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Terms of Use of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register

Importance notice

The NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register is provided under the provisions of the New South Wales Justices of the Peace Act 2002 and is administered on behalf of the State of New South Wales by the New South Wales Department of Attorney General and Justice. It includes only JPs that are currently registered in the State of New South Wales.

Strict conditions apply to the use of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register and these are set out in these Terms of Use. Before accessing the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register you must read these Terms of Use and by accessing the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register you are acknowledging your acceptance of these Terms of Use. If you do not wish to accept these Terms of Use then you must not proceed to access the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register.

The State of New South Wales reserves the right to modify, alter or update these Terms of Use at any time, without notice.

Breach of Terms of Use

Breach of any of these Terms of Use, or any unlawful activity in connection with the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register, may result in civil and/or criminal prosecution under any applicable Commonwealth and/or New South Wales laws, or result in other legal action.

The State of New South Wales reserves the right to review, block or reject any communication in connection with the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register that it considers to be in breach of the conditions of use of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register, or otherwise unlawful or unacceptable.

Any identified breaches of applicable laws may be referred by the State of New South Wales or its employees or agents to an appropriate law enforcement agency or other entity for appropriate action, criminal and/or civil.

Surveillance

Your use of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register may be monitored continuously or intermittently at any time to ensure that it is lawful and that it complies with the conditions of use.

Acceptable Use of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register

The provision of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register is in furtherance of the Justices of the Peace Act 2002, in particular to enable persons in the State of New South Wales to locate a JP or to confirm a person’s current registration as a JP so as to facilitate the provision of JP functions in New South Wales.

You should keep in mind that the JPs listed on the Register are volunteers and that they may not be available at short notice or at all times of the day. When seeking the services of a JP, you should telephone in advance to make an appointment. It is best to telephone during weekday business hours. If urgent contact outside of business hours or on a weekend is necessary, try to limit your call to a reasonable time of the day.

No misuse of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register

If you access the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register, you must only use the information contained on the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register to locate a JP or to confirm a person’s current registration as a JP so as to facilitate the provision of JP functions in New South Wales. You must not, at any time whatsoever:

  1. use information obtained from the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register about any JP to send unsolicited communications (whether of a commercial or non-commercial or other nature) to that JP or any other person or entity connected to that JP other than communications necessary to enable you to make legitimate use of the JP’s services as allowed by law;
  2. undertake data harvesting of personal information from the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register;
  3. make any illegal, spurious, malicious or fraudulent use or any other misuse of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register;
  4. introduce any “virus”, “worm”, “Trojan Horse” or any other computer software or do anything else that is intended or designed to:
    • (i) permit unauthorised access to or use of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register;
    • (ii) disable, damage, erase, disrupt or impair the normal operation of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register;
  5. reproduce, incorporate or store any information from the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register without the prior written consent of the State of New South Wales (acting through the Department of Attorney General and Justice).

Jurisdiction

The terms and conditions governing access to and use of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws (Commonwealth and State) in force in the State of New South Wales. These laws include, but are not limited to, Commonwealth and State privacy and criminal laws, the Copyright Act 1968, and the Spam Act 2003, among others.

The Spam Act 2003

The Commonwealth Spam Act 2003 regulates the sending of unsolicited commercial electronic messages and generally prohibits the sending of such messages. An unsolicited commercial electronic message may include a message sent by short message service (SMS), multimedia message (MMS), instant messaging (iM) or e-mail. The Spam Act 2003 also prohibits the use of address-harvesting software or harvested-address lists used for the purpose of sending an unsolicited commercial electronic message.

The Spam Act 2003 is currently enforced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and provides for penalties of up to $1.1 million for each contravention. The State of New South Wales reserves the right to refer any possible breaches of the Spam Act 2003 that come to its attention to ACMA or other appropriate law enforcement agency.

Copyright

The NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register contains information, data, images, graphics and other materials (“material”) that has been prepared by or on behalf of the State of New South Wales (acting through the Department of Attorney General and Justice).

Unless indicated otherwise, all such material is subject to copyright under the Commonwealth Copyright Act 1968 and is either owned by or licensed to the State of New South Wales (acting through the Department of Attorney General and Justice).

In addition to any conditions on acceptable use elsewhere in these Terms of Use or as otherwise allowed by the Copyright Act 1968, you must not:

  1. copy, reproduce or publish any material from the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register for any purpose, whether commercial or non-commercial or of any other nature whatsoever;
  2. distribute any material on the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register to others, including via email or by posting on the Internet;
  3. modify or tamper with any material on the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register.

No tampering

You must not remove any copyright notice, or any technological protection measure or electronic rights management information attached to or embodied in any material on the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register.

Disclaimer

While the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register has been compiled with all due care, the State of New South Wales makes the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register available on the understanding that the State of New South Wales:

  1. does not warrant or represent that the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register is complete, current, reliable or free from errors; or
  2. accept any liability in relation to the quality or operability of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register; or
  3. accept any responsibility or liability (including but not limited to negligence) you or any other person may incur for any loss, damage, personal injury including death, cost or expense whether direct, indirect, consequential or special, incurred by, or arising by reason of, you or any person using or relying on the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register.

The State of New South Wales does not necessarily agree with, support, sponsor or endorse any views, opinions or standards of JPs listed on the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register, but merely makes the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register available so that legitimate users may locate a JP or confirm a person’s current registration as a JP so as to facilitate the provision of JP functions in New South Wales.

The State of New South Wales may make improvements and or changes to the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register at any time and without any prior notice. Also there may be other occurrences that affect the availability of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register. In such instances, the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register may not be available for an indefinite period of time.

The NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register is made available on the understanding that the State of New South Wales and its employees and agents have no liability (including but not limited to negligence) to users of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register for any loss, damage, personal injury including death, cost or expense whether direct, indirect, consequential or special, incurred by, or arising by reason of, any person using or relying on the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register and whether caused by reason of any act, omission, error or misrepresentation in the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register or otherwise. Users of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register will be responsible for making their own assessment of the NSW Justices of the Peace (JP) Register.