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The St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia operates as a federation which includes a National Council, six State Councils and two Territory Councils. Each jurisdiction operates its own website. The National Council operates the landing page and those websites that directly relate to the National Council and to the National Redress Scheme Company.

When you leave the landing page you will be directed to one of nine different websites. Each website has its own legal statements, terms of use, privacy policy and safeguarding policy. Some copyright ownership sits with the relevant jurisdiction.


The content of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia Inc. (hereafter referred to as  "the Society”) website (including copyright works, text, material, software, images, graphics, advertisements, databases, animation, downloads, streaming audio and streaming video) (hereafter referred to as “the Content") is copyright © of the Society. All Rights Reserved.  You must not modify, adapt, copy, reproduce, decompile, communicate, transmit, make available, broadcast, perform, store, republish, print, commercialise, frame, upload or otherwise distribute the Content in any way except as expressly permitted by the Society on the website.

Provided that you keep all Content intact and in the same form as made available by the Society on the Society website, you may, using an industry-standard web browser, temporarily download and view the Content for your personal, non-commercial use but only in the course of browsing the Society’s website. Otherwise no part of the content of this website may be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent from the Society. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by the Society.

The Content has been carefully compiled from sources believed to be reliable, but all Content is provided on the basis that the Society does not warrant or guarantee nor accepts responsibility for the accuracy or completeness from time to time of any Content for any purpose. Subject to any statutory provisions which may not be excluded by law, the Society will not be held liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from any action arising in connection with the use of any Content or its publication, including any action for copyright infringement, trade mark infringement or defamation.

Linking to the Society Website

You must not link to any page of the Society website without obtaining the prior written consent of the Society and such consent must be signed by a delegated officer of the Society to be valid.

Third Party Websites

The Society’s websites may contain links or references to websites operated by third parties (hereafter referred to as "Third Party Websites"). The Society provides these links as a courtesy and this should not be interpreted in any way as an endorsement of any Third Party Website. Third Party Websites are not under the control of the Society and the Society is not responsible for the content of any Third Party Website.


These terms and conditions are effective until terminated by the Society and the Society may terminate this agreement and/or your access or membership to the Society websites at any time without prior notice to you. In the event that the Society terminates your access to this website, you are no longer authorised to access the Society website, however, all restrictions imposed on you, licences granted by you and all the Society’s disclaimers and limitations of liability contained in the terms and conditions will survive termination.

The Society does not warrant that your access to the Society website, the delivery of the Society website or the Content shall be free from errors, defects, bugs or viruses, uninterrupted, or reparable if damaged or impaired.
The Society will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive and/or consequential damages, loss of profits and/or income, loss of data, loss of use, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind which result from any use or access of, or any inability to use or access, any Society website or any Content, or any service, even if the Society has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses.

The Society is not liable to you or anyone else in respect of any interference with or damage to your computer system or any other device which occurs in connection with your use of a Society website or a Third Party website.


You indemnify the Society in respect of any claims (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) arising from or in connection with any breach or alleged breach by you of these terms and conditions or any other legal obligation.

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