Terms of Use

About this Agreement

By accessing or using our Service and this website you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (Agreement).

In this Agreement:

“Service” refers to the services provided by National Energy Efficiency Network (NEEN) which is being delivered by Catholic Earthcare Australia through this website;

“you” and “your” refer to each customer and user of the website; and

“we”, “us” and “our” refer to Catholic Earthcare Australia.

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using this website or our Service. By accessing or using the website or Service, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

If you disagree with any part of this Agreement, you should refrain from accessing or using this website.  We may from time to time amend, update or change these terms and conditions of use without prior notice.


Conditions of Use

It is a condition of you using this website or Service that you do not:

(a)           defame, abuse, stalk, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others, including rights relating to privacy;

(b)           falsely represent to others that you or your association is affiliated or associated with us, NEEN, the website or the Service;

(c)           use, adapt, translate, disassemble, reproduce, sell, resell or otherwise exploit the information made available or published on this website for commercial purposes without our written consent; or

(d)           access or attempt to access information resources you are not authorised to use.



Your use of this website, and your reliance on its content, is entirely at your own risk. In particular, we exclude our liability to you (including because of our negligence) for any lost profit, lost opportunity, lost revenue, lost data, losses resulting from security failure or computer viruses, or any indirect or consequential loss, resulting from your use of our website or its content.

You understand and agree that:

(a)           the website and Service are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis and without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied;

(b)           we make no warranty that the website or Service will meet your requirements, be uninterrupted, timely, or error-free;

(c)           you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data as a result from the download of any material from this website; and

(d)           no advice or information obtained by you from or through us or the website shall create any warranty.

The disclaimer set out in these terms and conditions does not attempt or purport to exclude liability arising under statute if, and to the extent, such liability cannot be lawfully excluded.



You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our employees, contractors, officers and directors harmless from all liabilities, claims and expenses, including legal fees and court costs, that arise directly or indirectly from:

(a)       your breach of this Agreement; or

(b)       your activities in connection with the website or the Service.

Any breach or threatened breach of these terms and conditions entitles us to apply for and obtain injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction in addition to all other available remedies.


Quality of Information

We make every effort to ensure the quality of the information available on the website and as such, it is provided in good faith. Before relying on information contained in this website, however, you should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance to your particular purpose.

The material on this website is general in nature and is not a substitute for professional advice.  It is made available on the understanding that we are not engaged in rendering professional or financial advice through any statements made, or report generated on the Website.

In some cases, the material set out on this website may incorporate or summarise views, guidelines or recommendations of third parties.  Such material is assembled in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect our views or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

You should get appropriate professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances before any action or decision is taken on the basis of any of the material provided on this website.


Site Access and Membership

You will be able to access parts of this website without having to register any details with us. However, particular areas of this website will be accessible only if you become a member of NEEN.

You agree to ensure that your registration details are true and accurate at all times. Specifically, you agree to notify us of any change to the registration details you originally supplied to us.

Once you are registered as a member of NEEN, we may provide you with a username and password via the email address you provided upon registration. You will be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your username and password.


Third party links

This website (or social media websites on which we maintain a presence) may contain links to other sites over which we have no control and (unless expressly stated otherwise) with which we have no affiliation. Those links are provided for your convenience only, and we are not responsible for their use, effect or content.

We make no representations or warranties as to, and accept no responsibility for, the accuracy of information on those third party websites, nor do we endorse any information, opinions, goods or services referred to on them.  Furthermore, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites.


Posting comments

This website may enable you to post comments (for example, on blogs, forums or other public areas). You are responsible for all comments that you post (or that are posted using your username and password).

In addition to the conditions of use mentioned above, you must not post or send to or from this website any material that:

  • is inflammatory (commonly referred to as ‘trolling’);
  • is xenophobic, racist, abusive, harassing or hateful;
  • is false, defamatory, inaccurate, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or constitutes personal abuse directed at other users;
  • is obscene, sexually explicit or pornographic, or contains links to other sites that contain or promote obscene, sexually explicit or pornographic material;
  • constitutes commercial advertising, the promotion of gambling or the promotion of your own site (commonly referred to as ‘spamming’);
  • infringes someone else’s copyright,;
  • is harmful in nature including, and without limitation, computer viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted data, or other potentially harmful software or data; or
  • violates any Australian law.

You warrant that any information or know-how you submit via the website will be yours to publish or be authorised by the proprietor to be published by you and that information we receives from you on this website may be used by us for the purposes for which you published it to us, without any charge or cost to us or any restriction. If you intend on us relying on that information then you must warrant that is truthful, accurate and complete and capable of being relied upon, and not fraudulently or unlawfully obtained or posted with malicious or unlawful intent.


Intellectual Property

All articles and information provided on this website remain the copyright of Catholic Earthcare Australia, by the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), unless otherwise stated.

You have our permission to view and download information from this website for personal, non-commercial and not-for-profit purposes. NEEN members may download information and resources made available especially for them.  Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), all other rights are reserved.

If you or your organisation would like to publish or reproduce any materials for commercial, educational or other uses, please contact us for further information.

This website may contain material in which third parties own the copyright.  Copying such material may infringe the rights of others.

The Service and “National Energy Efficiency Network” brand is our intellectual property and any unauthorised use is prohibited.  Other product and company names mentioned on this website may be the trade marks of other people or entities.



By virtue of browsing or accessing this website, you have accepted the laws of New South Wales as the law governing the conduct and operation of this website and the Service.  In this respect, the courts of New South Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims or disputes arising in relation to, out of, or in connection with this website or its use.


Changes to this Agreement

We may modify this Agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon the modified Agreement being publicly available on the website.  The Agreement is considered renewed every time such changes occur and your continued access or use of the website and Service shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified Agreement.

When using the website or Service, you will be subject to any web posted guidelines or rules applicable to such Services. All such guidelines or rules, including the Privacy Policy, are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement.


More Information?

If you have any questions regarding this Agreement please contact our NEEN – National Manager, using the following contact details.

Catholic Earthcare Australia
PO Box 862
TELEPHONE: 02 8907 9500

Related Legal Information

We direct you to the Privacy Policy in relation to use of this website.

How current is this Agreement?

Our Privacy Policy was last updated on 4 February 2014.