This website is owned and operated by Rural Bank - A Division Of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited (ABN 11 068 049 178) (AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237879) (“Rural Bank”).
We & us refers to Rural Bank, its officers and agents.
Your use of this website and its associated services and online resources constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.
2. Our Privacy and Credit Reporting Policies
3. Our rights in, and restrictions on your use of, this Website
3.2 You agree not to use this Website to upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any:
a) information, material or content of whatever kind or form (the “User Content”) that:
- is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, offensive or discriminatory;
- infringes any intellectual property rights (or other rights) of any person; or
- contains software viruses or any other malware designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or system;
b) unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", or any other form of solicitation.
3.3 As a condition of your use of this Website, you acknowledge and agree that you will not:
a) use, sublicense, retrieve, publish, perform, display, modify, copy, print, sell, distribute, transmit, download, reverse engineer or create extracts of, or derivative works from, this Website or the Website Content (except to the extent necessary to access the Website and to view the Website Content on your browser or as otherwise permitted by applicable copyright legislation), without our prior specific written permission;
b) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an authorised Bank officer of us;
c) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any User Content transmitted on or through this Website;
d) interfere with, damage, disable, overburden or otherwise disrupt this Website, or infrastructure used by this Website or interfere with any other person’s use of this Website or its associated services;
f) obtain or attempt to obtain any Website Content through any means not intentionally made available or provided through this Website;
g) use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy web pages from this Website or any Website Content; or
h) "stalk" or otherwise harass, threaten or intimidate any person or internet user.
3.4 Prior to you uploading, posting, e-mailing or otherwise transmitting any User Content on or through this Website, you must obtain all necessary permissions from any individuals identified in the User Content. You grant us a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and fully sub-licenseable right and licence to use, modify and create derivative works from such User Content (in whole or in part) for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group’s business purposes in connection with the management and operation of this Website[A1] or management of your financial services needs.
3.5 The supply, maintenance and cost of any equipment and services required by you to access this Website is your responsibility.
Using any of our materials for a commercial purpose - without our express written consent or as expressly permitted under the Copyright Act - violates our copyright and other proprietary rights.
4. Third Party Websites
This Website may contain links or feeds to, or frame, other websites owned, controlled or operated in whole or in part by third parties ("Third Party Websites"). Any links or feeds to, or framing of, any Third Party Websites are provided solely for your convenience and information. The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group do not control the content of Third Party Websites, and do not examine their content or have any influence on their content or other characteristics, and you acknowledge and agree that any access and use you make to them is entirely at your own risk.
4.1 This Website may contain links or feeds to, or frame, other websites owned, controlled or operated in whole or in part by third parties ("Third Party Websites"). Any links or feeds to, or framing of, any Third Party Websites are provided solely for your convenience and information. The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group do not control the content of Third Party Websites, and do not examine their content or have any influence on their content or other characteristics, and you acknowledge and agree that any access and use you make to them is entirely at your own risk.
a) our provision of a link or feed to a Third Party Website; nor
b) reference on this Website to the products and services of the operator of such a site,
implies any endorsement, recommendation, authorisation or sponsorship by us of that site, its operator or the products and services offered through it, nor does it imply that we are affiliated with the third party operator.
5. Registration and Security
5.1 If we permit you to create an account on this Website, this is for your personal use only and is non-transferable. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself (and the entity you represent) as requested or directed on this Website and to promptly update this information to maintain its accuracy. We may suspend or terminate your registration and your use of this Website, if we suspect that such information is inaccurate or incomplete.
5.2. You must not authorise or permit any other person to use your account. You must protect and keep confidential your password and other account or identity information. You must notify us immediately of any apparent breach of security such as loss, theft, misuse or unauthorised disclosure or use of a password. You are responsible for third parties who use your account or identity (unless and to the extent that we are at fault).
6. Product and Services Information
Products and services displayed or offered on this Website contain general information about Rural Bank depending on site products and services. This information:
a) does not constitute an offer or inducement to enter into a legally binding contract (unless expressly stated otherwise);
b) does not form part of the terms and conditions for Rural Bank products and services (unless expressly stated otherwise); and
c) has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on the basis of this information, you should consider (with or without the assistance of an adviser) how appropriate it is having regard to your objectives, financial situations and needs. You should obtain the disclosure document (including Product Disclosure Statement where applicable) relating to a product or service referred to on this Website before making any decision about whether to acquire that product or service.
7.1 While we take reasonable steps to ensure that the Website Content is free from errors or omissions or is suitable for your intended use, we do not represent or warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the Website Content, any Third Party Websites, or that this Website or any Third Party Websites will be available, uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
7.2 We recognise the community concern in the transmission of computer viruses. We utilise up to date technology in an attempt to eliminate any computer virus infecting any information, material or content transmitted from or in connection with this Website. However, we do not guarantee or warrant that this Website, the Website Content, the servers on which it operates, or any Third Party Website, will be free from viruses, worms, “Trojan horses,” or other destructive materials. We are not responsible or liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features, provided that we continue to utilise the anti-virus technology referred to in this clause.
7.3 Subject to any terms implied by law and which cannot be excluded:
a) you acknowledge and agree that this Website, the Website Content or any Third Party Websites are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis;
c) you acknowledge that we cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results from use of this Website, the Website Content or any Third Party Websites.
7.4 Our liability and the liability of any member of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group (whether in contract, tort, including negligence, for breach of statutory duty or otherwise) for any loss, damage, cost or expense (whether direct or indirect) relating to or arising out of your use, or inability to use, this Website, the Website Content or any Third Party Websites, or out of a breach of any condition or warranty implied by law or otherwise, and which cannot be excluded, is limited to the extent possible, at our option, to:
a) the re-supply of any goods or services which could not be delivered by us;
b) the repair of the goods that were impaired as a result; or
c) the payment of the cost of having such goods or services supplied again or repaired.
8. Modifications to this Website
8.1 This Website is provided for your convenience only and without cost to you, so you acknowledge that:
a) we may at any time modify, discontinue, temporarily suspend or permanently remove it or the Website Content (or any part thereof), or your access to this Website; and
b) Rural Bank will not be liable to you or any third party for doing so.
9.1 You acknowledge and agree that:
b) Rural Bank will not be liable to you or any third party for doing so.