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Terms and Conditions
(Boring but important)

Welcome to the Big Smoke, which includes,, and other websites or pages under the Big Smoke brand that are owned or operated by The Big Smoke Media Group Pty Ltd (“we”, “our” or “us”).

Your access to and use of The Big Smoke website and the services available through The Big Smoke website are subject to:

a.  Our Privacy Statement and these terms;
b.  Copyright and Trade Mark Notice;
c.  Any other terms, conditions, notices or disclaimers displayed on individual pages of the  The Big Smoke Media Group or The Big Smoke website,

You must:

a. Comply with the Terms of Use outline in this page when using The Big Smoke website;
b. Use The Big Smoke website only for personal or domestic use; and
c. Not use The Big Smoke website that causes us loss or damage in any way.

The Terms of Use outlined are governed by the law in force in the State of New South Wales, Australia.

The Big Smoke Media Group Pty Ltd reserves the right to alter and change these Terms of Use at any time by publishing an updated version on The Big Smoke website. Your continued use of The Big Smoke website following any change will indicate your acceptance of the change. You must stop using the website and related sites immediately if you do not agree to the Terms of Use.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, Big Smoke Media Group Pty Ltd, affiliates, employees, agents, third party information providers, service providers, licensors or the like and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, and third party providers to from and against all losses, injuries, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms and Conditions by you.

We take pride in our work and always use reasonable care and skill in providing The Big Smoke website. However, we cannot promise that The Big Smoke will be continuously available or virus/fault free. We do not represent or warrant that the content on The Big Smoke website (including third party content) is accurate, reliable, suitable, complete or of a particular quality.

Opinions expressed on The Big Smoke do not necessarily align with the opinions of the The Big Smoke Media Group Pty Ltd. Opinions and other statements expressed by users, writers and third parties (e.g., bloggers) are theirs alone, not opinions of the The Big Smoke Media Group or The Big Smoke. Content created by third parties is the sole responsibility of the third parties and its accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute content through our site, The Big Smoke is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to the content. The Big Smoke and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor our site for inappropriate or unlawful content. We assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof including but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation. The Big Smoke Media Group reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or materials at any time at our sole discretion and as we deem fit.

Your Use

The Big Smoke reserves the right to remove posts or links if they break the terms of usage in particular but not limited to:

• Comments inciting hate or violence

• Use of offensive language or content including harassing others

• Advertising third party services or websites unless agreed to in writing by the The Big Smoke Media Group.

• Abuse of the service provided by The Big Smoke Media Group Pty Ltd.

Furthermore, we retain the right to take ownership of any comments for the purpose of promotional or editorial usage and may edit these comments.

You grant to us a non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty free, transferable licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish or communicate to the public your comments or activity in connection with The Big Smoke website and for the reasonable purposes of our business (including marketing) and the right to sub-license these rights.

Your activity on TBS must not;

a) be illegal or unlawful or cause a breach of law, code or an instrument which governs your conduct and/or our conduct;
b) be pornographic, sexually explicit, violent or obscene;
c) request personal information from a person who is under 18 years of age;
d) racist or hateful or promote racism or hatred towards another person or group of persons;
e) be threatening, abusive or harassing of another person or group of persons;
f) infringe any person’s intellectual property rights, including copyright or trade mark rights;
g) be malicious, defamatory or vilify;
h) be misleading or deceptive;
i) adversely affect or prejudice our reputation or brand;
j) transmit malware, viruses or other harmful computer code; or
k) send a commercial advertisement, an affiliate link or constitute any other form of solicitation to users of the service to buy or sell goods or services.


While we are not obliged to do so, we may monitor any content and/or commentary posted on the TBS website at any time.
If, in our sole opinion, your comment or activity breaches the Terms of Use, we may, without notice to you:

• refuse to publish your content, article or comment;
• take down your content;
• report your activity to relevant authorities; and/or
• take any other action we consider necessary to remedy the situation.

Posting comments that repeatedly violate the moderation policy may result in your account being banned from The Big Smoke.

If you find comments that may violate the moderation policy, you may report it to the moderators by clicking emailing

We strive to make our site a positive environment, and reserve the right to update the moderation policy as needed. We value your opinion, and thank you for contributing to the discussion.


Terms of Use  

The Big Smoke Media Group prides itself on its client service, and its ability to deliver real business outcomes for its clients. Over the years, we have come up with some basic frameworks and processes that help ensure we partner best with our clients. 

Scope changes:- This statement of work will outline a clear approach to our engagement with you. There may be times where this scope changes or is defined as part of the project. TBS+ offers as much flexibility as possible to allow our clients to best leverage our skills across different areas and in different channels, but we will still need to ensure the overall scope of deliverables, or expertise applied, is in line with this agreement and your account manager will raise issues of scope with you if the work requested exceeds that allowed for in this agreement. 

Rounds of amends for creative work:– banners, articles, copy for websites, social media posts etc – Our costings are based on producing the work, having a review, doing revisions, and then the work going ahead. We are happy for clients to have 2 rounds of amends on work, but anything over that may need to be charged for – however, your account manager will raise this with you before anything is billed.

Past Performance Disclaimer

The Big Smoke Media Group endeavours to add value to all its client engagements, so if you feel you’re not getting what you want from your team, please get in touch with our management team to talk it through. All The Big Smoke Media Group contracts can be terminated with 30 days’ notice, which needs to be provided to via email. No refunds will be offered on any services rendered, however we will try to make you as happy as possible.

While The Big Smoke Media Group prides itself on our digital expertise,

past results for clients do not guarantee future results. The digital strategy and broad themes discussed herein may be inappropriate for business owners depending on their specific objectives and financial situation. Information provided and strategies offered is based on sources believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed and information about your business that you believe to be true. Clients should note that the strategies are provided "as is" without any express or implied warranties. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. All marketing activities involve a degree of risk, including the risk of loss. 


he Big Smoke Media Group website and associated publications (The Big Smoke) is the intellectual property of The Big Smoke Media Group Pty Ltd. Any copying, re-publication or re-distribution of The Big Smoke Media Group Content, including by caching, framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of The Big Smoke Media Group.



Privacy Policy


No one wants to feel their private information is exposed, and who likes spam? This page was created to inform you of our policies in regards to the use, collection and disclosure of your information when using The Big Smoke (TBS) website. By using this site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of use of The Big Smoke. Whenever you submit information via this site or associated sites you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. TBS are bound by the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwth) (subject to exemptions that apply to us under that Act). We also ensure we act in conjunction with, and keep up to date with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

When you get in touch with us, either via email or the Big Smoke website or newsletter, we may automatically record your information and may use the email you provided to further communicate with you or send you updates about TBS. We will never sell or rent your personal information and any personally identifying information will only be made available to The Big Smoke Media Group employees or if required by law to disclose information. If you are a recipient of our newsletter we will send you up to two emails each week to keep you up to date with the activity in the big smoke. You are free to unsubscribe at any time from this, either by using the link at the bottom of the newsletter or emailing us directly. We will take all reasonable measures to protect your information, however we collate all data for the purpose of enhancing your experience and understanding our market.
The Big Smoke collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers often make available. Our only reason for collecting such information is to better understand our readers’ needs and to ensure we are providing relevant content to better enhance your experience with TBS. Every now and then the parent company, The Big Smoke Media Group, may release non-personally-identifying data about our readers to further establish what our readers want and how better we can work in conjunction with advertisers to provide relevant information. TBS may also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses but we will not sell, rent or use this information in any way other than stated in this policy.

By using this site and providing personal information you consent to us to use the information in the following ways:
• to communicate and interact with you and personalise your experience;
• to provide you with updates about TBS and approved advertisers;
• to provide you with any marketing material we may believe you may be interested in;
• to inform you of promotions or advertising on behalf of The Big Smoke Group and/or selected third parties;
• to investigate, should we suspect or receive information that you have breached any of the TBS terms and conditions;
• to verify your identity and personal information as required or permitted by any law (including the Privacy Act);
• to manage and administer the TBS site.

TBS and associated activity may contain links or references to other web sites and we encourage you to read the Privacy Policy of every web site you visit. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the availability, quality, security, advertising, accuracy or associated activity of these sites. These links and websites do not necessarily represent the views of TBS or The The Big Smoke Media Group. We cannot be held responsible for any loss, misuse or damage caused by using these sites.

TBS reserves the right to adjust, modify or change its Privacy Policy from time to time and we encourage all visitors to frequently check this page for such changes. By continuing to use this site after a change in the Privacy Policy you are agreeing to the changes.

The Big Smoke aims to take all reasonable steps to protect any personally-identifying information. However, it is important to understand that no activity on the Internet is ever entirely secure and no internet transmission is ever completely error-free. Any access to employees of your information is used purely to improve our relevancy and service to you. Whilst we do take reasonable steps to protect our visitors’ information we will not accept liability for any loss, misuse or unauthorised access involving any activity on the site, or correspondence. 


If you feel your information is at risk, or you suspect a breach has occurred please advise us immediately and we will work with you to resolve the issue.
Whenever possible, we will provide you with access to your personal information to ensure that it is accurate, complete and up-to-date. We use web browser cookies on this website. Cookies are small pieces of information we store on your computer. However, these cookies do not contain information by which we can identify you. If you would like to disable or control cookies then you can do so through a preference on your web browser.
Cookies are sent back to the originating server. 


A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses or capture your email address. Session cookies are used only during a browsing session at the site and expire when you quit your browser. Our Internet Service Provider informs us that they do not use cookies to generate website statistics for individual users. Please note that most browsers can be configured to notify the user when a cookie is received, allowing you to either accept or reject it. If you do not accept cookies, then some of the features on our site will not work as they are intended to.


The Big Smoke and related services include content from a number of third party suppliers. The text, photos, graphics, audio and video works are only for personal use anticipated by this service and the arrangements with the Copyright Owners (the Permitted Use) and must not, directly, or indirectly, be published, rewritten for broadcast, communication or publication or redistributed in any medium. Such copyrighted materials and works must not be stored in any electronic or other system except according to Permitted Use. No other party or any other person may hold the Copyright Owners liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in respect of such materials and works, the transmission or delivery of such materials and works or any loss or damage arising from any of the foregoing.

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