Website Terms of Use

ZBGC” means the Zoe Belle Gender Centre. This website is owned and operated by ZBGC.

It is important to note that ZBGC is not currently a health service or a crisis service. We are an organisation that is working to establish a Gender Centre in Melbourne, Victoria.  We do not currently have doctors or health professionals available to respond to your specific difficulties. 

This website has been established to provide information and does not provide clinical advice or professional services.

If you or someone you know needs urgent help, please see our “Getting Urgent Help” resource.

By using this site, you signify that you agree to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this site. ZBGC reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms of use at any time and without notice. Please check back to this page, as these terms periodically change.

The website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or advice about your legal rights and obligations. You must seek the advice of your own, appropriately qualified, health care professional or other relevant adviser (such as a lawyer), before making decisions about your own circumstances. You must not disregard professional advice or delay seeking it because of information that you have read on the ZBGC website.

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Disclaimer

The content of the ZBGC website is provided for information purposes only.  While ZBGC has taken care in compiling this website, no claim or representation is made or warranty given as to the accuracy or authenticity of the content of the web site. Information is provided on the basis that you undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of the content.

ZBGC endeavours to ensure that the website is virus-free, but makes no representation or warranty that the information and data is free of infection by computer virus or other contamination.

Linked External Websites

Some pages on the ZBGC website may contain links to other websites (external links).  ZBGC makes no claim or representation as to the suitability, completeness, accuracy or authenticity of the information contained in a linked Internet site, nor is the external link an endorsement of any product and/or service advertised on the linked site.  Links are provided for convenience only and may not be current.

If you access a linked site you undertake responsibility for the relevance and accuracy of its content, and must verify all relevant representations, statements or information and obtain independent advice before acting on any information contained in or in connection with any linked Internet site.

Resources Directory

Use of Content

The ZBGC online Resources Directory is not intended to be used by people who require urgent assistance or advice and is not a complete directory of all gender-related resources in Victoria or Australia. The inclusion of an entry in the Resources Directory does not constitute an endorsement of that entry by ZBGC.  ZBGC makes no claim or representation as to:

  • the suitability, completeness, accuracy or authenticity of the information contained in the Resources Directory; or
  • the expertise, suitability or competence of any person, corporation, service, or other listed resource in the Resources Directory.

If you access a resource listed in the Resources Directory you are responsible for ensuring its relevance and suitability to your circumstances.

Contribution of Content

If you use the ZBGC website to suggest additions or amendments to the Resources Directory you agree that the information you provide is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.  The information you provide will not necessarily be verified by ZBGC.

ZBGC reserves the right to edit or refuse suggested inclusions and/or amendments to the Resources Directory at its sole discretion.

Noticeboard

Use of Content

The inclusion of an entry on the ZBGC online Noticeboard does not constitute an endorsement of that entry by ZBGC.  ZBGC makes no claim or representation as to:

  • the suitability, completeness, accuracy or authenticity of the information contained in the ZBGC Noticeboard; or
  • the expertise, suitability or competence of any person, corporation, service, or other listed resource on the ZBGC Noticeboard.

If you access a listing in the Noticeboard you are responsible for ensuring its relevance and suitability to your circumstances.

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Noticeboard Contribution of Content

You alone are responsible for the content you publish, display or distribute on the Noticeboard.  No responsibility is assumed by ZBGC for any content, published on or transmitted to the Noticeboard.

You must not publish or transmit offensive content on the Noticeboard; including content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, racist, transphobic, homophobic, derogatory, harmful, obscene, harassing, or discriminatory. Further you must not publish any content that violates or encourages violation of any applicable law or regulation.

You must not include any notice on the Noticeboard in which you offer to provide (for a fee or otherwise) or seek sexual related services.

The Noticeboard is not a dating service.  You must not use the Noticeboard for the purpose of seeking romantic and/or sexual and/or other intimate relationships or otherwise publishing personal advertisements.

ZBGC reserves the right to edit, delete or remove content from the Noticeboard at our sole discretion.  However, ZBGC does not guarantee that offensive material will be removed or deleted.

Community Calendar

Use of Content

The inclusion of an event or other entry on the ZBGC online Community Calendar does not constitute an endorsement of that event or entry by ZBGC.  ZBGC makes no claim or representation as to:

  • the suitability, completeness, accuracy or authenticity of the information contained in the Community Calendar; or
  • the appropriateness, legality, expertise, suitability or competence of any person, corporation, service, event, or other entry listed on the Community Calendar.

If you attend an event or rely on an entry in the Community Calendar, you are responsible for ensuring its relevance and suitability to your circumstances.

Contribution of Content

You alone are responsible for the content you publish, display or distribute on the Community Calendar.  No responsibility is assumed by ZBGC for any content, published on or transmitted to the Community Calendar.

You must not publish or transmit offensive content on the Community Calendar or include details of offensive events; including content or an event that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, racist, transphobic, homophobic, derogatory, harmful, obscene, harassing, or discriminatory. Further you must not publish any content or include details of an event that violates or encourages violation of any applicable law or regulation.

ZBGC reserves the right to edit, delete or remove content from the Community Calendar at our sole discretion.  However, ZBGC does not guarantee that offensive material will be removed or deleted.

Questions and Answers

The ZBGC online Question and Answer (Q&A) resource is not intended to be used by people who require urgent assistance or advice.

ZBGC makes no claim or representation as to the suitability, completeness, accuracy or authenticity of any question or answer given to a question on the Q&A resource or as to the expertise, suitability or competence of any person providing an answer to a question. You are responsible for ensuring the relevance and suitability of any question or answer given in the Q&A resource to your circumstances.

If you provide a question or answer in the Q&A resource you agree that the information you provide is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.  The information you provide will not necessarily be verified by ZBGC. You alone are responsible for the content of any question or answer you publish, display or distribute on the Q&A resource.  No responsibility is assumed by ZBGC for any content, published on or transmitted to the Q&A resource.

You must not publish or transmit offensive content as part of any question or answer; including content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, racist, transphobic, homophobic, derogatory, harmful, obscene, harassing, or discriminatory. Further you must not publish any content that violates or encourages violation of any applicable law or regulation.

You must not use the Q&A resource to offer to provide (for a fee or otherwise) or seek sexual related services.

The Q&A resource is not a dating service.  You must not use the Q&A resource for the purpose of seeking romantic and/or sexual and/or other intimate relationships or otherwise publishing personal advertisements.

You must not post an answer or comment that exceeds 600 words. If you wish to make a post to the Q&A resource that exceeds 600 words, you are encouraged to direct people to a personal blog or another webpage for further thoughts.

ZBGC reserves the right to edit, delete or remove content from the Q&A resource at our sole discretion.  However, ZBGC does not guarantee that offensive material will be removed or deleted.

Link with Social Networking Sites

To obtain the most possible responses to questions posted on the Q&A resource, any question you ask may also be posted on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  To maintain your privacy, we therefore strongly encourage you to use a non-identifiable user name.

Limitation of Liability

To the extent permitted by law, ZBGC (including its officers, employees, agents and representatives) are not responsible for any loss or damage, including indirect or consequential loss or damage, which may arise out of or in connection with:

  • your use or reliance on information or advice contained in any page of the ZBGC website, including the online Resources Directory, Noticeboard, Community Calendar or Q&A resource;
  • any virus or other contamination arising from you visiting the ZBGC website or any linked site; and/or
  • your use or reliance on information or advice which is provided within a linked Internet site or incorporated into it by reference.

Where conditions and warranties implied by law cannot be excluded, ZBGC’s liability (including the liability of its officers, employees, agents and representatives) is limited to the amount paid by you (if any) for accessing the ZBGC site.

Copyright and Use of Information

Copyright in the information contained in this website, including the Resources Directory, is owned by ZBGC.

The content of the pages on the ZBGC website is intended for personal and non-commercial use only. You may permanently copy or reproduce any part of the content on this site only when you have received our prior written consent.  ZBGC gives no express or implied licence to use its name or logo.

You may link to the ZBGC website provided you do so in a way that accurately indicates that the link is to a ZBGC page and is not misleading.

When you submit content, in any format, to the ZBGC website you acknowledge that you have all necessary rights, including copyright, in the material that you are contributing. You agree that the ZBGC may use the material online and in whatever other ways ZBGC chooses, now and in the future.

Jurisdiction

The content, operation and interpretation of the ZBGC website and these Terms of Use will be governed by the laws of the State of Victoria.  You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Victoria in the event of a dispute arising out of, or in connection with, the ZBGC website.