Greater Melbourne
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Terms & Conditions

Terms of Use for the Capability Connection (Terms of Use)

The Capability Connection website (the Website) is operated by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the Department) in conjunction with independent service providers involved in developing, hosting and managing the Website under contract with the Department. Where referred to, ‘the Department’ includes service providers associated with the Website. The Website includes information, software, products, and services included in or available through the Website.

Please read these terms of use carefully. By proceeding with your access, use or interaction with the Capability Connection website, you agree to accept these terms of use and the Department agrees to grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to use this Website in accordance with these Terms of Use.

Modification of these Terms of Use

The Department reserves the right to revise the Terms of Use from time to time without notice and such revision will take effect from the time that it is published on the Website.

Links to third party sites

The Website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. The Department does not endorse, or approve of the operators of Linked Sites, or the content, information, graphics or material on those Linked Sites and you acknowledge and agree that your use of these Linked Sites is at your own risk.

No unlawful or prohibited use

As a condition of your use of the Website, you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful, or prohibited by these Terms of Use and any other notices provided by the Department. You may not use the Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Website.

No compensation for loss in using the Website

The Department is not responsible for any loss incurred through your use of the Website, including your reliance on information on the Website or any system outages.

Material for general use

The material on the Website is provided for general use and information only, and on the understanding that the Department is not providing professional advice on a particular matter.

The material may include the views or recommendations of third parties, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Department, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

Errors or omissions can occur in the preparation of web pages. Therefore, before relying on the material, users should ensure they independently verify its completeness, accuracy, relevance for their purposes and that it is up-to-date.

The user should obtain appropriate independent professional advice before any action or decision is taken on the basis of any material on this website.

Users of this website are also directed to our Privacy Statement.

Agreement to allow release of certain information

It is a necessary requirement of operating the Website and to maximise the benefits available to users that some of the information you provide is made available to third parties who may wish to use your products or service. By using the Website, you are agreeing to the Department making this information available to third parties.

Liability disclaimer

The information, software, products, and services included in or available through the Website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. The Department may make improvements and/or changes in the Website at any time. Advice received via the Website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal, financial or commercial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.

The Department make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the Website for any purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided ‘as is’ without warranty or condition of any kind. The Department and/or its service providers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the Department be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Website, with the delay or inability to use the Website or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the Website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if the Department has been advised of the possibility of damages.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and the Department as a result of this agreement or use of the Website. The Department's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of the Department's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Website or information provided to or gathered by the Department with respect to such use.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Website, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Website.

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Termination/access restriction

The Department reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Website and related services or any portion thereof, at any time, without notice.

Copyright and trademark notices

All contents of the Website, including the logo, but not including information entered into the Website by users, are copyright to and owned by the Commonwealth of Australia, as represented by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, except as otherwise stated in licensing agreements. All rights reserved.

The material contained on the Website constitutes copyright and is intended for your general use and information. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice, and any headers and footers) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. You may distribute any copies of downloaded material in unaltered, complete form only (retaining this notice, and any headers and footers). All other rights are reserved.

Requests for further authorisation should be directed to:

Capability Connection team
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
PO Box 2013
Canberra ACT 2601