Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation's (GBRF) website. We have created this website for your use, education, information and enjoyment. By accessing or using this website, you agree to the terms of use of our website set out below. The Terms of Use include this disclaimer and copyright notice and any other terms or conditions on this website.

Disclaimers, liability limitation and indemnity

Use of this site is at your own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by law, GBRF does not make any express or implied representation or warranty about and is not liable, in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss, damages or reliance in connection with this site, its use, its content or any products or services (including our products or services) referred to on this site.

GBRF does not warrant the accuracy of any information contained in this website and you should make your own enquiries.

Your particular objectives, needs and circumstances have not been considered in the preparation of information on this Site. 

Your particular circumstances may determine or affect the applicability and relevance of the information contained on this Site. You should seek professional advice before relying on such information to make independent decisions or before acting upon the information provided on this Site.

Limitation of our liability (if any) to you

If GBRF cannot lawfully exclude or modify its liability under a statutory term, condition or warranty, our total liability to you (if any) for loss, damage or reliance is limited, at our election, to:

  • in the case of information or services supplied or offered by us - the re-supply of the information or services or payment of the cost of doing this; 
  • in the case of goods supplied or offered by us – repair or replacement of the goods, supply of equivalent goods, or payment of the cost of doing this; or 
  • the amount paid by you (if any) for accessing this site.

We reserve our right to discontinue or change the content of this website at any time. We may also vary the terms of this disclaimer at any time by updating them on this website and without notice to you. Your use of or access to this website following such a variation constitutes your agreement to be bound by such varied terms.

This disclaimer is governed by the laws of Queensland, Australia. In relation to it and related non-contractual matters each party irrevocably submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts exercising jurisdiction there.

Each part of this disclaimer operates to the maximum extent permitted by law. Any part of this disclaimer that is prohibited or unenforceable in any jurisdiction is ineffective as to that jurisdiction to the extent of the prohibition or unenforceability. That does not invalidate the remaining content in this disclaimer nor affect the validity or enforceability of that part of the disclaimer in any other jurisdiction.

By accessing our website, or by indicating your acceptance of this disclaimer where indicated on this website (as the case may be), you agree that you have read, understand and agree to this disclaimer and that your use of and access to this website is subject to and governed by this disclaimer.


You indemnify us, our affiliates and our respective employees, agents, third party content providers and licensors from and against all actions, suits, claims, demands, liabilities, costs, expenses, loss and damage (including legal fees on a full indemnity basis) incurred or suffered by you as a direct or indirect consequence of using this site.

Rights we cannot exclude, limit or disclaim

This disclaimer, liability limitation and indemnity does not exclude any rights which by law may not be excluded.

Copyright and intellectual property notices
International copyright protection

The material on this website is protected by copyright under the laws of Australia and, through international treaties, other countries. GBRF logo and name are the trademarks of GBRF and may not be used as part of your business or in connection with any goods or services without prior written consent of GBRF. 

We own or control, and reserve, all rights

Unless otherwise indicated, all rights (including copyright) in the content and compilation of these web pages and on-line images (including text, graphics, photographs, logos, button icons, video images, audio clips and software) are owned or controlled for these purposes, and are reserved, by us.

GBRF reserves all copyright on material on this website including any photos or graphic design unless noted as owned by other parties in which case owners of copyright in material contained in this website reserve the right to pursue any course of action open to them to prevent unauthorised use of their works including the right to claim damages for any unauthorised use.

Personal, non-commercial use

Subject to other terms and conditions on this website, you are authorised to download and view content for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

If you are an internet service or access provider, you are authorised to grant access to this site, intact, to your subscribers.

You must not, without our prior written permission, exploit any of our site materials for commercial purposes.

This Site may contain links to third party websites. Those sites are not under the control of GBRF and GBRF is not responsible for the content or the links contained in those sites. 

Neither GBRF nor its officers, directors, employees, agents, or related bodies corporate are responsible for the content of any third party sites which may be linked to or from the Site, or the products or services of any third party organisations mentioned or described on this Site or linked to or from this Site. You acknowledge that you enter any third party websites at your own risk. 

Prohibited conduct

You are not authorised, without our prior written permission and the permission of any other relevant rights owner, to copy, mirror, broadcast, reproduce, frame, republish, falsify, interfere, disrupt, gain unauthorised access, download, store (in any medium), up-load to a third party, transmit, post, broadcast, distribute, show or play in public, adapt or change in any way the content of, or create a derivative work from, these web pages for any other purpose.

Without the express written authorisation of the copyright owner you may not copy or otherwise reproduce the images contained on any page of this website for any purpose other than viewing the image as part of the page on which it is anchored. For the avoidance of doubt this means you may not save an image to your hard drive or other storage device, or use an image for any other purpose, without the express written authorisation of the copyright owner.

Last updated: 03 March 2015