Terms of use of this website


Use of this website, means that you accept the following Terms of use, the provisions of our Privacy Notice, Security and Copyright.

The Terms of use of this website may, at any time, change or be added to.

The laws of Queensland govern the operation of this website and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Queensland.


Under no circumstances is there liability for the accuracy of information published on this website. We do not warrant or represent that the Material will not cause damage, or is free from any computer virus of any other defects or errors. We are not liable to users of the Material for any loss or damage however caused resulting from the use of the Material.

‘Material’ means any information contained on this website or linked to, from this website. Website copy, audio and video downloads are examples of ‘Material’.

Before relying on the Material, users should independently verify its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional advice.

The QRC will not be liable for damages of any kind, including (but not limited to) compensatory damages, lost profits, lost data, or any form of special, incidental, indirect, consequential or punitive damages of any kind, whether based on breach of contract or negligence or use of this website.

Third party websites and linked Material

This website contains links to other websites and Material that are external to this website. Reasonable care is taken in selecting other websites and Material to link to but no responsibility is taken for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked websites and Material.

Links to external websites and Material should not be taken as an endorsement or a recommendation of any third party products or services offered by virtue of any information, Material linked from or to this website.

The Material may include views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of the QRC, or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to other websites and Material are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of Material at those websites, or any associated organisation, product or service.

Any links to software contained on this website is provided without warranty of any kind. You accept all risks regarding performance of the software and there is no liability for any consequential, incidental or direct damage suffered as a result of using this software. Use of the freeware and shareware programs are governed by their respective license agreements and may contain restrictions on use including but not limited to the requirement to pay the authors a specified amount after a trial period has elapsed.

The listing of a person, company, insitiution or representative body in any part of this website in no way implies any form of endorsement by the of the products or services provided by that party.

Privacy Notice

Information automatically collected and stored.

When you browse through any website, certain personal information about you can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following information about your visit:

  • the name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example uq.edu.au, if you are connecting from the University of Queensland’s domain);
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • the pages you visited; and
  • the address of the website you came from when you came to visit.

This information is generally not linked to the identity of visitors, except where the websites are accessed via links in an email we have sent which specifically refers to the possibility that click-throughs to links may be tracked.

We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our website more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.

Personally provided information

You do not have to give any personal information to visit this website.

‘Personal information’ means information which identifies you as an individual or from which your identity can be reasonably ascertained. Your home address and telephone number are examples of personal information.

If you choose to provide additional information about yourself through an ‘added comment’ on a blog or chat session etc, we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfil the stated purpose of the communication.


Personal information about visitors will not be disclosed, given, sold or transferred unless required for law enforcement or statute.


The website contains links to other websites and Material which may be of interest to you. The owners of linked websites and Material are responsible for their own privacy practices and you should check those websites and linked Material for their respective privacy statements.

Changes to this website Privacy Notice will be posted on the website, so we encourage you to check this website Privacy Notice from time to time.

In addition to the provisions of this website Privacy Notice, there may also be specific and additional privacy provisions that apply to certain sections of the website.

Because those specific and additional provisions also relate to your privacy, we recommend that you review them wherever they appear. In the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of this website Privacy Notice and those other specific and additional provisions, the specific and additional provision will prevail.


We use a number of mechanisms to protect the security and integrity of your personal information. Unfortunately no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as completely secure. So while we strive to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security ofany information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once any personal information comes into our possession, we will take reasonable steps to protect that information from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Anti-spam notice

Publication of electronic addresses on this website is for the purpose of communication only and must not be used to infer consent to the receipt of unsolicited commercial electronic messages.


Copyright in Material on this website
Unless otherwise expressly indicated in specific Material, copyright subsisting in Material is owned or licensed by the QRC.

We grant permission to view, copy, distribute, communicate and adapt this Material for non-commercial educational purposes only provided you acknowledge QRC copyright and any local modifications to the Material which you make ©Queensland Resources Council 2011

Copyright in other Material
No warranties or representations are made that Material on other websites to which Material is linked does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any person anywhere in the world.

This website does not authorise infringement of any intellectual property right contained in Material on other websites by linking Material to such Material on other websites.