Copyright Disclaimer


Last Updated May 6, 2022


The meanings of terms used in this Copyright Disclaimer are outlined below:

“We”, “us” or “our” is Seafood Free September.

“Site” is the website of Seafood Free September –

“Services” are the Sign-up Form, 30 Day Challenge, Monthly Newsletter and Contact Form.

“User” refers to a natural person or entity who accesses this site or uses its services, and may include visitors, followers and subscribers to this site, or users who post comments.

“You” and “your” refers to any person who accepts this Copyright Disclaimer, either personally, or on behalf of a company, association, corporation or other entity.

“Person” refers to any natural person, company, association, corporation or other entity.

“Content” refers to information on this site, including written text and the Seafood Free September name and logo, which you may access through your use of this site.


This Copyright Disclaimer only applies to the Seafood Free September site. This site contains external links to other third party websites and resources, and we encourage you to read their copyright disclaimers if you wish to engage with their information.

This Copyright Disclaimer sets out how we treat intellectual property rights and copyright belonging to us or any person, and how we apply principles of fair use and fair dealing. This document includes information relevant to Sections 4.3 and 4.4 in our Terms of Service.


The information on this site is provided for general informational and educational purposes only. We are committed to protecting intellectual property (literary works, designs, names and images) belonging to us or to any person and we take copyright infringement seriously.

3.1. Statement of ownership of original content

All original content on this site is classified as intellectual property, is protected by copyright and is owned by us or a third party. The compilation of our original content as it is presented on this site is owned by us. You can view the content in accordance with our Terms of Service.

3.2. The Seafood Free September brand

The Seafood Free September logo and design is owned and copyrighted by us. Other designs and logos on this site may be owned and copyrighted by third parties. Your use of this site and its services grants you no right or license to use or reproduce our logo, for any reason.

We may provide digital resources including posters, badges and other branded materials for you to share your participation in the Seafood Free September 30 Day Challenge. These can only be used for this purpose and must not be used to promote other product sales or services.

3.3. Our original content and copyright

Our original content on this site is owned by us and is protected under copyright law. The unauthorised use and/or duplication of this information beyond normal fair use purposes and guidelines, without our express consent and written permission is strictly prohibited.

Excerpts, shares or links to content as compiled or presented on this site that constitutes fair use may only be used for personal, non-commercial and media purposes, provided full and clear attribution is given to us, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

3.4. Reference to third party resources

Our content may reference information from third parties that may be copyright protected. If you choose to use copyrighted material from third parties for your own purposes, it is your responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder/owner.


4.1. About this site

This site is for non-commercial, educational purposes only. We include third party resources to provide users with information to enable them to make informed choices about seafood.

We disclose our use of copyrighted material for the purposes of fair use and fair dealing. Fair use is a use permitted by United States copyright law, while fair dealing is a use permitted by Australian copyright law, which might otherwise be infringing.

4.2. Use of copyrighted material

This site may contain original content, copyrighted material and references to data, results and conclusions from research papers published in scientific journals, the use of which has not always been specifically authorised by the author/s and/or the copyright holder/owner.

We make this information available under principles of fair use and fair dealing for the purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, education and research.

Every care has been taken to ensure research is properly cited. Full and clear attribution to author/s and/or the copyright holder/owner, with direction to original content, is given. No copyright infringement is intended.

Citations in no way implies the author/s and/or copyright holder/owner endorses, approves of, is affiliated with, or supports us in any way.

4.3. Fair use and fair dealing under copyright law

Our use of copyrighted material constitutes fair use under Section 107 of the United States Copyright Act 1976, and fair dealing under Section 40 of the Australian Copyright Act 1968.

4.3.1. United States Copyright Act 1976

Under Section 107 of the United States Copyright Act 1976 – ‘Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use’ (p.19), fair use provides for the legal, non-licensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author’s work under a four-factor balancing test:

  • the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for non-profit educational purposes;
  • the nature of the copyrighted work;
  • the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
  • the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

4.3.2. Australian Copyright Act 1968

Under Section 40(1) of the Australian Copyright Act 1968 – ‘Fair dealing for purpose of research or study’, a fair dealing with a literary work, or with an adaptation of a literary work, for the purpose of research does not constitute an infringement of copyright.

Determination of whether use or reproduction of the whole or part of a literary work, or an adaption of a literary work, constitutes fair dealing considers:

  • the purpose and character of the dealing;
  • the nature of the work or adaptation;
  • the possibility of obtaining the work or adaptation within a reasonable time at an ordinary commercial price;
  • the effect of the dealing upon the potential market for, or value of, the work or adaptation; and
  • in a case where part only of the work or adaption is reproduced – the amount and substantiality of the part copied taken in relation to the whole work or adaptation.

4.4. Seafood Free September

Our use of copyrighted material falls within guidelines of fair use and fair dealing.

We are a non-commercial, non-profit educational initiative and we receive no financial compensation for our efforts. Seafood Free September is a ‘labour of love’.

We use factual works, including data, results and conclusions from research papers published in scientific journals to support our arguments. We properly cite our sources and provide full and clear attribution to the author/s and/or copyright holder/owner, with appropriate and specific direction to original content.

We use small amounts of copyrighted material from individual sources for research and education, which are activities qualifying as fair use and fair dealing.

Our use of copyrighted material does not harm the current or future market for the original works cited and would not cause substantial harm to these original works if the Seafood Free September initiative was to reach a wider audience. Our references to original works on this site may increase their exposure.


This Copyright Disclaimer is current as at the date displayed at the top of this page.

We reserve the right to vary or modify this Copyright Disclaimer at any time and at our discretion, by posting the revised Copyright Disclaimer on the relevant page. We may give notice to you of changes using the contact information you have previously agreed to provide.

An updated version of our Copyright Disclaimer will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Copyright Disclaimer and will apply to your use of this site from the posting date.


Please direct all correspondence and any questions about this Copyright Disclaimer to:

Online Enquiry – please complete the CONTACT US form

Email –

Postal Address – PO Box 339, Chadstone Centre, Victoria, Australia, 3148

Please allow 30 days for a response.