Terms and conditions

Farmer health wants you to participate in and contribute to, the Farmer Health website. We want this to be your website. However there are some rules that need to be respected and understood.

Respect

We understand that people have different views on a range of topics, however we expect everyone who uses this website to treat each other with respect and courtesy.

Use of forums and other interactive services

We welcome your contributions, but you must accept the following terms and conditions, which apply in all cases where you contribute any type of comment, pictures, stories or any other content. Farmer Health may change the Terms of use from time to time, at the sole discretion of Farmer Health.

User views are not those of Farmer Health

Farmer Health does not endorse the views or material contained in users’ comments, posts or other contributions.

1.     Registration and login details

1.1     To submit content or to use certain Farmer health services, you may be required register and establish an account with Farmer Health.

1.2     Any comments or other submissions that you post on Farmer health can remain online indefinitely and may be found through search engines or online archives.

1.3     When you register, a genuine email address must be provided, and this will be verified. In some cases, you may be asked to provide your real name or other identifying or contact details, such as where content is submitted for use in a ‘personal story’ or an event is submitted to the ‘Community calendar’. In some cases, for example in forums, you will have the option to use a ‘log in name’ or pseudonym (ie. not your real name).

1.4     Consent is required from a parent or guardian before a child can register with, or submit content to, any interactive service.

1.5    Farmer Health may refuse any users who attempt to register using login names considered inappropriate, this decision is solely at the discretion of Farmer Health.

1.6    You must not impersonate another living person or registered user.

2.     Passwords and security

2.1     As a registered user of Farmer Health, you may receive or establish one or more passwords. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your password(s).

2.2     Accordingly, you understand and agree you are fully responsible for all actions and submissions made from your account.

2.3     If you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account, you should notify Farmer Health immediately.

3.     Termination of your account

3.1     You can close your account with Farmer Health at any time by unsubscribing, where that option is available to you, or by notifying Farmer Health. You should note, however, that your contributions may still be available on the Farmer Health website and associated services after your account has been closed.

3.2     If Farmer Health reasonably believes you have breached these Terms and conditions, Farmer Health reserves the right to restrict access t, or terminate your account, with or without notice, and without any liability to you.

4.     User participation

4.1     Children’s contributions should be supervised by an adult.

4.2     You may be held legally responsible for the content you submit to Farmer Health interactive services.

4.3     All material published on the Farmer Health website is at the sole discretion of Farmer Health.

4.4     All contributions may be moderated and edited if deemed necessary by Farmer Health

4.5     Your contribution may be removed or not published if it is considered it to be:

4.5.1     Defamatory or otherwise unlawful or that it violates laws regarding harassment, discrimination, racial vilification, privacy or contempt;

4.5.2     Intentionally false or misleading;

4.5.3     An infringement of intellectual property rights or copyright. See below for further information on copyright;

4.5.4     Abusive, offensive or obscene;

4.5.5     Inappropriate, off topic, repetitive or vexatious;

4.5.6     Deliberately provocative of other community members;

4.5.7     Compromising the privacy of other contributors, Farmer Health staff, or contain inappropriate personal information;

4.5.8     Seeking to endorse commercial products or activities or to promote commercial products or services;

4.5.9     Seeking to directly solicit donations;

4.5.10     Deliberately provoking other community members;

4.5.11     Posted on behalf of a suspended member. This may lead to your membership being locked or terminated.

4.6    Repeated breaches of these Terms of Use may cause Farmer Health to complain to the Internet Service Provider of the person responsible, and in very serious cases, initiate legal action.

4.7     Farmer Health reserves the right to archive and republish all contributions to its interactive services across all platforms.

4.8    Farmer Health reserves the right to use contributions for internal training purposes.

5.     Medical disclaimer

5.1    While the information on Farmer Health has been researched, reviewed and presented with all due care, the content is provided for general education and information only.
5.2    Information on Farmer Health is not intended to replace medical advice from a health professional.
5.3    Farmer Health does not accept any liability for any error or omission, injury, expense, loss or damage incurred by you, or another party, as a result of you using or relying on any information contained on the Farmer Health website or any linked website.
5.4    All users are urged to seek advice from a qualified health care professional for diagnosis, treatment and answers to their medical questions.

6.     General disclaimer

6.1    While the information on this site has been produced with all due care, Farmer Health does not warrant or represent that the information is free from errors or omission.
6.2    While the information is considered to be true and correct when published, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. The information may change without notice.
6.3    Farmer Health is not in any way liable for the accuracy of any information printed and stored by a user.

7.     Linking

7.1    Farmer Health publishes links to external sites at its sole discretion, including links posted by users, which are subject to moderation.

7.2    Farmer Health is not responsible for, and does not endorse, the content on external sites.

7.3    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 web sites.

7.4    Farmer Health reserves the right to remove user-posted links for any reason, at any time, with or without notice to the user.

8.     Copyright

8.1     Material published on the internet is protected by the same laws of copyright which apply to books, videos and music.

8.2    Unless expressly stated otherwise, you are not permitted to copy or republish anything you find on the internet without the copyright owner’s permission.

8.3    If you wish to refer to material on someone else’s website, you should acknowledge that website as the source or your comment and provide a link to that site.

8.4    Under Australian copyright law, limited quotation is allowed in the context of genuine review and criticism. However this does not permit extensive quoting of content.

8.5    When you submit content to the Farmer Health site, in any format, including photos and recipes, you acknowledge that you have all necessary rights, including copyright, in the material that you are contributing to the Farmer Health website. You agree that Farmer Health may use the material online and in whatever other ways Farmer health chooses, now and in the future.

9.     Really simple syndication (RSS)

9.1    Farmer Health offers RSS feeds and widgets that allow you, on a non-exclusive basis, to display on your website or digital device, the information and/or material that you select to receive via RSS from www.farmerhealth.org.au. All intellectual property rights in the material received through the RSS feed remain the property of Farmer Health.
9.1    You do not need to obtain permission to use our RSS feeds or widgets, provided you comply with these terms.

10.   Security

10.1    Users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that a user’s transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses or other defects.

10.2    Farmer Health accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user’s computer system, software or data occurring in connection with this web site or any linked website.

10.3    You acknowledge and agree that you must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you use to access Farmer Health does not expose you to the risk of viruses or other form of interference that may damage your own computer system.

11.   System integrity

11.1    Farmer Health does not warrant that Farmer Health, or any content of the Farmer Health website, will be available uninterrupted or error free.

11.2    Farmer Health will not be liable for any corruption or failed transmission of any information that is attributable to your computer system or to the system of, or any act or omission of, your internet service provider (ISP).

11.3.    You will ensure that the information you provide to Farmer Health does not contain any viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that may damage, adversely interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system or data.

11.4.     You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of Farmer Health.

12.   Comments and complaints

12.1    Farmer Health welcomes feedback from users and takes complaints seriously. To provide any comments to Farmer Health, please us the Contact us form on the website.