What is the Purpose of this website?
This website has been created to provide a person that accesses it ("you") with information about the Australians at War documentary project, produced by the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs ("we", "us" or "DVA") in association with the Australian War Memorial.
What responsibilities flow from accessing this website?
By accessing this website, you also agree that you will not:
- use your access to any areas of this website for any inappropriate purposes,
- attempt to access areas of this website that you are not authorised to access,
- submit any information or comments that are discourteous, defamatory, or that breach any other person’s intellectual property rights, and
- undertake any action in relation to a Commonwealth computer constituting a breach of the Crimes Act 1914.
What happens to information submitted under this website?
By submitting any information to us through this website, including electronic mail, you provide DVA with a broad licence to reproduce, publish or broadcast that information for government purposes.
Although information submitted through this website is not treated as confidential, it is subject to the DVA’s obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.
Please ensure that any comments you provide through this website are phrased courteously.
Can information be submitted by children?
Features on this site are accessible to children under age 13. Any forms for comments or interactive content will only ask for e-mail addresses or demographic information with prior parental consent. Collected information will be used solely to directly respond to the child's request, not to contact the child for other purposes. E-mail addresses are only used for responses and are not disclosed to a third party, regardless of age, except where authorised under the Privacy Act 1988.
What are our privacy obligations?
The Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs is subject to the Privacy Act 1988, and treats personal information it receives about you accordingly.
Further, noting the "Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites" issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner, DVA provides the following privacy statements.
Site visit data
DVA makes a record of your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes–the user's server address, the user's top level domain name (eg. .com, .gov, .au, .uk etc.), the date and time of the visit to the site, the pages accessed and documents downloaded, the previous site visited and the type of browser used. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the service provider's logs.
The security of e-mail forwarded to DVA via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. In order to protect your privacy and the privacy of others, we request that personal information not be sent by e-mail to this office.
In turn DVA s will only forward information of a personal nature by traditional means, such as post, facsimile or telephone, if appropriate. Please advise your preferred means of communication for the requested information to be sent to you. Where appropriate, your telephone or facsimile number and postal address should be included in your reply.
E-mail address details
We maintain email lists for the media and interested website visitors to inform them of new information on this website. If you subscribe to information services offered through the DVA Website then your e-mail address and other personal information you may provide will be maintained on our mailing list administered by the service provider. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to another mailing list. We will not use your e-mail address nor disclose it, except where authorised under Privacy Act 1988.
This Website contains links to other Websites. However, the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs is not responsible for the privacy practices of those Websites.
What are other limitations of electronic mail?
Please note that messages sent by electronic mail:
- may not be secure,
- might be intercepted by third parties, and
- might not be immediately received by the appropriate area or individual at DVA.
Also, an acknowledgment of "receipt" for an electronic mail message may mean only that the message has been sent into the Internet. This does not necessarily mean that the message has been received by us or any specific person at DVA.
Please do not rely on electronic mail to send to us communications that contain sensitive or confidential information, or that need DVA’s immediate attention.
For sensitive or urgent communications, please telephone us on the number stated below, or DVA’s national telephone number: 133 245.
What intellectual property rules apply to information on this website?
[Copyright] This work (encompassing every element of this website) website is copyright – © – of the Commonwealth of Australia (Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs), 2001.
This is copyright. You may only access, download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form (retaining this notice or a reference to it) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved.
You may not adapt, distribute, transmit, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this website. Nor may you commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of this website without our written permission.
Please correctly attribute any information reproduced from this website, such as information copied under the fair dealing provisions of the Copyright Act 1968.
[Trade marks and logos] The DVA logo is our registered trademark. We, or associated entities, may also claim trademark and service mark rights in other logos, marks or emblems contained in the pages of this site.
The crest of the Commonwealth of Australia is not to be copied or used unless by authorised persons for official purposes.
The display of any other trademarks or service marks on this website does not imply that a license of any kind has been granted. Any downloading, re-transmission, or other copying or modification of them may expose a person doing that to legal action for infringing those trademarks or service marks.
In particular, associated entities include
- Beyond Productions,
- the Australian War Memorial,
- the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and
- Brainwaave Interactive.
If you use any of our trademarks to refer to our activities, products or services, you must include a statement attributing the trademarks to us or associated entities, as appropriate. If you seek further guidance regarding these issues then please contact us.
Some logos are provided for linking to the Australians at War website from third party websites. Permission to use these logos must be obtained in writing from us.
Any use (including unauthorised) of trade marks, logos or crests on this site must not:
- disparage the trade mark holder or its products, services or websites,
- include the trade marks as whole or part of other trade marks,
- mention the trade marks in connection with events, companies, products, services or websites which are not affiliated with the holder, or
- be confusing, misleading or deceptive.
Any other product or company names mentioned on this website may be a trade mark of another organisation or individual.
[General] No one has permission to exercise any other rights of intellectual property relating to this website, unless there is express permission in the website information.
How do I contact DVA, including for any intellectual property permission?
To contact us, including for requests for any permission regarding intellectual property rights, our details are:
Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs
PO Box 21,
Woden, ACT, 2606
Telephone: 02 6289 6035
Facsimile: 02 6289 4849.
In considering the best format for contacting us, please also consider the above comments under the heading: “What are other limitations of electronic mail?”
Limitation of liability
Any access that you make of this website is undertaken at your own risk.
We endeavour in this website to be accurate and reliable, but DVA makes no representations about the suitability of the content of this site for any purpose. DVA does not warrant the adequacy, reliability, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any information in this website.
DVA makes no warranty by providing this website, including (to the extent permitted by Law), implied, express or statutory. This includes that there are no warranties given about:
- fitness for a particular purpose
- freedom from computer virus,
- non-infringement of third party rights, or
Before relying on the material or information provided in this website, you should:
- carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for your purposes,
- obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances.
The information provided in this website is made available on the understanding that DVA is not engaged in rendering professional advice.
DVA will not be liable for any Loss of you or anyone else arising out of, or in connection with any:
- errors that may occur in the information on this website,
- information in this website that is not up to date,
- person’s use or inability to use this website, or
- failure of this website,
- interference with or damage to your computer system that may occur in connection with accessing this website or a linked website.
Without limiting the effect of the previous paragraph, it is your responsibility to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for accessing or use from this website is free from viruses or anything else that may interfere with or damage the operation of your computer system.
This limitation of liability:
- applies even if you advised DVA of the possibility of any Loss, but
- does not apply to the extent that it would be inconsistent with any Laws of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Please note too that the information in this website is subject to change at any time. For example, feedback from you or others may raise new issues that need to be considered and included.
You also agree to indemnify the DVA (including the Commonwealth and the Repatriation Commission) against any Loss it reasonably incurs arising from your intentional or reckless misuse of the website (eg, introducing a computer virus).
What if you find any errors, require assistance or have concerns?
We would greatly welcome your feedback if you notice any error in this website or any feedback regarding any failure of this website.
Please particularly contact us if you believe that any use of copyright material, a trademark or other proprietary aspect should be acknowledged, removed or recompensed.
What is the effect of external links?
Generally, the links provided on this website refer to web pages controlled by us. However, some links to other Websites are provided for your convenience and information only.
DVA does not accept responsibility for information on any Website beyond its own. Nor does DVA:
- endorse, verify, monitor or authorise any information, products or services that may arise under any links to other Websites,
- suggest any endorsement, approval, recommendation or preference by those owners, operators or organisations of DVA or this website.
Your use of links to websites not controlled by us is done at your own risk. The content, accuracy, opinions expressed, products or services offered, and other links provided by those pages are the sole responsibility of their authors.
What is the effect of references to non-DVA information or views?
This website may incorporate or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties. That material is assembled in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of the Commonwealth, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.
Views expressed by any third parties on this website are not necessarily the views of DVA or any associated entities.
What if someone wants to make a link to this website?
To link your website to any part of the DVA website you can request permission by contacting the Web manager using the above contact details.
Future projections only, subject to change
Some information provided in this website may relate to plans for potential future events. DVA does not necessarily have the capacity to ensure that these future events will definitely occur
What accountability issues relate to use of this website?
By use of this website you acknowledge that transactions of the Commonwealth are subject to an accountability framework, under which government information may be scrutinised by a range of bodies. These include an individual performing statutory or Parliamentary functions, including as authorised by the:
- National Archives of Australia,
- Privacy Commissioner,
- Parliament, or a Parliamentary Committee.
What jurisdiction applies to interpreting these terms?
Unless otherwise stated, accessing this website or its elements is intended to take place in Australia. Access made in other locations is undertaken at your own risk. Compliance with any applicable local law is your responsibility.
What terms are defined in this website?
includes to view, use, copy from, print from or any make any other use of this Website.
- Beyond Productions,
- the Australian War Memorial,
- the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and
- Brainwaave Interactive.
"DVA", "we" or "us"
means the Commonwealth of Australia (including the Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs) and the Repatriation Commission and those bodies’ officers, employees, members, contractors, advisers, bailees and volunteers.
in relation to failure of this website, includes any computer virus, defect, error, interruption, omission, delay in operation or transmission, non-performance, telephone or other line failure or system failure.
Intellectual Property Rights
Includes, regarding any country in the world and including the ability to register these rights (where applicable):
(a) patents and plant varieties,
(b) trade marks (including service marks), design rights, business names and official emblems and crests,
(c) copyright (including neighbouring rights), circuit layouts, and confidential information (including trade secrets and know how), and
(d) other rights applicable to or resulting from industrial, scientific, literary or artistic intellectual activity.
includes text, graphics, links or any material in which intellectual property rights subsist.
For use of the verb “include”, examples following it do not limit the scope of the relevant issue to a specific example or class of examples.
Includes any relevant:
(a) legislation (whether primary or delegated, from any Australian government, ie Commonwealth, State, Territory or local), and
(b) judicial ruling (including under the common law or the rules of equity).
includes damages, under any basis of liability (including contract, negligence, or other tort action). This includes:
- direct or indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages,
- losses of data or profits or expense
means all parts of this DVA Internet website under the domain names www.australiansatwar.gov.au, www.australiansatwar.net.au, www.australiansatwar.com.au
includes, in relation to using this website, use, copying, displaying, printing or submitting information under any aspect of this website.
refer to user of this website, other than DVA or any associated entities.
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