Terms of Use

Your use of this website is governed by these Terms of Use.

The Queensland Geotechnical Database website (‘this website’) is owned and operated by the University of Queensland - Geotechnical Engineering Centre ‘UQ GEC’. The UQ GEC does not own, takes no responsibility for, and makes no representations as to the accuracy or otherwise of the materials on this website that are owned by other parties. Materials owned by other parties are the subject of licences or terms of service that have been selected by their owners. Please see below for further information.

Copyright in this Website and its Contents

  1. The source code for this website is licensed under the Lesser GPL Licence (LGPL). You may reuse the website's code, which is available on request, under the terms of the LGPL licence.
  2. The map feature incorporated into this website is owned by Google. Consequently, the Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service also apply to your use of the map feature. Please note the ‘Terms of Use’ link in the bottom right corner of the map.
  3. With the exception of the UQ logo, the content owned by the UQ GEC (predominantly the text on the website’s menu pages, and the log index) is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence. Please give attribution to: © University of Queensland 2019.
  4. Content owned by other parties (predominantly borehole logs and associated materials) is provided under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence. You can locate the license particulars relating to each borehole log within the pdf document. You must observe the licence requirements when reusing this material, including attribution requirements, any supplementary notices, and the Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability contained within the Licence terms.
  5. This website’s index (list of all of the available geotechnical resources) is available for download. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence. When reusing the index, please give attribution to: © Queensland Geotechnical Database and its Contributors 2019.
  6. To the extent that copyright does not subsist in material available from this website, you must use your best endeavours to comply with the requirements of the licence accompanying the material, as if copyright did subsist.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

UQ GEC, to the extent possible, offers this website as-is and as-available, and makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the website's operation and contents (the latter being owned predominately by other contributing parties), whether express, implied, statutory, or otherwise. This includes, without limitation, warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, absence of latent or other defects, accuracy, or the presence or absence of errors, whether or not known or discoverable. Where this disclaimer of warranties is not allowed by applicable law, in full or in part, it may not apply to you.

To the extent possible, in no event will UQ GEC be liable to you on any legal theory (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise for any direct, special, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, exemplary, or other losses, costs, expenses, or damages arising out of use of this website and its contents (the latter owned predominately by other contributing parties), even if the UQ GEC has been advised of the possibility of such losses, costs, expenses, or damages. Where this limitation of liability is not allowed by applicable law, in full or in part, this limitation may not apply to you.

The disclaimer of warranties and limitation of liability provided above shall be interpreted in a manner that, to the extent possible under applicable law, most closely approximates an absolute disclaimer and waiver of all liability.

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