Website Terms of Use

Introduction

The Terms of Use of the Chiropractic Australia website include these Terms and Conditions the Privacy Policy and any other terms and conditions that appear in or are linked to the Chiropractic Australia website. Your access to and use of the Chiropractic Australia website constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of these Terms of Use.

All webpages on the domain names chiropracticaustralia.org.au and chiroconference.com.au comprise the “Chiropractic Australia website,” which reside on servers in the State of Victoria, Australia. The Chiropractic Australia website is owned and operated by Chiropractic Australia Limited ABN 27 606 305 579 (Chiropractic Australia).

Website content and access

While Chiropractic Australia endeavours to take reasonable care in preparing and maintaining the information on this website we do not warrant the accuracy, reliability, adequacy or completeness of any of the website content. You acknowledge and accept that the website content may include technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. The website content is subject to change at any time without notice and may not necessarily be up to date or accurate at the time you view it.

It is your responsibility to enquire with us directly to ensure the accuracy and currency of the material or information you seek to rely upon. To the extent permitted by law, including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), Chiropractic Australia disclaims all liability for loss directly or indirectly arising from your use of or reliance on the website and the website content.

Chiropractic Australia does not guarantee that access to the Chiropractic Australia website will be uninterrupted or that the website is free from viruses or anything else which may damage any computer which accesses the Chiropractic Australia website or any data on such a computer.

Chiropractic Australia reserves the right to moderate any user-generated website content as it considers appropriate, including in Discussion Forums and any Q&As.

Website Not Available

Chiropractic Australia does not accept responsibility in the event the website is not available to you due to any computer maintenance, malfunction or such other event outside the control of Chiropractic Australia.

Amendments to the Chiropractic Australia Website

Chiropractic Australia reserves the right to revise or remove information from the Chiropractic Australia website at any time and without notice.

By continuing to use our website, you accept the Terms of Use as they apply from time to time.

Governing Laws

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia. If you access the website from outside Australia, you are responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws in the place where you are located.

Anti-Spam Notice

Publication of electronic addresses on the website is for the purpose of professional communication only and must not be used to infer consent by Chiropractic Australia, to the receipt of unsolicited commercial electronic messages.

External Links

The Chiropractic Australia website may contain links maintained by other organisations over which Chiropractic Australia has no control. You access those external sites and use their information, products and services at your own risk.

Limitation of Liability

Chiropractic Australia expressly makes no warranties or representations about the website or any of the content. Chiropractic Australia accepts no responsibility for any loss suffered by you or anyone else in connection with the use of the website or any of the content. Chiropractic Australia does not guarantee that the website will not cause damage or is free from viruses or any other defects or errors. Under no circumstances will Chiropractic Australia be liable for any incidental, special or consequential damages, including damages for loss of business or other profits arising in relation to the content. This includes, but is not limited to, the transmission of any computer virus or any other defects or errors. Chiropractic Australia excludes, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any liability which may arise as a result of the use of the website or the content on it. Where any law implies a warranty or guarantee which may not be lawfully excluded, then to the maximum extent permitted by law, for breach of warranty or guarantee Chiropractic Australia will, at its option, supply the services again, or pay for the cost of having the service supplied again. To the maximum extent permitted by law Chiropractic Australia excludes all liability for any loss or damage of any kind (including special, indirect or consequential loss and including loss of business profits) arising out of or in connection with the website content and the use or performance of the Chiropractic Australia website except to the extent that the loss or damage is directly caused by Chiropractic Australia fraud or wilful misconduct under Australian consumer law. Where the law (including without limitation the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)) implies a warranty or guarantee into these Website Terms and Conditions which may not lawfully be excluded, then provided it is fair and reasonable to do so, Chiropractic Australia’s liability for breach of such a warranty or guarantee shall be limited at its option, to any one or more of the following:

(a) in the case of goods: replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods; repair of the goods; payment of the cost of replacing the goods or acquiring equivalent goods; or payment of the cost of having the goods repaired; and

(b) in the case of services, to either resupplying the services or payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

Website submissions

Any material you send to us on or via the Chiropractic Australia website (for example through our member forum) will be deemed to be non-confidential and non-proprietary, unless it is indicated to be otherwise. This includes any data, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or other information. We will be entitled to use any such material which has not been indicated to be confidential or proprietary for any purpose without compensation to you.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, Chiropractic Australia, their officers and employees, from any loss, liability, claim, demand, or expenses asserted by any third party due to or arising from or in connection with your use of the content, or your conduct on the website, or messages posted or transmitted by you on or through the website.

Sponsorship / Partnership

Chiropractic Australia may receive revenue on member generated activity through its sponsorship / partnership program. The revenue is applied to maintain the quality and diversity of Chiropractic Australia’s services, benefiting members professionally. For more information refer to Chiropractic Australia’s Sponsorship / Partnership Policy.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights, including but not limited to rights pertaining to copyright, trademarks, logos and designs, that are related to the Chiropractic Australia website, HTML text and code underlying the website, as well as information on the website, are vested in Chiropractic Australia unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.

Other than for the purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) or any other applicable legislation throughout the world, or as otherwise provided for in this copyright notice, no part of the content may in any form or by any means (including electronic, mechanical, micro-copying, photocopying or recording) be reproduced, adapted, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted or reproduced on any other internet website, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

Copyright in other material

Chiropractic Australia makes no warranty or representation that third party material on the website does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any person anywhere in the world.

Chiropractic Australia does not, nor is it taken to be, authorising infringement of any intellectual property rights contained in material on other sites by linking the website to such material on other sites.

Logos and Trademarks

No permission is given for reproduction or publication by any person of Chiropractic Australia’s logo and domain name, except in those circumstances where there is approved linking.

Chiropractic Australia’s logo and trademarks must not be used except as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), or by written agreement from Chiropractic Australia.

The website may contain trademarks and logos of other companies or organisations and these are proprietary to the registered owner(s) of such marks.

Links to the Chiropractic Australia website

If you wish to establish a link to the Chiropractic Australia website, you must first seek approval from Chiropractic Australia.

The following information will be required to assess your request:

  1. The URL of the website that you seek to establish a link from;
  2. A brief description of your website;
  3. The reason that you wish to establish a link.
If Chiropractic Australia agrees to your proposed link, you must comply with any terms and conditions imposed by Chiropractic Australia as a condition of such agreement. If the nature or content of your website changes in any significant way, you must contact Chiropractic Australia and provide a new description of your website.

Prohibited Use

The following uses and actions are prohibited, unless prior written consent has been obtained from Chiropractic Australia:
  • Accumulate, compile, disseminate, extract, process or reproduce in any form any web pages on the Chiropractic Australia website;
  • Use or reproduce any Chiropractic Australia trademark, logo or design on the Chiropractic Australia website;
  • Use contact information specified in the Chiropractic Australia website, about a person, body corporation or other legal entity, to send unsolicited communications in any form to that person, body, corporation or other legal entity;
  • Uses the Chiropractic Australia website in any manner that hinders or prevents access to or use of the Chiropractic Australia website by Chiropractic Australia or other users;
  • Use any type of device, process, routine or software which either systemically or non-systematically interferes or attempts to interfere with the functioning of the Chiropractic Australia website, or any transaction or process conducted on or through the Chiropractic Australia website;
  • Incorporate into or store information from the Chiropractic Australia website in any other website, database, publication, or other work in any form;
  • Use the Chiropractic Australia website other than as specifically permitted by these Terms of Use; or
  • Use the Chiropractic Australia website for any unlawful purpose or activity.
 

Cookies

The Chiropractic Australia website contains “cookies” which are small text files that contain information stored on the user’s computer when visiting the Chiropractic Australia website. The cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to:

  These may be either “persistent” cookies which are permanent and stored on the user’s computer after the web browser is closed, or “session” cookies, which disappear when the user closes the web browser. The settings in the web browser can be changed by the user, to disable the storage of persistent cookies. Just follow directions provided in the internet browser’s technical information.
    • Counting the number of visitors and analysing traffic;
    • Accessing and logging into functions for subscriptions.


These may be either “persistent” cookies which are permanent and stored on the user’s computer after the web browser is closed, or “session” cookies, which disappear when the user closes the web browser.

The settings in the web browser can be changed by the user, to disable the storage of persistent cookies. Just follow directions provided in the internet browser’s technical information.

Security

When you pay your membership fees or register for programs, events or activities, our secure server uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to connect to our website. SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers. Whilst we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

SSL Certification

Chiropractic Australia has an instantSSL certificate. This identifies Chiropractic Australia as a secure environment in which you can transact. To view details of our security certificate, please click on padlock in your browser footer.


Chiropractic Australia’s payment gateway is eWay, which uses 128 bit DES Encryption right through to the bank’s EFTPOS networks where credit card transactions are automatically processed. You can obtain further technical information about our payment gateway by visiting our supplier’s site https://www.eway.com.au/legal

Invalid Terms and Conditions

In the event any part of the terms contained in these Terms of Use are determined by a court to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable, then such terms shall be severed form the remaining terms.

Creating an Account

Whether you are a member of Chiropractic Australia or a non-member, you need to create an account in order to purchase products and services from the website, enrol in courses etc. Access to some areas of the website may also be restricted to members only.

Password Requirement

Chiropractic Australia members may obtain a password by logging into the website and registering for a password. In certain circumstances non-members may be able to obtain a password. Chiropractic Australia may refuse to issue a password, in its sole discretion, until such time as it is satisfied about the identity of the user and the ability of the user to perform its obligations under these Terms of Use.

Website Interference

You must not attempt to change, add to, remove, deface, hack or otherwise interfere with this website or any material or content displayed on the Australia Post website.

Legal Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the State of Victoria, Australia. In the event that a dispute arises from these Website Terms and Conditions, each of Chiropractic Australia and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria, Australia.
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