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Our Words Matter is a website is owned and operated by Stacey Shortall. These terms and conditions apply to your use of, and access to, this website. By accessing and browsing this website you agree to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions, whether you register as a subscriber or not.

The terms “we”, “us” and “our” are a reference to Our Words Matter. References to “you” and “your” are a reference to you as a user of this website.

Your use of this website


You may access, view and print the content on this website for informational and non-commercial purposes. No part of this website may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose.

We reserve the right to alter, suspend or terminate this website temporarily or permanently at any time or to deny access to this website without notice.


You agree to not use our website (including, but not limited to the user comments), any of its content, or any of our products or services:

(a)    in breach of any legislative or regulatory provision or for any other unlawful act;

(b)    to violate the law or breach court-ordered suppressions or publish anything that has the potential to breach future suppressions,

        or that contain details of cases and individuals before the courts;

(c)    to infringe on copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of any other person;

(d)    to damage or disrupt our website, its content, or any of the products or services offered by us or in any way affect them;

(e)    to access, use or interfere with anybody else's computer system or data whether by hacking or by other means;

(f)     to intercept or in any other way deal with email or other communications which are not intended by the sender to be received by


(g)    for sending spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, hoaxes or other similar unsolicited communications of any kind;

(h)    to abuse, defame, threaten, stalk or harass others, or to troll or to post comments that just aren’t generally very nice;

(i)     to self-promote;

(j)     to submit, post, send or otherwise transmit or disseminate any software material, comment or information that is unlawful,

        tortious, obscene, defamatory, pornographic, indecent, harassing, threatening, hateful, harmful, invasive of privacy or publicity                rights, sexist, racist, homophobic, anti-religious, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable;

(k)    to undertake any purpose that is unlawful or not permitted by these terms and conditions or contemplated within the ordinary 

        use of this website;

(l)     for running any network scanning software, spiders, spyware software, robots, open relay software, or any such similar software to

        harvest email addresses or other information or to monitor activity on this website;

(m)   for introducing any viruses, programs, worms, trojan horses, time bombs or bots or any other harmful or destructive items or in

        any other way interfere with the operation of this website or our, or anyone else’s, software, hardware, network or computer


(n)    using a false identity for the purpose of misleading others as to the identity of the sender or origin of any message;

(o)    impersonate an individual or entity;

(p)    to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for

        through this website;

(q)    by using any third party business to access our website or any of our services on your behalf without our prior written consent which may be withheld at our absolute discretion.




You agree that your use of and reliance on information on this website is entirely at your own risk.  You acknowledge that while we endeavour to ensure that the information we have provided on this website is accurate, we do not make any representation or warranty that the information we have provided is accurate or up-to-date, and we assume no responsibility for any consequences of relying on such information.

The information on this website represents the current view of the contributing authors and photographers, and does not necessarily represent the view of Our Words Matter or other contributing institutions or individual.

Third party websites, hyperlinks and references


This website may include links and references to other websites, organisations or people. Those links and references are not within Our Words Matter’s control and are not monitored by Our Words Matter. The links and references are provided for the user’s convenience only.


We do not endorse, and are not responsibility for the content, validity, accuracy or your use of, those links and references.


The inclusion of any such links and references on this website does not imply any association with the organisations or people responsible for those links or references. You should check the terms and conditions of use of those websites and any privacy policy before you use them as they may be different to those governing this website. Our Words Matter does not implicitly or impliedly endorse any website, organisation or person who may have off-site links to this website. If you have comments or questions relating to websites linked to this one, they should be directed to the relevant person or entity.

Intellectual Property


​All intellectual property used on or in connection with this website, including (without limitation) the webisodes, photos, text, audio, audio-visual, graphics, data images, logos, trademarks, trade names and copyright works is either owned by Our Words Matter or is used by Our Words Matter in accordance with applicable copyright laws. Content and data provided on this website may not (except as expressly provided in these terms and conditions) be published, resold, reformatted, copied, reproduced, incorporated into any other work or publication in any form, transmitted or stored (including in any other website or other electronic form) without Our Words Matter prior permission.

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If you have any questions or concerns in relation to this site or these Terms of Use, please contact us.


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