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Federation eHealth 'Terms of Use'

1. Federation eHealth Terms of Use

Welcome to the Federation eHealth Platform website (Website) which is published by Federation University, Ballarat, Australia, for the purpose of providing up to date information and resources on mental health and wellbeing for the benefit of the public (consumers, researchers and health professionals).

These Terms of Use apply to the use of the Website, the content of the Website, and any material accessed through the Website. In these Terms of Use, “Federation University” refers to Federation University Australia ABN 51 818 692 256 as the licensed owner of the Website, and the terms “you” and “your” refer to the user or viewer of the Website or the user of information contained in, or accessed through, the Website (Information).

 

1.1 Acceptance of Terms of Use

By accessing or using this Website, you are deemed to have read and accept these Terms of Use which together with our Privacy Statement govern Federation University Australia’s relationship with you in relation to this Website. Federation University may change the content of this Website and these Terms of Use at our discretion and without notice. By continuing to use the Website, you accept the Terms of Use as they apply from time to time. It is your responsibility to check the Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes. Each time you use or cause access to this website, you agree to be bound by the site’s terms of use.

Your use of this Website and any dispute arising out of such use of this Website is subject to the laws of the Victoria.

 

1.2 For General Information Only

This Website is not intended for use in emergency situations. If you are suffering an acute illness or emergency condition please call “000”.
The Information contained in, or accessed through, this Website is for your general information and use only and is not intended to be used as medical advice and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical or psychological condition, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes. The Information is not a substitute for independent professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to professional health care. If you have a particular medical or psychological problem, please consult a healthcare professional.

You should not disregard professional medical or psychological advice, or delay seeking it, because of any information contained on this Website or your results provided by the symptom quizzes on this Website.

The researchers involved with the Federation eHealth Platform are unable to provide any personal advice. You are advised to always seek the advice of a health professional with any specific questions or issues you may have.

 

1.3 Disclaimer of warranties

While the Information is subject to the Federation eHealth Platform quality assurances processes, the Information is also subject to continuing research, clinical experience, reasonable differences in opinions among authorities, unique aspects of individual situations and the possibility of human error in preparing the Information. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is made as to the currency, completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability and / or availability of the Information.

Federation eHealth at Federation University reserves the right to, and may at any time and without notice and any liability to you, modify or discontinue this website and its services or delete the data you provide, whether temporarily or permanently. Federation eHealth at University has no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or information.

 

1.4 Disclaimer of liability

You acknowledge that your use of any Information or materials on this Website is entirely at your own risk and that the Information may contain inaccuracies or errors.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, Federation University expressly disclaims all liability for any loss, damage, expense and costs incurred by any person arising out of accessing, downloading, using or relying on any of the Information or this Website including, but not limited to:

• use of the Website or the Information for a purpose for which it was not intended;
• any errors or omissions in the Website or the Information
• any inaccuracy in the Website or the Information
• any interpretations or opinions stated in, or which may be inferred from, the Website or the Information.

There is no warranty that the information found on this site will meet your requirements or that the functionality of the site will be uninterrupted or error free. The material is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

To the full extent permitted by law, Federation eHealth at Federation University, and its staff, agents contractors and students shall have no liability for claims by, or loss, injury, cost expense or damages of any kind whatsoever to, a user of this website or any other person however arising in connection with the website or any decision or action taken in reliance on the information contained on this website, Excluded damages include without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages.

 

1.5 Copyright and trademarks

All content on this Website, including (without limitation) text, graphics, all software Information architecture and coding (including any copyright subsisting in them), is owned by Federation University or licensed to us. All content is protected by copyright, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws.

You may access and download the material on this Website only however you may not, subject to a use for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), modify, reverse engineer, publish, transmit, distribute, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works from, or in any way commercialise or exploit, any of the Website content in whole or in part without the prior written permission of the owner of the material.

None of the content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder, apart from the uses noted above.

This Website contains trademarks owned by Federation University and third parties. You may not display or use in any manner any trademarks featured on the Website without the prior written permission of the trademark owner.

 

1.6 Links to other websites

This Website contains links to other websites including to websites that contain services, programs and access to online communities (some of these links are to websites of our partner organisations).

These links are provided for your convenience only. While the content of this Website is subject to Federation eHealth quality assurance processes, Federation eHealth does not specifically endorse any organisation, association, entity, service, program or online community referred to in, or linked to, this Website. Views or recommendations provided in linked websites (or expressed in online communities) do not necessarily reflect those of Federation University. Federation eHealth at Federation University has no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s), or for services or programs delivered via those websites. Users of Federation eHealth acknowledge that Federation eHealth at Federation University are not responsible for the content or availability of any linked sites.

It is your responsibility to make your own decisions about the currency, completeness, accuracy, reliability and suitability of information, services, programs and communities of interest contained in (or accessible from) linked websites.

In no event are you permitted to use this Website to sell a product or service, or to increase traffic to your website for commercial reasons, such as advertising sales. Federation eHealth at Federation University Australia reserves the right to prevent linking to this Website at any time.
You may link to this Website, but permission is restricted to making a link without any alteration of the Website’s contents. 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 Federation eHealth at Federation University Australia.

In no event are you permitted to use this Website to sell a product or service, or to increase traffic to your website for commercial reasons, such as advertising sales. Federation eHealth at Federation University Australia reserves the right to prevent linking to this Website at any time.

 

1.7 Security, viruses, errors and availability

The internet is an insecure public network which means there are risks that information sent to or from this Website may be intercepted, corrupted or modified by third parties. In addition, files obtained from or through this Website may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects that may be harmful or destructive. You bear the risks and responsibility for any loss or damage caused, directly or indirectly, by these risks, and Federation eHealth at Federation University Australia accepts no liability for any interference with, or damage to, your computer system, software or data occurring in connection with this Website.

 

1.8 Acceptance of Terms of Use

Every time you use the Federation eHealth website you are accepting the terms and conditions.