Terms of Use

The Australian Food and Grocery Council website at <www.afgc.org.au> (the “Website”) is created and controlled by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (ACN 068 732 883) (“AFGC”).

Whenever you access or use the Website, you agree to the Website Terms of Use as set out in this document.

Security

The transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure or error free. In particular, emails to or from AFGC or access via the Website may not be secure and you should use discretion in deciding what information you send to us via these means.

Information and emails sent to/from AFGC or this Website may undergo email filtering and virus scanning, including by third party contractors. We do not warrant that such filters and scans will be effective in removing viruses or other potentially harmful code.

Intellectual Property

AFGC owns or licenses all of the intellectual property rights in the materials, information and content on the Website, including without limitation the text, graphics, logos, icons, images, video and audio clips, designs, interfaces, and the layout of the Website (Website Content). You must abide by all applicable copyright laws and all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained on the Website or on any materials made available via the Website. Unless AFGC otherwise notifies you:

(a) nothing on the Website should be construed as granting any licence or rights to use any of the Website Content without AFGC’s express written consent (or the consent of the owner of any licensed content);

(b) you may access and download and print the Website Content for your own personal, non-commercial purposes on a temporary basis only and for the sole purpose of viewing such information; and

(c) you must not permanently copy or reproduce, publish, adapt, communicate to the public, distribute, amend or make any other copy of any part of the Website Content.

User Accounts

AFGC Members are entitled to access the Member Centre featured on the Website. To access the Member Centre, each Member may be required to establish a Membership Website account.

To access the Member Centre, Members must log in as a Member each time they visit the Website.  Each Member must keep all of their Membership Website account information, such as a Member’s username, password or other types of identifiers, secret and secure.

Members agree that they are solely responsible for all activity that occurs on their Membership Website account.  Members also agree that they will be responsible for the conduct of any person who uses their account, whether or not the Member has authorised that use.

Members must notify AFGC immediately of any breach of security or unauthorised access or use of their account, of which the Member becomes aware.

Linking and Framing

The Website may contain links to other websites and may on occasion display content or information from other websites within frames on the Website. AFGC is not liable for third party content or information, and we do not warrant the accuracy, currency or suitability of that information for any purpose.

You may link to the Website provided you do so in a way that accurately indicates that the link is to an AFGC page and is not misleading.

Use of electronic addresses

We may publish electronic addresses of employees on the Website for business purposes only. The publication of those electronic addresses should not be taken as consent by AFGC employees to receiving unsolicited commercial electronic messages not directly related to the recipient’s role or function.

Cookies

AFGC may use cookies to identify your computer on our server and so we can track your use of the Website.  In some instances cookies may collect and store personal information about you.  Such personal information will only be used by AFGC in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, we will not be liable to any person or entity for any direct, indirect, consequential or other loss, expense or damage (however caused, including due to negligence) which may arise out of, or in connection with, the use of the Website or the Website Content. Further, we do not endorse or accept any liability for the material of any third party website referred to on, or linked to from, or accessed through the Website.

While we use reasonable commercial endeavours to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the Website Content, inaccuracies may occur. AFGC does not provide any warranty in relation to your use of the Website or as to the currency, completeness or accuracy of the Website Content.  Your use of the Website is at your own risk and the Website Content is provided to you “as is”.

Where any law implies a condition or warranty into these Website Terms of Use which cannot lawfully be excluded then, to the maximum extent permitted by law, our liability for any breach of such implied term will be limited to the supply of the relevant service again or the payment of the cost of having that service re-supplied.

Privacy

Any personal information we collect about you via the Website or otherwise will only be used and disclosed by AFGC in accordance with our Privacy Policy (click here to view the AFGC Privacy Policy).

Local laws and regulations

AFGC does not represent that either the Website or the Website Content are appropriate for use or permitted by local laws in all jurisdictions.  Those who access the Website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws or regulations; legal advice should be sought in cases of doubt.

These Website Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Australian Capital Territory, Australia, and in the event that we have a legal dispute relating to the Website or these Website Terms of Use, the courts of the Australian Capital Territory will have non-exclusive jurisdiction.

General terms

AFGC reserves the right to amend the Website Terms of Use at any time. Your continued access to and use of the Website will constitute your acceptance of any changes to the Website Terms of Use.

Any failure by AFGC to enforce strict performance of any of the Website Terms of Use will not be construed as a waiver of any right or remedy of AFGC in respect of any existing or subsequent breach of the Website Terms of Use.

If any provision of the Website Terms of Use is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the provision will be deemed severed from the Website Terms of Use and the remainder of the terms will continue in full force and effect.