Terms and Conditions

GENERAL TERMS OF USE

"APCR" means Australian Prostate Cancer Research Limited ABN 63151598908 and "we" and "us" refer to APCR, and "our" has a similar meaning.

APCR may change these Terms of Use at any time without notice. Any amendment will be effective immediately. Your continued use of this Website after any amendment constitutes an agreement by you to comply with and be bound by the amended Terms of Use. Accordingly, you should access and read the Terms of Use from time to time for changes.

"Website" means the whole or any part of the web pages located at www.prostmate.org.au and includes the layout, individual design elements, underlying code elements and any text, sounds, graphics, animated elements or other content contained on this Website.

“Linked websites” means the websites of other entities which are hyperlinked from this website.

Services Provided in Australia

The services on the website are provided in accordance with Australian laws and health practice standards. You acknowledge and accept that the services may not comply with the laws and standards that apply in the jurisdiction in which you receive the services.

Research

Where information is used for research and publication purposes, your information will be analysed in a de-identifiable form and dissemination of the results will not contain material capable of identifying you. In addition for the purposes of research and publication, strict adherence will be paid to the policies for the conduct of research at each collaborating research institution.

If you choose to become a member of this website, the information you provide may be used to evaluate the services provided on the website. For example, the information collected could be used when reporting on the progress of Prostmate or programs within the website to our funding bodies and for research purposes such as publications. All of your data will be analysed (and reported) in a de-identifiable form.

Modification or Discontinuance

The research collaborators exclusively reserve the right to, and may at any time and without notice and any liability to you, modify or discontinue this website and its services or delete the data you provide, whether temporarily or permanently. The research collaborators have no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or information.

Security

APCR does its best to protect this website from security breaches by employing banking industry security features. APCR has a security certificate (SSL), which means it complies with the security requirements of certification authority. However, the provision of services through this website is subject to the security risks inherent in any internet service. Whilst the website program endeavours to ensure that your personal information is secure, it is not possible to safeguard against all possible breaches of security. You should ensure as far as possible that the computer terminal from which you access this website, send email and receive messages is secure.

General Disclaimer

APCR, to the extent permitted by law, will in no way be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or damage, however caused (and whether direct, indirect, consequential or economic) which may be directly or indirectly suffered in connection with use of this Website or "Linked Websites".

This general disclaimer is not restricted or modified by any of the following specific warnings and disclaimers.

Specific Warnings and Disclaimers

The information contained on this Website is provided by us in good faith and on an 'as is' basis. The information is believed to be accurate and current as at the date the information was placed on this Website. APCR makes no representation or warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this Website or that your use of this Website will be uninterrupted or error free. You should not act on the basis of anything contained on this Website without first obtaining professional advice specific to your circumstances. You must make your own assessment of the information contained on this Website and, if you choose to rely on it, it is wholly at your own risk.

APCR may, from time to time, change or add to this Website without notice. However, we do not undertake to keep this Website updated and we will not be liable to you or anyone else if errors occur in the information on this Website or if that information is not up-to-date.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, all implied conditions, representations, warranties and other terms are excluded. You must ensure that your access to this Website is not illegal or prohibited by laws which apply to you or in your location.

Use of the website

As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant to us that you will not use this Website for any illegal or improper purpose.

In particular, you agree not to:

  • use the Website to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise offend others;
  • publish, distribute, email, transmit or disseminate any material which is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, indecent, offensive or inappropriate;
  • use any automated scripting tools or software;
  • engage in or promote any third party surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, unsolicited emailing or spamming via the Website;
  • impersonate any person or entity;
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available using the Website any material that you do not have a right to make available or which contains viruses, or other computer codes, files or programs designed to interrupt, limit or destroy the functionality of other computer software or hardware or to utilize other computer systems for improper purposes or without authorisation; breach any applicable laws or regulations.

Trademarks

All trade names, trademarks, service marks and other product and service names and logos ("Marks") displayed on this Website are proprietary to their respective owners and are protected by applicable trade mark and copyright laws. These Marks may be registered or unregistered marks of APCR or others.

The following trademarks referred to on this Website are APCR trademarks: Prostmate name and logo, Australian Prostate Cancer Research name and logo. Nothing contained on this Website should be construed as granting any licence or right of use of any trade mark which is displayed on this Website.

If you use any of APCR’s trade marks to refer to our activities, products or services, you must include a statement attributing that trade mark to us.

You must not use any of our trademarks:

  • in or as the whole or part of your own trademarks;
  • in connection with activities, products or services which are not ours;
  • in a manner which may be confusing, misleading or deceptive; or
  • in a manner that disparages us or our information, products or services (including this Website).

Advertising

This Website does not host or receive funding from advertising, promotional products or materials displayed as information in articles, banners or logos on this Website.

Linked Websites

This Website may contain links to Linked Websites. Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained.

The inclusion of a link from this Website to a linked website should not be construed as any endorsement, approval, recommendation, or preference by us of the owners or operators of the linked website or for any information, product or service referred to on a linked website. Your use of any Linked Websites is entirely at your own risk and you will be bound by the terms and conditions (if any) posted on the linked website and not by these Terms of Use.

Unless stated otherwise on this Website, we have:

  • no relationship with the owners or operators of any Linked Website; and
  • no control over or rights in any Linked Website.

Cookies

"Cookies" are a standard method for storing small pieces of data on a web client (in other words, the web browser on your computer). Any web server (including this one) may:

  • store one or more cookies in your web client
  • request your web client to transmit that data to the web server.

This Website may store cookies on your web client in order to better serve you upon your subsequent visits to this Website. Cookies will be stored until the browser session is closed.

Intervention Programs, Discussion Forums and Clinical Consultations

There are additional Terms of Use that will apply if you register as a member so that you can contribute to the intervention programs, discussion forums and online consultation services on this Website.

Regardless of whether you register to contribute to these services, your use of this Website constitutes agreement to, and acknowledgement of, the fact that the views of persons posting queries, comments and statements in these services are the views of those individuals. We do not necessarily share their views and the views expressed are not endorsed by us.

If you have a complaint about any of the content that may be published in a discussion forum, you should immediately contact us.

Applicable laws

These Terms of use are governed by the laws in force in Victoria, Australia and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria, Australia and any courts which may hear appeals from those courts in respect of any proceedings in connection with these Terms of Use or this Website.

Contact details

Please visit our contact us page or email us at info@apcr.org.au

DISCLAIMER TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLINICAL CONSULTATION

PROSTMATE offers its members a free and confidential telephone and video conferencing information and a support service run by prostate cancer specialist clinicians.

Specially trained staff are available to answer questions about prostate cancer and offer emotional or practical support.

Clinical practice guidelines provided through our Prostmate Consultations are intended as a guide to appropriate clinical practice. They are designed to provide information to assist in decision-making and are not intended to be prescriptive.

Consultation is provided for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who can determine your individual medical needs.