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About This Website (Disclaimer)

This website has been developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australian Capital Territory Incorporated (HFACT), the peak body representing the bleeding disorders community in the ACT and surrounds, in collaboration with Haemophilia Foundation Australia (HFA). It aims to provide information about bleeding disorders and HFACT activities to the bleeding disorders community and others with an interest in the area.

Medical advice

The information on the HFACT website was developed by HFA and HFACT for education and information purposes only and does not replace advice from a treating health professional. HFA and HFACT do not have medical practitioners on staff nor make recommendations about particular treatment for specific individuals.

Always see your health care provider for assessment and advice about your individual health before taking action or relying on published information. If you have questions about health information you have seen on this website, discuss it with a qualified health professional, such as those in your Haemophilia Centre team: a haematologist (specialist doctor), haemophilia nurse, physiotherapist or social worker or counsellor.

Information review process

Before being published, health information on this website is reviewed by clinicians with relevant qualifications and expertise, other appropriate experts and consumers who are affected by the health condition being discussed. The review group for each health information resource is usually listed on the resource webpage, along with the date it was last reviewed.

Accuracy and currency

Every effort is made to make sure the information on this website is accurate and up-to-date, but HFACT cannot guarantee that the information is always accurate, reliable and current, or that it covers all the issues. We recommend that you check the date last reviewed or the publication date of information and articles on this website as there may have been more developments since the information was published.

Before you act on anything you read on this website, you should always seek independent medical advice specific to your situation. If you make your own judgement about the information and choose to rely on it without checking with a qualified health professional, it is entirely at your own risk.

Neither HFACT, HFA nor any other person or organisation who contributed information to this website is responsible in any way for damage that might occur through using this website or the information on it.

Advertising and financial disclosure policy

This website does not host external advertising for the commercial gain of other organisations or individuals, or promote their commercial interests.

If educational resources or web pages have been funded through an education grant from a commercial entity, such as a pharmaceutical company, this is acknowledged in a statement on the resource or web page.


All content and material including information, images, videos, graphics, articles, personal stories, audio recordings, website architecture and coding, and other material on this website is copyrighted to either HFACT or their affiliates, and/or the authors or creators, or other people or agencies as you will see in the credits. It is protected by Australian and international copyright law.

This means that you can view, download, print or copy the content on this website for your own personal use, but not for commercial use (eg, to make money from it, or using it in a way that can be seen as “in the course of business”).

If you use this website, you agree to follow the copyright restrictions on the content and material on this website.

You are not permitted to do any of the following to the content or material from this website without from written permission from the person or agency that owns them (eg, author/creator, HFACT, HFA), or unless the copyright restrictions allow it:

  • modify (change) it
  • create works that copy or imitate this content or material or design
  • publish or reproduce it
  • transmit, send or distribute it
  • transfer, sell or commercialise it
  • perform or display it.

If you want to reproduce any of the content or material from this website, you will need written permission. Contact HFACT for more information or to ask for permission.

Trade marks and logos

This website has logos, trade names and trade marks belonging to HFACT, HFA and other agencies that are protected by Australian and international law.

If you use HFACT or HFA logos, trade names or trade marks to refer to HFACT or HFA products, activities or services, you must state clearly that the logo/trade name/or trade mark belongs to HFACT or HFA respectively.

You must not use the HFACT or HFA logos/trade names/trade marks:

  • as part of your organisation’s logo/trade name/trade mark
  • or in a way that misleads people
  • or to connect the logo/trade name/trade mark to products, activities or services that are not offered by HFACT or HFA.

External links

This website has links to websites that belong to other organisations and people. We provide these links for information only. HFACT is not responsible for the content of any external websites. If another website is linked to this website, it does not mean the information or views expressed on the other website are endorsed by HFACT.

If you find that a website link has broken, please notify us.

Whose opinion is it?

The views expressed by authors of material on this website do not necessarily reflect those of HFACT, unless this is stated explicitly.

How safe is this website?

HFACT make an effort to keep this website free of viruses and other problems such as worms or Trojan horses, but website hacking is a constant problem worldwide.

You will need to make sure you have an up-to-date security program to check this website for viruses etc that might interfere with or damage your computer and its operating system, as you would with other websites.

HFACT is not liable to you or anyone else if your or their computer system is interfered with or damaged because you have used this website or a website linked to it. It is your responsibility to protect your computer system using the standard world’s best practice security protection.

Use of this website

The information on this page explains what this website is for and how you agree to use it. There will be other pages on this website that have more terms and conditions on using those pages. HFACT has the right to change any of the terms and conditions or agreements on these pages at any time.

If you continue to use this website, you are agreeing that you accept all these terms and conditions. If you don’t want to follow the terms and conditions, you should not use the website.

HFACT is not liable (legally responsible) to you or anyone else for loss or damage of any kind because you have used this website or a website linked to it.

Unsolicited Email (“Spam”)

Although email addresses appear on this website, they are for the express purpose of personal non-commercial contact with the office holders and employees of the HFACT and certain staff of Canberra Hospital.

Consent is not given, expressly or implied, that a business relationship exists between viewers of this website and the email recipients listed on the is website. Any unsolicited commercial email communications will be regarded as “spam” under the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) and Spam Regulations 2004 (Cth). Other than for the purposes permitted above, this statement is a refusal of consent as described in Schedule 2 Paragraph 4(2)(d) of the Act.

Electronic harvesting of email addresses from this site is also expressly prohibited under the terms of the Spam Act 2003 (Cth).

The laws applicable to this website?

The meaning of the agreement on how to use this website will be decided according to the laws of the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. By using this website you agree that if there is any legal action to enforce this agreement, it will take place in courts or tribunals in Canberra, Australia.

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, contact us via our Contact Us page in the link above.

This Disclaimer was last updated on 25 February 2024.

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