Terms and Conditions

Terms of Use of Website


By using the CIFF (we, us, our) website, you agree to comply with these Terms of Use.

About CIFF

The Canberra International Film Festival INCORPORATED is a not for profit association subject to the Associations Incorporations Act 1991 and the Associations Incorporation Regulations, (CIFF) which promotes cinematic arts presented as an opportunity for audiences to interact with members of the film community, learn from each other, and through this the promotion of ideas and creativity principally through the Canberra International Film Festival, which it holds annually.

The CIFF.com.au website (the ‘CIFF Website’ or ‘Website’) is operated by CIFF administration staff. By accessing or otherwise using the CIFF Website, including any online services offered via the CIFF Website (‘Services’), you agree to be bound by these conditions of use and acknowledge that [insert website operator details] and CIFF provide the Website to you on these conditions of use. Our PRIVACY POLICY forms part of these terms.

By accessing the CIFF website and/or using any of the Services, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please read them carefully.

CIFF’s Services are very diverse and sometimes additional terms or product requirements (including age requirements) apply. Additional terms will be available with the relevant Services, and those additional terms become part of your agreement with us if you use those Services.


CIFF are constantly changing and improving its Services. CIFF may add or remove functionalities or features, and may suspend or cease a Service altogether. CIFF is entitled at its sole discretion to change, modify, amend, add or remove any part of these conditions of use and to change, amend or delete any features of the CIFF Website at any time by posting the amendment on the Website or by notifying you by any other means of communication. By continuing to use the Website you accept the Terms of Use as they apply from time to time.

Intellectual Property Protection

CIFF owns, or is otherwise licensed to use, all intellectual property on the CIFF Website, unless indicated otherwise. Subject to these conditions of use, CIFF grants to you a non-exclusive and non-transferable licence to view, download and use information directly accessible through the Website for your individual, personal and non-commercial use.

You agree that, subject to your use of the Website in accordance with the limited licence granted to you, you will not infringe CIFF’s intellectual property (including its trademarks and copyright) in the CIFF Website and will not reproduce, modify, transmit (including broadcast), copy, adapt, sell, publish, frame, distribute or communicate any part of the CIFF Website or any information contained therein or otherwise use them in a way which will infringe CIFF’s intellectual property or other property rights, except as permitted by statute or with CIFF’s prior written consent.

Third party links

The website (or social media websites on which we maintain a presence) may contain links to other sites over which we have no control. Those links are provided for your convenience only, and CIFF is not responsible for their use, effect or content.

We make no representations or warranties as to, and accept no responsibility for, the accuracy of information on those sites, nor do we endorse any information, opinions, goods or services referred to on them

Password secrecy

We may choose to issue you with a username and password to enable you to access particular features on our website. If we do, you must keep those details confidential (and you are responsible for their misuse if you don’t).

Posting comments

Our website may enable you to post comments (for example, on blogs, forums or other public areas). You are responsible for all comments that you post (or that are posted using your username and password).

If you upload or otherwise provide any information or content (‘Content’) in the course of accessing or using the Website, you agree that such Content will be available to CIFF to use in any manner it thinks fit, subject to applicable provisions of any legislation including (without limitation) privacy legislation.

You must not post any comment that:

  • is inflammatory (commonly referred to as ‘trolling’)
  • is xenophobic, racist, abusive, harassing or hateful
  • is false, defamatory, inaccurate, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or constitutes personal abuse directed at other users
  • is obscene, sexually explicit or pornographic, or contains links to other sites that contain or promote obscene, sexually explicit or pornographic material
  • constitutes commercial advertising, the promotion of gambling or the promotion of your own site (commonly referred to as ‘spamming’)
  • infringes someone else’s copyright, or
  • violates any Australian law.

You agree to grant CIFF a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable right to exercise the intellectual property you have in any Content, in all media now known or not currently known. You also agree to waive any moral rights or similar rights you may have or may acquire in the future in that Content in our favour.

Disclaimer and Liability

Although we aim to ensure the content on the Website is up-to-date, there may at times be delays, errors or omissions that could affect its currency or accuracy. Also, as the internet is inherently insecure, we do not guarantee the security of data contained on the website.

Except as provided by law, the Website is provided “as is” and without any warranty or condition, express or implied. CIFF makes no warranty or representation and accepts no responsibility for any websites operated or controlled by entities other than CIFF which are or may become linked or framed to or from the Website. You access those sites and use the products and services made available at those sites solely at your own risk.

CIFF does not warrant that the information contained in or accessible through the Website is accurate, suitable for your purposes or without errors, omissions or viruses. You acknowledge that access and use of the Website (including the software operating in connection with the Website) may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of CIFF’s control. CIFF does not warrant the accuracy of any advice, opinion, statement, representation or other information displayed on or accessible through the Website.

To the fullest extent of the law, CIFF excludes all implied conditions and warranties with respect to the Website and its content, excluding any implied condition or warranty the exclusion of which would breach any statute or cause any part of this paragraph to be void.

Your use of the Website, and your reliance on its content, is entirely at your own risk. In particular, we exclude our liability to you (including because of our negligence) for any lost profit, lost opportunity, lost revenue, lost data, losses resulting from security failure or computer viruses, or any indirect or consequential loss, resulting from your use of our website or its content. For all other types of loss, our total liability to you (including because of our negligence) resulting from your use of this website or its content is limited in aggregate to $1.

In the event that a court finds that we are liable to you, our liability will be limited (at our election) to either re-supplying the affected Service or content to you or refunding any monies you have paid us for the Services.

Applicable law

These Terms of Use, and your use of our website, are governed by the laws of the Australian Capital territory, Australia.


You can read our Privacy Policy here.

Breach and termination

If, in our reasonable opinion, you breach any provision of these conditions of use CIFF may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend or permanently prevent your access to all or parts of the Website. In any event, CIFF may terminate these conditions of use (and your right to use the Website) at any time and for any reason without prior notice to you.

Contact Us

You can contact CIFF via our website – click here.

ABN 82 692 153 407
PO Box 680 Mitchell ACT 2911