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Policies

ASA's Website Policies

The Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) operates three websites: ASA, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Anaesthesia Continuing Education Co-ordinating Committee (ACECC). These policies are applicable to and guide all three websites.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us.

The ASA uses commercial web hosting facilities to host, maintain and update this website. When you visit to this website, the following information is logged:

  • your computer's operating system (for example Windows Vista, Mac, iphone)
  • the date and time of the visit to the website
  • the pages accessed, documents downloaded and clicks on advertising or links
  • keywords used to search for our website
  • browser used (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox)
  • referral source – search engines, referring websites

The main reason for obtaining such information is to provide us with statistics on the use of this website to assist us to improve our capabilities and services to members.

Collection of Personal Information

Some interactions with the ASA’s websites may require you to provide the ASA with your ‘personal information’ so that we can appropriately communicate with you. ‘Personal information’ provided through this website is stored by our internet publisher and in the ASA’s member database. While the ASA will record the ‘personal information’ supplied, the ASA is required by law to ensure that your information is kept confidential and used only for the purpose for which it is collected. This generally means that the ASA will not add your personal details to mailing lists or disclose your details to third parties without your consent.

The ASA also respects your right to access your personal information and encourages you to contact us, should you wish to amend, change or otherwise advise the ASA about the use of your personal information. Further advice about the internet and personal information can be found on the Privacy Commissioner’s website.

Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website can transfer to an individual's computer hard drive for record keeping. The ASA’s websites use session cookies which only last for the duration of the use of the website and expire when a user closes his or her browser.

Terms of Use

Introduction

The ASA will allow you access to our websites if you accept and comply with the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers in this document (‘the Terms of Use’).

The ASA reserves the right to amend the Terms of Use.

Since you are bound by the Terms of Use and they can change, you should continue to refer to them.

If you refuse to accept any of the Terms of Use (including any modifications), you must immediately discontinue using or accessing this website.

Copyright

The Australian Society of Anaesthetists Limited owns the copyright of the material on this website. This material may only be reproduced for commercial purposes with the written permission of the ASA.

Disclaimer

The ASA is not liable for the accuracy or completeness of the information on this website. The information on this website cannot replace professional advice.

The placement of advertising or sponsor’s logos on this website are a commercial agreement only and do not represent endorsement by the ASA of the product or service being promoted by the advertiser or sponsor.

Your Conduct

You must not:

  • use the website to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise offend others,
  • publish, distribute, email, transmit or disseminate any material which is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, indecent, offensive or inappropriate,
  • use any automated scripting tools or software,
  • engage in or promote any surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, unsolicited emailing or spamming via the website,
  • impersonate any person or entity,
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available using the website any material that you do not have a right to make available under any law or contractual obligation or which contains viruses, or other computer codes, files or programs designed to interrupt, limit or destroy the functionality of other computer software or hardware; breach any applicable laws or regulations.

Social Media Websites

The ASA has Facebook and Twitter pages.

The content, views, opinions, beliefs and attitudes expressed by the users of the ASA’s social media websites are those of the person submitting them and are not necessarily aligned with the policies, standards and practices of the ASA or its allied organisations.

The ASA is not responsible for content that third parties publish, post, upload, distribute, disseminate or otherwise transmit via its social media websites.

The ASA acts only as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of user-submitted material, content and/or links and expressly does not endorse any user-submitted material, content and/or links or assume any liability for any actions of participating users.

Through our websites there are links to other websites which are not under the control of the ASA. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those websites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

All user-generated content on the ASA social media sites are subject to moderating and will be removed if found to be in opposition to the ASA’s Websites Policies.