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Terms of use

The information, data, documents, pages and images provided on this website (“the Material”) is prepared by the Professional Standards Councils and its agency the Professional Standards Authority, a designated business unit within the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.

Except where otherwise indicated, in these Terms and Conditions the terms “we”, “our” and “us” are used interchangeably to refer to the State of NSW through the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, the Professional Standards Councils and the Professional Standards Authority. 

By accessing or using the Professional Standards Councils Website, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, and any other terms or conditions on the Professional Standards Councils Website.

We may change these Terms and Conditions without notice. By continuing to use our Professional Standards Councils Website you accept the terms and conditions of use as they are amended from time to time.

These Terms and Conditions apply in conjunction with any other terms and conditions that apply to any of our online services.

Copyright

The Material is subject to copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and is owned by the Professional Standards Council of New South Wales and held on behalf of the combined state and territories’ Professional Standards Councils. 

The Professional Standards Councils encourage the availability, dissemination and exchange of public information. Unless otherwise indicated, you may copy, distribute, display, download and otherwise freely deal with the Material for personal use or any non-commercial purpose, on the condition that you include the copyright notice “© Professional Standards Councils” on all uses.

You must, however, obtain permission from us by contacting the Professional Standards Authority if you wish to:

  • charge others for access to the work (other than at cost),
  • include all or part of the work in advertising or a product for sale,
  • reproduce any of the content on any other internet Professional Standards Councils Website; or
  • modify the work

This copyright statement does not apply to any third party works appearing in the Material.

Trademarks

The Material includes registered trademarks and trademarks that are the subject of pending applications or which are otherwise protected by law including, but not limited to the words Professional Standards Schemes, Cover of Excellence, and Professional Standards Councils’ words and logo.

To obtain permission of use, contact the Professional Standards Authority’s Communications Team at pscinfo@psc.gov.au

Linking

Subject to certain conditions, a credible website may link to pages within our Professional Standards Councils Website. Please observe the following conditions of linking to our Professional Standards Councils Website:

  • Links must be presented in a way which fairly represents the Professional Standards Councils
  • The context in which a link is inserted must not give the impression that the external site is sponsored or endorsed 
  • The source material must be clear and acknowledge the Professional Standards Councils Website clearly.
  • You must never reproduce any logos of the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation and/or the Professional Standards Councils, or any other government agency or department appearing on the Professional Standards Councils Website, without our express approval.

In addition, the originating site must not contain the following:

  • Illegal, sexually explicit, pornographic, or otherwise offensive or distasteful material.
  • Content promoting gaming, wagering or betting sites.
  • Instructions on the manufacture and/or use of illegal drugs, or other dangerous material.
  • Material that promotes harassment, hatred or discrimination based on age, race, religion, gender, sexual preference or any other factor.
  • Defamatory, disparaging, abusive, threatening or offensive messages (whether aimed at the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation or the Professional Standards Councils, or a third party).
  • False or misleading information about the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation and/or the Professional Standards Councils.

Following links to other websites is entirely at your own risk. The NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation and/or the Professional Standards Councils have not verified the content of any other websites and are not responsible or liable for any losses, damages or expenses in connection with linking to external sites.

Links to other websites have been included on our Professional Standards Councils Website with the intention of increasing the information available to you. If you use these links, you may leave our Professional Standards Councils Website. The NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation and/or the Professional Standards Councils have no control over the content or operation of the linked sites. The linked websites may be subject to their own terms and conditions with which you must comply. The NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation and/or the Professional Standards Councils cannot accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur if you rely on information which appears on linked sites.

If you are offended or upset by any material that appears on an Internet website, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), who will then investigate the complaint and take such action as it thinks fit. If you would like to know more about the ACMA's role in regulating Australian Internet content, you can visit its website at www.acma.gov.au