Australian Counselling Association Privacy, Security, and Legal Notices

(June 2015)

The Australian Counselling Association Pty Ltd (ACA) owns and operates the web based international research journal “Counselling, Psychotherapy and Health” (ACPH). These notices apply to the ACA and this website. The home page URL for the ACA site is https://www.theaca.net.au and include all subpages. These websites are provided as a public service. Access is subject to the following terms and conditions, which you expressly accept by using these sites. Please read this document carefully.

Privacy and Security Notice

Personal information is information about an individual that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes personal identifiers such as an individual's name, address, and phone number. A domain name, Internet Protocol address, or date and time of access is not considered personal information. We will not obtain any personal information about you when you visit this site unless you voluntarily choose to provide that information. Personal information you choose to provide will be used by us only for official business purposes. For example, if you send an e-mail message or complete a web form that contains personal information, we may retain your e-mail address and other information as appropriate for official business purposes. Release of personal information you choose to provide to us will be governed by applicable law. Personal information you provide to us will not be sold or leased and will not be disclosed to any unauthorized person. Any personal information retained by the Illinois General Assembly will be protected by appropriate security controls.

Policies for Individuals under 13 Years of Age

The ACA is committed to complying with universally accepted Child practices. As such, if you are under the age of 13, you are not authorised to provide us with personally identifying information. We appreciate your cooperation with this requirement. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information volunteered by children on-line or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.

Website Logs

ACA has the capability to monitor, log, and analyse website traffic. This information is not personally identifiable, and no effort is made to personally identify users with log data. ACA may use various tools to monitor traffic and to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information, to cause harm, or to otherwise damage this site. Unauthorised attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited. Unauthorised use, tampering with, or modification of this site, including supporting hardware and software, may subject the violator to criminal and civil penalties. If there is an unauthorised intrusion, all relevant information may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to receive any cookies, you may set your browser to refuse them (for more information on disabling cookies, click here). ACA only uses cookie technology on their websites to note a visitor’s subscription to their ezine and to remind visitor to subscribe after a period of six months. ACA does not use cookies for recording any other information, personal or otherwise whatsoever.

Disclaimer of Liability

ACA, its agencies, and its employees (i) are not liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information on this site, (ii) assume no responsibility for anyone's use of the information, (iii) are not liable for any damages (of any type, for any reason, however caused, or under any theory of liability) arising in any way out of the use of this site, even if advised of the possibility of that damage. Use of this site is governed by the laws of Australia.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Accuracy of Data

Although the information found on this site is believed to be reliable, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability, or usefulness of any information, either isolated or in the aggregate. The information is provided "as is". All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses, and non-infringement of proprietary rights, are disclaimed. Changes may be periodically made to the information; these changes may or may not be incorporated into this site. If you have obtained information from any of the ACA web pages from a source other than the ACA websites directly, be aware that electronic data can be altered after its original distribution. Data can also quickly become out of date. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them by e-mail to: theaca@theaca.net.au

Disclaimer of Endorsement

ACA websites may sometimes refer to or offer content supplied by a third party. Any opinion, advice, statement, service, offer, information, or content expressed or made available by a third party is that of the third party and does not necessarily reflect that of the ACA reference to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by the ACA.

Disclaimer for External Links

ACA is not responsible for the content of any referenced or linked off-site page and is not liable for that content. The risk of injury rests entirely with the user. Links from the ACA web pages to other sites do not constitute an endorsement from the ACA. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. You should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster. If you choose to follow one of these links, the policies of that outside site take effect until you return to this site.

Disclaimer of Duty to Continue to Provide Data

Due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may require a fee or may have access restricted the next, and the location of items may change as menus, homepages, and files are reorganized. Use of any sites and links to other websites is at the user's sole risk. ACA does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The documents and related graphics published on this site could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes may be made to the information on this site at any time.

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