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In these terms and conditions, the expressions "we", "us" and "our" are a reference to the Government of the State of Victoria, Australia, acting through Land Victoria, a division of the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries. A reference to "this web site" is a reference to the portion of the Land Channel web site containing the Interactive Map.
Use of Information
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You will find that certain reports are available from this service free of charge, and certain reports require payment. We unconditionally reserve the right to reclassify any reports or information in this regard. For the avoidance of doubt, reports which at any time are made available generally for no charge may at our discretion become the subject of a charge. Furthermore, we reserve the right to vary this practice as between individual users, so that some users may be required to pay for certain information which is made available free of charge to other users.
The content of this web site is provided for information purposes only. Except as expressly stated to the contrary, no claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of the content. The information is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the web site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.
We do not accept responsibility for any loss damage, however caused (including through negligence), which you may directly or indirectly suffer in connection with your use of this web site or any linked web site, nor do we accept any responsibility for any such loss arising out of your use of or reliance on information contained on or accessed through this web site.
Exception to Disclaimer
This disclaimer set out in these terms and conditions is not affected or modified by any of the other terms and conditions set out below. Nevertheless our disclaimer does not attempt to purport to exclude liability in relation to any term implied by law which cannot be lawfully excluded.
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We do not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of such information, nor do we undertake to keep this web site updated. We do not accept responsibility for loss suffered as a result of reliance by you upon the accuracy or currency of information contained on this web site.
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Specifically, and other than for the purposes of and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and similar legislation which applies in your location, you may not in any form or by any means adapt, reproduce, store, create derivative works, distribute, print, display, perform, publish or commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of this web site; without our written permission.
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Linked Web Sites
This web site may contain links to linked web sites. Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained.
We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with linked web sites.
Out links to linked web sites should not be constructed as any endorsement, approval, recommendation, or preference by us of the owners or operators of those linked web sites, or for any information, graphics, materials, products or services referred to on those linked web sites.
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How we handle E-mails
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Security of Information
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Termination of Access
Access to this web site may be terminated at any time by us without notice. Without limiting the foregoing, we reserve the right to cancel the access of individual users who are in breach of any of these terms and conditions, or who refuse to accept any alteration to the terms and conditions (including, without limitation, the reclassification of free reports so that they become the subject of a charge). Our disclaimer will survive any such termination.
Compliance with Laws and Policies
We will comply with all laws applicable to this service.
You will comply with all laws that apply to you in relation to your use of the service or our web site.
These terms and conditions are governed by the laws in force in the State of Victoria, Australia.
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