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Terms & Conditions

  1. Welcome to www.overdoseday.com (Website)
  2. These terms and conditions (Terms) form a legally binding agreement between you and us. You acknowledge and agree that these terms and conditions apply to your access to, and use of, our website and materials available through this website. In accessing or using this website or using the materials, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and agree to be bound by, these terms and conditions.  If you do not accept these terms and conditions, then you must refrain from accessing and using this website and using the materials.


  1. We, Penington Institute, are the coordinator of “International Overdose Awareness Day”, a global event held on 31 August each year to raise awareness and commemorate those who have been lost to drug overdose.
  2. We provide various Materials for individuals and organisations to organise and run their own International Overdose Awareness Day events or activities. You acknowledge that your use of such Materials and resources are subject to these Terms.
  3. You can contact us with any questions regarding these Terms by using the “Contact” tab on our Website.

Registration by you

  1. You acknowledge and agree that certain Materials offered on the Website are only accessible to registered users of the Website. To become a registered user on the Website, you must register your details with us by providing all information requested including your name, organisation details and email address.
  2. Where you choose to register an activity or event through the Website, you acknowledge and consent to us publishing details of your International Overdose Awareness Day event or other activity on our Website, including, without limitation, the name of the event or activity, your or your organisation’s name and your contact information.
  3. You warrant that the information you provide to Penington Institute, whether upon registration or at any other time, will be true, accurate, current and complete.

Materials provided by us

  1. Material made available, either directly or through the Website, is made available subject to the following conditions:
    1. the Material is made available “as is” and in good faith;
    2. no representation is made or warranty given as to the accuracy, adequacy, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose of the Material or non-infringement of third party rights by use of the Material;
    3. you must make your own assessment as to the suitability of the Material for your purposes; and
    4. you use the Material entirely at your own risk.
  2. Penington Institute reserves the right to withdraw, modify and update any Materials available through the Website, at any time and without having to provide reasons or give prior notice.

Acknowledgement of Penington Institute

  1. In using the content available on the Website or Material provided by us:
    1. you must acknowledge that:
      1. Penington Institute is the coordinator of International Overdose Awareness Day; and/or
      2. International Overdose Awareness Day is an initiative of Penington Institute,

      in any advertising, communication or promotional activities related to each of your International Overdose Awareness Day events or activities; and

    2. you agree to link to, or publish the website address of, this Website on your website and other communications (whether electronic or otherwise) relating to each of your events or activities.


  1. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to access, download, reproduce, communicate and use the Materials available on the Website or otherwise provided by us in connection with International Overdose Awareness Day solely for the purpose of hosting or running events or activities in connection with International Overdose Awareness Day.
  2. Other than for the purposes expressly licensed to you under paragraph 12, you must not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, commercially exploit, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any content, software, products or services contained within or derived from the Website or Materials without our prior written approval.
  3. You may not use the Website, the Materials or any other content provided by us, to further any commercial purpose, including any advertising or advertising revenue generation activity, other than for the purposes expressly licensed to you under paragraph 12.
  4. You must only use the Website and Materials for lawful purposes.


  1. This Website and Material provided through the Website, or otherwise provided by us, is owned by us or licensed to us and protected under applicable copyright laws.
  2. Other than for the purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under, the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and similar legislation which applies in the jurisdiction in which you are located, and except as expressly authorised by these Terms, you may not in any form or by any means:
    1. copy, adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of the Website or the Materials; or
    2. commercialise any information, products, services or Materials obtained from any part of the Website or us;

    without our prior written permission.

  3. All rights not expressly granted under these Terms are expressly reserved.

Trade marks

  1. Trade marks used on the Website and in the Materials are our trade marks (registered or unregistered) or trade marks of third parties. If you use any trade marks owned by us, in reference to us, the Materials or the Website, you must include a statement attributing that trade mark to us. You must not use any of our trade marks or trade marks of third parties featured on the Website or Materials:
    1. in, or as the whole or party of, your own trade marks;
    2. in connection with any business, products or services which are not ours (other than as expressly licensed under these Terms);
    3. in a manner which may be confusing, misleading or deceptive to any person, or
    4. in a manner that disparages us, the third party owners of the trade marks or the Website.

Links on the Website

  1. The Website may contain links to other websites (Linked Websites). Those links are provided for convenience only and may not remain current or be updated by us.
  2. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies or practices of persons or companies associated with Linked Websites. We will not be liable to you, or any other person, for any Loss arising in respect of use or access to Linked Websites. When you access any Linked Websites you do so entirely at your own risk.
  3. Linked Websites should not be construed as an endorsement, approval or recommendation by us or the owners or operators of those Linked Websites, or of any information, graphics, materials, products or services referred to or contained on those Linked Websites, unless and to the extent expressly stipulated to the contrary.


  1. The Website is provided to you strictly on an “as is” and “as available” basis. You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing the Website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious code or other forms of interference emanating from the Website, which may damage the systems on your device.
  2. We do not warrant that your access to the Website will be free from interruptions, errors or viruses. For the avoidance of doubt, we are not liable to you, or any other person, and do not accept responsibility for, any Loss suffered as a result of interference with or damage to the systems on your device which arises in connection with your use of the Website.
  3. To the fullest extent permitted by law, our liability under any guarantee, condition or warranty (including, without limitation, any guarantee, condition or warranty of merchantability, acceptable quality, fitness for purpose or fitness for disclosed result), or any other right or remedy, under any legislation or implied into these Terms by any legislation (Statutory Warranties) is hereby excluded. Where we are liable under any Statutory Warranties, and any legislation avoids or prohibits provisions in a contract excluding or modifying the application of, or exercise of, or liability under, such Statutory Warranties, our liability for any breach of such Statutory Warranties shall be limited, at our option, to:
    1. if the breach relates to goods: the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods; the repair of such goods; the cost of replacing the goods or of acquiring equivalent goods; or the cost of having the goods repaired; and
    2. if the breach relates to services: the supplying of the services again or the cost of having the services supplied again.

    You acknowledge and agree that reliance by us on this limitation of liability is fair and reasonable in all the circumstances.

Limitation of liability

  1. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Penington Institute does not accept liability for, and you hereby release us from any claim in relation to, any Loss (including loss of profits or indirect, consequential, incidental, special exemplary or punitive loss or damage), howsoever caused (including through our negligence), suffered or incurred by you arising out of or in any way related to:
    1. your access to or use of this Website and any Materials;
    2. any errors or omissions on this Website or in any Materials including, but not limited to, any technical inaccuracies and typographical errors;
    3. any errors in or omissions from any Linked Websites;
    4. any decision or action taken by you in reliance on information on this Website, any Materials or any Linked Websites.

Information provided by you

  1. You consent to our collection, disclosure, use and keeping of personal information you provide to us in accordance with the terms of our privacy policy, a copy of which is available at: www.penington.org.au/privacy-policy.
  2. Any content you upload to the Website will be considered non-confidential. You shall retain all ownership rights in the content but you grant to Penington Institute (and its successors, licensees and assigns) a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use the content on the Website including, without limitation, storing, copying, reproducing, publishing and making the content available to third parties.
  3. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us.
  4. Any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information.

Governing law

  1. These Terms are governed by the laws in force in the State of Victoria, Australia and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State in respect of any dispute arising from these Terms.

Defined terms

  1. In these Terms:
    1. the expressions “we”, “us” and “our” are a reference to Penington Institute Limited ACN 140 206 775 (Penington Institute);
    2. the expressions “you” or “your” are a reference to the individual, or organisation which an individual represents, accessing or using this Website and/or the Materials;
    3. “Loss” means loss or damage of any kind (including liability to a third party); and
    4. “Material” means all material and resources made available either through the Website or otherwise by Penington Institute in connection with International Overdose Awareness Day and includes, without limitation, text, data, audio, sound, recordings, images, graphics, information, specifications, products or other supporting materials.

Amendments to Terms

  1. We reserve the right to amend these Terms from time to time. Amendments will be effective immediately upon notification to you through your last notified contact details or notification on our Website. Your continued use of the Website following such notification will represent an agreement by you to be bound by these Terms as amended.

Overdose affects everyone. From grieving families to spontaneous first responders, the impacts of overdose are far-reaching and fall indiscriminately.

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