Terms of Use and Disclaimer

1. About These Terms

The Rural Health Education Foundation ABN 68 072 405 139 (the Foundation) owns and operates the website at: http://www.rhef.com.au.  Your use of this website is governed by the terms of this document, as they may change from time to time (Terms).  By using this website, you agree to the Terms.  If you do not agree to the Terms, you must stop using this website.

The Foundation may change the Terms from time to time. When changes are made, the Foundation will make a new copy of the Terms available at:  http://www.rhef.com.au.

You agree that if you use this website after the date on which the Terms have changed, the Foundation will treat your use as acceptance of the changed Terms.

2. Copyright

Copyright in this website and its content (such as computer software, data files, written text, music, audio files or other sound recordings, photographs and other images, and videos) is owned by the Rural Health Education Foundation or its licensors.

You must not reproduce, copy, communicate to the public or use in any other way any part of this website in any form, other than to send a copy to your computer printer for your own personal use, unless:

  • specifically authorised in this copyright notice;
  • specifically authorised in writing by the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer or his or her delegate; or
  • permitted by applicable law.

The Foundation’s Programs

The Foundation makes certain television and audio programs (Programs) available using a national, satellite and other broadcast networks, the internet (via audio pod-cast, web-stream, electronic download or other methods) and other distribution technologies, such as DVDs.

While the Foundation strongly encourages wide use of the Programs, there are a number of restrictions on this use.

The Foundation (or its licensors) owns the copyright in all of the Programs (and in all copyright material included in all Programs).  Programs must not be copied, edited, duplicated, reproduced, communicated to the public, screened in public, sold, distributed, stored or used in any other way (including by posting materials on a publicly available website, or similar publicly available electronic or digital storage facility), without the specific written authority of the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer or his or her delegate, or unless permitted by applicable law.  Audio files available from the Foundation’s website may be downloaded and stored for individual use and study only.

No-one is permitted to charge for the use of or access to Programs or to change the content including the covers or re-brand copies of the Programs.

The user is responsible for any payments required to third party collecting societies such as Screenrights ABN 76 003 912 310 (the Australian Audio-Visual Copying Society) for any use of Programs (whether arising because of the nature of the user or the use or otherwise).  The user must unconditionally indemnify the Foundation against any losses, liabilities and expenses the Foundation may suffer in relation to their use of Programs.

The Foundation’s Learning Guides

The Foundation may provide downloadable learning guides (at http://www.rhef.com.au/programs/learning-guides), associated with Programs or as separate learning materials (Learning Guides).

The Foundation (or its licensors) owns all copyright in the Learning Guides.  Unless specifically authorised in writing by the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer or his or her delegate, or permitted by applicable law, individuals and institutions may only download and reproduce Learning Guides at no charge by the Foundation on the following conditions:

  • the Rural Health Education Foundation is acknowledged whenever a Learning Guide is reproduced or otherwise used as copyright owner in the form on the relevant Learning Guide;
  • an individual may only download and reproduce them (and store one copy) for their personal use;
  • an institution may only download and reproduce them (and store one copy) for the bona fide, training and education of its staff, students and trainees, and the Learning Guides must be used and provided for these purposes without charge.

Any other copying, editing, duplication, reproduction, communication to the public, screening in public, sale, distribution, storage or use (including by posting materials on a publicly available website, or similar publicly available electronic or digital storage facility) is prohibited.

More Information

If you have any questions about using the Foundation’s website, Programs, Learning Guides or other materials, please contact the Foundation at http://www.rhef.com.au/contact-us/.

3. Trade Marks

Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use any of the Foundation’s or anyone else’s trade names, trade marks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features.

4. Advertisements on This Website

This website may display advertisements and promotions.  Any advertising or promotion on this website does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by the Foundation. Claims made in these advertisements or promotions are the responsibility of the advertiser.

5. Privacy and Your Personal Information

You may be required to give information about yourself to use the Foundation website. You agree to give the Foundation only accurate, complete and up-to-date information, and that you are solely responsible for ensuring that it complies with all applicable data protection and privacy laws.

The Terms incorporate, and should be read with, the Foundation’s Website Privacy Statement, and you agree to the use of your data according to this Website Privacy Statement.

6. Links to Other Websites

This website may include links to other web sites or content.

The Foundation has no control over or responsibility or liability for any web sites or content provided by someone else.  A link to another website on this website does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by the Foundation of the content of the other website, its owner, or anyone or anything else.

7. Commercial Electronic Messages

If you use this website to express interest in products or services, you consent to us sending commercial electronic messages such as emails and faxes (including about products and services of someone else) to electronic addresses that you have provided to us, unless you tell us not to send these messages by email to: rhef@rhef.com.au.

8. Security of Website

You should be aware that the internet and the World Wide Web are insecure public networks that may expose files to viruses, and where transactions can be intercepted and changed.

The Foundation cannot guarantee that data transmissions and other transactions over the internet are secure, or that your access to this website will be uninterrupted.  Your use of this website is at your sole risk.

9. Disclaimers and Liability

Except where specifically noted, information on this website, including in a Program, Learning Guide or other publication, is for the education and use of healthcare professionals in Australia, and does not constitute health, legal or other advice to consumers.  Consumers should consult their medical practitioner if seeking advice about their health situation.

The medicines and procedures described in a Program may not be necessarily licensed or appropriate for use outside of Australia.  Medicines mentioned in a Program may no longer be available and best practice may have changed since the Program was produced.  A Program reflects the understanding and views of its participants as at the date of the first Program broadcast.

Healthcare professionals should refer to the approved prescribing information and clinical practice guidelines along with Federal and state regulations before recommending treatment or prescribing any medicines mentioned in Programs.

Opinions presented on this website, including in a Program, Learning Guide or other publication, do not represent the opinions of the Foundation or its staff or contractors, or Program sponsors.

This website, and its content, including in a Program, Learning Guide or other publication, is provided “as is” and “as available”.  To the extent permitted by applicable law, neither the Foundation, nor any of its directors, officers, employees, agents or sponsors make any representations or warranties about this website or its content, including about the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information on the website.  The Foundation excludes, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all direct and indirect liability that may arise as a result of the use of this website, including all content, however arising and under any theory of liability, including negligence.

Where liability cannot be excluded, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Foundation’s liability is limited, at the Foundation’s option, to:

  • a) in the case of services: the re-supply of the services or the payment of the cost of having the services re-supplied;
  • b) in the case of goods: the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods, the repair of the goods, the payment of the cost of having the goods replaced or the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired.

10. Note to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Users

This website contains images of people and links to programs which include people who are deceased.

11. Applicable Law

The Terms are governed by the laws in force in the Australian Capital Territory. You submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in the Australian Capital Territory and courts competent to hear appeals from those courts to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms.

Date of issue: 24 March 2009.