Terms of Use

For Use of This Website (also referred to as the "Site")

The information on www.cicada.org.au is owned by CICADA Australia Pty Ltd (CICADA) unless otherwise indicated.

By using the Site, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all Terms and Conditions, please immediately leave this site and do not return.


All content, including but not limited to text, graphics, images, opinions expressed, information obtained from links,and other material ("Content") contained on the Site is intended as information only. The Content must not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and call your doctor or 000 immediately for all medical emergencies.

CICADA does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information found on the Site. Use of the Site is at your own risk.

Use of Content

CICADA authorizes you to view or download copies of the material on the Site solely for your personal and non-commercial use. No other uses are  permitted.

All content on the Site is protected by copyright by Australian and foreign laws. Any use of the content not expressly permitted here or provided in writing by the chairman of the CICADA Australia Inc committee, is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Content and written features may change without notice. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by CICADA.

You Use the Site and the Content at Your Own Risk

The site and the content of the site are provided "As Is". When using the Site, information is transmitted over a medium (the Internet) which is beyond the control and jurisdiction of CICADA and its suppliers. Accordingly, CICADA assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Site.

CICADA makes no guarantees or promises regarding the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the Content, software, text, graphics, links, or communications on the Site.

In no event shall CICADA its suppliers, or any third parties be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury or wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the Site or the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not CICADA is advised of the possibility of such damages.

User Submissions

You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to any part of this Site, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes. If you make any such submission, you automatically grant (or warrant) that the owner of such content has expressly granted to CICADA, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed.

Public Areas

If you use one of the areas of the Site that permit you and others to post communications such member columns, bulletin boards, chat rooms, and live events ("Public Areas"), you are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in the Public Areas. CICADA is not responsible for the consequences of any communications in the Public Areas. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.

In consideration of being allowed to use the Public Areas, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions and you will not use a Public Area for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws; you will not post material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; you will not post material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity; you will not post advertisements or solicitations of business; post chain letters or pyramid schemes; you will not impersonate others; distribute viruses or other harmful computer code; harvest or otherwise collect information about others (including email addresses, without their consent); you will not allow other persons or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments; post the same note more than once or "spamming";and you will not engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Public Area or the Site.

CICADA reserves the right to remove from the Site any and all comments which it considers to be rude and/or offensive comments, solely at its  discretion.

Advertisements and Links to Other Sites

CICADA does not endorse the content on any third-party websites and cannot be and is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the Site, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites.

By using the Site, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold CICADA, its officers, directors, authors, employees, agents, corporate partners, advisors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from any problem related to the Site or it's content.

You also expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with CICADA, or in any way relating to your use of the Site, resides in the courts of the State of NSW, Australia and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of NSW in connection with any such dispute including any claim.

Complete Agreement

Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the Site, these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and CICADA.

If you have, or think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in Australia) 000 immediately.