Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Use

This ‘Terms and Conditions of Use’ document has been developed by The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia for use in conjunction with the SHPA website located at www.shpa.org.au. The SHPA website is owned by The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA) and designed as an online information and reference site for members and other interested parties. 

Use of this website indicates your agreement with the Terms and Conditions, if you do not agree with these you are requested not to use the site. 
SHPA reserves the right to make amendments, alterations, additions and deletions from time to time to reflect the current Terms of Use. 

Privacy Policy 

The SHPA Privacy Policy may be viewed from the SHPA website

SMS Policy

  • Membership SMS: Messages that directly relate to SHPA membership (eg. membership renewal reminders)
  • General SMS: Messages include any ad-hoc promotion/advertising (eg. conference, grants, awards etc)

SMS communication will only be sent to the intended recipients (eg. members due for renewal, conference attendees or all members in the case of general SMS) who have subscribed to receive SMS communication. 

All members are automatically subscribed to SHPA SMS communication upon joining SHPA. Members can elect to unsubscribe from ‘general SMS’ communication at any time, either by replying to an SHPA SMS message with ‘STOP’, updating their communication preferences in the member portal section of the SHPA website, or by contacting SHPA by phone or email. 

If a member unsubscribes from SHPA SMS communication, they will no longer receive ‘general SMS’ communication. However, they will still receive ‘membership SMS’ directly pertaining to their SHPA membership (eg. membership renewal reminders). Members who wish to also unsubscribe from ‘membership SMS’ communication may update their communication preferences in the member portal section of the SHPA website.

SMS Privacy Policy

SHPA considers the privacy of members to be a priority. Therefore:

  • SHPA will never distribute or sell your mobile phone number to third parties without your consent except in strict accordance with applicable laws and regulations. 
  • SHPA will never directly market to you any services for which you have not indicated a specific desire to be informed, by any means, including by email, text message or call by mobile phone.
  • SHPA will never distribute any personal information about you, including your phone numbers, name, billing information or any other piece of identifying information, except in strict accordance with applicable laws and regulations and/or where you have indicated your approval.

Membership cancellation and refunds

Membership fees are not refundable, nor can they be transferred. When you join or renew your SHPA membership, you are committed to be a member of SHPA for the remainder of the membership year. Instalments can only be cancelled at the end of the membership year.

Copyright Policy 

Copyrights 2006 The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
Australian Company Number (ACN): 004 553 806
Suite 3, 65 Oxford Street, Collingwood VIC 3066 Australia

Assignment of copyright to the JPPR is a requirement of publication. Articles may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without written permission from the publisher.

Authorisation to copy items for internal or personal use is granted by SHPA for users registered with the Copyright Clearance Transactional Reporting Service or Copyright Australia Limited. 

Website Interaction 

Inappropriate language or comments whether intended or by interpretation may not be posted to the website. You may not post material that is copyrighted to another owner on the website. Information sharing that occurs is on the basis that acknowledgement will be given to the original source of the information and will not be used or quoted out of the original context. You may not make any communication with this website or post any materials that contain virus or other harmful elements. 


The SHPA website contains guidelines, policies, procedures, information and various data which have been prepared by SHPA. Whilst the information contained on this site has been reviewed with due care, SHPA does not warrant or imply that the information is free from errors or omissions. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. 

The information presented on the website is made available on the understanding that SHPA, its employees and agents shall have no liability to the users for any loss, damage, cost or expenses arising from the use of the information through either action or inaction based on material on this site. 

SHPA provides links from the SHPA website to sites that might be useful information sources to users of the website. Providing this information in no way assumes responsibility for the content contained on those websites.