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Web site copyright, security, disclaimer, privacy statement

1. Copyright

a) General

Copyright Association of Children's Welfare Agencies 2006-15.

All information and materials on this website (including data, pages, documents, online graphics, images and web pages, audio and video) is protected by copyright, unless specifically stated otherwise.

b) Use of materials and information

A single copy or part of a single copy of information or material from this site for personal, non-commercial use and only in an unaltered form may be downloaded, stored in cache, displayed, printed and/or copied. Such information or material from this website may only be used for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 and may only be reproduced as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968. A copy of the Act is available at ComLaw, the legal information retrieval system owned by the Australian Attorney General's Department. Any permitted reproduction made must acknowledge the source of any selected passage, extract, diagram or other information or material reproduced. Any reproduction made of the information or material must include a copy of the original copyright and disclaimer notices as set out here.

c) Commercial and other use

It is not permitted to re-transmit, distribute or sell the information or material on this web site without seeking prior written approval from the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies. This web site may not be used to sell a product or service, or to increase traffic to other websites for commercial reasons, such as advertising sales without written permission from the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies. To obtain permission, please contact ACWA on 9281 8822 or email to acwa@acwa.asn.au.

d) Community Events Diary web pages

The Community Events Diary pages on this web site may be used by approved organisations and individuals to promote activities and events that are of benefit to the community welfare sector and are therefore aligned with the mission and objectives of the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies.

2. Disclaimers

a) Provision of education and research information only

This website is presented by the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of services and individuals working in the community welfare sector and the general public. This website is not intended to be used as a substitute for independent professional advice. The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information.

b) Online Forums

The views expressed by individuals and organisations in the Online Forums are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies, its Board, employees or affiliated organizations or individuals.

c) Quality of information

The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies makes every effort to ensure the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly. Before relying on the information on this site, however, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies can not guarantee and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information.

d) Links to external websites

This website contains links to many external websites which support and/or service the community welfare sector. The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies takes reasonable care in selecting such websites. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites. Linkage to external websites should not be taken to be an endorsement or a recommendation of any third party products or services offered by virtue of any information, material or content linked from or to this website. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit. Views or recommendations provided in linked websites do not necessarily reflect those of the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies.

e) Linking to this website

Links to this website may be displayed on other websites with the following provisos:

i) Links must be presented in a way which fairly represents the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies and its role.

ii) Links to this website from another website must not give the impression that the other website, or the company which owns it, is sponsored or endorsed by the Asasociation of Children's Welfare Agencies.

iii) The context of the link on the linking website must not suggest that the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies has created any of the content on that linking website. In other words the source of the material must be clear.

iv) Permission is not granted to reproduce, frame or reformat the files, pages, images, information and materials from this website on any other website unless express written permission has been obtained from the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies reserves the right to prevent linking by giving notice.

f) Security

Every endeavour is made to ensure that this website is secure. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses or other defects.

The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with this website. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.

g) Access for people with a disability

Material produced through the web is a service covered by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA). This requirement applies to any individual or organisation developing a World Wide Web page or placing or maintaining a web page on an Australian server. The provision of this information through the internet is in itself a service and as such, is covered by the DDA.

3. Privacy statements

a) Information collection and privacy protection

The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies website complies with the Privacy Act 1988. A copy of the Act is available at ComLaw the legal information retrieval system owned by the Australian Attorney General's Department. This statement explains the type of information that is collected by the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies, how such information is used and under what circumstances and to whom it may be disclosed. Any privacy concerns relating to this website should directed to the website manager.

b) Contact information

The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies records contact information in a secure database when services such as training, events or publications are purchased. In all cases customers have the option to nominate whether they would like their contact details added to mailing lists for promotion and advertising of ACWA's services and products. To be taken off a mailing list please contact ACWA on 9281 8822. Contact information will only be used for the purpose for which the customer has provided it and will not be added to any mailing lists without the customer's prior written consent. Email addresses will not used or disclosed for any other purpose without the prior written consent of the customer.

c) Personal information

Information provided through the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies website will comply with Information Privacy Principles, and particularly principles 1 to 3 and 10 and 11. Stated simply these principles are:

Principle 1 - Collection of information must be lawful and fair

Principle 2 - Informing people why information is collected

Principle 3 - Ensuring personal information collected is of good quality and not too intrusive

Principle 10 - Limiting the use of personal information to the purposes for which it was collected

Principle 11 - Preventing the disclosure of personal information outside the agency.

4. Further information

Please contact the Association of Children's Welfare Agencies on 9281 8822 or by email.