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AUSMEPA Disclaimer

Last update 4.3.09

Disclaimer, Copyright, Privacy & Governing Law Notices:

Disclaimer: The material published on this website is for information and educational purposes only and, while we have taken care about this site, this material does not constitute professional, commercial or technical advice and, of course, AUSMEPA does not accept liability for any problems arising from access to this website, through negligence or for any other reason whatsoever. We do our best but nor does AUSMEPA guarantee that this website or third party websites are free from viruses. Although care is taken to provide appropriate links from this site there cannot, of course, be any guarantee about their quality, suitability, completeness or accuracy and AUSMEPA does not accept responsibility for the content of that material.

Copyright: AUSMEPA ‘s role is to disseminate information that encourages protection and preservation of the marine environment and this web site has been created for that purpose. School teachers, student users and others in the education industry may download multiple copies of our documents and images for educational purposes. Other users may download a single copy for their personal use only.

AUSMEPA is not amenable to people making commercial profits from its material so, except where allowed in this notice or permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth) or other applicable laws, no information appearing on or linked to or by this website in which AUSMEPA has reserved copyright shall be reproduced in any form, adapted or transmitted in any form by any process, including electronic form, without AUSMEPA’s express permission.

Wet Paper owns the complete copyright to the Literacy Kit and apart, from the educational purposes mentioned above, Wet Paper wishes to protect its copyright. Reproduction of any document or image in the Literacy Kit can only be made with the express permission of Wet Paper, who can be contacted by email at

Apart from the Wet Paper Literacy Kit, requests to reproduce documents and images on this website other than for educational purposes should be directed to the Executive Director via email at Even if you wish to use the material for commercial purposes, you will find AUSMEPA very reasonable about its conditions for doing so and keen to advance knowledge and education to protect and preserve the marine environment.

Privacy: AUSMEPA does not collect personal information about you when you visit our website and you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing other personal information, but we would like to collect statistics about visits. Therefore what information we do receive may be used to generate statistical information and we may log the following information for that reason:

  • user's client address (IP address)
  • date and time of visit
  • pages accessed and documents downloaded or uploaded
  • the referring or previous site visited (if applicable)
  • type of browser used
  • name of the top level domain from which you accessed the internet (for example .gov, .com, .org, .au etc)

No attempt will be made to identify you or your browsing activities except, in the unlikely event of an investigation, if some government agency exercises its legal authority to require AUSMEPA to do so, for instance to inspect the internet service provider's logs.

If you send us an email then we will, of course, use it for the purpose for which you have provided it, and there will be a record of the email. If you request copies of an AUSMEPA poster or CD or otherwise express an interest in AUSMEPA’s free education resources, your name and email address may be added to the AUSMEPA mailing list of people to whom AUSMEPA will send email advice of the release of future marine environment education services.

Governing Law: Users need to note that they use the AUSMEPA web site on the condition that this notice and all of the information in this site and all matters relating thereto are exclusively governed by and are to be construed according to the laws of the State of Queensland and the Commonwealth of Australia. If there is ever need to resort to the courts then Queensland Courts have exclusive jurisdiction.

Contact Us: If you wish to contact AUSMEPA send us an email addressed to