Terms of use

To report any problems with this website, please contact AOA Head Office at admin@aoa.org.au or 02 8071 8000.

By accessing, using or downloading material from this website you agree to follow and be bound by these Terms of Use, which constitute a legal contract. If you do not agree with them, please do not use this website. These Terms of Use may change without notice, so do check them from time to time.

The Australian Orthopaedic Association (ABN 45 000 759 795) (AOA) owns and operates this website, www.aoa.org.au (website), as well as websites and web pages that may be linked from time to time to the website.

Intellectual Property

This Website and its content are protected by law, including copyright in its domain names, layout, text, images, photographs, illustrations, logos, animations, audio clips, video clips, software, and all products, services, processes and technologies described on the Website (Material). AOA or its licensors own this Material, unless indicated otherwise.



The AOA website Privacy Policy forms part of these Terms of Use.


Using the Website

This Website is for your personal, non-commercial use. All rights not expressly granted on this Website are reserved by AOA, unless noted otherwise. No part of this Website or its content may be sold, modified, copied, transmitted, displayed, reproduced, republished, licensed, framed, uploaded, posted or communicated, except for personal, non-commercial use.

If you wish to use any content from this Website in any way, please email AOA Head Office (admin@aoa.org.au) or the relevant copyright holder or owner for written permission.

You may use this Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You must not use the Website to spam, transmit or upload any material that contains viruses or any other harmful programs or that breaches any laws, including intellectual property or privacy rights, or otherwise interfere with or disrupt the Website.


User Accounts

If you are required to create an account (User Account) in order to subscribe to the Website or to submit material, you must provide accurate information when creating the User Account. You cannot use another person’s User Account and must immediately notify AOA of unauthorised use of your User Account. AOA reserves the right to disclose the identity or other information relating to anyone who has established a User Account, if required by law.


Providing Content

If you provide AOA with information for or are invited by AOA to post content on the Website, AOA reserves the right to remove or amend any such content. AOA reserves the right not to accept unsolicited content or other material.

By submitting any content to this Website, you automatically grant AOA the perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable right and licence to use such material in any lawful way it wishes, in any current or future form, media, or technology, without restriction or compensation. You also warrant that you have the right to provide such material, and that the owner of moral rights in such content has waived all such rights. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on our Website retains any and all rights that may exist in such content.


Membership Refund Policy

Membership fees, once paid and processed, are not refundable other than in exceptional circumstances. Applications for refund must be made in writing to the Treasurer, setting out the exceptional circumstances claimed. All applications will be considered by the Treasurer on a case-by-case basis and the Treasurer’s decision on each case will be final.  Refund of membership fees will incur an administrative fee of $20.00 (inc. GST), which will be deducted before membership fees are refunded.

Where an error has been made by AOA or a banking facility which results in an overpayment being made, AOA will, in consultation with the member, refund either by a credit of the overpayment to the membership, or by cheque or electronic transfer for the full amount of the overpayment. Refunds by cheque will be sent within 14 days to the member’s address as shown on the membership database; refunds by electronic transfer will be made within 14 days of advice of the overpayment.


Medical Information

Medical information presented on this Website or any linked website is for information only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider. Please consult your health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.


Third-party Information and Links

These Terms of Use do not relate to your use of any product, service, process or technology described on the Website. You should consult the individual product warranty relevant to that particular product, service, process or technology.

The Website may contain links or other connections to websites operated by parties other than AOA (Links). These Links are provided for convenience only. If you use a Link to access a third party website, you do so entirely at your own risk. AOA does not endorse or recommend any links to external websites, or third party content, including products and services offered by, from or through those websites or their content.

AOA welcomes links to this Website, provided such links are clearly acknowledged as being links to AOA's Website.


Disclaimers, Warranty Exclusions and Limitation of Liability

AOA publishes the Website and its content in good faith, taking care to ensure accuracy and currency of information, but makes no warranty and accepts no responsibility for any error, omission, inaccuracy, misleading information or anything done or not done if you use, download, or act in reliance on any representation, information or data contained, linked or distributed through this Website.

AOA does not represent or warrant that the Website or the server which stores and transmits the Material to you are free from viruses or any other harmful components.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, AOA, its related bodies corporate and their officers, employees, agents and contractors disclaim all warranties of any kind (whether express or implied) in relation to the Website and the Material and will not be liable for any direct or indirect damage (including special and/or consequential damage, such as loss of business, loss of profits or loss of data) which results from any use or access of, or any inability to use or access the Website or the Material even if AOA has been made aware of the possibility of such damages.

Without limitation to the foregoing, AOA acknowledges that the laws in certain jurisdictions including Australia may imply warranties and conditions or impose obligations on the supply of goods and services through or by means of the Website which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified except to a limited extent. If any such laws apply, then to the fullest extent permitted by the law of the relevant jurisdiction and in the case of Australia to the extent permitted by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), AOA limits its liability and if any liability remains it will be limited in the case of any services, to the supply of the services again or the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again.

Without limitation to the foregoing, you agree that liability, if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim or action in any way connected to the Website or the Material will not exceed the sum of AU$1.00.



You indemnify AOA from and against all claims, actions, liabilities, costs and expenses (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) resulting from your failure to comply with these Terms of Use.



These Terms of Use represent the entire binding agreement between you and AOA, and our respective successors and assigns, and supersede any and all prior understanding, statements or representations, whether electronic, oral or written, regarding AOA, the Website, or the information and contents on the Website.



No waiver of any obligation or right by AOA will be effective unless in writing and executed by AOA.


Applicable Law

The Website is controlled by AOA from its offices in Sydney, Australia. If you access the Website from locations outside Australia, you are responsible for compliance with local laws.

These Terms of Use must be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of New South Wales, Australia. If a dispute arises in relation to them, it must be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales.

If any of these Terms of Use are found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Copyright © 2016 Australian Orthopaedic Association. All rights reserved.