Your access to the Ozhonda web site is conditional upon your acceptance
of, agreement to and compliance with the terms, conditions and notices
contained here and elsewhere on the Ozhonda site (collectively, the "Terms and
Conditions" or “T&C”). Your use of and access to the Ozhonda web site
constitutes your agreement to the Terms and Conditions.
If you do not wish to be bound by the Terms and Conditions, you may not
access or use the Ozhonda site.
The Terms and Conditions are subject to change without prior notification.
You agree to review the Terms and Conditions periodically to be aware of any
such modifications and your continued access to the Ozhonda site shall be
deemed your acceptance of the modified Terms and Conditions. Every attempt
will be made to notify members of any updates to the Terms and Conditions via
the Announcements forum however it is your responsibility as a member to
periodically review the Terms and Conditions.
Ozhonda is provided purely as a means of communication between its members
regarding Honda vehicles and as a source of reference for non-members. Ozhonda
may suspend a member's account at its sole discretion. A failure to comply
with the Terms and Conditions may result in a suspension or ban from Ozhonda.
General posting conditions (for all sections of the forum)
Members who submit posts are solely responsible for their own posts, and
agree not to include any content that:
(a) is unconnected to the topic of the thread;
(b) is unlawful, defamatory, libellous, threatening, abusive, offensive,
obscene, vulgar, pornographic, dangerous, knowingly false, harassing, sexually
oriented, racist, or invasive of an individual's privacy;
(c) infringe the rights of any other person or party of any law. This includes
copyright or other intellectual property right. It also includes hyper linking
to content that is contrary to any intellectual property right (eg by linking
to infringing mp3 files, torrents or movies);
(d) is a hyperlink to material that you reasonably ought to know cannot be
communicated or downloaded within Australian law;
(e) includes a reference to street racing (regardless of whether the racing is
within the lawful speed limit);
(f) disclose details about another member such as name, address, phone number,
email address, vehicle registration (or any other personal information)
without their prior consent;
(g) is advertising or SPAM. Ozhonda is not to be used as a source of free
commercial advertising in any form. This includes unsolicited commercial sales or promotion via Private Message (PM).
It is the sole responsibility of each Member to ensure the lawfulness of
You acknowledge that whilst the Ozhonda Administrators or Moderators may
edit or delete the content of any post (for any reason within their
discretion) they do not assert any editorial control. If your post has been
edited or deleted it is usually because of a breach of the Terms and
Posting of any adult content (eg adult jokes) is only allowed in “The
Lounge” and where such a thread is made, you must use the 18+ ‘Post Icon’.
Details on how to attach this icon are found within a sticky thread in “The
Being a registered user, you agree that the viewing of threads marked with
the 18+ ‘post icon’ contain adult content and you open/click on such threads
understanding the nature of the content.
Indemnity and acknowledgement
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Administrators,
Moderators, operators, owners, and their agents (the "Ozhonda Parties")
harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, injury, damage, losses,
fines, impost, costs and expenses (including legal fees) incurred by any
Ozhonda Party in connection with:
(a) your use of this site;
(b) any use or alleged use of your account;
(c) the content, accuracy or quality of material that you submit to the site;
(d) your interaction with any member including purchases from Ozhonda traders;
(e) your actions contrary to the Terms and Conditions; or
(f) your actions contrary to the rights of any other person or entity.
Without limiting the operation of clause 10, any “claim” within clause 10
includes claims relating to defamation, copyright, trademark infringement,
breach of contract, tort, negligence, or any other cause of action.
You agree that the Ozhonda Parties are not liable to you or anyone else in
respect of any damage or interference with a computer system or device owned
by you in connection with your use of Ozhonda.
The use of information on this site is used at your own risk. There is no
warranty or representation express or implied as to the accuracy, reliability
or currency of information. The posts express the views of the author of the
message, not necessarily the views of the Ozhonda Parties.
You acknowledge that the forums are not private communications. Ozhonda
reserves the right to communicate with any law enforcement authority in any
jurisdiction in respect of any lawful request to disclose the identity of any
user of this site.
You acknowledge that the Ozhonda Parties are not responsible for any
material in any forum. This includes any information or comment or advice of
any member. The Ozhonda Parties do not authorise any particular comment or
material of a user of this site.
Generally speaking, the law of defamation protects the reputation of
individuals and organisations by granting the injured party the right to sue
for damages. Material will generally be defamatory if it exposes someone to
hatred, contempt or ridicule. Always consider whether your post is "of a kind
likely to lead ordinary decent folk to think less of the person about whom it
It is not the words that have been used which are said to be defamatory
but the meaning that is conveyed by those words. To be liable for defamation,
those meanings need not be intentional. There are very limited defences
available to a claim of defamation.
Ozhonda does not tolerate defamatory comments and is in no way whatsoever
responsible for any defamatory comments that are made by or against others
(including other users, individuals and organisations).
Where such comments are made, Ozhonda Administrators and Moderators
endeavour to remove such posts but it is impossible to monitor every post due
to the large volume of posts and the real-time nature of the forum.
It is for this reason if you believe there is a defamatory comment/post
made against you, report the post (using the report post button) and contact one of the Administrators or Moderators so that the post can be removed as soon as possible. If you
are unhappy with this outcome, seek legal advice and/or action against the
person/user who made the comment.
Ozhonda prefers that members do not make posts that are of a kind that
lead others to think less of a person or business – even if the poster
believes the comment is justified, fair or true. If you do post such matters
you should not identify the person or business. If you are in doubt about your
post or comment check with your lawyer (and speak to your bank manager as to
whether you can fund protracted defamation proceedings).
For the same reasons, you should consider very carefully whether a
negative trade rating is justified, truthful and appropriate in all the
circumstances. You should be prepared to justify your rating in court if
If properly requested to do so by a Court or authority, Ozhonda will hand
over any material relating to a defamatory comment. Such information includes
(but is not limited to) the users IP address and posting date/time (all of
which are logged and stored for each and every registered user on Ozhonda).
The Marketplace forum is only provided as a form of communication between
users on this forum. Ozhonda is in no way responsible for any loss of money or
damage to products/services that may arise from dealing with another user or
Users can only sell items that belong to them. Hence there will be no
selling on behalf of others.
The posting of unrelated equipment in the marketplace will not be
accepted. The Marketplace is only for buying/selling vehicles or vehicle parts
relating to Honda. I.e. no selling of computers/computer parts, parts from
other manufacturers or anything else non-car related. Audio/video equipment
will be allowed only if they are items that would constitute in-car
entertainment. Ozhonda reserves to right to remove unrelated posts without any
prior notice to the user.
The "Parts for sale" and "Cars for sale" forums are provided purely for
private use and no commercial posts will be allowed. A separate "Traders"
forum is provided for commercial sellers. Ozhonda reserves the right to remove
any posts suspected as being commercial at its discretion without any prior
notice to the user.
Seller / trade ratings can only be left for transactions that have taken
place between two users. This system is in place for the benefit of members'
and abuse of the system will not be tolerated.
It is YOUR responsibility to get all details of the buyer/seller such as
name, address, phone number, email address etc such that you can get in
contact with him/her if he/she is not contactable via the Ozhonda forums. It
is also your responsibility to obtain all the necessary information if there
is a situation where an official complaint to the police needs to be made. In
such a situation, Ozhonda will provide the relevant authorities with the
required information (such as IP address, posting date/time etc) on request.
If you have any complaints about a particular user, private message a
Moderator of the forum AND email marketplacefeedback[at]ozhonda.com (replace the [at] with the '@' symbol) and we will keep your
complaint on record. If there are sufficient complaints against one particular
user, then his/her account may be suspended if Ozhonda deems necessary. Note that the iTrader system is still to be used for submitting feedback for a particular user.
Trading on the Ozhonda forums and in the Marketplace is done at your own risk.
User signatures cannot contain any advertising. The only exceptions being a user's
own for sale thread on the Ozhonda forums with a link to the thread, advertising by a current Ozhonda Trader, or advertisinng a current traders product/services by a member. Furthermore, signature font size
must not exceed 4 point, and where a signature is found to exceed this size limit,
a moderator or administrator will reduce the font size without any prior notice.
Offensive images in avatars which include pornography, nudity, obscene
violence or any other content classified as prohibited or offensive will not
be tolerated and will be removed by a moderator if found without any prior
Ozhonda users are only allowed one account per person and where Ozhonda
detects that one person is using multiple accounts, the other accounts will be
disabled and the user warned. Ozhonda moderators will use a combination of IP
address and post content monitoring in order to determine a single person
using multiple accounts.
Traders / Advertisers
Ozhonda Traders/Advertisers contribute financially in order to
trade/advertise on Ozhonda. However, if the situation arises where the
trader/advertiser breaches the Ozhonda Terms and Conditions set out on this
page or acts in a manner that Ozhonda sees unfit (at Ozhonda's discretion,
based on member feedback), then Ozhonda reserves the right to cancel the
trader's right to trade and/or advertise along with a refund of the monies
outstanding pro-rata for the period remaining.
Ozhonda Traders/Advertisers are restricted to making new threads selling
their products/services to the 'Traders' forum. However, Ozhonda
Traders/Advertisers may reply to other threads with prices on their products /
If any part of the Terms and Conditions are held to be invalid, unlawful
or unenforceable, the enforceability of the remainder will not be affected and
shall be read as if the relevant part had been deleted.
The Terms and Conditions will be governed by the law in force in New South
Wales, Australia and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of
the courts in New South Wales. You waive any right you might have to claim
that those courts are an inconvenient forum.