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The Veterinarian is published by Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd. All material in The Veterinarian is subject to copyright and must not be reproduced wholly or in part without the written permission of the Editor. Opinions published in The Veterinarian are not necessarily those of the Editor or Publisher. The Veterinarian reserves the right to edit all letters and submissions for publication.

Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy is intended to ensure the privacy of personal information collected by Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd and, as a minimum, comply with the requirements of the Privacy Laws that operate in Australia.

When you visit this site we make a record of your visit and log the following information for statistical purposes – the user’s server address, the user’s top level domain name, the pages visited, the duration of each session, the date and time of visit to the site, and where a visitor goes once they have left the site. We also collect specific personal information from those who choose to give registration details for our web sites, circulation details for our magazines, and other information (including e-mail addresses).

Use and disclosure: The information that we collect is used:

  • To make our site easier to use by your not having to enter information more than once
  • To help you quickly find products, services or information
  • To help us create content most relevant to you
  • To enable us to alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services from our web sites and third parties that are relevant to you.

Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd will not sell, trade or rent any personally identifiable information obtained from you to a third party unless we have your consent. We hope that you will want to provide information about yourself to Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd because it will help us to make our site and services more valuable to you.

Data quality
Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd takes all reasonable steps to ensure that any information we collect, use or disclose, is accurate, complete and up-to-date.

Data security
Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd is committed to the protection of personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We operate secure data networks that are protected by industry standard firewalls and password protection systems. Only authorised individuals have access to the information provided by our customers. Sensitive information, such as customer credit card numbers, are encrypted before transmission and we honour your choice for how personal information is intended to be used. Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd is not responsible for the content or practices of sites operated by third parties that have links to our sites, nor does it mean that we sponsor, endorse or approve of the content, policies or practices of such third party sites. Once you have left the Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd site via such a link, you should check the privacy policy of the third party site.

Through this privacy policy we set out our policy of managing personal information. On the written request of any person we will disclose to that person the personal information we hold, for what purpose, and how we collect, hold, use and disclose such information. Personal information may be disclosed where Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd has reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering with Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd’s rights, property, users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.

Access and correction
Where we hold personal information on an individual we will provide access to that information on receipt of a written request by the individual. However, where providing access would reveal evaluative information generated within our organisation as it relates to any commercially sensitive decision-making process, Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd may give the individual an explanation for the commercially sensitive decision rather than direct access to the information. Where we become aware that any personal information we collect is incorrect, we will immediately take all reasonable steps to correct such information.

Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd will not adopt as its own any identifier (e.g., number) that has been assigned by another organisation to an individual to identify uniquely the individual for the purposes of that organisation’s operations.

Sensitive information
Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd will not collect sensitive information about an individual unless the individual has consented to such collection. However, Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd may reveal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires that information. Any information posted on bulletin boards, forums and in chat areas becomes public information.

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are able to view our current policies on what information we collect and how we use it. If you need assistance in updating the information you have provided to Sydney Magazine Publishers Pty Ltd or you have questions or comments about our privacy policy, e-mail


These terms and conditions are incorporated into all The Veterinarian booking forms for any Display Advertisement, Inserts, Production Charges or other Work which The Veterinarian agrees to make available to any Client in relation to its trade magazine publications, and apply from the date of signature of any booking form by a Client until the end of the period specified in the booking form (“the Term”) unless varied or cancelled in accordance with Clause 3 . In these Terms of Trade,  ‘Order’ – means the Client’s order for the supply of work or services by the Company, as evidenced by a signed Client purchase order and/or The Veterinarian booking form, and ‘Work’ – means any production, printing or other tasks performed by The Veterinarian as specified in any Order.

An Order given to The Veterinarian shall be binding on The Veterinarian and the Client if  –
A booking form is prepared and sent, for and on behalf of The Veterinarian, to the Client; and
A signed confirmation, whether on the The Veterinarian booking form or otherwise, is received from the Client; and
i. The goods and / or services referred to in the Order are supplied by The Veterinarian in accordance with the Order, or
ii. The goods and / or services ordered are delivered / supplied by The Veterinarian to the Client, his servants or agents.

No variation or cancellation of any Order shall be valid unless requested in writing by the Client and acknowledged in writing and signed by the Business Manager for the relevant magazine on behalf of The Veterinarian. If a Client makes such a written request, The Veterinarian may, at its sole discretion, accept the variation or cancellation. If The Veterinarian does accept such written request, The Veterinarian may charge the Client for all work performed prior to acceptance as well as all costs and charges it has incurred in connection with the variation or cancellation of the Order. If
The Veterinarian does not accept any proposed variation or cancellation, and/or if a Client wishes to cancel part or all of an Order after the date which The Veterinarian has specified as the deadline for submission of materials for any edition in which that part of the Order is to appear, the Client will be liable for the full value shown on the Order for that part of the Order.

Where proofs or final versions of work are sent to Client for its approval, The Veterinarian shall not be responsible for any errors not corrected by
Client in those proofs or final versions of work. If Client considers the quality or content of any Work, as published, does not conform to proofs
approved by the Client (or if final proofs were not submitted for final client approval, acceptable commercial standards), any such claim must be made
in writing to The Veterinarian within 7 days of the date of publication of the magazine in question. No claim for any price adjustment based on the
quality or content of the delivered product will be considered if made outside this period.

Subject to Clause 6, unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing the price quoted in any Order does not include the cost of: any work arising out of alterations by the Client of its instructions or changes in the Client’s original requirements, specifications, samples etc; any preliminary Work, experimental or otherwise carried out at the Client’s request; and any Work arising out of a failure by the Client to correct a proof supplied to it under clause 4.
Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, the price shall be the price charged by The Veterinarian at the date of supply plus the amount which The Veterinarian is required to pay on account of any Goods and Services Tax or any other taxes or charges which may be established or levied by anygovernment authority (domestic or foreign) upon the goods and / or services or any part therefore or the supply, use, or delivery thereof.

Title in the Work passes to the Client on receipt by The Veterinarian of payment in full of the Price for that Work. Until title in the Work passes to
the Client, the Client shall hold the Work solely as bailee for The Veterinarian, and the Client shall store that Work separately from its own goods and those of any other persons and in a manner which clearly identifies the Work as the property of The Veterinarian. The Veterinarian reserves the right to repossess any Work in which it retains title and the Client gives The Veterinarian an express license to enter is premises at any time without notice in order to inspect or repossess the Work. Notwithstanding that The Veterinarian retains title to the Work in accordance with this clause 7 its rights as unpaid seller shall not be affected. The Veterinarian responsibility and liability for risk of loss or damage with respect to the goods and / or services passes to the Client on supply of the goods and / or services to the Client, his servants or agents.

The terms of payment for the goods and / or services supplied by The Veterinarian shall be strictly nett thirty (30) days from the date the goods and / or services are invoiced to the Client. The Client acknowledges that The Veterinarian will incur costs and losses if Client fails to comply with these payment terms.  Interest may be charged at the rate of one point five per centum (1.5%) per month, calculated daily, on such amounts as remain unpaid at the expiration of the thirty (30) day period and will be calculated as and from the date of invoice to the date payment is received. In addition,
The Veterinarian may also charge, and recover as a debt due from the Client, all administration and other charges which it incurs as a result of any failure of the Client to pay in full within the specified 30 day period.

The total liability of The Veterinarian, its employees, contractors and related parties with respect to any Work is limited to the amount of the Price for that Work. These terms do not exclude any implied terms which by virtue of Section 88 and 74K of the Trade Practices Act and any equivalent state or territorial legislation may not be excluded.  All other warranties are excluded.  The Veterinarian shall in no event be liable for any damage whether direct, indirect, special or consequential arising in any way out of the claimed inadequacies or otherwise of the Work.
To the extent that non-excludable conditions or warranties are implied into this application, the total liability of The Veterinarian, its employees, contractors and related parties for any breach shall be limited to:
a. In the case of goods, the lowest of the cost of replacing the goods, acquiring equivalent goods or having the goods repaired; and
b. In the case of services, the cost of having the services supplied again.

In the event that any of the terms and conditions contained herein contradict, conflict or are inconsistent with the terms and conditions of any other agreement in writing entered into between the Client and The Veterinarian, the relevant terms of the other agreement will be read down to the extent required to achieve consistency with these terms and conditions, unless that other agreement is expressly stated to override these terms, and the agreement is signed by an Officer of The Veterinarian (as that term is defined in the Corporations Law), in which event those terms shall prevail over these terms..  All either event, each agreement’s other terms and conditions remain unaffected other than to the extent of any such inconsistency.

If the Client makes default in any payment, commits any act of bankruptcy, appoints or states an intention to appoint an administrator, or any action is taken to liquidate the Client either voluntarily or otherwise, The Veterinarian may, at its option, withhold further supplies or cancel the Contract without prejudice to its rights hereunder, unless the administrator or liquidator accepts all amounts payable under any order as a personal liability. These terms and Conditions shall bind the Client in his own right, his executors and administrators.

These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New South Wales and the parties hereby agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that State. The Client and The Veterinarian agree that if all or part of any one or more provisions of this Contract are held to be invalid or unenforceable that portion shall be deemed to be deleted from the Contract and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions. Headings are for reference purposes only and shall not affect the interpretation or construction of the Contract.