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You agree to use the DesignGov site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the DesignGov site by any third party. This includes conduct which is unlawful or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption to the DesignGov site.
You must not post or transmit via the DesignGov site any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material, or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would contravene any law.
Your use of the DesignGov site does not:
- affect or reduce any obligation any Agency owes You;
- affect or reduce any obligation You owe to any Agency.
The DesignGov site is not a substitute for independent professional advice and you should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances.
Material, summarised views, standards or recommendations of third parties, which may also be included on this site, do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (the Department) or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.
We take reasonable care in linking to other websites but we have no direct control over the content presented in those websites or the availability of those websites.
We make no representation that the material on any linked websites does not infringe the intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person. We do not authorise the reproduction of such material.
The Department has no direct control over the content of any linked websites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those websites. Links to external websites are provided in good faith, but it is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites.
The DesignGov site may provide links to suggested articles of interest from time to time however the Department does not endorse or recommend the links provided to external websites or third party content, including products and services offered by, from or through those websites or their content.
Content and comments
You are responsible for the comments you make on the DesignGov site. If you wish to comment on the DesignGov site, you must do so in accordance with our Moderation Policy.
When you submit any material (including, for example, a comment) to this website, and copyright protection applies to that material, copyright is retained by you or the copyright owner, as applicable, in the material. By submitting any of your copyright material to this website, you agree to make it available to the rest of the world under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. If you are submitting material which belongs to someone else, you must make sure that you have all the necessary permissions to do so.
If you have submitted material unaware of this policy, and you are unhappy about it, please contact us and we can remove the material from this website.
We may also remove any material at our discretion if we believe it may infringe someone else’s copyright or moral rights or if the material is offensive or inappropriate for this website.
With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, the Non-Commonwealth Material, images and other material explicitly identified as being exempt, the Commonwealth is providing the material presented on this website to the public under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence.
When you use DesignGov’s social media pages, you are using an external site and are therefore bound by the terms and conditions of use of that site. We encourage you to review the legal policies of that site for further information.
The Department does not endorse, and is not accountable for, any views expressed by third parties using that site. The views expressed by individual officers, employees, or agents of the Department and its outsourced services, and by any contributors to its social media pages are those of the individual sender.
The Department disclaims all liability from those views and recommends users seek appropriate independent professional advice prior to relying on, or entering into any commitment based on these views. Unless acknowledged as being endorsed by the Department, views expressed are not those of the Department.
We strive to protect comments and information you provide on the DesignGov site. We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that your comments and information are not compromised. However, we cannot guarantee that no harmful code will enter the DesignGov site. You should be aware of the risks associated with using websites.
We recommend that you use appropriate and up-to-date firewall and anti-virus software to protect your computer systems.
The DesignGov site allows anonymous and pseudonymous participation.
We will only use and disclose your personal information to a person, body or other Agency:
- to provide you with a service that you have requested;
- as authorised by law, for example, if a law enforcement authority or court order lawfully directs us to disclose the information of a user.
For more information, please see our Privacy Statement.
We may revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time.
Please contact us if you have any questions, problems or feedback regarding the DesignGov site.