Terms of Service

Terms of Service: Website Terms of Use

Last Updated: 14 February 2023



Please see also the Cookies and Privacy Policy, Design Shop Policies and the Full Disclosure: Affiliates and Business Relationships that govern the use of this website. This Website Terms of Service document details the policies governing use of the AnitaRichards.com.au website.


Acknowledgement of Country

Anita Richards Designs acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodian First Australians of the lands upon which we live, learn, and work.

WARNING: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors as well as indigenous peoples with similar customs are advised that parts of this website and the content served contains the names and images of people who are now deceased.


Website Terms of Service

Anita M Richards trading as Anita Richards (together with any affiliates and subsidiaries, “we”, “us”, “our”, “the Designer”, “the website”, “the site”, “AnitaRichards.com.au” and terms of similar meaning) provides this website (this site and any software provided by us for use with the site, the “Site”) to you subject to these Terms of Service (these “Terms”).

Please read these Terms carefully before using the Site. By accessing, using or browsing the Site you agree to be legally bound by these Terms and all terms, policies and guidelines incorporated by reference in these Terms. If you do not agree with these Terms in their entirety, you may not use the Site.

The Designer reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in these Terms, or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion.

Our products and the services provided through this Site are for your own personal use only. You may not resell, lease or provide them in any other way to anyone else.

At present we do not charge any fees or other charges for the use of the Site. In these Terms the content on the Site, including all information, data, logos, marks, designs, graphics, pictures, sound files, other files, and their selection and arrangement, is called “Content”.


Copyright and Rights Reserved

All Content on the Site or used to create and operate the Site is the property of the Designer or the Designer’s licensors, including but not limited to images, text, audio, video, and other forms of content is Copyright 2005-2023 Anita M Richards, Australia, previously known as Anita M Stergiou, and may not be downloaded, reproduced, republished or otherwise copied, and is protected by Australian copyright and intellectual property Legislation together with international copyright conventions and human rights obligations, and all rights to the Site, such Content and such software are expressly reserved.

The Site may contain links to third-party Web sites (“Third-Party Sites”) and third-party content (“Third-Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information. You use links to Third-Party Sites, and any Third-Party Content or service provided there at your own risk.


Site User Registrations and Management Policy

By invitation ONLY, selected Users are able register a website account for the purposes of website administration and management.

Bot and SPAM registrations are NOT permitted. Such registrations will, immediately upon detection, be deleted from our records.

Registrations that are submitted for a website user account that are not by invitation nor attached in our database to a store account that was simultaneously and properly registered here at AnitaRichards.com.au, will be deleted from our records immediately upon detection.


Store Account Registrations and Management Policy

BEFORE registering a store account here on AnitaRichards.com.au, please read and agree to our full Design Shop Policy document here.

Registrations for a store account that, after the expiration of seven (7) calendar days, remain unconfirmed by the user (ie. the emailed confirmation link was not clicked to confirm ownership of the email address associated with the account registered here at AnitaRichards.com.au), will be automatically deleted from our records. The associated website user account will also and simultaneously be deleted from our records.

Store account registrations that are attached to purchases including downloadable products, are automatically subscribed to our TOU Update Notifications (Terms of Use) email list for the purposes of the administration and management of our digital products End User License Agreements.


Newsletter Subscriptions and Management Policy

BEFORE registering a newsletter subscription here on AnitaRichards.com.au, please read and agree to our full Subscriptions Terms and Conditions found here.

Registrations for newsletter subscriptions that remain unconfirmed by the user (ie. the emailed confirmation link was not clicked to confirm ownership of the email address associated with the email subscription registered here at AnitaRichards.com.au), will be deleted from our records after the expiration of seven (7) calendar days.

Registrations for our newsletters that are system flagged as inactive (no engagement for six (6) months), will be emailed to confirm continuation of our sending. If confirmation is not registered by the user clicking the link contained in the email, the subscription will be deleted from our records after the expiration of seven (7) calendar days from the date of the reengagement email being sent.

Registrations for our newsletters that are system flagged as bounced (email account no longer accepting email or no longer exists), or registering continuous machine opens for more than twelve (12) months, will be deleted from our records after the expiration of seven (7) calendar days from the date of detection.

Registrations for our newsletters that are recorded as unsubscribed by the user, after the expiration of twelve (12) months, will be deleted from our records.


Free Downloads Subscription and Management Policy

Some of our downloads are run through a simple system of download link sent via email, triggered by direct customer submitted request. Please ensure that you check your entry before submitting your email address to ensure that the email is delivered correctly.

Registrations for free downloads submitted via our simple download requests system that, after the expiration of fourteen (14) calendar days, remain un-downloaded according to our server logs, will be deleted from our records.


Management of Registrations

Customers, subscribers and website users are responsible for managing and maintaining their own account details and subscription addresses in a manner consistent with human rights principles, international treaties and conventions, Australian Legislation and their own local laws.


Comments Policy

Anita Richards Designs is a serious supplier of digital scrapbooking and home décor products. We are also a resource site that provides quality tips, tutorials, and the tools that you need to enhance your digital scrapbooking experience. One of the ways to improve this collective resource is having interaction within the Site through the use of comments. In order to assure quality, we have a policy to fight against SPAM.

While we appreciate each comment, if your comment does not follow our comment policy, it will be removed. Continuous abuse of the policy will result in permanent ban of the IP address, and the email used.


Anita Richards Designs takes abuse and identity theft very seriously. Anyone found using fake names, fake email or postal addresses, fake IP addresses or any other fake information will be subject to being banned from the AnitaRichards.com.au website and may also have their details reported to Australian police agencies depending upon the nature or content of any comments.

If you are in any way concerned about privacy of personal information on comments due to personal safety concerns (eg domestic violence) please reach out to us BEFORE you start commenting with fake details.


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The following applies to any and all comments posted on this website.

  • Please Introduce Yourself – Comment Name:
    First names are important so that I may engage with you. Please use your real first name.
    We do not allow Keywords stuffed in the name field. You must use your real name for commenting. Comments using keywords such as “Web Design Company” or similar will be flagged as SPAM and deleted.
    Effective from Wednesday 8 September 2020, comments written by a business name, blog name, or nicknames will not be published and previous entries will be deleted.
  • Valid Email:
    Email addresses are required for commenting, and they are not published on the blog, nor shared. Email addresses that look like SPAM will be flagged as SPAM and the comment deleted.
  • Links to Other Websites:
    Any links to other websites included in a comment’s text will be removed unless they directly contribute to that single comment or to the general conversation taking place within other comments of the same post. In other words, helpful reference links that contribute to the conversation and are relevant to the topic will be allowed.
    Comments containing links are automatically held in moderation.
    Links that are blatantly self-promotional will not be published including comments with links that are an obvious attempt to gain backlinks or site traffic will not be published.
    Do not add more than one link in a comment. If you do so, your comment will be added for further review.
    DO NOT sign your comments with a backlink to your site. They will be removed.
  • All Rights Reserved:
    AnitaRichards.com.au reserves the right to edit, delete, move, or mark as SPAM any and all comments.
    The right to block the IP address access of anyone or any group from commenting or from accessing this website is also reserved.
  • Copyright:
    Comments that contain copyright information will be deleted and the commenter may be blocked from further commenting if notice is received about an infringement.
    If any legal action arises resulting from copyright infringement, Anita Richards or AnitaRichards.com.au shall be indemnified and held harmless of any and all costs or damages that you as the copyright infringer may incur.
  • Privacy:
    Email addresses are required for commenting and are neither published on the website nor shared according to this website’s Cookies and Privacy Policy.
    However, your email address may be used by the website administration to privately contact you as the commenter in accordance with Australian Anti-SPAM Legislation.
    Comments that contain any personal or private information will be edited or deleted to protect an individual’s privacy including, but not limited to, email addresses, physical mail addresses, or phone numbers.
  • Language and Manners:
    This Site is written in English; please leave your comments in English.
    This is a family friendly Site therefore any comment that includes highly offensive language, and/or is considered rude by our editorial staff will be edited or deleted.
    This site is intended to be is a friendly community, so play it NICE.
    See also our Statement on Diversity & Inclusion below.
  • Respect – No Personal Attack Comments Permitted:
    Comments which include inappropriate or offensive language, or that is consider to be rude or offensive, will be deleted and the commenter banned from future use.
    Personal attacks are not permitted in this blog’s comments under any circumstances.
    Respectful discussion, including questions or argument of the content is acceptable.
    See also our Statement on Diversity & Inclusion below.
  • Relevance – Adding Value:
    Please keep all comments on topic and relevant to the post being read; unrelated comments or questions will possibly remain unanswered.
    A comment which does not add to the conversation, runs off on an inappropriate tangent, or kills the conversation may be edited, moved, or deleted.
    All SPAM comments will be deleted because they do not add value to the site.
  • How to get Support for a Project:
    If you have a general question directly regarding the tutorial, tip, method or other content that we posted, please post a comment in the post.
    If your question is specific regarding your project then you should use our Contact form.
    The Comment area is not the best place to ask a question that is not directly related to the post. You should ask the question or make a tutorial suggestion using our Contact form.
    If your comment contains personal information, or have a personal question specific to the site, we will delete your comment and use your email to contact you regarding the question.
  • Spam:
    Any comment deemed to be SPAM will be marked as comment SPAM and deleted.
    Commenters who repeatedly post SPAM will be blacklisted and their IP address blocked from accessing this website.
  • Limitation of Liability – Hold Harmless:
    All comments within this blog, made by third parties, are the responsibility of the individual commenter not the editorial staff of AnitaRichards.com, and do not represent the ideas, thoughts or opinions of Anita Richards nor AnitaRichards.com.au.
    By submitting a comment on this blog, the commenter agrees that their comment content is their own, and that they hold this site, AnitaRichards.com.au, and all post authors and other commenters harmless.
    Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall Anita Richards or AnitaRichards.com.au be held responsible for any and all repercussions, damages, or liability that may or may not result from the use of, or inability to use, the comments function of this website.
  • Comment Policy Changes:
    The right to change this comment policy at any time, without notice, is expressly reserved.
  • Publication of Comments:
    All comments are moderated and cannot always be immediately approved for publication.
    Please do not submit the same comment or a rewritten version of the same message twice unless you are 100% sure that the original comment was not submitted correctly the first time.
  • What to Do If Your Comment Does Not Appear: If you leave a comment on this blog and it does not appear within a reasonable time period (1 business day), and you know that it does not violate these Comment Policies, please contact us via our Contact page form.

If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please use our Contact page form.

Sincere thanks for patronising this website and reading the posts and articles herein; it is truly appreciated! You are welcomed and encouraged to contribute to the conversation by posting your comments often!


Statement on Diversity & Inclusion

Anita Richards Designs is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and inclusive customer environment and workplace.

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