Terms and Conditions

Open Forum’s Terms & Conditions

Using the Open Forum site is subject to the terms and conditions set out below.


Open Forum does not normally require users to be registered to read the site. Open Forum does normally require users to be registered and logged in to write to the site. Open Forum may host special forums or sub-domains which require users to register separately. Open Forum may host special forums or sub-domains which require users to be registered and logged in to read all pages. When registering all users are required to agree to Open Forum’s Moderation Guidelines.

Moderation Guidelines

Open Forum’s Moderation Guidelines are accessible from the homepage.


All copyright for material published on the site is retained by the authors. Internally generated contents is the property of Global Access Partners (GAP) and Open Forum, and are subject to copyright under Australian law and related international laws. Using the website’s contents for any purpose other than personal interest, membership services and education is subject to approval by Open Forum.

Please make sure that any information you upload to the Open Forum site has copyright clearance prior to appearing on the site. Open Forum does not accept responsibility for copyright breaches of the material updated by users, rather than Open Forum administrators. However, Open Forum administrators will endeavour to ensure that any material, links and images uploaded to the site comply with the Open Forum Copyright Notice, as set out above.

You may view, copy, print and distribute website material only for your personal use or non-commercial purposes. Copyright and other intellectual property notices as presented in the original material must be stated. Use of this site and the provision of services, such as membership, events and intellectual property exchange provided by the Open Forum are subject to Australian law.

You cannot use or distribute material from this site for public or commercial purpose without permission from Open Forum.

Do not publish another person’s intellectual property without their written and express consent.

The intellectual property of all material published on this website remains with the author. Any material published on this website may be reproduced only with the following acknowledgment:

“Originally authored by (insert name of author) and published on Open Forum (embed hyperlink to https://www.openforum.com.au/) here (embed hyperlink to corresponding page of Open Forum) on (insert date published on Open Forum)”.


Full privacy policy is accessible from the homepage.

Legal Disclaimer

The comments published on Open Forum represent a wide range of views and interests of the participating individuals and organisations. Statements made during online discussions are the personal opinions of the commentators and do not necessarily reflect those of Open Forum or any of our sponsors.
Open Forum at all times and at its absolute discretion, reserves the right to remove offensive comments. 

For more information, please contact us at editor@openforum.com.au.