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Images and photos are owned by the GSDCA or by the persons who have kindly given their permission for the use of such on our site.  They should not be downloaded and used for any purpose without the express permission of the GSDCA or the owner of the photo/image.

Please note the Copyright Notice, Disclaimer, Acknowledgements and Privacy Policy relating to the use of the information on this website. Users of this website and webpages contained therein are deemed to have read and accepted the conditions described in the Copyright Notice, Disclaimer, Acknowledgements and Privacy Policy.

Copyright Notice

German Shepherd Dog Council of Australia Inc (GSDCA) materials, including pages, documents and online graphics, are protected by copyright law. Copyright of GSDCA materials resides with the Executive Committee of the GSDCA. Apart from any fair dealing for purposes of study, research, criticism and review, as permitted under copyright legislation, no part of these services may be reproduced, re-used or redistributed for any commercial purpose whatsoever, or distributed to a third party for such purpose, without written permission from the Executive Committee of the GSDCA. Where permission is granted, you will be offered the option of an access agreement.


The GSDCA Website contains a range of data, loaded from many voluntary sources, which have only limited quality control. The GSDCA does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations regarding the currency, correctness, accuracy, reliability, or any other aspect regarding characteristics or use of the information presented in the service. The user accepts sole responsibility and risk associated with the use and results of GSDCA material on this service, irrespective of the purpose to which such use or results are applied. In no event shall the GSDCA be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action contract, negligence or tort, rising out of or in connection with the use or performance of GSDCA materials on this service.


The GSDCA Website endeavours to acknowledge all authors contributions to its content and in anticipation of that process occasionally not occurring, we unreservedly apologize for any such omission. Conceptual design and intellectual property rights of all contributors, authors and this website’s designer remain with those individuals as outlined in this Copyright and Policy Notice. All contributions are gratefully received and sincere thanks goes to those authors.

This copyright aims to protect the original expression of ideas, not the ideas themselves. It’s intent is to automatically safeguard original works of design and presentation, in the same manner that is universally accepted for art and literature, music, films, sound recording, broadcasts and computer programs from copying and certain other uses. Copyright is not registered in Australia. Material is protected from the time it is first written down, painted or drawn, filmed or taped. Copyright material also enjoys protection under the laws of other countries who are signatories to the international treaties, of which Australia is a signatory.

Copyright protection is provided under the Copyright Act 1968 and gives exclusive rights to license others in regard to copying the work, performing it in public, broadcasting it, publishing it and making an adaptation of the work. Rights vary according to the nature of the work. Those for design or artistic works, for instance, are different to those for literary and musical works.

Although making copies of copyright material can infringe exclusive rights, a certain amount of copying is permissible under the fair dealing provisions of the legislation. Copyright doesn’t protect against independent creation of a similar work. Legal actions against infringement are complicated by the fact that a number of different copyrights may exist in some works – particularly films, broadcasts and multimedia products.

Privacy Policy

The GSDCA has a firm commitment to privacy in accordance with the general intent of guidelines for world wide websites issued by National Authorities, including the Australian Privacy Commissioner (http://www.privacy.gov.au/) This statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website as follows :

  • Information Logged

  • Electronic Mail Addresses

  • Online, Application, Subscription and Feedback Forms

  • Cookies

  • Searches

  • Links to other Websites

If you are submitting personal information over the internet which you wish to remain private, please note that, while all attempts are made to secure information transmitted to this website, there is a possibility that information you submit could be observed by a third party while in transit.

Information Logged

When you visit this website, our server logs information which is provided by your browser. This information is used to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our website, discover what information is most and least used, determine technical design specifications, and help us make our website more useful to visitors. The information is logged as follows :

  • the type of browser you are using;

  • the date and time of your visit;

  • your top level domain name (for example .com, .org, .net, .gov, .au, .de, .uk, etc);

  • the address of the referring site;

  • any information that you may volunteer to record on our website services.

Electronic Mail Addresses

We will only record your E-mail address if you send us an E-mail message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you provide it, and will not be added to a mailing list unless you request that this be done. We will not disclose it without your consent./p>

Online, Application, Subscription and Feedback Forms.

Some pages of this website may provide the facility for users to fill out an online form for the purpose of subscribing to a special service or to provide us with feedback about our website. We will ask you to provide only enough personal information to fulfil that purpose. We will record it to facilitate follow up and for statistical analysis. Only authorized GSDCA officers will have access to this information.


A cookie is an electronic token that is passed to your browser and your browser passes it back to the server whenever a page is sent to you. We do not use cookies to collect personal information or to track your activities.


Search terms that you enter when using our search engine are collected, but are not associated with any other information that we collect. We use these search terms to ascertain what people are looking for at our website, and to improve the services that we provide.

Links to other Websites

This website contains links to other websites. The GSDCA is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites and has no knowledge of whether cookies or other tracking devices are used on linked websites.

Updated: 01/01/2015