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Terms and Conditions of Access and Use

This website is published by Water Research Australia Limited (referred to in these terms as we, us, our and WaterRA). Use of the website is offered to you conditionally upon your acceptance of these Terms of Access and Use and the associated Privacy Policy. Your use of and access to the website constitutes your acceptance.


     1.            Disclaimer

This website is published by WaterRA using content supplied by its membership.  Information and content provided on our website is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.

Our website may also contain links to third party websites which are not under the control of WaterRA. Such third party publications and links are provided for your convenience, and we do not endorse or accept any responsibility for the website or its content.

We do not make any representation or warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, currency or fitness-for-purpose of any information provided on our website or via ay third party links. All information on this website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.  You are responsible for verifying the accuracy of any information provided on our website, and if you rely on any information on our website for any purpose, you do so at your own risk.

     2.            Copyright

The copyright in any information or content on our website is either owned by us, or licensed to us by a third party. Except as expressly set out below, no intellectual property rights in the content of our website will be transferred or licensed to you when you use our website.

Subject at all times to these Terms of Use, you are permitted to copy, download and print the information and content on our website for your own personal, non-commercial purposes, provided that you:

(a)          do not alter, modify or adapt such information or content; and

(b)          do not copy, reproduce, republish or otherwise distribute the content unless expressly approved by us.

If you wish to request further authorisation to use information and/or content on our website (including authorisation for a commercial use), you must direct such requests to us via email at info@waterra.com.au or by telephone at (08) 7434 2445.

     3.            Trade marks

The WaterRA name and the associated logos displayed on our website, are trade marks of WaterRA. You are not permitted to use these trade marks in connection with your business, products or services, unless you have obtained our prior written consent.

     4.            Exclusion of liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we exclude all rights, remedies, guarantees, liability, conditions and warranties in respect of the access to or use of our website or reliance on any information contained on our website.  

We do not warrant that our website will be available uninterrupted or error free, or that our website will be free of viruses or bugs or that any defects will be corrected. If you access our website, you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for ensuring that your IT system is protected from the risk of any viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference.

In no event shall WaterRA be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or any other loss or damages whatsoever resulting from any action arising in connection with the access to or use of our website or reliance on any information contained on our website, including any action for infringement of intellectual property rights or defamation.  You irrevocably indemnify and release us and our directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any action, claim, loss or expense arising from your use of our website or any content therein.

Nothing contained in these terms is intended to exclude, restrict or modify the application of the Australian Consumer Law to the supply of any goods and/or services through our website provided that, to the extent that the Australian Consumer Law permits us to limit our liability, then our liability is limited to the cost of replacing, repairing or resupplying the goods or services.

     5.            Variations

These Terms of Use are current as at [June2018]. We reserve the right to vary these Terms of Use at any time by uploading revised terms to our website. The date of these Terms of Use will inform you as to whether there have been updates since your last visit.

     6.            Severability

If anything in these Terms of Use is found to be illegal or unenforceable it will be severed from the agreement, and the remaining terms will be construed as if that provision did not form part of these Terms of Use.

     7.            Governing law

Your use of our website is governed by the laws applicable in South Australia, Australia. You agree to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Australia, Australia.

     8.            Payments

Members and Non-members of WaterRA can purchase products or register to attend events through our website. Payment for such products or events can be made either:

(a)          online – by providing your credit card details, and submitting the completed electronic form or

(b)          by invoice – by requesting an invoice via email and making payment by EFT transfer

All prices listed on our website are inclusive of GST and are correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to vary the prices at any time (though this will not affect orders that have already been processed).

All payments taken by WaterRA will be in Australian dollars (AUD). We currently accept credit card payments from Visa, MasterCard and American Express. If you choose to pay by credit card, you agree to pay any processing fees applicable to the transaction.

Where a WaterRA event registration form or order form does not constitute a tax invoice, a tax invoice will be issued for payments, once processing has been completed.

All invoices requested for WaterRA events must be paid in full prior to the date of the event.

     9.            Refunds

WaterRA reserves the right to cancel an order or event at any time, by giving you notice via email. In the event that an order or event is cancelled, you will be entitled to a full refund which we will process within 14 days of the date of cancellation.

If you are unable to attend an event that you have registered for, you may either:

(a)          nominate another person to attend the event on your behalf;

(b)          request a 100% refund of the registration fee – if such request is made to us by email  at least 5 working days prior to the event



We offer privileged members-only content on our website, in addition to publicly available content. To access this additional members-only content, you must belong to a member organisation, and register an account with us through our website.

If you are involved in a project team or committee affiliated with WaterRA, you may also have access to further resources and information, which relate to your specific project or group.


You are responsible for keeping your username and password confidential and may not disclose it to any other person. You are solely responsible for all activities that occur through your account.

Members-only or project-specific content must not be circulated or disclosed outside the relevant member organisation or project group.


You are responsible for ensuring that all personal information provided to us is accurate, up-to-date and complete. We will handle your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy (accessible at http://www.waterra.com.au/policies/). Our privacy policy forms part of these Terms of Use.

     10.         Submitting content for our website

We may publish content on our website which has been supplied to us by our members.  By submitting content to us you acknowledge and accept the following terms:

(a)          you consent to the use, disclosure and publication of your submission (or any part of it) on our website, social media pages or other marketing materials or media;

(b)          you warrant that you are the owner of all intellectual property rights in the content of your submission (including any images or text included in the submission);

(c)          you warrant that, if there are any other stakeholders in your submission (e.g. it was created under sponsorship, joint authorship or affiliation with another organisation or individual), they have consented to publishing the submission (or any part of it) on our website;

(d)          you indemnify us against any claim by a third party that the content of your submission infringes their intellectual property rights;

(e)          you agree that we may use and disclose the content of your submission (or any part of it) without restriction, in connection with our research community and education program, and acknowledge that you will not receive any financial payment or other compensation from us for such use;

(f)           you acknowledge that we are not obliged to use your submission (or any part of it) as part of our research community and education program; and

(g)          to the extent that you are entitled to assert any moral rights (as conferred under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)) in the content of your submission, you consent to us doing any act in relation to your submission that would otherwise infringe your moral rights.

     11.         Termination

We may terminate or suspend your membership account with WaterRA, immediately and without notice, if:

(a)          you fail to comply with these Terms of Use;

(b)          your account details (including personal information) are inaccurate, incomplete or falsified, or you submit any data or information that is misleading or deceptive or otherwise unlawful;

(c)          your account is being used in a fraudulent or illegal way; or

(d)          we suspect that use of your account has compromised the security or functionality of our website (e.g. by directly or indirectly introducing a virus or malicious code).

Last updated 2 July 2018