We are the Mental Health Legal Centre (MHLC). We provide free and confidential legal services to people with mental health challenges or who are involved in the mental health system.
As part of our services, we operate our website mhlc.org.au (Website). This Website is intended to provide general legal information and information about our services.
In these website terms and conditions (Website Terms), a reference to "we", "us" or "our" refers to the MHLC.
These Website Terms explain the terms and conditions that apply to use of our Website and any services provided through the Website (such as the Online Help web application). Separate terms and conditions apply to our legal services.
These Website Terms contain the entire agreement between the parties relating to the use of our Website. Any previous agreement or understanding relating to the use of our Website is replaced by these Website Terms.
When you use our Website, these Website Terms form an agreement between us and you. These Website Terms apply to anyone using the Website or any services provided through the Website.
These terms do not apply to our legal services.
The Website provides:
The Website content and functionality can change from time to time.
The Website contains links to other websites operated by third parties (Links). These Links are provided for convenience only and may be subject to updates, revisions or other changes by the third parties that control or own those sites. We are not responsible for the operation of or content on any third party websites accessed through Links. You access Links at your own risk.
Legal advice is not provided on this Website, including via the Online Help web application. Legal information on this Website is intended to explain the law and the legal system in general ways. Some parts of this Website may allow you to seek legal information by inputting your details. However, the legal information is not legal advice and is not tailored to your specific case.
If you require legal advice, you can contact us using the details in section 11.3. We may not be able to accept all requests for legal assistance due to capacity, your circumstances or conflicts.
To the extent permitted by law:
For clarity, nothing in these Website Terms limits or excludes any guarantees, warranties, representations or conditions implied or imposed by law (including the Australian Consumer Law) that cannot be limited or excluded.
The Website relies on internet access and may not work with all internet browsers. We cannot guarantee that the Website will work under all conditions or on all devices, including tablets and mobile devices.
You cannot, and must not allow any other person to:
This Website, including all content on this Website, is owned or licensed by us. Except as expressly stated in these Website Terms, your use of this Website does not provide you with any rights to the Website or any content on this Website.
We grant you a right to use this Website, solely for your personal use or to refer clients to us. You may use this Website to obtain information and to request assistance from us. You grant us a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to use and incorporate into the Website any general suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback you provide us.
To the extent permitted by law, the MHLC, our staff, contractors and service providers:
These Website Terms are governed by the laws of Victoria, Australia. If a dispute arises in relation to these Website Terms, you agree that the dispute can be brought before the courts in Victoria, Australia.
We can change these Website Terms at any time by updating them on our Website. The updated Website Terms will apply from the date they are updated on our Website.
You can contact us:
The Website Terms were last updated on the 18th of August 2022.