Terms and Conditions

RIDE Media (general terms and conditions)

Welcome to the RIDE Media website (“the Site”), which is controlled and owned by RIDE Media Pty Ltd (RIDE Media).

We have created the Site for your information, personal enjoyment, entertainment and education. However, your use of and access to the Site is conditional upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms of Use and the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained in this document and elsewhere on the Site, and on you complying with all applicable laws of the Commonwealth of Australia (including its states and territories).

Your use of, and/or access to, the Site constitutes your agreement to these Terms of Use. RIDE Media reserves the right to amend the Terms of Use at any time. Any changes will be published in this web document. Since you are bound by these Terms of Use, you should periodically refer to this web document to monitor changes.


Intellectual Property

All intellectual property in relation to content on this Site belongs to RIDE Media or its licensors, advertisers or affiliates. You obtain no interest in that intellectual property. All content on this Site is protected by Australian and international copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may not do anything which interferes with or breaches those laws or the intellectual property rights in the content. You may download and view content or print a copy of material on this Site for personal, non-commercial use provided you do not modify the content in any way (including any copyright notice). All rights not expressly granted under these terms of use are reserved by RIDE Media. Unless expressly stated otherwise, you are not permitted to copy, or republish anything you find on the Site without the copyright or trademark owners’ permission. The logos of the Site and of the RIDE Media mastheads on any RIDE Media sites are trademarks of RIDE Media or its related bodies corporate. Other trademarks may be displayed on the Site from time to time. These may belong to third parties. Nothing displayed on the Site should be construed as granting any licence or right of use of any logo, trademark or masthead displayed on the Site, without the express written permission of the relevant owner.


Third Party Content and Links

The Site contains links to other websites outside the Site for your information and convenience. RIDE Media makes no warranty or representation as to the functionality of these links, the security of those sites or the reliability or accuracy of the information contained on these sites. You access any such website entirely at your own risk.


Contributing Content

When you submit content to RIDE Media in any format, including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio, you grant RIDE Media a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual licence to publish, transmit or otherwise use that content in any way, now and in the future. RIDE Media reserves the right not to use the content you submit. You warrant that you have all of the necessary rights, including copyright, in the content you contribute, that your content is not defamatory and that it does not infringe any law. You indemnify RIDE Media against any and all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by RIDE Media as a result of a breach of the above warranty. You waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and use by RIDE Media in accordance with these terms.



You may have rights under statutory consumer protection laws, including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (ACL), which cannot be excluded, restricted, limited or modified. However, RIDE Media excludes all rights, remedies, guarantees, conditions and warranties in respect of goods or services from your use of the Site whether based in statute, common law or otherwise to the extent permitted by law.  To the fullest extent possible: (a) RIDE Media does not warrant the accuracy of the content on the Site. The content is provided to you “as is” and on an “as available” basis and on the condition that you undertake all responsibility for assessing the accuracy of the content and rely on it at your own risk. All content on the Site may be changed at RIDE Media’s sole discretion and without notice. (b) RIDE Media will have no responsibility or liability in relation to any loss or damage that you incur, including damage to your software or hardware, arising from your use of or access to this Site. (c) RIDE Media does not warrant that functions of this Site or which you access through this Site, such as hyperlinks, will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, that there will be no technical problems which prevent or unreasonably delay delivery of the Site or any content which ought to be accessible through the Site, or that News or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or bugs. (d) Liability of RIDE Media, for any breach of a term or condition implied by law is limited at RIDE Media’s discretion, to the supply of any service again or the payment for the cost of having any service supplied again.



You agree to fully indemnify and hold us harmless against any expenses, costs, loss (including consequential loss) or damage that we may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with your use of, access to or conduct in connection with RIDE Media, including any breach by you of the Terms of use.


Personal information

At RIDE Media we are mindful to protect your personal information and to provide a safe and secure website.

The type of information we collect depends upon the product or services we are providing and generally can include name, address, phone number, email address, bank account / credit card and relevant details to enable processing of payments, IP address, as well as interests and details about your transactions. 

Information is collected from you directly when you phone/email us or use our online forms.


Use and Disclosure of personal information

We use your personal information for the purpose for which it was initially collected, namely to arrange, conduct and promote our media activities and provide you with requested products and services. We do not disclose your information to any third party for them to use for their own marketing purposes unless we have your permission to do so.

From time to time RIDE Media discloses personal information to companies that we contract to provide services on our behalf. These companies provide services including distributing our magazines, sending our email newsletter, and processing our secure credit card transactions.

Email newsletters: RIDE Media uses the services of MailChimp – a company based in the state of Georgia in the United States of America – to send email newsletters. For the purpose of sending email newsletters and information about our services to our customers, we disclose personal information to MailChimp. We have confidence using MailChimp’s services and disclosing personal information to MailChimp because they have a comprehensive privacy policy and are subject to laws that are substantially similar to the way in which the Australian Privacy Principles protect personal information. MailChimp’s privacy policy states that they never sell lists or email addresses: “We don’t, under any circumstances, sell your lists, contact people on your lists, market to people on your lists, steal your lists, or share your lists with any other party, unless it’s required by law.” See the full MailChimp privacy policy online.

Online payments: If you purchase a product on our website using your credit card, your transaction is processed through the secure payment gateway provided by eWay. RIDE Media does not collect or hold your credit card details from these transactions. eWay states that neither we, nor anybody else, will be able to extract the credit card number from an eCommerce transaction on the eWay payment gateway. For more information about how eWay treats your personal information, please see their privacy policy online.

Cookies: To improve your experience on our Site, RIDE Media may use ‘cookies’. Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy- external site and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google- external site.


Data security

RIDE Media will take reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Your personal information may be stored in hard copy documents but is generally stored electronically. We store information securely  –  this includes onsite secure servers and trusted third party storage providers.

RIDE Media and its employees and contractors agree not to disclose Confidential Information to additional third parties; to use all reasonable endeavours to protect Confidential Information from any unauthorised disclosure; and only to use your Confidential Information for the purpose for which it was disclosed by you and not for any other purpose.


Access and Correction

You can access and correct your personal details held by us by contacting:

RIDE Media

PO Box 679

Alexandria NSW 2015


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1.1 These terms will apply to you every time you request publication of advertising or services in any publications owned by RIDE Media Pty Ltd (ABN 33086301742), now referred to as “RIDE”.

1.2 When booking advertising with RIDE, you will be sent a Booking Confirmation which will contain the specific terms that will apply to the publication of your advertising to which you must reply with your acceptance.

1.3 Placement of advertising on any digital media operated by RIDE or its subsidiaries is governed by separate terms and conditions, “RIDE Media Digital Advertising Terms and Conditions”.



2.1 All advertising matter is subject to the approval of the publisher who reserves the right to reject any advertising material.

2.2 Advertising material must be supplied as per agreed deadline at time of booking. All advertising material is subject to editorial approval to ensure the material complies with industry standards. This deadline allows advertisers time to amend the material if it does not comply.

2.3 Advertising positions within the publication are entirely at the option of RIDE unless the required positional loading has been paid or otherwise agreed in writing.

2.4 If your advertising is editorial in style, RIDE can add the word “advertising” above or below the advertising.

2.5 No advertisement is accepted on the basis that there will be editorial mention of the advertisers’ goods or services. Dissatisfaction with any editorial content which may appear does not invalidate or impact upon the advertising contract in any way.



3.1 If correct copy and materials are not supplied by the deadline, RIDE is permitted to insert a previously published advertisement, or alternatively, charge the advertiser or his agent for the space booked.

3.2 The Material must be in the form that RIDE requires for the Publication in which the advertising is to be published. If you do not deliver the Material in the required form, RIDE can engage a third party to convert the Material to RIDE’s requirements. You must, within 14 days, pay RIDE for the costs of the conversion, plus a handling fee of 25%.

3.3 You may request for the return of your material from RIDE prior to the publication material deadline. You must pay the expenses incurred by RIDE along with your Fee.

3.4 RIDE can change the on sale date of Publications at any time without notice.



4.1 The Booking Confirmation will contain the amount you have to pay for the advertising (Fee). The Fee does not include GST. RIDE will provide you with an invoice stating the Fee and the GST payable.

4.2 Terms of payment are 30 days from receipt of invoice which is issued upon publication.  You cannot alter the Fee, even if you feel that the advertising was not placed or published in the manner that you expected.

4.3 Invoices not paid in full by the due date may, at the discretion of RIDE, attract a late payment fee equal to 5% of any balance owing. This amount will be applied where time and expenses to recover monies owed exceed reasonable quantities.



5.1 If you are an advertising agent, RIDE may agree that you will get a commission on the Fee, but the commission will only apply if you pay the Fee (less the commission, plus the GST payable) before the invoice due date.

5.2 If you don’t pay the Fee (less the commission) by that date, you cannot claim the commission – you must pay the Fee and the GST payable.



6.1 If you cancel within 30 days of on-sale date of Publication, you have to pay the Fee. This applies even if you booked the advertising after this cancellation deadline.



7.1 You warrant to RIDE that your advertising or services:

a) is true and accurate in all respects;

b) does not infringe any rights of any person (such as copyright and trademark rights);

c) does not use the name and image of any person without their consent;

d) is not obscene, indecent or defamatory; and

e) does not contravene any federal, state or territory statute, regulation or other law including the Competition and Consumer Act (CTH).

7.2 You indemnify RIDE for all costs (including legal costs on a solicitor client basis), expenses, claims, demands, damages and losses of any kind arising from or attributable to the publication of the advertising or otherwise arising from a breach by you of these terms.

7.3 To the extent permitted by law, all conditions and warranties implied by law or otherwise not expressly set out in these terms and conditions are excluded.



8.1 To the extent permitted by law, under these terms or otherwise in connection with your advertising, and the publication of that advertising by RIDE:

a) RIDE excludes liability for all indirect, consequential or special losses or damages including loss or profits howsoever arising; and

b) The total liability of RIDE howsoever arising is limited to the supply of the relevant advertising again or the payment of the cost of having those services supplied again, whichever RIDE determines in its absolute discretion.

8.2 RIDE will not be liable to you or any other person for any loss of whatever kind suffered as a result of an advertisement not being available for publication or not being published where such event arises from any cause beyond RIDE’s reasonable control.



9.1 If you carry on business as an advertising agent, you acknowledge that you contract with RIDE in your own right. You are principally liable under any contract entered into with RIDE.



10.1 These terms are governed by the laws in force in New South Wales, Australia.

10.2 You may not assign or otherwise transfer any of your rights or obligations under these terms to any other person without RIDE’s consent. RIDE may assign or otherwise transfer any of its rights or obligations under these terms without your consent.

10.3 If RIDE fails to enforce, or delays in enforcing, any of these terms, this will not operate as a waiver and will not affect RIDE’s right to later require strict compliance with these terms.

10.4 The terms of the Booking Confirmation and this agreement record the entire agreement between you and RIDE relating to the matters dealt with in this agreement and supersede all previous arrangements, understandings or representations, whether written, oral or both, relating to these matters.

10.5 The information in this Proposal and all matters connected with and relating to the Proposal are to be treated as Confidential Information. The Recipient/Client agrees to maintain the confidence of the Confidential Information; prevent the unauthorised use or dissemination of the Confidential Information; and return to RIDE or, if necessary, erase all Confidential Information immediately on being asked by RIDE to do so.