Website terms of use


AICCM makes no representation of any kind regarding site content or any portion thereof. All site content is provided in "as is" condition, and the AICCM expressly disclaims any and all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use.

The AICCM website is controlled and operated by the AICCM and its Secretariat service provider, throughout Australia. Material on this website is available in other countries, due to its presence on the World Wide Web. As each of these countries have laws which may differ from those of Australia, and as you and the AICCM both benefit from establishing a predictable legal environment in which to publish, access and use the AICCM website, by publishing, accessing, and/or using the AICCM website you agree that all matters arising from or relating to the use and operation of the AICCM website will be governed by the laws of Australia, without regard to its conflict of laws principles.

You agree that all claims you may have arising from or relating to the operation or use of the AICCM website will be heard and resolved in the courts of Australia. You consent to personal jurisdiction of such courts over you, stipulate to the fairness and convenience of proceeding in such courts, and covenant not to assert any objection to proceeding in such courts. If you choose to access the AICCM website from locations other than Australia, you will be responsible for compliance with all local laws of such other locations.

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the AICCM harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees), judgments, liabilities, losses and damages arising from or relating to your use of or operation of the AICCM website.

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Opinions expressed in AICCM publications, including this website, are those of the contributors and not official statements of the Editor or of AICCM Inc. Responsibility for the materials/methods described rests solely with the contributors and should not be considered official statements of AICCM Inc.

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Copyright for original material appearing on this website and in all AICCM print publications, including images, is retained by the author/creator.

AICCM Inc retains the copyright for this material in its compilation.

Users of this website may download and print material (including images) for their own use, but should not alter the material or use it for commercial purposes.

Users must cite the original authors and publishing details of all material, where appropriate.

Individual authors should be contacted for permission to reproduce content.

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List of Members in Private Practice

The careful selection of an appropriate conservator is particularly important, because the profession is not regulated by law. The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM Inc.) is the national organisation of conservation professionals in Australia, and our Code of Ethics and Code of Practice are intended to promote a high standard of work and conduct. Members of the AICCM agree to follow these codes when they take out membership.

Inclusion in the AICCM’s list of Members in Private Practice does not constitute a recommendation, accreditation or approval. Inclusion in this list is obtained only by membership of the AICCM. Members “self-nominate” areas of expertise.

The AICCM accepts no liability for any loss or damage which may result from any use of the Members in Private Practice List or that may occur during private contractual agreements.

The information contained on the page Guidelines for Commissioning Conservation Treatment may be used as an aid when selecting a conservator.

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We accept advertisements in good faith. We do not warrant or represent that the products or services advertised in advertisements on the AICCM website or in any of our print publications will be suitable for any particular purpose, or that an advertiser has any particular qualifications or is legally entitled to carry on a particular business. You must investigate for yourself the suitability, quality and condition of any goods or services advertised, and it is your responsibility to verify any information before relying on this information. Advertisements that appear in AICCM publications are the responsibility of the contributors and are not official statements of AICCM Inc, nor does the AICCM necessarily endorse said advertisements. The advertiser or advertising agency assumes liability for all content of advertisements (including text, representation and illustrations) and also assumes responsibility for any relevant claims that may arise against the publishers.

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Information Sheets

The recommendations contained in information sheets listed on this website are intended as guidance only, and are not intended to replace the advice of a professional conservator. As the needs of individual objects and collections vary widely, the AICCM encourages individuals and organisations to consult practicing conservators for advice on the care of their collections. AICCM Inc. does not assume responsibility or liability for any damage or loss of value that occurs to material as a result of applying the information contained in these publications.

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External Links

The AICCM site may contain links to other websites which are not maintained or controlled by us ("third party” sites). We make no representations or warranties whatsoever about any third party site. The AICCM provides these links as a convenience only, and a link does not imply endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the linked site. We accept no responsibility for the content or use of any third party site. If you link to any third party site, you leave the AICCM site and do so entirely at your own risk.

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AICCM Forum & Comments

The AICCM website sometimes provides unrestricted forum/s for the exchange of ideas and information by participants, including a 'Comment' function on some web pages. The AICCM does not edit or control the information or materials posted to or distributed through these Forums. The AICCM is not in any way responsible or liable for forum or comment content, and claims no proprietary rights of any kind arising from the posting or distribution of material through these forums.

By posting or distributing information or material through these forums and comments, you expressly abandon any proprietary rights you may have in such content, and such information or material may be freely copied and distributed by others without your permission.

You are responsible for obtaining permission from any third party owner of proprietary material before you post or distribute such material through these forums. The AICCM requires you to obtain all necessary permissions before posting or distributing any forum content.

The AICCM does not warrant that use of the materials displayed in these forums and comments will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with the AICCM.

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Site security

Choosing a secure login and password

AICCM allows members to set their own login and password, for added security.

It is important to choose a login and password that cannot be easily guessed by someone trying to access your personal information. To choose a strong login and password and help us maintain site security, consider the following points:

  • Avoid using birthdates, tax file numbers, social security numbers and the word "password".
  • Do not make your password the same as your login.
  • The longer your password, the stronger it will be - AICCM recommends using at least 8 characters for your password.
  • Using a mix of letters and numbers, or using a phrase (no spaces or symbols, these can sometimes cause errors), will also make your password stronger.
  • Change your password regularly.

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Online payments

The AICCM website links to Paypal for all online payments. When you renew your membership, make a donation, pay event registration fees or purchase items from the Bookshop, you can choose to pay online via Paypal. At this point you will be directed to the Paypal website.

The Paypal page will offer you the choice of logging into an existing Paypal account (if you already have one) or entering your credit card details directly. You do not have to create an account to pay via Paypal.

Once payment has been completed, you will be directed back to the AICCM website so you can continue browsing.

AICCM does not collect any credit card or other payment information.

Paypal is an international standard in online payment. However, if you are concerned about online security when using your credit card, you may like to consider the following online shopping recommendations:

  • Use a dedicated credit card or debit card for online shopping, separate to your main credit card, with a low limit.
  • Check for the "lock" symbol on all pages where you edit credit card information.
  • Be aware that some scammers imitate legitimate online sites in order to collect credit card and other personal information. Check the legitimacy of URL addresses.
  • AICCM will never send you an email asking for your credit card details.

Offline payments accepted by AICCM include cheques and money orders in Australian currency, and electronic funds transfer (EFT).

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