The St Vincent de Paul Society of Australia (the “Society”) is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the National Privacy Principles.  Consistent with the Privacy Act 1988 as amended by the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000 (the Act), the Society endorses fair information handling practices. Any information provided, including identification of individuals, will be used only for the purpose for which it has been collected.Personal information is confidential and is not passed on to any other agency without your permission.Statistical information is shared with other departments and agencies. An example of this would be reporting to government agencies regarding the number of people accessing our homeless or aged care facilities.If you wish to access the information we hold about you or have any questions about this please contact the Society’s head office in your State.Information that has been collected will be amended if you consider details are incorrect.Any personal information that is considered to be beyond its "use by" date will be destroyed.Reasonable steps will be taken to ensure that any personal information collected will be held secure and only accessible by appointed "key" holders.

Email Addresses

Email addresses provided via the website will be used to respond to specific user queries and will only be added to our information mailing list if your permission is given. Your email address will not be disclosed to any other party without your knowledge and consent and as intended, unless required by law.
When you visit the website, our Internet Service Provider’s (ISP) computer server, logs the following information which is provided by your browser for statistical purposes only: 
•    the type of browser and operating system you are using; 
•    your top level domain name (for example .com, .org, .au, .uk etc); 
•    the address of the referring website (for example, the previous website that you visited); 
•    your server's IP address (a number which is unique to the machine through which you are 
          connected to the Internet: usually one of your service provider's machines). 
In addition, the server logs the following information: 
•    the date and time of your visit; and 
•    the address of the pages accessed and the documents downloaded. 
All of this information the Society uses only for statistical analysis or systems administration purposes. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities, except in the unlikely event of an investigation where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant.

Subscriptions

Some pages of this website provide the facility for users to subscribe to email mailing lists. To subscribe to these services users must provide a valid email address. These email addresses will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and you will not be added to any other mailing lists unless you specifically request that this be done.
Your email address will not be disclosed without your consent.
Links to other websites
This website contains links to other websites. The Society is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Our privacy policy covers the privacy practices for the website, but does not extend to links to other websites. When you leave the website (http://www.vinnies.org.au) or the state pages of this website, you will be going to websites that are beyond our control. These other websites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.

Contact details

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, you can contact the Society’s office in your State.

Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting the website of VincentCare Victoria.

The VincentCare Victoria website is owned and operated by VincentCare Victoria. Your access to the VincentCare Victoria website is conditional upon your acceptance of, agreement to and compliance with the Terms and Conditions, notices and disclaimers, including the website's Online Privacy Policy.

By accessing this website, you are deemed to have read and are bound to the unconditional acceptance and compliance with the Terms and Conditions set out below.

Information has been provided as complete and in good faith without any express or implied warranty and is subject to change and is as up-to-date as our resources permit.

The information is specific and relevant to the various states within the Australia and as such the type and level of services may vary from state to state.

Terms and Conditions

The VincentCare Victoria website may contain bulletin boards, chat rooms, forums or other communication facilities ("the Website"). By using and accessing the Website, you agree that you will not do any of the following:

  • post, communicate or transmit any unlawful, criminal, threatening, abusive, defamatory, libellous, contemptuous, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent material;
  • post, communicate or transmit material which violates or infringes the rights of any other person or party or infringes any law;
  • inhibit or restrict any other user from using the Website;
  • interfere with the computer systems which support the Website; overload a service; engage in a denial-of-service attack; or attempt to disable a host;
  • post, communicate or transmit any file which contains viruses, worms, "Trojan horses" or any other harmful, contaminating or destructive features;
  • access or attempt to access information resources you are not authorised to use;
  • impersonate or falsely represent your association with any person or organisation;
  • attempt to modify, adapt, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Website, including the use of automated tools;
  • post, communicate or transmit or use any material of any kind for commercial purposes, or which contains any promotional material or advertising;
  • delete, circumvent or alter any author attribution, legal notices, rights management information or technological protection measures; or
  • post, download or communicate any file or material posted by another user of the Website if you know, or reasonably ought to know, that the file or material cannot legally be downloaded or communicated in that manner.

VincentCare Victoria reserves the right to change the Terms and Conditions without notification of change and you should periodically refer to them.

All logo's and slogans are subject to copyright obligations to VincentCare Victoria and, along with all information, text, graphics, advertisements, audio, and multimedia found on this website, are not to be copied, reproduced, reused, reposted, repurposed, transmitted, adapted, republished, broadcast, distributed or uploaded without written authorised permission.

Information contained in What We're Saying and Upcoming Events sections are provided for use within the general intent of informing the public. Use is as identified on the individual document. Restrictions apply as above to the use of logos.

Transmission of any virus or other harmful component is prohibited.

The information on this Website has been provided for personal, non-commercial use only, to provide information on the services provided by VincentCare Victoria in Australia.

Legal

ABN

VincentCare Victoria’s ABN is 53 094 807 280.

Receipts & Refunds

An official receipt will be issued by VincentCare Victoria in a form suitable for taxation purposes. This official receipt will be sent via email and for donations over $100 a formal letter of acknowledgement which will be signed by the CEO will also be sent to the donor.

VincentCare Victoria and VincentCare Community Housing are tax-exempt charities, and gifts to VincentCare Victoria and VincentCare Community Housing are tax deductible under the Income Tax Assessment Act. VincentCare does not offer financial or tax advice, nor does it guarantee tax deductibility. All donors and prospective donors are requested to seek their own independent advice about tax deductibility matters.

All donations to VincentCare Victoria, once accepted are non-refundable.

Disclaimer

The purpose of this Website is to provide information about VincentCare Victoria ("VincentCare") and its services.  This Website is not intended to be a complete guide to aged care, community and/or disability services in Victoria.  You should assess whether the information is accurate, authentic or complete and, where appropriate, seek independent professional advice.

VincentCare accepts no liability or responsibility to any person as a consequence of any reliance upon the information contained in this Website.

Legal Disclaimers

Copyright

Copyright in this Website (including all material, software, images, graphics, streaming audio and streaming video ("the Content")) is owned by VincentCare unless otherwise stated.

You must not exploit any intellectual property rights in the Website or the Content in any way except as expressly permitted on the Website.  This includes, but is not limited to, reproduction and communication of the Website or the Content to the public.

Provided that you keep all Content intact and in the same form as made available on this 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 this Website. Otherwise no part of the content of this Website may be reproduced in any form without VincentCare’s written consent.

Accuracy

Every reasonable effort is made to provide Content that is accurate.  However, the Content is subject to change at any time by appropriate action by VincentCare without notice to you.  VincentCare does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of any Content for any purpose.

Disclaimer of Liability

You assume all responsibility and risk for the use of this Website and the Internet generally.  Subject to any applicable laws, VincentCare accepts no liability or responsibility to any person for any damages whatsoever resulting from any reliance upon or action arising in connection with the use of this Website.  Under no circumstances, to the maximum extent permitted by law, including negligence, shall anyone involved in creating or maintaining this Website be liable for any loss or damage (whether direct or indirect) which results from any use or access of, or any inability to use or access, this Website and/or any other websites which are linked to this site, or any service, even if VincentCare has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses.
VincentCare does not warrant that your access to, the delivery of, or the Content on this Website shall be free from errors, defects, bugs or viruses, uninterrupted, or reparable if damaged or impaired.  VincentCare accepts no liability for down time or access failure due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control (including any failure by VincentCare or system provider).

VincentCare 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 this Website.  States or Countries which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.

No Warranties

To the maximum extent permitted by law, this Website is provided on an “as is”, “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, those of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement or any warranty arising from a course of dealing, usage or trade practice.  No oral advice or written information provided shall create a warranty; not shall members or visitors to this Website rely on any such information or advice.  This publication is not intended to be a contract, explicit or implied, and VincentCare reserves the right to make changes to the information contained.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference to any products, services, hypertext link to third parties or other information by trade name, trade mark, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by us.  Nor is endorsement by us implied by such links.  They are for convenience only, as an index in a public library.

This Website may provide links or references to other sites operated by third parties ("Third Party Websites") and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any Third Party Websites. Your use of any Third Party Websites is governed by the terms of that Website.  VincentCare does not control and accepts no liability for the content of Third Party Websites, or any loss arising from the use or reliance on those Websites.  The provision of a link to Third Party Websites does not authorise you to reproduce, adapt, modify, communicate or in any way deal with the material on that site.

Security of Information

You are able to make donations to us through our website via credit card.  All donations are processed through our SecurePay functionality and no credit card details are retained by us.  We use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that payments and donations made to us via our website are secure.
No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as totally secure.  Whilst we strive to protect such information we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of information which you transmit to us.  Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions will be constructed according to and are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia.

 

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