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Copyright Statement

Except when acknowledged to be the work of other parties within the website, all website design, text, graphics, look and feel, method of operation and the selection and arrangement thereof is Copyright Loddon Mallee Mental Health Carers Network, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Permission is granted to electronically copy and to print in hard copy portions of this site for personal and private use as an informational resource provided that ALL copies retain the copyright and any other proprietary notices contained on the materials. Any other use of materials on this website, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, distribution, republication, transmission, re-transmission, modification, or public showing whether for gain or otherwise, is strictly prohibited unless stated otherwise on a given page.

Use of Materials

Personal use of this website is subject to the following conditions: The documents, text, graphics, photographs, XHTML code, CSS code, or materials may be used solely for personal, non-commercial, and informational purposes. The documents, text, photographs, XHTML code, CSS code, or materials may not be modified. Copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices may not be removed. You may not reproduce, copy, or redistribute the design or layout of the website, individual elements of the website design, or logos, or programming code including the XHTML and CSS code. Commercial use of the website materials and screen shots, reproduction, copying or redistribution for commercial purposes of any materials or design elements on the website is strictly prohibited. Use, reproduction, copying, or redistribution of the 'Loddon Mallee Mental Health Carers Network' logo, except as used to provide a link to the home page of this web site, is strictly prohibited.

Electronic media disclaimer
Loddon Mallee Mental Health Carers Network (LMMHCN) publishes this website and other electronic communications to provide information for the benefit of mental health carers, supporting professionals, agencies and other individuals.

This disclaimer is part of the terms and conditions under which you agree to use our electronic media.

If you commence to access and use our electronic media, you will be deemed to have accepted those terms and conditions and agreed to be legally bound by them.

All care has been taken to ensure the quality, accuracy and correctness of information at the time of publication; however we cannot guarantee or assume liability or responsibility for such.

The information we publish is in no way intended to replace independent professional advice.

We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information displayed on this website, but make your own enquiries before acting on any information provided. We also recommend that you consult a professional to obtain advice relevant to your own particular circumstances.

Any information provided by organisations other than LMMHCN, will, where appropriate, be acknowledged as such. This material may include views or recommendations which do not necessarily reflect the view of LMMHCN.

Our website and other electronic media may provide links to external sites. We take reasonable care to ensure that these links are of good quality, but we have no control over the content of third party sites. It is your responsibility to determine which sites you visit and make your own decisions in regards to their information.

Please also be aware that the internet is an insecure public network and that there is always potential risk that transactions are viewed or modified by third parties, and that any downloads may contain viruses or defects which will affect your personal computer.

You and Loddon Mallee Mental Health Carers Network, also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Australian Courts.

Loddon Mallee Mental Health members Network is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of information provided to it by its members. Information contained in the stories and photographs referred to must be used by recipients of that information strictly in accordance with the requirements of the relevant legislation.

Loddon Mallee Mental Health members Network is committed to ensuring that your privacy is maintained to the full extent of the law and in your best interests. We are bound by the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth of Australia) and the National Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act. Loddon Mallee Mental Health members Network has provided this Privacy Policy in order that those who have provided personal information are aware of how we collect, use and manage personal information.

This Privacy Policy does not replace or limit the requirements of the Privacy Act. Information Collection In the course of our activities we collect and hold personal information of Loddon Mallee Mental Health members Network clients and registered users of our website and services.

Our main purposes for collecting that personal information are: to keep our subscriber database up to date, to provide information and details of news and industry of interest, and to monitor the services used by our clients and users of the Loddon Mallee Mental Health members Network website.

We will only collect personal information from you that is necessary for one or more of our functions and activities. We will only collect personal information from you by lawful and fair means such as via registration forms, questionnaires, and forms for collection of data for analysis on your behalf. We will take reasonable steps to inform you why we are collecting personal information, what will happen if you do not provide personal information to us and who we may provide the information to.

  • Where reasonable and practicable, we will only collect your personal information from you.
  • To the extent that it is lawful and practicable we will give you the option of not identifying yourself or and personal information when entering transactions with us
  • We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. Use and Disclosure

We will only use your personal data information for the main purpose we have told you except where you have otherwise provide permission, or where it is permitted or required by law, or we reasonably believe it is necessary on health or public safety grounds to use the personal information for another purpose. Where practicable we will seek your consent before we use your personal information for the provision of Loddon Mallee Mental Health members Network product and marketing information - for example by e-mail or post.

You may tell us at any time you do not wish to receive any further marketing materials – if you do, we will stop sending you such materials. Access and Correction On application we will provide the personal information we hold about you and what we do with it. According to your request we will provide direct access for your inspection or provide printed or electronic copies of data and information held. We will take reasonable steps to correct any inaccuracies of data and information that you report to us.

Applications to provide data should be written and provided via posted letter or e-mail. We reserve the right to refuse requests that are frivolous or unreasonable or that might compromise the privacy of other clients. Security We will protect your personal information and data from misuse and loss. If requested, we will destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if you are no longer a client or registered user of our services. Client files and computer database information is only accessible to authorized personnel and is appropriately secured. Data is backed up regularly and stored securely off site. Personal information will be kept in accordance with the Public Records Office standards.

Our website utilises cookies to provide you with a better user experience. Cookies also allow us to identify your browser while you are using our site – they do not identify you. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can instruct your web browser to refuse them.


Please contact us if at any time you have any complaints in relation to privacy. If you wish to take matters further you may refer your concerns to the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner. Contact Details Loddon Mallee Mental Health members Network can be contacted via our Contact Page Additional Information Further information on privacy is available from the Office of the Australian Federal Privacy Commission at