
3. Use of the Site
You must not Post any Content that:
You must not:
4. Recognition of Participation
At the end of each calendar year volunteers who have successfully completed their volunteering commitment with their Volunteer Organisation will be presented with a Certificate of Achievement that recognises their volunteering efforts.
In order to facilitate the recognition process REROC will ask that Volunteer Organisations record the hours the Volunteer has spent volunteering.
5. Recording of Volunteer Hours
Volunteer organisations will be asked to log the hours that individual volunteers spend working with them. REROC will use this data in the following ways:
6. Intellectual Property Rights
You acknowledge that Content on the Site is subject to copyright and possibly other intellectual property rights (Intellectual Property Rights).
Unless you are expressly authorised by law you must not permit any other person, to:
Nothing you do on or in relation to the Site will transfer any Intellectual Property Rights to you or licence you to exercise any Intellectual Property Rights unless this is expressly stated.
We have not reviewed all of the sites linked to this Site and are not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to this Site (including without limitation sites linked through advertisements). The inclusion of any link does not imply that we endorse the linked site, and you use the links at your own risk.
9. Use of the Site is at Your Risk
You use the Site at your risk. You must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any Content.
We endeavour to provide a convenient and functional Site, but we do not guarantee that the Content will be error free or that the Site or the server that operates it are free of viruses or other harmful components.
If your use of the Site results in the need for servicing or replacing property, material, equipment or data, we will not be responsible for such costs.
Without limiting the above provisions, you use the Site at your risk and everything on the Site is provided to you "as is" and "as available" without warranty or condition of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. To the extent permitted by law, we expressly disclaim and exclude any representation or warranty whether express or implied under or in relation to your use of the Site. Where such a condition cannot be excluded then, to the extent permitted by law, our liability is limited, at our option, to re-supply of the good or service to which the condition relates or the payment of the cost of such a re-supply.
10. Limitation of Liability
To the extent permitted by law we have no liability to you, whether for breach of these terms or in negligence or in any other tort or for any other common law or statutory cause of action arising in relation to these terms, the Site or the Content.
To the extent permitted by law no party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site or any Content will be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential or indirect damages, loss or corruption of data, loss of profits, goodwill, bargain or opportunity or loss of anticipated savings resulting from your access to, or use of, or inability to use the Site and the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, negligence or any other legal theory, and whether or not we know of the possibility of such damage.
11. General Provisions
We will give you any necessary notices by posting them on the Site. You agree:
You acknowledge that we may, in our sole discretion and with or without notice,
The provisions of these terms and conditions entitled "Use of the Site is at Your Risk", "Limitation of Liability," and "General Provisions" will survive cancellation of your registration or termination of this agreement.
If any part of this agreement is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable part shall be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remainder will remain in full force and effect.
This agreement will be governed by the laws of New South Wales, Australia. You irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales, Australia.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Site or the Content or your breach of this agreement.
Applicable Law Applicable Law is the law of the State of NSW and all Courts of Appeal there from and the Parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of that State and the Courts of Appeal.
“Content” includes things that you may see, read, hear, download or access on or via the Site (including but not limited to messages, files, data, software, images, photographs, illustrations, text and other materials).
“Post” includes uploaded, posted, emailed or otherwise electronically transmitted.