This is the legal stuff for this site. While we do not want to detract from the spirit of collaboration which is this project, there are some things we need to say.About this website
This website is owned and operated by Uniting Care – Moreland Hall ABN 96 525 412 680 (we, us
) under the domain name “bluebelly.org.au” (Website
Your use of the information, graphics, text, software and materials (Content
The Website is written with a harm reduction philosophy. We do not advocate drug use at all and do not wish to imply that drug use can ever be safe. The safest way to approach drugs is not to use them. We do, however, recognise that some people will use drugs. For these people we are interested in minimising the potential for them to experience harm.
The Website contains a wide variety of Content on issues relating to drugs and drug use, for general educational and informative purposes only. The Content on the Website is generic and does not take into account the circumstances, physical wellbeing, mental status or medical requirements of a particular person. The Content on the Website is not diagnostic or prescriptive and does not replace the services or advice of a qualified health care professional. The Website does not give, or purport to give, any medical advice. Do not disregard medical advice or delay seeking it because of any Content on the Website.
The Website also contains a variety of articles related to the Law in Australia. These articles contain general information only and are not a substitute for obtaining legal advice. We do not accept liability for any action taken based on our articles or for any loss suffered as a result of reliance on an article. We believe that drug laws are complex and recommend discussing individual concerns or problems with independent legal advice.
The Content on this Website may include the views or recommendations of third parties, and does not necessarily reflect our views or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.
This Website may contain references to other sites and these are provided for convenience only and should not be construed as an endorsement by us; conversely omissions should not be construed as non endorsement.
In addition, the Website may from time to time contain or make
available various message services, email lists, mailout or newsletter services, or other tools and facilities which may be of use to you. While we have made every effort to ensure that any such features are accurate and free from defect, we do not warrant the accuracy, correctness or completeness of these features, which are provided on an “as is” basis.Availability of the Website
As electronic services are subject to interruption or breakdown, access to the Website is offered on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We may withdraw the Website at any time and without notice to you. User conduct
You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with accessing the Website. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your access to the Website. You may not post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain personal information from any Website user.
We may permit you to place Content on the Website (including posting messages, uploading files, in putting data or engaging in any other form of communication). By placing any Content on the Website, you grant to us an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide licence to do the following with respect to the Content:
- use, reproduce, modify, sublicence, redistribute, adapt, transmit, publish, broadcast and display the Content and create derivative works from the Content; and
- sublicence any of those rights to third parties.
You also waive in our favour any rights in the nature of moral rights as defined in the Copyright Act
1968 (Cth) in relation to that Content, including any rights in the nature of rights of authorship or rights of attribution.
You acknowledge that Content that you send to, or attempt to include in the Website, may not reach or be correctly displayed on the Website for a variety of reasons including but not limited to mechanical, software, computer, telecommunications or electronic failure. You further acknowledge that, to the extent permitted by law, we are not liable to you or anyone else in any way for any loss or damage at all and however caused, arising directly or indirectly in connection with the receipt of information by, or the inclusion of Content in, or a failure to receive or include Content in, the Website, for whatever reason.
You must not send any Content for inclusion on the Website which in any way whatsoever:
- is fraudulent, misleading or deceptive;
- infringes any third party’s copyright, patent, trade mark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights or proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy (including identifying any individual or their contact details without their consent);
- violates any law, statue or regulation, or constitutes, or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, including descriptions of how to score, who you score from, or prices that you pay;
- is defamatory, libellous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing;
- is harmful, threatening, abusive, hateful, offensive, discriminatory, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent;
- promotes tobacco products or promotes pharmaceutical goods not approved for sale in Australia;
- promotes or advertises a commercial venture;
- impinges on any other user’s, use or enjoyment of the Website;
- contains any computer viruses or other harmful component;
- contains any ‘prohibited content’ or ‘potential prohibited content’ within the meaning of Schedule 5 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth); or
- is irrelevant to the topic.
Any Content that you send to, or attempt to include in the Website may be made publicly available to all users of the Website and we accept no responsibility for third party use of that Content. Whilst under no obligation to do so, we retain the right to review, edit, and remove any information whatsoever from any part of the Website at any time and without notice to you.
If you access any personal information about other individuals through the Website, you must keep that information confidential unless you have their consent.
If we issue you with a password that permits you to access certain parts of this Website, you are solely responsible for any use of the Website through such access, whether authorised or not.
You must comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations that relate to your use of or activities on this Website. We reserve the right to report potentially criminal activity to appropriate law enforcement agencies. Copyright and trade marks
Copyright in the Content on this Website is owned or licensed by us, unless indicated otherwise. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved and no Content on this Website may be reproduced, adapted, uploaded to a third party, performed in public, distributed or transmitted in any form by any process without our prior written consent or that of our licensor(s) (as appropriate). Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to the Bluebelly Administrator
Trade marks used on this Website are owned by us or third parties. You must not use any trade marks used on this Website without the consent of the trade mark owner. Linking to this Website
You may hyperlink to this Website at your full expense and responsibility. You must not:
- alter any of the Content on this Website (other than wiki articles); or
- frame or reformat the Content from this Website on any other site.
We reserve the right to prevent linking by giving notice. Links to other websites
The Website may contain links to third party websites. We do not sponsor or endorse the operators or content of any linked websites. Subject to any applicable law which cannot be excluded, we make no warranties or representations:
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- regarding the quality, accuracy, merchantability or fitness for purpose of any linked websites, material or products or services; or
- that material on linked websites does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any person. By linking to those websites, we are not authorising the reproduction of material on linked websites.
While we have made every effort to ensure that the Content is free from error, we do not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of Content on the Website. This is particularly relevant to Content that has been provided or edited by third parties. All Content is provided on an “as is” basis and without guarantees or warranties of any kind, either express or implied. All terms implied by law, except those that can not be lawfully excluded, are excluded. All Content is subject to change without notice. We do not warrant that this Website or any linked websites will be free from viruses or defects. Limitation of Liability
Users should exercise their own independent skill or judgement and seek professional advice before relying on this Website.
Subject to any responsibilities implied by law and which cannot be excluded, we and our directors, employees, agents and contractors, are not liable to you for any losses, damages, liabilities, claims and expenses (including but not limited to legal costs and defence or settlement costs) whatsoever, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising out of or referable to any Content on this Website, to any material on linked websites, or to access or use of the Website by you, howsoever caused, whether in contract, tort including negligence, statute or otherwise.
If a jurisdiction allows liability to be limited but not excluded, our total liability is limited to the maximum extent possible. For example, under the Trade Practices Act 1974 in Australia, our liability for any breach of a condition or warranty that is implied by law and cannot be excluded is limited to the extent possible to us doing any one or more of the following (at our election):
- resupplying goods or services to you or supplying equivalent goods;
- repairing the goods; or
- paying the cost of having the goods or services resupplied or goods repaired.
Nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to exclude, restrict or modify rights which you may have under the Trade Practices Act or any other legislation which may not be excluded, restricted or modified by agreement. Indemnity
The law applicable to the Website and to disputes arising out of the Website is the law of the State of Victoria, Australia.
[Last updated: 9th October 2009]