This statement outlines the privacy and intellectual property implications that apply to everyone who participates in this my research.

I am conducting research in order to obtain a PhD from the Australian National University.  If you participate in my research by ‘commenting’ on information contained on this website, or providing information for inclusion in this website, via the ‘reply’ feature, you are accepting that I may use your comment or contribution in the course of conducting or reporting on that research.

My aim in undertaking this research is to further our shared understanding of disaster management, disaster response and community recovery in Australia and possibly internationally – for the benefit of communities who are affected by natural disaster both now and in the future.

Any post or comment on this site may be used and/or quoted in my research.  Anyone commenting on this website is implicitly giving me permission to quote or use the material or words that they place on this site, unless otherwise stated by them.

If any individual or community member offers details in this site then it is on the understanding that I may use this information to contact the relevant individual or community to invite further participation or communication.

I am not obliged to contact any individual or community who contacts me to suggest posts or comments be placed on this site.  Your participation in this site in no way places me under any obligation to contact you, or use your suggestions or materials.

I reserve the right to moderate or remove any comment or contribution to this site.