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These terms and conditions apply to the use of this website, application, service or other source of information (the Service) made available by the Australian Government Department of Health (the Department).

By using or attempting to use this Service (including by downloading, accessing, installing or viewing) to access any information, interactivity and functionality (the Material) on any computing or mobile device (Device) you irrevocably agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

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The Material on this Service is presented by the Department for the purpose of disseminating health information free of charge for the benefit of the public.

While the Commonwealth has exercised due care in ensuring the accuracy of the Material contained on this Service, it is made available on the basis that the Department is not providing medical or professional advice on a particular matter.

This Service is not a substitute for independent professional advice. None of the Material in this Service is intended to be used as medical advice. The Material is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes or as a substitute for your own health professional's advice. Please consult your health practitioner before making any changes to your diet, eating or exercise habits.

The Department does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the Material provided on this Service.

Any use of brand names is for illustration purposes and by way of example only. Any inclusion of a particular brand is not a promotion, endorsement or recommendation by the Commonwealth of Australia of that brand. References to specific brands and products do not exclude the use of other brands and products omitted. Lists of products are not complete lists.

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The Material on this Service is provided for general information only. This Material has been compiled from information obtained from sources within the Department, other Commonwealth, State and Territory agencies and from external sources and is subject to change without notice.

The Department has used its best endeavours to ensure that the Material is correct and current at the time of publication but makes no warranty, express or implied that the Material is accurate, authentic or complete or of merchantable quality or fit for a particular purpose, and takes no responsibility for any error, omission or defect in the Material.

The Material must not be relied on as a statement of government policy or as professional advice on any particular matter. You are responsible for making your own assessment of the Material and should verify all relevant representations, statements and information with your own professional advisers.

The Material may include the views or recommendations of third parties and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government or indicate a commitment to a particular decision, policy or course of action.

The internet is not a secure medium and communications to and from the Service may be intercepted or altered in transit. The Department does not warrant or represent that this Service is free from anything which may damage any Device used to access this Service, or that the Service is free from defects, works in a particular way or will not be subject to interruption or delay.

To the extent permitted by law, the Department and its employees and agents are excluded from liability (including liability by reason of negligence) for any loss, damage, cost or expense, whether direct, indirect, consequential or specific caused by use or reliance on this Service.

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This Service may provide links to external services for your convenience only. The Department does not control and cannot be liable for these services. The Department does not endorse any external service or any associated organisation, product or service and does not warrant that material on any external service is accurate, authentic or complete.

Your use of any external service is governed by the terms of that service. The provision of a link to an external service does not authorise you to reproduce, adapt, modify, communicate or in any way deal with the material on that service.

The inclusion of any mail address, email address, Facebook page, Twitter account or other contact mechanism on this Service is not consent by the Department to receiving unsolicited commercial electronic messages or SPAM.

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The Department makes available to you the provision to download particular documents, software and other materials under the conditions set out below. If you do not agree with these conditions, you should not download the material.

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