IPAA Victoria

Website Terms of Use

Website Terms of Use

All webpages on the domain names Vic.ipaa.org.au, publicsectorweek.org.au, nationalconference.ipaa.org.au, ethicalleadership.org.au, ielp.org.au, integrityleadership.org.au comprise the “IPAA Victoria website,” which reside on servers in the State of Victoria, Australia. The IPAA Victoria website is owned and operated by the Institute of Public Administration Australia Victoria Division Inc. ABN 49 012 662 861 (IPAA Victoria).  

These Terms of Use govern access to and use of the IPAA Victoria website. Your access to and use of the IPAA Victoria website constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of these Terms of Use, IPAA Victoria’s Privacy Policy and IPAA Victoria’s Booking Terms and Conditions.

Website Not Available

IPAA Victoria does not accept responsibility in the event that the website is not available to you due to any computer downtime, malfunction or such other event outside the control of IPAA Victoria.

Amendments to the IPAA Victoria Website

IPAA Victoria reserves the right to revise or remove information from the IPAA Victoria website at any time and without notice

By continuing to use our website, you accept the Terms of Use as they apply from time to time.

Governing Laws

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia. If you access the website from outside Australia, you are responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws in the place where you are located.

Anti-Spam Notice

Publication of electronic addresses on the website is for the purpose of professional communication only and must not be used to infer consent by IPAA Victoria, to the receipt of unsolicited commercial electronic messages.

Website Content

Content on the website is not advice and may not be accurate or up-to-date in all instances, despite best endeavours.  IPAA Victoria does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of content on the IPAA Victoria website. You should make your own enquiries before entering into any transaction on the basis of the content on the website.

IPAA Victoria reserves the right to moderate any user-generated website content as it considers appropriate, including in Discussion Forums and any Q&As.

External Links

The IPAA Victoria website may contain links maintained by other organisations over which IPAA Victoria has no control. IPAA Victoria does not sponsor, endorse or approve any material or advertising on external sites or the operations of external sites. You access those external sites and use their information, products and services at your own risk.

Limitation of Liability

IPAA Victoria expressly makes no warranties or representations about the website or any of the content. IPAA Victoria accepts no responsibility for any loss suffered by you or anyone else in connection with the use of the website or any of the content.

IPAA Victoria does not guarantee that the website will not cause damage or is free from viruses or any other defects or errors.

Under no circumstances will IPAA Victoria be liable for any incidental, special or consequential damages, including damages for loss of business or other profits arising in relation to the content. This includes, but is not limited to, the transmission of any computer virus or any other defects or errors.

IPAA Victoria excludes, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any liability which may arise as a result of the use of the website or the content on it. Where any law implies a warranty or guarantee which may not be lawfully excluded, then to the maximum extent permitted by law, for breach of warranty or guarantee IPAA Victoria will, at its option, supply the services again, or pay for the cost of having the service supplied again.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, IPAA Victoria, their officers and employees, from any loss, liability, claim, demand, or expenses asserted by any third party due to or arising from or in connection with your use of the content, or your conduct on the website, or messages posted or transmitted by you on or through the website.


IPAA Victoria receives revenue on member generated activity through its sponsorship program. The revenue is applied to maintain the quality and diversity of IPAA Victoria’s services, benefiting members professionally. For more information refer to IPAA Victoria’s Sponsorship Policy.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights, including but not limited to rights pertaining to copyright, trademarks, logos and designs, that are related to the IPAA Victoria website, HTML text and code underlying the website, as well as information on the website, are vested in IPAA Victoria unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved.

Other than for the purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) or any other applicable legislation throughout the world, or as otherwise provided for in this copyright notice, no part of the content may in any form or by any means (including electronic, mechanical, micro-copying, photocopying or recording) be reproduced, adapted, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted or reproduced on any other internet website, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

Copyright in other material

IPAA Victoria makes no warranty or representation that third party material on the website does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any person anywhere in the world.

IPAA Victoria does not, nor is it taken to be, authorising infringement of any intellectual property rights contained in material on other sites by linking the website to such material on other sites.

Logos & Trademarks

No permission is given for reproduction or publication by any person of IPAA Victoria’s logo and domain name, except in those circumstances where there is approved linking.

IPAA Victoria’s logo and trademarks must not be used except as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), or by written agreement from IPAA Victoria.

The website may contain trademarks and logos of other companies or organisations and these are proprietary to the registered owner(s) of such marks.

Prohibited Use

The following uses and actions are prohibited, unless prior written consent has been obtained from IPAA Victoria:

  • Accumulate, compile, disseminate, extract, process or reproduce in any form any web pages on the IPAA Victoria website;

  • Use or reproduce any IPAA Victoria trademark, logo or design on the IPAA Victoria website;

  • Use contact information specified in the IPAA Victoria website, about a person, body corporation or other legal entity, to send unsolicited communications in any form to that person, body, corporation or other legal entity;

  • Uses the IPAA Victoria website in any manner that hinders or prevents access to or use of the IPAA Victoria website by IPAA Victoria or other users;

  • Use any type of device, process, routine or software which either systemically or non-systematically interferes or attempts to interfere with the functioning of the IPAA Victoria website, or any transaction or process conducted on or through the IPAA Victoria website;

  • Incorporate into or store information from the IPAA Victoria website in any other website, database, publication, or other work in any form;

  • Use the IPAA Victoria website other than as specifically permitted by these Terms of Use; or

  • Use the IPAA Victoria website for any unlawful purpose or activity.


The IPAA Victoria website contains “cookies” which are small text files that contain information stored on the user’s computer when visiting the IPAA Victoria website. The cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to:

  • Counting the number of visitors and analysing traffic;

  • Accessing and logging into functions for subscriptions.

These may be either “persistent” cookies which are permanent and stored on the user’s computer after the web browser is closed, or “session” cookies, which disappear when the user closes the web browser.

The settings in the web browser can be changed by the user, to disable the storage of persistent cookies. Just follow directions provided in the internet browser’s technical information.


When you pay your membership fees or register for programs, events or activities, our secure server uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to connect to our website. SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers. Whilst we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

InstantSSL Certification

IPAA Victoria has an instantSSL certificate. This identifies IPAA Victoria as a secure environment in which you can transact. To view details of our security certificate, please click on padlock in your browser footer.

IPAA Victoria’s payment gateway is eWay, which uses 128 bit DES Encryption right through to the bank’s EFTPOS networks where credit card transactions are automatically processed. You can obtain further technical information about our payment gateway by visiting our supplier’s site https://www.eway.com.au/legal 

Invalid Terms and Conditions

In the event that any part of the terms contained in these Terms of Use are determined by a court to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable, then such terms shall be severed form the remaining terms.

Creating an account

Whether you are a member of IPAA Victoria or a non-member, you need to create an account in order to purchase products and services from the website, enrol in courses etc. Access to some areas of the website may also be restricted to members only.

Password requirement

IPAA Victoria members may obtain a password by logging into the website and registering for a password. In certain circumstances non-members may be able to obtain a password. IPAA Victoria may refuse to issue a password, in its sole discretion, until such time as it is satisfied about the identity of the user and the ability of the user to perform its obligations under these Terms of Use.