Terms Of Use

Purpose of the website

The information provided throughout The DEAL Project is intended for information purposes only. This site is not designed to treat depression or alcohol misuse or other mental health disorders. The diagnosis and treatment of clinical depression or alcohol use disorders requires a medical practitioner or qualified mental health professional. People seeking a diagnosis or treatment of depression, alcohol abuse/dependence or other mental disorders should consult a medical practitioner or mental health professional. None of the information on this website is a substitute for a diagnosis and treatment by an appropriate health professional.

It is not known if The DEAL Project is an effective program for preventing mental health problems or improving mental health and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and its staff make no claims as to the effectiveness of The DEAL Project.

The screening tests on this website are intended solely for the purpose of identifying problematic alcohol use and depressive symptoms, and are not designed to provide a diagnosis.

Persons under age 16 with depressive symptoms or problems with alcohol are advised to talk with their parents or other responsible adults about getting help for depression from a qualified person.

The scales used on the site are also intended solely to provide information. Individuals who feel depressed, anxious, or are taking too much alcohol or other substances are advised to talk to a health professional.

To the full extent permitted by law, UNSW, and its staff, agents, contractors and students shall have no liability for claims by, or loss, injury, cost, expense or damages of any kind whatsoever to, a user of this website or any other person however arising in connection with the website or any decision or action taken in reliance on the information contained on this website. Excluded damages include, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages. YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE DISCLAIMER.

The material in The DEAL Project is owned by the University of New South Wales

The information and materials on The DEAL Project website unless otherwise stated, are copyrighted by UNSW. Please use the materials for your own use. If you want to use the materials for other activities or you want to reproduce these materials you will need to contact us for permission. The graphics, design and format of The DEAL Project are the property of UNSW and may not be reproduced or distributed without permission.

Links to other websites and other information materials

The DEAL Project contains links to internet websites operated by other parties. These linked sites are not controlled by us and we are not responsible for their content. We provide these links to you as a convenience only, and we do not necessarily endorse the linked website.

In addition, The DEAL Project contains references to information materials developed by third parties. These information materials were not developed by UNSW and UNSW is not responsible for the contents of the materials. We provide references for these information materials only as a convenience to you.

Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to the provisions of these Terms of Use.

Feedback and comments about The DEAL Project should be directed to info@thedealproject.org.au.