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Your use of this Site is conditional upon your acceptance and compliance with the terms and conditions in this notice and any other notices on this Site. HEARnet Online may at any time and without prior notice, amend any term and condition regarding the use of this Site. You accept all risk and responsibility for losses, damages, costs and other consequences that may arise from direct or indirect access to this Site or the links provided. HEARnet Online does not accept any liability arising directly or indirectly for use of this site and any information or material or links made available from it.

The information featured on or linked to on this Site is made available in good faith by HEARnet, its participants and affiliates to promote a greater understanding of audiology, hearing technologies, hearing health, hearing loss prevention and how research is informing clinical practice in audiology. HEARnet Online makes every effort to ensure the quality of the information available on this website. Before relying on the information on this Site, however, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice.

HEARnet Online recommends that you seek hearing health specialist advice in addition to the information provided by the Site. HEARnet Online, its participants and affiliates do not endorse the information contained on or linked to this Site, nor does it endorse any products identified by trade name. The information on this Site is made available on the basis that neither HEARnet Online, nor its participants and affiliates have any liability arising from any reliance upon any information provided. HEARnet Online, its participants and affiliate organisations and their respective officers, employees and agents, make no warranty and expressly disclaim any liability or responsibility for the Site content and any consequences arising from its use.

The material provided on the Site is subject to copyright, and the prior written consent of HEARnet Online must be obtained prior to it being reproduced for any purpose not permitted under the Copyright Act. Cochlear Limited owns and reserves all rights, title and interests in the Cochlear materials on this Site, including, but not limited to, the HOPE webinars (Cochlear Materials). The Cochlear Materials are protected under trade mark, service mark, trade dress, copyright, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property laws.

Privacy Policy

By using this site, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is reviewed periodically and subject to change. We also reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. This Privacy Policy is in addition to any other terms and conditions applicable to the web site. We do not make any representations about third party web sites that may be linked to the web site. We recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of information collected about visitors to our web site, in particular information that is capable of identifying an individual (”personal information”). This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which your personal information, obtained through the web site, will be dealt with.

Personal Information

Personal information about visitors to the Site is collected or stored only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. For example, we may need to collect such information to provide you with further services or to answer or forward any requests or enquiries. It is our intention that this policy will protect your personal information from being dealt with in any way that is inconsistent with applicable privacy laws including The Privacy Act 1988(Cth). HEARnet Online respects the confidentiality of personal information collected and the privacy of individuals. HEARnet Online has in place steps to protect the personal information held from misuse, interference and loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Use Of Information

Personal information that visitors submit to the Site is used only for the purpose for which it is submitted or for such other secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose, unless we disclose other uses in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection. Copies of correspondence sent from the web-site, that may contain personal information, are stored as archives for record-keeping and back-up purposes only. We do not disclose personal information to any third parties. Information such as email addresses or any other personal information is never sold, traded or given away.

Links To Other Websites

We provide links to websites which are external to this Site, as well as to third party websites. Links and frames to other websites are for convenience only. It does not mean we endorse or approve these links or their content. The content of these linked sites are not under our control, and we do not accept responsibility for the conduct of companies linked from our website, nor for any content connected to their website. 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 websites.

Access to Personal Information

Under the Privacy Act an individual has the right to obtain access to any personal information which an organisation holds about them and to advise of any perceived inaccuracy. There are some exceptions to this right set out in the Act. If you have any queries, please contact us at hearnet ‘at’ hearingcrc.org or call (03) 9035 3987. We will require you to verify your identity and specify what information you require.

Problems Or Questions

If we become aware of any ongoing concerns or problems with our websites, we will take these issues seriously and work to address these concerns. If you have any further queries relating to our Privacy Policy, or you have a problem or complaint, please email hearnet ‘at’ hearingcrc.org.


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