Terms & Conditions of Use:

The Commonwealth Courts Portal is an information system providing information about cases in the Federal Court and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia “the Courts”. Registration for use of the Portal, acquiring information by using the Portal and the use of that information is subject to your agreeing to the following conditions:

1. The Portal is an evolving system. There is no warranty that the information provided is complete and up to date or fit or sufficient for any purpose - users must carefully evaluate its accuracy, relevance, completeness and suitability for their use or purpose.

2. The information provided through the Portal is not the formal record of the Court in which each case is pending or in which it has been determined. It is a selection of information derived from that record.

3. The User may use information provided through the Portal for the purposes of litigation in which the user is involved as a party or legal representative. There is no right to use, reproduce and adapt the information or develop derivative products from the information or to use it for other purposes. Use and distribution of the information is subject to applicable legal restrictions. Section 121 of the Family Law Act makes it an offence to provide to the public or a section of the public an account of proceedings or of part of proceedings.

4. To the extent permitted by law the Courts exclude any and all warranties in respect of use of the Portal and downloading or use of information or any file through the Portal. The Courts do not warrant that any particular use of information provided through the Portal will not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other person or that use of the Portal will be harmless. Users assume the risk of using the Portal. The Courts' liability for breach of any statutory warranty is limited to the cost of provision again of the information.

5. The Courts control the operation of the Portal. There is no warranty that the Portal will be available at all times or at any particular time. Operation of the Portal may be suspended or terminated and your ability or that of anyone deriving through you, to use it may be suspended or withheld without the Courts being under any obligation to assign a reason or give notice.

6. If you provide access rights to the Portal to any other person, this will be subject to these conditions and you indemnify the Court in respect of that access. Such access must only be given to a person who, for the time being, acts as a professional advisor in the litigation the records of which are subject to the access.

7. The Courts reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time by varying them on this WebSite.

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