Legal Policies

General Legal Notices

Welcome to the Walker Books website. This website (“Website”) is operated by Walker Books Australia Pty Limited ABN 67 057 547 396 (referred to as "we", "our", "us" or "Walker Books"). If you use the Website you will be deemed to have accepted the following terms and conditions including, where relevant, our Privacy Policy (collectively referred to as the "Agreement"). The Website is intended for use by Australian and New Zealand residents only.

Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service without notice (see below).

You are responsible for ensuring that all persons accessing the Website through your internet connection are aware of the terms of this Agreement and comply with them.


All copyright, trade marks (whether registered or unregistered) and other intellectual property rights in and to the Website and all content included on the Website (including without limitation text, graphics, logos, icons, video, audio, images (moving and still), image rights and software) is the property of Walker Books and/or its content suppliers. All such rights are expressly reserved. You may print off one copy of any page from the Website for your personal reference, however you must always acknowledge our status (or that of any identified contributors) as the authors or owners of material on the Website.


"Walker" and the "Bear and candle" logos are registered trademarks of Walker Books. Other images, titles, names, characters and company names mentioned on the Website may be the trade names or registered trade marks of Walker Books or other parties. Any and all such trade names, logos and trade marks may not be used without our prior written consent or that of the respective owner or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion for customers or that disparages or discredits Walker Books or the respective owner.


You may not use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, communicate to the public, display, perform, reproduce, publish, licence, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any images (including without limitation, images of book covers), graphics, files, software, information, content or services obtained from the Website without our prior express written permission. You may not frame any content from the Website with advertising, promotional material, information or other content without our prior written consent.


You warrant to Walker Books that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or that is prohibited by this Agreement. It is a condition of using the Website that you will not violate or attempt to violate the security or integrity of the Website, including, without limitation, accessing data not intended for users of the Website; attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Website for security breaches; attempting to interfere with service to users of the Website (including, without limitation, submitting a virus or corrupted data to the Website, overloading the Website or carrying out any form of denial of service attack, or continuously posting repetitive material on the Website); attempting to decompile, disassemble or otherwise reverse engineer the content or software comprising or making up any part of the Website; and sending unsolicited advertising or other communications to users of the Website.


Walker Books uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Website. However, Walker Books does not:
• guarantee the accuracy of the content of the Website;
• guarantee that the content of the Website is up to date;
• make any representation regarding the suitability for any purpose of the information contained in the Website;
• guarantee that the Website or its content is free of errors or omissions; or
• endorse and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or content of material created by any third party (including, without limitation, any reader suggestions, comments or reviews) that appears on the Website,
• does not warrant or represent that material downloaded and/or accessed via or from the Website will be free of viruses or other similar contaminants and you should operate the most up-to-date virus protection software at all times

Other than warranties and conditions implied by relevant legislation, including the Australian Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth), the exclusion of which from this Agreement would contravene that statute or cause part or all of this clause to be void (“Non excludable Condition”), Walker Books excludes all terms, conditions and warranties in relation to all goods, services, information and other material provided, or intended to be provided, through the Website.

Except for liability in relation to a Non Excludable Condition, Walker Books (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability whether arising in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise for any personal injury or any other loss or damage (including without limitation loss of opportunity or loss of profits) whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the Website, use of the Website, the Goods or use of the Goods.


The Website may contain links to third party websites. Walker Books does not endorse such website(s) or their contents, is not responsible for the contents of such websites and makes no representations or warranties regarding the contents, accuracy or functionality of such website(s).


You may not link to or from the Website to another website without our prior specific written consent.


Walker Books, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to deny any user access to the Website either in part or as a whole without notice.


The Website and its content are likely to change from time to time without notice and Walker Books makes no representations or warranties as to the length of time that material may remain accessible on the Website.

Walker Books reserves the right to make changes to the terms of the Agreement at any time and without notice. You are bound by such revisions once they have been placed on the Website and you use or continue to use the Website. If you do not accept any such changes, you should stop using the Website. You should periodically visit this page to review the current terms of the Agreement.


This Agreement, including the Privacy Policy and Shopping Terms (if the Shopping Terms are applicable), constitutes the entire agreement between you and Walker Books and will be governed by the laws of New South Wales, Australia. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable in a court of law, it shall be severed and will not affect the remainder of the agreement, which will continue in full force and effect. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.


“The Australian Copyright Act 1968 (the Act) allows 10% of the number of words on this website to be reproduced and/or communicated by any educational institution for its educational purposes provided that the educational institution (or the body that administers it) has given a Notice to Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) under Part VB of the Act.

For details of the CAL licence for educational institutions contact:

Copyright Agency Limited
Level 15, 233 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 9394 7600
Facsimile: (02) 9394 7601

Except as permitted under the Act (for example for the services of the Crown or in reliance on one of the fair dealing exceptions i.e. a fair dealing for the purposes of research or study) no part of this website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, communicated or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior written permission. All inquiries should be made to the copyright owner at Walker Books Australia.


Please contact the Webmaster with any questions or problems about the operation of the Website.

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Last updated on 01/10/10 at 07:17:44
Copyright © 2007 Walker Books Australia. All rights reserved.