Disclaimer

The following should be read in conjunction with the Conditions of Use:

Summary: Use of and participation in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki Sites is at your own risk. You should not rely upon any information found in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites without independent verification.

Emergency 2.0 Wiki Ltd disclaims, and you agree to release it and all Emergency 2.0 Wiki personnel from, all responsibility and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses, damages and costs you might incur as a result of accessing, using, contributing to or participating in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites, including as a result of any information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way.

This disclaimer does not attempt or purport to exclude liability arising under statute if, and to the extent, that such liability cannot be lawfully excluded.

The Emergency 2.0 Wiki is an online open-content collaborative initiative, that is, a voluntary project including individuals and groups working to develop a common resource of human knowledge. Please note that:

  • The structure of the wiki allows contributors to alter its content through using the internet. Nothing found here has necessarily been created or reviewed by people with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information.
  • Any information you may find in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites or linked from the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites may be inaccurate, misleading, dangerous, addictive, unethical, libelous or illegal.
  • The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields.

Emergency 2.0 Wiki Ltd, Emergency 2.0 Wiki personnel and Emergency 2.0 Wiki participants do not, in any way whatsoever:

  • make any representation or warranty concerning the accuracy, safety, fitness for purpose, currency or usefulness of the information in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites or the qualifications of any contributors; or
  • take any responsibility for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.

You should take all steps necessary to ascertain that information you receive from Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites is correct and has been verified, and is appropriate for your intended use. Check the references at the end of the article. Read the article’s talk page and revision history to see if there are outstanding disputes over the contents of the article. Double-check all information with independent sources.

If you need specific advice (for example, medical, legal, financial or risk management) please seek a professional licensed or knowledgeable in that area.

Participation in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites is at your own risk

By contributing to or participating in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites, you may be exposed to legal liability. You are responsible for ensuring that any material you contribute to the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites does not expose you to personal legal liability.

Material you contribute to the Emergency 2.0 Wiki may be reproduced, changed, edited, modified or removed by third parties without consulting you.

You are solely responsible for any costs, expenses or charges incurred by you in connection with the use of the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites.

Third party social media websites

The Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites include links to and suggestions concerning the use of third party social media websites including Twitter and FaceBook.

The use of third party social media websites is subject to terms and conditions imposed by the owners of those websites. You are responsible for reading those terms and conditions, applying them to your own use of those websites, and complying with those terms and conditions. Neither the Emergency 2.0 Wiki personnel nor any Emergency 2.0 Wiki participant makes any representations or warranties that:

  •  any information in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites is consistent with the terms of those websites; or
  •  any conduct you engage in pursuant to information in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites will not contravene those terms and conditions.
 No endorsement by government or other entities

Although some Emergency 2.0 Wiki personnel and participants are employees of government entities and private organisation, the Emergency 2.0 Wiki is a voluntary project and is not endorsed by any Commonwealth, State or Local government entity or any private individual or organisation unless expressly stated to the contrary.

Trademarks

Any of the trademarks, service marks, collective marks, design rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites are the property of their respective owners. Emergency 2.0 Wiki Ltd, Emergency 2.0 Wiki personnel and other participants cannot grant any rights to use any otherwise protected materials.

Personality rights

Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites contain material which may portray an identifiable person who is alive or deceased. The use of images of individuals is, in some jurisdictions, restricted by laws pertaining to personality rights, independent from their copyright status. Before using or contributing these types of content, you must ensure that you have the right to use it under the laws which apply in the circumstances of your intended use. You are solely responsible for ensuring that you do not infringe someone else’s personality rights.

Jurisdiction and legality of content

Publication of information found in Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. The Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites database is stored on a server in Queensland, Australia, and the use of other sites with overseas databases is managed from Queensland, Australia. Laws in your country or jurisdiction may not protect or allow the same kinds of speech or distribution. Emergency 2.0 Wiki personnel do not encourage the violation of any laws; and cannot be responsible for any violations of such laws, should you link to this domain or use, reproduce, or republish the information contained herein.

 Not medical, legal or other professional advice

The Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites may include medical, legal or other information that is normally the subject of professional opinions; however, no warranty whatsoever is made that any of the articles are accurate, up-to-date, or written by a professional. If you need specific advice (for example, medical, legal, financial, or risk management) please seek a professional who is licensed or knowledgeable in that area.

The overwhelming majority of such articles are written, in part or in whole, by nonprofessionals. Even if a statement made about medical or legal issues is accurate, it may not apply to you or your situation.

No part of the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites or any conduct of any Emergency 2.0 Wiki participant in relation to the Emergency 2.0 Wiki should be construed as:

  • an attempt to offer or render a medical opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of medicine; or
  • an attempt to offer or render a legal opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of law.
Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites availability

The Emergency 2.0 Wiki personnel make no representation or warranty that you will have continuous, error-free or secure access to the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites or that defects in the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites will be corrected. The Emergency 2.0 Wiki personnel reserve the right to delete or withdraw access to all or any part of the Emergency 2.0 Wiki sites at any time.

This section of the Emergency 2.0 Wiki adapts text from Wikipedia: General Disclaimer and other Wikipedia pages in a highly modified form.  Any text from Wikipedia is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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