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Terms of use

The information, data, documents, pages and images provided on this website (“the Material”) is prepared by or under the direction or control of, the NSW Department of Justice for the Professional Standards Councils (the “Professional Standards Councils Website”). Within the NSW Department of Justice there is a designated business unit that operates as an agency of the Professional Standards Councils (“Office of the Professional Standards Councils”).

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 Justice and the Professional Standards Councils.

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.

Disclaimer

We do not warrant or accept any liability in relation to the quality, operability or accuracy of the Material.

The Material is made available on the understanding that we will have no liability (including but not limited to liability by reason of negligence) to the users of the Professional Standards Councils Website for any loss, damage, cost or expense whether direct, indirect consequential or special, incurred by, or arising by reason of, any person using or relying on the Material and whether caused by reason of any error, omission or misrepresentation in the Material or otherwise. Users of the Professional Standards Councils Website will be responsible for making their own assessment of the Material and should verify all relevant representations, statements and information with their own professional advisers.

Furthermore, whilst the Material is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact upon the accuracy of the Material. The Material may change without notice and we are not in any way liable for the accuracy of any information printed and stored by a user. Changes are periodically added to the Material and we may make improvements and/or changes in the Material and/or the Professional Standards Councils Website at any time.

We take no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of any information included in the Material which is provided by third parties nor for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of links or references to information sources. In addition to the Material, the Professional Standards Councils Website provides links to and from other Internet sites. These external information sources are outside the control of the State of New South Wales and it is therefore the responsibility of Internet users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, reliability and correctness of information found on those external Internet links.

The search engines provided on this Professional Standards Councils Website are to assist Internet users to locate resources more quickly. However, the State of New South Wales takes no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of its search facilities, and does not warrant or represent that the search facilities are free from errors or omission, or that they are exhaustive.

The internet is not a secure medium and communications to and from the Professional Standards Councils Website may be intercepted or altered in transit. We do not warrant or represent that this Professional Standards Councils Website or any linked sites, are free from anything which may damage any computer used to access the site.

This legal disclaimer is in no way limited or altered by any other terms or conditions on the Professional Standards Councils Website.

Copyright

The Material is subject to copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), and is owned by the State of New South Wales through the NSW Department of Justice.

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 “© State of New South Wales (NSW Department of Justice)” for the Professional Standards Councils on all uses.

You must, however, obtain permission from us by contacting the Office of the Professional Standards Councils 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.

Unless otherwise indicated, the trademarks are owned by the NSW Professional Standards Council or the State of NSW (Department of Justice) and may be the subject of rights in other countries. You may use the trademarks with permission from the NSW Professional Standards Council or the State of NSW (Department of Justice) as applicable. Contact the Office of the Professional Standards Councils’ Communications Team to obtain such permission at pscinfo@psc.gov.au.

Collection of Personal Information when visiting the Professional Standards Website

When you choose to provide us with Personal Information through the Professional Standards Councils Website, for example when you fill in feedback forms, contact us by email or apply for any of our research grants using the online system of our Professional Standards Councils Website, we will collect, use and disclose this information in accordance with our privacy policy. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

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 roles of the NSW Department of Justice and the Professional Standards Councils, and our Professional Standards Councils Website. The links must not embarrass the NSW Department of Justice and/ or 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 by the NSW Department of Justice or the Professional Standards Councils.
  • The content of the link must not suggest that the NSW Department of Justice or the Professional Standards Councils have created any of the originating site's content. That is, the source material must be clear and acknowledgement of the Professional Standards Councils Website clearly provided.
  • You must never reproduce any logos of the NSW Department of Justice 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 Justice or the Professional Standards Councils, or a third party).
  • False or misleading information about the NSW Department of Justice and/or the Professional Standards Councils.

Following links to other websites is entirely at your own risk. The NSW Department of Justice 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 Justice 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 Justice 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