Your privacy is important to us and we want you to feel as comfortable as possible visiting our web site and using its services.  This statement outlines the privacy policy and practices of the Aged Care Crisis Inc. (ACC) website.

Personal information: The Aged Care Crisis website recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about our site visitors.

Aged Care Crisis may collect or record personal information you choose to provide through enquiries via email, online, phone, posting a comment, submitting an article or via subscription to our newsletters. If you do communicate messages containing personal information, we will use that information to respond to any inquiry.

Collection and use of site statistics: This website may also use statistical analysis tools such as various software analytical tools to measure usage of the Aged Care Crisis website. Web analytics software uses cookies, which are text files placed in the browser of a computer, to help websites analyse how users are interacting with a site.  Information generated by cookies does not include personal information that is identifiable.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser Internet Options; however if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this and many other websites. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about your computer by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

This site tracks visitor traffic patterns throughout the site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. We do collect and analyse site statistics to determine which areas of our site are of interest to our site visitors, which can help us to improve our website and provide more meaningful content.

We believe it’s important to maintain an accurate record of public discussion – it’s part of our goal of providing informed, transparent debate. That’s why we won’t remove any content from our site unless it breaches our standards or there are exceptional circumstances.

We will only remove an article if we are legally required to do so (if the article is found to be defamatory or in violation of copyright, for example), or if it contains major flaws or inaccuracies that warrant complete retraction. In most cases, factual errors will be able to be corrected and readers notified of the change. Readers will be notified if an article is retracted in full. Details will include the full nature of the retraction.

We view comments and material on the Aged Care Crisis website as public statements made explicitly for publication. For that reason, comments that comply with community standards will not be removed, except in exceptional circumstances such as:

  • the comment poses a mental or physical risk to someone's health
  • an account has been compromised
  • the material raises a legal issue that requires removal

This is not an exhaustive list, but the general principle is that what is said cannot be unsaid so please think carefully before you post.

Whilst ACC makes every effort to ensure the quality of the information available on this website, however, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. ACC cannot guarantee and assumes no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or interpretation of the information. The material may include the views or recommendations of third parties and does not necessarily reflect the views of ACC or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

While ACC has exercised due care in ensuring the accuracy of the material contained on this website, the information on the site is made available on the basis that ACC is not providing professional advice on a particular matter. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice. Nothing contained in this site is intended to be used as medical or legal advice and it 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. ACC does not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided on this website.

Every effort is made to keep the website active and running smoothly. However, ACC takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues which may be beyond our control.

External links: Our privacy policy does not apply to linked or external websites, but we do not link to sites that we are aware of that are privacy-invasive.

When you link to another site, we recommend you read the privacy statement of that site to familiarise yourself with its privacy policy.