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General disclaimer

The Author will endeavour to ensure the accuracy of all information on this Website but gives no warranties about its completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability. Any reliance the Reader places on the information is at the Reader’s own risk. In no event will the Author be liable for any loss or damage arising out of, or in connection with, the use of the Website.

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The Reader acknowledges in relation to this Website that he has given no valuable consideration to the Author, and that there is no contractual relationship between the Author and the Reader.

The Reader acknowledges that in relation to this Website the Author is not engaged in trade or commerce and is not carrying on a business.

Victorian law

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The Author claims copyright over the Website’s content.

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This Website is exempt from the application of the Privacy Act 1988 of the Commonwealth of Australia by effect of paragraph 7(1)(ee), subsection 7B(1) and section 16 of that Act.


In these Terms of Use:

‘The Author’ means RICHARD JOHN HARRISON of Mount Eliza in the State of Victoria and the Commonwealth of Australia.

‘The courts of Victoria’ means courts and other bodies exercising the judicial power of the State of Victoria, and courts exercising the judicial power of the Commonwealth of Australia with jurisdiction in that State.

‘The laws of Victoria’ means the laws in force in the State of Victoria, including laws of the Commonwealth of Australia in force in that State, but do not include any rule of public international law except as expressly incorporated into the laws of the State of Victoria or the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia.

‘The Reader’ means each person who uses the Website and, whenever applicable, includes that person’s agents, servants, assigns, heirs, successors and trustees.

‘The Website’ or ‘This Website’ means the website called Historical Data on Australian Elites, with the domain name www.hdae.org, and includes each part of the website and its content.