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Terms and conditions

Material presented here has been provided by a number of parties. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and completeness, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility accepted by Reef Check Foundation Limited for errors or omissions in the information presented. Reef Foundation Ltd expressly disclaims all and any liability and responsibility to any person in respect of anything and of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done by such person in reliance, whether wholly or partially, upon the whole or any part of this web site.

Before relying on the material in any important matter, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

In some cases the material may incorporate or summarise views, standards or recommendations of third parties. Such material is assembled in good faith, but does not necessarily reflect the considered views of Reef Check Foundation Ltd, or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to other web sites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service.

Reef Check Australia surveys are designed to look at specific indicators of coral reef health. Our data enable scientists and coral reef managers to better understand how reefs both change through time as well as how they may respond to specific impacts. This information is important to help us protect our coral reefs for future generations.

Please be aware the information we collect describes our specific survey sites and does not necessarily represent the status of the reef as a whole. It is important to ensure coral reef monitoring data is always interpreted within the scope of the data collection methods used. Please see our website for more information on our survey methods.

Our data should never be used to determine the aesthetics of a dive destination. Reef Check Australia cannot take responsibility for any implications that our data, or findings independently inferred from our data, may have for tour operators or other organisations visiting the reef.

Reef Check Australia cannot take responsibility for any consequences resulting from the public reporting of our data or from the public reporting of findings independently inferred from our data.

Privacy statement

Reef Check Australia ( is owned and operated by Reef Check Foundation Ltd, a not for profit company registered in Australia.

Reef Check Foundation Limited (Reef Check Australia) has a firm commitment to privacy in accordance with the Guidelines for Federal and ACT Government World Wide Websites issued by the Australian Privacy Commissioner. This Privacy Statement sets out how we collect, store and use personal information which you disclose when you use this site. Reef Check Australia is subject to the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.

When you visit this site, our server logs the following information which is provided by your browser for statistical purposes only:

  • your computer's public IP address
  • the user's operating system (for example Windows, Mac, etc)
  • the user's top level domain name (e.g. .com, .gov, .au, .uk, etc)
  • the date and time of the visit
  • the pages accessed and the documents downloaded
  • the type of browser used
  • the address of the referring site if present

All of this information we use only for statistical analysis or systems administration purposes. No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities, except in the unlikely event of an investigation where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant.

Email addresses

We will only record your e-mail address if you become a member of the Reef Check Australia website or send us a message to subscribe to an email mailing list provided in this site. Your email address will only be used for the purpose for which you provide it, and will not be added to a mailing list (other than one you have requested) without your consent. Email addresses are stored securely and can only be accessed by authorised Reef Check Australia staff.


Cookies are electronic tokens that is passed to your browser and your browser passes it back to the server whenever a page is sent to you. Our server generates cookies which are used to identify you while you are using the site.

Sharing of Data

Reef Check Australia will not disclose any of your personal information to a third party without your consent, unless we believe, in good faith, that the law requires it.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other websites. Reef Check Australia is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Correcting Information

If you believe that your personal information held by Reef Check Australia is incorrect you can correct this via the members pages or alternatively apply to Reef Check Australia to have it corrected via

Changes to this Privacy Statement

Reef Check Australia may from time to time vary its Privacy Statement. Substantial changes will be notified during login.


Reef Check Australia suggest that you practise reasonable discretion with any site when providing site operators/owners with personal information. It should also be noted that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places, such as chat rooms or message boards, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the Internet. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from posting any information that you do not want seen in these public areas. You should feel free to contact any site that requests personal information from you if you have any questions regarding its policies.