Terms of use

These terms and conditions are between you and The Victorian Translational Research Institute (VTRI) and govern your use of each website operated by or on behalf of the VTRI.. By accessing and using  VTRI’s website you agree to be bound by and comply with the applicable terms.

Content and copyright ownership

Copyright on VTRI’s website and content is owned by the VTRI or its third party licensors. Some content on a VTRI website may also be subject to other intellectual property rights held by the VTRI or a third party.

While we endeavour to ensure that all content published on a VTRI website is correct at the time of publishing:

  • we make no warranty about the accuracy, completeness or reliability of that content;
  • you must not rely on that content and should confirm the relevant information with the originating or authorising VTRI area responsible; and
  • we are not responsible for the actions of third parties (including users of VTRI websites).

Use of VTRI website and content

You may only use content on a VTRI website for non-commercial purposes. Unless otherwise indicated, you may save or print out a copy of that content for your own information, research or study, provided that you:

  • do not modify the content from how it appears on the VTRI website; and
  • include the copyright notice “Copyright © The Victorian Translational Research Institute” on the copy.

You must not:

  • use VTRI website or content for any purpose which is unlawful or does not comply with these terms or any supplementary terms;
  • exercise the copyright in the whole or any part of a VTRI website except as permitted by statute or with the VTRI’s prior consent;
  • post any content on a VTRI website that infringes a third party’s intellectual property rights or is defamatory, abusive or obscene;
  • use automated means to retrieve information from a VTRI website without our permission, for example, ‘scraping’;
  • post or otherwise submit any software, code or routine that is harmful or interferes with the operation or activities of a VTRI website;
  • decompile, disassemble, or reverse-engineer the software or services relating to a VTRI website;
  • use VTRI website or information for the purposes or generating ‘spam’, or submit ‘spam’ through a VTRI website; or
  • do anything which would impose an unreasonably large or disproportionate load on the VTRI’s networks or interfere with the VTRI’s network security.

Links to third party websites

Where a link to a third party website appears on a VTRI website:

  • we do not endorse, recommend or support the linked website or any information, opinions, or goods and services made available on it;
  • these terms will not apply to the linked website and you should review the terms applicable to the linked website before using it;
  • we have no control over the information, content or activities of the linked website and your access to and use of the linked website is at your own risk; and
  • we make no representations or warranties as to, and we are not responsible for, the accuracy or any other aspect of the information on the linked website.

Copyright problems and non-compliant content

Where the VTRI determines that content or links on a VTRI website do not comply with its terms or applicable laws we may immediately remove that content and block the relevant user’s access to that VTRI website without notice.

You can report a copyright problem or non-compliant content or links on a VTRI website by emailing [email protected].  Please include your name, address, phone number and email address in the request, along with the relevant VTRI website address, a description of the problem, the copyright owner and (where applicable) your capacity to act on their behalf, and any supporting information that might be of assistance.


To the extent permitted by law:

  • all conditions, warranties, guarantees, rights, remedies, liabilities or other terms that may be implied or conferred by statute, custom or the general law that impose any liability or obligation on the VTRI in relation to the website or its content are expressly excluded under these and any supplementary terms; and
  • the VTRI has no liability to you or anyone else (including in negligence) for any type of loss, however incurred, in connection with your use of a VTRI website or its content, including (without limitation) loss of profits, loss of revenue, loss of goodwill, loss of customers, loss of or damage to reputation, loss of capital, downtime costs, loss under or in relation to any other contract, loss of data, loss of use of data or any direct, indirect, economic, special or consequential loss, harm, damage, cost or expense (including legal fees).

Governing law and compliance

You must comply with all laws applicable to your access and use of a VTRI website. If you access the VTRI website from outside Australia, you must comply with all laws in that country which apply to that access and use.

These terms, the supplementary terms and your use of each VTRI website are governed by the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia and you irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria, Australia.

Changes to Terms

We may change these terms and any supplementary terms on a VTRI website at any time without notice to you.

If there are inconsistencies between these terms and any supplementary terms, these terms will take precedence unless otherwise indicated.

Privacy policy

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