ABOUT ABALINX is a not for profit organisation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life through social media. Abalinx is based on Social Media Network that consists of a team of skilled professionals dedicated to providing information about Mature Age Career Services, Occupational Environmental Health & Safety. Abalinx also provides free online support forums. Abalinx was registered on the 8 March 2004 and came online on the 28 March 2004.
ORIGINS The concept of Abalinx was created as a brainchild by Peter Adamis in 1998, with plans to have it online that same year. However due to unforeseen circumstances the concept was delayed and shelved until additional resources could be identified. In 2000 he discussed the concept further with his friend and associate Maurice Barwick and decided to pursue the matter further. In 2002, after further discussions, plans were put into motion to create an ex-service military website in conjunction with training including a small social media network based on friends. On the 8 March 2004 The domain name Abalinx = (Adamis and Barwick Associates) was registered while the finishing touches were being applied to the website. Finally on the 28 March 2004 the Abalinx website went online.
MISSION Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all humans no matter their colour, race, religion or culture through our website abalinx.com. We aim to a lay the foundations for the interchange and sharing of knowledge to all and shine light into the dark recesses of ignorance and believe that communication is the gateway to building relationships throughout the world.
GLOBAL & DOMESTIC NETWORK ABALINX links you on a National & International level. Our main office is located in Melbourne, Australia with associates in North America, Europe, India and Asia.
NOTICE This site contains information, data, images and other media and visual materials from other media resources and are displayed within the Abalinx multiple sites for the sole purpose of information, discussion and for learning and development purposes for associate and affiliated members. Abalinx.com does not endorse the views, methods and/or accuracy of the external information as detailed above. In the event of any perceived real or otherwise copyright infringement matters, please referee them to the Editor for consideration at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Please read below for additional information regarding property of documents, articles, videos and any other website information
RESOURCES AND SOURCES Documents, articles, videos and any other website information that lacks an author, reference, location or a url to for identification; we apologise as the material will have been used in good faith. If no link or reference is provided, we were unable to locate the original sources, organisation and/or owner. If however you find that your property has been used, please feel free to notify us via the comments section at the end of each article or send us an email attention Webmaster at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org upon which credit will be acknowledged as appropriate. Please also note apart from those that are the property of the website originator, many of Documents, articles, videos and any other website information were found on the World Wide Web (internet).
PUBLISHING Abalinx and associates provide authors with the rare opportunity to publish their articles free providing the articles enhance the quality of human life and that of the planet we live. For more information, contact our relationship adviser in Australia: +61 4 81 432 791, fax +61 3 9432 5396, alternatively email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and/or alternatively visit our website at http://abalinx.com
DISCLAIMER Please note that using the ABALINX website means that users accept the conditions shown below:
ABALINX does not accept responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on or linked through the website, http://abalinx.com/ and makes no comment and/or recommendation about its appropriateness for any particular task. Abalinx is not responsible for material and cannot verify their authenticity or endorse the opinions presented.
ABALINX Consultants have made and will make every effort to ensure links are current and information is up to date. The currency of associated links is dependent upon the website owner. If a link does not assist, please email ABALINX at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Whilst due care is taken to not link to sites that may be in violation of any laws, ABALINX cannot be held responsible for the contents of any external sites that link from the ABALINX network.
ABALINX Consultants (to the extent allowed for by the law) excludes all liability or loss or damage arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information contained on or accessed through this website whether or not caused by any negligence on the part of ABALINX Consultants or its associates. Any resources and/or information that may be considered offensive, unsuitable for minors, criminal, pornographic or violent in nature may be accessible through this site as a result of hacking or material placed on linked sites. Inappropriate or illegal use of the ABALINX website may result in criminal prosecution. Please note that all ABALINX website users will assume associated risks including:
RISK MANAGEMENT Risks associated with user’s computer, software or data being damaged by any virus which might be transmitted and/or activated via the website or their access to it. Risks that the content of the ABALINX website and associated linked web sites comply with the laws of any country outside Australia. Risks arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information contained on or accessed through this website whether or not caused by any negligence on the part of ABALINX Consultants or its associates.
Abalinx is not responsible for the contents of any external sites, and is not affiliated with them in any way. (They are merely convenient links.)
ASSOCIATES There are no fees or hidden agendas associated with or linked to becoming an Associate or being part of the Abalinx Social Media Network. It is merely a support group designed to enhance the quality of life. Any member or individual that wishes to become a member, may do so by forwarding a brief statement of their intentions and reasons on how they can contribute. There is no obligation on either Abalinx or their Associates, and associated members may request to be removed from the network at any time. Removal can only be undertaken by submitting an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org requesting removal from Abalinx.
UNWARRANTED POSTING BEHAVIOUR It is requested that any comments that include unwarranted or anti-social elements or otherwise inappropriate data in any format will be removed from the site. Furthermore any comments in any format that are unsigned or fail to contain “signatures” indicating their identity as the author of the comments in any format, Abalinx and its associated partners reserves the right to whatever steps are necessary to safeguard the integrity of its data (in any format) against violations in any format. Visitors violating Abalinx conditions and services are liable to have their IP addresses, URL, contact details and other information relating to them being exposed publicly and if necessary involve law enforcement and legal action taken against them. Visitors are requested to view the Abalinx About page for copyright, Disclaimers and Rules of Behaviour. In any case, you as the author are held responsible for the content that you post. Any posting that fail adhere to the above statement will be treated as anti-social outside the Abalinx parameters.
PRIVACY ACT The Privacy Act 1988 (Australia) is the main legislation is designed to protect individual rights and prevent misuse of personal information. The Privacy Act 1988 – (Australia) indicates personal information is “information or an opinion (including information or an opinion forming part of a database), whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion”. A breach of these laws may make us liable to criminal and/or civil penalty.
PERSONAL INFORMATION Other than for statistical purposes, personal information is not collected when you visit this site. Individuals and or organisations are not obliged to identify themselves unless they choose to provide such information. Although the ABALINX website contains links to other sites, ABALINX is not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of those websites and it is recommended that each site’s privacy policies are read on an individual basis. Information for statistical purposes that may be retained is shown below:
Internet addresses that located the ABALINX website Date and time of your visit to the site Server’s or IP addresses Upload and download speeds Associated Web pages accessed Web browser types Operating systems
CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION Compilation and use of confidential information: Confidential information such as email addresses may be recorded and will only be used and/or disclosed in accordance with the individuals consent and/or under the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988. No attempt is made to identify you or your browsing activities except in the event of an investigation into apparent improper use of our internet facility, or where a law enforcement agency exercises a warrant to inspect the Internet Service Provider’s logs.
ABALINX will not sell, trade, rent or give away your Personal Information without your consent to any outside companies. Further information regarding the Privacy act may be found at: http://www.oaic.gov.au/. Please contact our staff at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org If there is a belief that the principles referred to in this privacy statement or have any other comments on these principles have not been adhered to. All concerns will be investigated and responded immediately.
INFORMATION SECURITY ABALINX values and safeguards individuals and organisations privacy and security. All reasonable steps are taken to protect confidential Information from misuse and loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. ABALINX staff is trained to treat confidential information with the respect and security it deserves. Although ABALINX employs high levels of physical and electronic forms of security to safe guard confidential information, ABALINX cannot guarantee that the ABALINX website is free attacks by committed hackers nor is the website ‘hacker-proof’. When confidential information is no longer required, reasonable steps are taken to destroy and/or de-identify the information.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABALINX acknowledges the following individuals and organisations for supporting and creating the project website: Amri Sannang, (Technical and Software Design Adviser) who put up with me throughout this project. John Gillies, for Networking and IT support, Leon Tsongas, Peter Vlahos and Maurice Barwick for Legal, Linguistic and Journals support. Thanks to Robert Astill, Kevin Donnelly, Nick Nikolopoulos, Mark Adamis, David New, Paul Adamis, Matthew Adamis, David Adamis and Tian Zhao , Don Norman, Peter Rolfe, for their articles and journal contributions.
SPECIAL MENTION A special mention to Giuseppe de Simone and Tony Kelly for their never ending support who without their advice and encouragement, this website project would not have got off the ground. Most of all, a very special mention to Yovanna Adamis, (my wife) who never faltered in her encouragement and support to see this web site project through.
SOFTWARE The blogs were powered by WordPress and bBlog (the free PHP Blogging script), Dreamweaver MX was the website software used to string everything together. Images and Graphics were created by Photoshop and SmartDraw technologies; Microsoft products and Linux technologies were used for all other miscellaneous text and designs. Our thanks to Sue and John Milonas from Webgate for the friendship and support in hosting Abalinx. Wget was used to capture websites on approval. MYSQL and PHPMYADMIN was used for website databases. My thanks to all the other supporters who prefer to remain nameless. Peter Adamis – Director.
EXTERNAL LINKS External Links, Resources and articles. Abalinx will take all precautionary action to ensure appropriate acknowledges are displayed with each and every article resourced from external sites, contributors and online services. Abalinx will not be held responsible for information, data, article that have been added to the website and acknowledgments inadvertently misplaced or not entered. In all such cases, Abalinx welcomes advice and support to ensure that due acknowledgments are displayed. Abalinx is a pornography free website. Please contact the Editor at email@example.com and or firstname.lastname@example.org for any changes and/or deletions. Abalinx will endeavour where possible to make corrections within the, meaning of all current laws regarding internet content.
COPYRIGHT Except for all external contributions and information gathering techniques and strategies, the ABALINX internal and self-produced resources, information, data, audio, images, papers, multimedia, statistics and associated material of the website is considered copyright. Users may download, display, print and reproduce material on this site in unaltered format only for non-commercial and or personal use only and/or use within an organisation. Images used on this site are used with the permission. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved. Requests for reproduction rights and authorization please contact ABALINX
SUBSCRIBERS By subscribing with Abalinx is free and you can select or contribute to a range of topics that may be of interest to you. Alerts will be sent to you via email in English. Translation at this stage to other languages is limited. We value your support and your privacy and therefore your personal details are not forwarded to any other third party without your consent.
EMAIL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT We are continuously monitoring and purifying our email address data base with aim of enhancing our free services. Please note that Abalinx does not collect your personal information. Nor is your information provided to any third party or organisation at the domestic or international level. Abalinx or any of our Associates will not contact you unless specifically requested by you in writing. We believe in maintaining privacy where possible and the email notifications that you receive are merely keeping you abreast with topics that may be of interest to you.
Abalinx and its associated members are a part of a global volunteer non-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by sharing knowledge and skills without any costs associated with that knowledge and skills. Abalinx and or its associates provide the information freely without any responsibilities being attached in accordance with its website policy. Please refer to our website policy for further information by visiting: About Abalinx or alternatively contact the Web Administrator at Abalinx@netspace.net.au
ADDITIONAL RULES AND POLICIES
WHEN VISITING AND USING ABALINX YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE ACCEPTED WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION, ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THIS AGREEMENT.
Abalinx reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. The changes will appear on this screen and are effective immediately. If you do not agree with any of the terms or conditions contained in this agreement or with any future change to this agreement, do not use Abalinx or do not continue to use Abalinx after such change has been implemented.
You agree to abide by all Abalinx standards and applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations in your use of Abalinx, and you agree not to interfere with the use and enjoyment of Abalinx by other users. You agree to be solely responsible for your actions and the contents of your entries through Abalinx. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to the Abalinx moderator/admin, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity. You agree:
(1) to comply with all laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from Australia through Abalinx ;
(2) not to upload or distribute in any way files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer;
(3) not to use Abalinx for illegal purposes;
(4) not to interfere or disrupt networks connected to Abalinx ;
(5) not to use Abalinx for chain letters, junk mail, “spamming” solicitations (commercial or otherwise) or bulk communications of any kind;
(6) to comply with all regulations, policies and procedures of networks connected to Abalinx . You agree not to post, promote or transmit through Abalinx any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, destructive, harmful, vulgar, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature;
(7) You further agree not to transmit or post any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. Abalinx may, at its sole discretion, immediately terminate your access to the site should your conduct fail to conform to these terms and conditions;
(9) You may NOT post or obtain any content using Abalinx which: Is threatening, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable law; and
(10) Comments and opinions are most and encouraged and welcomed (except for advertisements and spam related material). However please bear in mind that you are fully responsible for the content you post, opinions, comments that include profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate material will not be permitted. Abalinx.com reserves the right to block users who violate any of our policies, standards, procedures and concepts.
While Abalinx does not and cannot review all content provided to it, and is not responsible for such content, Abalinx reserves the right to delete, edit or rearrange content that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene or in violation of copyright or trademark laws or otherwise unacceptable. You acknowledge that any content may be removed, published, copied, modified, transmitted and displayed by Abalinx for the purposes of delivering the offered services. Abalinx will not be liable for any content provided to it, including the photographs and any content added by account holders in any section of Abalinx
HEAD OFFICE – MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA Postal Address : 11 MORWELL AVENUE WATSONIA VICTOARIA 3087 AUSTRALIA Telephone: +61 4 81 432 791, Mobile: +61 4 0996 5538 Email: email@example.com Web site: http://abalinx.com
Peter Adamis is a Freelance Journalist/Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. He may be contacted via email address: firstname.lastname@example.org