Website Terms and Conditions

 

These terms and conditions apply to the use of this web site, including participation in our discussion forums. In using this web site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you must refrain from using the web site. These terms and conditions must be read in conjunction with any other applicable terms and conditions governing the use of this web site.

 

GENERAL

 

Terminology

In these terms and conditions, the terms:

"discussion forum" is a reference to that part of the web site which facilitates a discussion forum in which members may post and exchange information.

"we", "us" and "our" are a reference to the Australian Rheumatology Association.

"web site" is a reference to this web site including the discussion forum and any parts of the web site in respect of which access is restricted to members of the Australian Rheumatology Association.

 

Amendments to Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time. Amendments will be effective immediately upon notification on this web site. Your continued use of the web site following such notification will represent an agreement by you to be bound by the terms and conditions as amended.

 

Disclaimer

We do not accept responsibility for any loss damage, however caused (including through negligence), which you may directly or indirectly suffer in connection with your use of this web site or any linked web site, nor do we accept any responsibility for any such loss arising out of your use of or reliance on information contained on or accessed through this web site.

The information, material and contents of the site are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You must form your own opinion and must not rely upon the information, material and content of the site and always seek the advice of medical practitioners, doctors or other qualified healthcare professionals regarding any medical condition, independent and outside of the site.

To the extent permitted by law, any condition or warranty which would otherwise be implied into these terms and conditions is hereby excluded. Where legislation implies any condition or warranty, and that legislation prohibits us from excluding or modifying the application of, or our liability under, any such condition or warranty, that condition or warranty will be deemed included but our liability will be limited for a breach of that condition or warranty to one or more of the following: (a) if the breach relates to goods, (i) the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods, (ii) the repair of such goods, (iii) the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods or (iv) the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; and (b) if the breach relates to services, (i) the supplying of the services again or (ii) the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

 

Exception to Disclaimer

This disclaimer set out in these terms and conditions does not attempt or purport to exclude liability arising under statute if, and to the extent, such liability cannot be lawfully excluded.

 

Specific Warnings

You must ensure that your access to this web site is not illegal or prohibited by laws which apply to you.

You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing this web site does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system. For the removal of doubt, we do not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your own computer system which arises in connection with your use of this web site or any linked web site.

We do not accept liability for any losses arising directly or indirectly from a failure to provide the web site, corruption to or loss of data, errors or interruptions, any suspension or discontinuance of the service, any transmissions by other users in contravention of their obligations as set out in these terms and conditions or any content transmitted any user.

You must indemnify us and our related bodies corporate and our directors and employees against any claim by a third party arising out of a breach of these terms and conditions either by you or by any person using your password or identity whether or not you have authorised that person to use your password or identity.

You acknowledge that we cannot confirm the identity of other users of this web site or prevent them acting under false pretences.

Responsibility for the content of advertisements appearing on this web site (including hyperlinks to advertisers' own web sites) rests solely with the advertisers. The placement of such advertisements does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by us of the advertisers' products and each advertiser is solely responsible for any representations made in connection with its advertisement.

 

Copyright

Copyright in this web site (including text, graphics, logos, icons, sound recordings and software) is owned or licensed by us. Other than for the purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under, the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and similar legislation which applies in your location, and except as expressly authorised by these terms and conditions, you may not in any form or by any means: adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this web site; or commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of this web site.