Terms of Use

These terms and conditions set out below apply to your access and use of thedesk website.

You will need to consent to these terms and conditions before you access or use thedesk website.  Each time you use or access this website, you agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.  If you do not accept the following terms and conditions, you are not authorised to use thedesk website.

We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time.  Any amendments will be effective immediately upon notification on this website.

1.  Limitation of Liability
The services provided on thedesk website will not be appropriate if:

  • you are in a crisis situation (see Get Help section);
  • your personal safety is an issue (call 000); and/or
  • you require specialist medical treatment

The information provided throughout thedesk is intended for information and skill development purposes only.  Students seeking a diagnosis or treatment of depression, anxiety or other mental disorders should consult a medical practitioner or mental health professional.  None of the information on this website is a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment by an appropriate health professional.

We do not accept responsibility for, nor do we warrant, that the information provided in the website is up to date, reliable, accurate, or complete.  We accept no responsibility for any loss or damage caused by your access or use of the website or your reliance on any information or material contained in this website.

thedesk contains links to Internet web sites operated by third parties.  These linked sites are not controlled by the University of Queensland and the University of Queensland is not responsible for the contents of any of these sites.  We provide these links to you as a convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked website by the University of Queensland.  You visit any website at your own risk.

The University of Queensland accepts no liability for incorrect results provided by the Quizzes function of thedesk.  If, after receiving results from one or more Quizzes, you feel stressed or anxious because of those results, or you otherwise feel that the results are inaccurate or inappropriate, you are advised to contact your nearest health care professional.  The University of Queensland accepts no liability for loss or damage suffered due to your use of your Quiz results, or any action taken by you in response to the Quiz results.

In addition, thedesk contains references to information materials developed by third parties.  These information materials were not developed by the University of Queensland and the by the University of Queensland is not responsible for the contents of the materials. We provide references for these information materials as a convenience to you only.

2. Cancellation or Suspension

We reserve the right to cancel or suspend your access to the website if you breach these terms and conditions.

3. Authorised Purpose

You will use the website for its authorised purpose and for no other purpose.  The purpose is:

  • To assist students to enhance their wellbeing and resilience skills;
  • To provide opportunities to share positive content with their peers;
  • For quality assurance purposes to evaluate and enhance thedesk outcomes for tertiary students.

4. Your Responsibilities

You are responsible for your use of the website and for any content that you may provide.  You will warrant and ensure that any content you provide is not defamatory, illegal, offensive, or fraudulent.  In addition, you must not provide information that may infringe the intellectual property rights, moral rights or privacy rights of a third party.

5. Privacy

You agree that thedesk may hold or store any content or information including personal information provided by you.  You consent to thedesk providing your personal information to a third party for the purpose of hosting or supporting the website and its contents.  Data will not be stored outside Australia.

6. Compliance with University Policies

While you are a student or staff member of a University registered to use this site, the use of this website is subject to that University's policies.

7. Copyright

Copyright in this website including text, graphics, logos, material, and software is owned or licensed by the University of Queensland.  You may not adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, or create derivative works from any part of this website.

8. Changes to these Terms

The University of Queensland may make changes to thedesk, including these Terms and Conditions, at any time. You agree that you will be legally bound by the updated or amended Terms from the first time you use thedesk after the updated version is published on  www.thedesk.org.au

9.  Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws in force in the State of Queensland, Australia.

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