Terms of website use
Information about us
MAF Australia (ABN 26 134 583 887) is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), and a Registered Charity based in New South Wales and registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
MAF Assist Limited (ABN 27 654 417 544) is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), and a Registered Charity based in New South Wales and registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). MAF Assist Limited holds Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR Item 1) status, and is part of the MAF Australia registered reporting group with the ACNC.
Tax deductibility on donations is only allowable by the Australian Taxation Office in respect of approved public relief and development activities. Tax deductibility is not available for sponsorship of staff working for MAF Australia, nor for the support of evangelistic outreach and other non-qualifying activities.
Accordingly, gifts and sponsorships over AUD$2 within Australia to fund the public relief work of MAF, raised through MAF Assist Limited, are tax deductible; and gifts and donations to fund the religious work of MAF, raised through MAF Australia, are non-tax deductible.
Accessing our website
Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the type of service we provide on our website without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our website, or our entire website, to users.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our website for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our website.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our Status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our website must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining agreement to do so from us or our licensors.
Reliance on information posted
Commentary and other materials posted on our website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Our website changes regularly
We aim to update our website regularly and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our website, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
The material displayed on our website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we and any third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
loss of income or revenue;
loss of business;
loss of profits or contracts;
loss of anticipated savings;
loss of data;
loss of goodwill;
wasted management or office time.
and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
Information about your visits to our website
As a charity, MAF Australia seeks to act ethically and morally in its conduct with suppliers and donors. However, we realise that mistakes can happen and so if there is a genuine case for a refund to be made, then MAF Australia will endeavour to provide this to a satisfactory resolution for both parties. If you feel you are owed a refund please email our donors services officer at [email protected] or telephone 1800 650 169.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
Linking to our website
You may link to our pages, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. If you wish to make any use of material on our website other than that set out above, please address your request to [email protected]
Links from our website
Where our website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
The MAF Australia website service is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not use the MAF Australia website for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. International users agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct, including laws regulating the export of data from Australia or your country of residence.
MAF Australia owns and retains all rights on the website which contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, including without limitation all (1) text, (2) software, (3) photographs, (4) graphics, (5) page layout, and (6) design presented through and as part of the MAF Australia website. Except as expressly authorised by MAF Australia, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display or sell any proprietary information.
MAF Australia respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material on the website, please contact us and provide us with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the website (including a URL and/or screen shot); your address, telephone number, and email address; a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorised to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
You will comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, regulations, contracts and applicable licences regarding your use of the MAF Australia website.
Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall MAF Australia be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and MAF Australia with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms of Service by a party will be effective only if in writing.