Terms of Use

This website is operated by the Food and Beverage Importers Association (FBIA) under the domain name www.fbia.org.au  (the website). By using this website, you agree to comply with these terms of use (Terms). We may change these Terms of use at our discretion and without notice. By continuing to use this website you accept the Terms of use as they apply from time to time. Refer to [email protected] for assistance on any aspect of the operation of or access to this website.

The information provided on this website is of a general nature and no representations are made as to its completeness and accuracy. The material contained on this web site is liable to change at any time without notice and is for the information of FBIA members. Contributors’ articles are produced or printed in good faith and do not represent the position of the FBIA. The information does not constitute legal advice and as such no individual should rely or act solely on the basis of this information. The FBIA accepts no responsibility or liability for any act or omission occurring or arising as a result of any person relying upon or acting in consequence of the information in this material. The information presented is in no way a substitute for detailed legal advice. Neither the author, editor or the publishers of this material renders any legal, accounting, financial or other professional advice. No person should rely on the contents of this material without first obtaining such expert professional advice. Access to information on this web site does not create either a relationship of solicitor/client or formulate a contract between the web site hosts and visitors.

Intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise indicated, we own the copyright and other intellectual property rights in the content of this website. Please don’t infringe those rights. While you may browse or print the content for non-commercial, personal or internal business use, you must obtain our prior written permission if you’d like to use, copy or reproduce any part of the website for any other purpose. The website, products, technology and processes contained in this website may be the subject of other intellectual property rights owned by third parties and licensed to us. No licence is granted in respect of those intellectual property rights other than as set out in this website. Your use of this website must not in any way infringe the intellectual property rights of any person. All trademarks appearing on this website belong to their respective owners and must not be used republished or modified in any way without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner.

Posting comments

Our website may enable you to post comments (for example, on blogs, forums or other public areas). You are responsible for all comments that you post (or that are posted using your username and password).

You must not post any comment that:

  • is inflammatory (commonly referred to as ‘trolling’)
  • is xenophobic, racist, abusive, harassing or hateful
  • is false, defamatory, inaccurate, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or constitutes personal abuse directed at other users
  • is obscene, sexually explicit or pornographic, or contains links to other sites that contain or promote obscene, sexually explicit or pornographic material
  • constitutes commercial advertising, the promotion of gambling or the promotion of your own site (commonly referred to as ‘spamming’)
  • infringes someone else’s copyright, or
  • violates any Australian law.

You warrant that any information or know-how you submit via the website will be yours to publish or be authorised by the proprietor to be published by you and that information we receive from you on this website may be used by us for the purposes for which you published it to us, without any charge or cost to us or any restriction. If you intend on us relying on that information then you must warrant that is truthful, accurate and complete and capable of being relied upon, and not fraudulently or unlawfully obtained or posted with malicious or unlawful intent.

Password secrecy

We may choose to issue you with a username and password to enable you to access particular features on our website. If we do, you must keep those details confidential (and you are responsible for their misuse if you don’t).

Third party links

Our website (or social media websites on which we maintain a presence) may contain links to other sites over which we have no control. Those links are provided for your convenience only, and we are not responsible for their use, effect or content.

We make no representations or warranties as to, and accept no responsibility for, the accuracy of information on those sites, nor do we endorse any information, opinions, goods or services referred to on them.

This web site may contain links, frames and references designed to assist in accessing related material. The FBIA makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy or applicability or the material contained in those sites. The FBIA cannot control the content of other sites and such references are not an endorsement of those parties or their products and services. The FBIA excludes to the extent permitted by law all liability to third parties that access information contained on this web site either directly or indirectly and rely on or use such materials. The FBIA does not represent or warrant that the information on this web site is free from viruses or like defects and recommends that an appropriate virus check be utilised prior to downloading any file.