This code of conduct (the "Code") forms part
please refer to those Terms at http://www.hotcopper.com.au/termsofuse before proceeding.
The site is offered to you subject to your acceptance, without modification, of the
Informal posting guidelines are available at http://www.hotcopper.com.au/postingguidelines for your information.
1. Please treat other users with
respect and do not use HotCopper's message boards to threaten,
harass, stalk, defame or abuse others. You must not use language
that is racist, sexist or otherwise discriminatory.
The information you post and submit must be true and
accurate to the best of your knowledge. Any information of which you
are unsure in any way should include appropriate qualifications.
3. You must not use the message boards for any
illegal purpose and you must not post information or material that
breaches or infringes any person's contractual rights, intellectual
property, confidentiality, privacy rights or any other rights.
4. You must not use the message boards for the
transmission of junk mail, spam, chain letters or other unsolicited
mass distribution of email.
5. You must not
post or disclose any personally identifiable information belonging
to children or displaying material that exploits persons under 18
years of age.
6. You must not impersonate any
other user or staff member of HotCopper.
Take responsibility for what you post
are responsible, and may be liable, for anything you say or post on
the message boards including (without limitation) under securities,
defamation and other laws in Australia and in other jurisdictions.
8. Although HotCopper does not routinely
screen, edit or review messages posted on the message boards, it
reserves the right to monitor or remove any posting (or part
thereof), at any time, without notice.
Take responsibility for your use of information
9. HotCopper provides an area for users to
discuss financial and related events and includes information, news,
opinions and recommendations of many individuals and organisations.
HotCopper does not endorse the recommendations or opinions of any of
its users, nor does it warrant the completeness, accuracy,
reliability or timeliness of any content made available on the Site.
10. You are responsible for your own investment
decisions. While the Site is designed to help you acquire
information which may help you in making those decisions, you are
solely responsible for analysing and verifying any information you
intend to rely on. HotCopper does not provide investment advice or
make securities recommendations. In particular, HotCopper does not
carry out any specific needs analysis with respect to any person.
11. Messages posted by other users may be
misleading or deceptive (whether intentionally or unintentionally).
If you disagree with a view, opinion or statement expressed in a
message, you may want to post a message in response.
should be aware that other users might not be who they claim to be.
HotCopper does not perform background checks on any of its users and
it does not warrant that any user's profile contains accurate
information. You should also be aware that other users might use the
message boards for personal gain and investors should approach
postings with appropriate scepticism.
HotCopper's right to users' content
13. You agree that upon posting any content to
the message boards or to any other part of the Site, you grant and
assign to HotCopper and its successors a non-exclusive worldwide,
royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable licence to use, distribute,
display, reproduce, publish and create derivative works from such
material in any and all media and in any manner whatsoever, without
any obligation to account to you. You also grant HotCopper the right
to authorise its users to download, reformat and print content from
the Site for their personal and non-commercial use.
Upholding the Code
is the policy of HotCopper to allow users to discuss issues in a
free and open manner (subject to the principles outlined in this
Code and in the Terms). HotCopper will not take sides in
disagreements or disputes involving Site users, so please do not ask
us to do so.
15. If you believe a message has
been posted in breach of the Terms (including this Code), we
recommend you inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe a message has been posted in violation of
securities laws, you should also contact the Australian Securities
and Investments Commission (ASIC) whose website is at:
www.asic.gov.au. You can also contact ASIC for complaints about
companies and enquiries about companies, company administration,
shareholders' rights, ASIC policy and procedure, licensing
investment advisers, matters regarding auditors and liquidators,
financial reporting and other general enquiries.