About the Terms 

This website is provided and operated by Australia for Dolphins Limited, trading as Action for Dolphins (Action for Dolphins, we, us, our).  Action for Dolphins is incorporated in Australia and registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Action for Dolphins’ headquarters is at 17/31 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 

The terms of use (Terms) explain how you may use the website www.afd.org.au and any site owned or operated by Action for Dolphins (Site), which is provided to you free of charge. The Terms also apply to any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, or other information or material on the Site (Content). 

You should read the Terms carefully before using the Site. By accessing or using the Site or otherwise indicating your consent, you agree to be bound by the Terms and the documents referred to in them.  If you do not agree with or accept any of the Terms, you should stop using the Site immediately. 

Please read the Terms carefully, along with our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy, to understand how we collect, use and store your personal data, and the conditions that apply when using the Site or the Content. 


Using the Site

We encourage you to use the Site to educate yourself and others, to promote Action for Dolphins’ work or to fundraise for us. 

When doing so you are bound by the following limitations: 

  • The Site is for your personal and non-commercial use only. 
  • You agree that you are solely responsible for all costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Site.
  • The Site is intended for use only by those who can access it within Australia. If you choose to access the Site from locations outside Australia, you are responsible for compliance with local laws where they are applicable.
  • We may prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of the Terms, the documents referred to in them or any applicable law. 
  • You are limited by the additional restrictions outlined in the Terms. 


Ownership, use and intellectual property rights

The Site, the Content and all intellectual property rights in them, are owned by Action for Dolphins, our licensors, or both (as applicable). 

Intellectual property rights means rights such as copyright, trade marks, domain names, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world). 

We and our licensors reserve all of our and their rights in any intellectual property in connection with the Terms. This means, for example, that we and they remain owners of them and free to use them as we and they see fit. 

The following intellectual property rights restrictions apply to your use of the Site and Content: 

  • Commercial use or publication of any or all of the Content is not permitted without prior authorisation from us or the relevant copyright owner. 
  • You will need to get separate permission from the copyright owner of any material marked “source” or “credit” for any use, because it belongs to someone else and we are using it under a licence. 
  • You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) of our Site for your personal private use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to Content posted. However, you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any Content 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.
  • We can ask you to stop using the Content at any time at our complete discretion. 


Linking to our Site

We encourage you to create a link to our Site on your website or other social media sites to educate yourself and others, to promote our work or to fundraise for us.

When doing so you are bound by the following limitations:  

  • You are not allowed to link to us where your website is a business (or other commercial) website without our express permission. Please contact us for special permission.
  • You will only use the link in ways which protect and enhance our reputation.  
  • You will make it clear that the link on your website does not mean that we support or endorse what you do, without prior permission from us. 
  • You use the link at your own risk.
  • You will not change the link in any way or combine it with any other graphics.
  • We can ask you to stop using the link at any time at our complete discretion.
  • You agree we may take action against you if you misuse our Content and any goodwill you generate by using it will belong to us. 
  • You recognise that all appropriate laws (including the laws of the country in which your website originates) also apply.


Accuracy and availability of the Site and Content

The Site is provided “as is”. 

While we try to make sure that the Site is available, accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, we do not warrant that provision of the Site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

We do not promise that the Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. The Site and the Content are provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our activities, news, services and other websites that may be of interest. The Content does not constitute technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and neither the Site nor the Content should be relied upon for any purposes. 

We may suspend or terminate operation of the Site at any time as we see fit. 

We recommend that you take appropriate safeguards to protect against viruses before downloading any Content.


User generated content 

Where you post personal information in a comment on the Site, you are making that information publicly available.  You promise that you own any content that you post and you give us, and grant us the right to use any content you might post for any non-commercial purpose.

You promise that all information you provide to us (including your opinions) will be truthful and accurate and that you will not say anything about another person that is not in line with our values or which could be defamatory. We reserve the right to remove any content you post for any reason at any time. 

We take no responsibility for the accuracy, integrity or quality of content posted by others. You view these entirely at your own risk.


The Site may contain links or references to websites operated by other organisations. Any such links or references are provided for your convenience only. We do not control such websites, and are not responsible for their contents. Our inclusion of links or references to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. You are responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on third party websites, and also the value and integrity of any goods and services offered.

Your use of a third party website may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party site. 


Security of the Site

While the Site uses encryption security software in areas where online payment details are accepted, we do not guarantee the security of information and payments transmitted via the internet.


Site services

We reserve the right to vary any event registration fees and the prices of any goods or services listed without notice. All event registrations and orders for goods and services are subject to availability. We reserve the right to refuse to accept any registration and to refuse to supply any goods or services to any individual. 


Limitation on our liability

Except for any legal responsibility that we cannot exclude at law, we are not legally responsible for any losses that were not foreseeable to you and us when the Terms were formed or that were not caused by any breach on our part.

To the extent permissible under applicable law, we are not legally responsible for any losses or damage incurred or sustained by viruses transmitted via the Site and the Content, or incurred or sustained when transmitting information by email or otherwise over the internet.


Events beyond our control

We have no liability to you for any breach of the Terms, or loss or damage which may be suffered by you or any third party due to any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access, flood, fire, explosion or accident.


Variation to the Terms

No changes to the Terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by us in writing. We reserve the right to vary the Terms from time to time. Our updated terms will be displayed on the Site and by continuing to use and access the Site following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check the Terms from time to time to verify such variations.


Updates to the Terms 

We may update the Terms from time to time without notice to you, so please check it regularly, particularly if you are using our Site or Content. 

The Terms were last updated on 26 July 2023. 



The Terms, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia.  You and we both agree that the courts of Victoria, Australia will have exclusive jurisdiction. 


Contact us 

If you have any questions please contact us in any of the following ways: