Disclaimer, Terms & Conditions

Disclaimer

depressioNet.org.au is provided by, and for, 'People Like Us' – Australians living with depression and our families and friends.

This is not a mental health service and people here are not health care professionals, we are people like you who live with depression either personally or through a family member or friend. The depressioNet.org.au website, including our messageboard and chat, are a supplement to, not a replacement for, essential ‘real world’ professional help and support.

We do not provide any professional advice or emergency support.  Our purpose is to empower 'people like us' to make informed choices & find solutions to the challenges of living with depression.

Please visit our Keeping Safe page if you are in crisis or urgent need of help to keep safe.

Terms & Conditions of Use

depressioNet.org.au (this site) is provided by the not for profit organisation dNet – People Like Us.

By visiting this site and using the information or communication forums contained within this site you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

1. Information

The Information provided on this site is for educational and personal use only and is not intended to replace sound professional medical advice. It must not be used to diagnose or treat an illness or medical condition. The diagnosis of mental health disorders requires trained medical professionals. The information contained within this site should not be used as a substitute for seeking professional care in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders including depression.

You should consult and follow the advice of your doctor or other health care professional at all times. Neither the information provided here at depressioNet.org.au, or any contribution or comment by visitors to this site and found on this site, should be relied upon for doing or failing to do anything.

depressioNet.org.au has used reasonable endeavours to ensure that material contained on this web page (and all its web-site) was correct at the time the page was created and last modified.

However, this site is a dynamic site and while we are continually updating the information and content, it may not always be accurate, current or complete and may change without notice.  We give no warranty and accept no responsibility for the accuracy or the completeness of any of the material contained within this site.

The information on this site is intended and applicable to Australian audiences only and adheres to the legislation and guidelines of Australia only.  Any reference to a commercial product, process, service, company or organisation should not be taken as an endorsement or recommendation.

2. No Liability

This site is produced and provided by dNet – People Like Us as a service to the community.  It is not intended or to be considered as a medical site and is not produced by health care professionals. Neither dNet – People Like Us, nor any of our team or associates, will be liable under any circumstances to any person for loss or damage resulting from the information or advice (or the use of information or advice) which is provided on this site or incorporated into it by reference. Information is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.

3. Copyright

This web-site and its contents are subject to copyright under the laws of Australia and, other countries. Copyright of materials on this site resides with dNet – People Like Us. Apart from fair dealing for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under copyright legislation, no part may be reproduced or reused for any commercial purposes whatsoever.

The copyright in some materials incorporated within this web site is owned by third parties.

Any materials that appear on sites linked to this site ("linked site") should be treated in accordance with the copyright information given on the linked site.

You may view this site and its contents using your web browser and save an electronic copy, or print out a copy of parts of this web-site for your own information, research or study, but only if you:

(a) do not modify the copy from how it appears in this site, and

(b) include the copyright notice " (C) dNet – People Like Us "

You must not otherwise exercise the copyright in the whole or any part of this web-site for any other purpose except as expressly permitted by statute or with the prior consent of dNet – People Like Us.

4. Communication Forums

The communication forums we provide, such as the depressioNet.org.au Chat Rooms and Messageboards, should be used with care. Any posting of information contained within these forums is the opinion of the person posting only and in no way reflects the opinions or attitudes of the people or organisation providing these forums. These forums are susceptible to mis-use and inappropriate behaviour and users rely on this information at their own risk. We reserve the right to restrict or withdraw access to the messageboard and chat from any person at any time.

5. Links are not Endorsements

We do not accept any liability to any person for the information or advice (or the use of information or advice) which is provided on linked internet sites or incorporated into them by reference. A link is not an endorsement of any product and/or service advertised on a linked site.

Links are provided on the basis that it is your responsibility to assess the relevance and accuracy of their content. You should verify all relevant representations, statements and information and obtain independent advice before acting on any information contained in or in connection with any linked site.

While links to and frames of this site are permitted, we reserve the right by notice to prevent linking or framing. Links and frames connecting this site with other sites are for convenience only and do not mean that we endorse or approve those other sites, their content or the people who run them.

6. Personal Contributions

It is to be understood that you disclaim and waive all rights in any contributions such as artwork, poetry, writing, articles, stories, etc that you submit to for inclusion or consideration for inclusion on the depressioNet.org.au website. You further agree that we will be free to use those contributions in any way without obligation to you and that you are free to disclose the same without obligation to any other party.

7. Questions and Comments

If you have any questions, comments or corrections about any of the information at this site, please e-mail team@depressionet.org.au . It is to be understood that you disclaim and waive all rights in any ideas or suggestions that you submit to depressioNet.org.au. You further agree that we are free to use those ideas or suggestions in any way without obligation to you and that you are free to disclose the same without obligation to any other party.

8. Privacy

Any personal information you provide to this website is treated with in strict confidentiality and will not be given out to any individual or organisation without your express permission. Please read our Privacy Policy, here.