These are the Terms of Service for the use of the website at owned and operated by Richard Delaney T/A RopeLab.  It details both RopeLab’s service arrangement and the conditions of use for those engaging with the service. Any participation in this website will constitute acceptance of the Terms of Service. If you do not accept, please do not use this service.  This document is current as of 23rd December, 2015.  It will be reviewed and updated as necessary.

Disclaimer of content

This website provides information intended for the education of roping technicians.  The content is intended to be used as a general educational aid and should be used to enhance understanding of roped systems.  The content should not be used to replace recognised formal training.  Users should exercise their own judgement when using our content and seek further advice and training when working with rope systems.

We go to great lengths to provide quality material, however the content on this website should not be considered to be free of error nor comprehensive.  RopeLab assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information made available via the website.  Furthermore, RopeLab assumes no responsibility for any consequences relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information on this website.

Intellectual property

The website and all of its content, both free and membership restricted, are the sole property of RopeLab and are protected by international copyright and intellectual property rights laws.

All materials may be accessed, downloaded and printed for the non-commercial purposes of educational advancement.  No other uses of these materials may be made without written permission from RopeLab.

Both the name, RopeLab and its logo may not be used in any advertising or publicity without written permission from RopeLab.

Users of the website agree that any unauthorised use of words, images or videos may violate both these Terms of Service and international laws.

RopeLab Membership payment system

Upon receipt of payment for an Annual RopeLab Membership, RopeLab agrees to provide access to the buyer to the full website, including all restricted content, for the period of 1 year.

The Annual RopeLab Membership product is set up to automatically renew each anniversary.  Renewals will be notified to members using the email address supplied by the user to RopeLab.  The automatic renewal may be cancelled at anytime, in which case the user will receive membership access for the remainder of the year.

Annual RopeLab Memberships will not be cancelled and refunded.  If a payment is made in error, RopeLab agrees to reverse the transaction within 10 days.

Communicating on the website

Users of the website agree to respectful communication with other users when commenting, asking or answering questions.  Swearing, bullying, bigotry or racism will not be tolerated.

Users of the website agree to respecting the educational values of RopeLab and refraining from using the website to push a secondary commercial agenda.

Breach of these terms may result in a user being blocked from engaging with other users on the website and/or their membership revoked.


RopeLab reserves the right to terminate a user’s access to the website without any advance notice if the Terms of Service are violated.


Enrolments for workshops are usually capped.  If you wish to cancel your booking please contact us as soon as possible.  If you do this more than 30 days before the workshop we will issue a full refund.  Cancellations 14-30 days prior will receive a 50% refund.  Less than 14 days prior will be at our discretion and may depend on our ability to resell your place.

Links to other websites

The website may contain links to third party content.  We do not endorse, sponsor, recommend or accept any responsibility for any third party content.

Links to this website

We welcome links to this website. However, we reserve the right to refuse or accept any link to the website where it misrepresents RopeLab or associates RopeLab with organisations or content with which we do not wish to be associated.

Advertising and sponsorships

Currently, we do not accept paid advertising or sponsorships on this website.


Users agree to indemnify RopeLab and its representatives from any liability related to your violation of these Terms of Service.


The website can be accessed worldwide.  Users agree that any dispute shall be resolved by the state and federal courts, and applicable laws in New South Wales, Australia.

RopeLab makes no representation that the material on this website is appropriate for laws in other locations.

Changes to this agreement

RopeLab reserves the right to modify these Terms of Service at any time. We will do so by drawing attention to the updated document.  Please check and review the new agreement before continuing to use the site.