1. Agreement

1.1 By registering as a member of this Portal, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

2. Login and password details

2.1 You must keep your user ID and password secure at all times. You must not disclose your user ID or password to, or share it with, others.

2.2 You must maintain the confidentiality of your password at all times. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur through use of your password.

2.3 Unauthorised use and allocation of passwords may lead to revocation of access to this Portal for you or your organisation.

2.4 You must immediately notify EPA if you become aware that your password details have been compromised or are known by a third party or there has been unauthorised use of your account and login details.

3. Acting on behalf of an organisation

3.1 To use this Portal to access data relating to, or to carry out a transaction for, an organisation:

(a) You must be currently appointed by that organisation to access that data or carry out that transaction on their behalf, and that appointment must not have been revoked; and

(b) If that appointment is based on you holding a certain position within that organisation, you must currently hold that position.

4. Membership details

4.1 You warrant that all information provided by you in your membership registration or otherwise in connection with your use of this Portal is complete, current, and accurate and is not misleading, and that you will not misrepresent your identity.

4.2 You agree that EPA may rely on that information unless and until it receives notice from you of any change or update to the information provided by you. Any such varied information will be covered by this warranty.

5. Access to this Portal

5.1 The accessibility and operation of this Portal relies on internet technologies outside of EPA's control.  EPA does not guarantee continuous accessibility or uninterrupted operation of this Portal.

5.2 EPA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense resulting from any delay in operation or transmission, communications failure, internet access difficulties and malfunctions in equipment or software.

6. Portal security

6.1 EPA does not accept liability for the security, authenticity, integrity or confidentiality of any transactions and other communications made through this Portal.

6.2 Internet communications may be susceptible to interference or interception by third parties. Despite its best efforts, EPA makes no warranties that this Portal is free of infection by computer viruses or other unauthorised software.  EPA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense resulting from any breach of a security measure (including viruses or other unauthorised software).

7. Copyright

7.1 This Portal and its contents are subject to copyright owned by the State of Victoria or a third party.

7.2 You may only make copies of the content contained within this website, including copies for research, study, criticism, review or news reporting, to the extent permitted by the Copyright Act.  You may not reproduce, adapt, modify, communicate to the public, or otherwise use any part of this Portal without written permission from EPA.

8. Privacy

8.1 Use of this Portal is subject to EPA's privacy statement as published on www.epa.vic.gov.au/epa-and-digital-privacy and varied from time to time.

9. Provision of this Portal

9.1 EPA can:

(a) limit your ability to use this Portal;

(b) terminate your access to this Portal at any time;

(c) work out the times and periods during which Portal transmissions can take place;

(d) vary the terms and conditions of use of this Portal (so the terms and conditions applicable when you next use this Portal may be different from these Terms and Conditions); and

(e) review the activities of users of this Portal to ensure they are meeting the relevant terms and conditions of use.

10. Indemnity

10.1 You will be responsible for (and you indemnify us against) any loss or damage to any person arising from any one of the following:

(a) Any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions;

(b) Any wilful, negligent or unlawful act or omission by you in relation to, or in the course of using, this Portal.

11. Limitation of liability

11.1 EPA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense of any kind resulting from:

(a) the use or inability to use this Portal;

(b) unauthorised access or alterations of your transmissions to or from this portal;

(c) activities resulting from the loss or misuse of your user ID; password or other access mechanism;

(d) statements or conduct of any third party; or

(e) any other matter relating to this Portal.

12. Warranties

12.1 Except as specified in these Terms and Conditions, EPA gives no implied or express warranties in relation to the use of this Portal.  All statutory warranties are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, expressly excluded.

13. Applicable laws

13.1 Use of this Portal and these Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the State of Victoria. 

Reviewed 2 October 2020