Welcome to the HealthZone Platform website (Parent Website) which is published by Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Australia, for the purpose of providing up to date information, digital health programs (e.g., Life Flex), digital health infrastructure (e.g., secure emailing, instant messaging and telehealth video-chat facilities, shared collaborative digital work-spaces, digital client files), and other resources on health and wellbeing for the benefit of the public (consumers, health practitioners and researchers). The HealthZone Platform is the parent website that contains numerous digital health program sites (Child Sites) with information content and resources (Information) and infrastructure and related features such as the communications system (Infrastructure Features).
Your use of the Parent and Child Websites and Infrastructure Features and any dispute arising out of such use of the Websites and Infrastructure Features is subject to the laws of the Victoria.
1.2 For General Information Only
The Parent Website is not appropriate if you are experiencing an imminent crisis, your personal safety is at risk or you require medical treatment. If you are suffering an acute illness or emergency condition please call “000”.
The Information contained in, or accessed through, this Parent Website is for your general information and use only and is not intended to be used as medical advice and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical or psychological condition, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes. The Information is not a substitute for independent professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to professional health care. If you have a particular medical or psychological problem, please consult a healthcare professional.
You should not disregard professional medical or psychological advice, or delay seeking it, because of any information contained on this Parent Website or your results provided by the symptom quizzes on this Parent Website.
The researchers involved with the Parent Website are unable to provide any personal advice. You are advised to always seek the advice of a health professional with any specific questions or issues you may have.
1.3 Disclaimer of warranties
While the Information is subject to the My Digital Health Platform quality assurances processes, the Information is also subject to continuing research, clinical experience, reasonable differences in opinions among authorities, unique aspects of individual situations and the possibility of human error in preparing the Information. No representation or warranty (express or implied), except as required by law, is made as to the currency, completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability and / or availability of the Information.
HealthZone at Federation University Australia reserves the right to, and may at any time and without notice and any liability to you, modify or discontinue this Parent and Child Websites, Information and Infrastructure Features or delete the data you provide, whether temporarily or permanently. HealthZone at Federation University Australia has no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data, information or services.
1.4 Disclaimer of liability
You acknowledge that your use of any Information or materials on the Parent and Child Websites and/or Infrastructure Features is entirely at your own risk and that the Information and the Infrastructure Features may contain inaccuracies or errors.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, Federation University Australia expressly disclaims all liability for any loss, damage, expense and costs incurred by any person arising out of accessing, downloading, using or relying on any of the Information or this Parent Website or Child Website and its Infrastructure Features including, but not limited to:
- use of the Parent and Child Websites or the Information for a purpose for which it was not intended;
- any errors or omissions in the Parent and Child Websites or the Information
- any inaccuracy in the Parent or Child Websites or the Information
- any interpretations or opinions stated in, or which may be inferred from, the Parent and Child Websites or the Information.
There is no warranty that the Information found on this site will meet your requirements, except as required by law, or that the Infrastructure Features will be uninterrupted or error free. The platform’s Information and Infrastructure Features are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
To the full extent permitted by law, HealthZone at Federation University Australia, and its staff, agent contractors and students shall have no liability for claims by, or loss, injury, cost expense or damages of any kind whatsoever to a user of the Parent and Child websites and/or Infrastructure Features, or any other person arising in connection with the Websites or any decision or action taken in reliance on the performance of the Infrastructure Features and Information contained within these websites. Excluded damages include without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages.
1.5 Copyright and trademarks
All content on the Parent and Child Website and Infrastructure Features, including (without limitation) text, graphics, all software, information architecture and coding (including any copyright subsisting in them), is owned by Federation University or licensed to us. All content is protected by copyright, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property rights and laws.
You may access and download the material on the Parent and Child Websites only however you may not, subject to a use for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), modify, reverse engineer, publish, transmit, distribute, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works from, or in any way commercialise or exploit, any of the Parent and Child Websites content and Infrastructure Features in whole or in part without the prior written permission of the owners.
None of the content or programming code may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written consent of the copyright holder, apart from the uses noted above.
The Parent and Child Websites and Infrastructure Features contain trademarks owned by Federation University Australia and third parties. You may not display or use in any manner any trademarks featured on these Websites without the prior written permission of the trademark owner.
1.6 Links to other websites
The HealthZone Parent and Child Websites and Infrastructure Features may contain links to other external websites including to websites that contain services, programs and access to online communities (some of these links are to websites of our partner organisations). These links are provided for your convenience only. While the content of this Website is subject to HealthZone quality assurance processes, HealthZone does not specifically endorse any organisation, association, entity, service, program or online community referred to in, or linked to, the Parent and Child Websites. Views or recommendations provided in linked websites (or expressed in online communities) do not necessarily reflect those of Federation University. HealthZone at Federation University Australia has no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s), or for services or programs delivered via those websites. Users of HealthZone acknowledge that HealthZone at Federation University Australia are not responsible for the content or availability of any linked sites.
It is your responsibility to make your own decisions about the currency, completeness, accuracy, reliability and suitability of information, services, programs and communities of interest contained in (or accessible from) linked websites.
In no event are you permitted to use the Parent or Child Websites and the Infrastructure Features to sell a product or service, or to increase traffic to your website for commercial reasons, such as advertising sales. HealthZone at Federation University Australia reserves the right to prevent linking to the Parent and Child Websites and Infrastructure Features at any time.
You may link to the Parent and Child Websites and Infrastructure Features, but permission is restricted to making a link without any alteration of the Website’s contents. Permission is not granted to reproduce, frame or reformat the files, pages, images, information and materials from the Parent and Child Websites and Infrastructure Features on any other website unless express written permission has been obtained from HealthZone at Federation University Australia.
1.7 Security, viruses, errors and availability
The internet is an insecure public network which means there are risks that information sent to or from the Parent and Child Websites and Infrastructure Features may be intercepted, corrupted or modified by third parties. In addition, files obtained from or through the Parent and Child Websites and Infrastructure Features may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects that may be harmful or destructive. You bear the risks and responsibility for any loss or damage caused, directly or indirectly, by these risks, and HealthZone at Federation University Australia accepts no liability for any interference with, or damage to, your computer system, software or data occurring in connection with the Parent and Child Websites and the Infrastructure Features.
Last Updated: 20/04/2022