Blackmores Academy

Terms and Conditions

The following terms constitute an agreement between you and Blackmores Limited ("Blackmore" or "we" or "us"), the operator of the Blackmores Academy website ("Site"). This agreement ("Terms and Conditions") governs your use of the Site, both as a casual visitor and as a member.

These Terms and Conditions are not intended to override or supersede the terms and conditions which apply when you use other Blackmores websites.

By using the service, and/or by registering with us, you signify that you agree to these Terms and Conditions, including that you agree to transact with us electronically, that you consent to the information practices disclosed in our Privacy Policy, and that you consent to resolve in the State of New South Wales, Australia any dispute that you may have with us, our suppliers, or the Site. Please note that we offer the Site "AS IS" and without warranties.

1. About the Site

The educational content provided on the Site and its microsites is intended for the following audiences:

Blackmores Institute
(blackmoresinstitute.bacademy.com.au):
Healthcare Professionals within Australia and Asia.
Blackmores Education
(blackmoreseducation.bacademy.com.au):
Pharmacy Assistants within Australia and New Zealand.
Blackmores Education, Daigous
(daigoublackmoreseducation.bacademy.com.au):
Daigous within Australia and Asia.
PAW Collaborate
(pawcollaborate.bacademy.com.au):
Veterinarians within Australia and New Zealand. Retailers and Retail Assistants from Australia and New Zealand.

THIS SITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC. CONSUMERS NEEDING HEALTHCARE ADVICE SHOULD CONSULT THEIR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.

Content is written by us or writers we have commissioned, and there is also user-generated content such as comments. The content we write and commission is written by health experts and reviewed by medical and regulatory experts before it is posted. Content submitted by users is not reviewed or verified by us.

Everything we offer on the Site is referred to in these Terms and Conditions collectively as "Services." You must register as a member before you are able to use the Services on this Site.

2. Changes to These Terms and Conditions

We may change these Terms and Conditions at any time, as we deem appropriate. If we make changes we will let you know by noting on the Site that the Terms and Conditions have been updated. If you disagree with the changes to these Terms and Conditions, discontinue your use of the Site, or if you have registered as a member, cancel your registration. Your ongoing use of any Service or of the Site after the changes take effect signifies your agreement to the new terms. We encourage you to review the Terms and Conditions regularly.

3. Registration

It is a condition that you are a registered member of the one of the following Blackmores websites before you are able to access and use the Site:

Blackmores Institute: www.blackmoresinstitute.org

Blackmores: www.blackmores.com.au

Blackmores Education: www.education.blackmores.com.au

Blackmores Education, Daigous: www.daigoublackmoreseducation.blackmores.com.au

(individually "Other Blackmores Website")

Your personal details such as your name, email address, profession and a password which you provided when registering with Other Blackmores Website are your credentials for accessing the Site ("Credentials").

4. Your Personal Information

The Blackmores Privacy Policy explains the information practices that apply to the personal information we have about you. You consent to the transfer of this information to and within Australia or other countries for processing and storage by us. Additionally, you agree that we may use your Credentials to authenticate you on any Service or the Site.

5. Your Responsibilities

You are responsible for all use of the Site using your Credentials, including use by others to whom you have given your Credentials. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential and for notifying us if your password has been hacked or stolen. You may use the Site a for lawful, non-commercial purposes only. When participating in our communities or providing ratings, you must comply with the Posting Guidelines. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or networks, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, user accounts, or computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means. We may take any legal and technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce these Terms and Conditions.

6. Posting Guidelines

You are responsible for any post, comment or rating you may type or add onto the Site. Your online contributions must always be respectful. You should avoid sarcasm. You must use appropriate language and avoid any rude or inflammatory language. You must respect the privacy of any other contributor.

7. Access to the Site

We will strive to provide uninterrupted access to the Site. However, from time to time, you may be unable to access the Site due for maintenance or upgrades or due to reasons beyond our reasonable control. When the Site is not able to be accessed for any reason, we will take all commercially reasonable steps to ensure Access is restored within a reasonable period of time.

8. Limitation on Use of Automated Tools

You may not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site or Services for any purpose without our express written permission.

9. Changes to the Content on Site

We may from time to time add new content, substitute a new content for an existing content, or remove an existing content, without notice to you.

10. Links to Other Sites

The Site may include links to other websites. Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. These links are provided for your convenience only and do not mean that we endorse these sites or the products and services they provide. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for the content or accuracy of these other sites.

11. Additional Terms

Certain features on the Site may have additional terms (such as policies and guidelines) that will further govern your use of that particular feature and supplement these Terms and Conditions. By using those features, you agree to comply with such additional guidelines and rules.

12. No Spam

You may not use contact information provided by our users, or harvest information about our users, for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate the sending, of unsolicited bulk communications such as SPAM or SPIM. You may not allow others to use your account to violate the terms of this section. We may terminate your membership or access to the Site immediately and take other legal action if you or anyone using your Credentials violates these provisions.

13. Content You Post or Submit

Members can post personal comments and discussions ("Postings") that can be accessed and viewed by other members. Postings are not confidential and that they will be designated as modules that can be clipped and pasted on other personal and community websites. You may not post Postings that violate these Terms and Conditions, and we reserve the right to block your ability to post and/or to access the Site if you do.

You (or the author) continue to own the copyright in your Postings but, by submitting Postings to public areas of the Site, you grant us the right to use, copy, display, perform, distribute (through multiple tiers of distributors), adapt, translate, edit, and promote your Postings in any medium and any manner we choose, and to use your display name to attribute your postings to you if we so choose.

While some community areas are monitored for topicality, we have no obligation to prescreen Postings, and are not responsible for their content. We encourage you to notify us of inappropriate or illegal content, and we reserve the right to remove Postings for any reason. We are not, however, responsible for any failure or delay in removing Postings.

In addition to Postings, you may submit feedback to us. We welcome your feedback regarding our Site. You agree that we may use in any manner and without limitation all comments, suggestions, complaints and other feedback you provide relating to the Site, and that we will own all intellectual property that we create based upon or incorporating your feedback.

14. Your Use of Content

All of the content available on or through the Site (“Content”) is owned by us, and our contributors, and is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret laws, other proprietary rights, and international treaties, and also may have security components that protect digital information. We give you permission to use the Content for personal, non-commercial purposes only. You may also print, download, and store articles and other information for your own convenience, but you may not distribute, republish (except as permitted in this paragraph), sell, mine, exploit, frame or scrape any of the Content, or exploit the Content for commercial gain.

All trade marks appearing on the Site are the property of their respective owners, including, without limitation, Blackmores. No right, license or interest to such trademarks is granted by these terms and conditions.

15. Competitions

We may offer competitions on the Site. Competitions shall be governed by specific rules accessible from the page offering the competitions and will be presented to you at the time you choose to participate.

16. International Use

We make no representation that the Site or Services are applicable to, appropriate for, or available to users in locations outside Australia. Accessing the Site from territories where the content is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from a location outside Australia you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with local laws.

17. We Make No Warranties

We provide the Site and the Services "as is", "with all faults" and "as available." We and our suppliers make no express or implied warranties or guarantees about the Site and the Contents. No oral or written information given by a Blackmores representative shall create a warranty. You use the Site at your own risk.

18. We Do Not Provide Medical Advice

This Site and the services offer health, fitness and nutritional information, but are designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor do they replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a health-care professional. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health-care professional because of something you may have read on this site. The use of any information provided on this site is solely at your own risk. Nothing stated or posted on this site or available through any services are intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medical or counselling care. Developments in medical research may impact the health, fitness and nutritional information that appears here. No assurance can be given that the information contained in this Site will always include the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular material. Your access or use of this Site does not create in any way a practitioner/patient, confidential, or privileged relationship, or any other relationship that would give rise to any duties on our part or the part of our contributors. We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, health-care professionals, procedures, opinions, or other information that may appear on the Site. If you rely on any of the information provided by this Site, its employees, or its guests or visitors, you do so solely at your own risk.

19. General Limitation of Liability

Your sole and exclusive remedy for any dispute with us or our contributors is the cancellation of your registration. We shall not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages arising from your use of or inability to use the Site.

20. Termination

We may terminate and/or suspend your registration immediately, without notice, if there has been a violation of these Terms and Conditions or other policies and terms posted on the Site by someone using your Credentials. We may also cancel or suspend your registration for any other reason, including inactivity for an extended period, but will attempt to notify you in advance of such cancellation or suspension. Your right to use the Site will end once your registration is cancelled or terminated, and any data you have stored may be unavailable later, unless we are required to retain it by law. You may terminate your registration at any time. We recommend that you transfer any medical records or other information stored on the Site prior to terminating your registration.

21. Indemnification

Upon a request by us, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our employees, contractors, officers, directors, agents, parent, other affiliated companies, and suppliers, from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including legal fees that arise from your use or misuse of the Site. We reserve the right to assume control of the defense of any third party claim that is subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.

22. Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions and any supplemental terms, policies, rules and guidelines posted on the Site constitute the entire agreement between you and us. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the Terms and Conditions, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

23. Choice of Law and Location for Resolving Disputes

You agree that the law of the State of New South Wales, Australia governs these Terms and Conditions and any claim or dispute that you may have against us. You further agree that any disputes or claims that you may have against us will be resolved by a court located in the State of New South Wales.