Terms of use

Please read the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Use") carefully as they govern your use of this Website.

Introduction

This Website is operated by Miracle Babies Foundation Limited (ACN 137 434 596) (“we” “us” and “our”).

These terms of use apply to the use of this Website with the domain name of www.miraclebabies.org.au and www.miraclebabies.com.au (Website), including participation in our discussion forums.

In using this Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not accept these terms, you must not use this Website.

Terminology

In these Terms:

  • the terms “we”, “us” and “our” are a reference to Miracle Babies Foundation Limited (ACN 137 434 596)
  • the terms “visitor”, “you” or “your” are a reference to a person visiting this Website, including as a participant in any of the discussion forums hosted on this Website (whether as a member or as a reader); and

Amendments to Terms

We reserve the right to amend these Terms from time to time. Amendments will be effective immediately upon their being posted on this page on this Website. It is your responsibility to regularly check this page for any changes. Your continued use of the Website will amount to an agreement by you to be bound by the Terms as amended from time to time.

Purpose of this Website

All advice and information on this Website is written as a general guide for the families of premature or sick newborns in Australia and the health professionals and hospitals that care for them. The information is given in good faith and is based on sources believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of release. Miracle Babies Foundation regularly reviews the information on this Website; however, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, quality, suitability or reliability of the information on our website or any consequences arising from its use.

General Disclaimer

We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these Terms where such failure is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

Any waiver of our rights under these Terms must be in writing. If we waive any rights available to us under these Terms on one occasion, this does not mean that those rights will be waived on any other occasion.

If any of these Terms are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining Terms shall nevertheless continue in full force.

We may transfer or sublicense our rights and obligations under these Terms but you may not.

Health Disclaimer

While Miracle Babies Foundation endeavours to provide users of its Website with accurate and helpful information, this Website is not intended to be a substitute for health and medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional. When using this website you should always seek the advice of a qualified health professional with any questions you have regarding your own or your child’s health/medical condition. You should not disregard professional medical advice, or delay seeking it, because of any information contained on this Website.

Editorial Process

Miracle Babies Foundation publishes a wide variety of information in print and electronic form. The importance of editorial rigour for medical information cannot be overstated. Content is developed and managed by Miracle Babies Foundation; working closely with consumers, and qualified professionals in the field of Neonatology and Paediatrics for use by Australian families and their health professionals.

The principal author of information about the Foundation, its staff and its activities is the Online Resource Manager, who has day-to-day responsibility for management of the website.

Where information is of a clinical nature, the Foundations; Medical Advisory Committee is consulted and approval sought before final authorisation by the Chief Executive Officer Melinda Cruz (BSc). The health information presented such as guidelines and educational materials are based on current medical knowledge and practice as at the date of publication. When the health information page content was last updated is clearly displayed at the bottom of the page.

Web Medical Editor: Miracle Babies Foundation

Medical Advisory Panel:

  • Dr Robert Guaran MB BS Monash, FRACP
  • Associate Professor Ross Haslam AO, MBBS, MRACP, FRACP
  • Dr John Levison MBBS, FRACP
  • Meisha Chalk Bachelor of Social Work (ECU)

Review Process

Miracle Babies Foundation has a regular review process for information on its website according to its nature:

  • Regularly changing information, such as home page teasers, staff contact details, calendars of events, dates for professional education and training programs which are reviewed and updated whenever the need arises (usually weekly or more often).
  • Internal and external links are checked monthly.
  • Periodic reviews of the clinical content are scheduled to occur annually, but may be reviewed more regularly as the need arises.

Privacy Policy

We collect and use any personal information in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policywhich forms part of these Terms.

Copyright

Copyright in this Website (including in any text, graphics, logos, icons, sound recordings and software) is owned by or licensed to us. Other than for the purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under, the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and similar legislation which applies in your location, and except as expressly authorised by these Terms, you may not in any form or by any means:

  • adapt, reproduce, frame, store, distribute, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this Website; or
  • commercialise any information, products or services obtained from any part of this Website;

without our written permission.

Please contact us for further information about the use of content from this Website.

Trade Marks

Nothing contained in this Website shall be construed as granting any licence or right to use any trade mark without prior and express consent from Miracle Babies Foundation.

You must not use any of our trade marks:

  • in or as the whole or part of your own trade marks;
  • in connection with activities, products or services which are not ours;
  • in a manner which may be confusing, misleading or deceptive;
  • in a manner that disparages us or our information, products or services (including this Website).

Miracle Babies Foundations trade marks must not be downloaded, copied and/or used for any purpose without our permission.

Availability of Website

We reserve the right to withdraw the availability of the Website without notice.

Linked Websites

This Website may contain links to other Websites (“linked Websites’’). Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be maintained.

We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices associated with linked Websites.

Our links with linked Websites should not be construed as an endorsement, approval or recommendation by us of the owners or operators of those linked Websites, or of any information, graphics, materials, products or services referred to or contained on those linked Websites, unless and to the extent stipulated in writing to the contrary on this website.

Funding and Advertising

This site is solely funded by Miracle Babies Foundation. Miracle Babies Foundation is recognised by the Australian Tax Office as a not-for-profit organisation. Like most other major not for profit organisations funds for activities are obtained from a spectrum sources. For Miracle Babies Foundation donors include private individuals, commercial organisations, philanthropic organisations and other charities. Some donors however, specifically request anonymity as a condition of donating funds to the Foundation. For this reason, individual details of donors (private or commercial) are not routinely made public.

Miracle Babies Foundation is a registered fundraiser and as such may conduct fundraising activities such as events, sponsored activities and merchandise sales. The Miracle Babies Foundation Shop is managed solely by Miracle Babies Foundation and provides an online e-commerce facility using EWay. Resources available for sale include books, clothing, branded merchandise; any funds generated through sales will contribute towards the Miracle Babies Foundation funding sources.

The Board members of Miracle Babies Foundation provide their time and expertise on an entirely voluntary basis and receive no fees, salaries or benefits for the work they undertake for the Foundation Board.

Miracle Babies Foundation website does not receive any funding from advertising products or services of others and the Foundation does not accept paid advertisements on its website. Information is made available on this Website with the primary objective of providing a helpful service to users of that information and not to promote the interests of any person or organisation who may financially benefit as a result of information placed on the Website.

Conflict of interest

It is the policy of Miracle Babies Foundation to avoid conflicts of interest in its activities including the operation of the website.  The Foundation has management processes in place to confirm that conflicts of interest are not present in relation to the management of the website and materials made available via the website. If a situation does arise where a potential conflict of interest exists the conflict will be fully explored and disclosed.

Security of Information

Unfortunately, data transmissions over the Internet cannot be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information that you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information that you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk. Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information

Governing Law

These Terms are governed by the laws in force in New South Wales, Australia. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that jurisdiction. If users access the Website from outside Australia they accept responsibility for ensuring or confirming compliance with all laws in that jurisdiction that apply to them as a result of that access or any consequent transactions or dealings with us, the Website or other users.

Questions

If you have any questions, comments or concerns arising from the Website, the Privacy Policy or any other relevant Terms, policies and notices or the way in which we are handling your personal information, please contact us at info@miraclebabies.org.au

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