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This website is operated and maintained by the Intensive Care Foundation (ABN 80 130 947 581) (ICF).

The use of this website by a person (“you”) is subject to these Terms of Use.  These Terms of Use contain important information, including warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability.  Your use of this website in any way, including, without limitation, browsing this website, using any information contained on this website, donating to and/or contacting ICF through this website constitutes acceptance of these Terms of Use.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Trade marks
“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.


Subject to your acceptance of these Terms of Use, ICF authorises you to view, download and/or print a small number of copies of the content on this website for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices on all such copies. Otherwise, no content on this website may be reproduced, modified, republished, transmitted, displayed, performed, or distributed in any way without the express prior written consent of ICF or as permitted by law. You may not modify, sell, assign, or transfer the content of this website or reproduce, display, distribute or otherwise use the content of this website in any way for any public or commercial purpose or otherwise except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Use. Content on this website is subject to change without notice at the discretion of ICF.

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.

ICF may, at its absolute discretion, suspend or cancel your rights to access and use content of the website and the licence granted under this clause 5 if it considers you have breached these Terms of Use.


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.

ICF recommends that before you visit any website you check that your computer is running up-to-date virus checking software.


Personal information provided to ICF via this website will be handled in accordance with ICF’s privacy policy.


If your web browser is set up to accept cookies, a cookie will be stored on your hard drive when you visit this website.  Cookies allow ICF to collect information about your computer, which may include your IP address (a number assigned to your computer when you register with an Internet Service Provider), type of browser, operating system, domain name, and the details of any website which has referred you to this website.  ICF uses cookies to track and collect information about which parts of this website (including links to other websites) are being visited by you.  Cookies also allow ICF to recognise your computer while you are on this website.  This information is used to maintain the quality of our service and to provide tracking and statistics regarding the use of the website.

If you would rather not have this information stored on your computer, you can configure your browser so it does not accept cookies.  However, if you disable cookies you may not be able to access all parts of this website.


These Terms of Use are effective from 12 December, 2015. ICF may vary these Terms of Use at any time by publishing a revised version of the Terms of Use on this website.

The law applicable to this website is the law of the State of Victoria.