Terms of Use

These terms govern your use of the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia website and your purchase of products and services. By using this website, or by buying a product or service, you agree that you have read, understood and accepted these terms.

Administering Organisation

Murdoch University (ABN 61 616 369 313) is the Administering Organisation of the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (the Centre), a joint venture of 13 universities and CSIRO.

Copyright Notice

Copyright © 2010-2014, the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia. All Content (including text, images, audio, and video) published on this website, or by the Centre on related or affiliated websites, is owned by the Centre.

You may view, display, print out, copy and modify this Content for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material. Please attribute content used with the text ‘Source: The National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia’.

Otherwise, except as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), no part of the Content may in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or any other means be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, distributed, published, broadcast, or transmitted without the prior permission of the publisher, the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia.

Content may be used without further permission for the reporting of news and for private purposes. Content may not be used in connection with other news items that have no direct connection with the media release or publication. Permission is required from the Centre to distribute or use all or any part of the Content for any commercial use other than as permitted in these Terms and Conditions.

Disclaimer as to Content

The Centre uses reasonable endeavours to ensure website content is current and accurate. To the extent permitted by law, the Centre makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness or currency of the content within this and other websites owned or operated by the Centre, and the use of the website and its content is at your own risk.

The Centre reserves the right to alter its product and service offerings, prices, policies, and procedures whenever the need arises, and to vary them at any time without notice and recommends that you check with the Centre for updates and further information.

Please note that website content has been prepared in accordance with Australian law and may not comply with the laws of other countries. If you access this site from outside Australia, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

You accept all risks and responsibility for losses, damages, costs and other consequences resulting directly or indirectly from using this site and any information or material available from it.

To the maximum permitted by law, the Centre excludes all liability to any person arising directly or indirectly from using this site and any information or material available from it.

External sites

The Centre’s websites may contain links to other sites not associated with the Centre. Such links are not endorsements of any information, products, or services available from or promoted by such sites, and no information offered by external sites has been endorsed or approved by the Centre.

Privacy Policy

When you use the Centre’s website or buy a product or services you agree that the Centre can collect, use and disclose your personal information according to these terms.

The Centre is concerned about privacy, guards your data closely, and complies with the Spam Act 2003 (Cth). Any information the Centre has about you is protected and secure.

To fully use our services, you may need to register using an online registration form, where you will be required to provide us with your contact information and other personal information. By submitting your personal information you agree for us to contact you to fulfil your requests, provide products and services you have requested, and email you about the Centre and its activities.

The Centre’s communication with you will be by email and will include notices of confirmation of your order and invoices. You agree when you use this website and accept these terms that we can send you these kinds of emails. If the Centre sends you promotional offers via email, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

The Centre may track certain information about you based upon your purchases. The Centre uses this information to better understand your needs and offer relevant services.

The Centre treats all information provided to us in a confidential manner and will not sell, distribute or otherwise trade in any of your information provided to us except to authorised third parties in order to provide goods and services related to Centre activities.

Terms and Conditions of Sale

The Centre’s website offers publications, event registrations, and other products and services (items) to registered users. Registration for a user account is free, and is required in order to checkout.

Item prices are updated them from time to time. All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST for Australian customers.

Your order is an offer to enter into an agreement with the Centre. No agreement is created until your order and payment have been processed by the Centre and the Centre has sent you either a receipt or a notice that your chosen item is not in stock. You must pay in full when you place an order. Once your order is confirmed, you are bound by it unless the Centre tells you that your chosen item is not in stock.

Credit card payments are processed by ANZ eGate. VISA and Mastercard cards are accepted. Your credit card details are not retained by the Centre. No payment details will be requested when purchasing only free items.

Delivery policy

Some items are electronic publications. For these downloadable items, a download link will be emailed to the account’s email address after checkout. The download link will only be valid for a limited time. Contact us if you need help downloading purchased items.

Centre events and training courses will be held at the time and location described in the item’s description.

Other items will be delivered using Australia Post. The postage charge applicable to your delivery address will be shown when you checkout.

Refund policy

The Centre will at its discretion repair, replace, or refund (excluding any shipping or handling charges), if the goods are found to be:

  • Faulty, or become faulty within a reasonable period of time after purchase
  • Not fit for any purpose
  • Don’t match the description
  • Are of unacceptable quality, or
  • Fail to meet other mandatory consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.

Should any item need to be returned for assessment of refund the return shipping will be at the purchaser’s expense.

No refund will be made in respect to event bookings cancelled with less than one week’s notice of the commencement of the event. The Centre will accept substitutions for an event up to the commencement of the event.

There may be unforeseen circumstances in which it is not possible for the Centre to supply a product or service. If this happens, the Centre will cancel orders for that product or service and refund your payment.


The Centre is not liable to you or any other person for any loss in connection with the use of the website, any affiliated, related, or linked website, or any product or service sold. Unless expressly stated in these terms, all other implied conditions and warranties are excluded.

The Centre cannot accept liability for any other loss or damage arising as a result of the cancellation of orders for a product or service.

Where the Centre’s liability cannot be excluded by law, its liability for any breach of such condition or warranty shall be limited, at its option and to the extent permitted by law to:

  • The replacement of the products or services or the supply of equivalent products or services, the repair of the products or the cost of replacing, repairing or acquiring equivalent products or services; or
  • The total purchase price paid for the products or services.

Reporting Violations of Terms and Conditions

Any user of this site may report any alleged violation of the Site’s Terms and Conditions to the Centre by emailing us wherein the Centre will investigate your claim and take any actions deemed appropriate at its sole discretion.

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