Website Terms and Conditions

Thank you for visiting our website. This website is operated by the University of Sydney ABN 15 211 513 464. By accessing and/or using this website and related products and services, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, which include our Privacy Policy (Terms). You should review our Privacy Policy and these Terms carefully and immediately cease using our website if you do not agree to these Terms. In these Terms, 'us', 'we' and 'our' means the University of Sydney ABN 15 211 513 464, which operates Comorbidity Guidelines.


You must be a registered member to access our training products. When you register and activate your account, you will provide us with certain personal information as set out on our registration pages. You must ensure that this information is accurate and current. We will handle all personal information we collect in accordance with our Privacy Policy. When you register and activate your account, we will provide you with a user name and password. You are responsible for keeping this user name and password secure and are responsible for all use and activity carried out under this user name.

Collection Notice

We collect personal information about you in order to process your registration and provide you with access to the products and services on our website and for business purposes otherwise set out in our Privacy Policy. The information you provide will be collected by or on behalf of us and may be disclosed to third parties that help us deliver our services (including information technology suppliers, communication suppliers and our business partners) or as required by law. If you do not provide this information, we may not be able to provide you with access to all of the products and services available on our website. Our Privacy Policy explains: (i) how we store and use, and how you may access and correct your personal information; (ii) how you can lodge a complaint regarding the handling of your personal information; and (iii) how we will handle any complaint. If you would like any further information about our privacy policies or practices, please contact us. By providing your personal information to us, you consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of that information as described in the Privacy Policy and this Collection Notice.

Site Access

When you visit our website, we give you a limited licence to access and use our information for educational use. You are permitted to download a copy of the information on this website to your computer for educational use only provided that you do not delete or change any copyright symbol, trade mark or other proprietary notice. Your use of our content in any other way infringes our intellectual property rights.

The licence to access and use the information on our website does not include the right to use any data mining robots or other extraction tools. The licence also does not permit you to metatag or mirror our website without our prior written permission. We reserve the right to serve you with notice if we become aware of your metatagging or mirroring of our website.


This website may from time to time contain hyperlinks to other websites. Such links are provided for convenience only and we take no responsibility for the content and maintenance of or privacy compliance by any linked website. Any hyperlink on our website to another website does not imply our endorsement, support, or sponsorship of the operator of that website nor of the information and/or products which they provide.

You may link our website without our consent. Any such linking will be entirely your responsibility and at your expense. By linking, you must not alter any of our website's contents including any intellectual property notices and you must not frame or reformat any of our pages, files, images, text or other materials.

Intellectual Property Rights

Unless otherwise indicated, we own or license from third parties all rights, title and interest (including copyright, designs, patents, trademarks and other intellectual property rights) in this website and in all of the material (including all text, graphics, logos, audio and software) made available on this website (Content). Your use of this website and use of and access to any Content does not grant or transfer any rights, title or interest to you in relation to this website or the Content. However we do grant you a licence to access the website and view the Content on the Terms set out in this Agreement.

Any reproduction or redistribution of this website or the Content is prohibited and may result in civil and criminal penalties. In addition, you must not copy the Content to any other server, location or support for publication, reproduction or distribution is expressly prohibited. All other use, copying or reproduction of this website, the Content or any part of it is prohibited, except to the extent permitted by law.

Warranties and disclaimers

These Guidelines were funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care and developed by the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use to support health services and AOD (alcohol and/or other drug) treatment service workers to more accurately identify and manage the needs of clients with co-occurring mental health conditions. The information contained in these Guidelines is provided for general information purposes only, and does not constitute medical or professional advice. These Guidelines do not claim to reflect all considerations. As with all guidelines, recommendations may not be appropriate for use in all circumstances. These Guidelines should only be followed subject to the AOD worker’s judgement in each individual case and professional advice, as appropriate.

Whilst the Guidelines are considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the Guidelines. While the Guidelines have been prepared and presented with all due care, The University of Sydney does not warrant or represent that the Guidelines are entirely free from error or omission. They are made available on the understanding that The University of Sydney and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including liability by reason of negligence) to the users for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of using or relying on the Guidelines. Links to a selection of available internet sites and resources are identified.

Links to other internet sites that are not under the control of The University of Sydney are provided for information purposes only. Care has been taken in providing these links as suitable reference resources. It is the responsibility of users to make their own investigations, decisions and enquiries about any information retrieved from other internet sites. The provision and inclusion of these links do not imply any endorsement, non-endorsement, support or commercial gain by The University of Sydney. While the Guidelines were prepared after an extensive review of the literature, review by an expert advisory committee and broad consultation, the authors do not bear any clinical responsibility for actions undertaken on the basis of this information.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, including the Australian Consumer Law, we make no warranties or representations about this website or the Content, including but not limited to warranties or representations that they will be complete, accurate or up-to-date, that access will be uninterrupted or error-free or free from viruses, or that this website will be secure.

We give no warranty that the information is free from error or omission and you should use your own care and skill when accessing and using it. We take all due care in ensuring that our website is free of any virus, worm, Trojan horse and/or malware, however we are not responsible for any damage to your computer system which arises in connection with your use of our website or any linked website.

We reserve the right to restrict, suspend or terminate without notice your access to this website or any feature of this website at any time without notice and we will not be responsible for any loss, cost, damage or liability that may arise as a result.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall we be liable for any direct and indirect loss, damage or expense – irrespective of the manner in which it occurs – which may be suffered due to your use of our website and/or the information or materials contained on it, or as a result of the inaccessibility of this website and/or the fact that certain information or materials contained on it are incorrect, incomplete or not up-to-date.


By accessing our website, you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from all claims, actions, damages, costs and expenses including legal fees arising from or in connection with your use of our website or its content.

Unacceptable activity

You must not do any act that we would deem to be inappropriate, is unlawful or is prohibited by any laws applicable to our website, including but not limited to: (i) any act that would constitute a breach of either the privacy (including uploading private or personal information without an individual's consent) or any other of the legal rights of individuals; (ii) using this website to defame or libel us, our employees or other individuals; (iii) uploading files that contain viruses that may cause damage to our property or the property of other individuals; (iv) posting or transmitting to this website any non-authorised material including, but not limited to, material that is, in our opinion, likely to cause annoyance, or which is defamatory, racist, obscene, threatening, pornographic or otherwise or which is detrimental to or in violation of our systems or a third party's systems or network security.

If we allow you to post any information to our website, we have the right to take down this information at our sole discretion and without notice.


If any provision in these Terms is invalid under any law the provision will be limited, narrowed, construed or altered as necessary to render it valid but only to the extent necessary to achieve such validity. If necessary the invalid provision will be deleted from these Terms and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.


These Terms are to be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New South Wales and any claim made by either party against the other which in any way arises out of these Terms will be heard in New South Wales and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of those Courts.

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