Terms of Use

1. General

1.1 This website is owned and operated by Meat & Livestock Limited (ABN 39 081 678 364) ("MLA", "we" or "us"). Our main trading address is Level 1, 40 Mount Street, North Sydney, Australia.

1.2 "You" or "your" means a user of the website including, in the case of any minor, the minor's parent or guardian.

1.3 Your access to this website is subject to these terms and any additional terms, notices and disclaimers which appear on this website (Terms of Use). By using this website, you confirm that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use the website.

1.4 MLA may alter these Terms of Use from time to time without notice.  Every time you wish to use the website, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms which apply at that time. Your continued use of the website following those changes indicates your acceptance of those changes.

1.5 To contact us, please email info@mla.com.au or 02 9463 9333.

1.6 The website is made available free of charge. We do not guarantee that the website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the website for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

1.7 These Terms of Use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the website:

  • Privacy Policy
    http://www.mla.com.au/Privacy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using the website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

2. Copyright

2.1 All rights (including intellectual property rights such as copyright) in this website, its content and design are owned by or licensed to MLA. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

2.2 You may make a temporary copy of part or all of this website for the sole purpose of viewing it, and print a copy for personal use.

2.3 You must not otherwise reproduce, adapt, store, transmit, print, display, publish or create derivative works from any part of the content or design of this website except with MLA's prior written consent or as permitted by applicable copyright legislation. If you print off, copy or download any part of the website in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use the website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

 3. MLA publications, reports and information

3.1 All use of MLA publications, reports and information on this website is also subject to MLA’s Market Report and Information Terms of Use.

4. Trade Marks

4.1 All trade marks, trade names, service marks and other product and service names and logos on this website are owned by or licensed to MLA and are protected by applicable trade mark and copyright laws.  You are not permitted to use them without MLA's approval,

5. Disclaimers

5.1 Where possible, care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on this website. However, it is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the website.  MLA cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained on the website. You should make your own enquiries before making decisions concerning your interests.

Economic forecasting
5.2 Information contained on this website is obtained from a variety of sources, including third party sources. To MLA's knowledge the information accurately depicts existing and likely future market demand. However, MLA has not verified all third party information, and forecasts and projections are imprecise and subject to a high degree of uncertainty. MLA makes no representations and, to the extent permitted by law, excludes all warranties in relation to the information contained on this website.

5.3 This website may contain information related to nutrition. This information is not medical advice and you should consult a health professional before making any decisions concerning your interests.

6. Usernames and passwords

6.1 We may require you to register a username and password to permit you to access certain sections of the website. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your username and password and all use or activity that occurs on your account, including unauthorised use or activity.

6.2 You must promptly notify MLA if there is any unauthorised use of your username or password.

6.3 MLA will not be responsible for any losses arising out of the unauthorised use of your username or password.

6.4 We have the right to disable any username or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

7. Discussion forum

7.1 MLA does not verify, approve or endorse, nor is it responsible for, any opinion or recommendation posted on this website.  We strongly recommend that you exercise discretion and scepticism and that you obtain professional advice before relying on any posting. If you do rely on any information in a posting, you do so solely at your own risk. If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us at http://www.mla.com.au/about-mla/contact/ .

8. Content that you submit to us

8.1 If you post content on this website, you grant us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable worldwide licence to store, copy and use that content for any purpose, including marketing and promotion of our products and services from time to time and distributing it and making it available to third parties.  This includes a right to remove, modify, edit, crop, highlight and/or republish your content. 

8.2 To the extent required to enable us to exercise our rights under these terms, you consent to any act or omission that would otherwise infringe your moral rights in any content that you post on this website or otherwise provide to MLA.

8.3 You must not defame, libel, ridicule, mock, disparage, threaten, harass, intimidate, abuse, bully, trick, defraud or mislead other users.  You warrant that any content submitted by you does not infringe the intellectual property or other rights of any third party or constitute a misuse of any person's confidential information.

8.4 Inappropriate content (as determined by us) is unwelcome and may be removed without notice.  MLA will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting inappropriate content. MLA also has the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to the website constitutes a breach of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

MLA has the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in these Terms of Use.

9. Linked/third party websites

9.1 This website may contain links to third party websites.  These websites are not under the control of MLA and we are not responsible for the condition, the content or currency of any linked websites.

9.2 Links to third party websites are provided solely for information only at your convenience and do not indicate, expressly or impliedly, any endorsement by MLA of the websites or the products or services provided in them. Nor does MLA endorse, approve or recommend the owners or operators of the linked websites.

9.3 You must not create or maintain any link from another website to this website without the prior written consent of MLA.

10. Collection of information and privacy

10.1 MLA may use “cookies” to make a record of your visit to this website and log your visit for statistical and business purposes. Such information may include your server address, domain name, IP address, the date and time of your visit, pages accessed, documents downloaded, previous website visited and the type of browser used. Some of this information may be capable of personally identifying you. Please see the “Cookies” section below for more details.

10.2 MLA may also require you to complete an electronic form on this website and in doing so require you to provide personal information.

10.3 MLA will collect, store, use and disclose personal information in accordance with its privacy policy http://www.mla.com.au/General/Privacy.  

11. Security

11.1 MLA uses security measures with the aim of making all information received from you secure against misuse, loss and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. However, MLA makes no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, in respect of its security measures and is not responsible for any misuse, loss and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure of information provided by you to MLA.

11.2 Your access to and use of this website is at your own risk.  The internet is not secure and MLA cannot guarantee that the website will be available or fault or virus free.

11.3 MLA is not liable to you or third parties if interference with or damage to your computer system occurs in connection with use of this website or any linked websites.

12. Cookies

12.1 This website uses “cookie” technology to assist in identifying registered users and delivering content specific to your interest. A cookie is a small data file that is stored in the computer's hard drive the first time a computer visits a particular website.  A cookie will allow a web site to recognise the computer used to access the web site.  Information gathered through cookies may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at this website, and the websites visited just before and just after this website.

12.2 If you do not wish information to be gathered on a cookie you should disable the acceptance of cookies by your web browser. Your Internet Service Provider may be able to assist you with this. However, disabling cookies may affect the ability to use this website.

13. Liability

Whether you are a consumer or a business user:

13.1. We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

If you are a business user:

13.2 We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the website or any content on it.

13.3 We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or

  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

In particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;

  • business interruption;

  • loss of anticipated savings;

  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or

  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

13.4 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

If you are a consumer user:

13.5 Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

14. Governing Law

14.1 These Terms of Use, their subject matter and their formation are governed by the laws of the jurisdiction in which you are resident. Each party irrevocably agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of your local courts over any claim or matter arising under or in connection with these Terms of Use (including non-contractual disputes or claims).