Created in response to the 2009 Victorian bushfires, STORYBOARD provides you with a creative space to share your photos, videos, artworks and stories with others who have been affected by this devastating event. An ongoing project, STORYBOARD is also a safe place to archive your precious images and record local histories.

Stories can be viewed on the map by simply clicking as well as by topic in the tag cloud below. Alternatively, you can switch to gallery mode and view images and videos in time order or by topic.

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Conditions of Use

Regional Arts Victoria does not endorse the views or material contained in users' contributions. While encouraging vigorous debate, we expect all participants to treat each other with respect and courtesy.

You may contribute to Storyboard subject to the following terms and conditions. These conditions apply to any content contributed in any format to any platforms hosted or facilitated by the RAV. RAV may change the Conditions of Use from time to time, at RAV's sole discretion.

1. Registration and Login Names
1.1 In order to submit content or to utilise Storyboard, you are required to apply for registration to establish an account with the website.
1.2 You should be aware that your posted comments or other submissions can remain online indefinitely and may be found through search engines or online archives. Users must not impersonate another living person or registered user.
1.3 When registering, a genuine email address must be provided. You will be asked to provide your real name or other identifying or contact details.
1.4 RAV may refuse registration of users whose suggested login names are considered inappropriate. Grounds for refusal may include:
1.4.1 offensive content;
1.4.2 obscenity;
1.5.3 abuse;
1.4.4 defamatory content;
1.4.5 contempt;
1.4.6 incitement;
1.4.7 copyright infringement;
1.4.8 brand names or registered trademarks;
1.4.9 company or organisation names;
1.4.10 names of high-profile or public figures; or
1.4.11 names promoting political, religious, social or economic issues.
1.5 RAV reserves the right to refuse suggested login names at its sole discretion.
1.6 RAV will not accept any registration that RAV suspects is being made by or on behalf of a member who has been suspended for repeated violation of these conditions of use.

2. Passwords and Security
2.1 As a registered user of Storyboard, you may receive or establish one or more passwords. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your password(s).
2.2 Accordingly, you understand and agree you are fully responsible for all actions and submissions made from your account.
2.3 If you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account, you should notify RAV immediately.

3. Termination of Account
3.1 You can close your account with RAV at any time by unsubscribing or notifying RAV. You should note, however, that your contributions may still be available on Storyboard after your account has been closed.
3.2 If RAV reasonably believes you have breached these Conditions of Use, RAV reserves the right to restrict access to or terminate your account, with or without notice, and without any liability to you.

4. User Participation
4.1 Children's contributions should be supervised by an adult.
4.2 You may be held legally responsible for the content you submit to Storyboard.
4.3 All material published on the Storyboard website is at RAV's sole discretion.
4.4 Your contribution may be edited, removed or not published if the RAV considers it to be:
4.4.1 defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or that it violates laws regarding harassment, discrimination, racial vilification, privacy or contempt;
4.4.2 intentionally false or misleading;
4.4.3 an infringement of intellectual property rights or copyright. See below for further information on copyright;
4.4.4 abusive, offensive or obscene;
4.4.5 inappropriate, off topic, repetitive or vexatious. For example RAV 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;
4.4.6 compromising the privacy of yourself, other contributors or RAV staff, or containing inappropriate personal information;
4.4.7 seeking to endorse commercial products or activities or to unduly promote commercial products or services;
4.4.8 seeking to directly solicit donations;
4.4.9 deliberate provocation of other community members;
4.4.10 a posting on behalf of a suspended member. This may lead to you also having your membership locked or terminated.
4.5 RAV reserves the right to archive and republish all contributions to its interactive services across all platforms.
4.6 Repeated breaches of these Conditions of Use may cause RAV to complain to the Internet Service Provider of the person responsible, and in very serious cases, initiate legal action.

5. Linking
5.1 RAV publishes links to external sites at its sole discretion, including links posted by users subject to the moderation statement of any interactive service.
5.2 RAV is not responsible for, and does not endorse, the content on external sites.
5.3 RAV reserves the right to remove user-posted links for any reason, at any time, with or without notice to the user. Links may be deleted where, for instance, they are not editorially justified or are unsuitable for the likely audience.

6. Copyright
6.1 Material published on the internet is protected by the same laws of copyright which apply to books, videos and music.
6.2 The right to "copy" always remains with the owner of the material. Unless expressly stated otherwise, you are not permitted to copy or republish anything you find on the internet without the copyright owner's permission.
6.3 If you wish to refer to material on someone else's website we recommend you include an attribution in your message.
6.4 Under Australian copyright law, limited quotation is permissible in the context of genuine review and criticism. However this does not permit extensive quoting of song lyrics etc.
6.5 When you submit content, in any format, you acknowledge that you have all necessary rights, including copyright, in the material that you are contributing to Story board. You agree that RAV may use the material online and in whatever other ways RAV chooses, now and in the future.

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