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Please read our full Terms and Conditions below to learn more how this site is operated and the conditions of use. 

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Terms and Conditions

Thanks for visiting AgTechFinder.com. Like any site we have a few house rules, which form our terms and conditions (T&Cs). Basically, these tell you what we expect of you when you use our site. We'll also let you know what you can expect of us. And of course, there's some legal stuff in the mix, as well.  

Because AGTECHFINDER aims to be open and transparent in everything we do, we've laid out all the details you might need to know when browsing our site, or interacting with us, all on this one page.  

But first, here's the gist.  

The gist... 

  • You can use our sites as long as you don't hack us, steal or use our content without asking, or share your password with others.  

  • Take responsibility for what you post: don't use our sites to break any laws or promote your brand or company.  

  • We publish information from Vendors.  This information is provided by them and we don’t check it so you can’t rely on us checking it or verifying it.  You need to make enquiries to verify any information you are going to rely on.  

We encourage you to read the entire document, because when you access our site we'll assume you know and agree to our T&Cs. 

What's the deal with these T&Cs? 

This page sets out the full T&Cs of use of AGTECHFINDER's Sites. When we talk about using a AGTECHFINDER "Site" or Sites, we're talking about using this website, including our freely available content and the member areas of the website, as well as our free member research community and other related social media.  

Check back often  

We may change these T&Cs from time to time. You should know that by continuing to use our Sites you're agreeing to the updated T&Cs. To make it easy for you to find the latest T&Cs, we provide a link at the bottom of each page of this website and other Sites and platforms as appropriate. 

Who are 'you'?  

In these T&Cs "you" are the user of the Sites. You can be a person, a corporate entity or another entity incorporated or unincorporated, like an association. 

Who we are

We are "AGTECHFINDER", also known as the Food Agility CRC Limited, a nonprofit company, with offices at University of Technology, Ultimo, NSW, Australia. 

The 'Agreement' 

By using, registering and/or subscribing to one or more of the Sites, you agree to these terms and conditions ("Agreement"). 

The breakdown 

There are three parts to the Agreement. 

1. General 

2. User generated content 

3. Your membership 

1. General

Your rights 

As long as you comply with the Agreement, we give you the right to access, use and display content on one or more of the Sites. You agree not to interrupt, or attempt to interrupt, the operation of the Sites in any way. You may be given special access privileges to the site.  If you are granted those privileges you agree not to share your access privileges with any other person or organisation. If you're a business, library or school or another institution and would like access for multiple users to any premium or member parts of the Sites, we can arrange that.  You agree not to share your access privileges with any other person or organisation. If you're a business, library or school or another institution and would like access for multiple users to the premium or member parts of the Sites, we can arrange that. 

Your reliance on the content 

We publish on the site material provided by third party users including vendors of technology.  We do not check this material and it is a condition of using the site that you will not attempt to hold us liable for any content on the site.  You should verify any content you wish to rely on independently of AGTECHFINDER.  

Protecting your password 

When you register with AGTECHFINDER, you may be asked to select a password.  If our Customer Services team sets up your access, immediately change the generic password used for that purpose on your next log in. Take care to keep your password confidential. At the risk of stating the obvious: don't write it down or store it electronically where it can be discovered and don't disclose it to anyone. 

The reason we need to say all this is that you could be liable if an unauthorised person gains access to any of the Sites and breaches the T&Cs or in some way damages one or more of the Sites using your log-in details. 

Your privacy 

We take protecting your privacy very seriously at AGTECHFINDER, and abide by the Australian Privacy Principles. You can read all about how we do this in our Privacy Policy here. Or, if you prefer, write to us at and we'll be happy to send you a copy. 

Copyright and trade marks 

AGTECHFINDER, its partners and authorized content providers own the copyright for all material presented on the Sites, and some of our employees and/or contractors own moral rights.  

If you'd like to use any AGTECHFINDER ratings, reports, articles, materials, photos, graphics, publications, products or equivalent materials including trade marks and other AGTECHFINDER intellectual property ("the Materials"), in whole or part, you must have our written permission before doing so.  

The Materials are protected in Australia and internationally by the law of copyright, moral rights, trade mark, equity, common law and other legislation such as the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.  

We reserve the right to take legal action to prevent any unauthorised use or reproduction of the Materials, in whole or part, for any purpose including but not limited to advertising, copyright works, trade marks, logos and any commercial purpose use.  

You can help us by asking for permission to use the Materials or reporting anything you think breaches this agreement to us.  

Links to other sites 

We link out to other sites from time to time, usually to give you additional info you might want or need. But we don't endorse, and haven't necessarily verified any of the information available from any link found within the Sites.  

We welcome links from other sites to ours, but not if you also copy or appropriate our content at the same time: You may not copy or use any of the graphics (or other elements) from one of our Sites within another site - any link to us should be provided as a text link.  

We'll take all steps available to us to prevent unauthorised links of these types to our Sites.

2. User generated content 

The Agreement relates to any and all Communications submitted to one or more of the Sites. By "Communications" we mean things like content, survey responses, other responses to research, and user reviews and comments.  

Removing material 

It probably won't happen often but we may, in our absolute discretion, at any time remove any Communications from the Sites. Just to be clear: removing these Communications isn't an admission that they're inappropriate, and it's not an admission of any liability by us.  

If we think it's necessary, we'll remove Communications and/or any other content within our control.  

When we'll remove content 

If we consider something is: 

  1. Indecent or abusive  

  2. False or misleading  

  3. Slanderous, libellous or defamatory  

  4. Likely to cause injury of any kind  

  5. Likely to or does violate or breach any rights of any person and/or group (including the intellectual property rights, contract rights, or any other rights of AGTECHFINDER and/or any third party)  

  6. Likely to or does violate or breach any applicable laws, rules, or regulations  

  7. Likely to or does contain software viruses or any other malicious code  

  8. Likely to be harmful, or to cause loss or damages to AGTECHFINDER and/or any third parties  

  9. In our opinion, of a vexatious nature  

  10. Likely to relate to a membership or access issue and the customer has been contacted and/or the issue has been resolved  

  11. Off-topic and/or  

  12. Not adequately and/or properly declaring an association and/or vested interest in any brand, product and/or company  

You're responsible for what you post 

You should know you are solely responsible for the content of any and all Communications you publish to the Sites. These are public, unless otherwise indicated.  

Wait, there's more... 

These disclaimers limit our liability to you. It's important you're aware of them.  

When you post to the Sites:  

  • You acknowledge and agree not to use a bot or other device to scrape or assist scraping of information from the Sites.  

  • We can use and republish anything you post to the Sites.  

  • You indemnify us in case you publish something that gets us into trouble. Indemnify means you'll take responsibility and secure us against legal responsibility.  

  • You acknowledge and agree that, we may in our absolute discretion and without notification to you, edit or remove any one or more of the Communications from the Sites.  

  • You acknowledge and agree that we aren’t under any obligation to publish the Communications.  

  • You acknowledge and agree that we aren't liable for your actions in using our Sites.  

Complaints about user comments 

We're pretty small and, as a nonprofit, we don't have the resources to vet all contributor communications. So we don't control, review or systematically vet the content of any Communications.  

We don't take responsibility for, endorse or necessarily agree with your Communications and/or the Communications of any third party, including members of the public, on our Sites.  

We'll still try to respond to complaints 

AGTECHFINDER will permanently remove any and all relevant communications if we think that's necessary.  

While we'll try our best to act on any complaint, we can't guarantee we'll act within any specific time period. And we won't act on any complaint that we deem to be vexatious. (In plain language, vexatious means frivolous or without genuine grounds for a complaint.)  

You should know that if you complain but don't include your name and contact details, we may treat your complaint as vexatious.  

How to report inappropriate comments 

If you think a comment is inappropriate, unsuitable or breaches any term or condition of the Agreement, please report it to us and provide these details:  

  • why you think the material is inappropriate, unsuitable or in breach of the Agreement terms and conditions, and  

  • your name and contact details.  

We take any and all complaints seriously, and we'll temporarily remove relevant Communications while we review them.  

Tell us if you have a vested interest 

We're proudly independent and unbiased - it's in our DNA. We aim to tell the truth at all times, and we need you to be honest with us, too.  

So if you're making a comment that touches on a brand, product and/or company that you have an association with, or a vested interest in, be transparent about it. In other words, "you must advise AGTECHFINDER and other users of any association and/or interest at the time of any Communications and be completely transparent about the association and/or interest".  

Here's how... 

If you use official brand and/or company accounts you must include that info in your display name, which shows on your comments e.g. Ruby Hutchison, XYZ Company. You can change your display name by editing your profile.  

If you're using a private account, you should include this information in your profile. And if your comment is related to the brand or company you have an association with or vested interest in, or to a direct competitor, you should state this in the body of your comment. E.g. I am an employee of XYZ Company but these views are my own.  

AGTECHFINDER staff comments 

From time to time, AGTECHFINDER staff may respond to queries or comments. This is not an approval, agreement or endorsement of your or another party's comments, and it's not indicative of a systematic review of that or any other forum facilitated by us.  

Prices

All prices unless otherwise stated are in Australian dollars. It is free to use the site, free to list as a vendor, and free to list your solutions. We may change the price of membership and of listing as a vendor or solution in the future, and then from time to time, but we'll let you know before this happens.  

Your rights 

As a consumer, you have rights. 

Under Australia's Competition and Consumer Act 2010, you have remedies available to you if a service isn't delivered with due care and skill. Your AGTECHFINDER membership is no exception. 

Something wrong? 

Let us know by calling us at the contact details on the site.  

Get in touch 

We're always here to help. If you ever have a question or problem with the Site just get in touch by using the contact us section of the site or emailing us at [email protected]