Terms and Conditions

Website Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Arrangements


Terms and Conditions of Use

The podsocs website is owned and operated by Griffith University (‘Griffith’).

Acceptance of Conditions of Use

By accessing, viewing or otherwise using the podsocs website, including by subscribing for information services or participating in on-line forums, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any of these terms and conditions, do not use this website, subscribe for information services available through this website or participate in on-line forums hosted by this website.

Use of this Website

The podsocs website provides information of a general nature. Clinical management, assessment of risk and health and safety issues remain the responsibility of the relevant clinician, within the context of existing policies and procedures of that clinician’s organisation.

The information on this website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and Griffith does not warrant the completeness, timeliness, suitability or accuracy of any material on this website, nor does it warrant that access to this website will be uninterrupted, timely or secure. To the maximum extent permitted by law, in no event will Griffith be liable for any damage caused to you of any kind resulting from your use of this website and its content, which use is entirely at your own risk.

From time to time, this website may contain links to web sites operated by third parties. Griffith does not approve, endorse or sponsor any content or material on these third party websites. You access these third party websites at your own risk and on the basis of the exercise of your own judgement.

Opinions expressed on this website and in other publications available from or through this website are not necessarily the opinions of Griffith.

Griffith does not represent or warrant that any files or material obtained from or through this website will be free from computer viruses and these files or materials are provided on the basis that you assume all responsibility for any loss, damage or consequences resulting directly or indirectly from use of these files and material. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure and any information which you transmit to Griffith is transmitted at your own risk.

Griffith reserves the right to remove or change, at any time without notice, any material on the website.

Griffith reserves the right to terminate your access to this website at its discretion. Griffith also reserves the right to alter these terms and conditions at any time with or without notice to you. The amended terms and conditions will be effective immediately upon them being published by Griffith on this website. Your continued use of this website will constitute acceptance of those changes. These terms and conditions were last amended on 1 November 2012.

Restrictions of Use

You must not use this website in any manner or for any purpose which is:

  1. unlawful in the Commonwealth of Australia or in any jurisdiction from which you access this website;
  2. a violation of any rights of Griffith or any third party; or
  3. prohibited by these terms and conditions.

You may not copy, modify, transmit or distribute any material from this website and you acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading material from this website.


To the maximum extent permitted by law, Griffith does not accept any liability to you whatsoever and, in particular, for damages for loss of earnings or loss of profits, or for any indirect, special or consequential loss or damage which may be suffered or incurred by you or which may arise directly or indirectly in respect of your use of this website or any information or publications available through this website.

Griffith warrants the material published by it through this website is fit for publication in the Commonwealth of Australia. It provides no warranty:

  • in relation to material published by others through this website, including any material that is posted to on-line forums hosted by this website (which forums may or may not be moderated from time to time at the discretion of Griffith); and

  • that the material published through this website will not contravene the laws of any jurisdiction except the Commonwealth of Australia.


Privacy Plan

Details of Griffith’s privacy plan, which explains how Griffith protects your privacy and handles your personal information, may be obtained from www.griffith.edu.au/about-griffith/plans-publications/griffith-university-privacy-plan.

If you subscribe to receive materials through this website, Griffith will use your email address and other personal information only for the purpose for which you have provided it, including responding to requests, filling subscriptions and otherwise communicating with you.

If you have subscribed to receive materials through this website, you may receive regular emails from us. You can unsubscribe to these at any time by notifying Griffith of your election to do so.
If you believe that your personal information has been dealt with otherwise than in accordance with Griffith’s privacy plan, you may make a complaint to the Griffith University Privacy Contact Officer, Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor (Administration), Griffith University, Nathan QLD 4111. Requests must be made in writing and must be made within six months from the date when the breach was suspected to have occurred. Requests will be accepted via e-mail or by letter.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Passwords are not saved in cookies. Cookies help Griffith to know which pages are visited most often and also help Griffith to ensure that this website responds to users' needs.

If you do not wish to receive a cookie, or if you wish your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, you may use the option on your web browser to disable cookies. Click on the 'help' section of your browser to learn how to change cookie preferences. However, please note that if you disable all cookies you may not be able to take advantage of all the features available on this website.

Griffith does not use personal identification details transferred through cookies either for promotion or marketing purposes, nor will such information be shared with any third parties.


This website and its contents and the contents of publications made available through this website and their contents are subject to copyright through the laws of Australia and, through international treaties, other countries. The copyright in materials on this site and reproduced in publications made available through this website may be owned by Griffith or by third parties.

If you wish to reproduce material from this site, please contact us to clarify its copyright status.

Any person, organisation, company or institution wishing to reproduce any publications made available through this website or any portion of a publications made available through this website is required to obtain permission in advance.

Requests for permission to reprint such material or extracts from such material or to photocopy or to reproduce or communicate any component of that material in any form, including through online databases and networks should be forwarded to [email protected].


These terms and conditions and the supply of publications through this website are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Queensland Australia and you irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Queensland.

If any provision of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of law, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the remainder of the terms and conditions which will continue in full force and effect.


For any other inquiries, Griffith can be contacted via [email protected].