Ecolinc respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask that our users do the same.

This website and its contents including pages, documents, online graphics, audio and video are subject to copyright under the laws of Australia and, through international treaties, other countries. The copyright is owned by Ecolinc, or in the case of some materials, by third parties (third party materials).

Educational users
An educational institution situated in Australia which is not conducted for profit, or a body responsible for administering such an institution, may copy and communicate the materials, other than third party materials, for the educational purposes of the institution.

All other users
You may view the contents of this website and save an electronic copy, download, or print all or part of this website, other than third party materials, for your own personal information, or personal research or study, but only if you:

  • do not modify the copy from how it appears on the Ecolinc website, and
  • acknowledge content as the intellectual property of Ecolinc and associated acknowledged sources on material used for distribution

Other uses of the contents of this website, other than those permitted by an exception in the Copyright Act 1968, require permission. This permission may be sought from the Ecolinc by emailing
Permission, if given, will be subject to conditions that will include a requirement that the copyright owner’s name, Ecolinc be acknowledged when the material is reproduced or quoted, either in whole or in part.

Trademark notice and Ecolinc name
This site includes registered trademarks (or trademarks in the process of being registered) which are otherwise protected by law including, but not limited to, the word Ecolinc and the Ecolinc and Ecolinc Learn onLine logos. Unless otherwise indicated, they are owned by Ecolinc.

You may not use Ecolinc’s trademarks or the name Ecolinc except

  • by saving, or printing out, a copy of Ecolinc’s website as permitted by the Copyright notice
  • as part of a fair reference to Ecolinc or applicable sub-site with proper recognition of the trademark’s status, or
  • otherwise with Ecolinc’s or copyright owner’s prior written consent.

Third party sites
Third party material linked from the Ecolinc pages, or discovered via the Ecolinc search engine, is subject to the copyright conditions of the third party. Users will need to consult the copyright notice of the third party sites for conditions of usage.

The documents posted on this server contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organisations and institutions. These links and pointers are provided for the user’s convenience. Ecolinc does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organisations sponsoring/owning the sites. You access those sites and use their products and services solely at your own risk.

You must not reproduce, distribute, transmit, publish, copy, transfer or commercially exploit any information accessed through or received from the Ecolinc website that would be an infringement of any copyright, patent, trademark design or other intellectual property right.

Related information
For further information about intellectual property for schools, see DET – Copyright guidelines for Victorian Government Schools Version 4 2008.