This website is operated and maintained by the Intensive Care Foundation (ABN 80 130 947 581) (ICF).
The content of this website (which may include text, graphics, images, forms, programs, information obtained from third parties and other material) is general and is provided for information purposes only. The material on this website is not and should not be regarded as advice, including legal advice or medical advice. In some cases, the material on this website may incorporate or summarise views, guidelines or recommendations of third parties. Such material does not necessarily reflect the views of ICF, nor does it necessarily indicate a commitment by ICF to a particular course of action.
Notwithstanding that some website content is intended to provide information in respect of intensive care processes and critical illnesses, no content is intended to replace or substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Information contained on the website must be discussed with your treating doctor before making any decisions or taking any action based on the website’s content and services. Always seek the advice of your treating doctor or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the website.
The content on this website is not intended to and should not be used to:
(a) definitively treat or determine the definitive manner of treatment of a medical condition;
(b) provide or confirm a diagnosis or a treatment plan of a medical condition; or
(c) issue or determine the suitability of any treatment plan.
If you think you are having a medical emergency, call 000 immediately. If you are in doubt about your medical condition, call your doctor or go to the closest emergency department.
Subject to the consumer guarantees provided for in consumer protection legislation (including the Australian Consumer Law), ICF does not give any express or implied warranties and makes no representations in relation to this website. In particular, while reasonable care is taken in its preparation, ICF does not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, reliability, completeness or currency of the information on this website or its usefulness in achieving any purpose. Information on this website should not be used without validating that information from appropriate sources and obtaining professional advice and medical advice where it is prudent to do so. You should make and rely upon your own assessments and enquires to verify the accuracy of the information provided.
In addition, subject to the consumer guarantees provided for in consumer protection legislation (including the Australian Consumer Law), ICF does not warrant that the website itself is free from any computer viruses or other defects or that your access to the website will be continuous or uninterrupted and ICF accepts no liability arising from your access to this website.
2. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Subject to the consumer guarantees provided for in consumer protection legislation (including the Australian Consumer Law), ICF:
accepts no liability arising from the content of this website, or on websites linked from this website, being incorrect, incomplete or misleading; and
will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person relying on the content of this website.
3. USER RESPONSIBILITY
You are responsible for all usage or activity on this website. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
You are responsible and liable for any contact which you make with the ICF through the website, and any donations you submit through the website. You specifically agree that in submitting such contact or donations you will not:
- include any inappropriate, profane, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information;
- impersonate or falsely claim to represent a person or organisation;
- defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of any third party; or
- infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party.
4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
All content on this website, including text, graphics, logos, photographs, audio clips and data compilations is the property of ICF or its content suppliers (including ICU Steps) and is protected by Australian and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this website is the exclusive property of ICF and protected by Australian and international copyright laws.
“Intensive Care Foundation”, “ICF” and all related graphics, photographs, logos, and product and service names are trade marks (both registered and unregistered) of ICF. These trade marks, logos and other proprietary graphics may not be used in connection with any other product or service without ICF’s express prior written consent.
5. LICENCE AND SITE ACCESS
You are granted a limited, revocable and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of this website so long as the link does not portray ICF or its functions and activities in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise offensive manner. If requested by ICF, you must remove any hyperlink to this website contained on your website. You may not use any ICF logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without ICF’s express prior written consent.
6. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
ICF may include links on this website to websites owned by other parties, including GiveNow.com.au. ICF is not responsible for the material contained on these websites or the availability of these websites. ICF does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, including advertising or products offered on these websites, nor is ICF responsible for any damage, offence or loss caused as the result of visiting these websites.
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The law applicable to this website is the law of the State of Victoria.