Privacy & Terms of Use

This website is covered by the Cancer Council Victoria Privacy Policy.

Use of this website

The Obesity Evidence Hub website has been created to identify and synthesise the best available evidence on obesity trends and topics. By framing the evidence base, our goal is to provide a platform for future policy development in Australia. We invite you to use, copy and reproduce content from the Obesity Evidence Hub website (but not third-party content), provided that you:

  • always acknowledge that the content is from the Obesity Evidence Hub website;
  • always use the content of the website in a way that is consistent with our purpose; and
  • do not modify or alter the content without our permission.

The terms of use for the Obesity Evidence Hub website are outlined in greater detail below.

Obesity Evidence Hub Terms of Use



The Obesity Evidence Hub website (Website) is a joint project of Cancer Council Victoria, the Bupa Foundation and the Food for Health Alliance which aims to identify, analyse and synthesise the evidence on obesity to provide a platform for future policy development in Australia (Purpose). Cancer Council Victoria (ABN 61 426 486 715) owns, operates, and is responsible for, the Website.

In these Terms of Use, a reference to:

  • ‘you’ or ‘your’ is a reference to you as the user of our Website; and
  • ‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’ is a reference to Cancer Council Victoria.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully as they govern your use of our Website. If you have any questions regarding our Terms of Use, please contact us on 03 9514 6100.


We may update these Terms of Use at our discretion at any time without notice. You should regularly check the Terms of Use before using our Website to keep informed of any changes we may make to these Terms of Use.

Deemed acceptance

By using our Website, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, as updated from time to time.

Your use of our website

We permit you to access and use our Website on the basis that you:

  • comply with these Terms of Use at all times;
  • comply with any reasonable request from us in relation to your use of, and access to, our Website; and
  • comply with all applicable laws.
Intellectual property

All intellectual property rights in the Website (including our Website content and excluding Website content acknowledged as being sourced from third parties) are owned by us. Your access to and use of the Website does not grant or transfer to you any rights in relation to the Website.

You may use, copy or reproduce our Website content (but not third-party content) provided that you:

  • always acknowledge that the content is from our Website;
  • do not modify or alter the content from our Website unless you have our prior permission to do so; and
  • always ensure that the content from our Website is used in a way that is consistent with the Purpose which includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that the use of the content is not misleading and is always in compliance with all applicable laws.

We reserve the right to withdraw our consent for you to use, copy or reproduce the Website content in our absolute discretion.

Privacy policy

We may collect personal information as that term is defined in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Personal Information) through our Website. We maintain, and comply with, Cancer Council Victoria’s privacy policy as updated from time to time (Privacy Policy) in relation to any Personal Information we may collect.

By agreeing to our Terms of Use, you also agree to the terms set out in the Privacy Policy which can be located at

Linked website

Our Website may contain links to third party websites which are only provided for convenience only. We have no control over and accept no liability for the content of these websites or any loss you may suffer as a result of accessing them.

You should contact the third party directly if you have any queries or concerns regarding third party content.


Our Website is intended to provide you with information that complies with all relevant laws and regulations. It is provided for general information only and is not specific to your circumstances. The content of our Website is not intended for use as health or medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or counselling and is not a substitute for health professionals using their clinical judgement to determine individual medical needs. We disclaim any duty of care and liability in respect of same.

Your access to our Website is entirely at your own risk and you must rely on your own skill and care with respect to the appropriateness of your use or interpretation of the information. We make no warranty, guarantee or representation as to:

  • the continued availability of our Website;
  • the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of the content on our Website;
  • suitability of the information for any particular purpose; and
  • the safety of our Website or the server from computer viruses or malicious bugs.

To the extent permitted by law, we disclaim all implied warranties and representations regarding our Website and are not liable (including for negligence) for any direct or indirect expense, loss, damage, claim or cost incurred by you or any other person resulting from any such use or access of the information including as a result of the information being inaccurate, not suitable for purpose, out-of-date, or incomplete.


You acknowledge that we are not responsible for, and to the extent permitted by law, exclude all liability to you or anyone else who suffers loss or damage (however caused and including indirect, consequential and economic loss) in connection with the use of our Website, its content or any linked website.


By accessing our Website, you agree to be bound by the laws of Victoria, and consent to any disputes being addressed in the Courts of Victoria.