Last updated: April 2023
Welcome to the St Vincent de Paul Society’s NSW website under the domain name “www.vinnies.org.au/nsw” (NSW Website), which is operated by St Vincent de Paul Society NSW (ABN 91 161 127 340).
1.1 In Australia, the St Vincent de Paul Society operates like a federation which includes the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia Incorporated (National Council), six State and two Territory Councils (together, State and/or Territory Councils) and related ‘special works’ entities.
1.2 In NSW, the St Vincent de Paul Society has three legal entities:
(a) The Trustees of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (NSW) (State Council)
(b) The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW (SVDP NSW)
(c) St Vincent de Paul Housing, which contracts Amelie Housing to run day-to-day operations. Further information on Amelie Housing may be found at www.ameliehousing.org.au
3.3 If we offer the facility to register an account with a username and password, you are responsible for keeping this username and password secure and are responsible for all use and activity carried out under this username.
(a) how we store and use, and how you may access and correct your personal information;
(b) how you can lodge a complaint regarding the handling of your personal information; and
(c) how we will handle any complaint.
3.7 If you would like any further information about our privacy policies or practices, please contact the Privacy Officer:
Telephone: (02) 9568 0262
Post: PO Box 5, Petersham NSW 2049
4.1 You agree to use the NSW Website for lawful purposes only.
4.2 You must not:
(a) copy, modify or create derivative works based on the content available on or through the NSW Website; or
(b) infringe the intellectual property rights, privacy or confidentiality of any third party; or
(c) engage in any activity that may result in injury, death, property damage, and/or liability of any kind; or
(d) post, comment or otherwise transmit any unauthorised material including, but not limited to any material that is or is likely to be defamatory, harassing, obscene, threatening, or otherwise deemed by us to be unacceptable; or
(e) interfere or disrupt the NSW Website, servers or networks connected to the NSW Website or another person’s use of the NSW Website, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature.
5.1 National Council or the relevant State and/or Territory Council owns, or are the licensee of, the intellectual property rights in the content available on the NSW Website, including copyright works, St Vincent de Paul Society logos and trade marks, text, material, software, images, graphics, advertisements, databases, animation, downloads, streaming audio and streaming video (together, the Content).
(a) you do not delete or change any Content, copyright, logo, trade mark or other proprietary notices;
(b) you do so in a way that is fair and legal, and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it; and
(c) if any third party materials, images, logos, brands and trade marks are included in the Content you wish to use, you seek our specific permission to do so.
5.4 The Content has been carefully compiled from sources believed to be reliable, but all Content is provided on the basis that National Council and the State and/or Territory Councils do not warrant or guarantee nor accept responsibility for its accuracy or completeness for any purpose. To the extent permitted by law, we will not be held liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising in connection with your use of any Content or its publication, including any action for copyright infringement, trademark infringement or defamation.
6.1 The Website may contain links or references to websites operated by third parties (Third Party Websites). We provide these links as a courtesy and may not remain current or be maintained. Links or references to a Third party Website should not be interpreted in any way as our endorsement of any Third Party Website.
6.2 As Third Party Websites are not under our control, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices associated with these Third Party Websites and accessing these sites is at your own risk.
7.1 SVDP NSW is a registered Australian charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, and endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient.
7.2 Donations to SVDP NSW can be made through the NSW Website in the form of one-off donations or regular donations using a facility provided by a third party company, Funraisin. There is also information on the NSW Website about how you can make a donation to SVDP NSW offline (e.g. via bank transfer, cheque, credit card (manual) or electronic funds transfer).
7.4 We direct donations towards the charitable purpose intended by the donor, when specified. Where general donations are received, we determine how these donations are to be directed towards our charitable purposes.
7.5 If you make a donation to SVDP NSW, a tax receipt will be issued if the necessary details have been provided by you when making your donation. We accept anonymous donations, but we are unable to issue a receipt in these circumstances.
7.6 We consider all requests for a refund of a donation and will ensure that genuine errors are corrected, however we are under no obligation to give refunds of donations and the decision to give you a refund will be at our sole discretion.
7.7 To seek a refund of a donation, you must provide us with your full name and contact details, details of how you made the donation, the amount, the date and the circumstances justifying your request for a refund. Refunds cannot be provided in respect of donations made in a previous financial year.
7.8 If a donation is refunded, the associated tax receipt is no longer valid and should be securely destroyed. It is your legal responsibility to submit correct receipts to the Australian Taxation Office.
8.1 We do not warrant that your access to the NSW Website, the delivery of the NSW Website or the Content shall be free from errors, defects, bugs or viruses, uninterrupted, or repairable if damaged or impaired.
8.2 To the extent permitted by law, the NSW Website and all Content is provided “as is” and “as available” for your use without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for use, title and non-infringement.
8.3 We will not be liable for any losses of any kind which result from any use or access of, or any inability to use or access, the NSW Website or any Content and you acknowledge that you access and use the NSW Website at your own risk.
8.5 We make no representation or warranty that the NSW Website is appropriate or available for use in all countries or that the content satisfies the laws of all countries. You are responsible for ensuring that your access to and use of the NSW Website is not illegal or prohibited, and for your own compliance with applicable local laws.
8.6 We are not liable to you or anyone else if interference with or damage to your computer systems occurs in connection with the use of the NSW website or a linked website. You must take your own precautions to ensure that whatever you select from the NSW website is free of viruses or anything else that may interfere with or damage the operations of your computer systems.
Post: PO Box 5, Petersham NSW 2049