1. Using Rapt! online services

By accessing and using the Rapt! Online Services, you agree to be bound by the terms outlined below and any additional terms (including House Rules) outlined within the specific service you access (Terms of Use). Please check this page regularly so you are aware of any updates to the terms. If you do not agree with any of the terms, as updated or amended, please do not use the Rapt! Online Services.

2. Contributing content

You are responsible for all content you contribute to any Rapt! Online Services, including text, photos, videos, audio and links (Your Content).

By contributing content to any Rapt! Online Service, you grant Rapt! a permanent, irrevocable, royalty-free, world-wide, non-exclusive licence (including a right to sub-licence) to use, reproduce, adapt and exploit Your Content in any way that we want, including but not limited to, in any media worldwide. You retain copyright and any other rights you hold in Your Content and can continue to share and commercialise Your Content as you wish.

You confirm you own or have the right to use any copyright material included in Your Content (including music, photos, quotes and excerpts of audio or video), that you have permission of anyone appearing or performing in Your Content and that you are not infringing any person’s rights (including Moral Rights) by submitting the content to Rapt!. You also confirm you have, where appropriate, sought the consent of the parent or guardian of any person under the age of 18 who is featured in Your Content.

You indemnify Rapt!, on a full indemnity basis, for any real or potential loss that we may suffer because Your Content infringes the intellectual property rights (including Moral Rights) of a third party.

Please ensure you keep your own copies of Your Content as Rapt! may not archive, store or back-up Your Content nor continue to make Your Content accessible online.

Rapt! will endeavour to provide you with an appropriate credit when using Your Content on Rapt! platforms, though you understand and agree that this may not always be possible. Accordingly, you agree to Rapt! using, reproducing, adapting or exploiting all or any part of Your Content with or without attribution or authorship.

3. Rapt! online communities

While encouraging rigorous debate and the sharing of diverse opinions, Rapt! expects community members to treat each other with respect and courtesy. These standards apply to interaction within all Rapt! Online Services including official Rapt! accounts established on third-party social media sites.

You understand and agree that Rapt! has ultimate editorial control over all its online services. Rapt! may edit, remove or exercise its discretion not to publish your contribution for legal, editorial or operational reasons including if Rapt! considers it to be:

  1. defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or that it violates laws regarding harassment, discrimination, racial vilification, privacy or contempt;
  2. intentionally false or misleading;
  3. an infringement of intellectual property rights including copyright;
  4. abusive, offensive or obscene;
  5. inappropriate, off topic, repetitive or vexatious. For example Rapt! reserves the right to reject contributions that have been widely canvassed in the forum. It also reserves the right to reject contributions from participants who seek to dominate the discussion;
  6. compromising the privacy of any person or containing inappropriate personal information;
  7. seeking to endorse commercial products or services;
  8. seeking to directly solicit donations;
  9. brings Rapt! or any other party into disrepute;
  10. involves deliberate provocation of other community members; or
  11. impersonating someone else and/or posting on behalf of a suspended member.

If you breach these Terms of Use, Rapt! may, in its absolute discretion, close or disable your account or block your account or contributions.

Rapt! values the role of its communities in guiding content standards and etiquette among members. If you have concerns about inappropriate content on a Rapt! Online Service you can alert us using the online contact form

When accessing or participating in a Rapt! third party platform, such as channels, pages or feeds hosted on an external site, you agree to comply with the terms and conditions specified by that third party platform. 

Rapt! recommends you make sure you understand the privacy settings for each platform with which you engage and choose appropriate options to protect your personal details and content shared.

4. Use of Rapt! content

All intellectual property rights in the content, software and systems owned by or licensed to Rapt! through any of Rapt!’s Online Services, including logos, images, names, designs, trade marks and copyright (Rapt! Content) are reserved to Rapt! and its licensors.

Such content is provided for your personal, non-commercial use only. 

5. Children

The online protection of children is a shared responsibility between Rapt!, the parent/guardian and the child. Rapt! aims to ensure that children and young people (under 18) who engage with our online spaces understand the possible risks they face and how to minimise them.

6. Privacy

Any personal details and data acquired by Rapt! from your participation in any Rapt! Online Services will be used only in accordance with Rapt!’s Privacy Policy.

7. Disclaimers and Australian Consumer Law

Rapt! does not endorse the views or material contained in the contributions of members of the public or third party sites. Rapt! is not responsible for the content, availability or performance of external sites linked to or hosting Rapt! Online Services.

Rapt! Online Services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. You understand and agree that you use Rapt! Online Services at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss whatsoever that results from such use. Apart from the Australian Consumer Law guarantee set out below, Rapt! disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law all guarantees, warranties or representations of merchantability, acceptable quality and fitness for any purpose, security, reliability, accuracy, timeliness, and performance of Rapt! Online Services and any content contained therein.

Our services come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. For major failures with the service, you are entitled:

  1. to cancel your service contract with us; and
  2. to a refund for the unused portion, or to compensation for its reduced value (if any).

You are also entitled to be compensated for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. If the failure does not amount to a major failure you are entitled to have problems with the service rectified in a reasonable time and, if this is not done, to cancel your contract and obtain a refund for the unused portion of the contract.


8. Enquiries/complaints

For information regarding use of Rapt! Content please use the use the online contact form. 

If you have concerns about inappropriate or infringing content accessed through any Rapt! Online Services, please alert the moderator of that service where available.

You can also contact Rapt! using the online contact form

9. Registration

You may be required to register an account in order to access and/or contribute to certain Rapt! Online Services.

Any identifying or contact details required for registration will only be used in accordance with the Rapt!’s Privacy Policy.

Rapt! may refuse registration of users whose suggested login names are considered inappropriate, impersonating another person or attempting to create multiple accounts for or on behalf of a suspended member.

You may terminate your account at any time by unsubscribing (where that option is available) or by contacting Rapt! Through the online contact form. However, your content may continue to be available online after termination.

Rapt! may suspend or block your account if you breach these Terms of Use.


November 2019