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Legal and copyright

We are a not-for-profit organisation, incorporated as the Australian Kidney Foundation, trading as Kidney Health Australia. We are a company limited by guarantee.

Our Australian Business Number (ABN) is 37 008 464 426. 

Our Australian Company Number (ACN) is 008 464 426.

Our registered address is 125 Cecil Street, South Melbourne Victoria 3205.

We are governed by the principles set out in our constitution.

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Health education websites

Our vision is to help people with kidney disease in Australia and our region, with a view to improving their health outcomes and quality of life, and that of their families and carers.

We do this by developing and driving initiatives to ‘Prevent, Detect, Support’ and work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders and partners to carry out this critical task.

We have a rigorous quality assurance and approval process to ensure the health education information we present is evidence-based and reflects current best practice for each of our websites. This process includes:

Research, writing and editing – All kidney health resources are researched, written, edited and proofread by our publications editorial team who have extensive experience in the health sector.

Verification (external) – All kidney health resources are checked and approved by external content experts who are specialists in their fields and include clinicians, academics and other allied health professionals.

Verification (internal) – All kidney health resources are checked by our health publications editorial team and then referred to other areas of our organisation as appropriate.

Reviews and updates – All kidney health resources are reviewed annually by external reviewers and approved by our health publications editorial team.

Intellectual property

Intellectual property represents the property of one’s mind or intellect. It can be an invention, trademark, original design or the practical application of a good idea; this is known as proprietary knowledge, which is a key component of success today. You can see more about intellectual property here >

We have a number of trademarks, patents, design and copyrights that belong to us or are pending. You can see them by using the Australia Trade Mark Online Search System here >

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Social media guidelines

We reserve the right of our moderators to remove or ban any user of our social networks for violating any of our netiquette guidelines, or for any other behaviour deemed to be inappropriate. 

Our onsite social networks include Your Kidney Forum. This forum aims to give people in our kidney community an opportunity to gain emotional support, and to share their experiences with others who have a similar chronic health condition. Please note that Kidney Health Australia aims to provide a safe and secure forum. If you suspect inappropriate activity including scams or discussions that may involve illegal kidney transactions, please contact Tracey Matters at tracey.matters@kidney.org.au or via phone 0417 230 503. 

Our external social networks include Facebook, Twitter, InstagramYouTube and LinkedIn.

We encourage creative expression; however, as in any environment where people are given this freedom, conflict may arise. If an author uses language or materials that offend, then the material will not be displayed.

Please do not post content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive to anyone's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable. Treat other people's privacy as you would your own.

Standards of health information

As an approved information partner of Health Direct Australia, our health and medical education information passes their strict quality assessment process. You can see more about Health Direct Australia here

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