Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation – Terms of Use & Website Disclaimer.

By using the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation (“NBRF”) website, you agree to be bound by these terms of use. If you do not wish to be bound to the terms of this agreement, you must not access the site:

This document contains the terms and conditions between users of this website and the publisher of this website Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation Ltd ABN 603 666 299 (‘Noosa Biosphere Reserve – NBR) regarding your access to and use of the website www.noosabiosphere.org.au (“the Website”) and any information, data or images contained within the NBRF website.

Intellectual Property Rights

The material contained on this website is protected by copyright. You may use this web site only for your personal and non-commercial purposes. Except to the extent permitted by published release on this website or permission granted relevant copyright legislation, you must not use, copy, modify, transmit, store, publish or distribute the material on this web site, or create any other material using material on this web site, without obtaining the prior written consent of Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation.

Trade marks (whether registered or unregistered) and logos must not be used or modified in any way without obtaining the prior written consent of Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation. The website, products, technology and processes contained in this web site may be the subject of other intellectual property rights owned by Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation or by third parties. No licence is granted in respect of those intellectual property rights other than as set out in these Terms. Your use of this Website must not in any way infringe the intellectual property rights of any person.

External Sites

This Website may contain links to, or frame, websites of third parties (“external sites”). NBRF is not required to maintain or update the links. Links to, or framing of, external sites should not be construed as any endorsement, approval, recommendation or preference by NBRF of the owners or operators of the external sites, or for any information, products or services referred to on the external sites unless expressly indicated on this Website.

NBRF makes no warranties and accepts no liability in relation to material contained on external sites.

Log Files

We may use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within this Company on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.


Cookies are small pieces of data stored on the web browser on your computer. Any web server (including this one) may:

Store one or more cookies in your browser;
Request your browser to transmit this data back to the web server; or
Request your browser to transmit a cookie that has been stored on your browser by another site within the same internet domain. For example, all servers in the domain used by www.noosabiosphere.org.au may retrieve a cookie set by the web server.
This web site may store cookies on your web browser in order to improve service for you on your subsequent visits to this web site.

By using cookies, web sites can track information about visitors’ use of the site and provide customised content. Most web browsers can be configured to notify the user when a cookie is received, allowing you to either accept or reject it. You may also inspect the cookies stored by your web browser and remove any that you do not want.

If you disable the use of cookies on your web browser or remove or reject specific cookies from this Website or linked Website, then you may not be able to gain access to all the content and facilities of this Website.

Links to this website

Ask us first if you wish to create a link to any page of this website. If you do create a link to a page of this website you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.

Links from this website

We do not monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites is not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site & to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. We will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

Disclaimer of liability

NBRF compiles all information on this site from a variety of sources and can assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the effectiveness of the suggestions.

The views, opinions and findings in any articles, blogs or other publications available on the Website are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or findings of Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation.

We are not liable to you or anyone else for any loss in connection with use of this website or a linked website.

This general disclaimer is not restricted or modified by any of the following specific warnings and disclaimers.

You should not act on the basis of anything contained on this Website without first obtaining specific professional advice. The information on this Website is not comprehensive and is intended only to provide a summary of the subject matter covered. You must make your own assessment of it and rely on it wholly at your own risk.

All legal content contained on this Website relates only to the laws of Australia, unless specifically stated otherwise. The laws of Australia may be different from your laws.

We are not liable to you or anyone else if interference with or damage to your computer systems occurs in connection with use of this website or a linked website. You must take your own precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use from this website is free of viruses or anything else (such as worms or Trojan etc.) that may interfere with or damage the operations of your computer systems.

We may, from time to time, change or add to this Website (including these Terms of Use) or that information, products or services without notice. However, we do not undertake to keep this website updated. We are not liable to you or anyone else if errors occur in the information on this Website or if that information is not up-to-date.


Any feedback that is submitted through this website becomes the property of Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation. We may use this feedback, such as success stories, observations, opinions or responses to surveys, for marketing purposes, or to contact you for further feedback on the website, but we will never share your details with a third party.


Personal Information

We collect Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.

Third Parties

Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances, we may be provided with information by third parties.

Security of Personal Information

Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.

When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

Terminology – heavy stuff

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Website Disclaimer, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to any offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of interaction with users in the most appropriate manner, whether by interaction via this website, correspondence via blogs or email, or formal meetings, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the user’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing Australian Law. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.