Terms of use

Terms of Use & Legal

Thank you for visiting the website of the St Vincent de Paul Society of Australia (the “Society”).

The Society’s website is owned and operated by the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia Inc. Your access to the Society’s website is conditional upon your acceptance of, agreement to and compliance with the ‘Terms and Conditions’, notices and disclaimers, including the websites ‘Online Privacy Policy’.

By accessing this website, you are deemed to have read and are bound to the unconditional acceptance and compliance with the ‘Terms and Conditions’ set out below.Information has been provided as complete and in good faith without any express or implied warranty and is subject to change and is as up-to-date as our resources permit.The information is specific and relevant to the various states within the Australia and as such the type and level of services may vary from state to state.


Terms and Conditions

The Society’s website may contain bulletin boards, chat rooms, forums or other communication facilities ("the Website"). By using and accessing the Website, you agree that you will not do any of the following:

  • post, communicate or transmit any unlawful, criminal, threatening, abusive, defamatory, libellous, contemptuous, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent material;
  • post, communicate or transmit material which violates or infringes the rights of any other person or party or infringes any law;
  • inhibit or restrict any other user from using the Website;
  • interfere with the computer systems which support the Website; overload a service; engage in a denial-of-service attack; or attempt to disable a host;
  • post, communicate or transmit any file which contains viruses, worms, "Trojan horses" or any other harmful, contaminating or destructive features;
  • access or attempt to access information resources you are not authorised to use;
  • impersonate or falsely represent your association with any person or organisation;
  • attempt to modify, adapt, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Website, including the use of automated tools;
  • post, communicate or transmit or use any material of any kind for commercial purposes, or which contains any promotional material or advertising;
  • delete, circumvent or alter any author attribution, legal notices, rights management information or technological protection measures; or
  • post, download or communicate any file or material posted by another user of the Website if you know, or reasonably ought to know, that the file or material cannot legally be downloaded or communicated in that manner.
  • The Society reserves the right to change the ‘Terms and Conditions’ without notification of change and you should periodically refer to them.

All logo's and slogans are subject to copyright obligations to the Society and, along with all information, text, graphics, advertisements, audio, and multimedia found on this website, are not to be copied, reproduced, reused, reposted, repurposed, transmitted, adapted, republished, broadcast, distributed or uploaded without written authorised permission.

Information contained in ‘Media & News’ and ‘Appeal’ sections are provided for use within the general intent of informing the public. Use is as identified on the individual document. Restrictions apply as above to the use of logos.

Transmission of any virus or other harmful component is prohibited.

The information on this Website has been provided for personal, non-commercial use only, to provide information on the services provided by the St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia.


The content of the St Vincent de Paul Society of Australia (the “Society”) website (including copyright works, text, material, software, images, graphics, advertisements, databases, animation, downloads, streaming audio and streaming video) (the "Content") is copyright © of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia Inc. All Rights Reserved.  You must not modify, adapt, copy, reproduce, decompile, communicate, transmit, make available, broadcast, perform, store, republish, print, commercialise, frame, upload or otherwise distribute the Content in any way except as expressly permitted on the website.

Provided that you keep all Content intact and in the same form as made available by the Society on the Society website, you may, using an industry-standard web browser, temporarily download and view the Content for your personal, non-commercial use but only in the course of browsing the Society’s website. Otherwise no part of the content of this website may be reproduced in any form without the written consent from the Society. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by the Society.

The Content has been carefully compiled from sources believed to be reliable, but all Content is provided on the basis that the Society does not warrant or guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness from time to time of any Content for any purpose. Subject to any statutory provisions which may not be excluded by law, the Society will not be held liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from any action arising in connection with the use of any Content or its publication, including any action for copyright infringement, trade mark infringement or defamation.

Linking to St Vincent de Paul Society Website

You must not link to any St Vincent de Paul Society website without first obtaining the prior written consent of the Society and such consent must be signed by the Society’s National Council to be valid.

Third Party Websites

The Society’s websites may contain links or references to websites operated by third parties ("Third Party Websites"). The Society provides these links as a courtesy and this should not be interpreted in any way as an endorsement of any Third Party Website. Third Party Websites are not under the control of the Society and the Society is not responsible for the content of any Third Party Website.


These terms and conditions are effective until terminated by the Society and the Society may terminate this agreement and/or your access or membership to the Society websites at any time without prior notice to you. In the event that the Society terminates your access to this website, you are no longer authorised to access the Society websites, however, all restrictions imposed on you, licences granted by you and all the Society’s disclaimers and limitations of liability contained in the terms and conditions will survive termination.

The Society does not warrant that your access to the Society websites, the delivery of the Society websites or the Content shall be free from errors, defects, bugs or viruses, uninterrupted, or reparable if damaged or impaired.

The Society will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive and/or consequential damages, loss of profits and/or income, loss of data, loss of use, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind which result from any use or access of, or any inability to use or access, any Society website or any Content, or any service, even if the Society has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses.

The Society is not liable to you or anyone else in respect of any interference with or damage to your computer system or any other device which occurs in connection with your use of a Society website or a Third Party website.


You indemnify the Society in respect of any claims (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) arising from or in connection with any breach or alleged breach by you of these terms and conditions or any other legal obligation.