By accessing, using or otherwise using the /website (“Site”), you agree to accept and comply with these terms of use. Uwe Herbert Mertens (“we”) reserves the right, at Uwe Herbert Mertens sole discretion, to amend these terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) and this site at any time without notice. Any subsequent access to, or use by you of, this site will constitute an acceptance of these modifications. 

This site is operated by Uwe Herbert Mertens. 

The Uwe Herbert Mertens Privacy Policy, which describes how we handle your personal information, forms part of these Terms of Use. 


Personal Use Only 

Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review, reporting news, parody or satire as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), you may only use the information on this site for your own personal reference and reproduce such information for your personal use. 

Prohibited Use 

Other than set out above and unless we provide our prior written consent, you must not distribute or transmit information on this site to any other person or incorporate such information, in any way, into another document or other material. 


Where Uwe Herbert Mertens is required, by law or otherwise, to provide you with a document, you consent to the provision of that document electronically through the links on this site. We suggest you file it electronically for future reference. 


This section 3 governs your use and access to:

(together, the “Communication Facilities”). 


What we expect from you when using the Communication Facilities

When accessing and using the Communication Facilities, you must not:


Our right to moderate the Communication Facilities


We welcome all your views, both positive and negative, but it will sometimes be necessary to moderate (review, approve or remove) content without your prior agreement on Uwe Herbert Mertens Communication Facilities. The decision to moderate content will be at Uwe Herbert Mertens absolute discretion but may be based on the factors including, but not limited to acting contrary to “what we expect when using the communication facilities: (set out above) 


We may also block users from the Communication Facilities at our sole  discretion, unless we are not otherwise allowed to (for example, if a social media channel does not allow us to do so).



One of the services that the site provides is access to other sites on the internet via hyperlinks located on the site (“Linked Sites”). While Uwe Herbert Mertens has used reasonable endeavours to review the linked sites, we are not responsible for the accuracy, legality , and decency of material or copyright compliance of linked sites. 

Links to the linked sites are provided for convenience only and do not represent any endorsement by Uwe Herbert Mertens or the products and/or services offered by the website owner. 


This disclaimer is subject to any rights or remedies that you may have under the the Australian Consumer Law that cannot be excluded, restricted or modified by contract. 

All information contained on this site is given in good faith and has been derived from sources believed to be accurate and reliable at the time it was sourced. Uwe Herbert Mertens will use reasonable efforts to update the site regularly. However, we make no representation as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of any information on the site (including information that is incorporated by reference to or from another source). It is general information only and should not be considered as a comprehensive statement on any matter and should not be relied upon as such. 

The materials in this site are provided “as is” and without warranties either expressed or implied to the fullest extent permissible under law including the Australian Consumer Law. 

Neither Uwe Herbert Mertens, nor our director, managers, employees or associates guarantees the security of this site to the extent that such a guarantee includes: 

This disclaimer is subject to any applicable contrary provisions of the Trade Practices Act and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act. 

You are responsible for assessing the accuracy of the content of this site and rely on any information at your own risk. 


You agree to indemnify Uwe Herbert Mertens and keep Uwe Herbert Mertens idemnified against all actions, claims, costs, demands, damages or liability arising in any manner from a breach by you of these Terms of Use. 

Terms and conditions may be subject to change without any notice. 

Last updated May 2023