Terms and Conditions

Treatment of donations

Hands Across Canberra accepts all costs in administering and managing the website. The community service organisation (CSO) will receive the donation amount made minus the fees incurred with collecting and distributing the donation on its behalf - currently Hands Across Canberra is underwriting this cost so the CSO receives the full donation amount. This is subject to change.  Hands Across Canberra must provide electronic receipts on behalf of the CSO (where authorised to do so by the CSO) to the Donors whose addresses are complete.


Hands Across Canberra will send to the CSO a record of the donations received and the names and addresses of the Donors.


Hands Across Canberra acknowledges the information it obtains from the Donors in connection with any donation to the CSO is the property of the CSO. Hands Across Canberra will not use this information other than as set out in an agreement with the CSO or as required by law or as consented to by the CSO or the Donor.


All donations are securely processed via the eWAY payment platform. eWAY is a PCI-DSS level 1 compliant payment provider, with all card data encrypted and protected by hardened systems. eWay is externally audited each year to ensure we are Tier 1 PCI DSS compliant, the highest level of compliance mandated by the major credit card schemes. Credit card data stored by eWAY is encrypted using Ingrian devices to provide the highest level of protection available. Ingrian devices provide tamper-resistant protection of cryptographic keys to ensure encrypted data is kept private and secure. For further information about eWay visit www.eway.com.au.

The Site and Services are designed to merely clear transactions or data to your selected Australian bank using the existing EFTPOS network. eWAY accepts no responsibility for the delivery of the transactions to the eWAY server. It is your responsibility to ensure that these details are correct (e.g. correct card number, amount) and securely passed to the eWAY server.

Before using the Site, you should read this Agreement carefully and ensure that you understand ALL of the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to ALL Terms and Conditions and accept them, then you must not use the Site or the Services. If you agree to the Terms and Conditions unconditionally and without reservation you will be given the opportunity to click the "I agree the Terms and Conditions" checkbox during the payment process.


The material available from this website is distributed by the Hands Across Canberra Foundation as a general reference source.

The Hands Across Canberra Foundation makes this material available on the understanding that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to its use. Before relying on the material in any important matter, users should carefully evaluate the source, accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the information for their purposes and should obtain appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

The material at this web site may include views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of the Hands Across Canberra Foundation, or indicate its commitment to a particular course of action.

Links to other web sites are linked "as is", are provided for convenience and do not constitute endorsement or approval of material at those sites, or any associated organisation, product or service. The listing of a person or company in any part of this web site in no way implies any form of endorsement by the Hands Across Canberra Foundation of the products or services provided by that person or company. The Hands Across Canberra Foundation does not have control or responsibility for these external information sources. Links to other web sites have been made in good faith in the expectation that the content is appropriately maintained by the author agency/organisation and is timely and accurate.

It is the responsibility of users to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of the information at those sites. The Hands Across Canberra Foundation makes no warranties that external information provided from this website is free of infection by computer viruses or other contamination and accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this website or its use or any site linked to this site. If you use automatic language translation services in connection with this web site you do so at your own risk.

By accessing information at or through this site each user waives and releases the Hands Across Canberra Foundation to the full extent permitted by law from any and all claims relating to the usage of the material made available through the website. In no event shall the Hands Across Canberra Foundation be liable for any incident or consequential damages resulting from use of the material. The Hands Across Canberra Foundation cannot be held accountable for the placement or juxtaposition of a link to this website on any other site.


Copyright of all material contained on this site is owned by the Hands Across Canberra Foundation.

You may download, display, distribute, print and reproduce, any material at this web site, in unaltered form only, for your personal use, educational use, or non-commercial use within your organisation, provided the copyright to such material is attributed to the Hands Across Canberra Foundation.

Except as permitted above you must not copy, adapt, publish, distribute or commercialise any material contained on this site without the Hands Across Canberra Foundation's permission. Requests and inquiries for authorisation concerning reproduction and rights of any material should be directed to the Hands Across Canberra Foundation, info@handsacrosscanberra.org.au

For further information please refer to the Copyright Act 1968 (Commonwealth). Please note that the copyright in the materials appearing at Internet sites which are linked from this site, rest with the author of those materials, or the author's licensee (subject to the operation of the Copyright Act 1968). The Hands Across Canberra Foundation recommends that you refer to the copyright statements on those sites before making use of the materials.

Data mining

The automated and/or systematic collection of data from this website is prohibited.

Infringing material

If you become aware of any material on the website that you believe infringes your or any other person's copyright, please report this by email to info@handsacrosscanberra.org.au